Emily and Ashlyn`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Informative
Theme: Gender Inequality

BNV 2013 Finals Round 4
 
 
vs
Pretty- Katie Makkal
 
 
What kind of world do you want your children to grow up in? Will inequality still exsist?
 

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78 thoughts on “Emily and Ashlyn`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

  1. The first video was a bit more relatable for me because it's coming from girls who are a lot closer in age. They were very passionate about their topic and I feel that with the fact that people can connect on a better level when a message comes from a means that people can relate to is the reason that the first video got more response from the girls in both classes.
    I want my children to grow up in a world where they know their worth and that being “pretty” doesn't mean anything. Sure it might mean you get boys in high school but once those four years have passed and you didn't care enough about school to retain any information that will help you in the real world, you'll have no one. Also I feel inequality will always be around but it's how we handle it that makes the difference. If we say that women are going to change the world and start believing in our selves, one day we will. That's the world I want my kids to grow up knowing.

  2. The first video was a bit more relatable for me because it's coming from girls who are a lot closer in age. They were very passionate about their topic and I feel that with the fact that people can connect on a better level when a message comes from a means that people can relate to is the reason that the first video got more response from the girls in both classes.
    I want my children to grow up in a world where they know their worth and that being “pretty” doesn't mean anything. Sure it might mean you get boys in high school but once those four years have passed and you didn't care enough about school to retain any information that will help you in the real world, you'll have no one. Also I feel inequality will always be around but it's how we handle it that makes the difference. If we say that women are going to change the world and start believing in our selves, one day we will. That's the world I want my kids to grow up knowing.

  3. I liked the “Pretty” video better. Its ridiculous how screwed up our view of what 'pretty' really is. Its honestly terrifying to think about how girls view themselves and others. So often we feel like 'if only I could do this to myself' or 'if only I looked like..” It's disgusting. I would love to live in a world where inequality was unheard of, but I have a feeling that that probably won't happen. I plan to teach my children that we are all equal. ALL of us.

  4. I liked the “Pretty” video better. Its ridiculous how screwed up our view of what 'pretty' really is. Its honestly terrifying to think about how girls view themselves and others. So often we feel like 'if only I could do this to myself' or 'if only I looked like..” It's disgusting. I would love to live in a world where inequality was unheard of, but I have a feeling that that probably won't happen. I plan to teach my children that we are all equal. ALL of us.

  5. I like second video better. It shows that all women/girls care about being “pretty” and that's what their mother want for them too. Society classifies pretty as something that cannot be achieved naturally, and girls must be full of fake parts and money according to their standards. There is no one specific combination of attributes that make a person pretty, because everyone is pretty in their own unique way. It's too bad society can't see that.
    I would like my children to grow up in a world where the only judgement they are faced with is from God. I don't want them to have to worry about being pretty, or what the mean kids are saying at school. I want them to see their beauty inside and out. Unfortunately, I think that inequality will still exist by then.

  6. I like second video better. It shows that all women/girls care about being “pretty” and that's what their mother want for them too. Society classifies pretty as something that cannot be achieved naturally, and girls must be full of fake parts and money according to their standards. There is no one specific combination of attributes that make a person pretty, because everyone is pretty in their own unique way. It's too bad society can't see that.
    I would like my children to grow up in a world where the only judgement they are faced with is from God. I don't want them to have to worry about being pretty, or what the mean kids are saying at school. I want them to see their beauty inside and out. Unfortunately, I think that inequality will still exist by then.

  7. My opinions on these videos might rock the boat a bit. You see, our society has really gotten to the point where we realize that sexism is not okay. We know this, it is ingrained into out minds and we accept it. Not only that, but I daresay the point has been quite driven home to the extent that it doesn't always seem like a fight for equality anymore.
    In the first video about Halloween, the girls talk about how sexualized many costumes for girls have become. I will not deny this at all, as it seems that the “sexy” costumes are everywhere. However, to say that this is all that is available is a bit of a stretch. If a girl wants to dress as a monster, by all means, no one is stopping her. There is no one saying that such a costume cannot be worn because it doesn't show off enough body. In fact, it is still not uncommon for exposing too much to be heavily frowned upon, depending on the circumstance. All things considered, despite push from media or society, women dress how they want to, Halloween included. It doesn't really matter who says what in the end but I really don't feel that anyone is being forced to wear something they don't want to.
    The video Pretty surprised me a little bit, and I must say I preferred it over the other video. Whether everything the woman in the video said about how her mother treated her as a child was true or not, it's depressing to think about, and certainly no one should be subjected to that. In fact, I'd have to say that this video is more about raising your children correctly that gender equality. If women find themselves searching for meaning in appearance it is not because of advertisements that tell them so; it is because no one of influence in their life has told them there's more to it than that. In the end of the video I found myself agreeing with her; if I have children I will not raise them to believe beauty is more important than anything else. Sure, it is a fact that exists and looms over our heads whether we buy into it or not, but there is so much more to life than being pretty. If I have children, they will know that who you are is so much more about who you chose to be, how you act and how you treat those around you than merely appearance.
    I daresay that gender equality has already been reached. Women and men both have equal legal rights, and equal opportunities. Sure, there will still be discrimination, sexualization, and an array of other problems, but our world is not perfect and never will be. There will always be people who slander, there will always be hate and there will always be blatant attacks on morality, defacing what it right and just. Truthfully, almost every social group you can imagine has people that hate that group. I believe we have equality, though this world will never be perfect. It all comes down to what we are willing to do with it; we can choose to hate other, sure. Then again, we can also choose to hate the people who hate others. Or, finally we can choose to love others and hope that we can teach them to do the same. I know my choice.
    I told you I'd rock the boat.

  8. My opinions on these videos might rock the boat a bit. You see, our society has really gotten to the point where we realize that sexism is not okay. We know this, it is ingrained into out minds and we accept it. Not only that, but I daresay the point has been quite driven home to the extent that it doesn't always seem like a fight for equality anymore.
    In the first video about Halloween, the girls talk about how sexualized many costumes for girls have become. I will not deny this at all, as it seems that the “sexy” costumes are everywhere. However, to say that this is all that is available is a bit of a stretch. If a girl wants to dress as a monster, by all means, no one is stopping her. There is no one saying that such a costume cannot be worn because it doesn't show off enough body. In fact, it is still not uncommon for exposing too much to be heavily frowned upon, depending on the circumstance. All things considered, despite push from media or society, women dress how they want to, Halloween included. It doesn't really matter who says what in the end but I really don't feel that anyone is being forced to wear something they don't want to.
    The video Pretty surprised me a little bit, and I must say I preferred it over the other video. Whether everything the woman in the video said about how her mother treated her as a child was true or not, it's depressing to think about, and certainly no one should be subjected to that. In fact, I'd have to say that this video is more about raising your children correctly that gender equality. If women find themselves searching for meaning in appearance it is not because of advertisements that tell them so; it is because no one of influence in their life has told them there's more to it than that. In the end of the video I found myself agreeing with her; if I have children I will not raise them to believe beauty is more important than anything else. Sure, it is a fact that exists and looms over our heads whether we buy into it or not, but there is so much more to life than being pretty. If I have children, they will know that who you are is so much more about who you chose to be, how you act and how you treat those around you than merely appearance.
    I daresay that gender equality has already been reached. Women and men both have equal legal rights, and equal opportunities. Sure, there will still be discrimination, sexualization, and an array of other problems, but our world is not perfect and never will be. There will always be people who slander, there will always be hate and there will always be blatant attacks on morality, defacing what it right and just. Truthfully, almost every social group you can imagine has people that hate that group. I believe we have equality, though this world will never be perfect. It all comes down to what we are willing to do with it; we can choose to hate other, sure. Then again, we can also choose to hate the people who hate others. Or, finally we can choose to love others and hope that we can teach them to do the same. I know my choice.
    I told you I'd rock the boat.

  9. To me the first video I like better. Its true everything is your own choice. If a girl want to dress skimpy go ahead, if a girl wants to be covered up go ahead. People are ALWAYS going to judge. People just need to brush it off. The first one held my attention the longest. Its relatable to me because I know how girls judge others costumes choices. I've grown up in a house where you are beautiful no matter what you would always be accepted. I'm not judged on my appearance but my accomplishments and actions. I can't imagine growing up in a house like the second videos women did. I love to see my children to grow up in a world where people are judged on their looks. Looks are not everything people. You should be judged on whats beneath the skin… but sadly thats not the case right now.

  10. To me the first video I like better. Its true everything is your own choice. If a girl want to dress skimpy go ahead, if a girl wants to be covered up go ahead. People are ALWAYS going to judge. People just need to brush it off. The first one held my attention the longest. Its relatable to me because I know how girls judge others costumes choices. I've grown up in a house where you are beautiful no matter what you would always be accepted. I'm not judged on my appearance but my accomplishments and actions. I can't imagine growing up in a house like the second videos women did. I love to see my children to grow up in a world where people are judged on their looks. Looks are not everything people. You should be judged on whats beneath the skin… but sadly thats not the case right now.

  11. To me the first video I like better. Its true everything is your own choice. If a girl want to dress skimpy go ahead, if a girl wants to be covered up go ahead. People are ALWAYS going to judge. People just need to brush it off. The first one held my attention the longest. Its relatable to me because I know how girls judge others costumes choices. I've grown up in a house where you are beautiful no matter what you would always be accepted. I'm not judged on my appearance but my accomplishments and actions. I can't imagine growing up in a house like the second videos women did. I love to see my children to grow up in a world where people are judged on their looks. Looks are not everything people. You should be judged on whats beneath the skin… but sadly thats not the case right now.

  12. To me the first video I like better. Its true everything is your own choice. If a girl want to dress skimpy go ahead, if a girl wants to be covered up go ahead. People are ALWAYS going to judge. People just need to brush it off. The first one held my attention the longest. Its relatable to me because I know how girls judge others costumes choices. I've grown up in a house where you are beautiful no matter what you would always be accepted. I'm not judged on my appearance but my accomplishments and actions. I can't imagine growing up in a house like the second videos women did. I love to see my children to grow up in a world where people are judged on their looks. Looks are not everything people. You should be judged on whats beneath the skin… but sadly thats not the case right now.

  13. I personally liked the first video better, I feel like this is due to the aspect of comedy it had, however the second video was very powerful as well. (Literally had me saying “hmm” at the end) They both had brought up the truths that lie with a lot of people's actions, with women desperately trying to be something that they're not to feel wanted or important.

    Obviously I want the world my future kids live in to not have discrimination, but that may not be the case. Ideally though, in a world that has no discrimination, every person could be who they wanted to be, and instead of having their differences being a weakness, it could be their strength. Honestly though, people would become so diverse, in their culture and thoughts that it would be easier to understand others and be able to help people. This is the world I'd like my children to grow up in. 🙂

  14. I personally liked the first video better, I feel like this is due to the aspect of comedy it had, however the second video was very powerful as well. (Literally had me saying “hmm” at the end) They both had brought up the truths that lie with a lot of people's actions, with women desperately trying to be something that they're not to feel wanted or important.

    Obviously I want the world my future kids live in to not have discrimination, but that may not be the case. Ideally though, in a world that has no discrimination, every person could be who they wanted to be, and instead of having their differences being a weakness, it could be their strength. Honestly though, people would become so diverse, in their culture and thoughts that it would be easier to understand others and be able to help people. This is the world I'd like my children to grow up in. 🙂

  15. i like the first video with the four girls preaching about how women are treated. its disgustingly true how women are treated, and i agree that who cares what someones wearing? its their choice. who cares how skimpy they look? its theit choice. if youre crazy thats you. your choice im cool with it. i want my children to grow up in a non judgemental world and enviroment. people are cruel nowadays and it seems like some people literally have no heart or feelings, and if my child is gonna judge someone i want to teach them to atleast keep it to theirself, but ultimately i want them to know that people are people.theres no point in judgeing its not gonna change their decisions, and if so your taking away their own character by being mean. no one needs to hear negative things, it just hurts. hopefully inequality wont exist as much but i dont believe it wont ever exist their will be always be inequality no matter where youre from. society is mran and the world i a cruel place that i guess has to be tolerated in order to live

  16. i like the first video with the four girls preaching about how women are treated. its disgustingly true how women are treated, and i agree that who cares what someones wearing? its their choice. who cares how skimpy they look? its theit choice. if youre crazy thats you. your choice im cool with it. i want my children to grow up in a non judgemental world and enviroment. people are cruel nowadays and it seems like some people literally have no heart or feelings, and if my child is gonna judge someone i want to teach them to atleast keep it to theirself, but ultimately i want them to know that people are people.theres no point in judgeing its not gonna change their decisions, and if so your taking away their own character by being mean. no one needs to hear negative things, it just hurts. hopefully inequality wont exist as much but i dont believe it wont ever exist their will be always be inequality no matter where youre from. society is mran and the world i a cruel place that i guess has to be tolerated in order to live

  17. To me, both videos were hard to get into at the beginning, but they both picked up near the end and got me interested and the messages were very clear. But I would say that the first video wins because it appealed to me a little but more than the other just because that's what I was kind of thinking of about hallowwen costumes. The second video does have a point though, that what our mothers want for us is to be “pretty” or that's what girls should try to strive for.
    I want my children to grow up in a world where everyone is treated the same and it doesn't matter the background of your family, what job you have, how much money you make, or what you look like but I don't that will happen. But I wish everyone could be treated the same, and I would want my children to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way, inside and out.

  18. To me, both videos were hard to get into at the beginning, but they both picked up near the end and got me interested and the messages were very clear. But I would say that the first video wins because it appealed to me a little but more than the other just because that's what I was kind of thinking of about hallowwen costumes. The second video does have a point though, that what our mothers want for us is to be “pretty” or that's what girls should try to strive for.
    I want my children to grow up in a world where everyone is treated the same and it doesn't matter the background of your family, what job you have, how much money you make, or what you look like but I don't that will happen. But I wish everyone could be treated the same, and I would want my children to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way, inside and out.

  19. I think I liked the Halloween video better. It came from the perspective of teenage girls so it became more relatable. I do agree that Halloween costumes are not appropriate and I would never dare to wear one, but if a women wants to wear one, then let it be her choice.
    I would hope that my children will be able to live in a society where equality exists. Hopefully there will be some change and all will be fair.

  20. I think I liked the Halloween video better. It came from the perspective of teenage girls so it became more relatable. I do agree that Halloween costumes are not appropriate and I would never dare to wear one, but if a women wants to wear one, then let it be her choice.
    I would hope that my children will be able to live in a society where equality exists. Hopefully there will be some change and all will be fair.

  21. I liked the first video better, I thought it was more relatable. They were talking about how girls dress on Halloween, but I think this could also be about what girls wear in general. If some girls feel more comfortable showing a little more skin than others? So be it. If you feel more comfortable covering up? So what. I don't understand why girls obsess over other girls, it's pointless and a waste of time. I would want my child to live in a world where everyone was equal. All genders, all ethnicities, and all religions. We're all humans, no matter what we look like or believe in, and I wonder to myself how long will it take people to realize that?

  22. I liked the first video better, I thought it was more relatable. They were talking about how girls dress on Halloween, but I think this could also be about what girls wear in general. If some girls feel more comfortable showing a little more skin than others? So be it. If you feel more comfortable covering up? So what. I don't understand why girls obsess over other girls, it's pointless and a waste of time. I would want my child to live in a world where everyone was equal. All genders, all ethnicities, and all religions. We're all humans, no matter what we look like or believe in, and I wonder to myself how long will it take people to realize that?

  23. The first video was very amusing for me so I am going to give it the win. It also has the same ideas the second video has but not as intense.

    The kind of world I would want my kid to live in is where they would be able apprentice themselves for what they look like, not want other people want them to look like.

    Realistically, I think inequality will be around for a long time, but there is no reason to stop trying. You can't control other people's actions. All you can do is control your own actions and lead by example.

  24. The first video was very amusing for me so I am going to give it the win. It also has the same ideas the second video has but not as intense.

    The kind of world I would want my kid to live in is where they would be able apprentice themselves for what they look like, not want other people want them to look like.

    Realistically, I think inequality will be around for a long time, but there is no reason to stop trying. You can't control other people's actions. All you can do is control your own actions and lead by example.

  25. I think the second video wins. I personally think it wins because it was more inspiring. Her mother was trying to change her and never really liked her for who she was. She wanted her to be pretty but in the end she never ended up feeling loved by her parents or didn't feel pretty.

    I want my children to grow up in a world where it doesn't matter what you look like or what you wear. I want them to feel pretty and beautiful without being changed. I want equality to exist when my children are growing up. I don't think it will exist but I hope maybe it will.

  26. I think the second video wins. I personally think it wins because it was more inspiring. Her mother was trying to change her and never really liked her for who she was. She wanted her to be pretty but in the end she never ended up feeling loved by her parents or didn't feel pretty.

    I want my children to grow up in a world where it doesn't matter what you look like or what you wear. I want them to feel pretty and beautiful without being changed. I want equality to exist when my children are growing up. I don't think it will exist but I hope maybe it will.

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