Analysis Of Grade School Girls By Susan B. Anthony

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In 1769, a married women was non-existent under the law and could not own property. In 1868, the National Labor Union’s attempt to gain equal pay for equal work was shutdown.. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for attempting to vote. In 1874, the Supreme Court denied voting rights to women. In 1994, women were restricted from fighting in combat. In 2015, Barbie, a doll production company, and Always, a feminine production company, launched campaigns that defied the very curtailments that crippled women for nearly two centuries. Barbies ad “Imagine the Possibilities” depicts grade school girls partaking in various leadership roles, in which many people would find incredulous for their age. That in itself is the motive Barbie had in…show more content…
Similarly, always played music in the background of their ad that truly solidified each and every scene. As the people in the ad gave testimonies about their encounters with the term “Like a Girl,” the music was solemn and mellow, but as the participants started to speak words of equality, dignity, and humbleness, the music reached a triumphant din to signal resilience and that the fight for equality is not over. Both ads also use symbolism in their slogans and word art. When young mothers see the phrase “Imagine the possibilities” in reference to their daughter, one would only hope that they truly “imagine the possibilities.” Would this Barbie dressed as teacher inspire karen to do school work? Would this Barbie dressed as a doctor finally make Emma go get a check up? These are the thoughts Barbie wants to instill in young mothers minds, and it does so by using these variations of symbolism to connect on a personal level. The “Like a Girl” ad is scattered with symbolic meanings that ultimately cater to young men, and women as well. The most apparent example of symbolism in the “Like a Girl”ad was the usage of young girls who were many years from puberty as a control group; not affected by the “Like a Girl” stigma. By doing so, the company symbolized that through puberty and growth the stigma captures the youth, but we can 't
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