Girls Have It Harder

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November 28, 2012
Challenges A Girl Faces
In “What Is the Triple Bind?” Stephen Hinshaw describes all the obstacles and hard work that teenage girls have to go through. Girls get put down a lot and that’s why they feel under pressure when they are trying to do something. Some people are against girls when it comes to a job because of their weaknesses, but they never take a look at their strengths. Hinshaw explains girls getting plastic surgery because make up is no longer good for them to look pretty; therefore, girls absolutely have it harder than boys in today’s society.

A girl can be put through a lot in her life. She has to put up with the children and make sure the food is ready when the man comes home from work. All the guy has to do is go to work and come back home to his family. The girl has to clean the house, take the children to school and make everything look perfect before the guy gets mad. In describing most girls hard life’s, Hinshaw points out “Despite the apparent wealth of choices, our girls are ultimately presented with a very narrow, unrealistic set of standards that allow for no alternative”(305). The only way that a girl will become a woman is if she turns herself into an object. Statistics say that there are about 4,400 suicide deaths per year. Girls with the age of 10 to 14 are even at a higher risk for suicides(Bullying and Suicide). Many people will bully girls because they think that they might be weak. Not all the girls are weak but the ones who are tend to have suicidal thoughts. Verbal bullying is the main reason why girls commit suicide and not physical bullying. Maldonado 2

The bully will sometimes tell young girls that the world would be better without them. Girls need support in order for them to stay strong.
All girls are always being put down when it comes to driving. Many people say that they can’t drive so they shouldn’t be driving. Some people also make jokes like saying that girls are the reason why...
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