Role models in 1950s vs modern role models

Alberto Cambron Lopez

“In the 1950’s, females that were considered role models were confident and talented. Girls looked up to them and wanted to be just like them some day. Females were expected to set a good example for young girls. “Today, many female role models aren’t people that should really be looked up to. With celebrities now, it makes it seem like people are valued for the wrong things.” This led me to think about the bad example role models are now and what that could do in the future and if it could get worse. “Sports were the number one priority because it was viewed that only through sports could a man receive respect, money and popularity.” When i read this it became clear that people are just thinking about obvious things but do not know what else you could be in life and it could be something you love so you could be happy and maybe make good money for what you love.

In the 1950’s, females that were considered role models were confident and talented. Girls looked up to them and wanted to be just like them some day, whether they were actresses, singers, or models.” When i read this statement it made me realize that role models before were always being good no matter what they did and they always set a good example to young females and they weren’t thinking about negativity, they were confident and spreading positivity. But nowadays, things have gotten different and it needs to change to how they were so there’s not kids doing wrong decisions and being disrespectful.“Young women desperately need role models, and what the media gives them is heiresses, surgery addicts and emotional wrecks. There must be better suggestions.” By reading this it became clear that role models are giving bad examples that changes a girl’s appearance and feelings or possibly personality.

“It’s certainly true that we are living in an odd, unsettling culture, with strong women eerily absent from the public eye.” This shows that things aren’t as they were before because girls aren’t themselves they are changing themselves so that others will like them. “Most teenagers nowadays have a celebrity role model that they look up to. In theory, this should be a good person that no sensible human being would be ashamed to be like, but sadly many teenagers today choose their role model purely based on their fame, their money and their looks.” From this i learned that teens care about looks and fame not what they actually love because of role models these days kids do poor choices. “The final thing is the responsibility that goes with being so famous.” Finally responsibility, when your famous is important because younger kids follow in your footsteps and try to be like there role models and if famous have responsibility so will younger kids so that they will be respectful and won’t do bad choices which could affect them later on.