Girlhood in America is defined by vast definitions. As talked about in class, girlhood can be defined by gender, biological sex, nationality, race, culture, etc. One thing I think is an important factor in defining girlhood is the roles that women play in society compared to the roles that men play. After browsing the web for interesting media coverage for this post, something caught my attention, a video on CNN called “Groundbreaking Women in Comedy”. This video discusses the various impactful women in comedy. For example, it states that Joan Rivers was the first woman to host her own late-night talk show. Additionally, it states that Ellen Degeneres was the first sitcom lead to come out as gay. I thought this video was an important demonstration of what girlhood means because it draws attention to impactful moments and roles that women in comedy have had. I feel it is extremely challenging to have a life in media, especially for women, due to the pressures of outer beauty and what it means to society to be a woman. I think the roles that women have not only in the comedy media sector but all forms of media are extremely impactful on the media that is produced for our entertainment. I also think that these women that have such a large influence on media demonstrates the power of girlhood for younger girls who look up to these celebrities. To me, girlhood means having a profound positive influence in society and your role that you play in society as a woman. This video is a great demonstration of my definition of girlhood.