She starts to create power by bringing in historical events that were very powerful themselves. She does this by addressing MLK’s speech and how the “dreams of a personal nature as well as dreams of a better world” (Finch) are powerful and worth fighting for. She is comparing the dreams of women being able to participate in the Olympics and the dreams of a better world. As in, women having the right to participate in the Olympics by vetoing for softball would be creating a better world for women. She is effective here because she is using power and history in her writing to persuade her audience.
In the movie “A League of Their Own”, one can see how the more sexist views of the culture in the 1940s and 50s in America was present in the Girls Professional Baseball League. “A League of Their Own” is a movie about what was once the “All-American Girls Professional Baseball League” which was formed when the young men were sent over to serve in World War II. One of the most obvious cultural views that this movie shows is the feminizing of the baseball players to make them “more acceptable and women like”. Unlike men’s uniforms, that include a full shirt and pants, they were to wear skirts that were very short, too short to play baseball in comfortably. This alone shows how this league was just as much about show as it was about the women’s talent.
Israel Andrade Baseball subculture a. The subculture that I would like to study is baseball. I would like to study the individuals who participate in this sport as well as those who follow it. The reason for my interest in this subculture is that I’ve been a casual participate of this culture as I have played baseball during high school as well as attended a few professional games, but I want to learn more about the individuals who devote their spare time to baseball. The game of baseball is very prevalent in American culture it has even been titled America's pastime.
There is always an ongoing debate of “Who’s Better?” between the baseball boys and softball girls. Of course, the softball girls are, but the boys never accept that. The AAGBL is living proof that girls can play just as well as boys, and it continues to serve as an inspiration for young softball players.
Susan B. Anthony a famous women activist once said “The day may be approaching when the whole world with recognize women as the equal of men. “ The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war. In 1920, all women were given the right to vote. Divorce was made easier and they doubled due to women not willing to deal with their bad husbands. Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices.
This included going to work and even playing baseball. This film provided a distinct comparison of gender roles in males and female. Men exhibit masculinity while Females exhibit femininity. Aspects of masculinity can include both aggression and competition for dominance. It is true to say, males in A League of their Own sometimes exhibited aggression, mostly toward women.
Though throughout her life she was faced with all the same type of people doubting her and expecting her to be the typical Latina women they see and hear about in the media she strives and succeeds in being an accomplished author and professor. Cofer's essay puts the reader on the journey of a Latina women in a world full of stereotypes using her personal experiences as her tool for doing so. Throughout this writing the author uses voice in a very consistent way making the reader see everything written in her story from her point of view with the perfect use of her own experiences. This style of having the put
But Queen Shea enjoys being told she is the most beautiful woman in the world. Queen Shea forces Jester Lusk to do her makeup and hair. Dislikes: Anyone who is a threat to her title as “Most Beautiful Woman At The Ballpark”. She also is jealous of Princess DeGroat’s beauty.
In the book Revolutionary Mothers, author Carol Berkin discusses women’s roles in the American Revolution. She separates out the chapters so that she can discuss the different experiences and roles of women during the period. She utilizes primary and secondary sources to talk about how women stepped into their husband’s shoes and maintained their livelihoods and how they furthered the war effort on both sides, as well as how classes and race effected each woman’s experience. Berkin’s main goal was for the reader to understand that although women’s roles aren’t traditionally discussed when talking about the American Revolution, nevertheless, they played a major part in it.
Our culture has shaped baseball into a sexist and gender biased sport; therefore, women are taught challenging, feminine game of softball. Today our culture continues to support the traditional gender roles that do not include women in certain athletics. Just turn on a baseball game or two and the proof of this can be seen- or not see, to be more precise. Not a woman can be found on the baseball diamond.
I can remember as a young girl living in Baltimore that the demolition of Memorial Stadium, the longtime home of the Baltimore Orioles, was a big deal, though I certainly didn 't understand why. I also remember the intense debate about what the new stadium was going to be named and the importance that the City of Baltimore and its residents placed on the name. It seemed as though the entire identity of the City was hanging on the success of this project. This was when Cal "Iron Man" Ripken was still showing up to play every night and the Orioles had more than one pitcher who could throw strikes. We loved the Orioles and were excited that our team was getting a new home.
Women’s Baseball during World War II Women and baseball are two categories that were never put together. Up until the 1940’s, the cliche of American women playing sports was challenged. Due to World War II, all men were off fighting for the Allied Forces, including many sports stars. Not wanting to focus on the negative aspects of the war, women turned to baseball. They played not only as an escape from the gloomy war, but women also played to prove that they had an impact on America.
To gain their support, the public image of women had to be changed. More propaganda was produced, encouraging women to enter the workforce as a way to continue the progression of the United States as their men went off to fight. Propaganda targeted towards women usually consisted of an emotional tone rather than an authoritative one. “To mobilize women… government propaganda needed… central theme… concentrated on patriotism and emotional appeals” (Mathis). It was known by the government that the best way to persuade women into aiding the war effort was to appeal to their emotions; women were angry that their loved ones were forced to go off to war to partake in a fight that was believed America had no need to be in.
Penny Marshall began her career in show business as an actress, a job handed to her by her brother. Marshall had talent and worked hard to prove herself. From there she went into directing and even though the first movie was not a success she went back at it and had huge success. Although Penny Marshall had no schooling or prior experience, her success as a director opened a door for other females by creating powerful, nostalgic films that focused on sentimental material. Born in Bronx, New York in October of 1942, Penny Marshall was from the start a “problem child”.
DOC Utah: The Great Alone Film Review The Great Alone, directed by Greg Kohs, is a documentary about all time dog sled racer Lance Mackey. Throughout this film, it shares Lances story of how he came to love the sport of dog sled racing while also focusing on his relationships with his parents and dogs. What he ultimately discovered is that even through the hard times, you can still push through and become successful.