Adichie calls this power “bottom power”. When she talks about bottom power, she looks at it in a negative prospective, she claims that” it is not a power at all”, “bottom power” means that a women simply has a good root to tap into, from time to time, somebody else’s power.” To Adichie feminism means “a person who believes in social, political and economical equality of the sexes”. Finally, Adichie leaves the talk with a detailed explain action of her brother. This explanation helps to bring us back to the title, letting the audience see that he could be a feminist, anyone could be a
Stanton shows a decent amount of credibility throughout her speech. Although the author fails to further strengthen her claims with some sort of statistics, she still manages to make concrete points that are able to stand alone. In actuality, Mrs. Stanton already generates enough credibility to support the arguments that are being explained throughout the speech. One cannot simply state that due to the fact of Mrs. Stanton being a woman in the 18th century, she automatically receives enough credibility to make her arguments. But in truth what makes Mrs. Stanton credible is the pragmatic standpoints she adopts when she addresses the growing issues that women face in the United States.
Works by Dr. Samuel Jennings show the extent to which the rights of women were restricted in American society. In “The Married Lady’s Companion”, Jennings speaks directly to the wife and informs her of how she must behave around her husband. His suggestions range from “…you ought to cultivate a cheerful and happy submission…” to “As you regard your own bliss, speedily check all thoughts of this kind… If indulged, they will have bainful effect upon your temper,” (Jennings). The first suggests that women must accept their subservience to men, and the second furthers this claim by informing women that their pursuit of happiness would only worsen their attitude. Jennings goes on to say that this attitude would cause husbands to be driven away from their wives, which only supports the idea that women were there to serve their husbands.
Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America. She grabbed America’s attention through various tactics, including marches and picketing in front of the White House, and fought for equality until her death. As a young girl, Alice Paul had originally been introduced to the women’s suffrage movement through her mother, who would often take her to
Without it, Catt would be discarded as someone who doesn't know what she is talking about. Not only does Catt use historic quotes to develop her logos she uses facts to convince congress that the time has come for woman suffrage. She brings up the fact that we are behind other countries when it comes to this issue. Facts help develop Catt’s overall argument because they add to the reasoning behind the need for woman suffrage. Catt did a fantastic job proving to congress that it was time for woman suffrage.
It was good that Mary Kate gave him time to think about what she said, but she let the silence become too awkward. It would have been better if she had asked him if there were any other questions that he wanted answered. That way when it was silent, she knew that he was thinking and had the information about her company that he desired. I also observed that Shirley was the person who made the closing move to get the contract signed. While it worked, it would have been better for Mary Kate to offer a statement to close.
For example, when her daughter Lydia arrives, Ellen says “my children have come to see me die.” She does not qualify the statement by saying “my children, except Hapsy, have come to see me die,” and while this could have been attributed to her thinking of Hapsy as dead, she had, in the previous sentence, referred to her as alive. Compared to the typical “heterosexist” perspective that many critics take, which “minimize women’s importance by subordinating them to a wish for a man,” Hoeffel’s feminist interpretation of the story is more compatible with Porter’s writing style previous works (Hoefel). It also makes Ellem’s motivations and thought pattern more realistic. Having endured men’s “patronizing treatment of her” and their “inadequacies as providers,” it makes sense that Ellen would have likely “deviated from the conventional norm that views women’s identity as formed and expressed in relation to husband and children” (Hoefel). In need of a confidant, it makes sense that she would turn instead to a relationship in which she was not expected to sacrifice her sense of self, resulting in her more mutually-benefitting companionship with Hapsy.
Quote Response to Quote “‘One word,”’ he was saying, as the crackling of paper denoted that Henchard was unfolding yet another sheet . “‘Is it quite fair to this young woman’s memory to read at such length to a stranger what was intended for your eye alone?”’ Well, yes,”’ said Henchard. “‘By not giving her name I make it an example of all womankind, and not a scandal to one.”’ “‘ If I were you I would destroy them,”’ said Farfrae, giving more thought to the letters than he had hitherto done. “‘As another man’s wife it would injure the woman if it were known.”’ (Hardy 229-230) 1. In the quote, dramatic irony, when the audience knows more than the characters, is being used.
I hadn’t meant to drag you into my rebellion.” Soothed my Mao’s voice, Tabitha groped for something to say to erase the word rebellion from the air. “Your voice sounds different.” “Thank you for noticing. This is my real voice.” “Instead of what?” “I used the image and voice of the digifriends I hacked. Mao is the most common name for a female digifriend. When I started poking around the list and picked different Maos.” “You picked digifriends with your name.” “My name isn’t Mao.
The speech given by Virginia Woolf to a branch of the National Society for Women’s service on January 21, 1931 illustrating what a female writer must go through in order to be successful. Instead of standing before the women and explaining how difficult her journey was, she downplays her experiences and does so in order to convince the women how easy her profession of writing has been. By doing this, she creates a gap between herself and the audience, one that requires the audience to be open-minded and to look at women’s jobs through a different lense. Throughout the essay, she widens the gap, but then closes the gap in order to create common ground with the audience that will help her audience better relate to her ideas. Woolf opens her speech by completely coming out and describing