For many, we take great advantage of our lives. We are able to walk or drive to a nearby store, grab a carton of milk for two dollars, and drive home within an hour. For others, they do not get such a luxury. We can see these hardships through photographs taken by Jennifer Natalie Fish. She has spent most of her life, twenty-five years to be exact, photographing the lives of many domestic workers and how they live their life every day. As Jennifer explains, a domestic worker is someone who, “care for households, children, and elders throughout the global economy.” (Fish) A large population in the world are considered domestic workers. According to the International Labor Union, there are an estimated fifty-two million domestic workers living in the world. (ILO) So why is that a group with numbers so large which could be considered a country have almost no rights, are considered undervalued, and live such hard lives? The photos that Jennifer Natalie Fish took were created to show support for the fight for more rights directed to domestic workers around the globe. Her photos shed light on what it is like to be a domestic worker and the hardships that some face in order to survive. Both images are very similar but have some differences. “Nourished” is a photograph depicting an elderly woman holding a bowl of soup. Her face illustrates a look of …show more content…
“99 Chias” has some similarities and some differences to “Nourished.” In “99 Chias,” there is another elderly woman taking up most of the photograph. This woman looks much older than her counterpart in the other photograph. Also, this woman is securely holding a cub of some type of drink to her mouth. Her hardened hands carefully wrap around and under the glass, making sure that the cup has no chance of falling or spilling. Additionally, the color in this photo is very monotone and dull. No bright contrasting colors are
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The Industrial Revolution was a period in time where the invention of machines came to life in the 1700s in England. After spreading to many parts like Europe and the United States, the idea of using machines to work was later introduced in Japan. The use of the machines in Japan made it easier and more convenient for the workers to use. It also sped up the work progress and provided more production, but there were some disadvantages. Therefore, the costs did outweigh the benefits of having machines in Japan.
In 2 very different images created by the Southern Poverty Law Center, or the SPLC, the organization employs Pathos, Logos, and Ethos in an attempt to persuade the audience that their organization is one fighting for good, and that American government is flawed. Meaning that it isn’t conducive to an environment for equality encourages hatred, not adequately supporting civil rights, and teaching intolerance between races, and ethnicities. In these images, Ethos has a great impact on the impression the audience will form toward SPLC, as well as the mission, and goals of the organization. To start of, the Image 1 severely lacks credibility.
In the article, “Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor”, Bell Hooks, Gloria Watkins penname, conveys three important things about the lower class: The ways people of lower class are treated in our society, how the mass media portrays them, and how people of lower-class see themselves. People who are poor or near the poverty line are often not represented properly in our current society. Furthermore, when hooks attended Stanford University, she noticed that many of her peers and even professors would make judgements about the poor. In addition, while many of her peers could go home during the breaks, Hooks couldn’t because she could not afford to visit family.
The women endured additional burdens like campaigns against hiring women because they thought jobs should go to male breadwinners and then three quarters of the school districts in the country banned married women from being hired as teachers (Henretta, 2009). The women in Minnesota in breadlines were subject to sit in employment bureaus and hoped for work to try to provide for their family (Bethel University, 2005). The women here are those who are middle-aged, some have families, while some have raised the children and now they are alone (Bethel University, 2005). The others are those who have men that are out of work (Bethel University, 2005). These women are left to struggle to fed many mouths by themselves, while the women who pride gets the best of them starves silently, leaving the children to find work (Bethel University, 2005).
She vividly describes the living and working conditions of lower income people in a costly city. Ehrenreich compels her audience to listen with the use of ethos and pathos. Ehrenreich establishes ethos, simply due to the fact that her argument is structured around something she experienced. Being personal allows the audience to form a connection with her because they can relate. Despite how awful her living and working conditions are, Ehrenreich is able to make light out of her situation by incorporating humor, “Picture a fat person’s hell, and I don’t mean a place with no food” (267).
In Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies, Seth Holmes defines structural violence as “Social inequalities and hierarchies, often along social categories of class, race, gender and sexuality” (Holmes, 89). Holmes expresses that minorities are stigmatized and suppress based on their ethnic background. According to Holmes, “Nationwide, migrant farmworkers are sicker than other groups… these health disparities fall along citizenship, ethnicity, and class lines [81 percent of these workers are immigrants, 95 percent Mexican] and 52 percent of whom are undocumented” (Holmes, 99). The structural violence of America’s oppressing social structure becomes embodied in form of sickness. Unfortunately, the subordination of Immigrants’ race mostly allows them to be employed for manual labor.
Argumentative Text Essay In the book Nickel and Dimed, written by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author argues how challenging it is to live in a life of poverty. To prove to herself as well as others that this statement is accurate, she makes the decision to experience this lifestyle firsthand by taking low-wage jobs and recording the results. Ehrenreich took on jobs including a maid service, waitressing, and assisting the nursing home to make enough money for a place to sleep and food to eat. The work’s central argument is the fact that minimum and low wage workers face a myriad of difficulties in getting by in America; they receive very low pay, harsh treatments from their employers, and the inability to have an actual life.
Societal expectations are a part of everyone’s life, male or female. From the day people are born, there are roles they are expected to assume-- wife, homemaker, father, provider, mother and many others. While these aren’t necessarily negative, the stigma of not fulfilling these roles can be unpleasant. While the roles we are supposed to choose aren’t always clearly defined, the judgement that comes from choosing to take certain actions in life, like settling down or becoming a mother is palpable. Throughout The House on Mango Street, Esperanza’s view of the world is largely shaped by the people around her, which are her neighbors, family, and friends.
At first this lady is basically a shapeless figure behind the senseless wallpaper design, much like the shadow. The way that the figure is at first "shapeless" shows that there is a defined outline of this being, since in the end she claims that the shape she sees is that of a woman. This changes before the end of the story when the wallpaper appears to torment her. Along these lines, her inevitable personality change is something that appears to happen gradually as her loneliness in the room takes control of her
She's showing a good outlook of this story by including, "self-satisfied face," meaning he's not frowning
In the short story “ The Circuit” by Francisco Jimenez, the lifestyle of a migrant worker is portrayed as discouraging. Migrant workers have to move often. After a long day of picking strawberries, Panchito returns home to find that “Everything [he] owned was neatly packed in cardboard boxes.” he “suddenly felt even more the weight of hours, days, weeks, and months of work.” (1) Moving often is discouraging because everything that you have built at your current location is taken away.
Despite its dull, ordinary setting, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen is an extremely deep short story covering complex socio-economic issues spanning over two—very eventful—decades. The story shows how economic hardships could physically alter the stereotypical gender roles, while cultural traditions kept them mentally intact. When these two elements contradicted each other, they left women, like Tillie Olsen’s character, feeling emotionally responsible for the consequences. Although her husband left her and she was forced to assume the role of both the breadwinner and the homemaker at only nineteen years old, she blames herself for neglecting what was thought to be her primary duty as a woman: motherhood. As the reader can tell from
Every day becomes predictable for the night waitress, and every moment in this job, she relates it to her mother. ”I'm telling myself my face had character, not beauty. It's my mother's Slavic face. She washed the floor on hands and knees below the Black
Never the less, it’s ironic how in the 21st century we prize ourself for being progressive when almost half of us - over 3 billion people - can’t even conjure up what life is like beyond ‘the poverty trap’ they are in. We prize ourselves, when one out of every two children is poor. Can you imagine growing up as one of the 640 million kids whom have no adequate shelter, let alone a place to call home? Or the 400 million to whom safe drinking water is simply a figment of their imagination? Or maybe the 270 million who have no means of getting health care?