In the poem “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde we feel sympathy toward the speaker. “Hanging Fire” is about a fourteen year old girl who is going through a stage in her life that everyone goes through, which is puberty. Unlike most people she didn’t have someone there to guide her through this stage in her life. In addition, she didn’t get the support a girl needs from her mother when going through puberty. Throughout the poem she describes several insecurities she faces and how her mother is unapproachable.
The style of argumentation is very closed and both mother and daughter are not very open to other suggestions and kind of stubborn. Later in the text, Rachel tells the reader about other mothers and their bad relationship between mother and daughter. In the start, the reader really gets the imagine that she really struggles because of the teenagers, also because of her title choice "a modern tragedy", which indicates the problem among two sides and that the author wants to
In her novel, Red Scarf Girl, Ji-li Jiang recounts situations in which her education was greatly affected by her family’s political status, which she was completely unable to control. In primary school, Ji-li Jiang’s peers did not accept her because of her class status. Jiang states that, “as a child from a black family - a black whelp - [she] did not feel comfortable”, around her classmates (167). Ji-li Jiang discusses the relief that she had felt when she realized that, “none of [her] former classmates were in [her] class”, at her new school, and therefore, “no one in [the] class knew about [her] class status [,and she] could make a new start and just be a person like everyone else” (158). The way that young children in 1960’s China were treated if their family’s class status as
I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”. (Yousafzai, pg.97) , Malala includes this quote to get the reader to feel upset about girl’s not having an education. Overall, Malala gets the reader to sympathize over the fact that some girls had to leave their education behind because of
Social norms and deviance are other sociological concepts observed in the film. Social norms are unwritten rules of behavior that one is expected to follow in specific situations. Cady has a difficult time adjusting to the social norms in the public school. As stated in the movie, “I had never lived in a world where adults didn’t trust me, “she says. For example, adults always yelled at her, and teachers told her not to read ahead or eat in the classroom.
Many people are shunned by a multitude of people; they are forced out or unwelcomed because of unproven reasons. Recently in Los Angeles, a 16 year old girl, Mary “James” Salazar, was pulled out of class for wearing a red spaghetti-strap dress on a hot October day. The office told her to put on a sweater because her clothing was too revealing and distracting. Since this incident of slut-shaming happened James has left the school and gone to homeschooling. “Slut shaming is the action or fact of stigmatizing a woman for engaging in behavior judged to be promiscuous or sexually provocative,” (English Oxford Living Dictionaries).
The historical synopsis of Persepolis is her depiction of Iranians and of the battles they encountered, and are still experiencing, in post-revolutionary Iran. Persepolis makes essential pace toward transforming how Western audience discern Iranians. Persepolis gives it readers a glance at how life is like in Iran. However, people base their impression of different countries on what the the media reports. Sadly, the notion of Iranians is usually adverse and associated with fundamentalism, terrorism, and fanaticism.
Rape culture in the education environment and the workplace needs to stop. To start with, it is important to mention that every day, girls are being sent home by schools due to what they are wearing, therefore hindering their education. Schools are sexualizing female students’ bodies as if they are there to distract male students while in fact, “the standards that high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools impose on girls— and rarely on boys — have gotten pretty out of hand.” Says Suzannah Weis, in the article: 5 Ways School Dress Codes Reinforce Rape Culture, Because Women Aren 't A "Distraction". These rules are teaching kids that if a woman doesn’t dress a certain way, they are asking for attention. According to them, it’s not the boys’ fault if they give unwanted attention.
It was just given to her by the teacher in 1980. At that time under the new rule it became an obligation for girls to wear them to school. The veil wasn 't introduced to them at this time and separated both genders. Marjane didn 't like this and it seemed unfair to her that all of her friends now had to become separated. However this was only the very beginning of the events to come.
It was the first day of Kinder, Haley was so nervous. Haley was a little girl with fluffy brown hair and brown eyes. She has always been an insecure girl, what will other children think of her? What if she makes no friends, what if no one likes her? All these thoughts came to her mind as she entered to her classroom.