Is Mayella Ewell powerful? That is the question that we are asking in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Mayella is a poor girl who is occasionally abused by her father Bob Ewell. She has not had an easy life, her mother walked out to get away from Bob, and did not take Mayella with her, but she is a smart person, this is a point that is often overlooked until she gets into court with Tom. Of course, some of us know that Mayella is powerful, she has the power to basically decide the fate of a person such as Tom Robinson and controlling a situation.
People with disabilities and their caretakers are stigmatized for not being able to keep up, but they are not viewed as not having a “real” disability if they are too productive. Instead of viewing this as a symptom for their disease or disability, Hillyer believes this is a healthier way of living, and she encourages her readers to adopt similar techniques for managing their responsibilities. She especially criticizes the unrealistic, fast-paced speed that women are expected to maintain, despite personal obstacles. Hillyer, having lived in the intersection between the feminist and disability communities for most of her life, emphasizes the importance of allowing women to abandon the traditional concept of a highly productive “superwoman” and instead replace it with the knowledge that every woman dealing with a disease or disability, in themselves or loved ones, is a
How does one limit their reasoning of how Oprah Winfrey has changed their lives. I would like to start with the fact of how she has shown me that women can be just as powerful as men. In this world today it can be hard to remember that, but Winfrey will never let you forget it. From starting her own charity to help girls get a better education in a place where they were told they couldn’t be taught and are treated like objects. She has continue to strive for a better place for every human, no matter race, gender, sexuality or past life.
English Novelist Graham Greene, once said: “Pity is cruel. Pity Destroys”. Pity may seem like a positive thing to have, to feel “sorry” for someone, but in reality, it is not. Pity can make it difficult for people to learn and improve, just like Helen Keller in the play The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson. Helen Keller was a blind and deaf girl, whose family commiserated her for her disabilities.
Although she didn’t just magically appear on the bench, it took many hardships and endurance to get to where she is today. However, she will go on to admit that not everyone is fortunate enough to achieve success in this country, "But achieving success here is no easy accomplishment for Latinos or Latinas, and although that struggle did not and does not create a Latina identity, it does inspire how I live my life" (Sotomayor). When she says 'no easy accomplishment,' Sonia is bluntly telling her audience that it is difficult for minorities to come to the United States and attain their goals, as well as being represented by people that look and have the same experience as them. She gives life to the reality of what it feels like to have two clashing cultures affect the way you act as an individual. She says, "It does not provide an adequate explanation of why individuals like us, many of whom are born in this completely different American culture, still identify so strongly with those communities in which our parents were born and raised" (Sotomayor).
If I preferred an abled person over an disabled person, I won’t be interested in this field. My little sister is partially death and I see the struggles she has to go through at school and I see how some of the kids treat her. She really just wants to be treated like any another kid and not be counted out because of her disability. She thought me to treat everyone with the same respect and be open-minded when it comes to people with disability. Yes, they might have a disability but that doesn’t define them, they are bigger than their disability.
One of the most significant is the sympathy for others and the need to help them. Many of the characters in Sarah’s Key feel they need to ammend for the past, sometimes even when they had nothing to do with it. Julia feels the need to find out everything she can about Sarah and her family; she feels sorry for “being 45-years old and not knowing.” Edouard feels the need to financially help the Dufaure’s and Sarah. He may not be ethically or morally responsible for sending money, but he feels that it may be one small way he can contribute. Because secrets are everywhere, the story lends itself to suggesting that everyone has some form of secret, even the most established first-world countries and even the most severe and committed people.
Helen Keller is blind and has first witness to the way that blind people are treated in the work force she tries to continue people that the blind may have many great skills but cannot or may not use them in the work force because they are considered less skilful because of their lack of sight she tried to explain to the people that they can use and bring their skills out if you help them a little bit more at work .Give them a little more assistance to get the job done.
And a disabled person’s ambition is like all other human beings, the looks of pity and compassion negatively affect that ambition. People should embrace the disabled person and give them a helping hand, and they should have laws, which defend their rights, which should be respected. However, most societies do not have laws that ensure an equal life for the disabled population. It is a shame that the rights of the disabled people has turned many times to mere slogans. As the statistics shown above say, disabled people are considered an embarrassment to be around and considered unproductive people, and therefore are excluded from their society.
Shifting from viewing disability in binaries like good v. bad or helpful v. hindering, aids people to empathize with one’s disability experience. Disability should be viewed as just another aspect of difference or diversity and not just an aspect of deficiency. The individuals with disabilities live complex lives and have many layers to them just as any other person, thus, it is extremely ignorant to only define an individual by their disability. Yet, it was intriguing for me to read in the text that this action of labeling people by their disabilities is being taken back by that very same community but as a empowerment movement. It is essential to understand where the power goes and when the power is back in the hands of a marginalized group, they have more control over their own lives.
My body size is too big and I am too obese, which it is the result why I am still single and unwed. Society and the media have been influenced and blind children, adult and family member to see what is an ideal beauty and body. How useful is the information for social work practice? As a social work, the definition of ideal beauty and body by society and media has influenced many children and adult. A social worker can help and educate clients about appreciating their self and their body.
The colored woman has the position in society that can and must influence change because she understands what it is like to be inferior in terms of race and gender. In doing so, the colored woman has the special ability to understand social struggles and be the one to spark revolution by being an “active agent.” She says, “No other hand can move the lever” (Cooper 125). Also, Cooper’s idea of agency, the capacity of individuals to influence social change, is ultimately difficult to defy, especially for a minority group. Therefore, there can’t be a one-way street; in other words, other races in society need to reciprocate positive change. To relate Cooper’s ideas to Princeton, the Black Justice League is the collective group that is initiating the change, but the change will only be successful if the other races on campus support it as well and vote for the expunging of Wilson’s name.
She feels as though society uses the label “overly-sensitive” in a negative manner (Web). The traits associated with such a personality “exasperated parents and teachers” and the label “overly-sensitive” was an excuse to explain the behaviors of those who were not content with their environment (Lamott Web). However, she disagrees. In “Me, the overly sensitive child”, Anne Lamott believes that it is this personality trait that let her and others see beyond the confines of their environment and pushed them to advocate not only for a better and more fulfilling life for themselves, but also for those around
According to merriam-webster.com, the definition of glass ceiling is “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs”. As many people know, women tend to get paid less when referring to corporate and/or office jobs; being a colored woman, I wanted to be stay informed on the topic and changes that can possibly occur to break this glass ceiling. Therefore, I went and sat in on a lecture that took place on October 14th lead by a representative from the campaign, All In Together. The All In Together campaign is a collaboration-driven campaign to empower women with the tools they need to drive meaningful change. As this woman (whose name I did not remember) was
I love to advocate for others, who are unable to do this for themselves. I advocated for son, who had dyslexia throughout his life, and I never took no for an answer. Some of my characteristics that could impede my effectiveness as a counselor would be the same qualities that makes me an excellent advocate. I tend to be seen as pushy and arrogant sometimes; nevertheless, you have to fight in a civilized manner to get ahead. My resilient characteristics could be seen differently since I am a woman, and women are judged differently than men.