Today’s perfect women’s social stereotype may be a woman smiling. However, Cunningham states lots of history about society has tried to force women to hide their actually smiles. She writes “Women weren’t always expected to seem animated and responsive; in fact, immoderate laughter was once considered one of the more conspicuous vices a woman could have, and mirth was downright sinful.” (174) I think it shows the women are forced to obey because of social pressures, however, it also shows that society’s view changed about the women’s smile. As a result, women should show their emotions in certain ways to face those pressures from society.
But later one mention the congresswoman Nancy Pelosi comment, which appeals to a older audience. Prior reading this article I assume that when girls posted selfies of themselves posting was mainly a sign of desperations, of perhaps need for validation. But after reading Simon’s point of view in how society position girls as passive targets instead of their own individuals. I’ve started to wonder could selfies be signs of desperation? or a sign of low self-esteem.
Slaughter response some critics said that she was setting a poor example for career women. While others found an interest in Ms. Slaughters preaching about a feminist focus on the problems of the rich and powerful. Ms. Slaughter has now expanded her views into a book. “We often cannot control the fate of our career and family,” (Slaughter). Ms. Slaughter says, the main problem women face when trying to balance a career and a family is trying to pursue our self-interest in a world in which others are pursuing theirs.
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle.
In her article, “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” Sheryl Sandberg discusses the issue of women’s equality and success in the workplace. She states that women are told they won’t become as successful as their male counterparts, and ironically that becomes true. Sandberg also discusses women and their struggles of balancing personal lives and work. Although the article may seem slightly monotonous, the author appears extremely credible and reliable because of her use of references to pop culture, use of personal stories, and exceptional use of facts.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman also known as the narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper uses imagery in this book. As a women in the 1980’s many women had very to little power or approbation to the society. During this time many women were noted to have an illness known as ¨Nervous Disorders¨, which is mentioned in the book by the narrator. Gilmans purpose of The Yellow Wallpaper was to free women from fostering their intelligence, emotional growth, and domestic servitude during this era of struggling women.
Throughout her essay Brady used sarcasm and outlandish claims to incite a strong emotional reaction from her readers. I too was shocked by her requirements for a wife and the fact that women in that time period were expected to follow these requirements. Brady has done an excellent job of appealing to the readers using pathos while explaining how absurd the expectations of wives
This idea about masculinity and how it relates to power and leadership can help bring reason as to why some women take on the Queen Bee approach. Women must stay in the middle. “If women conform to the gender role by being feminine they fail to be ‘managerial’, but if they conform to the managerial role they are no longer feminine” (Mavin, 2008, p.77). Women have so many expectations that society makes it hard for them to be successful and seen for their strengths. Queen Bees act in a way that will differentiate them from other women.
Are you good or pretty enough? Alessia Cara’s new song talks about the struggle that women go through to fit into or society. “Scars to Your Beautiful” brings up a topic that a lot of other Pop singers are bringing up on their songs. Even if women have achieved a lot of rights, society still has a lot of high expectations about them. The main one that Alessia Cara shows in her song is about “beauty” but these other artists like Madonna and Beyonce also talk about how society expects women to behave.
These girls prove that there is not a reason for preserving social etiquette beyond preserving traditional beliefs, attitudes, and philosophies. If these girls were not constrained by their mother 's and society 's rules and expectations, a more potent side of their personalities would show through, leaving them as more expressive and
Over time, women have slowly gained more and more rights. They have become more prominent in society, making more decisions that influence their lives, as well as the lives of other people. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston highlights how the gender roles of men and women differ including women being less powerful than men, how Janie had the strength and determination to gain her own happiness, and how stereotypical roles should not play a part in society. Some people view Janie as a woman who should be dependent on her husband, following the traditional roles of women, being satisfied with her life as the less powerful sex.