The paragraph that stood out to me the most in Germaine Greer’s “The Stereotype” was the one that spoke to societies expectations of women, as it is still very prevalent today. Today women on every form of social media or commercials advertisements are expected to look a certain way. Even in the real world, women are to be seen impeccable and are often perceived differently based on their features, style, and overall appearance. Often times people on social media gain following based on their aesthetics rather than their personality or creativity which seems to be very similar to older times. Today there are people who are seen as “role models” or social media icons solely because they meet society's expectations of what “beautiful” is and
There is an interest in literature with well written female characters. Simple readers and well renowned critics alike all seem to greatly enjoy the concept of a well written woman. Modern authors, such as George RR Martin, who write these “interesting women” are still questioned today about where this comes from. People seem to have a fascination with women being written as intelligent beings, with their own important, motives. This fascination is often held mainly around just women characters who are just written as real women.
Moreover, it has been highly noticeable that the pop star’s skin colour has become drastically fairer over time. This change in skin shade, from dark skin tone to a fairer skin tone suggests that both women from the black community as well as women from the white community will be able to identify themselves with Beyonce. This process of skin lightening has been criticised in the dailymail: “Not only does it imprint upon every impressionable young woman of colour the message that she is not good enough as she is, it also suggests that, despite her meteroic success, Queen Bee thinks she must alter the very fabric of her being to make herself more palatable to the masses.” The website also reported the alarming expansion of the skin-lightening industry, whereby, in 2012, the Global Industry Analysts reported it to be worth $10 billion worldwide that same year
It may be marketable and easy-to-sell, hinging on the interests of radical feminists and romance-lovers, but from the overdone characters to the bland world, one can see why the reviews have been so negative. The first cliche out of many originates from the main character, Katsa. Her personality—if one could call the shapeless, inconsistent, and incoherent textbook responses the author gave her a personality—tries to sell off Cashore’s idea of “feminism” and a “strong female lead.” The problem with this is twofold. “Strong female leads” are far overdone in young-adult fiction, especially when written as blatantly as the author did: when the only reasoning going through her head is “because I’m a strong independent woman who doesn’t need a man to help me, and I shall never get married because all men are bad, and—oh, I just can’t stand giving my entire life
The wallpaper in the narrator’s room may have resembled her situation. The color of the wallpaper was unclean faded yellow. Some authors think that Gilman may have used the wallpaper to resemble the society and other authors thought that The Yellow Wallpaper is a symbol of freedom in mind. The writer intended to convince her readers to acknowledge the female narrator’s intelligence and creativity as a woman. After reading “The Yellow Wallpaper” I believe that the work is an outstanding example of feminism.
After reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, I have learned that Malala is a dynamic character. At the beginning of the book, the character is (A normal girl) eventually, the character becomes (unstoppable), and (brave). These character traits were observed through Malala’s actions, dialogue, relationships, choices, and problems. So this is like me because when I am scared I will think about how Malala faced her fears and how simple my fear is.So Malala really helped me know that there is more than candy in the world that makes me happy like my friends and my sisters kinda. But at least I have my parents I would be as worried as Malala when she didn't know where her father was and if he was killed!So there is much more than candy, my friends family Mrs.Gasser and more.
This passage becomes one of the main statements defining the term womanism discussed previously in the thesis. Walker supports and develops this term with the representation of the relation between Celie and Shug. Celie’s growth as a woman is visible in her relation with Shug Avery who teaches her how to enjoy life and to accept herself wholly. Some researchers support this argument by stating “Walker always emphasizes the importance of sisterhood in black women`s emancipation” (Singh & Guphta, 2010: 218). Shug introduces Celie to same-sex relationships and masturbation.
The second-person form that Kincaid uses throughout her essay is incredibly effective, and it allows the reader to be more involved in the story itself. In most cases, an author would just refer to the tourists as just that: tourists. However, through her use of the words “you” and “your,” Kincaid is able to make the work more personal to the reader. After recognizing the second-person point of view that is being used, the reader will most likely consider how they fit into the generalization Kincaid makes about tourists. If the reader feels uncomfortable by Kincaid’s accusations and attacking tone throughout the work, this is most likely part of her plan.
This has been scientifically proven; when it comes to empathy women are the dominant force because they unconsciously know the 3 types of empathy. In case you are wondering and also save you some Google ling time they are as follows: cognitive empathy, being able to know how the other person sees things; emotional empathy, feeling what the other person feels; and empathic concern, or sympathy -being ready to help someone in need. But for some reasons I have found that some women don´t express this to their mates, they much rather do it with their besties or bff´s, also known in my time as simply…their girlfriends. This is a big concern because men don´t seek approval from women for fear of exposing their sensitive side, this is a tip for women, no matter what, always show positive reinforcement in a relationship, sometimes we just wish for our girls to simply say, “you know what you did awesome, but things will work out better next time I’m sure of that” whether it’s in an interview or anything related to an activity that your mate is performing that didn´t meet the required outcome. If you don´t do this, you can be sure that the girl sitting next to him or the guy next to her in class or wherever will, and that is when compare and contrast kicks in allowing for undermining of a relationship to take place.
Joy Boothe´s short story “Jesse”, has to do with a young girl named Jesse. Throughout the story, we are following Jesse´s point of view as well as thoughts. The name “Jesse” encounters several times and appear as a meaningful name for the narrator. Themes such as racism, love, and ignorance, which will be accounted for later on. Joy Boothe leads her readers in many directions, she is changing the narrator’s perception throughout the story which makes it more interesting to read.
She frontloads the paper with many quotes and ideas from sources such as a fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio, Ron Crocco the principal of St. Augustine Catholic High School, and Lyn Mikel Brown the co author of Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes”. Although there are too many quotes that hides George’s voice, they also give her credibility on the topic, making her ideas seem more reliable to the audience by providing a credible source. Since the audience is well educated, they are more likely to believe what experts would say on the topic of sexualized clothing rather than the editor of the
Even though the story line was quite predictable, you still have the need to continue to read to see who the king chooses as his bride. One of the themes in this story is to treat all things with equal kindness. A good lesson for a lot of children to learn. I did notice that this book does stereotype the female and male sex roles. It is always interesting to learn how different cultures see the gender roles.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
My parents, who were immigrants picked it because of how easy it was plus it easily translated from English back to Vietnamese. Still I found Duana Taha 's The Name Therapist to be an intriguing read. Duana Taha is a self-styled "name therapist" who writes for the gossip blog, Lainey Gossip additionally she also works in Television where she gets to name characters which is basically the dream for a "name nerd" like herself. And while I 'm not much of a "name nerd", Duana 's enthusiasm for the subject had me slightly excited about it as well. Part memoir, and part social science study throughout The Name Therapist readers are introduced to a bit of history behind certain names and their popularity in addition to how Duana 's love and fascination with names started.
Doe hopes that young girls can look at her and be inspired. She wants to see more female entrepreneurs. Doe developed an interest in makeup at a young age. Her love for experimenting with makeup was one of the things that inspired her to develop Lime Crime Makeup. Doe 's business is internet-based, and she has said that running an internet-based business has a number of advantages.