1. Who is Betsy DeVo? Betsy DeVo is a multi-billionaire born in 1958, and the secretary of education in the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree from Calvin College. Betsy is a politician, philanthropist, and an activist on educational matters. She started politics in her college years .Her passion for education was triggered by her mother, who was a teacher, and also through her experience as a parent.
Lady Gaga, Mother Monster, or Stefani Germanotta is a superstar with the need to help heal the world of hate and misunderstanding.Lady Gaga is known for her eccentric fashion and atypical music videos. She refuses to tie herself down to one musical genre. Although she does produce music that follows the pop-techno sound, she also dabbles in soft rock and jazz. When it comes to her music she gives a piece of herself to her audience, ergo creating a deep connection with her Monsters, the fandom name. Lady Gaga gives her fans the maternal love that they might not receive at home, which earned her nickname as Mother Monster.
I am convinced that it could be a possible way to get rid of a verbally abusive relationship, to speak up when the abuse actually occurs. Janie becomes aware of her word power, she has then the ability to remain quiet as well because she does not want to abuse the authority that is presupposed in the felicitous speech act as the authors says (49). Moving to the third literary piece, Bollobás again discusses the destructive power of speech in Norman Mailer’s “The Time of Her Time”. This work, as Bollobás states, was written at the time of sexual liberation for women too, was a revolutionary one in presenting the female orgasm (49). However, it is viewed today as a representation of male sexual violence, with an Irish protagonist named Sergius O’Shaughnessy, a passionate bullfighter teacher, who claims himself
The book discusses issues that mainly affects women such as men, education, marriage and societal pressures during her time. These issues mold and influence Mary Wollstonecraft to someone who we respect today as one of the pioneers fighting for women rights. This response paper focuses mainly on the women aspect and factors surrounding it. Knowledge is a key factor in her fight for women rights. Unfortunately, women were
The lecture is a political text with a vigorous and impressive message. It has been noted as one of the ten greatest speeches of the 20th century according to the Guardian. As its own name stated, Mrs Pankhurst talked about the importance of the enfranchisement of women knowing that would be the only way to freedom. Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester, to politically active parents, she was introduced to the women's suffrage movement at a very
To be shot for something she believes in is a very touchy subject. As she states in her book, “ To me, the moral of the story was there will always be hurdles in life, but if you want to achieve a goal, you must continue” (Yousafzai, 168). Where she was talking about a story she had read, but she also referenced it to her life. To which she won’t give up on what she believes in education there will be obstacles, but her persistence will help her overcome them. Moreover, Malala in her book also states, “I tell them to think of a girl who is married off at eleven… Or the children who have been killed by bomb and bullets.
The role that gender has on my life is a large one that is often invisible. It has been hard to comply with my past behavior and another struggle to stop and change behavior that deals with the submission of gender roles and the sensitivity of my sex and gender aligning when other do not have that case and the privilege I do to talk about it comfortably with anyone. So with that this has started a journey within myself to do and be better not for myself but for others who do not have that privilege. In class we learn a lot about oppression that we as individuals we try to focus on that and make ourselves look like the victim and with that we have to get out of that box and take the privilege that we have may it be race, gender, sexuality, disability and help others that truly help within their struggles as
The Handmaid´s Tale is a popular dystopian novel by the author Margaret Atwood. Atwood tells a story about a not too distant future. The Handmaid´s Tale visits a large range of issues relating to power, gender, religious politics, pollution, and fertility issues. In Gilead, women´s bodies are politicized and restrained. Gilead is a place where you are surrounded by rules that must be obeyed because of the fear of the torture that will be received.
The main themes that can be clearly seen and felt are society, class and marriage. Another common theme is women's morality and sensuality. Before the publication of Jane Eyre, women were simple supposed to live under the expectations of society. After this novel was published, the "new woman" became predominant who was based on the main character, Jane, who was independent, strong, forward, and radical in the sense of marriage and contraception opinions. The theme of sex scandal goes along with women's morality and sensuality because it also went against the prior conservative social expectations and beliefs for women.
Kamala Markandaya projects Rukmani as the one who celebrates her womanhood; balancing her emotionality with her indomitable spirit. Rukmani completely fits in to what Neena Arora’s observes, "In classical literature, a woman is always shown in relationship to man…Traditionally, a "good woman" is always synonymous with good wife and good wife must be chaste, faithful and virtuous like Sita or Savitri." Kamala Markandaya 's Nectar in a Sieve portrays its positive women characters as ideal sufferers and nurturers. (Insha 180)