Doctor talk to Moran that she is fine but she really need a psychiatric help. According to Moran (1992), “Winnie was admitted to Willingdon School, the Reform school for girls” (65). In this school Winnie also got psychiatric help because a psychiatric came there every month. Moran got a call from police who said that they found Winnie in panties and brassiere at the city suburb. Because of lack of resources court decided to put Winnie again in Willingdon Reform School for girls.
The ethics of both of these stories may be out of the normative and looked down upon but in reality they are both just trying to better people and make them worth something again. The idea of Panopticism is the idea of having power and control over someone while making them into something you want. The same kind of power is seen with John and the narrator as he has all control over where she lives and what she does all day to try to fix her “nervousness”. Trying to put someone back into society after they are not use to acting a certain way can either scare them or drive them even more insane which is what happened in both of these stories. Both John and the government in Panopticism use similar techniques of being watched, treating them like prisoners and trying to change their ways in order to fix them.
Little girls could not attend school and had to stay home and help their mothers. There are still many places around the world where women can’t work or go to school and lots of places where racism still happens. There are also many places where people have no rights because they have a dictator instead of a democracy. A dictator controls everyone and does not allow people to vote for their leader and usually gives the position to someone in their family when they die. It is usually in countries with dictators where women don’t have equal rights and cannot work or go to school.
Exploration of intertextual connections between Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Fay Weldon’s Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen highlights the re-evaluation of the values explored from 18th century England into the 20th century context. Weldon’s letters affirm the insights offered regarding social values of Austen’s context in relation to her postmodern context. By encouraging the reader to discern the relationship between the values of resistance to the well-established patriarchy and literature and education, Weldon utilises the foundation of Pride and Prejudice to validate how values have remained consistent albeit throughout changing contexts. Intertextual connections between texts are useful in stressing the continuity of the concept of challenging the patriarchy. In Pride and Prejudice, Austen explicitly
Many were still disappointed in the outcome of this tragedy. Even more so when news broke early this month that mother Stephanie Lopez would be released after only serving 15 years, 12 years shy of the sentence she received for her daughters torture and murder. Many already enraged at the thought, listened to a report from a cell mate of Stephanie’s say that she was asking for prayers for the court, her family, and herself and never once mentioning a prayer for Brianna. Stephanie has been released and has gone to live in a west Texas town. She will be on probation for two years where she cannot associate with other felons, consume drugs or
In “The House on Mango Street” Sandra Cisneros implies that Esperanza's cultural and physical surroundings are what shapes her psychological and moral traits. Esperanza's great-grandmother is the first of many women in The House on Mango Street who spend their lives looking out the window and longing for escape. Esperanza resolves to not end up like her great-grandmother before she even meets the other trapped women on Mango Street: Mamacita, Sally, Minerva, and Rafaela. They sit by their windows and look down onto the street all day. The group makes up a kind of community, but these women cannot communicate, and each keeps to her place without much complaint, these women give Esperanza a vivid picture of what it is like to be trapped, hardening her resolve not to be like her great-grandmother.
Prohibition has been a big issue since the mid to late eighteen hundreds. Some states were under prohibition during that time, but during the 1920s no states were allowed to drink. For years female activist groups had been battling alcohol, and January 16, 1920, their wish was granted. Some of these anti-alcohol groups were non-violent, however some were extremely violent. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union was a very large group of non-violent women who were against alcohol due to the impact it had on families.
Women have been struggling with discrimination for years, will it ever end? In the world we live in, there are places that have deemed it normal for a woman to have no rights regarding education, marriage, clothing, children, employment, and more basic human rights. Not only that, but there is violence towards these women who live their lives struggling daily to enjoy the rights that they do have. In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the central character Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, an area that used to be known as Harvard University. In this dystopian society, the birthrate has plummeted and women are now valued for their ability to have children because the future of the society now relies on it.
Incarceration does not only affect those that are in prison but also the families and communities the prisoners are from. When it comes to visitation at San Quentin, Megan Comfort argues that visitors are treated as criminals because of the control they have to go through before visiting. Visitors mostly comprised of women. Most of the time, these women were forced to learn the hard way of visitation on their own. In some ways it seems as though the COs know they have control over these women and their time, so they cross boundaries such as, sexualizing their outfits and taking away their personal belongings.
My grandmother was later admitted into a nursing home when she became a danger to herself at home. I never went to see her. I had time to visit but I chose to be a teenager. I chose football games, work, and friends over a woman who without her I wouldn’t exist. I understood her.