During the first Five-Year Plan Stalin made the Soviet Union go through a drastic change to modernise and industrialise, attempting to transform society and the economy into a successful and progressive state. With the many challenge that were met, women in the USSR became a vital part in society in order to achieve the targets of the plan. In theory the Bolsheviks believed in equality for women yet in practice emancipation had not yet succeeded. This paper will discuss the state's attitude towards women's position in the Five-Year Plan and will argue that the state had an ambiguous attitude towards women.
“Ava 13, was excited for the first day of school. She felt good in her new striped sweater and jean skirt. But then her teacher pulled her aside “that skirt is too short,” the teacher said. Ava’s skirt did not meet the dress code, or her school’s rules for what kids can and can’t where” (“Should Schools Tell You How to Dress?” 1)
Teaching rhetoric, logic, algebra, and chemistry among other studies, Catharine found the books to be unsuitable to teach her students the way she desired and instead began to write her own. Even more groundbreaking, Catharine taught calisthenics to teach women proper physical education because she believed society’s view imposed poor views of health by promoting fragility, tight corsets, and poor diets. Even though Catharine advocated proper health, she had numerous nervous collapses and was treated in sanitariums frequently in her life. Catharine authored multiple treatises and books, including, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, The American Woman’s Home, The Moral Instructor for Schools and Families: Containing Lessons on the Duties of Life, and The Duty of American Women to Their Country. Catharine wrote a plethora of books and poetry,
At her school, they had done an active shooter drill. As she was hiding, her light up sneakers would give away her location. Would you want your child to worry about this? To sacrifice having cool shoes to show off to her classmates. To make her feel happy, for an active shooter.
Women had to take on the men’s jobs because they left to go fight in the war. Women’s fashion choices had to change to accommodate their needs because of their new jobs. Their lifestyles changed as a result of the war. Women realized that the deserved more than what they were getting. They were doing the same jobs and they wanted equal pay and equal rights.
Most of the time dress codes targets girls, boys do not get dress coded because they do not dress “sexy” to school like some girls do. “Having my stomach/thighs/shoulders show does not compromise my intelligence or actions.” (Anonymous page 1). People treat women differently when they don’t have more clothing on.
All things are going well until mother has to do the check-in with one of the teachers at the school, where she has to give her address and finds out that she has her daughter at the wrong school, meaning the wrong school district for where she lives at. The mother begins to argue about why her daughter should attend this first school and why her daughter cannot go anywhere
It was just given to her by the teacher in 1980. At that time under the new rule it became an obligation for girls to wear them to school. The veil wasn 't introduced to them at this time and separated both genders. Marjane didn 't like this and it seemed unfair to her that all of her friends now had to become separated.
My mother always has the tendency to get on my back about the tiniest things, she has always been like that since the day they took my dad. “I’m going, I’m going, chill mom, I’m not going to be late.” I rushed out of bed and put on my uniform that consists of a blue polo and a black skirt. I prepared myself breakfast, brushed my teeth, and walked out the door.
Lisbon, further leading to their suicide. The assessment of the girls’ physical presence, created by Mrs. Lisbon relies on that she makes the girls dress and physically appear a particular way, to her liking. Through Mrs. Lisbon prohibition of wearing any sort of makeup, forcing the girls to dress a certain way and even requiring them to wear long shapeless sacks to Homecoming, further represses the girls’ outlet to express themselves. In the mornings before school or church, “she [Mrs. Lisbon] checked each daughter for signs of makeup before allowing her to get in the car, and it was not unusual for her to send Lux back inside to put on a less revealing top” (6). The way one dresses or the way they do their makeup is a potential outlet of expressing emotions, which is stripped from the girls.
While the teacher was walking around the room to check for completion of the homework, Eve started scribbling words across her paper. According to her paper, the cause of the Civil War was a single displacement reaction. Eve did not care that her answer was completely incorrect because the teacher gave her full credit for having any answer on the page. Numerous students like Eve are in the school system.
Although women were not granted workwear similar to men as they had desired, they did begin to wear more comfortable dresses in order to work in the fast paced conditions. Women saw this as an advancement for further reforms and it allowed women to build their confidence and courage in order to pursue their right to dress freely and comfortably. The introduction of women in the workplace incited a strong desire for gender equality and for fashion reforms to allow women to dress appropriately for the labor intensive jobs they were required to
Mary Mebane conveyed in the article that having “dark dark” skin, resulted in a social stigma among not just white people but black society as a whole. It wasn’t just a way for others to critique you, but with how the individual viewed themselves, as they also were treated differently by black people. She discusses her own feelings and experiences, while articulating various mechanisms of those around her during the era in dealing with the stigma that being darker meant you were less desirable. She sites how in time these stigmas were less prevalent in society. I agree with her largely on the subject, although I still find it prevalent in today’s society.
• Paragraph 1 - 6: The author asserts that women gained rights and freedom after long silence but contemporary women are not free as they want to. She explains that “we are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism,” (Wolf 185) which the notion of beauty is poisoning women’s liberty and rights. The images of “beautiful” women are used against women’s advancement. • Paragraph 7 – 8: Wolf describes that “beauty” became very essential in women’s life. For instance, women must have beauty knowledge, pornography invaded the mainstream, eating disorder rose exponentially and cosmetic surgery controls women medically.
Self-labeled “sex-positive feminists” generally believe there shouldn’t be some universal, cookie cutter guideline for all women’s sexuality. As one sex worker and activist, Teri Goodson, said, “Some non-sex worker feminists seem to understand that the stigma and oppression of female prostitutes is used to uphold the double standard and is limiting to all women’s sexual freedom.” Those thoughts capture the essence of the liberalized women of the 1920s who shattered several cultural boundaries. In fact, these women were reverently labelled as “flappers,” a term popularized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in reference to those women. Mind you, the term “flapper” had previously been primarily associated with prostitutes.