Moreover, she imposes rules on her last born daughter thereby diminishing her decision-making ability. The verdict to stop the marriage between Tita and Pedro was not only cruel but also led to increased loneliness for her daughter. I am convinced that the mother is excessively harsh on her child, and every slight protest is met with angry tirades and physical violence. For instance, Mama Elena subjected Tita to beatings when she was accused of intentionally ruining the wedding cake as well as when the mother was blamed for the death of Pedro. As for me, the book vividly demonstrates how specific behavioral models initially intended to help women cope with difficulties may exacerbate the situation.
There are many stigmas attached to receiving public assistance. People who depend on welfare to survive are often seen to use welfare because of “their laziness, drug use, lack of human capital, personal choice, or other personal shortcomings or irresponsible behavior.” The mothers in the study conducted by Seccombe, James, and Walters found that women receiving public assistance were all too aware of these stigma. These women understood that other people looked at them differently when they found out that they were on welfare. The surprising finding in this study, however, is that while individual women saw themselves as victims of a system, they stigmatized other women on public assistance under the same stereotypes that they were subjected to by others. These women saw “clear distinctions were drawn between ‘me’ and them’.” The disconnect between how a person sees themselves in the system in comparison to others may be a defense mechanism that is used in order to cope with being on welfare.
Miller description of women shows multiple problems. He is making a statement about gender, that it is easier for women to fall into a trap not being able to think for themselves. Also the description of the woman roles that was played in this to be useful for those who was in position of power as opposed to serving the public good. Although Abigail is 17 years old she is very smart, she knows how to get out of trouble. In The Crucible she has so many personal traits, selfish, manipulative, jealous, and a liar.
People tend to reduce others to stereotypes to better understand them and predict their behavior. Women especially find themselves being labeled as a static being so men don’t have to work to figure them out. Over the centuries, many stereotypes, mostly derogatory, have been used to describe women and keep them from evolving both in men’s minds as well as in reality. In “Her Kind”, Anne Sexton evaluates three different archetypes women fill using different rhetorical strategies but uses repetition to tie the images together. The first stanza portrays a woman as “a possessed witch” and uses detailed imagery to illustrate the need for women to fit into all prescribed societal roles for them.
Stella is resentful and angry. She does not try to escape the reality she is faced with but allows it to negatively affect her attitude towards her sister and her mother. For example Ozick explains “Then Stella took the shawl away and made Magda die. Afterward Stella said: ”I was cold.” And Afterward she was always cold, always. The cold went into her heart: Rosa saw that Stella’s heart was cold.”(300) Through this we see that Rosa has come to realize that in the dire circumstances of their situation Stella has come to really only care for herself not her family unlike Rosa.
It is evident that at times she uses communitarian and the female centric nature of Cherokee society to criticize modern American gender relations and society. This is bad because it goes against what Native peoples want and would have wanted. In all, in some parts of the text Perdue either was a bit harsh or at other times did not give enough insight but still endured that the book was successful. Cherokee Women in all is a powerful and useful book to many different people for many different reasons. Basing her analysis on gender, Perdue provides insights on Native Americans and gender that would not be emphasized in different studies.
Like them!”(Tan 141-142). Once Tan admits how she feels, the argument quickly dissolves. Tan’s recollections could be taken as seriously, dark , intense or fearful from all the rapid changes in Tan and her mother’s emotions. The relationship that Tan and her mother had situated themselves in differs drastically from Chua and her daughter, Lulu. Tan and her mother carry serious animosity and bitterness towards each other leaving no space for things such as compassion.
They care because equal rights matter, and that is not what women are often times receiving. We should care because it impacts our lives today, and can help us reflect on times back then, to see our improvement as a whole. Citizens of all types need to stop viewing the world from their own eyes, as it obstructs your daily view on topics like sexism. Instead we need to concede to the fact that we are all created equal, but we just have different starting points. Sexism is a major setback for Curley’s wife, and a lot of women.
Because of this, Wollstonecraft is urging readers to see women as not merely one thing. Women should not be put in a box, but should be seen as many different things, and Wollstonecraft brings light to this issue. The author ultimately draws attention to the bigger picture of woman inferiority by showing a woman is not limited to one role
If a woman used her voice to demand respect, most people would stop disrespectful behavior. However, some women do not know how to respect themselves. Therefore, they allow people to treat them disrespectfully. The tragedy of sexism is a twofold problem. The way society views women and the way a woman represents herself.
She views it as a “non-neutral arena structured against the interests of women but relatively autonomous, capable of occasionally being harnessed for feminists ends, and, perhaps even more importantly, as an arena where so much damage can be done to women that feminists cannot therefore afford to abandon it. The daunting challenge of developing a general theory of agenda setting has led some scholars to focus on how one individual institution–Congress, the Supreme Court, or the presidency–sets its agenda,” (Kenney,
"Why do you hate me so much what drived you to hate me so much ." I didn 't know she cared that much about why Jess hated. Jess opens her mouths to speak but closes it just as quickly. I look at Jess and she look me in the eye begging me with her eyes. "I actually want to know this too your an ok person Jess I mean your not overly nice but your not a bitch either your just that way with my sister."