Women have come a long way throughout history from the right to vote to be able to work in the workplace. They have faced a lot of discrimination but have been able to fight through each situation, but yet there are disparities between men and women in the workplace from the pay gap to positions. But why are these disparities present? Katty Kay and Clarie Shipman, writers of the article The Confidence Gap, believe the answer is confidence. This article argues that the reason why women do not pursue higher positions is due to low confidence through a pathos appeal directed at the audience, an ethos appeal given by the credibility of the authors, and a logos appeal by a variety of statistics and studies.
Hurston reminds the readers that she does not weep because of her race, but rather, she is proud. She chooses two opposing words, “laugh” and “weep” to convey a message that there are conflicting emotions among other. Thus, by repeating ‘weep’ the readers are reminded of the previous sentence, that she does not weep. She is not conflicted with emotions, but rather, she is certain and has a sense of pride. She continues to express her feelings towards her race in, “I do not belong to the sobbing school” (Hurston).
She uses data from a field study on a battered women’s shelter in Los Angeles to back up her claims on structural intersectionality, explaining how women of color often face many structural barriers that keep them stuck in abusive relationships. The field study examines how most women at the shelter were struggling with language and financial barriers and facing racism, Crenshaw uses this information to propose that the struggles women of color face are often left unconsidered in the subject of feminism. In the fourth page of her essay, Crenshaw says, "WOC are differently situated in the economic, social and political worlds" (1250) . In making this claim, Crenshaw makes a warrant that all women of color are facing these same struggles, which is most likely true, but she only refers to the field study to support her claim, which is a generalization strategy. Making a claim about all WOC (women of color) based on the data from a single field suggests to the reader that every woman of color can be compared to the women at this one shelter in Los Angeles and all women can be properly represented by one region.
This stereotype really irks me because it is an insult to my friends and me. My friends are just as successful, healthy, and educated as me, if not more than myself. This stereotype really just baffles me. I ask myself whenever I hear this I just ask myself, how did this ever come about? Why not white women from the north?
I believe the purpose of the article was to bring awareness to the concept of white privilege. There are many individuals today who are unaware of the concept, it either goes unrecognized or in many instances is seen as a made up belief. I feel that by Peggy giving many examples of white privilege she was able to bring awareness to the existence of white privilege. One of the main values in the social work profession is social justice. In order to secure social justice for individuals who live with inequalities social workers must be able to recognize the cause of the inequalities.
Patriot woman Abigail Adams writes about these rights in her letter to her husband, saying, “I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors,” (Document 6.7). Interestingly she does not include herself, by her words “them” instead of using “us.” This could be lost in translation of their dialect, but not including herself in this verbiage could have been intentional in the case that her letter is read aloud in front of the Continental Congress, instead of just Abigail’s husband. This would have the Congress think of all women (free white women) instead of just Abigail, or thinking that John Adams only wants more rights for his own
5,6) the issues that have been mentioned above are expressed. Since, especially black women, are considered to be living in the shadow this passage exposes the feelings and representation of black women in society. Their existence in the world which is not considered and respected. Considering especially the fact that the lyrical I is a black maiden, she seeks for recognition and acceptance among the other figures of the poem. Referring to contemporary issues, the lyrical I would be classified as a lower ranked person since she is black and being occupied as a maid, which clearly makes her powerless and voiceless in society.
Intersectionality is when there is other problematic society that affects a certain group of people within society is interconnected. The minority may all belong to the same group but yet there are many categories within that group that also deal with more than one form of oppression. In the article, the author makes valid points of the daily struggles of being a woman in society but also shines light on the issue that she also faces other forms of oppression because of her skin color. To the average white woman, the only form of institutionalized oppression they experience is solely gender based and therefore they tend to dismiss the idea that other races and religious fight for equality is much more intense. Intersectionality also contends
Chicanas are known to have a very strong attachment to their culture and beliefs. The language, politics, habits, and rituals of Chicanas define who they are as a people. To try to fade those aspects out is an attempt at destroying what created these women and the issues they face today. Take language and writing as an example, if White culture took away Spanish and all of its dialects, then the people would not have a cultural or deeply-rooted way of communicating stories and experiences felt by the people in all of its might. If White culture takes away the things that shape minorities’ lives, then they have ignored the force of change that diversity
Stereotypes are making it hard for women of color to be seen in a positive light on and off the screen. For example, Tichina Arnold who is Rochelle from Everybody Hates Chris, plays a mother who is short-tempered, strict, and loud but successfully runs the household on a tight budget. Rochelle fits the stereotype that black woman are ghetto, angry, loud, obnoxious, strict, and humorous. Rochelle expresses these qualities repeatedly throughout the show but mostly when is disciplining her children. Not only does she fall into the typical black mother punishment style, but she falls into the welfare receiving black mom category.
From our previous lecture discussions, we talk about how women are placed lower in the pyramid of power. But women of color struggle the most because they not only have to deal with sexism, but also racism. We also see the issues of women of color against with white feminist movement. Women of color have to put more effort when dealing with their problems compared to white women in general. In this week’s readings, we are examining some of the problems that women of color have to deal with.
When analyzing the intersections, it is clear the women of color face even more intense discrimination. Per the textbook, the wage gap for African-American women is 67.5 percent, Latinas: 58 percent, Asian-American: 90 percent. These figures are startling. As this is often the case, sadly, minority women are being taken advantage of the most. They face this further devastation for similar reasons, just on a new level.
1. The main concept of this chapter discusses mobility throughout the history of America in areas such as occupations, status attainment, education, and mobility for minorities such as women and blacks vs. white men (Hurst, Chp 14, 2013). 2. The main points of this chapter include the mobility for minorities in America as well as the different types and areas of mobility, including education, occupations, socioeconomic status; and how discrimination plays a role in mobility for minorities. For example, women struggle with upward mobility due to the household responsibilities that are perceived as woman duties.