In “Good Country People” the main character, Hulga behaves nothing like the traditional women of the time were expected to behave. Hulga’s actions and beliefs were completely against the socially constructed gender roles of 1950’s America. First, Hulga was an educated woman who found pride in being intellectually superior to other people. Hulga acquired a PhD in Philosophy which was very uncommon for a women to do so at the time. In fact, in the 1950’s when this short story was published, women were expected to aspire to be more of housewife than an educated woman, “A 1959 study determined that 37 percent of female college students were leaving school before they graduated, most for marriage” (Gale).
She also went to Radcliffe to continue more of her studies, for 2 years, (Britannica). One of the reasons Annie jump Cannon is an influential woman to me is because of how hard she worked in college and continue to study. Many women did not go college and for some that did learning about a difficult was work.
Growing up, she had to face some difficult decisions and witness what others can 't imagine. This is Dulce 's first year in college, 5th year in the United States and plans to major in Political Science. My goal in the beginning of interviewing her was to get to know her more as a person, but by the end, I had learned more than what I came to realize.
Throughout the course of the last few months, I’ve been thinking about continuing my education. I’ve looked at different schools, but none of them seemed like the perfect fit. One day I came across a commercial for the American Women’s College, and I decided to look it up. What I found, was an institution built, on a foundation of educating and empowering women. Women, just like me.
A failure that I experienced occurred during my freshman year at Chapman University with the women’s collegiate lacrosse team. During my high school lacrosse career, I was a leader and one of the best on the team, but at Chapman University, I was playing with women who were more skilled than I was. After tryouts at Chapman University, my coach singled me out as being one of two people to be put on the practice squad rather than the actual team. At the time, I was absolutely devastated, and felt like my coach was being exceedingly harsh. To me, not making the actual team was a failure.
On the yes, abortion side we started with it is the women’s decision because it is her life. We got a hefty response why life is precious and it is wrong, so people started to switch sides. Now there are more people on the no abortion side. I was sitting on the yes side and we pulled out some statistics from questions and it made me think of the percentage was tilted towards not abortion is wrong so I switched over to the no side and stayed over there for the rest of class. I was not the most popular in middle school so I didn’t fit into the popular class.
In America, there has seemed to be a teaching of how to achieve the “American Dream” or that is what everyone should all strive for. Often in schools, teachers attempt to lead students to college as if it was the only option in life to be “successful”. As people go through life asking their self if college was really worth it, they soon find the answer depending on how successful they were. After watching my sister, who is a freshman in college, I have come to the conclusion that college is not worth the stress, the strife, or the worry. One of the main underlying issues about attending college is the financial struggle that goes along with college.
Who I am is divided into two distinct sections: the shy, reliant child I was before Upward Bound and the confident, independent adult I have become. Upward Bound (UB) is a college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation college students, but its effects go much deeper than that. The workshops during the school year provide opportunities to meet college students in an informal setting where they can be honest about their college experiences. My first year I remember a girl telling me, “The first week I got to college I cried myself to sleep every night,” which was terrifying to hear. It made me dread the summer segment of UB, when I would stay on Ohio University’s campus in Athens for five weeks to take mock college classes.
I applied to college and after I received any scholarship I wondered if it was due to a certain quota a university was trying to fulfill. I constantly questioned if I deserved it. I continuously undermined my challenging work. One day someone found out I got scholarships, which fully covered the expense of attending the Eastern Kentucky and their first response was “I wish I was Latino like you are a minority.” I continued to question myself. Then I received the news I was accepted as an MLK scholar to the University of Louisville and wondered if the university accepted me to be able to fill the female Latina quota.
In this day in age, people with children are starting to go back to college to get a better themselves, but most dropout because they have young children that needs a tremendous amount of attention and on top of working, school is just another thing holding them back from what’s really important. The issue with being a full-time student, worker, and parent is that a student may not have a suitable baby sitter to watch their child, which can have a huge issue that can make a student dropout. As stated in an article in the US News "Being a parent substantially increases the likelihood of leaving college with no degree, with 53% of parents vs. 31% of non-parents having left with no degree after six