For the span of all human history woman hasn’t had choice, even her wedding vows were to honor and obey her husband. She was only defined as a good woman had she been properly obedient in servitude to her husband and before marriage to her father. Women only wore dresses, didn’t work for a living, nor had any responsibility other than to provide sons for her husband. With the rise of democratic leaning men choice has been incrementally given to women. The choice to rise up and fight back against a society determined to keep women submissive and taciturn hasn’t been available to women of the past.
Dalits are the broken-down, depressed, oppressed and backward people. They have been under the suppression and oppression of the upper caste people since centuries. Many Dalit women have written their autobiographies so that other people also know their saga of sorrows. Phoolan Devi also has been an illiterate Dalit woman who could neither read nor write. Her autobiography I, Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen is a heart-rendering story of her life.
I am Malala Rhetorical analysis I am Malala is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, an Islamic Pakistani living in Swat. Throughout the book, she tells of her quest for education for girls in Pakistan, and all the challenges that followed. The book is extremely informative with the use of a first person narrative structure allowing the reader to see everything through the author's eyes and read her thoughts. Malala also writes the entire book as though she were telling the story to another person. By writing as one would speak,an almost personal feeling is given to the experience.
“My Story” written by Kamala Das in 1973 and translated into English in 1977 depicts not only the author’s life but also most of the Indian women’s lives of her period. This novel, divided into several chapters according to chronological stages of her life, tells the sufferings of Kamala Das as a woman and as a writer. Her main aim was to reveal the truth and the secrets of Indian women’s lives in times of Gandhi. She deals with the low position of women in a patriarchal society, in which they were despised as women and as writers. Taking into account that women were denied to think about sexual pleasures, and denied to enjoy life, reduced to boredom and to take care of her husband and her family, Kamala Das tries in her novel to search for this lost identity by telling her sexual and physical encounters with other men and rising the power and the identity of the repressed women.
THE FAME ANFD ACADEMIC BRILLIANCE OF TULKU DAKPA GYALTSEN. The doegyal worshippers say when trulku Dakpa gyaltsen was alive, he was very learned and very famous. His fame spread far and wide that there were many people specially from kham and Mongolia, coming to seek his blessing. At several occasions, the numbers of the people visiting him exceeded that of the 5th Dalai Lama. Moreover, he was brilliant in debate.
Despite the claim that the world has made progress towards gender equality, women are expected to depict feminine characteristics and mannerisms deemed suitable by society. Sandra Cisneros challenges these societal expectations in her poem “Loose Woman” by embracing the negative connotations of a masculine woman. Cisneros faces the pressures of conforming to the American and Latin American status quo of being a woman. Because Cisneros chooses to defy many womanly ideals, she is labeled with “undesirable” identities heavily influenced by religious beliefs. These religious views impact the social expectations of a woman’s sexual orientation as well as her social behavior.
Introduction Malala Yousafzai was born in the town of Mingora, Pakistan to a poor but prominent Muslim family, headed by Ziauddin Yousafzai. Growing up, Ziauddin encouraged Malala to study literature and rhetoric, and to express herself freely. From an early age, Malala was conscious of the inferior position of women in her society: she was especially conscious of the difference between her mother, Tor Pekai, a woman with no formal education, and her father, a man with considerable training in writing, poetry, and oration. At the age of 11, Malala began writing a diary for a BBC blog, thanks to contacts her father had established. She also made an appearance in a New York Times documentary on life in Pakistan under the Taliban.
Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora in the Swat Valley of Pakistan 's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She had an early dream of becoming a doctor, and valued education (“Malala Yousafzai,” 2012). As she started going to school in January 2009, the Taliban, a group of Pakistani militants started to invade Swat Valley. Many children started to stay at home because of worried parents. Malala
In fact, it was one of the most prominent points in focus for all the feminist movement of the 19th century which saw it as largely a men’s problem. But in the 19th century the winds were already changing direction. With America laying the foundations of one of the oldest and strongest democracies of modern humanity the women were being largely seen as equal counterparts to men especially with the women suffrage movements fighting to give equal voting rights to women. The norms and expectations of the “ideal” woman were changing from the one working within the four walls of the house and being submissive to their male counterparts to someone demanding their rights as a human being. According to Smith-Rosenberg the hostility and criticism among the women were so rare so as to seem to be tabooed but there weren’t any tabooes against
A few themes that are shown in these poems include feminism and social standards of women, self-strengthening and transformation. Defying social standards on women is a common theme that can be easily identified in Duffy’s work. Modern standards of achieving the ideal body figure can also be seen in addition to the traditional idea of women being submissive and obedient to men. Emphasis is placed on feminist ideas of defying such suppression and rejecting such social ideas on women. In Thetis, suppression and degradation are shown through the use of metaphors.