Point out the main reason to why there is such a small amount of woman in these fields and what holds a woman back from achieving her goals in the science fields. The main reasons are Fear, society’s norms, starting a family, women’s role in a marriage and in a home, competition in the workplace and no encouragement from peers, teachers, family and co-workers and salary differences between men and woman. Pollack shares her own experience as a woman who has a science degree in physics and also the experiences of other woman in the science fields. Pollack shares the different ways men and women are treated during the time they attend school, university and
Her struggle is mainly because she cannot grasp the language which she needs to know because of identity issues. Personally, I never knew this was an issue and to have it brought into the lime light it was extremely interesting to see the dynamics of each language. I never would have imagined someone struggling with a language because they feel as if it is not their language to use; so, I enjoyed observing the contrast which was made throughout the
Brown could have used more persuasion in this speech, even though she was not there to convince or persuade her audience to do anything. She was there to help them to realize that vulnerability is good, and telling them to embrace it. But there was not enough persuasion to it. She did a good job of telling them how their lives could be if they opened up to their vulnerability, but many people need intense persuasion to change any aspect of their lives. Her use of logos was good in the terms that Dr. Brown had a ton of supporting evidence for what she was talking about.
Life can be harsh and can make it hard on you at times. But don’t give up, you can suffer from great depression but your are more than likely to make it through all of the rough times in your life. As Esperanza procceded with her troubles, she knew one thing she couldn’t do: give up. Life can be difficult but you have two choices: to give up or be strong. As Esperanza moved on with her life, she realized that she was no longer a rich, bratty little girl that she was before, but she was now a strong girl that survived a time of great depression.
She took the course not knowing the tedious work that was yet to come. Four Statistic classes were required to get her PHD. LeeAnn gradually started to do poorly during her first semester Statistics class and eventually was failing. However, LeeAnn’s master advisor told her that if she failed the Statistics class that she would not get her PHD, so she powered through and turned her ‘F’s’ into A’s.
The patience and humility and empathy that man showed the Lacks children brings tears to my eyes. I genuinely feel like world needs more people like him in the scientific community, or just the world in general. The way Deborah and Zakariyya interact with Henrietta’s cells you can see this internal struggle, the terrible loss they feel by growing up without their mother, having Henrietta’s identity constantly stripped away by the scientific community, to never be acknowledged for the possibilities she created with her cells and the pride they feel for having their mother contribute to all these amazing advancements in science. This chapter is the one only time throughout the book that I wished she was more descriptive. The entire situation, gratitude, the understanding, the entire dynamic and small bit of closer it delivers to Zakariyya is what makes it my favorite
They coincidentally met again after high school, and Sonia saw all the poor choices Norma had made in her life. Norma and Sonia had agreed to meet again but Sonia knew she would never agree to agree again. At one point in her life she had admired Norma, but after finding out what type of person she had become she regretted her thoughts. The first reason Sonia had admired Norma was because she was perfect. When Sonia needed help with an algebraic question her teacher was not much help to so she relied on Norma.
The logic she uses in the essay “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” are lines such as “There is nothing better than knowing the suffering can stop than knowing you must endure but if you no longer wish to do so, you don’t have to because it is safe to withdraw your consent. There is nothing better than knowing you have some control in a situation that feels so far beyond your control.”. These lines show how serious yet logical her thought process is when it comes to her ideas and points of what consent is. When Gay appeals to emotion in her essay she uses lines such as “I am sorry our culture has treated women so poorly for so long that suffering abuse to receive celebrity attention seems like a fair and reasonable trade. We have failed you, utterly.”.
I am a female in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and when I started high school, I was shocked by the low number of women in STEM compared to the number of men. In my opinion, this is due to the misrepresentation of traditional STEM fields. Men are predominately featured in the media as having STEM based careers, which can be extremely discouraging to women who wish to pursue a career in STEM. The traditional single story depicted here is that STEM is a field for men and that it is not a place for women. This can be very intimidating as a woman who wishes to pursue a career in engineering.
Here Vendituoli tries to use this student’s quote, to build off her concept of women as victims and tie in how prejudice against them increases the risk of harmful things occurring to them in the public eye. This strategy would have been more effective to the reader, had Vendituoli gone more in depth after quoting the student, instead of just ending her short paragraph. Both quotes from the student are powerful and express serious issues that women face on college campuses daily, but Vendituoli does not put them to good use. The structuration of her essay, while interesting, did not allow her to construct a clear cut argument. Despite Vendituoli’s intriguing essay structure, Tannen produces a stronger and more elaborate argument.