This alone shows how this league was just as much about show as it was about the women’s talent. Towards the beginning of the movie, the scout for this league was willing to pass up a player who is considered unattractive, even though she continuously was killing the ball in batting practice because he was told to find girls talent and looks were equal. Another argument supporting the existence of sexism in this All-American girls’ team was that the players were considered more seriously as princesses rather than as serious baseball players. In the movie, you can hear the announcer of the game comment, “After the first month of league play, the shine still isn’t off these “diamond” gals.” Also, in a commercial made for the league players, the audio was saying how getting a triple is still no reason to let your nose get
Ostrovsky admits in her article that most women are “terrified at the thought of having a daughter”. That proves that the pressure of gender roles still affect the thoughts of people today. Women’s attitudes always change when they chose to hear the sex of the child as supported by these
I can not help but speak up for my sister when she is being disrespected, just like Sara. One time, my brother was teasing my sister about her boyfriend because he was Asian. He was trying to be funny, but only his immature male mind thought that poking fun at a relationship between a little white girl and a little Asian boy was funny. My sister was hurt by his jokes, but she did not defend
Girls and Boys both have fears but yet the girls are the ones who are most likely to be approached with the question : weren 't you scared? The author asked a mother how she treated her children and she said: “she cautioned her daughter much more than her son.” Caroline Paul states “girls are less likely than boys to try challenging physical activities” do to the fact how girls are raised. Taking risks is important and nobody 's saying injuries are good but girls are supposed to be treated and raised
Moreover, the article provides information about the American Girls Professional Baseball league that will be used to distinguish the discrepancies from the male league. The article goes over the history of women playing baseball and the initial exclusion of minority groups. In addition, the article goes over the growing softball popularity that caused women to choose this sport as an alternative to baseball. The article will aid my research to understand the history of women roles in this subculture and to obtain an insight to knowing why they chose to pursue
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
Is the fact that she sheltered her kids; to the extent where it had a negative effect. Her devotion and drive to keep her kids from becoming like their father may have been coming from a sincere place; however it only caused harm to their relationship. This can be shown when Jenny Lynn finds one of her offspring reading a book and decides to take matters into her own hands: (Pg.40) " my sisters one by one discovered my father's bedroom...my mother's reaction was always abrupt, bordering on the angry...and once I saw her slap my youngest sister so hard." Despite the fact that she disliked books and sees it as a waste of time. If she were to change her point of view or look at it from another angle, she might have seen books as a door to opportunities and other possibilities.
Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up. The tragic hero fabricates false dangers to compensate her desire to be needed by her sister who has moved on with her life. Nea feels abandoned becausen Sourdi matures while she remains a child. Ma and Sourdi remain connected with traditional customs that Nea simply cannot understand due to her exposure to American culture. Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble.
Many women are judged because they do not meet these expectations that we have set in society. These expectations often create a negative influence towards women. If women are not good enough or do not meet our ideal societal expectations, they are often down-graded even more then they might have been
The overall theme of Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Ortiz Cofer is to always treat others with respect. If you don’t show respect towards others, you won’t have respect for yourself. In the story, Connie is very disrespectful towards her grandmother. In the text it states, “I try to walk far behind them in public so that no one will think we’re together,” (Cofer 4). This quote shows how Connie is embarrassed to be seen with her grandmother, and has little respect for her grandmother’s feelings.
(Marchetta, 95) The Italians judge her as she is already a disgrace for going against their values and beliefs. She feels restricted from the pressures and that her life doesn’t belong to her. She is pressured to make a good impression that will reflect on her family, in return she never is able to be happy will her life for she never wants to make another mistake again. Therefore Christina is affected by obligations and expectations of her family and culture, which in return influence her life and decisions and make her feel alone and isolated without a voice. Secondly, John Barton faces stress, depression and commits suicide from the pressures of having to uphold his reputation, achieving his parents’ expectations, and being perfect to society.