Lucille Ball wanted to change the roles that women had in society and she showed this in different ways in her television shows. She was one of the most famous actress to alter the Hollywood industry. After trying to be noticed in Hollywood for many years she was finally noticed by a poster of her during her modeling career. When she was noticed Ball worked in Hollywood for 50 years on different shows and producing them. Before all the fame Ball was told that she lacked the talent needed.
Rosa Parks started to be known as the female speaker of the civil rights movement. "Parks, who had lost her job and experienced harassment all year became known as 'the mother of the civil rights movement' " (Bio). From her many speeches and appearances she made, many people started to recognize her and supported her on the messages she was trying to get across. "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free.... so other people would also be free"(woman history). She began to receive rewards form various of people and places, "Rosa parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award"(history).
Prior to the movements, she worked at New York Magazine where she attended an abortion speak out, since she had an abortion herself when she was 22. She said “she felt that she didn't become a feminist until that day.”3 She campaigned eagerly for the Equal Rights Campaign, determined to eradicate gender discrimination laws. This is significant since, her leadership during the movements inspired many young women to follow after he in the feminist
American Cinema has also opened up a new world for those, who were formally thought, to be behind a cooking stove or ironing board. American Cinema did more than just create jobs and movie stars for our leading ladies of our great nation. American Cinema let the nation see keys roles played by woman in the history of our country. The 1979 film, Norma Rae, helped put in perspective the involvement of women in our labor right movement and establishing unions for our workers. The 1980 film, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, was able to open many eyes to how important women were in our entry to World War II.
I Love Lucy Too In the classic show “I Love Lucy”, Lucy Ricardo was the title character that everyone adored. While she was a housewife and later, a mother, Lucy was also a humorous character that naively believed she would be in show business and become a star. This plot device was used to show women, in a comical way, that they should stop having ambitions and remain at home. Lucy is always getting into shenanigans, dragging her friends and husband into the mess as well, and the message the show sent was to avoid being like her. Though the show is well-loved and surprisingly modern for the time it aired, Lucy Ricardo is still seen as someone an everyday 1950’s housewife should not aspire to be.
It is commonly found that movies that push more toward feminism or present women in a real way are developed by female film writers and directors. Actresses are commonly forced into these girlfriend roles because these are some of the only jobs offered. Samantha Mathis states, “And the one little part out there that comes along once a year that I 'm really excited about doing, there 's 30 other women and we 're all trying to get that one part,” (Searching for Debra Winger). Women need to compete and accept these roles in order to keep their careers as
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman and ended up making her famous. She was now a star internationally. Afterwards, Angelou continued to redefine what could and couldn 't be done by people. She wrote the drama Georgia, Georgia in 1972—making her the first African-American woman to have her screenplay produced— and continued, ended up earning herself a Tony Award nomination for her role in Look Away and an Emmy award nomination for her work on Roots. These were only some of her
It wasn 't until the 1960’s that this nation’s women, American women, were sick and tired of being objects and decided to stand up and fight back. In may of 1869 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (Women 's). That moment changed the simple Thought of what women were forever. It 's because of this movement America is the great nation it is today. It has changed the United States economically,
She is effective in delivering the message because she talks about how she became a professional dancer even those she didn’t have the right body type that was known in ballet, also being a person of color. The intent in the clip was to inform the viewer that Misty wanted to change the classical ballet and was very hard for her, because she was the only black women out of eighty dancers, and being judge because of her body type. She said “It hit me at once, moving to New York, being the only African American women in a company of 80 dancers. I felt like I was sinking for a while.” (Clip 3) This message was successfully
From being Rosie the Riveter, an integral part of the United States victory in World War II to women who should “do their duty” by returning to their homes, where they could serve their husbands and “repopulate the ranks” (Women 's History in the U.S. | National Woman 's Party). This was the social setting for women after the war, one that did not sit well with the feminist movement. The revolutionary women in this discriminatory time fought for their right to express their sexuality without hypocritical judgement from others, the right to choose their own destiny for their own lives, the right to self and to discover who they are as an individual and not as a gender and not how to be a perfect housewife as they were taught but how to be themselves.