Hi Tekia! • Constructive feedback on the Intervention Plan detailed in the Case Summary: Your decision to use a solution-focus approach with Abby seems appropriate for the behaviors she has displayed. Abby gives the impression that she is trying. I am sure she has the knowledge of what would make her life better, even though she may need considerable help describing the details of her desired life. Her willingness to consider your assistance to make home life better brings awareness that she already possesses the minimal skills necessary to create solutions for herself.
Her only goal growing up in life should not be to get married where she is to find her happiness in her dependance as a wife and mother by being honored for her support, dignity , beauty and character as Dr. Todd suggests. He puts women on a an elevated sphere than that of men in the way he speaks of them as delicate queens, who were not made to do the hard labor and long hours that men were created for. Whereas, Hamilton puts both sexes on the same sphere. Expressing that, “Wives and mothers in their recognized "sphere" are called on to perform many services no more agreeable to woman's "refined," and far more exhaustive to her "delicate organization," than blacking boots....Through stress of need, men sometimes pursue uncongenial occupations, but women do it already. By becoming men they would lose nothing in that direction…” Hamilton is implying that women already do many of the unrefined jobs within the home that are not duties of the women's' race as Rev.
Though she loves her mother, she also sees her as an ``enemy`` who is ruining her chances of participating in the duties separate from those of a female. When the time came for the young girl to help inside, she would ``run out of the house, trying to get out of an earshot before her mother thought of what she wanted =her= to do next``. To her ``…work in the house was endless, dreary, and peculiarly depressing, work done out of the doors, and in her father’s service, was ritualistically important``. To her, her individuality is based primarily around the roles deemed suitable for the male population. D=the mother in particular however, made comments that resenting the individuality of her child.
Motherhood is described by many, as a full-time job, giving birth to and raising multiple children is a self-sacrificing and strenuous life-long dedication and often, women are forced to choose between their domestic life and their professional life, but it is possible, at times, to find a balance between both. There is a societal pressure or misconception that insists that if a woman is a feminist, she isn 't allowed to value her personal role as a mother, over her professional life but I believe feminism, in essence, is all about choice. Furthermore, a problem only arises when women are forced into domestic roles, they did not choose or personally want. If a woman chooses to place a higher preference on her domestic life than her professional life or vice versa, her views as a feminist are still just as valuable as any
Seeing not only her mother but her female friends and family members regret their choices, Esperanza is deeply affected and succeeds on making changes that allow her a better life. Esperanza realizes that what other females in her life regret the most is their lack of independence. She summarizes her thoughts of her own independence when she states what she wants, “Not a man’s house. Not a daddy’s. A house all my own.
She is tasked with the unfair role of caring for her family and looking for her dad. She could have given up, but her unconscious fear and lack of trust of men, left her to juggle both. Just like Ree, the rest of the women in the community take up this responsibility of a caretaker through their lack of trust in the men of the society. It is in this regard that Ree is forced to try and fix the molding of her brothers who seem to be destined to follow in the same footsteps of the men in their family, undependable and lacking a sense of responsibility. She identifies the unequivocal resemblance between Sonny and Blond Milton in that they have a “punishing spirit” (Woodrell 8).
They argue that a major theme is that “[a]lthough it is a job that can never be done perfectly, motherhood is depicted as an empowering role” (Parini 200). Throughout the novel, we see Taylor and Lou Ann adjusting and learning how to parent a child by themselves. It is a struggle for them; however, they learn quickly and conquer their motherhood. While it is valid that some readers might think motherhood is a hard and empowering role, still my theme of men-less women being powerful remains central because the power of women has a lot to do with raising their children. For example, Taylor is talking to her mama via payphone and tells her some exciting news.
However, at some point she becomes dissatisfied with what society has placed on her. She looks outside her family for the fulfillment of her personal needs. Perhaps her marriage became empty and passions faded with the increasing duties of motherhood. Maybe Edna was not a nurturer and motherhood left her feeling lonely and unfulfilled. Her husband compares her to the women he sees, particularly Madame Adele, who dotes on her children and worships her husband.
Options gave them some power and influence, as an emerging voting class with a particular set of priorities. Women still faced inequality and discrimination, but in the words of the Virginia Slim’s slogan, which was marketed toward women in the sixties and seventies, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” (Catalano, pg. 76). The simple fact that product marketing, which was not for household products, food, or clothing, was being directed toward women was evidence of a new group of people with purchasing power. Women were no longer sitting idly by as decisions were being made for them.
That women absolutely could not be themselves. How is being locked up and put away till "happiness" comes your way the answer and cure for depression, which is a major mental illness that is to not be played around with. Women in this era often wanted the freedom to follow their own desires and education was one of them. Women wanted to smart and educated like men, women wanted big roles in the houseold like supporting their family and making an income for their families, but yet again since women were often put on as too weak to handle a mans a job, they had no right to do so. In conclusion, women in the Realism Era (1865-1910) could not think for themselves, were controlled by men and had no right for an education.
The joyous behavior and the use of the term “free”, shows a woman who felt captive in the role of wife. Although the way she was acting was not considered proper, and was not the behavior expected from the newly, grieving widow. She stated, “I will live for myself,” which leads us to believe that until then she lived for her husband (Chopin 2). The “Story of an Hour” depicts the role of a woman as a servant to their husband. As if, they only lived, breathed, and functioned because of their husbands and their role as a wife.
Suffrage was a key point for women during that time frame,whereas the gentlemen endure the daily charge of the family’s well-being by maintaining the order. Women,thereof did not have a saying in what was going on. In addition, women would deemed less important, on the account of women were to be prepared on how to follow orders without hesitation or the women had a fear of unhappy divorce. Most womankind, attempt to formed the suffrage unbearable in reason they were doing what was needed for their family. Majority of women, this fight was exhausting due to bearing the choice of doing something important or shows/tells the determination of going to argue against being classified by gentlemen.
Also, the main character expresses selfishness even though she love him she is thinking about her being free and she does not have a problem with her husband it might just be with the institution of marriage where she feels like she is incarcerated. Whereas, in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is also imprisoned but this case more literal than the other, it shows a controlling male figure that controls his wives every move and even right to go outside even when she is supposed to be on “vacation” but she was not allowed to do much and had to keep her writing a secret. “ And I am alone a good deal just now...I lie here on this great immovable bed-it is nailed down.” (81). This describes the condition of her room and her isolation that she is
A lot of the time if the in-laws criticize the young women or her family, she has to silently hear it especially if her husband is unsupportive and another factor if she is not educated. There are still some in-laws and husbands who even in these days don’t want their daughter in-law or wife to work in fear that they will be more independent. Oppression of Women is seen all over communities and societies for various reasons. Sometimes it is due to capitalistic society that women have to make decision to limit their fertility in order to be able to work. The question there is why only women have to take the responsibility and not men as well.