Meanwhile, Penelope’s society has imprisoned her in another planet until she can see herself through the eyes of her fathers. Both governments use manipulative propaganda and the appearance of deliverance, to subjugate Moira and Penelope, resulting in different reactions from the women. Moira, in The Handmaid’s Tale, experienced manipulative propaganda during her time at the Red Center through the lessons taught by the Aunts who enforce the doctrine of Gilead on the Handmaids. The reader learns that Moira resides in an environment in which “The chances [of having a healthy baby] are one in four [and] the air got too full, once of chemicals” (Atwood, 112). The pollution in the air affects the Gilead birth rate and causes birth defects, resulting in the Gilead having to create and manipulate Handmaids through propaganda.
In this article, Khawaja focuses on Morrison’s ability to transform the archetypal illusions of motherhood by recounting the guilt Sethe feels as she is forced to remember her choice to murder her daughter to save her from the tortures of slavery. Khawaja denotes that several American authors have encouraged new feminist perspectives by portraying mother-daughter relationships as a significant aspect of the family structure, especially when that family is facing cultural adversity.
Infants at Risk Because of Breastmilk Demand My cousin Christina recently gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Sadie, and yet she didn’t feel nearly as happy as the rest of us did. As a mother, Christina only wants what’s best for her child and I could see the guilt in her eyes when she looked at her daughter because she couldn’t give her baby what she knew was best. One of the most emotional and important elements of child birth and becoming a new mother is breastfeeding, and for those who can’t, it can be heartbreaking. Many women across the country are taking drastic measures to ensure that their infants receive breastmilk instead of formula. Christina had to make a choice just like other mothers who cannot breastfeed.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus, reflects her perspective on gender because she distinguishes characters like Mama and Aunty Ifeoma as women with contrasting viewpoints on ‘shrinking themselves’. Mama embodies society’s standard to belittle herself by desiring to return home after Papa abuses her. In Nsukka, Mama decides to travel back to Enugu even though she suffers a miscarriage due to Papa smashing a table on her womb. Aunty Ifeoma compares the twisted family chemistry to “a house [that] is on fire” because of the insensible violence that her “nwunye m” faces (Adichie 213). Ifeoma refers to Mama’s mistreatment as a house that is burning down to foreshadow the rising tension in the family.
Abortion is Ethical in many ways. A woman has a right to her own body to make decisions for herself. In some cases, women use abortion because of severe medical problems not only for the mother, but for the fetus. Test could show birth defects or complications that could potentially harm the fetus but the mother as well. For example, severe infections, heart defects, preeclampsia which causes the mother to develop high blood pressure and causes strokes.
Women are socially pressured into continuing a pregnancy, and are punished by society for exercising their right to terminate. The law subjects women to mandated ultrasounds, waiting periods, and required counseling as methods of coercing women into submitting to an unwanted pregnancy (Bassett; Daniels; Newswire). Reproductive restrictions place heavy burdens on women that are not placed on men, to the point that women’s
In “A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe,” Maxine Hong Kingston reflects on her childhood. Kingston blames her mother for the results of the frenectomy, a procedure that was supposed to help her speak well but affects her speech. She describes the operation as a violent and empowering act by her mother. The passage’s use of diction, imagery, and point of view help to convey the author’s feelings towards her mother and . At a young age, Maxine Hong Kingston got a Frenectomy.
Helen didn't respect Annie, she would throw spoons, eat off other’s plates, and try escaping, hiding, biting,stabbing her with a sewing needle. Annie had to try and not hit her back even though she did horrible things to her. Helen when her mom brought a new baby home she didn’t realize that the baby crate was there where it was sound asleep, and she knocked it over and it knocked the baby out of it and the crate landed on top of the baby. Her dad yelled at her and the other nanny grab helen and gave her a doll. Helen starts crying because her nanny throws her to show her what it feels like and picks her back up to comfort her.
During the early months of my child, Ramona’s life included much health decision-making, as she had indigestion problems as well as constant colds, poor appetites and frequent irritability. One of the most important decisions made was breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding. Early in the quarter our guest speaker Jordynn Quinine went over the importance of skin on skin contact immediately after birth, as well as the
A famous poetic work of Gwendolyn Brooks is “The Mother.” In this moving piece, Brooks speaks in the voice of a mother who has aborted her child. She starts powerfully with, “Abortions will not let you forget/You remember the children that you did not get.” As this was written in 1945 when abortion was a controversial issue (before rights for women and abortions were guaranteed), this bold poem brought awareness to abortion itself, written to reach out to all the mothers who have aborted their children (Shmoop). Brooks wants the audience to realize what truly happens when someone aborts their child and the effect it has on the person, and specifically this mother: she never forgets. Ever. She will always be the childless mother.
New Idea reported she faced personal attacks and some harsh criticism, Morrison said: Morrison is speaking up after taking heat from people for sharing photos of her babies because they were stillborn. She is hoping that her post will change the way parents of children that die this way will be treated, like parents of a child that dies at any age. The triplets mother discussed the cruel words that she was faced with for sharing the photo, saying: This is a proud mother of three babies she gave birth to that are not with her anymore, but she will always treat them with the same kind of love as if they
During the time in 50s the anesthesia was hevly that had a great impact to the child and mother. Maria had her first child in the 50s and for the pain of childbirth they gave her the anesthesia that 's what my grandmother said. Consequently, my great grandmother was affected by “[the] anesthesia had negative effects on women and their babies, and left women unable to play a role in their own care and that of their babies”(Childbirth Change). This anesthesia affected Maria to unable to push that her infant that end up getting stuck and led to losing her infant my grandmother says. After that my grandmother said that Maria decided to just have her rest of her children
Patricks ' illness was created to gain attention for the mother, making her son deathly ill in the process. Assistant Prosecutor Sheila Whirley told jurors: “She manufactured illnesses. People don’t want to believe that a mother would do this because mothers are supposed to plant the seeds of love that grow for a lifetime.” Kinsella admitted to police that she “accidentally” gave her son the wrong medication “on occasion.” Doctors disputed that because of the amount of medication and types of drugs that were found in Patrick 's system showed she had intentionally poisoned her
On 10/30/17, Laura (victim’s mother) took Aubrey to the clinic due to her complaining that her bottom hurting. Dr. Tibbs stated Aubrey’s perianal was red. There was redness, irritation & swelling, which indicates signs of sexual abuse. Laura mentioned that Aubrey informed her whenever she mentioned to Tyler that her bottom was hurting he would be mean to her. No further
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book written by Rebecca Skloot. Chapter 1 begins shortly after Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, and her son, Joe, were born. After those two were born, she then began to experience vaginal bleeding at the wrong time of the month. Feeling like something was wrong, Henrietta rushed to the doctor. She only went to see the doctor “If she felt she had no other choice”.