During the revolution women were responsible for managing the household. Such as making clothes, cleaning the house and taking care of the kids. The women of the era were considered to have no moral ranking. The men were asked to fight wars, there were a lot of different women such as Abigail Adams, Molly Pitcher and Martha Washington and many more. There were also those who would hide their gender in order to fight. There were also some women who would go out and go to the enemy’s side to overhear their plans.
Intelligence, hard working, and fighter are three characteristics of Katherine Johnson. Many people know that Katherine Johnson was a huge help in the space race that sent John Glenn to space, but she was so much more. As a well known NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson showed America that African-American women could do the same as men could. She left a lasting legacy by helping other people that African-American women could be just like a man and have the same job as them.
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”, Rosa Parks strongly stated. She truly believed in this and followed it to her own success as well as the success in the country. Her childhood impacted her future.(Simple) The bus boycott supplied new actions for the country and Rosa. Her later life improved situations for different people, such as herself. Many rewards and celebrations were given out to her for all the good deeds and for what she has conquered. Rosa L. Parks is one of the most influential people in the U.S history.
Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun presents the rise of feminism in America in the 1960s. Beneatha Younger, Lena Younger (Mama) and Ruth Younger are the three primary characters displaying evidences of feminism in the play. Moreover, Hansberry creates male characters who demonstrate oppressive attitudes towards women yet enhance the feministic ideology in the play. A Raisin in the Sun is feminist because, with the feminist notions displayed in the play, women can fulfil their individual dreams that are not in sync with traditional conventions of that time.
John B. Watson was an american psychologist who studied behavioralism and conditioning in the early 20th century. He is credited with the creation of Behaviorism, which is now a very prominent branch of psychology ("John Watson"). Watson is well known for his various published works and experiments. Watson achieved many things in his lifetime, most noticeably a gold medal from the American Psychological Association for his contributions to Psychology (Weiland). He overcame many personal issues in his life, which led him to be a better psychologist. His many contributions to psychology helped to shape what it is today. Watson died in 1958 at the age of 80 after living through a long life of hardships.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young girl, she went to public schools, but for college she attended Brooklyn College and graduated in 1946 cum laude with a Bachelor in sociology. Not only was she giving her time to further her career, Shirley had an interests in helping children. In 1946-1953, she dedicated those years to being a nursery teacher and performed her duties in a daycare. From there, she received her Masters at Columbia University in early childhood education in 1956. Her prosperous need to care for children led her to become a consultant for New York City Division Day Care in 1959-1964. Chisholm wanted to further her career in the political spectrum and her biggest attempt
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, is about Grant and Jefferson who are two black men that have drastically different views on life as one of them is college educated, while the other has no formal schooling. They refused to change their old ways and stayed closed minded throughout most of the novel . Being African American in Louisiana during the 1940s facing racism didn’t help Grant and Jefferson since whites did everything they could to degrade them. Towards the end, they evolved into caring and brave characters due to the influence of motherly-like women such as Grant's aunt Tante Lou and Miss Emma, who is Jefferson’s godmother . Miss Emma and Tante Lou, were influential female role models who instructed Grant to visit Jefferson and see him stand up for his rights, and so did Vivian, Mr. Wiggin's girlfriend who encouraged her significant other to follow Miss Emma’s and Tante Lou’s advice.
Moyers, B. (1989). Interview with Martha Nussbaum. In Schwehn, M. R. & Bass, D. C.
In the same year the Cedar Rapids Council of Church Woman nominated Mrs. Murray for the Iowa Mother of the year. She received the National Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in the 1950s. She was a pioneer in the work for Parent-Teacher association. Janette Stevenson Murray help establish the State University Of Iowa’s Child Welfare Research station. Mrs. Murray was a charter member and past president of the Cedar Rapids College Club. She was also a leader in the creative writing group AAUW. She author several books and historical documents. Mrs. Murray was a co-author with her husband Dr.Murray on “The Story of Cedar Rapids. Janette was the author of “They came to North Tama” and “Tranquility People.” Janette was honored with a few other woman from their college. She was a longtime member of the Ladies Literary Club and served on the Camp Fire
Next, A Woman in Berlin used rhetoric to appeal to the targeted audience. For example, the text states, “‘Forgive me. It’s been so long since I had a woman.’ He shouldn’t have said that. Next thing I know I’m lying with my face in his lap sobbing and bawling and howling all the grief in my soul (Page 104).” This appeals to the audience’s pathos by evoking feelings of sympathy from them. At this point in the memoir, the author has been sexually assaulted an abundance of times and this has taken a severe emotional toll on her. The author is so used to being treated poorly by men that she is not used to being treated with kindness and respect; so when this man treats her like an actual human being, she is very touched. This is a feeling that mainly
Thesis: Women throughout most genocidal research and history are written as victims to the patriarchal society, victims to the men who waged in war, murder, and the cohered planed killings in genocide. In the Holocaust specifically, women are portrayed in history as the victims of Soviet rape, reconstructing the destroyed Germany and the revivers in the shadows of the Nazi regime. Wendy Lower, in Hitler’s Furies, attempts to debunk this “sympathetic” idea that “rubble” women were only victims to the Nazi society and genocide, and shows that in fact many women from various backgrounds, and job titles were perpetrators of genocide as well. Her thesis is to show that women can be as vindictive, malice and cruel as their men counterparts, and often times used their femininity to escape blame, retributions, to get away with their crimes without punishment. From nurse Annettte Schücking who heard the desperate tales of soldiers mass killings, to wives like Vera Wohlauf who played their role alongside their powerful SS husbands, to secretaries like Liesel Willhaus that typed the orders to kill thousand, the mobilization of women to Ukraine and Poland in pursue of Leiblingraum left few blameless. The thirteen women Lower analysis, each came in direct or indirect contact with the Nazi ideology of a superior race, and their routine contributions to the system.
Lower, Wendy. Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Throughout history, people have been unjustly wronged. African Americans were enslaved, women were oppressed, the Jews were murdered, and the Native Americans were robbed. A common feeling that lives among these betrayed people is revenge. Fleur, a Native American becomes possessed with revenge in Louise Erdrich’s book, Four Souls. Fleur Pillager’s love for her land and thirst for justice lead her on a journey that tangles the two, and everyone involved. What will remain when love and revenge collide, and both want control of the heart?
“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society” (“Famous Angela Davis quotes - We have to talk about ….). Angela Davis no longer accepted the philosophies or ideas she could not modify within others, but worked to change the beliefs she could no longer accept. Davis aimed for her voice to be heard, so that her perspectives would perceive and taken into account by society. Davis is best known as a profound African-American educator, extremist for civil rights, and other advocate of other social issues. She realized about racial prejudice from her experiences with discrimination growing up in Birmingham, Alabama. She emerged as an influential counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as an authority figure of the
Bold and beautiful Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian. She rose to fame for portraying Lily Adams in several popular AT&T commercials. She is also popular through her LivePrudeGirls YouTube channel. Even though she is from an Uzbek background she has an American nationality and she is of Caucasian by ethnicity. She is currently 30 years old and her birth sign is Pisces.