Instead of sitting quietly in peaceful protests and campaigns, she refused to be a small voice in a sea of power-hungry men and oppressed women and made herself and women’s struggles known to America. She grabbed America’s attention through various tactics, including marches and picketing in front of the White House, and fought for equality until her death. As a young girl, Alice Paul had originally been introduced to the women’s suffrage movement through her mother, who would often take her to
When Emily’s father died, she refused the town from taking his body and burying it. She wanted to keep her father’s body with her and the town was “about to use law and force, but she broke down, and they buried her father quickly” (453). She also hid Homer’s body after she killed him. Emily wanted to keep him with her forever and did not let him say no to marrying her. She bought clothes and a bathroom set to
Everybody joins together, rebuilds, and creates a stronger bond in the nation. If they could not do that, the nation would still be in ruins. (C) This can connect to the quote “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Just because someone seems alright on the outside doesn’t mean that the necessarily are. They could be dealing with a multitude of things, and be hiding it very well. But at times, it might get the best of them and they can break down seemingly out of
She viewed Laila as her own daughter, and she wasn’t going to let anyone hurt her daughter. She knew how much of an abomination killing her husband would be to society, but she loved Laila enough to risk the punishment. Instead of running away from Kabul with Laila, Mariam stayed behind so that Laila would never get in trouble for killing Rasheed. She was then arrested and later shot for murder (371). Mariam sacrificed her own life so that Laila could marry Tariq and live happily and freely with her family.
These women were able to support the justification of nonviolent resistance by coming together for a shared cause, as well as speaking up for what they believe in. At the beginning of the documentary, the Christian and Muslim women of Liberia fought (prayed) for peace in there country, where war would be outlawed. This led to sit ins and marches of the cause over the course of years to come. Toward the end of the film, the Liberian women had a sit in at the delegates’ and refused to leave until they were allowed to speak during the meeting and peace was reassured for their country. By being successful with their sit in, the women of Liberia managed to earn peace within their borders, as well as practice justice in their government.
Nanny’s portion of the novel shines a light on how Janie really views the world compared to her grandmothers. Ultimately Nanny wants Janie to be happy and well taken care of by any means necessary, regardless of how Janie feels. Nanny grew up while being in slavery and lived a hard, loveless life. She ended up getting pregnant with a white man, which to some degree helped her life and the life of her daughter better than it was before. Nanny believes that having the “ultimate life” is based off of status and what the man can bring to the table and provide for her, not solely from mutual
Anne Frank once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” The Holocaust was a traumatizing event for millions of innocent people, however, many found comfort by remaining calm and relaxed, for example, Anne Frank in the “Diary of a Young Girl”. In addition, politicians also did their best to encourage positivity, such as shown in “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” by Prime Minister of England Winston Churchill. Keeping this mindset, they were able to maintain decent health, and most importantly, were able to persevere through any challenge that presented itself. Though some may argue that compromise is the best way to respond to conflict, in order to obtain peace and compromise, one must first have a positive attitude. For the ones who decided to take the path of optimism and perseverance, they understood that the two major components in a human’s response to individual conflict.
All of these people attempted to utilize the concept of civil disobedience to fix an issue, without involving a fight. Even though, if one group of people believe in peaceful protest, the opposing party may not. Like Gandhi said, to accomplish this, one must prepare himself to take abuse. These people have shown the world that things can be fixed without a conflict. Sometimes making the best choice may feel wrong, but surpassing that, and taking a huge step to bring change, makes you a true hero.
Courage is having strength in the face of pain or grief. In the book called Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor did a great job showing how Cassie Logan has courage and that she can stand up for what is right. Cassie showed courage when she was in Strawberry, going up against Lillian Jean Simms (her enemy), and helping TJ even though her was really mean and rude to her.Cassie Logan was a southern girl who lived in Mississippi. She didn 't like being told what to do and she would stand up for what was right. Cassie loved her family and the land they lived on.
In Sojourner Truth’s speech at the women’s convention, she expresses her values of equality and vigor to achieve her ambition of a egalitarian society which led to the growth of the American Dream. Truth explained how she was “never helped into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gave me any best place” (Truth 2). Truth stresses over her belief of equality over race, gender, and class when she was ostracized from the society. Because of her enslavement and position in society, Truth’s American Dream was to accomplish the abolition of slavery and feminist rights. Truth worked “as much and ate as much as a man - when [she] could get it - and bear the lash as well!
Mama believes that students should attain knowledge about racism, slavery, and segregation even though it’s not taught in the book. She calls these subjects “radical” subjects as they relate to most of her student’s lives. Mama believes that learning about their true past is more important than learning the biased version taught in the books. This act gets Mama caught and fired. Even though Mama had gotten fired for the subjects she taught her students, she did not regret her actions.
She doesn’t believe Muslim women need saving, what she’s trying to get us to understand is that Muslim women do not need saving, they need help in creating spaces for those women we’re trying to “save” to be safe and are able to live lives that aren’t restrictive and difficult to live. This is idea of saving Muslim women is tied to modern politics because the return to “saving” Muslim women reared its head again after September 11. The United States’ response with political elites, such as, Former First Lady, Laura Bush, and her radio address urging that U.S. involvement through military force had created space for women who were once “imprisoned in their homes” (784) to get more involved in public life while ignoring the implications of that involvement. Furthermore, other women’s liberation groups had taken on Laura Bushes colonial feminism, which had an almost obsessive nature in needing to “save” Muslim women through their veiling practices. This Abu-Lughod explains has a lot to do with lack of cultural competency and understanding that different cultures have different ways of living and moving through this world and rather than trying to Westernize other people and their cultures their needs to be a sort of cultural relativism that respects and works on understanding cultures and the people in them for who they are, their practices, and
The killing of her father works, but they should exchange some witty banter. The flashback with Angelique regarding the women slaves is not needed, it hinders the pace, and her backstory is enough. Angelique can 't hurt Leigha and this shows her vulnerability and makes her complex. Leigha, as mentioned, is the sweet little girl that everyone loves. She claims her mother’s name was “Beth?” But it’s Megan (page 23).
John Adams would be safe from battles, while a few would break out near their farm. One of her more famous letters would discuss how John Adams should remember the ladies in forming the new government. ”Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies.