The message in the video also supports that regardless of how Swift is la-beled is doesn’t impact or influence her and she shows she has the power to be resilient and let it go. Taylor gives feminist courage to continue to focus on the image they have of themselves and that is what is most important - don’t let others impact or discourage who you are. A feminist may be challenged by Swift’s beauty or gorgeous gowns as still today many view that feminists are ugly and conservative as referenced by Leonard Pitt’s article: “I am feminist” in the Pittsburg Post. He eludes that many do not realize they are a feminist and may say “I’m not a feminist, but…” This likely relates with many who watch Swift’s video with an anti-feminist view think-ing she is beautiful, dressing to attract her handsome man and living a fairy tale romance. But, they would then say look at the power and control she
In contrast to past gender stereotypes, they argue that girls should be strong, independent, and intelligent. Orenstein takes a second wave feminism approach, meaning females are just as capable as males. She references how she commonly writes about feminism and warning parents of a “preoccupation of body and beauty” in order to pull for a change in society (327). The beauty standards give women an impossible set of goals deterring their confidence. In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329).
Questions: 2.) In this section, the Wife of Bath comments on the different answers given to the Knight, and her comments give insight to her opinions and views of women. For example, the text states, “Others assert we women find it sweet when we are thought dependable, discreet and secret, firm of purpose and controlled, never betraying things that we are told. But that’s not worth the handle of a rake; women conceal a thing? For Heaven’s sake!” This quote suggests that the Wife of Bath believes all women are incapable of keeping a secret, which is an untrue and harmful stereotype.
He states that rather than believing they must solely prove their independence girls recognize that they can “have the girly dream of glass slippers and true love, these films say, as well as the womanly ideal of self-determination and independence” (Poniewozik 324). Poniewozik explains how a previous generation of women simply aspired to have the ability to do anything a man could. In this new generation, however, he states that choosing the fairytale ending does not debase a woman (Poniewozik 324). A quote from Marlo Thomas, a feminist author, included in the article says, “What women have tried to achieve for other women is choice in every step of their lives” (Poniewozik 324) Through including specific movies, such as Ella Enchanted and The Prince & Me, in which princesshood and feminism blend together to form empowered women who choose to be princesses, the author of this article begins gathering his support for the claim that girls have been affected by this recent transformation in the movie-making
Without using tone the readers would not know how it felt to be treated in this kind of way. Figures of speech were used without them readers wouldn’t be able to use imagery and be able to imagine what the story really looks like. And without the theme of both poems no one would really understand what equality
Tannen was aware of this problem and she asked herself “what style we women could have adopted that would have been unmarked, like the men's. The answer was none. There is no unmarked woman” (Tannen). I agree that there is no unmarked woman. Whatever a woman wears makes her become judged prematurely.
Though Tiffany Franklin doesn’t break the poem into sentences, when reading, the reader can decipher where the sentences would be. She was still able to express her ideas into the poem. “We struggle to have meaning in this world which we all know…” is an example of an idea she easily conveys to the reader. The reader can tell what her thoughts were, even though it is not in sentence format.”But once you tell somebody and make your feelings known the struggle will be over,” here she is saying to tell somebody and the effect will be like a weight being lifted from the
She even adopted a masculine pen name so that her readers would not dismiss her views just because she was a woman. On the issue of the intellectual capabilities of women her views would have most in agreement with those of Beecher. As she fairly indicated in her landmark essay “the equality of the sexes” than men were in no way were superior to women and had no superior right to be able to subordinate the latter sex. Beecher too respected the rights of women as has been indicted in her story, “the yankee girl” when she rejects the offer of the rich aristocrat. The protagonist, Mary, made a conscious choice to reject the marriage proposal because she wanted to give her heart to someone who would rather appreciate her emotions rather makes her a mere ornamental appendage to their list of achievements and bears them as a
Using figurative language is a viable method for conveying a thought that is not effectively comprehended due to its abstract nature or unpredictability. Although figurative language does not offer a strict clarification, it can be utilized to contrast one thought with a second thought to make the principal thoughtless demanding to imagine. Figurative language likewise is used to connect two thoughts with the objective of letting the reader see an association, regardless of the fact that one doesn't really exist. Writers of poems use figurative language to evoke feelings, which would help the reader construct mental pictures which would then draw them into the
Learning how to cope with these issues, has enabled women to realize their self-worth. Through understanding our capabilities as women, we have begun to take pride in ourselves and our bodies. The poems we chose go into depth with some of the issues that women face in their lifetime. The empowerment of women is crucial to benefiting today’s society and without experiencing hardships, women would have never been able to
Lorde’s quote “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” means that women should use their voices and channel their energy into poetry. Since poetry is accepted, women aren’t being deviant. Many women still don 't understand the hidden power that they have. “As we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of power, true knowledge and lasting action follow” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281).
According to Ms. Deere this rule just doesn 't make sense all of the time. Sometimes a dramatic, and fun look is wanted. Bold with bold can help bring out a woman 's best. She believes this look can create a “happy heart”. She encourages women to break the “only one bold at a time” rule and display their true self.