Hatshepsut was intelligent because she knew what to do when Egypt needed a regent. Hatshepsut herself decided that she was perfect for this job. She helped Tuthmosis III rule, and slowly took over Egypt, because she wanted to make a slow change, not a sudden one. This is discussed in paragraph eleven, when the author states,”...appeared in public ceremonies first in behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” Hatshepsut could have just taken over Egypt, but she wanted to prove herself equal as any other pharaoh. Stepping beside Tuthmosis III shows that Hatshepsut wanted her people, the Egyptians, to know that she was equal to Tuthmosis III, or somewhat as powerful as Tuthmosis III.
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).
McCormick writes to young western girls because they are the next generation women that both care and can make a difference. This generation can find unity in each other by recognizing our different but similar adversities, and helping one another reach a better world. Unlike some women in the past, we can use each other to build on our accomplishments cumulatively instead of tearing others down to benefit personally. In such a patriarchal world, women definitely need to work harder to attain their goals; although, to climb the ladder of power, some ladies step on their fellow female peers on the way up, and justify this by the male’s dominant role in
The aspiration to conform and fulfill other’s expectations is the main focus in Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli. Stargirl should not have changed to become more popular. Although her transition satisfied Leo, she was assertive and comfortable in her own skin. Stargirl’s individuality and distinction defined her, and she did not need to alter herself to gratify others. Stargirl Caraway is self-confident, curious, independent, and happy being herself.
For instance, the text states, “As she washed her face and hands, she felt happier than she had in a long time”(21). This shows proof and gives an example that Cimorene became more pleased with her life after leaving her kingdom and princess duties. This also reveals the way Cimorene was satisfied with being a dragon’s princess. Furthermore, the text proves, “She was not going to have to marry Therandil, and sorting a dragon’s treasure sounded far more interesting than dancing or embroidery”(21). The evidence of this citation describes how Cimorene was not like other “proper” princesses, not wanting to marry a handsome prince which was always traditional.
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
She fought for her own rights along with other women’s rights. That shows courage because she stands up for what she believes in, not caring what the end result might be. In the article it said, “But After the famous trials in 1872, she won and more support. Younger women rallied around her. They too went out and made speeches and handed out positions.” This also shows courage because she shows women it's ok to fight for rights that more people should do it, even though she could be arrested or be in serious trouble.
Her moral development had reached the level of universal focus and now she strived to obtain the final stage of the moral principle that is, the universal ethics principle. Her values were stronger than ever; what is wrong to her stays wrong no matter what. Self-sacrifice to her was only as good as it could get. In the early parts of the story, Erin was more concerned about how to fit herself in and prove of what could be right for her, but later on as her research started to make sense, she gained more acknowledgement and support, started to mend the rules and make them in favor of her own
Flawless aesthetics is a goal that many individuals strive towards, women especially. In recent years, American society has been making efforts to subdue this trend. The revolutionary movement teaching individuals that they are beautiful in their own way is diminishing the negative attitude towards natural beauty. Through social media, celebrities and even cosmetic companies this mentality is being practiced around the globe. It convinces people that makeup and artificial alterations are not necessary, and current makeup trends reflect this approach.
The new opinion of the townspeople further proved that Hester was capable of changing from an immoral woman to a respectable and strong female. After her self-inflicted temptation, Hester was able to prove herself to the people around her as well as proving to herself that she was able to change. Society around her now visualized her as a new person who was capable of finding her inner strength, and instead of labeling her as the woman who possessed the Scarlet Letter, she became a woman who was powerful and respectable. By being able to realize how her change affected the folks around her, Hester continued to leap down a positive path of accepting herself and beginning to let go of her rebellious ways, even though this is all she had known in the
Sydney Tyler English 1302, Summer II Dr. Pamela Howell July 20, 2016 Assignment 3 Assignment Three 3. How does Lamott use her innate sensitivity to her advantage as an adult? Lamott used her sensitivity to hold herself to a higher standard and create a fulfilling life for herself. She was able to be successful not only in terms of American society, but when she decided that was not fulfilling she created her own success. Her innate sensitivity allowed her to be a non-conformist and see opportunities that allowed her to grow and love herself.
After being a PM’ wife, it seems to give her vanity wings. That’s why she can speak openly about more staff without worrying about mass opinion. Gregoire-Trudeau still mistakes herself for just a celebrity of famous person; she should stop showing off and being more cautious so that the political situation does not get out of
The irony of an unfortunate date leading her image to be published in a magazine is a tribute to Aunt Nora’s independence. Despite Aunt Nora’s independent nature, she loves interacting with people and having good conversations. I know how much she appreciates my family’s visits by the excitement with which she speaks. She need us to support her and we are happy to be there for her. However, the best things in her life came from individuality.
This is important because she will not let anything stop her from getting whatever she wants. The description states that Queen Melissa is “determined to succeed at whatever cost- even the lives of others.” These are perfect examples of a strong leader. If the kingdom needs her to solve a dispute between two nations/citizens, the skills that she acquires would help her make the correct decisions and strive for excellence. Although it is bad that Queen Melissa would go that far to achieve what she wants, her followers are still successful. Using the method of fear to get her followers to agree with her is not a good method, but it gets the job done.
Troin Bellisario, from Pretty Little Liars is such a great leader, because she is integrity, self-assured, and last but not least commitment. She has motivated many people to never give up on their dreams. Integrity is one of the first things that relate Troin on the show, and in real life. When the rest of the girls had a doubt, or have a question, she would respond with pure honesty. She has mentioned “you don’t have to be perfect at everything, and that it’s okay to make mistakes”.