Instead of using popular beliefs and myths to make assumptions on what Chica must have been like based on her race and family background. She uses old official documents to learn what her lifestyle consisted of, who her family was, and what social class she associated with. The book addresses the negative image history has written for the famous Chica Da Silva. Contrary to popular belief she was not this hideous, promiscuous, and uneducated woman. Furtado uses historical documents such as baptismal records, law suites, and petitions to piece together Chica’s life and prove these myths to be incorrect.
Without Las Soldaderas, there would not have been a Mexican Revolution. Soldaderas, sometimes called Adelitas after a famous corrido about a beautiful and feminine girl, were women who cared for and sometimes fought alongside men in the Mexican Revolutionary war. [Arrizón:90:1998] The name Soldadera comes from the Spanish word soldada, which is a term used to define the payment made to someone who cares for soldiers. Many times, such women were educated and motivated by ideology, rather than just a simple desire to accompany their men. Some of these soldaderas became great leaders and showed the bravery and strength that was so often dismissed in women.
Around late March, Joan of Arc, her brother Pierre, her confessor Friar Jean Pasquerel, her bodyguard Jean d’Aulon, and about 200 troops finally took the battlefield again who were going to Lagny-sur-Marne where French forces were fighting against the English. Here, she was recognized with helping to save an infant. According to Joan, she and other virgins were praying on behalf of the dead baby which most likely caused it to revive long enough to baptize it and come back to life. Supposedly the baby yawned three times, got baptized, then died again. Despite all the promises of peace, the Burgundians were on the move to capture Joan because of all the trouble that she caused them and their English allies.
St.Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 and died in 1582. She was a Spanish Nun who also wrote poetry is her journal. Her poetry inspired many people and is still relevant today. The piece “Nada te Turbe” was very responsive for the people of the time. During the time period of St. Teresa of Avila many reparations and Wars of Religions were occurring.
One major issue she had before becoming famous was her family disowned her. But Henry always had her. She did have an impact on the world. She helped the soldiers of the Revolutionary War, she helped them which may have been part of what they needed to win the war. By doing this she helped show that even though you may be a women you can still make a big difference.
Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters find several items that were “women things”, such as an unfinished quilt and a bird in a box with its neck snapped. These items are key symbols, not only to the play, but to the motive of the murder. Mrs. Wright never revealed that her husband had done cruel things to her, but her husband was known to be harsh at times. Mrs. Hale brings up how Mrs. Wright lived before she married, “I heard she used to wear pretty clothes and be lively, when she was Minnie Foster, one of the town girls singing in the choir. But that-oh, that was thirty years ago.” (Glaspell) After marrying to John, Minnie did not have a multitude of freedoms as before.
The Magdalene Laundries By Holly Barriscale The Magdalene laundries were institutions of confinement run by the Catholic Church where Irish women were sent if they were considered a burden to society. These institutions were operated between the 1760’s and the 1990’s in Ireland and were named after the biblical figure Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ closest followers. She is viewed by many Christians as a promiscuous woman, which is possibly why the institutions for ‘wayward’ women like her are in her name. The first Irish Magdalene laundry was set up in 1765 in Dublin, this one was church of Ireland and was exclusively for protestant girls. The first Catholic one, however, was set up in 1809 in Cork.
Kahlo’s works are often a reflection of her experiences as a woman. Coincidentally, when I discovered Kahlo, my parents were divorcing and I was heartbroken. I chose to analyze Las Dos Fridas (The Two Fridas) because I saw how divorce can truly destroy a person. Las Dos Fridas was Kahlo’s largest painting and was completed in 1939 after her divorce from the famous Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. “It’s a portrait of love, heart-break and duality” (kahlo.org).
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga exemplifies what people consider an extreme musical artist. Exploring her music videos and the lyrics, one will realize she delivers music with a strong religious background. Gaga has a substantial connection with her Catholic background. She was brought up in a Roman Catholic Italian family in Manhattan, which includes going to an all-girl Catholic school. In “Judas,” she battles between good and evil, which represent Jesus and Judas.
Benjamin is in the history books as one of the greats alongside Billie Holiday because of the way she told stories using her voice and a microphone. “Benjamin can create emotional truth and innocence in part because she doesn’t rely on vocal acrobatics or melisma-- just pure, crystalline sound” (Kelley, 1). Benjamin maintained her own unique tone throughout her musical career but also never strayed away from her devotion to modern jazz, because she saw it as the most liberating music on the planet (Kelley, 123). Benjamin also very inclined with politics and was politically active on behalf of the African National Congress. Furthering her career, after moving back and forth from South Africa and New York City, she started her own record label, Ekapa, and released seven LPs showing her true talents.
At the end, these women and their courage became human rights symbols in Argentina and abroad. The Mothers exemplary work never stopped. Their example expanded throughout Latin America, and many others followed their steps. Mothers organized in most Latino American countries that prevented more human right violations. Even though they are not internationally represented, they helped to stablish similar organizations in Chile and Colombia and the precursors of “Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or
Flannery O 'Connor was born in Savannah Georgia on March 25, 1925, as an only child. Her mother had to assume most of the responsibility of raising Flannery because her father died of lupus when she was fifteen. Flannery attended the Georgia State College for Women, and then went to the State University in Iowa where she received her master in Fine Arts (Gooch). Flannery’s life was very short, died at the age of 39, as she struggled with lupus, the same incurable disease that claimed the life of her father. O’Conner family was devoutly Catholic, which would influence her work and her outlook in life a great deal.
Background Information St Clare of Assisi was born in 1193 to a very wealthy family in Assisi, Italy . Due to Clare’s father Favorino Scifi was the representative of ancient roman family . At an early age she became devoted to her church and after years discouraged her family to follow her dream of a long life of devotion to her church . Of fear of her father looking for her he spent years changing her accommodation between convents . With help of St Francis she established a religious order called “the Poor Ladies of San Damiano" they were nuns that took long vows of silence and lived in poverty .
The Acceso activity that initially inspired me was the excerpts we read from the testimony of Rigoberta Menchú. I was interested in Menchú’s feminism and also the role of the church in Guatemala. Then I remembered briefly learning about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz from México last year in my Spanish class. After researching her a little more I became interested in the power dynamic of the church in México and how Sor Juana contradicted it not only as a woman but as a writer. My topic is different from what we’ve learned about feminism and the catholic church because I want to focus on Juana Inés’ work and it 's importance.
She speaks from the premise that men and women served in the early church together and provides imagery through examples of the second and third century women who were ordained as deaconesses along with the male deacons, served as mediators and cared for the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the persecuted and imprisoned. The reader is invited to trek along the ebbs and flow of the presence of women in the daily administration, in Christian art and even as women bishops in the church. However, such demonstration and presence was not met without further opposition as Kjesbo brings to our awareness, the boldness of revisionists who altered faces on the artwork that resembled a woman to make it appear male. One went as far as to change the inscription of a painting of a woman in a mosaic from its feminine form “Episcopa Theodora” into a masculine form of the word by dropping the “ra”, because the Greek form would have authenticated the fact that women bishops were indeed present in the early church. (p.40) It appeared that each time there was some level of progression, the institutionalization of the church played a role in halting that progress due to its propensity to favor the elevation of men to leadership and increase the deduction of women to more subservient roles.