In simple terms of historical facts, it is accurate that that baseball owners started to fund female baseball teams during World War I in order to keep gaining profits from baseball while the men in America were off at war. Many American companies and businesses started marketing towards women during wars in order to keep their profits up, which is the reason women started working in industry jobs and how they were initiated into the labor force in
Abstract Taylor Swift has been marked by her many fans as an icon of feminism and empowerment. Inspiring girls on how their own experiences and personal truths are something worth singing about. Illustrating what she claims to be female empowerment through ‘squads’ and award speeches. With the rapidly increasing influence of mainstream media, it is imperative to highlight how big icons such as Taylor Swift are manipulating and being manipulated by the masses, society and the market itself for profit and personal gains. This paper will discuss how Taylor Swift exemplifies an icon who uses feminism as an embellishment for her own personal brand.
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
In retrospect, “Rosie the Riveter” propaganda has a bitter edge to it. It would hard to imagine how some women would feel used after they got a taste of self-sufficiency purpose and as soon as the wartime ended these purposes for women were no longer needed. These women were rejected out of their jobs in the post-war years (Wallace, 2011). Without the women’s help in America’s industries, it would be hard for America to overpower and obtain its supremacy to help its allies in Russia and England to defeat Germany. The journey of Rosie was indeed an important influence on the women around the world, because she was able to show capability of women to do more than house chores and tend to the needs of her children.
This was her last trip to the Olympics due to a decision made by the Olympic Committee to eliminate softball from the Olympics (Jennie Finch Biography 2016). This was the beginning of the end of Finches Softball career and let to her officially retirement during the summer of 2010. She then went on to have an equally successful post Olympic career and
Michelle Obama does not fail to jump right into the hot topic that she wants to discuss, Donald Trump’s scandal. She starts off by talking about some of her duties as “The First Lady”, and mentions the duty she had a few days prior when she was working with young women who were having to fight for equal rights for their education, as well as their freedom in its entirety. Michelle described the positive feelings she got from visiting with these young ladies, which left her happy audience to quickly have a change in attitude when she described the hurtful and hateful words about women from Trump during the campaign. Due to her quick switch from the high hopes of fighting for women’s equality to Trump’s words, this showed her audience that women’s rights will not progress with such a man in power. As she describes Trump’s words as “bragging about sexual assault”, she does not fail to
“softball is important in my life because i played ever since i was in Rag ball and t-ball “. “ sports do not build character they reveal it “. Once i was a little girl my sister played softball and i thought what the heck i should try it. Once I tried out softball after my first game I was hooked and i had to play until my softball career was over and started playing travel ball and play in college. “ ever since my sister played softball i wanted to because i wanted to be her and be as good as her and i did become just like her “.
Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecile B. Demille award during the 2018 Golden Globe, became a topic of conversation after the annual film and television awards show. Her speech served as an attempt to shed light on the systemic inequalities implanted in our society, including the entertainment industry. She dealt with topics such as racism and sexual abuse and was determined to share a message that the time for those concerns are up. She also utilizes this opportunity to establish her affiliation with the “Me-too” and “Times’s up” movements, which are intended to empower women by making sexual abuse a public conversation. Although the speech may be generally acknowledged, some may have dissimilar reactions.
This actress that was made famous by various movies was made famous once again this time as a feminist who goes further. She does not only fight for women’s rights or women empowerment but she goes further and fights for equality between both sexes. As the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, she delivered a speech on the 20th of September 2014 that aimed to address gender inequality and how to respond to it. With this, she launched the campaign called HeForShe. The speech that she delivered in the United Nations, reached a global scale and inspired many.
Although her speech resonates with a diverse audience, the power of her speech lies in her direct appeal to women who have undergone significant hardship and use of powerful rhetorical techniques in order to advocate for women’s empowerment, inspire people to improve the world, and instill a sense of hope for a better future. An important rhetorical technique she uses is repetition of several words and phrases in her speech which express the sentiments of the
She also was the first woman to throw batting practice to all 30 MLB teams. She once said, “If you tell a girl she can’t play baseball, what else is she going to believe she can’t do. If you tell a girl she can play baseball, what is she going to believe she can do.” That quote is one all of us girl ball players carry around with us. Ever since listening to that quote, I have committed my time to helping women and girls play baseball. Over the years I have been able to create a face for myself in Plymouth Canton Little League, throwing a perfect game, 18 batters up and 18 batters down, becoming the only girl in the city to do that.
To gain their support, the public image of women had to be changed. More propaganda was produced, encouraging women to enter the workforce as a way to continue the progression of the United States as their men went off to fight. Propaganda targeted towards women usually consisted of an emotional tone rather than an authoritative one. “To mobilize women… government propaganda needed… central theme… concentrated on patriotism and emotional appeals” (Mathis). It was known by the government that the best way to persuade women into aiding the war effort was to appeal to their emotions; women were angry that their loved ones were forced to go off to war to partake in a fight that was believed America had no need to be in.