In Jonah’s Gourd Vine, the mother figure is usually targeted of the dozens, as in the case of Mehaley and Phrony. The reason of their verbal exchange is apparently the presence of the attractive John Buddy for who they are competing: “You kin git yo’ ole stink hair comb any time. Ah’ll be glad tuh git it outa mah house. Mama tole me not tuh comb wid it ’cause she skeered Ah’d git boogers in mah haid.” “You’se uh lie! Ah ain’t got no boogers in mah haid, and if yo’mamy say so she’s uh liar right long wid you!
This satirical portrayal of America as singularly masculinized did not deter female readers. Bagge’s editorial section of Hate #4 points to the publication’s inclusion of female readers, writing to male readers unhappy that the publication’s first contest excluded male participants “You fail to win my sympathy… since the Stinky contest is obviously a big joke and that the women entering it don’t really truly want to date [the character]… a lot of you desperate creeps seem sincere in your desire to shower love on [the character Lisa Leavenworth]” (Hate #4, 23). Bagge addresses the women readers as people who understand and participate in the satirical characterizations and misogyny. This inclusiveness in the face of masculinized advertising
This relates to my story because Ashes’ dad is manipulative, deceptive, and selfish. One of the main personality traits showing in Ashes’ dad in the story is manipulation. On multiple occasions, he tries to butter Ashes up to get her to do what he wants. “‘You look radiant,’ he said. ‘You get more and more beautiful.’ I was wearing jeans and a bulky brown sweater that Mom had given me for Christmas.” This quote shows that even though Ashes is obviously not “radiant” at the moment but her dad tells Ashes how amazing she looks just to make up for the fact that he is asking Ashes to steal from her mother.
It shows the enchantment of Perry because as she takes suitors one by one and deems them unworthy, the next suitor comes thinking he will finally be the one to ultimately please her. Perry prey’s on the men’s weaknesses and lures them in with a playful diction an ominous tone and powerful Egyptian symbolism. Her sultry voice and playful demeanor lure in her men in the video as well as her young adult audience in real life. A “Dark Horse” is a mysterious person who unexpectedly wins or succeeds. In Perry’s music video that is exactly what she is mysterious, unexpected and as ever triumphant in the end.
Arnold Friend became Connie’s psychopathic stalker who seemed to know everything about her. To top it all off, Connie’s mother was jealous of her good looks, and would compare her to her older successful sister, June (Oates 323). “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is an educational read because of how many audiences it can easily relate to and affect. Not only does the short story provide intellect on the dangers of how rapists may go about their routines, but it also shows the reader the life of a broken
In order for Christine’s argument against sexist males to be more powerful, she uses a rhetorical device called the topos of modesty, which means that she willingly appears more ignorant. This ignorance helps play out her existential crisis and makes it seem more real that she is starting to believe what men say about women. Christine tells Lady Reason that she feels as though being a woman in this time period is a waste of space if she was only placed here to make men miserable. Reason helps Christine decipher her own self-consciousness and sift through the negative thoughts of the anti-female writers by showing Christine that she, as well as all women, have a significant place in society. This is the first example of how Christine criticizes medieval European society.
Am I Insane or Is It Just You? “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift is an influential video that will be embraced by a feminist audience as it depicts a story mocking how Swift as a high maintenance, love crazy, emotional wreck who has one broken relationship after another. In creating a story, the video portrays Tay-lor and her handsome man in an almost fairy tale love story that quickly goes bad as she turns into a jealous, crazy ex-girlfriend who makes him pay for not being what she wanted. Once she is done with him, she rapidly moves on to the next naive prospect. The video supports that wom-en are the ones that control their image and their own perception is all that really matters.
This story seems so outrageous and archaic. However, after reading the summary of the story provided in the article, I was reminded of the plotline of one of my favorite musicals, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In this film, frustrated by not being able to woo any girls, a band of brothers kidnaps a group of townswomen to be their wives. While this movie makes fun of the actions of the brothers, in the end, the brothers do succeed in procuring wives. This idea that women are objects to be claimed at ones’ leisure is still existent in
“Killer lips and a third leg. Seeing it coming out the other fucking end was a joke,” she slurred, seriously then kissed me again, but still hadn’t let go of my… “I know that I fucking joke too much some damn time, but I’m not that fucking funny. Damn boy, you can hurt a girl and she’ll fucking love your large teddy bear ass for it.” She kissed me one last time, did one last package check of the family jewels, and patted me on my butt before she stumbled to the limo’s door being held open by the chauffeur. I moved out of the way and watched the limo take off down the alley barely missing the group of Paparazzi running towards me. Next thing I know, I was being pulled back into the bar and sat in the corner of a booth with several Boilermakers lined up on the table and the guys blocking anyone from seeing me.
One point of view voiced in the play is that this sort of physical masculinity is sub-human and primitive; another is that it is sexually attractive and appealing. To Blanche, Stanley originally comes off as appealing however once he rapes her, he becomes monstrous in her eyes. On the contrary, Blanche is not exactly humane as well. Blanche is the extreme version of how a female was represented in the mid-1900s, but takes crazy too far. As opposed to helping Blanche deal with the world, her fantasizing is more destructive then helpful.