Halsey continues her poem with the her own story of sexual assault. Back in 2002, she was raped by her Mom’s friend, Sue’s, son. He offered to teach her guitar if “she just kept quiet.” Halsey’s voice is almost a whisper as she says those four words, but the power behind the words was loud. Her voice gains momentum when she delivers the line, “and the stairwell besides apartment 1245 will haunt me in my sleep long as I am alive, and I’m too young to know why it aches in my thighs.” The impact of those words sent shivers up the audience’s
Among the recurring themes in this literature were pictures of gender and class discriminations (Freedman 363-64). "From personal journals writing, novels and memoirs to exposes of abuse with titles such as I never told anyone, women named what has been silenced" (Freedman 365). The diction that women used in their novels and poetry was full of pride and portrayed their goal of finally coming of age and becoming independent. By telling how their lives have been
The main messages Chopin would try to get out would be about the painful realization that the constraints the success seek a more fulfilled life due to the constraints placed on her by misogynistic views of her time by her gender as well as the lives of many other women living in the 20th century. This was due to the controversial topics of her writing, leading many works such as Desiree's Baby (1893), and The Storm (1898), The Cadian Ball (1892), and her most famous work The Awakening and Story of an Hour, removed from libraries and literature guilds and not being discovered until the late 1950's to 1960's. but regardless of how dated Chopin's books were, Chopin's quality influence still carried influence and power that it has left her regarded as classic author for her exceptional gift with words, use of irony, and range of evocative writing themes and leaving many to believe that modern-day feminism started and continued because of her and the stories she
The Lovely Bones, written and published in 2002 by Alice Sebold, is a novel following the unfortunate rape and murder of a young girl as she narrates her story from the heavens. With an unpleasant topic such as this one, several people have questioned Sebold as to why she wrote the book in the first place. In reply, she told them she had chosen to write about such a gruesome topic because it was much like an experience she lived through herself, and to write about such trauma was to bring awareness to a world where everything was sugar-coated. The novel itself is a work of high literary merit that includes a touch of personal background, qualitative character development, symbolic themes, unique elements, descriptive writing style, and organized structure. Alice Sebold was born on September 6, 1963, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Her writings are centered on her personal experiences rather than colonial experience. Many poets at that time used to write about Indo-Anglicans. But she was of different kind and she raised patriarchal norms of society which are suppressing the rights of woman. She grew up primarily in Calcutta in a family of writers, where she felt ignored and unloved. As a teenager she married an older man, and the emotional and sexual problems arising from that unsatisfying relationship and her young motherhood provided material for her many writings.
Kamala Das, a prominent Indian poet, memoirist and short-story writer whose work was known for its open discussion of women’s sexual lives, a daring subject when she began publishing in midcentury, died on May 31 in Pune, India. She was 75. The cause was respiratory failure, her doctor told the news service United News of India. A prolific writer, Ms. Das composed most of her poetry in English. Most of her fiction, which appeared under the pen name Madhavikutty, was written in her native Malayalam, a non-Indo-European language spoken primarily in the South Indian state of Kerala.
Margaret Atwood, the author who suffered in a lot of Ways. Margaret Atwood is one of the most versatile authors of all the time, because of her acute awareness of gender different that forms an integral part she becomes a Spokeswoman she wrote many book, poem and short story Margaret Atwood has writing style that most of the time creates a sad mood for the readers mostly on sad poems she tells something from poem. Margaret
“My Story” written by Kamala Das in 1973 and translated into English in 1977 depicts not only the author’s life but also most of the Indian women’s lives of her period. This novel, divided into several chapters according to chronological stages of her life, tells the sufferings of Kamala Das as a woman and as a writer. Her main aim was to reveal the truth and the secrets of Indian women’s lives in times of Gandhi. She deals with the low position of women in a patriarchal society, in which they were despised as women and as writers. Taking into account that women were denied to think about sexual pleasures, and denied to enjoy life, reduced to boredom and to take care of her husband and her family, Kamala Das tries in her novel to search for this lost identity by telling her sexual and physical encounters with other men and rising the power and the identity of the repressed women.
Ismat Chughtai was one of the most prominent and debated Indian writers of Urdu Literature.In her works she explored the Indian Muslim female’s space and sexuality within male chauvinist world view. She created bold female protagonists from her varied personal experiences and tried to portray their particular resistance against male counterparts.She was both a successful and controversial writer writing in a milieu that could never allow female sexuality and female stance to find space in the then conservative society. Taking this further, this paper will focus on the lives of such wives, delineated by Ismat Chughtai in her work ‘The Rock’. The present paper highlights the different forms of female resistance women choose for creating an identity in a male modulated society. The story depicts the life of young brides who are warmly welcomed into their husband’s house leaving behind their maternal comfort.
Introduction: About the author: Gita Aravamudan who born in 1947. A very famous writer who generally writes on the issues related to gender-roles. She has been writing on the gender issues since the 27 years. And she talks about the fate of a girl child in India. About the book: In Disappearing Daughters the author Gita Aravamudan uses many tools of investigative reports to expose this horrifying situation of female foeticide.