The horizon is a major symbol representing Janie’s lifelong search for happiness. Nanny did not approve of Janie’s ideal happiness. She was determined to force Janie to live the way she wanted her to; a way that Nanny never got to live. She wanted Janie to marry someone who would sit her on a pedestal and praise her. However, that is not what Janie fantasized.
Being a moral scold about the fecklessness of a single mom, one who cannot adequately provide for the needs of a child, doesn’t do anything to solve the problem. (Not to mention my mantra: she didn’t do it all by herself.) We are sailing into the unexplored territory of couple-hood. Notwithstanding the lessons taught by Frank Sinatra in the once popular ode to “Love and Marriage,” it turns out he was wrong: you can have one (love) without the other (marriage). And you can don’t have to be married to have a baby either (no matter what you learned in mid-school.)
We all grow up and change, sometimes we try to forget everything we were taught. Dee is trying to be something she is not for the sake of being higher up. She changed so much that her sister and mother don’t recognized her anymore. She doesn’t understand African or American culture and she just want to take all the family possessions to store them and show them off. Her name was special and she changed it for a name that really has no meaning she even got that wrong because it means nothing.
Henry will turn me out…He’ll find another wife, who can give him proper children. There’ll be nothing-nothing in the world for me-nothing” (71). This forlorn desperate monologue given by Aunt Harriett is what truly cements the treatment of women when they do not meet the societal standard. This idea that a woman who cannot produce healthy children is less of a woman is not a belief shared exclusively by men. Mrs. Wender is appalled by the fact her husband has not thrown her out for
Because of these strict beliefs, cultural norms birth rates were down considerably compared to today, for many women wanted to await child birth; until they were financial secure or stable. Additionally, “we never read (or heard) about family violence and almost nothing about singlehood, cohabitation, stepfamilies, or one parent families” (Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 74). However, in the 1970’s people began to expand their horizon’s, and soon ventured out to explore other cultures; causing challenges towards the social movement on their views of a traditional family structure. This is why, “since the 1970’s three of the major shifts have occurred in family structure, gender roles, and economic concerns” (Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 74). One of those changes were women decided to go to school to fulfill a higher degree, while awaiting giving birth to a child; or saying “I do” to their future loves.
Moreover, they make up names for other women who are against modern feminism “internal misogyny,” they say. As feminists are they not supposed to be proud of strong independent women freely speaking their minds? The word “feminist” has become tainted and toxic by their vile actions. As a matter of fact, in Africa, women are profoundly persecuted, and as a female Tanzanian I witness and experience these discriminations daily in my community. Nevertheless, I do not engage myself in nonsensical arguments belittling men, even though it is my gender that is experiencing the repulsive inequality constantly in many aspects of life.
She also never wanted to be away from my younger sister and me. She wanted to stay close to me and my younger sister. I also felt a massive amount of cognitive dissonance when she came home from wherever she came from and announced that she wanted to be a boy. Her behavior was inconsistent because she never thought or talked to us about being a boy when she was younger. She had always wanted to be a girl, and wanted to be herself before this point in time.
In doing so we are completely breaking down the concepts and progress made by feminists everywhere. Though these are a mere four photos there is a much deeper concept behind them. This concept completely goes against what women have worked for everywhere. By continuing to allow companies to promote these ideals and using these symbols, society is literally fighting back against every single stride made within the feminist movement. This is still promoting a male dominated culture and ignoring the progress made.
But despite being the queen Gertrude is a woman of a lot of ideas, and greed she is all about having power, although she can’t openly portray and play out those ideas because of the men in the society have all the authority. Gertrude is an example of a women in this society who can be high I power but will never reach the height of a man. The difference between “seems” and “is” for Gertrude are a “mirrored distortion of her regal insecurities” (Blooms 106). She is a Queen but her status of being a queen doesn’t stop her emotionally features of being oppressed and ignored as a person. Gertrude unveils her characteristic of greed with her marriage the brother of her ex-husband who dies so that she could remain the queen of Demark, but after becoming queen she is still ignored as an important person in society.
Small lies that we subconsciously tell ourselves mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but if we tell ourselves small fibs on a regular bases over small and miniscule problems, what’s to stop us from saying bigger lies when bigger issues arise? One of the biggest issues, gender discrimination, must be abolished since women struggle with the gender pay gap, and unfair treatment in sports, while men struggle with the gender discrimination in divorce cases, mostimes leaving their gender as the main reason the mother receives custody over the child or children. Women may be able to participate in the same profession as men, but the large gap in pay between genders fails to attribute to the positives of said situation. The members of the Institute for Women 's Policy Research have used statistics over the past hundred years to conclude that: “Hispanic women will have to wait until 2233 and Black women will wait until 2124 for equal pay” (Pay Equity). The IWPR states that, “According to our research, if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past fifty years, it will take 44 years—or until 2059—for women to finally reach pay parity.” The same institute claims that the time span will stretch from a 41 - 215 year wait for equal pay.