Housewife In her article "Motherhood/Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)", Terry Martin Hekker, a housewife who had been married to John Hekker, her husband, discusses the drawbacks of housewife as an occupation for women by sharing with the public her experience as a housewife in two different situations and centuries. The article aims to inform other women that depending on housewife as an occupation is really bad for their future. Hekker’s article is a good advice for today’s mothers as it is based on real experience. Hekker explains in her article that housewife is a good occupation, but there must be alternative jobs as it is not a permanent occupation. In her article "Motherhood", which was written in 1977, Hekker tries to illustrate that housewife is unique occupation although this job was considered shameful at time
After Dugard has her second daughter, Nancy has troubles trying to make them more like a true family. However, Dugard is not fond of this idea. She wrote, “He says it would be a good idea to bring us all together so we can all be a family for the kids if we start calling her ‘Mom’ and referring to me as the girls’ ‘sister.’ I don’t want Nancy to feel like she is an outsider. I just don’t want to call her ‘Mom.’ I have a mom. I love and miss my mom.
Aiman Khalid Karen Quirarte ENGWR 301 Essay #1 Motherhood Gamble My mother sat me down and caressed my hand; I knew something was on her mind. She began by saying, “Being a mother is hard as it is, but being a widowed mother is an even harder task.” Her tone led me to believe that she was trying to confide in me about her role as a mother in my life. She went on to explain the circumstances and hardships she endured as a singular parent. In a way, she was subconsciously letting me know that her every move to raise me wasn’t necessarily ideal, which she later learned from experience. I understood her concern but I never sought her “errors” to stigmatize her as a bad mother, considering she didn’t have a handbook of guidelines on being
By this phrase, her mother is implying that other people’s opinions matter more than her own; she has to act a certain way and do certain things to be socially accepted. The mother is telling her what to do and what kind of woman she needs to be, instead of leaving that decision up to her. By implying that her daughter’s reputation is important, she contradicts herself. Towards the end of the piece, Kincaid’s mother states, “…don’t throw stones at blackbirds, because it might not be a blackbird at all…” (Kincaid, 5). This phrase means one cannot believe everything they hear because it may not even be true.
As Vivie challenge her mother, Mrs. Warren has trouble accepting Vivie’s opinion. For that reason, vivid compares herself to a poor women to demonstrate that, “Everybody has some choice, mother” (Shaw 1804). Vivie wants the choice to seek out a job to benefit herself instead her mother. Thus, Vivie challenges the female role through her behaviour when she tells her mother “I don 't want to be worthless” (Shaw 1827). She ultimately wants to have a purpose in society instead of others seeing her an object through her appearance.
She does not have an extended description, but Austen intended for readers to assume that she was consumed with matters, not of love, but lust. Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister, was 'brought out ' into public from a younger age. This might suggest reckless behavior in the future, perhaps revealing her immaturities that are not as recognizable in the older sisters. Each of these girls grew up in the exact same environment. They each deal with Mrs. Bennet 's auctioning behavior regarding marriage, but each girl deals with Mrs. Bennet 's embarrassing behavior differently.
Tituba was only worried about saving herself, if she would have told the truth their lives would have been spared. Some may say that Abigail could not have stopped the mass hysteria because it had already gotten out of hand. They may also claim that she was only a child and no one would have listened, but the children had a lot of power over the adults. They were listening to her lies so they would have listened to the truth as well. If she would have told the truth, then the other girls would not have felt obligated to play along with the lies.
The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work. Janie listened to her grandmother’s ideas about love and went into her first marriage enormously unguided. In the end she felt very disappointed with her marriage to Logan, but nonetheless, she was able to learn that marriage and love were not always synonymous. If Janie would have never experienced marriage herself, it is very possible that she would have remained ignorant to the fact that a marriage between two individuals does not result in love every time. People should learn from Janie’s experience about witnessing and living things for themselves instead of just trusting the opinions and beliefs of
A Professor for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Carol Hay, addresses the manor of the misconception that women professors have one job, to teach. Hay writes this to express her opinion about how students may believe that women professors are going to coddle them, or in a guy's case, be their “plaything”. In order for Hay’s point to be heard she uses a strict, yet pleading, tone to get her readers to understand that being a woman professor can be tough. In today's world many people don't grasp the fact that women aren't just toys or always supposed to treat people like their children. A professor that is a woman is indeed professional about her job so students need to understand that being a professor is the only thing they are to them.
I select the article “Selfies are good for girls,” by Rachel Simons. After carefully reading and analyze the article, I will present my response and viewpoints on the text.The author present the idea that maybe for a change selfies could be a positive reinforcements for girls. She argues that often girls in the american culture are discourage to display their accompaniments and success. Because they are view as self-center or vain. The article is written in a rather informal way using some colloquial languages.
I think the stereotype that women are the ones who work at home and care for the kids should be gone, because frankly, not all women want to do that. Some want to start successful businesses, and to do so, they are going to need a proper education. (80
The mother reminds her how to behave socially such as walking with proper posture. Otherwise, it can be very easily stereotyped as a “slut-walk” if slouching. It is interesting that the mother might be conveying her past experience to the daughter. Most mothers would want to see their daughter succeed in life. But the question in my mind keeps on repeating, why does the mother have this condescending