They also show that women are more than just their physical appearance. In the beginning of the poem “Pretty” it shows how society makes girls insecure towards their outwardly looks. However, towards the end it signifies the fact that there is so much more than just being “pretty.” The next two poems are very similar in that they focus more on how to believe you are more important, than what society wants you to believe. “A Lady” by Amy Lowell talks about a younger woman looking up to an older woman, that has found her true identity. The younger woman uses an analogy to compare the older lady to “an old opera tune.” The poem explains that with age, comes maturity; and with maturity comes self-love.
The mother yearns for the life she could have had and probably dreams about it every so often, so we created a snapshot of the alternative reality she craves through these photos. *change slide* The purpose of the poem is to challenge the views of motherhood. Gwen Harwood presents the idea that motherhood is anything but glamorous. She shows her audience that being a mother is more than complex and tiring, it is shown in the way she paints the woman as a person constantly making sacrifices for her children, which mentally exhausts her. Throughout the entire poem, she demonstrates the woman’s desire to have a better life and her want for freedom, to be free of responsibilities given to her.
As a young girl she was not given the same privilege to go a way to school. This made her mad, and she had to do something to change that. In her essay “Professions for Women”, Virginia Woolf states that “writing is a reputable and harmless occupation,” how it does not “hurt the family purse” (Woolf 319). Rebecca Giggs states that “ in her lecture ‘Professions for Women’, Virginia Woolf pointed out that, at first glance, there seemed very few material obstacles in the way of becoming a novelist, and that this could explain why it was acceptable for women to become writers even before other creative professions opened up to them” (Giggs 5-7). Women back then were expected to act a certain way and take care of the home, so if an occupation starts to harm the family in any way, she must stop.
1920s Fashion As a result of World War 2 , the Women 's Rights Movement era started to grow and change politically , socially and economically . Society was reacting to the new world and it mirrored into a new lifestyle not just for everyone but majority for women . Women wanted to express themselves and live how they wanted to .Trend a popular trend especially in styles of dresses and ornament or manners of behavior vogue . 1920’s Fashion brought a new freely , modern lifestyle , which resulted in women abandoning the restricted fashions of previous years . The fashion of the 1920’s has tremendously changed the outlook of how women wanted to be perceived .
Sex discrimination is one of the “glass ceiling” for women that make holds them from career advancement. “Back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, when women first entered the job market by the millions, females in male-dominated professions, like finance, kept quite about sexual harassment because they were afraid losing their job” (Driscoll & Goldberg, 1993, pp. 174-175). V: Conclusion: A. short-review: 1. Mostly gender roles have been assigned by the culture sensitive which is appreciate from the society and social norm which depends on the context that lead to have the different roles in society based by they gender since we born with, but women sometimes dissatisfy for their less heavy works which could change to make more impact and value for themselves and their family.
How come it 's always the women who are fighting for a stable and painless life? Why is it always the women who have the choice to live by suppressed under the society’s expectations or face the consequences of going against it and gaining nothing? Women equality has been an issue for a long time and it is dragged even to the present time. Fitzgerald, in his novel “The Great Gatsby” portrays women in two manners which are submissive and assertive but also showing how they both have desires for a comfort and stable life. Gender roles in society mean how certain genders are expected to act, speak, dress, groom, and conduct themselves.
Despite being stuck in a patriarchal society where women have no more hopes in life than a prosperous marriage, Elizabeth Bennet exemplifies the idea of an independent woman and acts as a heroine through her outspoken personality and courageousness to follow her own path in life. It would be an understatement to say that marriage is the goal of most women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A reader has to look no farther than the first page of the book to see that a beneficial marriage is the epitome of happiness in this society. The first introduction that readers have to Mrs. Bennet is due to her interference in her daughters’ lives. Mrs. Bennet lives for only one thing: to see her daughters married to a man of some wealth and circumstance.
Women of the Renaissance I would like to think that women had some sort of influence pre Renaissance that helped with empowerment and confidence. The unfortunate truth is that pre Renaissance women did not have a Rosie the Riveter type figure to lead them in an estrogen fueled rage while they fight for places in democracy, working the jobs they wanted, and showing the power they truly possessed, so instead, women sat back and remained in solitude until the 1400’s. Their fight for independence was followed by a common theme. Women of the Renaissance were used as building blocks for women today that identified as a problem, solution, effect for the human rights crisis of blatant sexism. The things that these women accomplished during their time helped being a modern woman a little easier.
Flappers In the 1920’s, a new woman and following a new era was born. Women were no longer scared to express themselves or to act different. They smoked, drank, and voted. They cut their hair, they’d get all dolled up and do their makeup, and they went to parties. They took risks.
And maybe this is one of the reasons that prompted to girls to create their own trends instead – growing weary of always been neglected and overlooked, girls invented their own subcultures. Whether girls stayed in obsessing over celebrities or decided to go out and get respected as they should have been, women alike established their own subcultures. And because both answers are equally as true, it justifies the need to analyse to a much deeper degree the phenomenon of girls in subcultures, past and