Jones! I’m almost finished reading all the books... what are you getting?” Katie finally responded in a proud voice, flashing me the girlish cover of her thin book and puffing her chest up as if she deserved the “Biggest Junie B. Jones Fan” award. “I’m looking for the Harry Potter books, have you seen them?” I asked, scanning the never ending shelves on either side of us. “Well Ms.Aubrey said we should only check-out books levels three to seven. Harry Potter is a hard book,” she said, emphasizing the word ‘hard’.
The bags and purses in the Victorian era evolved as women began to travel on their own, and as women began to carry their fashion accessory for mass-produced items such as cosmetics and cigarettes. Unlike clothes or shoes, or jewelry, handbags add nothing to a woman’s appeal – no man was ever won by a beautiful Gucci hanged over the back of a restaurant chair. Author Kelley Styring says in the book entitled “In Your Purse,” – “…they [women] open this bag sparingly, revealing only what they must to get the job done. Like good burlesque, you see less than you think, and you are left with your imagination to fill in the pasties.” On the spot, to continue the thought, one of my old co-workers left her hearing aid in her handbag getting ready for a group gathering in the restaurant. So, my other friend was very quick to respond: “if you want to speak to Stella, you are going to have to talk to her
The most noteworthy conflicts were balancing motherhood and her role as a political figure. For example, during her tenure as an activist, strangers and colleagues benefited from her affection, time and devotion. Whereas, her children did not and this ultimately negatively impacted her children's lives in their failed social relationships. Another role conflict that she experienced was her role as daughter-in-law and mother. Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law.
Her ability to separate herself from her “womanly” emotions at times and perform acts that society does not see women capable of doing, further prove her ability to adapt to different situations. After marriage, women no longer have any control over their property. Therefore, any property those women possessed immediately had to be turned over to their husbands. However, because Medea got sent away
Mother-daughter relationships have always been considered important, because of the bond between being females, and additionally sometimes being the only females within a family. Other times, mother-daughter relationships stem in hatred, because of the power struggle between the mother and daughter. In particular, Mag and Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, have a very complex relationship that ultimately stems from hatred for each other. While there are hints of why they do not have a healthy mother daughter bond, there is no clear answer as to why their relationship has become so negative. One of the biggest theorists in relationships among family members is Sigmund Freud, who theorized the pre-Oedipus and Oedipus complex, where daughters
Steinbeck: who has deliberately places her in the book to emphasise the known fact that women were not respected in the 1930’s. They were there to provide relief to the mans needs and be able to start a family. Basically treated like they were nothing. The audience discovers this through the fact that the only other female characters in the book are prostitutes. “"...Seems like Curley is cockier'n ever since he got married."
“Adele Ratignolle: Kate Chopin’s Feminist at Home in the Awakening” was written by Kathleen M. Streater and featured in the famous “The Midwest Quarterly”, a famous peer reviewed periodical. Kathleen Streater has not written many articles, which is suggested by doing a thorough research on her background; however, this paricular article is highly quoated. Furthermore, she does not seem to possess in-depth knowledge on Chopin but the arguments made by her in the article are quite convincing and unique. There are many encouraging quotes used by Kathleen, for instance she once argued that Chopin is only concentrating on the radical feminism of Edna which has limited her assessment of feminism to a great extent. This is a unique argument presented
#MeToo: Women as Portrayed by Virgil and Ovid To many students in the 21st Century, classic literature can be seen as dry, required readings that have no impact on their lives whatsoever. Current events seem to be much more interesting and immediate, but the issues being brought up today aren’t as new as one might think. The feminist movement has gained an enormous following in the last few years, fighting for equality and respect for all genders. Social media has united that movement and allows people to share their stories, especially with the recently trending hashtag #MeToo. #Metoo was used for women to share their sexual harassment stories with the public so that others would realize that they were not the only ones who were treated disrespectfully.
Stereotypical Ads: Clorox Bleach Television ads have been around in the U.S since 1941 and have aired all around the world ever since. Most of these ads seem harmless and try to convince the viewer to buy the company 's products, but some companies take their ads a little too far. In 2007, Clorox Bleach aired a commercial called, “The Laundry Timeline.” This commercial was extremely stereotypical towards women, mentioning how women are the ones who do the laundry in the household and made the assumption that the woman 's’ parents and grandparents did the laundry in the family. In “The Laundry Timeline”, women are portrayed as house cleaners and useless in the working world, through the use of symbolic items, using the word “your” as an idea that the watcher is in the ad, and the idea of pathos to catch to the viewers attention, in order to get people to agree with their statement and to buy their product. Within the advertisement, “The Laundry Timeline” the video says “your” throughout the whole video.
From writing books to writing in newspapers. Paulina Wright Davis started the first journals made for women, Una (Una is the latin word unum, which means one). Maybe other women wrote some great books and changed people's lives. For example The Bonte Sisters written by Jane Austen. The Bonte Sisters was a great book that talked about how these three sisters had to work many jobs and suffer to get money to help their families, This book shows us the importance of women and how they always work hard and try to achieve all their goals although sometimes the community makes it impossible because they never provide things that women need , for example education or jobs they were always rarely found in a community that never understood the meaning of women.The famous read book was by a women Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin.