To Satisfy the Desires of Women: The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon Linda Gordon uses her book The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction to show racial, gender, class, and religious issues in Arizona during the early 1900s. This novel, at first, seems to be about the orphan train that ran from New York City to Arizona. However, the title is misleading, as it suggests to the reader that the novel is focusing on the orphans. Rather, Gordon uses the orphans as a lens through which one can view the inequalities between the people in Arizona.
For example, when most people think about girl clothing, they think dresses, skirts, the color pink and culottes if it was back in the day. In the beginning of the chapter, one can see how gender stereotypes are being reinforced because of the clothes Mary Anne wears and the way the guys describe Mary Anne. For example, Tim and some of the other soldiers take note of the clothing Maryan is wearing and what she looks like throughout her time there. In the beginning of the chapter, Rat kiley is telling some of the soldiers
“I could easily tell the white folks/that we lived uptown” (7-8). She has the ability to hide her economic position and feign herself as an upper class white girl. Hiding her real position “not in that pink and green/ shanty-fied shotguns section/along the tracks…” (9-10). She feels embarrass living on the side of town she lives in, that sounds that is mostly a black community and is the slum area of the town. Her second lie describing how she “could act/like homemade dresses/came straight out of the window/of Maison Blanche” (11-14).
For instance, Godey stated that “the American railroad was ‘manly’ because of the power of its engines and bravery of brakemen of engineers [but feminine] because of the domesticity of its parlor cars and the refinement of female passengers” (2 Home Adrift). It was revealed later on that lesser known railroad stories suggested woman were yet again influential on the construction of the railroad. We can conclude that the Market Revolution really impacted the lives of many women and were put on the map since people recognized that woman can actually do work which resulted in women in this time period to have more privileges. The railroad was really the keystone of the Market Revolution but in order for the construction of the railroad to happen and expansion of America to commence, President Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act which was, in short, an Indian
The author gave a lot of importance to being a “lady” and the idea that represented the upper crust southern people living standards. As mentioned in the reading above, O’Connor also focused on the idea of “women”. “Her collars and cuffs were white organdies trimmed with lace and at her neckline, she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In the case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.” (364)
They either are very feminine or they are held to high standards for excellence in beauty through their objectification for the purposes of creating an ad. This image is not how all ads in the 1920s treated women. In fact, Einav Rabinovitch-Fox argues in her article “Baby, You Can Drive My Car: Advertising Women’s Freedom in 1920s America” that car companies in the 1920s used women as a symbol for something other than seduction and their heightened femininity. Instead, she maintains that the women featured in the advertisements for cars were actually being depicted because they symbolized the new foothold women had in society with the success of the suffrage movement and the new freedoms they were beginning to enjoy. Rabinovitch-Fox argues that this symbol is the “modern woman” of the early-twentieth century.
Unilever’s personal care brand Dove was chosen since it was the first to show women in advertisements as they were. Their posters and TV commercials challenge stereotypes and draw attention to the distorted idea of how a woman has to look like. A small selection of former and recent advertisements were chosen to show the development in the brand’s marketing strategies. Since the focus of this paper will be on the representation of women, only advertisements including women are to be analyzed but still they are assumed to be characteristic of the brand’s advertising during that
Intersectionality is when there is other problematic society that affects a certain group of people within society is interconnected. The minority may all belong to the same group but yet there are many categories within that group that also deal with more than one form of oppression. In the article, the author makes valid points of the daily struggles of being a woman in society but also shines light on the issue that she also faces other forms of oppression because of her skin color. To the average white woman, the only form of institutionalized oppression they experience is solely gender based and therefore they tend to dismiss the idea that other races and religious fight for equality is much more intense. Intersectionality also contends
Although there may have been mild attempts to cease racism directed towards certain groups, these same efforts are absent within racial groups based on group members’ various ranges of skin tones, which Jill Viglione and other authors discuss in their article “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders” (250). As numerous studies show, black women in particular make up a large proportion of women arrested and put in prisons within the country. Women with lighter skin tones receive lighter sentences than darker women, along with those who possess other attributional European features, such as straight hair and narrow noses. These individuals tend to also be more included in mainstream society, “thus afforded greater opportunities and privileges” and “more likely to be members of higher social class and achieve a higher occupational and educational level than their darker skinned counterparts” (251). These European features are seen as more attractive, as women with “blacker” features like curly hair and dark skin are stereotyped as lazy and “welfare queens,’ which are ultimately determinants of prison sentences and
Shoving her way through the students, Krista reached Kaitlyn and together they found their way to the silver carriages that would take them to the school. Kaitlyn glanced over at her friend, "I know they like, explained the whole magic thing already, but it 's a bit unnerving being in a carriage that seems to be driven by nothing at all. " And she was right, the carriage was tacked up with all the gear that a horse would require to pull the carriage, except it seemed that there was nothing there. But a small girl, who must be a student at Hogwarts because Krista did not recognize her, had a different opinion on the matter, "Well of course there is something drawing the carriage, you just can 't see them.
Blinded Eyes: The Story of What’s Right in Front of Us Without close attention people tend to miss the way our attention is captured. Ads in today’s society are always attempting to sale a product by using sex, and through unachievable appearance only capable through a lot of digital editing. Jean Kilbourne often speaks out on the matter and has quite a point. A recent ad seen in a Cosmopolitan magazine a young, black woman is seen in a blue colored weight room.
Women only truckstops.... Women friendly trucks ... Really ! Who 's being sexest now.... Every time I think about a post on wanting separate truckstops for women, I cannot help but wonder, why? Do you shop at a woman 's only grocery store, a woman 's only shopping mall etc ?
Although women were not granted workwear similar to men as they had desired, they did begin to wear more comfortable dresses in order to work in the fast paced conditions. Women saw this as an advancement for further reforms and it allowed women to build their confidence and courage in order to pursue their right to dress freely and comfortably. The introduction of women in the workplace incited a strong desire for gender equality and for fashion reforms to allow women to dress appropriately for the labor intensive jobs they were required to
The labor force was mostly made up of women during this time, for they held positions in government offices, as well as, military positions, nurses, clerical workers, and telephone operators. Many women were able to hold positions that were thought to be “male” careers and they included assembling airplane parts, operating drill presses, delivering ice, driving streetcars, welding parts, and oiling railroad engines. Even though women held these job positions their income was still kept below what the men would make performing these jobs. The federal government clearly needed women during this time because propaganda was being released to prompt women to join the cause.