Women are strong, stronger than most men if you ask me, not necessarily physically, but emotionally, able to handle more pain. You don’t believe me? Here are a few examples: women carry around a baby for nine months, they work/walk in high heeled shoes for days on end, they are amazing multi taskers, struggling to live up to the standards that society has set up for them, how to look, how to act, who to marry, what job to have, and countless other representations. In the time period of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout, our main character and narrator, combats with wanting to be who she wants, a “do what I want” tomboy, while society tries to make her a nice southern lady. Scout commonly wrestles with feminism throughout the story.
“But I’m a different breed of man, Mariam. Where I come from, one wrong look, one improper word, and blood is spilled. Where I come from, a woman’s face is her husband’s business only. I want you to remember that. Do you understand?”(Hosseini 63).
The Middle East has long struggled to show their women the rights and freedoms offered to most other women of the world. The struggle to gain equality amongst men has been unsuccessful as women today are still oppressed. They’re forced to cover the bodies and sometimes their faces, they can’t leave their homes without the company of a man, and they aren’t allowed to receive an education usually past middle school. These are just some of the things women are forced to deal with. Despite these restrictions seeming cruel and pointless, there are people who support this, including women. The Middle East’s reaction has been mixed.
The article “Reinventing the veil” by Leila Ahmed discusses how the concept of hijabs has changed over time. Back then many people had the assumption the veils would
Samah recounted her journey with the veil and explained how she started wearing the veil when she was fourteen years old, as she felt connected to her identity as a Muslim woman and wanted to wear it, making it clear that she was in no way forced to. K on the other hand explained that she does not feel that the hijab represents who she is as a person, and how she works around the mandate in her country by sporting hats, or shear scarves, both of which could result in her arrest. This movie showcases two different Muslim women, whom carry different views on veiling, one finding it empowering and the other suppressed. With the different examples of Muslim women exhibited throughout the course readings and their different views on veiling, it’s clear that this is a personal decision that only Muslim women can form for themselves as individuals. One element that these women all share is their expression of autonomy and self-determination, by making that choice for themselves and speaking up about what the veil means to
The double standard between men and women has always and will continue to be evident in today’s world. In the essay There is No Unmarked Woman, Deborah Tannen explores the contrast and double standard facing women when it comes to clothing in the workplace. An anecdote depicts her evaluation of the clothing worn by women at a gender-diverse conference. She then explains that she “…suddenly wondered why I was scrutinizing only the women. I scanned the eight men at the table. And then I knew why I wasn 't studying them. The men’s styles were unmarked”(553). She defines ‘marked’ by explaining that a word is ‘unmarked’ when it is in the male form of the word, but female forms of words are ‘marked’ with endings such as ‘ette’ or ‘ess,’ and are less likely to be taken seriously. She describes how the women at the conference had things such as women’s clothing, shoes, hairstyle, or makeup, making them ‘marked.’ Since the men did not wear make up, they were ‘unmarked.’ She concludes that even if a women did not wear makeup or wore comfortable clothes instead of business attire, “there is no unmarked woman”(556). This unfair behavior remains in the workplace to this day, and no woman is held to exactly the same fair standard as
The Past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshiped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness.
The 1st Amendment states Freedom of Religion. I personally think that if it is for that persons religious rights then they should not have to take it off. Now if they are suspected for having something hidden under it than that manager or employee of whatever should politely ask them to show under the burqa, if it is ok then they should be able to wear it, if it is not ok then they should be reported to the police and/or held captive until Police get there. There is also a negative part if the person wearing it clearly has something under it such as a bomb then they should not be able to wear it. Terrorist attacks happen, because there are people out there who are hiding bombs and other weapons under their burqa. I think the President needs to crack down on who should and who should not wear burqas. Now on to the next section I think that putting immigrants in commencement camps is the wrong idea. I guess it really depends on what they have done wrong if they have only crossed the border then they should not be kept in commencement caps all they wanted to do is just feel free. If they have done something very very bad then yes they should be held in a commencement camp but if they have done nothing wrong then they should not be held in commencement
head wear such as niqab or burka covering the face to be removed when receiving public
Removing the witness’s niqab violates section 2 of the Canadian charter of rights and freedom
Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, presents the central tension of Marjane struggling with the relationship of her nationality and herself by seeing the transition of clothing, makeup and accessories that female characters wear in the book. During her teenage years, she had been to a lot of countries and she always felt like she couldn 't find her real identity, either as a westerner or an Iranian. The book presents a lot of struggles with her trying to figure out her relationship, nationality, and her identity. The readers can see the transition of cultural background by noticing details within the image, for example, character’s clothing and how they dress themselves up. The transition of clothing and fashion represent cultural backgrounds that create struggles for Marjane and her search in self identity.
This week's readings focus on the issues of freedom and enlightenment. In Angelique Chrisafis’s essay France’s headscarf war: ‘Its an attack on freedom’ we are introduced to the problems many Muslim women in France are experiencing regarding their traditional headscarf, the hijab. Chrysalis explains that the French Republic lays a great deal of importance and focus on the separation of church and state and, therefore, do not allow any religiously affiliated clothing or items to be worn in the public work sector. However, many Muslim women are upset, embarrassed, and feel targeted by the treatment they are receiving at the hands of different institutions in France when wearing their hijab.
Both societies feel equality is important to keep people happy and to make everyone feel included. However in 2081 the government thinks no one can stand out or be better for the sake of everyone to feel the same. “They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better- looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else…”(2081 Transcript- Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron). While in America people are different and some people do succeed more than others. Most people living in America would feel that if they have an ability, whether it be being smart, strong, good looking, they wouldn’t want it to be covered up. In the dystopian society of 2081, every who is better than the average person must wear something that will cover up of weaken their ability. In America the Founding Fathers gave the citizens individual rights so people could succeed at something. As stated in the Declaration of Independence; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”(Declaration of Independence). The Founding Fathers believed that by granting a citizen with life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness everyone would have the same chance to
Persepolis is the graphic novel which shows how Marjane grows up under a repressive government in Iran. After the Islamic revolution in 1979, many things were changed by the government such as school curriculums. They closed university to make sure that all books are following the true path of Islam (Satrapi 73). One of the important change, in Persepolis, was the obligation of wearing the veil. The veil is covered women 's skin or hair as a symbol of devotion and modesty for the Islamic religion (Lazreg 10). Until the Pahlavi dynasty was taken the place by Ayatolla Kohmeini after the Islamic revolution, wearing the veil was banned by laws (Heath 31). However, after the Islamic revolution, people start wearing the veil. They are veiling because
Rhode states that, “Nikki Youngblood was denied a photo in her high school year book because she refused to pose in a scoop-necked dress” (3). This is showing that women are getting discriminated by wearing clothing that show too much or not showing anything. Women should be able to wear what they want and what they are comfortable in without being judged. People should be worried about the job that they need to get done and not about what others are wearing.