While he suggests how to kindly treat one race of women, he emphasizes on how to womanize another. The culture associated with “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie”, believes that women will act accordingly, and should be treated based on their own culture and race. In “Girl” by J.Kincaid and “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl or halfie” by J.Diaz both authors describe how culture influences the outlooks, and stereotypes on women. The expectations of females seen in “Girl” revolves around a strict set of cultural rules for women. Through oral transitions the girl’s mother spreads the beliefs of their culture.
Body: Main point I: There are many reasons why female circumcision is done. First, it is a Rite of Passage from childhood to complete womanhood, who is chaste, pure, and ready for marriage. Families want their children to be successful and children themselves want to attain status. There is status to both the elder, who circumcises, and for the circumcised. Female circumcision for women is a way of purifying them of their masculinity.
As the goddess of the harvest Demeter needs to remain on Olympus and tend to her job but her worry over her daughter keeps her from it. Her journey is significant and she becomes a hero when it becomes necessary in order for society to be restored to fertility. The Crossing of the First Threshold is the start of the journey when it is realized what must be done in order to succeed. It is the first challenge the hero has in his or her journey. After Hades takes Persephone, she must cross the Threshold in order to start her journey.
The Quinceanera In the Hispanic culture, the Quinceanera is about as important as it gets. When a young woman turns the age of fifteen, a party is thrown in her honor to celebrate her becoming a responsible adult. From the time the girl is born, parents save and plan for this special occasion. A Quinceanera is much like the American “sweet sixteen”, but when compared to American culture, the Quinceanera is most like a wedding. From the cake, to the dress, to learning how to dance, both weddings and Quinceaneras take a long time to prepare.
She feels the need for their culture to be revised to work better for them in the new realities they are facing right now. In my opinion I would say that I agree with the authors opinion of doing both, celebrating the quinceanera and also not going into debt. I understand that it is a status symbol for the people but its all about throwing a fiesta, a celebration of their daughter girls turning into women, its not about throwing the whole house out of the window. They can still continue their ritual and also protect the family from going into debt causing more
The Captivity of Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano have two of the most interesting captivity stories that history has to offer. They both understand that they have been taken captive and will somehow have to assimilate themselves with the culture they have been brought into, as well as trying to keep their own faith and identities. These morals and faith will be tested extremely often in the lives of these two people through the stories and interactions they describe in their books. Olaudah Equiano and Mary Rowlandson learn to use their religious faith and also incorporate the culture and lives of their captives as well in order to stay alive and fend for themselves in the tough situation they are forced into. Equiano and Rowlandson’s religious values were likely the most important factor in keeping their moral spirits up during their time in captivity.
Copying her just how my younger sister would copy me. The ideal daughter is obedient, and follows the wisdom of their elders. That is what my role as a daughter should have been like, but this is far from true. After the stage of wanting to be everything like my mom, I started to see things differently. Due to facing lots of adult problems at an early age I had become a very independent child
They also pass down rituals and wisdom to the younger generation. The Navajo Indians believe in more than one god. The Navajo Indians are polytheists because they typically believe in more than one God. The elders taught the younger generations about the Gods with stories, and myths or
“Footbinding was viewed as a rite of passage for young girls and was believed to be preparation for puberty” ( Smith, n.d.). This was the way of making girls mature because a kid would never go through such pain, so in reality these girls were becoming women. Once the little girls became women things got worse. They became more and more out of place. women were viewed as helpless, and they became subordinated to men.
In many myths, Goddesses give birth to other Goddesses and Gods. Many Gods are used as an avenue to conceive a child but many times the God is shown leaving after the Goddess has conceived a child. A movement known as the “Great Goddess Movement” was started over the Great Goddess Creatrix who was known for being the source and essence of life (Leonard & McClure, 2004). Much research has showed how many cultures, languages, and religions all have artifacts and other items that represent many areas seem to all worship this same Goddess (Leonard & McClure, 2004). The worship of the Goddess of life, death, and regeneration seemed to be universal in prehistoric Europe as well for 30,000 years (Leonard & McClure, 2004).