Film Review and Response to Iron Jawed Angles “Dress up prejudice and call it politics” is a profound quote in the movie Iron Jawed Angels, which depicts the struggle of women’s suffrage movement and its culmination in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The battle for suffrage was indeed a long and difficult process spearheaded by ingenious and talented women in a variety of ways, such as spreading pamphlets, public demonstration, public parade, petition to the president. All in all, women’s suffrage movement could not be encompassed by a single movie. However, the move Iron Jawed Angels does show us the marrow part of this movement. The strongest sense of reality that I gained after watching Iron Jawed Angels is the ability of women to make an impact on other women.
The gesture also inspires Edna to speak openly and freely and by doing so Edna feels intoxicated as if she tasted “the first breath of freedom” [VII Chopin]. Madame Ratignolle’s sympathy gives Edna the courage to say what is on her mind without censoring, an exercise that helps her outward existence and inward life to correspond. To Edna, Madame Ratignolle is an embodiment of the mother woman, and through her presence Edna realizes that she is not like her, and that she does not want to devote herself to her husband and children, she would rather have some space and freedom for herself to pursue her interests. Thus Edna realizes that she is not and does not want to be a mother woman. This realization helps Edna further understand herself and she gradually starts neglecting her marital obligations in action rather than only questioning them in her head.
Both fail to recognize and see each other for who they really are. Hulga/ Joy is bothered daily with her simple-minded mother because she portrays herself as a very kind and patient person towards other people. For example, she gives compliments and tell people that Mrs. Freeman‘s daughters Glynese and Carramae “are the finest girls she knows”, and Mrs. Freeman “is a lady and she would not mind taking anywhere with her.” (51). Mrs. Hopewell is embarrassed with how the way Hulga/Joy behaved and how she would dress inappropriately by wearing worn tattered clothes. Knowing that Hulga/Joy disposition toward those girls was unfavorable and she ignored daughter’s need to be accepted.
PREPARED BY: zaty In the novel “Pride and Prejudice”by Jane Austen, she illustrates the empowerment of women in terms of being independent individuals. Besides, she highlights that women are not simply an accessory to attract men as loveless marriage is not the only key to ‘happiness’ or economic security for them. Conversely, in the movie “The Pastor’s Wife” directed by Norma Baileyexhibits the breakdown of women’s empowerment through the cruel mistreatment towards women in marriage. First, Austen portrays the feminine world through the prominent character of Elizabeth Bennet in the novel “Pride and Prejudice” who chooses to make her own life decisions. She is the second daughter of a country gentleman who risks poverty if she does not find a husband who can provide for her as her father cannot pass on his estate or the house to her.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women to have legal rights, have better jobs, and higher education, even though many men shunned her. First off, many women fought against the laws that discriminated against them. In 1848, Stanton met with four other women for a social meeting. They decided to form a convention and get together to “discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women (Brown).” This convention was called The Seneca Falls Convention. The women campaigned for full female equality.
Summary, Reaction, and Analysis Paper #1 Iron -Jawed Angels Iron-Jawed Angels tells the true story of a very strong and determined group of young ladies lead by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. These ladies put their lives on the line to fight for women’s right to vote. After years and years of hard work and some jail time, Alice and her followers convinced President Wilson to supporting the suffrage amendment. On Aug. 26, 1920, the Susan B. Anthony Amendment becomes law, and 20 million American women win the right to vote. Alice worked hard and fought a long battle for all women living in the United States.
She makes a show of not taking her mother’s advice by saying things like, "Don’t be so old-fashioned, Ma […]. I’m my own person." This woman likes to think that she’s in charge of herself. All the same, she continues to look for her mother’s approval, especially in romantic relationships. She claims that she doesn’t want her mom’s opinions about Rich, but desperately wants her mother to like him.
Consider the theme of sisterhood in the novel. In your answer you should consider: Ø The ways in which women support and oppose each other in the novel. Ø The relationship between the Olinka women Ø The challenges faced by women in the patriarchal society in which they exist. Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple typically, focuses on the struggles of African Americans, particularly women, and what they witness against societies that are racist, sexist, and violent. The Color Purple also focuses on the role of women of colour in culture and history.
The Dark Matter of Beauty It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in today's media, beauty is perfectly out lined image forced upon society, especially women. The strive to be beautiful is plastered everywhere in the media, trough advertisements, magazines, movies, and television. The "ideal" form of beauty has been etched into every mind of females since they were young girls through media consumption. One must be thin, have a big bust, have a certain hair or eye colour, certain facial features; these aspects in order for society to find a women beautifu is never ending . This image created by the media can have many negative effects to the body image of women by leading extreme vanity and obsession with being perfect, major insecurity and depression, and even eating disorders.
In addition, I will examine the effect of these images on women and their life experiences in regards to the choices they may make. The truth about the stereotypical images of women portrayed in the media and beauty industry is that those images are completely unrealistic. These images of women are idealized and disrespectful of both the ideal and the real woman. The images associate ideal beauty and behavior with whatever product or activity is being advertised, therefore the image of women is idealized, with an attitude that suggests that the prospective customer should associate herself with the desirable ideal by buying the product or participating in the activity. The implication is clear: use of the product will enable a woman to fit the ideal image expected of her by her society.