Culture and Women In “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, and “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl or halfie” by Junot Diaz, both authors elaborate on culture, and how it shapes the outlook on women. In Jamaica Kincaid's “Girl” a mother enforces her cultures strong beliefs on appropriate female behavior onto her daughter. To do so, she displays her parental authority with a series of short commands influenced by her culture. A sense of naivety can be seen in the young girl after questioning her mother's request. The culture associated with “Girl” has a definite attitude towards women, believing they should live a modest, conservative lifestyle.
For example, women now go out to work, just as men now help with housework and childcare. However Feminists reject the ‘March of Progress’ theory, and argue that women remain unequal within the family. Anne Oakley argues that we still live in a patriarchal (male dominated) society, and therefore women occupy a subordinate and dependant role within the family and wider society. In addition in Mary Boulton’s research backed this, she found that fewer than 20% of husbands had a majority role in childcare. Overall it could therefore be argued that rather than partners becoming more equal, women now have to carry a ‘dual burden’, whereby she is responsible for two jobs of unpaid or paid labour.
Another assumption is that women often took jobs for the wrong reasons (Gunn and Gullickson, 2007). That statement suggests that Karen’s gender may have been the reason she did not recognize her motivator instead of the fact that she may have just never thought about it. If a person obtains a job that will not gratify their main motivator then that person will be unsatisfied with their job. By making this assumption the article also implies that most women are not satisfied at work .Even though assumptions are drawn from this article, there are a few hypotheses made by the Pursuit of Unhappiness. Hypotheses, Variable, and Operational Definitions One hypothesis
In a way, this letter is just as important to Shiri as it is to Zenzele because while it provides the motherly advice that Zenzele will always treasure, it also gives Shiri a fighting chance to convince Zenzele to intertwine her education abroad with the roots of her home country and ancestors. Ever since Zenzele was a kid, she would debate with her mother about many things, much of the time about their culture and other times about the world around her. She had always been looking for answers, wanting to explore and understand everything she could. Even her mother had a hard time keeping up with her in a conversation. She said, “In your company, I often feel blind, groping for firm objects, hesitant lest I collide with some obstacle I cannot characterize, let alone surmount” (Maraire 4).
Women do not have mentally tough enough to survive and physically strong enough that is 2 reasons to convince the reader that the author offers. However, although the author give some credibly example to show women get high-stress but it just happened some women. Almost women can work in high stress environment better than men. Darren Gaves give two of three argument is right but overall supporting the last argument are overgenalised and lack
Week 7 Assignment 2 Through history women and the GLBT, community has been looked down upon as inferior to men. As time has proven to be a good thing for women especially the last decade because it has been a time of great advancement for women in the workforce and the outlook that society has on them. I think that people in the United States are also becoming more comfortable with the GLBT community. More people are able to express themselves for who they really are and people are becoming more open to the idea of love without limits. I think it is important to look back from where we have come and see the progress that is being made from where we started to where we are today.
They wanted equality for women in the workplace, in society generally and at home. “After discovering that they could work in high-paying factory jobs, the majority of women did not want to give these jobs up after World War II.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Womenroles_in_the_WorldWarsUnitedStatesofAmerica
The Second Presidential Debate Women; Work In the second presidential debate between Obama and Romney, they were questioned about several topics including women; work. Each of them gave their own point of view and ideas of how to help the women in the future, by using Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Obama and Romney had a great use of Ethos, Pathos and Logos, by wanting to help women sharing life experience and giving facts about their statement. Obama and Romney had a good point by agreeing to help women in finding a good job with a flexible schedule. Obama explained how he wanted to make sure that young women are going to be able to compete in the market place.
These and other accounts have attributed several characteristics to the "New Women" of the 1920s: they failed to vote as a block or in greater numbers than did men; their manners and morals differed sharply from those of previous generations; and their legal and economic position had so improved that for the first time in history women had become the social and economics equals of men (West, 1955). Women went from being the average housewife to working next to a man, accomplishing the same job. Even though America has changed there are still places in the world today where women are still being treated less than man. Hopefully with time, those countries will change their ways just as America
If it is a result of implicit discrimination due to lifestyle choices, then women’s lower earnings result from the fact that women take more time off when having children or choose to work fewer hours. If it is explicit discrimination, then the gender pay gap is a result of stereotypical beliefs. There is a debate as to what extent this is the result of gender differences, implicit discrimination due to lifestyle choices, or because of explicit discrimination. If it is a result of gender differences, then the pay gap is not a problem; men are simply better equipped to perform more valuable work than women. If it is a result of implicit discrimination due to lifestyle choices, then women's lower earnings result from the fact that women typically take more time off when having children or choose to work fewer hours.