The title, “White Lies,” you could describe as lies that don’t hurt anyone. In this poem you are led to believe that Natasha Tretheway lied about being white. She never actually lied, she just never told the complete truth. Even her mother believed she was lying about who she was and would wash her mouth out with soap to, “cleanse her lying tongue.” Natasha wore very nice dresses that her mother made for her, that led people to believe that
If further breakdown occurs, social processes will take place, whereby friends and family will offer advice and support. After having left the relationship, grave-dressing processes will commence. Partners strive to construct a representation of the relationship that does not paint their own contribution to the relationship unfavourably. This process often involves emotional distress. In the final resurrection process, each partner prepares for new relationships by learning from the mistakes of the prior relationship.
She didn’t do anything that she didn’t want to do, something that readers are to admire about her. For instance, the second time she is transported back into Rufus’ time, he calls her a “nigger” (Butler 25), which she readily takes offense to and has no problem correcting him. “’I’m a black woman, Rufe. If you have to call me something other than my name, that’s it,’” (Butler 25). Through this scene, Butler shows readers that Dana wasn’t going to just stand by and let herself be called such an atrocious name, even if Rufus was just doing what society deemed as acceptable.
Walker also includes female characters that are deviant to the norms of society and through the deviant behavior constructed in female characters it could be argued that dominance is acquired through behavior rather than biological nature. Walker uses the female character of Celie to portray how in the culture of America and Africa some women were abused and undermined. “He never had a kine word to say to me.” Walker structured the narrative of Celie to have spelling mistakes and ungrammatically correct sentences to convey how common it was for girls to be uneducated. It also shows how female oppression started at a tender age as the character of Celie was a child, therefore young and innocent but still a victim of female oppression. The use of the pronoun ‘He’ could effectively represent men in general as being the main instigators of female oppression this then raises male dominance.
This paper does not discuss treatments or other remedies. It is intended only to overview the struggle to achieve identity and empowerment of women that happen to survive the trauma of ongoing childhood incest. Does Childhood Incest Impair Identity Formation in Women? Although some survivors of childhood sexual abuse appear to emerge unscathed, others succumb to death, drugs, institutions or chronic depression and/or inability to thrive as adults. To those that experienced normal development, child incest might be an unpleasant theoretical concept or a disturbing news story that is soon forgotten.
Interestingly, through the main character Rosaura and her transformation, the author shows that, in class societies, social status have more power on people’s future than their actual capabilities. At the beginning of the story, Rosaura is blind about the importance of social classes in her life. For example, when she argues with her mother about Luciana being her friend, Rosaura tells her that “[she knows] nothing about being friends” (9). By her strong reaction, Rosaura shows that she is convinced that Luciana is really her friend, even though they only do homework together. She isn’t aware that they don’t belong to the same social class.
The effect of this had significantly disadvantaged women in workforce as they were disqualified with lack of acquired knowledge accessed at school. For instance the Leves v Haines case  where Melinda, a female student feels that she has suffered discrimination based on her gender which limited her and fellow peers in accessing ‘hand on’ male dominated subjects. Legal entities, such as the Equal Opportunity Tribunal have effectively demonstrated their responsiveness to Melinda’s plea in ruling her complaint through the belief that subject selection was limited as a result of gender. NGO’s have also greatly contributed their responsiveness in non-legal aspects in the changing rights of women in education, for e.g. World Vision International is an NGO that effectively communicates the responsibility of the State to finance girls’ education and the unique role other NGO’s can play in helping governments through advocating, partnering and complementing the work of the State in order ensure that all children enjoy their right to a quality gender-equitable education.
Novelist Amy Tan (Libi Pedder / Camera Press / Retna) Tan proves her point about parents’ influence on people’s life when she states “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life as well”. By talking about how her mother’s English lacked a certain wholeness and clarity, she explains why her thoughts about her mother tongue were different when she was a child; “I believed that her English reflected the quality of what she had to say.” People in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants didn’t take her mother seriously, didn’t give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they didn’t hear her. Here Tan emphasizes the importance of mother tongue in somebody’s life. She believes that people may not be treated respectfully because of their poor speaking of any language. She never reflects on her mother’s difficulties as something that could’ve motivated her to become a writer.
This behavior is not what you would traditionally expect from a woman. When faced with the prospect of turning into her mother, Maebe’s comment is “shoot me when that happens” (Hurwitz, Michael). This illustrates her desire to shake the role society has indebted to her gender, as her mother happens to be an unemployed wife and mother (a stereotypical gender role for a woman). Maebe Bluth Funke’s portrayal of female gender roles contrasts with traditional female gender roles. Arrested Development does a good job creating humor with the characters of George Michael and Maebe.
In order to break free from your social background you have to be a strong character and try not to go with the flow. In this story we meet Kim who are dealing with many of those problems. We don’t get to know much about Kim’s background, besides that she is from London, where she worked at a home for deprived children, until she got kicked out because she caught Hep B and a nasty venereal disease off some random guy she had sex with. Kim is much more articulate than Andrea and Di. For example although Kim repeatingly corrects them when they mention her audition as “your thing”, Andrea and Di are not affected by it.