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    Strong Women in my Life

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    Strong Women in my Life Demi Moore can pull off a shaved head with grace and beauty. I can’t do that. If I were to shave my head, I would slightly resemble a cantaloupe. I get that, and the rest of my physical characteristics, from my mother. Short and ample do not make for a graceful bald-headed woman. Martha Stewart can make a soufflé from an egg, some tree bark, and a cup of sugar. I can’t do that either. My inability to just “wing” recipes comes directly from my grandmother. If it’s written

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    The Strong Women in The Orestia by Aeschylus To most readers, the women of The Orestia are evil and vindictive, a disgrace to all chaste and righteous women.  Aeschylus portrayed women as equals to men, which was not the opinion of most Greeks at the time.  Although he showed some of his women characters as evil, he granted them power, and emasculated the men around them.  Unlike Homer, the women of Aeschylus show both ranges of emotions, both the good and the bad.  A woman portrayed as a villain

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    Strong Women of Othello William Shakespeare often described the women in his plays as being strong, confident individuals, much different from the stereotypical roles of the time period in which he lived. In Much Ado about Nothing, the main character____(look up) ---{describe role}. Similarly, in Macbeth, {discuss role of Lady Macbeth} The women of Othello also displayed characteristics of strong, modern women. .... From the beginning of the play, we see that Desdemona is a courageous and

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    Strong Women in James Joyce's Eveline, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Spera's My Ex-Husband "My Ex-Husband" by Gabriel Spera, "Eveline" by James Joyce, and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen all feature strong women as central characters. These women show their strength by standing up for themselves, making self-sacrifices for the benefit of others, and rebelling against society's stereotypes. The female persona in Spera's "My Ex-Husband" finds the strength to stand up for herself and

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    Blacks Actors

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    actors, especially women, are being discriminated against in the roles they are given to play. Granted that the roles have expanded from “mammy” and “Aunt Jemima”, we are still not given leading roles. And the leading roles that they do receive often do not accredit the black community as having strong women. We are often cast as crazy girlfriends, crack-addicted prostitutes, or some “hoochie mamma” that has seven different baby fathers. An excellent film that depicted a strong black woman, maybe

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    Strong Women in The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife One of the common themes in both The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife is strong women. All the women in both generations in each book gain strength through different experiences. These experiences range from a war-ravaged China to the modern day stresses of womanhood. Though different experiences have shaped each woman, they are all tied together by the common thread of strength. The Joy Luck Club portrays strong women

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    Reality of Sports

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    Reality of Sports Upon watching the films during this course we see many strong women. Female Athletes whose bodies are in peak condition from the real life champions in the documentary to the female boxer in Girl Fight and the passionate basketball player in Love and Basketball. However stories of real women are not always as ideal as those of Hollywood. Failure, both mentally and physically, is at times a harsh reality. Sometimes when somebody is physically injured it keeps an athlete from the

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    completely patriarchal society at the end of the nineteenth century. Women had always been perceived as lesser beings than men; women were thought to be less intelligent, weaker, and generally less important than men. “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” was written just around the time when women started demanding their rights, strong women, like Sarah Penn. The characterization of ‘Mother’ as a meek woman strongly conveys an idea about real women standing up for themselves and their beliefs that was just the beginning

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    audience Cross over Entertained the audience Role Reversal ============= In 1914 the attitude towards the roles of men and women was quite different from today?s equal opportunities views. Men = brings money in. Strong (physically and mentally) Women = looks after family eg. cooks cleans. Weak (mentally and physically) In pyg weak men strong women, -give examples. This is amusing as not thought of as the norm and shows how society is changing. Eg. Eliza feisty and determined

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    My life in time

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    Today I am an old women. My life is nearly over I am 95 life was hard as a youngster in my days but in the end I always made it out of the hard times. I have gone through a lot in my life I have seen my parents pass and my friends but I will never forgot the times we spent together because it always made us stronger. When I was a little girl my momma would always tell me. Love never fails and that is true no matter the drama or the hardships as long as you have love it never will fail. In my long

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    Women in Chaucer's The Wife of Bath Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale" is a medieval legend that paints a portrait of strong women finding love and themselves in the direst of situations. It is presented to the modern day reader as an early tale of feminism showcasing the ways a female character gains power within a repressive, patriarchal society. Underneath the simplistic plot of female empowerment lies an underbelly of anti-feminism. Sometimes this is presented blatantly

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    Ambiguous Women: The Power of the Female Narrative I do not wonder that men have always felt threatened by strong women. Male insecurity is manifest in the patriarchal infrastructure of society and its enforcement of gender roles that require female submission to the male model. In her book, Writing a Woman's Life, Caroline Heilbrun quotes Deborah Cameron's sardonic statement, "men can be men only if women are unambiguously women" (16). Heilbrun considers the ambiguous women, those who challenge

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    Prejudice and Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman are two novels which exemplify the negative effects of society's influence. Both Elizabeth Bennet and Marian McAlpin are strong women who rebel against society's influences in their lives.  They refuse to accept the pre-set roles and identities handed to them.  Both women realize that the individual's needs are not necessarily the same as what society imposes on them; they rebel against this very society in order to gain the independence

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    Pretty Woman Vs. Pillow Talk

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    respectively, are strong women in their films. They both contain quite a few characteristics such as boldness, confidence, and intelligence that make them very attractive and desirable to their male counterparts. While their professions are quite opposite, the women are similar in their personalities. Jan is an interior designer and her history with men is not troublesome or lacking, but like Vivian, the prostitute, she finds that men are sometimes after only one thing. I noticed that both women are extremely

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    Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave Works Cited Missing Many stereotypes present in modern day society portray Arab women, or more precisely, Muslim women, as having little to no independence or power. These stereotypes assert that Muslim women are oppressed both physically and psychologically, and that as a result of such outrageous treatment these women are psychologically weak. As with all stereotypes, this is a misconception. Blanket

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    Shakespeare’s Strong Women

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    During the Elizabethan era, women were supposed to be typical housewives and mothers that bore children every two years (Thomas). In contrast, although Shakespeare’s women knew their place, they were intelligent and surprisingly strong willed. Women during Shakespeare’s time were to be considered “the weaker sex”, and that didn’t just mean physically, but emotionally as well. Women were inferior to the men. They always needed to have someone looking after them, and if they were married, it was

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    Becoming Strong Women

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    explains in her essay “What Did You Expect?”. Not wanting to be a partisan, Allison decided “to be [nothing] like was expected of [her]” (592); she “wore her hair long and loose” (592) and “refus[ed] to sleep with [her] hair in curlers” (592) unlike the women in her immediate family. Much like Bechdel, Allison had the courage to stray from the beaten path set before her and be different from the parental figure in her life so that she may follow her own desires in life. After having similar experiences

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    Two Strong Willed Women

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    Two Strong Willed Women It is so admirable and such an honor to be in the presence of a strong willed woman. Since day one, women have been made to feel inferior to men in many situations. Women have had to fight for rights and equality for centuries. The fact that there are very strong minded, domineering, and opiniated woman that exist is such a bonus for us. So many women continue to take no for an answer instead of just standing up for ourselves. In reading “ A Worn Path”’ by Eudora Welty and

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    Strong Chinese Women in Film

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    1. Introduction In Confucian thought, women had their purpose beside their men or within their households as mothers. However, the legend of Hua Mulan precedes Confucius. Mulan’s story had inspired early Chinese Feminists such as Qiu Ji to go against the society built to keep her space as a woman separate from the rest of the world. In modern times, Fa Mulan (from Disney) added more diversity to the usual Disney Princesses and gave westerners an image of Chinese culture. The Disney film about Fa

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    Weak or Strong Women? Geoffrey Chaucer has an interesting view on women’s roles in life. Through his tales he shows his differentiation in how he feels women are in life. He stays true to his time and the oppression of women that was happening, but he adds a twist. In The Canterbury Tales he shows women being weak and at the mercy of the men in their lives on one hand, and on the other hand the women are in control and their men are at their will. Chaucer has the theme of women obeying their

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