As I grow up I am beginning to notice more and more that the women in my family do just about all household work. This really became visible to me on a trip to my aunt’s house in Virginia for the week of the 4th of July. It was so enjoyable playing games, going to the pool, and I even visited Kings Dominion, a wonderful amusement park. Then one morning my oldest cousin called my two younger cousins and I to get ready go downstairs for an “Adventure”. We’d guessed that we were going for another trip to the pool or to play some games but, once she said we didn’t even need to put on shoes our ideas on the pool and games were shattered. It turned out that we were going to wash dishes, and watch the younger kids. Not that I mind cleaning and looking over a couple of children however, when I looked around all I saw were women cooking and cleaning to get ready for the big family dinner. The men were either playing games, on the computer, or making music. Yes, I do admit that noticing this struck a nerve in me. It seemed a little unfair to me. Not to say that the men in my family are lazy and don’t do anything, they do help out at times and when they have to, they are very caring, and they are down to earth, intelligent guys. I just feel that if they were just as able as we were then they could’ve done the household work with us. Since early times women were expected to be home take care of the kids, cook, and clean all day long. The Christian bible has an extremely large influence over that. Which growing up surrounded by a mainly religious family I sort of understand but not completely. What I really don’t understand is the huge expectation on women to perform household task. I don’t complain too much about it because I know it could be worse, in many other countries it is much worse. Therefore, I do not take what I have for granted and I don’t frequently bring up my thoughts on anything about sexism only when necessary. But, why is it that women have to do so much work? I’m sure we’ve suffered enough. Half of the things women deal with men probably would have a hard time dealing with. To add extra anticipated work on us like we don’t already go through enough physically, mentally and emotionally is slightly outlandish. My confusion led me into to research on other people perspectives and reasoning’s. Searching on the internet I found multiple sources. Which I chose because of the proof and verification it gave about sexism and how it is found everywhere like in the media and our everyday lives past and present. There was an amazing article on the Disney Princess Merida of the movie Brave. It was based on the changing of her physical features to make her svelte, and to give her more sex appeal with gorgeous glowing skin. This was so contradicting to the movie and representation of Merida. There was also an article on unequal pay between women and men who do the same job and how your physical appearance controls what job you get, where men were paid more than women with the exception of the modeling world. Before this I research about sexism I had never known that women made a larger salary in modeling. There were some great pictures from a website of extremely sexist advertisement from the 1950s about the things women she be doing to keep their men satisfied. Even though I was born in 97’ I felt a tinge offended because if my grandmothers were there and faced these issues themselves. They were forced to do certain things and be a specific way. The changing of Merida has concerned many parents and people in general. There were even petitions because of this contradictory change. Merida represents a girl who is more than just pretty but, also a girl, who stands up for herself, is sensible and independent and doesn’t need to be ideal female. This makeover only goes against who she really is. Brave is not just another Cinderella with a glass slipper which magically leads her to her
the only reason I know is because I’m the one who created the meeting. As a fellow citizen I think it’s important to hear everyone’s views and opinions on the most important theme in gender and relationships. It’s been a topic that the towns people have been arguing over for months on end, so what better way to settle it than to hold a meeting so everyone can talk about it in a civil way!
It’s about 10 minutes before the meeting starts in the city hall. There are numerous amounts of people lined…
walking around any large metro the cultural differences that can be seen. Things such as Muslim women in full veil, Hispanics speaking Mexican on the street corner, or African-Americans with braided hair and colorful cultural clothes show diversity everywhere. It’s almost impossible in a city to find the “average” American, there are the gangsters with their loose pants or the Jocks with their Nike Air shoes and headbands, but where can one find the Blue Jeaned hard working American so typically visualized…
the novel, Celie considers god to be her audience and assistance, yet Celie does not have a reasonable comprehension of who god is. She knows where it counts that her picture of god as all powerful "don’t seem quite right"(Walker 195), yet she says it's all she has. Shug welcomes Celie to envision god as something fundamentally diverse, as an "it" that has a great time creating and simply needs individuals to love what “it” has made. In the long run, Celie quits considering god she quits thinking…
The “Vegetarianism in America” study, published by Vegetarian Times, shows that 0.5 percent of U.S. adults follow a plant-based diet. This small percentage tells us that most people are either unaware or unconcerned of the impact our daily decisions have on the world. The lifestyle has ties to other spheres of everyday life beyond simple dietary changes. Three documentaries, Earthlings, Cowspiracy and Forks Over Knives, look at the affects the traditional western lifestyle has on animals, the environment…
people ask "Well, what was she wearing?".
All over the world, women's bodies are used as battle grounds for wars started by men. They are mutilated, raped murdered.
We should all be feminists because the world should be a better place for girls everywhere.
We should all be feminists because we are already on the right track. 100 years ago, there were actual story titles that said "Woman, a being to come home to" or "Woman - Man's best friend". Far from the stereotypical image of bra-burning activists…
competition and are provided the option to purchase almost anything they want
The negative aspects of capitalism:
1. Not everyone has the same opportunity
a. Racism-overall poverty rate is 12%, for black Americans its 24%
b. Sexism-females still earn less than their male counterpart
c. Elitism- privileged class, trust fund baby’s
d. Cycle of Poverty- if you are in poverty it is difficult to get your children out of it. (no health care, poor academic culture at…
meaningful goal and spark
millions of small actions that will ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement
to stop sexism and create lasting cultural and sociological change.
Here are a few campaign activities that we are excited to work with you on:
• Women and girls are speaking out, telling their stories and influencing change.
• Men and boys are standing up to sexism, counter hyper masculinity and championing
women as leaders.
• Schools are using the Miss Representation‘s Curriculum…
first century world that is heavily influenced by media, one can rarely escape from the various messages being broadcast. Whether it is television and film or social media and the Internet, media platforms can be seen portraying images nearly everywhere. In the midst of the countless forms of media, society is constantly discussing the true impact media has on the general public verses the public’s influence on the messages media displays. While individuals who partake in these discussions may…
various social media sites? Read the newspaper or a magazine? Listen to Pandora while getting ready for work or school? Many of us can agree that they do one or more of the following things in the morning, so it’s safe to say mass media helps shape our culture and the way we think. Does sexism and misogyny in the media affect the way we act and view others? Many statistics prove that the things we are constantly seeing do have a major impact in our lives, while others simply feel a person has a choice…
Study Guide for Anthropology in a Changing World: Midterm
WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?
An intellectual poaching license (Cluckholn)
A study of the anecdotal
A study of social patterns
A disciplined patience grounded in participant observation
A study of culture
WHAT IS CULTURE?
“Believing with Max Weber that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science, but an interpretive…