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  • Z-Boys Film Analysis

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    Singer by Sini Anderson and Dogtown and Z-Boys by Stacy Peralta are two documentary films that represent not only an era but also the growth of two subcultures. In the case of Kathleen Hanna she was a forerunner in the female punk rock artist and feminism itself. The Zephyr surf and skate team changed skateboarding forever, doing what nobody had ever seen before. The Z-Boys, a group of young teenagers, coming mostly from broken homes in southern California. Throughout these films the two filmmakers

  • Hester Prynne In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, defies these social standards as she survives without the guidance of a man. Hester is a self-sufficient single mother who creates her own position within the strict Puritan community- the epitome of a Feminism. Throughout the novel, Hester has the challenge of single-handedly raising a child while bearing her punishment for adultery. Pearl is Hester’s only treasure, “she named the infant ‘Pearl,’ as being of great price--purchased with all she had [because]

  • Who Is John Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemums'?

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    “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck points out the numerous issues that are concentrated on the gender and sexual tensions between the characters: The Tinker, Elisa and Henry Allen. As the story begins, Steinbeck displays the weather as a “time of quiet and waiting” (358). The orchards have been cultivated and the fields have been cut, the only thing missing is the rain. Steinbeck proceeds to state that the, “fog and rain do not go together” just like the male and female characters of the story

  • Women In Byzantium Summary

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    leading historian of “the Byzantine millennium.” She wrote this book to “explore the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium.” The author “collects fourteen papers and comments on issues of feminism and roles of women in Byzantium.” The book gives us information about “the complex and exotic world of Byzantium's women, from empresses and saints to uneducated rural widows.” “She also provides a concise introduction to each essay that describes

  • Essay On Women In Australia After Ww2

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    Australia in 1788. They have been disadvantaged and lacked independence but specifically the lacked the right to fair pay, various jobs and were looked down upon in politics. However, during and after World War 2 in 1939, the outlook of women and what feminism symbolized changed. Before WW2: Rights & Freedoms denied to women Before World War 2 women were disadvantaged and deprived of numerous rights and freedoms. Politics, pay and jobs are just some of the many struggles they had to deal with. Women

  • Summary Of The Social Construction Of Gender By Judith Lorber

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    In Judith Lorber’s essay The Social Construction of Gender she claims that gender is both a process and a system of stratification and structure. The following essay will illustrate what Lorber means when she makes theses claims. Examples of gender as a process and system of stratification will be drawn from the movie “Orchids: my intersex adventure” as well as previously assigned readings to further explain Lorber’s points. Lorber explains, “gender is a process of creating distinguishable social

  • Thirteen By Hardwicke Essay

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    Thirteen, a film coordinated by Catherine Hardwicke, gives a crude take a gander at female pre-adulthood. The film's hero, Tracy, is at first depicted as an "ordinary," composed seventh grader at her California center school. Evie Zamora is one of Tracy's companions and "the sultriest young lady at school" (Thirteen). With an end goal to get to know Evie and turn into an individual from the famous club, Tracy changes both her appearance and conduct. In particular, she quits eating, participates in

  • Laura Cereta's View Of Humanism

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    as a spokesperson for women. While we can’t know from this document how many woman also held Cereta’s views, we can know from this document that Cereta viewed herself, at least to some extent, as a defender of women. While this isn’t equivalent to feminism today, it is very interesting to see that at least some women during the Renaissance viewed women as equal to

  • Marsha P Johnson Research Paper

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    Marsha P. Johnson was a well-known figure in the LGBT community in New York from the mid-1960s to the 1990s. She would hustle throughout the night to help the large amount of homeless LGBT youth at the time, even though she was homeless herself (Deitcher 69). Everyone loved how she would brighten up a room by stepping into it. Thomas Vallette even said that "she [Marsha] has this kind of glow about her, she is like an angel, [and] her spirit shines through her" (Kasino, The Life and Times of Marsha

  • The Secret Life Of Bees Book Report

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    The Secret Life of Bees “Let’s just imagine for a moment we are tiny enough to follow a bee into a hive, usually the first thing we would have to get used to is the darkness..”(82). Lily is the narrator and the main character. She adds humor to situations that would be very depressing when she is in the darkness of her life. Lily is a girl from the South that has an unforgiving father and a mother that has died. Rosaleen is a black woman that takes care of Lily. Rosaleen and Lily are jailed after