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Mothers and Daughters: Feminism in Contemporary Literature
The relationship between a mother and daughter can be more complicated than one can assume it to be. From the moment a child enters the world, the first person she makes contact with is her mother. The bond between mother and child then continues to strengthen while experiencing every milestone in both their lives, this evolution also serves as a test of how strong the bond is between them. Taking a closer look into the bond between a mother and her daughter, from a contemporary feminist approach, one might notice that the mother has high standards and expectations behind the choices that her daughter will make. The mother will even take the extra mile to ensure the daughter makes the right choices in her life from adolescence to rising adulthood. The perception of this type of relationship dynamic can be seen in two distinct contemporary literary works. Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice tells the story of a mother and daughter whose differences push them to realize that they are not as different as they think.
Everything You Want to Know about Fallopian Tube Blockage
Everything You Want to Know about Fallopian Tube Blockage Fallopian Tube Blockage Treatment Yoga As many women who are suffering from infertility understand, one of the best, fallopian tube blockage treatment options is to use one of several medications. Among these are a woman's birth control pills and also intrauterine devices (IUDs). Since one of the most common methods of fallopian tube blockage treatment can be blocked by your IUD, it would be wise to consult with your doctor about your options for a procedure for your IUD removal if you want to become pregnant.
When to Start Wearing Abdominal Belt After C Section?
When to Start Wearing Abdominal Belt After C Section? When to start wearing abdominal belt after c section is a question often asked by women wondering about how to get rid of pregnancy belly fat, the answer to this question is a very simple one, after delivery, the belly will begin to grow, and the best way to prevent unnecessary back pain is to prevent excess weight from accumulating on the abdomen.
I was still young enough to have to go on holidays with my parents. My mom, however, did not come. We went to New York for whatever reason, I can’t remember why. It was May and my grandmother always said New York in May is the most wonderful thing. We stayed at a near to fancy hotel apartments called Affinia Gardens on the Upper East Side. I think it was on 64th and 6th .
I'm Child-Free and I'm Not Ashamed
Today is Mother’s Day, and I am reminded again of how our society still hasn’t caught up to the year 2021. In a year where “a family” come in all sizes, shapes and forms, I am still told that I am “abnormal” because I’m a woman and don’t have children. Why do child-free women still have to deal with complete strangers asking us questions about our life and choices? When someone finds out we haven’t procreated yet, we get a sad pity look followed by a reassuring comment to not worry, it will happen soon. Please, I beg you to NOT be those people! Do not ask why a woman hasn’t had a child yet and don’t follow it with that comment! For all you know that woman could have been trying for several years to have a child and they could have had several miscarriages or they could have been told they are completely infertile and will never have a child of their own.
A Salute To Working Moms During This Pandemic
The pandemic has slowed down economies across the globe. Most of the countries are either amidst recession or are staring at one. Probably the first major recession after nearly a decade.
She changed color, The meaning and tone of it Melanin will do that... So many pantone chips to define her skin, No one would ever know where she was from.
Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Changed Beauty Standards for Women?
While no one knows exactly what the world will look like once the coronavirus pandemic is truly over, we are seeing some major clues. There has been obvious change in the advancement of health sciences and vaccine advancements, big technology that allows many to work from home, and in online education and learning models. However, there have also been many, perhaps more subtle changes, in the ways we interact socially with one another.
Writing: I'm Not Like Other Girls Toxicity
"You're not like other girls." This is a line many of us have heard in a film or TV show, usually said by the love interest to the heroine to praise her for her uniqueness. However, this is a bit of a backhanded compliment, especially when the praise is acknowledging traits many women have or insinuating its better not to demonstrate typically feminine character traits. That might be why this line is almost only found in young adult and teen media. Writers may not expect teenage audiences to analyse the subtext or larger social implications that dialogue can hold. By saying that your intelligence, sense of humour, chastity, lack of interest in makeup, independence, or whatever make you "different from other guys/girls," it's implied that anyone who identifies as other to those traits is somehow lesser than.
The Bisexual Feminist
As a bisexual woman, you would think I would have admitted this sooner. Yes, I do have a few female celebrity crushes and yes, I am in a committed relationship with a man. Do I have any regrets or shame at all? Hell fucking no. I don’t let other people dictate who I am supposed or not supposed to be attracted to and neither should they, homophobic or not. I’ve been putting off telling this story for some time, but as a grown woman with a mind of her own (shocking I know), I feel empowered to speak my personal truth. My coming out was a personally turbulent time, one of which I don’t regret and never will. The only thing I will ever regret doing is making the people I love worry about me.
Fears of Women
Every woman has her weaknesses and her fears: the fear of loneliness, ageing, poverty, getting fat and so many other things to be afraid of. Today, we will look at the list of fears any woman may have that cripples her most times.
How my Teen Pregnancy Saved my Life
I went to self checkout when I bought the test. Ridden with anxiety, I was hyper aware of any glance a stranger cast my direction. I couldn't face the fact of what I was buying would make concrete. Until then, my life was lived on a whim, bounding from one teenage adventure to the next. The innumerable ways my future could play out felt like steps on a bridge over a chasm, with too many places I could fall through. Leaving the store, with the test in my shopping bag I felt a dread of certainty.