An Analysis Of Deborah Garrison And The Photograph A Womana S Rightsa By John Olson

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Growing up as a girl I was always told by not only my family, but teachers, â No honey thatâ s a manâ s job,â or â I do not want you outside alone, you know... in case there are men around,â and â Do not do that, its un-lady like!â But I never questioned why men were allowed to do the things girls were not allowed to do until I was older. But In the poem â Worked Late on a Tuesday Nightâ by Deborah Garrison and in the photograph â Womanâ s Rightsâ by John Olson are two works that are attempting to challenge the barriers between men and women. Both works show what it is like to be a woman in two different societies, todayâ s and in the late 60â s. â Worked Late On a Tuesday Nightâ is a poem designed to show the reader what…show more content…
On March 20, 1970, when Betty Friedan gave her farewell address as outgoing president of NOW and called for a nationwide womenâ s strike on August 26, the 50th anniversary of winning the right to vote. Where Friedan proposed that â The women who are doing menial chores in the offices as secretaries put the covers on their typewriters and close their notebooks and the telephone operators unplug their switchboards, the waitresses stop waiting, cleaning women stop cleaning and everyone who is doing a job for which a man would be paid more stopâ ¦ And when it begins to get dark, instead of cooking dinner or making love, we will assemble and we will carry candles alight in every city to converge the visible power of women at city hall... Women will occupy for the night the political decision-making arena and sacrifice a night of love to make the political meaning clearâ (Friedan, 1970). In conclusion, Olsonâ s photograph was used to represent the strength and perseverance of women. Women are not receiving the same respect or rights as men do, whether it is 1970 or 2017 and Olson Pace 3 and Garrison are attempting to break the cycle by providing evidence of the disrespect and true strength of the women. Both pieces provide a representation of a group. Olson focusâ on the women of all colors and the recognizable storm, they bring alongside their march,

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