Betty Mahmoody

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  • Importance Of Conformity In The Film 'Not Without My Daughter'

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    you here today to discuss conformity and its presence in the brilliant film; “Not Without My Daughter”, directed by Brain Gilbert. The movie was adapted from the true story based on Betty Mahmoody’s experience. The plot pivots on a sinister manipulation: Iranian-American husband “Moody”, convinces his American wife, Betty, to travel with him and their daughter, Mahtob, for a vacation in Iran, promising to safely return to their Michigan home two weeks later. However, once there, in the male dominated

  • What Is The Theme Of Not Without My Daughter By Betty Mahmoody

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    book by Betty Mahmoody which gives us an insight into the hard and tainted life the author herself went through being a wife and mother in a stringent patriarchal society in which a woman is reprimanded and punished for having a voice. The social experiences, where two societies meet and unite in the ties of marriage are delineated in various scholarly works. One such work which concentrates on the social experiences in connection to marriage is the book Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody. The

  • Feminism : A Consciousness Of Women 's Social And Economic Position

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    "For me, now, feminist art must show a consciousness of women 's social and economic position in the world. I also believe it demonstrates forms and perceptions that are drawn from a sense of spiritual kinship between women" ( are the words of artist, Suzanne Lacy. In a world where men are looked at as superior, feminism is an incredibly important movement in the eyes of a woman. All of the feelings and emotions that have manifested within women throughout the years, are able to be

  • The Swing Era

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    "My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience", these words came from the well known and never forgotten Cab Calloway. His style and mix of blues, swing and scat spread like wildfire and filled many peoples lives with joy, excitement and happiness. Cab Calloway broke the boundaries of racial barriers and become a very popular and influential household name. As stated in the Jazz Profiles from NPR, " A truly "larger than life" figure in American pop culture...Calloway

  • The Femenine Mystique and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Theory

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    continuation of the second wave and its accomplishments and failures. Both of the books focus on the second wave of feminism and take us on a journey on how woman, black and white, survived the ninetieth and twentieth century. In the Book, Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan begins to explain the different shifts of women’s thinking when it came to “her place.” In the fifties, many of the times, the women were the cookie cutter homemakers. These women focused on nothing but pleasing their husbands and children

  • Feminist Analysis : Betty Friedan

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    Betty Friedan explores the troubles that women have faced and the reason behind these troubles in The Feminine Mystique. She defines the “feminine mystique” as a limitation set on women’s femininity across America in the 1950s and early 1960s. She explains how she believes it came to be so widely upheld due to magazines written by men and how it has had an effect on women in a negative way. According to Friedan, due to the feminine mystique developed from magazine stories, society forces women to

  • Women And Ideal Characteristics Of Femininity

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    were present before Queen Victoria, and then followed into America and also lived sixty years past its recorded date of death. In the 1950s and 60s, the idea of femininity was still being explored, just as it was a century prior in another country. Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, written in 1963, provides a name for the woman’s condition

  • The Feminine Mystique By Betty Friedan

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    In the book The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan brings attention to what she calls the feminine mystique, or “the problem that has no name”. Through the use of anecdotal narratives, her own personal experiences as a journalist, editor, mother, and the interviews of many women from different backgrounds in order to unveil the truth about the women of the 1950’s. The problem which sparked the second wave of feminism in the United States is one that focuses on the inequality between men and women and

  • Analysis Of ' Archie Andrews ' By John L. Goldwater, Louis Silberkleit, And Maurice Coyne

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    every other character from Riverdale has their own consistent storyline. He doesn’t know about Polly. He doesn’t know about his dad and Veronica’s parents. He only heard the gunshot. He is actually involved with Ms. Grundy with her music, his dad, Betty, Veronica, and sometimes Jughead. They just need to give him more to do. I guess they thought the Grundy storyline was crazy enough to tide him over for some time. But there are no lasting effects of the relationship with him.     This character is

  • The Importance Of Happiness In My Life

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    Sitting under the umbrella, hearing the waves rush to the shore and knowing that it may be months before I would get to be with my friends again, I realized that I would be ok. My life had changed so much since I had arrived, four months previously. I had come to an understanding that I had wasted so much time not appreciating the person I was, and focusing on all the things I wasn’t, and looking for happiness by trying to please and be like others thought I should be. I didn’t love myself, and