LA CONCIENCIA DE LA MESTIZA
First of all, she faces the challenges to be an interracial woman . This means she comes from a mix relationship between a white man and aboriginal woman. Second of all, she is a woman and she emphasizes the fact that it is difficult as it is for a woman to lie in this men world's imagine how difficult it would be for a mestiza woman. Third of all, she is also a homosexual, which adds even more salt to her miseries.
As this author I have faced equal problems sometimes in my life. I'm a hispanic woman who came to this country looking for the american dream. Having to learned another language, another costume, make new friends . Every day became a challenge for me.
Having to face the problems of inequality and gender discrimination at times of my life.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I BELIEVE THE AUTHOR IS TOTALLY RIGHT WHEN SHE SAYS I DON'T WANT MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE A BICYCLE I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE ANOTHER FISH. I BELIEVE SHE DOESN'T CARE IF HER DAUGHTER PARTNER IS A MAN OR A WOMAN AS LONG AS HER DAUGHTER IS HAPPY AND IS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH HER DREAMS IN LIVE.
CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER.
I can connect this text to the reading with did about oppression. How the princess are expected to be humble, hapless girls who are submissive, low-achieving, easily influenced. Princesses avoid female bonding, their goal are to be saved by a prince, get married, and be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
It reminds me of the man opening the door for the woman. For example, when the prince rescue the princess in his horse or when the prince kissed the princess to wake her up. And the prince take the princess to the castle and they lived happily ever after. I wonder sometimes can a man be so nice????. Are this heroic acts truly , or he just wanna have a maid, a woman that won't complaint or fight back for her rights, someone that is so preoccupied about being unable to support herself that she has to rely on him and obey him as he pleased.
This society is so sick. It is all about psychical looks and sexuality. And I think that is what the author is talking about . Why do we have to teach our girls to dress in pink. Race them in this imaginary world of fantasy. Bring them up thinking a prince will come and rescued them for them to be happy.
Isn't that a little out or reality, I believe it is. There is no PRINCE there is not PERFECT MAN that is going to come and rescue us to live happily ever after. Why not instead teach our girls to be self-sufficient, productive, less selfish, to care more about the inside of someone and sometimes even overlook at the outside, to be less self centered, that there is not such thing as a poison apple. But there is such thing called ignorance.
How funny it is that if you go to the store to find Mulan
you can hardly find any toys that reflects this characters. I wonder why maybe because Mulan is kind of manly looking or because Pocahontas is kind of dark..