Real Women Have Curves Response

Real Women Have Curves Response - 1 Sharon Wang Lau...

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Sharon Wang Lau Feminist Studies 20 20 October 2008 An Examination of Women and Their Bodies in Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López The characters in Real Women Have Curves are especially self-conscious of their bodies, their superficial image. The women also tend to feel powerless when it comes to their bodies. Yet the all-female cast eventually voices their want to take control of their bodies and lives. The female characters in Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López experience both external and internal difficulties in controlling their bodies but also recognize ways in which they can take charge of their own bodies. The relationship between the Latino husband and wife is clearly portrayed by Carmen, Ana’s mother. Carmen says that she is “lucky” that her husband does not physically abuse her, which shocks both Ana and me (López 33). Their marriage seems like a total domination of husband over wife. Carmen empathizes with other women who do have to suffer spousal abuse. Ana too pities them because they can’t leave their husbands because the wives are dependent on them. These mistreated wives have not only themselves to think about but their children as well.
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course WM ST 20 taught by Professor Boris during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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