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Unformatted text preview: benefit them. For example, some people are oppressed because of the place in which society places them because of their identity, whether ethnic, socioeconomic, or gender. Following this theme, the essay also explores the idea of the ideal and how people are supposed to be. Dees mother says that she is the way [her] daughter would want [her] to be: a hundred pounds lighter, skin like an uncooked barley pancake. I find this essay intriguing because of the different issues it explores: racism, family dynamics (specifically the mother-daughter relationship), and objectification....
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- Summer '08