11.7.06 - a fairy princess when she was young but as she...

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Amy Callaway 11/9/06 Barbara Haas Summary of Femininity Susan Brownmiller wrote an essay called “Femininity” which  discussed the burden women carry. Brownmiller discusses a game  she played at her home which they called “setting the table”. She  explains how she came to realize the differences between male and  females. Setting the table was a woman’s job. “I had learned a rule of  gender identification” Brownmiller says. She goes on to discuss how  as a little girl she was socialized by her family. She learned how a  lady was expected to act, what a lady was expected to wear, and  what a lady was expected to think. Brownmiller says she loved being 
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Unformatted text preview: a fairy princess when she was young but as she grew older she saw femininity as a burden. She talks of how women who do not possess femininity are not considered pretty or respectable. Femininity always demands more Brownmiller says. She explains how failure looms in either direction, whether you fall in line and become a Amy Callaway 11/9/06 Barbara Haas respectable young lady or decide to rebel the responsibility is intolerable. Femininity is based on pleasing men, and if a woman is good at it she can get whatever she pleases....
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