Unformatted text preview: names each time they got arrested and (pg. 315)-To become “American Feminine”, Chinese girls were taught to speak softly or not at all Gendered Subjectivity:-The pursuit of American Feminine by Chinese girls led to the notion - turned stereotype - that Chinese girls were inherently silent and that silence was a cultural trait-Asian American girls were silenced by being made to feel that they were inferior and “had nothing of value to contribute to class discussion” (pg. 314)-Duncan notes how women were being unheard because English is a male-dominated language, thus women are unable to express their ideas and thoughts effectively Do you think silence is more of an inherent trait or an acquired one?...
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