Dr.Phil script - Snowball question Have you ever felt discriminated because you were pressured to do something you did not want to do based on your

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Snowball question: Have you ever felt discriminated because you were pressured to do something you did not want to do based on your gender role expectations? *on powerpoint Group discussion “Dr. Tom” starts. (music will be on powerpoint) Dr. Tom introduces thesis. Thesis: In Louis Ann Yamanaka’s Saturday Night at the Pahala Theater, the young girls are constantly pressured to fit their gender role expectations. This pressure drives their actions, thus leading to a loss of self autonomy. (on powerpoint) (When we write this on the board, we should include a definition of autonomy, "one who gives oneself their own law ") is a concept found in moral , political , and bioethical philosophy . Within these contexts, it refers to the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision.” Dr. Tom : On today’s show we will focus on the effect of gender role expectations and how it leads to the loss of self autonomy. The four girls we have today experience the effects of gender role expectations and are here today to share their experiences with us. Audience, your input will be needed, prepare to examine these girls and show how their experiences are shaped by their gender role expectations. Without further ado, Please welcome our first guest, Kala. Kala walks in, and takes a seat Dr. Phil – Thank you for being here. Kala- * nods Dr. Phil – Please tell me a little about yourself, what do you experience in Pahala? Kala - Yeah hi, I’m Kala. I like to take charge of Lucy, that stupid little girl. I have obviously gone through more life lessons than she ever will. She doesn’t even know simple things like no clip your toenails at night, no wear tight jeans, no use somebody’s deodorant, especially no sleep with your hair wet because she will become like the sluty Darlene Ebanez, who enjoys masturbation. Oh, let me warn you, don’t ever trust men, especially the Filipinos. All they ever want is to faack you, and get inside your pants. And yet, being a girl, you must not resist, just obey the men. Ugh I hate how Jimmy always tries to kiss me and wants to rape me, especially at my graduation party. Even though he is the captain of the volleyball team, he treats me like dirt. He never calls by my name and always tries to molest me. One time he gave me hickeys, and my uncle gave me a lot of lickens with a hose pipe because he thought I was futting around with the boys when I am clearly innocent. My uncle does not believe anything I say and calls me a fuckin’ little liar. Whatever. But what I don’t get is how he just let Jimmy take me home after the party and does not care if Jimmy rapes me nor not. Just like the girls in the Cheerleaders Growing Up movie, I am taken advantage of by Jimmy and yet no one can help me because all the other girls have their own troubles. I can’t even defend myself. Useless. I really want to get out of Pahala, I hate this. I hate my life here.
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Dr. Phil – it seems like the men in your life have no respect for your personal boundaries,
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course ENGLISH R1A taught by Professor Meganpugh during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Dr.Phil script - Snowball question Have you ever felt discriminated because you were pressured to do something you did not want to do based on your

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