3-4-08 worksheet

3-4-08 worksheet - NAME: Cassie Morgan WGST 150.001 WOMEN'S...

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NAME: Cassie Morgan WGST 150.001 WOMEN’S VOICES THROUGH TIME Spring 2008 2008 WORKSHEET SET # 6: Due Tuesday 3/4 (not Friday) Abra Fortune Chernik, "The Body Politic" Pick three statements or ideas in Chernik's essay that stood out for you and explain what seemed important or moving about them. Statement: Significance for you: And society applauded my shrinking. Pound after pound the applause continued, like the pounding ocean outside the door of my beach house. This really angered me and made me realize how society really does “applaud” a girl when she is so thin that she is skin and bones. I stared at him in disbelief. Winner? Healthy? Fantastic? I glanced around at the other customers in the store, some of whom had congregated to watch my testing, and I felt embarrassed by his praise. And then I felt furious. Furious at this man and at the society that programmed him for their ignorant approbation of my illness and my suffering. “I am dying of anorexia,” I whispered. “Don’t congratulate me.” This has no personal significance to me, but I was really outraged when I read this. I couldn’t believe that someone would have actually said this to someone. If Abra was 5’9” and 99 pounds, I’m sure she looked like simply skin and
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WGST 150 taught by Professor Langa during the Spring '08 term at American.

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