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Equality of the Sexes Homework

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Unformatted text preview: on page 744, meaning they were things like jewelry and anything else that improved a woman’s appearance. These things objectified women and taught them that their appearance and materials mattered more than more important things, such as an education. Murray explains “from an early youth” girls were “adorned with ribbons and other gewgaws” (page 744). Women were brought up in such a way that their outside appearance was the most important thing, trying to gain as much as attention as they possibly could. Murray further explains this saying that women’s parents collected “the most showy materials that the ornamenting out exterior ought to be the principal object of our attention” (page 744). Women were taught to be proud and strive for compliments on their exterior rather than being intelligent or receiving an academic education. Through this, gewgaws objectified women’s development and proved of much materialistic importance. 12. I think an extremely important and appropriate role model for women is Oprah Winfrey. Her success story can be inspiring for anyone, especially women. Oprah came from nothing, living in poverty and suffering from abuse, and became one of the most successful people in the world. She slowly built up her career, starting off as an interviewer and eventually getting her own show. Along with her talk show, Oprah had many other accomplishments, including acting, publishing and writing. Not only can her success story be inspiring for others, but her generosity is truly incredible. Oprah has given back so much to so many people, including money, houses, cars, vacations and so much to people she believes that truly deserve it. Oprah Winfrey is an extraordinary role model for women for her success, generosity and strength in her opinions and determination....
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