Invisibility

In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison the main character speaks of invisibility of women. Although, we are a different century I still feel as if woman are still invisible. I always question myself why is that? There is saying that says, “Mothers raise their daughters but love their sons.” I feel like that quote is true to a certain level. Coming from my country, Brasil, women are expected to know how to do it all. Even though, I suck at cooking when I go back to  my country and people ask me what can I cook and their face when I say nothing is priceless. My grandmother always said how in order for me to be ready for marriage I had to know how to cook. I always thought differently because if I’m married, I’m in there to be married and have a relationship. I’m not going to marry a man so I can cook and be their second mother. I also have so many guys friend and when you ask what they want in a girl is a literal explanation of a mother. In other words, they want to move out of their home away from their mother to the next closest thing to their mother. I hate how people assume that women have to be good a what society has seen women to be good at. Choosing a job where you might have to work long hours means it is going to ruin your life at home? Why do we still think that way? A relationship should be a partnership and both partners should be responsible 50/50.  I did a research for my speech class and I was amazed to find out that there are actually more women enrolled in college and medical school then there are men. The numbers just keep on going down as well. Also on my research I found out how a woman is paid 70% for the same job that a male makes. That’s just in NYC, other states like Louisiana is much lower to even 50%. Why are woman still invisible in society?

 

3 thoughts on “Invisibility

  1. NPM says:

    Great post! You’ve made a good point about how women are often overlooked or erased in society. One aspect of this class that really resonated with me was the way women’s stories were centered in the narrative surrounding slavery and oppression of black people. Society generally puts men first when it comes to violence and oppression and it completely ignores that women often face that same violence and oppression with gendered differences. The #metoo movement (started by a black woman) and the #timesup movement both focus on women’s visibility and attack the security blankets that men are often given when it comes violence against women. I believe in the power of such movements which is ultimately the power to speak ones truth.

    1. i.grechka says:

      I really like this post. I absolutely agree with you but we start to have this state of mind just nowadays. andthe reason why is because now is become popular to speak for your rights that’s why now we have better society and better quality of life.

  2. i.grechka says:

    I really like this post. I absolutely agree with you but we start to have this state of mind just nowadays. andthe reason why is because now is become popular to speak for your rights that’s why now we have better society and better quality of life.

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