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‘Every woman adores a fascist’. This is how the persona of ‘Daddy’
by Sylvia Plath portrays women in the poem. Fascism, as we all have known, is a
form of authority that was characterized by power, forcible suppression and
control of industry and commerce that came to prominence in the early
20th-century Europe. In the poem, they were famous for having god-like
personality as well as amazing face features; bright blue eyes and a handsome
face. Despite being in ‘love’, women were harshly abused by these fascist: the
man’s “boot in the woman’s face,”, a rather cruel gesture to establish
dominance and power. To summarize the quote, women were said to be loving all
the cruelty and brutality; proves how acceptable women could act, after getting
married and raising a family, although they are aware that they are being
abused and get heart broken in the end. Based on this portrayal, this is how gender
roles discrimination was born and that society came up with the statement
stating that men are brave and strong whereas women are weak and emotionally

The poem ‘the mother’ by Gwendolyn Brooks portrays a woman
filled with characters which contradicts to what the society claims. In the
poem, it is proven that woman was born with a motherlike character, a special
character that can only be felt if you were one. From the beginning until the
end of the stanzas, the poem is filled with how the character of a woman
changes as she became a mother; although her baby died, she still has the
knowledge of the lifestyle that a mother would provide to her children. As I quote
from the poem, “You will never wind up the sucking-thumb, Or scuttle off ghosts
that come, You will never leave them, controlling your luscious sigh, Return
for a snack of them, with gobbling mother-eye.” The persona continues to list
all of the things that she will never get to do for her non-existent children.
She will never get to feel the precious moment of becoming a mother, whether to
ask the children to stop sucking their thumbs or even to pretend to chase away
the ghosts that the children imagine before their bedtime.

Unlike what the society claims, women were portrayed for
being brave and strong in the poem ‘the mother’ by Gwendolyn Brooks. From going
through an abortion, up until the phase of being able to move on and recover
from such a horrifying event, this truly proves how a warrior, women could act
upon. Bear in mind that she went through these phases all by herself; the pain
of aborting was said to be equal to a feeling of uncomfortable pressure or pain
similar to menstrual cramps, which again can only be felt by women. Despite the
strength shown from the previous statements, there will always be a moment
where a woman breaks down into struggles and depression. In the poem, women were
also being portrayed as being emotional and sensitive; the moment when the
memories of aborting could not be erased away from her, the moment where they
were nobody else to be blamed as it was her own decision.

These portrayals towards women in the past had widen up the
knowledge between genders and had shown a better improvement in treating and
appreciating women in today’s world. All in all, both men and women exist for a
different reason and have extremely different roles in the society. Women across
the nation should be given the opportunity to be celebrated due to their
continuous extraordinary contributions and achievements in all areas of society
available today, neither as professionals, caretakers, or even a housewife! Despite
the difference in religion, races and job title, we agree and acknowledge on
the fact that women in the entire world provides the best example of its undying
spirit on overcoming obstacles of different phases, and are committed to make, live
and provide a better and comfortable life, for them, their families and the
community as well. America’s former president, Barack Obama, once stated, “…we
must also recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have
the same rights and opportunities as our sons: the chance to attain a
world-class education; to have fulfilling careers in any industry; to be
treated fairly and paid equally for their work; and to have no limits on their
dreams.  That is what I want for women


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