"Profession for Women" and "Feminist: What Were They Thinking" Articles
Virginia Woolf's speech "Professions for Women," tells women that it is simple to find
work and make money without upsetting the "family purse" and the "family tranquility." Women
working would increase the "family purse" along with the men's income, and if the woman
wasn't at home to care for the children, cook, or clean, it would disturb the "family tranquility"
(Virginia Woolf, 1923).
The positive and cheery tone used throughout the article provides the
reader with the sense that the author overcame self-doubt to control her racing thoughts. Woolf
warns her audience that difficulties are inevitable for women who hold jobs, but overcoming
them is what distinguishes her work as a profession. Contrast plays a significant role in this
discourse about women in professions. For instance, the title contrasts "Women for Professions"
by pleasantly expressing the idea of what must be done for one to reach their desired career,
Woolf discusses her lifestyle as a writer in her essay.
"Feminist; what were they thinking" is an original documentary that interviews women
feminists from the photo book emergency by Mac Adams. The stereotyped image of a feminist
has evolved throughout time, from an old woman who enjoys stirring up trouble to enlightened
man-haters. This video offers a comprehensive understanding of the feminist movement and how
it has impacted all women through its perspective on the people involved. I discovered that
feminism is fundamentally about giving women a voice in society because so many have been
silenced and told to keep silent for so long. Regardless of whether or not some people agree with
them, they are speaking their thoughts. Taking back control of one's body and being proud of it
for oneself rather than to impress others are other aspects of feminism (
Munsell, 16 October
. I think in class we need to discuss feminism and how it affects society.