October 8 , 2013
In “Women’s Lives” by Freedman, the reading discusses particular problems
regarding a woman’s body and health. Studies suggest that the majority of the men in the
prevailing culture that we live in today consider the bodies of women as sexual objects
and primarily for birth. The reading details some of the ways the media objectifies
women in advertisements and other marketing purposes when delivering a motherly,
sexy, or housing message. Society has it that lightskin and wavy hair is the more
beautiful look and thus provides plenty of insecurities that are life changing.
In the “Feminist Theory, the Body and the Disabled Figure” by Rosemarie
GarlandThompson, she ties into this argument by understanding Aristotle’s work on the
body. The main purpose is to emphasize the various backgrounds and genetic differences
in all women. One must fully understand the differences women encounter due to their
bodies compared to men and their respective bodies.
In the passage “Reproductive Justice: Vision, Analysis, and Action for a
Stronger Movement,” they discuss a pivotal issue of oppression and how women
continue their oppression through reproduction. It dives into the problem of reproduction
justice and its purpose is to allow women to make healthier decisions about their bodies
as far as birthrelated issues. The whole point is to educate the women better.
In Bell and Orza’s article “Understanding Positive Women’s Realities,”
the issue of sexually transmitted diseases is brought up and mainly, HIV. It discusses the
way the women feel after that is di