Captivating

Captivating

“Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.” This is what I will (hopefully) be bringing into class for show and tell. It’s a Christian book for women that I’m currently in love with, and I understand with the faith aspect it’s slightly off topic, but here’s what I’m hoping to discuss:
1) How many of the ideas in this book are socially constructed ideas of our gender, and how many are truly naturally part of being a woman?
2) How do the members of the class feel like their religions address gender?
3) Do the members in the class feel the ideas professed in this specific book are sexist in any way/present women in a subservient light?
4) If we have a problem with the desires of a woman’s heart are they 1) true for every woman? 2) if so, why do we all feel them? 3) why do we feel the way we do?

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Phenomenal Woman

I’ve been reading a lot of Maya Angelou’s work recently and came across one of my favorite poems of hers, “Phenomenal Woman”. I feel that it’s very empowering, so if you haven’t heard it or read it already, you should listen to her recite it.