‘Ain’t I a woman’ , speech delivered by Sojourner Truth in 1851, in contrast to powerful image of Barbie.

‘Ain’t I a woman’ is a speech delivered by Sojourner Truth in 1851. Her powerful statement, about fighting for rights for black woman in the 19th century , provided me some additional inspiration for argument in my essay. I compared the image of successful white female- Barbie, with situation of African women in 19th century , who were slavers and were unable to work because of their race and class.

In her speech , I found a few sentences, which drawn my attention  ‘ As  for intellect, all I can say is, if a woman have a pint, and a man a quart-why can’t she have her little pint full? You need not to be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much,– for we can’t take more than our pint’ll hold. ‘

In a nutshell , the situation between black females in 19th century and white women living in the 21st century in western culture is not equal.

Barbie as the post human body doll, is depicted by Mattel as an image of successful woman,   owing her happiness and success in career to her perfect appearance.  Endless list of jobs, including astronaut, vet, nurse, police woman, state about her independency and power.

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