Throwing like a girl

That they should be proud of how they do things instead of comparing with guys. In Dancing with Iris: One can imagine the slogan: There, Young seeks to speak female desires and pleasures that find expression in the context of clothing and that escape subsumption to a masculinist imaginary.

Young argues this further entrenches the discontinuity a woman has with her own body, as she fears that being outwardly direct will be perceived as an invitation to be objectified.

Additionally, the parts of a body moves when performing a task are isolated from the rest of her body, which remains immobile. In addition to the fear of taking up too much space, women also have a stronger fear of getting hurt, and underestimate their bodily capacity.

This is a great story that shows what teenagers actually face in life. Young concludes that women therefore have constrained bodily comportment and mobility, because she sees her body as an object rooted in an imminence she is unable to transcend.

I never thought about it like that when I borrowed this book. Both concepts, Young argues, are necessary to feminist theory. Young cites a study by Erik Eriksonin which Erikson asked several young male and female participants to construct a scene for a movie, given a set of props.

What is forgotten is how much Western female clothing—as with all clothing—is about disciplining bodies, quantifying and measuring them, and habituating them to the norms of the culture in this case, capitalist consumer culture.

When my church friend saw this book he said that it was prejudice. I found the title and the cover interesting. He observed that the females set their scenes constricted Throwing like a girl, utilizing "inner space," while the males set their scenes in the outdoors, utilizing "outer space.

And suddenly things are going g All Ella wants is to be invisible in her new Texas high school. The essays in the collection are ordered thematically rather than chronologically, so highlighting interconnections between essays.

In the story Ella had said a couple of times that she was proud to throw like a girl, this would be my favorite quote. To outline the framework of her essay, Young first defines what it means to be feminine as "a set of structures and conditions which delimit the typical situation of being a woman in a particular society, as well as the typical way in which this situation is lived by the women themselves.

Throwing Like a Girl

Indiana University Press, Because women are seemingly stuck within their inner spaces, they experience a double spatiality, in which there is a perceived difference between space "here" and "yonder.

Young argues women are "Others" in society, and are deprived of basic human qualities because of their sub-ordinance within the patriarchy. But she also argues for a reconfigured concept of gender for feminist social criticism.

Mzerleau-Ponty explains that women thus see their bodies as both the subject and object of an action; for example, "women have a tendency to take up the motion of an object coming toward them as coming at them. Young theorizes that the female body sees its surrounding space as "a continous extension of its own being," thus restricting its own movement.

Bibliography[ edit ] Al-Saji, Alia They have been read, criticized and applauded, commented on and taught in multiple venues and to different audiences over the years.

Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality

The society she focuses on is about women in a "contemporary advanced industrial, urban, and commercial society" specifically, with attention to how the modalities of the feminine body are restricted in attempt to achieve specific goals, such as throwing a ball.

The author used descriptions that allowed feel like I was actually looking at what Ella was going through in person. But, in my view, this imaginary sphere will always be circumscribed by the consumer culture and fashion industry that enables it; the only actualization that we will then be permitted is that of buying different clothes.

For women are not only victims of patriarchal objectification but also resist this oppression, so that the same experiences may sometimes be the site for multiple lived meanings and need to Throwing like a girl read through different lenses.

Its value consists not only in its attention to the theme of female embodiment, but also in the particular aspects of embodiment chosen and in the care and detail of its analyses. Girls have many power and strength and can throw very well if they do their best.

She writes, "The woman lives her space as confined and enclosed around her at least in part as projecting some small area in which she can exist as a free subject.

This quote can be related not only in throwing but many other things that we compare because of gender. She cites Mzerleau-Ponty, Satreand previous "intellectual thinkers," whom argued that a person could transcend societal boundaries by consciousness alone.

Menstruation, Young concludes, is negatively overdetermined—hence the difficulty of locating a common experience to be revalued. For a deeper treatment of a girl dealing with sports and love, suggest Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock. Because of this dysphoria, women simultaneously view their bodies as a burden, and as something that needs protected."Throwing like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality" is a essay by political philosopher and feminist Iris Marion Young, which looks at differences in feminine and masculine movement norms in the context of a gendered and embodied phenomenological perspective.

GIRLS Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball. The book throwing like a girl a super good book for anyone who likes soft ball or any sport. it's also a really easy to relate to also because the 15 year old girl Ella just moved and is struggling in her everyday life because she's the new kid.

but she's try's out for the soft ball team and starts to meet new friends and fit in.4/5. The phrase "throwing like a girl" has become an embattled and offensive one.

Feminists smart at its implication that to do something "like a girl" is to do it the wrong way. Aug 24,  · In Young’s conception, to “throw like a girl” has nothing to do with some mysterious female essence that prevents girls from throwing balls or being athletic, but has its “source in the particular situation of women as conditioned by their sexist oppression in contemporary society.” “Throwing like a girl” is a result of the way.

THROWING LIKE A GIRL experiences of men and women. Even though there is no eternal feminine essence, there is (de Beauvoir.

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