Career women and identity crisis in wendy wasserstein's third

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Career women and identity crisis in Wendy Wasserstein's Third

Index

Intro.................................................................................................3

Thesis: “Professor Laurie Jameson has become
the very thing she wanted to fight” ….................................4Context.......................................................................................4

Feminism...............................................................................4
Liberation struggle in general................................................5
Post 9/11 world......................................................................6Laurie......................................................................................7

Brief characterization..............................................................7
Conflict with Third...................................................................8
Conflict with Emily..................................................................9
Trying to deal with theworld...................................................9

Conclusion .....................................................................................10

Bibliographie...................................................................................12

Erklärung........................................................................................13



Tymoschenko, Clinton and Merkel
When somebody nowadays isinterested in politics he will easily come across names like Julija Tymoschenko, Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton and many more. Tymonschenko did something that was considered nearly impossible even 50 years ago. She successfully called for a national strike during the so-called “Orange Revolution” as a response to the accusations of “voter intimidation, physical assaults and the torching of ballotboxes.”[1] during the general elections of 2004 in the Ukraine. Today she serves as Prime minister. Angela Merkel is not Prime minister of Germany but she, recently reelected into office, leads the government as Chancellor. According to the Forbes list of the Top 100 most powerful women, she reaches the highest Rank[2]. And finally Hillary Clinton who was one of the democratic presidential candidates and inthe end managed to step into office as Secretary of State.
By naming and explaining what role these three women play in today's world I wanted to give you a little idea how far the western civilisation has actually developed on the issue of gender equality. Of course there are other serious inequalities but just the fact that these three women managed to achieve high-ranking positions inpolitics, would have been unthinkable 50 years ago. Nowadays we can observe that women, at least in the western world, not only advance into politics, but they also in other traditionally male-dominated areas like economics and higher education. The situation we face today could only be established because of the so-called Second-wave of feminism which, according to the online version of EncyclopediaBritanica:
“peaked in the 1960s and ’70s and touched on every area of women’s experience—including family, sexuality, and work. “[3]
Today it is considered normal for a woman to plan her life according to what she wants to make professionally out of it. The ideals for women have considerably switched from marriage, having kids, and caring for the family to, as for most of the men, the career.Nevertheless it is the mother who gives birth to a child and this bond which is created in the early Life of the newborn is essential to its development[4].
So how do emancipated career women live today? How did they achieve what they have achieved? Do they have family or not?
These question are what Wendy Wasserstein's devoted her entire playwright career to, that means that she always...
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