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Since she was such a complex character, Marilyn Monroe found herself stuck in the middle of two different types of women: those who were disgusted or intimidated by her glamour and wanted her to tone everything down, and those who loved her look just as it was and wanted her to stop trying to be taken seriously.
I think everything adds up. But I want to be in the kind of pictures where I can develop, not just wear tights. It could easily be argued that Marilyn suffered frequent frustration because people wanted to pigeonhole her into being just one kind of personality. This undoubtedly came as a result of her unique and modern outlook on life—one more fitting to the twenty-first century rather than the s. She was actually a modern-day feminist, though the very idea struck the nerves of many at the time. Feminism in the mid-twentieth century was a confusing subject, and some—women as well as men—feared that their homes and workplaces were being threatened by the bewildering attitudes of certain women.
As a result, many who dared claim the mantle of feminist were looked at with great suspicion and derision. Even strong women in high positions were anxious not to identify themselves in such a way. As Marilyn had told Edward R. Murrow, she was fascinated Women need men Monroe Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. His sister, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, was the Indian high commissioner and therefore a powerful woman.
However, even she was loath to describe herself as a feminist. During a press conference in Julya journalist asked if it was true that she did not wish to be referred to Women need men Monroe way. In comparison, some women were happy to own the label.
I was born a feminist. The more I saw of my father, the more I thought of my mother. Singer Eartha Kitt was joyous to be called a feminist in You know if you are a feminist. Although vulnerable and complex, Marilyn was a strong woman who consistently fought for what she believed in. However, because of the confusion and stigma related to the word, it is highly unlikely that she would ever have considered herself a feminist in Stay up to date with everything you need to know about L. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
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