The Changes of Womanhood in Marge Piercy‘s “The Secretary Chant”
– Marge Piercy’s “The Secretary Chant” begins the poem by describing different parts of her body as office supplies. In line one she states that “My hips are a desk.” In line two and three she says “From my ears hang/ chains of paper clips.”(2) In line four she also continues with “Rubber bands form my hair.”(3) I feel like Piercy’s goal by starting off the poem in this way, was to help emphasize the speakers frustrations toward her job right away. I also feel that by comparing the speakers body parts to office supplies, gives the feeling that the speaker is using a form of sarcasm; which explains how much her job is unwillingly becoming apart of her life….
Alienation Comparison: The Secretary Chant and Alienation and Orange
– It’s self-evident, feelings & emotions are more intimate & personal than percentages, statistics, & numbers. “The Secretary Chant”, a poem about a woman so engrossed in her job she is turning into it, has the theme of alienation. As does “Alienation & Orange Juice: The Invisibility of Labor”, is an article that speaks about a commercial that has no humans shown and causes the alienation of the workers from the end result of their work by the absence of their portrayal. Those texts are both effective to certain degrees in their portrayal of alienation, so one can be considered better than the other in their manner of treating the subject….
Given the Position of Secretary of the State
– … In last year’s reports, military operations were ongoing through The US Central Command; active in 20 countries across the Middle Eastern region (Washington’s Blog, 2013). The U.S. military presence was in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan, and Yemen (Washington’s Blog, 2013). Additionally, the newly appointed U.S. Africa Command supports military relationships with 54 African nations; bringing the accumulation of “74 nations where the US is fighting or ‘helping’ some force in some proxy struggle that has been deemed beneficial by the nation’s m…
Utah, California v. Secretary of Transportation
– Significant facts In 1994, Congress pass a bill, with President approval, that withheld ten percent of federal highway funds from states who fail to penalize drug offenders by suspending the drivers license for six months. A condition the federal government placed on the grants for highway funds is states’ must suspend the drivers license for any drug conviction, regardless of severity, including marijuana possession. However, states do have the ability to “opt out” by passing their own state law stating they will not suspend drivers licenses for such violations….
Reflecting on Sexual Addiction in Shainberg’s Film Secretary (
– Shainberg’s film Secretary (2002) depicts Lee Holloway who is taken to a mental hospital for self-harming, she is then released back into the real world. Here, she finds a job posting for a secretary where she meets Mr. Grey, the head lawyer of the firm. Throughout her stay in the office, Lee submits herself to many tasks for Mr. Grey, including sexual acts. Schneider (1991), , Buss, Larsen & Semmelroth (1992) and Hyde, DeLamater & Byers (2012), reflect upon how jealousy, sexual addictions and the four step-cycle play a role in proving that Lee Holloway is a sexual addict….