1 May 2019
These two stories are two different courses of action for looking at ways to strengthen
women but at the same time, they have a lot in common. One story is a story about a woman
growing up in a harsh place in time where women were mistreated and disrespected as well as
her overcoming that; while the other showed how one symbol can uplift thousands to millions of
people to become stronger.
Virginia Wolfs Professions for Women and Loria Steinems
Wonder Woman are both empowering stories that want to uplift girls but both of their stories
Professions of Women is about a girl who grows up through many tragedies who soon
becomes a famous writer. Being raised hectic times in England and grew up to be a great
success, but the more success she got as she grew she became depressed and eventually
committed suicide. The story revolved around addressing the struggle of being a woman in a
workforce ran by men, she explained her struggle of being a writer and the pressure that had on
Steinems essay Wonder Women is about how the story of Wonder Woman made
her a strong woman and feminist and explained how this one symbol made her who she is today.
She talks about how when she was growing up the world was a very sexist place and wonder
woman showed her at a young age that she was better than how women were portrayed.
woman showed her to never depend on another person especially a man, she wanted to be that
strong female symbol for other girls and she ended up achieving that goal.
Both stories strive to empower women and want to show the people reading that women
are just as powerful as men and can do anything a man can do. Wolf does this by breaking
barriers as a writer and achieving financial independence. While Gloria explained how the comic
book figure Wonder Women influenced her and she strived to do what that did for her for other
girls around the world; Her publicly fighting for men and women equality as a feminist did just
Woolf and Steinems storys had a clear goal and that was to inspire women to never
think men are any better then they are, but there were some differences and had some
similarities. Stanfield showed how one symbol of light can empower plenty while Woolf
explained that women can do anything and never let a man change their judgment.