Ying Thao

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Deborah Sampson

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Ying Thao

  1. 1. Ying Thao & Michelle Thao- Deborah Sampson Thia Kue- Belle Boyd Nhia Moua- Jane Adams Josh Diaz- Dolores Huerta
  2. 2. <ul><li>Challenged the gender definition by sexism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fought in wars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spy in Civil war </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve lives of people who are struggling to survive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abolitionists </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Not allowed to fight in battles </li></ul><ul><li>Not equal to men by law </li></ul><ul><li>House chores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laundresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childrens </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Disgiused herself as a man </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Served 3 years in battle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Revolutionary War </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rebel against a norm that not all women were able </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>She was never allowed to fight after sex discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Honorably discharged </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions to war for independence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly valued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grated with land and pension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Married and lived on land </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Did not want to follow the gender definition set by society </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to challenge the norm and prove it possible </li></ul><ul><li>Also encouraged by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations between mother and grandmother about war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories of heroes in war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Death of family members from war </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>In conclusion, although these women were all faced with sexism, discrimination against class, race, religion and stereotypes, they all shared one common characteristic, to prove it was possible to challenge gender definition and to not only help themselves but those around them. </li></ul>

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