femininity and its position with power and subordination. Portraits of women through photographs and
movies have been seen through men’s eyes and arguably through women’s as well. The typical portrayal of
women was usually the ideal of being a housewife, mother, and sex symbol. Some women have taken their
power back to create themselves. Women were not just idol objects, but were participatory in their
representation and in history.
Painter, Nell Irvin Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York: W. W. Norton & C