Is it ok to divide chapter 3 in two parts?

1. The author should raise analytical issue in the Introduction by critically reviewing previous
studies on Ramabai.
2. It would be better to focus on detailed analysis of her role , ie. emancipation and empowerment of women, influence on feminist movement,
achievements in solving various problems related to women, etc.
3. The author should seriously try to present her/his own arguments by
analysing selected points in her life.
4. Chapter 3 is too big. Is it ok to divide chapter 3 in two parts? Please let me know your opinion.

Choose a character from the bible and compare their biblical portrayal with one or more of their afterlives in popular culture.

Using the material from the course (required reading, additional readings, lecture notes) as well as other material you may find on your own, write a 1500-2000 word essay answering one of the essay questions given below.
The essay questions cover weeks 3-8 of the course. You are welcome to write on the topics discussed in weeks 9-11 using the ‘freeform’ question (question 6). I don’t include these specifically in the essay questions, as they occur after the essay proposal is due. But if you’re interested in exploring these topics, then go for it using question 6 – contact me (Therese) and I can give you some advice.
More details about the essay, including the essay questions, an essay writing guide, essay topic suggestions, and FAQs can be found under the Essay Help Module (see links below).
Please look at the ‘Essay Questions and Helpful Hints’ page, as this gives you guidelines about the readings/sources you need to use for each essay. Also see the Frequently Asked Questions that might help answer any queries you have.
The grading criteria for the essay are found in the grid below – these will be a helpful guide to what we are looking for in your essay.
The word limit (1500-2000 words) is deliberately broad to give you some scope, depending on whether you tend to go over word limits or struggle to reach them. You are also allowed to go 10% over or under (so minimum word count is 1350 words, and maximum is 2,200 words). Longer essays won’t necessarily be graded higher (quality is more important than quantity), but essays shorter than 1350 words will lose marks.
Submit an electronic copy of your essay via the Canvas assignment page. NO PAPER COPY IS REQUIRED.
Your Turnitin originality report will be available to you once you submit.
You can choose to write your essay on the same topic you’ve discussed in one of your discussion posts, but DO NOT use the exact same wording as in your discussion post (i.e. don’t just cut and paste the post into your essay), as this a form of self-plagiarism. Simply reword what you’ve written and you’ll be fine.
Essay questions, FAQs and writing tips can be found here under Modules:
Essay questions and helpful hints
Essay – Frequently Asked Questions
Essay writing guide
Some of our previous THEOREL 101/G essays can be viewed on the Auckland THEOREL blog – I’ve added links to these under the Essay guide module ‘Help with assignments’.
Late policy: essays submitted after the due date without a pre-approved extension will lose 5% the first day and a subsequent 1% per day late. Essays submitted three weeks or more after the due date will receive a 0 grade. See Caroline or your tutor to request a short extension before the essay due date.
The essay questions are:
Choose a character from the Bible and compare their biblical portrayal with one or more of their afterlives in popular culture.
With reference to the American Monomyth and/or biblical understandings of the messiah, choose a contemporary figure (real or fictional) and discuss why you think they can be described as a popular messiah.
Using Borg’s definitions of the ‘biblical prophet’, identify and discuss a contemporary individual or group (real or fictional) who you think has a similarly prophetic role within their own culture or context.
Using one or more examples from popular culture, discuss the ways that the biblical Jesus is portrayed in visual form (in movies, TV, art, advertising, etc.).
First, briefly outline the key features and functions of apocalyptic literature in the Bible. Then choose one or more contemporary apocalyptic texts from popular culture (e.g. in film, TV, video games, comic books, music, etc.) and explain how they fulfil similar and/or different functions to biblical apocalypses
Using examples from contemporary culture, discuss the ways that the Bible may be used as a cultural prop to justify intolerance and/or violence against a particular community or group.
Write an essay on any aspect of the Bible and popular culture that you are interested in (speak to either Therese or your tutor first if you wish to do this ‘freeform’ essay option, and they can let you know how viable it is, plus give you some advice!).

Answer the following question in two paragraphs that are each eight-to-ten sentences long:

BLS 161 Professor Flores
Short Answers Paper 1
For the past few weeks, we’ve been reading, discussing, and thinking about Hip-Hop feminism: now you’ll write about it for Short Answers Paper 1.
This document is eight-pages long. Following the questions that you’re going to answer, there are precise instructions for writing the paper along with a model of what your paper MUST look like. Read all eight pages and follow ALL the instructions.
You will receive a 0 if the assignment isn’t followed (questions aren’t answered/instructions aren’t followed) with NO chance to rewrite/resubmit.
If the format (how the paper looks) that’s modeled in these instructions isn’t followed, you will receive a 0 with NO chance to rewrite/resubmit.
Any paper that’s single-spaced will not be read and will receive an automatic 0 with NO chance to rewrite/resubmit.
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Answer the following question in two paragraphs that are each eight-to-ten sentences long:
1) What are two ways that hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture?
Hint: You will first need to define hip-hop feminism in your own words. Then you’ll need to re-watch the videos posted in Course Content in Week 2 (9/8) and choose two of the many reasons given about why hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture. You must name the videos where you get your information and give credit to the people you’re quoting (you’ll see an example of how to do this in the instructions below). You must also offer an analysis in each paragraph explaining why and how the reasons you say that hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture are in fact important.
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Answer the following question in two paragraphs that are each eight-to-ten sentences long:
2) What are two ways that hip-hop feminism helps to destroy toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture?



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Hint: You will first need to define toxic masculinity in your own words. Re-read the assigned chapters in Chickenheads and God Save the Queens posted in Course Content in Week 4 (9/22) and Week 7 (10/12) and then choose two ways that hop-hop feminism contributes to the destruction of toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture and write about them. You must use at least one quote from Chickenheads and one from God Save the Queens, and you must cite your information. You must also offer an analysis in each paragraph explaining why and how the reasons you say that hip-hop feminism helps to destroy toxic masculinity in hip-hop are in fact true. Your quotes can’t be longer than two sentences: I suggest using a quote from each book in each paragraph. For each sentence in a quote, you need at least one sentence analyzing it.
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3) Write a love letter to Black women in Hip Hop that’s two paragraphs long (each paragraph must be eight-to-ten sentences long). Include at least three Black feminist terms in your letter.
See the document I wrote posted in Course Content in Week 2 (9/8) titled “Black Feminism Terms.” Put the Black feminism terms in bold so that I can easily see them.
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There are six videos posted in the Week 2 folder. You should use at least two of the videos to answer Question 1. Make sure your quotes in paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 in your answer are from different videos.
You MUST support your answers to Questions 1 and 2 with quotes from the videos and books, and you must analyze the quotes to prove your point. The quotes are the evidence you’re providing to support your claims about why hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture and how hip-hop feminism helps destroy toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture.
Quotes have to be in quotation marks and they MUST be introduced by a signal phrase or seamlessly included in a sentence. Quotes that aren’t introduced with a signal phrase are called “dropped quotes,” something you want to avoid at all costs. I will post some links to pages that show how to avoid dropped quotes in Announcements.
Here’s an example of how to introduce quotes from videos:
In the video “Joan Morgan – Hip Hop and Feminism,” Morgan declares, “hip-hop feminism to me is really about a verb.” By this, Morgan means…
Here’s an example of how to introduce quotes from the books:





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In God Save the Queens, Iandoli writes, “there was also something to be said about how the Nubian Goddesses wore their hair naturally and embraced pro-Black beauty, while the Sex Kittens subscribed to the European standards of beauty” (116). I understand Iandoli to mean…
You’ll do the same thing to introduce quotes from Joan Morgan’s book.
Do not italicize quotes.
Do not refer to any author, speaker, or activist by their first name because they’re not your friends. You should introduce them by their first name and last names the first time you refer to them in each answer, and after that you should use their last names, or you may call them “Dr.” (in the case of Joan Morgan who has a PhD), “Ms.” or “Mx.” (gender neutral way of naming one’s self or others) without the quotation marks of course.
Copy and paste the question with your answer (there is a model paper on pages five-eight for you to follow).
All work must be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 font (there is a model paper on pages five and six for you to follow).
All pages must be numbered on the bottom right, just like the model paper on pages five and six.
The title of your paper should NOT be bolded, italicized, underlined, written in all capital letters, or in quotation marks (there is a model paper pages five and six for you to follow).
The paper must have an original title. In other words, you have to come up with your title: calling your paper Hip-Hop Feminism or Short Answers Paper 1 isn’t acceptable. You also can’t use the title I have on page five.
The paper must include the heading on the first page only. Note that the heading is single-spaced, and note the order of the information and what information is included (there is a model paper on pages five and six for you to follow). Points will be deducted if you leave out any of the relevant information in the heading or if the information in the heading isn’t in the correct order.
All paragraphs must be indented (there is a model paper on pages five and six for you to follow).
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You must number your answers (there is a model paper on pages five and six for you to follow).
Check your spelling and proofread your work for typos.
You will lose points if the “B” in “Black” isn’t capitalized. Capitalizing that word is a convention in Black Studies.
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Short Answers Paper 1 is worth 40 points:
5 points for the heading, title, and page numbers
5 points for following directions
10 points for Question 1
10 points for Question 2
10 points for the love letter to Black women
Short Answers Paper 1 is due by 11:59pm on Friday, 21 October.
If you have any questions or concerns about this assignment, please email me immediately or come to office hours so I can address them with you sooner rather than later. You can email me your phone number and I will give you a call if you prefer to talk to me that way.
You can turn Question 1 and Question 2 into the first sentences of your answers:
Hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture because …
Hip-hop feminism helps to destroy toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture by…
Begin your love letter to Black women with “Dear Black Women in Hip Hop,” (without the quotation marks).
Sign your love letter.
Note that Question 1 and Question 2 aren’t the same question asked two different ways so your answers shouldn’t be the same. Question 1 asks you to discuss and analyze the ways that hip-hop feminism contributes to the

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growth of hip-hop culture and how hip-hop feminism moves hip-hop culture into the future. Question 2 asks you to discuss and analyze how hip-hop feminism destroys existing toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture and all the things that come with it including misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and the glorification of capitalism and violence. In other words, Question 1 asks you to think about the future of hip-hop culture while Question 2 asks you to think about the present state of hip-hop culture.
Anamaría Flores BLS 161-000A Professor Flores 21 October 2022
Hip-Hop Feminism is the Way of the Future
1) What are two ways that hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture?
This is how your answer to the question should look. Notice that the first sentence is indented. Notice that the heading is single-spaced but paragraphs are double-spaced. Remember that each of your paragraphs needs to be eight-to-ten sentences long, and remember that each paragraph has to have at least one quote from the videos that you analyze to prove your point(s). Make sure your quotes aren’t dropped into the sentence/ paragraph out of nowhere but integrated smoothly into your writing. Your quotes should be only one sentence long, two sentences maximum: the rest of the paragraph should be your analysis. It’s important for you to define hip-hop feminism in your own words at the beginning of this paragraph. You also need to give an example of hip-hop feminism and explain why it’s important to hip-hop culture. For example, a song like “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion exists because hip-hop feminism celebrates Black women’s
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sexuality, and declares loudly that Black women can and should center their own pleasure and desire.
Your second paragraph will again begin with an indented sentence. In this paragraph you’ll introduce a second way that hip-hop feminism is important to hip-hop culture, and you will again quote one of the videos. You don’t need to re-define hip-hop feminism because you did that in the first paragraph. You should give another example of hip-hop feminism in this paragraph and again explain why it’s important to the culture. You can use examples of hip-hop feminism from the past or present because you know that hip- hop heads have been talking about the misogyny in the culture for years. Remember to integrate your quotes from the video smoothly into your sentences/paragraph.
2) How does hip-hop feminism as an idea and practice help destroy toxic masculinity?
It’s important for you to one, define toxic masculinity in your own words, and two, give an example or two of how it manifests in hip-hop culture. For example, folks cheering on Ye for harassing his ex-wife and her boyfriend is an example of toxic masculinity in hip-hop culture. Folks still listen to Ye after he put on a MAGA hat is also problematic. Your analysis/commentary can talk about how hip-hop feminism responds to examples such as the one I give above. Notice again that the paragraph is indented and double-spaced. Remember that quotes from the books are your evidence to support your analysis/claims. I suggest using one quote from Chickenheads in one paragraph, and one quote from God Save the Queens in the other. Make sure your quotes aren’t dropped into the sentence/paragraph out of nowhere but integrated smoothly into your writing. Your
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quotes should be only one sentence long, two sentences maximum: the rest of the paragraph should be your analysis.
In the second paragraph of your answer you will again address one way that hip-hop feminism as an idea and practice helps to destroy toxic masculinity in the culture. Even though misogyny is disgustingly alive and well in hip-hop culture today, we can envision a future where it’s no longer encouraged and overlooked. This might be a good time to think about and question why misogyny/toxic masculinity/male supremacy is so esteemed in hip-hop culture. Remember to support your analysis with at least one quote from Chickenheads or God Save the Queens, and remember that your answer has to have at least one quote from each of the books. The quotes should be short and precise, and most of the paragraph should consist of your analysis and commentary. Think about the tone of your work while you’re writing: does your work come across as valuing hip-hop feminism and the ways that it destroys toxic masculinity in the culture or does it come across as dismissive?
3) Write a love letter to Black women in Hip Hop that’s two paragraphs long. Include at least three Black feminist terms in your letter.
If you’ve never written a letter before, you might want to do some Googling about letter writing. You must use three Black feminism terms in the love letter that are bolded to make them easy for me to spot. You should sprinkle the Black feminism terms throughout the letter: they shouldn’t all be in one sentence. You will need to define each Black feminism term that you use as briefly as possible, in your own words. Remember that this is a love letter to Black women in hip hop, so think about some of the things
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going on in hip hop currently, and the ways that Black women aren’t shown love. For example, in the aftermath of Megan Thee Stallion being shot in the foot by Torey Lanez, she became the butt of jokes and memes and was accused of lying, which led to her going on Instagram live to defend herself. Even today, almost two years after the shooting, folks are still calling Megan a liar (for the record I believe Meg) and as recently as February of this year, she said that Lanez is harassing her. Think about how you can help to fight this lack of love for Black women in hip-hop culture and put that in your love letter.
Avoid clichés language like calling women “queens” when writing your letter, and consider whom you’re including when talking about Black women. For example, when talking, writing, and thinking about women, are you including transgender women? If not, that’s an example of cissexism and transphobia. Are you thinking about women of the African diaspora? I mention Cardi B in the answer to Question 1 and I’m mentioning her again because she’s an Afro-Latina. Be sure to think carefully about the Black feminism terms that you’re using, and make sure that they don’t all appear in the first paragraph of your love letter. When writing your love letter, think about what you most admire and respect about Black women, and consider all the ways that Black women are under attack in this white supremacist and misogynoir culture we live in. Lizzo recently stated that the treatment of Black women in United States makes her “feel very hopeless” so these love letters are timely. This is a good time to think about the ways that you’re uplifting women of the African Diaspora and to recognize that if you’re not actively working against misogynoir, then you’re helping keep it alive.
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(go to mgccc.com > library >databases> magnolia) the pass word is magn0122

You must take your first paper, the short-story essay, and turn it into your research essay, using “The Lottery Research Paper Example Essay” as the model for your paper. To do so, you must go to the MGCCC library webpage and find a minimum of four sources that were also written on the story you wrote on. Then you will incorporate quotations from those sources into your original paper. (Go to mgccc.com > library >databases> magnolia) the pass word is magn0122
* Include a works cited page.
Begin the paragraph with your words (topic sentence).
2.Then use a quote from the short-story (don’t forget to introduce it correctly and to cite it).
3.Your words (explaining the quote).
4.Then use a quote from a library source (don’t forget to introduce it and cite it)
5.End the paragraph with your words summing up everything.

Is there any basis for the myths that you can think of?

Please number your response 1-5
Have you ever heard about Hysteria as described in the video?
Tell the class what you thought after the video.
Are there any other odd or weird myths you have heard about women’s periods or bodies? What have you heard and what do you think about the myths? If you have not of heard of any myths, look some up and tell the class what you think of them!
Is there any basis for the myths that you can think of?
How do myths about women’s bodies related to their roles in society ?