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It is under the theme of peace that Al-Dowayan's other artwork -- an interpretation of Svetlana Alexievich's "The Unwomanly Face of War" -- falls.
According to this woman, I was just not acting "decently" and that my "behaviour" was considered "unwomanly".
Rather, "[H]er thinking itself becomes bolder and more speculative, expressive not so much of her whole being as of a specialized and 'unwomanly' function.
In turn, the contestation strategy that emphasized the brains was accompanied by the feeling of acting "unwomanly" (Sveningsson Elm 2009) owing to the incompliance with the normative body ideals.
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
According to the inherently unattainable--because gratuitous and utterly out of touch with the realities of women's experiences--Victorian measure of womanness, against which every female had to be assessed only to be found inadequate, any divergence from supposedly "feminine" qualities (versions and variants of the four cardinal virtues mentioned above) meant that you are an "unwomanly woman".
If Hua Mulan only spontaneously demonstrates her unwomanly passion for martial arts and tactical military strategies before she joins the army, her daily interactions with other soldiers while disguised as a man necessitates a conscious solidification of her female subjective agency.
How very unwomanly, not to say un-Asian, of me to have allowed myself to stray from medium, my fighting size for the longest time, into large, and to now find myself in the limbo of sizes beyond large.
I propose that theatregoers' knowledge of Yates's familial grief served to defend Yates against the charges of unwomanly ambition frequently directed toward the eighteenth-century actress while concurrently nullifying the challenge posed by her character's military endeavours, by manipulating audiences into perceiving Margaret, like Yates herself, as a desperate and devoted mother.
Publishers Weekly said the other two books in the deal, War's Unwomanly Face and Last Witnesses, are expected to be published in the US in 2017.
Klimov's approach echoed that of Svetlana Alexievich -- this year's Nobel laureate in literature -- in her first book, War's Unwomanly Face, published the year before.
Her 1988 book "War's Unwomanly Face" tells the stories of Soviet women who fought in World War II.