Strong Women, Strong Fathers – Lara Croft, Jessie Fremont, Condoleezza Rice

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  • February 12, 2020
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Jessie was born on Could 31, 1824 in close to Lexington, Virginia. She was the daughter of a well-known and highly effective U.S. Senator who not solely doted on his daughter however included her in conferences with Washington officers and educated her to help him in his work. Jessie’s consideration from her father falls underneath the Zeus-Athena class the place the daddy is the one who helps his weaker-sex daughter achieve energy and status in society. It’s due to the daddy’s affect and energy that the younger lady is tolerated by society as a substitute of ostracized, ignored and even in some instances burned on the stake as a witch.

Many motion pictures and storylines at present nonetheless function girls who owe their energy to their father. This archetypal thread is seen in Angelina Jolie’s character, Lara Croft within the Tomb Raider motion pictures. In these storylines, the mom is both useless or negligible due to a weak point in character. It’s wonderful what number of instances a robust feminine character is attributed to a robust father as a substitute of a robust mom. It’s virtually as if we see a girl who’s profitable after which uncover that her relationship along with her father was like an internship and we are saying “Oh, that explains it…” I’m wanting ahead to a shift in society when a girl attributes her success to her mom’s energy and skills.

A few years in the past, Forbes Journal dubbed Condoleezza Rice “The Most Highly effective Lady within the World.” I wished to study extra about her as a result of I’m amazed at how properly she handles herself in entrance of the press. How did she handle to at all times current herself with poise? She is at all times articulate even when others strive desperately to ruffle her feathers. It did not take lengthy for me to determine how she turned such a powerhouse. I imagine Condoleezza is so profitable as a result of her mother and father already knew their daughter was probably the most highly effective woman (lady) on the earth. It simply took Forbes Journal many years to catch on.

I’ve studied what little data I might discover about how Condolezza Rice grew up. She had an extremely supportive mom and father however I felt that the biographical data emphasised her father’s function in her upbringing greater than her mom’s function.

Condoleezza was the one youngster of John and Angelena Rice. Angelena named her daughter after an Italian musical reference to play music “with sweetness”. With foresight, her mom aptly named her as Condoleezza’s persona has been like honey in drawing a diverse assortment of buddies into her life. Her ex-students, skilled soccer gamers, Vladimir Putin, the Bush Household, and the kids of the New Technology (an after-school program Condoleezza co-founded for deprived youth in East Palo Alto) are just some examples.

Condoleezza was born on November 14, 1954. Her father referred to her from that point ahead as his “Little Star”. From beginning, Condoleezza was raised inside a robust group and household life. Her father was the reverend of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a highschool coach, and a highschool steerage counselor. Her mom was a highschool music trainer and performed the organ on the church. Her mother and father dedication to the members of their group gave Condoleezza a first-hand look on the energy that comes from making a distinction in your group, giving her a spot throughout the group as a star throughout the constellation – creating an entire image with these round her.

“The multiethnic half [of American society] doesn’t work with out one other vital worth: perception in upward mobility. The core of that has at all times been the flexibility to stage the enjoying discipline by training. Until training is offered to all…that a part of the dream might be misplaced.”[i]

Condoleezza summarizes her household’s legacy in that assertion. For generations, Condoleezza’s household created alternatives for themselves and their youngsters by committing themselves to training. Self-teaching and ensuring they attended college was a practice along with her household. Her mother and father had very excessive expectations of Condoleezza. They uncovered her to ballet, French, music, present occasions, soccer and different athletics. They felt as if her survival relied on a complete training.

Condoleezza’s father labored with many youngsters in the neighborhood that did not have the identical house alternatives as she did. He was at all times encouraging somebody to benefit from themselves. Condoleezza adopted in his footsteps with a number of civic commitments, together with, as I discussed earlier than, co-founding an after-school program in Northern California whereas she was a professor at Stanford College.

Searching for extra?

Legend of Lara Croft – Tomb Raider

Condi: The Condoleezza Rice Story by Antonia Felix

“Ardour and Precept” Lifetime of Jessie Fremont

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[i] Condi: The Condoleezza Rice Story by Antonia Felix. p.23


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