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【時事英文】Feminism? 沒聽過? 那就跟不上時事了

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大家知道在聯合國積極爭取女權的明星是誰嗎?

相信大家應該都不陌生吧,就是哈利波特的女主角「Emma Watson」

最近她發表了演說,讓我們來一窺究竟他說了什麼重要的句子吧!

以下英文句子來源:(Block,Tara. 2016)

 

在開始前,「Feminism」是必學的單字喔,意思是爭取女權運動、性別平等主義。

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1."It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals."

是時候我們將性別看到為一個系列而非兩個相反的典型。

 

《補充》​

spectrum(n.)系列、範圍 (另外一個解釋為 光譜)

gender(n.)性別

 

2. "When, at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn't want to appear 'muscly.' When, at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings. I decided that I was a feminist."

15歲的時候,我的女性朋友因為不想變成有肌肉的女孩而退出球隊。18歲的時候,我的男性朋友開始不願表達他們的感受,所以我決定當個男女平等主義者。

 

《補充》​

drop out(ph.)脫離、退出

muscly(adj.)有肌肉的

feminist(n.) 男女平等主義者

 

或許因為刻板印象,所以大家呈現出原本的社會期待。E編周圍的朋友都在打系隊呢,其實做自己是最重要的喔!

 

3. "It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we're human beings and our bodies have a function."

不斷聽到女孩們批評自己會使我難過。當我們確實是人類而且身體運作正常時,我們對自己應有不可想像的高期待。

 

《補充》​

put down(ph.)批評、奚落

expectation(n.)期待、預期

 

有些女孩會不滿意自己的外貌,其實每一個人都是最特別的一朵花,Be confident!

學英文也是如此,之前我也會不敢說英文,覺得很沒勇氣跟外國人聊天,但自從我跟Engoo老師上課過後,我現在都很有自信了呢!

 

4. "I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men."

我想我的薪水與我相像工作的男性一樣是對的。我想我為自己的身體做決定是對的。我想那些女性代表我參與政策以及決策會影響我的生活是正確的。我想在社會上我受的尊重與男性一樣是正確的。

 

《補充》​

counterpart(n.)相像的人、對應的人

on one's behalf(ph.)代表某人

 

5. "I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. I identify much more with being a warrior — a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I'd be a warrior princess. Definitely."

我感覺年輕女生被教導他們必須成為一個公主且脆弱。我較認同當一個武士—一個戰士。如果我要當一個公主,我絕對會當一個戰士公主。

 

《補充》​

fragile(adj.)易碎的、脆弱的

identify(+with)認同、感同身受

warrior(n.)武士、鬥士、勇士

 

講到這裡學了很多了吧,看完這句話讓我想到爭取女權教育的諾貝爾和平獎得主「馬拉拉」,大家可以查查相關的資料喔~

 

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6. "Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes."

性別平等主義的定義是男性與女性應有相等的權利與機會此信念。這是政治、經濟以及性別社會平等的理論。

 

《補充》​

Belief(n.)信念、相信

 

7."I was appointed six months ago, and the more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop."

六個月前我被任命(為此次的演講者)。當我說越多有關男女平權運動,我就了解越多當太常爭取女性權利時就會相似於討厭男性。如果我肯定知道某一件事,那就是此事必須停止。

 

《補充》​

appoint(v.)任命、指派

for certain(ph.)肯定地

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學完了這七句話, 你也想跟Emma Watson一樣用英文說出令人動容的演說嗎?

現在Engoo線上英文免費給你兩堂課,趕緊預約老師練練你的英文口說吧

E編期許自己有一天能在大家面前演講,所以也要加緊去練習啦!

 

 

Block,Tara. 2016. Emma Watson Is Our Feminist Hero. [Online]. [Accessed 8 March 2016]. Available from:

https://www.popsugar.com/love/Emma-Watson-Quotes-Feminism-35790122

 

文/毛詩堯 Ruby

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