(1) They are relics from the past, certainly, but a past ideal of Indian womanhood that impinges all too easily on India's troubled present and has serious repercussions for India's future.(2) Mary was cultivated as an ideal of womanhood(3) The resolution of the Duchess's feud with the Binney family underscores the character's position as the apparent antithesis of true black womanhood .(4) The sit-in was therefore rife with just the sorts of contradictions which communists identified with proletarian womanhood , and women became obvious and crucial actors in its realization.(5) Stoker wanted us to be revolted by the sexualizing of pure English womanhood , to see their corruption as striking at the foundation of English life and, by extension, civilized society.(6) At 17, Cassandra is poised on the brink of womanhood .(7) Rachel and Samson fight over their guests, leaving Samson to ponder the complexities of womanhood that he does not understand.(8) All through his sermons Topsell tries to portray Naomi and Ruth as symbols of ideal womanhood who are guilty of no moral or religious offense.(9) We see Annie Allen grow from childhood to womanhood in an atmosphere conditioned by poverty, racial discrimination, parental expectations, and unhappiness.(10) These imagined and real mothers provide an important counter to the negative images of black womanhood circulated in other media.(11) These comments reveal the contested space within the very image of modern womanhood in the 1920s: was it ‘wild’ to dance, play bridge and go to the theater?(12) She has presented women figures in an artistic impact-assessment on the concept of womanhood across centuries.(13) The sources girls turn to most often, such as teen magazines, offer them a very limited view of what comprises femininity and womanhood .(14) Graves's goal was to promote model womanhood for young women by writing about ideal types.(15) And did Berry baring her torso in Swordfish provide the wholesome image of black womanhood that the NAACP says it wants to promote?(16) However, the Virgin Mother, the ideal of womanhood as presented by a patriarchal church, has been at the expense of real women.