This study analyzes female friendship in three written articles which includes “A Passion for Friends: Toward a Philosophy of Female Affection “by Raymond Janice, The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America” by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, and A Friend in Need” by Ingrid Randoja. The idea of having friends has been around for decades. Female friendships searches for emotional support. Just a little background on the friendship that I will be discussing in this analyze; I met Shyanne when we were both in grade 8th. I think in the beginning she was just a bit like Adina from Beauty Queen by Libba Bray, the fact she was not a team player; However, we became best friend, we did everything together. Like, every friendship there’re ups and down. Shyanne came from a family where her parents let her do anything she wanted, but it was a different compare to my family.
My parents value our reputation and values. Which was good because we were balancing each other. She was more outgoing. Shortly, went separate ways, which was hard for the both of us, but later she realized what was important is our friendship. Our Gyn/affection was simply loved for another. I think I will describe our friendship as “affection the state of influencing, impression and of being influence, and impressing by other women (Janice)”. It would be Shyanne in this case of our friendship description. Many ideas have raised throughout this course regarding my experience, because I am more mature, the fact that I am not in grade 8th anymore, I get to decide for myself being independent; as well many theorists I can relate directly which came along with my experience I would say the timeline of 2000s chick flicks because it was more of female empowerment, solidarity among women, I thought that directly touches my friendship experience with Shyanne. A friend in Need was one of my favorite article that I read in this course, because it relates so much into my experience, there’s a quote said by Drew Barrymore “I worship Toni Collette, I want to get in there with her and support her and make this amazing for her” (Randoja) I did give up many things to make my friend happy as well to support her. Another great connection I can make in my friendship with Shyanne as well between our class readings and lecture is that social media plays a big role in our lives as teenagers, I think Shyanne and I spend more times talking to each other on the phone, building a stronger genuine connection for one another. “Teens engage with networked publics for media services like Facebook and Twitter are providing teens with new opportunities” (Boyd.).
The female friendship it is all about connections with the people that you care about as well love. Shyanne and I had many challenges which may have come as secondary in our friendship for example, having multiple friends, I think Shyanne was the fast one to experience life, I was more reserved, I think that was one of our challenges that we face as friends. In addition, our cultural just like in “Ascending Border” by Marisa Handler, Ronit and Marisa both had different beliefs, which separate to two of them. Sometimes, our culture plays a big role in our friendships with others around us it was challenging. In American society between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries may well have permitted women to form a variety of close emotional relationships with other women (Smith-Rosenberg) I like this quote because it brings us back to the understanding of female. Our behaviors and reactions may have been affected of what happened in the past. My experience with my friend Shyanne, has not really affected me because I know what is important to me. Well as accepting people will come to your life either to stay or go. In life, we experience lessons to learn and grow out of it, being in grade 8th compare to now of course many things has change our attitude and personality remained the same we just grow differently and view the world differently in some ways. Female friendship it’s all about supporting one another, being there for your friend, being kind and respectful taking actions if necessary depending on you, and the experiences you have faced in life.