Chapter

What Women Want

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away

Third edition

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823231027
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240821 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0011
What Women Want

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Of all the forces that influenced the formation of Allen Jones's life, none was more powerful than family. He was blessed to have several strong role models in his own household and extended family, and one person whose example shaped his young mind most at this crucial stage of adolescence was his older sister. Patricia Margaret Jones, whom everyone called Pat, was a person of strong character and striking appearance even as a young girl. She went about her business and showed her determination to get out of the Projects and attain the comfortable middle-class life promised by the American Dream. When it came to her personal goals and to getting and keeping what she believed was hers, she was extremely focused and was willing to play hardball. She represented a new generation of women in the Lester Patterson Houses who knew what they wanted and went for it.

Keywords: Allen Jones; family; role models; Patricia Margaret Jones; Projects; American Dream; new generation; women; Lester Patterson Houses

Chapter.  1515 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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