and she shows she has the power to be resilient and let it go. Taylor gives feminist courage to continue to focus on the image they have of themselves and that is what is most important - don’t let others impact or discourage who you are. A feminist may be challenged by Swift’s beauty or gorgeous gowns as still today many view that feminists are ugly and conservative as referenced by Leonard Pitt’s article: “I am feminist” in the Pittsburg Post. He eludes that many do not realize they are a feminist and may say “I’m not a feminist, but…”
Society constructs subjects and then individuals come to represent them. Requirements preceded identity. When it comes to Michel Foucault, the "idea" of a woman may make women alienated from their own society, there may be a deeper identity that defines the category of a "woman." As long as feminism considers women a well-defined category that's universally identifiable... it undermines its ability to represent women. Then reader approaches the theory of Sex versus Gender Feminism often splits the unity of women when it splits the idea of sex and gender.
This week’s body of literature explored the diverse experiences of women. Through this exploration, the literature disputed that Feminist Theory and Social Work practices’ analyze and communicate women’s issues within univariate theoretical frameworks. Collectively, the authors addressed a few univariate frameworks, such as theories of justice, gender theory, identity politics, ethics of care, and expressions of power and the correlations of white privilege and male privilege. The literature argued that these frameworks are fundamental to the direction and scope of Social Work and Feminism. Each author debunked the effectiveness of these frameworks and argued that such methods neglect to acknowledge the differences among us and eliminates variation
The idea of the heroine’s journey is a largely undiscussed topic in critical literature. Books that touch on the subject focus more on the implications for women to feel empowered and less on the actual character development arc and how that arc is affected by the character’s gender. Similarly the field of young adult dystopian fiction is still largely unexplored and still developing. By looking at the character of Tally Youngblood one can see that her journey subverts conventional views of a heroine’s journey. Through Tally, the Uglies trilogy invites readers to think about how, in YA dystopian fiction, female characters face internal struggles that are mirrored by the external challenges they face.
On the issue of the intellectual capabilities of women her views would have most in agreement with those of Beecher. As she fairly indicated in her landmark essay “the equality of the sexes” than men were in no way were superior to women and had no superior right to be able to subordinate the latter sex. Beecher too respected the rights of women as has been indicted in her story, “the yankee girl” when she rejects the offer of the rich aristocrat. The protagonist, Mary, made a conscious choice to reject the marriage proposal because she wanted to give her heart to someone who would rather appreciate her emotions rather makes her a mere ornamental appendage to their list of achievements and bears them as a
In fact, Anne Bradstreet wrote a vast amount of literary works, which exhibited the capacity of women in Puritan time, but their beliefs did not support nor encourage women to express their opinions. Likewise, she uses different writing techniques in her works to mock Puritan beliefs of women being less smart than men. Just like Anne Bradstreet could have the ability to develop great works, any other women
Moreover, women with a foreign background should not have more difficulties when searching for jobs nor should women with other skin color than white feel invisible the mainstream media. One of the main arguments against intersectionality within feminism, is that intersectionality will cause feminism to be more about who to feel the sorriest for instead of improving feminism. I totally disagree with that argument on the ground that I believe intersectionality is rather about the fact that all of us experience events differently therefor it is crucial to listen to everyone’s experiences nevertheless to not place each other´s experiences into a hierarchy of who to emphasize the most.
English novelist Marian Evans Lewes exists counter to 1800’s European beliefs of womanhood. Instead of adhering to society’s standards, she adopts the pen name of a man and becomes a successful author, avoiding judgement for her work based solely on her gender. In her letter to Melusina Fay Peirce, however,
The issue of “gender” and “gender identity” has occupied significant place in literary theories and more specifically in feminist literary criticism. Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines gender as – “the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex.” Feminist critics have attempted to distinguish between “sex” and “gender”. For them sex is a biological phenomena while gender is socially constructed. There is no direct relation between gender and biological sex.
The poem can be considered a blazon traditional sonnet although it presents the tradition in an unconventional way. The typical way a blazon sonnet presents itself is through the broken-down description of a woman’s qualities. Women are usually highly praised and they are made to appear so out of reach; they become unobtainable even by the poet themselves. Women are portrayed as a collection of objects rather than human which accentuates the idea that they are so unattainable because no woman like them actually exist. The idea that beauty is what defines, and what controls a man’s love for a woman, is not depicted in Shakespeare’s sonnet, My Mistress’ Eyes.
However, she does not discuss white male supremacy.” But rather discuss feminism, states that “any women who is willing to work hard, they can climb the cooperate ladder all the way to the top. Knowingly aware of the fact that not every woman wants to rise to the top.” (669) Although she is not judging women who make different choices.
She even makes an allusion to Virginia Woolfe’s A Room of One’s Own, in which she discredits the homogeneity with which the mainstream feminists try to tackle women’s issues by saying “A room of one’s own may be necessity for writing prose, but so are reams of paper, a typewriter, and plenty of time” (116). Not even established authors can escape the blunt reality with which Lorde writes. She blatantly declares that her female readers will never understand each other’s struggles: “Some problems we share as women, some we do not” (119). Some might ask then how can we work together if we do not share the same issues?
“Poetry Is Not a Luxury” (1982) intertwines feminism and poetry together. Author Audre Lorde says that for women, “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281). In today’s society, women’s opinions aren’t really expressed, because it’s not widely accepted in this man-built world. Lorde’s quote “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” means that women should use their voices and channel their energy into poetry. Since poetry is accepted, women aren’t being deviant.
It was clearly stated in the Declaration that "all men [were] created equal." The authors did not write men and women, or mankind, or humankind. Thus, their intentions in the usage of the word "men" were uncertain. However, John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, wrote a series of letters to each other. In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them…