If it is repercussions for all the years, women have had to uphold men’s arrogance and possessiveness, what difference are we to them? Have people not already endured enough misery? How are they promoting feminism with naïve controversy? Thus, we should not need modern feminism, as it is anti-feminist, anti-male, anti-family and anti-equality. Let us not be oppressed by our womanhood!
Roman law stated that women were not allowed to participate in certain activities because they were considered incompetent. Women were looked at as fragile, delicate people who could not provide or stand up for themselves. Since they were seen as incompetent, men did not see them worthy enough to make big decisions. “Roman law, as codified in the sixth century by Emperor Justinian, presupposes female incapability and is typified by a protective, paternalistic attitude. Such an approach tends to justify the exclusion of women from certain activities” (Kittell).
There are two extremes of one “whore-ish” and the other cruel that do not give room for a positive interpretation of women. The one woman who is given a softer role is not given enough time to be a true character to really matter in the representation of Women. Kesey does not represent the women in a good way because these men have basically been ruined by women, and that is the underlying reason that Kesey gives them poor characteristics. Many of the characters seem to have problems with the women in their lives be it Ratched, their wife, mothers, or other women in power, which leads to the point Kesey is trying to make with portraying women this way. The changing culture of women obviously frightens men because they have never been used to women being so powerful or so open with thier sexuallity and all they would like in this blossoming era of the 60’s is to go back to the ideal and perfect
Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed. Injustice violence and inequality becomes the law. Women are not treated equally. Men treat women like trash or just like a doll or a servant. Men think that women are useful only to bear children, cook and clean.
Where they differ, they are not comparable. A perfect woman and a perfect man ought not to resemble each other in mind any more than in looks, and perfection is not susceptible of more or less. In the union of the sexes each contributes equally to the common aim, but not in the same way. From this diversity arises the first assignable difference in the moral relations of the two sexes.” Rousseau states that women should be "passive and weak", "put up little resistance" and are "made specially to please man". Wollstonecraft wonders how someone as Rousseau “lowers his sentiments when describing women and interprets his words as the rationalization that women are in fact, considered either moral beings, or extremely weak that they must be entirely subject to “the supreme faculties of men.
Although the republican motherhood’s intentions were to make women and men equal they still had their limits. Women still felt the need to apologize for their forthrightness, because the men considered women to be submissive and irrational and therefor unfit for citizenship.
Katherina is scolding women for disobeying their husbands wants and desires, even comparing them to rebels and traitors. The specific word choice of rebels and traitors separates herself from women who are not fully obedient to their husbands, one could even say making them an enemy of sorts that she wishes to confront and change. This would also justifying looking straight into the audience because this would be a symbol of strength and of Katherina’s will and not backing down to placing women where she believes they belong in
People have no respect for what others believe in, they believe that they have the only correct answers. When a society or culture cannot agree there will always be conflict. Going about things differently can change people’s views on other cultures. When a culture stresses on male domination, they could really just be trying to treat women with respect, not trying to offend them. One’s age can severely hurt a relationship between two people as well.
The obstructions that fuel the resistance of the movement include heavily negative connotations created by the media that are dismissive or aggressive in nature. One of the major problems behind this is the belief that feminism no longer holds relevance in today's society because gender equality has already been obtained, even with the continuing battling of issues such as the wage gap and reproductive rights (de las Fuentes, 2006). Another common argument used to oppose feminism today is the belief/misconception that gender equality is not represented by feminism. It is, rather, the empowerment of women over men and the want to dismantle the patriarchy in favour for matriarchy. This belief is solidified by the emergence of the Men's Rights Movement in the 1970s, close to the time of the emergence of the third wave.