“Dadi 's Family” demonstrates how women in Dadi 's household fight to secure their status around the idea of the dominant patriarchal mentality which insists that females are the inferior caste. The dedication to the production of the film consists of following the life of Dadi and her daughters-in-law showing the viewers the struggles they encounter trying to maintain the traditional ways of living the gender roles that have been developed for generations. In Dadi 's Family, it is clear to see that there is a different role play that women and men play which demonstrates inequality between the different dynamics of gender and power. There are many ways in this film where we see women dependent and subordinate to male authority. To begin with, in the beginning of the film Dadi explains the process of how women are traded off as braids.
The feminist lens focuses on the portrayal of female characters, gender equality, male patriarchy, and male control of economic, social, political, and psychological forces. A question that might come about when viewing the film adaptation of The Hunger Games from a feminist lens is this: are all female characters in the film portrayed similarly? To answer this question the viewer should look at the way Katniss takes care of her mother and younger sister. She is the caretaker and provider in the Everdeen household as she has stepped into her father’s role since he died and her mother shutdown. Katniss is portrayed as an ultimate feminist being strong and only dependent on herself, while her mother and younger sister are shown as being weaker and needing someone else to care for their needs.
Housewife In her article "Motherhood/Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)", Terry Martin Hekker, a housewife who had been married to John Hekker, her husband, discusses the drawbacks of housewife as an occupation for women by sharing with the public her experience as a housewife in two different situations and centuries. The article aims to inform other women that depending on housewife as an occupation is really bad for their future. Hekker’s article is a good advice for today’s mothers as it is based on real experience. Hekker explains in her article that housewife is a good occupation, but there must be alternative jobs as it is not a permanent occupation.
Mama is an authentic feminist. She tells Beneatha that she have to conform to certain rules in the family “not long as [she is] the head of this family”. (Page 34). She wants to save her family from economic pressures which compels her children to cause resentments towards each other. Thus, she had “got to do something different… and do something bigger” (Page 71).
Although women are dominated and are have minimal control of their power and forced to believe that they are nothing without men, there are many ways in which women try gaining their power. In the film we see various ways of women exerting their back power. The first way we see women exerting their power is when we are introduced to the role that Dadi has within the family structure. Dadi is the main character in this film. Dadi is a mother-in-law in her extended family.
She deliberately repeats the same phrase in the beginning of each sentence to emphasize the violation of rights women face and make the idea prominent to the audience. She also emphasizes the “duties” that women are sometimes obligated to do within the family when she states that “families rely on mothers and wives for emotional support and care. Families rely on women for labor in the home. And increasingly, everywhere, families rely on women for income needed to raise healthy children and care for other relatives.” She is able to clarify how women are as equally, if not more important than men when it comes to the responsibilities and how their rights should be treated as
Seeing not only her mother but her female friends and family members regret their choices, Esperanza is deeply affected and succeeds on making changes that allow her a better life. Esperanza realizes that what other females in her life regret the most is their lack of independence. She summarizes her thoughts of her own independence when she states what she wants, “Not a man’s house. Not a daddy’s. A house all my own.
Ladies of Union Street share the present and what 's to come. Every story in Union Street offers comparative qualities with the others. Lisa Goddard is another lady who abuses her youngsters as a result of the financial hardships. Despite the fact that she has a spouse, she oversees everything alone. Having two kids and another on its way, she moves as though “tiredness and desperation were written all over her face” (Barker 107).
Pontellier’s wishes, causing her to be in her unhappiest state of mind. She is still surrendering to the mother woman responsibilities that she feels society is forcing upon her. Edna must continue to care for her kids, be polite to her husband, stay in the house on the days that people can come to visit her, and make sure their family reflects well on the image of her husband. During this time we learn of Edna’s unhappiness and that she feels caged in by the rules of marriage in the world that she lives in. Edna views her marriage as a jail she cannot escape.
For a long time Edna was living a life full of rules and obligations that she didn’t want to be a part of. Society expected Edna to be a full time house mother and wait on her husband hand and foot. Most women loved playing this role and loved the fact that their family is the center of their life but not Edna. She was very unhappy and all the things that made her happy were looked down upon such as swimming and having an affair. Edna killing herself finally gave her the freedom that she wanted and let her become independent.
In Anne-Marie Slaughter article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” she gives her reasons for her opinions by telling us, the readers her life story of balancing a family and a career. Slaughter is a working mother with a career. She has a husband and children at home and a career in another state which makes it hard her to see them. Being away from her children it makes it hard for Slaughter to parent her boys because she always at work.