She wants a future where women can marry who they want and not be ruled over by men. Marie De France is scornful at the fact that the queen must be disloyal to her husband as she is not truly in love with him. I believe that Marie De France wrote her lais in a hope that one day her audience will understand and start to accept women into being in more influential roles; she wishes that she can influence women to want to become powerful and have more of a say in their future and who they will marry. Her lais seem to want a change to come by mocking how social order is in her time, pushing forward the idea of finding true love, and forcing the idea of giving women their own mind and love whoever they
E. This relates to the topic because it shows that the women feel like they need to stand up for each other against men. Conclusion "Medea" criticizes the male dominated society. It criticizes what a small role women play in society even if they have great abilities, what little power women have, and how unfair it is that men can do what they want while women cannot. I find this interesting because it seems so modern, women all over the world still struggle with the problems that the women in Medea did. Euripides, and C.A.E Luschnig.
Perhaps Fitzgerald is saying that as long as we follow a patriarchal system that encourages docility in women, we as men would never live as meaningful a life as we can. So, we need to move past the idea that women are inferior sexual objects. We need to notice changing social dynamics and accept that women are just as equal as men. They say behind every great man is a great woman. This, however, is wrong.
Prior to Empress Wu’s thrust to power, women were subordinate to men. They were expected to listen to the men in their lives which included their father, their husband and then their son. The women were living in a male dominated society that they did not have the ability to change their status, or be above men in any way. However, that changed following the rule of Empress Wu she showed people then that women were capable of much more than what they were expected of prior to her rule. Although many men were angered by her rule because they worried their power and control would diminish.
She provides details and logic that back up her statements. She gives relatable examples and alarming possible outcomes. One of Wollstonecraft’s point is that, women are dependent on men because of the way society views marriage. Women from before based their survival on the approval on men, instead of furthering on their educational needs (Poonacha 427). Wollstonecraft, in order to convince her readers for change, gather up what women lack and blames it all back to their lack of education, thus proving her point more.
Yousafzai states, “To ensure freedom and equality for women so that they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are being held back” (3). Yousafzai wants women to stop being held back so they can be as successful as men. She has to use civil disobedience to spread the message because so many people are against this message because so many people are narrow minded and she hopes to convince them. In addition, Martin Luther King Jr. was also fighting for a group of people by using civil disobedience.
And then telling the people about how sorry they were for treating women like they were slaves. How they couldn’t vote and how they didn’t have the rights that white men had. But throughout the whole speech, she is trying to convince people to start a big ordeal on how white men are not the only ones able to vote. In conclusion, the author is speaking to her fellow women and the to the wrong white men of the United States. Her purpose of making this speech is that woman have just as much right to vote as white men do.
During the Cold War era women desired equal participation in the country both foreign and domestic but felt that their unfair treatment in the government and industry was “in itself a deterrent to the aspirations of women (270). The National Organization for Women worked “toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes” (268). The lack of women in the war room displays both the gender inequality in government decision making and possibly the effect of women’s ambitions being ruined by the messages sent by people like Turgidson. The women’s rights movement gained traction as the Cold War incubated several other anxiety driven movements throughout the
As a result, the most vital contribution of NAWSA was helping women win the rights to vote. The new reforms in Progressive Era brought advantages to all the workers but also brought disadvantages to those greedy bosses and corrupt politicians. Along with the exposure of the bad conditions, business monopolies, and the low wages of workers, government took steps to prevent these phenomenons and to protect workers’ rights, and that also reduced the profits of the bosses. And lots of political reforms generated to cut off the corruption from the root, common citizens was given a greater voice, and the politician machine got hurt which means that they couldn’t get the assistances. Progressive Era is important in US history, it brought better lives to people and justice to the
However, just because men are physically superior does not mean that also translates to mental superiority. If anything, it shows that women were given the capacity of an intelligent mind to compensate this shortcoming. She again stresses that it is the equality of education that is being sought after. The essay by Murray is important because it demonstrates just one of the many thoughts that were increasingly being expressed by women of the time. The essay was written at a time where the prevailing idea of male superiority in society was still so ingrained, attempts at changing the status quo were impractical.