Thirdly, seconf wave feminisim enhance the education for women. And in the novel, celie find only one way to exhust her frustration and to console her, is the education, reading and writing. Her sister teaches her to read and write to escape from the mental and physical torture. Lastly,the very gunine point that relates to the second wave feminism is the solidarity amon the women. According to second wave feminist, women has the power to change her desinty when she make her voice strong with by joining her hands with other women, and rasining with them as one voice.
The help she had to offer played a major role in the passage of the 19th amendment. She was able to persevere through the extreme discrimination and hate she received to create a new life for the woman of the United States. Alice Paul’s commitment to women’s suffrage rights helped show women that if you stand up for what you believe in, it can happen if you put in the time and effort. Paul was so determined to make a change to the laws that affected women, she earned a Phd. to become more educated on the idea.
Its opponents have even suggested that feminist rhetoric condemns the opposite sex to the extent of gender antagonism (Young). In light of both the altruistic progressivism and the criticized status surrounding the contemporary women’s movement, the progress made through centuries of perseverance overall suggests that the movement intends to better and help the status of women in society. Now a movement based around securing the franchise of women, contemporary feminism initially spawned to uphold the rights of women before they were legally acknowledged. The spirit of the movement established itself at this initial point, a “gathering devoted to women’s rights” (“The Women 's Rights Movement, 1848-1920”). As such, in commitment to its original form, the contemporary movement reflects
However, Friedan notes, with this new focus on femininity, careers, intelligence, and education were considered issues for females (274). Friedan argues that without meaningful competition, women will have “neurotic symptoms, or unproductive exercise, or destructive ‘love’” (274). Friedan concludes the section by addressing the fallacy that women already have their rights, acknowledging that women are viewed as second-class citizens, and hoping that women will assert themselves and compete in the real world instead of pretending to be content as housewives (Friedan 275). From “The Feminine Mystique”, we can conclude that women of the 1950s and 1960s began to recognize the dominance and injustice of the patriarchy. The text provides many examples of how the media reinforced the idea that women should be content as housewives, proving that this was a legitimate societal issue.
In the book Revolutionary Mothers, author Carol Berkin discusses women’s roles in the American Revolution. She separates out the chapters so that she can discuss the different experiences and roles of women during the period. She utilizes primary and secondary sources to talk about how women stepped into their husband’s shoes and maintained their livelihoods and how they furthered the war effort on both sides, as well as how classes and race effected each woman’s experience. Berkin’s main goal was for the reader to understand that although women’s roles aren’t traditionally discussed when talking about the American Revolution, nevertheless, they played a major part in it. Information on the Revolutionary War typically focuses on the Founding Fathers and their actions that brought about American independence.
According to Alan Brinkley in the textbook, The Unfinished Nation, “The prominence of women in reform movements is one of the most striking features of progressivism” (493). Women started or helped to push settlement houses, Women’s’ Clubs, and most importantly, the women 's’ right to vote.
She was also invited to speak in the first women’s right convention in Worcester, Massachusetts in 23-24 October 1850. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) (Women's
She had this proposal of what women should be in the United States, and she fought for it until there was change History reveals the struggles women underwent without notice and how it took decades, no centuries to get to where we are today. However, today women still fight for equality in wages, gender roles, and sexual harassment in the workplace. It may have started with women’s right, but now we have expanded to other topics which implies why Women’s March was created for, which is the purpose to “stand together for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all”. In addition, the past reflects how society has transformed and still thrives on a change to be fair, unbiased, and impartial. Not only have women learn from history on how to make a difference in today’s’ culture, but it has influenced other minority communities to stand up like LGBT, immigrants and the
She taught two of the most famous Confucian scholars to have lived, and she invented the famous style of commentary where original characters are written within larger columns and those of commentators within smaller ones. Most importantly for this paper, she was a moralist; an exemplar well-known for her writings on femininity. She advocated for the education of women, and was the first person in human history to be known for doing so. In such she can be considered a sort of proto-feminist. Her advocacy for female education has two sides to it: the fact that if followed, it would prove a tangible positive impact on countless lives, but that it is also proposed and framed within the same oppressive patriarchy that fails to allow any reasonable deviance from its gender roles, much less a consideration of the value of those roles.
Introduction During the renaissance period, women were supposed to be seen not heard, they were expected to look beautiful at all times (Amanda Cloud, 2012). Though women were inferior to men, women in different classes had different roles. Low class women were expected to be housewives and take care of everything to do with the house. Upper class women may have had servants and workers working for them but the women were still expected to take care of the house hold (Pat Knapp / Monika von Zell, 2007). In this essay I am going to examine the significance of female characters in portraying the major themes and other social and political issues as treated in the Romeo and Juliet novel, The Lion and The Jewel, and the novel Olivia Twist.