I. INTRODUCTION The journal “Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights – Friends or Foes?” by Oonagh Reitman discuss the critiques of international human rights from cultural relativists and feminists. This journal divided into three main points, such as cultural relativism of Women’s Human Rights, Comparing the Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of Human Rights, and Towards a Cooperative Approach. II. SUMMARY This section contains a summary of “Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights – Friends or Foes?”.
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally.
It is significant that both characters experience such similar pressures on their identities despite coming from starkly different backgrounds; it would be worth exploring the changing landscapes of a post-WWI England and a Chinese society in the throes of revolution and how they both have managed to retain parallel patriarchal norms in their societies despite being in such turbulent states. In addition, Woolf and Lu Xun’s intentions in providing brief glimpses into who Mrs Dalloway and Zijun once were should be further analysed for insight on what these authors felt constituted a distinct female identity – what would Mrs Dalloway’s latent homosexuality and Zijun’s radical feminist views mean in their respective periods? Ultimately, the loss of their identities cannot be studied in a vacuum, and one must further consider their individuality and relationship to their societies in explaining this
Journal Article Review Reitman, O. (n.d.). Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights - Friends or Foes?*. Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights . Cultural Relativism and Feminism are two different sides in the world of human rights, and in the international society compels different demands to be established in the formulation of human rights law, for example.
Reitman, Oonagh. "Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of International Human Rights—Fiends or Foes?." Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 100, no. 1 (1997), 100-110. The journal entitled “Cultural Relativist and Feminist Critiques of the International Human Rights –Friends or Foes”, written by Oonagh Reitman is a good fully equipped critical journal since the author put the focus on the discussion about the similarity between two branches of international human rights, the cultural relativist and the feminist in term of their critiques towards the international human rights and also present the fact of the clash between these two critiques when talking about women’s human rights.
However, El Saadawi responds to this criticism by refuting these claims and discussing western society’s tendency to distance itself from widespread issues that affect women globally such as abuse, amongst other forms of oppression. I found this argument particularly interesting because it not only responded to the criticism, as well as discussing El Saadawi’s feminist beliefs, but also touches on polarizing issues that are still present in the modern day. In spite of the fact that El Saadawi and her critics were both
FEMINIST THEORY INTRODUCTION When researching on feminist theory, I examined a number of important and central issues which should be considered, including: • What is “theory”? What does it mean to theorize? • What is specifically feminist about feminist theory? • Are there specific methods for feminist theorizing? • What is the relation of theory to everyday experience and practice?
A constant comparison and contrast between Maggie and Dee is prominent structural feature of the narrative. This structural strategy helps in conceptualizing the plurality of female experience within the same milieu. This strategy encapsulates another dimension of womanism, viz., womanism refuses to treat black woman as a homogeneous monolith. Unlike feminist position, womanism is sensitive to change with time. This womanist conceptualization is shown by a nuanced destruction by Dee’s response to the quilt, which is the main metaphor in the story.
Feminism, however, can be defined as: “a concern with action, political or personal, the struggle for equality; valuing the individual, respect for the individual; and having an awareness or consciousness of oppression which may be experienced by women directly or men vicariously through women’s experiences” (Allan, 1993). According to the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, the true goal of feminism is not for women to have more power than men, but to eliminate sexism and for society to express equality for everyone (Haslanger & Tuana, 2004). Earlier, feminism and nursing were not interrelated; however, the integration of the ideals of feminism into nursing could change the
In the world, people express their ideas through speeches. Let’s, let look on the two speeches of Susan B. Anthony and Elie Wiesel. The first speech is “On Women's Right to Vote” by Susan B. Anthony and the second one is “The Perils of Indifference” by Elie Wiesel. Both speeches have some similarities and differences. While the speech of Susan B. Anthony on women’s right to vote and Elie Wiesel on Perils of Indifference explores the theme of human rights, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, was more concerned with the right of women to vote while Elie Wiesel’s speech was talking about the indifference among people in the world.