This convention could change the lives of women everywhere. Seventy- two years later, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.
Virginia Woolf’s story “Shakespeare’s Sister” and the essay “Girls Against Boys” by Katha Pollitt are two texts that talk about feminism. “Shakespeare's sister” talks about how it would have been different if shakespeare had a sister. If shakespeare had a sister she wouldn't of had the same choices like him because she was a women. Pollitt's essay talks about how women are seen differently from men especially in universities. The argument for both text is gender discrimination and feminism because they both believe that women are not equal to men just because they are women.
Begin in the early 1990s, the final wave of feminist movement seek for challenges that turned back upon the second-wave to question whether the second-wave movements are unilaterally favorable to the women. While the previous two waves focused on political and social priorities, the third-wave movement stressed on the rejection of any kind of standardized distinction. In this phase, the women broke the boundaries by destabilized the notions of feminism. “Reality is conceived not so much in terms of fixed structures and power relations, but in terms of performance within contingencies” (The Three Waves of Feminism). In this phase, the feminist put the defining and female beauty as subject with urging women to take diverse role in social and political aspect.
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. She does not only attack men who she believes is wrong, but she also mocks these privileged women who are gullible and too caught up with only themselves, fashion, and criticizing other females. She writes, “and these young ladies, with minds vulgar in every sense of the word, and spoiled tempers, entered life puffed up with notions of their own consequence, and looking down with contempt on
These women believe there is not much left to fix, or they are really misandrists in a feminist disguise. The definition of misandrist is “a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against men.”, as how this is caused “Misandry is typically an unconscious hatred that women form early in life, often as a result of a trauma such teasing, or boys failing to venerate the girls inherent superiority sufficiently.”, so this might not completely be their fault, but because they take this out on almost every man they meet, it has become a social issue” as far as a relationship with a misandrist will be hard for the guy “Her behavior towards men is arrogant and condescending. If they disagree with her she will call it “mansplaining”, or she will say she feels “unsafe” or “afraid.” She will feel entitled to special consideration she would never grant a man, and when confronted on this, will insist that’s
(Freedman) However, the beginning First-Wave Feminism had a primary focus on various inequalities between men and women. Feminists were still developing the courage to speak up for their rights. A famous example of an early feminist work is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, a book written in 1792 by a woman named Mary Wollstonecraft. The author, Wollstonecraft was an early English feminist, she is famous for her written works, mainly those regarding equality for women. The book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, argues in favor of the education of women, that females are not accesories for their husbands.
In the “A Feminist Odyssey,” she uses the term “feminism” to say that she wants every human being to be treated in the same, fair manner. She wanted us to be aware that women dominate the nursing field. “Our generation has given the gift of choice to expand our possibilities, to embrace careers” (99). It was said that a woman could have a job but as soon as she had a baby they would no longer work “Young women expected to limit their aspirations to traditionally female careers” (99). Some profession that comes to mind for “Women’s Work” would be Teacher, Nursing, Housekeeping, Maid, and Housewife’s.
Nevertheless, she does not try to actually make a difference and tackle any patriarchic beliefs and / or sexism nor does she want to be associated with being a feminist. This role is exclusively left to Shazzer: She voices her opinion on male privilege and dominance in our society very directly and loudly which is why she tends to be seen as a “ranting”, angry woman from the outside (e.g. from Bridget and her friends or her coworker) – much like the image of a “strident feminist” Bridget is describing in the beginning. She seems to fit the stereotypical version of a man-hating and bra-burning feminist that would like nothing more than to ban men completely from society in many ways as she always points out how men are responsible for everything. When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her.
Why does she shame the slightest form of femininity? As the play unfolds, Lady Macbeth is seen stepping on Macbeth’s toes constantly about being weak and unmanly. But does weak mean unmanly? The construct formed from the beginning of time is that if a man is weak he is feminine, this is the self-conflict within Lady Macbeth. “Lady Macbeth consciously attempts to reject her feminine sensibility and adopt a male mentality because she perceives that her society equates feminine qualities with weakness”, explains that Lady Macbeth fears her femininity (“Be bloody, bold, and resolute”: Tragic Action and Sexual Stereotyping in Macbeth).
In the article, “What Makes a Woman?”, American journalist, Elinor Burkett, addresses the topic of transgender females and natural females, along with their contrasting views. The article argues that transgender women can not transition and automatically generalize the entire female population. The purpose is to show that there is more to a woman than just her physical anatomy which is accomplished by Burkett. The rhetorical feature that influences the audience the most is pathos, such as when she talks about the struggles of changing from a young lady into a woman, and how a transgender can never truly understand this transformation. Another rhetorical feature that influences the audience is the use of ambiguity since the words “female”
The following quote should hopefully secure the idea that oppression is still very much a prominent part of society that affects women, “We look silly, incompetent, weak, and generally contemptible” Frye writes, regarding the differences between female restrains and male restraints, “Our exercise of this discipline tends to low esteem and self-esteem. It does not benefit us. It fits in a network of behaviors through which we constantly announce to others our membership in a lower caste and our unwillingness and/or inability to defend our bodily or moral integrity” (16). In essence, this quote displays how women are mocked for attempting to develop their own independence. The mocking results in a lowered self-esteem, which prevents women from progressing by keeping women below the social standing of men.
Power with a women was not a good idea to them. Women said that they needed power and wanted to make their own decisions. Men completely disagreed. “To their frustration, women found, just as female activists had a century earlier, that the men in these social reform movements were reluctant to give women any substantial
Atticus believes that women’s roles are not to be in the courthouse, because if they were, they would “be interrupting to ask questions.” The belief the reader can draw from the previous statement is that Atticus thinks women to not be intelligent or capable enough to understand complex scenarios. By saying these statements, Atticus is showing his reluctance to open his mind and realize that women can perform judicial and other duties as well as men. A second instance of gender roles is that a crime, according to the government, is “using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female” (11). By declaring that “profane” language, meaning swears, are not to be used around women, the