Beyoncé proclaims to the world that she is a modern day feminist in her song “Flawless”, which, according to her is: “the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes” Her definition of a feminist is correct as women should be able to do whatever they want to do assuming that they want to do it, and that they can do it. Not all women want to do things such as join the workforce, compete athletically or go to war. Just because men have the right to do these things does not mean that it is a good right to have. Most believe that this is a misnomer of feminism, and is anti femininity because it encourages women to abandon their femininity and instead adopt masculinity by mimicking what men do. Females and males are supposed to behave in certain ways.
Although it is granted that men are stronger than women, it can still be maintained that countless women have tried and passed the issued physical fitness tests. In addition, many would suggest that women lower the moral and unit cohesion as an argument against women fighting in combat. In some units cohesion may not be gained between male and female recruits. However, studies done on Norwegian and Israel armies women bring useful skills to their units and have increases the cohesion within their assigned units. Another argument many believe in is that the military is not appropriate for women due to its traditional gender stereotypes.
The femme fatale character gave women the opportunity to prove that they can be more than a “damsel in distress” who needs to be saved by the male hero. The introduction of this archetype allowed women to be portrayed somewhat equally to men in movies. Women were allowed to be dangerous, cunning, intelligent, and in control of the situation. Thus, the femme fatale character is a "good" feminist good feminist because it demonstrates that women can be equal to men various ways. However, some may argue that the reliance on sexuality does not celebrate a women agency because it is demeaning to women and prolongs the stereotype that women are just eye candy/sexual objects.
Martin Luther King Jr had the best approach on Civil Rights for the African Americans “ Non Violent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community has constantly refused to negotiate…” Martin Luther King Jr wanted to establish peace between the whites and the African Americans, but some people disagreed and wanted to take a different approach thinking that it would work better than non-violence.. In the NAACP document it states “ … If the methods have any single common denominator, it is that the have always been non-violent. Today non-violence is stridently challenged on the premise that Negroes must defend themselves when attacked. “ If the approach of non-violence has worked for six decades
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” a quote said by Timothy leary a former male american psychologist and writer. In the early 1900’s women did not have the simple right of voting, during those times men were given all the power even if they were abusive towards women it was acceptable. Now a days women have overcome many of these obstacles, not only with the right to vote but by having one of the biggest names in history are women. Everyone thinks that there is nothing but equal rights and everyone if given what they deserve. However there are a lot of people who are opposed to the idea of gender equality and think that it is ridiculous but it is one of the most important things to have for two main reasons.
What he realizes, is that “very few Americans will directly proclaimed that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets. But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the Dream” (Coates 33). He believes that it is not necessarily all intentional, just whites being stuck in the mindset of how they think America needs to operate, which unfortunately does not always take black rights into consideration. By launching into anecdotes about his own discovery of the brutally honest Malcolm X, the readers are able to better understand where his ideas of human selfishness exacerbate the issue of
When you are kneeling you’re acting in a nonverbal way and aren’t harming others, it is considered non-threatening and can be considered instead of disrespectful as respectful. Kaepernick once said “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color” (Snopes), indicates that he indeed has a reason for his kneeling and has the right to feel the way he does. He begins to receive shaming because of this but others came to his defense and pointed out how in the national anthem slavery is celebrated. In the third stanza of the national anthem, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave, from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave- “this phrase referred to the black slaves that played a part in the War of 1812 to fight with the
However, many people are unaware of the dark history of race and think nothing of it. For this very reason, I believe that it is highly important to firstly recognize the flaws in basing a society off race and then work on removing the classification of people by race to combat the existing racism throughout the world. A person should not be judged and assessed merely based off their skin color or culture, but rather by their actions and intentions. So, to group a wide variety of cultures into one category would be an unjust generalization made by social construct. For instance, African Americans are categorized by “black” in order to legitimize their exploitation as an apparently inferior race just because of skin color.
Is racism discrimination alone or does power and control must be added to equal to racism? Racism is bigger than personal prejudice. I agree with Reni when she states that racism can only come from a structured society and institution that can negatively affect other people's life choices and circumstances. Black people do not have the power and control to affect the outcome of someone's life therefore we can't be racist. White people can disconnect and deny "white privilege" because the current system offers them no discomfort.
Douglass wanted other African Americans to see the world without the fuzzy restriction of old world ideas. Unlike Douglass , Rodriguez saw that reading and writing as a tool to empower oneself and that people that don't take advantage are the only ones to blame. In contrast Rodriguez wanted to make it harder for people of hispanic heritage to learn to read and write because of his strong stance on bilingual education and affirmative action by trying to rid the school system of bilingual
“The Minister’s Black Veil” entails a key talking point which can be used in deliberate action to sway people into thinking that by changing personal looks with one simple object, this does not change their attitude, persona, and many other attributes. This key talking point represents the idea of judging a person based on looks, clothes, hobbies, etc. to draw conclusions about a person before others get to know them. In “The Minister’s Black Veil”, this object is a black veil which Mr. Hooper uses to prove a point amongst the townsfolk that, even though he may have this mysterious object covering his face, he is still the same person in and out. Mr Hooper did all of the same tasks which he had been doing for many years, such as: going to
Throughout King’s speech, his use of metaphor is vastly used to create a tone of necessity. King calls upon the African American with phrases like, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred” to emphasize the fact that he understands the suffering and doesn’t want others to be sucked in with the non supporters of the civil rights. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t want people to take short cuts out to get freedom. He wants both blacks and whites to be able to hold hands together and greet each other without “hatred” and “bitterness.”
So, clearly, All Lives Matter is definitely a response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Halstead discusses that people of non-color face “color-blindness” where they are “able to ignore race”. This is the opposite of those of color because as said in the letter, “they live in a culture that constantly reminds them of their black-ness, which tells them in a million large and small ways that they are not as important as white people, that their lives do not matter as much as white people”. This shows the importance of saying Black Lives Matter because it is not necessarily that not all lives matter but the fact there are some lives that are overlooked and discriminated, causing racial inequality. It can be seen that “no one is questioning whether white lives matter or whether police lives matter but the question of whether Black lives matter is an open question in this country”.
I hate knowing that cultural appropriation is still occurring. The fact that white people are able to take the African American’s originality without going through the same negative reaction as black people is unfair, and this goes for all the “trends” they decide to copy. White people are privileged. They take aspects of the African American culture, yet they do not receive the harsh feedback that African Americans would get when they do the same thing. I believe that white people should stop using the excuse that it’s “just a hairstyle” or “just a trend” and realize that African American people wear what they wear for a reason.
Letter from Birmingham Jail The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr was a letter that he wrote to answer the statement to fellow clergymen for calling his activities “Unwise and untimely. First, he explained the reason why he was in the Birmingham; it was because he could not ignore the injustice problem there. The injustice anywhere was the reason for him become active in working for civil rights in Birmingham even though he did not claim permanent residence there. The letter mentioned about the strategy of nonviolence resistance to racism. Martin Luther King described the racism problem in his letter, and also explained the reasons why they could not wait for help anymore.