Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.’ This specific quote connects immensely to the overall theme, as those with differences are subjected to fit in with others by inequitable treatment towards the group. In the short story, individuals of higher capabilities/beauty were handicapped in an effort to create worldwide equality. However, equality comes with acceptance, thus the majority ought to welcome all and work together in an effort to
John Adams laughed at Abigail petition for women to have equability. John Adams meant by the “Despotism of the petticoat,” that the women have the power of their womanhood. Because of the power women held, Adams argued that they didn’t need to have the power of suffrage and equality, because in that way they were better off than the men so it would create more
Giving people limitations in order to make everyone completely equal does not work out, and that is displayed in “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. Making people handicapped until they’re at the same level as others is demoting them in a way that shouldn’t happen: “They weren’t really very good- no better than anybody else would have been, anyways” (Vonnegut). Since the ballerinas had handicaps to make them average, nobody knows what would classify as poor dancing versus extraordinary. Everyone has the same skill level and sets, but only because they are being weighed down. Additionally, equality is wonderful when it’s incorporated in the right ways.
If everyone in the world had a strong friendship bond like Eragon and Saphira, everyone would basically have a power that no evil could ever stop. Educating our desires (proposed as a story power by Scott Russell Sanders) and demonstrated in Eragon shows how a simple friendship bond could make you and your partner the strongest people in the world and that no obstacle can stand in your way without getting plummeted to the
Citizens could get along and everyone would live in perfect harmony. For example, when you wake up in the morning you do not have to worry about what you are going to wear and you can walk anywhere without people judging you for being yourself. There would not be poverty because everyone would be equal. A perfect nation seems ideal because we are free of all our problems which is the opposite of a dystopian
While it was a common practice for ancient civilizations to place females in a subordinate position in society, Etruscans' mentality and attitude on contrary were reversed. They treated females in a very dignified manner as women had the freedom of speech, financial ability and most importantly power. Etruscans had one of the highest gender equalities in contrast to other ancient civilizations of that existing period for instance the Romans because in Roman societies, symposiums were considered strictly as an all male sector only where it involves male thoughts sharing, festive drinking etc. but Etruscans were on the exact opposite end. Etruscan females were allowed to participate in the symposiums, attend banquets, share a toast with
You just got programmed into thinking anything else is ugly’” (Westerfeld 83). As Shay said, what Tally thinks real life is like, and how things go, it really is not right because she has not experienced the real world that they are living in yet. This proves it’s set in a dystopian because, in a perfect world, all people are treated the same for how they look and aren’t required to get surgery to make them look “pretty”. There probably aren’t very many people wanting to live the world of the Uglies which goes to show how horrific it truly is. Since Uglies has such a different and dystopian society they really have no similarities other than that they both have plastic surgery.
“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.
The Renaissance’s attitude towards gender and sexuality was completely different from that of the Middle Ages, which considered women as dangerous sexual creatures. "For the first time in Western history," for example, "men stressed the fact that females should be educated. The Platonic orientation in humanist thought may have spurred them to do so" (Bell, 182). (mohja)Actually, the primary purpose behind the call for women’s education was not to heighten her position in society, or to “overturn her subordinate domestic role”, but to make her a better wife and mother. Indeed, it was only the high rank women who were allowed to be educated*.
Many have stopped because of what others think family, friends, the only reason they think this way is the very growth of genderization. One the other hand, ballet being a girl sport, girls still get discouraging criticis this falls back with having the image of a perfect women. Essentially the perfect body for a women would be an hourglass figure with a small waist; a perfect body for a ballet dancer is a narrow pelvis and average torso and long extremities. Completely opposite from each other, the women with the body of an hourglass figure will usually be the “happiest” for that’s the idealistic women. Meanwhile the ballerina accomplishing her dream will never get married.