Who is people to tell us that woman are too emotional? Males who seem to have the “upper hand” in things and best known to be dominate try to take our courage. Woman should have the right to be treated equally and fairly. The purpose of this essay is to examine MK Asante’s memoir, Buck, through a Feminist theoretical lens in regards to the negative representation of Malo’s mother Amina, girlfriend Nia, and his older cousin Kianna. In the memoir Buck by MK Asante shows many views and one of them is through a feminist theory lens.
Gender roles are constructed by society and attributed to women or men. In the book of vindication of the right of a woman, Wollstonecraft brings out clearly the roles of a woman in her society and how it has led to oppression of women (Wollstonecraft 22). Wollstonecraft believes that men and women are equal given the same environment and empowerment, women can do anything a man can do. In her society, education for women is only aimed at making her look pleasing to men. Women are treated as inferior being and used by men as sex objects.
Hurston utilizes Janie to critique the domination of society based on gender and race, which she eventually empowers and finds herself. Janie’s second husband, Joe desires a big voice, which places too much power in his hands that is parallel to the oppressive authority whites have over blacks. As Joe becomes a successful leader, he and Janie’s wealth and materialism set them apart from the rest of the community. The people of Eatonville question Joe’s leadership, but do not challenge him like Janie does. Simmons claims Janie represents the oppression of not only black women, but also her community.
Jennifer Lee and Chris Bucks Frozen, astutely represent the theme of gender by both reinforcing and challenging the concept through the use of aesthetic features and characters. The representations of gender and the expectations of women throughout the Jacobean era have had an influence on contemporary modern society represented through film and Tv. Being truthful, all-encompassing free is something that human beings crave but are actually extremely terrified of, think about it what is the one thing as females hold us back, the chains of social conditioning, and the unpleasant hierarchy of gender roles. This can be seen with the character of Lady Macbeth, her expectations as a wife are tested when her own values and beliefs begin to surface with her masculine principles taking over. In relation to Frozen, Elsa the older sister, can be identify in the same manner as Lady Macbeth.
When men occupy a superior position, they have the power to control women and their lives. Men determine the likelihoods of women to access opportunities, such as form of education, public facility, career, etc. The power men have over women later gives rise to gender problems between them, which is known as gender discrimination. Hosseini’s‘A Thousands Splendid Suns’ is a novel that shows the plight of women who suffer from gender discrimination in a strong patriarchal society of Afghanistan. With the feminist theory and women’s problems as the background, we are able to see that gender discrimination depicted in the novel is complex.
In conclusion, the essay, The Great Lawsuit, helped make the stereotypical society realize each gender should have a fair chance at every opportunity what came their way. Women were portrayed as s servant than a respected citizen of the society, and they could have seen as a slave also in a way. The women could not do anything without a male’s permission unlike men, who could do anything without questions been asked. In history, the men were powerful and all knowing, and the women were portrayed as a supporting role to the men. Some women wanted to be known as something much greater, but the regulations for the women were stricter.
In Phyllis Schlafly's The Power of the Positive Woman, he mentions where women seem to stand in society, adding on a comparison between men and female. In a male dominated society, women are constantly trying to prove themselves. One of the biggest differences Schlafly points out is the fact that women can have babies whereas men cannot. However when it comes to physical differences there are many including, men having more water in their body, and less fatty tissue.“Falwell”, in Major Problems depicts the image of the American family and how it is a fundamental block of our society. However, divorce is threatening the American family.
Additionally, Lady Macbeth interests’ and ambition, override her love for even her husband, Macbeth. “Come, you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts,/unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/ Of dire cruelty” (1.5.41-44). Lady Macbeth is the personification of male dominance, ruthlessness and violence. She hopes that she could take control of all action. She yearns to be a man and her implication is that she is more masculine than Macbeth.
It is the masculine ideals and norms that are privileged over others in society. The participant also noted that if she wanted to be in leadership position it would be a challenge considering that the higher up in rank you go in any career there will be more males. To lead as female and a woman, would require a change in the way you behave and speak but at the same, “you have to cater to people around you, you can’t be threatening cause you’re a woman or you’ll be seen as bossy and overbearing,” said participant four. This communication barrier is the kind that is described in the Tannen excerpt, “[W]orkplaces that have had men in positions of power have already established male-style interactions as the norm.” What Tannen puts forward is that this miscommunication is what prevents women from moving forward in the workplace and positions of power. When you cannot move forward in the workplace that is something that can determine the massive unequal distribution of
The Devil Wears Prada is about a new college graduate aspiring to become a journalist, Andrea (Andy), who is trying to adapt to her first job as the junior personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high demanding and cold editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine. Andy starts out her job knowing almost nothing about Runway, and of fashion itself. She feels like she doesn’t fit in with her attractive, gossip-obsessed co-workers, and Miranda’s senior assistant, Emily, was always there to remind her of it. Later on, she receives fashion advice from Nigel, the art director and gradually begins to dress herself more stylishly. Andy works harder than ever, trying to prove to Miranda that she wasn’t a disappointment, and she eventually succeeds when Miranda offers to take her to the Paris fashion show instead of Emily.