We’ve witnessed so-called leaders not merely against the forces of hate, but for equality and justice. Bigotry may run through the American grain, but so too does resistance. We know the world we are fighting for” (277). Ahmed introduces the importance of peace in a crowd filled with hatred. People have the power to destroy hate before it transforms them into ugly and regretful individuals.
Every aspect of society works not only to gain control over those of low social standing, but also show a significantly great amount of prejudice against women. In this way, the societies enforce their patriarchy onto its citizens, allowing modern time readers to draw contrasts between their own societies and the ones in the novels that oppose ideas of freedom through indoctrination, using education as a form of empowerment and violence to evoke fear. Men are only regarded the monarchs of society once women have been demeaned. This is evidenced through Attwood’s use of animalistic language to display the false power the Commander holds over Offred. Upon their first meeting, Offred states that she thought ‘he might be toying, some cat-and-mouse routine, but now [she] thinks that his motives and desires weren’t obvious even to him’.
I finally realized Daisy had a huge impact in this book because of the article written by Leland Person Jr. called “Herstory” and Daisy Buchanan. In the first paragraph of the essay, Person explained what other people thought of Daisy Buchanan, “To Robert Ornstein she is criminally amoral, and Alfred Kazin judges her vulgar and inhuman” (250). Person responds to these claims by stating what he believes Daisy really is, “Daisy, in fact, is more victim than victimizer” (250). Person emphasizes that even though many people believe Daisy was evil, she actually should not be faulted because she was the one that was the victim. These findings have important consequences for the broader domain of world perspective.
She told people that racism led to unfortunate outcomes for society and this is the reason Americans needed to make a social change or else it would affect everyone. In addition, Addams also told people that lynching was becoming a bigger problem in America and that it needed to come to an end. Many listened to her on this subject because she had been “partners” with Ida. B. Wells to make a difference, “A community has a right to protect itself from the criminal…” (Public Pragmatism: Jane Addams and Ida B.
He strongly suggests that this country needs a change and could be only done by a mass of citizens. He states key points of corruption seen in the text, “And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn 't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have sensors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.” He supports his statement by relating to a historical event of Guy Fawkes, simultaneously relating his actions, and further blames people which gives the citizens of London the atmosphere of guilt. He gives rough information about what lacks in UK and therefore changes their view point on the country, which ultimately lead to their revolution.
Abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman recounted her experience with freedom from slavery. Harriet Tubman is one of the many leaders of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is the violation of an unjust law and the acceptance of the consequences given to the protestor (Erika). In America, civil disobedience has played a noteworthy role in many social reforms that many take for granted today. Civil disobedience is not followed by everyone.
This is shown when the maids agree to voice out their stories after Yule May is arrested. The stories told in the novel encourage African Americans to take action. The novel shows the lack of humanity in Jackson segregation laws. These women depict injustice “like a boil, [for it] can never be cured [as] long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness” (King). This solidarity shows their rebellious efforts to voice out their exploitation and injustice; no matter the consequences.
We need to stand together to end social boundaries between us, and to make the country of freedom and equality truly equal. America has been prolonged in a state of hypocrisy. We need the public to educate themselves on the issues that are still rabid today. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and the pay gap between man and women are still profound problems in America and we need to be the innovators that ends this. So go to protests, sit-ins, and rallies; listen to the concerns of those oppressed.
“Harrison Bergeron” shows total equality in an extreme way that catches attention, to show there are consequences to this often sought after way of life. The author uses the extreme ways the government forces equality to demonstrate how equality actually degrades society as a whole. The story showed how forced equality can make people have unrealistic and absurd world views, and how important jobs in society are left to people who are incompetent and unfit for the job. All of these consequences are easily paralleled in society today, and, unless people recognize the danger, could quickly become a serious
Meaning, avoiding any World Wars and providing people with satisfaction of some common ground. As said by Sarah Zaidi » Due to the unimaginable world catastrophe due to World War II people all over the world wanted to stop wars, massacres and oppressions«. And future massacres could be possibly prevented by defining on common ground what was common to all people in the sense of their rights. People were fed up of the disastrous World and the atmosphere they lived in, which has caused two World Wars in less than 50 years apart, not only were they both disastrous in the sense of economy but even more in the degrading of humanity due to enormous numbers of deaths. As Zaidi mentions » The huge and understandable yearning for a much better world was expressed throughout through public support that an universal system of justice at a domestic as well as global level would be formed.
Both lesser factions in Red Queen and Lakota Woman demonstrate that if a minority is exploited long enough, they will rise up to try to end the tyranny and try to gain followers to their cause. In Red Queen, the Reds’ freedom is crushed repeatedly to the point where the Reds could no longer serve under such oppressive rulers and rebel in order to gain back freedom and equality. The same can be said about AIM in Lakota Woman, as they rallied and fought in order to be seen as peers to the whites and to have some freedoms. Both rebellious groups from each novel used media to gain support and cast a wider net for their statements. As they went along, their causes got bigger with more followers until they could no longer be ignored.
While preparing for this essay, i had to research both modern day and historical examples of discrimination. And while thinking about discrimination and means to overcome it, it became evident to me, that while it is critical to ensure equality of all members of society, and make sure that there is no room for bias and discrimination, it is also important to keep in mind that the anti-discrimination measures we take, can accidentally lead to undesired effect of discriminating other groups. An example of one such debate is debate around Proposition 209 enacted in California on november 3rd 1997, which in short is "A state ban on all forms of affirmative action was passed in California: "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." It is my hope that one day we will live in a society that is free of descrimination, and in which the only criteria by which people are going to be judged is
Despite being an attempt to fully end workplace discrimination, the separation of nationalities is still highly prevalent among these discrepencies. Similarly, colleges and universities that received federal funds were required to admit a certain number of minority applicants, which once again is a way in separating nationalities, not integrating all together within American society. Critics began to judge these reverse-segegation policies as “reverse discrimination.” Additionally, the Civil Rights Movement unfortunately sparked a great outbreak of violence with leading activists like Malcom X or with the rise of the Black Panther group. Malcom X possessed a highly violent and bitter view against whites, viewing them as the “blue-eyed white devils” (Consequences of the Civil Rights Movement). Facing extreme racism from Ku Klux Klan members as a mere child, Malcom X became infuriated with white supremacy groups and movements, deciding in great opposition to continue separate with blacks as the supreme race, rather than to