“One early state case, Barefield v. Leach (1974), demonstrated that the opportunities and programs for female inmates were clearly inferior to those for male inmates” (Schmalleger & Smykia, 2015, p. 377). Rights were important because people wanted to be treated fairly and women wanted to be offered the same opportunities as men. In this chapter I have learned about Legal
1. My definition of a “good” feminist is someone who pursues equality between genders and in society. I believe the femme fatale character does celebrate a women’s agency by placing women into less traditional roles. Before this type of character became popular, women in movies where portrayed as being weak and not important. 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.
People with disabilities and their caretakers are stigmatized for not being able to keep up, but they are not viewed as not having a “real” disability if they are too productive. Instead of viewing this as a symptom for their disease or disability, Hillyer believes this is a healthier way of living, and she encourages her readers to adopt similar techniques for managing their responsibilities. She especially criticizes the unrealistic, fast-paced speed that women are expected to maintain, despite personal obstacles. Hillyer, having lived in the intersection between the feminist and disability communities for most of her life, emphasizes the importance of allowing women to abandon the traditional concept of a highly productive “superwoman” and instead replace it with the knowledge that every woman dealing with a disease or disability, in themselves or loved ones, is a
They compare themselves to the others in the circle and form views regarding their own body image. The upbringing aspect also plays a major role as it was seen that women exposed to feminist theories were less likely to have a negative body image and strongly identified body satisfaction. They also found that body image has a better relationship with empowerment as compared to feminism. Empowered Women were more confident and very less research has been done on them having a negative body image. (Peterson, Grippo, & Tantleff-Dunn, 2008) .
The underlying premise of rational choice theory is that women make choices that are rewarding to them and avoid those that are not. In other words, rational choice theory expects women of childbearing age to respond to incentives. This framework has been applied to the risky sexual activity of childbearing women and the empirical results are generally supportive of the rational choice theoretical approach (a complete review is available in [3, 5,
Wollstonecraft proved that marriage doesn’t have to be the center of every woman’s world, and that education can be more beneficial to a woman than marriage. Anthony proved that despite the laws of the time, women are, and have always been, important, contributing citizens of society and therefore should be treated as such. Friedan proves that marriage isn’t everything, and women should place more focus on themselves and their careers. However, despite these valuable lessons we have learned, we have also seen that the realm of liberal feminism also contains a lot of contradictions. As I have stated time and time again, liberal feminism seeks equality, but not for everyone or to everyone.
This further enlightens the author’s perception of identity, as she believes that underneath each is simply human. More importantly, the hardships endured when one is female, added on to the injustice faced when one is colored, reminds the reader that certain identities are harder to form, as “models” of such identities are not
Not only did she show great courage, but she also showed compassion. Malala is compassionate and cares for the less fortunate, she thought of others before herself. She made sure girls were treated the way that they should be. Although she knew it was a big risk, she fought peacefully. She has one goal, the right for girls education, and she will not come down without a fight.
According to some psychologists, women are more likely than men prefer to see than to hear, than to listen and have more trust in the visual (non-verbal) information (Carnes, 2015). Unlike men, who in society are trying to demonstrate their masculinity and to achieve high status, women are more concerned about harmony in society and support of others. Being empathetic and sensual to others lay down in women’s nature and, therefore these instincts are manifested in interpersonal communication. It is believed that women more frequently use non-verbal communication because they much easier understand the body language and nonverbal cues. During the conversation women usually tend to have more eye contact, comparing with men (Carnes, 2015).
Elizabeth, despite the fact that she still fulfills her societal roles to a slight extent, still contrasts her mother in that she balances care for others with her own well-being, indicating that she remains sympathetic without sacrificing her own needs to fit the expected role of women at the time. In contrast, both Elizabeth and the rest of her sisters are limited by Mrs. Bennet’s influence on their life decision. Author Sylvia Myers takes a far more critical approach on the role of Mrs. Bennet in comparison to her daughters in deeming her the “bad mother” through hindering the lives of her daughters. Myers asserts that Mrs. Bennet desires only for her daughters to fulfill their societal expectations, rather than reach their own full potential (Myers 228). She lacks the same free will which Elizabeth displays in her growth as a character, and therefore directly opposes Austen’s vision of an ideal woman.
Brooks’ position is seemingly critical of the modern day moral virtues; however, he does admit that there has been improvement in the treatment of women, or more accurately, the idea that “girls were expected to be quiet” (p 248), is one which is diminishing as “self-actualization and self-esteem” have functioned as a means for women to “articulate and cultivate self-assertion, strength, and identity” (ibid). In opposition to this, Brooks identifies three effects “on the moral ecology that have inflated the Big Me Adam I side of our natures and diminished the humbler Adam II” (p 25). These three effects are communication, in that it has become “faster and busier,” social media for it has become concentrated on “more self-referential information,” and lastly, social media’s encouragement of a “broadcasting personality” (ibid). Brooks continues to speak about social media by repeatedly labelling this age as a “more individualistic society,” one which has a steady decline in “intimacy, social trust, and empathy.” In the end, Brooks states that “it is okay to be flawed” (p 268), which can be confirmed by the previous chapters and the exceptional individuals who certainly had
She questions the gender inequality due to her belief that women are qualified and deserve more. This work is intended to influence the women in society and inspire them to expand themselves as she did, and the men who hold traditionalist views that depict women at a lower standard (POV). In document 11, Chatelet demonstrates the effort that women are capable of devoting in the name of reason, she states “ Do not reproach me for my work on translating Newton’s Principia. Never have I made a greater sacrifice to Reason.”(Doc 11). She shows that if the time and devotion is placed into to doing something, then outstanding work can be
However, not all views were changed as some employers made agreements with unions promising to protect skilled men’s jobs after the war; portraying traditional views of women were still present - they were still expected of maintaining their ‘wife and mother’ role. Likewise, Bruley strengthens the argument that ‘One of the ironies of war is that women on whole emerged in 1918 healthier and enjoyed a higher standard of living than in 1914’. Bruley’s view has limited validity because women proved that being employed helped them mentally and physically as work occupied their mind and not their husbands. This helped them build communities of support for their love ones in war. Women were unifying as unmarried mothers, who were usually shunned away in society, were allowed to return to work, although at Woolwich children of these women were cared for in a separate nursery from children of married women.
BSN nurses were more likely to engage in evidence based practice and research. They were more likely to share articles and contribute to policy writing than their ADN counterparts. The third difference is while the respondents stated that there was no difference in professionalism between the two groups, they did state that nurses who returned to school took their profession “seriously”. (Leroy, Laplante, Patterson, & deRuyter, 2014) However, the most common pattern that arose from their study was “individual characteristics determining success” (Leroy, Laplante, Patterson, & deRuyter, 2014). That is referring to a subjective perspective on personality or behavior of the individual.