Gill and Sellers say that feminist literary criticism’s approach involves identifying with female characters in order to challenge any male centred outlook. It aims at resisting traditional assumptions of gender (3). In doing so, feminist literary criticism examines how works of literature perpetuate or challenge patriarchal attitudes. In feminism lens, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins’ presents itself as a pro-feminist series It challenges gender stereotypes by presenting a female protagonist; Katniss Everdeen. The book has successfully challenged gender stereotypes by showing that men and women are equal.
Patriarchy is rooted in gender difference. Lerner (1986) relates gender issues to social construct and cultural behaviour as opposed to biological sexes in a given society. The author described gender as representation socio-cultural roles and is a cultural product which changes over time. Patriarchy might be a diminishing believes, but since it’s a deeply entrenched traditional norms, it will be a difficult challenge to eliminate globally (Warren, 2004; Roberts, 1983). Inhumanity and social studies patriarchy have been categorise at two levels, namely at gender level and latent levels.
R.B. Zajonc analysis of massacres points to several social psychological processes proximately linked to intergroup inequitableness and conflict. These include delegitimizing victims , and morally omitting them . It would be a mistake, however, to consider ethnic and religious mass murder as a simple extension of intergroup inequitableness. First, the motives of those implicated in ethnic violence may be more involute than simple detestation for an out-group and some perpetrators participate only under duress, and in trepidation of their own lives.
And that notion contradicts completely with the idea of feminism in the international relations. Feminism sees the condition that the world is creating a patriarchal hegemony, a hegemon that heavily biases for the advantage of men, and undermining the role and value of women, and with the progress of civilization, the conditions for women does not reflect as such anymore, that for the better establishment of the society, women needs to be involved in the process for decision making and policy making, and equal chances must be given for women to be involved in the decisions that would affect themselves, rather than men deciding it for women. Feminists see the world needs to be deconstructed for the inclusions of women and better conditions in the society regarding
It drew attention to the fact that patriarchal values distort all areas of society, from culture and philosophy to morality and religion, rather than highlighting the more commonly talked about legal and social disadvantages. If the base of society is patriarchal then that affects every woman’s personal life and therefore needs to be reformed. Radical feminists go one step further than other feminist traditions in their belief that sexual oppression is the most fundamental feature of society, and that other forms of injustice are merely secondary. This enables them to draw attention to the less noticeable aspects of female oppression within our
It is theorized that the more resources a partner brings to the relationship, the more power he or she has, but it is less likely the partner will resort to violence. However, if his or her power is threatened by a partner’s education or job, violence may be used to reestablish dominance. Resource theory is similar to intimate terrorism (Arthur 149). Arthur has hypothesized that, “As levels of education, labor force, participation, and access to political roles for women increase, domestic violence will increase” (149). This has been hypothesized because men will feel threatened by the power of women and retaliate (Arthur
This paper seeks to analyse The Great Gatsby to illustrate that Fitzgerald unfolds a plot dominated by patriarchy. The male characters are staunch patriarchs and the female characters are defined, represented and act out roles determined by patriarchal discourse. To substantiate my arguments I will be relying on feminist approach and exhibit how the events in the novel unravel patriarchal suppression of women and how women are categorised either as “Madonna” or “whore based on their submission to or rebellion against patriarchal norms. For the theoretical framework I draw heavily from Simone de Beaviuor’s The Second Sex. I also acknowledge theoretical references from Lois Tyson’s book Critical Theory
Gender is defined as to a “multifaceted social construction that has been organised by human beings and has been used as a political tool to channel power into society”. (Hurd Clarke & Griffin, 2007). My experience of becoming gendered has made me more aware of the apparent of the social construction patriarchy that our society reinforces. Men are socialised not to attach personhood to individuals who identity as women and believe that they can exert influence into how female bodies can dress like which largely polices the female body. In this essay I will examine how gender constructs are defined in how woman dress through using personal anecdotes and I will reinforces how the social construction of gender has resorted women to dress more
In both scenarios, both fictitious and not, women are seen to be weak and must remain silent in order to survive. The empowered know and abuse this cyclical system. By utilizing harmful gender stereotypes, men can oppress women from places of power by enforcing stereotypes to be societal norms; this puts pressure on women to conform because they do not want to be seen as an outcast and be isolated from society, forcing them to fulfill the oppressive roles assigned to them by a patriarchy. Margaret Atwood constructed a society that demonstrated how men in power were utilizing gender roles for their own personal gain. For instance, the Republic of Gilead was a society that focused on the stereotypes of women being obedient
The fear of Feminist perspective is that cultural relativist perspective will hinder the implementation and recognition as well as the enforcement of the rights of women as the human rights (Bunting 1993). The most suitable evidence is the practice of Shariah Law in some Muslim majority states, especially in the Middle East. Women in the community which ruled by Shariah has fewer right than women in the Western countries (Friedland 2014). The proof we can see based on Q 4:11 and Q 4:176 that woman will only get or have only a half much than her brother inherit (Al-Manteeqi 2016). Shariah law has violates a lot of women’s rights.