Several critics seem to assume that for one to endorse the values of female empowerment, they must represent the image of overt liberation over those who seek persecution covertly. However, that is not the case; female empowerment describes a woman’s struggle for liberation from societal bounds. Liberations can manifest as words or actions made to reinstate one 's rights and control. These efforts are found in the narrating persona of Melissa Febos “Whip Smart,” as well as Sylvia Plath’s "Daddy." These works depict fights against oppression by particular males as well as against the systematic oppression of patriarchal society. In both cases, the narrators achieve personal empowerment employing …show more content…
In her memoir, Febos uses several essential tropes to paints a picture of a powerful woman who used her "feminine sexuality," (30) to depict her self-liberation. One being the transformation of the female character, Febos employs this trope to show the "transformative power" of women.(48) Also stripping the men of the "entitlement" in which they felt is another example of how Febos reclaimed herself. The "entitlement" that came with being a man, and the "entitlement" of one who has paid for the pleasure. Nonetheless, Andrea Dworkin would argue that "women facilitate a complex and contradictory negotiation of pain, pleasure, and power in their performance in the fetish realm of BDSM... is linked to female sexuality and violence."(410) Dworkin claims that BDSM reinforce violence on women rests upon the questionable assumptions that the women are not in control. She then quotes from Audre Lorde, stating "sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/ subordinate relationships." (412) Argue the inherent violence that exists within these practices, primarily those directed against women. She would demonstrate how it legitimizes the male desire to subdue, assault and control …show more content…
Sequentially a thorough examination of the Plath 's poem "Daddy" paints a different picture by stripping away the urbane façade, she reveals the social restrictions on females. Plath 's combative systems of metaphors in "Daddy" offers a more picturesque view of the means by which power can transpire. Plath appropriates that power for herself, by becoming the attacker who terrifies, who imposes himself upon other. She no longer hides because she no longer has to she shed the femininity which threatened to undermine her. Her reversing the metaphorical expectations and writes a poem that not only overwhelming compelling but also
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Both works celebrate the resilience
During the late eighteenth century, the world experiences the chaos of the French Revolution. The Enlightenment proclaims that men have natural rights; therefore, people grew angry with oppressive monarchs ultimately leading to revolution. Enlightenment thinkers apply rational thinking to the rights of men, and during the Romantic period people advocate for more rights for all people. In 1789, French revolutionaries proclaim the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which gives equality and civil rights to men in France. In 1792, a woman by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft extends these ideas of natural rights to women in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
People in the middle east react when women 's rights were limited when girls of nine year old to be forced to marry with older men and more than 400 schools were destroyed, some people were killed other reaction is that in some countries women have to comply with rules like walking masked and wear head scarves. on document 6 talk about any reaction that happened: ¨Girls stopped from going to school.¨ Some people supported women 's Rights on document #2 afghan men was supporting women wearing headscarves International Women 's Day to let you know they are not alone and there are many who are with them supporting them, and most surprising is that they are men who are supporting them because they are the same that make the rules
To begin with, both authors use an ethical appeal to persuade people
Although the ability to gain power as in individual is a trek on its own, as a group it creates a sense of empowerment. This empowerment is portrayed through Bromley’s ‘You’re Making My Head Spin.’ Bromley describes empowerment as “a collective, expansive, and beneficial rather than merely satisfying for the individual. Empowerment increases the social, economic, political and spiritual strength of individuals and their communities. It is not finite like a pie.
Sherman Alexi learned how to read he would look at the pictures and imagine she was reading by just observing. Alexi was really smart he learned how to read at very young age he demonstrated that he was at a higher reading level than his classmates. In the tribe, Indians are expected to fail Alexi refused to fail he wanted to prove he could be best in front of Indians and non-Indians, Alexi realized that the way to succeed was to read anything she came across to she would read anywhere and at any time. Sherman Alexi became a writer he visited schools to teach Indian students how to read and write he wanted to provide them with help that he wasn’t provided with when he was in school. In comparison of both stories would be that when someone has the help or the motivation to achieve that person will be able to without any hesitation but at the same time they need to learn how to focus and realize that its them who want to
Both stories resembled how minorities are treated by majority groups and what the consequences were if they trusted those who they were being warned
She argues that men are innately vicious, but women can overcome through sexual freedom by becoming comfortable with one’s body and the power it holds. In making her points she establishes a rebellious and triumphant tone. Symbolism and repetition of the phrase “carnivore incarnate” (Carter 110) are also used to solidify her argument. The assertion made in “The Company of Wolves” is very important for young women in the world. Instead of shying away from one’s body and the power it posses, women should embrace it and acquire sexual freedom.
“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath is a daughter’s overdue words to her dead father. As a vessel for the speaker’s emotional outbreak, the poem alternates among her idolation and fear, and her love and rejection for him, feelings that she constantly struggles between. The work reveals the destructive nature of the memory of the speaker’s father, and portrays her final attempt to break free of its shadow. The poem is one big apostrophe directed at the speaker’s dead father, and in doing so she regresses into her childhood self.
CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The concept of women empowerment seems to have been used in the 1980s by third world feminists ‘to address the issue of gender differences that exist in the control and distribution of resources’ (Datta & Kornberg, 2002). There is however lack of consensus on its major characteristics. According to Datta and Kornberg (2002), women empowerment refers to ‘strategies that women use to increase their control of resources and generate decision making capacity’. Other authors like Batliwala (1994) however have a wider definition.
Sutherland, et al also highlights the conflicting views on women in power such as in the film Fatal Attraction, in which a deranged (Alex) woman aggressively seduces another woman’s husband (Dan) and the loyal wife uses her power to kill Alex. Both of these roles portrayed powerful women, but one was evil whose power needed to be controlled and the other was a protector of her her family. Also, Sutherland provides the views of prominent feminists (A. Dworkin & c. MacKinnon) who have grounded their analysis of inequality in the notion that masculinity means domination and femininity means subjection. The domination view holds that “what it means to be a woman