Feminism In House On Mango Street

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Second-wave feminism was a social movement that began in the 1960s and continued through to the end of 1980s. As opposed to the first wave of feminism, which focused primarily on women’s suffrage, second-wave feminists brought up a wide range of issues such as women in the workplace, sexuality, reproductive rights, and place in a family. In the book House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, there is a lack of rights and respect for women. Cisneros embodied second-wave feminism by writing the book, in order to help empower women in Chicano communities. According to Martha Rampton, of the Pacific University of Oregon, “The second...to associate the subjugation of women with broader critiques of patriarchy, capitalism, normative heterosexuality, and the woman's role as wife and mother ” (Four Waves of Feminism). Cisneros emulated this in her novel in multiple ways, the first being on page 31: “Close your eyes and they’ll go away, her father says, or You’re just imagining. And anyway, a woman’s place is sleeping so she can wake up early with the…show more content…
Cisneros addresses these matters on page 55: “I thought I would because he was so old and just as i was about to put my lips on his cheek, he grabs my face with both hands and kisses me hard on the mouth and doesn’t let go.” Here Esperanza
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