- The goals of feminism is to show the importance of women and to bring gender equity. It also reveals that historical women have been subordinate to men, which is the reason why there are still some patriarchal societies in the modern setting. - This literary piece is a great example of feminism. It shows how men and women are portrayed; how women have more in them than what meets the eye; and how genders treat and react to each other. BODY 1 (answer to question 1)
One of the crucial problems we face today is the decadence of the nature that its social consequences on human life. It is directly relating to the term, ecofeminism and the term ecofeminism suggests the connection between ecology and feminism. Like environment, female body is like a source of colonization and commercialization. This study explores the attempt mothers make in order to restore the bond with the nature and to preserve it. Through this function as the only liberation act, they can redeem their right to live in the world of masculine domination.
Women confidently voiced their opinions by forming Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which worked to prohibit the use of alcohol, and establishing the settle house movement. These settlement houses provided housing, food, English lessons, day care services, and tips on how to adapt to American culture for the destitute immigrants who had nowhere to
First, the "care-focused" ethics, which focuses on "the justice versus care debate," with the former referring to ethics of individual rights and duties and the latter referring to values of care and empathy. Second, the "environmental virtue ethics," which wonders about the traits, attitudes, and positions that a person should hold in order to let the nonhuman nature "survive and flourish in a healthy way." Third, the "justice-focused" ethics, which attempts to deal with issues of social justice, for example, "environmental harms to women and children (especially poor women of colour who are single heads of households with children under the age of eighteen)." (Warren 2015:
The essay discusses the idea the Jimmy’s mother did the right thing to leave Jimmy because the mother was going to change to world to help her son, which apparently makes her a mother feminist. It goes on explain some ideas on why she left. One example is when the author explaining Jimmy’s mothers behavior, “Having been an “outlaw” from the “institution of motherhood” Sharon adumbrates (reports) a model of what theoreticians like O’Reilly calls “gynocentric or feminist mothering”—one that “regards itself as explicitly and profoundly political and social” and aims at making mothering, “freed from motherhood” a “site of empowerment and a location of social change” (Rich 195, O’Reilly 3)” (Banerjee, Suparna (2013)). Basically this women and others are arguing that it is ok to abandoned you child for political reasons you believe and that it probably will cause harmful effects to your child but if its good for the rest of society you should do it.
Seixm is the discrimination against someone based on their sex; this discrimination is usually directed toward females. Barbara Kingsolver uses her novel to spread social awareness. Not only does she speak heavily on sexism, but she speaks on Central American immigration and includes Native American characters. Kingsolver shows how hard it is to be a female in a male dominated world, as well as how hard it is to be in a minority group. In Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, she fights sexism by creating complex characters who break gender barriers and go against the stereotypes.
Socialist feminist theories hold that women are oppressed by cultural and societal pressures brought upon by the capitalist system. Nyasha relies on both liberal and social feminist views to improve her life. By making kind decisions, Nyasha pulls herself up from poverty while Manyara’s actions ensures that she will be a servant forever. Similarly, the message sent to the village read “The most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land are invited to appear before the king, and he will choose one to become queen!" (John Steptoe, 1987) This may seem like a “dream come true” for the daughters, but who gives context to a girl’s “worthiness.” With this opportunity in mind, “Manyara tried to convince their father that Nyasha was too frail for the journey.” (John Steptoe, 1987) Manyara attempts hurt Nyasha’s status by attributing gender based stereotypes onto her sister.
6). The reform that women worked on expanded the opportunity of the federal government of fixing the issue of education,health,wages, and working conditions.In document 6,Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s point of view was that women are just as smart and powerful as men.Women do not always have to be protected by men just because they think that they are “ weak and ignorant and defenseless”.American women are capable of protecting
Since the establishment of the roles of society, women have been entitled to feminine roles that focus on family and nurturing. This roles allows for the subordination of women in the workplace since it makes distinctions between ideological constraints between genders. This opens up for the construction of gendered processes, that focus on the placement of roles that only “women” are allowed to acquire because of their practices. The author makes the example of how the managers contribute to gender gap and placement of roles that do not allow for the advancement of women in an organization. Acker argued, “…the production of gender divisions.
Eco-feminism refers to the political, cultural and economic movements that seeks to establish greater rights and legal protection for women. On the other hand, environmental degradation is about the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil. This essay explains eco-feminism and discusses why environmental degradation a feminist issue. This is done by firstly defining eco-feminism, and environmental degradation and lastly giving arguments why environmental degradation a feminist issue supported by relevant examples. The term ecofeminism was said to be devised by Francoise D’Eaubonne in 1974.