Breaking Away Even though Letty Cottin Pogrebin, an American author and social activist, recently stated, “When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed it’s tradition,” in recent times, women decades ago experienced even greater prejudice (Deborah, Golda, and Me). In Harper Lee’s 1930s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee discusses the tradition of inequality between men and women. The protagonist and narrator, Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, lives in a time when women are expected to be perfect Southern ladies.
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In Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a couple, Joel Barrish and Clementine Kruzynski, relationship has taken a turn for the worst decides to undergo a memory erasing surgery and later end up dating each other again. Throughout this movie, one of the partners regrets their decision after realizing he still loves his partner and desperately tries to stop the surgery but fails. Due to the Joel and Clementine failure to reverse the procedure, they fall in love again. As due to their decision to erase their relationship history don’t actually change who they are. This process was theorized by Friedrich Nietzsche a German philosopher in the late nineteenth century that believed the universe is never ending and it will continue to occur identically over and over.
However, as soon as Romeo lays eyes on Juliet, he forgets entirely of his previous love for Rosaline. In fact, Romeo begins to question whether he was actually in love with Rosaline. This establishes that Romeo already makes hasty decisions when it comes to love. Next, while speaking to Romeo in secret on her balcony, Juliet proposes the idea of marriage: “If thy bent of love be honorable / thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow” (2.2.143-144). Romeo and Juliet have only known each other for a few hours, yet they are already thinking about marriage.
Wallpaper” Oppression is the state of being subject to unjust treatment or control. Most minorities and women throughout history suffered oppression from several different outlets. Authors began to use the stories they wrote to reveal what was happening. “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman both demonstrate the theme of oppression brought on by society and sometimes family through their characters Dee, Maggie, and Jane.
In the play, act one describes the relationship between Abigail Williams and John Proctor creating the quality of arrogance. Before the play begins, Abigail and Proctor have an affair; however, feeling guilty, Proctor decides to end the affair in order to focus on his marriage with Elizabeth. Now in a room alone with Abigail, Proctor stands over Betty, Paris’ daughter who cannot wake from her sleep. Abigail walks over to Proctor and leans over him to admire his strength. As soon as she complements him, he gives a small grin.
Although gender equality has come far, it still has a ways to go. These woman and many others like them are aiding in this role reversal process. They are sparking change by eliminating the American media’s sexual portrayal of women and replacing it with a confident, driven image. Females are both viewed and portrayed as equal human beings rather than objects for pleasure now more than
Intersectional Feminist Theory is the theory that women experience oppression in various forms and ways. Cultural patterns have become interlocked by the intersectional systems that society has created to continue the multi facets of oppression. This is increased where transitioning which, in itself, is taboo for why would a man want to be a woman. A man has greater rights than a woman and is widely more respected. Both trans women and natural born women face over-sexualizaton of their bodies along with societal and bodily discrimination, and physical objectification.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society.
Whenever the slightest portrayal of sexism is seen, feminists are quick to react and correct what is wrong. The solution to sexism is not to blatantly ignore it and say it does not exist anywhere; the solution is to stand up for what is right and implement the actions that need to take place. In “Bad Feminists” by Roxane Gay, it was stated that “[her] favorite definition of a feminist is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who...described them simply as ‘women who don't want to be treated like shit’” (Gay 169). That is basically essential for all bad feminists.
The Feminist movement helped women gain a lot more privileges and opportunities that would improve their lives and help them achieve independence. Before the Feminist movement took place, women were oppressed and didn’t have many rights or room for advancement in their respective fields. Instead, they were expected to do everything their husbands told them to do and they weren’t allowed to do much for themselves besides taking care of domestic duties around the house as well as their families. The Feminist movement allowed women to become independent with the help of eliminating gender roles, having more job opportunity, and gaining more rights. As a result of the Feminist movement, women were able to live their lives outside the previous