I’m not promoting the verbal, mental, and physical abuse of women by any means, but it’s tough to beat up on Proctor because everyone was treating their wives poorly at this point in time. Now, not everyone was having affairs with eighteen year olds then and he needs to be held accountable for that, but John Proctor definitely has a minor understanding of moral values. Nevertheless, Proctor did fall under the charm of Abigail Williams, which makes him lose the moral high ground he once held, thus taking away his status of the perfect
Throughout American history, women have requested and demanded to achieve recognition for having the same legitimacy as men. Naturally born rights, such as access to equal education, and the right to speak out in public were denied to females. Perhaps, the most powerful right they were denied was the right to vote. Though women were considered inferior and given limited roles in society, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation played a crucial role in the movement for women’s rights. Women did not achieve this right immediately, but that did not stop them from fighting.
Anthony appeals to the ethics of her audience by stating that since the Constitution only uses male pronouns, women should be exempted from taxes and the penalties for the violation of laws. She is basically questioning that since women can’t vote, despite the Constitution’s preamble, then why should women regard to anything else it says. Susan B. Anthony takes advantage of these male pronouns, because the law she has violated states that, “If any person shall knowingly vote without his having a lawful right.” This shows that technically, since she is a woman who uses female pronouns, she does not have to comply to this law, or any law of the Constitution for that
“As if!” there are still stereotypes of women. Society has getting better with trying not to stereotype women, but after studying the movie Clueless, the stereotypes that were shown in the movie still exist today. For many years women have been told that they have to fit a certain image for our society’s needs. From a woman’s perspective, there are many expectations that are held and are impossible to be met. From a young age, girls everywhere are being told that what they’re doing is never good enough.
Phyllis Schlafly, a strong, very verbal anti-feminist, once said, “Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.” Pop culture likes to paint the sixties and seventies as a time where all women were devout, bra burning feminist. However, there are two sides to every story. Just as there were women who were extremely passionate about achieving equal rights and advancements for women, there were also women who were perfectly content with being strictly wives and felt that the women’s liberation movement attacked their life styles. Women who were not apart of the women’s liberation movement felt that women already had a good deal by being housewives and could not quite understand what more
A freelance Muslim writer named Hanna Yusuf says, “There’s nothing inherently liberating in covering up, just as there’s nothing inherently liberating in wearing next to nothing. But the liberation lies in the choice.” And she also states that when people assume that veiled women are oppressed it belittles the choice of those who decide to wear it. For her and so many other Muslim women, wearing the hijab is an act of feminism by rejecting "the message that women must be sexy but not slutty, stick-thin but still curvy, youthful but all natural." Yusuf says. This gives these women control over their own body, a way to reject social pressures, and an expression of their first amendment.
Throughout her speech Truth uses the repetition of the words, “And ain’t I a woman?” One specific example is when she tells that no men ever helps her into carriages but she is a women. The use of this anaphora is so that Truth can rebuttal any opposing arguments for gender equality. Truth uses this phrase to find a counter argument to what men believe women have acquired to but for Truth and many African Americans it’s not true that they are given the best. This example of anaphora gives the reader/audience a feeling that women are deserving of equality and it broadens their acknowledgment to fight for women’s rights. The use of anaphora was effectively used in this piece to strengthen Truth’s main point of unfair circumstances due to gender inequality.
she not only talks about America, but about the worldwide problem of not having access to feminine hygiene products. She claims that this has to change, that something about this idea has to be done, that yes, it might not be the most important things, but it cannot stay like this. She writes this article in such a simple but strong way, that you just have to agree with what she is saying. The diction is Weiss-Wolf article is really important, “We all have our stories – ranging from the funny to the mildly embarrassing to the mortifying – that revolve around
During the Regency Period, many women believed that “they must always be protected, guarded from care, and all the rough toils that dignify the mind,” thus wasting “life away the prey of discontent” (Policelli Document 4). Although women were capable of more, their fear kept them from standing up to the standards of the time; however Elizabeth strays from the beliefs that most women had of themselves. While talking with Lady Catherine, a women of high status, Elizabeth gives a series of curt responses to answer her questions. Lady Catherine is “quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer and Elizabeth suspects herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence” (Austen 162). Standing up to a figure of higher status was unheard of during Elizabeth’s time, however she does this with confidence, demonstrating her tendency to diverge from societal norms.
Small lies that we subconsciously tell ourselves mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but if we tell ourselves small fibs on a regular bases over small and miniscule problems, what’s to stop us from saying bigger lies when bigger issues arise? One of the biggest issues, gender discrimination, must be abolished since women struggle with the gender pay gap, and unfair treatment in sports, while men struggle with the gender discrimination in divorce cases, mostimes leaving their gender as the main reason the mother receives custody over the child or children. Women may be able to participate in the same profession as men, but the large gap in pay between genders fails to attribute to the positives of said situation. The members of the Institute for Women 's Policy Research have used statistics over the past hundred years to conclude that: “Hispanic women will have to wait until 2233 and Black women will wait until 2124 for equal pay” (Pay Equity). The IWPR states that, “According to our research, if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past fifty years, it will take 44 years—or until 2059—for women to finally reach pay parity.” The same institute claims that the time span will stretch from a 41 - 215 year wait for equal pay.