Females frantically finding all of society 's faults and flaws to further fuel the fire of their burning desire for superiority - that is what the current misconception of feminism is, and the reality could not be further from the truth. According to the Oxford Dictionary, feminism is "the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes." The word feminism used to bring about feelings of power and strength, as well as signifying the struggle that feminists have been through ever since the 1800s. Now, just the sound of it is enough to send shivers down the spine of anyone who is opposed to the cause, as if the word itself is a deadly infection. Frankly, I find it impossible to understand why people - women especially - wouldn 't believe in and support this movement that still has so far to go and so much to achieve because, as Maya Angelou said; "I 've been a female for a long time now.
What these ladies decided to do, of course, was start the women’s rights movement. A few of these brave women who spoke out were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Stanton formed a friendship with Anthony and their two distinct personalities did so much to further the women’s rights movement (Schmittroth and McCall 246). Their differing personalities allowed them to work efficiently, for example, “Anthony would tend to
The way that Sylvia Plath presented the image of women in her poems drawattention of many to the problem of patriarchy and overshadowing the importance of the female role in the society. She was a great poetess and a literary revolutionist in a female world. By combining irony, extendedmetaphors and a great use of language she was able to show the inequality and the dominance of man over woman in the society. She showed that even as, according to the society,a comparatively weak personcould fight for the right cause with her firmest weapon,her extraordinary style of writing. She revolutionised the world of poetry and presented women as a very strong part of the society capable of accomplishinggreat things.
The inequality of women has been a long-lasting issue that still persists today. Women have gained more rights over time in part due to significant efforts made by feminists, however, much progress still needs to be made. Mary Wollstonecraft, often cited as one of the founding feminist philosophers, has acted as a strong influence for the modern conception of feminism due to her advocacy and ideas on femininity. One of Wollstonecraft’s most prominent works in regards to feminism is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In the piece, Wollstonecraft uses and critiques philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s work, namely Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, in order to build a case in defense of a woman’s inherent human rights in relation to factors such as education and socialization against Rousseau’s more antiquated views on what a woman’s purpose is to be.
The American Revolution united the United States. The United States was strongly affected by the Revolution economically, politically, as well as socially. Ideas such as the abolition movement and the fight for women’s rights became events that socially affected the United States. Document J is the perfect example of the fight for women’s rights. The main message of Document J is that the woman speaking, Molly Wallace, was given difficulties due to her sex.
Oprah Winfrey uses her Cecil B de Mille acceptance speech to cast light on societal issues of corruption, discrimination, objectification, and racism. Oprah’s speech reflects an age and dialogue of constant controversy and arguable division surrounding allegations of sexual assault, mistreatment, and the seemingly unthinkable idea of an underlying patriarchy within the film industry. Oprah explores and conveys these ideas through the use of various persuasive linguistic and oratorical techniques. This is seen through her use of ethos and pathos when creating an emphatic delivery and appealing to the emotions of the audience when utilising anecdotes. This is also further seen through her repetition of female pronouns when persuading the audience
Mrs. Davis has proven that she is a force to be recon with, not only does she take on powerful roles but she takes a stand with important issues affecting society today. In the 2018 LA Women’s March, Viola spoke about the Me-Too Movement and how it must be more inclusive of women of color who are also victims of sexual assault. “All the women who do not have the images in the media to give them a sense of self-worth to break their silence” (Davis). This is a key part of the movement that is missing and when she brought it front and center to her speech it showed her knowledge of the issue and how she was doing something to change it.
When an individual is made to question their basic values, they change what they know and reform their perspectives due to the persuasion of an influential voice. Indira Gandhi’s speech effectively portrays the inequality experienced throughout society and is evident in the line, “We need women”. It is evident that Gandhi uses a feminist voice and effectively uses inclusive language in order to inflict her personal beliefs and ideas onto the audience in order to persuade them by targeting their emotions and unifying the audience under the common idea of equality. Likewise, Obama’s democratic voice makes his audience question what they already know and whilst doing this also sparking fires in each individual to unify them as a whole. Obama states, “When a little girl born into the bleakest poverty…
Little girls with dreams become women with visions. Us women, and all women and men I have spoken to about feminism, which I am very passionate about, have shown me how many problems that this world has with sexism, racism, homophobia, and others. Like G. D Anderson once said, “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”
Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecile B. Demille award during the 2018 Golden Globe, became a topic of conversation after the annual film and television awards show. Her speech served as an attempt to shed light on the systemic inequalities implanted in our society, including the entertainment industry. She dealt with topics such as racism and sexual abuse and was determined to share a message that the time for those concerns are up. She also utilizes this opportunity to establish her affiliation with the “Me-too” and “Times’s up” movements, which are intended to empower women by making sexual abuse a public conversation. Although the speech may be generally acknowledged, some may have dissimilar reactions.
Sojourner Truth, a women’s rights activist and an abolitionist, had arrived to a women’s rights convention in hopes of convincing men and women for equity between the two. With an intent to shed light of the prejudice women were facing at the time, she recited her speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” and garnered much attention, so much so that she is now considered a historical figure. In fact, her speech explaining the injustice of the behavior toward women is still very much relevant today; one culture it is certainly pertinent to is Armenia. Armenia rests in the South Caucasus and is situated between the Black and Caspian Seas; it verges on the north and east by Georgia and Azerbaijan, and on the south and west by Iran and Turkey. The culture is,
In Iron Jawed Angels I was able to more deeply explore the complications and conflicts that women have faced to be seen as equals. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns overcome great obstacles to complete their most passionate goal. Their goal was to help women gain independence and acquire the right to vote in a male dominated society. Gender was and still is today a very controversial term. Woman’s suffrage was and still is today a huge issue in the world.
The setting of Smith’s incident is sadly far more recognizable, working for a governmental leader. Her story corresponds with the theory of sexual harassment being a form of abuse of power (Crawford, 2012, p. 319). As she assumed, the bodyguard was more valuable in her occupational hierarchy, she felt powerless against his actions. To add further anguish to Smith’s story she fits into the description given by Crawford (2012, p.319) that many women quit or relocate their job after being harassed.
Hester’s Challenge In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester is a very strong and independent woman. She goes through all the judgement from the townspeople alone without anyone but Pearl by her side. Hester’s life becomes very tough after the scandal. Reverend Dimmesdale, the father of Pearl, does not assist Hester in the raising of Pearl; he only watches them from the outside.
Women’s Rights in Modern Society Gender equality will not be eliminated until 2095 which is another 81 years, that women won’t be respected on the same level as men. This issue affects some women more than others to the point it has ruined their lives. Where the gender equality situation stands in society it is looked down on because this issue should be solved long before now. While “The Crucible” explores majority of minority of human nature, the issue of Women’s Rights in contemporary society illustrates we are still faced with this majority over minority through wage gaps, education, workforce. The issue of majority of minority through women's rights in society relates to The Crucible through this on going problem of men feeling a sense