The aim of my study is to fully comprehend the term “the gaze” by relating the issue to woman through out history and in modern day and age. I aim to determine how woman are represented in a stereotypical view and what constructed this idea to most people in society. The purpose of this essay is to comprehend different theories of the Gaze and how id directly links to how power is established in society by applying these theories. This study shows importance as it makes us aware of the theories and understandings regarding to how society can accept stereotypical views and what constructs stereotypical views in modern day. It is important to understand the background of what empowers civilisation, typically by ‘othering’ minorities.
ANALYSIS The author argues that the debate of cultural relativism towards women’s human rights raced from the fundamental arguments of women’s rights in order to control their bodies, free from the constraints of others, whether they are the community or family members. “The reservations were predominantly motivated by religious objections (based in Islam and Catholicism) to abortion and family planning services.“ In my opinion, Oonagh’s argument is not that strong, it is not completely right and not completely wrong also. Her argument is not fully acceptable towards the society. Why? First, there is a country that against the argument of Oonagh regarding to abortion.
However, I see that the cultural relativist may cooperate with feminist to achieve their intention against the universality but I see this more into Cultural Relativist vs (Feminist vs human rights). Because the practice of cultural relativist based on tradition or religion is against or opposing both universal human rights and the rights of
Let her die before his eyes,” Creon threatens Haimon to kill Antigone, “Here, this instant, with her bridegroom before her!” (Sophocles Scene 3, 137-39). During this quarrel, Haimon stays calm while on the other hand, Creon angrily disputes with him due to his arrogance. Additionally, Creon argues that an adolescence, like his son, does not have as much experience as an adult, like himself. Not aware of his power, Creon only sees this as discipline towards his son, as some parents would do. Without his excessive pride and arrogance, Haimon would have considered changing his mind.
This type of law being more prominent in Islam countries doesn’t necessarily mean that it respects the laws of ethics. Under any circumstance, being religious or atheist, implementing sexist and misogynistic aspects of life into society is unethical and does not respect moral principles.
According to Flax, feminist theory seeks to understand the power differential between men and women, seeks to understand women’s oppression—how it evolved, how it changes over time, how it is related to other forms of oppression and how to overcome these oppressions. She suggests that feminist theory is intimately related to action. Feminist theory is the foundation of action and there is no pretense that theory can be neutral. Within feminist theory is a commitment to change oppressive structures and to connect abstract ideas with concrete problems for political action. There has to be a commitment to do something
Some have tried to overcome this divide by using postmodernist or poststructuralist critiques to argue that the binary division between equality and difference should itself be deconstructed. This idea (which will be discussed further later in this chapter), or that of a ‘third way’ between equality and difference, may seem to be attractive in that it promises to rid feminism of one of its perennial conflicts. However, other feminists maintain that the division between equality and difference is one that is here to stay and that in any practical discussion of women’s position in society there is no escaping the divide. In discussions on how to treat women’s claims for maternity rights, for example, feminists are divided between those who think that maternity benefits should be special rights granted to women on the basis of their specific biological capacity to have children and the particular social role of maternity that they have been assigned in Western societies, whereas others argue that maternity benefits should be subsumed under the general category of sickness benefits so that pregnant women are treated the same as men who have an illness which prevents them from working for a period of time (Bacchi 1991;
Because of this, Wollstonecraft is urging readers to see women as not merely one thing. Women should not be put in a box, but should be seen as many different things, and Wollstonecraft brings light to this issue. The author ultimately draws attention to the bigger picture of woman inferiority by showing a woman is not limited to one role
If he were to give his loyalty to his mother he would be disloyal to his father. This would lead to a conflict of loyalty for Hamlet. Hamlet made the right decision here putting his own self-interest over his loyalty to his family. This strains his relationship with Gertrude. He began to insult and mock her “HAMLET: Madam, how like you this play?
However just because men and women are different does not mean that one is better than the other, in fact the existence of humanity depends on these differences. And these differences are what we call complementary and they are part of the design of humanity. I am against feminism because I believe that equality and fair treatment should not be gender specific. And I don’t need feminism because I am just as strong and equally important as my male counterparts. I don’t need to constantly point out the fact that I’m female to make a point in
This uncertainty is not strong evidence to justify constraining a fundamental human right such as freedom of expression. Allowing freedom of speech, including hateful speech, shows how a country is politically stable with strong social stability. However, ruling that it is OK to ban hate speech will open the door to banning other speech as well. This is not a power we can trust the government with. For example, if an uneducated man uses crude language to shows his hate about Mexican immigration or his Christian disapproval of gays should not be