When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her. She clearly despises men’s superior role to women in society and tries to tackle this problem by stating her opinion and acting on her beliefs (being a solid believer in sisterhood and putting it over her relationships with men). Shazzer’s character in the novel does not completely fulfill the role of a feminist cliché but she definitely has some characteristics that match up with stereotypical definitions of radical feminists. These character features might prove to be problematic for the novel’s recipients as it is not an obvious ironic presentation of the media’s image of feminist activists and could be understood as criticism on feminism: Readers who believe these feminist images could feel vindicated in their
In “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” Bennetts tells of all her stories of how poorly women are treated, feeling like society should treat them the same as men. She explains “Mother’s Day would be an even happier occasion if it didn’t leave so many women feeling that their most important concerns had been kissed off by a greeting card” (44). In “The Myth Of Co-Parenting,” Edelman states “It began to make me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership started to rest entirely on me” (53). Edelman is expressing her anger that her husband started to not care anymore, while Bennetts is angry that people push mother’s troubles aside with a piece of paper. Edelman also shows in her article that she is angry by telling that she took her husband's credit card on day for revenge.
Women athletes and women workers do not get the recognition they deserve. Men especially, look down upon women when it comes to their appearances, their knowledge and a women's physical and mental strength. In certain cases, a woman loses out on a job in the sports industry because she is exactly a woman. A male trainer can refuse to train women because of the parts her body has. Men and women have grown up in a world with the mindset that women know less than men when it comes to sports.
Clarisse asks “Are you happy?” (10) Clarisse is a complete opposite compared to Mildred's unsocial and dark representations. Clarisse represents a side of people that the government does not want people to be like or to see. In the dystopian society they are living in, seeing a girl like Clarisse is rare and the government sees her and her family to be a threat. Her family are often reported to be heard laughing and talking which to there society, is considered a disturbance to the government. Clarisse does everything she can do to keep herself from being wrapped up in the dystopian society she is forced into, unlike Mildred who is what the government sees to be a model citizen.
One example of this is women not being able to be a judge or to being able to be in a jury. Atticus tells us this in the book by saying, “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman-” and then he gets interrupted by Scout. Guys in the society of Maycomb are able to have any job they want to have but women are not able to all because they’re a women. Another form of sexism in the book is when Aunt Alexandra teaches Scout to be like a girl. This shows how there’s a specific role of women in the society and they could break from it but it is looked down upon in the society.
“ ‘I get lonely,’ she said. ‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?’” The quote identifies that Curley’s wife often gets lonely, causing her to flirt. The cause of her feeling lonely is most likely because Curley is controlling over her.
In her free time she would write soft and boring articles, but in a point in her life she got tired of that and began to reveal her true feelings about her life and the unhappy that made her to be “just a wife “she started to write different, more honest and with liberty, such writings and thoughts did not take her anywhere in the beginning because most editors refused to publish any of her articles, they did not want to believe that the was the way women of America felt about their lives. Some editors agreed to publish here, but they would re-write her papers and say the opposite of what she was trying to show the world. After all of those not so successful articles she took the initiative and wrote what later became the symbol for the women’s rights movement. The book was “The Feminine Mystique” and after a great response from women all over America she went back to school to get a Ph.
This proved when the narrator’s mother always tried to get the narrator to do work that appropriate for a lady instead of outside work, however it was not something that she enjoyed. The narrator also was not considered of real helper to her father because she was a female. This proved when her father introduced the narrator as ‘his new hired hand’ to a salesman, he replied, “I thought it was only a girl” (line 76, paragraph 10).This shows how the society view girl as ‘just a girl’ at that time and it means that their roles are not really significant in the society. As being said by Alexander Pope (1688-1744), “Most women have no character at all.” (Bressler, C.E., 2011). Next, from the statement “wait till Laird gets a little bigger, then you’ll have a real help” (line 94, paragraph 12), it shows that, even though the narrator had done more work than her younger brother, she was still under appreciated and her helps seem unimportant for her father.
She is just like Crooks, Crooks is lonely because of his race, well Curley’s wife is lonely because she is a woman. As a woman she wants someone to talk to like Crooks said, “a guy talkin’ to another guy and it don’t make no difference if he don’t hear or understand…”(Steinbeck 71). Curley’s wife is just a victim of the world she lives in, but men view her as a danger to it, which prompts her to be a danger to them. She is only that way because she is outraged that she cannot talk to men, without them thinking that she is hitting on them. Due to misogynists, women during the Great Depression also felt this
The symbols of life In the past women were expected by society to stay home and do the house work,take care of the kids and stay devoted to their husbands but then someone comes along and completely goes against those standards. This is exactly what Kate Chopins is trying to explain in the book The Awakening because she didn't like the expectations/standards that were put on women and when she wrote a book about it everyone thought that it was scandalous to the point to where it was banned. It was banned because during those times people didn't really think or even knew about what would happen in some marriages like cheating, or standards that were put on women. Through the book The Awakening there are many symbols that take a big part in the book in which they all goes a bigger meaning in the story