Women: Facing Inequality In “Letters between John and Abigail Adams”, by John and Abigail Adams, Abigail begins by addressing to her husband her concerns regarding women being underestimated. She tells John, “Why then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity” (Abigail 12). In this quote, it is a continuation of her many concerns for John to understand women are more capable of doing things than what the men have in mind. She feels that the women deserve to be equal to the men and they deserve more rights than what they had then.
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They too share similar beliefs and stories with the rest of the world, which emphasizes that they don’t match the criteria of uncivilized savages. Another point in comparison is that, the story begins with a woman giving birth to twins. This is comparable to the events that occur in the story of Prophet Adam whose wife, Eve, gives birth to twins. This story is believed in by major religions such as Islam and Christianity. Two of the most followed religions have compatible ideas with the Indians; this proves that they are wise and civilized beings who share a natural sense of beliefs with the rest of the world.
As the relationship continues to progress you can very obviously see how Rand’s perspective is channeled through Equality. First he sees her as an untouchable woman with no mercy or kindness. But as the book goes on, Rand continues to give Liberty these stereotypical attributes that Equality continues to take advantage of. She is given the name Gaea, which in Greek mythology, was the name of the mother of all of the gods and and the earth. Men continue use women and see them as tool and to be used for the use that they will be the ‘babymakers’ and reproduce for the earth.
Pg.69). This quote represents the fear that scout shows while trying to hide her femininity. It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel.
I, the worst of all, depicts the story of Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz, who was a nun who advocated for equal rights in the 17th century, and died of the plague in 1695 in the New World. This paper draws on secondary sources from Paz, Lavrin, and Ramirez to argue that Sor Juana’s death is ultimately the consequence of systemic sexism within the Church and society. The Church allowed, in the 17th century, women refuge and a livelihood in an era where they had few other opportunities outside of marriage. However, women took part in an institution fully dominated by men who believed that women were biologically and intellectually inferior. These men used women within the convent to control their will.
The church was practicing the same values and thought of patriarchal theology, women were excluded from leadership in the church and society. This exclusion was based on the argument “women’s exclusion from ministry are application of the general theology of male headship and female subordination” (195 sexism). Women in early Christianity have long been stereotyped with the role of procreation, house keeping, inferior mental ability, and inferior soul. For these reasons the church has perpetuate the thinking that women should listen and receive ministry rather than give it. Early interpretations of biblical texts by believers in Kyriarchal and patriarchal theology believed that the bible prohibited equal right and liberation of women.
The Declaration by Gemma Malley is a dystopian novel where the world is too overpopulated because a drug was created that allows people to live forever. Everyone in the world either has to sign a declaration saying they won’t have children or choose not to live forever and have one child. People decide to live forever and have children, these children are blamed for all the wrong in the world. They are used as escape goats in order for the government like figures to maintain authority. In the dystopian story “Faint Heart” by Sarah Rees Brennan, the world has been ravaged by many world wars.
There are many similarities between the wife and the old woman in their sense of humor in the bedroom and in marriage. For example, the Wife would tease her husbands in bed, she would refuse intimacy if he did not give her money. She tells the pilgrims, “that each of them was very blissful and eager to bring me gay things from the fair. They were very glad when I spoke to them pleasantly, for, God knows it, I cruelly scolded them” (The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, Line 220). When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?”
MacPhee’s point is a valid one, as God did create woman from man’s rib and in the case of this epic poem, woman will never be equal to man. Eve from the very beginning is seemingly selfish compared to Adam, as she first speaks of herself, whereas Adam first speaks of God. Another way that Eve is portrayed as less than man is that it is mentioned how Eve will worship the God in Adam, but Adam worships only God and so he is above her. These subtle facts set up the reader for Eve causing the downfall of mankind. After Eve messes everything up for mankind and God speaks to them, he tells her she will forever reign underneath her husband and how Adam is mostly being punished for listening to Eve.
Somebody thought it natural to play”(Hurston 95-96). Janie instantly knew that Tea Cake was different. The control that her other husbands had over her made her understand how important her freedom was. Throughout her whole life, Janie experiences two different marriages before Tea Cake, so she knows what she is looking for in a man. She wants a man to treat her as an equal, compliment her, and most importantly love her.
It was clearly stated in the Declaration that "all men [were] created equal." The authors did not write men and women, or mankind, or humankind. Thus, their intentions in the usage of the word "men" were uncertain. However, John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, wrote a series of letters to each other. In one particular letter, Abigail, who was a feminist, wrote to John, "in the new Code of Laws… I desire you would Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them…
She also found a way to smuggle herself in a rolled up carpet back into Egypt and was delivered straight into the personal quarters of Julius Caesar. He was so intrigued by her not as much as her natural beauty, but more by her smarts and the way she carried herself. She spoke with such confidence. Julius Caesar was considered to be one of the greatest romans of his time, and with Cleopatra he found his equal. They soon came to be lovers, and according to Amy Crawford, Cleopatra was smart about her relationships and meticulously thought about her future suitors status and power before she got involved.
Elyot’s Defense of Women had some great argument. One of the argument was if women has ability to perform the same task as men then both sexes are equal, then rulings the nation should be equal which created a topic of gender equity. Early European history proves that women didn’t have any value as human beside getting married and having children. There was a time in out history when women weren’t allowed to get education or work out side of house as professional. The argument toward gender equality was the stepping-stone in Elyot’s defense of good women.
Anti-suffrage advocates believed women were less than men and therefore should do “women 's work” like holding down the house. In only around a century the beliefs and values of american society changed, so that women were given equal rights as men. Women not only hold equal rights as men, the first step to equalization, but more and more women are using them to their advantage to help lead our nation. Women have progressed from low nothing, house ridden wives, to lead our country on equal footing as men in only a