Handmaid's Tale Feminist Analysis

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Chauvinism and Feminism in Handmaid’s tale Introduction This paper explores the relations between women and men in a context of a dystopian society which is very well depicted by Attwood. Debates raised since society acquired language and nowadays is still a hot debate. Radical, feminists point men as the 'main enemy’ and they say that, patriarchy is considered as a form of domination imposed by men on women. Feminists are dealing with how to understand the relations between patriarchy and how to confront to oppose male chauvinism. “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” ― Margaret Atwood’s saying at her official facebook page. This previous line tries to explain how society judge women…show more content…
Feminists have also worked to promote autonomy and integrity, and they want to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Types of feminism In the late 60’ 70’ and 90’ several waves of feminism appeared. The first one to be taken into account was “Radical feminism”. It is seen as the beginning of their revolution and its ideas of freedom have been spread in other branches of feminism that have appeared through the time. This type of feminism helps women to set themselves into the social structures. It starts taking social contract with the American government setting a revolution. There are other stages for feminism like; “The new wave Feminism”. It has its own slogan: "A woman's body, a woman's right". Feminists believe that women has a complex diversity and they respect all sexual choices, from maternity to prostitution. Feminists accept the responsibility for their own lives. They try to not look for government privileges. Feminists want legal equality, and they offer the same respect to…show more content…
I compose myself”. “Myself is a thing I must now compose, as one composes a speech. What I must present is a made thing, not something born” (12.25).The narrator feels divided into two parts: "Offred"and herself, the other version of herself is what she calls "a thing". She she simply can’t follow her emotions; she has her role, the role of a tool. Conclusion To conclude we can say that it is important to find gender equality. History gives us the clues, and it is our responsibility to not judge or discriminate people by either sex. Everyone should be able to access learning, there is nothing wrong with the different abilities which characterize each sex. We must help young people to do good things and to put their grain of sand in this world. Little by little this great discrimination can be changed in the world. A small detail makes the difference, we have to help people to express themselves in a not offensive way to find a path to live better. Equality is the clue that must be taken into account if we want to evolve as human
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