It is the pursuit of women 's rights within the society of India. Like their feminist counterparts all over the world, feminists in India seek gender equality: the right to work for equal wages, the right to equal access to health and education, and equal political rights. Indian feminists also have fought against culture-specific issues within India 's patriarchal society, such as inheritance laws and the practice of widow immolation known as
Margaret Atwood has seamlessly woven a tapestry of feminist elements - mainly regarding gender oppression - within her works. With that, using two of Atwood’s texts, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Year of The Flood, as the foundation for our literary research, we will be focusing on the commodification of the female flesh in both similar dystopian contexts. Commodification refers to the action or process of treating an object, or a person, as a raw material or product that can be bought and sold, or even treated as an object of which sovereignty can be held over by one. In both works, women are victimized and treated as sexual beings whose bodies and physical expressions can be freely used by the men who have power over them against their will. The two texts illustrate how society brings about the oppression of women and this exacerbates the commodification of women.
Kramer, Z.A. (2014). The new sex discrimination: Duke law of journal, 63(4),891-953 The author of the journal is Kramer Z.A. He gives an analysis of gender discrimination and how it has changed in the workplace and how it has changed over time. The article focuses on what causes the perception currently.
It is argued that history is not made in the past but in the present. Relate this statement to the development of women’s history; do also pay attention to the challenges the emergence of women’s history as a movement and as a discipline/knowledge field faced from within and from outside. Human beings all over the world live in a society which is comprised of different individual’s perspectives where every individual has their personal interests differ from one another. Women all over the world were oppressed in the past regarding the inequalities. From this perspective, the essay will generally look at the term Feminism in details.
This eight section article outlines the general patterns Michel Foucault uses to explain femininity and the modernization of power dynamics. The works goes through describing the disciplinary practices modern societies use to construct femininity and how this inflicts an inferior status on those being targeted. This power dynamic aims at regulation which is perpetual and exhaustive. The disciplines described in this piece are the ways in which society boxes women. These concepts are created to target women and submit them into working towards achieving an unattainable standard of beauty.
This essay will discuss feminism it’s a broad yet an complicated topic in our human social history. According to Oxford's English dictionary it’s a noun with the meaning "The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes". The word feminism came from the French word féminisme in the late 19th century. The history of feminism is something that shall be examined in this essay and how it has developed from earlier century's for the greater good and the first people who tried to make a difference for female basic rights. This essay shall then go on to examine the history of the three waves of feminism.
This essay compares the articles “Reinventing the Veil” by Leila Ahmed and “Why aren’t woman advancing at the Workplace” by Jessica Nordell. Both articles display oppression of woman due to stereotypes and the culture effecting environment phenomenon. “Reinventing the veil” is an article that shares an insight into the author’s perspective on hijabs and a brief discussion on hijabs over time and what they represent to Muslim woman. The article “Why woman aren’t advancing at workplace” attempts to look at how transgendered people might serve as a medium, to understand the glass ceiling effect and the obstacles woman face at the workplace. These articles share many similarities and will be discussed in this essay.
For the United States, the mid-nineteenth century is a time when social activism in American society is reflected in the writing. These writers were determined to change the way of life, if not for themselves, for someone else. Their writings would become incite to some of the deepest issues of the time. First, social activism in America is seen in the efforts of women to gain legal and social equality as citizens and as human beings in their private lives. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to change the rights of the female population.
Gender inequality has been variously exposedand protested by number of Indian English feminist critics and novelists.Kamala Markandaya, Shashi Deshpande, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy and Bharati Mukherjee may be mentioned among them. Bharati Mukherjee, a leading American novelist of Indian origin usually explores the lives and psyche of immigrant Indian women across the world. Her works like Wife, The Tiger’s Daughter, Leave it To Me,Desirable Daughter, Three Bridefocuson the marginalization and secondary treatment of women not only in India but in foreign countries also. But her seminal work Jasmine(1989) draws our attention at most to the gender discrimination prevalent in Indian
In Ibsen’s introspective drama “A Doll’s House”, the author advocates for women’s rights as he expands on the hardships encountered by women in order to fit into social conformity. The societal struggle of the feminine circle is mostly emphasized throughout the play’s protagonist Nora, whose actions unfold the aspect of patriarchy as a burden for women evolution in the society. Consequently, Nora’s characterization and the use of persuasive language at the end of the play allow the reader to depict her evolution from a subordinate wife to an independent woman and articulates in which ways we can qualify Ibsen’s modern work as a feminist drama. Nora’s adjustment to the concept of feminism is hinted with the plot’s tumultuous development. Ibsen builds this suspense with her round characterization to shape the moral transition she is gradually making from subservience to individual freedom.