Introduction Feminist standpoint theory came into being in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The genealogy of feminist standpoint theory however began with Hegal ’s account of the slave/master dialectic, and after that with Marx and, Lukacs’ development of the idea of a standpoint of the proletariate. Hegal’s argument was that a slaves can in time reach a state “freedom of consciousness” due to their realisation of self-consciousness through struggles against the master, and through physical labour that enables him/her to fashion the world - to affect it in various ways. Hegal’s analysis of the slave/master relationship and the struggle that took place gave rise to the idea that oppression is better studied and analysed from the point of view of the oppressed,
In Islam, women “are considered equal to men in spirituality, education and worth.” Women in the Islamic religion are constantly portrayed as victims. Ridley proves that isn’t the result of the Koran and its texts, rather cultural issues that exist outside the religion of Islam. A man following the Koran would not view his wife as his property or as an inferior
In a patriarchy society where males are the narrators and voices being heard, one is rarely educated on women struggles. In the Western world gender is a construct made to keep one group superior and the other inferior. Gender concerns what it means to be women or men in society. The traditional notion of gender is acknowledged to not be defined the same all over the world. The general concept of gender is challenged
Gender dysphoria is the dissatisfaction with the biological sex one is born with which results in a multitude of symptoms. The dysphoria often associated with wanting to alter one’s body and gender expression to be parallel with what is felt to be one’s gender identity. Either a trans person is born with a female mind and a male parts, or the alternate. (Phillips, 2014). The mind cannot be operated on so the only choice is to help trans-sexualism is to alter the body using surgery and other hormonal replacement therapy options so it mirrors what the mind sees. The process of these actions is known gender transistion. Contingent upon the individual, their use of hormones, their choice of surgery, and their eagerness to do the work to which this
The heavy bedstead, which was nailed to the ground, was another feature that represents the room as a jail cell. Therefore, the room that she is prisoned shows how the madness benefited her to gain control and achieve a way to escape her confinement. In conclusion, the diverse literature 's do share a common theme that shows women fighting to overcome societal expectations due to the female gender not valued as thinkers capable of being their equals and mental illness can be caused by society’s stereotypical
Living in a society lacking knowledge or proper medical procedures, it is reasonable that many people, including the narrators of the two stories, would deny their condition or try to avoid being placed in a harsh environment. Being highly misunderstood, however, mental illness was still treated as taboo. As such, those suffering disorders may not be taken seriously--especially if you were a woman. Elisabet Rakel Sigurdar outlines this issue, prominent in “The Yellow Wallpaper”: “The story depicts both the insanity of the narrator, as well as the helplessness that came with being a woman in the nineteenth century. The narrator's husband oppresses and infantilizes her, constantly belittling her needs and dismissing her concern that the treatment is only making her worse” (Sigurdar 18).
Therefore, the inclusion of ‘oppressed’ groups, such as women of colour, with different sexualities beyond heterosexuality, of different economic backgrounds and further aspects took place, to a large extent, throughout the second wave of feminism (Krolokke & Sorensen, 2005, p. 1). Women all over the globe fought for their rights in as well as outside the labour market (ibid., p. 8). Several outcomes emerged through the waves of feminism and feminist movements. Not only could they, as social agents, lead to a new form of
“Intersectional Feminism is the view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” In recent years there has been an upsurge in women 's rights in India and other eastern cultures. Groups such as Commit2Change, a group that seeks to provide education for orphaned girls and other at-risk young women in India, and Sayfy a group that works to equip women with tools that help keep them safe from acts of sexual violence, and educate women in matters of self-defense. Groups like these
Because of this harsh treatment she becomes and awfully unhappy and unfulfilled person. As she experienced post-partum depression, which in today’s society would be something easily treated with medication back then it was misunderstood and was simply prescribed "rest" as a way of getting better. Her husband being a doctor is expected to know best and the wife having no better option agrees to comply with her husband’s suggestions. Just as her rest period is about to begin the husband decides to rent a "colonial mansion" in order for her to have a “faster” recovery and just as the wife starts asking questions about the house, he simply laughs at her.
Especially, for the sake of her health, she cannot read or write, which is the favorite thing of her, even she thinks that reading and writing is helpful to her health, but her husband forbids it. The yellow wallpaper of this room so attracted her that she becomes insane at last. In this book, Gilman mostly illustrate how the woman’s lack of freedom both in their mental and emotional in the patriarchal society. The husband in the book is a doctor, but he cannot treat his wife, even make her insane by his fault rest cure treatment. As for the heroine, the wife in the book, maybe become insane is also a
(Gilman, 649) With the time goes by, she even fantasies out of a woman hiding behind the wall. Moreover, her lonely life is also one of the factors causing madness, whenever she wants to meet her families and friends, her husband repeatedly rejected her requests: “It is so discouraging not to have any advice and companionship about my work. […] to let me have those stimulating people about now.” (Gilman, 649)
DISCUSSION ABOUT MARGINALIZED WOMEN ISSUES DR.C.SUBBULAKSHMI Assistant Professor Centre for Women’s Studies Madurai Kamaraj university e-mail id: email@example.com Marginalization is the social process by which a person or a group of people are made marginal or become relegated to the fringe or edge of society. It occurs when people is pushed to the edge of a society, usually as an effect of discrimination making the person standout and look different from everybody else. They consequently feel alone and left out from the rest of society.