They live in a country and era in which essentialist assumptions of sexual identities and gender roles are clearly defined and categorized in men or masculine whom hold positions of authority and feminine or women whom of largely maintain domestic roles. Hence, the Mirabals’ girls challenge this unchanging views of the subject and the idea of a sex/gender distinction. Alvarez creates complex, individual characters for each sister to show the real women behind the famous martyrs. Alvarez creates personalities for the sisters, but sticks to the basic historical facts. Alvarez sets up the transitions between the present and the past due to illustrate the consequence of Mirabals sisters’ attitude toward their awareness of gender
She created a society in which women wanted to live in. Women had found this new society appealing so they had begun to endorse women’s activism and fought against their suffrages by taking on jobs that men typically held, gaining an education, and taking a stand to end female
The speech was delivered as a political movement and it specifically addressed the women of that time period. The context of the text was to support women’s rights by encouraging women to better themselves as wives by valuing intelligence and culture over beauty. The audience that this speech is targeted towards is women. She specifies women as the audience by tailoring her speech towards women and appealing to their emotions, situations, and circumstances. For example, she says, “I could not believe that God gad created so many homely women, and suffered all to lose their beauty in the very maturity of their powers, and yet made it our duty
Sojourner Truth emphasizes that every woman is defined through the idea that they are truly born as a woman. It means that even if she participates in masculine behaviors, it will never change that fact the she is a woman. In her speech “Ain’t I a Woman?”, she addresses the issue of unfair treatment to women of color. This connects to the idea of intersectionality because she was born having multiple identities such as being a woman, black, and from lower class. As what we learned from the lecture discussion 3, intersectionality plays a huge role in the creation of oppression among one individual because the constructed multiple identities of each individual interact to one another to create inequality.
In this instance, the reader acknowledges official break in gender roles from Sethe. She begins to acknowledge a reconstruction of herself with a deconstruction of gender roles. She recognizes that the feminine gender role of being submissive and passive did not give her freedom from slavery. Therefore, Sethe’s reconstruction of the self because of gender has influenced her need to make decisions for her children. In Supernatural Forces: Belief, Difference, and Power in Contemporary Work, Bonnie C. Winsbrow explains the importance of self with regards to Sethe’s construction of her identity.
According to Ware: “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” Ware goes on to show why this idea was flawed. To begin with, many women were the sole source of financial support for themselves or their families. Furthermore, the jobs that women mainly got were in what we now consider traditionally women work, such as nurses, or sectaries. This influx of women in the workplace managed to both upset and reinforce the status quo. While women flooded the workforce and in many cases became the main breadwinner of the family, the jobs that they had were in traditionally female areas, and thereby helped reinforce what was viewed as feminine jobs and what was viewed as masculine jobs.
To expose the torment women face, Clinton uses anaphora to conjure feelings of sympathy. She deliberately repeats the same phrase in the beginning of each sentence to emphasize the violation of rights women face and make the idea prominent to the audience. She also emphasizes the “duties” that women are sometimes obligated to do within the family when she states that “families rely on mothers and wives for emotional support and care. Families rely on women for labor in the home. And increasingly, everywhere, families rely on women for income needed to raise healthy children and care for other relatives.” She is able to clarify how women are as equally, if not more important than men when it comes to the responsibilities and how their rights should be treated as
Due to this type of employment being viewed as a women 's job, the assumptions that domestic labor is a part of women 's nature leads to the belief that they should be paid low wages due to the job not being demanding. As a direct result this type of employment encourages oppression and transforms domestic labor into “servitude.” Therefore, women are constantly bombarded with extra duties that they are obligated to put up
In today society Feminists ought to disagree about what sexism consists in, and what exactly to be done about it. In addition, Feminism is the belief that women should be treated as potential equals and as social equals to men. A woman should have the right to vote, when an election is approaching, a women will declare that one thing is certain, they will vote. And not only this, the selected political woman must represent the real female values such as more women in senior positions, support of the poor and marginalized in society and openness and tolerance towards other races and religions. These circumstances are the reason why many political parties nowadays have women as presidents.