Indeed, this study seeks to demystify the male-centric mindset to promote the visibility of women in the contemporary interpretation of literary works demonstrating that women play a greater role in the literature despite the proximity given to male protagonist. There are significant women who play integral parts in Beowulf. This study gives attention to Hildeburh as a woman of value. In fact, her values are not only limited to the explicates in the piece of literature, but can be related to the Anglo-Saxon society at
With the concerns that Chopin had for the freedom of the women and the social part of their relationship with men and had decided to show her concerns through the novel. especially her concern with women 's issues. It clearly reflects a comment she once made regarding her writing: a desire to "describe human existence in its subtle, complex, true meaning, stripped of the veil with which ethical and conventional standards have draped it." The Awakening does exactly that" (Timko). The Awakening was written based on Kate Chopin however more her concerns on women 's issues.
The book discusses issues that mainly affects women such as men, education, marriage and societal pressures during her time. These issues mold and influence Mary Wollstonecraft to someone who we respect today as one of the pioneers fighting for women rights. This response paper focuses mainly on the women aspect and factors surrounding it. Knowledge is a key factor in her fight for women rights. Unfortunately, women were
This book explains an African American woman’s life from experiencing slavery first-hand, to, at last, freedom. I will use examples of the harsh encounters Gaspar and Hine explain throughout this novel to support my main topic of my thesis; the theme of the corrupt power of slavery Harriet Jacob
They also use Sheryl Sandberg’s title in their articles because it acts as their hook and catches the audiences attention to consider their point of view. Brooks and Bruenig need Sandberg in order to analyze and formulate their opinions which is why “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” acts as the soundboard for the two conversations that will be discussed. Sandberg believes equality and initiative need happen to create a society where women are able to thrive, emphasizing her point of “leaning in.” She believes one important contributor of inequality is the leadership ambition gap between men and women. She raises the question of why most women do not move up in the workforce and pursue careers? This goes to support her main argument that more women need to be taking the first step and leaving fear behind when trying to become successful.
There are several question that are asked surrounding feminism. One of them are questions about women's role in research like is there a feminist research research different from other social science research and are there any specific feminist research methods? If one believes that feminist research is research about women, by women, and for women, then one may conclude that there are distinct methods that feminists use to study the oppression of women. Also, if one believes, as does Liz Stanley (1993), that there is a direct relationship between feminist consciousness and feminism, then there is research that is distinctly feminist.In trying to answer the above posed questions, we need to examine not only political ideologies as suggested
Manicom (1992) believes that the analysis of gender is for all historians to work on, but she also says that mostly women have been focusing on it. The South African feminist researchers have found the degree to which invisibility has played a role in the gender differences in South African history. In South Africa it is observed that gender is a relation of rule, of power and of dominance (Manicom, 1992). According to Barker and Jane (2016), sex can be binary and it can determine behaviour, sexual preference and gender. Gender inequalities have been overly exaggerated by society and researchers in cultural studies have tried to shift these views.
The Enlightenment brings upon new ideas from “[groups] of writers and scholars who [believe] that human begins could apply to a critical and reasoning spirit to every problem they [encounter] in the world…scrutinizing everything from absolutism…to the traditional role of women in society” (Hunt et al, 514). A major turn of events in the Enlightenment arose specifically on the viewpoints of women and their role in society. Major debates sparked and it is the first time that women are able to express their views. Major contributors for the voice of feminism include Mary Astell and Mary Wollstonecraft, both supporters for female education. What came with the views of female empowerment came the views of those who saw females as merely caregivers to the male population.
The assumption is that gender is socially constructed category that comes of out whole systems and layers of meaning that is structured into the way in which the world works and can be unstructured or deconstructed. In that sense, feminism is a part of a constructivist agenda. However, there are tensions between feminist and constructivist works. One of the interesting areas of this is that some constructivists have started to take gender seriously as a kind of cause or variable, and started to talk about the way that gender can influence the actors and people involved in international politics. For example, during the evacuation of people in the wars that lead to the splitting of Yugoslavia in the mid 1990s, It is argued that because of the way that some humanitarian organizations and other organizations took for granted certain assumptions about gender, they failed to notice that it was the men who were the most vulnerable category of the population that were most under threat from the invading forces, and the priority was given to the old, the sick, the women and the children by
After a long research of different scholars and institutional officers, I came up with the following list of possible solutions for achieving effective sustainable gender equality. 1. Re-shaping and influencing social norms Undoubtedly, the bigger obstacles to gender equality are current social norms and gender-based discriminatory stereotypes. It is the duty of national and international leaders to influence and re-shape these norms so engrained in our world, and to do so they must: a. Reform legislation: Discriminatory laws should be eradicated while laws protecting women should be introduced.