As long as internalized sexism remains unaddressed and unhealed, mistrust and “horizontal oppression” will continue (Szymankski 103). Internalized sexism “[reinforces the] web of insecurities and rigidities” between women (Pheterson 159). Relationships between women in The Handmaid’s Tale reflect this. The acrimony between Offred and Serena Joy or Aunt Lydia and the novice handmaids both reveal the same truth; the female characters in The Handmaid’s Tale antagonize one another because of the toxic situation in which they must live. In their attempt to survive, they become complicit in the society that restricts women.
According to the 2006 Census, male immigrants earned about half of the amount Canadian-citizens earned with the same education level and experience. In women, the immigrants earned 44 percent of their Canadian-born counterparts during this period. From that time on, these rates continue rising with an average of 2.8 percent in women and 2.5 percent in men per year, with respect to Canadian-born workers. However, the catch-up rate for this group of immigrants to the Canadian-citizens diminished over
It is one of the biggest countries in the world when measuring by land mass, second only to Russia. The Population in Canada is 0,5 percent of the total world 's population which is about 36 280 000 people. Canada also offers free health care to their residents, just like here in Sweden. Canada is divided into ten different provinces. Each province has its own flag as well as their own capital.
A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere. Canada can be seen as a civic nation because Canadians come from many different backgrounds but choose to live together under similar political beliefs and values.This has allowed Canadian culture to be very diverse. In spite of this diverseness majority of the culture comes from the U.S. Most movies, T.V. shows, magazines, and radio content was made in the
Throughout history, women have often been subjected to prejudice and an inferior status to men. Due to sexist ideologies of men believing that women are not capable of controlling their own lives, women have often been reduced to the status of property. This concept is prominent in many pieces of literature to demonstrate the struggles women have to go through in a predominantly, male structured world. In the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, the author illustrates a woman’s battle in an extreme society ruled by men to express the misogyny occurring in the time period when it was written, 1894. Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia summarizes Atwood’s story as one that “depicts one woman’s chilling struggle to survive in a society ruled by misogynistic fascism, by which women are reduced to the condition of property.” Although written 100 years earlier, this is also seen in the novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy, because both authors show the oppression of women through the experiences the characters go through and the means of survival they use.
One of the areas in The Handmaid’s Tale that Atwood points out the oppression on women is birth control and abortion. In The Republic of Gilead the handmaids are the evidence of women being objectified and used for their fertility. The handmaids lose their identities, and they are referred with their purposes. ‘“Offred” gives no clue, since, like “Ofglen”
More recently, the awarded Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has also focused mainly on women’s issues and has been regarded as a feminist writer. In “The Handmaid’s Tale”, published in 1986 Margaret Atwood portrays a strongly feminist view of a dystopian society, in which women have been deprived of all their rights. Both of these writers are representatives of the female feminist writers who have let their footprint in our literary history, and each of them expressed her concerns on women’s rights according to the time they were living in. In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf (1929) emphasizes the inequity of treatment for women throughout times that still persists in her society, and promotes her thesis that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" (p. 6). With that purpose in mind, she revises some aspects of women’s place/absence in history, society, and literature and mixed it with some fiction in order to explain how she came to adopt that thesis.
The two texts illustrate how society brings about the oppression of women and this exacerbates the commodification of women. These texts demonstrate the societal issues involving oppression of women, women’s sexual role and their status. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts the rigid societal structure whereby women are forced to serve in various aspects and functions in the society. The boundaries of the context set are in Gilead, a totalitarian state dominated by Christian fundamentalists, indicating that Gilead enforces conformity among its citizens. In a simply put manner, one’s social position is fixed.
Unlike our neighbours down below. We have these special set of rights called Collective Rights that recognise three major groups of Canada: First nations, Metis and Language Minority. Canada also has the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that was signed in 1982. This recognizes individuals and the collective rights in Canada. My first stamp shows the layout of Canada were Treaties 1 to 11 are on the map.