“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Bringham Young (GoodReads, 2015) Women have a tendency of starting a new view or a new idea. It is from women’s beliefs and values that changing times have come for more values and more beliefs. From looking at Women’s Suffrage, White supremacy, and stereotypes, you can see how women have impacted today’s society and my life.
The authors in this week 's reading displayed an interestingly skillful use of logos, pathos, and ethos to help persuade the reader to share the writer 's viewpoint on gender equality. In certain works, a specific type of rhetorical appeal prevails over the others. A great example of this is Judith Sargent Murray 's "On the Equality of the Sexes." In this work, she primarily utilizes logos to support her main point that males are not mentally superior to women. Once again, logos is an appeal to logic, in which the author attempts to persuade the audience with evidence and valid reasoning. She states that the minds of females are not "deficient," pointing out the substandard education that females receive in comparison to their male peers.
When reading this article by Melana Zyla Vickers the reader’s first impression is to assume that just by the title “Where The Boys Aren’t- The Gap On College Campuses” that the article is about pro-feminism. This is not the case, Vickers makes the point that males are not getting the same education as females, she calls attention to why males are not being taught to Value College. Vickers shows, "At colleges across the country 58 women will enroll as freshmen for every 42 men. As the class of 2010 proceeds toward graduation the male numbers dwindle”. Is society to blame for the education system dropping the ball for men? This is the question Vickers asks throughout the article in an
Humans have always had a unique perspective on gender roles. Throughout history, women have somehow became less superior to men. There are multiple variables to how and why this came to be. Whether it was the agriculture revolution, influential literature, or even climate events from the Mesopotamian civilization, males have managed to be more dominant. There has also been harmful sexism perspectives passed down each generation that could have triggered what women can and cannot do. However based upon evidences drawn by numerous historian writers, there are answers to why women roles have somehow been overlooked.
Men and women don't understand what each one is going through in society. Girls are expected to be clean and pretty; while boys are messy and rude. But when it comes to school, Parents excepted boy to do well in school, but not the girls. The central issue facing boys and young men in our society is the chances of failing a grade because of the lack of interest, and Lack of study.
During the antebellum period of the United States, different policies and political agendas were laid out to create a country that aspired to be better than the one from which it claimed its independence. The discussion of education began then, in hopes to create a more nationalistic society and to instill individual thought so that tyranny would never be able to take control. Education for who though, is where things began to get a little blurry. Most education in this time period began as disorganized and personal. Studying abroad was becoming unpatriotic—why send your children to other countries, when they could stay in the States so that they could learn to love their own country. So education became more domestic, but also more expensive.
In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Kesey promotes sexist views through the way he characterizes his female characters. He does this showing women in a dehumanizing light. The nurse for example is constantly showing her source of power over the males on the ward by simply taking away theirs. However kesey also adds in women such as Candy to simply help empower men. Kesey wrote his novel in the 1960s. During the 1960s the feminist movement, also know as the women’s movement, was underway with reforms on issues like domestic violence sexual harassment and reproductive rights. for women. Ironically Kesey wrote his novel during this time and through his novel we are his views on sexism.
The nature of womanhood, or what we perceive as the inherent proclivities that govern only those born as a woman, is often the base argument for the unequal treatment of the female sex. Women are weak, natural-born mothers, unfit to do much else beyond simple household chores and rearing children. This portrait of women seems almost comical in its antiquity; however, we cannot disregard the past, as it shapes the present. The question of the nature of womanhood is rarely allowed nuance, which is a shame, because womanhood can be many, often contradictory things. Instead, the traits we often associate with womanhood stem from society’s projection of what women should be, not necessarily what they are. English novelist Marian Evans Lewes exists counter to 1800’s European beliefs of womanhood. Instead of adhering to society’s standards, she adopts the pen name of a man and becomes a successful author, avoiding judgement for her work based solely on her gender. In her letter to Melusina Fay Peirce, however,
Growing up in a very traditional family I have experienced a patriarchal system in which my father is making the important decisions without consulting to the rest of the family. I also face pressure by my parents and the community to conform and become a housewife which requires learning how to cook properly and be submissive. I persistently defy my parents and what the communities see “best” for me by pouring all of my energy into education, which they do not support. This correlates to the vignette, “Alicia Who Sees Mice,” in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Throughout the essay, it will discuss the patriarchal system and societal expectations and it’s a detrimental effect to numerous of women in the book. I will also the literary devices and writing structure Cisneros implements into her vignettes, while using supplemental vignettes such as “My Name,” and “The First Job”.
Murray says that it is only because they are denied the freedom to education that they are seen as lacking. Therefore, that argument against them cannot be fairly made. She goes on by comparing two children. Even though a two year old girl is generally seen as more perceptive than her male counterpart of the same age, the boy will be the one allowed to pursue knowledge, while the girl is treated to a different schooling. Murray says the inadequacy of females is therefore not inherent in nature, but because of the restraints placed by society. If they were given the same liberty, it would allow them to conceive positive ideas and thoughts that would benefit everybody. The thought that women should only be constrained to their domestic duties is degrading because for a person capable of the worship of God and the ability to ponder over religious ideas, they are not allowed to contemplate anything other than simple, menial tasks. She finishes by saying that the souls of women are equal to men even if they are not physically equal. However, just because men are physically superior does not mean that also translates to mental superiority. If anything, it shows that women were given the capacity of an intelligent mind to compensate this shortcoming. She again stresses that it is the equality of education that is being sought after.
A Republican Mother is an educated mother who had a great impact on all of the upcoming generations. Without this idea of a Republican mother, women would not have the rights they do today. If women did not speak up this idea never would have came around to drastically change life forever for them. The republican mother sets the example on how women are supposed to act, while setting the base for women to grow on.
Society demands a perfect image. In certain societies, people must have the perfect body image. Men and women will do anything to fit this certain body image. Individuals believe they can not have a trace of body fat on their body. In Judith Lorber’s article, “Believing is Seeing: Biology as Ideology,” she explains the influence society has on individuals body images. In Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber’s article, “The Spread of the Cult of Thinness: Preteen Girls, Adolescents, Straight Men, Gays, Lesbians, and Ethnic Women,” she explains the extremes people go to achieve the high standards set by the society in Lorber’s article. With such high standards set by society, men and women will have the urge to join the Cult of Thinness. Society demands
In her recent online article, “Oh, Come On, Men Aren’t Finished,” Cristina Sommers explains that no matter how many times women say that they don’t need men, we actually do, to not only survive but also to thrive. Although in some fields of study women primarily dominate such as in psychology, biology, and veterinary medicine; men still call the shots in many more fields of study, such as computer science, math, and technology. The point the author is trying to get across is that despite the fact that, “we’re living in a society that’s enamored with the “WAW” or “Women are Wonderful” phenomenon,” that men are not going to be obliterated because neither gender would let that happen.
For example Margaret who was known as the ore outspoken woman stated that “at first thought she thought the staff women’s lack of assertiveness meant that they were ineffectual. Over time, she came to believe that the staff’s feminine demeanor, and their contributions, were both valuable and unrecognized by others.” (pg. 101) This quote to me is significant because this not only takes place in this book. This is something us as woman face on a regular. We are constantly devalued and go unrecognized for not only being contributors but because of our kind and sometimes sensitive demeanor. And this is very much important to gain insight in this book because in higher up positions in the business field you begin to see the difference in men and woman. Men are raised to be the bread winners and ones who provide while woman are taught to act like a lady, respect man, and literally make ourselves submissive to them as well as available in any situation. And seen in this book the woman are to be only considered as volunteers. Even though they do work that is for pay. This a problem because so often women are seen as already being in that nurturing nature and what they work as and do shouldn’t be considered work. Another example from the book came from when it was stated that Ron (one of the practitioners) didn’t seem to understand that renewal held multiple meanings for the staff of women, which
With the rise of civilization also came the rise of patriarchy-based societies and the slow decline of the importance of women in society. For the longest time the history of the world has been written by men who have been the head of the patriarchy and have forgotten the role of women in history. It is important to realize that women do in fact have a place at the table with men when it comes to importance in history, and are not just the ones cooking and serving the meal. It is women who tasked with raising the next generation. By looking at women of the past, people of the future can learn and evolve to fight oppression and gain their own power. Come up with a good thesis that doesn’t suck.