During the romantic period, society judges women on their beauty, something that they have no control over. This idea of beauty was pushed on young girls and this made them feel as if beauty was the only thing that’s important, but the romantic period literature was going to change that. Beauty, shown as the single most important thing for women in Northanger Abbey and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which is wrong because it’s degrading for women to be judged on something that they can’t control, this then affects how women are depicted in literature, changing the work’s tone to be satirical, making fun of this idea, or rebellious, in going away from these beauty standards. Instead of degrading women based on their beauty, women should instead get compliments on their beauty. But most women had no way to change these standards, the only thing they could do was make them into a joke, which is exactly what Austen did in Northanger Abbey.
Women of the Renaissance I would like to think that women had some sort of influence pre Renaissance that helped with empowerment and confidence. The unfortunate truth is that pre Renaissance women did not have a Rosie the Riveter type figure to lead them in an estrogen fueled rage while they fight for places in democracy, working the jobs they wanted, and showing the power they truly possessed, so instead, women sat back and remained in solitude until the 1400’s. Their fight for independence was followed by a common theme. Women of the Renaissance were used as building blocks for women today that identified as a problem, solution, effect for the human rights crisis of blatant sexism. The things that these women accomplished during their time helped being a modern woman a little easier.
I mean I get the whole damsel and distress part, but I thought we have overcome that concept with the stats the author wrote to prove her point. This matters because these girls are wearing makeup, padded bras, and thongs when they should be wanting doll houses. It is the effect of social media that's encouraging sexy to be acceptable not just being feminine. So girls know if they want compliments then they need to be sexy in order to get the results they want. I agree with the author's assertion because there
With the help of salonists, they beautify Mulan because women were based on looks. “Wait and see, when we’re through boys will gladly go to war for you” (Disney 9-10). This is significant because only the ‘pretty’ and ‘well fit’ women could be married. This ties back to feminism because women are constantly being judged by their looks. The salonists also include that Mulan must be “like a lotus blossom soft and pale How could any fellow say no sale?” (Disney 26-27).
Shakespeare’s play celebrates Kates wit and fiery spirit even while reveling in her humiliation. The play can be used as an example for the views of marriage in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the play could be sued as an example of what a wife was supposed to be like. Gossipy wives in the sixteenth and seventeenth century were to be submissive and were not to undermine the authority of their husband. The Taming of the Shrew emphasized, to the women of that time, that they would always end up being a submissive and dependent wife. On the other hand 10 Things I hate about you is more focused on the ideas of individualism, dating, and trust.
Bell Hooks is an American author, also she has an American book award. In her book especially chapter seven which is about “Feminist Manhood”, Bell indicated that many young women fear if they call themselves feminist, they will not be attracted to men anymore, but the truth that feminism does not hurt men. She proved her claim by explaining the women role in the society, and giving example in women who have jobs that could help the whole community, then she said that females are pillars of our community if the pillar collapse, the whole community will shut down. Finally, she thinks that the problem comes from males who have done many examples which consider against women, and blame them that the problem from them. Bell`s purpose is to explain women role in the community in order to make it obviously for men to think many times and understand women role.
They will do anything to get rid of this woman but for the potion to make her fall in love they would only invest a measly dollar. This spea “The Chaser” highlights some key points between male and female correlation. As females, we need to watch out for the Alans of the world and work towards showing them that we are more than just a pretty face. Women have all the right to speak out for themselves and what they want in life. The world is constantly changing and so are human relations.
In this way, she uses her power as narrator to corrupt values. When Offred remembers her feminist mother, she remembers how she wanted a women’s culture. She thinks to herself, “Mother...you wanted a women’s culture...it isn’t what you meant, but it exists” (Atwood 127). By doing this first-person narration, Offred is interpreting for us that the powerful Gilead society corrupted feminist moral values. She says that her mother wanted a women’s culture, and acknowledges that Gilead has given them this, but by corrupting the
Favorable Transformation During Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Katherina’s transformation from the shrew to the perfect model of a wife teaches how women in Shakespeare’s time had to tailor themselves to meet men’s standards rather than being accepted for who they are. In today’s world a woman like Katherina would be a role model to young girls but then she was deemed intolerable. Throughout The Taming of the Shrew Katherina alters her personality drastically to become favorable. According to some men, women were supposed to follow men’s orders and fit all the stereotypes while belonging to a rich family. In Katherina's case they only saw her money as an attractive feature.
A girl can be seen as beautiful and attractive, but continued to be shunned - all because they don’t wear the latest trends in fashion (but what if they like wearing solid colors or nerdy shirts from Walmart?). They may have a great personality that would attract many suitors in the nineteenth century, but if it is not up to the status of some people, they’re deemed unworthy. It is honestly one of the saddest things I have witnessed and experienced. Through The Body Project, Brumberg explains how American girls have shifted from judging a girl through her personality and internal character to judging through her appearance. But as we become more comfortable with our bodies, American girls are going through yet another shift: we are judging girls based on not just their appearance, but also through their material possessions.