She was exposed to the ideals that violence is needed to create greater change in society. The way Goldman interpreted the social anarchy ideology was the need to be liberated from the status quo and free access to the earth’s joys and necessities. The activist was a student of Johann Most and was taught the proper ways to convince and excite others by public speech. The fiery passion she had for liberation was formed because of her lack of freedom during her childhood. Goldman would not be allowed to have the same opportunities as men because of the fact that she was a girl.
Lastly, the firth chapter, Normative `White' Femininity, elaborates on how white femininity is further disciplined by the patriarchal ideas of beauty, which create normative beauty standards which are racialized.Deliovsky book provides an incredible innovative theoretical contribution to the “white studies” literature in North America. The books title “White femininity, race, gender and power” already implies that the content presents an original and provocative context to the complex dimensions of “whiteness”
By understanding it we could possibly end its innate hold on society and clarify the false promise of meritocracy. It is unfair to glorify a successful race if the other races are given a handicap. Lastly, studying whiteness could breed tags that currently aren’t associated with whiteness. Ethnicities outside the realm of the white race are closely associated with the respective race. As Harlon Dalton points out, “most non-White ethnics recognize that, at least in the American context, they have a race as well as an ethnicity.
As a young country, the United States was a land of prejudice and discrimination. Wanting to grow their country, white Americans did what they had to in order to make sure that they were always on top, and that they were always the superior race. It did not matter who got hurt along the way because everything that they did was eventually justified by their thinking that all other races were inferior to them. A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki describes the prejudice and discrimination against African Americans and Native Americans in the early history of the United States. We see how the leaders of this country, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, had prejudice thoughts about these two different ethnic groups, how prejudice was built into society and the
As black or white or maybe something in between? As Korean or Korean-American? The identities we hold ourselves to are determined by the societal statuses we ascribe to, such as gender, socio-economic status, age, race or culture. Throughout the Pacific Basin, race and culture have become two of the most critical components of identity. Despite the importance of race and culture in developing one’s identity, both Latin America and the United States of America have historically suppressed the identities of immigrants and indigenous peoples through a strong desire to whiten their respective societies.
Freedom is the ability to be oneself unapologetically; to not be persecuted for existing as yourself. In Lorraine Hansberry famous work A Raisin In The Sun the topic of freedom is explored through the Younger’s struggle for a better life in a racist world. The themes shown in the play can easily be seen in our world today, especially with the upturn in racially motivated issues. The Younger’s journey to a better life mirrors the struggles still faced today with minorities trying to find their freedom, as themselves. An overarching theme in the play is identity, especially the character of Beneatha; she is progressive and decided to fight back against assimilation to reclaim her identity throughout the tough challenges she faces.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a feminist advocates the rights and equality of a woman. Therefore, in Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, Lizzie Borden, the protagonist defines her role as a feminist to advocate her rights and equality for her independence. Thus, Lizzie Borden wants to gain the property from her father when he passes, to illustrate her independence and take control of her actions. However, since she is a woman, her father does not allow her to take control as he believes that men have the power to impose the rights. Therefore, Lizzie takes actions and advocates her beliefs to prove that she has an equal right for herself.
Feminists just want to prove that there is more a woman can do than taking care of a house or children. These women would like to expand their limitations that society keeps them in, “These limitations of Feminism bemoans and urges women to break through. It laments that a woman, by looking forward matrimony, should diminish her interest in her factory work. It would reverse condition: make wage earning permanent and marriage transient, salary the major and children the minor interest (Martin 42).” Feminism by engaging the mother in daily occupation for wages outside the home, would make comprehensive that separation between mother and child which, unhappily, is common among the frivolous rich (Martin 197).” Feminism has a sort of double hero
Mama is filled with grace and beauty, however she lets nothing stand in the way of her family. She desires for her family to develop deep roots. However, the altercation between her children is acting as an herbicide to the roots of the Younger family. It is breaking Mama’s heart to see her children argue. She knows that she needs to do something that will help keep her family in one piece.
Throughout her story “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker conveys the artifacts and ideas we value and choices we make shape our identity as a person. The two central characters, Mama and her daughter, Dee (Wangero), undergo transformations throughout the story. Dee undergoes transformations once she reaches society and is not repressed by her culture, which she so desperately hated. However, when she visits engage, she loves the artifacts from her culture and see them as a piece of art. Mama and Dee undergo big transformations as they face a daughter and mother conflict against their heritage.