Anti-abortion activists, for example, value the life of unborn embryos and fetuses; pro-choice activists value the right of women to control their own body and reproductive decisions like carrying the child. These different value positions reflect different subjective interpretations of what constitutes a social problem, causing a conflict between the two sides. For anti-abortionists, the availability of abortion is the main social problem while for pro-choice advocates, restrictions on abortion is the social problem. The conflict theory contrasts the functionalist perspective due to the fact that conflict theories sees the need for abortion to solve the inclination of population. Also sees the cost of pregnancy as expensive, moreover, the course of raising a child, forcing one to work hard to earn such to support a child.
Critical feminism in social work was developed in the 1970’s as a response to emerging radical social movements of the time. ‘The core mission of critical social work is to promote social justice through social work practice and policy-making” (Healy, 2001). Critical feminism is a practice theory that prioritises the analysis of social structures and promotes collective action against injustice. Critical feminism challenges modern policy-making and welfare practice, as critical social workers ‘question liberal humanist notions of rationality, individual agency and operation of power’ (Healy, 2014). Many women seeking asylum all over the world have become victims to a decision-making process which ‘operates through gendered lenses that ignores
Thus, this rhetorical question was intentionally manipulated by the author to emphasize the apparent ironic situation, thus stressing the need for the change. Furthermore, by restating that discrimination against women contradicts the constitution and laws of the state, while also mentioning similar situation of Negroes, the author expanded her argument from the feminism perspective to the union of the United States as a whole, appealing to the readers about her sincere intentions of promoting United States to equal and just contries. In conclusion, the author clevelry structure her speech in a way that could effectively persuade specific audience, United States Citizens. By clearly displaying the unfairness and contradictions that our society have, the author induced
Gender inequality is a social justice issue that is prominent in several societies as it is a direct reflection of the systematic power distribution amongst the two binary genders. This form of inequality is reflected through a set of adverse behaviours projected from one individual to another, known as domestic violence. Individuals perform the identities that is associated with their gender role because it is what is culturally acceptable within their given society. Judith Butler’s theory of ‘Gender as a Performance’ depicts that the practices that individuals repeat and perform assure the elements that an identity is composed of. This theory is an embodiment of domestic violence as it establishes the inequality amongst the different genders, by allowing the male to perform his dominance, causing the female to feel inferior to this.
In the ethnographic documentary “Fire Eyes,” director Soraya Mire presented a biased opinion on the nature of female circumcision by emphasizing graphic content like gore and pain. While Mire’s documentary presents the terrifying nature of female circumcision, the use of graphic content and imagery successfully conveys Mire’s strong opinion opposing female circumcision. However, Mire neglects to discuss the cultural values behind the mutilation and instead prioritizes how she views the act as unethical. The importance in conveying the horrifying nature of female circumcision through graphic content evokes emotional responses in the audience and easily persuades the audience to follow the director’s own beliefs. In the movie “Fire Eyes,” Soraya Mire creates a personal connection with the audience by choosing to showcase bloody, painful responses rather than solely focusing on multiple retellings of women who experienced circumcision.
The conflict between the two main character's Nurse Ratched and McMurphy serves as a bridge for the overarching theme of sexuality. Or to be more specific the battle of sexuality. In the book the two main characters represent both sides of the spectrum when it comes to sexuality concerning genders. Nurse Ratched represents feminism and McMurphy represents masculinity. With the two conflicting views of how the character’s believe the institution for the mentally ill should be run you can see more of the juxtaposition between the two.
Radical feminism, its building on the notion of gender domination and repression, it has a distinctive conception of the organization and offers an alternative organizational form. As a results it has attracted particular attention in social welfare administration. Acker (1990) proposed that organizations are inherently gendered. They produce male domination through, (a) division along gender lines, (b) construction of symbols and images that explain and reinforce these division, (c) interaction between men and women including patterns of dominance, (d) production of gendered components of personal identity and expression in ongoing social
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: “Quicksand”, Identity and Women 's Experience Thesis Statement The thesis explores how issues related to class, race, and gender intersect to help shape Crane’s struggle towards attaining autonomy and social stability in the 20th century (French and Allyson 457). It shows how class, race, and gender connect by paralleling the plight of Quicksand as a protagonist in the definition of racial identity while struggling to attain sexual autonomy. The thesis makes a conclusion that the failure by Helga to achieve autonomy indicates that the novel critiques misogyny and racism within the society. The thesis also tries to compare the work with a similar novel by Larsen which is more or less of the same concept. It then concludes by taking into consideration the criticism in both
Modern feminism is prevalent in movements such as “Me Too” and “Say Her Name” to diminish sexism and oppression felt on all fields. Modern feminism has been made to destroy the history of racism, homophobia and cisgender embedded principles of historical feminism. One of the most influential and intersectional feminist works are that of Audrey Lorde. In Audrey Lorde’s book, Sister Outsider she explains the sexism felt by black lesbian women and the intersectional oppressions and the lack of social acceptance. Lorde explains the homophobia she faces in the black community, the racism she feels in the LGBT community and the intense homophobia and racism embedded in
By comparing these two advertisements we see that both of them are trying to portray women’s empowerment in a way through choices; “My choice” talks of women’s sexual agency which allows her to take informed choices and “Tanishq Remarriage” talks of the choice of getting remarried. But both of them fail to actually convey the true values of feminism that gets lost in convoluted portrayals and skewed visions. Although some parts of these respective advertisements are progressive in nature, yet the overall idea is that, these advertisements try to portray are a reinforcement of patriarchal norms and
In the New York Times article, "The Stealth Attack on Abortion Access," author Meaghan Winter works to inform her audience on abortion and on the fact that women with low income are having their freedom to choose what they want to do with their body stripped away by abortion foes and republicans. The same abortion foes and republicans who voted to stop organizations, like planned parenthood, from providing cancer screenings, ultrasounds, contraception, and other services to low income women. She also strives to convince her audience to stand up against the people negating a women’s right to choose, and to help fight for the rights of women everywhere. Certain groups of republicans and other anti-abortion associations and advocates are “subsidizing centers with public funds” by working to “defund comprehensive health care providers”. By taking away a health care providers’ ability to fund cervices such as abortion, contraception, and cancer screenings, Women with low income