Part I: Resistiendo la cultura que me empuja hacia lo liminal Between here and there, we embody the conflicting reality that we live in, in which patriarchal paradigms reign. In given world women are suppressed via culture. But it is the woman of color who carries most of the burden, for she is typically separated from her homeland and marginalized in Western society. Nevertheless, she is known for her resistance, not her captivity. In “Movimientos de rebeldía y culturas que traicionan,” Gloria Anzaldúa discusses; cultural tyranny, liminality, and resistance, all of which are highly relevant topics in both of Sandra Cisneros’ stories; “Woman Hollering Creek” and “Never Marry a Mexican.” According to Anzaldúa, cultural tyranny shapes our beliefs
However, they became having some rights in their family, civic and political lives. Women were devoted themselves to their husbands. Kay O’Pry who is the writer of "Social and Political Roles of Women in Athens and Sparta" explains the stages of women 's lives at its time. Before they get married, they were controlled by their fathers then the responsibility fell to their husbands. Also, they were married in their early teens to an older husband.
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain herself is an example of the inability to silence a group of people; in her writing of “Sultana’s Dream”, she breaks out of the role of the invisible woman in the zenana. She is still read nearly a hundred years later. Thus, for women to turn the tables, to restrict and oppress men in the same way they have been restricted and oppressed is an impossible notion, because there will always be someone to break out of the mold. Additionally, because Hossain herself shows that no group can be made completely invisible, the meaning of “Sultana’s Dream” cannot be interpreted on a literal level, as a call to hide men away while women do all the work in their own society (10). Rather, the impossibility of the situation grabs the reader’s attention in order to show the presence of female oppression in the real world.
The things that these women accomplished during their time helped being a modern woman a little easier. The following contains women who decided enough was enough and fought sexism and bias to the core that eventually lead to some of the most popular inventions and art known from the middle ages. Women’s role in the pre Renaissance period were where our current twentieth century thinking comes from. The roles were vastly different from eastern Europe to western Europe” The status of women differed immensely by region. In most of Western Europe, later marriage and higher rates of definitive celibacy (the so-called "European marriage pattern") helped to constrain patriarchy at its most extreme level.
This essay discusses several important issues that Shelina personally experienced as a Muslim woman who lives in Europe. Firstly, she refuses to obey the patriarchal cultural norms which seem to downgrade the status of women and make them look less powerful and educated than men. She eventually proves that the negative misrepresentations of Muslim women are wrong by being different while maintaining her Islamic identity. Besides, Shelina also counters the argument that hijab wearing women are oppressed by their fathers, brothers and husbands. To her, hijab symbolises liberation and she is persevered to wear hijab despite the warning given by her buxom aunties and the quizzical looks given to her following the 9/11 attack.
Introduction Saudi Arabia is a resourceful country. Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East bordering the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Extensive coastlines provide leverage on shipping, especially crude oil, through the Persian Gulf and Suez Canal. Neighboring countries include Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The geography of Saudi Arabia is primarily desert with rugged mountains in the southwest.
The individual herself is the narrative, Sapana is the story. As she goes through various experiences, the contemporary story of the nation unfolds. Apart from using the technique of coalescing the self and the national narrative, the play illustrates a pervasive cultural sensibility, especially regarding identity. Sapana is unidentifiable as a person with specific class and community. The playwright’s characterization of Sapana reminds me of a very powerful critique of identity by the renowned Palestinian writer Edward Said.
Sarita realizes that everyone in life encounters problems and under gives suffering at one stage or another. To an extent-this novel is a feminist affirmation of woman’s strength; it is also suggestive of the mother’s last word-all of us have to face at the end. “That we are alone. We have to be alone ………. We come into this world alone and go out of it alone.
Historically, Muslim Arab women participated in all aspects of life politically, socially, and economically, as is briefly discussed in the section on women’s education. Having grown up in Saudi society, it is clear that women’s training and education “ensure that at every level of competence and leadership there will be a place for them that is inferior and subordinate to the positions of men” (Smith, 1987, p.34). This is what’s called “glass ceiling” and it pertains to many Arab Muslim societies as well as some Western societies. A study of women and education in Saudi Arabia must take into account social and political events in recent years: Saudi Arabia was formally proclaimed a country only 70 years ago. Since that proclamation, many unique changes have taken place (Yamani, 1996, p.265).
Vayalar Ramavarma, Sreekumaran Thambi, P. Bhasaskaran etc are the pioneers in the surfacing of female rage and sexuality. Almost all the writers are concerned with the exploration of female sexuality, vulnerability, helplessness, failure to live in an authentic life and dependency. Women are often potrayed as an object for sensuous satisfaction, an obedient life partner , and as a perfect home maker. They can be seen as fragmented and helpless creatures still locked in dependency on men. It is interesting to note that none of these writers have strived to lift the traditional/ patriarchal norms that render women subordinate to her male counterparts.