The speaker also says how genders both play a game of whose responsibility is whose based on their sex. Adichie notes that feminism is usually viewed as a negative baggage, though she’s hopeful that men and women will soon understand that there’s a problem with gender and everyone should change it to better. In all aspects, Adichie is correct. According to the experiences of the speakers described by Goodman and Lara, society views women as objects and expects men to be the provider. The New Bedford barroom rape indicates Adichie’s point that people think of women as inherently guilty.
Forgiveness is key to accomplished equality because both men and women contribute to stereotypes. Men are also affected by the inequalities we face today and sometimes women forget this. Women impact the world and need to be better recognized for their contributions in society. They have the right to feel comfortable being themselves without the trepidation of judgement. Even today, women are careful to act in ways that don’t step far out of the norm in fear of social rejection.
When a woman tries to do her own thing, she still appeals to the men for approval. Women’s power appears to be only measured by their relationship with other men. It is insinuated that women are not worthy enough to have the same power as men. Generally, the women is thought to act foolish and emotional to please the men. Women try to prove their equality to men, but generally, the masculinity is the superior
The logical is something like ‘’if men can become women, then nothing is certain”. So they feel attacked and they react by lashing out. It isn’t the trans people that are terrible, it’s nothing about them that is terrible that causes people to act this
On the contrary, hostile sexism is having negative, unfavorable notions and behave accordingly against women (Glick and Fiske, 1997). In their Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) to measure people’s sexist attitudes, Glick and Fiske (1996) exemplified some items: “Men should sacrifice to provide for women” for benevolent sexism and “Most women interpret innocent remarks as sexist” for hostile sexism. According to them, these two type of statement, together, claim sexism but in different ways, in different kind of thinking. It is suggested that benevolent sexism is significant to deal with because it is like white man’s burden. According to story, white man has a duty given by God to enlighten and to develop the world.
Feminist strive for equality amongst genders and have done so over the last hundreds of years. They wish to be empowered and not be seen as subordinate to men. Marketers have understood this and altered their content to support feminist’s wishes. The empowerment of women n advertising is a growing trend in recent years. In today’s world where women through the majority of eyes are seen equal, there isn’t much they can seek that gives them a great sense of empowerment.
This discrimination against sex is called sexist and America itself has embodied the definition of sexism through the unrealistic idea of women on TV, the pay gap, and the fact that there are very few women involved with politics. There is no voice for women being heard in these aspects and there must be a voice for women. As being a feminist, I find that it is completely sad that America is still holding up those stereotypes and is not finding ways to develop better quality between men and women, along with establishing a greater body of support for men and women. The media needs to change its stereotypical and sexist views of women to develop equality between the two and to see women not as the sex symbol but as the one who is powerful. That is something that seems to be missing in media.
The top two versions of feminism are difference and equality, which are two both, in a way, contradicting beliefs, even though they originate from feminism. Unfortunately, outsiders tend to think feminists are more for difference feminism, which injures the reputation of feminism itself. Polli’s beliefs of equality feminism having higher morals than that of difference feminism shine through her article “Marooned on Gilligan’s Island: Are Women Morally Superior to Men?”, but her constant switching between the two ideas leads to an unfocused reader. Beginning her article with the petition offered to her by the writer’s wife sets the ground for what the audience is about to read. Although the petition claims to be for women’s equality, Pollitt realizes that is not quite the case.
There also exists a dispute that has been divided into two groups; minimizers and maximizers. Minimizers are the ones that are will to minimize the difference between men and women in order to undermine the category of women. When maximizers are claiming to revalue women and empower them by reclaiming the category assigned for them. Which in this case it is kind of contradictory. Feminism is about equality, all about being equal yet not same, but, this group of “maximizers” are seeking for an entirely different end than most feminism are,
With the idea that men are capable of controlling women through physically abusive and exploitive means, Radical feminism is able to protect these women from such harmful situations. It removes the power that men have over the female body, – sexual objectification, harassment, exploitation – as well as any form of misogyny. It also praises the female body, especially those that have the capability of nurturing, and possibly even condemning or rejecting any form of sexual exploitation. In essence, Radical Feminism is the form of feminism that is ‘anti-men’, which is what many people understand feminism to be. Alternatively, it removes the idea of gender completely so as to eliminate any sexism that may occur in the