In this paper I will concentrate on how some feminist theories approach objectification by reviewing many different definitions of objectification; second I will explain the wrong thing about objectification and then what is ok about to see if they all those feminist critics agree about the idea of objectification. First of all, I will review different definition about the idea of objectification to see if they all have identical definition of identification. In 1995, Martha Nussbaum describes seven ways that are included to deal with women as an object. For instance “instrumentality” which illustrates how women are treated as a tool when somebody uses it as needed or “denial autonomy” which means the dealing with a woman as dependent who doesn’t have a “self-determination” (Papdaki 1) After that Some feminists focus on the way of dealing and treating with women as an object and the main concern is on sexual objectification. This theory is definitely explaining the sexual side as one of the means of women’s
The conflict between tradition and modernity and women’s relation to both continues to be an important subject in women’s writing. Women writers have increasingly looked into the validity of the traditional values. Today the ‘New Woman’ challenges the ancient notion of ‘Goddess in the house’ and ‘sexually voracious’ image. The ‘New Woman’ is a woman of awareness and consciousness of her low position in the family and society. But In spite of this awakening evolving around us, today also there are women who have lack of individualism and identity in the society.
Shirley Chisholm once claimed, “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It 's a girl.’” Throughout history, women have been told that they are not smart enough, pretty enough, or strong enough to do what is classified as “male work”. In more traditional environments, women are expected to hold certain jobs such as nursing or cleaning. The possibility to obtain the more “advanced jobs” such as a doctor or a lawyer was unsubstantial. This harsh stereotyping enables women to capitulate to their male counterparts causing the oppression of women. The theme of oppression of women is exemplified in the novels The Color Purple and Fried Green Tomatoes.
The procedure of being equal is still on process with some flaws. Women are tried to be encouraged in different areas to be equals with men such as: education, job, sports and so on. In The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood uses gender/gender equality in order to show the harsh restrictions women have in Republic of Gilead, which is the extreme but an accurate version of the today’s society. To prove these similarities between the Republic of Gilead and today’s society, I will give examples from abortion bans, pay of women and men in business world. One of the areas in The Handmaid’s Tale that Atwood points out the oppression on women is birth control and abortion.
Cohen goes onto to explain throughout his essay that gender quality in the workforce is not as progressive as it may appear according to Rosin, but in doing so, he successfully challenges us to look at the facts provided to us in “The End of Men”. Majority of her claims are not cited, and have no validity other than her own ability to successfully write a convincing narrative. However she does bring up an interesting thought as to why men have more difficulty embracing nurturing jobs when compared to women who have been eager to embrace new opportunities in the
She searches for women’s identity and explores the issues like cultural identity, sexual repression and victimization of women through her experience as a Diaspora writer. In her short story, A Pair of Jeans she points out the clash of Muslim values within the context of Western culture. In her interview with Munira Siddiqui (2011) concerning the publication and
This paper has thrown light upon the gender differences which have been imposed upon a woman under the guise of traditional taboos. Key Words: Culture, Immigrant Experience, Parsi Community, Traditions. Every country has its unique culture that shapes the people inhabiting it. The story of the novel An American Brat revolves around a young girl, who strongly beliefs in the laws of Muslim community thus she slowly ingrains the muslim beliefs and resist parsi community norms and values. This is about the young immigrant experience, from Pakistan to the United States, in the late 1970s.
The paper emphasizes several essential reasons for gender discrimination against females such as patriarchy or domination of men, ignorance of females at political field, lack of opportunities for job, less government spending for female representation in politics. It is observed that a thorough political consideration or concern such as institutional and program levels should assist to increase the political participation of women that would be achievement in decreasing of gender discrimination exists in political arena. In any case, females face frequently inequalities at home, working, and generally in
The book also emphasizes about how women are being oppressed in the society and how Islam saves them from the oppression. The book is divided into 2 parts which are the Part 1 is Finding Islam and Part 2 is Living Islam. The first part focuses on finding Islam which she tells the reader about her journey in
K. Narayan tries to promote the status of women very consciously. His ‘Women’s Lib’ movement, which actually begins in The Dark Room, comes to an apparent fulfillment in The Painter of Signs, encompassing a long journey from Savitri to Daisy via Shanti, Bharati and Rosie. The novelist laments the pitiable condition of women and this has perhaps led him to formulate the ‘Women’s Lib’ movement. Narayan does not advocate the westernized life style of women and he cannot accept the atrocities done on women in the moribund Malgudi patriarchal society. Thus, Narayan favours freedom for his new women and wants to see them educated, active and independent.