Despite education for women being an emotional and personal topic for Wollstonecraft, she balances her writing with reason (Volkova 896). She provides details and logic that back up her statements. She gives relatable examples and alarming possible outcomes. One of Wollstonecraft’s point is that, women are dependent on men because of the way society views marriage. Women from before based their survival on the approval on men, instead of furthering on their educational needs (Poonacha 427).
As a women’s rights activist, she questions the universality of Emerson’s self-reliance by pointing out the gender bias in his languages and states that women are also capable of self-reliance. In addition, she also explores the possibility of self-reliance in political and social realm—more specifically, the possibility of self-reliance in the institution of marriage. However, she still
To what extent do Rousseau and Wollstonecraft agree and disagree Wollstonecraft assumes that either there is a difference between men and women, or history has just been unfair with women. She reaches the conclusion that women’s lack of good education is the cause of misery in the world, Wollstonecraft’s gender equality ideas, crashed with Rousseau’s. Rousseau is celebrated for the social contract, and his conception of human civilisation, he is one of the best known Enlightenment figures in favour for change, even-though he was progressive, when it came to gender Rousseau was extremely conservative. Wollstonecraft assumes that in the past, those who were the biggest and strongest, were the ones that ruled over the other, but now she declares
Antigone examines a difference between the behavior expected of women and the truth of their part in society. Creon believes that men are the lead characters in society and women to take a secondary and compliant part. Creon gives Antigone a harsher punishment simply because she is a woman. I trust Antigone is right on the grounds that not only is her demonstration courageous, but compassionate and tolerant. Above all, it is the proper thing to do, to pay admiration to the dead.
Lastly, the author induced voluntary thoughts from the readers regards to this matter. In the last paragraph, the author questions the readers that may sound obvious and even stupid to some degrees: “Are women persons?”. Obviously women are human, and it may seem as if there is no need to answer this questions. But, all the disfranchisement and inequality that prevailed at that time, limited the human rights of woman. Thus, this rhetorical question was intentionally manipulated by the author to emphasize the apparent ironic situation, thus stressing the need for the change.
Naomi Morgenstern states, “Miss Amelia is defeated (this is the story of sexual difference as sexual hierarchy), yet it is an unjust defeat: if it had been a fair fight, she would have emerged victorious.” Through this quote Naomi Morgenstern took a different approach, but through her approach we can see why McCullers wants to defy the society’s standards. It is clear without any interference Miss Amelia would have dominant over Marvin Macy; therefore, it is important for Cousin Lymon to interfere. These descriptions invoke a clear image of who Miss Amelia is, but they also show that women are not all the same and may not conform to society’s
She states within From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, that woman being uneducated is a weakness. Wollstonecraft compares women to military men who are not prepared. Wollstonecraft believed that women along with men should all have a mind of their own. Wollstonecraft states in, From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, “Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience; but, as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in dark, because former only want slaves, and the latter a plaything.” Wollstonecraft truly does not blame men for the action of women, but blames women for allowing men to have control over them.
Angelique Maysonet Mr. Wiglesworth ELA 8 Block 3 March 15 2016 The rights aren't always right Have you ever been told you run like a girl? Or throw like a girl? ever wondered why females are considered the weaker gender?
Women should be giving all their potential and start thinking that they can achieve whatever it is they want, real movement and change begin from women
Despite the claim that the world has made progress towards gender equality, women are expected to depict feminine characteristics and mannerisms deemed suitable by society. Sandra Cisneros challenges these societal expectations in her poem “Loose Woman” by embracing the negative connotations of a masculine woman. Cisneros faces the pressures of conforming to the American and Latin American status quo of being a woman. Because Cisneros chooses to defy many womanly ideals, she is labeled with “undesirable” identities heavily influenced by religious beliefs. These religious views impact the social expectations of a woman’s sexual orientation as well as her social behavior.
Women’s place and role in the society is something that has been discussed and changed over time. Should their rights be the same as men’s? Should they be superior? Inferior? The world faces a dilemma on weather they should be or not equal as men.
Jill Johnston’s book, The Myth of the Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm, taken from her book, “Lesbian Nation”, takes the readers on a wilder ride than Anne Koedt’s excerpt, The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm. In it, she proclaims that “all women are lesbians” and that the only solution to Feminists massive complaint towards the man is to seek lesbianism (505). She explains that a man’s equipment, no matter how diluted, will always be the instrument to conquer. The solution, therefore, is lesbianism. She stated “until all women are lesbians, there will be no true political revolution” (505).
Our society determine two genders (man, woman) and follow rules that are set for them. If someone stands out of this stereotype, the acceptation by general public is not even today that open. Both readings were focusing on a new direction of feminism – Gaga Feminism, and defining what this new direction means for us. J. Jack Halberstam in his article Gaga Feminism for Beginners defined Gaga feminism as “feminism that recognizes multiple genders” and it is not trying to fight for equality between each gender but rather reduce the importance of the meanings of each gender term (25-26). He made lots of connection with movie industry and how movies portrait our life expectations and he challenged it with our life expectations in the real world.