The men would have the children and the property under their name leaving the women under no set back, women were say as inferior, only being expected to do house work and not be involved in politics, women didn’t have the same rights that men did and were always ranked lower than men. McClung saw this injustice and therefore she aimed to give women equal rights as men.
Wollstonecraft’s powerful literary work presents rational principles so women can liberate themselves from oppression. Specifically, a social construct in which women were second tier to men in every aspect of their lives. Wollstonecraft argues that both men and women were born with the right to reason, and that women should have access to the same education, power, and influence in society as men do. During this time period, education played a strong role in women appearing unintelligent due to their lack of proper education. Wollstonecraft believes that if women have the same opportunities as men and proper training in math, philosophy, and science, then they could become productive and influential members of society.
Both Martin Luther and John Calvin were responsible for continuing the generic housewife role of women. They both believed that women had a very distinct role in society which was to be cheerful and follow and respect their partners. They also believed that they had little to no role in society or education and should only focus on being a good housewife, because of their inferiority to men. These ideas are continuous in the time period of the Protestant reformation through the Enlightenment because many of these ideas have been voiced by enlightenment thinkers. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant are two of the enlightenment thinkers who continued to express the ideas that women were inferior to men.
Temidayo Akinwande Christopher McBride 19th March, 2017 Sociological Approach in the critical analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Introduction By tradition, the men have held the positions of power in the society. On the other hand, women are treated as second-class citizens possessing no legal rights and not receiving the same respect as the males. All this is greatly attributed to culture, which in a way, dictates the gender responsibilities, training the women to understand their inferior position while encouraging the youthful men to learn how to be in control. Social analysis requires that fictions either agree to the society’s structural arrangement or enable social appreciation with the aim of changing this hierarchy. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s book “The Yellow Wallpaper” demonstrates the struggle of one woman to break from the traditional female roles which the society tries to force her into adhering as well as the social reaction to the act.
Such a masculine personality in Mama comes from her experience to true oppression – slavery. Mama says that Walter is a “disgrace to [his] father’s memory” as she challenges Walter to fulfil his moral duty to succeed his father. Hence, A Raisin in the Sun play is feminist since it depicts the leadership of a woman who exerts control on the collective decisions for the family, when instead, a woman is stereotypically expected to be submissive to the men in the
Women were expected to cook, take care of their children and maintain the household, but not much more. These standards created by societal boundaries caused women to feel insignificant, as if they had no say in anything. Thus, women wanted to be given equal rights that other individuals at the had. Doc A states, “we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States” (Cult of Domesticity, Doc. A).
Wollstonecraft wonders how someone as Rousseau “lowers his sentiments when describing women and interprets his words as the rationalization that women are in fact, considered either moral beings, or extremely weak that they must be entirely subject to “the supreme faculties of men. Therefore, there is a contradiction in Rousseau’s words, why women should not receive education, if they are equal to
Thus, “homage to my hips” is a war cry for women to learn to rise up against oppression through expressing love for their own body, which in the poem allows for the speaker to be free. These images of oppression spread negativity, however, by Clifton connotating “hips” with positivity and self-respect she is trying to reinstate confidence and pride in women and their unique body types. Through the usage of images of female oppression both poets try to instill into female across the globe that remaining subjugated is not a
In the analysis include at least TWO woman reformers whose views you think might most agree with the views of the author you are analyzing and show why? Judith Sargent Murray: She was a essayist, playwright, poet and letter writer in the late 18th and early 19th century America. She was one of the earliest proponents of the idea of equality among men and women. She was of the view that women in no way inferior to men in intellectual capacities and should be given equal opportunity to achieve economic independence. She even adopted a masculine pen name so that her readers would not dismiss her views just because she was a woman.
However, women have to fight against these men in order to prove themselves in the society. Actually, men think that they are the only gender who is living in this world because in their point of view women don’t have such an effective role in the society. Consequently, it’s time to prove for these men that women exist in this world. So, every single person should ask himself how women can have a leading position with effective skills without any differences compared to men. Female leaders have more effective qualities than men leaders in various regions.