Summary of Primary Source Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s central claim in this primary source is about women’s rights in the United States. Stanton wrote the “Declaration of Sentiments” which was model after the Declaration of Independence. In this primary source, she stands against the government that has led women to suffer under it and declares that under the constitution it is their job to disregard that type of government and demand for a new administration that pursuits “safety and happiness”. Stanton goes on to explain how man has always towered over women and provides evidence to support her argument. She explains how women are not allowed to vote, have to follow the laws without being properly represented, and criticizes how suppressed
Since there was no law broken there was no punishment to be given. It just interrupted the events of the night. This act justifies civil disobedience because it shows that an act of violence does not need to take place. Sister’s Uncut has been protesting to stop government cuts to domestic violence help but they have not yet succeeded with receiving those funds back. They have been a feminist group since the early 20th century when women were trying gain voting rights but now that they have been given those rights they are tending to another issue they feel is important in their community.
Because of sexist opinions of the time, many people believed that a woman had no power to create change, especially in government since she could not vote. Women themselves believed this societal expectation, and although Grimke does not reject society’s idea of femininity and womanhood entirely, she specifically rejects their supposed political incompetence in a rebuttal. Using evidence from general and specific political movements in England, all of which were greatly aided by the support of women petitioning the government, Grimke assured her audience that “When the women of these States send up to Congress such a petition our legislators will arise, as did those of England, and say: ‘When all the maids and matrons of the land are knocking at our doors we must legislate.’” (Grimke, 192) This summary of her somewhat vague past points is similarly nonspecific; however, this is still effective since simply alluding to historical events rather than explaining them was sufficient for an audience that knew more about England and its history than contemporary Americans do today. After giving various premises of past and present movements English women were and are participating in, she directly compares English and American governments in this passage when she comes to the
B. "Tell him nothing of my decisions, if you care for the well-being of your mistress and are a real woman." (Lines 822-823) C. Don’t tell him about my plans, if you care about the well-being of your mistress and are a real woman. D. If you are a real woman you wont tell on another woman that is in trouble. E. This relates to the topic because it shows that the women feel like they need to stand up for each other against men.
Dido, a once powerful Carthaginian, failed in having the power to bend a political man’s will to abandon his obligations, yet held the capability to do so. Based on this inference from The Aeneid, Virgil demonstrates how women cannot be entrusted with the political leadership in the society; therefore, they are seen to be negatively impacting politics. Women in Virgil’s The Aeneid are unable to control their emotions and eventually fail to deliver the responsibilities they are entrusted with leadership positions and overall with
Society always looks at women with a special eye, which is not the case for men. Wollstonecraft’s’ message to all the women is to come out of their culturally constructed state, avoid being elegant, examine their inherent nature, and be rationale. Wollstonecraft is heavily inspired by Rousseau, and embraces his commitments to be independent and free. Even though she speaks of women as separate from herself, but she does not compliment them, instead reprimand them for failing limiting their goals till marriage. She condemns women for wasting all their energy in beauty, marriage and children.
She also expresses her beliefs and asks of her husband to be thoughtful of the women when declaring independence.Throughout the story she expresses what she feels is wrong with the world like how the slaves are being kept from freedom.She states how she believes that everyone should have freedom and doesn’t believe that people should take from the ones who don’t have anything ”fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have “.Abigail also states how she wants her husband to give the women some kind of power so men don’t become tyrants with absolute power.”I desire you would remember the ladies ,and be more generous and favorable to them than your ncestors.Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.Remember,all men would be tyrants if they could “.This goes to show that Abigail believed that women should have some kind of role in politics even society other then being the dedicated mothers.Being the first lady she also believed that slaves had the right to freedom and that everyone was
During the Anglo-Saxon period, and even in today’s society, females portrayed as peace keepers because they are not supposed to get involved in any of action that starts some kind of feud. Because Grendel’s mother wants vengeance for the death of Grendel, she disturb the status quo of the female sex by starting up a feud. The same similarities are shown in Pascoe’s essay about how females are depicted and how they are supposed to act “However girls did not use this word as part of their regular lexicon. This sort of gendered homophobia that constitutes adolescents masculinity does not constitutes adolescents femininity”. (Pascoe, 577-578)The quote explains how girls at River high barely use the word “fag” because it did not account for femininity.
Another example of Huxley’s criticism of state control is through Feminism. This examination will show how the government takes complete control of the women in Brave New World and perceives them as objects. Sexuality in Brave New World is not complicated as it is in our society because in our society we have the need to label everything that seems different, labeling eases people. Citizens in Brave New World are forbidden to love anyone, they cannot become involved in a romantic or permanent relationship, and they must practice promiscuity and not monogamy. Promiscuity is still not accepted in our society but many people do practice it.
But Antigone does not think that way because she disobeys for the sake of her brother. But as well she places the gods as the highest ruler instead of Creon, the King of Thebes. I think Creon views women as objects, he believes that men are in control and women should back down and obey the men. “there are places enough for him to push his plow. I want no wicked women for my sons.” (Sophocles, Line 455) He clearly shows that women are to surrender to the male figures.