", as if “acting like a girl' was something to be ashamed of. It's implied many times throughout the novel that being a gentleman is of more value and prestige than being a lady. The issue with this is that there is no definition of neither femininity nor masculinity, yet people still try to conform themselves and others into categories. Sexism and categorization must also be combated with not only education but also general acceptance of people's decisions of gender, personality, and how they categorize
Lorraine Hansberry uses gender identity as a key foundation throughout the play A Raisin in the Sun. The play intertwines masculine and feminine gender roles concurrent with the times. Gender identity has been and always will be an issue that people either advocate for or ignore completely. It is an unspoken rule that men are the leaders and women simply follow orders. Sociologically speaking, gender is a social construct that we are so accustomed to that we rarely speak up about the injustices women face.
The subject matter of her piece is not as interesting as that of Gustave Caillebotte’s The Orange Trees, due to the gender inequality and male superiorism. Women at the time didn’t have as much freedom as men, and couldn’t express as much as they wanted to without being provoked. Generally women at all times had to be accompanied by a man at all times otherwise they would be views as a prostitute. At the time men were only able to be a flanuer, but if a woman was seen attempting this position they would be offered for sex. Due to these strict restrictions is very remarkable how much detail Berth Morisot creates in her
However, just because men are physically superior does not mean that also translates to mental superiority. If anything, it shows that women were given the capacity of an intelligent mind to compensate this shortcoming. She again stresses that it is the equality of education that is being sought after. The essay by Murray is important because it demonstrates just one of the many thoughts that were increasingly being expressed by women of the time. The essay was written at a time where the prevailing idea of male superiority in society was still so ingrained, attempts at changing the status quo were impractical.
Alice Dreger, a historian, proved to the viewers that people do draw the line between sex because our social categories are being threatened. Much of her evidence proved that sex wasn’t simplistic as we thought. It is complicated. There is no clear line. According to Dreger, it is rather fuzzy.
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). Wollstonecraft, in order to convince her readers for change, gather up what women lack and blames it all back to their lack of education, thus proving her point more.
Sexual identity is an interesting topic that society takes a critical look at it of late. Sexual identity deals with gender roles, sexual attractions to men and women in the same sex or opposite sex, great like of one sex that alternates with the other and how gender roles defined by society'. As in the film “Boys Don’t Cry,” Brandon has a female biological sex, but her gender identity is different. She is born a female with male features. Though Brandon is born a woman, she lacks the hormones for the growth of female features.
Gender roles play a significant part through ought the play Antigone due to the fact that men are treated on a higher scale than women. Sophocles portrays women as people with no rights nor freedom. Antigone is on a destiny for burial rights of her brother Polyneicis. Gender roles are expressed throughout the play Antigone by disrespecting women and men having power and freedom. Antigone believes she should have the right of her brother’s burial.
1. Three political issues that are most evident for women during the 1960’s and 1970’s Chicana/o Movement are oppression, machismo, and control over their bodies. Chicana’s encountered oppression from La Raza because they focused on getting equal rights for the men and completely put the women’s needs aside. Women were not accepted by the leaders in the Chicano Movement or the Anglo establishment (Vidal 22). Chicana’s experienced machismo within the Chicano Movement because they were seen useful only to perform sexual activities or support the men.
The inclusion of gender roles in Othello helps to achieve elements of tension between the couples and develop gender issues in the relationships within the play. The presence of gender roles in Othello are critical for its plot development and they contribute to its sense of reality. To start, females during the Elizabethan era possessed little to none social power compared to men. Male dominancy was present throughout European society and women were not considered to be equal to men. In fact, women were considered to be property of men whether they be wives or daughters.