The Women’s Suffrage protest was significant to New Zealanders because it held importance to women at the time and resulted in change. This protest movement was important because women wanted alcohol banned and restrained. Women thought that being able to vote would be the best option for the prohibition of alcohol. They thought that if they were able to be franchised they could tip the vote towards liquor prohibition. Because at the time women were the ones who fought for alcohol restraint.
Susan Anthony “On Women's Right to Vote” and Elie Wiesel “The Perils of Indifference” are speeches delivered using their voices to make sure future change in society occurred. Anthony’s speech given in a different century and more persuasive on why women should vote? While Wiesel speech is more informative on, why not to be indifferent. Conversely, both experienced what prejudice, injustice and indifference were, sparks some similarities. The two speeches were from people who experienced being a victim of prejudice.
I am convinced that it could be a possible way to get rid of a verbally abusive relationship, to speak up when the abuse actually occurs. Janie becomes aware of her word power, she has then the ability to remain quiet as well because she does not want to abuse the authority that is presupposed in the felicitous speech act as the authors says (49). Moving to the third literary piece, Bollobás again discusses the destructive power of speech in Norman Mailer’s “The Time of Her Time”. This work, as Bollobás states, was written at the time of sexual liberation for women too, was a revolutionary one in presenting the female orgasm (49). However, it is viewed today as a representation of male sexual violence, with an Irish protagonist named Sergius O’Shaughnessy, a passionate bullfighter teacher, who claims himself
Therefore, they receive discrimination for being single mothers as well as, the simple fact that they are women. “Has had major implications for the high proportion of women working in the public sector, most of whom are employed at lower levels than men” (Leckie, 180). Again, they have to do the same job yet they are to receive a lower income. “There is also a vast array of ways in which single people are targets of “singlism”, which is when you are stereotyped, stigmatized, and discriminated against because you are single” (DePaulo). Due to all the stereotyping that occurs, people get discriminated based on their life actions such as, the choice of being a single mother or
In this paragraph I will be talking about Marilyn Frye’s article called “Sexism” and I will discuss whether I agree with her argument or not. Firstly, Frye gives an argument for sexism saying “sexism is not always apparent either to those who suffer from it or to those who inflict it upon others. It is imperceptibility of sexism that enables it to flourish in our society” (Frye, p.844). Marilyn Frye is trying to say that sexism is usually ignored in the real world to those who get hurt from it or to the ones who causes it. In my opinion, I will say that I do agree with Marilyn Frye’s stand on this subject for a couple of reasons.
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.
I propose my own ethical and political theory that the legalization of abortion itself is a political motive by the government to rid of their responsibilities to these potential mothers. To conclude, I focus on the importance of why it is important to consider these premises, as well as why it is also important to take a look at the other issues that have led to why a woman/girl would be considering an abortion, and why incest and rape is a reoccurring
Serious implications of the thin ideal are widespread in Western women, who are constantly bombarded by such images. The task of paying attention to oneself’s body image causes other cognitive and behavioural functions to suffer. It has been considered that extended exposure to such advertising can lead to women living vicariously through the models and actresses displayed in magazines and on television. The study proves that media pressure has inundated much of the young female population who will stop at nothing to achieve the perceived ‘perfect’ body image (Harper and Tiggemann
As a result, the most vital contribution of NAWSA was helping women win the rights to vote. The new reforms in Progressive Era brought advantages to all the workers but also brought disadvantages to those greedy bosses and corrupt politicians. Along with the exposure of the bad conditions, business monopolies, and the low wages of workers, government took steps to prevent these phenomenons and to protect workers’ rights, and that also reduced the profits of the bosses. And lots of political reforms generated to cut off the corruption from the root, common citizens was given a greater voice, and the politician machine got hurt which means that they couldn’t get the assistances. Progressive Era is important in US history, it brought better lives to people and justice to the
The documentary Miss Representation perfectly mirrors my thoughts and opinions regarding the inaccurate representation of women in the media and under-representation of women in influential positions. It was evident to me through my analysis of the documentary and my observations of the portrayal of women in the media that money is the contributing factor of not only the success of women in this country, but it is also our downfall. Money has prevented us from breaking down the barriers between women and the rest of society which has led to the media stereotyping women and undermining our abilities. Men aren’t subjected to the same criticism that women are in the workplace, films, television, social media, and their homes. Men have the power and respect in society and it seems that power derives from money.
Women should have control over her reproductive rights. We would be taking a step back if we got rid of Roe vs. Wade. Additionally, having taxpayers fund contraceptives and abortions can be a positive thing for all women especially women in poverty. Not all women have the financial outlet to pay for contraceptives and abortion. Without access to basic reproductive rights for women we could be taken back to a dark time again of illegal
Britain had seen too much violence. The public opinion at the end of the war greatly influenced the stance that after war feminism took. In Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain, Kent states that the experience of the war led pre-war feminists to shift their stance from equal pay and opportunities to reinvigorating the ideals of separate spheres (Noakes, 2007, p. 144). People wanted a return to the peaceful times they had enjoyed during the golden age, and they strongly linked traditional gender-roles to those times. Eleanor Rathbone led the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship (NUSEC) which seceded the NUWSS at the end of the war.