If it is repercussions for all the years, women have had to uphold men’s arrogance and possessiveness, what difference are we to them? Have people not already endured enough misery? How are they promoting feminism with naïve controversy? Thus, we should not need modern feminism, as it is anti-feminist, anti-male, anti-family and anti-equality. Let us not be oppressed by our womanhood!
Bell Hooks is an American author, also she has an American book award. In her book especially chapter seven which is about “Feminist Manhood”, Bell indicated that many young women fear if they call themselves feminist, they will not be attracted to men anymore, but the truth that feminism does not hurt men. She proved her claim by explaining the women role in the society, and giving example in women who have jobs that could help the whole community, then she said that females are pillars of our community if the pillar collapse, the whole community will shut down. Finally, she thinks that the problem comes from males who have done many examples which consider against women, and blame them that the problem from them. Bell`s purpose is to explain women role in the community in order to make it obviously for men to think many times and understand women role.
Katha Pollitt, in her essay, “Marooned on Gilligan’s Island: Are Women Morally Superior to Men?” addresses the topic of how difference feminists actually weaken women. Difference feminists believe that women are morally superior to men. Pollitt was invited to sign a peace petition, but realized it was actually demeaning to women. Throughout her essay, Pollitt discredits several difference feminists by stating the flaws in their claims. The claims difference feminist make are such as the idea that all women are nurturers.
(Lee 154). Stereotypes are a major conflict in today's society also. Today the majority of women are paid less than men. With the exception of Calpurnia, and Miss Caroline the women in To Kill a Mockingbird do not get paid. All women who work today are paid, but not as much as men.
Muted group gives the illusion that any attempt of women to speak is blocked or made to feel their views are undervalued and disparaged (Puckett). It also portrays men as controlling, arrogant, and causes exclusion for women in society. In today’s culture, this is quite often not the case because women have been able to explain themselves and can communicate in independent methods. If we look at the English language, it has only been within the last couple of decades where we have seen strides in the English language to reflect jobs that once primarily pertained to one gender and now refers to a person regardless of their gender. A policeman has become the police officer, the fireman is now the fire officer, and an actress is now referred to as an actor.
Nevertheless, she does not try to actually make a difference and tackle any patriarchic beliefs and / or sexism nor does she want to be associated with being a feminist. This role is exclusively left to Shazzer: She voices her opinion on male privilege and dominance in our society very directly and loudly which is why she tends to be seen as a “ranting”, angry woman from the outside (e.g. from Bridget and her friends or her coworker) – much like the image of a “strident feminist” Bridget is describing in the beginning. She seems to fit the stereotypical version of a man-hating and bra-burning feminist that would like nothing more than to ban men completely from society in many ways as she always points out how men are responsible for everything. When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her.
Before reading Bell Hooks “Feminism is for Everybody” I did not understand what feminism truly meant, I had the definition that I had seen online of feminist women being what they called "feminazi". Those women hated men and wanted to be superior. I had the idea that being feminism meant being a lesbian with dyed armpit
Sexism is the prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex (Dictionary.com). Examples of this would be the pay gap between women and men, and how men get paid more for doing the same jobs as women. Some say that sexism in our country is not relevant any more, but that is not the case. Today, sexism still affects how various peopletreat each other, and how children are educated and raised. Within modern America, children are consistently put into roles and expected to stay within them; instances of this often happen within preschools, elementary schools, and even within the home.
The Women’s Movement excluded women of color as well as queer women of color because the Anglo Women’s Movement focused on at least three positions: some wanted access to whatever men had access to, others felt that men had all the power and were responsible for women oppression, and others felt that women oppression was one of many in society that had to be corrected (NietoGomez 54). The Anglo Women’s Movement felt that they needed equal opportunities as men, while the Chicana Feminist Movement focused on racism, sexism, and classism. The Chicana Feminist Movement recognized that men did not have all the power because the Chicano men had no power, they made up for that lack of power through “male privilege” (NietoGomez 55). Due to so much oppression and machismo the Chicana Feminist Movement came to existence. The fact that there were two Women’s Movements hurt the strength of each movement because it was easier to divide and conquer; although it did hurt the movements strength, it
Armando Chavarin English 100 Professor Fagundes 08/30/2017 Gender Equality The two articles “ 6 Common Arguments Against Feminism & Every Way You Can Shut Them Down” and “Girl power has lifted up women but failed men” are two very different articles. Even though they both discuss the expulsion of gender equality, their arguments vary from one another and present a lot better than the other one. For example, “Girl power has lifted up women but failed men” confuses the reader to what they are arguing about. The writer goes from one topic to the other and this confuses the reader. And the article “6 Common Arguments Against Feminism & Every Way You Can Shut Them Down” is more well organized, the writing is clear with what it's arguing