1. INTRODUCTION Feminism foresees a genderless area where women should be perceived as equal to males. Femininity has been socially crafted due to the idea that men are perceived superior above women. Open-minded feminism quarrels that gender contrasts are not established in biology hence on the society’s comprehension of gender. Women and men are not disparate as they are both able to envision therefore no variation of gender ought to be imposed.
Walt Whitman uses his poems to demonstrate gender equality by addressing the male and female forms as equals. After describing himself as a universal poet, of both “the woman the same as the man.” Whitman says that it is, “As great to be a woman as it is to be a man”(Whitman 24). During his lifetime, women were viewed as inferior to men; they did not have voting rights, and “contained fewer multitudes economically, intellectually, and psychologically” (Pollak 108). Whitman, on the contrary, expresses his respect for women as equals to men, and does not view one above the other. He, unlike other poets of the time, he shines a positive light on women and glorifies their strength and power.
The “strength” of a sex is reflected in these characters. There are many stereotypes in believing that men should play knights and fighters because they are physically stronger, or men should be doctors because they are more intellectually capable. I strongly and personally feel that these stereotypes should be ignored, as all stereotypes should be. Although I can give a billion more examples to prove this stand- these examples are already suffice in showing women are not the weaker
The clear superiority of men over women is especially distinct when we take a look at the Handmaids; their own names have been stripped from them, to be replaced with a label that merely tells who she is expected to produce the offspring of. This shows that the only part of their identity that is remotely valued or considered of significance, is who they belong to. The Commanders’ Wives, as appears in the books, are seen to have more power than other classes to females, and even they are not exempt from strict rules and regulations that surround women and restricts their
We tell girls their goals aren’t realistic. But knowing women, everyone knows that a woman will not give up on a dream. Why should we stop a female that’s doing well for herself? Is it so she can let others achieve her accomplishment? It would simply be because she can do better than a man.
In this essay, she states that women are just as capable of reason as men are, and because of this fact, deserved the same education and rights as they received. Despite her reputation reflecting poorly on her piece, this does not change the fact that her ideas were held with high regard; even if no one agreed with her lifestyle, her ideas on women’s education could not be disputed. She herself may have not been involved in the feminist movement, but her ideas in Rights of Woman influenced many writers up until modern
Women also weren 't able to learn about reasoning and arguments. A women philosopher known as Mary Wollstonecraft made many changes on the views of women. Mary states, “ Women must be allowed to find their virtue on knowledge, which is scarcely possible unless they be educated by the same pursuits [studies] as men. Mary believes women and men should both have the rights to learn about reasoning and arguments because women are just as smart and creative as
For women, however, there was no Scientific Revolution. “When men studied female anatomy, when they spoke of female physiology, of women’s reproductive organs, of the female role in procreation, they ceased to be scientific.”( “A History of Their Own,” 1988). They took away reason and did not allow for the evidence to change their views of the female anatomy. Tradition, sexism, and a false sense dictated their conclusions about women. “With the authority of their “objective,” “rational” inquiry they restated ancient premises and arrived at the same traditional conclusions: the innate superiority of the male and the justifiable subordination of the female.” (“A History of Their Own,” 1988).
As Kathleen Parker states in her article, “Military is putting women at unique risk”, “Arguments against women in direct combat have nothing to do with courage, skill, patriotism or dedication. Most women are equal to most men in all these categories and are superior to men in many other areas, as our educational graduation rates at every level show. Women also tend to excel as sharpshooters and pilots” ( Paragraph 6). The issue is not that women are not equal enough but, the fact that young women are not capable like young men are. Parker also states that “we’re not talking about female officers of a certain age pacing the hallways of the Pentagon when we speak of placing women in combat, though perhaps we should be.
We become aware to the acceptance of powerful women, and how even if you are strong it is okay to need help. We learn that not all men will treat us fairly, but when we find the one who sees us equally and treats us with respect then we know to not let him go. Shows like “Reign” are extremely helpful in expressing these lessons and they teach us without making the point of their lessons so poignant and forced that they settle in over time and help us understand more about ourselves and our cultures as we look back on the episodes. In conclusion, I would like to say that I respect Traister’s opinion and she argued her side very well, but I hope that I have made it clear that my views on the subject include women can be strong, but don’t only have to rely on other women for comfort, and men; while they can be sexist pigs; there are some who will treat women as equals and they aren’t just there to be fools that make the audience laugh. Pop culture is changing how we view gender roles and they are leading us closer and closer to finally seeing each other as
Almost immediately, Tyler begins to mention the differences between men and women in society. She speaks about how she is not an advocator for casual sex for anyone, man or woman, however she is a firm believer in women being able to get what they want. She jokes about how men can look like crap, yet still be seen in media having relations with highly attractive women. Yet women, have to do so much