Often the voices from third world countries are taken seriously only if they reflect the norms of the Western world because of dominant cultural values that are overtaken in media and around the world. There are many types of feminist around the world depending on the situations between the first class and third class feminism. In the beginning of feminism, the barrier was created intentionally due to racism of early time but later as the American become a melting pot, the division stayed but it became overlooked. Many people are still ignorant because they haven’t gone through the same struggles or doesn’t realize that Asian, Hispanic, black, and lesbian feminist are still facing discrimination. If the issue of discrimination is brought into the light and people are educated on the issue, then white feminist can take time to realize how others are suffering daily because of the color of their skin and they can attempt to at least support their fellow
Mir-Hosseini describes this phenomenon as ‘feminist in its aspiration and demands, yet Islamic in its language and sources of legitimacy.’ Thus, the secular characteristics of feminism, even if still strongly manifested in western Europe, now often clash with new wave of religious and multicultural discourses. Sheila Jeffreys writes that recently it has become more and more difficult for feminists to criticise religion and point its harm to women’s rights. She suggests that there has been a rise of
However, it did give women a platform to express what kind of government they wish to have. The idea of a just government varies among the women of Arab countries. Some believe gender equality is only possible through complete separation of politics and religion whilst others believe religion should play a dominating role in politics. This difference
Stereotypes are used in this ad to better explain the problem that is addressed in the ad. Some of these stereotypes are the women or girl in the background is Muslim. Muslim women are one of the groups of women in the world that really do not have any rights. There are also white words at the bottom that say, “women need to be seen as equal.” This equals the subject of the ad perfectly.
Briefly, Okin’s point of view is that the minority cultures that we seek to defend may have patriarchal characteristics that come into conflict with the rights of women. Okin is a well-known feminist who criticizes the modern theories of justice, liberalism and communitarianism. According to her, the family conserves and reproduces the inequalities since children grow up in a gendered context and this will influence their behaviours throughout their lives. Her essay about multiculturalism dates back to 1997 affirms that the multiculturalism has taken into account the sexist nature of some minority cultures in order to guarantee the preservation and improvement of women rights. Hence, in broader context, it provoked a big debate around the compatibility of feminism and multiculturalism.
This stereotype is very present in the media and society. Society puts a predetermined role on us from when we are born based off of what gender we are. The media does not help this fact also because in many ads there are women either cleaning or there are ads targeting women that clean. These ads also say that women’s most important role is to clean. However, this stereotype is disproven by many people such as, how women spend less time cleaning now more than ever.
In the American Political Science Association, an article discusses the lack of women representation in politics. When Gender and Party Collide: Stereotyping in Candidate Trait Attribution by Danny Hayes showed that voters are willing to stereotype candidates on the basis of their gender, which for some is advantageous, but for women, it becomes an obstacle (Hayes, 134). Decades of research has shown that voters tend to view female candidates as more liberal, less capable of handling national security and foreign policy, and less tough but more empathetic. Along with unequal representation in politics, the science field also embodies the same lack of representation. In her article, Gender Roles and Stereotypes about Science Careers Help Explain Women and Men’s Science Pursuits, Jane Stout agrees with Danny Hayes argument that women face stereotypes that hinder them from engaging in certain fields of work.
This report showed that Muslim and Islam are negatively represented as the antithesis or other to ‘the west’, Muslims have very different belief comparing to the west. As this kind of representation of Muslims, general public may believe that what they are reading are the truths. This will cause a break up of the society due to Muslims and non-Muslims do not have enough understanding of each other. Muslims who live in west countries will be treated unequally. The report indicated that there are no common between Islam and West in the dominant view of media, British Muslims are being
“Photoshopping is usually an app for girls that aren't confident with the way that they look” (mostly girls not men) (Mclean.). This means that the majority of teen girls use it because they are not happy with the way they look.” 15% of 2,000 18-24 year old girls think that celebs and models are what they really look like”(Lanniello). Further explanation girls shouldn't believe that every girl they see on the internet is what the really look like. 9 in 10 people in the world would like to see all different types of body varieties (shapes) (Lanniello). This means that not everyone wants to see just skinny thin girls all time.
At the same time, women think that men do not go shopping as it is most common that women go shopping. These accusations are also known as gender stereotypes where certain activities are done by a certain gender only. Most of the time, such labels construct the development of unfair and unequal treatment for either one of the genders. In some cases, religion also contribute to the rise of gender inequality. Many women especially in a Muslim country suffer gender discrimination as many believe that women are not compatible to become the leader of the country and think that men are more capable to take up the responsibility to become a leader.