The women speak as if these problems were past battles and the war is already won. For example, the controversy surrounding abortion. Women were conducting back-alley abortions at the time, and attempting to create safer environments for the procedure. While the entire matter was dangerous and the women operating on the pregnant women were brave for doing so, the film makes is seem as if the problems
Clinton’s words speak for themselves as they paint a picture of pain and struggle that women are going through in order to be equal, because every one in their life have a mother, sister, girlfriend or a friend who is a female and to hear all the harms that women of all kinds go through it makes you want to help in any way that you can. Clinton uses all the emotion to motivate her audience to take the topic serious and not just look at it as if it is a thing that can fix its
Women can be astronauts, doctors, leaders, business people...anything that they set their mind to. Instead in our real culture, we are teaching girls that to be accepted in this society, you have to be unintelligent and sexy. If we instead advertised more positive messages to young girls, I think that our society could benefit by a new generation of empowered females who don’t feel that it is necessary to be sexual. Sexy Inc really opened my eyes to massive amount of advertising that our society has become numb to. We should focus on family as a social structure and teach parents that these outside influences, like the media, celebrities and overly sexual dolls, are affecting young girls and causing them to think that being sexual at such a young age is appropriate.
Women participated in footbinding and wore corsets to look beautiful for society and men. These women may have never known their true beauty or worth because they were restricted to those practices. They both were a sign of status and the traditions had to be followed to be able to marry or fit-in in society. Both of these practices played a role in deforming a women’s body and making it difficult for her to participate in any daily activities, which forced the women to depend on the assistance of a man to take care of her. This oppression of women is still in practice today in the 20th century.
While both the poem “Barbie Doll” and prose “Girl” show this sexual discrimination, they clearly distinguish themselves in the way American women are raised in comparison to Antiguan women. American women are more commonly victimized based on aesthetics, whereas Antiguans are criticized on capabilities to run a household. It is most disturbing to see how such a large percentage of the global population can be completely marginalized. Considering so many years have passed, and that people have progressed to become more accepting of women for who they are, one would expect everyone to be treated fairly. There is no just reason to explain why women are considered to be second class to men.
Friedan shocked the world by contradicting the role of what a housewife is supposed to do. She also called females to seek fulfillment of taking a job outside of the house. Friedan’s had such an impact on women that its credited for being the start of the “second wave” of the American feminist movement. Now women would take a stand for their equality right in America. The movement in the 1960s and 1970s was mainly focused on diminishing workplace inequality, such as wages and better jobs.
Human rights clearly include women’s rights and the fact that they are still considered as two different topics is disgraceful. In Aristotle’s Rhetorical logos are referred to as “the structure and content of text”. Clinton is able to associate women’s rights and human’s rights when she states that “If the term 'women 's rights ' were to be interchangeable with the term 'human rights ' the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world 's children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, right for better education and better health care”. She wants to convince the audience to feel as if both phrases are identical to one another and uses logos to accomplish that. According to the data world bank, “approximately 50 percent of the world population is female”, and Clinton’s use of this logo allows the audiences’ perspective to change.
Societal expectation on gender roles, and appearances are mainly focused in this novel. As Allison’s father changes the wallpaper for her room she stated “But I hate pink! I hate flowers!” (Bechdel 7). Why are the colors pink and blue considered as a female/male color? This demonstrates what we learn based on our sex, along with assumptions that liking that color and flowers are mainly for girls.
In Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll,” the girl-child was perceived on the effect that society has expected in women. There stood a hazardous trend that raged in her society causing self-destruction. This comes to comparing the normal to unreal to satisfy on what society begs the girl child to be. This may occur within both genders. However, in the poem “Barbie Doll” it was more likely to occur within a girl gender.
She was a feminist formed the term “birth control.” This is the devise help to prevent the pregnant. She try to promote the women’s rights and hope women to protect their own body and decided to give a birth control. Birth control changed a lot of women because they can consider weather they want a child or not. Sanger later founded the American Birth Control League. It later became the International Planned Parenthood Federation.