During this time, it was not easy for women to be a part of society in our country. Women were thought to be the slaves of men, “Queens of the Home”, and had very little civil rights. Powerful women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation achieved incredible accomplishments for women all over the world to have the right to vote. Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, “The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history” (Stanton). Perhaps, Stanton was right.
Another study was done in India that looked at the causes of gender inequality within the country attributes this mentality of the superiority of men stems directly from the lack of education amongst women. The article gives two explanations as to why women do not participate in the labor market as much as men do which is due to: “The first explanation attributes the gap to labor market discrimination: if employers value women’s education less than that of men’s education, then economic incentives to educate girls are lower (Kingdon 1998). The second explanation relates to kinship norms in India, which often dictate that a daughter will leave the household after marriage” (Rammohan and Patrick 2018:143). Both journal articles simply emphasize the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. The negative connotation about women being educated rather than focusing on marriage has caused many to grow up believing that education was unimportant and that
Cormac McCarthy’s novel, Suttree, demonstrates the prejudice deeply ingrained within society, as well as the way it largely affects its readers. The misogynistic attitude is certainly not a new one. Women have been oppressed and viewed as less than men, in personal accounts and in narratives, for a long time. In the minds of the men in this novel, women are seen as merely an addition to men or an afterthought, and certainly not able to hold the value of a whole person on their own. The only real relationships with women the reader observes are Cornelius Suttree’s romance with Wanda, and then with Joyce.
Lysistrata represents different types of women through dialogue and actions. During this time were not outspoken and followed the role of the stereotypical women. A woman whom belonged to her husband, responsible for their children and their household. Despite the other women, Lysistrata made a name for herself; she is powerful and confident in what she wants. Lysistrata breaks from the traditional role of a female in many ways.
She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds. She’d come to still lying on the floor as her uncle was shouting at her auntie not to help her.” This shows how physical abuse of her uncle pushed fwadaus to take bad decision of burning her
Eva called out to bring in those three children, clearly not hers, but she does anyway because she knows that they are being mistreated by their parents. What Eva does she adopt the children and nurtures them versus the other mothers who neglects their child?Second of all, being a good mother from the real world is does not necessarily giving birth. Mothers who give birth does not necessarily mean you are a good mother but have to nurture and love them. Mothers who adopt, for any reason, could be a good mother, even the same as a mother who did give birth. A good mother does not necessarily means giving
In the Southern gothic tale written by William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily talks about a girl who is closed off from society due to an overpowering father. Emily’s father earns the role of antagonist because of the way he negatively affected Emily growing up and leaving her a dead flower. He drove away potential suitors for Emily which indicates the level of control he had not just on her, but on her love life. Her father did not let Emily make natural connections with the outside world, causing her psychological damage. Leading her to revert to a childlike nature and live in a life of reclusion, even after his death.
Women’s rights have been unfairly neglected by the government. Being a woman in a male-dominated society makes you feel marginalized in different aspects of your life. Oppression of freedom both in physical and psychological is one of the main issue faced in the story. The main character in the story, Offred, shows a woman who is a follower of rules imposed by the authority. But, her submissiveness does not reflect that she also stand with their views.
VICTOR HUGO. THE human world starts from the men and women. Men and women both are equally important for the creation of the human world. If one is missing then we cannot imagine the human world. But women are suppressed by the men from the ancient time in many countries and they have very limited rights to live in that world which is made by them.
To extend, all those conclusions were based on the bias, natural sex differences and the logical fallacies. People all thought women were weaker than the men, because it the early society, the women had lower social levels and were forced to do the houseworks and the men worked outside. People shouldn’t evaluate the abilities of women, based on the social levels and the things women did in the past. This gave an biased impression to the people which led to the phenomenon showed
Women don’t need men because they can function without them and if not better. These women can outrun, outsmart and reproduce asexually better than men. So, why are the men in power in the late 19th century refusing rights to women if in fact women are the superior of the genders. To those men, they “do not allow our women to work. Women are loved—idolized—honored—kept in the home to care for the children.” Gilman shows that women are capable of more than that and can exceed the capabilities of means that they can function without them.