Abstract Taylor Swift has been marked by her many fans as an icon of feminism and empowerment. Inspiring girls on how their own experiences and personal truths are something worth singing about. Illustrating what she claims to be female empowerment through ‘squads’ and award speeches. With the rapidly increasing influence of mainstream media, it is imperative to highlight how big icons such as Taylor Swift are manipulating and being manipulated by the masses, society and the market itself for profit and personal gains. This paper will discuss how Taylor Swift exemplifies an icon who uses feminism as an embellishment for her own personal brand.
Friedan was an author, an activist, and the first president of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women aimed to promote women 's ideas, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights of women in all aspects of life. Friedan ignited the second wave of American feminism by writing The Feminine Mystique. Friedan 's audience would most likely be women who want their rights and are annoyed with the housewife role. In her article, "The Importance of Work," Friedan uses several means of persuasion and different types of rhetorical strategies to describe the change in human identity.
She shows how strength comes in in all different manners. Power can come from a person 's physical features, through good deeds, or money. Janie 's hair is an example of a woman 's power, and Hurston uses Janie 's hair as a way to introduce the idea that strength causes conflict in the world. Hurston used this conflict throughout the book warn society about how it could be running itself off the rails, and by giving an early warning Hurston shows that she believes that society will be able to correct its own course by becoming more accepting. Zora Neale Hurston uses a woman 's suffering as well as black inequality to warn the world about their inherent fate.
Equality is something that is important to all women and always has been. Women began standing up and speaking out against inequality when they had little to no rights, and have continued to do so to get to where equality is today. This all started with the women’s rights movement that formed during the reform period. But, how effective was this movement? Well, it brought women together through views and opinions to configure the women’s rights movement.
In the 19th century, a group of people launched the suffrage movement, and they cared about women’s political rights, their property and their body liberty. Born in that age, Kate Chopin was aware of the importance of setting an example for those who were taken in by the reality and poor women to be an inspiration. So we call her a forerunner of the feminist author for every effort she put in advocating women’s sexuality, their self-identity and women’s own strength. When people were ashamed of talking about sexuality, Kate Chopin stood out and call for women’s sexual autonomy. She wrote a short story The Awakening, which took place in New Orleans and told the struggle of Edna, a housewife and a mother, whether she should follow her heart or respect the tradition.
In the series How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis acts as a feminist advocate, challenges beauty standards, and opens the path for others to follow in her steps. Mrs. Davis has proven that she is a force to be recon with, not only does she take on powerful roles but she takes a stand with important issues affecting society today. In the 2018 LA Women’s March, Viola spoke about the Me-Too Movement and how it must be more inclusive of women of color who are also victims of sexual assault. “All the women who do not have the images in the media to give them a sense of self-worth to break their silence” (Davis). This is a key part of the movement that is missing and when she brought it front and center to her speech it showed her knowledge of the issue and how she was doing something to change it.
The fight for the rights of women has continued since then and still continues in modern feminist movements. Although it may seem like a constant battle to some, none of these activists would have been able to do this without Wollstonecraft and her writings in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement, she framed the way women and men alike view feminism and she also changed how society views feminism. Women’s rights are human rights and Wollstonecraft made it her life’s work to get this message across. Wollstonecraft created a base for the women’s rights movement and got women thinking for themselves about what needed to change.
A few sociologists relate the full coordination of women into the cutting edge workforce with an increment in cases of sexual harassment. Social scientist are to a degree disparaging of normal ways to deal with managing sexual harassment - especially in the workforce. Numerous associations have made deliberate efforts to raise awareness and attention to issues related to sexual harassment, however social scientist suggest moving the center from distinguishing cases of sexual harassment to pinpointing elements that add to examples of sexual harassment with a definitive point of diminishing future events. Women 's activist lawyer Catherine MacKinnon contended for the legitimate acknowledgment of sexual harassment as sex discrimination in her 1979 book Sexual Harassment of Working Women. In the book, MacKinnon states that in view of the conventional sex parts of
Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecile B. Demille award during the 2018 Golden Globe, became a topic of conversation after the annual film and television awards show. Her speech served as an attempt to shed light on the systemic inequalities implanted in our society, including the entertainment industry. She dealt with topics such as racism and sexual abuse and was determined to share a message that the time for those concerns are up. She also utilizes this opportunity to establish her affiliation with the “Me-too” and “Times’s up” movements, which are intended to empower women by making sexual abuse a public conversation. Although the speech may be generally acknowledged, some may have dissimilar reactions.
, Misandry, Sexism and Patriarchy The word ‘feminist ‘ to me means a person, not generally a woman, who fights for women and their rights, it means that a person wants equality for men and women so that the world can be in balance. Feminism started out as a movement which helped women gain rights. It was a social, political movement and it helped women gain the right to work, then it helped lessen the pay gap at work, it helped women get maternity leave from work. Feminism helped women gain rights to work as judges, it inspired popular figures to speak about it, it helped women fight against the crimes and abuse etc. It was empowering and liberating when it made women realize that only they could control their lives, what they chose to work
Throughout her writing, she gives examples of empowering women who attempt to manage their time equally amongst their priorities. When concluding her article, Slaughter deviates from her topic of women specifically to Americans as a whole. She clarifies that one day we, a society as a whole, will begin to not focus primarily on success but the well-being of
Brady appeals to the reader’s emotions in her article why I want a wife by using pathos. She creates a connection between herself and the reader to make the reader feel what she is feeling and relate to her, which by definition is pathos. In Brady’s article “Why I Want a Wife” she develops a valid argument of why she wants a “wife” by using examples of pathos to connect with her female readers of the Ms. Magazine and draw their attention. This is a rather effective method when one considers that this article was written in the 1970’s when women’s rights acts was just starting to take place. Before stating her argument Brady identifies herself as a “wife” to establish her credibility.
The reason for the viewership is the subliminal need for power. In one way or another we must see or hear about how others are suffering, so we can feel better about our situation. This can turn dangerous as some many feel they are deserving of more, so they go and create their self-righteous version of terror. Because of this powerful businessman and their rent-seeking activities and the abusers of the BlueServo project possess similar motives. But when people are the ones being viewed or spectated, humans attempt to escape reality to focus on irrelevant things.
I teach my friends about important issues pertaining to feminism and why it is an important movement to have. I sign online petitions to end injustice against women across the globe. I work to end stigmas in my life about standards that women are expected to live up to. I am more loving of others. I want to do anything I can to actively reform the lives of
After consultation we got in contact with a Uniting Care women’s safe house. This demonstrates Rubin and Rubin’s (2008) concept that empowers these women thorough increasing their individual capacity to facilitate change …“in order to create social change it is essential for individuals to increase their own capacity to act, think and sacrifice on a community level”. These women voluntarily suggested some strategies for our social Action to pursue a change in the community. Firstly we attempted to plan a barbeque, to stir community engagement and provide us with the opportunity to create this space for awareness and education around the issue of domestic violence. However, this was challenging as funding and the resources were not available.