(Roland, 1993) In addition, the process and the actions of globalization are also changing now. The reason why globalization develop rapidly is the result of internal forces and external forces.
The conflict between tradition and modernity and women’s relation to both continues to be an important subject in women’s writing. Women writers have increasingly looked into the validity of the traditional values. Today the ‘New Woman’ challenges the ancient notion of ‘Goddess in the house’ and ‘sexually voracious’ image. The ‘New Woman’ is a woman of awareness and consciousness of her low position in the family and society. But In spite of this awakening evolving around us, today also there are women who have lack of individualism and identity in the society.
Around the world, females are conjoined with taking care of others. Women are ascribed with the responsibility of their family more than men are. With a look into the family formation, if the daughter disrespects her parents or if the mother does not want to look after her child or if the wife leaves her husband women’s are seen more reprehensible then sons, fathers and husbands. The gender norms set all around the world hold back women by keeping them under pressure and not allowing them to set or reach their own goals. But with new developments the gender norms have and are still trying to change and gain new forms.
Mikaella Spyrides Persuasive Essay Mrs. Gutierrez 3/6/18 Changing Common Gender Stereotypes for Women’s Rights In the United States, just like in many other places, gender relationships are changing and the inequalities between men and women are going from being outright to being mental. Gender inequalities happen at work, at home, and in public affairs. But the cold, hard facts show that gender separations and inequalities continue, even during the movements and parades that have attempted to challenge and change women’s rights. Why is the world like this? Why are gender inequalities so hard to overcome?
Gloria Anzaldúa’s “La Prieta” tell her struggles with identity by talking about prejudices she dealt with while growing up. These prejudices, such as colorism, sexism, and heteronormativity, were not only held by people outside her social groups but within them as well. Anzaldúa goes on to explain the way identity is formed by intersecting factors and not only one aspect of someone’s life therefore denying one factor of identity can cause isolation and self-hatred. The fact that Anzaldúa developed faster than is deemed normal the first struggle in forming her identity. This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221).
There are so many people who are constantly trying to break gender roles or to have them heavily enforced. Depending on where in the country a person is located, gender roles can depict what you can and cannot do. Some companies still only hire men for higher positioned jobs because women “belong at home”. The wage gap is still a very real issue that many women struggle with. Some women do not have access to the opportunity of working.
The ability to be assertive or decisive is in fact a defining factor the identity of a woman. As a woman goes through life and its experiences, she draws from her surrounding and conclusions which will affect the choices she makes. Hardly appealing to society back then, this act of being assertive arouses an actual response at the same time that it invites attention on the rights of women as well as the status of women in the social hierarchy. This eventually draws a fine line between the male and female subject. The ability of women to make decisions eventually bridges the gap between them and the patriarchs and this, provides a sense of sights and hearing for both parties to achieve an agreement to what is right.
Many female characters in stories are realistic to females in the real world. For example, Susan Glaspell’s story called Trifles has female characters that resemble the females living in Glaspell’s society. The female characters in the story are wives to the investigators for the case. As a matter of fact, the Women’s Rights Movement (WRM) was also taking place during Glaspell’s society. “This movement was far from unified, however; strife and division often arose as activists faced the difficulties of meeting the diverse needs and priorities of the women of America” (Andreas et al.
They are torn between old and new values. They question the nature of their lives, and their roles as mothers, wives, daughters and professionals. This awareness leads them to rethink about their own lives as women and instils in them the confidence and strength to go ahead. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni focuses on the diasporic conscious ness of Indian women caught between two opposing worlds. They find themselves in an in-between states, struggling to carve out identities of their own.
At the same time deterioration has also occurred in terms and conditions of work. Although rapid economic growth has led to improvement in the condition of women in many ways, women are still isolated, unorganized and constrained by socio-cultural and legal structures that restrict their access to resources and their control over their own lives. So with more women entering the labour market, there seems to be new challenges that need to be addressed. METHODOLOGY The methodology of present study has been mainly divided into two stages, the first stage has involved the collection of secondary materials through census data and through review of concerned literature. The second stage has involved the collection of primary data through a structured interview schedule and open ended questionnaire.