“A person is seen as fitting into one and only one gender, masculine or feminine, but never both masculine and feminine. This is because they are seen as mutually exclusive” (Tauches 174). Mutually exclusive in this context means that one can be only male or female. Transgender people challenge the binary because “their gender does not match the sex category they were placed into at birth” (Tauches 176). Therefore, these people are defying the restrictive boxes society puts in place.
Ismene’s unwillingness to participate in the burial of her brother, demonstrates her compliant and submissive disposition towards men and authority. “We are only women, we cannot fight with men, Antigone! The law is strong, we must give into the law. In this thing, and in worse” (Sophocles 46-49). In this sense, Ismene is the character who contracts with Antigone because both of them have very dissimilar views about the power of men over women.
There’s a power balance between the three men and the two women in The Reeve's Tale that is influenced by patriarchal values. The author limits actions performed by female characters to carry stereotypical assumptions of gender expectations. If you examine closely, the miller's wife is unnamed purposefully because she is considered untrustworthy and invaluable to Symkyn. Also, any credibility that is given to a female, has to have a man present to accept those responsibilities. This formulates that women cannot exist without having some type of man to establish their credibility.
Furthermore, Ruth’s decision of abortion at the beginning of the play was unconventional since it was against gender expectation because it is against her duty as a wife and a mother. In Korea nowadays, the personality of a person is not judged based on their sex. Women are not expected to be shy and passive; not all women are clean and organized. Men are not expected to be tough and belligerent; not all men are lazy and disorganized. Although gender expectation greatly impacts the Youngers by categorizing them to superior and inferior, it scarcely affects people’s identity in
Anthony starts out her speech by talking about the preamble which begins by saying, “We the people…” however this section of the text was never taken seriously. For instance, some people choose to believe that woman are paid less than a man because they are thought to be insubstantial. However, their interpretation is incorrect based off the logos appeal because the preamble says, “We the people”, and society should be thought of as a whole and should not be divided based on gender. In Anthony’s speech she says, “It is we the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we the male citizens; but we, the whole people, we formed the Union.” Anthony demonstrates how everyone is a person and the Constitution clearly states that everyone should be equally treated, and people
Considering the opposing characterization between males and females, femininity refers to submissiveness and vulnerability that is often depicted in advertisement. Notions such as “sex sells” are not necessary true, for the observers recognize the damaging images in which women are portrayed. Advertisements that depict possessive and violent men toward women are should not be selling. For example, “no”does not mean “convince me”, when taken otherwise may lead to sexual abuse. Despite that both genders can be objectified, it is women who are more at risk due to the already established idea that women are more vulnerable.
In “Harrison Bergeron” people aren’t truly equal. In this short story, they took equality to the next level. Most people think that equality is everyone being treated with the same amount of respect. Appearance has nothing to do with equality in today’s society. Although looking the same and having the same level of intelligence may decrease jealousy, people shouldn’t force others to change because of this.
Although the republican motherhood’s intentions were to make women and men equal they still had their limits. Women still felt the need to apologize for their forthrightness, because the men considered women to be submissive and irrational and therefor unfit for citizenship.
“You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.”(117) this statement shows that we are all human and that none of us are perfect so there is not point creating bias and prejudice based on the skin color. This is why people need to try to look at it from their perspective because they are just human like us. "There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins.
First of all, what irritates me the most is what people say that we have a patriarchal society with man as the head and woman as the care taker or what we term as "nurturer". i do not want to impose "feminism" in this aspect, for feminism being the most overrated phenomenon today. according to me, society should neither be patriarchal nor matriarchal. it should be equal for living creature. when hod has not created any such differences in terms of who deserves how much, then who are we to create those barriers?
The “Ain’t I a Woman” report starts by stating that several ministers felt that men were superior to women (p. 1). I hate when I read or hear that men are superior to women because there is no support behind the statement. Men do not possess a gene that makes them more intelligent or stronger than women; therefore, the statement is ridiculous. Many people think that women are incapable of doing things on their own and that men should help them. Sojourner Truth proved them wrong by showing her muscles and stating that she got those muscles from plowing, planting, and gathering without the help from a man (p. 1).
The term white privilege has become a bad term, just like the word feminism. Society has found a way to distort and change the definition of terms like these to avoid the actual issue that the term is bringing up. By definition feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, but the word has come to carry a negative connotation (Webster). Many who believe in the principle would not call themselves feminists or participate in trying to reach equality to avoid that connotation placed on them. Their silence only aids the continuation of inequality between men and women.
Consequently, women do not have an equal value to men, who, on account of their apparent superiority, should rule over them. If feminism is about the promotion of a woman’s equality and worth, then feminism cannot be good for women because it encourages them to reject what God has told them to do, that is, to accept their inferiority and live in submission to their
By alluding to God, it poses a slight threat on men, saying that it is “self-evident” that these rights should be shared, not restricted to only one gender (para. 2). Stanton and Mott want women to know that because of the destructive and misogynistic nature of the men in government, because of the constant abuse and prejudice that has come from men in general, that if because this behavior is constant and growing in dangerousness, they have the right to “refuse allegiance” to said government (para. 2). It is unjust and discriminatory against women to deny the rights that should be fairly given to them since they are part of the government.
Tons of different kinds for example there is tons of racism when people are telling people that they do not belong because of their color or that they do not belong because of their religion everyone should be accepted for who they are and not what other people think that they are. In the book “I too” they are saying how the girl and boys were treated different because of their gender. In our society today there is not common things like men being nurses or women being engineneers like everyone should be able to do anything without being judged but honestly that is how the world is everyone is going to judge you because they have nothing better to do with their