El-Ghobashy’s relative privilege as an academic at an Ivy League school affects the rhetorical choices she makes in the essay by serving as justification for her thoughts and actions. She is able to express her concern on stereotypes in a logical and academic way that makes her a credible source. It also serves to defy stereotypes. Her privilege supports her argument that one Muslim woman cannot represent all Muslim woman and her belief that stereotypes need to be disregarded because she is a Muslim woman working for a doctorate degree, which may seem like a feat to someone who believes in and contributes to the use of stereotypes. In her essay, she also notes that hundreds of “other Muslims, Sikhs, and non-Muslim Arabs contended with physical
Hope for a Sexually Egalitarian Society According to Gayle Rubin, literature on women often focuses on the nature and origin of female oppression and social subordination. By understanding many authors intent when writing female literature, one can infer that the novel Herland, by Charlotte Perkins, is an attempt to question the male role in female oppression. Understanding Rubin Perks and other writers who choose to speak in favor of female equality; one begins questions if equality is possible. Rubin states that “if innate male aggression and dominance are at root of female oppression, then the feminist program would logically require the extermination of the offending sex”.
“I am not the man, not now: she is the man if the victory goes to her and she goes free,” Creon proclaims (541-42). This statement along with many others found in Antigone represent the ideas of how different genders play a part in ancient Greece. Sophocles powerfully compares the voice of Creon, the Chorus, Ismene, and Antigone to demonstrate the differences of opinion and beliefs surrounding the idea of masculinity and femininity. Through both Creon’s and Antigone’s beliefs surrounding the issues of gender bias and inequality, Sophocles attempts to transform the set definitions of masculinity and femininity that existed in ancient Greece by contrasting what it was then to what he wants it to become.
“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There is too much fraternizing with the enemy.” (Kissinger) Since the beginning of time, men and women have been rivals in the clash for superiority. The combat zone for these gender-focused battles include the workplace, modern education, the media, and society itself.
Society considers strangeness as frightening, especially if it is sudden, loud, hostile, or violent. So, this belief may be applied to individuals with disabilities, such as Jessy, and they may be discriminated as a result. Clara mentioned that in the seventies, children like Jessy are called psychotic and there was a misconception that autism and schizophrenia was the same. There was little known about the different conditions, which made it more difficult to recognize and distinguish disorders from one another. In addition, Clara described an experience when a religious acquaintance told them there are still church rituals to cast out demons and that they should exorcised Jessy; thus, suggesting that people with disabilities are evil.
A cultural conviction that prevailed throughout different historic eras was of male supremacy and female inferiority. Societies were ruled by men, and they structured the supposedly perfect roles that women should assume. These roles emphasized the importance of female silence, chastity, and obedience to the patriarchy. Men even rationalized their ideas of an ideal woman through Biblical examples and proverbial descriptions of the good wife (Kelso 3). Men imposed all of these characteristics on women as a strategic method to maintain an unlimited, unopposed power over women (Hall 23).
“One of the greatest glories of the public school was its success in Americanizing immigrants” Christakis quoted Ravitch in paragraph 20 is what surprised me because I have never heard of this concept before. Personally, I believe that would depend on the student. For example, one of my friends is from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa) and at first she was not really Americanized, like she did not use slang, she was not procrastinating. But, as time went on she made more American friends and became accustomed to America that was when she did start using slang and procrastinating. I agree with Christakis when she said “public schools also provide students with crucial exposure to people of different backgrounds and perspectives.”
Given male privilege permeates all aspects of society do recent accounts of ‘crisis of masculinity’ really matter? The crisis of masculinity is most commonly known as the loss of traditional masculine value and control within organizations, as job roles have become diversified with the emergence and success of women within the workplace, who sometimes succeed men, in their places of traditional power in masculine positioned organisations. As men have always been in positions of power within industries designed to suit their way of simply being, in recent decades they have felt a tiny loss of control within their own environment which has speculated that there is a matter of crisis for all men, as women are taking roles and performing well
Advocacy for gender inequality played pivotal parts in confounding the American identity. A majority of white men made sure to draw a distinct line of male supremacy, although God distinctly pronounced equality for all in the bible. Townspeople in The House of Seven Gables suggested women portray “the nurse, the guardian, the playmate--or whatever the fitter phrase,” (Hawthorne 203) which led to society assuming the relationship between men and women was “a match not often equal, on the part of woman” (Hawthorne 203) when it was Eve who held sufficient power to convince Adam to eat from the forbidden tree. In the wise words of Sojourner Truth, “the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone”. Furthermore,
Selling and advertising have always been a huge part our economy and its importance cannot be overemphasized as it contribute to production and distribution. Of keen interest is how advertising is done and this analysis measures up the use of gender roles in today’s media to carry out advertisement. Femininity has been used to convey beauty, class, attention to detail while masculinity is on the other hand used to show protection, strength and maybe power. Those are just few example, marketers have gone in to exploit the roles and customize it to their product. The target market and choice becomes the deciding factor.