Feminism in “Two Kinds” and “Girl” Both “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan display themes about feminism and what it’s like to be raised by an authoritative mother as a susceptible girl, but each sets different terms for what it means to be a woman. These works both have a mother-daughter relationship that are full of dispute and the push to be excellent, all while coming from a loving place. In the poem “Girl”, the authors mother is teaching her ways to be a woman. The mother is telling the daughter how to do stereotypical feminine tasks. These included pleasing a man, making tradition meals, and doing housework like mending clothes and cleaning.
"The brothers were brought up to be men. The girls had been reared to get married" (Márquez 31). In this culture, a woman's only purpose is to marry and have children. She is taught the basic skills required to take care of a house and is judged on beauty, while the men are able to live their lives freely, without judgement. These standards take every ounce of power from the women and hand it to the men, preventing women from overcoming these standards.
He is jeopardizing his relationship with a guy that he knows to a girl that he know hardly anything about. Tatton is soon going to slip up and make a mistake. That mistake could cost him greatly just because he is so closed-minded and only focusing on one thing, and that is the girl that he has a crush on. He is also very defensive of the girl and might protect her if it means endangering his own
Men should stop degrading women as liars because men and women are equally capable of lying or at least, hiding who they truly are while they woo women. Consequently, if the marriage fails, husbands should stop blaming their wives for being the cause, since the stability of their relationship depends on both, especially their virtues as spouses. The real scoundrel is the husband who holds his wife responsible for their failed marriage when he may be the most deceiving person in the marriage if he keeps mistresses on the side. Men, not women, are the greatest deceivers, if they lie to women before and after marrying
In some cases, people believed inequality, but they would not risk their social status in order to fight for women. Sexism is still a problem today and I believe it was bred from various of generations of that constant mentality. I believe that the men who read this article in 1972 scoffed at it and said “Women should know their place.” Women, however, were most likely motivated and empowered by articles like this one. Women who were dumb and brainwashed by their sexist husband probably read a piece such as this one and quickly told themselves that woman should always stay at home, “it’s just the way life is.” If I were to live in the 1970s, I would have been apart of every feminist movement ever held. This type of writing inspires me, but also angers me as it most likely did to some women when this was written.
Kate Chopin sets clear women’s identity through her portrayal of Louise Mallard which is marriage, independence, and love. Marriage is thought to be an important day individuals make a promise with your adored one. The belief is that marriage ought to happen when two individuals are in love. This is not generally the case particularly in the story of an our. Marrying for love was not the main element for their motivation to get together.
Thus, Mike criticizes Cohn’s masculinity, saying he cannot have a relationship the woman he wants, confirming the statement with: “’’Why don’t you know you 're not wanted?’” (146). Therefore, Cohn becomes incredibly frustrated upon hearing these remarks; not being able to be in a relationship with Brett is the ultimate failure because the men see her as an object they must get. For instance, Mike refers to Brett as a piece and not as a human being when he says “’I say, Brett you are a lovely piece’” (85). The reader can see from the attention the men give Brett that all the men 's goals are geared towards winning the ‘piece’ of affection as a way to prove their masculinity. With this in mind for the rest of the novel, Cohn’s jealousy explodes, resulting in an attack on Jake and Mike near the end of the book.
In the articles “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” and “The Myth Of Co-Parenting” they express their issues with husbands. Even though they both express their troubles, Bennetts issue is that she belives husbands under appreciate their wives, while Edelman feels as if her husband is not there enough to appreciate her. Both authors feel as they do not receive enough appreciation and think that they should get more. Bennetts states “We accommodate our husbands’ careers at the expense of our own interests…”(43). What she is saying is that women feel as if they have to give up things they're interested in to make their husbands happy, making them feel not as important.
Then there’s how many people think that since you’re a woman you have to do only this and since you’re a man you can only do this. If you’re a woman and you do “men’s work” then that is completely unacceptable in the 1930’s. Finally, there’s the socioeconomic struggles that the characters have to face in the novel. They get a real slap in the face when they see that just because someone is lower than you in money, doesn’t mean that there an alien. The author really does show us the struggles that Jem and Scout have to face with oppression in this
As previously explained, marriage may seem to ruin a woman’s dreams and future achievements, but that is not the case in feminism. Feminism is important in every aspect in everyone’s life. However, feminism seems to be an idealistic concept to those like Sourdi and her mother. Nea tries to insists that Sourdi doesn’t have to do the assigned ‘gender roles’, ““I have to go. The baby, she’s hungry you know.” “Let him handle it.” (Chai 144).” Nea is independent and wants Sourdi to be the same.