Assess the fashion industry using the feminist perspective Feminists argue that that in society men oppress women and that women do not have equal rights when compared to men, they argue that the family serves the needs of patriarchy and that we reside in a patriarchal society where males are the dominate sex. Feminists take a critical view on most things in society but a main one being fashion. Feminism itself simplifies down to equality. It is shown to be not about attacking men but improving society and having equal chances between both sexes. It states that many women’s focus is on her wardrobe so they can impress the opposite sex as they feel useless if they fail to impress, they also argue that fashion is a more female dominated area, they show that most of the top fashion designers are male ruled and that Radical Feminists such as Germaine Greer believe that all key societies (including fashion) have been found on patriarchy (ruled by men).
The hijab goes against society’s image of what a woman should wear. The hijab allows her to present who she is and what she believes in proudly. In the article, “Do I Wear Hijab,” by Sultana Yusufali, writes how the hijab allows women to be in charge of what other people perceive of them. “I enjoy the fact that I don’t give anyone anything to look at and that I have released myself from the bondage of the swinging pendulum of the fashion industry and other institutions that exploit females” (Sultana Yusufali, 2007). This relates to my beliefs, how the hijab liberates a women from how she has delivered herself from what other’s expectations are in which the fashion industries take advantage of.
Moreover, she discusses the Koran (an ancient Islam text) and how it teaches that no one should be judged buy their looks, gender, money or privilege but by an individuals character. As equally important, the Koran also teaches the Muslim people that all men and women are equal. Mustafa's culture plays a significant factor in her decision to wear the hijab, as does the freedom that the hijab from society's definition of beauty. She elaborates further by noting that it is impossible to meet the males expectations of beauty as this can lead to a poor self image. Mustafa further discussed the Western world's perceptions of the hijab means that the Muslim women
Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory by Judith Butler Judith Butler argues that gender identity is a performative achievement is constrained by social sanction and taboo. She defined performative as an act by the very fact of it happening, such as the act of promising by saying “I promise”. She explained that the body is what gender is authorized from; in other words, gender is not the starting place, it is identity being repeatedly constructed through time due to the body’s construction. That gender does not come first, instead, it is created by the performance act. Gender is forced in opposition because the existence of the agency has constructed the binary gender system as definite.
To say it is, is simply looking into the topic to much. Every instance in which woman is in a position of power should not be correlated with the feminization of a male. It is more a fear of woman in the work force and possible taking jobs away from male workers, although, as Huyssen writes "the threat of technology successfully replaced the threat of woman." When robots were first introduced to the general public, they recieved warm welcomes because they were viewed as a way to
The question is rather rhetorical, I would alternatively beg the question Can a feminist be a Muslim? But, that I will return to in my conclusion. I do not intend on attempting in any manner in this essay to answer the question of the possibility of Islamic feminism. Rather, I attempt purely to inform my reader(s) on the single issue concerning Muslim women’s hijab (and the various perspectives of Muslim women on the hijab as well as the many misconceptions associated with the hijab) that has been so gravely misunderstood and the effect of which is merely multiplied by contemporary media globally. The most intelligent of our contemporaries have failed to speculate thoroughly issues pertaining to women in Islam that has led to a continuing fallacy between Islam and the rest of the world, the product of which are ominous schisms among east vs. west, us vs. them and civilized vs. uncivilized.
It prohibits the refusal or failure to hire any individual, the discharge of any individual, or the discrimination against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employment & Labor Law, Cihon, Castagnera. The Girls Club of Omaha’s goal statement is “to provide a safe alternative from the streets and to help girls take care of themselves.” Nowhere did it say anything about pregnancy. The Negative Role Model Policy allowed the Girls Club to discriminate against pregnant girls by discharging them. Is pregnancy a bad thing, in whose eyes?
In order to defend the border and feed the imperial clans the in kind of tax were too heavy for the common people. Lead the Ming government isolated with the masses. Thirdly, and the most fatal crisis must be the lack of responsibility in chongzhen’s personality and the terrible relationship between the last emperor Chongzhen and his ministers, the distance between minister and emperor became far away ,and ultimately none of his ministers would like to work for him anymore and this lead to a famous talk from chongzhen, “My ministers have failed me. As ruler of the country I must die for the altars of the soil and grain. An empire that has lasted 277 years: It is all because of the mistakes of treacherous minister that it has come to this.Alas!’’ So many scholars put forward their opinions answering the reason why Ming Dynasty cannot addressed these crisis and finally collapsed.
And, until our country is ready to treat a captured, raped, tortured and mutilated female soldier just like a man, women should not be placed on the front lines of battle. This country and our military are not prepared to see what the enemy will do to a female soldier when she is captured and becomes a Prisoner of War. The enemy be it the Taliban, insurgents, Jihadis, whatever we want to call them, do not abide by the Geneva Conventions. They treat women worse than livestock. Women will be targeted by the enemy without fail and without mercy.
Catharine MacKinnon: Sexuality Police or Freedom Fighter? In her book Feminism Unmodified, Catharine MacKinnon presents a solid view of her conception of feminism as well as quite a few examples of practices which serve to hinder our society from becoming more feminist; that is, women living not only equally as entitled as men, but on their own terms. The main practices and phenomena she outlines include sexual harassment, pornography and how each perpetuates the power play of domination and subordination within society. MacKinnon isn't your typical feminist vying for equal rights for women. She goes a few steps further in her quest for a society where domination isn't an issue and women can live on their own terms.