They did not want to be in a relationship where the patriarch rule, women wanted equality in a relation-ship. This called attention to the presence of marital rape while at the same time defending the right of women to have sex-ual desires and be sexually fulfilled. They did not want to be bound in their relationship as sex slaves and they wanted to put an end to marital rape. Men liked the feminist idea of liberat-ing women and “were more willing to embrace feminist changes in female sexuality” because it “led women to be more sexually ac-tive” (hooks, 80) It benefited the men because with all the wom-en now becoming more sexually active, they were there to meet their demands in order to have a more fulfilling sex life
Feminist science fiction, a sub-genre of science fiction poses questions about how society builds gender roles, the role reproduction plays in defining gender and the unequal political powers of men and women using utopias to explore a society in which gender differences do not exist, such as in Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Joanna Russ' The Female Man. Each highlights the socially constructed aspects of gender roles by creating worlds with genderless societies. Conversely, when speaking of the Western genre, women are usually represented either as wholly 'good' and homely or wholly 'bad' or 'loose'. This representation, though is may seem entirely natural at first, is merely an effect ' genre mind-set'. Multiple genres also allow authors to write in order to achieve unique purposes.
Yet we see media encouraging the notion that you must be beautiful not smart to find a significant other. Equally, we see media encouraging that to be attractive to females you must have be masculine, strong, and handsome. Feminism currently works to defeat these standards put upon males and females by society. A beautiful reference Quindlen made to the shifting feminist agenda is that of expectations. As females, we are now able to legally do everything a male can do, yet now we are expected to do it even better.
Feminists Feminism is a view that examines the world from the point of view from women, coupled with the belief that women are disadvantaged and undervalued in society. Feminists believe that the majority of societies and institutions are patriarchal and male dominated. Feminists believe society is characterised by gender conflict as men seek to protect their dominance and women strive for equal rights and opportunities. Feminist approaches to health The medicalization of child birth Ann Oakley examined the experiences of women during childbirth in her research and book ‘from here to maternity’. Oakley found that up until the 1980s pregnancy and childbirth were seen as natural processes and consequently there was less intervention from doctors.
The Issue of Gender Bias in Nursing NUSC 4P60 Marlee Heywood 4918116 Andrea Bodnar October 29th, 2014 Introduction In the healthcare field, nursing is predominately viewed as a female-concentrated occupation. The viewpoint of McLaughlin, Muldoon, and Moutray (2009) states that despite the historical fact that men are considered “pioneers” of the nursing profession, if they choose to pursue this occupation they can expect to be considered an “anomaly” to their gender orientation. The notion that nursing is not an appropriate career from men stems from the socialized view that caring is a uniquely feminine trait essential for nursing practice (McLaughlin et al, 2009). In society, women are viewed as caring, nurturing, and kind. Men, on the other hand, are viewed as strong, aggressive, and dominant.
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture MAC 101 Discuss (with reference to critical reading) the importance of any TWO of the following concepts for an analysis of media texts, and demonstrate through analysis of an excerpt from a media text how you would apply these concepts in your own discussion Stephen Wright This essay will set out to investigate how women are represented in action movies. The films I will mainly study in order to gain an understanding of this subject will be Casino Royale and Sin City. Both of these films have a tendency to depict women in a derogatory way. To do this the term representation will be investigated to understand its full meaning. This essay will focus mainly on the feminist attitudes towards the gender representations.
Each approach derives from the fact that feminist social theorists were considered to be mainly concerned with gender equality and preoccupied with ensuring that women’s interests were not marginalised .Feminist theorists have continued to concentrate on the position of women in society and their research is generally based on the notion that women are regarded as under the control and authority of men. Current feminist such as Martineau and Wollstonecraft theorists have widened the scope of their work while still acknowledging these concepts as critical to their core. Historically, feminist theorists have challenged the masculine bias in supposedly objective knowledge, claiming that women were excluded within the social sciences with the result that the focus was on topics and institutions of concern more to men than to women and neglecting issues and concerns relevant to women(Hughes 2013).Both Martineau and Wollstonecraft felt that it was only by embracing the diversity of women’s experiences that knowledge would stop being what they described as ‘partial’. They argued also that social scientific knowledge about women must begin from the context of the gendered experience of the women being studied. Such an approach would encourage research into issues such as the traditional family and the possible
Seminar paper On Feminism in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar Course code: ENGL705 Course Title: Literary Theory Submitted by: SAYANTANI SARKAR ENROLL NO: A0710313014 Submitted to: Dr. Shweta Saxena Assistant Professor AMITY INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES AND RESEARCH AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH INTRODUCTION Simone de Beauvoir's gender theory is considered to be one of the pioneers of feminist thought. Her book The Second Sex is seen as a milestone in explaining how and why women were and are subjected to men's rule. While some of Simone de Beauvoir's insights might be seen today as self-evident (such as “one is not born a woman but becomes one"), other remain revolutionary till this day. Simone de Beauvoir argues that whenever there are two different human categories at the same time and place, there will always be one striving to subject the other to its rule. The burden of childbirth in ancient societies made women dependant on men's labor, and thus enabled the initial inequality.
Despite her antithetical ideologies, Haywood remains centuries ahead while incorporating the very themes of contemporary pop culture: Woman Power. The novel’s opening section establishes a socially inverted, female-oriented paradigm through the novel’s architecture, Fantomina’s authorial perspective and her gender-based assumptions. By deliberately situating Fantomina above the male aristocracy, through her box location, Haywood spatially partitions the PlayHouse a la the Panopticon where Fantomina serves as judging Syndic above the pit-seated male audience. Haywood’s syntax iteratively casts men as naïve tools subject to Fantomina’s scrutinizing eye. Fantomina articulates her ‘contempt’ of the men while labeling them as ‘depraved’ (227).
Historically in Western culture, God is seen as a father figure, and has been assigned an authoritative male persona. Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of Sexism and God-Talk, explains how this tradition has led to a male-dominant society in which women are oppressed.1 She discusses possible social origins, gender biases associated with this patriarchal model, and why it should change. Ultimately she recommends using inclusive language, which involves calling God both he and she, and using analogies that show God as both powerful and nurturing.2 Despite what Ruether proposes, God should not be referred to as a he, or a she, or both, because it is the abstract qualities of God that characterize its uniquely divine and non-human nature. Ruether suggests the origin of God as male could have started with the Nomadic religions, where there was no female role in agriculture, and God was the Sky Father.3 The abstractness of God is very difficult to understand for many people, in an attempt to better understand God and religion, the divine has been given human characteristics that it does not actually posses. These often times not only include gender but also race, even attire depicted through artwork.