In this essay, ). Lorde describes herself as a “forty-nine-year-old black lesbian feminist socialist mother of two” (845) and discusses her own feelings of inferiority. Lorde argues that the oppressed must change how the oppressors view them; by must educating or re-position themselves in society. She believes that the whole society must change their way of seeing difference. The way they currently treat it is to “ignore it, and if that is not possible, copy it if we think it is dominant, or destroy it if we think it is subordinate” (855).
The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald’s portrayal of the female characters in The Great Gatsby reveals an underlying hatred for women. With reference to appropriately selected parts of the novel, and relevant external contextual information on Fitzgerald’s own experience of, and attitude to women, give your response to the above view. It was in the 1920’s when women become more independent, delegated, and responsible for more things in the world than just keeping the house tidy, as was the mentality back in those days. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a true literary masterpiece based on the tragic life of Jay Gatsby through the eyes of his acquaintance, Nick Carraway. Fitzgerald openly shows his opinion that women generally have low moral qualities, and demonstrates this by the actions and speech illustrated by the three main female characters in the novel; Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson.
She most often takes that anger out on the female slaves in the household. Othen the Mistress of the house blames the female slaves for their husbands lust. Slave women are given the sterotype of permiscuious. In her expericances with Mr. and Mrs. Flint Linda
compare and contrast the Female experience in The Handmaid’s tale, Brave New World and 1984. The female role in The Handmaid’s Tale, Brave New World and 1984 can in some ways be seen as very similar since the societies, which the three narratives create, are patriarchal and oppressive of women. The Handmaid’s Tale focuses on the oppression of women in a society which forces them into traditional domestic female roles whilst at the same time viewing them as mere sexual objects. Women in Brave New World are subjugated through their treatment as ‘Pneumatic’ possessions for men to enjoy. In 1984, women are repressed in an alternate way, where their sexual desires are forbidden to the extent that committing any sexual act is a punishable rebellion.
The best intent of the story is to educate people of the pervasiveness of racism and how the African American female, who has always been on the bottom of society, has been/is treated by society. The narrative range and depth is given. The narratives tell us about the narrator in time, place, and situation as follows: The stories are individuals concerned with the plight of the African American woman and all like her. The African American women are from all walks of life throughout the United States. The situation at hand needs more collaborative narrative research conducted in order to get more statistical data to present to the legal world on the innumerable amount of injustices that prevail pertaining to workplace
The Wallpaper’s Quite The Lady; Gilman and Stereotypes Women have, since the beginning of recorded history been considered the “Other” while men have been considered the paradigm. The wallpaper in Gilman’s story is meant to depict this “Other”-ness as well as the repressive forces that a phallocentric society has imposed on women for centuries. Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Bordo, and Virginia Woolf present interesting and insightful ideas as to why Jane feels such a strong need to express her inner feelings in an outward manner. The wallpaper is meant to represent the feminine’s struggle to break free of the bonds that men have placed on them. Women are the “Other”, and therefore their essence is dependent on the essence of the male; where the male is alpha, the woman must be omega.
Literature Review 2.1 Story of Women Struggle “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, is no doubt the life story of the author Zora Neale Hurston. Despite the novelization and ancestral biography, the main character lives a similar life as Zora. Finding the perfect match, failing several times, the efforts, the regrets and the achievements, tells us the story of an African American woman in a society that discriminates her not only on the basis of male chauvinism but also white racism. The author in real life is well known for her work in the field of female rights. Having a chance to observe the historical Harlem Renaissance, she well understood the importance of equality and justice despite creed, color, cast and gender.
However, African American women have an added dimension to their struggle. In addition to the gendered nature of violence, they must also contemplate the effect that reporting violence may have on the black community in which they live. Commonly, black women are asked to ignore their own needs as women and focus on the needs of the community. Cooperating with authorities against black men can result in community abandonment because of the perception that black men are selectively penalized. Black women know the experience of living in an oppressed community.
Like Tupac Shakur said, “we were given this world, we did not make it”(2). McLune argues that all genders were subjected to the rough times, economic hardships, and socioeconomic plan used as an excuse for the harsh, derogation. McLune used an emotionally charge language to write this essay because she relates the feelings of many black women in today’s society by being refer as bitches in the hip-hop song, on the radio, TV,.. is a disgrace to they feel so or not. She also describe women living in the same environment with males who still see women like their enemy in their music. McLune used this emotionally charge language because she tries to achieve black women lives in the hip-hop culture.
Both men and women hold a great responsibility within the relationship or ties one another hold. Together, they hold a bond which can lead to a good or bad thing. But ever since the gender wars followed through, there’s a thing called the “Battle of the Sexes” running about. It’s mainly a war showing which gender is more dominant, male or female. “The War on Men” by Susan Venker explains how women feel about men, and what they think about them.