Because women are sometimes stereotyped as the weaker sex, they become disadvantaged and don’t share many of the privileges men are given. This is why feminism is such an important matter today. Feminism is a broad social movement that strives for equality for women and seeks to end of sexism in all forms (Topics in Feminism). However, negative attitudes toward feminism have continued to exist. Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views.
Hamilton goes on to explain why her dislike of the jingo woman is so strong; “you make all women seem church duffers!” she implies the Jingo woman is seen as unintelligent, criticising why her opinions are wrong and that this view of her is being applied to all women. She disagrees with the way women like the jingo woman portray other women. She portrays the Jingo woman and her role in the war, in a negative light. In ‘women at munitions making’ by Mary Gabrielle, Gabrielle criticises women’s munitions work as unnatural. The word ‘coarsened’ implies that the women’s relationship with birth and life is tainted by munitions work and its association with death.
Instead of using a regular “okay”, Vernon inserts an “OK” to show her sarcastic anger towards one of her colleagues who disagrees with her opinion. You can tell she is immediately annoyed with peoples lack of respect of her opinion. With the emotion she is trying to get him to agree or even just compromise with the fact she wants nothing to do with having a child. By using such a strong emotion like anger she is adding passion to the argument; angry words like scold, attacks, selfless and deconstructed add fuel to the passage by giving the readers a feeling to have instead of just being neutral and it helps the readers gain an emotional tie and move over to “her side”. Having the readers believe she has a right to her own opinion right of the bat gives the author, Vernon, an upper-hand moving on to the rest of the article.
Feminism is accused of essentializing what it is to be a woman and what womanhood means. The larger category of women has indeed been a threat to a woman as an individual. Women have indeed been a threat to the individual woman. Every woman is individual just like every man is an individual. To say that women have been oppressed is an oversimplification and it is a category that has been arbitrarily for the purpose of representing this womanhood that it is as though she does not already exist.
However the traditional role of femininity that was enforced upon women by a stringent and somewhat vigorous society was changing and these two texts challenge the traditional role of femininity both directly and indirectly throughout. The lack of communication and action of characters in As I Lay Dying is often conspicuous. As one would expect, this often leads to an obscuring of identity for both the female protagonists alongside males. Addie is scathing of words in particular. For her, they are just a “shape to fill a lack”.
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. His portrayal of them appears to expose a disturbing, misogynistic view of women in the 1920’s. Others would say this is not the case and his approach to how he presents the women has a much deeper meaning therefore implying that Fitzgerald could in fact be a feminist. In my essay I will discuss how I feel that Fitzgerald’s experiences with women are mirrored throughout the novel and undoubtedly display his general ‘underlying hatred’ for the female kind in the Jazz Age through his constant implications of the negative characteristics women possess. Like the central character of The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald had an intensely romantic imagination; he once called it "a heightened sensitivity to the promises of life."
Whilst Ismene grasps these notions, her sister, Antigone, does not. Antigone does not care about the previously set declaration of Creon, as she believes it is wrong. Creon will “not…keep [Antigone] from [her] own” (47). Although Antigone acts upon emotion because of the repulsive treatment of her dead brother Polynieces, she plays the role of a character resisting the preconception set by Creon that women are lesser then men. Opposing the viewpoint of Antigone, Creon, shows us his ideas of the role of a woman.
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).
Women are the weaker sex in this play: they are forced into giving into male power by doing what they are told; which is expected of them. Characters like Beatrice do not conform: she is the complete opposite to what a woman should have been like in Elizabethan times. Women were expected to be quiet and obedient. She, however, is a loud, aggressive and sarcastic character, and she does not obey the commands of any man. If anything she gives commands, ordering Benedick to “kill Claudio”.
More than looking for the cause of rape, he feels insulted by feminists. This paper is more a pointed argument over the insult Dr. Schenk feels he has received from feminists than a search for the cause of rape. Indeed at one point in his paper he even stoops to describe feminists responses as being “harpy-like” in a childish reaction to the feminists disagreement with his idea. Dr. Schenk bases his argument largely by appealing to logical conclusions. These start out well as the paper starts off drawing reasonably straight forward conclusions from well accepted facts but as his argument progresses Dr. Schenk’s logic becomes based off poorly drawn conclusions.