Pizan so obviously from the start of her writing, introduces how women should behave (from the perspective of a princess), so that her actions shall be beneficial to her and her husband. By talking about the finances, which is radical, Pizan degrades women in all other aspects. Degrading is used in the sense that she does not promote equality in any other way other than the financial aspect. These women could be considered early feminists if they looked for equality in other things as well not just a specific
Ne-Yo makes it very clear that the women he is in love with stole his heart by being herself and taking care of herself. This is apparent through the repetition of lines one, two, and three which are “She got her own thing, that’s why I love her, Miss Independent” at the beginning of each stanza in the chorus, which basically make up a majority of the song. His praise for women who are self-determining reveals his motives for writing the song. I think that Miss Independent was meant to encourage women to be successful on their own terms. Often women are seen more as property and an assumption that they must be submissive and less powerful then the men in their lives comes into play and discourages them from following their dreams.
In a patriarchal society or religion, moods and motivations decide that women are psychologically depend on the male authority. Women have long been forced to believe in male power, therefore, the mood of trust in male power has been formed. As a result, the mood becomes motivation that direct women's behavior in the society. That is why in a patriarchal society, women act as subordinate to men in social and political fields. In the next section, Christ discusses the four meaning of Goddess symbol.
Their need for comfort from the people they love and care for the most leads them to do whatever it takes, so they might be accepted. Along with being mentally isolated from the other characters in the play these women are also physically isolated and intellectually isolated from everyone. Part of the reason these women were so severely isolated from other characters is because they lived in the Elizabethan period. During the Elizabethan era women were raised to believe that they were second- rate citizens. To ensure that people continued to believe this concept the church used this verse from the bible as proof “woman in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man.” This belief put women in a state of being mentally isolated from men.
Needless to say, the concepts Darwin created have evolved to include social situations as well as physical ones. The virtual battle on ignorance in the Progressive era was extremely evident in politics, the fight for women’s rights, and the battle against slavery. The examples listed in my previous statement can be tied to the struggle for existence concept. This is the concept that,“ the struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of the same species; often severe between species of the same genus. (Darwin; Chapter 3)” The essential struggle for a say or ‘life’ socially in these times were more numerous among the slaves and women who were equally fighting for rights.
(Habegger, 1969) What is missing in this portrayal is men post feminist movement and the effects it has had on them and women who wish to live by their feminine roots. In looking at the text however there are three major gender attitudes to be covered. The chauvinistic male, the feminist female and the directionally challenged woman. This is the basis for the message portrayed by ‘The Bostonians’. In order to understand the implications of this message, the three main characters can be analysed in terms of their particular role in society both in the time in which the novel was written and today’s society.
Assignment 1a: Beliefs in Society ”Religion is more a cause of conflict than of harmony in society.” To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view? (33 marks) Feminists agree that religion serves to maintain the status quota, however they believe that means maintaining patriarchy. Feminists most religions as patriarchal, meaning that religion is 'male dominated', they also view religion as actively oppressing women in order to maintain patriarchy. Examples of this include Aldridge's (2007) findings in the Qur'an, noting that women are legally inferior to men and lacking the same rights as their husbands. This example can be seen by feminists as maintaining patriarchy in society so that women have less or different rights to men, meaning that men have more freedom to do what they want, while women are observed much more closely.
She makes us question our religion, our education, our agriculture, and our principles. She brings forth the problems we often hide and ignore. Throughout the novel the men keep their society’s downfalls secret from the women much like we try to do ourselves. This quote reveals one of our society’s issues by focusing on our beliefs on marriage. Gilman provides the point of views of these women who know nothing of marriage to allow us to see our own society’s faults in the way we think things should be.
Wilde explores the subject of morality frequently within the play and the conflicting ideas surrounding the topic. Wilde particularly explores the idea of women ‘falling from grace’. This can be seen in the character of Mrs Arbuthnot. The character is quite obviously a good, strong woman who has taken her misfortunes in stride and not let them bring her down too much, as well as raising her son to also be a good person. Many people would argue that the blame for her misfortune should solely lay on Lord Illingworth, who, it is obvious to the audience, used her for his own pleasure and satisfaction, abusing her love and trust.
Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society. These ideas still apply today, in America, and around the world as women still fail to receive equal rights in many aspects. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives: in the religion she is asked to believed; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions; where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because as an individual, she must rely on herself”. Stanton emphasizes on being self-dependent, being able to rely on oneself. The idea of individual development, of every man and woman as equally important.