However in modern times, women are almost completely respected and equal, and encouraged to be active members of society and government. Despite being equal, it is men who are often told by society that in order to get a woman they must ‘woo’ her with gifts and actions, as seen in the movie ‘Arthur’. Over the course of time, women have not only been gaining equality, but the way that men interact with women has also evolved, from Disrespect and inequality to respect and equality. In early years, Women got no respect, and were not considered equal. Thusly, the obligations of men were minimal.
Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views. These stereotypes make women feel embarrassed to call themselves feminists (Stereotypes about Feminism). It is essential that all women consider themselves feminists simply because women are still being oppressed today and there is a need for equality. To begin, women should not be ashamed to call themselves feminists because women are still being oppressed today. Our culture believes women should be dependent on men and this forms a belief that women need men to survive.
When looking at the character Najwa, it is more likely she is Pitted rather comdemed. Najwa’s place in society, a woman with little to no power, can only do so much in this male dominated country. “In this world full of men and the greed of men” someone like Najwa is no more than a man’s property. When Najwa was forced into marriage, she was forced into an agreement that she now has to fore full. Najwa had said in a sarcastic tone “I must be a good wife, Loyal and unquestioning, support my man regardless” showing she knew that she had to be the wife that is expected of her without questioning it even though she mightn’t agree with it.
Cherelle Newsome November 30, 2011 Mr.Gomez Women in Renaissance Period “Anything you can do, I can do better”. This quote is spoken by many. The basic meaning of this quote is people always try to outshine each other. Prime example of this quote is how men believe that they are superior to women. Men believe that the things they do and accomplish, women will not be able to achieve or do better than what they have done.
Throughout the course of the play, the female characters are seen as powerful figures who are more ruthless than the men. For example, Regan and Goneril are often portrayed as strong and controlling figures, not letting anyone stand in their way of achieving their aims. They see their father as an obstacle, preventing them from getting what they want, and they treat him like this also. Although he was kind enough to give up his kingdom to be shared between two of his daughters, this wasn’t enough. Both Goneril and Regan wanted to grasp all of Lear’s powers, and take them away from him.
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).
Nevertheless, it seems that he could not escape the dominant philosophy of his own society that women were the weaker sex. The question is why? Why did More believe that giving more rights and power to women would contribute to the creation of a perfect society? Also, why, yet giving women more rights and power than they usually would be given, he still maintained the patriarchal values of the sixteenth century? Even in the perfect Utopian world of Thomas More, the social status of women, the role they played in society and the general way they were treated, were influenced by the dominant view of the society at that time and by his own personal values.
Feminism These feminist women aim to combat both the overt and hidden discrepancies in opportunities between the genders. This unfairness stems from socially constructed differences involving men and women, which render men superior and women inferior. The greatest challenge facing women is the mindset, of both men and women, that women are condemned to inequality and restricted in their career and lifestyle opportunities. These feminists do not blame men for the predicament of women. As Virginia Woolf explains, “It was absurd to blame any class or any sex, as a whole.”(R86).
Women’s Idealized Beauty Image In the recent decades, with the improvement of the living standard, people have been paying more attention to their own physical appearances. Female bodies, most especially have become subjects to change. As bodies become the notion of changes, women are continuously being stigmatized and judged which leads to greater dissatisfaction with their body, shape and weight. Most women and young girls in our civilization are dissatisfied with the way they look and described ideal figures as what they see in television or magazines. These forms of media have been corrupting the minds of women and young girls for many years, thereby starting at an early age the unrealistic idea of being beautiful and attractive in order to fit in(1).Though it seems mere advertisement and entertainment, media does permanent damage to the self-esteem of women and young girls by constantly exposing them and hammering their own views of ideal beauty image into their minds.
A feminist is a person who supports feminism. Feminism is described by Dictonary.com as; “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men” ("Dictionary.com"). Basically, feminism is the idea that women and men have been treated differently by society throughout time, and that women have been unable to participate fully in all social interactions. The story of Lysistrata shows this idea of feminism in the sense that the women in the story, after being stereotyped that they could do nothing but cook, clean, and take care of the children, shows the men that they too can assist in ending a war. The main character in this story is Lysistrata who is portrayed as the leader of the feminist.