The article “Raunch Culture” by Ariel Levy discusses how life in the twenty first century has become very raunchy and erotic. She talks about how easy it is to blame the males of our culture for objectifying women. However, it is the women who are volunteering to have these pornographic or racy photographs and videos taken of themselves. Even women athletes are posing for scantily clad pictures, and they are getting more attention for that than their specialized sporting events. This article discusses that women taking control of their sexuality and objectifying themselves are not, in fact, the same thing.
Their were people who told you to be pretty, but strong. Then there was the ideal women who was a perfect entertainer and always dressed properly. The magazines were also littered with what would today be thought of as offensive advertisements for items like vacuums and panty hose. The magazines predominately advised domestic goods and were a way of persecuting women with out them being aware of it. Most magazines were ran and edited by men who decided what should be written and the advertisements used.
Module 4 Answering the Opposition ITT Technical “The Latest from the Feminist Front” What was your initial reaction to Limbaugh’s claim that “feminism was established so that unattractive women could have easier access to mainstream of society?” My initial reaction was that Limbaugh was being disrespectful to women in general. Al women have a right to easier access to society whether they are attractive or unattractive. They are still women and women should be respected as much as men are respected. His statement is also very insensitive. What are two of Limbaugh’s main points?
Women during this time were only allowed to go so far and do so much without being restrained it seemed like. She doubts herself in letters she sends to her female friends who sympathize with her problems in choosing her partner for marriage. As a result to her resent of her thoughts about female powerlessness, and her outspoken thoughts of marriage. Virtue also resulted in achievement of morality, which was identified with marriage. Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing.
Do you agree that Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Katherina as “offending against society’s expectations about women”? The idea that both Beatrice and Katherina offend against society’s expectations of women in the plays Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew is open to personal interpretation. We must take into account which society it is we are suggesting they are offending against, if we are judging it on Shakespearean society’s expectations we could, in theory, agree with the statement, due to the fact that at that time, women were largely expected to be submissive, quiet and respectful to the superior sex, males. However, it would not be correct to say that Beatrice and Katherina offend against modern day expectations of women. Further to this, it would also depend on at which point in the play we are making our judgement.
Where Marie de France comes from, many people disagree with women having power through literature. They disagree with women having much power at all. Because of this, Marie de France feels the urge to protect herself from those people. She argues that credit and respect should be bestowed upon anyone who earns it, regardless of their gender. Before her story even begins, Marie de France contests the idea of female inferiority.
In today’s society women are always worrying about their appearance. Their perspectives on how they should present themselves are imposed by everything around them. Friends, celebrities and the media are the main reasons why women fee the need to live their lifestyle a specific way. Sometimes, celebrities don’t even need to say anything to have an effect on one; women in today’s society are already provoked on changing just by feeling intimidated by them. In Nina Power’s text, ‘One- Dimensional Woman’ the author also argues that you don’t need superficial things to feel good about yourself, or to even look like perfectly thin stick figure to be a feminist.
Her unsupportive argument is not to prove the misconceptions of what makes a woman a woman, really her arguments about her own anger and aggression towards her past. She can’t get over it and carries those feelings and judges everyone, like they are all out to hurt
Her reasoning is because; women are reaching out to stop all the pain of being alone, and why they soon find out that was a mistake. This article has shown me what advertising does to women. It is very upsetting to see that kind of abuse happening every day. I would never want that to happen to me or anybody in my family. Works Cited Kilbourne, Jean.
The Cindy Crawford commercial that Kilbourne discusses in her essay really brings the issue of the century long double standards to light. If the tables were turned and the boys in the advertisement were young women whistling at an older man they would definitely be looked down upon for their sexual interest. Ads like this show, our young girls that it’s okay for boys and young men to treat women as sexual objects. The impression given is that women were placed on earth to give men satisfaction whether sexually or visually even at the cost of being dehumanized. The fact that Cindy gave this image of having sexual satisfaction by drinking the can of Pepsi almost tells young girls that if I drink Pepsi I’ll be just as sexy and attractive