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.
Female circumcision for women is a way of purifying them of their masculinity. Second, female circumcision is done to denote women power. Many social conditions, which require female circumcision, are the alienation of women, particularly from power. Women are controlled in community, family, emotionally, and even sexual matters. By definition, a loss of autonomy causes an otherwise
The roles of women in Much Ado About Nothing and the Odyssey are quite similar in many regards. The gender theme in Much Ado About Nothing like many of the works of that can be seen as a loaded concept. The female characters portrayed by Shakespeare in the majority of his work are often seen as submissive and easy to control. The daughters and nieces submit to the patriarchal society and repression of the time with no obvious complaint. Characters are subject to limitations and expectations because of their gender.
It’s not just that she was a women that impressed me but her outward denial to conform to a world that oppressed her and women all across Europe based on sex. Not many people have the courage to stand up for their beliefs but she did so, knowing that support for her cause was scarce to none. She defended a women’s place in society, as well as flourishing in the literary realm and exercising her ability to converse, challenge, and reason in the art of rhetoric. Through these reasons and preservations, Christine De Pizan merits more than a three quarter page in a history of rhetoric
For instance, even though many of the Arab American women are required to cover themselves, almost all of them cover their bodies because they choose and not because they are forced to. Being unaware of the choice that these women have, the dominant society judges them and makes them feel like they are oppressed. The images that many people saw in the media, when the Arab-Americans were shifting from model minority, to problem minority were women who were covered and absent from the scene and suddenly without a complete knowledge of what is really going on. On the other hand it is not only the immigrants that control and regulate women’s sexuality. Based on Entry Denied, the U.S regulated Asian American women’s sexuality.
The quotes ‘If he ain’t, I better look someplace else, she said playfully’ and ‘Hi, Good-lookin’.’ These show all the workers think Curley’s wife is attractive and she knows this, so she’s being confident with them. It was unusual of women in the time of the great depression to be bubbly and playful as times were hard and money was tight. Another way in which Steinbeck presents women is as objects that are wanted but should not be obtained. The word "jail bait" is used to describe Curley's wife many times through the book, this word describes his wife in a way that presents her as a very attractive young girl, but the term jail bait can also be used to show that she is a danger to toy with. Despite the fact that she is constantly flaunting herself, if she is approached in any way it will cause conflict with Curley which could result in an altercation that could cause a prison sentence.
A feminist point of view would find these women to be flawed, for they cannot survive without the assistance of a man. The book tells the story of a “manly life” in first person dialogue. Considering every female Odysseus encounters “falls in love” with, we can equate that he makes his own problems based off of his ego. In a way, the Odyssey is not just the tale of the wanderings of Odysseus. The poet has made it into a type of descriptive catalog of women, in which he examines women of all kinds and from all backgrounds through objectification.
Christina Castellanos Mr. Daughdrill English 1A 8 Feb. 2012 Roles Portrayed by Females in The Awakening Roles portrayed by the females in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening are those of wives, mothers, and artists. Most women in the novel are content with their roles in life. However, the main character Edna Pontellier struggles with all of the roles and is never satisfied with any of them. She is not happy with her present role as wife and mother, so she attempts to be an artist by painting. She is satisfied with this for a while then gradually gives it up also.
Imagine a world with no discrimination against women. In this fictitious dimension, there would be no degrading stereotypes or insults pivoting around females. Unfortunately, we live in a misogynistic world filled with hateful comments spewed out carelessly against women. I used to be under the impression that sexism was not as important as other societal issues, such as racism. It was only after analyzing “Antigone”, when I started to understand the gravity of how persistent and awful sexism has been over the years.
I did expect this book to be like an argument where she would explain her side and then she would argue the points that the other point of view would have, but this seemed very one-sided. Valenti presented many facts in her book and some very good points, many of which prove that today, women are judged, not on their personality but the status of their virginity, whether or not she is still a virgin. I agree with this quote in particular: "For the record: I think virginity is fine, just as I think having sex is fine. I don't really care what women do sexually, and neither should you. In fact, that's the point.