For example, cultural feminists look to the different values associated with womanhood and femininity as a reason why men and women experience the social world differently. Other feminist theorists believe that the different roles assigned to women and men within institutions better explain gender difference, including the sexual division of labor in the household. Existential and phenomenological feminists focus on how women have been marginalized and defined as the “other” in patriarchal societies. Women are thus seen as objects and are denied the opportunity for self-realization. Gender Inequality: Gender-inequality theories recognize that women's location in, and experience of, social situations are not only different but also unequal to men's.
But as Sander’s said, “I was slow to understand the deep grievances of women” (Sanders, 350). He was jealous in a way at the same time very naïve. He didn’t understand that just because woman didn’t have a job that was making money, didn’t mean that they weren’t busy with things at home. “Like the menfolk, they fretted about money, they scrimped and made-do. But, when the pay stopped coming in, they were not the ones who has failed” (Sanders, 350).
She was a dependable employee. However I think she suffered from role ambiguity. Although Susan felt like she should be doing more at work managerially she wasn’t. Anita as her supervisor should have placed a much more clear emphasis on her responsibilities. If she had done so I think she would have fewer negatives in her annual performance review.
She believed that women should be equal to men in relationships. Although Wollstonecraft had an idealistic view of marriage, Tweedy reinforces how marriage is far different from the ideas that we have. She describes elements of love which prevent true reality of what is being seen. Wollstonecraft gives the advice to women readers that they should consider their choices; is having a husband the right choice? Or is a lover better?
Lecture Friday 11 May. QUESTION: Is Their Eyes Were Watching God really a feminist novel? [Questions of the week] I prefer the label “gynocentric.” A gynocentric novel is one in which the social dynamics emanate from the relationships and represented subjectivities of female characters. Does the author have to be female? No, but it helps.
Gender Roles plays a huge part of the novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, by showing the reader how women are treated unfairly and what this treatment can cause to the women. In this novel, Alice Walker portrays how society sees men as the dominant gender and how women are merely sex slaves and servants. The main reason for the female circumcision is to satisfy the men in the tribe needs. If it were up to most women, they would not go through this ritual, but unfortunately, they need to, according to the Olinkan tribe. The women get this done to their body so they are “cleansed”, so a man is able to marry them.
Her use of “good” is bias since she states he is not common. In the end, the grandmother’s classification of “good man” states that “good” doesn’t imply “moral” or “courteous”. For her, a man is a “good man” if his values are coordinated with her own. Red Sammy is “good” because he trusts people at random and greatly remembers more innocent times with which the grandmother also remembers. The Misfit is “good” because she believes he wouldn’t shoot a lady.
Viewed as an early precursor of feminist thought, some scholars argue that the majority of her Prologue can be seem as anti-feminist rhetoric (Trudeau). As an example, Alisoun first seen as behaving like a man, gaining power over her men by using her body and beauty to get the things she most desired. Alisoun behavior somewhat foreshadows her Tale. Though Alisoun, I agree that she seems to see herself as a feminist, one critic believes that its quite unlikely that any man of that time saw
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.
At first Andy is reluctant to fulfil expectations about her beauty as she feels that it is not important in order to fit in or belong to her workplace. The director uses close up shots that switch between Andy and other women. This allows the audience to establish the differences between Andy and the other women. “You’re right, I don’t fit in here. I am not skinny or glamorous and I don’t know that much about fashion but I’m smart.