You also see men, having the dominance in relationships from time to time, saying that they have the pants in the relationship. Basically, that they hold the say on what happens. It is stated in “The War on Men” that, “So if men today are slackers, and if they’re retreating from marriage on masse, women should look in the mirror and ask themselves what role they’ve played to bring about this transformation.” This shows that, females should stand up for themselves, and change the relationship for the better, that the male shouldn’t have all the dominance. Females should too have a say in this, and show that they have dominance in the relationship as well, since a relationship should be an equal say on both
Liberation is seen to be achieved through raising women’s consciousness of subjugation. Feminists believe that women have accepted inferiority to men subconsciously, and thus need to realise this before becoming liberated. Millet argues that women are in a “power-structured relationship…whereby one group of persons is controlled by another”, thus suggesting that feminists believe that in our current society men control women. Although there is controversy between feminists as to the extent of advancing a woman’s role within society, as first-wave feminists demand that women should enjoy the same legal and political rights as men, whilst second-wave feminists have greater focus on the personal side of society and call for complete social revolution. Whilst this presents a clear divide within the doctrine, it
By slut shaming, the blame is actually pushed from the criminal to the victim, from the rapist to the raped, an action of victim blaming. In other words, people are actually telling the victims that it served them right for being sexually assaulted just because they wear a spaghetti strap top with a pair of shorts in a hot summer day. Through slut shaming, it is also seen as discrimination against women. Why are women always restricted but not the men? Taliban banned women from receiving proper education but men have the privilege to be educated; Women are not allowed to walk topless in public as it is considered indecent exposure, but men could always show off their defined abs without someone making a call to the police.
The authors wrote that women should have equal rights as men, should be able to vote, and they shouldn't be tied down to their husbands. There is still a widespread belief that women are not equal to men. Even though many people still try to convince themselves otherwise. Kate Chopin and Charlotte Gilman both made women believe that they should have the same equal rights as men. In the 1920's, women began to grow more independent, which would change the role of women's lives.
Feminists do however disagree on the extent of patriarchy in society and what need to happen to create gender equality. Liberal feminism is a march of progress theory as it sees a trend towards improvement and believes all humans should be equal. Oakley, as a key sociologist, distinguishes between sex and gender; sex refers to biological differences whereas gender refers to the culturally constructed differences between the roles and identities assigned to men and women. Liberal feminists argue there has been a move towards greater gender equality and that a gradual reform is necessary through changing laws and cultural changes away from gender stereotypes. They also believe that the ideas about gender are culturally constructed and transmitted through socialisation.
This can be seen as a very sexist ‘idealisation’ for men to enforce on women; just because they were the opposite sex, why did they not get the same rights to live as good and full a life as men? It was men that set up the idea that women should not be seen or heard, as the C5 Athenian statesman Perikles states the ideal – “Your (i.e. women’s) great glory is not to be inferior to what God has made you, and the greatest glory of a woman is
Catharine MacKinnon: Sexuality Police or Freedom Fighter? In her book Feminism Unmodified, Catharine MacKinnon presents a solid view of her conception of feminism as well as quite a few examples of practices which serve to hinder our society from becoming more feminist; that is, women living not only equally as entitled as men, but on their own terms. The main practices and phenomena she outlines include sexual harassment, pornography and how each perpetuates the power play of domination and subordination within society. MacKinnon isn't your typical feminist vying for equal rights for women. She goes a few steps further in her quest for a society where domination isn't an issue and women can live on their own terms.
Additionally, basing the discrimination on the fact that women have periods and might see a man naked or be seen naked trivializes the desire these women have to be the best and to be recognized for it. These women have been in less than ideal conditions, as have their male counterparts and the minor adjustments that are made don’t seem to cause mission failures or lasting psychological damage. Additionally, speaking to the idea of how our nation feels about women killing or being killed in combat, I have to point out that women’s lives are no more or less valuable than men’s are. As the mother of sons, I don’t feel one bit different about my son dying in combat than anyone else would feel about their daughter doing the same. I believe very strongly in a woman’s right to choose what is right for her and her family.
Feminism is accused of essentializing what it is to be a woman and what womanhood means. The larger category of women has indeed been a threat to a woman as an individual. Women have indeed been a threat to the individual woman. Every woman is individual just like every man is an individual. To say that women have been oppressed is an oversimplification and it is a category that has been arbitrarily for the purpose of representing this womanhood that it is as though she does not already exist.
the government) has ruled. Stanton’s main purpose was to convince men that their activities were unfair and empower women to fight for their rights. Though Stanton’s speech lacks specific evidence because she doesn’t directly quote a witness, she manages to persuade her audience emotionally and logically by using repetition, alluding to historical documents, syllogizing and organizing her argument in such way that her audience can empathize with her experiences. This speech lacks evidence because Stanton doesn’t say she directly quotes any popular male figure, this makes the speech sound monotonous because it all comes from the feminine population. She, however, makes use of a stylistic technique known as repetition to appeal to her audience’s emotion.