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?
I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife. Even though it was most likely he was the infertile one, he treated her as if all she was good for was to take care of him like a maid. This is what made her a hard, bitter old woman. Dona Matilida believes it was her fault, and feels guilty about not being able to provide him with a child he so greatly desired. This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women.
Women would not have felt empowered at the time because society was male driven. Stanton used the word ‘we’ to unite women because the only way that women were going to make a difference was if they could come together and become a force. Women would not feel comfortable in coming together against men because of how little power they had in society. There was always the fear of the negative that could occur if men overpowered the
Because of discrimination against women rights, and how society view women is nothing much than their sex slaves, Elizabeth suffered from great loss of family and love. From her experience of giving a birth to a dead baby to the point of becoming a sex worker, it perishes her hope of living in a comfortable and pleasing life. The absence of love for Elizabeth causes her to suffer from grief and catastrophe. Society against women rights prevents Elizabeth to speak up for her tragedy because she has no place and no one to blame to. Instead, she has to endure all the horrifying loss from both society and
Margaret Sanger on “Free Motherhood” from women and the New Race (1920) Almost, if not every American is aware of The Bill of Rights, the laws that our country is run by. The first and foremost amendment grants American the freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, and Petition. The question is, were these amendments not to be followed in the early1900’s? Margaret Sanger: an activist reformer in the 1900’s, a teacher, and a nurse. She tried to petition with her birth given rights of freedom of speech along with her knowledge to petition for women’s rights but was imprisoned for some doing so.
Yet we see media encouraging the notion that you must be beautiful not smart to find a significant other. Equally, we see media encouraging that to be attractive to females you must have be masculine, strong, and handsome. Feminism currently works to defeat these standards put upon males and females by society. A beautiful reference Quindlen made to the shifting feminist agenda is that of expectations. As females, we are now able to legally do everything a male can do, yet now we are expected to do it even better.
Sexism in American Society Sexism is a long-standing historical and global problem. Nowadays, many countries still exists with the concept that a man has more power than a woman and women should listen to men, especially in American society. Even though the practice of feminist movement have never stopped, hostile sexism and benevolent sexism is still very common in American society. The relationship between Lou, Mindy and Albert in A Visit From The Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan) reveals the hostile sexism, benevolent sexism and self-discrimination in women in American society because it shows how a powerful man despises a less powerful woman and how women discriminate themselves. Hostile sexism is a negative emotion directed towards women such as anger, resentment, revile and so on.
Gilman shows this when the woman of the story says “I meant to be such a help to John, such a real rest and comfort, and here I am a comparative burden already”. She also shows that woman at this time didn’t really do anything for themselves, “Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able - to dress and entertain, and order things”. The woman in the story is believing in the social norm and what her husband belittles her to be. She feels that she is a burden to her husband because she dislikes the wallpaper and continues to complain about how much it bothers her. He refuses to change it making her blame herself for not being able to cope with the “dull” and “flamboyant” yellow wallpaper.
Another of the most prevalent of the many things is race. This is a key component for shaping how one may view him or herself because in that time people of color viewed as worse than a white person as well as they were viewed as more likely to be criminals. For example, in the story “The Meanings of a Word” the author had offensive language used toward her. And the boy who used it most likely did so because he thought in his mind that he was somehow better than she was. The reason for this being that, in that time, white people viewed themselves as better than any person of color.
She knew that women who disguised their sexuality were likely to be promoted more readily than she, yet simultaneously she thought her sexuality was a trump card. Even as she saw how it worked against her, she valued it and sought to preserve it, and tried hard to outshine all young female incumbents. This cannot be a true picture of my mother, though it is as I saw her.” (Working Women Don’t Have Wives) Women executives are everywhere in corporate America, and they may actually be more effective managers then men. In fact, women managers consistently are rated higher than their male counterparts on 37 of 47 critical management qualities such as leadership, social skills, problem-solving and decision-making,