The Fight for Women’s Rights Essay 2 Outline Introduction Thesis: Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women to have legal rights, have better jobs, and higher education, even though many men shunned her. I. Women fought laws that would discriminate against them. A. Seneca Falls Convention B. “Declaration of Sentiments” C. Divorce rights D. Hold property E. Guardianship of children II.
Feminist Criticism on “The Awakening” Kate Chopin wrote “The Awakening”, to show people of the nineteenth century society and the future generations, how hard women struggled to overcome their conflicting emotions and the oppression of society’s tradition to become more than just personal property for men to control. Feminist criticism portrays women in literature as the most important forms of ‘socialization’. All throughout “The Awakening”, Kate Chopin shows examples of how women should and should not act in society, in their homes, and with their husbands. In Edna Pontellier’s adopted society, women are viewed more valuable when they conform into the mother-woman role. The mother-woman role is another form of men control, because it dictates how women should idolize their children, worship their husbands, and honor their isolated but inferior positions.
Micro theories are explanations that look at individuals how they act and interact with others, and how they make sense on the world. Micro theories also focus in detail on more specific elements of the discipline. An example of a macro theory is Feminism which was first introduced by the Suffragettes which was solely focused on political equality and then brought light to the topic in 1918, when women were given the right to vote if they owned their own house and were over the age of 30, shockingly it took another 10 years for the age to lower to vote to 21. They focused on the gender division between men and women. Feminists characterise our society as patriarchal, which means male dominated, and they argue that mainstream sociology focus on the concern of men and not on the concern of women.
Over the time the woman has tried to get over social and political bound barriers so as to reestablish her identity, build her own image, thought and world without the common clichés of having to be reliant on a man. Based on Judith Butlers’, works on melancholy gender, a critical argument of the female picture today will be outlined and an assessment of the progress it has taken over time will be taken into account. Butler was an American post-structuralism philosopher whose works have been very instrumental in feminism. She differentiated between sex and gender where she based the former on biological determinism i.e. difference between man and woman is held on biological features while the latter differentiated women and men depending on social or cultural factors.
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.
This is a very sensitive topic and so to properly tackle this issue one most recognizes that this inequality is rooted in what shapes today’s society. This paper will examine the inequalities within gender, race and economic or power differences. The society we live in has been shaped historically by males; at the period in which Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s own was published, feminism actually was referred to as wanting to vote for women. This I can assure you was not Ms. Woolf’s brand of feminism, however having inherited money within the same time
Muslim Women The sharia had a huge impact on Muslim women and how greatly oppressed they were. In a society where women rights were judged greatly by men, Muslim women submitted themselves to the doctrine of their society beliefs. First, I will discuss Ziba Mir-Hosseinni “Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality.” According to the Koran "Cover and be Modest" is a central belief for women who respectfully partake in wearing a burqa or a hijab. Generally, through the lens of the outside world many may consider the burqa and hijab to be a problem. Lastly, I will explore how Mir-Hosseini’s views match and contrast with Abu-Lughod views.
PRESENTATION: WHAT WAS THE CONTRIBUTION OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT TO UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SITUATION OF WOMEN? As says Isabel Burdiel, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) embodied in his life and his work, as a woman and as an intellectual, of the most extraordinary way, currents of thought and tension (public and private) of his time and his country. Puritanism and radicalism, enlightened rationalism and romantic subjectivity were combined and encouraged each other, in the little and decidedly short life of a woman "in the name of reason and common sense", was devoted to systematically contradict all and each of the views and customs of his time (Burdiel, 2000). M. Wollstonecraft lived in the environment of England in the second half of the 18th century, in the process of ideological comformación of which Mary Poovey has referred to as "the proper Lady" Victorian: the social definition of women as epitome of private and moral values; as "the home Angel" which was built femininity through the sublimation chastity, the feeling and the selflessness. The French revolution will mark a before and a later in the history of Europe but it will also do so in the life of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Women voice Speech transcript Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Being a woman in the society which men seems to have more advantages, and even though it has been a long history of feminism movement, today we can still see that women do not get the equal opportunities as men do. That is why it is very important to keep challenging the society on stereotype about women. Part of this is educating the young generation about what it is really like to be a woman and inspiring them to speak up about this issue. Today I am going to suggest the three very useful and effective texts to be included in a new resource titled Women voice which is going to be used by senior students. First of all, the text I have chosen is the speech by Shirley Chiholm “Equal rights for Women” which was addressed to the United States House Of Representatives in 1969.
As we all know that feminism is a part of the larger movement in the contemporary world for women’s equality. The movement grew out of previous centuries of struggle by women to win equal rights, and out of previous writings such as Mary Wollstonecraft’s A vindication of the rights of woman(1792). In the 1920 there was a clear signs of new and different approaches in relation to women writers and literature. One of the most noticeable work is Virginia Woolf’s essays on women authors who suffered from economic and cultural disadvantages in which she termed a ‘patriarchal’ society. Her essay A Room of One’s Own became a classic issue of why there were so few women writers and why it is frequently difficult or impossible for a woman to write.