Not A Feminist But A Female ‘Equalist’

“Give us equal wages, but let him pay for my dinner”. “We want the same education as men but give us reservations too”, “treat us equally but we want our seats reserved in trains too”. Somewhere along these lines, the meaning that feminism stood for blurred a bit by our need to be privileged. Feminism, … Read more

The Politics of Knowledge in Feminist Literary Theory

To a substantial degree, the political system of patriarchy is dependent on the manipulation of knowledge. The biological, psychological, and economic discrimination against women, as well as other marginal groups, has relied upon the establishment of a singular construction of “truth” that is fundamentally exclusionary, yet regarded within the system as natural and objective. What … Read more

Feminism and It Affects to Society

“Women’s rights are a human right”, Hillary Clinton spoke to the United Nations in 1995. After that speech, she will be always be known as a hero for women and girls. Feminism has been fighting time over time from the past until now in lots of country in the world for women can be equal … Read more

History of Gender inequality

Gender inequality is not only the matter of a special country or place instead it has always been a global issue for people. Men and women are almost equal in the total universe but still women are not given equal status with men and this unequal gender role in nationalization process operates in every country. … Read more

Sweet Charity: How Pro-Feminist Concepts Are Captured In This Musical Comedy 

A musical comedy, “Sweet Charity,” based on [,featured] book by Neil Simon, earned nine Tony awards since its premiere on Broadway over 50 years ago. Originally choreographed and directed by the world-famous Bob Fosse, the musical is centric in the experiences of Charity Hope Valentine—a hostess at a dance club stuck in the innards of … Read more

Analysis of "Mariana"

‘Mariana’ is a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson which was published in 1830. This was an early stage of the Victorian era, a time when there was a plethora of social upheavals in England and Europe. As a composition, ‘Mariana’ is a beautiful yet ominous lyrical narrative, featuring themes of loneliness, isolation and rejection. It … Read more

The Goals and Ways of Achieving Gender Equality

Also known as gender egalitarianism or sex equality, gender equality is a standpoint that every individual should be treated equally in all life aspects (health, education, employment, leadership) without any discrimination on the basis of gender(Jayachandran, 2014). Under the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, one of the key objectives is to enhance gender equality … Read more

Treatment of Women in The Man of Mode

George Etherege’s The Man of Mode is a play that utilizes humor, wit, and satire to criticize the foolishness and vulnerability of women. In this illustrative and vulgar play, Etherege examines the mannerisms, dialogues, and behaviors of different female characters, such as Mrs. Loveit, Bellinda, and Harriet, in order to develop the argument of female … Read more

Limiting womens abilities to household chores

Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique created a social revolution in the 1960s by addressing the role of women in society and its effects on their emotional and mental health. Her words opened the eyes of many American housewives who felt incomplete and lost. Friedan helped these women empathize and associate with what she called “the … Read more

Alias Grace Through a Feminist Lens

Feminism is defined as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and the organized activities on behalf of women’s rights and interests” (Merriam-Webster). This includes liberation from sexual, religious, legal, and economic oppression as well as breaking free from rigid gender roles, which are justified by the biological differences between … Read more

Representation of Women during Partition Through Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh and Ice candy man by Bapsi Sidhwa

In ‘Train to Pakistan’ Khushwant Singh represents the situations in Mano Majra (a small village of Punjab, Pakistan). Sikh religion is in majority in this village and Muslim, Hindu and Pseudo-Christian are other religions present in this village. They all live happily with brotherhood. But the partition makes violence and horror among the people. The … Read more

Women’S Equality

Throughout the world’s history, there have been many issues that affect our lives everyday and the way our society runs. There are issues in which our country was influenced, the way in which the government runs, and our lives. One of these main issues has been women’s rights. Women got their rights later than men … Read more

Historical Background of Why a Woman’s Place is Considered to be in the Kitchen

Historically, men and women’s roles in the society were never dictated nor were their lives ever noticeably disconnected until the 18th and 19th centuries with the emergence of social stratification and industrial revolution. Before industrial revolution both men and women were treated and seen to be equal and men as well as women were involved … Read more

The Hungry Woman

Cherrie Moraga comes from a Latino background, her mother being half-Mexican and her father being American. Growing up as Chicana, a Mexican and American woman, she personally struggled with being able to her mixed identity. Her search to find her queer identity, the Chicano Movement, racial ethnicity discrimination, and her feministic approach shaped the culture … Read more

Female Experience and Feminism: Correlation

Most literary representations of the sexes include implicit and binary differences between women and men. Women are typically written as pure archetypes who strive to find constancy in their relationships. In contrast, men as seen as libertines who seek multiplicity, novelty, and otherwise rakish desires. In Fantomina, a venture of sex, love, and disguise, Eliza … Read more

Is Feminism A Harmful Ideology

These are distinctly moral issues for a few reasons. First, answers to these questions require normative statements (yes it is immoral, or no it isn’t immoral to infringe) which express value judgements. These statements can not be supported by empirical evidence. In other words, they are not subject to verification by running experiments, or through … Read more

The Growing World Of Feminism

Even in today’s growing world of feminism, young girls, as well as grown women, are being taught by the media to organize their lives around men. Their needs, expectations, work schedules, ideas, and interests become second to the men in their lives. All too often the media associates power and status to men, only to … Read more

Feminism in Medea

The play Medea by Euripides challenges the dominant views of femininity in the patriarchal society of the Greeks. While pursuing her ambition Medea disregards many of the feminine stereotypes/ characteristics of the patriarchal Greek society. She questions the inequality of women in a patriarchal society, contradicts Jason’s chauvinist beliefs, challenges the stereotype that women are … Read more

Radical Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate

There are many different definitions of feminism. Some people regard feminism as the idea that women deserve the same amount of respect that men deserve. There are the other schools of feminist thought that hold women superior to men. Yet another believes that the gender roles controlling women are artificially created and not innate knowledge, … Read more

Glass Ceilin

The glass ceiling starts to form itself very early on. From the moment a woman enters the work force after college, she is faced with much discrimination and unjust belief that she will not be able to do as well of a job than a man. A man and a woman, who both have the … Read more

Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity

Judith Butler exhibits the new wave of Anglo-American academic feminism, a feminism that goes beyond the delusional categories of male and female, and wishes to confuse or trouble these categories all together. As well, Butler helped to create the discipline of queer theory. [1] Butlers feminism refuses the category of woman itself, exclaiming that it … Read more

Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990’s

Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of “women’s roles” continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions … Read more

Modern Feminism Essay

Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women’s rights to full citizenship–that is, political, economic, and social equality with men. Feminism encompasses some widely differing views, however, including those advocating female separatism. Modern feminism, which was born with the great democratic revolutions of the 18th century (American and French), differed from its precursors in applying the … Read more

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important element of the Womens Rights Movement, but not many people know of her significance or contributions because she has been overshadowed by her long time associate and friend, Susan B. Anthony. However, I feel that she was a woman of great importance who was the driving force behind the … Read more

Jane Eyre as a Feminist Novel

A feminist is a person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism (belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes). Jane Eyre is clearly a critique of assumptions about both gender and social class. It contains a strong feminist stance; it speaks to deep, timeless human urges and fears, using the … Read more

Female Delinquency

One of the most important issues in crime today is Juvenile Delinquency. It is too often the cause that people see it as something new and a problem that needs to be dealt with by todays society. Female delinquency is and has been rapidly increasing in the past few years. In Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile … Read more

Another Feminism

Q. 1(b) Feminist approaches to sociological theory have developed out of historical sites of struggle for equality. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of four (4) different feminist theoretical orientations. Sociological theory is broadly concerned with structured forms of social inequality. Therefore, sociologist generally attempt to approach human behaviour and relations in terms of the particular … Read more

The Glass Ceiling

The glass ceiling starts to form itself very early on. From the moment a woman enters the work force after college, she is faced with much discrimination and unjust belief that she will not be able to do as well of a job than a man. A man and a woman, who both have the … Read more