Feminism

Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and
Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and
Katha Pollitt's Argument About Media Being Biased Against Liberals and Allan Levite's Argument That Media Is Biased Against Conservatives In the nation Katha Pollitt argues in her article Kissing & Telling that the media is against liberals, and or her views. Allan Levite in his article for the National review, Bias Basics, Levite argues that the medial is biased against conservatives. Both authors present arguments with deficiencies. They both have motives to be biased. One of them has to b
The Green Party of Canada
The Green Party of Canada
The Green Party of Canada Jarret MacDonald Political Studies 102 G. Germain March 31, 1997 Canada had nine registered political parties in the 1993 federal election. Each one of these parties was trying to place their candidates into Parliament as members. In this particular election there were the usual dominating parties that ran, the Liberals and Conservatives. Also vying for seats were seven minority parties which included the Green Party, the Christian Heritage Party, the National Party of
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7 W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seeming
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv
Pornography Debate
Pornography Debate
Pornography Debate Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material? The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which
Evita Saint or Sinner
Evita Saint or Sinner
Evita: Saint or Sinner? The story of Eva Peron is a fascinating one . Evita, as she is known, enjoyed a rise to power like no other. The details of this ascension are often disputed, making Santa Evita's tale all the more intriguing. . . Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919,1 the fifth and youngest illegitimate child of Juan Duarte and his mistress, Juan Ibarguen. The week of her birth was known as Tragic Week, when the army massacred striking workers, perhaps a foreshadow of what was to co
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude b
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude b
The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits differs greatly. In One Hundred Years of Solitude empowerment comes only through age, for instance Ursula Iguaran, the matriarch of the Buendia family and to some extent Macondo, or through strength of sexuality, for instance Pilara Tenera the ‘sexual matriarch’ of
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul's novel Miguel Street that One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc while femininity is defined as Having qua
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon English 101 MWF 11:00 - 12:00 Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare's Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England. As well, along with the
English 1302
English 1302
English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most individuals; however
There is an epidemic in our country and it is growing stronger daily S
There is an epidemic in our country and it is growing stronger daily S
There is an epidemic in our country, and it is growing stronger daily. Someone is not being allowed to live her/ his life to the fullest degree because of this disease. Its traits can be found in every city, town, and state across the country. No, this epidemic is not AIDS or cancer: however, if left alone, its long term effects can be just as detrimental. The name of the epidemic is censorship, and last year, the number of censorship cases in the school systems across America reached a new hig
Feminism or a doctrine advocating social politcal and economic rights
Feminism or a doctrine advocating social politcal and economic rights
        Feminism, or a doctrine advocating social, politcal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men, plays a large role in The Wife of Bath's Prologue.         Describing marriage as a misery, the Wife has been married five times. Only one of her husbands she married was because of true love.  The reason why she has gone through so many husbands is because her ideal husband is one who permits her to do whatever she wants.  Of course, in the 1990's and even back in the 1500's, tha
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7          W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seemingly unconnected essays that make up The Souls of Black Fo
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will be focused on are Madonna’s ‘Burning Up’, ‘Express Yourself’, and ‘Justif
Prohibition The Legislation of Morality
Prohibition The Legislation of Morality
Prohibition: The Legislation of Morality During the 1800's and early 1900's through out the United States there was a movement for the end of alcohol. The sole aim and purpose of this body was to stamp out the evils of alcohol. This movement, most commonly called Prohibition, mixed the morals of Christianity and the politics of government. Prohibition did succeed with the ratification of the 18th was, however, a great mistake. This amendment made the common man a criminal, lowered the confidenc
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transfor
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890's was in time for transformation for the English society. After Queen Victoria died the heart of the Victorian culture seemed to fade. England was beginning to experience economic competition from other states and a gradual decline from its former pinnacle of power. Politically, the Parliament experienced some fundamental power shifts after the turn of the century. This essay will address the climate of change in the English culture and its expressions
Les Demoiselles dAvignon
Les Demoiselles dAvignon
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (see appendix, figure1) was the prototype of the art movement ‘Cubism’. It was painted by the artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and its style resembled nothing within the antiquity of the Western world. Its intentions were of a revolutionary nature; and its achievements were nothing short of its expectations. As Cubism developed, its representation of the subject became increasingly void of naturalistic appearance, until it was bordering on pure
Eva Luna
Eva Luna
Eva Luna Eva Luna is based on the life of the protagonist of the novel, Eva Luna. The story begins with the tale of how Eva Luna was conceived by her mother trying to save the life of a snake bitten Indian. It takes place in an unnamed South American country. Eva's mother dies when she is only 7 years old and is forced to work as a servant in different houses. One thing she inherited from her mother was the gift of story telling. Wherever she would go everyone loved to hear her improvised storie
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who were e
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Using a feminist approach provide a detailed reading and interpretatio
Using a feminist approach provide a detailed reading and interpretatio
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed reading and interpretation of Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. ASSESSED WORK COVER SHEET Home School : American and Canadian Studies Module Title : American Literature 2 Word Length : 1500 Date : 21/03/04 I declare that I have written this essay, and all work from it is original if I have not given a detailed referenced. The Yellow Wallpaper takes place in the late 1800’s, and was published by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892. Whether you consider it
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER AP Literature and Composition, Period 2 September 24, 2004 Although most people will find The Yellow Wallpaper as simply an account of a woman that sunk into deep depression, it is possible to extricate dual interpretations from this story. There is one meaning that is describing that the author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman can be related to the female in the story; this is achieved by comparing the author’s life and her character’s life piece by piece. One might find that The
Canadian Constitution
Canadian Constitution
Canadian Constitution What does every man deserve? The Canadian Constitution states, “Every man shall deserve equal rights under the law.” Sister Helen from Dead Man Walking says, “Every man deserves a second chance.” My mother rarely hesitates to mention, “Every man deserves a good kick in the ass.” Like most things in life, the answer to this befuddling question is an ironic one: what every man deserves is something no man would ever admit to wanting. Throughout the history of western civiliza
Prohibition The Legislation of Morality
Prohibition The Legislation of Morality
Prohibition: The Legislation of Morality During the 1800's and early 1900's through out the United States there was a movement for the end of alcohol. The sole aim and purpose of this body was to stamp out the evils of alcohol. This movement, most commonly called Prohibition, mixed the morals of Christianity and the politics of government. Prohibition did succeed with the ratification of the 18th was, however, a great mistake. This amendment made the common man a criminal, lowered the confidence
Womens Suffrage Movement
Womens Suffrage Movement
Women’s Suffrage Movement The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism then and now, is the most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation, but it is merely the tip of the iceberg. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. My thesis statement is as follows: Unlike the opposition to a wider male suffrage, women’s suffrage was opposed not so much because people
Gender Trouble Feminism and The Subversion of Identity
Gender Trouble Feminism and The Subversion of Identity
Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity A Review/Commentary of GenderTrouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity, By Judith Butler Gender, Homosexuality and Ethics Feb. 9/00 Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990. 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 to
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Yellow Wall-Paper
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” ENC1102 September 11, 2001 In the early 1800’s women were given a subservient role in society. In marriage the husband could be viewed as the warden and the wife as the inmate. This left the woman to become dependent and therefore inferior. In “The Yellow Wall-Paper” the author Charlotte Gilman vividly writes the effects of oppression on women. The main character is suffering from mental depression because of the shackles her husband puts on her with his practical ideas o
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described By Elisabeth Schuessler Firoenza Hermeneutics Seminar February 29/00 Box #260 Table of Contents I. Introduction………………………………………………………………..p.3 A. An Historical Overview…………………………………………..p.3-4 B. An Overview of Feminist Hermeneutics………………………..p.4-5 VI. Presuppositions A. Introduction and Preface to the Hermeneutics of ……………..p.6 Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza B. Scripture: Mythical Archetype vs. Historical Prototype………p.6-8 C. Egalitarianism and Gender
Feminist Revolution
Feminist Revolution
Feminist Revolution In the latter half of this century while the New Right has managed to remain unified, organized and focused the Left’s major weakness has been that it has been anything but; in fact it is difficult to ascertain whether the Left hold any shared tenets. There seems to be the vague understanding that left-wing politics are associated with being pro-woman, pro-labor and anti-racist; however even these extremely general sentiments are often confused and mistakenly conflicted.1 Fem
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare Shakespearean plays are written within the patriarchal ideologies of the Elizabethan era. Women were considered to be subordinate to men. This subordinance was clearly projected in the portrayal and representation of women and their sexuality. The 1970’s and the rise of feminism challenged these Shakespearean, stereotypical representations. These new, feminist readings brought new perspectives to Shakespeare’s works. More particularly, the repre
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life Eng 362 February 27, 2003 In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in Post-WW I Britain and France and the Effects of the First World War Thereof European History: 1890-1939 UCFV June 31/99 The First World War was a tumultuous time for Europeans of all countries. The war ravished many of the social institutions of European society, including: the family, gender roles, economic structures, and the work place. The nature of “total-war” would change European society forever, creating the modern women of the 1920’s and the subsequent gender w
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin I FA Kate Chopin’s second and final novel, The Awakening, was published in 1899 at the height of her popularity. Ironically, this work, now regarded as a classic, essentially marked the end of Chopin’s writing career. The Awakening has now earned a place in the literary canon for the way it uses these formal and structural techniques to explore themes of marriage, motherhood and woman’s independence, desire, and sexuality. In my opinion all these issues are best seen in the last chap
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy and are they
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy and are they
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? www.microcosmpublishing.com The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred
Suffering for Suffrage Racism in the Womens Suffrage Movement
Suffering for Suffrage Racism in the Womens Suffrage Movement
Suffering for Suffrage: Racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement Historically, women have been excluded from the many liberties men have arranged for themselves. From the disregarding of women from being considered ‘Elect’ during the Puritan era, to the modern instances of women lacking equal compensation. According to Charlotte Gilman, even religion, the woman’s help, was ‘tainted’ and injured by coming through the minds of men alone (Gilman, p. 370). Men have molded American society to exclusiv
International Relations
International Relations
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930’s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci
Women in World War I
Women in World War I
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
Pornography
Pornography
Pornography Feminist positions on pornography currently break down into three rough categories. The most common one is that pornography is an expression of male culture through which women are commodified and exploited. A second view, the liberal position, combines a respect for free speech with the principle a woman's body, a woman's right and thus produces a defense of pornography along the lines of, I don't approve of it, but everyone has the right to consume or produce words and images. A th
Interests Of Women.
Interests Of Women.
Interests Of Women. This paper will show that many of her most popular beliefs are not only detrimental to society, but also not in the best interests of women. In letters from a war zone, Andrea Dworkin presents a collection of speeches and short articles she has composed during her career as a writer and activist. Many of her articles deal with censorship and pornography. One claim is central to all of these, pornography is an act and not an idea, thus censorship is not relevant to it. In resp
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for cen
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for cen
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for centuries, it's borders have for the most part been open to mass migrations of foreign people from countries all over the world. Some of these foreign people came here by force, under the bonds of slavery, while others came here voluntarily in anything that floats, flys, or would otherwise transport them to a new place with a promise of a better life. This has been, and is, historical fact, the inhabitants of the United States h
Females have come a long way since the early 1920s They have slowly be
Females have come a long way since the early 1920s They have slowly be
Females have come a long way since the early 1920s. They have slowly began to take a different approach to the male outlook of themselves. Many women today have found inner beauty as another 'boost' of self confidence. However, in the early nineteen Sadly, men has had a tremendous amount of persuasion to contribute to this fact. As long as a woman had a pretty face, she would have a man to take care of her. This did little for real communication. I once read a literary about a woman named Glady
Throughout American history each generation has sought to individualiz
Throughout American history each generation has sought to individualiz
Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960's was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the backbone of thi
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's
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 that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will a
The creation of Offred the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The H
The creation of Offred the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The H
The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, was intentional. The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her. Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical feminist, represented in this novel by her mother and her best friend, Moira. Atwood is writing for a specific audience, though through careful examination, it can be determine
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, “Woolf’s group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several
Generally feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full
Generally feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full
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 democratic implications of the rights of man and the citizen to women as a group. Abigail Adams