Feminism in the Late 20th and 21st Century in Western Europe and North America Compared to Feminism in Middle Eastern Countries

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Thesis My thesis will be based on Feminism in the late 20th and 21st century in Western Europe, North America and compared to Feminism in middle eastern countries. I want to focus my thesis on why feminism is still necessary and how feminist art makes a difference in either culture I have been researching sexuality and politics, the use of the Word 'feminazi' as a way of degrading the feminist movement, and terms like "modern-day feminist", degrading, negative and harmful words used against women that are deemed socially acceptable in todays society, the female form and how women are played against each other in the media, stereotypes accosiated with feminism such as it being an anti men movement rather than an equal rights movement. I want to research radical feminism and question how it affects the feminist movement, why feminist art is relevant in western and middle eastern culture from the late 20th century to the present and the sexist views that still exist about women. According to senior Islamic cleric, Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali while refering to the sexual abuse of Muslim women "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... without cover, and the cats come to eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat's? The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred." - Internet source -Thegaurdian.com 2006. Washington-based family therapist and author Michael Gurian has suggested that boys evolved over the millennia to be hunters, not lovers or nurturers, males are less capable of emotion and of forming deep personal relationships without persistent tutoring- Source - Article, Public Interest. Summer99, Issue 136, p3. 15p. The idea that... ... middle of paper ... ... Return to Nature" by Holly Myers - 2007, "In the Pink of the Carnivalesque" - Debra J. Byrne - 2005, "At Play in the Slaughterhouse of American Pop" - Carlo McCormick - 2001, "Tracing the connections between Bunnies, Bees, and Abe Lincoln" - Mike McGee - 2001, Ragazine.cc "Feminist Art of the Middle East" by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. - 2013, The New York times "Behind the Veil" by Lorraine Ali - 2010, Shirin Neshat's "Turbulent" - Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2DNMG2s_O0, Sarah Abu Abdallah: 'Saudi Automobile', 2012 - Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28AV6sVDY18, "The photography of Mariel Clayton http://www.thephotographymarielclayton.com/, 'Visibly Female' Feminism art movement and art today by Hilary Robinson, Feminism and Contemporary art by Jo Anna Isaak, Feminism and art history; Questioning the Litany by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard.

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