This article was hard to read. Rasmussen was a bit roundabout at getting to her point, and once I finally figured out what she was saying, I didn't really care. I personally think that Rasmussen is a sexist woman with an over-rated opinion! She attacks both Bell and James and unjustly signifies that because the writings are from a male perspective, they are themselves sexist and phallocentric. She also implies that the feminist perspective, which she uses as no more than a title under which she can vent her own sexist attitude, is of crucial importance in reading James's Washington Square and Bell's perspectives.
Throughout the years, sexism in language has been found to be a major issue in society. Women in society have been complaining about the unfairness toward their gender in ways. In the short essay, Sexism in English: Embodiment and Language by Allen Pace Nilsen, females were not considered as strong as males, and therefore they were giving a weak role in the society. Even in the text On language: You Guys by Audrey Bilger, women were not comfortable with the usage of the word “guys”, because they thought it took away femaleness. Also women were only known for their beauty, but not for their talent.
Women's Position in Society in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own The passage at the end of the Third Chapter in A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf deals with two major themes of this essay. The first being the ways in which women were kept down and made inferior to men, and the second being how this affected women’s writing. Woolf asserts that women were made inferior as a direct result of men’s perceived superiority. This assertment provides a new way of thinking about women’s lower position in society and the subsequent low opinion men held of women and their capabilties as writers. Woolf firmly believes that it is the prerogative of all writers to pay great heed to what is thought of them and to suffer when that opinion is negative.
According to Stanton, “He has withheld from her rights which are given to the most ignorant and degraded men” (273). Stanton believes that it is unfair how even the most trivial men have rights, but women do not. All women educated or not, deserve the same rights as men. Overall, Stanton’s use of the parody does a wonderful job in delivering her views on the vitality of gender equality. Stanton elaborates on Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, but unlike Jefferson, she discusses the flaws in gender inequality.
Gender stereotypes have damaged communities by backing people into a corner. Both genders should be treated equally because there is something they have in common, having humanity. Gender roles have been defined and it seems almost impossible to shift the scale of the role for men and women. Men are supposed to be strong and women are supposed to be fragile. Michael Kimmel said when asking young women what they think it means to be a woman, they give him a puzzled look, and basically say whatever they wish.
In chapter one, John Stuart mill clearly expressed his opinion about the regular notion that women and men are by nature unequal and that common view about the inferiority of women compared to the superiority of men is wrong and it is one of the major obstacles that prevent human development. I believe that this is right because the way society looks at women as a weaker individual in the society is not a fact and this was only a reflection of old mentalities and perceptions that have been believed and carried along by societies over centuries. He believed that the notion that women are born by nature weaker is a hypothesis that must be proven and that gender equality through nations is not yet allowed. However, at the same time Mill contradicted
Many racial slurs have been condemned and frowned upon by our modern society, yet the words directed at women are trivialized and ignored despite their harmful intentions and effects. We must reclaim the word cunt from its negative connotations and strive to replace the double standards and shame directed at women for their gender. Works Cited "Celebrating the Word "Cunt"" Origins of the Word "Cunt" N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar.
Adichie, author of ‘We should All be Feminist’, explains why people negatively view feminism even though feminism itself only promotes equality. Adichi asserts, “it shows that word feminism is so heavy with negative baggage: you hate men … you hate African culture … you think women should be in charge”(Adichie 11). Feminism is one of the most innovative movements in the world. It had great influence in abolishing slavery and racism. However, feminism, in 21st century, is a word that no one wants to be called.
She thought that we were all individuals who did not have an essential nature because we created that “nature” for ourselves. She rejects the nominalist view because being a woman is not a choice, someone is a woman because of the situation you are in. Women are different from men because of the history behind how they are treated. Beauvoir notes that the differences between men and women are right in front of you and are hard to be ignored. She said that “perhaps these differences are superficial, perhaps they are destined to disappear.
Nightingale’s article also starts off with a strong statement in the form of a question. She wonders why women are given such useful gifts if utilizing them is socially unacceptable: “Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity...and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?” (Nightingale 1734). Although these works both have the same thread running through them, they place the blame for the occurrence in different places. In Mill’s essay, he places the blame for the suffrage of woman on custom. He says, “custom...affords i... ... middle of paper ... ... sound like completely different arguments; however, they are both placing the blame on one relationship.