This theory gives us to think if women and man has total equality in our society. APPLICATION OF THEORY B Now, I would like to apply feminist legal theory to the Bedford case, the case it self shows that there is a need to revise the law that is discriminated and biased towards women. Therefore, we can find various facts in this case that is related the feminist legal theory. First, I can start of by informing how there are unbelievable amounts of academic violence against sex workers in our community and how our political process failed to address constitutional law. As I mentioned before, feminist theorist believe that there is a barrier in gender when it comes to equality in the society, which in this case we can relate it to how these women’s are considered less value and less than human in many ways.
As evidenced in the quote from the book, ‘... women deserved to make their voices heard and, in so doing, create laws that would benefit and protect them,’ the right to vote not only women gave them a chance to make socio-political changes in the country that would empower them, but also gender equality (Dicker 54). Similarly, the second wave also fought for gender equality. The women were fighting against male supremacy that undermined the women’s contribution to the socio-political front. Dicker quotes, ‘... It was and is the conditions women face, its male supremacy we want to change... ... middle of paper ... ...ork places, and in other legal settings.
This consistent maintenance of the status quo of marriage is a major aspect of feminism depicted in screwball comedies (Heather 26). While advocating for marriage, screwball comedies highlighted the shift in the foundations of marriage and greatly highlighted the growth of feminism in light of a shift in roles and expectations surrounding this institution. Feminism is motivated by the need to establish equality between the genders since most feminists attribute women’s problems to inequality between the two genders. Therefore, by way of a collection of political movements and social theories, feminists seek to curb this inequality between men and women. It is important to note that the equality sought after by feminists is not just economic and political, but also social equality.
Women’s rights were treated quite differently, as something to be won and exercised collectively rather than individually; as object of political struggle as much as of judicial resolution... ... middle of paper ... ...de by both which ultimately served as the forerunners of modern feminism. Both readings addresses significant aspects of the American suffrage movement, the main ideologies, individual and collective actions undertook, the specific strategies and tactics expected for a viable outcome, which was to work within the constraints of the legal and political arenas for the recognition of equal citizenship between the sexes. Both are equally valuable and contributes significantly to the current wealth of historical studies concerning the American suffrage movement. My only criticism of both readings would be the lack of attention to the non traditional women: the poor class, freedwomen of color, and many more. I do feel both readings would be significantly enhanced if an inclusion was made of the women outside of the traditional upper and middle class white women.
The feminist philosophy, on the other hand, preaches equality purely in legal and political rights. A number of conservative feminists believe the battle for equal rights was won when in 1928 women were enfranchised (British History Oxford, 2007). It caused social transformation in Britain and liberated women. This philosophy is relevant in modern society because it can be beneficial in any country where women experience hard ship due lack of legal equality. Further legislation aimed at improving equality in the UK needs to consider possible side effects, and should promote equality for all.
Reflections on Our Wounded Identities in Law Inspired strongly by Nietzsche’s thesis of the thwarted will to power and ressentiment, Wendy Brown claims in her book, States of Injury, that a variety of feminist projects, despite their good intention, reflect and reinforce inadvertently the sexualized and masculinist character of the states, politics, and cultures. The inscription of the gendered identities in legal and political discourses reaffirms the historical injuries constitutive of those identities. Influenced by postmodern feminism, Brown seeks a non-binary, non-oppositional alternative discourse for sharing power instead of being protected from the power or seeking revenge and punishment. The author’s suggestion to stay away from the identity politics and self-victimization seems timely and well-addressed especially when social conservatives sharply capture this aspect and label it as “victim feminism.” Then the question is, how should we translate the author’s recognition into legal reforms for gender equality? How do we at the same time avoid undermining the previous achievements in gender equality made by the efforts of liberal, radical, and socialist feminists?
Mary Wollstonecraft's View on Women's Rights Works Cited Not Included As one of the earliest feminist writers, Mary Wollstonecraft faced a daunting audience of critics ready to dispel her cry for the rights of women. Her powerful argument calling for equality in a society dominated by men was strong, and her ideas withstood a lot of criticism to become one of the most important feminist texts. Her argument was simple and illustrates a solution to the inequality in society. The foundation of this argument is the idea of education and how independent thought is necessary to live a virtuous and moral life. In the present state of society, women are seen as inferior to men and held in a state of ignorance.
The law is what we can refer to as gender specific and many parts of our culture demonstrate this. Excluding the female experience in law is an error that can still be corrected. The need for the change came during the women’s movement and feminist scholarship theory has given rise to feminist jurisprudence, a philosophy of law based on the political, economic and social equality of sexes. I will be discussing many of the laws that were passed not only with a male perspective but also as a form of oppression towards women. It is an inquiry that is methodologically and substantially an inquiry from the point of view of women’s experiences.
The journal articles claim that schemas create “gender role stereotypes which are also a primary mechanism for reinforcing sex discrimination towards women in the legal profession due to their basis in the social roles traditionally occupied by women and men” (135). Therefore, by dismantling these schemas that categorize genders will aid in dismantling sex discrimination. A major limitation of the gender schema theory is the issue regarding individual differences, the theory is unable to explain why different children with common environmental influences respond differently in assimilating gender appropriate behavior. According to Ryle (2013) a strength of this theory is that it addresses the lack of explanation of the cognitive development as to “why sex in particular
Wittig also goes on to explain how women are represented almost like a race in which they are put into a “natural group” by how they look. All the points Wittig makes shows that her ultimate goal is to destroy the difference between men and women, to eliminate gender all together, and to create one group in which equality will become part of. Wittig’s goal, which is on the radical standpoint to say the least, is not attainable; eliminating genders all together will go against every social norm that has been established in history. Even though Wittig makes great points towards women’s rights and equality, her approach is slightly radical, thus making it too unrealistic. Even though I agree that women should be treated equally as men I believe that Wittig’s approach to the subject needs to be more sound and realistic.