Today, many feminists go around stating there isn’t a need for men, women can survive on their own, and that women are better than men. As Saira Khan states in her article on Spiked, “modern-day feminists engage in man-bashing rather than dignified demands for equality.” (Khan 1). It just shows how feminists would rather take their anger out on men rather than realize we a... ... middle of paper ... ...oncludes is his article, “That’s how we’ve come to this backwards point where the new feminist activism, for some, is about oppressing those with different views. So much for equality!” (Furey 1). They would rather demand dominance than equality, call for justice for issues that are not really there, claim gender discrimination in the work place, and argue against any who try to oppose them.
Elizabeth wanted everyone to see that women are equal to men, and cannot keep being discriminated. The debates on women rights soon had an impact on the world, and women slowly started to gain the same rights and freedom as men. Just like women were not being treated well, neither were
However, suitors who seek Bianca as a wife have to wait for her sister to be married first. Kate is seen as a shrew because she is strong willed and unlike most women of the time. In his 1603 play The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare enforces traditional gender roles and demonstrates how little say women had in society. He accomplishes this through the strong personality of Kate, Baptista 's attitude towards his daughters as transactions, and
Additionally, she is obsequious towards Iago because of her female role and responsibility as a wife. As a result of being so obedient, she later steals the highly valued handkerchief because her husband desired it. Shakespeare utilizes Emilia to portray his negative position on marriage and the modest duty of a wife in bed, and nothing more; while developing the submissive character of Desdemona. The foil of Emilia and Desdemona, as a result of their opposing views on marriage and physiognomies of women, helps Shakespeare portray his message of women and marriage. Emilia and Iago’s position on marriage can frequently be uncovered though their reflections on both men and women.
Fighting for gender equality should consist of creating an environment where everybody has equal opportunities to expand their potential. From this perspective, feminism should stop telling women what they should do to be recognized equal to men and foster opportunities for them to reach their dreams. Feminism cannot force women to be or to do something just because they think is good for women. It is not necessary to have more women taking men’s positions to have an equal society, as some feminist leaders such as Slaughter points out when she states that it is necessary to put more women in leadership position to create equal conditions for women in the work place (Slaughter 695). This is not a solution to confront the real problem.
In both the “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, and “Oleanna” by David Mamet, the authors write their female characters to have a power that is atypical for women in their respective eras, thus proving that women are able to manipulate and supersede men through verbal and intellectual prowess, as opposed to brawn. In the “Taming of the Shrew”, Katherina is nothing but an obstacle or a means to her sister Bianca’s advancement in the social ladder. Even the husband they seek for Katherina is in reality, for her sister’s sake, not her own. When Katherina states, ‘I will never marry’, it is because she believes no “real” husband of her own, who’ll love her for who she is, is possible. In the play, it is seemingly patent and manifested that no one indeed loves her.
It is this change that needs to occur, before women will ever be regarded by all men as true equals of man, and not just equals on paper, otherwise the ignorance of men will always get the better of us, and some oaf of a man will always claim women are subservient to men though in reality there is no difference between us. Works Cited A Vindication on the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecroft
She also feels that the woman are just as “capable of high virtue” as the men, and do not deserve to be in “a place so narrow.” In addition, Fuller is aware that the women can “find their way to purer air, but the world will not take off the brand it has set upon them” (741). Margaret Fuller uses this passage to explain that it possible for women to have their ideas become public, but it would b... ... middle of paper ... ... great marriages where the husband and wife are equal, by stating how society constricts the women’s true inner genius, and by recording admirable women who stand up in an effort for equality. This article came in the beginnings of the revolution, and lead to the inspiration of many new followers. These new disciples then spread the word of women’s rights and gained even more followers leading to a snowball effect for new supporters. This now-tremendous group made many earnest court appeals which led to suffrage and many more new privileges for women.
The Wife's "Prologue" serves as an overture to her "Tale", in which she states a very important point regarding the nature of women and their most sacred desires. According to this character, women desire sovereignty, or power, over their men most in the world. This wish seems to be most appropriate for women of the time period in which Chaucer lived. However, women today no longer wish to dominate their men - sovereignty of women over men is not relevant in the twenty-first century. The reason is that women are no longer deprived of power and freedom.