However, an inequality does exist because men use their inherited authority and tradition role to suppress women's rights. Acco... ... middle of paper ... ... independent life. Although The Vindications is a response to texts written by men arguing against the rights of women, Wollstonecraft's ability to create a clear and logical argument ensured that her work would be bear considerable weight in society. Her ideas that virtue is a universal right that needs to be cultivated in men and women through education and reason is very clear and compelling. She demonstrates the benefits men would also enjoy if women were to be treated equally.
Society defines gender roles where men are at the same disadvantage as women. Our society contemplates that gender roles affect how men and women are treated on a daily basis. Women are primarily the ones who are concerned about this and fear that men are treated as the better fragment but are they really? They are fighting to equate females to the same status as men, which are known to be called Feminist. These Feminists believe in the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
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.
“If you stand for equality, than you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you.” This quote from Emma Watson calls out the misconceptions around feminism. Emma Watson has used her fame from Harry Potter to speak out about feminist issues. She stresses the importance of equal rights among all genders. Despite the negative connotation associated with feminism in today’s society, men are able to, and should be proud to be a feminist.
Simone De Beauvoir states that, “The female, to a greater extent than the male, is the prey of the species.” (Rosaldo 1949, p.74) In summary, the account for a woman’s femininity is primarily encouraged by man. Wollstonecraft inspires readers as she debates the right for woman equality to man, with most, if not all females agreeing with her argument and powerful ideas. Thus it is possible to conclude that the influence of academic literature does complicate everyday contemporary understanding, as reality of the day has differing points of view in writing. According to the referenced literature, woman in contemporary society are considered are flaw of nature however observed by women unreasonably.
Cavendish presents an assortment of solutions for putting an end to male domination. Firstly, she proposes that it is imperative to find a leader among women “to lead [them] out of the labyrinth men have put [them] into” (Cavendish 162). Secondly, women should be allowed to strengthen their mind and body by participating in the same activities and exercises as men which in turn would “make [their] strength and wit known, both to men” and women alike (Cavendish 163). Thirdly, and this seems as if it could be in conjunction with the second solution, “women ought to imitate men…to equal men, both in perfection and power” (Cavendish 163). And lastly, Cavendish has the stand-alone idea that perhaps women should not be bothered with equality but should simply accept the bounteous gifts nature has bestowed upon her.
Because education is the basis of achieving fundamental rights equal to that of men as Wollstonecraft’s describes, women in today’s modern day society should endorse the feminist movement in order to achieve the same fundamental rights as men; education of one’s potential and rights is vital in achieving self-respect and reviving ones self-image that would enable women to have a dynamic place in society akin to men. The off beam thought that beauty outweighs education is blamed on (a false system of education, gathered from the book written on this subject by men who, considering females rather a women than human creatures) 2. In order to understand t... ... middle of paper ... ...en, their minds and future generations’ minds will be stimulated. Their brain will have the capacity to learn many things that range from simple puzzles to abstract thoughts. By educating both men and women equally, they will better understand the development of their children and the issues in the world that they will affect their children in the future.
However, while apparently attempting to assert female dominance over men, the effect the Wife desires is to bring men and women to a more balanced level of power. No attempt to change the minds of others with regard to social order could possibly be effective without a statement of the shortcomings of the current order. This is where the Wife may often be written off as a shrew-like bombast simply spouting her dissatisfaction. She does, however, state several clever examples of how her society currently treats women unfairly. She states that double standards for women and men are too common and are deeply rooted in culture.
It is questions such as these that light the fire inside Margaret Fuller. Fuller is not attacking men in this essay; it is directed at women as well. She is simply asking that everyone try to look at things differently. She wants people to understand that if women get more education and skills, men will benefit as well. Fuller’s passion and desire for equality is most clearly evidenced when she states, "What deep communion, what real intercourse is implied by the sharing the joys and cares of parentage, when any degree of equality is admitted between the parties" (42).
She makes quips about the men in her work and creates a space for herself alongside men without them noticing. Bradstreet questions her relationship with God while also creating herself, and fellow woman, a space equal to men. One of the best examples of her creating a position for women is the lines: “Let Greeks be Greeks, and women what they are/Men have precedency and still excel,/It is but vain unjustly to wage war;/Men can do best, and women know it well./Preeminence in all and each is yours;/Yet grant some small acknowledgement of ours.” (Bradstreet p.17) Dissecting each of these lines leads to the brilliance of Bradstreet. She created a space right under the noses of the men who so despise her sex. The first line requests that women are allowed to be their own people: do not try to change them.