I agree with the overall concept she is trying to convey, I feel that women do need to take action, and that not all opportunities are yet equal. The problem I have with her article is the image that she and other contemporary activists are coveying to the rest of society. When I think of a feminist two pictures come into mind. The first, which maybe a little outdated is a women like Susan B. Anthony, someone fighting for real issues that matter. The second is of a women like the author above, someone who is extreme just to be extreme.
This is a query that I struggle with as an individual and that the feminist movement contends with at each step, after each threshold of progress is crossed. For one thing, the word "feminist" has become a dirty word, the "F-word" of the '90s. The true difficulty resides not within the word itself, but within others' reaction to the word. Proudly, I call myself a feminist. But too many people are too quick to pass judgment; the word elicits a preconceived political map and people chart my beliefs in relation to that word, thinking that because they know I am a feminist, they know exactly what I am about.
Power feminists really encourage women to step up and take responsibility for their own lives and to stop feeling like victims while other groups feel like they really are victims and choose to fight for their rights in different ways. It is safe to say that maybe these various groups will never fully agree on everything, but perhaps by cooperating even a little bit they can accomplish the goals they both share. Works Cited: Wood, Julia T. Gendered Lives Communication, Gender, and Culture. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2008. Print.
We’ve come a long way since the awareness to sexism in the 1960s but to get America back on track and end sexism we need women to stand up for themselves. If women stand up against the media’s discrimination then the media would have no other option but to give women a fair/just leadership not based on looks. As research and media have shown women make better decisions but, “we have a long way to go toward ensuring that reality across the spectrum and at all levels of the media” (“Women’s Media Center.”) Challenge the media to show women for more than beauty and youth, let’s make the media show women can have just as powerful influence on America as men have.
This shows that even though Hester had been prosecuted by the to... ... middle of paper ... ...nd modern feminist. Hawthorne uses many aspects of Hester Prynne to display her as a feminist character and demonstrate women’s rising for their rights and freedom during that time period. Her actions demonstrate her strength and her value as a person independent of the expectations placed on her as a woman. The actions of society placed this character in a feminist plight, a fact plainly addressed in her thoughts. Hester Prynne, compared to other women during that time period was different because she always fought and stands up for herself and her only daughter.
While feminists did have an impact in this world on feminism, not all feminists had the same point of view. A well-known example of this statement is two texts that had an impact for feminism on a national level and yet one contradicted the other: “Lean In: What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg and “Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In” by bell hooks. Sandberg shares her anecdote as reasons for her points on feminism and hooks writes an article that contradicts Sandberg’s view on feminism. Even the title (Sandberg’s book is “Lean In” and hooks’ article is “Beyond Lean In”) of each text is evidence enough for the contradiction. “Lean In” here refers to women, that they lean into their
While women continue to be ranked as the weaker sex by popular opinion, feminists have bright hopes in a change towards their liberation. As Rebecca Solnit stated, “feminism has just started and it’s not stopping now. We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes but of gender roles”(Solnit). Feminism and the right to equality has been a long and arduous struggle for women before the Civil Rights Act. The Feminine Mystique sparked a change, questioning society, which continues today as women fight for equal treatment regardless of laws that claim for their protection.
She also said "because we live in a heteropatriarchy, (feminism includes) going out of your way to support women and help lessen the gap - I will be post-feminist in the post patriarchy." I also heard from a friend named Beth that "a feminist is someone who believes in equal rights for women, even in football". She thinks that they "go out and fight, sometimes bra-less." Greta says that a feminist is "a person who respects and is considerate towards women's rights and will do anything in their power to achieve them.
Elaine Hall and Marnie Salupo Rodriguez (2003) argue that post-feminism is a myth and that women continue to support feminism and find it relevant nowadays. However, recent studies show that there is the so -called fear of ‘feminism’ and many women reject to call themselves feminists for the sake of their social recognition. As follows, I will examine three main aspects of post-feminism as a concept. Firstly, I will investigate post-feminism in popular culture. Secondly, I will discuss why there is the fear of the word ‘feminism’ and why do women try to distance themselves of these ideas.
True feminism sought for women to have freedom and rights, such as the right to vote, the right to gain an education, and the right to equal wages. In most aspects, we have been given these rights, but radical feminists are not content. There has been a jump from “We are equal to men,” to “women are superior.” Women have been fighting stereotypes for ages, proclaiming how horrid they are, yet quickly turn around and stereotype men and see no issue with this hypocrisy. The way for women to reach the equality they seek is to bring others up as well as themselves, not to tear them down. When feminists realize and act upon this, they will begin to see the results they have been hoping