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A Feminist Analysis of Othello

- A Feminist Analysis of Othello   In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello there are numerous instances of obvious sexism aimed at the three women in the drama -- Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca – and aimed at womankind generally. Let us delve into this subject in this paper. In the essay “Wit and Witchcraft: an Approach to Othello” Robert B. Heilman discusses a scene which occurs late in the play and which is sexist: When Othello summons Desdemona and dismisses Emilia, “Leave procreants alone ....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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A Feminist Perspective of Othello

- A Feminist Perspective of  Othello      Throughout the length of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello there is a steady undercurrent of sexism. It is originating from not one, but rather various male characters in the play, who manifest prejudicial, discriminatory attitudes toward women.   In the opening scene, while Iago is expressing his hatred for the general Othello for his having chosen Michael Cassio for the lieutenancy, he contrives a plan to partially avenge himself (“I follow him to serve my turn upon him”), with Roderigo’s assistance, by alerting Desdemona’s father, Brabantio, to the fact of his daughter’s elopement with Othello: “Call up her father, / Rouse him: make after him, pois...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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A Feminist Perspective of Othello

- A Feminist Perspective of Othello      Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello closes the final scene of the last act with the spiritual superiority of the heroine firmly established over that of the hero. This is one of many aspects regarding the feminine perspective on the drama, the subject of this essay. A.C. Bradley, in his book of literary criticism, Shakespearean Tragedy, describes the violence against the heroine as a “sin against the canons of art”: To some readers, again, parts of Othello appear shocking or even horrible....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The Feminist And The Conservative

- The Feminist and the Conservative Desdemona and Emilia are two of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s Othello. While one of them is the overly virtuous wife of the play’s protagonist and tragic hero, the other one is wife to one of the most clever and maquiavelic everlasting villains. Throughout the play, the sweet and old-fashioned Desdemona reveals to be a satisfying wife and a great friend, and she also denotes unquestionable ignorance to her surroundings. On the other hand, the open minded and slightly cynical Emilia supplies a huge contrast to her mistresses’ persona; a feminist way ahead of her time....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Feminism in Sophocles' Antigone and Shakespeare's Othello

- Feminism in Antigone and Othello          Feminism has been one of the most important forces in shaping our modern-day society. Thanks to the women's rights movement, females today enjoy rights and freedoms that are unprecedented in the history of Western civilization. However, it was not always this way. Whereas modern literature that contains feminist messages barely gets a second thought, readers in our time are intrigued and impressed by feminist works coming from a decidedly male-biased past....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Gender Roles and Racism in Othello

- Gender roles and racism play a big part in Shakespeare’s Othello. “Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character" (Locklear). Adding well-developed female characters to the play Othello creates a dimension of gender conflict and feminist views....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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The Female Characters Of Shakespeare 's Othello

- According to Elizabethan or Shakespeare 's society built upon Renaissance beliefs, it was believed that women do not speak, they do not have a voice because they are taught to respect the beliefs of society more than themselves. Patriarchal rule proved women 's subordination as the natural order because women were thought to be inferior to men in the Elizabethan society. In Shakespeare’s Othello this belief is represented through the three female characters in this play, Othello’s wife Desdemona, Iago’s wife Emilia and Cassio’s mistress Bianca....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Marriage, Love]

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The Feminine Perspective in Othello

- The Feminine Perspective in Othello         Just how do women see things in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello. What is their perspective on narrative developments. Let’s analyze the feminine point of view in this essay.   It was Emilia’s gift of the decorated kerchief to her husband that set up Desdemona for murder. Helen Gardner in “Othello: A Tragedy of Beauty and Fortune” talks of Emilia’s outlook on things:   Emilia’s silence while her mistress lived is fully explicable in terms of her character....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Analysis Of ' Othello ' By William Shakespeare

- Emilia breaks the mold of the entire structure of women in a society male dominated in Othello by her wisdom, conscious thought, tolerance, and above all her final actions. She’s not necessarily a feminist or activist she wisely decides her actions and carefully chooses her situation. In fact by extension all the women in Othello stand in contrast to their male counterparts “The women in Othello are not murderous, and they are not foolishly idealistic or foolishly cynical as the men are.” (Neely....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Gender, Woman]

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Othello, The Remake Of The Cinthio 's Tale

- Shakespeare, Othello is the remake of the Cinthio’s tale Hecatommithi in 1603. Shakespeare keeps many of the Cinthio’s tales but a few change to make the tragedy appealing to his audience. The Othello themes are similar to the original of jealousy, love, honor and race. Shakespeare alteration to create Othello is to show the social problems that was a face in the Victorian age. Shakespeare expanding different themes in Cinthio’s tale, he creates complex character and the problems by interracial marriage....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Brabantio]

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Feminist Reading of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- A Feminist Reading of The Winter’s Tale       In the Shakespearean tragedies we have studied, we have been exposed to tragic male protagonists who create their own downfall. Within these tragedies, Shakespeare's female characters are vested with varying degrees of power in relation to the tragic heroes. In looking back at Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, The Winter's Tale can be seen as an extension of the exploration into the nature of women and power broached in his earlier tragedies, as well as an amendment for the misogynistic attitudes they contain....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Women in Othello

- The women in Othello are synonymous with Venetian societal standards. Only three women are characters in Othello: Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca but the roles these women play give the reader an idea of how women were portrayed, not only in Shakespeare's Othello but in society in general. Women were viewed merely as possessions. After the Duke allows Desdemona to accompany Othello to Cyprus, Othello says 'To my conveyance I assign my wife' (I.3.283), this statement implies that Desdemona and a possession to be transported and guarded....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Desdemona And Emilia Are Two Of The Main Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Desdemona and Emilia are two of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s Othello. While one of them is the overly virtuous wife of the play’s protagonist and tragic hero, the other one is wife to one of the most clever and maquiavelic everlasting villains. Throughout the play, the sweet and old-fashioned Desdemona shows to be a satisfying wife and a great friend, and she also denotes unquestionable ignorance to her surroundings. On the other hand, the open minded and slightly cynical Emilia supplies a huge contrast to her mistresses’ persona; a feminist way ahead of her time....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Gender Roles and Racism in Othello

- Gender roles and racism play a big part in Shakespeare’s Othello. “Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character" (Locklear). Adding well-developed female characters to the play Othello creates a dimension of gender conflict and feminist views....   [tags: Shakespeare, sociological analysis]

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The Impact of Gender on Shakespeare's Othello

- The Impact of Gender on Shakespeare’s Othello In the book “Gender Trouble” (1990), feminist theorist Judith Butler explains “gender is not only a social construct, but also a kind of performance such as a show we put on, a costume or disguise we wear” (Butler). In other words, gender is a performance, an act, and costumes, not the main aspect of essential identity. By understanding this theory of gender as an act, performance, we can see how gender has greatly impacted the outcome of the play in William Shakespeare’s Othello....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Judith Butler]

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There Are as Many Readings of Othello as There Are Readers.

- There are as many readings of a text as there are readers; Every text has a myriads versions of different critical "readings", such as "Feminist", "Liberal Humanist" or "Deconstructionist" readings depending how each readers perceives its meanings. In each of the readings, the audience is given an ideologically determined text, which incorporates aspects of the original, but rejects or understates other aspects that might contradict these particular readings. In Othello, there are likewise also many different readings, for example, Feminist, Postcolonial and Aristotelian....   [tags: European Literature]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - People Or Possessions?

- People or Possessions. During the Elizabethan era women had a status of subordination towards men. They had a role to marry and oblige to their husband’s wishes. Shakespearean literature, especially illustrates how a woman is psychologically and physically lesser to their male counterpart. The play, Othello, uses that aspect in many different ways. From a Feminist lens others are able to vividly examine how women were subjected to blatant inferiority. Being displayed as tools for men to abuse, women were characterized as possessions and submissive; only during the last portion of the play did the power of women take heed....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Black-and-white films]

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Women´s Portrayal in Shakespeare´s Othello

- The play Othello is presented as a male-dominated society where women are only recognized as property; objects to own and to bear children. Women in the Elizabethan society and in Shakespeare society were not seen as equal to men and were expected to be loyal to their husbands, be respectful, and to not go against their husbands judgements or actions. Shakespeare presents Desdemona, Emilia , and Bianca as women in the Elizabethan time where they were judged based on their class, mortality, and intelligence....   [tags: Relationships, Ellizabethan, Society]

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Goodnight Desdemona: a Feminist Introspection of Shakespeare

- Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good morningJuliet) uses intertextuality to unveil the complete Shakespearean characters of Juliet and Desdemona to reveal the feminist narrative lurking between lines of Shakespeare’s plays. Only through the intertextual re-examination of the Shakespearean text itself via the interjection of genre and the reassigning of dialogue, within the metatheatre, is the true feminist representation of the female Shakespearian characters unveiled from behind the patriarchal preconceptions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ann-Marie MacDonald]

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Othello: Emilia the Grander one

- “Othello,” the tragic play written by William Shakespeare in 1601 has given a new outlook to women’s right during the time period when they had no voice to call their own. A tragic play about a jealous and manipulative man named Iago who does everything in his power to pursue and destroy the life of the protagonist, Othello. In the belief that Othello had wrongfully promoted someone else to the position that he claims to be rightfully his. In this play, unsure if this was the intention of Shakespeare, but Shakespeare’s two main female characters each embodies a completely different bias about women and feminism during the Elizabethan time period....   [tags: English literature, Shakespeare]

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Different Perceptions of Othello

- Through the consideration of different perceptions of Othello I have augmented my understanding of Othello. My perceptions have changed over the changing contexts of the times. The Aristolean model is used as the template for the play and can be read in many ways such as Racist, Feminist and Post-Colonial readings. The Aristolean Model or Notion of Tragedy can be defined as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete possessing magnitude; in embellished language;” Othello is a perfect example of an Aristolean model as it involves the tragic flaw or hamartio of Othello which is the centre of the entire play....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare's Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia is placed in the middle of her husband’s evil and manipulative scheme to take down Othello and Cassio. The significant relationship Iago has with Emilia lacks affection, passion, and appreciation. Because of this, she has become a cynical woman that craves the attention of her husband. She is constantly underestimated and undermined by her husband, the man who should know and understand her best. Being with a husband that sees her as inferior, Emilia has many troubling thoughts in her head....   [tags: a manipulating relationship]

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Othello - Values And Attitudes

- "If Othello didn’t begin as a play about race, history has made it one." The Venetian society that Othello is set in is representative of the writers context. The attitudes and values that Shakespeare reveals through the text are those same attitudes and values of Elizabethan society in England in the sixteenth-century. Although Othello is set in Venice and Cyprus, the attitudes and values shared in the text are probably reflective of the attitudes and values of Shakespeare's own society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mary, Eve, and Lilith in Shakespeare's King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth

- Mary, Eve, and Lilith in King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth       Feminist criticism often explores the symbolic or archetypal use of the Biblical figures of Mary and Eve in literary criticism. One figure which seems appropriate to such discussions, but so far neglected it seems, is the figure of Lilith. Indeed, in the case of Shakespearean criticism, Lilith seems an appropriate model at times for such characters as Goneril, Regan, Lady Macbeth, and so forth. Accordingly, it is my intention to explore this lost archetype and relate it to three of Shakespeare's tragedies: King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Feminist Art And The Feminist Movement

- In the course of human events, women have been subjected to being seen as far less superior than men. Women through most of history have never been seen as equals to men and seen as pitiful and slave like, but women have tried to change the views of society and become equal. Feminist art was a major contributor in helping women fight these societal views during the feminist movement. Many talented women artist banded together during the 1960-1970s to be able fight the societal view as a woman. Their art was sometimes not accepted by society for exploring subjects that were not accepted for that time....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Identity is often considered to be you sense of self, and who you believe you are. This often pertains to membership to a certain group, and identifying with people of the same or similar identity to yourself. In the feminist movement there has been a mis-match of identities and a lack of a clear collective identity, which has often led to people not fully understanding what feminism truly means (Bickford 112). Feminism as a movement has been strongly focused on identity politics, this has struck some problems though with collective identities and stereotyping....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism : The, Feminist, And Post Modern Feminism

- Feminism includes more than ten types feminists. The three significant and standing out groups are Liberal, Radical, and Post-modern. Liberal feminists believe that unless women have the same opportunities and treatment as men, they will not be able to achieve their full potential. Another type is Radical feminists who believe the world would be so much better without men in it. Because they accept heterosexuality, lesbians are dominant in the radical feminism pool. Lastly, Post-modern feminists believe and fight for the equality for all genders not just only female....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- There is no denying that Feminism had been a rising topic of conversation in the past years, yet it is difficult to find a conversation about it without heavy controversy. One question from a recent poll shows that only a mere 18 percent of Americans consider themselves Feminists, yet when prompted again, 85 percent of Americans responded that they believe in equality for all women (New York Times/ Women in the World). The responses to these two questions show the confusion surrounding the term and the movement in general....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- Some feminist scholars have called to extend animal studies into feminist theory; one branch of contemporary feminist theory is care theory, involving “incorporating the voices of animals” (Donovan, 2006, p. 307). Donovan (1990) expressed that care theory implements the conviction that animals, like humans, do not want to be exploited, tortured, or killed and thus humans should not exploit, torture, or kill animals for recreation or consumption. Moreover, just as feminism has worked to integrate a variety of voices into discussion and theories, advocating for the incorporation of animals is an integral step in feminist care theory....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Meat]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- This weeks readings explored the historical changes of throughout the feminist movement. By looking at the history of the movement the current state of feminism become clearer. As we have studied the theme of intersectionality was not an element of previous feminist movements. This means that the first and second 'waves ' of feminism were not movements where all women, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, or class, felt included and supported (González). bell hooks writes in her book Feminism is for Everyone that feminism is an ideology and movement that everyone can understand (Introduction)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- The 1980 's were a time of formidable change for the feminist movement in North America, and one of the ways this can be most strikingly viewed is by looking at the splitting of the feminist movement over the topic of women 's sexuality. In contrast to the second wave of feminism 's early unity over issues such as women in the workplace, and reproductive rights, the end of the second wave, and beginning of the third wave can be seen to have been characterized by the definitive splitting of that unity over in-movement disputes regarding sex and pornography (Hall 255-256)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender role, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Othello’s Dramatic Flaw in Shakespeare's Othello

- The play “Othello” by William Shakespeare was written in 1604 during the Elizabeth era. Othello is one of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s dramas. He enjoyed unheralded success in the combat zone, which gave him the reputation as one of Venice’s most competent generals. Even though he has great success in the battlefield, he has a dramatic flaw that causes a downfall in his life. The dramatic flaw that causes his downfall is jealousy. This was brought on by a simple persuasion of Iago, the evil character in the play....   [tags: othello]

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Othello is Solely Responsible for his Downfall in Shakespeare's Othello

- I believe Iago has nothing to do with Othello's downfall as Othello is an easily mislead man who is easily influenced. Not only did Iago not directly say Desdemona was having an affair, he neither didn’t give proof to confirm the rumours. By Othello believing the lies, it surfaces his inability to trust and have faith in his own wife. Othello is written by William Shakespeare and was set in Cyprus and Venice during the 16th century. It is about a well-respected military soldier who due to lies and deceits killed his wife for no reason and after turned the knife towards himself....   [tags: othello]

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Who Is A Feminist?

- How To Be A “Good” Feminist Do you want to become a feminist. Before you answer that inquiry, it is crucial that you first understand what that really entails. Any mention of feminism may bring about a groan of annoyance from some. The movement provides a huge source of controversy in this day and age, because its message is often misconstrued or altogether wrongly portrayed. Media sources tend to focus on the negative aspects of feminism without taking into consideration what beliefs and ideals it actually stands for....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Oppression, Feminist theory]

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The Handkerchief of Love and Deception in Othello

- Othello and Desdemona started their life together thinking it was to be forever. The handkerchief symbolizes the start of a new generation, a token of their union and ultimately determines their fate and the main characters lives being changed by the events. The films adaption, as in Shakespeare play, he makes the handkerchief significant to the plot. Othello’s mother gave him the handkerchief on her dying bed to give to the women he marries. “She, dying, gave it me, and bid me, when my fate would have me wive; to give her.” Desdemona and Othello confess their love for one another in hopes of a blissful life together....   [tags: Othello]

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Is Beyonce A Feminist?

- Is Beyoncé a feminist. Who cares. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you have most likely heard about Beyoncé’s 17- minutes performance of her latest self-titled album at the MTV Video Music Awards. While many considered her performance to be the highlight of the show, however, the most memorable moment of the performance was while she was performing her song Flawless, where she stood on the stage with the word FEMINIST blazing behind her. In the rest past, Beyoncé did not shy from affiliating herself with feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Feminist theory]

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Feminist Theory : A Theoretical Perspective

- A theoretical perspective or paradigm is a set of ideas that attempt to guide your thinking and explain viewpoints. Within the field of sociology, there are many paradigms. These include structural-functionalism, social conflict, feminism, symbolic interactionism, and postmodernism. As a female who appreciates a viewpoint outside of the standard male outlook, my favorite theoretical paradigm is feminist theory. Feminism is one of the most prominent areas in contemporary sociology. By linking sociological theory and political reform, feminists aim to end inequalities between men and women in both public and private environments....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Sociology]

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The Power of Self-Destruction in Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello, the Moor of Venice published in 1622 by William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers known in English literature. Othello has been said to be of the most touching and intimate of Shakespeare tragedies. The source of Othello comes from Girald Cirthio’s Tall of the Moor, considering the modification of a few details, this was a manifestation of Shakespeare’s ability to take a reputable story and elevate it into poetic tragedy (Cahn 106). Othello is the story of love, deception, and power....   [tags: othello]

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The Evil Character of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago is a complex character that takes evil to a whole new level in the 1600’s and plays a key role in this tale. Iago’s main goal is to get Othello and Cassio out of the army, but in the end fails to ruin Cassio’s life, only Othello’s. He uses many characters to his advantage, realizing how trustworthy and oblivious these people are. Iago cannot be relied on and has many masks, behind which he hides. He has many disguises and secrets that he hides from everyone and his acting skills come in handy when he works to destroy the happiness that many people have in this story....   [tags: othello]

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Plot and Character Analysis of Shakespeare's Othello

- Othello is one of Shakespeare's classics, this play has many oddities and puzzles. It roots into love, deception and jealousy. Also it clearly questions the debate of; can different cultures inter-wind without colliding. in addition, Othello has vivid racism, sexism, manipulation and savagery within civilisation. This play is set in Venice, Italy but due to circumstances all of the characters move to Cyprus. Othello is written between 1601-1604, the level of intensity and drama obviously indicated that he devoted a lot of time and effort into this play....   [tags: othello]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Words have a tremendous effect on any person or any situation, especially if used cleverly. In the play Othello we can see that Iago has the ability to use the power of words along with imagery for malicious purposes, but due to his effective use of language the other characters considers him to be an honest and moral person. In this essay I will firstly state how imagery and the power of words complement each other and then provide examples with explanations regarding the influence of language in the play Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Love, Emilia]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Words have a tremendous effect on any person or any situation, especially if used correctly. In the play Othello we can see that Iago has the ability to use the power of words along with imagery for malicious purposes, but due to his effective use of language the other characters believes that he is an honest and moral person. In this essay I will firstly state how imagery and the power of words complement each other and then provide examples with explanations regarding the influence of language in the play Othello....   [tags: Iago, Othello, Love, Emilia]

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A Feminist Perspective On Society

- There are ten different types of feminism in our society, but there are three forms of feminism that were brought up in class: Liberal, Radical, and Post-Modern. Liberal feminism is where individuals focus on women’s ability to keep equality through their own actions and choices. Liberals argue that society believe that women are less capable than men intellectually and physically by nature. I believe that Ellen James (the original) was a form of a liberal feminist. She did not want the Ellen James (group) to self-mutilate themselves in her name....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Relationship Between Othello And Othello

- Throughout the plays William Shakespeare has written, friend relationships are expressed in different ways. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, there are a few different forms of friendship. One friendship that sticks out as the ultimate conflict of the play is the friendship between Othello and Iago. It becomes clear throughout the play that Othello and Iago view their relationship differently. Othello sees Iago as an honest and trustworthy friend. Iago, however, hates Othello and isn’t actually the man Othello thinks he is....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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Beyoncé: A Modern Feminist

- On the night of December 13, 2013 Beyoncé, released her fifth self-titled album on ITunes. The album caught many people by surprise because Beyoncé did not set a date for the album, nor did she use any promotion; she did release a video on her Instagram asking her followers if they “were ready”. The buzz spread through social media like a wild fire. With no promotion or no warning, Beyoncé album took the world by storm and made it for her audience and critics to take in the album and it contents....   [tags: Feminist Essays]

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The Feminist Movement Of The 1920 ' S

- As we all know, women and men are different in their own distinctive ways. But together they make for a great partnership in the work field. Equality among men and women for the rights to coexist has moved our country in a new direction for women within the last century. The feminist movement was widely needed between 1848 and the 1920’s because women lacked the right to vote, among other things. Since women have been able to get to where they have been going within the movement, success for them has been greater than ever in modern times....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Harassment]

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Feminist Theory And Gender Roles

- The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotype of females instantly begins as soon as the doctor says “it’s a girl”. Feminist theory mostly focuses on gender roles, gender inequalities and women equal rights. Therefore, one can relate the feminist theory to the family, in the sense that a family is consisted of individuals, and for that particular family to function, each entity as a certain role to play. The feminist theory determines that gender roles are socially cultivated which are most taught by one’s family....   [tags: Feminism, Gender role, Feminist theory]

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Is it Feminist to be a Power Feminist?

- Is it Feminist to be a Power Feminist. Just as we ask many questions about what it means to be a feminist, power feminist, or any other group that takes roots in feminism, it is apparent that these groups themselves are asking the same questions. Just in our text book alone there are almost a dozen types of feminist groups that have different stances on nearly every single issue in feminism. Outside of the text book there dozens more small feminist groups as well that surely do not see eye to on every issue either....   [tags: feminism, gender discrimination]

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The Use of Dramatic, Situational, and Verbal Irony in Shakespeare's Othello

- In the play Othello, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to help the reader understand the theme of the story. One of those many literary devices used in the play, is the wide range of irony. Throughout the pages of the book the reader will see the use of dramatic, situational, and verbal irony. Shakespeare does not use irony in an understated way, it is very direct, and can be found on almost every page of the book. The use of irony creates suspense, and adds interest as to what will happen....   [tags: Othello]

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Othello Reflects the Context and Values of its Time

- Texts and their appropriations reflect the context and values of their times. Within Shakespeare’s Othello and Geoffrey Sax’s appropriation of Othello, the evolution of the attitudes held by Elizabethan audiences and those held by contemporary audiences can be seen through the context of the female coupled with the context of racism. The role of the female has developed from being submissive and “obedient” in the Elizabethan era to being independent and liberated within the contemporary setting....   [tags: Othello, Context, Values, shakespeare, feminism,]

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Othello And Othello By William Shakespeare

- Othello and Iago are diverse in their characters and in their colors. It could be said additionally, notwithstanding, that they are comparative because of their untrustworthiness. Iago is overcome with his longing for vengeance to such a degree that he places it vigorously. Othello 's adoration and possessiveness of Desdemona assume control him until he in the long run would rather murder her than permit any other person to have her. In this way, despite their differentiations, Iago and Othello both speak to the furthest point of the same thing - human emotion....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Brabantio]

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The Feminist Movement And Its Many Contributors

- The clarification of the progressing field of the feminist movement and its many contributors and many concerns was inspirational. Defining gender (and sex, class, race) roles by what we have in common and not by our differences, the disclosure/discovery of women’s subordination and oppression as a social construct, and the need to advocate using each other’s strengths and weaknesses to get to interdependence - not domination were clearly discussed throughout the readings. Enculturing captures both the biological make up of ourselves and the huge effect society’s diverse cultures has on how we, as individuals, develop....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- The feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse. The purpose of the feminist theory is to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women’s social roles and lived experiences. It is important to keep in mind there are different and diverse branches of the feminist theory (ecofeminism, marxist, material, radical, etc). It is also important to keep in mind that feminism strives for equal treatment between sexes, it does not mean female superiority over men....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Radical feminism]

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The Character Desdemona and the Role of Women Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

- The society in which Othello takes place is a patriarchal one, where men had complete control over women. They were seen as possessions rather than being just as equally human and capable of duties performed by men. All women of the Elizabethan were to obey all men, fathers, brothers, husbands, etc. Which leads me to the most reliable and trustworthy character of Desdemona, whom goes through many trials just to satisfy her love. Shakespeare brings the thought of Desdemona into the play by Barbantio, her father, “It is too true an evil....   [tags: othello]

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The Tragedy of Othello

- William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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Othello 's Downfall Of Othello

- Desdemona’s Downfall in Othello The Christian Bible tells us that “pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov. 16:18 KJV). For Desdemona in William Shakespeare’s Othello, this is certainly true. Although Desdemona is innocent of the sins of which she is accused, she still bears responsibility for her own downfall. If not for Desdemona’s pride, she could have lived a long and happy life with Othello. From a psychological standpoint, Desdemona is ultimately responsible for her own demise because of her prideful nature....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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Exposing Racism in William Shakespeare’s Othello

- The infectious discrimination of Elizabethan racists is derived from fear unnatural a racist’s hate plagues a vulnerable community of black slaves, with religion and war corrupting diverse cultures in the attempts to purify the existence of sin. This enlightening argument of what inspires William Shakespeare’s to compose the play Othello contaminates romantic relationships, Before the integration of black-skinned people into Elizabethan culture, Christian ideology coalesce Satan’s appearance with babies born black, with such manifestations supported by centuries of anecdotal evidence....   [tags: Othello]

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Tough Love in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, Desdemona asserts, “‘wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world?’” (4.3.76). During a friendly banter, Desdemona asks Emilia this very question; would she cheat on her husband to help him become monarch and have power over all the world. She quietly replies that she would only in secret, but only for her husband’s own good. This question plays an essential role throughout Othello because Emilia is first accused of cheating on her husband. Additionally, she is obsequious towards Iago because of her female role and responsibility as a wife....   [tags: Othello]

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Feminism : A Feminist Perspective

- Bridget Jones does not live like the typical thirty-two-year old women. From trying to control her bad habits and trying to find potential partners, people might say Jones is not a feminist. According to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, there are many different kinds of feminist (Haslanger 1). You do not have to follow any guides lines to consider being a feminist. Even though Bridget may be struggling with things from drinking to her self-image, I still consider her to be a feminist....   [tags: Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Equality has always been an issue in society. It is clear to see that the only victims of this movement have been men. It is obvious that it is hard to be a man in these days. These feminist groups are only here to cause problems. Feminist only focus on female problems. They do not care about men. The feminist groups only want to oppress men. The only goal of feminism is for women to become superior. Feminist only want power and status. Meninist are people who stand up for male rights. According to feminist, males are privileged, if males were privileged there not be poor men....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Male]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- “Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction. Imagine living in a world where we can all be who we are, a world of peace and possibility.” (Feminism is for everybody, page 8). This particular quote from the assigned reading really spoke to me. How amazing would it be to live in a world where no one group dominates another, or more importantly no one group discriminates one another....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Discrimination]

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The Feminist Movement Of Today

- 2. Humanity There is really not much to think about the contemporary feminist movement of today, which has seems to be quiet and focused on too many issues, when reading more about it. There is and was more awareness of the past movements that involved Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Jane Fonda, Crystal Lee Sutton ( the real Norma Rae), Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt, to me they had much more of an imprint on women’s issues than those of today. ( 1970) the feminist movement is one of the most powerful social and political forces of recent times....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Women's rights]

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Feminist Art Should Be Anything It Wants

- Feminist art should be anything it wants. Constraining feminist art to fit a certain mold or definition is doing the very thing that feminism and feminist art is fighting back against. As far as the question, “What should feminist art do?”, this is a little more complex. Again, I feel like feminist art should do what ever the artist and viewer want it to do. Feminist art is, in general, the fight for female equality expressed in an art form. The reason I feel that this is a complex issue is because, just as a feminist, feminist art should “do” what ever it wants....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Woman, Feminist theory]

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Feminism And The First Feminist Movement

- Feminism, an issue that has been on the rise for a vast amount of time but didn’t make an official appearance until 1828. There were three different movements spread out from 1828 until present day. The second feminism movement which challenged historical attitudes not only increased opportunities for women, but also helped to expand their legal rights. Before the first feminist movement (up until 1828), women were treated less than equal. They had no rights or security. From a young age, they were expected to be married off to a man their parents approved of, often times it was an arranged marriage....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Feminism is a movement promoting the equality of women and men in all spheres of society. The feminist movement was aimed to fight for gender equality in the society. There are countless issues on gender inequalities on different settings such as classroom and workplace. Generally, women of all ages and races experience a certain degree of discrimination throughout their life courses. Therefore, feminists argued that male and female should have equal rights in political, economic and social issues (Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum and Carr 2014)....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights]

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Feminism : The Feminist Movement

- The Feminist Movement The Feminist Movement begin in the in 1848 spearheaded by the Seneca Fall Convention (Smith & Hamon, 2012). Feminism is the reaction to many year of oppression by a male dominated society. In the Feminist Movement women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Canton Stanton desired rights, opportunities, and the identity that women deserved (Smith & Hamon, 2012). Osmond and Thorne (1993) stated that Feminist respond by expressing their desire to “develop knowledge that will further social change, knowledge that will help confront and end subordination of women as it related to the pattern of subordination based on social class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation”...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- For hundreds of years, women are fighting a war of inequality in the male dominated society. Heather Savigny addressed a very important question in her article, what is Feminism. By definition, “Feminism” is a moment started by women to end inequality in all fields of society. Women in the society started this protest to gain rights that were deprived by the males in the society. A feminist can be a normal person who fights against the discrimination on based on sex, age and gender. The feminist movement is very important in our society, to protect women for sexual harassment and violence....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello consists of various manipulative actions. Jealousy and selfishness causes people to make decisions that can ruin another person. Most of the characters in Othello were influenced by a form of manipulation. Iago’s manipulation of Othello and Roderigo were the main parts of the story. Cassio and Desdemona were also taken advantage of, but used in a greater manipulation of Othello and Roderigo. Iago’s intelligence and cunningness lead everyone to believe he was a truthful man, who was filling their minds with lies to create hate between others....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Brabantio, Desdemona]

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Othello And Shakespeare 's Othello

- Othello and Macbeth In the play Othello and the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the main characters in both plays as warriors. Both characters in each of their plays, had constant outside voices seeping into their minds which ultimately contributed to the fate of both Othello and Macbeth. The witches in the play Macbeth had more of an effect of Macbeth’s actions then Iago had on Othello’s actions in the play Othello. Each character had a lot of pressure on them throughout the play however the witches influence on Macbeth resulted in more destruction than Iago’s influence on Othello....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Othello, Throne of Blood]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Feminism in the dictionary is defined as an “advocacy of equality of the sexes and the establishment of the political, social, and economic rights of the female sex.” (Oxford English Dictionary) However, today it is not met with the same positive manner that it should be. Many people have taken the values of feminism and taken it to an extreme that overall has a negative impact on the movement. Today, feminism is met with a lot negative reactions, and calling yourself a feminist can lead to some people thinking of you in a negative manner....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Sexism]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- In many relationships, there is suspicion or distrust, but it rarely leads to such murder, hate, and suicide so contemptible as in William Shakespeare’s Othello. In the play, three innocent characters spiral downward to their deaths as the sinister Iago unravels his scheme for revenge. These three are Othello the Moor, Cassio, and Desdemona who is Othello’s faithful wife. Desdemona receives the sour end of the bargain as she has never done anything to upset Iago, but rather she is killed for loving Othello and for being a friend toward Cassio....   [tags: Othello, Love, Iago, Desdemona]

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Othello By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago persuades Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful by manipulating multiple characters in the play. Iago is a very crafty character who succeeds in using the power of language to carry out his plans without revealing his true intentions to other characters. In the play, Iago puts the seed of jealousy and suspicion in Othello’s mind by playing with everybody’s emotion. In the process, he ends up causing the death of all major characters, including the protagonist. Iago’s scheme starts off when Cassio was given a higher position as lieutenant....   [tags: Othello, Iago, KILL, Brabantio]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Imagine feeling the tension between the shoulders of a person who has to work endless hours for pennies on the dollar to support their family, only to miss their children’s lives pass by them. Imagine being a person who has a passion to better their country, but cannot run for a political office because of their gender. Imagine coming to a new land with hopes and dreams for success and a new start, but reprehended by natives due to appearance and language barriers. These images may appear to be fictitious, but without our predecessors who fought for equality, the struggles they dealt with would be our reality....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage, Sexism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights with the support of men and women to obtain gender equality. It is where the feminist theory originates. Feminist theory explains the role of women in society throughout history and today, socially, economically, and politically. Those who advocate and support this movement are feminist. The goal is to gain equality for men and women, but the approach to obtain this is different. To understand this theory, I will break down the history and ideology of feminism, as it is the root to feminist theory....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism 's Theory Behind Trans Exclusive Feminism, Positioning It Within Contemporary Feminist History

- Modern social media has coined an acronymic term to capture a sect of feminism making a resurgence in the public sphere. TERFs, or trans-exclusive radical feminists, see the increased visibility of the transgender community thanks to activists like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Carmen Carrera, and have countered with transgender exclusivity. As a result, a divide has deepened in the feminist movement, a war of sorts between trans-exclusive and trans-inclusive activists—a TERF war. In this essay, I analyze the theory behind trans-exclusive feminism, positioning it within contemporary feminist history....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Throughout the waves of liberal feminism, there is a new characteristic to be associated with the feminist group. In the first waves, it’s white, married, wealthy women who fit the criteria to be a feminist. The first wave begins in 1900 and ends around 1920, during the times of the Suffragettes. This wave began to introduce the inequalities between men and women, especially relating to voting and education. The second wave began to rise in 1950 which introduced reproductive rights, entitlement to sex, marriage, jobs, social lives, and politics....   [tags: White American, Race, Feminism, White people]

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Feminism and Modern Feminist Theory

- Feminism is a body of social theory and political movement primarily based on and motivated by the experiences of women. While generally providing a critique of social relations, many proponents of feminism also focus on analyzing gender inequality and the promotion of women's rights, interests, and issues. Feminist theory aims to understand the nature of gender inequality and focuses on gender politics, power relations and sexuality. Feminist political activism campaigns on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual violence....   [tags: Feminist Theory Essays]

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Shakespeare's Use of Aristotle's Guidelines to Tragedy in Creating the Play Othello

- Throughout time, the tragedy has been seen as the most emotionally pleasing form of drama, because of its ability to bring the viewer into the drama and feel for the characters, especially the tragic hero. This analysis of tragedy was formed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, and also noted in his Poetics (guidelines to drama). As a playwright, Shakespeare used Aristotle’s guidelines to tragedy when writing Othello. The play that was created revolved around the tragic hero, Othello, whose tragic flaw transformed him from a nobleman, into a destructive creature, which would inevitably bring him to his downfall....   [tags: othello]

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Beyonce : A New Feminist Leader

- Beyoncé: A New Feminist Leader The music industry is criticized for their depiction of women as mere sex objects. The emergence of the feminist movement forced businesses to reevaluate their treatment of women to keep their business alive in a changing world. The feminist movement creates better treatment for women by publicly sharing their ideas. Music is an essential part of culture and may be used to spread positive or negative messages and ideals. Therefore, the emergence of feminist artists in music is important for the positive portrayal of women....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Hip hop music, Hip hop]

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Integrating A Feminist Organization 's Identity

- Integrating Feminist Ideals in the Workplace In today’s society, the growth of women in the American office job has substantially increased since 1972 (38%) to today’s population of 51% (Dorning Feb. 2015). However, even with the growth of presence of women in the workplace, women are still under the constant subordinate level from higher levels of male workers. Thus creating the Feminist organizations all of their own workplace that hold the ideals of feminism without the constant strand of male dominance....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Third-wave feminism]

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