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Feminism Taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny

- Feminism taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny                As women's studies programs have proliferated throughout American universities, feminist "re-readings" of certain classic authors have provided us with the most nonsensical interpretations of these authors' texts. A case in point is that of Kathleen Margaret Lant's interpretation of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in her essay entitled "A Streetcar Named Misogyny." Throughout the essay, she continually misreads Williams' intention, which of course causes her to misunderstand the play itself....   [tags: Streetcar Named Misogyny Essays]

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Misogyny Vs. Transphobi Misogyny And Transphobia

- Misogyny vs. Transphobia There are several words that baffle me because I don’t understand why they even need to exist. Two words I don’t believe should exist are “misogyny” and “transphobia”. These two words only serve a sole purpose of hatred towards certain people. Anyone that is associated with either of these words lessens the chances of having acceptance of gender and sexuality. They bring society even further from being able to truly grant freedom to choose or respect genders and sexuality....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender role, Want]

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Misogyny, By Euripides ' Tragedy Of ' Medea '

- For as long as humans have roamed the Earth, misogyny has been an everyday part of life. Some countries have handled it better than others, but misogyny faces every community. In Euripides tragedy Medea, the main character Medea struggles with the misogynistic views constantly facing the society in which she resides. Euripides uses Medea to convey misogyny. In a verbal rant in response to the Chorus, Medea says, “we have to buy a husband… just to get a master for our body." In this time period the custom is that the family of the bride has to pay the groom a significant amount of money to marry their daughter....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Family, Wife]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Music and the Media

- Misogyny is defined as the hate or dislike for women or girls. The act can be presented in many ways such as violence against women, sexual objectification of women, and sexual discrimination. Misogyny is often a principal foundation for the persecution of females in male-dominated societies. Misogyny is certainly alive in America and in entertainment all around the world. Women are represented negatively in many songs and videos, because men believe it is okay to use words like “b*tch” and “h*” to refer to a female; and in other words treat them as objects....   [tags: Misogyny]

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Hip Hop Promotes Misogyny And Violence

- The question I’m setting out to research for this paper is whether or not Hip Hop promotes misogyny and violence. This question implies several further questions that must be answered in order to come to a conclusion, these questions being, what is Hip Hop, what is misogyny, and what is violence. To answer these questions, I’ve chosen these six sources using the John Jay database, and I will explain what each source reveals and how it relates and answers my questions that will, ultimately, help to draw a conclusion in the finalized research paper....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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Misogyny in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

- Women were always viewed as weak, dependent, and powerless in the Middle Ages. Not only is it a common view during that time period, but this also is often stereotyped labeled to women today as well. In the romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hatred of women is portrayed throughout. However, while women are certainly looked down upon, they also are influential to the knights. This romance also portrays how a woman having different characteristics, could change the way she was viewed as well....   [tags: women, romance, bible, rebekah]

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Misogyny Within Shakespeare 's Macbeth

- Misogyny within Macbeth The generally accepted definition of misogyny is a hatred or loathing of females, which has been a widely used theme in literature. It is specifically apparent in early periods of literature, which is widely found in British Literature. During the time in which Shakespeare wrote the majority of his plays society as a whole had a misogynistic view of women. While some of his other plays such as Hamlet have a greater level of misogyny, there are elements in Macbeth which do suggest a level of hatred for women even though they are the strongest characters in the play....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Male, Macbeth]

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Misogyny, Objectification Of Women, And Sexual Assault

- Misogyny, objectification of women, and sexual assault, defined as “unwanted sexual contact, which includes sexual touching as well as rape (Matlin, 2012, pg. 294) is all included within this song. These themes are evident in the lyrics that read “Baby I 'm preying on you tonight, hunt you down eat you alive” and “maybe you think that you can hide, I can smell your scent for miles.” These lines imply that the stalker will not stop tracking her down until she is found, no matter what the woman does to hide or protect herself, because of this expression of an active and determined pursuit....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Misogyny in The Canterbury Tales

- Misogyny in The Canterbury Tales Although society has advanced dramatically technologically, I feel that we still have a long way to go when it comes to how we view one another. It amazes me that in a society such as ours, that bases its existence on the equality of all people, that misogyny (as it occurred in medieval times) still takes place. A timeless example of misogyny is the objectifying of women, which suggests that a woman's sexual beauty is her only worth. In dealing with this misconstruction, some women, as in the case of Bercilak's wife in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and Alisoun in "The Miller's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales, use their sex appeal to deceive, lure, and,...   [tags: Papers]

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Patriarchy and Misogyny: What a Grand Ole Time

- When you think of ancient Greece, you probably think of togas, polytheism, epic heros, and olives. But do you how women were treated or veiwed. There is quite a lot of evidence displayed throughout manyplays, epics and other documents. Oedipus the King and The Odyssey are two ancient Greek works of literature that exemplify their society perfectly. Ancient Greece was a patriarchial society where women were treated as objects and sex symbols and misogyny was often present. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus the main character exhibits some misogyny shortly thereafter blinding himself and finding out he fulfilled the prophecy of murdering his father and marrying his mother....   [tags: Oedipus King, The Odissey]

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The Misogyny Of The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- Flawless Flawed Women; The Internalized Misogyny in The Handmaid’s Tale Women, are socialized to internalize a hatred of femininity and espouse the belief that they “aren’t like other girls” to separate ourselves from the generalizations. Phrases like “Women are catty” “Women constantly gossip, and are shallow” “Boys have less drama” homogenize the entire female gender down to a few negative stereotypes. When women perpetuate sexist stereotypes it is called internalized misogyny. Women are guilty of perpetuating misogyny as often as men....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood]

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Homosexuality and Misogyny in Frankenstein

- Homosexuality and Misogyny in Frankenstein       In Mary Shelley's novel, Victor Frankenstein suffers an extreme psychological crisis following his violation of what is considered a fundamental biological principle.  His creation of life undermines the role of women in his life and the role of sexuality, and allows existing misogynist and homosexual tendencies to surface.  Victor represses what he has uncovered about himself, and it merges into a cohesive whole in his psyche that becomes projected on the instrument of revelation, the monster.    Victor's creation allows him to split his sexuality into independent components.  There are three fundamental purposes to sexuality presente...   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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Fight Club, Hypermasculinity and Misogyny

- You are not your bank account. You are not the clothes you wear. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your bowel cancer. You are not your Grande latte. You are not the car you drive. You are not your fucking khakis--Tyler Durden, Fight Club In 1996, Chuck Palahniuk published his first novel, Fight Club. On the surface it can is seen as a backlash to the feminization of men, and a celebration of violence for violence sake. But what is it really about. Fight Club is a protest against not the feminization of the western male, but against men themselves....   [tags: American Literature]

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Does Hamlet Experience Misogyny Or Misplaced Emotions?

- Grieving Madness: Does Hamlet Experience Misogyny or Misplaced Emotions. Grief and vengeance are irrational. The emotion is so strong at times it can alter a person to a mass degree. In Hamlet, Hamlet experiences firsthand the detrimental effects of what grief and vengeance can do to a person. The grief and vengeance that Hamlet feels, alongside his great intellect, allows him to treat Ophelia and Gertrude with inexcusable behavior. This leaves many to believe that Hamlet hates women, when that is not the case....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Love]

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Misogyny in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- Misogyny, the hatred or dislike of females, is a recurrent theme in World Literature. Women’s suffrage was at its prime between 1840 and 1920. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, two stories based in Africa, show different points of misogyny, the first being from the time of women’s suffrage, and the latter being after the women’s suffrage movement. The value, view, and role of women was undermined greatly in these two novels. Heart of Darkness was published in 1902, deep in with time of the women’s suffrage movement....   [tags: literature, females, women's suffrage]

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The Tip Drill Controversy and its Relation to Misogyny in Hip-Hop

- For a long time, the popular genre of hip-hop has been criticized for its frequent vulgarity; whether it be its lyrical content, its possible contribution to a violent subculture, its degradation of women, or its praise for hypermasculinity. Out of all of these criticisms, the one characteristic of hip-hip music that has arguably been the most prominent and commonly discussed is its negative and sexual portrayal of women, particularly African American women. In both lyrics and music videos, African American women in much of hip-hop music are sexually objectified in that they are viewed exclusively as a thing to be used sexually by men....   [tags: Sexual Objectification, Social Issues]

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Effects of a Misogynistic Society on Women

- Effects of a Misogynistic Society on Women Over the course of history, interactions between individuals from different races, sects, cultures, religious backgrounds and genders have become a key contribution towards helping to define current day society. These are the fine details that allow for an individual to distinguish between him or herself and others. Race, sects, cultures and religious backgrounds have led to ground breaking ideas such as multiculturalism and integration; however, they have also been the prime motivation for social illnesses such as racism and segregation....   [tags: Sexism Misogyny]

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Misogyny in Horror

- The horror/fantasy genre is a misogynistic place. For centuries women have been oppressed by men's ideas of what a woman should be like: domestic, obedient, married, and lower on the totem pole. Women are trapped within their surroundings. In “The Haunting of Hill House” Eleanor can't bear to be out of the house. There is an innate fear of women, which helps create these horrific stories. While there are very few stories that empower women, Gilman's “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story that does. Gilman even says herself that this story was meant “to save people from being driven crazy.” This story is made even more of an example, because it is strongly based on Ms....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Atwood's Handmaid's Tale

- The Handmaid's Tale presents an extreme example of sexism and misogyny by featuring the complete objectification of women in the society of Gilead. Yet by also highlighting the mistreatment of women in the cultures that precede and follow the Gileadean era, Margaret Atwood is suggesting that sexism and misogyny are deeply embedded in any society and that serious and deliberate attention must be given to these forms of discrimination in order to eliminate them. One of the more obvious examples of sexism that Atwood presents can be seen in her presentation of pre-Gilead society....   [tags: Misogyny, Sexism]

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The Handmaid’s Tale and Margaret Atwood’s Novels about Women Discrimination

- The legislation passed by the United Nations in 1979, aimed at paving a safe, new life for women around the world. Unfortunately, the laws requiring the removal of all restrictions formed off the basis of a human being’s sex were not replaced with equality between men and women. Women did not see the economic, social, and cultural freedoms they desired. In situations where women do not get the freedoms that men do, misogyny exist. Misogyny, the hatred and violence against women, is a concept that seems only able to exist in fiction, yet women everywhere know that misogyny is very real....   [tags: misogyny, women discrimination, poverty]

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Breaking the Assumptions in Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women by Caroline Walker Bynum

- The information presented in the book Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women written by Caroline Walker Bynum starkly contrasts many modern-day assumptions about religious medieval women, suggesting that rather than internalizing the misogyny perpetuated by the men of the Middle Ages, medieval women instead relished in their femaleness and used their status in society to grow closer to God. Through the analysis of several hagiographies, amongst other pieces of evidence, Bynum illustrates the effect choosing different symbols has on the overall mindsets of men and women in the Middle Ages....   [tags: steryotypes, misogyny, society]

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An Analyisis of "The Widow of Ephesus" by Petronius

- “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen,” Francois de la Rochefoucauld once said. As part of his novel Satyricon, the short story “The Widow of Ephesus” was written by Petronius. The story revolves around a woman who is so devoted to her husband that she has become famous for her fidelity. So famous in fact that women from neighboring villages and towns come just to see her. One day, her husband dies and she becomes known as the widow of Ephesus, mourning all day and night in his tomb....   [tags: Misogyny, Vulgarity, Widow]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- ... For example, Nora was speaking with Mrs. Linde that she obtained much needed money without consulting with Torvald first, as she lied to him saying it was given to them by her father. Mrs. Linde replied saying “a wife should not borrow without her husband’s consent” (Ibsen 88), meaning she had fallen into the belief that women are below men, which Ibsen is proved to be false in this play. As a proponent of the woman as an individual, Ibsen used symbolism, amplification, and motifs to express his views....   [tags: binary opposition, phylogeny, misogyny]

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Feminism, By Margery Kempe

- Who knew that Margery could set an example for women in the Middle age time. Feminist speculations can be traced back to the 1300’s, where women, often, were expected to follow traditional, gendered norms. Margery Kempe is a representation that presents how women were objectified. In correlation to feminism, the idea of misogyny and patriarchy concepts can be interpreted through the anti-patriarchal woman, Kempe, who serves as a critical spectator through her novel. Kempe is portrayed as a hysterical woman that endures through the misogynistic, patriarchy and traditional norms in the Middle age time society....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Misogyny, Woman]

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bell hooks and gangsta rap

- In reading bell hooks’ opinion about sexism and misogyny I had to admit to myself that I had no idea what she meant by sexism and misogyny. So, to accurately know what she was referring to, I looked them up on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. For the word sexism, I found there were two meanings that support hooks’ ideas: 1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women and 2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex....   [tags: Snoop Dogg sexism misogyny Hip-Hop]

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Analysis Of Sandberg 's ' Lean On ' Dig Deep '

- Synthesis Essay Sandberg’s “Lean In” vs. Hook’s “Dig Deep” are two articles that are similar, but they have differences. Sandberg’s main point is that women are over looked for executive job positions, and there is extreme sexism in play, while most job fields are ran by misogynists. She also feels as though women are looked at as second class citizens, and are only worth to either stay at home and cook and clean. She makes a great point by giving a personal example, when she stated that her grandmother had to drop out of school to take care of her family....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Misogyny]

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Broadway musicals: The Portrayal of Women through the Decades

- Broadway was one of the first forms of entertainment. Before there were television programs, or movies, there was Broadway. Broadway originated in New York in 1750, when actor-manager Walter Murray built a theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street. A musical would show about once every weekend. The shows were very male based, and would commonly show a relationship between young boys and their fathers. Women were slowly integrated into Broadway, and as society changed its point of view on women, so did theatre....   [tags: Entertainment, TV , misogyny, feminism]

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The Inequality Of Women By Hillary Jordan

- When She Woke by hillary Jordan shows the inequality of women in a society run by males. Throughout the novel Hannah goes through society dyed the color red by the government because she had an abortion. She had an affair with a married famous church reverend and only aborted her child because of the shame and her love for the Reverend. Society shames mothers with children out of wedlock, and Hannah didn’t want to shame her lover Aiden. Women in society are being shamed and objectified through the book....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Misogyny, Sexism]

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The Culture Of My Family

- Growing up in a predominantly, rural area in Cecil County, Maryland. I naturally made friends with people who come from a different culture from my own. However, I find myself in a constant battle between two cultures, the culture of my parents and the society in which I have been brought up in. My friends have given me a taste of being and individual, and my parents have given me a culture that stresses collectivism. From a cultural standpoint, I identify myself as a Hindu- American. When I was growing up, there were two messages that always made me think about my gender....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sociology, Misogyny]

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The Persecution Of Witches During The 17 Century

- The persecution of witches in the 17 century has always been associated with women, as they were link to magical, and healing powers but mostly that they were linked to the devil. This believe also showed an intolerance for going against religions beliefs and moral conduct. In a time when males dominated this was a popular inherited patriarchal tradition. Men in the 17th century held positions of power and authority such as; head of families, business, and landowners, as women back then had no potential for self-determination, participation or opportunities, as they had to be confined to rigid social roles....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Feminism, Misogyny]

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The Causes of Teen Pregnancy

- The Causes of Teen Pregnancy There are many different situations that teenagers get themselves involved in that can lead to teen pregnancy. Many teenagers do not understand the risks that are involved with having sex. Teenagers today are growing up in a culture in which peers, TV and motion pictures, music, and magazines often transmit either covert or overt messages that unmarried sexual relationships (specifically those involving teenagers) are common, accepted, and at times expected, behaviors....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, misogyny, feminism, misandry]

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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

- In "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", Harriet Jacobs writes, "Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women" (64). Jacobs' work shows the evils of slavery as being worse in a woman's case by the gender. Jacobs elucidates the disparity between societal dictates of what the proper roles were for Nineteenth century women and the manner that slavery prevented a woman from fulfilling these roles. The book illustrates the double standard of for white women versus black women....   [tags: Harriet Jacobs, misogyny]

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Women In Islam

- The Women of Islam Society in western civilization sees Islam's treatment of women as heinous, unfair, and typically cruel. How can one respect a religion and culture that makes their women cover themselves from head to toe in 100 degree weather, walk behind her spouse, enter separate doors of the mosque (if they are even allowed to enter), pray in an closed off area separate from the men, marry complete strangers, and receive little to no education. These few examples and a lot more can surely discourage anyone from even wanting to become a Muslim, especially women....   [tags: Females, Religion, misogyny, argumentative]

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Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- According to the Merriam -Webster Online Dictionary an assumption is a belief that something is true or a fact or statement that is taken for granted. Susan Glaspell wrote "Trifles" to demonstrate the male assumption that women are insignificant members in a male dominated society. Because the men underestimate them, the women are able to prove they are not insignificant. The improper assumptions by men toward women can have dire consequences, as demonstrated in Glaspell's world. Combating these narcissistic assumptions displayed by men can result in a unity among women that can overcome any male caused disrespect and oppression....   [tags: misogyny, feminism, sexism, equal rights]

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Marital Oppression In The Story Of An Hour by Kate Chopin

- In "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, we are introduced to Mrs. Mallard. She is portrayed an unloving, heartless, woman who is overjoyed by the passing of her husband-— or at least that is the common misconception. Mrs. Mallard although perceived as inhuman, is actually more human than most would like to believe. While her actions may seem questionable or even to be condemned, they are hardly unthinkable in light of the issues involving marriage and the woman's role throughout history. The story itself presents a valid argument in favor of Louise as she is portrayed as the oppressed wife finally set free after her husband's death....   [tags: Chopin Story Hour Analysis, misogyny, feminism]

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David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly

- David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly The relationship between a man and a woman has been a constant struggle of inferiority since the beginning of time. The role of a woman has evolved from being someone not allowed to have an opinion, to the owner of a multi-million dollar company. Over the years women have developed the passion and skills in order to fight for what they believe in. However, in some countries women are still placed at the bottom of the societal list, and their constant battle of how their culture looks and feels about women in modern day society is hard to win....   [tags: Society Women Butterfly Analysis, misogyny, femini]

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Women Should Stay At Home Taking Care Of Children

- "Women should stay at home taking care of children." "Women should never disrespect a man." "Women who dress in skimpy outfits are asking to be harassed and cat called." These previous statements demonstrate misogyny. Misogyny is the hatred of women who do not conform to certain beliefs or practices on how woman should behave. These beliefs are centered on the idea that women are inferior to men. Now, not all misogynists hate all women. Misogyny is the hatred of specific women who do not conform to misogynist beliefs....   [tags: Gender, Abuse, Stalking, Harassment]

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Racism Is Not The Whole Story Of Any Religion

- In various types of religions women have been viewed as the downcast, the ones that do not seem to play the biggest roles in religion. Women have been criticized and shown a lack of respect or tolerance in many readings from ancient history; the best example being the story told of Adam and Eve in the Catholic Bible, the reason everything went wrong was due to Eve. In fact, in most religious readings women have been to blame for various failures. Gross makes a bold statement and states that “Misogyny is not the whole story of any religion”, misogyny meaning the hatred against women....   [tags: Religion, Gender, Christianity]

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The Books Kindred By Octavia Butler And The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

- The books Kindred by Octavia Butler and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz depict the violent aspects within their respective cultures. The violence shown in these novels are intricately biased based on the connection to the gender, race, and cultural norms of the narrator. Butler writes Kindred from the narration of an African American woman in California who travels back to the antebellum south in the early 19th century. Díaz writes from the perspective of a Dominican man, Yunior, who is a traditional stereotype of the Dominican man....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence]

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A Survey Of Southern Kentucky University Students

- For our class project we as a class decided upon doing a survey of Northern Kentucky University students to gauge their ideas surrounding gender. The survey was also to gauge whether or not that misogyny is a generational issue or an American one. It gauged issues of gender such as a woman’s place in society, generalizations of men as athletic, strong, neglectful creatures, and generalizations of women as meek, nurturing, and non-athletic ones. The questions asked in the survey has connections to Fences....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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Women's Movement in Canada

- I chose to do my research the women's movement in Canada. Canada was said to be one of the first countries where the development of women's movement and feminist politics had first evolved at. Since Canada is part of North America and very close to the United States, their views on women rights are quite similar. However, there are numerous ways they handle it differently from us. Sexuality in Canada has been a huge battle for women, especially in the 1990's. Instead of sexuality being a personal issue to some people, it became a huge political problem for the whole country....   [tags: feminism women studies]

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Sexual Abuse During The Period Of Witch Hunting

- Anne Barstow in her book, ‘Witchcraze’ stated that women were subjected to male perversion and even sexual abuse during the period of witch-hunting. She therefore comes to the conclusion that the men used the witch-hunting as an excuse to satisfy their sadism and that women were their primary target, rather than attempting to purify the world of diabolic pacts. This is evident in the records describing methods used to force information from the convicted witches in which these brutal methods were permitted by the legal process during interrogations....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Moral panic, Scapegoating]

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Nicki Minaj as a Feminist Role Model

- Hip-hop and rap music are commonly criticized for its anti-feminist lyrics and degrading exploitation of women in music and music videos. (Sharpley-Whiting ) Many feminists have taken action against the music industry, which produces these messages in the music they release. However, in the hip-hop genre there are plenty of successful female rappers promoting feminist views, artist such as Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have made the choice to condemn the derogatory culture towards women. (Oliver, 382–384) However others female hip-hop artist, such as Lil Kim or Rihanna, have decided to provide no resistance towards the deleterious depictions of women in their music and in turn sometimes ex...   [tags: Hip-Hop and Ram Music superstars]

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What Makes A Gold Digger?

- “She takes my money when I’m in need”. Those are some of the lyrics of Kanye West song “Gold Digger” where he shows his misogynistic views about gold diggers and how woman in general are gold diggers. Still in some other parts he shows that he shows that he loves them (“It takes too much to touch her; from what I heard she got a baby by Busta; my best friend says she use to f**k with Usher; I don’t care what none of yall say I still love her.”). Kanye is one of many artists (especially hip-hop artists) that uses misogyny in their lyrics and see all women this way....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Kanye West]

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The Storm By Kate Chopin

- “The Storm” awakened a silence in me and stirred both my rationale and emotions to search for the root undercurrent of misogyny in my reality. Calixta was a strong character in “The Storm” and she represented the philosophical dichotomy of a woman’s sexuality and her right to enjoy sensual passion and pleasures amidst the ever-revolving societal gate of religious virtues. In the clearest sense, one must ask what it says about a society where the majority of its citizens have failed to evolve and continue to cling to an antiquated religious fairytale that in its purest form teaches and encourages the suppression of both human equality and sexuality of women....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Lightning, Adam and Eve]

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Feminism, Sexism, Patriarchy, And Patriarchy

- Feminist speculations can be traced back to the 1300’s, where women, often, were expected to follow traditional, gendered norms. Margery Kempe is a representation that presents how women were objectified. In correlation to the second feminist wave, the idea of misogyny and patriarchy concepts, can be interpreted through the anti-patriarchal woman, Margery, who serves as a critical spectator throughout her novel. Kempe is portrayed as a hysteria woman that elaborates the misogyny, patriarchy and norms in the Middle age time....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Feminism]

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Gender Inequality And Its Impact On Women 's Rights Issues

- Japan, although being one of the most developed nations, has not been on the frontier for the women’s rights issues and such is proven when it scored 98th out of 184, which is bit below the median (L); it is undeniable that misogyny is still strong. Such robust gender inequality is unquestionably ostensible in the gender gap in the domestic, the labor, and the political arena: women do most of the domestic work in households; women are pushed to the “buffer zone” of part-time employment and are met with glass ceiling; and women are just not elected enough, in both Lower and Upper House diet (L)....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Sexism, Discrimination]

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The 2014 Isla Vista Massacre

- ... The true Alpha Male”. In addition to his series of Youtube videos, Elliot Rodger also released a 140-page manifesto, which under analysis shows how deeply misogyny has distorted his worldview. He also displays a deep hatred for minority races, specifically Asians and Black Americans. Ironically enough, Rodgers is half Malaysian. In one entry he describes watching an Indian man sitting with a white woman remarking on how disgusting and unfair it was. As the manifesto progresses Elliot Rodgers becomes increasingly aggressive, writing “Women should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with....   [tags: elliot rodger, youtube, manifesto]

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Gender And Cultural Expectations, By Allen G. Johnson, An American Sociologist And Gender Studies Expert

- Gender and Cultural Expectations Misogyny is not the result of the physical state of womanhood; it is the product of the conventions that a society has established for how a woman should compose herself (Rey). These societal rules were created with the intent of perpetuating a patriarchal system in which women cannot express themselves freely. Misogyny is an attempt at enforcing these rules, and misogynistic behaviors can be performed by anyone. While The Gender Knot discusses how the limitation of female sexual expression and the enforcement of gender roles are forms of misogyny, “Girl” and “Mona Lisa Smile” indicate how these practices affect women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Female Characters Of ' The Oedipal Trilogy ' And ' Oedipus At Colonus '

- It is typical to discuss women in the Oedipal trilogy mostly through the lense of Antigone. Admittedly, Antigone deals with women and their treatment more explicitly than the other books in the trilogy, and it is focused on an empowered female protagonist who does what she believes is right. However, when contrasted with Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone features a very different depiction of women. In the first play, Antigone and Ismene never speak, and Jocasta, the only other female main character, speaks much less than the male characters....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus]

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The Woman 's Body, And The Media Influences On Women

- Females from a young age are told that men are strong and women are weak and should just submit to their needs. Men are praised if they abuse and exploit women. The stereotypical female and male is something men strive for and women easily fall into. Women are influenced to be submissive and just to feel what the guy tells them to feel. Rape and sexual assault are deemed “cool” and the media influences women to be a submissive sex object. A woman 's body, the one thing she possesses in the most intimate form, is collateral damage (Katie J)....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Analysis Of J Cole 's ' The Lights Please '

- J Cole tells us that “pussy is power” (J Cole “Lights Please”) and Kendrick Lamar tells us that we need to “put that pussy on a pedal” (Kendrick Lamar “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” & “Goosebumps”) but has our genre forgotten who is behind the “pussy”. Have we forgotten about the mothers, the sisters, the daughters, and the aunts. A genre where once all people could speak their minds about the injustices that they face every day is now straggling behind our progressive society. Sexism and misogyny have limited the opportunities and freedom of women since the stone age, but there is nothing inherently sexist in the genre of Hip Hop; instead years of enlarged egos and showmanship have led to a pre...   [tags: Eminem, Rapping, Hip hop music, Gender]

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Why and How Women Are Oppressed in Saudi Arabia

- Saudi Arabia is commonly known for its strict moral values and customs regarding religion and women. Gender discrimination is a global conflict but it is prevalently seen in Saudi Arabia. Gender discrimination is so poignant in Saudi Arabia because there are strict sets of moral guidelines and ideologies that Saudi Arabian culture implements on its people. Although Saudi Arabian men impose restrictions on women for the sake of upholding their cultural beliefs and family’s honor, there is no doubt that Saudi Arabian culture is male dominated and holds misogynistic views on women, but progress is being made....   [tags: Gender Discrimination, Education]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Bolton 's Make It Last Forever

- In Make it Last Forever, Gwendolyn Bolton, deconstructs the stereotypes surrounding Hip-Hop culture as well as the black community as a whole. One of Bolton’s main characters Darius is symbolic for many of the stereotypes in the black community. To the general society, Darius may seem like a contradiction to these stereotypes. He is a rapper that makes feel good music, respects women and his family, doesn’t do drugs, and does not promote violence. The average rapper and/or stereotypical young black male in America are seen to portray all of these behaviors....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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John Milton's Representation of Early Modern Literature: Misogynistic?

- In this Chapter, I will discuss John Milton’s ideas on sexuality and gender to deduct whether his representation of women in Early Modern Literature can be seen as misogynistic. I aim to identify his motives and question his portrayal of Eve in Paradise Lost. I will also contrast the ideas of Milton’s critics in order to deduct if the stigma of misogyny was an underlying factor in his ideas or just a consequence of the time. I will do this by studying and researching not only the work of Milton, but of his contemporaries including Aphra Behn, Mary Wroth, Aemilia Lanyer and Edmund Spenser....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Feminism And Its Impact On The Cancer

- As a transgender person, I also strongly connected with some of Audre Lorde’s discussion of womanhood and what that entails in The Cancer Journals. In this text, Lorde discussed her experience with misogyny following her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy. She specifically discussed how societal norms pressure post-mastectomy women to wear a prosthetic breast of some sort, which, as Lorde points out, serves no purpose outside of aesthetic. Additionally, she mentioned that, as a Black Lesbian Feminist, she felt that her post-mastectomy concerns differed greatly from those of typical white heterosexual women and how those differences isolated her....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Woman, Sexual orientation]

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Rap Music And Its Impact On Society

- The findings of this study disclose that all the albums that were created negatively analyzed rap music, except one. Most students expressed that they listened to these songs more for the upbeat rhythm than the lyrics. The students “Understood, for example, that they could be entertained by rap music and its representations and dance to its driving beats without adopting the values and behaviors so explicit in some of its genres.”(Mahiri,Conner 2003:135). The students who live in this low-income section of California City suffer from poverty, homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, and violence in their community therefore they were normalized by all of it....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence]

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Rap. Simply Music, or Something More?

- ... Young men are also being affected by the music. They are given unrealistic expectations about women. They are taught that a woman is to be used and then thrown away, that she is disposable. Rap music has many condemning qualities, but it also has some redeeming qualities. There are musicians in the hip-hop/rap genre moving away from violent, hyper-sexualized lyrics and trying their hands at more empowering, and uplifting lyrics. Even giving a nod to the women in their lives that they love and respect....   [tags: entertainment, criticize, lyrics]

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Movie Analysis : Spider Man 2

- In the movie Spider-Man 2, the main character Peter Parker is a young, talented, and intelligent male who recently became the new superhero of New York City. As the city looks to Spider-Man to defeat villains and rid the city of all things bad and evil, the civilian’s of New York become very dependent on the new superhero. Although the movie is incredibly entertaining and has encouraging propositions of hope, strength, and courage, there are concerning messages throughout the movie. After the infamous day of September 11, 2001, is Spider-Man 2 bringing fear and toxicity into the lives of civilian’s outside of the cinematic walls....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks]

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Feminism And The Hip Hop Industry

- Will sexism ever come to an end in today’s society. Are women going to let men step all over them. Jennifer Mclune discusses in her article, Hip-Hops Betrayal on Black Women, how black male singers objectify and degrade black females in the music industry. The purpose of this article is to show how black women are being deceived in the hip hop industry and being used as sex symbols instead of showing them for their true colors. Mclune (2015) voices her strong argument in attracting her audience by using ethos, tones, and the use of word choices....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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David Remnick 's An American Tragedy

- American journalist and writer, David Remnick, expressed the country’s deepest concerns on the Presidential Election in his New York Times article, “An American Tragedy.” Published precisely after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the compelling article voiced how utterly distraught Remnick felt about the pressing events and mediated what he felt Hillary supporters, immigrants, and all threatened people felt towards Trump. He began his article on a doomful and defeated note addressing his title and main argument: Donald Trump’s election and presidency are an American tragedy....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Portents of the Monotheocracy in The Handmaid's Tale

- Portents of the Monotheocracy in The Handmaid's Tale        American society has had certain cultural and political forces which have proliferated over the past few decades-described as the return to traditional Christian values. Television commercials promoting family values followed by endorsements from specific denominations are on the rise. As the public has become more aware of a shift in the cultural and political climate through the mass media, Margaret Atwood, in writing The Handmaid's Tale, could have been similarly affected by this growing awareness of the public consciousness....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays]

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Women in the Medieval Society

- Understanding the way women both were controllers of and controlled by social, political and cultural forces in the medieval period is a complex matter. This is due to a number of factors- the lack of documentation of medieval women, high numbers of illiteracy amongst women, especially lower class, medieval sources being viewed through a contemporary lens and the actual limitations and expectations placed upon women during the period, to name a few. The primary sources: The Treasure of The City of Ladies by Catherine of Siena and Peter of Blois’ letter to Eleanor of Aquitaine concerning her rebellion, highlight the restrictions women were expected to adhere to, and the subsequent reprimandin...   [tags: Power, Stereotypes, Eleanor of Aquitaine]

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Gender Issues Involving Gender Inequality

- When the subject of gender issues is brought up, people generally split into two sides to argue about either women or men and the inequalities they face. While these arguments are all perfectly valid, a lot is left out that most people wouldn’t notice. Many of the issues that are rarely discussed involve people who lie outside the binary labels of ‘male’ and ‘female’. These people have many issues involving gender inequality, but the only time they’re ever discussed is when something tragic happens to them....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Gender studies]

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Male And Female : Prejudice

- Male and Female = Prejudice Will sexism ever come to an end in today’s society. Are women going to let men step all over them. Jennifer Mclune discusses in her article, Hip-Hops Betrayal on Black Women, how black male singers objectify and degrade black females in the music industry. The purpose of this article is to show how black women are being deceived in the hip hop industry and being used as sex symbols instead of showing them for their true colors. Mclune (2015) voices her strong argument in attracting her audience by using ethos, tones, and the use of word choices....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, Gender]

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Community Programs That Work With Supporting The Black Lgbtqa Community

- The audience of this paper are the officials of community programs that work with supporting the Black LGBTQA community because they can create programs needed to end or at least decrease the amount of homophobia within the Black community. My audience will expect a paper which is more focused on evidence backing up the necessity of these programs. Exigence for my audience will be established due to the fact that many of these officials have been in the same situation as they were growing up. Because I address this issue, my secondary audience includes LGBT kids and their parents....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Homosexuality]

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Stereotypes, Sexism, And Sexism

- This essay will explore the negative stereotypes which feminists encounter and how misogyny, racism and sexism are present within these stereotypes. Firstly, in order to explore the idea of negative stereotypes against feminists/feminism movement it is important we have the same definition of feminism. According to Tarrant (2013) “Feminism is a social movement that seeks equality of opportunity for all people, regardless of gender” (Pg 58). There are two negative stereotypes which will be focused on within this essay, firstly the idea that feminists hate men and secondly all feminists believe in the same thing....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Stereotype]

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Feminism And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

- Feminism is defined as ‘the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men’ to promote and support the equality of all women. Yes, feminism does attempt to unite entire women and encourage them all to be seen as equals, but there is an underlying divide between white feminists and women of color. This empowering movement has been taken over by white middle class women trying to push their own cause and completely ignoring the circumstances of women of color....   [tags: Racism, Race, Black people, Feminism]

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Allegations of both Male and Female Witches in Early Modern Europe

- The witch hunts in early modern Europe were extensive and far reaching. Christina Larner, a sociology professor at the University of Glasgow and an influential witchcraft historian provides valuable insight into the witch trials in early modern Europe in her article 'Was Witch-Hunting Woman-Hunting?'. Larner writes that witchcraft was not sex-specific, although it was sex-related (Larner, 2002). It cannot be denied that gender plays a tremendous role in the witch hunts in early modern Europe, with females accounting for an estimated 80 percent of those accused (Larner, 2002)....   [tags: demonic texts, religious beliefs/hunts]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - The Mind Will Search For Absurd

- Once the feeling of insecurity is planted in one’s mind, it will grow like a weed and destroy surrounding relationships. Some believe, although a common misconception, that the root of such an outcome is jealousy and misogyny. While in actuality, the ultimate factor instead is lack of confidence and assurance in oneself. Only through possessing self regard can one prevent corresponding results. If not, feelings of anxiety, single mindedness, and paranoia will eventually lead to relationships ruining....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Anxiety, Robert Browning]

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The Themes of Women and Ambition in Hamlet and Macbeth

- Throughout Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth, there are two prominent themes: the negative impact of women and ambition. In Hamlet, misogyny, or the strong dislike toward women are greatly shown throughout the play because of his mother Gertrude and his lover Ophelia. He believes that all women are weak, unable to think for themselves, and utterly submissive toward men just because of Gertrude and Ophelia's actions. Ambition is shown through Claudius' - Hamlet's uncle and Gertrude's new husband - character in which he goes great lengths to become king of Denmark....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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The Problem With Feminism Is The Misunderstanding Of Its Definition

- Contrary to what one may believe, the problem with feminism is the misunderstanding of its definition. As a graduate of the Grier School, an all girls boarding school, one constantly gets inquiries about the nature of her education. It begins with a gesture of respect to gauge how she will react to the questions everyone yearns to know the answer to. The most common question Grier graduates hear is, “what is it like to go to school without boys?” Graduates hastily defend their alma mater with praise and insight about its empowering and positive atmosphere....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Equals sign, Patriarchy]

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Impact of Media on Diversity in the 21st Century

- INTRODUCTION A decade into the 21st century and the United States is still plagued with the prejudice, oppression, and discrimination that have dominated since its founding. Despite the advances in technology and education, there remains an archaic practice of communication and interpersonal relationships. In fact, the prejudice, oppression, and discrimination practiced today is far worse than that of years past because of the advances in technology and education. People have learned to camouflage their notions with plausible excuses, infusing these ideals into news, film, music, and publications....   [tags: Media]

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Changing Images of Violence in Rap Music Lyrics: 1979-1997

- (a) Read the article, The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music. What is the premise of the article. What are the main findings in the article. How does rap music affect attitudes toward domestic violence. The premise of the article, “Changing images of violence in rap music lyrics: 1979-1997” is that from 1979-1997, there was a drastic increase in the level of violence in rap music that is being viewed in a more progressively positive light. As a result, social conditions must change in order to reduce youth violence....   [tags: domestic violence, social conditions]

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James Brown 's Influence On Women 's Liberation Movement

- Funk music touched on a myriad of subject matter, but there are some notable recurring themes that also intertwine themselves in the structure of the hip hop music that came afterwards. James Brown was undoubtedly one of the biggest figures of funk music and his music’s subject matter was just as broad and diverse as funk music itself. Yet, one recurring theme was that of hypermasculinity and misogyny. As E. Taylor Atkins points out: [Brown’s response to the Women’s Liberation Movement was arguably] an effort to re-establish a male-dominated order in which women were primarily and fundamentally objects for male titillation and sexual conquest” (Atkins 338)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Record label]

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Portrayal of Women in Rap and Music Videos

- Misogyny and degradation of women is present in almost every genre of music, yet the one genre that completely revolves around demeaning women is rap. Over the years rap and rap music videos have continually become more sexual and degrading towards women. Rap has been criticized numerous times for this reason, and that is because rap is one of the most popular genres of music for the younger generations. It is more than a genre of music, it is a complete industry filled with clothing and other merchandise....   [tags: Feminism Rap Women]

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Tim Blake Nelson's O and Oliver Parker's Othello

- The Shakespeare classic play Othello has been remade many times throughout the years whether it be through the big screen or on stage. Two of the larger known recreations of the play were made by Tim Blake Nelson ("O") and Oliver Parker (Othello). Both of these directors attempted to appeal to an audience made up of different people. Parker attempted to appeal to Shakespeare lovers; Nelson went the route of appealing to the youth (much like the 1996 adaption of Romeo and Juliet). One of the constant ideas in either case is that the interpretation follows many of the original themes and ideas such as racism, misogyny, and jealousy....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Gender Equality And Its Effect On Gender Inequality

- Modern Gender Equality Isn’t so Equal It’s become a rather mainstream idea that, at some point in the last 30 years or so, sexism and misogyny have been entirely eradicated, rendering modern gender equality movements completely unnecessary. In my experience, this is far from the truth. Misogyny is deeply rooted in American culture and society even today. Although steps toward gender equality have been taken on a legislative level: women’s suffrage, Roe v. Wade, Title IX, etc., the majority of the problem still lies within our culture and attitudes toward gender....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Sexism]

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The Early Vedic Period ( 1500-900 Bce )

- In contrast to the early Vedic period (1500-900 BCE), where women enjoyed freedom of movement, right to education, and were considered capable of attaining religious wisdom (Indra, 1955), Palmo (2013) states that once the Brahmans rose to power around 900 BCE, the status of women in Indian society began to dramatically decline. This shift demonstrates that to understand the different attitudes towards women in early Buddhism, it is important to consider the social and political changes that were taking place in ancient India....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Asceticism, Woman]

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The City Of Ladies By Christine De Pizan

- Women have always been unjustifiably vilified, and opposition to this criticism has been a rather recent development, gaining strides only in the past few decades. Feminism, a movement that is defined as one to establish and to achieve equal opportunities for women in an eclectic breadth of fields, was only coined in 1837 by Utopian Socialist Charles Fourier (“History and Theory of Feminism”). Additionally, some modern historians consider the start of feminism to begin only in the late 19th century when women fought on legal issues such as the absence of women’s suffrage....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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