Men And Feminism

MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon
MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon
MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon Madonna\'s intuitive grasp on the televisual world in which we live- of the medium\'s possibilities for engaging spectators in diverse ways- that in part accounts for her success. She is the supreme television heroine. (E. Ann Kaplan 271) What are the main theories which we have studied so far and how have they affected how you view television?-This is the question which this paper is supposed to answer. Obviously there is not enough time or space in which to d
Rossetti's Feminism
Rossetti's Feminism
Rossetti\'s Feminism The Victorian period marked the first traces of progress in the feminist movement, and poet Christina Rossetti embraced the advancement as her own long-established principles slowly became publicly acceptable. Her poem Goblin Market comments on the institutions in Victorian society that she and her feminist contemporaries wished to see altered, creating modern female heroines to carry out its messages. The goblins serve as malicious male figures to tempt the innocent heroine
The portrayal of women in the novels 'One Hundred
The portrayal of women in the novels 'One Hundred
The portrayal of women in the novels \'One Hundred Years of So The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits differs greatly. In One Hundred Years of Solitude empowerment comes only through age, for instance Ursula Iguaran, the matriarch of the Buendia family and to some extent Macondo, or through strength of s
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. Woolf was one of the artists that helped start the famous Bloomsbury Group
Wife of Bath
Wife of Bath
Wife of Bath         Feminism, or a doctrine advocating social, politcal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men, plays a large role in The Wife of Bath\'s Prologue.         Describing marriage as a misery, the Wife has been married five times. Only one of her husbands she married was because of true love.  The reason why she has gone through so many husbands is because her ideal husband is one who permits her to do whatever she wants.  Of course, in the 1990\'s and even back in t
Another Feminism
Another Feminism
Another Feminism Q.1(b) Feminist approaches to sociological theory have developed out of historical sites of struggle for equality. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of four (4) different feminist theoretical orientations. Sociological theory is broadly concerned with structured forms of social inequality. Therefore, sociologist generally attempt to approach human behaviour and relations in terms of the particular social setting of different social groups, classes and etc. However, feminist
Letters From A War Zone
Letters From A War Zone
Letters From A War Zone Letters from a War Zone deals with the controversy between men and women banning pornography. In this essay there are many strong personal views on pornography and the brutality of women in porn. Men and women have been at war for many years because of this. I agree with banning pornography because pornography lures men into disrespecting women. This essay makes me angry because it shows another part of life that is really not acknowledged. It seems realistic to me becaus
Evita: Saint or Sinner?
Evita: Saint or Sinner?
Evita: Saint or Sinner? The story of Eva Peron is a fascinating one . Evita, as she is known, enjoyed a rise to power like no other. The details of this ascension are often disputed, making Santa Evita\'s tale all the more intriguing. . . Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919,1 the fifth and youngest illegitimate child of Juan Duarte and his mistress, Juan Ibarguen. The week of her birth was known as Tragic Week, when the army massacred striking workers, perhaps a foreshadow of what was to co
Egalia's Daughters
Egalia's Daughters
Egalia\'s Daughters Socialization of Gender, Is it inherently negative? Egalia’s Daughters My first reaction to Egalia’s Daughters, by Gerd Brantenberg, was something like WHAT is this . I was immediately very confused, and had no idea what this author was writing about. In fact, I felt as though I opened the book to the middle of a story, and became turned off by the whole experience. It took about three chapters, and someone’s help, until I started to read the book understandably, with ease, a
Ethics Of Abortion Abortion
Ethics Of Abortion Abortion
Ethics Of Abortion Abortion The Ethics Of Abortion Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mothers womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley ab
Evita- Saint or Sinner
Evita- Saint or Sinner
Evita- Saint or Sinner Evita: Saint or Sinner? The story of Eva Peron is a fascinating one . Evita, as she is known, enjoyed a rise to power like no other. The details of this ascension are often disputed, making Santa Evita\'s tale all the more intriguing. . . Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919,1 the fifth and youngest illegitimate child of Juan Duarte and his mistress, Juan Ibarguen. The week of her birth was known as Tragic Week, when the army massacred striking workers, perhaps a fores
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Both Virginia Woolf, in a speech addressing a graduating all women class, and Naomi Wolf, in her text The Beauty Myth, contemplate feminism from an economic viewpoint. While Woolf believes women need money and a room of their own to have economic independence, Wolf gives credence to the fact that the beauty industry is hindering the independence of women. Through male pomposity, the conventional lives of women, obsession with physical appearance, and the reality that beauty is diverse,
Interests Of Women.
Interests Of Women.
Interests Of Women. This paper will show that many of her most popular beliefs are not only detrimental to society, but also not in the best interests of women. In letters from a war zone, Andrea Dworkin presents a collection of speeches and short articles she has composed during her career as a writer and activist. Many of her articles deal with censorship and pornography. One claim is central to all of these, pornography is an act and not an idea, thus censorship is not relevant to it. In resp
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the mot
Rape
Rape
Rape Here is a number for you: 354,670. That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 (RAINN 1). That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes (RAINN 1). Want more numbers? “In the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault” (RAINN 1). And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37% of rapes are reported to the authorities (RAINN 2). Fortunately, there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers. For starters w
Women's Rights
Women's Rights
Women\'s Rights Women Rights Women’s rights establish legal, political, and social rights for women in a society that traditionally confers more status and freedom to men. Throughout history, men have had more legal rights and career opportunities than women all over the world. However, women’s rights guarantee that women will not face any kind of acumen on the basis of their sex ( Compton’s ). Male dominance was unsurpassable from the time of the earliest written historical records. In most tra
Pornography: Sex or Subordination?
Pornography: Sex or Subordination?
Pornography: Sex or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motiv
Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession
Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession
Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt\'s Possession Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt\'s Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt\'s novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel\'s meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we\'ve learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few li
Charles Darwin and Imperialism
Charles Darwin and Imperialism
Charles Darwin and Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv
The Symposium: A Philosophers Guide to Love
The Symposium: A Philosophers Guide to Love
The Symposium: A Philosophers Guide to Love Shaun Butler Honors Philosophy 8:30am Tues-Thurs section As much as our society has become involved in the advancement of feminism and the equality of the sexes, there is one fact that neither gender can ignore; none can survive without the other. Love and the want of a soul mate keeps each member of man and womankind in constant search of the perfect person with whom to become one. Yet if this bond is a necessity of the human race then why has the mea
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism What is feminism? By general definition, feminism is a philosophy in which women and their contributions are valued. It is based on social, political and economical equality for women. Feminists can be anyone in the population, men, women, girl or boys. Feminism can also be described as a movement. A revolution that includes women and men who wish the world to be equal without boundaries. These boundaries or blockades are better known as discrimination and biases against gender, sexual
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will b
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representa
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representa
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation of Ide Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will be focused o
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Even in today\'s growing world of feminism, young girls, as well as grown women, are being taught by the media to organize their lives around men. Their needs, expectations, work schedules, ideas, and interests become second to the men in their lives. All too often the media associates power and status to men, only to strengthen the barriers between the male and female genders. Take for example Hollywood, where women get only about a third of all movie and TV roles, and last year earned
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7 W.E.B. Du Bois\'s Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seeming
Birthcontrol And The Work Of Margaret Sanger
Birthcontrol And The Work Of Margaret Sanger
Birthcontrol And The Work Of Margaret Sanger A free race cannot be born and no woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother (Sanger A 35). Margaret Sanger (1870-1966)said this in one of her many controversial papers. The name of Margaret Sanger and the issue of birth control have virtually become synonymous. Birth control and the work of Sanger have done a great deal to
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black F For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7          W.E.B. Du Bois\'s Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 s
The Rebellion Against Victorianism
The Rebellion Against Victorianism
The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890\'s was in time for transformation for the English society. After Queen Victoria died the heart of the Victorian culture seemed to fade. England was beginning to experience economic competition from other states and a gradual decline from its former pinnacle of power. Politically, the Parliament experienced some fundamental power shifts after the turn of the century. This essay will address the climate of change in the English culture and its expression
The Rebellion of Victorianism
The Rebellion of Victorianism
The Rebellion of Victorianism The Rebellion Against Victorianism The 1890\'s was in time for transformation for the English society. After Queen Victoria died the heart of the Victorian culture seemed to fade. England was beginning to experience economic competition from other states and a gradual decline from its former pinnacle of power. Politically, the Parliament experienced some fundamental power shifts after the turn of the century. This essay will address the climate of change in the Engl
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in M
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in M
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul\'s novel Miguel Street that One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc while femininity is defined as Having qua
Wife Of Bath
Wife Of Bath
Wife Of Bath Feminism, or a doctrine advocating social, politcal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men, plays a large role in The Wife of Bath\'s Prologue. Describing marriage as a misery, the Wife has been married five times. Only one of her husbands she married was because of true love.  The reason why she has gone through so many husbands is because her ideal husband is one who permits her to do whatever she wants.  Of course, in the 1990\'s and even back in the 1500\'s, that
An Analysis of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The W
An Analysis of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The W
An Analysis of Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath\'s Tale In reading Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, I found that of the Wife of Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She claims to have great experience in the ways of the heart, having a remedy for whatever might ail it. Throughout her story, I was shocked, yet pleased t
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare\'s Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England. As well, along with the notions of feminism often fo
An Analysis of Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'
An Analysis of Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'
An Analysis of Chaucer\'s \'The Wife of Bath\'s Tale\' An Analysis of Chaucer\'s The Wife of Bath\'s Tale In reading Geoffrey Chaucer\'s Canterbury Tales, I found that of the Wife of Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She claims to have great experience in the ways of the heart, having a remedy for whatever might ail it. Throughout her
Discussion of masculinity and feminity in MIGUEL S
Discussion of masculinity and feminity in MIGUEL S
discussion of masculinity and feminity in MIGUEL STREET Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul\'s novel Miguel Street that One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, b
Femenism in Jane Eyre
Femenism in Jane Eyre
Femenism in Jane Eyre Feminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon English 101 MWF 11:00 - 12:00 Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare\'s Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England.
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Feminism Feminism is the belief that women should have economic political and social equality with men. This term also refers to a political movement that works to gain equality within a male and female relationship. In a male and female relationship both the roles of the male and female should be equal. Equal in many ways ten one: they should trust each other, share responsibilities, listen to one another, respect each other, and of course love one another equally. This type of relatio
Revolution Girl-Style Now!
Revolution Girl-Style Now!
Revolution Girl-Style Now! Riot Grrrls were originally born out of the “Punk” scene where rebellion was expressed in attitude, appearance, style, and music. Defining Riot Grrrl is much like defining Punk. There is no central organization, no authoritive definition, just an attitude concerned with pointing out social hypocrisy and empowering people to “do it yourself”, creating a culture of their own when they see that the mainstream media does not reflect their concerns or provide outlets for th
Andrea Dworkin
Andrea Dworkin
Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin has been an influential write, speaker, and activist for over two decades. She claims to be a feminist, and that her ideas are beneficial to women. This paper will show that many of her most popular beliefs are not only detrimental to society, but also not in the best interests of women. In letters from a war zone, Andrea Dworkin presents a collection of speeches and short articles she has composed during her career as a writer and activist. Many of her articles dea
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed read
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed read
Using a feminist approach, provide a detailed reading and interpretation of Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. ASSESSED WORK COVER SHEET Home School : American and Canadian Studies Module Title : American Literature 2 Word Length : 1500 Date : 21/03/04 I declare that I have written this essay, and all work from it is original if I have not given a detailed referenced. The Yellow Wallpaper takes place in the late 1800’s, and was published by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892. Whether you consider it
Canadian Constitution
Canadian Constitution
Canadian Constitution What does every man deserve? The Canadian Constitution states, “Every man shall deserve equal rights under the law.” Sister Helen from Dead Man Walking says, “Every man deserves a second chance.” My mother rarely hesitates to mention, “Every man deserves a good kick in the ass.” Like most things in life, the answer to this befuddling question is an ironic one: what every man deserves is something no man would ever admit to wanting. Throughout the history of western civiliza
Women’s Suffrage Movement
Women’s Suffrage Movement
Women’s Suffrage Movement The women’s suffrage movement, symbol of nineteenth and early twentieth century feminism then and now, is the most visible manifestation of women’s emancipation, but it is merely the tip of the iceberg. Those who attacked women’s suffrage were attacking much more than the idea that women as well as men should enter the polling booth. My thesis statement is as follows: Unlike the opposition to a wider male suffrage, women’s suffrage was opposed not so much because people
Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Ide
Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Ide
Gender Trouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity A Review/Commentary of GenderTrouble: Feminism and The Subversion of Identity, By Judith Butler Gender, Homosexuality and Ethics Feb. 9/00 Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990. Judith Butler exhibits the new wave of Anglo-American academic feminism, a feminism that goes beyond the delusional categories of male and female, and wishes to confuse or “trouble” these categories all to
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described By Elisabeth Schuessler Firoenza Hermeneutics Seminar February 29/00 Box #260 Table of Contents I. Introduction………………………………………………………………..p.3 A. An Historical Overview…………………………………………..p.3-4 B. An Overview of Feminist Hermeneutics………………………..p.4-5 VI. Presuppositions A. Introduction and Preface to the Hermeneutics of ……………..p.6 Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza B. Scripture: Mythical Archetype vs. Historical Prototype………p.6-8 C. Egalitarianism and Gender
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare Shakespearean plays are written within the patriarchal ideologies of the Elizabethan era. Women were considered to be subordinate to men. This subordinance was clearly projected in the portrayal and representation of women and their sexuality. The 1970’s and the rise of feminism challenged these Shakespearean, stereotypical representations. These new, feminist readings brought new perspectives to Shakespeare’s works. More particularly, the repre
Jane Eyre is a Feminist Novel
Jane Eyre is a Feminist Novel
Jane Eyre is a Feminist Novel In what way might Jane Eyre be considered a feminist novel? What points does the novel make about the treatment and position of women in Victorian society? With particular attention to the book’s treatment of marriage, is there any way in which it might be considered anti-feminist? In the novel Jane Eyre, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the tone of Jane Eyre is in fact a feminist novel. With strength and integrity, Jane is able to break free from the rol
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in Post-WW I Britain and France and the Effects of the First World War Thereof European History: 1890-1939 UCFV June 31/99 The First World War was a tumultuous time for Europeans of all countries. The war ravished many of the social institutions of European society, including: the family, gender roles, economic structures, and the work place. The nature of “total-war” would change European society forever, creating the modern women of the 1920’s and the subsequent gender w