The Intersection Of Modernity And Gender

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Modernity refers to the times of questioning and the many aspects of growth stemming from the enlightenment. This goes into the times of people looking for individual freedoms. Different aspects of life in modernity has tied into modernity in the gender movements. Over time evolution of how society has seen gender and how people of the society should fit into which has been involved in the growth of modernity. There have been evolving perspectives of the gender schema, influenced by the behavior and evolution of gender roles’ impact on society. Gender binary which is the differences between masculine and feminine that limits people from ranging over their specific role and gender specific approaches and roles in society. The intersection…show more content…
The concept then flips due to the fact that society sees the beauty of love and it talks about that love like gender does not exist on a single layer and is multidimensional. It does not have to prescribe to a socially acceptable norms. Modernity though the gender movements is explored though the works of Baudelaire 's "Flowers of Evil”, Marry Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”, Rousseau 's "The Social Contract “, Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One 's Own”, and Goethe 's "Sorrows of Young Werther” which present the breakdown the rigid gender roles the challenges everyone faces for perspective lifestyles. Charles Baudelaire, a french poet and artist was famous for his works during the modernist movements. He expressed the concepts of immorality in his new late 19th century works inspired by his time in France and it’s political events. This was a big influence on the modernist movements, because now people are dealing with the self, and being self indulgent. Now one aspect this poem introduces in the changing realm of this gender perspective in modernity is inequality. Charles Baudelaire His most famous poem Fleurs de mal show numerous thoughts about various through diverse forms of modernity and it concentrated on modern expression though different art forms. The first stanza of the poem states “The street about me roared with a deafening sound. Tall, slender, in heavy mourning, majestic grief, A woman passed, with a
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