Feminist social theory ought to challenge the ideals of Classical social theory embodied by the work of authors, such Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel. Such traditional values tend to exclude women from their social analysis of the modern world, as women were considered non social agents. In support of this, Durkheim claim that men were product of society, whereas women belonged to nature, (Harrington: 2005, p.236). Thus, feminist social theory embrace post-enlightenment principles, focusing on values associated to “difference”,”particularism” and “specificity” (Harrington: 2005, p. 233). In order to do so, Feminist social theory has been feed by feminist theories which have similar concern about the study of social world, as both
“We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!” This is one of the many chants that echoed through streets of New York City during the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday January 20th. Signs were held high and pink hats went as far as the eye could see. Men and women from all over the east coast came together to show unity for the fight for women’s equality. And there I was right in the middle of it. One of the most inspiring parts of this march is that it brings together a range of women’s issues and injustices against minority groups into one protest. It was diverse and yet it all screamed of solidarity.
Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichol, recalls a rags-to-riches story in a modern society where the class divisions are precisely sharp. Set in the 1980s, the film provides a historical situation of inequitable distribution: this inequity sways all the characters’ behavior. Though Tess McGill and Jack Trainer spark up a romance, it is Tess’ acquisitiveness that make the romance sizzle. In order to impersonate the bourgeoisie, Tess undergoes an extraordinary transformation. Tess, a proletariat, learns that if she wants to get ahead, she has to act, talk, and dress like the bourgeoisie. The film
In a number of ways, politically, socially, and economically, women have been discriminated against, as well as pushed behind men strictly on the basis of their sex. More so than political and social hindrances, women have been given the hardest time making a living in the department of the economy with their salary being far less than a man’s, and their job opportunities being restricted, we find that this all made their fiscal lives more difficult than they needed to be. Their main setback being a monetary one, with the wage gap existing so wide that women made only half as much as what men made during the 1930s (“Striking Women”). This left much of the female population in poverty, and unable to pay for basic necessities
Back in the mid 1800’s the first women’s convention was initiated by Elizabeth Stanton, along with others who founded the Women’s Suffrage Movement. After attending an World Anti-Slavery Society meeting, where the women were required to sit is a separate area away from the men, the women decided that they were little better than slaves and decided to do something about it. (Pearson, 2017)
The economy over many centuries have changed and developed in a variety of ways. One of the most influential economic systems that had developed between the 1700’s and the 1900s is capitalism. Capitalism is an economic system that is controlled by individuals, rather than the government, and requires the working class to use all its resources in order for the capitalist class to retain a profit. One question that still remains is this; how do women’s rights compare to capitalism? There are many theoretical concepts that have helped shape capitalism throughout history. Women’s rights are the rights given to women to express equality when being compared to a man. In the year that capitalism was developed, patriarchy played a dominant role regarding home life and the workplace, which motivated women to take action. Women’s rights are significant in the development of capitalism because it protested the male dominant atmosphere to create opportunity for women to take part as working class and to obtain equal status with a man in regards to everyday living. This resulting in a dramatic change in our economic system. Gender inequalities during the 18th and 20th centuries had a mass contribution to how capitalism developed.
Over the past five hundred years or so in america as the overall majority in Mankind, women comprise of the largest group in the world, but they are a vital asset in every aspect of our society. Woman and women's rights are tied hand in hand with american culture, which entails in these rights that they're dependent of social status, race, and geography in america like civil rights in the south. There were different types of economic changes for the different types of ethiniticities in America in which there were different of turning point that women won over their sufferage through their racial discrimination, these included the native american women, hispanic american, african americans and the chinese american women of the united states.
The struggle for women’s suffrage started in the early 1800’s. Elizabeth Cody Stanton and Susan B Anthony decided to renew their fight in the 1860’s. Later in 1890 they decided to create an organization called NAWSA ,which stands for National Woman's Suffrage Association, that helped achieve women’s rights. Within these arguments they all align with the idea that women should only be involved in House work and family care. While others state that the color women can not be involved within establishing rights it has been said that colored women are rather the trendsetters. Nevertheless the consistent idea that of females are not in the same sphere as males nor do they obtain the ability to be.
The central idea of women's rights to suffrage is that citizens were given the right to vote however women are not allowed to vote and this is violating our rights because in the constitutions it states we the people not we the male citizens. The authors purpose was to inform and to persuade the reader about how women are not able to vote and that they should be able to vote because the constitution says everyone can vote.
The idea of women gaining the right to vote was one such of a tale. Men, and women never thought they would see the day where women were considered equal suffragists. Until August 18, 1920 when the nineteenth amendment was ratified into the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony died before they could see the day where women would become equal. Carrie Chapman Catt worked hand in hand with Susan B. Anthony, and served as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Alice Paul served as a role model for women. She worked for women’s suffrage while in jail, and proved to her opponents, that the day where women could vote would come. Though these women did not always work together, working towards the same cause allowed them to accomplish their true dream: women’s suffrage.
Both stories revolve around the ideology of feminism but do not stay true to the true meaning of feminism. Throughout both forms an off balance occurs that shows specifically how harsh women were treated in the early 1900s but does not show how both men and women should be equal. In addition, there are few differences between both forms, there are changes within dialog, plot, and medium. In brief, both forms had a meaning that the author wanted to shine light on. So that more people knew about the inequality between men and
I am glad that you found the presentation informational. I agree with you when you talk about how much of a struggle it was for women to secure the right to vote. With gleaning this new information in relations to the Women's Suffrage, I feel that it introduced a higher sense of appreciation for these inspirational groups of women, along with the female leaders today. I like how you brought up Laura Hall Peters and her divorce in 1883 and how uncommon it was to men during that time period.
Women have found power in a variety of ways though out history in their struggle towards justice and equality. Though personal power can take many forms this paper will primarily focus on power found through gender solidarity, class issues, race or sexuality. I intend to examine the ways in which three different women, of different races and times in history, were able to find such power resulting in a positive change to either their own lives or the lives of others. Those women are: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt and Melba Beals.