Feminism  (tagged articles)

The keyword Feminism is tagged in the following 23 articles.

2014, Vol. 6 No. 10 - 3392 words | History » China
For scholars of gender and sexuality, the publication of Joan Wallach Scott’s acclaimed essay “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” in the 1970s was a remarkable moment. The essay, although specifically directed toward Anglo-American... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09 - 4861 words | Film and Cinema » Truman Capote
Yes, they still have prizes in Cracker Jack boxes. Beneath the glossy surface of this timeless commodity lies a variable that provides fodder for the consumer’s imagination. Marketed as “candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize,” the Cracker Jack... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 04 - 6564 words | Literature » Feminist Literature
When examining the works of both George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, many critics are quick to assess the credibility and quality of characters based on how they react to the external experiences they are faced with in their imaginary worlds. However, this way of thinking... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 04 - 2241 words | Literature » Gothic Literature
Charlotte Brontë invests gothic elements in Jane Eyre with a symbolic meaning to create a new, ‘female’ language. It is through this female Gothic language that Brontë creates a heroine whose autobiographical mode of writing is used to trace a... Read Article »
The purpose of this study was to determine whether Generation Y women respond more to athletic ads that embodied a second-wave feminist ideology or a third-wave, post-structuralist ideology. A focus group was conducted and its findings revealed that the women's ideological... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 07 - 2700 words | Literature » Feminist Literature
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was a bold piece of fiction in its time, and protagonist Edna Pontellier was a controversial character. She upset many nineteenth century expectations for women and their supposed roles. One of her most shocking actions was her denial... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 05 - 3859 words | Political Science » Political Theory
The project of just war theory has enjoyed a long and distinguished pedigree, dating back to the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy. Over the centuries, it has, however, commanded a substantial influence from Christianity, enlightenment philosophy, and western secular... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 05 - 2285 words | Women's Studies » Feminist Literature
Zora Neale Hurston is the author of the acclaimed short story Sweat. The story was published in 1926, an incredible accomplishment considering the obstacles faced by black female authors at the time. Viewing the piece through the lens of feminist literary criticism... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 10 - 1509 words | Women's Studies » Feminism
In 1967, Valerie Solanas wrote and self-published the SCUM Manifesto, which called for male gendercide and the creation of a superior, all-female society.[1] This radical manifesto declared that women must “overthrow the government, eliminate the money system... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 10 - 4371 words | Women's Studies » Women's Studies
Since the early 20th century, the feminist movement has made enormous strides to improve the status of female athletes. Prior to the movement’s achievements, female athletes had to play in much poorer facilities, under different rules, and with stricter dress... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 09 - 2145 words | Literature » Poetry
Born in 1830 to Calvinist parents in Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson is renowned as one of America’s greatest poets. Though her poems often focused on death, she in fact wrote on many subjects. Life, nature, love, science, heaven, hell, religion, writing, and... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 07 - 4296 words | Sociology » American Media
American culture is saturated with messages propagated by mass media. What was originally created for encouraging consumerism is now being promoted to a society that is being consumed by the messages themselves. Mass media is especially harmful to women because it... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 04 - 1863 words | Literature » Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn’s 1688 novel Oroonoko leaves many questions unanswered.[1] In one of many seeming contradictions within the text, one wonders how Behn, personally victimized by Charles II and an economic system that sought to disenfranchise her,[2] would glorify a... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 04 - 2321 words | Literature » Feminism
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novella Herland explores a separatist feminist utopia. Published in 1915, Herland begins when three men – a womanizer, a Southern gentleman fixated on woman as domestic angels, and a narrator who represents a neutral opinion &... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 03 - 1374 words | Political Science » Identity
As many cultural studies theorists have noted, identity is problematic (Hall, 1989; Ang, 2001; Brah, 1996). It is ambiguous because it is in a constant state of negotiation and interpretation: ever changing, always contested, sometimes contradictory, and continuously... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 02 - 4559 words | Anthropology » Feminism
American women have struggled historically against certain paradigms of inferiority that all women experience. The female identity is different according to each culture and their customs, but many cultures are based on a patriarchal past where men wield more power... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 10 - 4744 words | Religious Studies » Christianity
Sexism is not unique to Christianity; however, in the Christian religion many of those who identify themselves as Christian fundamentalists are more likely to hold sexist views of women. Because the scriptures were written during a time in which women had few rights... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03 - 1232 words | Environmental Studies » Eco-feminism
Despite critics’ assumption that WALL-E centers its plot upon an anti-pollution/sustainability theme, the writer Andrew Stanton never intended his movie to contain an environmental message. Instead, what he intended to do was create a movie that epitomizes the... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03 - 2830 words | Religious Studies » Islam
From skimpy skirts to smoldering skivvies, American’s remember the 1960s as a decade of social change and assertion of the rights and strengths of women. True to American style, the women’s movement was fought and won boldly and bluntly in the public square... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 12 - 1806 words | History » Mythology
Two seemingly unconnected goddesses have more in common than most know. The earth is a small place and  mythologies from one country overlap and even overtake myths from another country. Serpents in myth have an amazing connection, especially between Wadjet of... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 12 - 1370 words | Opinion » Nationalism
Nationalism is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as, “loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11 - 748 words | Literature » Shakespeare
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, he presents the conflicting character of Lady Macbeth. Upon receiving her husband’s letter about the witches’ prophesies, she attempts to be like a man in order to exude the strength needed to gain additional social... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11 - 2425 words | Sociology » Prostitution
Sex work has long been criticized and stigmatized in our society. While many members of society view sex work as immoral and degrading to women, I argue that sex work is essentially just work, and that it is not necessarily harmful to women. Under circumstances in... Read Article »

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