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06 Apr 2023

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (1847) ; The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (1985) ; Kissing the War Goodbye - Victor Jorgensen (1945) - How have British and American artists dealt with feminism in relationships through time?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Art history

We will study this through three documents. The first document is the novel "Jane Eyre", written by Charlotte Brontë and published in 1847 in London. It is a coming-of-age novel: indeed, we follow the story of Jane, a young orphan girl who lives with her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and her cousins, John,...

04 Aug 2021

In what way storytelling helped shape feminism in our current society?

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

I choose the notion of the Idea of Progress. To illustrate this notion, I decided to talk about the idea of progress in feminism. Before I start, I'd like to give a quick definition of the notion: the idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. As a...

25 May 2012

The effects of feminism in the english language

Case study - 4 pages - Linguistics & languages

During recent decades, feminist commentators have adopted a critical view of various aspects of the English language, arguing that in the English language and many sentence structures and models evolve around the male figure ( Sexist language had been a significant...

21 Dec 2012

Feminism in Three Perspectives

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Women have always been labeled the weaker sex. Evolutionists will say that men have adapted to be physically stronger, as it is their role to provide for his family and protect them. Religious scholars will tell you that wives must defer to their husbands, and were created as mere compliments...

27 Oct 2010

Feminism and Gender Sensitivity in Reporting

Thesis - 1 pages - Journalism

There is no doubt a thin line between the concepts of feminism and gender sensitivity in reporting. Sometimes these two concepts are interchanged. It is our view, however, that there is a significant difference between these two concepts. This report aims to clarify this difference...

15 Jan 2009

Antony and Cleopatra: Shakespeare's criticism of the XVIIth century's anti-feminism

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

like in his other Roman plays like Julius Caesar, Shakespeare used in Antony and Cleopatra the description of the Roman society to describe his own society. But in this play the main point of analysis was not politics but the place of women in the society. During the XVIth and XVIIth centuries,...

29 Sep 2009

Feminism in France and in the United States of America: A comparison

Thesis - 14 pages - Philosophy

This comparative study arouses already some stakes to this first word. How do we define feminism in a strict way that is stripped of any subjectivity? To define this controversial word appears not only useful but also a necessary starting point to this essay. According to Le Petit Robert,...

15 Jan 2009

"Discussion about the limitations of liberal feminism with particular reference to the construction of gender and across class, race, ethnicity and religious belief

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Feminist ideas and feminist politics have emerged because of the fact that in nearly all societies which divide the sexes into differing cultural, economic or political spheres, women are less valued than men (Robert Shoemaker and Mary Vincent 1998, 36-8). The current study will focus not on the...

17 May 2009

Identity politics and feminism in France and in the United States

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

In 2005, in her book entitled Beyond identity politics - feminism, power and politics, Moya Lloyd writes: “feminism is an identity politics” so far as “it articulates the demands of a particular constituency (women), united and galvanized on the basis of shared...

13 Jan 2009

Liberal feminism, a white, racist bourgeois movement?

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Women have always been considered as the ‘weak sex', in opposition to the ‘strong sex' represented by men. Hence, they have always suffered from being oppressed and subordinated to men. Yet in order to be no longer discriminated against a condition which they did not chose, women...

07 May 2009

John Barry, social theory and the environment, London: Routledge, 1999, chap.5 "Gender, the nonhuman world and social thought" & Mary Mellor, "Eco-feminism and environmental ethics: a materialist perspective", in Michael E. Zimmerman (ed.)

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The first text, “gender, the nonhuman world and social thought”, presents the concept of eco-feminism by highlighting the links between environment, gender and social theory. The main movements within eco-feminism are explained with both their advantages and limits. The...

13 Jan 2009

The rise of feminism

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Organized efforts by women to achieve greater rights occurred in two major waves. The first wave began around the mid-19th century, when women in the United States and elsewhere campaigned to gain suffrage-that is, the right to vote. This wave lasted until the 1920s, when several countries...

15 Jan 2009

France and the United States: Two different approaches to feminism

Essay - 4 pages - Philosophy

Feminism is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “the belief that women should have the same economic, social, and political rights as men” . However, there is not a single definition for feminism. This notion is rather complex and controversial, and it cannot be fully...

12 May 2009

Feminism in France and in the US: A comparison

Thesis - 11 pages - Sociology & social sciences

In 1991, the American feminist movement was revived by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas case. In the same year, Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court nominee was accused a few days before his appointment of sexual harassment by one of his former co-workers, the Law Professor Anita Hill. This case is...

30 Apr 2009

Women in higher education: Exploring historically and in the present, the links between educational achievement, feminism and struggles for workplace equality

Thesis - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The continued discrimination against women in higher education, and in the career path after graduation, is the topic of this essay. It is based upon a review of literature covering the subject of women's acceptance into higher education programs, the kinds of programs they excel in, and the...

31 May 2009

How socialist feminism in Cuba was restricted by Hegemony

Thesis - 9 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Throughout history, subordinate groups in society have accommodated and adjusted to higher authority in order to advance individual rights. More specifically, revolutionary women in Cuba during and after the revolution of 1959 adjusted to the socialist, and later communist ideologies that...

25 Nov 2008

How Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' contributed to the evolution of feminism

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Kate Chopin was an integral part of the evolution of feminism, providing early 20th century readers with feminist literature that is still highly respected and studied today. Although it is easy to approach her work, and all such work, work with textual evidence supporting a claim of the...

03 Jul 2008

The role of technology in cyborg feminism

Essay - 7 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Donna Haraway, in ‘A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century” casts the role of ‘technology' in two opposing lights: on the one hand, technology is seen as something women should (indeed must) embrace as a motivator for...

17 Jun 2008

Impact of feminism on the ability of women to make notable strides and improvements in certain areas of their lives

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

When the feminist movement formally began in the late 1960s, many women saw the movement as an opportunity to raise the American consciousness about critical issues that had long impacted the ability of women to acquire social, political and economic equality. Although it is evident that...

16 May 2008

A Little Breathing Room : A Look At Feminism

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

“ ‘To speak behind others' backs is the ventilator of the heart…' and in this way we began a long session of ventilation of the heart” (Satrapi). With these words, Marjane Satrapi sets the stage for Embroideries and her intimate insight into the lives of women in an Iranian...

09 Jun 2008

Feeding the American Family: Feminism and Food

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Due to the multiplicity of duties and roles families play in American society, women with families face the increasingly difficult task of managing food preparation and providing nutrition for their families at once. Women with full-time careers must both conduct their own lives and care for...

22 Oct 2007

Feminism and Eve

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Since the dawn of time, women have been fighting for equality. Although it has been a difficult battle, women have come a long way. They are able to vote and make their voices heard. They have careers. Women are becoming more independent and liberated each and every day. Feminism is not...

18 Aug 2007

Feminism in Ibsen's A Doll's House

Thesis - 7 pages - Literature

According to Joan Templeton, author of Ibsen's Women, Ibsen's inspiration for Nora in A Doll's House came from a family friend, Laura Peterson Kieler, also a writer (135). Kieler, the "real-life Nora," likewise borrowed money for her husband, who was sick with tuberculosis, to...

19 Oct 2007

Let's Talk About Girls: The Negative Impact of Feminism on Modern Society

Essay - 12 pages - Social, moral & civic education

On June 28, 1998, Ally McBeal graced the cover of Time magazine; not in the name of television or Hollywood or fashion, but in the name of feminism. According to The American Century Dictionary, feminism is the advocacy of women's rights and sexual equality. So how does an...

12 Dec 2007

Lovers and Epistles: Progressivism and Feminism in the Poetry of Lady Mary Wortley Montague

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of London were a time of formality and conservatism, especially among British women. But even in her early teens, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu went against the flow of society and taught herself Latin, according to the editors of the Seventh Edition of the...

05 May 2002

Feminism and criminology

Thesis - 10 pages - Psychology

The application of feminism to the field of criminology can be quite uncommon; indeed, in criminology it is men who supply the essential “standard case”. Until recently, criminology has been primarily focused on men and crime with little reference to women. Feminist criminology...

08 Oct 2015

The feminization of love : all about love

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Love and relationships are some of the most controversial and heavily discussed topics in the contemporary society today with some people citing it as an emotional attachment while others see it as the actions that people do for others. There is however the romantic aspect of love as people who...

11 Mar 2010

The feminization of poverty & political programs

Thesis - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In the United States (and the rest of the world) women have been faced with the phenomenon of the “feminization of poverty”. Starting in the 1960s and 70s, female headed households accounted for a growing proportion of those below the poverty line. A considerable majority of these women...

19 Oct 2020

Unmixed areas

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Today I would like to talk about unmixed areas. These are places, events, meetings or such that are only available to a specific gender. In general, this is about women. Which brings us to feminism. We've all heard about that growing movement across the world, mobilising people and...

29 Nov 2021

To what extent has women's empowerment evolved throughout the years?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The word empowerment refers to the process of giving authority or power to someone. Empowerment allows repressed people or minorities to become stronger and independent and permits the claim of their rights. For one to be empowered, they must come from a position of disempowerment. What has...