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Throughout most of history women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than man. Wife hood and motherhood were regarded as women's most significant professions. In the 20th century, however, women in most nations have gained the right to vote and have increased their educational job opportunities ( WIC, 1). Most important women have fought for and have accomplished to a degree their view of their role in society. Women are no longer considered naturally weaker than me

( This essay is a response to Benhabib. ) EDUCATION, DISCOURSE, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY 1 In order to see some of the strengths and weakness of identity politics as an approach to thinking about education, we need to make a distinction that is implicit, but not explicit, in Seyla Benhabib s essay. For there are at least two distinct conceptions of identity politics at work in her discussion, and criticisms appropriate to one may not apply to the other. The first perspective consid

It would be hard to define the word utopia in a manner that could relate to everybody. There are just too many types of people out there with different perceptions of what is ideal. So, instead of focusing on every group of people and their thoughts and ideas on utopia, I have decided to focus on how the individuals of Shakespeare's time have changed immensely to what people today think of as utopia. I have gained some of my information from the plays of Shakespeare as his stories, although

Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of members

We may yet live to see the day when women will no longer be news! And it cannot come too soon. I want to be a peaceful, happy, normal human being, pursuing my unimpeded way through life, never having to explain, defend, or apologize for my sex. - Nellie McClung 1929 Throughout her life, Nellie McClung strove to improve the quality of life not just for women but for all Canadians. Her principle aim was to achieve recognition and acceptance of women who had traditionally been denied a rol

One of the greatest female authors of all time, Virginia Woolf, produced a body of writing respected worldwide. Driven by uncontrollable circumstances and internal conflict, her life was cut short by suicide. Her role in feminism, along with the personal relationships in her life, influenced her literary works. Virginia's relationships throughout her life contributed, not only to her literature, but the quality of her life as well. Perhaps the greatest influence in Virginia's life is her m

Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice, holds feminist views and uses the novel to show her opinions about women’s issues. Pride and Prejudice is a personal essay, a statement of Jane Austen’s feelings about the perfect lady, marriage, and the relationship between the sexes. Jane Austen’s characters, plot, and dialogue are biased to reflect her beliefs. The biased process and importance of marriage are introduced with the first line of the book. Jane Austen writes: It

Women's Rights, guarantees of political, social, and economic equality for women in a society that traditionally confers more status and freedom to men. Among these rights are control of property, equality of opportunity in education and employment, suffrage, and sexual freedom. The women's rights movement, also known as feminism and women's liberation, arose in Europe in the late 18th century. Although by 1970 most women throughout the world had gained many rights according to law, in fa

"Feminist" While surfing the Internet yesterday I came across an article discussing women and their role in a changing society. The article, which was written by Karin Crosbie, stated that although women have come a long way in the field of women's rights, there is still a long way to go. Crosbie stated that she is a feminist, and as a feminist it is her responsibility to see that action is taken to further the cause of the women by any means necessary. She explains that women should not h

Difference in Response to “The Doll House A Doll’s House is a play written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879 depicting the marriage between Nora and Torvald Helmer. Nora and Torvald fell in love with the conceptions of each other, not their real selves, which in the end causes the marriage to fall apart when they are faced with reality. A Doll’s House is set in nineteenth-century Europe. It is the story of Nora, a typical housewife and Torvald, her husband. They have three children and