A feminist can be defined as a person who supports feminism. Feminism is a range of political movement, ideologies and social movement that share the common objective of characterizing, building up and accomplishing political, financial, individual and social right for the women (Hawkesworth 12). In an interview with, The Huffington Post, Beyonce said, "I'm not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it's very simple. It's someone who believes in equal rights for men and women. I don't understand the negative connotation of the word, or why it should exclude the opposite sex. " Beyonce clearly states her belief in double standards, although society somewhat forgot it still exist.
Feminism can take different forms, for instance, Feminism is likewise a reaction to ladies' lives and encounters, and the assortments of feminisms mirrored the changing and differed nature of ladies' experience. Regardless of these challenges, all assortments of women's rights concur that ladies have been persecuted and unreasonably treated.
Congdon, Eric Holland, Svetlana Cvetko, Caroline Heldman, Condoleezza Rice, Dianne Feinstein, Dolores Huerta, Geena Davis, Gloria Steinem, Jackson Katz, Jane Fonda, Jean Kilbourne, Jennifer L. Pozner, Katie Couric, Lisa Ling, Meenakshi G. Durham, Margaret Cho, Martha M. Lauzen, Nancy Pelosi, Pat Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, and Rosario Dawson. Miss Representation. Sausalito, Calif.: Ro*co Films Educational, 2011.
Miss Representation is a documentary addressing the portrayal of women in the media and how it affects issues young women face on the daily. The documentary explores the societal pressures women are put under, which contributes to the media's approach of under-representing women . The film also addresses how the portrayal of women makes it difficult for young girls and women to see their power and beauty.
This is significant to my research because it helps address the media's pressures, and gender roles women are left to up hold.
Gross, Rita M. "What Went Wrong? Feminism and Freedom from The Prison of Gender Roles." CA: University of California Press, 2009. Print
This article focuses on feminism and addresses the gender roles. It defines what gender roles women are characterized by and argues how the movement assists with the problems with traditional women roles and stereotypes both evident in society and the media.
This article is significant because helps me define feminism and address how society categorize feminist and women's rights. As well as argue against the stereotypes of
Mackay, Finn. "Feminism: We Are Not Calling for Equal Inequality | OpenDemocracy." OpenDemocracy., 04 Nov. 2013. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Mackay addresses the issues associated with feminism and males failure to address women as their equal. She addresses that abuse and victimization of women is not the issue it's sexism that makes life as a women hard. She addresses how the issues benefit only one group of people. This article is significant because it helps address how women aren't upset at the opportunities denied, they're upset at the opportunities denied to them due to sexism.
Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. New York: Perennial, 2002. Print.
This book addresses the beauty myth the clings to women from birth until adulthood. It aids to the compelling misconception of beauty. The author uses rhetoric to address how universal this issue has become, as well as how problematic.
This article is significant because although we as a society are moving forward with women rights. Women in today's time are still hanging like a thread to the gender pressure of the early 20's late 60's. It helps me address the argument that changes still have to be made, before women can truly feel equal.
Zeisler, Andi. Feminism and Pop Culture. Berkeley, CA: Seal, 2008. Print.
This book identifies both the roles how women and the effects of such roles in their everyday life. It addresses how based on those roles women were forced to submit to an position when men holds power. This book also address the effect of male governed society affect the opportunity of alienable rights denied to women.
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