Carole Patem A Feminist Analysis

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Most feminist political thought scholar support the notion that western political thought has failed to include women in the category of “human” and its emancipatory promise is illusory or even dishonest. However, this paper focuses on the strong evidence from Carole Pateman, which she claims that the whole story is not revealed especially with social contract writers. Also, the civilized age with the help of technology, keeps on following the footsteps of the political thought writers to make sure the true story is not releveled to the public. Nevertheless, although most political thought scholars have failed to include women, there is one famous political philosopher that considered women in society. His name is Socrates, he claims that both …show more content…
This implies that human beings were born into this world without knowing their race, gender, or ethnicity. Therefore, it is the society that shapes an individual, but the society intends to stereotype women as submissive and sexual being even though women were born into this world free to accomplish any task. Also, women are depicted as fragile, passive, vulnerable, less intelligent, and powerless figures, it leads to anxiety, guilt, and depression. As a consequence of these negative emotions lead men to assume that women are classified as “nobody.” Likewise, another notion of interest, Meyers (2008) notes “women and girls are encouraged to accept themselves as sex objects, adopting the stripper or the pornography star as a role model.” The objectification of females means treating them as if they have no self-esteem, authority, purpose, agenda, or soul. Commercial businesses use women for economic advances, sexual gratification, and ego enhancement. In this context, Pateman would conclude that this notion is a prostitution contract to uphold men’s right as firmly as the marriage contract. However, this objectification creates a climate in which widespread violence against women is tolerated. Additionally, “in advertising grown women are posed as sexually available little girls, which increase sexual objectification of girls” (Meyers, 2008). This depiction leads to the distinction between girls and women in the real world. Moreover, the media portray girls that never mature; the women wear the same clothes and facial

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