Feminism The New Apple Pie Analysis

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Feminism is the conviction that men and women should have equal rights. Consequentially, the feminist movements fight for same opportunities and rights for women including economic, political, and social rights. Feminism does not exclusively focus on women, girls, and the inherent aim of endorsing the dominance of women over the men. In reality, feminism is about looking at the social world in a manner, which clarifies the forces that support and create injustice, inequality, and oppression; therefore, it promotes the quest for justice and equality. Thus, through a close analysis of Americanah, the novel reveals challenges that women face particularly African American women and African
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For example, men and women will all have important jobs, and both will hold positions of power economically, and politically. The novel shows inequality in the relationship of the General and Aunty Uju (Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi). Like in the current society, the General enjoys power. He buys different things and dispenses favors for Aunty Uju minus any financial autonomy for herself (Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi). Therefore, if we were all feminists, Aunty Uju would not have to depend on the general for favors or monetary support. Also, the society expects men to act in a masculine manner. Obinze’s friends say that Ifemelu “wears the pants” in their relationship. They refer to Obinze as a “woman wrapper,” which suggests that Ifemelu controls his actions as she has the power in their relationship (Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi). The scene suggests an uneasiness with women have power in relationships. Obinze holds passionate significance for Ifemelu. Therefore, his friends see him as sensitive. However, in a society where everyone is a feminist, men would not have to feel ashamed when women make choices in the …show more content…
However, it is reasonable in that, most materials, which any casual observer may access from magazine articles, viral videos, and news articles, which all claim the “feminism” banner. The over-saturation of such content has directed the misinformed notion that feminists are excessively militant man-haters. Hence, this is somewhat sad since the real aim of feminism is gender equality. An actual feminist is one who realizes that just like women, men are trapped in the patriarchal roles, which the society has placed on them. Americanah is an excellent example of this. Not only does the book offer its readers an illustration of Ifemelu’s expedition to self-empowerment by refusing the roles society is placing on her; but it also depicts similar struggles, which men undergo to stand equal to women and their peers as Adichie shows in Obinze’s character. Gender expectations and roles have existed for an extended period. The expectations and roles are embedded deep in the society’s psyche. The text compares male and female experiences in the community while analyzing the Adichie’s vision of

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