Slavery Feminism In The 19th Century

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Feminism in all aspects refers to the actions taken to fight for realization of women in on political, economic and social space in order to equate them with men. Slavery feminism on the other hand is an analysis on the feminist activities that tend to hold on women as they gear towards their freedom. Various writers and movie actors have successfully exposed these themes in a great perspective intending to portray how slavery feminism has transformed across centuries. This essay feature most on the works of Mario Amparo Ruiz de Burton on, who would Have thought it? As well as the video, 12 years of slave. These two pieces are well structured to bring out the theme of feminism slavery in different aspects. Though the two pieces of work are …show more content…
This notion thus illustrates that women at this times where not actively involved in leadership and political issues. Despite the various junctures available for the women to play women’s own views kept them a bay from the various activities that involved the general public. Justification that women are gifted only in rearing children during this period of time adversely compromise women’s ability to participate in other activities. They were that held in homes by men unknowingly to take care of household chores. Happening in one of the oldest democracy which most of the novels are written pertaining feminism slavery it is an evident that it affected all genders at different …show more content…
Patsey beauty makes her doubly enslaved since she is black in color. Mistress Epps however treats her indifferently and occasionally harasses her. This depicts women as their own enemies. Despite the two undergoing similar struggles at some time in their life Mistress Epps tends to forget every time she is jealousy of Patsey. Despite Mistress Epps mentality her husband finds attraction in Patsey. Her husband’s irresistible love for Patsey leaves the Mistress frozen at the point when her husband pulls her to darkness. The painful slave legacy is thus personified by the two ladies .The movie thus brings into limelight the jealousy of white women at the time when they used to rape black women in their face(Northup, 129). They are surprised that despite the black women color their husbands can still find a liking for them that is indisputable. Women thus are slaves by nature despite their race or place of origin. The only way that they can stand together against feminism is only through accepting their difference in diversity and coming together to fight for what jointly affects them. However they find it difficult and continue to enslave themselves in feminism. Twelve years of slavery portrays the white woman as a less privileged with no position, and powerful despite lacking the promise of independence. The white woman was

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