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    She contrasts this mode of criticism with what she terms the ‘feminist critique’. (Eagleton, 1991) Therefore, rather than adapting male models and theories, Gynocriticism constructs a female framework for the analysis of women’s literature which develops new models based on the study of female experience. Gynocriticism is a literary theory that is relatively new and continues to evolve. From the perspective of Gynocriticism, until the patriarchal ideology…

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    Feminism, a concept born from women’s rights advocates, has existed as a term in history. Recently the definition of feminism has become unclear to modern society. According to Mirriam Webster dictionary: “Feminism: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes,” However; because feminism has become such a negatively associated word, efforts to strengthen the unity and equality between the sexes have been weakened and only expand the gap due to the misconceptions…

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    Hill Collins in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, black feminists try to establish a voice for black women’s experiences in the world (p. 221). Black Feminism theorists such as Collins want to create knowledge and power within the black women to stand up to the patterned social domination, and allow subordinate groups to express and establish their own reality (p. 221). According to Ritzer and Stepnisky (2013), feminism theory explores the reality…

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    Theories Of Feminism

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    To start with, women’s studies are the destabilization of modern theory. Is there a cause for women’s oppression? Can it be specified? The intention is to challenge, or reverse theory. To better understand, one must consider the differentiation of feminist theories. Feminism was divided into “liberal, socialist and radical varieties.”(Barrett & Phillips 3) Liberal feminists emphasized on prejudice, discrimination, irrationality, basically the stereotypical gender aspect…

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    The feminist innovations as a whole made it possible for women to be considered as much important as the dominant culture which is men; it also helped advance women's rights. All together with feminist theories and activist, the feminist innovative artists have given chances for women in art. Lacy has plenty of work to show for along with ideas that promote gender being relevant in art, the connections between gender and art, and the different aspects of gender still being an issue in art. A…

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    intervention to a system based on financial aid and development projects, development theories encompass a wide range of ideas from plumbing like Water Aid to exported democracy and renewable energy. Diane Elson was among several 20th-century feminist critics to argue that contemporary development thought recreated older divisions, particularly notable in the exclusion of women’s perspectives within development theories, arguing that: “It facilitates the view that ‘women’, as general category,…

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    The Handmaid’s Tale Through the Feminist Critical Lense What would you do if you were in a future society where you were unable to choose your own path in life? In her story, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood creates an extreme circumstance to show the inequality between men and women in our current society. Several themes from the story make it a good fit to be viewed through the feminist critical theory lense, including: the role of women in the society, women’s sexuality, and…

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    Contrary to the social comparison theory, which states that individuals typically seek to make social comparisons that will help them view themselves in a more favorable light, women continually compare their own bodies with unrealistic thin images (Myers et al., 2012). Levi-AriLev-Ari et…

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    Higginbotham correctly identifies two major fallacies of the traditional feminist historical lens that prevents it from being accessible to women of color. Her first issue is of the overwhelming omission of black female perspectives in mainstream historical analyses of gender which create an incomplete picture of gender oppression. Her indict of the new wave of feminist theories center around the problem of theorists “find[ing] little to say race.” Higginbotham’s extrapolations indicate that the…

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    Nightingale (2006) critical analysis was to recognize gender-environment nexus from different point of views (feminists, political ecologists, essentialists, historical materialists etc) for innate knowledge to conceptualize about relationship between gender and environment. Her main argument was ‘gender’ is biologically constructed social, cultural and political phenomena defined by sex where women are more oppressed and marginalized by male hegemony but also dominated by class, race, color and…

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