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    Despite Hugh Hefner’s belief and early support of equality for women, Playboy has been constantly denounced as exploitive of women and their bodies. Are the centerfolds exploitive? Do they lead to casual misogyny? A 1993 study by researchers at The University of Western Ontario examined centerfold models in four hundred thirty issues of Playboy from 1953 to 1990. How explicit are the centerfolds? Playmates were only photographed with genitalia partially visible in six percent of all centerfold…

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    While writing an essay about Pixar and its movie that brought in political views, she brought up some very good points. These political points included Wall-E with the mass consumerism problem and Brave with the feminist topic. Even though Amanda Marcotte mainly speaks on the feminist topic, she hit on some very good points when she brought up the fact that Wall-E was about mass consumption. ‘Wall-e was definitely a good visualization of how the people’s greed and laziness and turning our…

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    The author, Lauren F. Serrano, believes women should not serve in the U.S Infantry. Serrano’s article, “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry”, provides arguments supporting her main points. The main points Serrano includes; why the U.S. is not in need for women on the frontlines, the infantry brotherhood, and sexual assault cases. Serrano served as a Marine Officer and contributes her personal experiences from her service. Although Serrano agrees women are capable to serve in the…

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    Gender Theory is a lens that can be applied to a novel by analyzing male and female characters. It involves analyzing gender roles, stereotypes, etc. In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, there are different roles assigned to women and men. In the time that the novel took place in, women had the role to be obedient wives and good mothers. Men had the role to wear the pants in the relationship. Some characters in the novel conform to the roles that are given to them, but…

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    A Feminist Analysis of The Movie “Thelma & Louise” “Thelma and Louise” directed by Ridley Scott is a feminist road movie discussing women place in Hollywood action drama. Thelma (Geena Davis), a housewife, and Louise (Susan Sarandon), a waitress are two different characterised women in the movie. It is a rebel history from a feminine perspective and it shows the incidents they face as a results of their rebel in many ways on the road they rised and an effort to overcome their status within the…

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    “A Room of One's Own” by Virginia Woolf is a breakthrough of twentieth-century feminism. It displays the history of women in literature through a series of analysis in which Woolf stresses that social and material necessities are vital in order for women to survive in the world dominated by the patriarchal. As a modernist writer, Woolf in her essay innovatively depicts an account of a woman’s thinking about the history of women. Woolf’s narrative process of using fictitious character heightens…

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    Forbidden Freedom In history, human rights have always been a problem, and yet to this day, it still remains. Specifically, in the past, women had adapted to live in a suppressed environment, solely because their limited rights have never allowed them to cross a certain boundary. In fact, the United States, foremost in the race of modernization in the world, enabled women to vote in 1920; however, prior to that, individualism, freedom, and equality did not exist in the dictionary for women.…

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    society? Well, that’s hard to explain. My theory is that people were just afraid of being more than what society defined them as. If others like you for this gender role you stepped into, why would you change? You would have everything; status, friends, and the wholehearted acceptance of others. The danger of these gender norms is comfortability. We get so comfortable in these roles that sometimes, we forget that being ourselves makes us truly happy. To end my theory, I believe that Shakespeare…

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    Throughout the years, women have fought for the same rights as men do. Some may argue that women are still doing this with the current wage gap and the fight against sexual assault. But poet Carmen Giménez Smith does this in a different way. In her poetry, she shows the raw reality of being a female in the darkest ways. Giménez Smith work explores many issues that affect the lives of females. Many of her works have an underlying tone of brutally honest realism in it. For example, in “Bleeding…

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    The Representation of Women in Katie Roche and Kathleen Ni Houlihan ‘There can be no free nation without free women’ (Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington) Discuss the representation of women in two plays on your course in relation to this statement. Women are represented in a poor manner in Katie Roche and Kathleen Ni Houlihan. Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington states, “There can be no free nation without free women”. (Kiberd) This statement is true and it also has a relation to the two Irish plays Katie Roche…

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