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    both can exist. She stated that many therapists were focused on feminist therapy when she was in university. She took courses that helped her develop her feminism style of counselling and provided her with an open mind. She states that over 35 years, counselling has evolved from "the position and power of the therapist to one that most often privileges the power and voice of the client." (Myers Avis, 2005, p.7). She states feminist therapy is growing as there is an increasing number of…

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    them (Ott & Mack, 2014). The main premise of psychoanalysis is that people are behaving in a certain way due to the unconscious desires, needs and fears. One of the psychoanalytic elements important to the mass media communication is the male gaze theory. In this paper, I will explore how the male gaze is challenged and why are there contradictions in those alternatives that require more research. Male gaze within the psychoanalytic analysis Sigmund Freud was a psychoanalyst who most…

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    When talking and writing about professional and academic feminist film critics and its relevance in the future, it is important to outline a few of the central problems it tackles, rooted in its historical frame. For the purposes of this essay, only three will be dealt with: representation of women in film, the problem with naming in feminist film criticism, and issues with authority and authenticity. The representation of women in film has been accurately summarized by Molly Haskell (1974) in…

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    ideologies are highlighted upon through the writings of progressive feminists interested in debunking the superior method of acquiring knowledge and utilizing it to the best of our abilities. Due to the impact of ethics on society, feminist perspectives find their attention most frequently attuned to the study of “values and virtues,” most often appearing nontraditional yet empathic (376). For this reason, the origins of several feminist themes lie in the “ethics of care,” a version of moral…

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    all race, age, size, sexuality, and gender expression, though this vision is not currently implemented in mainstream feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw describes what an inclusionist feminist vision should be when talking about intersectionality. Peggy McIntosh, Naomi Wolf, and Audre Lorde all respectively write about how most feminist movements ignore factors that set many women apart, such as race, age, class, and…

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    During the mid 1970s and into the early 1980’s, feminists critiqued ideologies and the system of beliefs in the patriarchal society. Feminist filmmaking became key to portraying fairer representations of women in film denied to them in Early Hollywood, whilst also using experimental techniques to give authorial voice to women filmmakers. Marleen Gorris’s Dutch film ‘A Question of Silence’ (1982), is considered one of the fundamental films in early feminist filmmaking. The film follows Janine, a…

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    nineteenth century, a feminist art movement emerged in the late 1960’s with the goal of feminist artists seeking to change the world around them through their artwork, mainly focusing on intervening in the establishment art world, the art historical principle, as well as everyday social interactions (DiTolla). For example, in 1971 Linda Nochlin, who is an American art historian, wrote an essay entitled “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artist?”, which discusses the questions and theories that…

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    which the women movement is an integral part of. Some feminist activists will argue today that, we still have a long way to go but most have identified that, women have made great strive in projecting their voices and ideas on to the world. Women today have changed the patriarchal mode of family rearing and racing of children in general. The Female child is almost as important as the male child in many civilized societies around the world and feminist theorist are leading the charge to the day…

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    Liberal feminist would argue that families are not as patriarchal as they were in the twentieth century. They believe that, to change the status of women, existing laws that are unfavourable to women need to be changed and that this will bring more opportunities for women to prove they are equal to men. Liberal feminism is an optimistic theory. They believe that political action to introduce anti-discriminatory laws and policies will lead to a fairer society. However, liberal feminists are…

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    Masculinity Analysis

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    Theorizing Masculinity: Multiplicity, Embodiment, Politics Feminist theory has sought to undo the binary opposition of man/woman and male/female, to varying degrees of success. What appears to still be intact, if only for its common use by the very theorists who would seek to unravel it, is a third binary: masculinity/femininity. As such, this paper focuses on arguments about the former term, masculinity, presented in two important works: Masculinities by Raewyn Connell and Female Masculinity…

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