Essays Tagged: "Feminist theory"

The Feminist Theory

The Feminist TheoryBy Kimberly DeVaneyPHL 202After learning about all the major theories of philosophy, ... ly DeVaneyPHL 202After learning about all the major theories of philosophy, I think that I like the Feminist theory the best.The only real "working" explanation of the feminist theory I found is the o ... itional western ethics that have depreciated or devalued women's moral experiences. In this way the feminist theory recognizes the fact that some female and caring ethical issues have feminist feature ...

(6 pages) 170 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Inequalities on Gender

o how one gender seems to take action against another genders rights. This paper best fits with the feminist theory. According to the feminist theory, "It is a is a sociological perspective that empha ... on gender in analyzing the social world and in particular, the uniqueness of women's experiences"#. Feminist theory deals with the inequalities that are presented within society. Since there was a lot ...

(5 pages) 284 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Feminist theory.

Feminist theory, it should be mentioned from the beginning of the paper, is not a unified theory. As ... experience the social world differently (according to class, age or "race"), there exist different feminist standpoints within the feminist tradition - i.e. Marxist or Postmodernist feminists (and th ... dernist feminists (and this explains the need to talk of Feminisms - in plural). In general though, feminist theorists in order to explain the marginal position women's issues hold in the social scien ...

(11 pages) 296 0 3.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Feminist Critique of Love

There are certainly varying degrees of feminist culture, and this obviously renders varying notions of love from the feminist point of view ... at in most cases love and the ideologies surrounding it are in support of the main arguments in any feminist theory. When we think of love we don't necessarily think of the negative side of the token, ... hild bearing is the pivot of women's oppression today." (Firestone,43). In fact, many fronts of the feminist movements argue that love can be seen as the core oppressor in the heterosexual relationshi ...

(2 pages) 35 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

From Enlightenment to Postmodernism

From Enlightenment to Postmodernism.The emergence of feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and postmodern philosophy served as catalyst for the transition fro ... lity as its fundamental values. It depended on the binary structures so criticized and rethought by feminists and postmodern philosophers. In the postmodernist ideology the dominant force is technolog ... ime, and gets away with it and even engrains a solid base for future emergence and evolution of the feminist theory.Besides, women's political position is illustrated in numerous novels of the eightee ...

(25 pages) 498 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Who Said You Can't Have it Both Ways?: The Double Standards of Promisquity analyze an advertisement using feminist theories about sex, race, and class.

ular ad for LifeStyles brand condoms, for instance, vividly demonstrates two vectors of analysis in feminist theory: gender and race.Intersectionality not only focuses on the gender aspects of racial ... t care much about the colored woman at all and is just interested in using her as a sex toy.The two feminist theory issues of race and gender are vividly portrayed in the LifeStyles ad, as well as in ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

God's Gift to Women. Analyze song lyrics using two vectors of feminist theory.

ng in the voice of a man's "perfect woman". In my analysis of Jewel's lyrics, I used two vectors of feminist theory; gender and sexuality.According to Ann Russo, heterosexuality constructs men as domi ... ion helped me in analyzing her lyrics because its' lyrics are generally poetic and they are all pro-feminist. However, I do not believe that Jewel is purposely attacking men. Instead, she is injuring ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Supplemental Notes on John Stuart Mill's On Liberty

t on to published important work in a wide range of philosophy, economics, and some of the earliest feminist theory.2) Overview:a) Not a social contract theory: Mill's theory is not a social contract ...

(18 pages) 106 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Definitions of Feminism

ality or oppression they must understand and employ the varying nature, content, and consequence of feminist theory. Elliot and Mandell argue that despite definitional differences, feminist theorists ... efinitional differences, feminist theorists generally share four concerns . First, they assert that feminist theorists seek to understand the gendered nature of virtually all social and institutional ...

(5 pages) 142 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How useful is psychoanalysis when viewed from feminist perspectives? Identify and discuss the main criticisms that have been made of the work of Freud, as well as the main strengths.

In this essay I am going to explore how useful psychoanalysis is when viewed from feminist perspectives. Feminist theory, it should be mentioned from the beginning of this paper, is ... experience the social world differently (according to class, age or "race"), there exist different feminist standpoints within the feminist tradition - i.e. Marxist or Postmodernist feminists (and th ... (and this explains the need to talk of Feminisms - in plural). (Smith D. (1987). In general though, feminist theorists in order to explain the marginal position women's issues hold in the social scien ...

(11 pages) 181 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Feminist Therapy: A critical review of implications and contributions to counseling

What is being proposed throughout the literature is that feminist therapy had implications from the origin theory all the way to the ambiguous practice and g ... f healthy mental states and has ignored the needs of the diverse populations it agreed on to serve. Feminist therapy came about to protest against that movement, however, feminist therapy was build up ... le class, heterosexual women (Brown, 1994), and it was not until the late 1980's that developers of feminist therapy acknowledged that they had disregarded women of color as if they were not existing. ...

(18 pages) 254 0 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Which of Nietzsche's ideas are the most useful for feminist theory and practice?

This paper will examine which of Nietzsche's ideas are the most useful for feminist theory and practice. I intend to discuss the exclusion of women throughout the history of p ... e exclusion of women throughout the history of philosophy, demonstrating how this can be useful for feminist theory. I will talk about Nietzsche's use of dualisms and how his anti-essentialist ideas c ... o be encyclopedic, rather I have selected some of the cardinal strengths within the subject matter. Feminist theory, it should be mentioned from the beginning of this paper, is not a unified theory. A ...

(13 pages) 88 0 3.2 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Feminist Theory

        In covering the Feminist Theory, all three authors took unique approaches to explaining how the theory applies. San ... re currently from a male perspective. She really does not seem to go into how you could apply the Feminist theory to international relations, but she does a good job of explaining how to identify wi ... s in certain situations.J. Ann Tickner, on the other hand, does a good job of explaining how the Feminist theory can be applied to international relations. She starts out by identify the six princ ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.0 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Ways in which Margaret Atwood's "The Penelopiad" subverts the Grand Narrative and reflects feminist thinking.

hrough the employment of two literary agents: the subversion of the Grand Narrative and integrating Feminist Theory into literature. This essay will explore and evaluate the literary devices Atwood ha ... te the literary devices Atwood has used to effectively subvert Homer's 'The Odyssey' into a modern, feminist critique of those who are suppressed in a patriarchal context.The 'Grand Narrative' is cons ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Feminism & The Tempest

33; PAGE �6� Brandon CorreiaMs. BradleyENG-3U1December 10, 2007Feminism in the TempestFeminist theory aims to understand the nature of inequality and focuses on gender politics, power re ... stand the nature of inequality and focuses on gender politics, power relations and sexuality. To do Feminist Research is to put the social construction of gender at the center of one's inquiry. Femini ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Penelope as Moral Agent

Aristotle's Oedipus Tyrannos, Poetics, Politics, and Ethics, the Hippocratic medical texts, and the feminist theory of Carol Gilligan), I can only assume that her interpretations of these texts are co ... evant. Especially considering Foley's half-page presentation and interpretation of Carol Gilligan's feminist theory, it seems as though she is simply trying to fill up space. In the first place, a mod ...

(12 pages) 1189 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Radical Feminsim

Summary Radical feminism sees patriarchy as the root cause of women's oppression. Some radical feminists assert that the oppression of women is the standard for all other types of oppression. Pat ... eeding ground for many of the ideas arising from feminism. Radical feminism was the cutting edge of feminist theory from approximately 1967-1975. It is no longer as universally accepted as it was then ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Critique of a Postmodern Philosophy

AbstractIn this paper I am going to explore how useful psychoanalysis when viewed from the feminist theory. As women experience the social world differently, there exists different feminist p ... n experience the social world differently, there exists different feminist point of view within the feminist tradition. This is what brings us to look at Freud's (1977) work, the founder of 'psychoana ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

A Research Paper about Edith Wharton's Short Story "The Other two" examined from a feminsit perspective.

onsuming. Therefore, I will analyze and take out of it what I need only. And this will go through a Feminist perspective on reading and evaluation of Wharton's "The other two". Interestingly, this sho ... roduct of Ediths own background and her past experiences with men. So, in this paper, I will employ feminist theory in analyzing Mrs.Waythorn's treatment of both marriage and divorce.Edith Wharton at ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Critique of Post-Modern Philosophy and Analysis

ILOSOPHY AbstractIn this paper I am going to explore how useful psychoanalysis when viewed from the feminist theory. As women experience the social world differently, there exists different feminist p ... n experience the social world differently, there exists different feminist point of view within the feminist tradition. This is what brings us to look at Freud's (1977) work, the founder of 'psychoana ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy