Feminism Essays (Examples)

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Female Sexuality in the Media

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Cultural Anthropology: Post-Feminism in the Media of the Modern Era
Introduction
In the wake of Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement that made women who speak out about sexual assault Time’s Person of the Year in 2017, a reassessment of the values (often contradictorily) displayed in the media in the modern era regarding sex and sexuality is in order. In the 20th century, the Women’s Movement launched the Feminist ideal, which argued that women had the right to be independent, treated as equals to men, work alongside men, and not be viewed as slavish homemakers or as sexualized fantasies for what Laura Mulvey called “the male gaze” (6). In the 21st century, the Feminist generation appears to have be replaced by a post-Feminist generation that, instead of resisting the male gaze, actively seeks to attract it and use it to its own advantage. For instance, the arrival of the Britney…… [Read More]

Bibliography
Gill, Rosalind. “Postfeminist Media Culture: Elements of a Sensibility,” European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, 2007, pp. 147-166.
Holson, Laura. “A Blurred Lines Boomerang: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke See a Reversal of Fortunes.” The New York Times, 2014. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/fashion/miley-cyrus-and-robin-thicke-see-a-reversal-of-fortunes.html
Mulvey, Laura. “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.\\" Screen, vol. 16, no. 3, Autumn 1975, pp. 6-18.
Unger, Michael. “The Aporia of Presentation: Deconstructing the Genre of K-pop Girl Group Music Videos in South Korea.” Journal of Popular Music Studies, vol. 27, no. 1, 2010, pp. 25-47.
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

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Introduction
What exactly does it mean to be a ‘bad feminist?’ Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist is an amazing and insightful collection of numerous essays that cover a various topics. In essence, the essays offer a new and different perspective of the contemporary topic of gender inequality. In this text, I explore what it really means to be a ‘bad feminist’ in the context of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist. In so doing, I first briefly describe the popular notion of feminism and then proceed to provide the academic definition of feminism. This brief description offers the relevant background or basis for an evaluation of the meaning of bad feminism.
Discussion
From the onset, it is important to note that the idea that most people today have of feminism is far from what Gay projects in Bad Feminist. For a while, the mental notion that most people have of feminism is that…… [Read More]

References
Ferree, Myra, and Ali Mari Tripp, editors. Global Feminism: Transnational Women\\\\'s Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights. NYU Press, 2006.
Gay, Roxane. Bad Feminist: Essays. Harper, 2014.
Hooks, Bell. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. Pluto Press, 2000.
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Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology

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1. The main purpose of Kwok’s book is to extend postcolonial scholarly discourse. Building on the work of Edward Said, Kwok claims that contemporary Biblical scholarship and theology has been inextricably linked to colonial structures, paradigms, and assumptions. These underlying epistemologies have a strong impact on how theology is conducted, and the implications thereof. Kwok wants to change how theology is done, which is beyond a discursive activity. Although the book is too complex for one thesis statement, Kwok’s key thesis would be that the “postcolonial imagination refers to a desire, a determination, and a process of disengagement from the whole colonial syndrome, which takes many forms and guises,” (3). The purpose of the book is stated well, albeit in a lengthy way. It is certainly justifiable in light of the progress that has already been made in postcolonial scholarship.
2. The key question the author is addressing is how…… [Read More]

Works Cited
Kwok, Pui-lan. Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.
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Feminist Pathways

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Understanding Women’s Pathways to Jail: Analyzing the Lives of Incarcerated Women by Dugan L, Yahner L.J & Simpson S.S,(2008).
This research method took a retrospective approach through the life event calendar to collect the data that was used to display the female pathways. It depended on the respondent memory among the women. This method enabled the self reports which are objective and gives a firsthand experience in such a research process. The research was conducted among 351 women who were incarcerated at Baltimore City Detention Centre. There were extensive in-person interviews undertaken with the aid of computerized life event calendar. This research was conducted between January 2001 and April 2002
The research had four major categories of variables, the first was demographics and life contingencies, offence history was the second, illegal/antisocial activity and the last was violent experiences. In the analysis of the variables collected, there were some feminist pathways…… [Read More]