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The Theme Of Femininity Essay Examples

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The Petrarchan Ideal of Femininity
Renaissance ideas of women were strongly shaped by the writers of the time and by the conceptions of femininity that had existed since the Middle Ages. No one more strongly affected the early Renaissance idea of what a woman was than Petrarch, he idealized women and heterosexual love in such a way that its power would reson...
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An Analysis of the New Feminity
The New Femininity Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a bea...
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A Look at Femininity and the Role of Women in Today's Society
The New Femininity Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a beau...
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The Invention of Femininity Renders Women Superfluous
Starting with modernity, we have entered an era of production of the Other. It is no longer a question of killing, of devouring or seducing the Other, of facing him, of competing with him, of loving or hating the Other. It is first of all a matter of producing the Other. The Other is no longer an object of passion but an ob...
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The Theme of Femininity in The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
In the story The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen it’s suggested that Femininity is all beauty, perfection, and sacrifice. Femininity is a rigid concept but it goes silently accepted in the underworld of the sea. The story begins with the magical sea world and a widowed sea king and his daughters. At fifteen,...
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The Precarious State of Manliness
Watching my year old son play in the living room with his assortment
of toys brought out squeals of delight from my wife & nod of approvals from
me, indeed our Sunday morning ritual of having coffee in the living room
while he went about upturning the house is one of those rare events that we
will probably cherish over the...
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What Is Masculinity?
By definition of Masculinity, males are aggressive, strong, independent, sexual, abusive and authoritative beings. (Tough guise) If a male is unable to conform to these characteristics, they are seen as wimpy, weak, girly, emotional (Tough guise). Masculinity has become some type of mask or act that males have to act or per...
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An Analysis of Themes and Language Use in Kate Chopin's Literature Works
Kate Chopin was a talented writer, a writer of fiction, and like many artists--in the nineteenth century and today—she considered that her primary responsibility to people was showing them the true about life as she understood it. She wrote two novels called “At fault” and “The Awakening” and few hundred short stories. All...
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Alexander Pope's Ambiguous Attitude towards Women in the Rape of the Lock
In The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope satirises the social expectations of eighteenth-century femininity by using a mock-epic style. However, the poem is not simply a satirical attack. Pope is also allured by that which he derides, as we can see from an analysis of the poem, especially an analysis of the central character...
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An Essay on Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in V. S. Naipaul's Novel Miguel Street
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul's novel Miguel Street that 'One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness' (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its oppo...
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Women's Sport a Sexually Diverse Environment According to Studies
Reading Response #2 Sporting Diversity: The politics of difference and identity A. Sexuality and the Organization of Women's Sport: Since the introduction of women in sport, women have struggled for equal rights and opportunities within an environment driven by male domination and masculine values. In order to gain accep...
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An Analysis on the Portrayal of Femininity in the Works of Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys are one group whose portrayal of femininity has changed over the years. In their first albums they viewed women as objects there for their pleasure so their portrayal was negative. In their latest albums they apologize for their actions and for the actions of all men so their portrayal now is positive. They...
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The Structure Id Power Relations of the Gender Order
How have women (and/or) men internalised the power relations established in the gender order (the male as the one, the female as the other) and cultural ideals of femininity? The structure of power relations of the gender order is based on assumptions of what is is to be male and female. This arrangement divides humanity...
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Overcoming the Differences between Masculinity and Femininity
Misunderstanding Men and Women Since the beginning of biological time, males and females have had noticeable and unnoticeable differences. These differences have caused conflicts, which have endured time and are still a part of our modern everyday lives. However, the discord has become more defined than what is character...
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The Biases of Gender Related Explanations of Deviance
Traditional gender related explanations of deviance are biased . This is because gender and its associated paradigms of masculinity and femininity lie on the fundamental principle of male superiority and dominance over women within both social and political-economic spheres . Women have gender specific roles and expectatio...
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An Analysis of Femininity in The Ring by Isak Dinesen
The perception of femininity has been the object of much thought and theoretical expression. Though countless debates have taken place upon a variety of fields within the expanse of the classification known as femininity, little clarification has come of it. There exist two standards by which females are judged: moral stand...
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An Exploration of Femininity in Shakespeare's Tragedies
An exploration of Femininity in Shakespeare's Tragedies. (Hamlet). In a patriarchal structured society femininity and the female are restricted or defined by the socio-cultural precepts imposed by the male hegemony. Therefore, in order to examine the feminine as presented in Hamlet and other plays, I believe, we must h...
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A View on Femininity and Masculinity
Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a beautiful and powerful t...
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A Description of Femininity on Women Being Obedient To Men
Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a beautiful and powerful t...
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An Analysis of Gender as a Socially Constructed Accomplishment
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Gender is a very strange topic in todays society. Many people dont know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and femin...
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A Description of Thomas Chestres Sir Launfal, Femininity as Unmistakeable
In Thomas Chestres Sir Launfal, femininity is unmistakeable. One of the most important elements of femininity in the story is established by the emphasis on good and bad female conduct. In this passage, two women separately exemplify both behaviours. Tyramour represents the idea of good femininity, while Guenevere is unfort...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Femininity in Homosexuals
In todays world everybody has his or her own view of what makes a male masculine and a female feminine. If a male were to possess some traits that would be known as feminine, he would be seen as a homosexual. Likewise, if a female were to possess some traits that would be known as masculine, she would be looked u...
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A Literary Analysis of Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture by Joanne Hollows
Hollows Joanne. Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000. Print.
In this book, the author defines feminism and femininity, and tries to contextualize these concepts to the ideas that people already have. The society acts upon the designated gender roles to determine the prevail...
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An Introduction to the Masculine Roles in Media
Modern world has seen masculine roles in media been profoundly changed in the last decades. The way the females and males are shown in the advertisements is as if they belonged to different species other than different genders of a species (Jhally, 2012). Masculinity is shaped and defined by the advertisers and IP managers,...
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An Analysis of the Renaissance Ideas of Women Strongly Shaped by the Writers of the Time and By the Conceptions of Femininity
Renaissance ideas of women were strongly shaped by the writers of the time and by the conceptions of femininity that had existed since the Middle Ages. No one more strongly affected the early Renaissance idea of what a woman was than Petrarch, he idealized women and heterosexual love in such a way that its power would reson...
2,466 words
5 pages