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Feminist Criticism

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James Jacquez

on 10 June 2013

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Transcript of Feminist Criticism

Feminist Criticism By:
James Jacquez
Enrico Gutierrez
Michael Joe
Jason Kruggel History Definition Basic Rules/Principles of Feminist Criticism Key terms Applications of
Feminist Criticism Work Cited Patriarchy - a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family
Femininity - the quality of being woman-like
Phallocentricity - dominated by male attitudes
Misogyny - hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women Barnet, Sylvan, William Burto, and William E. Cain. An Introduction to Literature. 16th ed. N.p.: Longman, 2010. Print.
Brizee, Allen, and J. Case Tompkins. "Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism. N.p., 21 Apr. 2010. Web. 01 June 2013.
Fishel, Justin. "Fox News." Fox News. FOX News Network, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 02 June 2013.
Kelly. "Feminist Lense- Death of a Salesman." Web log post. Kelly. N.p., 09 Jan. 2011. Web. 01 June 2013.
New, Sarah. "Feminism and Popular Culture." The F Word. N.p., 05 Nov. 2005. Web. 01 June 2013. 1st Wave 2nd Wave 3rd Wave Feminist Criticism is concerned with "...the ways in which literature (and other cultural productions) reinforce or undermine the economic, political, social, and psychological oppression of women" (Tyson) Pop Culture References Death of a Salesman Submissiveness Linda Neglected Via Affair Happy's Representation of Women Late 1700's-Early 1900's Activists such as Susan B. Anthony contribute to the Woman's Suffrage Movement
Universal suffrage *(19th amendment) *women's right to vote Horror Films Degrade Women Women are still not being taken seriously in modern TV shows The Women. "Where's my stockings? You promised me stockings, Willy!"
Willy. "I have no stockings here!"
The Women. "You had two boxes of size nine sheers for me, and I want them!"
Willy. "Here, for God's sake, will you get outa here! (1256) Girl. "I'm happy to meet you"
Happy. "That's my name. Hap. It's really Harold, but at West Point they called me Happy."
Girl. (now really impressed). "Oh, I see. How do you do?" (She turns her profile) (1247) Linda. "Where were you?"
Happy. (trying to laugh it off). "We met two girls. Mom, very fine types. Here, we brought you some flowers. (Offering them to her.) Put them in your room, Ma."
She knocks them to the floor at Biff's feet. He has now come inside and closed the door behind him. Stares at Biff, silent. (1258) In today's society women are still portrayed as the weaker and unintellectual sex in Hollywood T.V. Series Degrade Woman Early 1960's- Late 1970's N.O.W. (formed in 1966) cohere to feminist political activism
Famous Writers to note
Simone de Beauvoir
Elaine Showalter Degradation of Women in
Music Early 1990's-Present Pornography & Prostitution The porn industry has been a monopolizing machine that has used sexual media to gain profits off of indecent exposure of women Focuses on the equal treatment and respect of the female African America population
2013 Military officials grant women to join combat roles in the military ending a 21 year banned Prostitution is the same idea, but in this case it is a more demeaning version of pornography in that they are not acting to get paid to act but are literally slaves to fornication Willy (wildly enthused by Linda). "Stop interrupting! (To Biff) But don't wear sport jacket and slacks when you see Oliver.
Linda. He loved you!
Willy (to Linda). Will you stop! (To Biff) Walk in very serious. . ." (1228) Women are oppressed by patriarchy, economically, politically, socially, and psychologically
Women are marginalized and are defined only by the difference by male values
Gender issues play a part in every aspect of human production and experience Lil Wayne - "Lollipop"

I say he so sweet
Make her wanna lick the wrapper
So I let her lick the wrapper

She-she lick me
Like a lollipop (yeah)
She-she lick me
Like a lollipop (yeah)
She-she lick
Like a lollipop (yeah)
She-she lick
Me like a lollipop Questions? Flo Rider - "Right Round"

You spin my head right round, right round
When you go down, when you go down down
You spin my head right round, right round
When you go down, when you go down down "Somebody's Daughter"

From Barbie dolls to ballet shoes
From roller skates to lipstick and rouge
She's become a lady overnight
Why do I see only flesh and look right past her heart
I try to tell myself I can't help what I feel - then I remember
She's somebody's daughter
Somebody's child
Somebody's pride and joy
Somebody loves her for who she is inside
She has a mother and father
She's somebody's daughter
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