Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen The unapologetically unappealing protagonist of this novel is evidence that female characters are beginning to be allowed the same breadth of characterization—from foul to friend—that male characters have been offered for years.
As someone who has shown a story starring a sentient land mass to an old white male professor and been told magic was boring, I personally appreciate it. She never once considered herself to be inferior.
I should have probably just assigned this volume, which is straightforward, smart, and clear. But the first step, as they say, is admitting we have a problem. Patriarchy was alive and strong in ancient Greece and men dominated the political and social spectrum.
Nancy Chodorow[ edit ] Nancy Chodorow noted that Freud believed that males possess physical superiority and that a woman's personality is inevitably determined by her lack of a penis.
Any of the characters in The Corrections. Gay is a Antigone feminist culture enthusiast and many of her essays examine contemporary race and gender relations through the filter of current cultural touchstones.
Well, thank God for Roxane Gay and her collection of intimate, generous, witty, and wholly accessible essays, Bad Feminist.
Any of the characters in anything Pynchon has ever written. These are the reasons that make Antigone such an admirable character and role model for women and men alike. Unlike her father, however, Antigone possesses a remarkable ability to remember the past.
The combination of ignorance and insecurity can be a destructive cocktail of characteristics. Antigone draws attention to the difference between divine law and human law. Kate Harding, Asking For It: Her actions depicted in the play Antigone by Sophocles are those of courage and fearlessness.
If readers discount certain topics as unworthy of their attention, then the failure is with the reader, not the writer. Gay draws the inclusive reading line at irresponsible writing of poor quality that celebrates the subjugation and abuse of women and at writing and film that craps all over the black American experience.
She wanted to be thirty people. Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume 1. Whatever their uncertainty, I prefer unstable goals to cynicism. But the important emphasis here is on the all—among other things, Adichie points out how misogyny and inequality between the genders also hurts men and boys.
Hekuran Haxhija ENGL Antigone, a heroine, icon, and role model has survived the test of time for over two thousand years, and with valid reason. When she recognizes her failure, a decline to the pre-genital stage takes place: I killed you, god help me, I admit it all.
Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, eds. This means that she grows up with more ongoing preoccupation with internalized object relationships and with external relationships. Melissa Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Justifying your own self-worth by bringing down another through prejudices has the potential to alienate yourself to those that you truly hold dearest.
This is another one of those novels that just assumes feminism—that is, assumes that women are just as valuable as men, and treats them accordingly. She wanted to work. Feminism removed itself to the alabaster towers of academe, where concepts such as intersectionality, essentialism, Third Wave feminism, and patriarchal bargaining are no match for the mainstream, which is still shuddering over 80s shoulder pads as wide as an airplane hangar.
When the boy grows up, he attends some funeral games at Thebes, and is recognized by the mark of a dragon on his body. In this case we encounter Creon, the King of Thebes. Gay makes the point again and again, in so many clever and self-effacing ways, that we have isolated ourselves in our narrow categories.
Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First This slim, lyrical novel tells the story of Margaret Cavendish, the extravagant, eccentric 17th-century duchess who forced her way into a literary world that was not ready for any woman—least of all her.
And in losing them, has lost happiness. This opens worlds of opinion and perspective that this reader craves.
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Bad Feminist has 60, ratings and 6, reviews. Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all sh. This specific line points towards Antigone’s feminist attitude by implying that Creon is a fool. This is an indication that Antigone has no respect for Creon’s status as a king or, to a further extent, as a man.
Antigone by Sophocles existed before the word ''feminism,'' but that doesn't mean it can't illustrate some of its main tenets. Through the character of Antigone, Sophocles asserts some important feminist ideas--ideas that would have been totally radical in BC, when the play was written.
Antigone is very much her father’s daughter, and she begins her play with the same swift decisiveness with which Oedipus began his. Within the first fifty lines, she is planning to defy Creon’s order and bury Polynices.Antigone feminist