I am addressing the issue of feminism, represented by specific statements and theories


  1. “Until just a few decades ago, most Americans believed femaleness was a disqualifying factor for the presidency. Women are sorely underrepresented at every level of elected office, while older white men dominate”

SOURCE- http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/2/theres-a-strong-feminist-case-for-hillary-clinton.html

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“Some people believe that power in the United States is exercised from behind the scenes by a small secretive group of private citizens who want to change the government system or put the country under the control of a government world.”

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  1. “A few years ago, I had a heated conversation with a very accomplished older white woman. I tried to explain the difficulties I’ve faced as both a writer and woman of color — poverty, discrimination, microaggressions — and was met with utter disbelief. According to this woman, because I was successful, I couldn’t possibly have faced racism in my field or in my life, for that matter. All the while, she kept recounting the sexism she faced in the male-dominated field of academia. While I sympathized with her struggles as a professional woman, she was unwilling to see how my identity as a daughter of Mexican immigrants would pose obstacles for me.”
  • SIDE NOTE Depicts multiple forms of discrimination all at once and illustrates the furthered need of the feminist move

SOURCE – http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/8/how-feminism-continues-to-fail-women-of-color.html

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“Of these structures, the most important is undoubtley the class hierarcy, for the existence of an undeserving class or stratum legitimates the deserving class, if not necessarily all of their class related behavior.”

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  1. “Justine heard countless stories like this — women were still expected to perform even ceremonial domestic duties. It was rarely an option to outsource such tasks to a maid or get your husband to shoulder more work at home. Some women feared violence from their husbands if they didn’t comply with these expectations, and one said that she had felt so trapped, she had contemplated suicide.”

–          SOURCE http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/07/29/487360094/invisibilia-no-one-thought-this-all-womans-debate-team-could-crush-it

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“The factory system relies upon and reinforces the power of men.”

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  1. “…Motherhood is now a greater predictor of wage inequality than gender is. It’s enormous. When we talk about gender pay gaps in the United States, and if you look at women without children, they earn 96 cents for every dollar that a man is earning, while for mothers it is about 76 cents. That’s nearly 25 percent less. For single mothers, the situation is even worse. One third of them are living in poverty or just on the edge of poverty.”

–          SOURCE- http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/anne-marie-slaughter-on-women-in-politics-and-business-a-1079892.html

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*deals with Gender Equality*

“Multinationals prefer single women with no children and no plans to have any. Pregnancy tests are routinely given to potential employees to avoid the issue of maternity benefits.”

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  1. “Wisconsin’s anti-transgender Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act was a thing of the past. The act was a one-of-a kind law banning prison medical care for a medical condition that is unique to transgender persons. The law prevented prison doctors from ever prescribing transition-related medical treatment, including hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery, to transgender prisoners.

–          SOURCE https://www.aclu.org/blog/victory-end-six-year-transgender-rights-struggle

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*deals with gender equality*

“Today many Americans and courts still treat white-collar and upper-class criminals more leniently than poor ones.”

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  1. “In 1944, ACLU founder Roger Baldwin asked Kenyon, a New York lawyer, to become chair of the ACLU’s newly created Committee on Discrimination Against Women. Together with Murray and others, the committee lobbied for a federal equal pay for equal work bill (an issue that remains relevant in 2010, when women on average still make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man).”

“Women everywhere are paid lower wages than men”

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  1. “Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly 4 in 10 families. While many

may prefer a time when most two parent families could get by on one income, that is not the situation now, nor in the foreseeable future. Moreover, one in five families with children are headed by single parents. The U.S. has thus sought to support parents in balancing their roles at home and in the workforce, through legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, for example.”

SOURCE- https://www.aclu.org/other/cedaw-and-family

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“Both old time firms and multinationals use the family to produce and control workers.” Page 435 Lines 24-25

  1. “When China’s “New Year Gala” — a four-hour annual variety show watched by 690 million people — aired on Feb. 18, the country’s feminists were jolted out of their chairs. One comedy sketch ridiculed “manly women” for not being marriage material, comparing them with what it cast as the feminine ideal, a professional model. Another bit suggested that female officials traded sex for prominent positions.” One blogger even wrote, “The gala’s discrimination of women is surprisingly exhaustive — from appearance discrimination (based on weight and height) to employment discrimination to marriage discrimination (based on age). It basically exhibits an overall misunderstanding of women.”

SOURCE- http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/the-coming-of-age-of-chinese-feminism.html

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“…The factory system relies upon and reinforces the power of men in the traditional patriarchal family to control women”

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  1. “I have male friends who, in any discussion of feminism, are fond of mentioning that all their bosses have been women. (It’s certainly true that there are more female middle managers today than ever before.) Black women are considerably outpacing black men in terms of education, and it’s reasonable to assume that some men — whether they are victims of racism, have been left behind by today’s economy or educational system or all three — have a hard time caring about or even imagining women’s struggles.”

SOURCE- http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/does-feminism-needmen.html

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“it would seem that both independent and government data gathers are more willing to own up to Americas racism than to its class bias.”

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  1. “Many nail salon workers — almost exclusively immigrant and undocumented women of color — work more than 12 hours per day. They are rarely, if ever, paid minimum wage and are exposed to toxic chemicals that can cause serious health problems ranging from lung issues and cancer to miscarriages and children born with defects. Such ill treatment highlights a problem endemic not just to the beauty industry but also to the gains of mainstream feminism.”

SOURCE- http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/nail-salons-show-how-feminism-can-leave-some-women-behind.html

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“Wage earning opportunities for women are limited and women are considered only supplementary income earners for their families.”

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I browsed various images and looked at demonstrated statistics and broke it down into pictures.

I made my project by identifying stigmas and symbols that represented aspects that control feminism.


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