A technical topic on woman empowerment. My cousin wrote this dumb article for some college related blahject work. With some changes I am publishing it for my blog readers.
(I hate Feminism)
Women have always been considered as the inferior part of the society. This may be because of their phisycal weaknesses .Their denial to common rights has been supported by many cultures and popular beliefs. A lot this seems to reflect in our literary works
I like to call English a hybrid language. Its effectiveness lie in its simplicity and the space it offers for new words and phrases. Inevitably more and more words have been added to the English vocabulary over the years. We seldom seem to notice words, phrases and idioms that inferiorise women
•The word “Mankind” is used to represent humans. The word itself is a proof of masculine domination and feminine submission in the early days of literature.
•Vehicles are feminine. Anything that can be controlled or used is female in English literature. Its definitely not coincidence.
It’s not just the English culture, all cultures stick to this tendency as if it were a standard. Greek, Roman and Hindu mythologies have evidences of that.
All female gods in Greek mythology are of peace, fortune or any other docile thing. We may account it as a remnant of a woman’s maternal characteristics until get a look at the dudes
Thunder, War, The Overlord (Zeus), Poseidon (if u have read the odyssey)…..All are dominant over their female counterparts. The Roman myths are closely related to the Greek ones (they are still Greek to us)
Hindu religion also seem to get its wind. Wisdom, beauty etc are typical examples of what a she-god could give you
Let me ask you something……….who’s your favorite superhero?
Spiderman, Superman, Batman or any other ones?
Any superhero you might have thought of has a 97.67% of being a guy.
So….arent there any femme fatales???
- Bat girl is busy keeping Bruce Wayne’s files in order
- Wonder Woman is more of a sex symbol (American sex symbol that is.)
- The Invisible girl is virtually invisible (oh!! she’s supposed to be that way?)
- The original TMNT didn’t have any girls (it’s a guy thing)
- Lois lane can’t fly (She’s not a superhero anyway)
- Cat woman always gets caught.
We grew up with these cartoons and comics. Children’s minds are easier to mould. It hardens as we grow up but the impressions stay. We have to face the fact that females are always damsels in distress waiting for some hunk to come up and rescue them (Later have awesome sex). What it means is that they are dependent on males (us). More importantly, we should be aware of the fact that we made it that way and we are passing it to the next generation. Give this thing some serious thought!!!!!!
Not just comics, novels………….from Victorians to Sydney Sheldon…All are male centered
Aquelius was a dude…………so was Phobeus, Dr.Faustus, Quasimodo, Sherlock Holmes, The hardy boys, Don Clericuzio, James Bond
Some of the women who have a place equal to male popularity are
Cleopatra, Calypso, Portia, Lara Croft, Charlie’s Angels
I’m highlighting media because it’s the most popular mode of conveying anything to people. A community so addicted to media has a high chance of believing what it says. [ Young generation that is.]