Wednesday, November 16, 2011

arguement talking point 9

Scanlon argues that third wave feminist can still be feminist even though they were makeup and like to look nice. She talks about a women Helen Brown a women who is very sucsessful and has made a name for herself in the world yet is not seen as a feminist to most because who likes the idea of looking nice and being done up to go out. She is the editor of Cosmo a well known womens magazine and wrote a book that many women have read Sex and the Single Girl. She argues that it is ok to look nice and still make a point. That you can be taken seriously as a feminist even if you wear a skirt. The women who fought before us tried to make women eqaul by wearing pants and doing everything a man could do, but the author argues that we dont have to conform to how men are to be equal to them. The second wave feminist worked, wore boots and pants, and cut their hair short to prove there point. But today women are wearing make up and skirts while still fighting for equality the author points out that its as if we are going backwards. But just because we are controdicting the improvements made before does not mean we arent making a point now. Everyone wants to feel pretty to themselves and women dress up to do so. Not just so they can get the attention of men. They want to feel good about themselves and if that means wearing skirts then so be it. How is a women suppose to fight for something she believes in if she isnt even happy with herself. The author makes it clear that women can still be feminist without looking "the part".

helen gurely brown :)


At November 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger grisel said...

Hey Brooke good job . Ahead of the game . I believe noone else posted on this .. great job

At November 17, 2011 at 4:54 AM , Blogger wordwizard66 said...

I liked the saying " how is a woman suppose to fight for something she believe in , if she not even happy with herself.
Sometime we question our own beliefs because what society thinks. well remember,we are a part of this society too. Make what we think important first.

At November 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Elsa Sandoval said...

i agree with you i believe that being a femenist means fighting for equal rights not fighting to become masculine.if women want to keep their imige, and feel that by using make up and dressing up makes them feel good they should feel free to do so with no judgement.

At November 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I agree with you. I think that being a feminist means being able to feel free to dress however you want and have the equality in the world to dress "masculine" or "feminine."

At November 17, 2011 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

You hit all her good points. Good :)


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