Patriarchy Topics

Tambu’s and Nyasha’s Reaction to the Patriarchy in Nervous Conditions Essay

Nervous Conditions is concerned with women who live in a traditional African society in Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia), who struggle to find their place in the patriarchal system and who search for their independence. Each female protagonist in the novel finds her own way of dealing with her situation; however,...

Magic Empowers Women in La Casa de Los Espiritus Essay

In Isabel Allende’s first novel, La casa de los espíritus the reader is introduced to her use of magic as a means which enables women to feel “sustained in times of difficulty” and which “provides them with a power base” (Bennett, C. 2003:174). Interestingly, the women’s connection with the spiritual and...

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An on Patriarchy Essay

An Essay on Patriarchy

            The word Patriarchy comes from the Latin word ‘pater’ which means father as ruler or male authority. It is a process, which took nearly 2500 years to its completion. Men also form it and women developed largely from that of the ancient Hebrews, whose families were...

One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender must exist Essay

    The female gang members in Jody Miller’s One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender must exist in survival mode at all times. One of the methods of survival is the act of “bargaining with patriarchy”. This term has been used over the years to describe the ways women relate to men, and how they thrive in...

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