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Introduction to Feminisim Essay

  • Submitted by: molsor
  • on December 9, 2008
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 894 words

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Introduction to Women’s Studies thus far has been extremely informative and equally disturbing.   I was aware of many of the issues discussed so far this semester, but was unaware of the extent that such issues were being simply brushed aside, or negatively portrayed through the media.   In this essay I will identify and discuss the issues that I found the most worrisome, and thought provoking.   I will also list some expectations for myself to accomplish during the remainder of the semester.

The first thing I found very interesting was the idea of the “traditional” family or the nuclear family.   The nuclear family describes the traditional description of a “family” including the father, mother and the children, all living together in one house and the father being the primary money maker, and the mother being responsible for the home.   I find this explanation of what a family should consist of very archaic.   It has been my experience that both the mother and the father often work outside of the home to provide for their families.   Also, within the description is the notion of the “woman and man” making up the parents, this does not take into consideration the numerous same sex couples who are adopting and/or having children within these relationships, and are creating their own families.   In addition, with the divorce rate at over 60%, there are also a huge number of blended families and single parent families.   Though the idealistic view of what a traditional family should consist of is still widely recognized, it seems that the alternative family form has become more of a norm.

One very disturbing issue for me is the portrayal by the media and society of what a beautiful or acceptable woman looks like.   The images women see on a daily basis in magazines like Cosmo, Glamour, Seventeen, Vogue, Vanity Fair and even Good Housekeeping or RedBook have been telling and showing women for years what is considered to be beautiful and pretty,   and if you aren’t...

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