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... Essay Paula Rothenberg, the of Race, and Gender in the United s: An Integrated Study, focuses upon feminism in Chapter 5 and the forms, sources, and meanings behind oppressive behavior towards women. The author clearly states that oppression does not have to be a conscious act, and it definitely does not stem from one main source. Instead, she argues that oppression for women is similar to that of a birdcage where a number of social factors are paired together to trap women into restricted movements and less freedoms. While many of Rothenberg’s comments on sexuality and oppression are very insightful, it appears as though she can take any gesture, action, or viewpoint and show how it is literally ...