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One can occupy more than one attribute a process known as the status set, for example, as mother, daughter, attorney, patient, employee and passenger. The ascribed status is different from acquired status in that ascribed impact virtually and immediately on any aspect of life of an individual. These include gender, race and social class. Status is a position in the social system that one should not confuse with ranks or prestige. Prestige can either be high or low. For example, a physician will be ranked with a higher prestige rank than a teacher or a secretary in United States. Due to these statuses, identification and ranking social stratification has come up. There is no society known whose woman’s status has been ranked more than that of man.
Role is an expected behaviour associated with the status. It is what an individual represents in the society. These are usually performed according to social norms, shared rules that guide behaviour of people in specific situations. Fathers and mothers, male and female, sons and daughters, are all statuses with different normative role requirements of them attached. Social norms and artefacts dictate the responsibilities and the privileges that are attached to these statuses (KIRSCH, 1999). For example, the role of a father is that he is viewed as the bread winner, whereas a mother is expected to love, nature, self-sacrifice, home make and be available. Some societies today allow for flexibility of the roles due to the rapid changes taking place in our society. This has created a lot of uncertainty and a normlessness society due to state of flux. This is because the traditional norms are fading away and are being replaced by new ones. For example, today in the labour market gender impacting issues have come up significantly leading to increased women. Women therefore today play both the roles of mothers and employee as they are required to be at home for her role as a mother and later be at work
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Socialist feminism argues that women’s liberation needs to focus on economic and cultural aspects, which form the core areas that contribute to oppression of women in the society. The core aspects focus on the theories of Marxist feminisms and radical feminism in a broad context.
Precious mother, however, gets bitter for Precious’s careless actions and decides to physically abuse her. She even wishes that Precious was not her daughter and that she should have aborted her. Despite, the abuses, the mother still has hope that Precious can still make it in life (“Precious”).
The feminist movements gave rise to the feminist theory, which purposes to apprehend the nature of gender disproportion by evaluating women’s social roles and experiences. Feminist activists champion for women rights such as voting and property rights while pushing for autonomy and women’s reproductive rights (Hannam 54).
These two articles have both similarities and differences, but can be studied in cooperation to comprehend the topic. Combined, both articles bring out aspects, which are embedded in cultural practices to shape thoughts in certain ways, bringing about the knowledge of feminism.
They sought equality in matters like the right to vote and the right to property. In the 1960s began what is called the Second wave of feminism. Wikipedia free encyclopedia defines this period of feminist thought "as mainly concerned with independence and greater political action to improve women's rights "This second wave has also been called the modernist perspective.
Feminism is a political movement primarily motivated by social and moral theories. These social and moral theories are generally concerned with the political, economic and social inequalities between genders.
The biggest problem, perhaps, is that the terms “feminism” and “feminist” are often stereotyped. With images of the fiery, and hairy, feminist woman who wears flannel, and does not appear in any way feminine (at least to an eye that
However, women are not actually a minority. Statistics entail that there are actually more women than men globally. Feminism came about as a way of fighting for equal rights for women in the society. Currently, feminism is a rather crucial