Essays about: "femininity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 189 essays containing the word femininity.

  1. 1. The True Cost of Womanhood: A study of women's mental health in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Monika Truncyte; [2020]
    Keywords : Mental health; mental illness; the US; the 19th century; the 20th century; feminism; the yellow wallpaper; the bell jar.; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This essay examines the depiction of women’s mental health and the effects which societal ideals have on it in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. These two literary works openly criticise the societal standards of femininity in the 19th and 20th centuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. “They are being made into like baby-making machines” : a study of the impact of gender structures and norms on family planning for Xhosa women in rural Zithulele, South Africa

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management

    Author : Hannah Hölscher; [2020]
    Keywords : gender norms; gender roles; family planning; South Africa; rural; sexual health and reproductive rights; structural determinants of health; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Women in rural areas of South Africa battle with many structural issues, including unemployment, education and accessibility to health services, greatly delimiting family planning. However, socially constructed and internalized gender norms pose an additional and potentially greater barrier to family planning in traditional and patriarchal settings. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gender & race in digital game cultures: A critical discourse analytical approach to Metacritic game reviews

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Oskar Bork; [2020]
    Keywords : Feminist CDA; Gender; Digital methods; Game studies; Alt-Right; Feministisk CDA; Genus; Digitala metoder; Spelstudier; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis examines user reviews of the video game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine games 2017). From a total of 560 reviews, 176 reviews engaging with social and political issues in the game was selected for a critical discourse analysis. READ MORE

  4. 4. “Pale her cheeks they ought to be, it was only yesterday that she had been a tree.” : Gender, Power, and Hybridity in the Swedish Medieval Supernatural Ballads

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Rachel Bott; [2020]
    Keywords : Early modern; Late medieval; Gender; Power; Transformation; Hybridity; Sveriges medeltida ballader;

    Abstract : This thesis analyzes eight specific Swedish medieval ballads that contain supernatural transformation and hybridity for how they depict gender in late medieval and early modern contexts. Using literature as a historical resource and a micro-historical approach, this thesis applies gender theory, intersectional approaches, and monster theory to its reading of these ballads. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shakespeare’s Representation of Women : A Feminist Reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Mathilda Samuelsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Shakespeare; Hamlet; Gertrude; Ophelia; Women; Feminism; Feminist Criticism; Patriarchy; Femininity; Masculinity;

    Abstract : Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a nuanced play that illustrates revenge, madness, and complex relationships. The paper proposes a feminist reading of Hamlet and analyses the play’s central characters, Gertrude, Ophelia, Hamlet, Claudius, Polonius, and Laertes, and their behaviour under the influence of a patriarchal society. READ MORE