Many talented women artist banded together during the 1960-1970s to be able fight the societal view as a woman.
Their art was sometimes not accepted by society for exploring subjects that were not accepted for that time....
Feminist criticism is concerned with "..ways in which literature (and other cultural productions) reinforce or undermine the economic, political, social, and psychological oppression of women" (Tyson 83).
This school of theory looks at how aspects of our culture are inherently patriarchal (male dominated) and aims to expose misogyny in writing about women, which can take explicit and implicit forms.
[tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender] - Identity is often considered to be you sense of self, and who you believe you are.
This often pertains to membership to a certain group, and identifying with people of the same or similar identity to yourself.
This misogyny, Tyson reminds us, can extend into diverse areas of our culture: "Perhaps the most chilling example..found in the world of modern medicine, where drugs prescribed for both sexes often have been tested on male subjects only" (85).
Feminist criticism is also concerned with less obvious forms of marginalization such as the exclusion of women writers from the traditional literary canon: "...unless the critical or historical point of view is feminist, there is a tendency to underrepresent the contribution of women writers" (Tyson 84).
- The Screwball comedy is a film genre that found its way onto the screens in the early 1930s and lasted till the early 1940s.
They were a consequence of the newly adapted censorship law in 1934 that restricted addressing adult content on screen.