Chafetz and Misogyny

Janet Chafetz is one of the most ambitious feminist theorists committed to explaining  gender inequality. Chafetz argues, that two types of forces withstand a system of gender inequality. The first being, those that are coercive and those that are voluntary acts by individuals. Chafetz, notes that these forces are interrelated but theorizes the two separately. […]

Misogyny in Our Society

Janet Chaftez is a theorist that discusses gender inequality. She realizes that patriarchy is here, but brings up the question of how gender inequality within that is stabilized and manifested. During our many rants in class, we got on the topic of misogyny and we defined it as a devaluing of women, which is exemplified […]

Chafetz Briefly, the above article discusses the practice of parents giving their children the “gift” of plastic surgery. This reflects the gender belief systems of the day – that femininity should primarily be defined as making oneself attractive, while masculinity has grown to encompass the traits that we as a society consider to be good. […]

Miss Ogyny, My Girl or Boy

When I think of misogyny, my mind immediately understands this through LGBT issues. What really makes me draw this correlation is the term gay. The very use of the word gay, shows the latent misogyny embedded in culture. Gay formerly was a word for happy or ornamental. So, why and how did it become a […]

Chaftez and Gender

Janet Chaftez theorized about gender and particularly about the Marxian feminist Theory. This is essentially when patriarchy and capitalism work together to keep the oppression of women, while protecting the privilege of men. Oppression is continued through the control of women’s labor, because once more women are contributing to the labor force, the weaker the […]

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