PAGE IN PROGRESS What you see here is a page of my hypertext book POWER of meanings // MEANINGS of power. Initially empty, this page will slowly be filled with thoughts, notes, and quotes. One day, I will use them to write a coherent entry, similar to these completed pages. Thank you for your interest and patience!
Power and gender: in Pride abd Prejudice, father cannot give the house to his daughters; he is suffering from the rule that benefits men; Bingley sister mocks Lizzy’s independence when Lizzy comes alone to visit her sick sister; the distant neighbor who is to inherit the house is a priest in a parish of s rich lady who dictates his tastes and schedules.
Harari in Sapiens raises an important question. How come men came to dominate women in most societies? He lists three three theories that essentialize gender. Is essentialization (men dominate women because men are [insert description]) the only answer? If not, what can explain this consistency across cultures? Possible explanation: women were spending more time taking care of children (biology, human offspring need many years to become independent), while men were protectors, which meant that men were exposed to violence and needed to use violence to protect their families, which backfired as this lead to suppression of empathy and to trauma that (untreated) propelled men to use violent behaviors in their own families (paradox, since they were also using violence outside of the family to protect the family)
Under pressure: see Encanto song
Blanchett told BBC Radio 4, the film was a "meditation on power, and power is genderless" (TAR)
Men and war (find the controversial meme something like "she did not have right to vote, he could not have right to live" picture woman suffragist next to a soldier mutilated by war) All quiet on the eastern front (novel and film) Summer in the country (novel and film)
Conversation with my professor: Me: Both and women suffer from how the social system is My professor: but men have more power to change this system
"Fallen women" - they were ostracized by men and women alike (it’s not just men oppressing women)
Gender and power Rich Men had more possibilities career while some rich women were supposed to stay at home, learn to dance, paint, etc. but it’s conceivable that some men might had to take careers they were not really enjoying or might have liked to be left at home snd practice activities traditionally reserved for women (see Jane Austen wiki)
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