Flashcards in complex and ambiguous attitudes towards women 2 Deck (2)
What is the outline for the introduction?
> whether political or personal both authors writes from a context which exhibits complex and often conflicting attitudes towards women
> Shelley= Mary Wollstonecraft 'Vindication...'= 'rational companionship' over 'slavish obedience' set against her own sense of longing for traditional conservative nuclear Baxter family + dedication of entire life to preserving works of husband
> Atwood= Reaganism= christian evangelism+ revival of traditional values= set against women liberation movement + 2nd wave feminism= demanded female equality. ===> @ heart of debate= tendency of anti-porn feminists to align with anti-porn religious zealots==> who they disagreed with on almost everything else
= both authors present complex+ ambiguous attitudes towards women in attempt to reconcile their own perception of gender/gender politics
= remains unresolved= presentation of womanhood+ attitude towards it becomes study of human nature, suggesting that 'slavish obedience' is detrimental to men+ women