A woman can be gentle in spirit, incapable of finding ill in others. Wives are sometimes obnoxious, meddling fools with easily disturbed nerves.
Currently there are two ideological poles, representing the prevailing tendencies within the movement. One is the direction toward new lifestyles within a women's culture, emphasizing personal liberation and growth, and the relationship of women to women.
Given our real need to break loose from the old patterns--socially, psychologically, and economically--and given the necessity for new patterns in the post revolutionary society, we understand, support and enjoy this tendency.
However, when it is the sole emphasis, we see it leading more toward a kind of formless insulation rather than to a condition in which we can fight for and win power over our own lives.
The other direction is one which emphasizes a structural analysis of our society and its economic base. It focuses on the ways in which productive relations oppress us. This analysis is also correct, but its strategy, taken alone, can easily become, or appear to be, insensitive to the total lives of women.
As socialist feminists, we share both the personal and the structural analysis. We see a combination of the two as essential if we are to become a lasting mass movement. We think that it is important to define ourselves as socialist feminists, and to start conscious organizing around this strategy.
This must be done now because of the current state of our movement. We have reached a crucial point in our history. On the one hand, the strengths of our movement are obvious: Thousands of women see themselves as part of the movement; a vaguely defined "women's consciousness" has been widely diffused through rap groups, demonstrations, action projects, counter-institutional activity, and through the mass media.
Women in the movement have a growing understanding of common oppression and the imperative of collective solutions. With the realization that what we saw as personal problems were in fact social ones, we have come to understand that the solutions must also be social ones.
With the realization that all women lack control over their lives, we have come to understand that that control can only be gained if we act together. We have come to understand the specific needs of various groups of women and that different groups of women have different ways in which they will fight for control over their own lives.
On the other hand, the women's movement is currently divided. In most places it is broken into small groups which are hard to find, hard to join, and hard to understand politically.
At the same time, conservative but organizationally clever entrepreneurs are attaching themselves to the movement, and are beginning to determine the politics of large numbers of people.
If our movement is to survive, let alone flourish, it is time to begin to organize for power. We need to turn consciousness into action, choose priorities for our struggles, and win.
To do this we need a strategy. Our movement's strategy must grow from an understanding of the dynamics of power, with the realization that those who have power have a vested interest in preserving it and the institutional forms which maintain it.INTRODUCTION We have written this paper to express and share with other women ideas for a new strategy for the women's movement.
Currently there are two ideological poles, representing the prevailing tendencies within the movement. By the way, there is a male analog to a female slut: a cad. While women policed sluts, men in traditional societies policed the cads. No man wanted a cad around his sister, wife, or daughter so known cads were kept out of honorable society, but never with the same fervor that women used against sluts.
Analysis of the feminist themes present in novel and, subsequently, adaptation, follows, and the project concludes with a discussion of some of the implications of the shift from Austen’s work to that of Green, Su, and other adapters. Analysis of Feminism in Pride and Prejudice Abstract：Pride and Prejudice is a marvellous novel of Jane Austen.
Although in her age, women are regarded as emotional, weak, nurturing, and submissive, Austen depicts her heroine, Elizabeth as a woman who has her own perspectives, feelings, and opinions. This article is dedicated to the study of profound meaning underlying in the female social, psychological and sexual reality in the novel Pride and Prejudice in Victorian England.
Analysis of the feminist themes present in novel and, subsequently, adaptation, follows, and the project concludes with a discussion of some of the implications of the shift from Austen’s work to that of Green, Su, and other adapters.