Entries on Feminism
This work is a review and a critique of studies of the etiology of female crime. The main focus is on the adequacy or inadequacy of the theories and methods used by the respective authors to arrive at their conclusions. It is argued that the studies reviewed are handicapped in their explanatory power by methodological problems and that these problems derived, in part, from the inadequacies of the theoretical frameworks used in the respective studies. An attempt is made in the concluding section to suggest ways in which future studies of the etiology of female crime could improve on the explanatory power of earlier studies.
ABSTRACT This paper is motivated by the apparent paucity of female playwrights in Nigeria. For more than three decades studies in dramatic literature, especially as it relates to women, revolved around only two female playwrights – Zulu Sofola and Tess Onwueme. The concern of this paper, therefore, is to discover if indeed there are only two female playwrights in Nigeria, why it has to take so long for female playwrights to emerge, what motivated their emergence, how their emergence impacted dramatic literature and criticism. The paper, consequently, is divided into three main sections each designed to address a set of the questions that drive this investigation. First part of the work is titled “Paucity of Female Playwrights” and the objective is to query the slow emergence of women in the field of playwriting, coming as they did, behind men writing in the same genre and women who are writing in other genres of literature. The statistics furnished by G. I. Achufusi is used to authenticate claims. The second part, titled “Poor Image of Women”, looks at how the negative image of women in plays written by men has generated a lot of debate by the gender- sensitive critics, and acted as motive for the emergence of female playwrights. The third part, titled “Image of women in Women’s Writing” accesses the work of the emergent female playwrights to ascertain how far they differ or comply with the existing image of women in men’s writing.
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