Entries on Gender
Gender discrimination has caused an untold harm to almost every facts of our existence as a nation, the seeming insurmountable problem, which poses as a very hard nut to crack, is what I intend to address in this paper. The problems caused by different gender bias and prejudice, otherwise called, gender chauvinism, are such that many people tend not to reason, before taking sides to their own gender, this, is found in the social, political, economic, religious and cultural spheres. The males feel that their birthright is to dominate the opposite sex, while the women feel that, for too long. They have been subordinated and subjugated by the hale folk, they therefore want their voice to be heard, hence, the women empowerment, women education, women liberation and even women domination as some people put it. This precarious situation came into being, since human beings seem to have forgotten their natural and God given roles in the society. Postmodernism and the eradication or reduction of ignorance and illiteracy on the side of the women have played a part in bringing the female folk to the level which they are today, and also promises to advance them further. I shall in this paper examine the different positions of the two groups, the masculine and the feminine gender. And then conclude that no gender is insignificant and therefore none should be looked down upon since we claim to have a society that is egalitarian in nature.
It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; whereas during the Renaissance, the focus was more secular: humans and life on earth. Although these two eras differ in many ways, the most concentrate differences deal with the realms of architecture, painting, and philosophy. In an attempt to look at the common and uncommon attributes of the two plays, we will find out that the two have some similarities and differences despite the fact that each one comes from different period.
In terms of sexuality, the women in this work are not object of sex like the women in Soyinka, the women here are so self-determined in the sense that they respected by this husbands, they are not weak like Sidi and Sadiku in Soyinka. So their husbands respects the facts that those women are their wives and treats them like one so there noting much to say about sexuality in Oscar wild. From this work by Oscar Wild, we can see the fact that no matter how a woman tries, she will still be submissive and will still be under the man.
This work discusses the issues of gender and sexuality as presented by the modern comic writers
Sexuality and gender seem to complement each other. It is visible in different genre of literature of different periods. Sexuality became more pronounced in literature beginning from the Neo-classical period and has not left the theater since then. Sexuality introduces excitement and romance to literary works. It is one of the ingredients that sustains the interest of the audience.
In conclusion the aim of this essay, there have been a scrutiny of the means in which gender and sexuality have been presented in the two comic works of Oscar Wilde and Efua Sutherland, pointing out the similarity and variation among the two playwrights. Of course humans vary in trait and composure, but the sort of picture painted about them is dependent on the philosophy of these individual writers.
The story of “our husband has gone mad again” tells the story of a man (Lejoka-Brown) who was running for position in the country through his party: Nigerian Liberation Party (NLP). Lejoka-Brown was a former major but as a result of his inability to keep his home front in perfect harmony and his strictness to the military strategy which irritates the member of his party, he loses the opportunity of being able to attain the position in the country he had been preparing to achieve. Gender as is in this work reveals the females as subjected by the males. In the house of Mr Brown, his two wives: Mama Rashida and Sikira (before the arrival of Lisa) are presented as completely subject to their husband. He is their “lord” and “master” until Lisa arrives and turn the hands of power in Mr Brown’s house making a huge influence and both Sikira and even Mama Rashida.