The first meaning of feministphilosophy is to describe the ideas and theories in back of feminism. There are different feminist philosophies inthis sense. Eco feminism, radicalfeminism , cultural feminism etc.
In addition each one has the same aim butdiffer from each other because, its leading parts.In this lesson we tried tounderstand what makes you feministliterate and more responsive about the every issues which includes abuse, violent, pressure andunfortunately hate crime.For ages ,unfortunately,we as a woman are facing withabuse,pressure and discrimination.We are used for sexual pleasures inplaces.Pin-up girls are best examples of that issue.Pin-up girl for a male and male pin-ups are really lesscommon.After this sentence,we are getting close the idea that pin up girls arevery disturbing product. In the article of Joanne Meyerowitz , “Women,Cheesecake, and Borderline Material” “As sexual images of womenmultiplied in the popular culture, women participated actively in constructingarguments to endorse as well as protest them.
” Pin up girl is the image ofthe real women but it must be more healthy,more clean,more wholesome,mostbeautiful and sexy and also quiet. Me as a female protester argued that seeingthese public sexual displays of women , reduce the standards of womanhood,transform objects to pleasure men.Therefore it is harmful both women and young adolescents.
History ofpin up,its release date is 1941,Englandbut its practice started in end of the 1890 and became popular in 20 thcentury.Definition of pin up basically ,may refer to drawings,paintings,and other illustrations as well as photographs.There are alwaysbeautiful,attractive,half naked and hot girls on it.Although I do not think so, there are theses that pin upgirls are feminist. There are six propositions on the article that I read.
Itreclaims femininity in an empowering way.We can see a wide range of body types.Strength is encouraged. There isn’t an age limit etc.But still me and my frieds think same, pin up girlshumiliating our femininity.We want to destroy limitations.
Firstly as aantithesis, it reclaims femininity but is it really true that you are keepgoing use femininity for something but more empowered way?How women take apower without speaking? Secondly,yes we can see wide range of body images,butwe should not forget,man can love every body range and every age ,therefore ithink that pin up is still serving for man.Finally,strength is encouraged butwhy?For gain image like men,more powerful,take more account or there were menwho loves authority and take a pleasure from that ? In my project,myfirst aim is giving a new image to a pin up girls.They have awareness andconsciousness anymore.
They can think , talk and also they gain power enough tomake fun about violence,discrimination,rape etc. While i am doing that iexaggerate every detail in the photo,i used sarcastic and deep meaningsentences.I could not decide slang is may be a lot for academic project butslang is part of our life unfortunately.Patriarchal every slang or movement mayhelp us to show men how we suffer because of that. The most important thing for me is that while pin up girlshould give a sexual pleasure for men, but now they are images that are tryingto tell something by ironize.Soldier boy come dorm and open the closet,he wantto see hot girl photo,beside it is art,but he see that my pin up girl and theyclose the closet or try to understand that she wants to talk about issues whichshe is suffering from.Therefore,I added one sentence catchwork, I tried toexplan in only one sentence,and the image supported the sentence already.
Theymake you smile, and then you look at it, you are tearful. What I’m doing is just imagining what happened to thosewomen’s mindsPositive sides of my project are being sincere, cleverand something that has not been done before.Negative side is I may still useerotic to explain and gain more readers.I could not be sure about that.I useonly beautiful women actually. In my first andsecond images,I wanted to draw attention to violence against women and rape.Iwill explain by Cahill and Foucault articles.
Firstly,you can see it blonde,blue eyes, beautiful womanis looking at the mirror and know that if her husband come from job and feelingnervous,he hit her face causeless.Because of the opressions she wants to stayperfect and also she may think that if she seems hot,husband renounces violencebut still he may interfere other violence issue,unwanted sex,rape.In either case the woman will have an incrediblepain.Last 15 minutes to stay beautiful…Secondly,thewoman is drinking alcohol to numb the brain and feelings to be resistant topain.We can interrelate with rape again. In particular, this line represented by Cahill finds rapeand violence as a form of violence that is carried out through sexuality withsexual meaning and sentiments through sexuality, with delivering of violence.According to this idea, rape realizes that the body is formed on the basis ofthe hierarchical positions in the heterosexual sexuality fiction, and by thisway the power is internalized and produced in the body.
In this sense, rape isan action that spreads to the bodies through norms related to sex andsexuality. Foucault thinks that rape is not to be perceived as being different fromthe throwing fist and therefore should not constitute a legal specific crime.Because according to Foucault, your sexuality is regulated as the predominantlybody, that is, when sexual organs are differentiated from other people’s organsand bodies and brought to a different encirclement and protection, the lawplays a role in the arrest of rape as a separate crime.
In my thirdimage,after we see this picture,we should question at what point and why thisdivision became a relationship of dominance and opression.It is important thatwe should define carefully what it is that women are naturally and biologicallybuilt for giving birth.In article of Gayle Rubin, The Traffic in Women she wantsto explain Marx’s ideas about productive women.Women should give birth for themore labor. The women whom this idea imposes can also consider themselves as a birthmachine.
We all know that make a family and having a child almost imperative. In my fourthimage,I want to explain heroes which is mentioned by Bonnie Mann in Four Thesisof Sexual Harrasment. In this picture she is waiting her herofor feel safe and feel complete.She needs that.She have to need.Man, who are hero, and women are victim and ask for help.In this situation masculine thinking expect the having an authority upon women.The domination and suppression of women by men has existed throughout history.
Men have used physical, psychological and emotional means to dominate women. Weshould remember all these things are pathological. Man are gentlemen or beastactually? In my last images,Iwant to explaing performing femininity which is mentioned by Iris MarionYoung’s article.Woman in this picture again very beautiful and aware ofopression to cook,because her mother and her husband say same thing that youhave to serve man,your father,brother or your husband .She is trying to getused to it and reconciling her sense of entertainment .
Femininity requires arestricted way of body movement and comportment. In Iris Marion Young’s work wecan see this subjects’ examination withexamples. We see a difference in the movements of girls and boys since veryearly ages.
Even though it has been said that women’s ability of movement islimited by their bodily development such as growing of breast area it is provedto be wrong. The real reason behind women’s movement is just because of theconcept of femininity. They feel they need to act with smaller and kind of”kinder” movements compared to men because they have to be feminine. I can notattached my other images with any other material we disgussed in class,but theyare my general observations about feminist theory.In conclusion,every images that I choose from theinternet pushed me to the give real mouth to women in some way.Finally womensaid something,but every sentence from their mouth is not positive.
Thecommunity of men pushed them to be silly,unaware and slave for the world of men.Westart in our lesson to learn about what is feminist theory actually and whyfirstly we should read about that.Because if we do not know what is against us,we can not defend each other as a women in our creepy world. Neslihan Sönmez 2073542