Elements of Inequity and Inferior Intellectual and Emotional Capacity

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Gender Studies 123
2 May 2011
Elements of Inequity and Inferior Intellectual and Emotional Capacity
A.The element of inequity is elucidated in the statement by William Faulkner regarding how the character Emily, in his short story A Rose for Emily, was an object of his pity. In particular, the control factor in which Emily was not allowed to make her own decisions was the biggest issue in the specific statement by Faulkner regarding the father of Emily commanding that she remain upstairs. During that period of American history, women were still fighting for basic rights, on both a public and private basis. Society still dictated to a large extent that women were to be treated on...
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.....t time period were still, in great masses, in denial that women should ever be given the right to vote. This right had been given to African American men, former slaves. This dichotomy was infuriating to many women during that time period.
The wife reached a point where she really began to talk to herself a lot. She stated: "I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time" (Gilman 10). This is one obvious sign of depression. Yet, during that time, women were simply thought of to be “weepy” and little was done to examine this assumption.
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Gilman, Charlotte. The Yellow Wallpaper. Charleston, SC:
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