Feminine Gospels Essay

How far do you agree with the view that ‘Feminine Gospels is nothing but “Feminist Propaganda??? ” ’ In answer refer to 2 poems in detail. Talk about Title, The Virgins Memo, The woman who shopped

Feminism has been around since the 1910 with intention and purpose. Since then the movement gained momentum and created a 2nd and 3rd movement which have gained recognition in history and still today there are real feminists who kept true to the original feminist movement. However since then have attracted the attention of wannabe’s and females who have been misinformed of what feminism is, are eager to join some sort of cause to allow females to be treated as “equals” to their male counterparts.

Carol Ann Duffy has created a wide range of books addressing the literature world of feminism not only that is she hailed one of the greatest Feminist authors nonetheless I agree somewhat with the statement that her book Feminine Gospels which she published in 2002 has a lot of feminist propaganda.

Virgin’s memo is a typical example of feminine propaganda as it’s a poem of the Virgin Mary leaving a post-state message for her son Jesus, who according to the Bible was the son of God. We can see this as in the 2nd line she says “son” addressing Jesus. Duffy uses repetition to emphasise just how bad men are at awareness, this is done constantly by using the word “maybe” and “or” as if Mary pulled these idea’s without much thought or brain power, therefore by using repetitive words like “maybe” and “or” Duffy evidently voices her opinion that females are better at men if they are given the ability or in this case the power to change things in the world or make a difference and at the same time displays men in a discrediting light.

Furthermore Duffy also does this by creating a list of the many different problems Jesus could’ve gotten rid of when he was alive like “abscesses, acne, asthma” and “menopause, mice, mucus, son” in other words challenging what Jesus did in his life and belittling men in general . Duffy adopts crude and humorous theme to the poem to demonstrate the incapability of awareness males have for instance Duffy uses crude irony to maximise the effectiveness of her point with “the unicorn’s love” because this beautiful animal is mythological animal and was created by humans after Jesus left the world compared to the “rats” “giraffes” which are very real once again criticising males.

The poem Beautiful displays males a negative light throughout as media of men dismissed, the approaching power of women

Either of those could be used as feminist propaganda. Whatever makes women look better and men look worse. The Virgins Memo A lot of females are justifying what they do as being a feminist. But they are NOT feminists. They’re just jerks. Feminism now is covered in vague generalities and many attempts to get the message out are transforming into arguments, and is interpreted differently to multiple people and many are contradictory that general agreement seems to be bleak. Feminine Gospels is a female feel good book that boosts feminine morale by making males somewhat inferior to females.

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