Dr. Elif DİLER
REPORT: The Effects of Feminism on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
THE EFFECTS OF FEMINISM ON
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET BY SANDRA CİSNEROS
‘Feminism’, which is involved with the influences of gender on writing and reading is a wide-reaching term referring: Women’s movement: diverse social movement, largely based in the United States, seeking equal rights and opportunities for women in their economic activities, their personal lives, and politics. It is recognized as the “second wave” of the larger feminist movement. While first-wave feminism of the 19th and early 20th centuries focused on women’s legal rights, such as the right to vote, the second-wave feminism of the “women’s movement” peaked in the 1960s and 70s and touched on every area of women’s experience including family, sexuality, and work.1 This movement has spread like waves throughout the world. Therefore, different feminist movements have brought by some feminist scholars in the international studies on gender politics and differences. One of the examples of these feminist movements is Chicana feminism, which took place during the 1970s in Latin America. This study advocates women's rights of equality, while simultaneously searching for ways as to how voices of the Latino, Chicana (Mexican origin women born in America) and Hispanic women can be heard. Along with the development of Chicana Feminism, Chicana Literature has appeared in 1960s-70s to challenge stereotypes of Latino culture and tradition. This literature gives Chicana feminists a writing opportunity to use their varied experiences. Moreover, Chicana feminist writers have won many successful experiences against Chicano and Latino communities. One of the most prominent feminist contributors is Sandra...
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