Plato believes that education is the mean to achieve justice both individually and socially, which I concur with.in this sense, justice means excellence. this image demonstrates the importance of education. the first imageshows what happens when a young girl has been deprived the keys to widen their imagination. which canresult in fear, loneliness, and vulnerability. while in the second image there’s clear difference as what happenswhen a child is given the keys to access the vast world through education.
In Woolf’s reading, she recognizeswomen are and can be as curious, productive and brainy as men. in Three Guineas Woolf argues for adismantling of the existing educational system and for its replacement with a more equitable system that wouldallow women the possibility for as much success as men were previously afforded in the traditional liberaleducation. Woolf suggests that a more educated populous will stand up against war, especially womeneducated outside of the patriarchal education system that promotes violence and conflict (260).
This resonates with the idea that we are the beholders of what life means to us, we define and dissect what hasthe purpose of life is. from an early age, we start to assemble the meaning of life with materialistic things thatbring self-fulfillment. the quest for life’s meaning has persisted since the beginning of time. Socrates oncedeclared, “the unexamined life is not worth living”; these words suggest something deeper and intricate. insome way, Socrates’s words hold a degree of alignment to Hayy Yazan’s journey for knowledge. Hayy’sjourney prompted him to examine life’s essence.
The quest for life’s meaning is open and vague, it can bewhatever define the purpose of your existence. one thing that I admired about Hayy that he used his reason toguide his human intellect to ascribe meaning to his “world”. Hayy comes to realize that there is a God by usinghis reason and observing his desert island environment. Ibn Tufayl’s message is simple and direct: you need tohave thought, not miracles, or obscurantist beliefs or the perpetual deconstruction of the self, to recognize andappreciate the divine( Sarada,2010). in other words, our truths prevail within us, we determine our own morals,ethics, and spirituality.Being black America has to be one of exhausting job although it shouldn’t be a job for some reason it is if youare a black person in America.
this monopoly board demonstrates the odds that are stacked againstblack people to achieve the American dream. for instance, we put one foot forward we are derailed two stepsbackward. Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body – itis heritage. Enslavement was not merely the antiseptic borrowing of labor – it is not so easy to get a humanbeing to commit their body against its own elemental interest (Coates). I thought it was funny as to how theblack boy on the monopoly board is aiming to obtain the American dream, while Coates clarifies on the notionthat the American dream was not created for the black body. the American Dream was and is easilyaccessible for white people but only because it was built on the backs of black people.
moreover, Dr. MartinLuther King Jr. famously said all life is interrelated. The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich; thebetterment of the poor enriches the rich. We are inevitably our brother’s keeper because we are our brother’sbrother. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. In order for America to succeed, there has to be anacknowledgment of the inequality and displacement of the black communities and take responsibility toinitiate the healing process.The image illustrates how significantly women have evolved over the years, women are moreeconomically active compared from the 1800?s to the 1960?s.
This growing amount of women inthe work industry resulted from the development of new industries as a result of the post-war boom. however, there is a trace of sadness/ discomfort on her face which can be the result ofcontinuing exploitation endured by women in the working class. Karl Marx defines exploitationas the forced appropriation of the unpaid labor of workers. Marx implies that all working class isexploited which is the foundation of capitalism. Marx notes, “the modern bourgeois society thathas sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms.
It hasbut established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of theold ones” (14). Women are the proletarians in society, they trade their “time” for a wage, “theproletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own,are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live”(Marx & Engel, 14). Marx elucidates thethat the exploitative nature of labor is hidden by the wage system. In America, both women and men of color have encountered brutal economic and socialdislocation since slavery. parallel to black men in America, African American women have itworse in the fight for equality. Black women had always been the underclass and often deniedthe opportunity to achieve recognition for any success in society.
black women are on thebottom of the hierarchy compared to their counterpart(white women). There’s a gender pay gapbetween women and men, where women get paid seventy-five cents on a dollar compared withtheir counterpart. However, there is a racial pay gap between women of color, Native Americans,and Hispanics compared with non-minorities groups. according to U.S. Census Bureau notedthat African American women make 62 cents; Hispanic women make only 53 cents for everydollar. There’s a belief held by non-minorities that “if black women work harder, they’d receivethe pay they deserve, but that is not the case.
this image illustrates how the color of a women’sskin predicts whether they’ll be privileged or be the the victim of racism. i felt this resonatedwith the what Coates says, “So you must wake up every morning knowing that no promise isunbreakable, least of all the promise of waking up at all. This is not despair. These are thepreferences of the universe itself: verbs over nouns, actions over states, struggle over hope”(71).Martin Luther King Jr.
once said, no one is truly free while others are oppressed. This idearesonates with how can one be “elated” and “just” with the acknowledgment of others beingdeprived of the right to be contented with their existences . For many years women have been theobject of societal and systematic degradation from men.
As a result, women are not fixed withthe same privileges and rights as men. From an early age, we are taught to be submissivetowards men. In A Vindication of the rights of women, Wollstonecraft states, “women are toldfrom their infancy and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of humanweakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temple, outward obedience, and ascrupulous attention to the puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the projection of man;and should they be beautiful, everything else is needless for at least twenty years of theirlives”(p.19).
Wollstonecraft illustrates why women are inferior to men, it is only because oftheir upbringing from an early age. women are instructed to delight in their physical appearancesrather than compete with men for their place in society. This notion mirrors a lot of experiencesencountered by women and the sad part about it is that at times most mothers are unconscious onhow detrimental this way of teaching towards their young.