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When Women Are `more Than Human' Do Their Roles Change?

Summary: Although Theodore Sturgeon may have made an attempt to incorporate a protofeminist view in his novel More Than Human, ultimately his representation of women is a product of traditional thought. Sturgeon, Theodore. More Than Human. Toronto: 1st Vintage Books ed., 1953
When Women Are `More Than Human' Do Their Roles Change"

Feminism is a movement which promotes the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. Prior to this movement, which initiated the empowerment of women, their role in society was a predetermined package, a set of stereotypes to which all women belonged. It was a women's job to be a mother and a housewife. They were allocated no other job or status. Women were treated as `nurturers' who were expected to be submissive to men and to play passive roles in society. They lacked independence, social networks, personal identity and individuality. The feminist movement began questioning these stereotypes and fighting to promote equality of the sexes. As the views of women changed dramatically throughout history, so did their representations in contemporary literary works. Although Theodore Sturgeon may have made an attempt to incorporate a protofeminist view in his...

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