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Department
Accounting
Course
ACC 110
Professor
Marla Spergel
Semester
Fall

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Shangara Flora, Eleanor Yip, Kunal Verma and Waleed Mubashir Feminism in Oryx and Crake Definition: The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.  In Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake, society no longer values femininity. The only valid lifestyles are those that contribute to society in a malleable way; science is for the elite and intelligent.  Females and those associated with femininity are seen as weak, unintelligent, and valueless  Crake is the ultimate in masculinity; he extorts the feminine Oryx and Jimmy to do his work for him.  in the end she shows that the feminine qualities in the world are just as important as the masculine, as they are an important part of human nature. Examples: 1) Jimmy’s father neglecting his mother
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