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
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.
1) Jimmy’s father neglecting his mother