Equal rights for women


The issue of equal rights for women is briefly addressed in the novel Looking for Alaska by John Green. Alaska’s intelligence is illustrated by the fact that she addresses the issue of gender equality. She complains about the patriarchal system, that is, the society that is determined by male domination. She draws attention to the fact that she lives in a system where women are still oppressed and treated as objects.

On several occasions, she rebukes the Colonel to this effect. For example, when he asks her if she could iron for him, she scolds him for trying to force her into the patriarchal paradigm. When he speaks of Lara's great breasts, she warns him not to objectify a woman's body. Also, when she watches porn with Miles, she complains that the women th...

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