Unformatted text preview: e most significant advances in the rights writers wrote pieces advocating education, employment, of Mexican women during the nineteenth and increased family responsibilities for women, while century occurred prior to 1857. deploring women‘s political and marital inequality. (C) Improvements in the status of women in Mexico Mention of the fact that the civil codes of 1870 and 1884 City during the nineteenth century were significantly advanced women‘s rights would have further accompanied by similar improvements in the strengthened Arrom‘s argument. status of women in other large Latin American Arrom does not discuss whether women‘s improved cities. status counteracted the effects on women of instability in (D) Scholars have in the past accorded the most the Mexican economy during the nineteenth century. significance to nineteenth-century Mexican However, this is not so much a weakness in her work as it literature that supported the status quo in is the inevitable result of scholars‘ neglect of this period. women‘s political and marital rights. Indeed, such gaps in Mexican history are precisely what (E) Scholars have in the past underestimated the make Arrom‘s pioneering study an important addition to number of households headed by females in Latin American women‘s history. Mexico City. (172 words) 10. Which of the following best describes the author‘s
attitude toward Arrom‘s work?
(A) Uncritical approval
(B) Enthusiasm tempered by minor reservations
(C) Praise for her thesis, despite skepticism
regarding the sources of her evidence
(D) Reluctant acceptance, despite lingering doubts
regarding the accuracy of her thesis
(E) Rejection, despite admiration for her attempt to
break new ground in a hitherto neglected field 158 Exercise 28 For women feminist literary critic, the subjectivity 2.Which of the following is presented by the author versus objectivity, or critic-as -artist-or-scientist, debate has in support of the suggestion that there is stereo- special political significance, and her definition will court typic thinking among members of the academic special risks whichever side of the issue it favors. If she establishment? defines feminist criticism as objective and scient ific, the (A) A distinctively feminist contribution to definition precludes the critic-as-artist approach and may humanistic understanding could work impede accomplishment of the utilitarian political against the influence of sexism among objectives of those who seek to change the academic members of the academic establishment. establishment. If she defines feminist criticism as creative (B) Women who define criticism as artistic may and intuitive, privileged as art, then her work becomes be seen by the academic establishment as vulnerable to the prejudices of stereotypic ideas about the being incapable of critical thinking. ways in which women think, and will be dismissed by (C) The debate over the role of the literary critic much of the academic establishm...
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