Companies would ignore the women’s compliments of them being sexually abused and receiving sexual harassment. Its disappointing because this companies where the biggest cleaning companies and still had problems resolving these types of problems. I think it’s unfair because if this same problem happened inside an office or in a higher position, the company would have taken an immediate response to this problem and probably terminated the abuser in that same time. I think these companies de-value women’s work, because they see it as a simple task that they don’t need a degree or certificate to do it. Most of these women are undocumented and most of them don’t know their rights, which companies take advantage of
In “Poem about My Rights, June Jordan details the wrongs that she perceives in herself: wrong color, wrong sex, and living on the wrong continent. She is the potential victim of any man who would physically force himself on her. The rape victim becomes the wrongdoer because the law assumes implied consent in cases of rape and brutality. Burden of proof is also left to the victim in order for justice to be served. Victimization and oppression are unavoidable however standing your ground and remembering your worth can make a difference even though doing so requires an ongoing struggle.
In addition to this, the ways in which the female sex worker is deemed as problematic is seen as related to intrinsic characteristics of her personality, or tied back to early trauma and past experiences. It is seen as impossible that a sex worker would fall into their occupation out of choice, and instead there is always some reasoning offered for how a person could fall so far down the ladder that they are (supposedly) forced to sell their body in exchange for economic resources. This comes out of the assumption that this line of work is dirty and not desirable, something that puts the woman in danger, and something that can never be considered a valid form of employment (CRM 2307 Class Notes: March 14th). All sex workers are seen as being a certain ‘type’ of immoral woman, who has lost control of her life.
Many males did not take into consideration their own faults and actions when it came down to it. Readers could take away from this novel how the world has evolved since the time period this book was written in, but how girls will till face some of the challenges like men degrading women in our world today. The feminist theory shows that many women feel that these circumstances and perspectives should be changed, and all humans should be equal. Everyone is at fault for their own actions and that is a message readers could take from this
The men are painted as predatory monsters that do not care about the feelings of their partners even when they undergo traumatic events such as rape. All of these aspects are perpetrated by a dysfunctional and cynical legal system that is very inefficient. Through all of it, Lily Forrester is the embodiment of resistance to the corrupt legal system through her actions to seek justice outside of
For example Anthony says, “but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household” This is very sad since women and girls should not be ruled or told what to do because they are thought of to be less than man. The constitution is in place to have a unified country not to have an oligarchy of men lead households. The pathos appeal is used to show what suffering women are going through due to men ruling them, and not knowing how to fight back. Susan B. Anthony in her speech also says, “Are women persons?.....and no state has the right to make a law, or to enforce an old law, that shall abridge their privileges and immunities.”, which also connects with the emotions of the audience. She is trying to make people feel bad that women are treated less even though they are just as righteous as men to have the same privileges.
Due to the nature of the neighborhood, she witnessed acts of sexual assault from the opposite sex and this led her to change her priorities of the way she felt about the opposite sex as all who are in relationships are not happy. She narrates the structure of the houses in Mango street because they determined her character. The way she sees herself and how poverty was a big effort on her life all have their origin or source in Mango street. Esperanza expresses pity with the types of house she lives in and wants to leave but towards the end of the story, she conveys her obligation to return to Mango street and assist those who didn’t get lucky and blessed just like she was.
It was thought to be improper to see a woman give birth. “Childbirth was one area of life that was distinctly female; men...generally excluded from the birthing chamber” (Married Life). Although this allows for many sexist ideas to be shared, it also allows for the beautiful relationships between women to be created. Women had to stick together in a world run by men. They became a strong, quiet network of friends and families that wove their way through hard times and
The decriminalization of sex work alone may work for some countries, but in a country that has a heavily patriarchal culture the notion of protection of the sex workers becomes more important. There needs to be a solution that takes into consideration the problems that the sex worker faces such as the problems of causation into the entry of this profession as well as the problems faced due to castes, unemployment in other professions, poverty, enforcement into this profession, the problems of child prostitution are all problems that altogether make this situation different from
Laws according to this period also diminished the values of women and their promiscuity. This allowed the husbands to recover “damages” from their wives’ lovers conveyed and reinstated the idea that women were property. Considering that they were property, any sexual relations with anyone but the husband would lower the value of the women in the eyes of society, as a result. Although passionlessness has many negative effects on a women’s sexuality, it has some advantages for women. “Acceptance of the idea of passionlessness created sexual solidarity among women; it allowed women to consider their love relationships with one another of higher character than heterosexual relationships” (Cott 233).
The setting of Smith’s incident is sadly far more recognizable, working for a governmental leader. Her story corresponds with the theory of sexual harassment being a form of abuse of power (Crawford, 2012, p. 319). As she assumed, the bodyguard was more valuable in her occupational hierarchy, she felt powerless against his actions. To add further anguish to Smith’s story she fits into the description given by Crawford (2012, p.319) that many women quit or relocate their job after being harassed.
The one thing they don’t want to happen is for the abuser to go to jail. A jail sentence will temporarily stop the violence, but it ends the couple 's relationship, ruins the family and often leaves everyone devastated financially and emotionally. If victims believed that by coming forward they would not only be seeking help for themselves but for the men they love, victims would be much more likely to seek help. There is an opportunity for abusers to discuss, with other abusers and trained counselors, the source of their anger and their views toward women. The goal is to get abusers to recognize and work through the feelings and expectations that lead them to
Now this type of statement was mostly used by males to use on females but now has a negative connotation representing victimhood. Some individuals believe that feminists sanction victimhood(Fiano). Which sounds legitimate since occurrences like that have happened in the very school I attend. With misogyny, sexual objectification, stereotyping being a trend in our society this idea of victimhood isn’t really far fetched. Unfortunately life becomes more difficult when society gives you guidelines that are seen as women like because everyone is different and should pursue their own
I have always wanted to serve my country. Since I was 15 years old I wanted to serve my country, but it couldn’t happen in my birth country. I moved to the United Stated when I was 17, and since the United States became my country, I wanted to serve here too. I served four years in the Marines Corps. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot from them.