Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
Both women instigate deceptive techniques as well as indirect communication in order to achieve their goals. Rebekah works through Jacob and deceives Isaac into giving her favored son the final blessing, designating Jacob as the one whom which God’s covenant will be fulfilled. She also assures her son’s safety from Esau’s rage by persuading Isaac to send him to her brother’s land to find a wife there. Comparably, Nausicaa tricks her fellow Phaeacians into believing she and Odysseus have no connections, thus safeguarding against destructive rumors to both of their reputations. In addition, she cunningly conveys to Odysseus her availability and desirability without stating it outright.
The punishments were also too harsh and cruel. Hammurabi’s code was unfair to women. As it states in law 148 document C, if a wife of a man has a disease and her husband is determined to marry a second wife, he will marry her. However, he will not divorce his first wife. She will live in the house they had built together and he will maintain her as long as she lives.
This suggests that Hebrews are inherently kind, generous, and righteous. Hebrew women are characterized similarly though they are also depicted as vulnerable objects of Egyptian men’s affection, as was the case with Lilia, who was kidnapped by Dathan to become his concubine. They are also depicted as chaste. They may be the objects of male affection but they do not reciprocate. They are suggested to remain pure until marriage.
agree that if I were alive at the end of the 19th century I would have supported the Anti-Imperialist League for the following reasons: First, imperialism is inherently antithetical to values upon which this nation was built. The United States Constitution explicitly states "...governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That, to whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it...". Clearly, to impose foreign rule on any population is a decidedly undemocratic act and a violation of the fundamental human rights identified by the founding fathers. Sources: Declaration of Independence www.archives/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html.
Philosophy of Orientalism suggests that the West views the East as essentially a feminine and docile region. In Madame Butterfly Pinkerton says “when I leave, she’ll know what it’s like to have loved a real man”, Pinkerton’s notion that there aren’t any real men in the East is what permits men like Gallimard and Pinkerton, who are in fact really awkward around women and not the best looking guys, to believe that they are worthy of the most attractive and perfect of Oriental women. Differences between Western masculinity and Eastern femininity is the belief of Gallimard’s that “Orientals will always submit to a greater force”. Gallimard portrays this submission as friendly and welcoming. Gallimard’s belief allows him to be deceived in
The roles for both male and female characters are always similar, the men are gang members and the woman are just submissive to the men. Although both roles that man and woman are supposed to play, the woman is specific have a challenging task. In the hood, women are seen as sexual objects that can be discarded at any time, and the movie Straight out of Compton really exemplifies these views. Throughout the film, women are called hoes, and bitches, these women are treated poorly, get cheated on, and have no opinion of their own. Luckily there are a few films that show a different side of the hood, films like Set it off show how women in the hood can be strong individuals, who can also do the roles that primarily take.
It can be filled with both affection, and hate. Medea devotion to love is big. As stated in journals “Medea Reaches Maturity” Medea is marked by strong sexual jealousy; she does not act out of anger and heroic pride; she is driven by a perilous combination of frustrated love, jealousy and envy (“Medea Reaches Maturity” 449). The chorus is aware of Medea’s passion, but Jason describes Medea’s love, not as human emotion, but as a powerful lust that the gods bestowed on her. Therefore, to break that love was a big mistake, since in her eyes, she has done a lot for
He makes use of condescending and disapproving remarks as shown in his statement:“Oh, Hester, you are a demon” (Lawrence). He is clearly against Hester’s description and facade held throughout “The Scarlet Letter,” seeing as she is not as pure as her image. His words are dripping with mockery when he addresses Hawthorne himself as “a blue-eyed darling of a Nathaniel” (Lawrence). He justifies Hester’s misrepresentation as a misstep and disgrace on Hawthorne’s part. By using travesty and cynicism, Lawrence supports his idea that Hester is guilty and the abettor of the
A. R. Gibb, who was, praised The Talisman for its insight into Islam and Saladin. "(Hourani, 425) Scott showed ignorance of Islam when he turns Iblis into a hero for the faithful. "Scott's knowledge probably came from Byron and Beckford." (Gibb, 7)This vision shows the authoritative, anonymous, and traditional Western attitudes to the East. It has nothing to do with the real Orient- or Islam.