He uses many rhetorical devices in his writings, and he uses many of the same devices in several passages. In “Torture Might Work,” Pitts discusses the immoral actions of torture, and in “Don’t Lower the Bar,” he talks about educational standards in the schooling system. He claims in order to fix the educational system, the standards cannot just be lowered. In “Real Men,” Pitts talks about the recent sexual abuse scandals that have come out, and how men should act with women. He lists some of the men who have been accused.
John Updike’s “A&P” demonstrates through several methods the struggle that unwritten principle can place on women in their search for individuality and personal freedom from oppression. Sammy’s thoughts demonstrate this very concept, as well as Queenie’s actions as an independent woman, and the unfair and morally unjust establishment of a woman’s place by the oppressive male characters. With these ideas, Queenie is clearly represented as an innocent feminist who is ultimately shunned by her male oppressors. Sammy, the typical male totalitarian, is very much condescending towards the story’s female characters, automatically assuming ignorance on the part of them. His lack of understanding towards women exhibits itself on the very first page,
To his surprise, this presents Horner with an "alternate economy of feminine desire” (Burke 237). Feminine desire, which is largely ignored in patriarchal society, forces Horner to humanize the women he’s talking to instead of treating them as a commodity. In fact, the women get defensive when Horner brings up the issue of payment. This commodification of women paints them as very one-dimensional. Additionally, Dainty speaks of embarrassment, “we blush when they are shame-faced” (Wycherley 1189).
The original rendition is said to have been told to convey two morals: the first, warned female readers against the dangers of curiosity; the second, warned husbands against expecting the impossible from their wives (Sheets 1991:643). Carter has however adapted the original story to appeal to the modern reader and provide some personal commentary on social issues. She also gave it her own controversial twist, by making the husband a murderer, and what some might refer to as a pervert. As Sheets accurately states, “Carter situates the story in the tradition of aesthetic sadomasochism” (Sheets 1991:643). Throughout the story the heroine notices various erotic art forms in the castle.
Ads for movies shows, and form of media typically shows a dismembered attractive looking women in order to sell their product. Females are told to shut up and look pretty for the camera. It is so common that Hollywood thinks it is acceptable to portray women like objects, but it does acceptable to treat women like things for men to use because it does not respect women nor does it empower women. Women are being treated like objects in movies and shows that allows men to use them for their liking. The constant ads of attractive looking women
Thus, the female is not merely an endangered object to men, for she is also endangers patriarchal control. The bed trick — or cuckoldry plot — empowers her, as her sexuality, which is powerful, attractive, and entirely under her control, is an imminent threat to her ‘lover.’ Her female potency gives rise to anxiety, and in turn, makes the once-phlegmatic Angelo hot-blooded and thus, effeminate — destroying his masculine persona and dishonoring
Gender representation is solely created by social construction. Thus, people grow and learn by watching and doing as they see, and the common way to learn these constructions is through media. The common form of media that promotes these social views is film, and it promotes a patriarchal society. In Laura Mulvey’s article, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975),” she explains that Hollywood film creates a binary that portrays women as passive and spectacles, while men are seen as dominant, active, and are the ones that push the story along (4-5). This representation is created by the use of the male gaze, fetishizing women, and punishing women if they ever assert their power.
Lady Macbeth is calling to the spirits to assist her murderous ideations and to do that make her less of a women and more like man which will then fill her with deadly cruelty. This supports how she feels, about needing to be manly to commit these horrible
2.1 Sexuality in A Rebour Des Esseintes’ sexuality is traversed by multiple episodes with actresses, singers and prostitutes, but is altered by his neurosis; the artificial woman being superior to the natural woman. Des Esseintes becomes repulsed by the natural woman as he depicts them as “repulsive foods” (Huysmans 33), his tedium ending in lethargy and impotence (Huysmans). His appeal towards the artificiality in technology in sexuality is, among other things, depicted in his comparison of the human body of a woman to a
P. 149). While the handiwork of one promotes violence and destruction, the other toils only to secure peace and domestic harmony. Lucie assumes the existence of a fellow-feeling between herself and Madame Defarge, based on their common gender. She automatically expects Madame Defarge to identify with her joy as a woman. The realisation of her mistake strikes her with 'terror ' and leads to the admission "We are more afraid of you than of these others" which Madame calmly receives as a compliment.
Societal Expectations are not Barriers Two inspiring pieces of literature called Macbeth by William Shakespeare and “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkings Gilman share one eminent theme, which is the suppression of the female gender. Societies often place barbaric labels on those who seem unworthy rather than fight the judgments that are concrete and see for themselves. Social ideas during the two diverse time periods demonstrate how women are not seen as powerful figures and insanity progress within those who are stereotyped. Women are seen as creatures that are ineligible to think for themselves in. Lady Macbeth is convinced to rid her self of anything feminine and be fierce like a man.
The Cold War was believed to be inevitable by some historians. It was a time when communism was feared in America because of Joseph Stalin’s bloodthirsty empowerment and control of his country. Whitfield’s book is divided into chapters that go in depth with the voices of popular culture. According to him these voices contributed an astounding amount to the nineteen-fifties. Whitfield brings in certain public figures that were apparent in those times to serve as case studies throughout the book.
From the quote above you could clearly tell why women wouldn’t want to say out loud their own opinion, making them oppress their feeling by the use of fear. But I don’t understand how the phrase “Oh, you’re such a girl,” would affect a women that much since they are a girl? After that the blog talks about how comedy is used as a tool for shaming and silencing. “We’re meant to be shamed and silenced by the myth that jokes don’t matter”. From this quote we could tell that the blogger believe that jokes aren’t just used to be funny but also used as a tool to make fun of people as a result cause people to be silenced and shamed.