The chorus says, “You are right Medea” (L 266). She voices women’s loss of power over their bodies and economies. And how they became trapped in the their own household. Medea explains, “With an excess of wealth it is required/ For us to buy a husband” and notes to not take a “master” is worse (L 232-234). Here she passionately speaks out against the injustices she faces as a women.
Women who choose to work are persistently discouraged. Typically in lower middle class and lower class families, it is assumed that if the women of the house step outside they will become a reason for the whole family’s dishonor. This typical mindset has killed the dreams of countless young girls. The sibling discrimination of sons vs. daughters is further exacerbated when women are freely discriminated against in the commercial
Mathilde's revealed how caustic she was about this in her quest for love, despite the depravity of her sensual desires stemming from the beheading of her ancestor, Boniface de la Mole. Financially imposed alienation has restricted her from experiencing life as it is from the perspective of the impoverished majority. Her family and others of its kind only form relations with people of their economic status. In essence, one might estimate such practices with forced marriages as they were the dealings of parents who wanted to create worthwhile social connections. Women were subject to marriages without regard for their personal preference.
In divorce and custody battles, mostly favored the husband. In any case of divorce, women had no legal rights to their children (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The institution of marriage stripped women of their rights. State property laws prohibiting women from owning property. Consequently, anything they owed were their husbands now, all earnings went to straight into their husbands pockets (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter).
It is narrated by the protagonist, Offred who is a handmaid forced into sexual servitude. Facing a plunging birth rate, the fundamentalist regime treats women as property of the state. Handmaids are the few of the remaining fertile women and their sole purpose is to help the government into re-populating their society, where a lot of people are left sterile. The Handmaid’s Tale deals with the theme of women in subjugation to misogyny in a patriarchal society, primarily. It shows the struggle that women have to go through in that society, as a Handmaid or as not being able to be one.
The lack of the woman power is quite evident from various full spectrum incidents within the story. This story tries to properly From Dolorita 's failure to postpone her wedding to Donis 's sister 's abuse at the hands of her brother to Miguel and Pedro 's rapes of villagers -- all of these incidents effectively convey the statement that women were immensely oppressed at that time. The only character to overcome and transcend the power structure is Susan. But she is trapped in the hallucination of fantasy and grief. Therefore, she has to sacrifice her own sanity in order to overcome every type of obstacle in the male dominated society.
ASSESSING MANJU KAPUR’S FEMINISTIC EXPRESSIONS THROUGH THE READINGS OF PATRIARCHAL CULTURE Abstract: The patriarchal societies have a great influence on families especially on women who continuously strive for their independence in the modern era. The globalization and technology preaches women to be superior rather than to be inferior beings. But age old traditions and aeons of suppression don’t allow them to come out of male domination and at the same time cannot agree to accept their oppression. Women suffering from this kind of repressions come out with various problems. It’s rather difficult for them to revolt against traditional methods as they will be contradicted by the society.
Mallard is described as having wrinkles that “bespoke repression” to show that her voice and free will has been repressed in marriage. When Chopin wrote The Story of an Hour females had few career opportunities, and lacked the ability to vote, so Mrs. Mallard is used as an archetype of the voiceless women in marriage and society. The argument put forward shows that it is wrong that females must be without the “possession of self assertion” in marriage and life instead they should be on equal footing with males. Chopin uses the setting in the Story of an Hour to further display the power dynamics because the housewife is merely a guest in her husband’s
In society people with lower economic status always remain under the burden of hatred feeling. They are treated as baseless identities in comparison to individuals who have higher economic place in the society. In her novel The Sari Shop Bajwa also shows the contrast between the economically secure and educated women like Mrs. Sandhu, Mrs. Gupta, Mrs. Bhandari and Mrs. Kapoor who occupy upper sections of society with the economically weaker counterparts like Kamla wife of Chander who belongs to lower stratum of society. The upper class women spend their daily life in gossiping and match making. They have high aspirations and fulfilled dreams.
Have you ever been discriminated because of your gender or the way that the society looks at you? Such discriminations exist because of the influence of globalization, where gender inequalities are applied to women in areas such as health, education, employment, and political freedom. These have set a different living standard for each and everyone who lives in this world. Experiencing discrimination because of your gender and the way society looks at you is what one usually has to face at one point of their life or another. Being incapable of doing something, not physically strong, not considered human, and being ignored, are how women treated.