Tired of women complaining that they have it harder than men? I saw some guys complaining about this on a forum, and it was very interesting to me, because even though they meant it in a "Shut up and stop complaining!" way, they were really opening themselves up to find out exactly why women think they have it harder than men! I realize that there are many areas where men have it harder than women. For instance, they are ridiculed when they claim they are abused by a woman.
In his article Kimmel outlines why simultaneously being a man and a feminist produces resistance from other men and from feminist women as well. His explanations are spoken about as “fears of feminism” divided by gender. Kimmel sets up his argument by reminiscing about the two types of people that are offended by his work as a male feminist. One is the feminist who is determined to prove his intentions are patriarchal (60). Kimmel states he can guess that women may have the fear that all men are oppressors created by a patriarchal system, who all benefit from the system, and, therefore, are all the same (61).
In this section of the first verse, he communicates that men degrade women by saying harsh and hateful things to the point that these women feel like they are nothing anymore. He wants women to realize that these men are below them in society for degrading them the way they do. Women deserve to be treated much better than how most men treat them. The worse part about men degrading women is that if women hear all of these negative things too many times, they start to believe them and confine themselves to that way of
He 's in love with Martha, but she 's not in love with him.” Women effecting the men that who they 're not even with which shows a lot . The men idealize an ,lust the women and use their presence.By imaginations ,in letters and photographs that they have as a kind of comfort or some type of reminder. That the world does exist outside the cruelty bloody Vietnam war.It shows that the men are so emotionally damage and physically that they lost their train of thought about the world or the realistic part of it,it’s kind of sad.
One obstacle is gender equality, the ranch is a “male-dominant” society where women are seen as untrustworthy. The fact that Curly’s wife is the bosses wife is the true cause of her alienation. However, the simple fact that she is a female separates her from interactions with others as seen when the men refer to her as having “the eye” (28). Here the men refer to everything they think women are – a distraction and temptation for men, instead of actual human beings. Candy is also oppressed in a social inequality as he is afraid that when he is too old to work, he will be thrown out of the “ash heap”, a victim of a society that discriminates against the disabled and has no value for age or experience.
Both the article Oppression by Marilyn Frye and the article Feminism is for everybody that includes men by Katherine Fritz both talk about the way women are demoralized by society on what society assumes about the person not what they know about the individual. That just because a woman dresses sexy does not mean she is sexually easy or deserves to be called derogatory names or harassed or worse raped. There should also not be one set of rules for men and another set for women. If a man has multiple sexual partners, he is labeled a stud and if a woman has the same number of sexual partners, she is labeled a whore or slut. Society attaches labels to us since birth, which is where female oppression starts.
The reading, on the other hand, focused on the marriage and how men view the fault of women being, “shrewish, vengeful nagging” leading to men being unhappy in marriage. Furthermore, she quotes Theophrastus who claims that men should not marry for women are trouble, only gossip, and lack affection. She goes against this opinion by claiming that it is men who dominate women and what has been written about wives are false. However, she still says that marriage is good because there are men who are kind and love each other thus, women should be grateful. In the other reading, Lancelot by Chretien de Troys is an Arthurian poem about the story of Lancelot expressing knightly rightness to free the Queen from Melegant.
(Atwood 72). Our society today makes many women feel like they are at fault when sexually assaulted. Whether its intoxication, risqué attire or innocent flirting, women are always blamed for men’s inability to keep it in their pants- just as Janine is blamed for being gang-raped. Society has made women fear things they shouldn’t have to fear because of the expectation that men want to have sex. In a male-controlled society penetration becomes the norm.
One way Miss Lonelyheart breaks the mold of the stereotypical is by rejecting the man that made advances on her even though she wanted love. Although she did reject him, she was still driven to suicide because she did not have the love she wanted. This could also demonstrate that she feels unworthy of love because of this man’s actions. Ultimately, this demonstrates her dependence on men for happiness. Miss Lonelyheart demonstrates a male dominated society by presenting the idea that women need men for
Misogyny remains a key feature in Mailer’s writings with the Naked and the dead being no exception, portraying women as little more than sexual objects to fulfil male desire, being placed at the bottom of gender structure. It was not uncommon for men to mistrust their wives while they were away fighting and Mailer presents this fear the men maintain through Brown as he explains what his actions would be if he found out his wife had been cheating on him, claiming to beat her and throw he out, viewing women as sexual objects which are disposable and yet it is the fear that the males possess of this occurring which leads them to respond like this, women maintain an unusual sense of power within a largely patriarchal society. Later, in the Chorus