Rape is always seen as the denigration of the basic human rights of a woman because it violates her non-negotiable fundamental right to live a life with dignity. Women are kept shackled in the chains of servitude from the womb to the tomb. They have been relegated an inferior position in the society. The power equation in our society is tilted in the favour of men. Such a machismo culture extant in the society has pushed the women into the dark and dismal abyss of deprivation, humiliation and discrimination.
Adelina portrays both the despicable and honest powers that exist in a common society, such as being judged by her appearance and true identity. Adelina Amouteru had suffered discrimination her entire life because of being a malfetto, survivor of the blood fever with markings, and this caused fury and fear to develop on the character. Her father and the rest of the society thought malfettos were “demons” that should not exist. This type of racism is a display for the many times the world has shown hatred to different races such as Apartheid or
Gender discrimination a common practice when both men and women are trying to show their sovereignty and show the desire of altering their duties without giving importance to each other. Men and women both can face gender discrimination but women are more vulnerable due to delicacy and fragile looks. Examples of Gender discrimination include discrimination in family law, discrimination at workplace, discrimination in education, social restrictions etc. gender discrimination in education is the most prevalent issue in many developing countries such as Nigeria, Iran , Bangladesh, India. In education, most women experience differential treatment from their families and the society.
The expectations binary gender is contributing to the culture of blaming the fatality; hence the men responsible is not to be good and respectful but rather the females to overawe the weakness alleged to be in their response. Women employed in the workplace where the male is the dominant, if they fail to consent that culture will simply mean a loss of job position thus the only pending choice is to accept the eternally agitated casualty otherwise it will mean a jobless
The paper presents various aspects of gender discrimination and subjugation of women to male dominated society and orders, set by a particular group of society, against women. Women are suffering silently in the hands of patriarchal code and system of society. This discrimination leads to heinous crimes against women and at last they lost their lives. Today the problem of lower sex ratio is a consequence of this gender discrimination. This is a challenge before country how to tackle this social evil and make Indian developed country where women and children can live without any fear and threats.
1. Three political issues that are most evident for women during the 1960’s and 1970’s Chicana/o Movement are oppression, machismo, and control over their bodies. Chicana’s encountered oppression from La Raza because they focused on getting equal rights for the men and completely put the women’s needs aside. Women were not accepted by the leaders in the Chicano Movement or the Anglo establishment (Vidal 22). Chicana’s experienced machismo within the Chicano Movement because they were seen useful only to perform sexual activities or support the men.
It may had the feeling that the whole US community was hostile to her. The author, in fact, wanted to address the unfair treatment to immigrants as racism. The cleanliness world which Miss Whiteside lived in conflicted with the uncleanliness world that main character lived in just like the major group of people with power refused to accepted the weak and minority party. The protagonist worked so hard and tried to get herself involved into the community, however a wall was settled between immigrants and the native. The racism was a long-time issue rooted into America which still existed nowadays though people kept fighting hard for equality.
Crimes against Women in Domestic and Public Places “A society that is unable to respect, protect and nurture its women and children loses its moral moorings and runs adrift.” Crime against Women means direct or indirect physical or mental cruelty to women. Crimes directed specifically against women and in which only women are victims are characterized as “crimes against women”. Women are put on high pedestal of goddess calling her “shaktirupa” on one hand, but in reality treated as a less human even. Irrespective of religion, culture and economic system, women suffer deprivation, humiliation and denial of basic human rights in almost all walks of life, everywhere, at every stage in varying degrees. Crime against women are growing day by day which are unbearable in every possible need.
As, Chaman Nahal Writers about feminism in India: “Both the awareness of woman’s position in society as one of disadvantage or in generally compared with that of man and also a desire to remove those is advantages.” (16) What women write is all about female subjectivity and with feminine perception. They depict their own identity in their novels. However this is the reason why their works are undervalued as they belong to patriarchal world where male experiences are always superior to female assumptions. Indian society gave much priority to men centric works. Male writers always dealt with heavy themes and works of women were not being appreciated.
The agony of woman in such a patriarchal society is well expressed by Chitralekha, who undergoes oppression and suppression at the hands of men despite her caste and class superiority. Chitralekha represent the subalternity of woman in masculinist society where she is identified as “other”, or “second sex” despite her high position in the society. Karnad doesn’t adhere to traditional