Since Genie was kept in severe isolation for the majority of her life, she was unable to decide that the isolation and fear that she was experiencing was not one that every child knew. Genie had experienced copious amounts of trauma at the hands of her parents and because of that, after she was freed she was unable to achieve any social norms put in place by modern society.As she started integrating into society, she began to learn social norms. When she was integrated, she would constantly be spitting and clawing. As Genie began spent more time in the community, she learned that spitting and clawing were not part of societies norms and eventually
In addition, Abel spent all of his money on alcohol, and he shot Trevor’s mother. Although Trevor’s mother tried to report her abuse, the police remained patriarchal and did not arrest Abel or file her accusations. In South Africa “a woman is either raped or battered every four minutes.” () These women, are also victims of patriarchal society in South Africa as women are still suffering under men. Through this all, Trevor was able to move on with his life and pursue his career. His mother couldn’t help him overcome his traumatic experiences, yet because of his upbringing and optimistic attitude, he was able to move on, and even find humor in
From the beginning of the book Elizabeth was merely an outspoken woman with many opinions to express and unafraid of being suppressed by those around her. She never truly equated herself with men or her oppressors, she never truly paved a true road for herself with her own virtues and ideas for success for her future, unlike Charlotte Lucas did by marrying Mr. Collins with only intentions of living a comfortable life. Feminism during that time is much different from how it has evolved to present time and a perfect example of a feminist during the era would be Charlotte Lucas. Charlotte can be seen as a feminist instead of Elizabeth during the first chapters of Pride and Prejudice because of her ability to make firm decisions for herself not based on wanting solely to live for her husband 's every want and need. Charlotte states, "I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins character, connections and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering a marriage state."
But what confused most of the girls was that Shilpa did not have a debt to pay to their boss, Mumtaz, she was just doing it. But, they did not know her past, which was very similar to these girls reality. If they would have taken the time to know who Shilpa was and why she acted the way she did, they might have saw her in a different light.¨Her mother gave it… But now she likes it too much¨. (McCormick 172) Shilpa is acts the way she does because that is all she knows. Shilpa has been in the sex-trafficking scandal literally since she was a little girl.
Which possibly could have turned the entire case around she chose to stay quiet and comply with what everyone was telling her. Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
Antigone broke every rule in the book when it came to the way that women were supposed to behave in society back then. Women back then were either seen as slaves, mothers, or concubines, even Kreon told his son Haimon that, “when you lay yourself under a pleasure female the pleasure goes cold soon…and never never never let ourselves be bested by a woman” (lines 740-745 & 772-77), claiming that women are only good for one thing and even that is not enough to trust a woman. But Antigone was not seen as any of these things she believed in something and even though her sister told her not to do it, Antigone knew what was right and defended her beliefs. When Ismene said, “moreover we’re girls girls cannot force their way against men” (lines 70-72) it was obvious that this was one of the reasons that she did not want to help Antigone, she was raised to believe that women did not have the same strength that men have. Antigone defied all “rules” women were taught back then and made sure that not only would she be looked like as a martyr, but as a woman who was not afraid of any
Women in Sparta took care of most things they kept order between the slaves. Women had their kids helping out the shop when they were old enough. The men in Athens thought that women having any type of power was wrong and they blamed the fall of Sparta on women. Women were not the cause of Sparta's fall but they did have a big impact on other city-states. Historians do know that Spartan women were known for their natural beauty, and that they were forbidden from wearing any kind of makeup or enhancements.
This is because young men are not taught that they do not have a right to women’s bodies. Rape is not spoken about in most American schools because it is considered a “taboo” topic, that in itself is considered rape culture. In another report in 2009, studies show that only nine percent of women report their sexual assault cases to the authorities (Luna 1). Women get assaulted every day in the US, yet very few come forward to the authorities because they have seen the backlash that almost all other women face when they accuse
This was also known as the abolitionist movement (Susan, Bio). Anthony was raised as an independent and outspoken woman, and she never married anyone (Susan, History). Miss Anthony’s childhood and birth had affected her in many ways, especially her beliefs on women’s rights and what she did to help women gain more rights. Anthony chose to participate in civil disobedience to fight for women’s rights because she believed that women were equal to men, and they deserved the same rights. Anthony started out by wanting to speak at temperance rallies, but could not because she was a woman (Susan, House).
Sexism in sports is a wide ranged topic that many people have ignored for most of their lives. Throughout the decades, women have been tossed away and not been allowed to do so many things in their life, that men have been allowed to do. For example, decades ago, women were never allowed to hunt, be seperate from their husbands, or even play sports til the 1900’s. Their only job was to sit home and care for the kids while the men did all the dirty work. Now, our society has separated boys sports from women sports in a big way that has changed lives, with money.Women’s treatment in sport has always been a wild fire of bigger gender inequality.