Rape on the Night Shift is a documentary about the sexual assaults that some of the janitors suffer while working at night. This documentary reveals the injustice that these workers have to go through because most of them are undocumented and they don’t know their rights. The experiences of woman in this documentary is correlated with the feminist theory, the idea of seeing women unequal to men and the idea of the men having the power to control women. Indeed, the documentary let us see the gender inequality, exploitation, and the de-valuing of woman’s work. We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers.
Women often feel powerless and vulnerable in the negotiations regarding condom use and their struggle to be able to assert power. Women’s powerlessness is directly linked to their economic needs. The stigma that the public and police hold towards prostitutes makes it difficult for the prostitutes to report violence. Violence is a very real threat to most prostitutes as 82% of prostitutes have been physically assaulted (Lobert, 2014). Women often face rejection discrimination and emotional abuse form family members and partners because of their
The documentary, Half the Sky, is an eye-opening film on the injustices women experience in the world; during the film, the reporters travel to Sierra Leone. While there, they met with a young girl who had been raped by her uncle, which brought to light the fact that rape is considered to be disgraceful, not for the rapist but for the victim. The young girl in this situation chose to speak out about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was the one who suffered for it. Personally, I believe it was outrageous for her to have been kicked out of her own home for something that was forced upon her; to quote the documentary, “it is the victim that has the burden to prove herself innocent”, which although such a statement seems primitive, it
This place being what? This place being South Africa" (Coetzee, 112). Since Disgrace is taking place after apartheid, it is reasonable to believe that Lucy does not report it since she knows what the cause of her rape is, the rapers are angry at how they were treated during apartheid. This also suggests that Lucy knows what would happen if she reports it, a witch hunt for the people who raped her which would most certainly imprison many innocent black men and a controversial discussion of violence against whites would
Immigrants are abducted and taken to American to be old every day. This shows that prostitution leads to human trafficking. I think this is sad because women should not be the ones who get in trouble and deported for something they could not control. They were also taken from their homes and moved across the world to be abused and taken advantage of. The immigrants would also be fined and could serve jail time for this even if it was not their
Gender inequality and discrimination in the field of education, media and politics in Assamese society From the ancient age women are said to be weak and fragile and not fit to work. They have been facing discrimination by the man and the society and they still facing and are fighting up against them. People do not realize what is it like to get a woman educated instead they keep her in the house and make her do household or do other work. Man are always said to be superior than women which is not true. Due the constant pressure by the society and belief system women are pressed down and this leads to gender inequality and discrimination.
Gender pathways to law breaking are dominated by females who had suffered from physical and/or sexual abuse, labeled as troublesome (juveniles), neglected, powerless to have agency. As a response to the grim upbringing many women run away and become involved in illegal drugs distribution, prostitution, and are consequently arrested and prosecuted “for their own protection” (Meda Chelsey-Lind, 2008). Most of the women who are in prison lived with children at the time of the arrest and therefore leaving them more vulnerable and susceptible for the rest of their lives. Gender inequality in the justice system is so much more than just about the way women are given a different punishment than men, it is about the reality of women’s lives and the contexts in which women live. Gender bias in the justice system include the generalization of how men and women are supposedly behaving, one strong and powerful, and the other submissive and weak.
Which is not because you can get any type of diseases, pregnancy, and you can get physical violent. Legalizing prostitution can set a number of rates of woman getting raped or beaten because of their “profession.” Some of the people that says it should be legal are human trafficking, pimping, or any other type of crimes. As a matter of fact, you can get an undesirable pregnancy where all your anger will get to the kid. Many woman does not take care of their children because they work late at night. Some woman does not care if their kids at home with no babysitter or have any food at home.
Pecola, an 11 year old child was raped by her father. Pecola is an easy prey because she was just an 11 year old young girl, and she has no strength to voice out her concerns to the adults in the novel. She does not know anything about oppression and that’s how she became a victim of one. Because of what Pecola experienced, the physical abuse, that led to her psychological disorder. Pecola was emotionally abused by her classmates who usually called her ugly because she was black.
Yesterday morning Mumtaz found her hanging from the rafters” (McCormick 152). The little girl could not take the psychological pressure that was brought upon her, and so she gave her own life to avoid it. This shows that the sex trafficking industry can mentally break people, and the ones who get out alive from the brothels are usually traumatized for the rest of their lives. After finally being freed, “Some girls who are trafficked choose to remain prostitutes for life because their home villages will not accept them” (Ruffins). This is also shown in the book Sold, with Monica not being accepted back to her village after returning.
Most women working in the mine have once been victim of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. c) At any time did the female characters show (through words or actions) that they would be receptive to advances by their male co-workers? Provide examples. Although some women were reluctant to complaints about sexual and verbal attacks they are victims of against their employers or coworkers, none of them has at any moment and at any point in the movie has never let it go, neither accept there advances, or even give or be receptive to any advances made by their male colleagues. 1.
During these protest these women would be harassed by police forces (similar to civil rights protest). This further shows the corruption in the justice system. The Mothers focused on the fact that many of their daughters have been kidnapped and nothing is being done about it by the government. After many protest the Mothers would gain international attention and get help running as an official program. Since then the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have help forge many other female organizations and provide a political voice for women (Speaking Truth to Power Madres of the Plaza De Mayo).
In many countries, women are not entitled to own property or inherit land. Social exclusion, “honor” killings, female genital mutilation, trafficking, restricted mobility and early marriage among others, deny the right to health, to women and girls and increase illness and death throughout the life-course” (Herr). Women in third world countries have had the obligation of laborious, gender-assigned duties, while men have had access to technology, education, technical training, land, credit, and basic needs from their government. This is a normal custom in Indonesia, India, Iraq, and Iran. Women have no rights to speak and are sexually and physically abused with no punishment for the husband.