Families that are poor or have a low income are more likely to commit crimes for the purpose of their own needs to survive. “It is a fact that neighborhoods where the poor are concentrated are more prone to high crime rates, and poor residents are the most common victims of crimes” (1). The best explanation for this is that poorer people have the same needs as a regular middle-class citizen. The poor citizens need certain things to help him or her live a healthy life, such as healthcare, food stamps, and more employment options. One may argue that healthcare is too expensive and that food stamps have been taken away from many people.
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
In our society, gender inequality leads to men having more power than women. This greater power would lead to sexual abuses and those in poverty are more likely to face these abuses. This is evident in the novel. The neighbourhood in the House on Mango
If this were the case, many would have a successful chance of succeeding with private defence. Most battered women, however, kill their abusive partner when they are at their most vulnerable, such as asleep or in a drunken state. BWS allows the courts to understand through expert evidence, the findings of psychologists, as to why these battered women do not leave their partner or call the police. They call it learned helplessness where the woman is tyrannised into thinking that there is no escape from their situation. 2 Battered women syndrome regarding criminal incapacity 2 1 Non-pathological criminal incapacity Battered women have used non-pathological criminal incapacity as a defence to killing their abusers.
Not only are people being pushed out of their neighbourhoods and homes by those willing to pay more, there is an apparent price hike for those who desire to stay in their homes. Non-integrated/non-gentrified communities start off with higher poverty rates while simultaneously having low homeownership. Then people with higher incomes move in causing a raise in the cost of living within the community. Despite this the working class pay and low income remain the same for the original residents who can no longer afford to live in what once was their home. The social cost of the actions are extremely high and cause just as many community issues as household familial issues.
“To desert your home, your husband and your children! And you don‘t consider what people will say! I cannot consider that at all. I only know that it is necessary for me.” This shows the unwillingness of Edna and Nora has to give up their self for their kids because both women has worked to hard on finding themselves that their unwilling to lose themselves
Gender inequality is a social justice issue that is prominent in several societies as it is a direct reflection of the systematic power distribution amongst the two binary genders. This form of inequality is reflected through a set of adverse behaviours projected from one individual to another, known as domestic violence. Individuals perform the identities that is associated with their gender role because it is what is culturally acceptable within their given society. Judith Butler’s theory of ‘Gender as a Performance’ depicts that the practices that individuals repeat and perform assure the elements that an identity is composed of. This theory is an embodiment of domestic violence as it establishes the inequality amongst the different genders, by allowing the male to perform his dominance, causing the female to feel inferior to this.
These assaults often start small, a shove or grabbing your wrist, but over time it will become worst. Most likely with other abusive behaviors, like emotional and verbal abuse Psychological, emotional, and mental abuse which are linked together, the abuser uses emotional abuse to wither away their partners self-esteem and reduce their confidence to increase their reliant on the abuser. Tactics such as criticism, intimidation, isolating them from their family and friends to gain control over them(Lwa,2018). The last country, I chose is Saudi Arabia. Women were the victims in 45 % of domestic violence cases filed in the last year with the Ministry of Justice.
One would think this goes hand in hand but we see it means so much more. Edna gave her life to protect the ones she loved from the pain her actions would have inflicted if she stayed. Edna was so involved in what she wanted for herself, yet knew other would suffer. Sadly, even though Edna was aware her actions would bring negative consequences she was not willing to give up her desire for freedom in return for her family. Although, Edna’s leaving did leave her children without a mother, she did it in “secret”.
When dealing with the burden of hiding the truth from Torvald, Nora begins to contemplate suicide. At the beginning of act two, Nora is speaking to the nurse and says, “Do you think they would forget their mother if she went away all together?” (Ibsen 1378). This is about her children and her taking her own life, which is incredibly outlandish. The nurse speaks to Nora saying how they need their mother at such a young age and would be damaged by her absence. Nora again is choosing to run and hide from her problems only this time it is affecting her family.