The men in this movie do horrible and traumatizing things. Even though there are two strong women characters in the film, they seem to only react to the conflict and violence around them. The men of the story do not react, they act on the violence; they enlist for the special mission. This kind of action/reaction gender dynamic hints at deeper notions of men and women’s relationships to violence. Men seek out violence, for pleasure or honorable purposes, where as women must be pushed to violence.
He also said the mammalian brain has sex-linked differences associating aggression and male gender. The male hormone, testosterone, is implicated in violent behavior. The reason spousal abuse happens is because the male of our species, for many reasons has an aggressive behavior and they often find them expressing that aggression on their family or partner. The spouse abuse has been part of historical roots. If you go through history women always have been bought and sold and bartered, denied education, ownership of a land, and also they not full partners in owning and controlling the most of the businesses or institutes around the world.
The protagonists in the novel are constantly being abused physically and mentally by their cynical husband. With this theme he also explores the inequality among men and women. Hosseini uses his powerful words to describe the horrors that women undergo through during their marriage. The theme of Spousal abuse also allows the reader to recognize and understand men 's superiority in
Men should see women as their equals and of capable abilities instead of sexual beings that serve them. However, because of the way media portrays women it has become increasingly more difficult for men to not sexualize women and demean them, and although the media does play a huge role in the demoralizing depiction of women, women are also contributing to the way man view them by overly sexualizing themselves. The only way men will fully be able to give women the proper respect they deserve is if women stop covering their full potential to demand more in society. Women must demand to be treated with more respect and not to be seen as sexual objects, but also, as equals with
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
Cultures, typically, give men power over women. In todays societies men normally have the control of dialogue regarding the group beliefs and practices. Okin states that “First, the sphere of personal, sexual, and reproductive life provides a central focus of most cultures, a dominant theme in cultural practices and rules” (Hinman, 2006). Okin feels that special group rights are anti-feminist because they support patriarchy, when patriarchy is already the dominant theme among cultures
In India, an average of five women a day is burned in dowry-related disputes and many more cases are never reported. Early marriage, especially without the approval of the girl, is another form of human rights violation. Early marriage followed by multiple gestations can disturb the health of
The females have to listen to anything the males say. Female roles are just to be used however the male want them to be used and to be the “maid”. There are male and female roles in dating violence. Dating violence can be anything from verbal, physical, emotional, or sexually abused in a romantic relationship. Males run the household and make the spouse do what they want them to do.
Many homeless women are seen as actresses as they choose a technique to perform that day, in hopes that it helps them against negative and violent issues that they face. Women also face many illnesses from basic health issues to chronic diseases and even mental illnesses. A lot of the violent and traumatic events women go through leads majority of them with depression. The cause of homelessness varies on the individual but research made a connection to women who are in a domestic violence relationship with a spouse/partner and the death of their spouse/partner. This leads them into homelessness due to the lack of funds, because they can no longer affordable housing.
One in 6 Australian women have been subjected to sexual abuse with a current or a previous partner(aihw,2018). Evidence in Australia indicates that there is a greater consequences for mental health for women who are sexually abused by their partner so more money has to be allocated for mental health services , as well as welfare support ( aihw,2018). Psychologically and domestic violence in Australia, there are long term mental health consequences for victims of domestic violence. It can lead to post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and other disorders, self-medicating, substance abuse, and suicide. Their health system train their practitioners to be on the look out for these disorders that have an impact on domestic violence victims in order to give them the help they need, as well refer them to specialized services to address safety concerns (aihw,2018).
Unfortunately, both men and women constantly feel the pressure of fitting into society’s norms, but fitting into these norms comes with many consequences. Insecure women aren’t born, they are made. In “Strong Enough”, Shanker introduces her personal experience of what being treated as an outcast feels like. Due to rejecting a boy after he asked her to have sex with him, she is then seen as a “lez”. Shanker feels it is devastating that a girl can’t make her own decisions without automatically being labeled.
Victims of domestic violence have higher suicidal and depression rates. 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime in the United States. 19.3 million women in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.7 “If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere.” Aysha
Victims of spousal abuse not only have an immediate exposure to physical danger, but many lasting mental effects as a response. For instance, many individuals suffering from abuse by an intimate partner experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by traumatic, uncontrollable thoughts about the incident. Additionally, depression remains as the most common symptom in victims. As much as 60% of abused women claimed they felt sad or depressed. In the same way, dissociation is commonly linked with spousal abuse.
The fact that I am male and my sister is female plays an important part in how we view life. There are certain situations that I will go through as a male that she will not understand and there are certain situations that she will go through as a woman that I will never understand as a male. This is important when it pertains to stress like situations. In the Therapeutic Communications for Health Care, the authors stated concerning stress “It is interesting to note that men and women respond differently to stress. Men often become physically or verbally aggressive, and may also use denial as a defense mechanism.
(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.