Throughout the story one can clearly see the breakdowns in most marriages and relationships. The Marriages had a lot of betrayal and issues, and many people were taken advantage of. Many passages in The Great Gatsby explains how relationships weren't taken seriously during this time. Fights were common because people in The Great Gatsby weren't necessarily in a relationship where they liked the person that they were with, they were in the relationship for the money.
Many songs in the rap genre have an air of violence or sexism against women. Some of the artists who create this music sing about having sex with women, the bodies of women, violence against women, or the inability of a woman to be on her own. Women who listen to this music may find themselves believing what is said, and gaining an implicit bias against other women or men. They might begin to consider other women as ‘sluts,’ ‘whores,’ or ‘gold diggers,’ and men as ‘sexist pigs’ or ‘perverts.’ Also, when women believe what is said about them in any type of media, they may start to become somewhat like the women described in that media.
In today’s society acts of domestic violence lead to divorces and lawsuits. Seventy years ago, it was socially acceptable for a man to beat his wife, but today domestic abuse is a crime. At no point in time should it be morally okay to physically harm a loved one, but relatively recently it was. Today the concept of acceptable domestic abuse is unbelievable, but that is how society influences people.
In addition to these individuals, racist, sexist and homophobic individuals also have this mindset, which causes the need for groups like Black Lives Matter and Feminist groups. Like Gatsby, the members of the KKK and other discriminatory individuals still live in the past and forget that everybody else is living in the present. To add to this, in Hollywood, many entertainment personalities are coming front to admit that they have been raped. They share that in their experiences many influential men rape women and abuse their power. This shows the theme of abusing power like Daisy does as she kills Myrtle without holding responsibility since she is of “class”.
Franklin was not the aggressor however he also did not resort to violence in means of self defense because he wanted to prove that he could stand his ground. The Long Walk Home had several characters that dealt with racism in the same means that Malcolm X did, both movies showed black men that were seen as criminals to white men because of their skin color. Each movie emphasized the harassment white people acted upon black people. In order for the characters in The Long Walk Home to adjust to their struggles, they found faith or friendship to keep them strong. For Odessa she continually went to church and listened to the preacher who inspired her to not ride the bus and continue walking home every day after work, no matter how much her feet hurt.
However, this does not contribute to Stella’s delusion. During this time, women were allowed to divorce their husbands, if they so pleased. Stella, who is well aware of Stanley’s abuse, does not leave her husband, and continues to live and have a child with him. However, Stella is not the only woman who suffers from domestic abuse, which can only call into question if violence was more accepted in the 20th century than it is
Prejudices serve as a mean of division among society, and while their origins can vary from individual to individual, their presence is prevalent and terrifying. Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants, has examples of prejudices that target multiple groups of people, and all of these prejudices are deeply rooted in modern society. Bossypants uses Fey’s memories and ideals to reinforce and exhibit harmful stereotypes and prejudices that are all commonly held beliefs in society. As homosexuality has only achieved relative acceptance in recent years, homophobia was stronger and more harmful in Fey’s youth. Tina Fey reflects the ideals of that time period in her writing, but shows it intertwined with her modern understanding by displaying the contrast
Sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and rape play a very large role in female oppression as well. For example, women are often targeted for this type of assault because females are seen as subordinate and objectified by society and the media. One example of this objectification and dehumanization of women in pop culture can be seen in the music video to the song “Blurred Lines,” performed by Robin Thicke. The music video, banned by YouTube in 2013, featured near-nude women dancing around fully clothed men; this is a problem because the video promotes women’s bodies being used as objects to reinforce the status of the men in the video. The men clearly have control over the situation and are not vulnerable in any way, whereas the women are in
Police Brutality “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, we shouldn’t be silent about things that are really important or matter. Police brutality is real and we shouldn’t be quiet about it. Innocent lives are taken and people are injured. Police usually aren’t being convicted or punished for the action they took.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society.
Battering husbands Violence in the family is a wide unfortunate phenomenon that can occur anywhere. When it comes to battered women, the psychologies makes distinction between two types of husbands and characterize each one of them differently. In this assay I will describe the similarities and the differences between those two types; the pit bulls and the cobras. There are not many similarities between the two. The main one that was discovered in the research is that both types of battering husbands are likely to have some kind of traumatic history that effects their current behavior.
In the previous paragraph, we understand that the psychological problems trafficking causes can be just as devastating as the physical problems. When people discuss human trafficking, they often are confused as to why the victim didn’t just leave or tell someone. It is an accepted notion that majority of sexually exploited women have a degree of freedom; they are allowed to walk about the streets, allowed to contact “John’s”, and communicate with other women in the same business. However, what people often lack to understand the serious psychological grip that many traffickers have on their victims. In Theresa’s case, she had legitimate reason to believe that her family’s well-being would be in jeopardy if she refused to work or left the Chaldeans.
The attitudes of the public towards sexual violence are inaccurate in many cases. Sexual Assault Law is a legacy of legal process based on stereotypes and myths about women and sex. Many myths and stereotypes legally rejected continue to be invoked in trials today. The adversarial nature of the legal system can make people afraid of testifying. The dysfunctional attitudes about sex generally coupled with individualized rather than systematic response of the criminal justice system show us that the system is an inept tool to respond to a social
When the word “domestic abuse” is put forward, people may think it is far from their lives. However, it happens around each individual and it is closer than they think. Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence. And while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe. (Smith and Segal 2)
Some people have their lives all mapped out and traumatic events are not calculated into this equation. Sudden traumatic events can cause plans to change. No one plans to lose a loved one, experience a volcano eruption, be a victim of domestic violence, witness an accident, or have cancer. Trauma is someone has witnessed or experienced a terribly frightening or a life threatening event or situation. Natural disasters, rape and sexual assault, torture, domestic violence, or mass personal violence are forms of trauma an individual can experience.