Does having an unorthodox view on sex make you an atrocious person? In Toni Morrison 's Sula the woman all have different characteristics and beliefs. Sula 's mother Hannah, being a peculiar character, who has many sexual encounters on a daily basis. Consequently, in which Sula grasps idea of what is considered “okay” when it comes to sleeping with others. The affairs instead of tearing couples apart, bring them together, only encouraging Hannah, due to the fact there are no consequences.
Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
The male patients often comment on her womanly figure, speaking about her ‘big, womanly breasts’ (Kesey, 1962), and asking ‘just what was the actual inch-by-inch measurement on them great big ol ' breasts that she did her best to conceal but never could’ (Kesey, 1962). Similarly to Erin Brockovich, Nurse Ratched’s physical features and gender is seen to determine her personal character. Within the novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey, 1962) the idea of nurse’s sexuality cannot be used to her advantage, but rather is used to undermine her authority. Nurse Ratched is a minority in power within the society operating inside the mental asylum, and in the outside world she is seen as a second classes citizen as a result of her gender. Therefore, the unconventional power displayed by Nurse Ratched is her confidence in her position of power, and her dominant and firm personality.
As Seymour is a survivor from the war with loss of innocence due to visualization of vigorous violence, Seymour has lost his innocence. Then, his inability to associate with others leads him to talk to Sybil, who is innocent and differs from other adults in the world Seymour lives in. Therefore, he wants to recover his innocence by contacting with Sybil without hesitation. Seymour’s actions of recovering his innocence shows how he desperately wants it and the symbolism of bananafish demonstrates how Seymour expresses his idea differently to Sybil. In short story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” is about Seymour Glass trying to associate with society but all he could do is to
However, some may argue that the reliance on sexuality does not celebrate a women agency because it is demeaning to women and prolongs the stereotype that women are just eye candy/sexual objects. I do not agree with this because everyone has the right to do as they please with their body as long as it does not harm them or society. In my opinion, sexuality is not the most significant aspect of the femme fatale characters, it is the emotional manipulation. 2. After reading chapters 1 -12 I concluded that Cora is indeed a “femme fatale” because she is both sexually attractive from Frank’s perspective and has a habit of complicating things for the men who love her (Frank Chambers
The Faulknerian Exposé In societies throughout time, the perception of virginity among women has remained somewhat unchanged. In many cultures women who engage in premarital sex are ridiculed and in some situations severely punished. Religions reflect society’s view on virginity and even include this view in their moral code. Whether virginity is a physical state is not arguable. However, the meaning assigned to virginity by society has been the subject of debate.
Kara primarily focuses on sex trafficking, and shows how the term leads to confusions since policy makers only take into account “movement” and not “exploitation” (p.4). She explicitly agrees with the fact that “trafficking is not about movement it’s about slavery” (p.4) but she however fails to acknowledge how some girls in this situation gave their consent, knowing the implications, to make ends meet. To fill in this gap, M. G. Grant wrote an interesting book about “the work of sex work” and her analysis complete S. Kara’s, offering another viewpoint on how women get influenced and are “stuck” in their positions not knowing that they could actually be rescued, motivated by the same outcomes echoed in K. Bales analysis: fear and
My only participant that was fully knowledgeable about female circumcision had previously learned it in this class. She in particular had a very interesting take on it. Her opinion was that it was another way to “oppress” women. “It is a way for men to control women’s sexuality and by controlling their sexuality--they consequently control them in general.” Her comparison between male and female circumcision was that male circumcision is not done to oppress males, it stems from a totally separate idea. All of the other interviewees had either never heard of it or just briefly heard of the name.
However, although the arguments of prostitution legalization proponents often seem reasonable and practical, there are a lot of points, which can support the opposite views. The first argument against legalization of prostitution is that it does not give any serious benefits to women involved to this industry, but provides a lot of advantages for pimps, traffickers and the whole sex industry at large. Moreover, legalization just converts pimps into businessmen, and brothels into legitimate venues. Consequently, such kind of sanctioning all the parties involved to sex industries gives them the other names, but do not guarantee some real, factual changes. Some experts consider that in this case decriminalization is the best strategy, but it should be an advantage for women, who, no matter which way you look at it, are entitled to exploit their own bodies as they want.
This aligns with McClintock’s reading. It confirms the idea that they do not believe women back in the day had the ability to control their own body. People with more power or control would make women labor slaves and use the women’s sexuality to benefit them. However, Sangers reading also talks about motherhood and choosing to become pregnant or getting pregnant against their will. This shows that some women had power over their own sexuality and got to express it freely.
The argument of the essay is trying to persuade the audience to realize how inappropriate it is for a man, transgender or not, to define women. The style of argument is similar to that of a persuasive writing.The author tries to appeal to the more logical side of her audience by stating the facts regarding a woman’s physical anatomy that men will never be able to experience, let alone understand. However, the author relies more on pathos and ethos to persuade her audience rather than with facts. The author’s message primarily regards what women are thought of as being. Since the argument is primarily backed with pathos and ethos, her persuasion does not have a lasting effect on many people who are less easily persuaded simply by addressing their emotions.