First is the idea of merit, that bad things happen to bad people (1, 1985). The main example for this is sexual assault of a woman wearing a provocative outfit. This notion is full of oughts. Women ought not to wear provocative outfits, because, as we know from porn, a provocative outfit is a communication to men about openness to sex. The raped woman’s gender performance was wrong, it sent the wrong signals.
Martha Bussbaum argues that prostitution should be decriminalized for we everyone exchanges their body for money. Additionally, legalization of prostitution will help women who have few options. Bussbaum does not centralize her argument on morality but legality. Several professions and people have been stigmatized, stereotyped, or based off class. Opera singers, actors, and dancers have been regarded as public prostitution for illogical, emotional, and biased perceptions.
Many critics, including A.M. Roberts and Haydar Ali, have expressed their discontent regarding the sexism in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Feminist writer Simone the Beauvoir explains her theory on the social stance of women in her book The Second Sex. In the chapter Myth and Reality this theory can be applied to several women described in “Heart of Darkness”. Both the intended and the African mistress of Kurtz are examples of a false sense of ‘mystery’ which places them in a separate group in society that de Beauvoir describes in The Second Sex. The most prominent point of The Second Sex is to illustrate how women are segregated from society by men, something which happens a lot in Heart of Darkness.
The statement of Frieda is sexist and degrading on women because the remarks gives more the privileges to the one gender in which being male rather than the other. I don’t believe this statement was racist because it had to do with gender and nothing to do with
According to Catherine Mackinnon a noted legal scholar and feminist, sexual harassment is "the unwanted imposition of sexual requirement in the context of a relationship of unequal power" (MacKinnon, 1979). Sexual harassment generally falls under two categories: quid pro quo harassment and hostile environment. In addition, the majority of victims reporting occurrences of case involving sexual harassment are women, and the lion 's share of reported aggressors are men. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission give legal response to casualties of such inappropriate behavior. A few sociologists relate the full coordination of women into the cutting edge workforce with an increment in cases of sexual harassment.
The objectification of women contains the act of ignoring the personal and intellectual capacities and potentialities of a female; and reducing a women’s value/worth or role in society to that of an instrument for the sexual pleasure that she can produce in minds of another. The representation of women using sexualized images that have increased significantly in the amount and also the severity of the images that’s been used explicitly throughout the 20th century. Advertisement generally represent women as sexual objects, subordinated to men, and even as objects of sexual violence, and such advertisements contribute to discrimination against women in the workplace, and normalize attitudes which results in sexual harassment and even violence
I would say that the name of each story is one thing that brings them together, the titels are very outstanding and something that gets them attention. but the storylines are both very different compared to each other. While Nipple Jesus´s plot is about a piece of artwork Lucky Bitch is just about a woman telling about her thoughts and feelings. But another thing thank can connect them in someway is that they both are quite inappropriate in a way, the Nipple Jesus painting was despised by many people for being inappropriate and the woman in Lucky Bitch was telling about her sexual interaction with men which would be inappropriate for an older lady in society. But other than that i do not see more similarity.
There is also the idea of representation in both of these films of masculinity, feminist, and the identity of women. Therefore, the deeper meaning, is how men are allowed to cheat, and everything is fine but when women cheat they are scorned and thought to be a slut.
As stated that “the substitution of a fetish object or turning the represented figure itself into a fetish so that it becomes reassuring rather than dangerous” (Mulvey 490), she relates to the fetishistic looking, in which women can be seen as curiously and admirationaly look on; or it is considered as a bust to look fetish/ desired. But Mulvey proved impotent how women can get out of this suffering. She wonders “how to fight the unconscious/ structured like a language, [...] while still caught within the language of patriarchy?” (Mulvey 484). Indeed, in the article The Ideological Impediment: Feminism and Film Theory, Jennifer Hammett said that women “constituted as subjects by patriarchal representations, women do not have the epistemological resources necessary to escape patriarchy” (Hammett 86). In fact, Mulvey does understand that psychoanalysis is "an important political weapon,” but this weapon often in the hands of men.
Even though there is more legal protection in America against rape than in others in which, for example, marital rape is not criminalized, the attitude towards rape victims shows that the underlying values and beliefs are sexist. This patriarchal society tends to blame the victim. Both, men and women, assume that if a woman was raped it was because she was dressed “provocative”, she was drunk, she was alone at night or she was “promiscuous”, among many other sexist misconceptions. We have to understand that when a woman is raped she is only the victim of it and the rapist is the only responsible for that despicable act: she was outraged against her will. The main problem here is that our society teaches women to avoid getting raped instead of teaching men not to
Both the article Oppression by Marilyn Frye and the article Feminism is for everybody that includes men by Katherine Fritz both talk about the way women are demoralized by society on what society assumes about the person not what they know about the individual. That just because a woman dresses sexy does not mean she is sexually easy or deserves to be called derogatory names or harassed or worse raped. There should also not be one set of rules for men and another set for women. If a man has multiple sexual partners, he is labeled a stud and if a woman has the same number of sexual partners, she is labeled a whore or slut. Society attaches labels to us since birth, which is where female oppression starts.
“…gets transformed into a sly joke, one that inverts conventional gender hierarchies by making men the object of humor.” (434). The comic takes a humorous poke at gender roles and stereotyping in the workplace. Pathos was also presented with Rosie the Riveter. “Rosie the Riveter stands as a pointed rebuke to the ways Americans have traditionally been taught to think about “women’s work.”” (432). The advertisement was made to motivate women and make them feel powerful.
Even just one repetitive member has the ability to persuade the masses. One social influence on prejudice is Scape-goating. For example, Luis is blaming flirtation for the alleged harassment. And this leads to the cognitive influence known as the “Just-World” perspective. This perspective led Luis to believe that because women flirt, sexual harassment is what they deserve.
Aside from economic discrimination, women in modern times are also discriminated against socially. Medea claims “We [women] bid the highest price in dowries just to buy some man to be dictator of our bodies […] How that compounds the wrong! (31)”. This can roughly translate to mean that women were practically bought and sold into marriages, which can make them comparable to property. Women today are faced with similar discrimination more so in underdeveloped countries