Furthermore, she points out how the many scripts were leaked and how the public scrutinized the writers on their attempts to represent an accurate Wonder Woman character (144-145). Similarly, she discusses how many female directors were afraid to even attempt to direct a Wonder Woman film (149). Altogether, Howell argues many valid points along with examples of the gender bias in popular culture. With her focus on DC Comics and their failed attempts to market and produce a film for a character, such as Wonder Woman, was a solid representation of the gender bias that has and continues to exist in popular culture. Charlotte E. Howell argued many great points in her article, “Tricky” Connotations: Wonder Woman as DC’s Brand Disruptor.” Just as DC Comics had
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
Misogyny has always been a factor in every woman’s life. Every day, women have to deal with misogyny, but this helps them to realize the unjust behavior and take action accordingly. As the new Feminist Era is beginning, music labels should encourage more misogynistic rap music to be created. This will continue to show audiences how oblivious they were to the detrimental society they continue to live in. Women will have the drive and the motivation to put an end to the disrespect.
After graduating middle school her friend lost touch with her and eventually left her life for good: “By the time she got to Welch High Dinitia changed.” Jeannette was also sexually harassed by one of her friends in Phoenix while playing hide-and-seek: “Billy smushed his face against mine… ‘Guess what?’Billy shouted. ‘I raped you’” Lastly, while going to school in Phoenix Jeannette was bullied for being smart and skinny: “The other students didn’t like me much because I was so tall and pale and skinny and always raised my hand too fast… A few days after I started school, four Mexican girls followed me home and jumped me in an alleyway…” These situation taught Jeannette the harsh reality of outsiders. Not everyone will like you; some will seem like they like you and fake it and even good friends come and
In the article: “Toddlers in Tiaras” the writer, Skip Hollandsworth, brings about different topics debating wether pageants for little girls has a negative or a positive effect in their lives. The exigency he uses, is the story of JonBenet Ramsey who was brutally murdered after she had been kidnapped at a pageant in 1996. His purpose is to teach people that pageants for children are not as harmless as everybody makes it seem. These pageants not only strip young girls of their innocence, but it also lures in predators and pedophiles. He goes on to show the audience the ways that the provocative behavior of the girls can reap negative attention from all types of people.
Soldiers who have been to war can become violent. After living through so much killing, can they be blamed for their violence? Yet, women who have not done anything wrong have to deal with that abuse. In the novel, there are three girls whom the soldier 's with Kien are messing around with. One day they cannot find them, but Kien finds a bra with blood.
For instance, the mainstream press stated that she did not have any valid excuses to leave her family behind, and her children were insulted and antagonized by others at school. Crosses on their lawns also got burned down and bullets were fired through their windows. Life was difficult for her children through these occurrences. Three men were additionally indicted due to Liuzzo’s murder. There was also a fourth man in the vehicle named Gary Thomas Rowe, and he was a compensated FBI informant.
Rape is an epidemic around the world and destroys millions of lives every year. Part of the reason so many women, men, and other genders are raped is because societies around the world, especially America, ignore the issue and do not help to resolve it. Girls in America are taught ways to protect themselves from rape, but as soon as they are actually raped it becomes a guessing game of “what did she do to get herself raped”, which can include what the girl was wearing, her intoxication level, and even if she was nice to the rapist beforehand. All of this happens on a daily basis while male rape victims are told that they were not even raped at all, and that they probably enjoyed it. Both female and male rape victims are continually swept under
Don 't get me wrong, it is bad but it 's not done with the intention of hurting someone else but to try and change their future. To get out of the violence, drug, and alcohol abuse where they come from. "In the summer of 2014, we saw a wave of mothers and children arrive to the U.S. to escape extreme violence in Central America. These mothers fled because of gangs murdering their husbands, targeting their sons for recruitment, and threatening their daughters with sexual violence. More than 80 percent of these migrant women detained were found to have a credible threat to their safety if they were returned home.
So they came up with the idea to protest, which didn’t go as they planned. In the article, Life in the 1900s/Women’s Suffrage, it states, “Spectators assaulted the picketers, both verbally and physically. Police did nothing to protect the women. Soon, the police began arresting the suffragists on charges of obstructing traffic.” This text relays the more violent acts that were happening because of the women’s protests. Further into the article, you can read this passage, “By the time Alice Paul had been sent to prison, the fight for women’s suffrage had been going on for almost 70 years.
During these protest these women would be harassed by police forces (similar to civil rights protest). This further shows the corruption in the justice system. The Mothers focused on the fact that many of their daughters have been kidnapped and nothing is being done about it by the government. After many protest the Mothers would gain international attention and get help running as an official program. Since then the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have help forge many other female organizations and provide a political voice for women (Speaking Truth to Power Madres of the Plaza De Mayo).
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is about a freshman named Melinda Sordino who starts high school as an outcast and detested by her ex-friends and fellow peers. All because she called the cops at an end of the summer party that ended up with people getting arrested and the party being shut down. What everyone doesn’t know is that she did that because she was raped by a senior named Andy Evans at the party and didn’t know what to do after the traumatic incident and they don’t know because Melinda won’t speak. The conflict in the book is very similar to a book called Saints and Misfits by S.K Ali. In Speak in the library when it is study hall and Melinda starts to speak to Rachel and they start opening up and Melinda asks Rachel if she was still
Leslie was repeatedly confronted on her inability to be honest, skipping classes, associating with negative peers and substance abuse behaviors. She was manipulative and dishonest in treatment sessions as she would report going to school, but later found out that she skipped school to go to Walmart with her friends. Court documents state that secure placement was needed due to MS-13 gang member have made a threat to her life in the community. She also exhibited difficulty with inability to comply with probation, home, school and community rules. Leslie was sexually abused by her step father in November 2013, who was deported as a result.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
This was the best way to get opinions and information from lots of different people (Jaquiss). The investigation’s goal was to expose Neil Goldschmidt for his sexual affairs with a 14 year old girl. The author also helped people know how greatly these events impacted the girl. She was a smart girl with a strong ambition prior to the raping, but afterwards she dropped out of school, had many neurological diseases such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and was arrested numerous times due to possession of drugs (Jaquiss). Her life was completely ruined, yet she still looked up to Goldschmidt.