The feminist movement has been trying to prove to the world that women and men are created equal. During the 1960s, the civil rights movement also began, and Ken Kesey had the same opinion about both these issues as most white men. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey implies a misogynistic stance by showing women will abuse their authority if they do not live their lives to please men, and that a woman’s natural place in the world is to be used by men. There are very few women in this novel. The most prominent woman in the novel is Nurse Ratched.
Elizabeth also becomes a symbol of several other black women who were tortured sexually and mentally and were not allowed any sort of creative freedom and expression. Since they had no way of taking out the frustration, if these women had outbursts or when they spoke for themselves and against the oppression and the oppressors, they were considered mad. Bessy Head is also pointing to the definition of ‘madness’ during that time
Coetzee, and every work of the controversial author reveals some point of pain accepted by meek women. ‘Disgrace’ and ’Waiting for the Barbarians’ are two famous novels of J. M. Coetzee which speaks about the hardships of the protagonists during the time of war. It is significant to note that the author has spoken so clearly the issues faced by women in both the novels with the sense of powerlessness that remains within the feminine population. Though many other renowned works of J. M. Coetzee explain the explicit and implicit effects of war and colonialism on women, the
Do you understand?” The interaction between Rasheed and Mariam reveals the double standards in society, men set the rules and claimed ownership of women, while women had no say and were regularly silenced by men. He forces her to cover herself, but Mariam discovered in his drawer, “Beneath the gun were several magazines with curling corners. Mariam opened one. Something inside her dropped. Her mouth gaped of its own will.
Rape on the Night Shift is a documentary about the sexual assaults that some of the janitors suffer while working at night. This documentary reveals the injustice that these workers have to go through because most of them are undocumented and they don’t know their rights. The experiences of woman in this documentary is correlated with the feminist theory, the idea of seeing women unequal to men and the idea of the men having the power to control women. Indeed, the documentary let us see the gender inequality, exploitation, and the de-valuing of woman’s work. We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers.
Men's obsession with violence against women is an often theme in literary texts, especially the ones written by female writers. The state where women are obliged to be silent, or they will be oppressed in their societies is explored deeply in lots of stories. For example, in ''Rape Fantasies'' where each woman illustrates her own fantasy and illusion if she experiences rape once, Margaret Atwood reflects a general view of how women react towards such cruel act of men. Although most women express different reactions, such as Estelle, who shows a passive reaction by sympathizing the rapist and feeling guilty towards him; and Darlene, who explains her disgust about the subject; Sondra chooses to be silent. Sondra's silence during the conversation
Gender inequality and discrimination in the field of education, media and politics in Assamese society From the ancient age women are said to be weak and fragile and not fit to work. They have been facing discrimination by the man and the society and they still facing and are fighting up against them. People do not realize what is it like to get a woman educated instead they keep her in the house and make her do household or do other work. Man are always said to be superior than women which is not true. Due the constant pressure by the society and belief system women are pressed down and this leads to gender inequality and discrimination.
Morality -A Dead Initiative “Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape." -Kurt Cobain BACKGROUND: ‘Rape is a highly gendered violent behavior whereas the majority of the sexually violent perpetrators are men and the majority of their victims are women. Rape, the most common form of violence against women has been a part of human culture and is a profound violation of woman’s bodily integrity and can be a form of torture.
However, both branches of the movement condemned depictions and portrayals of women in mainstream media for their stereotypical and demeaning representations of femininity. Not only did feminists want to challenge dominant media representations and offer positive portrayals of women, they were also eager to take action against the media marginalization of feminism. Early second-wave feminist representation was distorted and often framed as deviant, illegitimate and extremist in the news media . Feminists were ridiculed, referred to as bra-burners, hysterics, and were supposed to be unfeminine, aggressive man-haters. They were portrayed as “A bunch of incompetents, who, if you gave them just a little power, would turn into megalomaniacs and become as lethal as Snow White’s wicked stepmother” .