This shows how a woman's freedom diminished because she must always be available to serve her husband . She is made to feel as if putting herself first is a sin. The imbalance in power is shown "when she returned he beat her very heavily" (Achebe 25). The physical abuse is contributed to her disobedience. This represents the gender hierarchy within the text and represent the imbalance between males and females.
Many-a-times it is the by-product of a patriarchal society, one in which women are denied equal rights and are often made to be house wives or treated lesser than a man. It is often observed that men who our ill-literate, have a history of child abuse or have been exposed to violence themselves often commit violence against women. On the other hand it is seen that women who are ill-literate, have been exposed to violence or have been exposed to violence are more like to be accepting of violent behaviour and male privilege and okay with a subordinate
Firstly, Radical feminists strongly believe that the patriarchy has a negative influence on the family, as they believe that the patriarchy is the reason why women are exploited and oppressed. They believe that this exploitation and oppression can be evidenced in various ways including in the more extreme circumstances the act of domestic violence. They are of the belief that males think that since they are head of the household they are allowed to control their family in a very authoritative or dictatorial like manner. This thinking in turn can lead to domestic violence which may include not only physical abuse but also emotional and psychological abuse as well as financial mistreatment. Studies have shown that in these cases the male is often the one inciting the violence while women and children are the victims of his anger as he seeks to exert his dominant role.
It is kind of an aspect of the society that people are anxious about and would like it to be replaced. Many people may tell that rape is a personal issue but is it really a personal issue? Rape crime is one of the darkest parts of the society and it may be a single crime but it makes people hold down their lives with so much fear that it cannot be called a personal issue as it is related to the society too and it is indeed affecting the society in many scandalous ways. One rape incident can bring about fear in the hearts of a thousand other people, thus affecting society. Rape takes place for many different reasons.
Gender inequality and women’s vulnerability are known to be the main factors of violence against women in many Asian countries. When we say inequality and vulnerability, we speak of the following aspects: economic, traditional, cultural and social. As we can see, women possess a weaker position in the society, which includes but is not limited to occupation, education, and economy. This is why it seemed to be normal for women to depend their lives on men when it comes to poverty. Another thing, there are things done by men that seem impossible for women.
1.1 Background of the study Since the beginning of time, traditional gender stereotyping has been carrying a strong impact and influence on the division of roles between men and women, at home, in the workplace and in society at large. Scott (1986) defines gender as “a constitutive element of social relationships based on perceived differences between sexes and a primary way to signifying relationships of power. In many differing aspects, gender stereotypes have wide-ranging effects in society and are considered as being detrimental to the lives of both, women and men. They restrict people’s freedom and limit their choices. In 2012, a report on Eliminating Gender Stereotypes in the EU, which was presented in the European Parliament released that women are still depicted as the ones who handle the house, looking after their children and husband whilst men are depicted as the breadwinners.
Emotional violence is experienced when a person’s confidence is undermined. The person in question is deliberately humiliated, demeaned and threatened with harm. Economic violence results when a financially dependent partner is denied access to money by his or her spouse. In the case of women, they can get ensnared in a violent relationship because of the lack of basic human needs. Sexual violence includes violent behavior like forced sexual contact, rape, forcing a victim to have sex with others which may cause injury to the person’s sex organ.
The expectations binary gender is contributing to the culture of blaming the fatality; hence the men responsible is not to be good and respectful but rather the females to overawe the weakness alleged to be in their response. Women employed in the workplace where the male is the dominant, if they fail to consent that culture will simply mean a loss of job position thus the only pending choice is to accept the eternally agitated casualty otherwise it will mean a jobless
As the other great Victorian essayist, John Stuart Mill tries to address a fundamental problem of the new Victorian era in his work; specifically, he challenges the traditional idea of women naturally subordinated to men. Mill’s focus is mainly on the middle class women, raised to be ladies, who are not self-sufficient individuals and have to rely on their husbands. They are the ones who need to realize their conditions of subordination, alongside the men who are preprinting it, and demand equality to men. In the first paragraph, Mill states that not only “the legal subordination of one sex to the other” is wrong, but it is also one of the major obstacles “to human improvement” (Mill 1105). Therefore, it is necessary to replace this condition with an equal relationship between the two sexes.
Abstract: Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour in an intimate relationship which is used by one partner to dominate the other. Women have always treated differently as compare to men and everywhere she is the targeted for violence and exploitation. Domestic violence by intimate partner is an alarming issue which puts women at backstage for her developments. The aim of this paper deals with the causes and consequences of Domestic violence by Intimate partner by using Induced Fuzzy Associative Memories .This paper consists of five section. First section deals with introduction .In the second section we give basic definition of Fuzzy Associative memories.