Most male characters in Othello assume that all Venetian women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why female sexuality is a huge threat to men in the play. Othello is easily convinced his wife is cheating on him and feels emasculated and humiliated as a result. We should also note that it 's impossible to discuss gender and sexuality without considering race – several characters in the play, including Othello, believe that black men sexually contaminate white women, which may partially explain why Othello sees his wife as
Few care to find out a victim's story because society believes she's been around or maybe she wasn't so innocent after all or it was her boyfriend/husband or look at what she was wearing or she's just another wild college student. Before we know it there's such a thing as rape culture. We as a member of society are a part of it as adults caught up in a cycle that only seems to get worse. Sexual assault starts with a few rumors or unwanted look then there's the sexual harassment or being groped next you're being followed into an alley where it all goes dark. The CNN video is a clear example of why sexual harassment on the street isn't taken seriously because the men who are objectifying women see it as a simple compliment portrayed by Steve
In the shortest terms the Oedipus complex is based on the idea that the young boy develops sexual desires for his mother and a hatred towards the father with murderous tendencies. The young girl on the other hand goes through the Electra complex, which is exactly the opposite of the Oedipus complex, except more brief as according to Freud, the girl soon realises that she does not have a penis and this leads to the development that she wishes that she was a boy. Freud calls this penis envy, this is also one of Freud’s most controversial theories that many reject completely. There is something in the way Freud seems to address women that draws a similarity as to how Allen’s female characters are constructed. Allen is often scrutinised for dealing with female characters as erotic objects merely there for the male gaze.
Toni Morrison in Beloved emphasizes Paul D’s weakness by humiliating him at the hands of so-called weak and restless women, contrasting to the patriarchal tendencies. But the question is wouldn’t men be agonized just as much the women when they are raped? Be it physical, mental. Rather than taking a stand on assault on men, it’s better for us to know what happens to the oppressing gender when oppressed by the society that they created. The idea of male rape is tabooed.
Some universal dilemmas is justice over mercy, justice for society when a criminal who has the capability of committing another crime “to suffer evil is bad, but to do evil is much worse.”- Plato Showing mercy in this situation would benefit the society in a sense where we are ridding of a dangerous individual. Relating this to the movie The Godfather, in the movie many of the mobsters were family men, and their lives were regulated and lived with family. Although they claim to be loving towards their family they commit severe crimes on a daily basis. They have been convicted of many crimes, and have admitted that they would not commit crimes again. They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of.
We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers. They take the advantage of them being stronger and being in a higher position to manipulate their workers. So, they force them to have sex and afterward they laugh at them because they won’t listen to them and won’t believe them. Which in some of the cases they believe it and don’t report it at the moment and when they report it to the police and to the company it’s too hard to get evidence. Like in the case of one of the janitors, she reported what happened to her too
They are constantly pushed to prove their masculinity and the worst deviation from hegemonic masculinity is homosexuality. An attitude that rendered the life of my friend, Luigi, difficult since he was not willing to hide his sexual orientation and faced disapproval and discrimination including from his family. The relationship between masculinity and morality is complicated since masculinity requires auto-control and a high sense of morality, while men are perceived as violent and predatory. The concept of overly dominant violent heads of family is rejected today and violence against women is condemned. However, on one occasion I had the questionable pleasure of talking to a young man that told me with great pride about beating his supposedly unfaithful girlfriend and her supposed lover severely.
Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
The Pearl: How Power Plagues the Mind Kino’s mind is corrupted by the pearl, a symbol of power. This idea, of how power corrupts, has been implemented in various books and society throughout hundreds of years. But what exactly does it mean to have power, and/or be corrupt? According to the merriam-webster dictionary, Power is the simple concept of having an influence over people, while corruption is the willingness of acting dishonestly in return for a personal favor. Kino lets the power of the pearl corrupt him and lead him to create a growing mess of careless choices, thus making him responsible for his family’s plight.
Rap lyrics today is very degrading, the lyrics encourages a disrespectful response to our young women and sway our young men into domestic abuse, alcohol abuse and drug use. Most people, older men and women are totally against the derogatory language used in these lyrics. Armstrong (2001) conducted a content analysis of 490 rap songs from 1987 to 1993, in which 22% contained lyrics featuring violence against women including assault, rape and murder. His study classified rap songs into different categories in which rappers either pride themselves on sex acts appearing to harm women, justify other acts of violence, warn women who challenge male domination that they will be assaulted, and/or seem to invite male violence against women (Armstrong, 2001). Weitzer and Kubrin (2009) conducted a follow-up study analyzing the portrayal of women in 403 rap songs through a content analysis, in which themes of derogatory naming and shaming of women; sexual objectification of women; distrust of women; legitimation of violence against women; and celebration of prostitution and pimping appeared at the greatest frequency.