She is used by Commander for sex and companionship and had an affair with Nick (higher preganancy chance). Most of her actions are being forced “Which of us is it worse for, her or me?”(151) meant the sex between the narrator and commander is unbearable to the point of watching your husband having sex with another women right infront of you. Her only defiance done totally by herself is “I will use the butter later that night.” (113), everything else including escaping the Gilead, having an affair with Commander, having an affair with Nick and leaving the Commanders house are all stimulated by others. Offred represent those who does not stand against oppresion, being pushed around and used for sex.
Although they were not sure why, they were both too scared to go. They played a game to decide who would go, Vicky lost, and at the age of eleven, was introduced to oral sex. Later, it was Carol's turn. Despite her tears and protests, her father sexually abused his daughter. According to Vicky, their father's sexual abuse would continue until he remarried eight months later, Carol would recall the first and last time as being the only occurrences.
Beside the jealousy, there is another factor that is also psychological and based on gender study. Gender relations are pretty antagonistic in Othello. Unmarried women are regarded as their fathers ' property and the play 's two marriages are marked by male jealousy and cruelty. It means both wives are murdered by their own husbands. 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.
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
She started to hate everything about herself, her looks, especially her red hair. Cheyenne’s need to fit it led her to have sex with a boy she barely knew and subsequently became more sexually active and contracted herpes’s which was the final straw in her parent’s eyes and led her to counseling, which she was quite unhappy about. She resisted for a while, but quickly found herself talking to the counselor and asking question about weird dreams and other things that troubled
Capturing all the power from women such as their identity, job and family make them vulnerable. The high ranking people of Gilead then takes advantage of their weakness and force them to make babies by hanging example on the wall which is a threat. When two souls aren’t connected while having sex, it considered a type of rape because sex not being freely given but demanded.
Gender Lens CSE: While looking at Persepolis through a gender lens, we can see how the women are objectified in their society, through the fundamentalist regime. The forcing of the veils causes the Iranian women to be seen as the lesser gender, with pleasing men as their sole purpose in society. It says that “To protect women from potential rapists they decreed that wearing the veil was obligatory. ‘Women’s hair emanate rays that excite men. That’s why women should cover their hair!’”
Harassment and abuse are considered breaches of human rights and occur in all countries. According to Encyclopedia of Psychology, sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims who are not able to give consent. Most of victims and perpetrators know each other. In sport, women athletes are more frequent victims of harassment and abuse than men athletes. Many women athletes drop out of sport rather than continue being subjected to the constant harassment and abuse.
There are many negative beliefs towards the male gender because of the stereotypes society believes in. When people hear about a news of a rape incident between both genders, they automatically assume the female is the victim and the male is the offender. They make this assumption based on real statistics - since 99% of sex offenders are male and over 80% of the victims are female (sapac.umich.edu). For this reason, parents with daughters feel skeptical when their daughters is around a male since they believe she might be forced into sexual conducts. Society believe when males have a high tendency to feel sexual pleasure, they can not control themselves and will force another individual into sexual conducts in order to satisfy their urge.
This reading, “Two Ways A Woman Can Get Hurt”: Advertising and Violence, is about how sex is used in advertisements in order to win over buyers. However, in doing so, sex in advertising has become about disconnection and distance. In these ads, men are encouraged to be violent while women are simply used. This article talks about how women are objectified and harassed just for the sake of advertising products. The author uses examples of ads to drive her point home.
1.“The room smells of lemon oil, heavy cloth, fading daffodils, the leftover smells of cooking that have made their way from the kitchen or the dining room, and of Serena Joy’s perfume: Lily of the Valley. Perfume is a luxury, she must have some private source. I breathe in I appreciate it. It’s the scent of pre-pubescent girls, of the gift young children used to give to give their mothers, for Mother’s Day; the smell of white cotton socks and white cotton petticoats, of dusting powder, of the innocence female flesh not yet given over to hairiness and blood.