In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the victim of sexism is Curley’s wife who is so insignifact that even a name was not provided for her. Sexism is shown in the book when Curley’s wife is regarded as a bitch merely owing to the fact that she is flirtatious and wears appealing clothes. People are prejudiced against Curley’s wife because she is a woman and also because she wears makeup and dresses. She is constantly called derogatory terms throughout the book simply because of her appearance and coquettish actions. She is perceived as Curley’s property so she is not to be looked at or spoken to.
Miss Strangeworth tarnished the relationship between Dave Harris and Linda Stewart. She corrupted the relationship between Mrs. Harper and her husband. Miss Strangeworth also besmirched the relationship between Mrs. Crane and her daughter. Now that everyone knows Miss Strangeworth wrote the letters it corrupted the relationship between her and the town. In conclusion, Miss Strangeworth thought that the town people were corrupt and evil, but it was actually her.
The flappers were seen to be out of control due to their loose morals and people who did not support them felt that women should not be equal to men. The article uses emotive words and depicts the flappers as immoral. It creates a barrier between the flappers’ morals and the morals of the women who lived before the flappers who were regarded as innocent and obedient. Source I is a quote about Al Capone. It describes his ruthlessness and violent attitudes and the fact that he was very successful in his ‘business’.
Cursed sons, and a mother for cursing! Death take you all – you and your father” (Euripides 20). Her irrational decision is caused by the misery she is in, and it overrules her rational thinking. The threatening tone she gives her children helps illustrate the fact that she plans to have death take her children & Jason, due to Jason’s betrayal to her. Even her children are endangered due to her irate state of mind.
Because of these features, the author states that the men from everywhere heavily seek after her, which supports the idea that the feature of deceitfulness was appealing to the author. In “Against Women”, this feature is viewed as detestable. The Latin women are a shame to the author because of their deceitfulness. He believes that when a woman is deceitful or beguiling, she becomes unbearable or inhuman. In fact, he asserts that as a result of all the treatments women were using to deceive it was hard to tell whether the woman was “a human face , or an ulcer” (Fiero 162).
For example Anthony says, “but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household” This is very sad since women and girls should not be ruled or told what to do because they are thought of to be less than man. The constitution is in place to have a unified country not to have an oligarchy of men lead households. The pathos appeal is used to show what suffering women are going through due to men ruling them, and not knowing how to fight back. Susan B. Anthony in her speech also says, “Are women persons?.....and no state has the right to make a law, or to enforce an old law, that shall abridge their privileges and immunities.”, which also connects with the emotions of the audience. She is trying to make people feel bad that women are treated less even though they are just as righteous as men to have the same privileges.
Women were wrongfully blamed for things that went wrong in their relationships. By showing unhappiness in their relationships, they would suggest that something was wrong with them because they couldn’t maintain a successful marriage. This shows the dominance of men in relationships and that women were subservient to them; men could do horrible things in marriage and still get away blameless as their wife would be the one deemed responsible for the problems in the marriage. A similar situation is explained in The Book of the City of Ladies, when de Pizan rhetorically asks “how many women are there, and you yourself know this, who because of
However, again the consequences of rebellion are severe as a Jezebel not only faces the horrific circumstances of a whore’s life, a Jezebel is also required to be sterilized thereby removing any hope she might want to retain, of a future as a mother. The dehumanization of the Jezebel is even more detrimental to the woman than the dehumanization of the Handmaid, therefore serving as a deterrent against rebellion. Thus, the disadvantages of rebellion make it far from a clear choice for the women of
Due to Katherina’s harsh tongue, which previously is the reason for being called a “shrew”, the phrase condemning women who think outwardly “muddy,ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty” would have each word being emphasized strongly portraying her feisty attitude and intense feelings towards her personal ideals and the people who believe the opposite. Further clarifying the choice for shorter outburst like ways to say these negative attributes she is associating with women who think outwards of her ideas. 3.The scene portrays a different side to Katherina not seen throughout the entire play. Initially Katherina is seen to look down upon men, hence the reason for her refusal to marry. Not only has
Woman’s dreams of making it big have been crushed since the beginning of time because of the fact that they are women. People thinking they can’t make it because of the simple fact that others looked down on them because of their gender. Having others bringing them down because there’s no way that a woman can make it in movies and in pictures in the 30’s. It tore down Curley’s Wife until she was nothing. She probably felt like nothing hence the reason why she felt the need to push herself on anybody who was willing to show her attention, that didn’t end well for her.