In the novel, the women gossiping about Hester say: “The magistrates may be God-fearing but they are too merciful” (1). Those women believed that Hester should be stamped with the letter A and put to death. Women today are not as harsh, however, they do view adultery with more disgrace than men. For example, women censure other women for committing adultery more than men do. These women see it as a shameful act to the entire sex and criticize adulterers heavily.
To prove this claim, Asma has four main points. Firstly, that play is important. Secondly, that where play that philosophers have had little interest in play and philosophers do take interest in play, it is generally negatively. Thirdly, that appreciations of play are generally based on extrinsic, “secret utility value”. Lastly, that the true value
Paul Bloom is a philosopher who has written empathy and whether or not it is a good guide in life. According to Bloom, empathy makes a poor guide. Rather than relying on empathy to be a guide, Bloom insists that there is a set of characteristics that allows one to do good and become a “good person.” These characteristics are compassion and kindness, intelligence, self-control, a sense of justice, and a healthy amount of anger. While most of his argument is agreeable, Bloom believes that there needs to be a distance between the caregiver and the receiver, which will be produced by compassion, kindness, and intelligence.
Niccolò Machiavelli, Baldassare Castiglione and George Washington all had small factors of similarity within their interpretation of an ideal person, some more than others. Machiavelli valued the unpleasant truth, so that people would view the world with a notion of realism. He also always wanted to be in control and make his own decisions without anyone else's opinion to mar his idea of keeping authority with others. And he furthermore pushed the trait of fake sincerity. Instead of truthfully being honest, religious and merciful, he told one that you should fake it, so that when the time arrives, you can switch your personality.
All of those things are pretty different from each other. They mesh together, but what they make is a bit of a mess. David Gemmell, author of Fall of Kings, once said, “Trust your instincts, and make judgements on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.” I know this to be true, but I somehow cannot do this.
In the eyes of the jurors, the rape victim is expected to be emotional and crying, excessive tears, emotionally distraught, a certain disconnect; and if she is unable to portray these expected emotions, her story is considered falsified or not as impactful (Jones). Because it is common to see that man victims who know the person who raped them, the “he said, she said” situation creates reasonable doubt for many to believe that it “was not really
First of all, , focusing only on their appearance, not mentioning their personality or intelligence. Second, many of the words used in the songs to address women are derogatory and . Finally, women are being presented as inferior to man by sending the message that . All in all, modern hip-hop music, containing the previously mentioned degrading elements, contributes to the further development of sexism in society.
Censorship is the form of blocking entertainment for people of all ages. Adults and authority figures like to ban/censor books, music, and TV because they do not like what is being shown. The most common form of censorship is music. The music that the artist puts out there may have cuss words and sexual references. People do not want young ears to hear that type of music so the radio stations bleep the songs.
The LGBT community has faced endless oppression for identifying as something other than heterosexual and cisgender (identifying as the gender you were assigned at birth). This maltreatment ranges from giving a homosexual a dirty look for kissing their boyfriend or to the extreme act of declaring it as illegal across a whole country. When people think of the LGBT community, they think of it as only homosexuals. This community consists of those who love the same sex or identify as a gender other than the one on their birth certificate.
The attitudes of the public towards sexual violence are inaccurate in many cases. Sexual Assault Law is a legacy of legal process based on stereotypes and myths about women and sex. Many myths and stereotypes legally rejected continue to be invoked in trials today. The adversarial nature of the legal system can make people afraid of testifying. The dysfunctional attitudes about sex generally coupled with individualized rather than systematic response of the criminal justice system show us that the system is an inept tool to respond to a social
Both the article Oppression by Marilyn Frye and the article Feminism is for everybody that includes men by Katherine Fritz both talk about the way women are demoralized by society on what society assumes about the person not what they know about the individual. That just because a woman dresses sexy does not mean she is sexually easy or deserves to be called derogatory names or harassed or worse raped. There should also not be one set of rules for men and another set for women. If a man has multiple sexual partners, he is labeled a stud and if a woman has the same number of sexual partners, she is labeled a whore or slut. Society attaches labels to us since birth, which is where female oppression starts.
Whether its intoxication, risqué attire or innocent flirting, women are always blamed for men’s inability to keep it in their pants- just as Janine is blamed for being gang-raped. Society has made women fear things they shouldn’t have to fear because of the expectation that men want to have sex. In a male-controlled society penetration becomes the norm. Excuses are made for the perpetrator and the victim is shamed. Sexual assault is perceived as NORMAL- to the extent where public figures defend it.
The further you read into Roxane Gay article, you start to identify who her audience is. “Many of the people who advocate for freedom of speech with the most bluster are willing to waste this powerful right on hate speech” (Gay). This quote shows her audience is, the people use take advantage of our freedom of speech and use that speech for hate towards one another. “There is also this. “Those who mock the idea of safe space are most likely the same people who are able to take safety for granted” (Gay).
Hume’s Argument About Aesthetic Judgement. Is Aesthetic Judgement Possible? That question that everyone will come up with different answer to with reasons. David Hume, a Philosopher argue that Aesthetic judgement is possible in his book “The Standard of Taste”. He uses taste to determine whether the judgment is possible.