In her article, ‘On Date Rape,’ she discusses the dangers of women being raped due to mixed signals given out from both parties. However, she discusses it with a double standard that the rapist may be looked upon as the victim and the female can be put to blame, because some will say that only herself could have prevented it. Camille Paglia expresses her opinion as an anti-feminist who not only feels but actually believes that feminists have mislead women by telling them that they can do anything they want without any long-term consequences. In her article, she makes use of many fallacies including false analogies, hasty generalizations, and personal attacks, while trying to argue her personal stance on today’s woman
“Thousands of men and women are demonstrating to fight the idea that what women wear, what they drink or how they behave can make them a target for rape.” This quote by feminist writer Jessica Valenti perfectly explains the main idea of the SlutWalk movement. Rape is an exceedingly common crime in America, and unfortunately, one in which the victim is most found responsible. Society repeatedly tells women throughout their lifetimes that not leaving a drink unattended, wearing modest clothing, not walking the streets alone at night, and much more will keep them safe from assault. Sadly, however, these things don’t prevent rape. We live in a world where rape is accepted as a part of life; where what the victim was wearing determines whether or not the assault took place.
In Native American culture verbal abuse is common. Verbal abuse in the Native American culture toward Native American women involves criticism of their dress, their behavior, parenting, and the most derogatory comments aimed at insulting the woman’s self-esteem. 3In 2008 a Center for Disease Control study showed 39% of Native American women identified as victims of intimate partner violence, a rate much higher than any other ethnicity surveyed (Maurer 113-117). Sexual abuse, another common form of domestic violence that can involve criticizing sexual performance, withholding sex or affection as punishment, and accusing the victim of cheating on the
One group that came under heavy fire were women, more specifically mothers. The belief was that bad mothers exposed their children making them significantly more susceptible to the threat of communism. In Philip Wylie’s book “Generation of Vipers”, he wrote an entire chapter entitled “Common Women” that addressed the threats of ambitious women and unfit mothers. Hollywood also brought public attention to these threats in several films, one of the most well known of these films is The Manchurian Candidate. 1The Manchurian Candidate focused on the public’s fear of communists brainwashing Americans.
In magazine advertisements, it has been tested that sexual objectification occurs more frequently for women than for men and that women are 3 times more likely to be dressed in a sexually provocative manner. (Psychology Today) Men objectifying women leads to their misunderstanding of consensual sex. A judge in 2016 referring to the woman who was raped once stated, “They made their intentions
Solnit uses the heart-wrenching example of how “Corporal Maria Lauterbach was apparently killed by her higher-ranking colleague after she was going to testify that he had raped her” (6). This woman was sexually intimidated by her higher ranking officer and was eventually murdered to cover up what he had done. Solnit uses the horrific example of rape to emotionally grab the reader's attention, bringing them deeper into her essay. This is one of the most effective examples that Solnit uses in her essay to prove women deserve the right to be treated as human beings and that these serious problems need to be
The Victorian Era is known for a pious, sexless society where women were considered inferior. While strides have been taken, there is still an inherent bias against sexually liberated women. This shame is still relevant to society today because of its abuse by those in power. Day by day, political scandals involving sexual assault and rape are being revealed on the news. This is only indicative of the willingness of the elite to abuse those working under them- especially young naive women.
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
The pros and cons in a society for a couple and the myths and facts hounding the families to commit a crime of honor in the name of forced marriage. GIRLS NOT BRIDES ‘Forced marriage is a means of controlling female sexuality and women’s autonomy. It involves coercion, mental abuse and emotional blackmail, and intense social pressure. In the most extreme cases, it may also involve physical violence, abduction, false imprisonment, rape or sexual abuse, and murder.’ (Hossain & Turner, 2000)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood is very descriptive when the main character, Offred, is describing color in the environment, and in particular the color red. The color red is the color that will decide the future of the handmaid’s. It is a color correlated with shame and with pregnancy, showing both signs of failure and success by the handmaid’s. The use of the color red and shame are often linked together through Offred describing blood in violence and death. The red in the blood relates to the female reproductive system, resulting in a failure by the Handmaids.