Which is harder- keeping a relationship going or getting out of a relationship? While “Tips for Women: How to Have a Relationship with a Guy” by Dave Barry gives advice to women about the key to a successful relationship, “It’s So Hard” by Wanda Sykes discusses the struggle of getting out of a relationship. Barry and Sykes both use exaggerated truths and metaphors to create a laughable atmosphere for their readers. However, “Tips for Women” is funnier because Barry uses a man’s ignorance to justify the hardships of a relationship; on the other hand, “It’s So Hard” portrays one’s significant other as insensitive and uses crude humor, which makes the passage less comical. In the first section of “Tips for Women,” Barry discusses the communication
In the short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the author, Flannery O 'Connor, demonstrates how a short story can contain many aspects of feminism without one even noticing. Looking at the short story through a feminist point of view, one can quickly gather that O’Connor uses the old school gender roles from the very beginning of the short story. As reading the title, it automatically suggests the male characters in this short story are untrustworthy, not prevalent, and dangerous. With that being said, the female characters in this story are viewed in the eyes of how a woman should act. With the title stating that a good man is hard to find, it reinforces the idea that women need a man in their lives.
The adult figured the only way to get her to act mature was by using comparisons. In the text “mature” is used as a term to describe how a lady should properly act to not become a slut in the future. Comparisons aren 't the only things being used, but the appearance of the girl in this short story seems extremely important. The repute of the adult is in danger based on the girl’s actions. However, the repute of the girl is also important, as the adult is seen as saving her from getting the wrong attention from society.
This further emphasizes how women are not submissive to male, but are forced by them to be obedient. On the other hand, the play Othello demonstrates how females are obedient to male, despite their maltreatment. Desdemona craves for Othello’s affection and approval, remaining fiercely loyal to him without the constant abuse like Rasheed in A Thousand Splendid Suns. In Desdemona’s final breath, she still remains true to her husband, saying “Nobody, I myself. Farewell.
In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles). Although Emilia does not ever say these powerful words out loud, she is still willing to not follow her husbands commands despite his strong character. Emilia proves again that she has powerful thoughts when she stated that,”Let husbands know, Their wives have sense like them; they see and smell, And have their palates both for sweet and sour As husbands have’ (Othello IV.3.92-5) Emilia contends that women are physically the same to men,they both get distraught and have issues that trouble each other, they should treat each other similarly. Women can still analyze literature about the inequality and rights for women through many of the injustices that are modern today.
This play is a perfect example of a woman, following what she believes in and accomplishing her goal. In society, women are faced with many challenges that men just don't have to deal with. To this day, women are treated as inferior to men in every setting; work, school, public and even in households. Although I do think that Sophocles did separate Antigone's character, making her more independent and unconventional than the “traditional woman,” I think that there is more to the story. Sophocles still included Haiman, making him seem more heroic due to the fact that he defends her and kills himself over her body.
It is important to note that this is not the only time Joan comments on Peggy’s appearance. In “Maidenform” Peggy complains to Joan that she’s not being invited out with the team for social gatherings and Joan tells Peggy “You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl.”These statements from Joan reinforce the idea that women are valued based off of their physical appearances and Joan takes advantage of this idea by dressing and acting in a sexualized manner, effectively gaining her power over men. Although Joan’s comments towards Peggy may be perceived as harsh, she’s trying to help Peggy by sharing the strategy she used to elevate her status in the
In the play “Taming of the Shrew”, both Petruchio and Katharina are less “shrewish” than they would have the audience believe. This is presented by Petruchio trying to be masculine, Katharina rebelling against society’s unjust values, and how her character is assigned a stereotype by a male dominant society. These contentions will be explored in this essay. In the play, there are several times when Petruchio is trying to present himself as an aggressive, domineering male. To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly.
This highlights the passive role women were expected to uphold in order to please their male counterparts. In the closing paragraphs of the extract we see a display of power from Miss Isherwood as she takes control of her powers and begins to give orders to Miss Dawes. She is authoritarian and commands Miss Dawes to complete various actions, although she is led through this by Peter Quick, again showing the subservient nature of women. Miss Dawes also acts as an example of subservience and passiveness throughout the passage as she allows herself to be ordered by Peter Quick and does not question anything he has to say, illustrating the stereotypical accepting nature of women. To conclude, I found the dynamic between the characters and the gender roles portrayed interesting in this extract.
Cause of intimate partner violence stems from individuals and interpersonal determinants. Individual level, such as stress, lack of emotional control, lack of anger management and perpetrator’s previous history of aggression is also one of the keys. The cultural factors are about social values norms and mores, there were the most important. The evidence that domestic violence against women in Thai culture is about power of men and the subordinate roles of women, e.g. men who believe that their wives belong to them, have to take care of them and be responsible for all work in the house, and are also be always available for them to release their sexual needs and society's attitudes about gender roles and expected men as leaders.