In the article "Dear Men It's You, Too" by Roxane Gay her main argument is that men are focusing on the critiques they get to justify ignoring the real issue behind why they are being criticized. For instance, "Skeptics are willing to perform all kinds of mental acrobatics to avoid facing the very stark realities of living in this world as a woman"(3). Santagati shares this similar close-minded view of the horrors women face surrounded by rape culture. He is ignorant of the issue of sexual harassment and the consequences women face for attempting to speak up. After finding out about the girl who was killed for confronting her accuser from Seales he is taken aback but not before responding with extreme protection suggestions for
This made men fearful that their women would be unfaithful; women were at this time considered property, after all, little more than chattle whores. Marriage in ancient Greece was seen as a form of prostitution or sexual slavery, where wives were expected to provide sexual favours to their husbands in return for being taken care of. Wives were often kept away from other men as a result, and eventually this led to women rooming together, in cloistered fashion, when men were gone. Through the Victorian age, female sexuality became completely repressed, and the common view was that women 's sexual appetite was smaller than that of men. The picture of the cold and frigid, virginal and pure woman became the norm.
There has always been a fear of black male sexuality, perpetuated by stories of white women being raped and defiled by black men. When Mayella Ewell makes the charge of rape, Tom's judgment comes not from the facts, but the stereotypes that clouded every jury member and every citizen of the town. They do not take the time to understand Tom, but fear and hate him unfairly. The only mistake he made was that he took pity on Mayella and often helped her by helping her in the household chores that he needed help in. He pitied Mayella for her deplorable condition and so helped her whenever possible.
In a racially charged atmosphere, “white trash” Mayella Ewell ignores the morality and conventions of the community, and makes a sexual advance on Tom Robinson. When discovered she covers her guilt and shame by accusing him of rape. In this era and in this community, Mayella’s accusation is seen as reasonable and unfortunately believable, which leaves Tom beaten before he enters the trial. However, Atticus expresses a powerful message in his closing argument to create a move for change in his society. The argument is expressed subliminally, by communicating that in the 1930’s society disregarded that all were equal, and categorised men and women based on the colour of their skin.
Hester's change in appearance was looked at negatively by Salem society because they could never understand it's true underlying meaning; that beauty is a board standard determined by society as a whole instead of individually. “The Scarlet Letter had not done its office.” (Wahl) It was presented to Hester as a cruel punishment for bearing a child outside of her marriage. It was meant to humiliate her in public for the rest of her days. The Scarlet Letter was meant to make its victim an outcast of society and instead it empowered Hester and helped her realize the damaging gender standards in her
In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilead, an ultra-misogynistic dystopia, has taken over what can be assumed to be the United States. Women are separated into categories based on their age, fertility, and general use to the regime. Any women who does not fit the qualifications for any of the categories or violates rules against sexual activity is deemed an Unwomen and sent to the a supposedly treacherous place known as the “Colonies”. Men are also forbidden from having sexual relations unless given position of Commander, a rank that seems to hold the most power and privilege in society. The systematic oppression of these people is surrounded by religious justifications and biblical references.
This place being what? This place being South Africa" (Coetzee, 112). Since Disgrace is taking place after apartheid, it is reasonable to believe that Lucy does not report it since she knows what the cause of her rape is, the rapers are angry at how they were treated during apartheid. This also suggests that Lucy knows what would happen if she reports it, a witch hunt for the people who raped her which would most certainly imprison many innocent black men and a controversial discussion of violence against whites would
But I believe, in what little knowledge I have about rape, that the victim would be withdrawn and depressed at the least. The victim would be so traumatized she would not want to be exposed to anything that would in any way remind her of the abuse. Having articulated that, I was confused with Anna's behavior. She was a rape victim; she needed closure and yet she involved herself in a BDSM scene that was obviously sexual in nature. Was it because she was so broken she could not think logically and used whatever she could to somehow avenge herself?
To begin with, the tale I choose to write about was the “ Wife of Bath”. The news article I decided to compare the tale of “The Wife of Bath”, is “Women 's Rights March” . Also see a good comparison between the tale and the article if you read the “Wife of Bath” women would get raped and they had alot of desire that they wanted from their husbands women would get abused from time to time by a man during that period of time, women didn 't have any say or power during that time period so basically women had no choice but to let men take control or they would suffer the consequence.Basically in the article the women had no say in anything what’s so ever. Trump is trying to stop women from voting all across the world. Both the tale and the article are in the same category.
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.