She convinces them to leave, and when nursing Rufus back to consciousness, learns that Rufus was beaten because he tried to rape Alice after she refused to marry him. Shocked, Dana protests that Alice had the right to say no to Rufus, but Rufus angrily proclaims, “we’ll see about her rights” (Butler 123). By disregarding Alice’s right
Girl what ails you? Girl what ails you? Stop that wailing!” (1.1 620-621). John Proctor is saying that Abigail is crying out in nonsense to protect her by making people think she was cast over by witches rather people finding out about the adultery that she committed . Proctor motivates to learn how the truth can still not matter if it is not what the court wants to hear causing people to be killed and put in jail.
So during the course of the drama, John is trying to find himself again by gaining back the trust of his wife Elizabeth Proctor, who is often called Goody Proctor (Miller). While Proctor does have moments of weakness, he is overable able to find himself again. One moment of John’s weakness can be seen when he and Abigail are talking; she tries to convince him his actions are not wrong and to continue on with the affair (Miller 1271). This plan however does not work. After their conversation Abigail decides to frame Proctor’s wife as a witch by stabbing herself with a needle and blaming Elizabeth with voodoo (Miller 1306).
Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female. Atticus courageously decides to take Tom Robinson’s case, therefore, going against the prejudice portrayed in the town. Malala Yousafzai was a teenager who lived in a city in Pakistan that was under control of a Taliban. The Taliban highly restricted girls from going to school because of their gender. Malala believed that everyone had the right to get an education, so she fought for what she believed in and went against the Taliban.
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.
One women said she feared telling her husband about her coerced sterilization because she thought her husband would equate her to a prostitute and throw her out on the street. (No Más Bebés). Although including race as a factor birth control rights was essential to preventing continued forced sterilization, the Chicano movement wanted nothing to deal with the feminist movement because they saw birth control as a tool to destroy families. Chicanas, left unaccounted for in both movements, continued to be victims of
The documentary, Half the Sky, is an eye-opening film on the injustices women experience in the world; during the film, the reporters travel to Sierra Leone. While there, they met with a young girl who had been raped by her uncle, which brought to light the fact that rape is considered to be disgraceful, not for the rapist but for the victim. The young girl in this situation chose to speak out about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was the one who suffered for it. Personally, I believe it was outrageous for her to have been kicked out of her own home for something that was forced upon her; to quote the documentary, “it is the victim that has the burden to prove herself innocent”, which although such a statement seems primitive, it
She was “[pinned down]” by a white patroller, whose job in the 1800s included monitoring and disciplining the slaves, but often led to torturing and harassing them in various inhumane ways. Moreover, this violent encounter left Dana defenseless until she “[discovered] the thing [she hit her] head on.” By instinct, she “brought it down hard on his head,” giving her the ability to prevent the rape from proceeding. The danger for black people that is common in the 1800s led to the need for Dana to be instinctive to protect herself. Thus, the characterization of Dana as instinctive helps reveal how dangerous the 1800s is for black people and
Slaves faced extreme brutality and Morrison focuses on rape and sexual assault as the most terrifying form of abuse. It is because of this abuse that Morrison’s characters are trapped in their pasts, unable to move on from the psychological damages that they have endured. “Morrison revises the conventional slave narrative by insisting on the primacy of sexual assault over other experiences of brutality” (Barnett 420). For telling Mrs. Garner what they had done, she was badly beaten by them, leaving a “chokecherry tree” (16) on her back. But that was not the overriding issue.
Both women and children are granted no voice, no bodily integrity. If they are lucky like Claudia and Frieda Macteer, they will learn resistance strategies from their parents. But, if they are unlucky like Pecola Breedlove, they will learn various kinds of disempowered response. The novel also shows not only the suffrage of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The theme of male oppression over the women in the novel reaches its brutal climax during Pecola's father rape for her.
McCormick made the point that running away is not as much of an option because of the threats of being beaten if one chooses that option. When Lakshimi first arrives at the brothel she fights back when a customer tries to rape her. Mumtaz does not like this so she beats her to the point where her entire body was scared. Lakshimi is scared to run away because she was told that Mumtaz’s goons will catch her and bring her back to Mumtaz to get beaten again. Lakshimi compares Mumtaz to a monster when she says “Only a monster can do what [Mumtaz] does to innocent girls,” (McCormick 231).The protagonist has been in the brothel the longest and she’s seen girls get kicked to fend for themselves or kill themselves, but she is “... afraid to imagine a life outside this place,” (McCormick 208).
They show complete disregard in the feelings of the black folks who are forced into slavery, forced into selling their loved ones and their children. They are able, as Prince says, to “make their remarks upon us aloud, without regard to our grief” (11). These fears are exactly what Linda Brent feels when she becomes pregnant. She realizes that having a child with Mr. Sands would bring more abuse from Dr. Flint to both her and her child, and when her first born, Benny is born, she explains that “I had often prayed for death; but now I did not want to die, unless my child could die too” (Jacobs 199). She would rather that her child die than live in bondage, especially under the watchful and revengeful eye of Dr. Flint.
Just because a woman goes against what their husband 's or anyone in their family believe to being incorrect should not justify them to becoming horribly disfigured. Similarily, further into the novel the Pross story resonated deep into my mind. According to Nicholas D. Kristof, one of the authors of Half the Sky, Pross was kidnapped at the “thirteen” (11) and sold to “a brothel in Cambodia.” When Pross wanted to fight back and escape her situation, the “female brothel owner” punished her by taking one of her eyeballs out with a “metal rod.” The heartbreaking story of Pross is one of the many ways the individuals at a brothel break “the spirits of the young girls” (10). Kristof explains that the way the brothel business is able to thrive is by using the methods of raping, threating, violence, and embarrassing them to use these young girls for their sick desires. Once the girls spirit is completely destroyed this allows the individuals running the brothel to control the girls to the fullest.
This is shown by the creation of radical groups such as the Black Panthers who have sworn an oath to take care of their fellow “black” communities, while swearing an oath to hate towards all whites and even doing things such as beating/killing people who are white because of how Africans were treated in the past. Nobody, not even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself, could have expected that after abolishing segregation, and Jim Crow that so much hatred could be released towards each other. The reason that segregation has kept people in poverty, is because due to their attitudes towards other ethnicities, it keeps them from advancing and life and keeping hold onto things that were a mistake and shouldn’t have been done; but they don’t feel like they deserve to be forgiven which is a sad shame for people. Once people are able to forgive each other and can forgive themselves, they will begin to get out of poverty and provide for themselves; and they can begin to get along with others which will lead to the manifestation of a society where people won’t feel hatred towards each other and could escape the deeps grasps of poverty. Also, when people begin to not feel hatred towards each other, this begins the actual dream of world peace, but can’t be achieved because of the indifference between them.
Except rebellion, which is the bloodiest way to resist their enslavement, stealing form their owners, robbing their owners’ property and profit and damaging machinery are the less obvious way to resistant. But all of these resistance acts carried the potential risk to be punished, or killed if their master found out, and these acts were mostly what did male slaves did. In female slaves’ world, slave women “would terminate a pregnancy or even kill their new-born babies rather than bring a child into the world to be a slave,” (Slave Resistance) because the child of a female slave would be born as a slave. Due to knowledge of medicines, poisoning their master’s food was commonly what female slaves did to against their owners. Arson and murder were also happened in many enslaved African women’s resistance.