She wants to be proud of who she is and enjoy her life but is seen as society’s bad girl in light of her promiscuity and physical appearance. This showcases stereotypes and gender roles of the time and how devastating the consequences were if anyone were to try to live differently- as their own person. Brett is both proud of her sexuality and uses it as a defense mechanism in her romantic life. She spends much of her time sleeping around with assorted men and trying to have a good time and embrace her femininity by doing so. However, in doing
For instance, during the first wave of feminism, women were dehumanized and degraded by men by not being given many human rights, especially women of the LGBTQ community and women of colour. Since then, women have been fighting to gain respect and equality in the male-dominant society. Those who view erotic dance as a degrading and dehumanizing profession that only pleasures men believe that it is because society has not changed in the sense that women are still degraded and objectified by men. On the other hand, those who believe that erotic dance is empowering believe that women have finally surpassed the great inequalities in society, such as the right to vote and take part in any profession they choose. Even though there are inequalities that women continue to face in our society, these feminists believe that women deserve to enjoy their femininity and experience whatever they choose, and with the new waves of technology and social media, they help “dismantle pillars of power and ensure that all voices are heard equally” (Zdrojewski, 2014,
Society makes it harder for those that embrace diversity and respect the differences God’s children have. Therefore, things like the Queen Bee theory can be an easy style to mimic when you are a woman that just wants to strengthen her career and lead, ones that wants to have the same chances men have. Women working with other women help spread light and eliminate darkness. It presents a chain reaction that is positive. It is not the best when women are working with other women that want to do negative things and it’s even worse when these women still don’t have the same chances.
“Bad girls” violate patriarchal sexual norms in some way: they’re sexually forward in appearance or behavior, or they have multiple sexual partners. Men sleep with “bad girls,” but they don’t marry them. “Bad girls” are used and then discarded because they don’t deserve better, and they probably don’t even expect better. They’re not good enough to bear a man’s name or his legitimate children. That role is appropriate only for a properly sub‑ missive “good girl.” The “good girl” is rewarded for her behavior by being placed on a pedestal by patriarchal culture.However , patriarchy objectifies both “bad girls” and “good girls.” That is, patriarchy treats women, whatever their role, like objects: like objects, women exist, according to patriarchy,
The questioning of social norms can be seen in the passage in which Gwendolen asks Jack to marry her. It was also Jack’s intention, but her forward and brave attitude comes across as modern, and even nowadays it is not the usual move for a woman to ask a man to marry her. In this way, Wilde is breaking the rules. Another example would be when Gwendolen and Cecily overcome their rivalry when they realise they both have been fooled by the two male characters. This kind of sisterhood could be seen as positive when it comes to gender roles, as many times women were represented as people that would pit against each other.
But of course, all these reasons for the invention of virginity pale in comparison to religion. It reinforced the other two origins of virginity and added the factor of shame. The Virgin Mary was idolized, and Eve was the bringer of sin upon man. Women were seen as seductresses that brought sin, and so they had to avoid temptation. A woman’s holy marriage represented her family’s honor, and so her “purity” was a highly valued commodity.
John Adams laughed at Abigail petition for women to have equability. John Adams meant by the “Despotism of the petticoat,” that the women have the power of their womanhood. Because of the power women held, Adams argued that they didn’t need to have the power of suffrage and equality, because in that way they were better off than the men so it would create more
The Second Great Awakening affected society in a both harsh way and also positive way. It affected the society in a positive way because of all the movements that started. An example of one of the movements can be Women’s Movement which helped women basically get more rights in terms of them living their own life. The women did this because they wanted to be equal with the men since men could own property and vote but on the other hand there were the women who couldn 't do any of those tasks. There was also the Temperance Movement which helped drunks drink less alcohol since the movement lessened the amount of alcohol available in the U.S.
They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman’s strength” (Hawthorne, 134). The “A” was supposed to weaken Hester and make her feel shame and guilt, but Hester actually becomes stronger because of the letter. Even with the strength of woman, which was understood to be much more limited than that of men’s, she is able to overcome the supposed shame and pain of the Scarlet Letter. This defiance of societal expectations, reveals Hawthorne’s feelings that women should be given more power, and their status should be equal to that of men. He argues that women were able to handle hardships and were just as capable and well-equipped to handle them as men, if not more so.
Women in these societies are often considered to be capricious, provocative, and dangerous to men physically as well as spiritually. FGM is thought to be a way of quelling a woman 's desire for sexual gratification, making the notion of her leading an adulterous or premarital sexually active life much less of a danger. Through the elimination of her primary means for reaching orgasm, often combined with the sewing up of the vaginal opening itself, the diminished likelihood for pleasure as well as what many would feel an assuridy for painful intercourse, helps keep women remaining chaste. In spite of the extreme implications, both physically and socially, there are many women who willingly undergo the procedure. They site reasons as diverse as feeling that female circumcision is a "rite of passage", as sort of initiation symbolic of one achieving womanhood, and the act being a tribute to their spiritual deities and commitment to their cultures beliefs regarding sexuality and decency.