If Antigone had actually listened to Ismene when she was told to heed Creon’s law, she may have never faced off with Creon, leading her to not be sentenced to death. This is because Ismene used logical support and evidence during the first scene, when she warned Antigone about what might happen if she breaks the law. Also, Ismene warned Antigone that women could not do anything against a man’s power, which was true at the time this was written. She tried to warn Antigone that men get furious when someone, especially a woman, threatens their manhood. Antigone’s life would have also changed if she had stopped to consider someone else’s opinion instead of just diving in headfirst with her own.
Sanger was a feminist who believed women would never be equal to men until women were able to decide when they would become a mother. Because of her feminist views, she put a lot of blame on men in her essay for unwanted and failing pregnancies, arguing that women are enslaved by men's desires because the women are left on their own once they are pregnant and have a child. With pregnancy, Sanger argues that the women suffer more greatly than the men. Sanger says that, “In an ideal society, no doubt, birth control would become the concern of the man as well as the woman.” Throughout her entire essay she constantly portrays women as the victims, because their feminine spirits are “bondaged” by men’s desires. Her arguments are based more on her opinion, than absolute facts.
His mother had a lot to do with his views about women and sex. It’s likely that he thought the world was full of abusive people, like his mother, so he found it essential to state his dominance therefore, supporting the dangerousness of world theory. His mother also could of given him the idea that woman only serve to meet sexual needs of men which is another and men’s sex drive is uncontrollable and exacerbated by women when she told him the stories of men at work. The last theory is entitlement or the idea that some individuals are superior and more deserving. With Ridgway being treated badly by his mother he might look at himself as deserving to hurt women because one hurt him.
First, Friedan stresses the severity of Freud’s ideas by stating, “It is a Freudian idea...that has trapped so many American women today,” and “the new mystique is much more difficult...to question...because the mystique is broadcast by the very agents...that are supposed to be the chief enemies of prejudice…” Freud had many ideas and theories concerning why women were not happy in their roles as housewives and mothers. One such concept was penis envy, which was seized in this country as the literal explanation of all that was wrong with American women. When women showed their desire to grow, their ambitions were brushed off as penis envy, and this strengthened the mystique. Friedan argues that this Freudian thought was embraced by academics and intellectuals across America, and women accepted it since it would be difficult to counter such established ideas. When penis envy, basically the view that women could never really be man’s equal, was so prevalent, how could women grow and achieve self
8) From Momo’s utterance we can know that Momo is careful girl. She thinks that The Men in Gray that she faces are not ordinary men. So she needs to be careful in order to not take a wrong decision to defeat them. c) the character’s thoughts “She would stop running away, Momo decided. She had done so in the hope of saving herself.
By doing this, they added credibility to the accusers and put more innocent lives in jeopardy in order preserve their own. Those that helped to enable the opposing part of accusers benefited, at least selfishly. On the other hand, anyone who questioned the honesty of the afflicted girls could potentially put their lives in danger. John Proctor was openly skeptical to the afflicted girls’ accusations. He was quickly arrested for assumed witching but vehemently denied any association.
[...] It would take a publicly advertised gang rape or her head on a pole to wipe the slate.” The consequences of her rebellious action - that is kicking Blanco’s head “without even thinking” - is rather similar to those in The Handmaid’s Tale. Women are not allowed, let alone having the freedom, to have what the desire and to be siding the opposition against the figurehead of the authority - men. Hence, in order for men to sustain their power and authority over the women, fear is injected into the society as a medium for conformity. In other words, fear among women is essential so that they would comply to whatever norms and beliefs the society uphold. In the cases of both texts, fear is used to exacerbate the oppression of females and ultimately, the commodification of
Often the voices from third world countries are taken seriously only if they reflect the norms of the Western world because of dominant cultural values that are overtaken in media and around the world. There are many types of feminist around the world depending on the situations between the first class and third class feminism. In the beginning of feminism, the barrier was created intentionally due to racism of early time but later as the American become a melting pot, the division stayed but it became overlooked. Many people are still ignorant because they haven’t gone through the same struggles or doesn’t realize that Asian, Hispanic, black, and lesbian feminist are still facing discrimination. If the issue of discrimination is brought into the light and people are educated on the issue, then white feminist can take time to realize how others are suffering daily because of the color of their skin and they can attempt to at least support their fellow
This discrimination against sex is called sexist and America itself has embodied the definition of sexism through the unrealistic idea of women on TV, the pay gap, and the fact that there are very few women involved with politics. There is no voice for women being heard in these aspects and there must be a voice for women. As being a feminist, I find that it is completely sad that America is still holding up those stereotypes and is not finding ways to develop better quality between men and women, along with establishing a greater body of support for men and women. The media needs to change its stereotypical and sexist views of women to develop equality between the two and to see women not as the sex symbol but as the one who is powerful. That is something that seems to be missing in media.
During the 1900s, even after the civil rights movement passed, women continued to be objectified and dismissed. Socially, women were projected as the idealistic housewife, and were given unrealistic beauty standards. Views of women were conflicting, because in the media women could be sexualized, but could not openly talk about sex or have complete authority over their bodies. However, during the 1960s and 1970s, female artists fought to reclaim their bodies and dismiss these sexist ideas. One way women took authority over their bodies was by challenging stereotypes through performance art.