The banning of abortion is anti-feminist due to the motivating factors of fear, manipulation by encouraging “traditional” values, and marginalizing women’s opinions. To start, motivating by fear is a common tactic used to scare women to stop having abortions. Atwood’s inspirations were drawn from the agenda’s of severe anti-abortionists such as Reagan. One case, in particular, was the case of Akron V. Akron in 1983. This unconstitutional law proposed anyone seeking abortion must meet with a multitude of ridiculous standards, including such things as forceful reading of anti abortion material, parental consent, and a 24 hour waiting period.
The choices she made seem very rash and extreme. Maybe that is exactly what she wanted. All of the crimes that she commits are just because of how she falls into the stereotype of an extremist. Her actions match with what Martin Luther King Jr. describes of an extremist for love. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, she acts as an extremist for love rather
Shouting with written words is what Maya Milkdashi has done in her essay “Sexual Violence Is a Crime, Sometimes” with complete professionalism! Just like the ironical title allures the reader, the unique style of the essay along with the organized content adds various reasons why this text should be read very carefully. This passage which deals with one of the most important topic nowadays: Sexual inequality and violence… sheds lights on what many of us are even afraid to come across to in our country. Why is sexual abuse still present in Lebanon and who is to be blamed? What is the society doing to end this shameful act?
Many laws that are introduced to restrict access to abortion even exclude pregnancies that are caused by a sexual assault. Although there has been a steady decline in abortion rates since 1980, there are still about 1.2 million abortions in the US every year. This. It is argued that in these tragic cases the great value of the mental health of a woman who becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest can best be safe-guarded by abortion. It is also said that a pregnancy caused by rape or incest is the result of a grave injustice and that the victim should not be obliged to carry the fetus to viability would keep reminding her for nine months of the violence committed against her and would just increase her mental anguish.
Adichie argues that women’s rights are human rights and both genders should approach change together. According to the speaker in the article “When a Woman Says No,” by Ellen Goodman, women are viewed guilty when it comes to rape. The smallest actions or clothing that women do or wear become proof that she gave the man permission to sexually assault her. In addition, in the article “Who’s Cheap?” by Adair Lara, shows how men and women link masculinity and money together. The speaker also says how genders both play a game of whose responsibility is whose based on their sex.
If ancient thinker were so forward in their thinking why then are we so backward? Why are we still ill-treating women and subjugating them to violence and supressing them? The United Nations went on to define violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence against women is also known as ‘gender based’ violence because the acts of violence are committed against women. They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
Victims of marital rape may suffer the most long-term effects psychologically. Emotional reactions to marital rape can be very dramatic and severe as the sense of betrayal is profound after being raped by an intimate partner. This may include depression, suicidal ideation and also acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. Indian culture provides that after marriage, women should be unconditionally devoted towards her husband and it’s her duty to keep him ‘happy’. Because of this, women in India have been subjected to violence, exploitation and subordination since time immemorial.
It includes not only sexual assault and rape, but also harassment, such as forcing a partner to have sex with other people, pursuing sexual activity when the victim is not fully conscious or is afraid to say no, hurting partner physically during sex and coercing partner to have sex without protection / sabotaging birth control. (Waithayawongkorn et al., 2009) The effects of domestic violence against womenby intimate partners are the both of physically and emotionally from multiple traumas. These traumas can have various effects on the mind, body and spirit. It is natural to experience these, and acknowledging the effects can be an important first step in embarking on a process towards restoration and healing. Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to women.
Commoners & nobles and men & women were treated differently. For example, crimes against royalty resulted in more severe punishments, while crimes committed by royalty were often swept under the rug. If a case was deemed embarrassing or inconvenient to the prince, then the culprit could be murdered in their cell or exiled without a trail. Women who were raped had to have proof that she cried out, tried to fight the attacker away, and had to report the rape within a limited amount of time after it occurred. Religious authorities also chose when to interfere, and when they’d rather not to; they would often charge a woman with improper behavior and send her to institutions for prostitutes and “fallen women,” which were established by churches and the city.
Firstly, Radical feminists strongly believe that the patriarchy has a negative influence on the family, as they believe that the patriarchy is the reason why women are exploited and oppressed. They believe that this exploitation and oppression can be evidenced in various ways including in the more extreme circumstances the act of domestic violence. They are of the belief that males think that since they are head of the household they are allowed to control their family in a very authoritative or dictatorial like manner. This thinking in turn can lead to domestic violence which may include not only physical abuse but also emotional and psychological abuse as well as financial mistreatment. Studies have shown that in these cases the male is often the one inciting the violence while women and children are the victims of his anger as he seeks to exert his dominant role.