They could argue how the company blurring Erica is normal because she showed her breasts and it was not for a general audience. However, when companies censor women, they censor their breasts, buttocks, and vagina, but with Erica, who is a transgender woman, the company censored all of her which does not add up. From this evidence, there is bias against Erica because she is transgender. Also, people could argue that Ma only uses bandages to cover Erica’s breasts since her mother is transphobic. But, in literature and especially short stories, symbolism is widely used and an idea as practical as, ‘because her mother is transphobic’ would not work because of the words in the quote such as, “vanishing” and “like they never existed” are perfectly in one sentence along with both words relating to invisibility.
In this day and age the legality of prostitution as aprofession shouldn’t be and isn’t an issue anymore asthese women need the means to earn so they can keep themselves off the streets (or on them, if that’s what’s required of them). The major troubling issue, however, is the mistreatment they face from their customers and pimps as well as the society itself which would rather shun them for being dragged into a stigmatized profession instead of extending a helping hand to rescue them from the gutters. The treatment these sex workers are subjected to on a daily basis is inhumane to say the least and their inability to take any legal recourse makes things even worse. Forced into a life of terror and subjugation, abused by customers and their madames, some even shipped off to our neighbouring countries, there aren’t too many places these women can turn to for
Throughout history women have been portrayed in various ways; nevertheless, women have been predominantly viewed as weak, feeble creatures. However, in The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan, in addition to being viewed as weak, women are also viewed as wicked by male authors. This is historically incorrect, as in reality fifteenth century women were not thought to have been vile but rather compassionate and moral creatures. The Book of City of Ladies, although a pioneering work in the feminist movement, does not portray fifteenth century women’s social struggle completely accurately. Christine de Pizan exaggerates the misogynistic views of women in order to demonstrate their need for defense and stimulate compassion among her readers.
In this paragraph I will be talking about Marilyn Frye’s article called “Sexism” and I will discuss whether I agree with her argument or not. Firstly, Frye gives an argument for sexism saying “sexism is not always apparent either to those who suffer from it or to those who inflict it upon others. It is imperceptibility of sexism that enables it to flourish in our society” (Frye, p.844). Marilyn Frye is trying to say that sexism is usually ignored in the real world to those who get hurt from it or to the ones who causes it. In my opinion, I will say that I do agree with Marilyn Frye’s stand on this subject for a couple of reasons.
He thought that human beings, as moral agents, should be capable of making rational choices. Women working as prostitutes often cannot act autonomously. They often enter this field because they are coerced, either financially or physically, they are left with no choice. Moreover, prostitutes cannot reject their clients’ request; this also implies that they are not autonomous. It suggests that prostitution cannot promote autonomy of women over their sexuality.
Similar to how people perceive her lack of a navel as outlandish, people also find Pilate’s lack of conformity to the feminine conventions of being equally as disturbing, highlighting Pilate’s emotional isolation. By being expected to follow normal societal conventions but exhibiting outlandish traits, Pilate is emotionally isolated from society. Constrained by the pressure to live up to societal
Many times throughout the book she has described herself in ways that degrade herself. For example she once said “...i am not as pretty as Nelly…” I doubt this is actually true. I feel like her community made her feel like she is not as beautiful because she did not act like the stereotypical woman would. The men on mango street beat and oppress the women. Esperanza’s raping and Sally’s beatings only reinforce this idea.
I just can't live without it! (Chers) In this quote Chers mentions that nobody cares about the prostitutes they just do want whatever they paid for and than they leave. Chers believes that prostitutes are more than just sex toys, although what they do is not the best thing they are humans
To a certain extent the theme rich vs poor can also relate to society. For instance, because the first impressions of the “hood” are always bad, we just assume they are belligerent and bad. However, in reality, people that dress well and have an impressive demeanor is not always good. As people make these assumptions, they often do not see the dreadful and idiotic things they do. For example, Donald Trump had been accused of sexual harassment by eight women and there has been nothing done to help these women.
The state of knowledge surrounding immigrant and domestic violence is plentiful and offers many narratives as to why women endure these toxic relationships, but do not explore ways to aid these women and create safer lives. “Latinas experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) often avoid formal resources due to fear, distrust, and cultural and language barriers, yet little research addresses culturally appropriate interventions for abused Latinas” (Bloom et al., 2009, p. 244). Families are mentioned as being support systems and important in the Latino community, but also enablers of remaining in relationships where domestic violence is present. There are still plenty of other reasons Mexican immigrant women endure these types of relationships and exploring other systems in their lives would be appropriate to continue
In fact, it was later discovered that the statement was a fabrication, rather than data. Therefore, although the aberrational statement caused alarm and possibly fear, it was not reliable evidence as to the actual number of homeless people in America. However, this would deem conventional wisdom since it was an easy and impactful number expressed to alarm all Americans. Finally, women’s rights activists also use conventional wisdom to gain support. According to Freakonomics, “Women’s rights advocates, for instance, have hyped the incidence of sexual assault, claiming that one in three American women will in her lifetime be a victim of rape or attempted rape.” Freakonomics discloses that the figure is actually an estimated one in eight, but “advocates know that it would take a callous person to publicly dispute their claims.” In other words, the activists exploit people’s moral and social incentives to gain importance and attention while simultaneously eliminating opposition.