Angela Davis in her book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, argues for the overall abolishment of prisons. Amongst the significant claims that support Davis’ argument for abolition, the inadequacy of prison reforms stands out as the most compelling. Reform movements truthfully only seek to slightly improve prison conditions, however, reform protocols are eventually placed unevenly between women and men. Additionally, while some feminist women considered the crusade to implement separate prisons for women and men as progressive, this reform movement proved faulty as female convicts increasingly became sexually assaulted. Following the theme of ineffectiveness, the reform movement that advocated for a female approach to punishment only succeeded in strengthening
Mayella's strongest power is her race, she has power in court over Tom because she is white and Tom is African American. In other words Mayella had little power in her class. People didn’t respect her because of her class, and you can tell Mayella is not used to being respected because in court Atticus calls Mayella “ma’am and miss” (DBQ Mayella, 15) and Mayella gets mad
Today is the day we show them how distasteful and disrespectful it is to the women who do not have voices and actually experience abuse, enslavement and persecution. Today is the day we show them that we do not accept their biased and sexist beliefs. Today is the day we show them that they need to be mindful instead of ruining the meaning of feminism for all of us. First of all, they say men are chauvinistic while, they are the misogynists. Moreover, they make up names for other women who are against modern feminism “internal misogyny,” they say.
I just feel robbed” (Rankine 27). Her outrage was also demonstrated on page 29 where she yelled: “I swear to God I’m fucking going to take this fucking ball and shove it down your fucking throat, you hear that? I swear to God” (Rankine 29). Here the “angry black woman” stereotype is fully realized with the actions by Serena. Although she had a justifiable right to be angry, one must remember that her actions are being amplified simply because of her race which doesn’t fit the historical form of the sport.
Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
The ethos of the Indian society does not permit women, to violate the norms of patriarchy in their pre or post-marital phases. Jandhyala therefore observes, “For emerging middle class culture, women’s sexuality was subsumed within her reproductive role. Any other expression which transgressed this norm was perceived as vile and wanton”10. That is why Miss Leela Benare in Silence! The Court is in Session is mercilessly attacked verbally in the name of mock-trial as she committed fornication and Rani in Nagamandala is accused of adultery while the male culprits in both the plays are not found fault with.
It was obviously her race that played a part in this tragic event in Hamer’s life. The numerous racial slurs that that Hamer and the other activists were subjected to made it clear that the crime was racially motivated. Her womanhood was stripped of her during this event as well. She was not given the decency of being treated like a lady because of her skin color. If Hamer was a white woman she would not have experienced Winona in the manner that she did, she would not have been subjected to that assault.
In the Scottsboro case, Victoria Price declared that nine African-American boys had raped her. Which, later on, in the many trials, people soon find out that she was lying. A definition of the word villain is, “in a film, novel, or play a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot”. In my opinion, Victoria Price’s actions make her a villain according to this definition. Firstly, Victoria is the reason for starting the madness and chaos from the case because she lied to everybody that she had been raped.
This reading, “Two Ways A Woman Can Get Hurt”: Advertising and Violence, is about how sex is used in advertisements in order to win over buyers. However, in doing so, sex in advertising has become about disconnection and distance. In these ads, men are encouraged to be violent while women are simply used. This article talks about how women are objectified and harassed just for the sake of advertising products. The author uses examples of ads to drive her point home.
“Oh, God, look, there is a pubic hair in my brush. Oh, no wait, wait, that’s just one of Rochelle’s little nappy hairs,” said Laura. When Rochelle asks Laura why she relentlessly teases her, Laura responds, “Because I don’t like Negroids. Sorry.” This is one of the scenes in the hit 1996 film “The Craft” which has a storyline in which a white character named Laura racially harasses an African American classmate named Rochelle. In the old times, racism is very prevalent.