But after Mariam had a miscarriage everything changed. Rasheed became more sensitive and he seems to have a problem with his temper. The spousal abuse started with verbal taunting such as Rasheed mocking Mariam for not knowing simpal things such as knowing meaning of words. Khaled Hosseini uses the theme of domestic abuse to highlight the issue of social justice among women in Afghanistan. The protagonists in the novel are constantly being abused physically and mentally by their cynical husband.
In his article Kimmel outlines why simultaneously being a man and a feminist produces resistance from other men and from feminist women as well. His explanations are spoken about as “fears of feminism” divided by gender. Kimmel sets up his argument by reminiscing about the two types of people that are offended by his work as a male feminist. One is the feminist who is determined to prove his intentions are patriarchal (60).
Cause of intimate partner violence stems from individuals and interpersonal determinants. Individual level, such as stress, lack of emotional control, lack of anger management and perpetrator’s previous history of aggression is also one of the keys. The cultural factors are about social values norms and mores, there were the most important. The evidence that domestic violence against women in Thai culture is about power of men and the subordinate roles of women, e.g. men who believe that their wives belong to them, have to take care of them and be responsible for all work in the house, and are also be always available for them to release their sexual needs and society's attitudes about gender roles and expected men as leaders.
The similarities between "cobras" and "pitbulls" are firstly that they are abusing their wives both physically and mentally. In addition, the two types most likely had a traumatic and violent childhood. The differences between the battering husbands are that the "pitbulls" are acting out of emotional dependence and a fear of abandonment while the "cobras"s violence grows out of a pathological need to have their way, to be the boss. In addition, when the pitbulls get angry they become violent and tend to lose control, the cobras on the other hand are more calm and controlled but they are more violent toward their wives.
Every aspect of society works not only to gain control over those of low social standing, but also show a significantly great amount of prejudice against women. In this way, the societies enforce their patriarchy onto its citizens, allowing modern time readers to draw contrasts between their own societies and the ones in the novels that oppose ideas of freedom through indoctrination, using education as a form of empowerment and violence to evoke fear. Men are only regarded the monarchs of society once women have been demeaned. This is evidenced through Attwood’s use of animalistic language to display the false power the Commander holds over Offred. Upon their first meeting, Offred states that she thought ‘he might be toying, some cat-and-mouse routine, but now [she] thinks that his motives and desires weren’t obvious even to him’.
Violence typically conjures images of battle and blood and broken bones, but oftentimes, it manifests itself in a far more insidious manner. One doesn't need to physically transgress upon a woman's person in order to abuse them. The mindset of misogyny prevalent in our society lends itself to constant reinforcement of the devaluation of women and disregard of their autonomy, which itself is conducive to violation of boundaries. This hostility is endemic to the patriarchy, a socially constructed system in which males wield the power in society, which is used to control and dominate discourse, especially in the realm of war stories. Antifeminist notions are widespread within the accounts of bloodshed and combat; roles female characters typically play pigeonhole them into some sort of prop-like state in order to advance the male narrative.
Medea was treated unfairly in the patriarchal society that she lived in and due to the circumstances she was forced to abide by, she sought to achieve her own form of justice. Women were mistreated and regarded as inferior to men. In fact, Medea mentioned how women were like foreigners forced to abide by their husband’s laws and remain subservient. Essentially, women were treated as outsiders and were thought to need constant protection from male figures. So, when the King of Corinth kicked her and her children out of Corinth and Jason left them, she wanted revenge since she felt she had been wronged.
Through this story, Gilman speaks of the imprisonment and psychological struggles placed on women by society. In her mind, gender roles must be removed from the social order for women to ever be free. By using feminist criticism, readers can analyze stories like Frankenstein and “The Yellow Wallpaper” and many others, both old/forgotten and new, through symbols (the wallpaper) and get a better understanding of the characters on how the women attempt to overpower the men. Women have a tendency to value their lives while, at the same time, find themselves conflicted and driven to insanity by the men around them. Men have always been the dominate gender in the past but as the years go by, women learn to speak up for themselves; to do things in order to break free of their entrapment and live as free and independent
Violent parents or violent relationships cause pain to those near and those in the relationship. Violence is seen in both books, but is greatly touched on in Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Since unhealthy parent relationships happen when a child is young, the connection could be made that the people in Evicted, had violent parents and is a cause for their situations they are in when Desmond writes their
The social stigma that women are housekeepers and should be confined to the four walls of the house is perhaps a viable cause of gender disparity. They should not raise their voice regarding their fortune for the sake of the prestige of the family. In patriarchal society a lot of weightage is given to men.” The root cause of gender inequality in Indian society lies in its patriarchy system.
"Cobras '" main reason for abusing their women is attempting to regain their authority if they think it 's lost and reconstructing their status as the 'boss ' of the household. Unlike them, "Pit-bulls '" motives are completely different, their reason for using violence against their women is often an emotional trigger like being jealous and having a separation anxiety which makes them lose control over their reactions, lose proportions and erupt aggressively. In conclusion, "Pit-bulls" and "Cobras" have similarities and differences, but the most important thing about them is that they are very dangerous to their wives, each one in his own way, and must be properly treated by authorities and law in order to prevent the continuity of their unacceptable
Patriarchy in a system simply refers to males put in a higher position than females excluding them from being the head of the household and in many different governmental and leadership positions. This way of life proceeds to spill over into other areas of life, which allow men to believe they have the authority in all positons over women. Misogyny refers to the hatred of women, and the patriarchal system can easily lead to men hating women for various reasons. When one is in a system where the male already has authority and power, it could be easy to begin to view females as worthless individuals. In Sharon Lennon’s story, “What Is Mine,” she tells a story from her past about being mistreated by the baseball coach.
In Pula Webster’s ‘Matriarchy: A vision of power’ (in R. R. Reiter, ed., Toward an Anthropology of Women, 1975) described the relationship between power, gender and social structure with the description of five feminist authors. She described with the evaluation that, the social power is the main form of the social exclusion of women. She described that in matrilineal Iroquois the male member of the clan also held the power, in some cases that was more than the female leader of the clan or female member of the family. She said that in matriarchal society, the woman has the status only, but the power rests on the hand of the male. She described the methodology of the appreciation, that patriarchy was a result of the logical culmination of the
The world has an abundance of living things, and of course human beings fall into this category. People are an intelligent species, and are all born with the same human structure in order to live and exist. While people are alike in many ways, each also has its own physical characteristics. Not only are people born with different hair, eyes, and skin color, but also in different cultures, ethnicity, gender, and speaking a different language. Over the course of time migration from one region to another has occurred with the hope for advancement.