This is interesting to see how far back in history women were still trying to get rights and veto laws that were set against them. Men were always trying to keep themselves in power afraid of what women would do if they were treated as equals. This passage is geared toward other men and has a bias against women. This has a bias stand point due to there is no written words from a woman from this era stating how they felt and how they were treated. The passage is written as if women are the bad people and will always want more if given the opportunity.
Many males did not take into consideration their own faults and actions when it came down to it. Readers could take away from this novel how the world has evolved since the time period this book was written in, but how girls will till face some of the challenges like men degrading women in our world today. The feminist theory shows that many women feel that these circumstances and perspectives should be changed, and all humans should be equal. Everyone is at fault for their own actions and that is a message readers could take from this
This idea of female freedom, however, is not embraced by the male characters, who feel it threatens their masculinity: “It was they who were embarrassing us” (4). When Lengel, the “kingpin” of the A&P takes notice of the girls’ actions, he quickly steps up to protect his masculinity. In removing the girls from the A&P, he is attempting to put them back in their established place. As one critic noted, the male characters feel that “Either women were to stay in one place and allow themselves to be walked on as ‘houseslaves’ or mothers or they were to provide their sexual services when men so desired” (Douglass). The male characters expect
Considering the opposing characterization between males and females, femininity refers to submissiveness and vulnerability that is often depicted in advertisement. Notions such as “sex sells” are not necessary true, for the observers recognize the damaging images in which women are portrayed. Advertisements that depict possessive and violent men toward women are should not be selling. For example, “no”does not mean “convince me”, when taken otherwise may lead to sexual abuse. Despite that both genders can be objectified, it is women who are more at risk due to the already established idea that women are more vulnerable.
They saw men using alcohol as an excuse to stay out late and be unfaithful. Even though women had many valid points to fight against alcohol, creating a law against it did not help their case. Men ended up sneaking off to speakeasies and keeping even more secrets from their women. It actually made it easier for men and more acceptable for them to keep secrets. All in all, with or without alcohol, men are not perfect.
She is using this as a slam to him for thinking that all women are only interested in their accessories. She is being sarcastic, but he probably does not get it because some women do not use sarcasm, so all women must not use
Many of the characters almost expect Oedipa to have sexual relations with them simply because she’s a woman. Oedipa being nice to one of the male characters gets misunderstood for sex, “Miles closed the door behind them and started in with the shifty eye. Moving in on her. Do you want what I think you want?” (Pynchon, 17). Metzger and Pierce had a conversation and made a bet to see how difficult it would be to sleep with Oedipa.
Comparison of Why I Want a Wife and Sex, Lies, and Conversation Since we are kids, there has been a battle between men and women. The conflict is also of misunderstanding reactions of each one to problems with authority, financial problems, communication, etc. Women blame men for not wanting the relationship to work, while men defend themselves, saying that women are too emotional. These happen because men and women look for different behavior from the other one. Anyhow, is important to know that the missing piece of a relationship is communication, and understand that men and women are different.
All women should be treated how they treat themselves. What I mean by this is that if a woman does not treat herself with any self-respect than why should she receive it from anyone. This related back to the documentary in that women in these rap videos are being portray in a sexual matter that allows them to be disrespected by men. My stance on this is that if a woman wants to go on camera and throw her self at a man she is not respecting herself and therefore cannot demand respect form anyone else. If they are getting paid to allow these men to do what ever they want to them then why should they have respect for them.
Besides, the three men value instrumentality when the women are silenced when they are put into a situation where they have no control over their bodies, stimulating the belief that men of all reputations can have access to any woman. Yet, the two scholars were able to have access to the women, whereas the women cannot show interest sexually because they are possessions. When the scholars have sexual relations with the women, their reactions are not shown or described, nor the act of the sexual invasion itself. In fact, the daughter was mentioned to be “doghter bolt upright” as she took it “willingly” (4266). Due to instrumentality, what was violated was Symkyn’s property- the two men committed a crime against Symkyn 's possession of the two women, not rape itself.