The women benefit from these polygamist relationships because in most cases the more wives the man has the wealthier the man is. (Meekers & Franklin, 1995 para 2). In a survey, sixty percent of women would rather be in a polygamist relationship. Living the polygamist lifestyle allows the women to share the work load, and develop close friendships with other women. Women like to gossip.
LITERATURE VIEW In today’s world, it cannot be denied that patriarchy, political, social and traditional power of male over other genders, is faced inevitably (Goldberg, 1993) Sexism is one of the most common problematic issues in today’s society that shapes people behavior on gender and usually it is seen as hostile behavior against women. However, its one side of which people are unaware is missed: positive-thought part of sexism (Glick and Fiske, 1996). Benevolent sexism and hostile sexism are subdivisions of ambivalent sexism. Benevolent sexism refers to sexist ideas, behaviors thought for the benefit of females. On the contrary, hostile sexism is having negative, unfavorable notions and behave accordingly against women (Glick and Fiske,
Years ago, women were put into their place by men and depicted as weak by society, but with women empowerment, women are being depicted as able to hold a family, have a high paying job, and being remarkable leaders. Author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz, tells the story of the Cabral family and their fight with the fuku, a curse that follows families. The fuku is believed to have gone through the entire family, Beli, Oscar’s mom, Lola, Oscar’s sister, and Oscar himself. Oscar Wao, the protagonist, struggles throughout his life to find love to the point where it eventually kills him, and his family’s cursed story is told by his best friend, Yunior. In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Díaz uses the strong independent
The roles and expectations of women were based on the perception that women were inferior to men. Frist, there were numerous tasks and roles for women in the 17th century. Women were to obey and serve their husbands which included tending to their children, maintaining the household, and other chores around the house. Governor John Winthrop stated, “A ‘true wife’ would find contentment only in subjection to her husband’s authority.” (George Brown Tindall, 110) The modal woman at this time was one who would silently do as she was told by her husband. However, there were other roles for women.
Sociologically speaking, gender is a social construct that we are so accustomed to that we rarely speak up about the injustices women face. Throughout the drama, gender plays a key role in the development of the story. Lorraine Hansberry purposefully incorporated empowered men and women both fighting to be heard and understood, while maintaining their masculinity or femininity. This was done to create the dynamic that gender does make a significant impact on lives and how we choose to live. Hansberry explores the issues relevant in the early 60’s such as abortion, the importance of marriage and the altering of gender roles.
Judith Lorber in “The Social Construction of Gender” states that gender is constantly created and re-created out of human interaction, out of social life (276). Defining oneself by gender can be positive but there are also many negative effects of race, ethnicity, income and occupation, geography, religion, age, physical ability, marital and maternal status, and sexual orientation that one has to face. Some believe that women’s profit leads to someone’s loss and even on the job market when women perform the same job as men, the job position are given different names in order to satisfy the individuals separation based on their gender (Lorber 279). Furthermore, while women and men are separated by different labels at the workplace they are
Throughout the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, author Zora Neale Hurston exploits and recognizes the certain standards that are set for women. Compared to their counterparts, women are perceived as a group that does not deserve the same daily rights as men. They are seen as “less than,” and are expected to get married and care for their spouse, prepare the dinner every evening, and make sure the house is neat and tidy. The protagonist, Janie Mae Crawford, faces this problem first hand with each of her three husbands. Without an easy fix to these problems, Janie views the horizon as her escape outlet and as a symbol of oppression.
Within each of these stories, Irving wrote about how women were an essential part of a man’s life, yet they were also a burden. The women were needed to cook, clean, and care the family, nothing else. Consequently, if a woman tried to stand up for herself or her family, she could face bitter attention from her husband, occasionally domestic violence. As the years went on, civil rights movements became global and women used their voices to discuss their oppression and mistreatment. In conclusion, in Irving’s time, women were scrutinized as nothing but a tool used to please the men.
Because of the inequalities that existed in the Middle Ages, although there were an increasing opportunities for working, women were still not easy to develop their careers or have decent jobs. Most young girls who were at marriageable ages would be highly control by their by parents in the aspect of marrying. None the less, after getting married, they sacrificed themselves to support their husbands and children. Despite the negative situation towards women in the Middle Ages, many women took advantages of the opportunities that society offered and were able to have better
First of all, female need to undertake many duties, not only the work, but also cooking, taking care with children and so on. I believe many of your guys sitting here are females. Don’t you feel you are treated unequal by others? Many people think that those things are women’s duty, but not men’s. Even some people said that men have the work stress and they just need to make money for their family.