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.
Her actions had left Hassan without a mother figure. In reality, Hassan’s cleft lip was karma for her committing adultery with someone outside her marriage. This caused Hassan to look up to Amir, who was always jealous of Baba’s attention to Hassan. Another act of betrayal in the novel is on pages
Esther Greenwood- magazine editor by conformity, yet secretly suicidal by choice. She is the first seen victim of caving in to what she thinks she must act like within Plath’s novel. There are many highlight moments to depict how everyone, in a way, is just like Esther- hiding yet seemingly unafraid. From the beginning, we are told that she’s surrounded by popular, beautiful women and as far as we can infer, she had the dream job as an editor. However, we also find out that she hasn’t been happy since the age of nine and has attempted suicide on multiple accounts.
When Hester is forced to the scaffold the first time she gets emotionally berated for her sin as the scaffold starts defining who she is. She becomes unstable and afraid of what people think. She can’t try to defend herself as she has a chance to be killed for what she has done, so she takes the heat without letting anyone know who her spouse is. They said that she could take the
With this revelation, Blanche is deprived of her chief attributes — that is, her illusions and her pretense. She is then forced to admit all of her past. After hearing her confessions, we see that Mitch aligns himself with the Stanley world. He cannot understand the reasons why Blanche had to give herself to so many people, and, if she did, he thinks that she should have no objections to sleeping with one more man. But Blanche's intimacies have always been with strangers.
Mallard. The two true themes of this story are loss and irony and Mrs. Mallard embodies both of these. The theme of loss is littered throughout this story; first Mrs. Mallard thinks that she has lost her husband; second she finds out that she has lost her new freedom, and finally Mr. Mallard loses his husband. While many readers may see Mrs. Mallard’s death as the greatest loss, Chopin’s writing suggests that it is instead the loss of new life that Mrs. Mallard has so quickly discovered. She had her entire new life planned out, and it all came crashing down within an hour.
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
Not only does he “stop” when girls ask him to on his double dates with Stradlater, but he also evades being intimate with a prostitute and instead lies about recovering from “an operation… a ways down the spinal canal” (Salinger 96). His struggles with sex also portray the trouble he has with establishing close relationships in general, and reflects his emotional and social isolation from those around him. The fact that he remains a virgin represents not only alienation but also protection from an action symbolic of adulthood. Holden also consistently sets himself apart from his peers, who represent the transition between growth and maturity, and who, in Holden’s eyes, are no different from “phony” adults. He realizes that his peers are growing up, and are slowly being “molded” into beings of society.
Blanche always lies about what is really going on in her life to escape from painful circumstances. When Blanche arrived at Stella’s house, she explained she left her job because, “…[she] was exhausted by all [she] had been through [her]—nerves broke”(pg. 11). Blanche had made up this story to cover up the embarrassing circumstance of kissing a student and to shelter her from the humiliation. Also, Blanche plays emotional games with men to get the attention she needs to feel good.
In the poem “Barbie Doll”, written by Marge Piercy, there is a clear theme of the expectations of women in society. The poem starts by talking about a girl that was normal until she was judge when she hit puberty for having, “A great big nose and fat legs” (Piercy 533). This comment follows her for the rest of her life, until it is implied that she could no longer take the harsh criticism she felt from the world “her good nature wore out”, and because of this, she committed suicide “she cut off her nose and her legs/ and offered them up” (Piercy 534). Finally when she dies, everyone comments how pretty she looks, and the poem finishes with, “To every woman a happy ending” (Piercy 534). This line summarizes the theme that the poem was trying
Ruth was going through a rough time after leaving her mom sick and later finding out she had died. She had serious depression but Dennis was able to bring her back along with the faith he had in Christianity. Ruth was inspired by the way Dennis believed in God. Believing in Christianity gave her a reason to believe in forgiveness and this is how she is able to move forward with her life. Ruth states, “In Ruth’s early life she had to go through tough situations that ultimately shaped her to be the women she became (217)” She began to have hope in something bigger than her and this pushed her to get on for her life for her and for Dennis.
"My leaving definitely had to do with [my husband 's behavior], but it was all the harms I saw around me. I left polygamy before I left my husband. I really regret being on the show. … [After] I was devastated, I cried. Christine tried to make me out to be a mean person who didn 't believe in choice, either traditional or religious.
A friend from college recently told me that she was the main target of the rumor which was circulating for months before she heard about it. The content of the gossip pertained her intimate life claiming that “she has been fucked” by a guy or more precisely specific “guy fucked her”. Although she admitted having kissed the guy on the party, she claimed that nothing else had happened and even the kiss was the result of intoxication rather than an expression of genuine interest coming from her. What was the most interesting about this gossip was the way she found out about it. She was told by the guy she has been dating recently that when he mentioned her in front of other guys, one of them immediately asked: ‘Isn’t that a girl who that guy fucked?”
Houston is a hot spot for traffickers to find their next victim to add to the list of women they have taken away from home and force them to work. The mental abuse that women receive is just terrible to know that you might die at any time. Being used for only sex is what the victim feels like the only thing she is useful for. In her mind all the person can do is thinking to themselves that life is horrible and not worth living and start to slip into a state of depression. While in that state of depression the women feel like there is no one to help them, and there are right.
We can see from the beginning that Wolfe is much more focused one explaining the emotional side of her experience while “Myths of Male Sexuality” was clearly much more concern with discussing the physical aspects of sex. This right away gives us the impression that perhaps men and women look at sex much differently from the beginning. Wolfe explains that was lacked from her experience was the desire, the feeling of not being able to keep their hands off each other. She continues on page 141, that because she was socially seen as emotional rather then men who are physical, and that because her impulses were not as noticeable she felt pressured as a female to control not only her own impulses but a men’s’ as well. Personally I know from experience that many women would prefer there to be an emotional connection before sex, where as man are perfectly fine with a physical attraction before sex.