However, unbeknownst to their male commanders, many women used the control they had over food and stolen money to prevent young boys and men from abusing girls (2). The women of Sierra Leone have long been exposed to appalling violations of their human rights, especially during the civil war. “During this extremely brutal conflict an estimated 275,000 women and girls became victims of sexual violence. Massive sexual violence was used not only to sow terror among the civilian population; it further served military
Even though the uncle was not a blood relative, it was still a big deal that she was raped. Her father’s humiliation, caused them to be kicked out of the house and that night they had nowhere to go. The uncle was charged and then let off the hook by Fulamatu. He was also accused of raping other girls in that village. Fulamatu expresses to Nick and Eva that she doesn’t feel bad for herself because of what she’s going through.
Solnit uses the heart-wrenching example of how “Corporal Maria Lauterbach was apparently killed by her higher-ranking colleague after she was going to testify that he had raped her” (6). This woman was sexually intimidated by her higher ranking officer and was eventually murdered to cover up what he had done. Solnit uses the horrific example of rape to emotionally grab the reader's attention, bringing them deeper into her essay. This is one of the most effective examples that Solnit uses in her essay to prove women deserve the right to be treated as human beings and that these serious problems need to be
A Thousand Splendid Suns’ was written by an Afghan American writer, Khaled Hosseini. The novel narrates the strength and resilience of two women who endure physical and psychological cruelty in an anti-feminist society. It also demonstrates how The Taliban uses fear and violence to control the people of Afghanistan, particularly females. Throughout this story the novel exposes the way customs and laws endorse Rasheed’s violent misogyny and it tells the tale of two women who endure a marriage to a ruthless and brutal man, whose behaviour forces them to kill him. The protagonist Mariam is a poor villager who lives in a remote area in Afghanistan, in contrast to Laila who is a smart, educated daughter of a schoolteacher.
To their family, she is not honorable and it is shameful to take her back. If a woman cannot escape she is usually raped to the point of being ruined. Many of the women in Ruined have been raped or abused. The only comfort they van seek is at Mama Nadi’s. Mama Nadi’s is a brothel in the center of the civil unrest.
Moving on, another social issues talked about in this novel is about war and its effect on the lives of the citizens. For example, during the war women are told to stay inside their homes at all times… if [they] found guilty of adultery, [they] will be stoned to death’ (Hosseini 259). Clearly, it is unbelievable that women had to live through such conditions, which were basically in place to break people apart, especially women and children. Another example, how war affects the lives of people, more importantly Laila, is that “the streets became so unsafe that Babi did an unthinkable thing: He had Laila drop out of school” (Hosseini 190). This illustrates that not only is their a chance of someone being shot or killed, but their is a barricade formed on women’s freedom and happiness.
Because of this view, the male-dominated government imprisoned, beat, and shamed the suffragette. The main character of the film, Maud Watts, is imprisoned and while in prison, she goes on a hunger strike. This results in the shameful act of force-feeding. To the government, the suffragettes were just an obstacle that could be stopped with a little force. They believed women did not deserve the right to
The people who make up society tend to overlook the reality of what the world once was and what it continues to be. To Kill a Mockingbird is not just a novel that tells a story of what a young girl’s life was like as a child, but also tells the story of the violations of humanity. Mayella Ewell, a white woman, kissed Tom Robinson, a black man. Feeling ashamed of her actions, she accused him of rape. Because he was a black man accused of rape, he was found guilty and sentenced to death in prison.
Women have been treated as an evil creature in the countries of Islam; men cannot control their sexual desires at any sight of the seductresses. That is why they were required to cover every piece of skin if they were to venture out of their prison (home). They would also suffer from physical violence if they were in the streets and this happened. The women of old China were oppressed as well, however not as severely as the Islamic women were oppressed. If they were to have a child out of wedlock, they were demoted to the “outcast table”; if they had homes, they were ransacked.
Creon throughout the whole play shows a discrimination toward women, in the end he ends up undergoing a terrible downfall. In the play, Antigone is the protagonist who most of the sexism is appointed toward. Creon shows a lot of feminism toward Antigone not only because of her criminal action but also that the fact that she is a female. Creon goes on to send Antigone to a cell deep in the middle of the woods because she went against his law. The fact that she was a female and went against a man’s power makes it seem worse than it actually has to be, all she did was pay her respect to her brother because no one would.