Davison 136), the New Woman as a character is also expressed a as monster since she is seen as a threat to families and gender norms. Gothic works often see pure respectable women morph into evil aggressive females. (cf. Byron 139) These characters often show a sexually provoked reversion to a beast which is testament to the fact that New Woman were also considered degenerations. Monsters are often a product and symbol of a transformation from identity to sexual identity through failed repression as well as attempting to escape the human condition
They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive. Some forms of violence are rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, female infanticide, sex determination practices, etc. There are other practices which stem from custom and traditional beliefs like honour killing, dowry deaths, child marriage,
On this particular essay I would like to address a prominent yet constantly ignored problem, which is sexism. Sexism is a soceital prejudice that can be found anywhere, be it in schools, families, communities, commerce, and even law. The word “sexism” by definition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the unfair treatment of people because of their sex “ . Where it could mean that it would also include prejudice towards men, but within the more common patriarchy-based societies, it highlights the unfair treatment of women. Now sexism comes in 2 forms, blatant sexism and subtle sexism.
He embodied her writing in creating deep-misunderstood masterpieces. Thus, some concluded his art is considered as a major element that reinforced the inferiority of women. Despite the fact that some people believe that arts and society do not determine each other. Although women have been oppressed at that time when De Beauvoir wrote the second sex, in which Picasso made it worse because in their times women were seen as sexual objects, housewives and creatures who are emotionally unstable. De Beauvoir wrote her second sex book in which she discussed the reasons beyond calling women as the other.
The film was controversial and sparked public debate, which started discussions on topics still relevant in current media and feminism. The film Thelma and Louise challenges Mulvey’s theory by presenting female lead characters who challenge the ways of a patriarchal society by reversing the roles of the male and female through the idea of “the female gaze” and assertion of the female characters’ defiance. Laura Mulvey’s essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, argues that there is a clear division in gender representation. Mulvey states that women
Genetically, a person is either born male or a female based on the basis of their reproductive functions. Sadly, being born out of the one can come as a disadvantage or advantage. In our society, being born the male holds the advantages. Historically and culturally, males are viewed as more dominant than females, thus sculpting the patriarchal societies of today. All this eventually leads to a major societal problem of today; sexism.
But due to the selection of few elite representatives, women writers have been forced to rediscover the past a new, forging again and again the consciousness of their sex. This perpetual disruption has led to a sense of alienation among them and prevented them from a sense of collective identity. Furthermore, she emphasizes social and economic condition of women showing a certain discomfort with the idea of a ‘female imagination’, which, for her, reiterates the familiar stereotypes further suggesting permanence, a deep, basic and inevitable difference between male and female ways of perceiving the world. The female literary tradition instead, she argues, is result of the ‘still-evolving relationships between women writers and their society’. Based on this evolutionary assumptions, she divides the female literary tradition into three main phases, namely, Feminine from 1840s to 1880s, Feminist from 1880s to 1920s and finally female from 1920 onwards, though
Intellectualism – “(It is) the doctrine that reason is the ultimate criterion of knowledge, and that deliberate action is consequent on a process of conscious or subconscious reasoning. It is the excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, especially with a lack of proper consideration for emotions. Through the system of patriarchy, women are often subjugated and discriminated against because of their perceived emotional processes. Intellectualism is a major component of the academic industrial complex, and promotes professional knowledge and status over lived experiences” (The Anti-Oppression Network, 2014). Lesbian – “(It is) the preferred term for a woman who engage in same-sex relationships and identifies as a member of (LGBT)
Another thing, there are things done by men that seem impossible for women. This resulted to gender bias, which is suffered by many women in all cultures and societies. Because of this gender inequality, many are attracted to commit violence against women. (Astbury,
The hypothesis of the research revolves around the fact that there is various oppressive institutions work to victimize women in the Maugham’s world of fiction. The dilemma is that women in stories bullied emotionally and physically