He kidnapped, raped and killed women. Rather than considering him a man with an unsound mind, I firmly believe that such action on his part can be attributed to deep racial hatred and a conviction that sexual desire of men are paramount and can override the willingness of women to engage in the sexual act. Russell, according to me, in these chapters states that ‘femicide’ is a phenomenon that targets women but arises mostly out of racial hatred towards immigrants and thus the issue has a political connotation. Reading her case studies brings me to observe that women who belong to the African-American are more prone to ‘Objectification’ simply because of the stereotype that the Blacks were considered
1.What is Rape Culture? Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is normalized and victims are blamed for their own assaults, it is also the use of misogynistic language, objectifying women’s bodies,g and the glorification of sexual violence, creating a society that has little respect for women. In many cases it’s situations in which sexual assault, rape, and general violence are ignored, trivialized, glamorized, or many times joked about. Rape culture is present in terms like,“why couldn't you keep your legs closed” or “boys will be boys”. Rape culture is the suggestion that only nice girls can be raped because girls who dress a certain way at act à certain way were “asking for it” or leading the perpetrator on.
Before tackling this problem, there is a need to define what is meant by coercion in this context. Coercion in prostitution refers to the use of force towards prostitutes that collectively harms human welfare, be it the prostitute’s well-being, be it physically, financially or emotionally, or even the client’s well-being , because people do risk contracting sexually transmitted diseases and tarnish the trust of their loved ones. Having established that, it is obvious that this type of coercion is only relevant to the first category of prostitutes, who do not freely decide to become prostitutes and are under the control of a pimp. These women in question are usually driven to the profession by desperation, poverty and a lack of other opportunities for employment, and thereafter forced into prostitution. Their pimps largely dictate their actions, who they engage in sexual activities with, and by extension, how their whole lives will
In the article "Dear Men It's You, Too" by Roxane Gay her main argument is that men are focusing on the critiques they get to justify ignoring the real issue behind why they are being criticized. For instance, "Skeptics are willing to perform all kinds of mental acrobatics to avoid facing the very stark realities of living in this world as a woman"(3). Santagati shares this similar close-minded view of the horrors women face surrounded by rape culture. He is ignorant of the issue of sexual harassment and the consequences women face for attempting to speak up. After finding out about the girl who was killed for confronting her accuser from Seales he is taken aback but not before responding with extreme protection suggestions for
It is commonly known in history that ladies are used as a “stress reliever” for males by engaging in a sexual activity. Soldiers at that time saw powerless civilians as a “fruit” that is ripe to be plucked, therefore causing rape to occur. Of course, if people outside Vietnam knew what happened on the battlefield, only an insane person would approve their wrongdoings, and the soldiers would be punished too. Therefore, Captain Medina have already devised a plan in which case if someone asked what happened on the battlefield. When the author of My Lai interviewed Herbert L. Carter (My Lai, Herbert L. Carter, Testimony to peers commision, p.125) the soldiers admitted that whenever they are asked about the past events, he would say a lie that a Sniper shot a round to them, prompting to necessary violence to
Rape: “The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.” (Rape, n.d.). No expression evokes a more vivid and poignant response, the physical affliction of such an occurrence falters in comparison to the psychological toil an individual must endure, throughout the chronicles of combat and warfare, these actions have inspired intimidation and terror in the hearts of the opposition. Philosopher, Claudia Card in her essay Rape as a Weapon of War states the following “The subordinate condition of women is maintained and enforced by the hidden violence of men. There is war between the sexes. Rape victims, battered women, and sexually abused children are its casualties.
These contributing factors include [various rape myths, acceptance of or ignorance surrounding dating violence, alcohol and drug usage and male–female communication problems]” (Fay and Medway). Factors of pieces of literature similar to A Streetcar Named Desire have the potential to advance adolescent acquaintance rape, which is a severe situation. Therefore, due to the portrayal of rape culture and the advocation of violence and unhealthy behaviors seen throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, students should not be exposed to wrongful depictions of such serious topics like this and as a result, the play should be off limits in
Women would be paid money to sleep with men — married or not. This was viewed as illegal fornication by the church, and was thus considered a sin to the religion. However, the church later corrected their words to a paradoxical lesser sin, or necessary sin. In 1458, the Grand Council of Venice declared that prostitution was absolutely indispensable to the world.” Although the medieval society was vehemently against men having sexual encounters with other women than their significant others, most acknowledged that prostitution served as a protection to prevent respectable townswomen (middle, upper class women) from getting sexually harassed, abused, or raped. The church emphasized on the fact that prostitution was morally wrong, therefore, to reinforce the law, prostitutes were require to wear a type of distinctive clothing to set them apart from ‘decent’ women and to avoid confusion if one got mixed up.
This place being what? This place being South Africa" (Coetzee, 112). Since Disgrace is taking place after apartheid, it is reasonable to believe that Lucy does not report it since she knows what the cause of her rape is, the rapers are angry at how they were treated during apartheid. This also suggests that Lucy knows what would happen if she reports it, a witch hunt for the people who raped her which would most certainly imprison many innocent black men and a controversial discussion of violence against whites would
Both Chugtai and Manto, “enfants terribles” of Urdu literature wrote bold stories that challenged notions of gender and sexuality. Partners in crime as it were, both were tried for obscenity. This paper proposes to study the body as a space with a focus on gender, sexuality and power politics in Chugtai’s “Lihaaf” and Manto’s “Thanda Gosht”. While Chugtai deals with female sexuality , Manto focuses on predatory male sexuality which looks at a woman’s body as a space to be controlled and exploited through the act of rape and aggression. .