In a sense, I believe her main theme is valid being what women most desire. Due to the constant oppression of women by their partners, many people, in addition to the Wife of Bath, believe sovereignty over their spouse is the perfect resolution to their complications. However, marriage is mostly about teamwork and support as the two people journey on through life. In the present day, it seems that we have made impressive progress as strong partnerships are much more prominent in marriages compared to the time period of the Canterbury
The reputation of women is expressed in her speech. She talks about how women are just as powerful as men, women can do the same job that a man can do, women deserve the same job opportunities as men. She appeals to her audience’s emotions by talking about her life and how she grew up with the diversity between blacks and white. She felt the same diversity happening between men and women, and how men were becoming more “powerful” than women. Chisholm used the rhetorical device antithesis in her speech by saying, “The physical characteristics of men and women are not fixed, but cover two wide spans that have a great deal of overlap.” She uses this to show that men and women are similar in looks, and should be treated with no difference.
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
However, Hotspur’s violent, power-hungry, and domineering nature imply he is after the throne to gain more honor and boost his ego. These flawed characteristics are apparent in the way he treats his wife, “Away! Away, you trifler. Love, I love thee not. I care not for thee, Kate.” (Henry 2.3.82-84) This shows how Hotspur is obsessed with the idea of power and control and will go off on his innocent, neglected wife who only wants love from her husband.
In the novel, Mayella is a woman, which also gives her power. In the first place, her being a woman was an advantage over Tom. To elaborate, she spoke about Tom raping her and he should head off to jail and everyone believed her. Most people felt worse for woman than man, which also is another advantage. When Mayella said she was raped, everybody including the jury had sympathy for her.
She falls in love and is infatuated with a man she has not once met. She betrays her own and stabs her father into the back in order to help King Minos. She acts very hastily and without consideration of how King Minos will take her love for him. Her actions makes she seem very foolish and almost brainless, but Minos would have not defeated her father without her help. She tries to be helpful and accommodating, but her plans fail her.
What really touched me about when they went to Sierra Leone was the work of the Rainbow Centre and the Family Services Unit at their local police department. The Rainbow Centre did counseling for rape and domestic violence victims and their families. Amie, who works with the International Rescue Committee, is the founder of the Rainbow Centre. When at the Family Services Unit, one girl (Fulamatu) and her mother was kicked out of the home when the little girl was raped by her uncle. Even though the uncle was not a blood relative, it was still a big deal that she was raped.
His casual approach to sexual violence mirrors the violence throughout 1984. In this scenario, the sexual violence is dehumanizing the woman in the movie, just like women are dehumanized by sexual assault in society today. Despite sometimes appearing as a foreign problem, the dismissal of sexual assault is very prominent in society today. The United States 45th president, Donald Trump, has allegedly sexually assaulted nineteen women (NPR). These accusations surfaced before his election and after he bragged about “grabbing p***y”.
In Death of a Salesman, Miller uses Linda to juxtapose her husband, Willy, and highlight his ruthless and greedy tendencies through her always putting his emotional needs before her own, expressing that "he's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being...he's not allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must be paid to such a person." (Miller, 40) Because Linda is the ideal wife, her character and actions are able to highlight the flaws in Willy due to his continuous actions for his own perception of success and failure to be the ideal husband. Miller uses the contrast of Linda to Willy to focus on the downfalls within him.
Shakespeare utilizes the play “A Midsummer Night's Dream” to convey the objectificatiffications–rooted from male dominance–that women have to bear, even by people who are supposed to be their biggest supporters. Throughout the play there are many relationships where the man dominates, they decide without considering what the woman wants. This can be seen between Oberon, the king of fairies, and Titania, the queen of the fairies. Titania and Oberon argues about an Indian boy entrusted to Titania by one of her friends. Oberon wants the baby, so he uses his “authority” as her husband, to force Titania to give up the boy.
In the year of 1994 rape was legally recognized as a method of genocide, the members of the Hutu militia raped approximately a million of Tutsi women in the case of the Rwanda genocide. Women’s represented the survival of an ethnic group. When the women’s were raped it was the same as destroying their race or ethnicity. When the Tutsi was royal under the colonial rule the women’s thought of themselves as too good for the Hutu men because they were considered to be more beautiful than Hutu women so because of it the Hutu ethnicity degraded and also their masculinity was insulted. “Rape shattered the image that Tutsi women were too good for Hutu men”.