This idea can be seen throughout the book but becomes very apparent at and after the assault on Marjane’s mom. She recalls that “They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and f***ed. And then thrown into the garbage, and if I didn’t want that to happen, I should wear the veil” (74, 4-5). This demonstrates how fundamentalist men thought that since she wasn’t wearing a veil she was dressing “provocatively”, and therefore she should be used as an item and afterward would be useless.
In society, it is intimated that men have to possess the masculinity gender and women have to possess the femininity gender. Typically as seen throughout society, men have to possess the masculinity gender. According to society, it is expected that men are to show wisdom in the line of sorrow
She is apparently quiet after her boyfriend has told her he do not want children. She is actually shattered and she murders her children. It seems a little exaggerated, but it is a consequence of all the situations she has repressed during her life. As Cixous explains ‘’every woman has known the torment of getting up to speak: a double distress.’’(Cixous, p. 351) It is necessary that women must speak up their minds, the female’s character in Love, forever is a victim of a patriarchal society that defines women’s expected
Men are socialized into being dominant, aggressive, and unemotional. To be masculine one must reject everything feminine (Newson, 2015). Women must be passive, nurturing, submissive, and emotional. Gender roles are constantly imposed onto us until they feel normative. Sadly, women are taught that they must rely on men because they are too weak to be independent.
Instead of breaking the notion of patriarchy, Eliot becomes a torch-bearer of patriarchy and contributes to perpetuate the process subjugation of women by strengthening the mechanisms of women subordination. The study tries to show how Eliot becomes a misogynist by his constant tirade against woman. Key Words: Patriarchy, misogynist, subjugation, mechanism, tirade. Introduction: Since its inception both the Eastern and the Western civilization are pervasively patriarchal. It is male-centered and male-controlled.
Catherine MacKinnon develops her theory of gender as a theory of sexuality. Very roughly: the social meaning of sex (gender) is created by sexual objectification of women whereby women are viewed and treated as objects for satisfying men's desires (MacKinnon) MacKinnon recognizes gender to be a socially built inequality of authority and dominance in which men are governing and women subsidiary. She claims that male’s power and female’s submissiveness both are conditioned and constructed by the society in which we live. Sexual objectification of women has remained the primary focus of male and their dominance. Women’s submissiveness, silence and the power to rule her are all social performance to stay and bind oneself in that wall of society whereas for men, their skill and power is recognised from their knowledge; men as authoritative and dominant is a socially acceptable phenomenon as they are meant to be universally more powerful and this is how a society functions.
Correspondingly, in patriarchal arrangement men learnt to manage the women (Lerners 1986). Fundamental feminist, patriarchy is the main system of family in which women are exploited. It is an organizations that creates societal inequality plus promotes violence against women. Then again, some fundamental feminist such as Clare Chambers blame natural arrangement of women for their oppressions. They are consequently in search of the natural revolution in which women can change their load of imitation to men and take a lively part in creative
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, demonstrates that a lack of freedom leads to a breaking of rules. After living in a world with no freedom with only memories of her life before, Offred begins to get frustrated. Once Offred begins to see that even high ranking people in this society break the rules, she begins to as well. Although, Offred knows breaking the rules is wrong and can have consequences she can not continue to live this way. It began with small rules such as women in the red center communicating and sharing names.
Kiarostami does not use stereotypes but he employs individualistic characters. In Ten, he brings out insurgence through his weird selection of women characters starting from the bold protagonist to the prostitute. Their incompatibility with the patriarchal milieu initiates revolt in the film. The scornful observation of the heroine: “The rotten laws of this society of ours give no rights to women! To get a divorce a women has to say that she is beaten or that her husband is on drugs!” (00.15.49-00.16.02, Ten) is an upsurge of protest against judiciary.
The author of the story is very demeaning to women regarding their attitude and role in society, as a result, it becomes obvious that the author was male. Throughout the story, women were pictured to be bad causing little children who read this tale to question women entirely. The tone of the story changes from heartbroken for the little Brahmin boy to the distaste of females when gender roles are discussed. The author explains that the wife wanted to get rid of the Black Cow after she found out the Black Cow was nourishing her Brahmin stepson, she “begged [her husband] to sell the black cow, and said she would neither sleep nor eat until this was done.” (Tatar 169). This form of childlike behavior emphasizes that the author views women as nagging and annoying which functions as a forewarning of future female behavior that could be harmful.