There was a car crash where the taxi driver yelled at the narrator. “‘If you were wearing a wedding ring, he would not have shouted at you like that’” (Adichie 6). In this society, having a man is equal to having a sense of power but without it the narrator is utterly powerless. A man is considered superior to women because of the their accessibility to power. A women is expected to be submissive and not question the man.
In a sense, woman are helpless without a man in their lives and can only survive with the help of a good man. Gender roles are common to suggest, and for men the roles are known as strong, protective, and superior. As for woman, they are portrayed as emotional, weak, obedient, whiny, and submissive. It is heavily demonstrated that women are reliant on men when O'Connor describes how the Grandmother lives, “Bailey was the son she lived with, her only boy” (O’Connor). This suggests that because the Grandmother seems to
These are the characteristics that Asians like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam ... are valued in the tradition of their history. Under the pre-colonial conditions of Vietnam, profoundly influenced by China and Confucianism (China ruled Vietnam for eleven centuries), provided that a formal social order of the regime Chief dictator. Women are considered assets or attributes of a sustainable family; especially in North Vietnam. Therefore, in the films of the Vietnam War, whether women are guerrillas, they must first be a wife and mother in the family. At times, it is thought that masculinization of women will affect the position of women in relation to men in society, Turner pointed out.
Prostitution is a problem around the word not just in the US. Some people work as prostitutes because they need to they can’t find job or they feel like they aren’t useful so they find an easy job. However, a large majority of people that are prostitutes are forced to prostitute themselves it’s not really a choice, they are told by the people that they have to else there family could be killed or they might be killed. In the book “The Good Earth” Locust was sold just so that way men could take advantage of her she was only seen as a sex symbol by the people that would go into the tea houseJust like men see women in prostitution. Most states in the United states have a band on prostitution, however there are some parts of the united states that prostitution is legal.
Men have always been given the central position in all walks of life be it family, society, religion, politics, economy, society, legal and art etc.and women have been marginalised . Men have been associated with all positive and power signifying qualities like active, dominating, adventurous, rational, and creative while women have been assigned the opposing traits like passive, acquiescent, timid, emotional, and conventional. The whole human civilization has been constructed, organised and conducted in such a manner so as to establish the male domination and subordination of women in all cultural spheres .Women have always seen anddefined in negative reference to the male as another who lacks the male organs or the male
They were seen as wives who were intended to cook, clean and taking care of the children whereas men were the financial providers, mentally strong and frugal. In most of the recorded history, men had continue to have more social and political power than women. Women were not allowed to step out from the house, they neither had a right to vote nor to raise voice for their basic rights. As we talk about the pre-modern era, the women we considered nothing but animals. of they were treated worse than the slaves.
Thirdly prostitution is immoral as a woman is exploited and degraded once she enters the trade. In the business of prostitution prostitutes are frequently exploited, sexually harassed and raped even if they dislike it. According to Silbert (2009),"68% to 70% of women in prostitution are being raped on the average, eight to ten times per year". This violates the intimate relation between personality and physical embodiment. For example a woman who is or has been a prostitute will not be accepted by a society.
Their culture dictated men as stronger people who did more work, while women were dictated as individuals who were weak and inferior because they did household activities. The Oracle and the elders of Umuofia exemplified this disparity by
These proverbs include: “Men are treated with respect, women are treated as inferior.” She also presented proverbs that referred to women’s lack of intelligence like stupidity: “There are no wise women”; lack of physical abilities like weakness: “Frailty, thy name is women; talkativeness: “Women talk about things senselessly”; and ill nature of women: “Women are devilish.” Hussein (2009:102) reported the following proverbs that “nullify” women and stress their inferiority to men: “Women are big, but are not great” (an Ethiopian proverb) and “Women and an invalid man is the same thing” (a Kenyan proverb). Zhang (2002) provided some Chinese proverbs in which women’s low status is reflected in the Chinese community as: “Sons are a gold wall, daughters are a clay wall.” This proverb shows that families can depend on their sons because they will always there for them, unlike daughters who leave their families once they get married. Another proverb which shows that women are trouble maker like “Once a daughter-in-law comes in, there is no peace in household.” All the above proverbs show the negative images of women and also perpetuate these images as they are transmitted from one generation to another. Women’s work-despite the much-publicized earnings of some high-fliers in the business world-remains lower paid; or, in the case of housework, not paid at all.