In the Indian society, position of women is always perceived in relation to the man. This perception has given birth to various customs and practices. Violence against women both inside and outside of their home has been a crucial issue in the contemporary Indian society. Women in India constitute near about half of its population and most of them are grinding under the socio-cultural and religious structures. It felt the need that in the era of globalization and modernization the present inclinations of crimes against women is on
Rape is a horrible and traumatic event that brings great suffering to the raped women. The baby from that incident can act as a constant reminder of the trauma. Consequently, according to soc.ucsb.edu, the child caused by rape face a higher risk of emotional wound caused by abandonment, neglect or even abuse from the mother. The mother might feel strong hatred towards the rapist and that strong feeling could transfer to the child. Even though, people claim that the child is innocent and has done nothing wrong, but emotions are a strong thing.
When men occupy a superior position, they have the power to control women and their lives. Men determine the likelihoods of women to access opportunities, such as form of education, public facility, career, etc. The power men have over women later gives rise to gender problems between them, which is known as gender discrimination. Hosseini’s‘A Thousands Splendid Suns’ is a novel that shows the plight of women who suffer from gender discrimination in a strong patriarchal society of Afghanistan. With the feminist theory and women’s problems as the background, we are able to see that gender discrimination depicted in the novel is complex.
Her body and the bodies of many other women were used as a battlefield. Being that Salima is a woman, she did what everyone women would do: blame herself. This is why the iron pot has a huge significance within the play. It represents Salima’s pain and regret. She feels as, if she didn’t tell Fortune to go get that pot then they’d be a chance that she and her child would be
Weak and irrational, are just a couple terms used to describe women. These terms paint women as things that must be controlled, cause if not, they are not only a detriment to themselves but society as well. Very rarely is a woman described as strong, brave or independent, instead such terms are implied, forcing a reader to read between the lines. St. Perpetua is a prime example, she fights against the patriarchal society, breaking through stereotyping and emerging a new woman both strong and brave. Stereotyping is a very dangerous tool used to force a person into a specific role.
Throughout the novel, A 1000 splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini touches upon many social issues, which humans all over the world, despite the gender and culture, face. For example, the life of Mariam and Laila have many similarities, due to the gender inequality they face, the aftermath of war, and the inevitable crimes women go through. To being, the Afghan culture creates a hierarchy in the society, in which the women are at the bottom, since they are considered as sinners and are used as objects. Also, women in this setting are conceived to be weak, unless they are “accompanied by a mahram, a male relative” (Hosseini , which demonstrates that in this society women alone are useless and are not able to sustain a livable life. For instance, when Nana disapproved the idea of Mariam going to school because women need
The community dilemmas that contribute to the increase incarceration of women in the criminal justice system are racism, single-handed mothers, divorce, gender, poverty, poor income occupations, and lack of education. The most of the influence element is women’s equality. Female’s offenders commit crimes for different unknown reasons and in the past apparently to commit small offenses. The minority females are more likely than white females to be incarcerated (McNamara & Burns, 2009, p. 161). Many of the social problems essentially are responsible of the growth of excessive imprison
Domestic violence bounds the woman’s participation in social life. The most prevailing form of violence against females is domestic violence. Domestic violence against women is a dangerous public health matter in every community and civilization. It has attracted attention from the medical community because it has a destructive
In Mapping the Margins by Kimberle Crenshaw, Crenshaw explains to the readers why women are more subjected to problems of violence. Race and gender have a huge part in this. Women of color, however, are more subjected to these type of things. Including rape, abusive relationships, homelessness, etc. Women of color are part of subgroups which increases their chances of being part of violence.