Emotional Abuse is a psychological distress imposed on a submissive by ignoring, denying, aggressing, blaming, humiliating, belittling, bullying and rebuking. It is a kind of silent violence which causes invisible scars in the human mind intensifying psychological trauma eventually resulting in transgression. The motivation for such abusive behaviour may be associated with the situations of jealousy and power imbalance. Arundhathi Roy’s The God of Small Things explores how the under privileged endures emotional abuse as a consequence of other forms of abuse. Roy takes her verbal weapon against the emotional and physical abuse of the underprivileged – the child, the woman
Everything started to be tightened after the night of 18 February 1965, when the state troopers of Alabama suppress a peaceful march in Marion. During the suppression, an Alabama state trooper intentionally, in my opinion, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson when he tried to protect his mother from the violence of the state troopers. At the funeral of Jimmie L. Jackson, Doctor King mentioned in his speech that, “He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of law. He was murdered by the irresponsibility of every politician, from governors on down, who has fed his constituents the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. He was murdered by the timidity of a federal government that can spend millions of dollars a day to keep troops in South Vietnam and cannot protect the rights of its own citizens seeking the right to vote.
He was one of the main incidents that sent the people into an uproar about how bad the bullying is. A quote from Wikipedia can help you understand this. “On the night of October 6, 1998, Shepard met Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson at the Fireside Lounge in Laramie; the three men were in their early twenties. McKinney and Henderson decided to give Shepard a ride home. They subsequently drove the car to a remote, rural area, and proceeded to rob, pistol-whip, and torture Shepard, tie him to a fence, and leave him to die.
3. Intragroup relations: one of the most widely reported consequences of oppression is that of lateral violence; due to inability to direct violence towards the dominant group, violence is turned against the in-group (e.g. domestic violence). 4. Mental health issues: those who are oppressed are likely to report mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, neuroses, substance abuse issues, and stress-related
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Visitor Q (Takashi Miike, 2001) “Visitor Q” is a grotesque study of the human psyche, by a filmmaker who has transformed the rape of our aesthetics into his means of expression. The script revolves around the Yamazakis, a family of four, all of who are quite maladjusted individuals. Kiyoshi, the father, is a former reporter trying to shoot a documentary on violence and sex among youths. Therefore, he spends his time recording Takuya, his son, on camera, while his classmates bully him; he also occasionally has sex with his prostitute-daughter, Miki. Takuya, frustrated by the constant bullying, takes out his fury on his mother, Keiko, beating her over any insignificant excuse, even in front of his indifferent father.
Her husband is torn from her, she is robbed of her sons, her home, her food and her virtue, and then they strip her clothes off and hang her up bare in these dens of robbery and murder.” (Nation) The picture of the naked woman in the saloon led Nation to question the morals of the establishment. He pointed out that by hanging this picture, the bar not only objectified the woman but is also tarnished her and her family’s reputation. Using the phrase “dens of robbery and murder” links alcohol with murder, showing Nation’s support of prohibition. In society during the era, alcohol was associated with lower classes. Statistics from
Men publicly assert their power through their hatred for women and girls. Bourgois expresses misogyny being part of street culture when he mentions a comment made by a neighbour, eleven year old Angel. Angel tells them about his hopes of his mother giving birth to a boy due to the evidence in El Barrio that girls are occurring victims of rape (2003: