For some women entering contracted motherhood, they will be controlled by the fathers. For instance, in a particular pre-birth contract a woman had to agree to not taking medication without a doctor’s order, and to follow all of the doctor’s orders (Ketchum 626). The author also connects contracted motherhood with prostitution, each activity ‘rents’ a woman’s body. The woman’s womb is turned into a nurturing hotel where Forcing women to give away their children is utterly deplorable, and there should not be included in the contract. Back in the 1980’s a New Jersey woman signed a contract for 10,000 and was impregnated with the father’s sperm (The New York Times).
The Justification of the Townswomen There are certain types of people, that everyone eventually meets, that tends to make matters worse. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, all of the townswomen that occupy Boston, Massachusetts, may believe that women should stick together, but, obviously, show differently. They constantly pester Hester and Pearl by forgetting their human nature and letting go of their morals. Little do they realize, the bullying they instigate, is just as bad as the adultery that Hester had committed. As if public humiliation, and being a single mother, is not already enough, she has fellow women antagonizing her in multiple different ways.
In 1920 when the 19th amendment was passed allowing women to vote, many women thought that Gender Inequality was coming to an end. Soon after, the Great Depression happened, and everyone was focused on that. Life for women was especially hard then because they had to live in a world full of poverty and discrimination. Throughout Of Mice and Men we see this through Curley’s Wife. She just wants to fit in and talk to the men without thinking she wants something, or being called rude names.
They could argue how the company blurring Erica is normal because she showed her breasts and it was not for a general audience. However, when companies censor women, they censor their breasts, buttocks, and vagina, but with Erica, who is a transgender woman, the company censored all of her which does not add up. From this evidence, there is bias against Erica because she is transgender. Also, people could argue that Ma only uses bandages to cover Erica’s breasts since her mother is transphobic. But, in literature and especially short stories, symbolism is widely used and an idea as practical as, ‘because her mother is transphobic’ would not work because of the words in the quote such as, “vanishing” and “like they never existed” are perfectly in one sentence along with both words relating to invisibility.
While attempting to sort out the nuclear crisis in the war room, Turgidson is frequently distracted from his anxieties about the war abroad by a few different women. It’s apparent that he only appreciates them sexually, as he constantly demeans them by referring to the women as “baby” and tells them “don't forget to say your prayers”. General Turgidson uses belittling terms with women as a control mechanism to help mask his angst about the war. Turgidson’s treatment of women, especially in the workplace, is the same treatment that the National Organization for Women fought against in the 60’s. During the Cold War era women desired equal participation in the country both foreign and domestic but felt that their unfair treatment in the government and industry was “in itself a deterrent to the aspirations of women (270).
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.
Blanche’s desire to be sexually active destroyed her life, ultimately causing her to be exiled from her town. Blanche was a woman with a standard career as a school teacher but due to her highly inappropriate behavior towards male students, she had to take a leave of absence. “I’ve got to be good -- and keep my hands off the children.” (Scene 5). Blanche’s behavior is nowhere near being that iconic southern belle and although she is highly dependent towards men, the dependency is not in anyway a southern woman would behave. After Blanche was sexually abused by Stanley, she reached her breaking point, causing her to be admitted her to a mental hospital.
Race also plays into differing situations. A white woman would be given more options while a Black women would most likely be met with criticism due to stereotypes and controlling images of Black women having a lot of kids and being “welfare queens”. White women receiving abortions are the “good” kind of abortions because as disclosed in The Only Good Abortion is My Abortion, the health and life of the mother is in question. With other women of less fortunate financial situations and have the stereotypes attached to them, their abortions are bad because the women receiving them are “Jezebels” who can not seem to keep their legs
This part in the poem seems kind of cynical because she is saying that she can hear the voices of the children she has killed and it’s a dark and twisty way to show the guilt that she has for having so many abortions or even just aborting her first child. During the time that this poem was written in 1945, abortions were illegal so it can be assumed that these abortions could be self-inflicted for various reasons (Abortion Surveillance). The speaker could have been raped or the child would have been born out of wedlock, this could be the shame that she feels about having the abortions along with killing so many children since it can be assumed that she had more than one
Everyday, anti-abortion protesters heckle at and demean women who are simply seeking to exercise their reproductive rights. Additionally, abortion clinics are closing down due to politicians and their voters enacting laws and stopping funding; for example, the amount of abortion clinics in the state of Kentucky is 1, down from 17 in 1978. Across the countries more arbitrary rules are being enforced on women to intimidate them and prevent them going through with the procedure, such as restricting insurance payout for such operations, having waiting periods, imposing a strict time frame in which a woman can get an abortion, and even forcing the patient to undergo an ultrasound to see the foetus’ shape and hear the embryo’s heartbeat. Like the women of the Gilead, American women seeking abortions have their freedoms revoked by people who do not share there same beliefs, often using religion and personal morals to defend their stance. In America especially, women have to cross a vast amount of barriers in order to receive an abortion, regardless of whether it is elective or medically necessary.
Ms Roe claimed the law violated her constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy in a safe environment because she could not afford to travel to a state where it was permitted. Texas ruled in her favor, and Wade appealed to The Supreme Court who then reviewed the case through 1971 and 1972. The court ruled that the law did in fact violate her right to privacy as child rearing is covered under privacy. This decision impacts me of course because I am a woman. It impacts society as a
It was wide than just the salary increments to equate them. The Willmar 8 served as eye opening to the culture, society structures, a traditional family set up, plight of women before several society aspects and the way they handled them. Ironically, the Willmar’s Citizens national underpaid women while there was a law the equal pay act of 1963 prohibiting unequal payment to women and men. When the women filed their case at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the case was ruled in their favor but they were not compensated due to the task, NLRB terming the strike as economical. However, they still lost their jobs.
“Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts is here discussing the wife of the governor of Connecticut, and his feeling that this woman has violated the roles rightly reserved for women by participating in “manly” activities. He believes her violation of “her place” has driven her into madness”, meaning the woman broke the rules of doing a many activity that she wasn 't supposed to do. This supports my claim that is was not a land of opportunity for women because, this means that during when woman were in colonies they mostly worked their whole lives, meaning that men were against women doing manly activities which she should of been doing when she broke the law, but the women should of been able to do manly activities not just teach kids or do child care. This quote “i’m obnoxious who disagree with women doing manly activities they should just sew, the disease a woman poet, a good poem from a women just means stolen or lucky”, means that men were against women poets because they thought if a woman wrote a poem it must of been lucky or stolen so they didn’t care about women and what poetry they wrote. This supports my claim because men were against any manly activities women did such as poetry, if women wrote poetry the men thought that it was just luck and or it could 've been stolen.
Many women in the United States have multiple abortions due to preventative method failure, but is this a logical reason to eliminate a pregnancy. Weren 't this women fully aware that any type of birth control is not 100% guaranteed? They rely on the method they are using and then justify themselves on it 's failure. In the article “Repeat Abortions: Blaming the Victims” by Howe, Barbara, H. Roy Kaplan, and Constance English they implicate that “the number of legal abortions in the United States has increased annually”(1242). This is due to the lack of knowledge in women for not being sexual educated enough or not using the method responsibly.
The main issue in regards to the federal protection of a fetus is whether to treat the mother and child as two separate entities or as one single person. Parties to both sides of the argument provide very compelling reasons as to why one should be considered over the other. For example, prosecutors argue that the fetus should be considered a separate entity from the mother and that any harm that is caused to the fetus by another, including the mother, should be considered a criminal act (Elliott, 2013). Opponents, however, argue that this could backfire and jeopardize a woman’s right to choose an abortion and therefore prefer to only recognize the mother as the only victim (NCSL, 2015). Another issue involves the way each state differentiate