Gender equality has been an on going quandary for women because of male potency, misogyny, and patriarchal conceptions, which are ideas that are harmful and feared by women throughout society. Women are constantly demeaned by men with their inappropriate slurs towards women, their aggressive attitudes and forceful actions, and the expectations and feminine qualities men assume women should abide by. Gender inequality is not natural, but constructed by people in society, which discriminate against women. At a young age, we are assigned a gender role that we are forced to fulfill with proper behaviors, whether that be a female or male. Gender is performed, and the media helps manifest these mis-conceptions and ideas that contribute to male power
His hate for the house of Montague is so extreme that he even wants to rape their women. " Tis true, and therefore women being the weaker vessels are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall." (Act 1 scene 1 lines 14-16) In this speech there's a sexist comment from Sampson saying that women are a lower standard to men. In my opinion love is equal so here we see Sampson talking of sex in a crude way and women as being less important. The result of these words shows us that the f... ... middle of paper ... ..., was also defending Romeo's good name in the dual against Tybalt.
In this manner, she is able to lay most of the blame for the rape of the lock on the nature of men rather than her own vain lifestyle. During her exaggerated monologue, Belinda will refer to events earlier in the poem, from her social life at Hampton Court, to the opulent life she has lived, as root causes of her misfortune. All the while though, the undercurrent of the passage will convey the feeling that it is mainly the fault of men since a woman can only do so much to protect herself. For ever curs'd be this detested Day, Which snatch'd my best, my fav'rite Curl away! Happy!
Patriarchy claims the institutions of male rule and privilege and leads to female subordination.It is empowered by accompanying such as political, economic and religious practices against women. Patriarchal thinking states that the human being have gender roles which are prescribed the ways of being woman or man. It causes to be seen the fact of a woman being as second class, to be subject of sexual abuse or violence. That’s why woman should deny being subordinated under patriarchal community. Seen women as second class mean that they are inferior or incapable to understand or comprehend social, ideological, political or economical issues.
Sex debases men. They begin to struggle when they feel they are losing control of their emotions in any way. For a woman to easily change the way a man feels or the way he acts just by being female and attractive is enough to drive men insane. William Shakespeare's plays, Othello and Hamlet, demonstrate on paper, on film, and in other art forms that female sexuality and beauty are a threat to patriarchal society and that they must be controlled. Showalter affirms this in her essay by quoting David Laverenze's essay, "The Woman in Hamlet."
Men Will be Men in The Handmaid's Tale Perhaps the most frightening aspect of Offred's world is not even its proximity, but its occasional attractiveness. The idea that women need strict protection from harm is not one espoused solely by the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Pat Buchanan, but also by women like Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon. This protectionist variety of feminism is incorporated in the character of Offred's mother, and to a certain degree in Aunt Lydia. Offred's mother is just as harsh in her censorship of pornography as any James Dobson. By burning the works which offend her, she too is contributing to the notion that women's safety is contingent on squelching the Bill of Rights.
Twin Peaks feeds the audience ideas that women are weak, incompetent, evil, insufficient, and often objects of a male dominated society. The audience is sucked into the world of Twin Peaks and therefore will take a similar stance on what is feminine and masculine in society. David Lynch said in 1989, 'I couldn't care less about changing the conventions of mainstream television. '; Unfortunatly this is true. Lynch did not change, or want to change, the way that women are portrayed in television, and it is this kind of ignorance in our society that lets the desensitization of violence and scorn toward women continue in our mass media.
Emilia and Iago’s position on marriage can frequently be uncovered though their reflections on both men and women. Iago first introduces Emilia as a whore and cheater, which foreshadows the later tragic dénouement because he later accuses Desdemona of being a whore resulting in her death. Iago testified, “‘you rise to play and go to bed to work’” (2.1.3). He is revealing that she has no greater purpose than going to bed with him, or other men; carrying out the sole reason women were created. Her husband, the person who vowed to be with her the rest of her life, talks to her like she is not worth anything.
Sampson says, "I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall"; this means that he will rape them because of his hate for the Montague's not for the love of the woman. Sampson's friend, Gregory, also shows this form of love. He says, "Draw thy tool" this can be seen as taking out of the sword or taking out of the genitalia. Later in the play the Nurse also talks about love in its most basic form. She tries to comfort Juliet when Romeo gets banished by saying, " his face be better than any man's".
When Emilia reveals Iago’s true identity, Iago takes out his anger on Emilia, labelling her a “villainous whore” (5.2.227). He would not use such words if he truly loved Emilia. Iago has a very filthy point of view on women. In Cyprus he says “You rise to play and go to bed to work.” (2.1.115) He believes women are only good in bed and he strongly believes this for his wife and for women in general. Thus, Iago does not love or respect Emilia and he only uses her for sex and to get Desdemona’s handkerchief, which helps with the success of his plan.