Since their departure this group has enlarged its scope to include resistance to the fundamentalists as well as the mistreatment of the women and girls of Afghanistan. The Taliban have been especially cruel towards women since they believe women should not be allowed to work or go to school. Women and girl who still pursue these goals are frequently stopped by the morality police and beaten or worse. The Rawa org. is doing an incredible job exposing these violation under their harsh circumstances.
The handmaids are required to beat and attack the man. The display of aggression towards this man is the women letting out their frustration at their Commanders who routinely rape them. This also relates to the fact that women who commit violent crimes, are almost always committing them toward a significant other or husband5. The pent-up frustration from being treated as a second-class citizen is expressed through violence. Atwood’s novel details this perfectly by having this scene be towards the end of the novel as a result of the abuse and degradation the women experienced throughout the
They even went as far as almost bombing the capital Kabul if the president did not surrender his forces against the Taliban (Kelley). We should care about Afghanistan because the Taliban uses various ways to violate the human rights of women in Afghanistan including rape, beatings, and the prohibiting of being able to go to school. In Afghanistan they rape women. If the women go against any of the rules or laws of the Koran they get severely punished including being raped. The Taliban guards are present everywhere even in medical facilities and if not covered up well enough the women get raped.
Gendered violence has mostly been read as metonymic of the violation of the land. Women’s bodies hold immense significance in an all-male dominated society where the responsibility for the protection of their chastity and honour rests on the shoulders of men. Their sexuality becomes highly problematic particularly at the time of disorder and war because their roles as biological reproducers and transmitters of culture make them highly vulnerable to acts of sexual exploitation by men of the ‘other’ community. In the context of the Partition of India, the unprecedented levels of sexual exploitation against women on both sides of the border testify their role as “objects in male constructions of their own honour” (Das 43). As Ruth Seifert puts it, the female body is “a symbolic representation of the body politic” (62) and rape of women is “the symbolic rape of the body of [the] community” (64).
The gender conflicts were the main reasons why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband. Glaspell’s play displayed a very aggressive tone, and also used a very gloomy and lonely mood as well. Also, one of the major symbols that was discussed throughout the play was the knot used to strangle the life out of Mr. Wright. This play shows women that we should not let a man control every action that we make, and to never allow them to belittle
A Woman’s struggle Analysis The plague of male dominancy and female oppression has spread throughout time and cultures like a pandemic infection, targeting women. Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and Janice Mirikitani’s “Suicide Note,” show the struggle and pain that oppressive forces perpetrated on women. Although, both speakers are oppressed the way they end the oppression and the cause of it are very different. Patriarchy has always existed, and it affects women all over the world. For example, banned bride abductions in Central Asia have continued to occur, and the women who resist abduction, risk death, or becoming ostracized from their country (Werner 2).
Lida Ahmad says rape happens because of honor, revenge, and hatred. Honor killings and rapes are done to shame the family. Chapter four of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, they talk about Mukhtar Mai. She was gang raped due to her brother being falsely accused of raping another girl. Mukhtar was raped because her society believed punishing the girl for the possible actions of her brother would balance everything out.
The Japanese soldiers were extremely brutal and insensitive. They raped the women in their homes, but they would also take the women out in the streets to be raped, killing them afterwards in appalling ways. They would rape pregnant women and cut open their bellies. They made fathers rape their daughters and sons rape their mothers. If they objected, they were killed.
The obstacle that Zahra is facing is the result of how her behavior and how her psyche become society’s into the destruction of war. In her early year at the beginning of the story, brutal father rejection of her because of her acne and this war a symbolic for her inner scar. She is victims of her own father being a hater .Within this Context Ann Adam commented that: "Zahra 's abject and acne-filled face not only makes visible the emotional scars this upbringing has had on the sensitive young girl, but also literalizes the ever increasing gender conflict…between men and women for the control and regulation of female bodies” to show the abuse of the father on her own daughter because of his masculinity. He has more power on her because she respect her as a father which he takes advantages not by treating her as a puppet. This is also one of the symbol of man’s dominance in the world on the society because of all actions leading to cruelty toward females as a symbol of object.
The war continues in Kabul and destroys the city daily and everyone had to flee to Pakistan. In the book the characters suffer from some different things and then some suffer from the same things. “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason (Book Quote).” This quote was used because the author felt that the situations that the people faced in modern time and throughout history during war that God had a reason for it all to happen and that He would take care of us. Hosseini talks a lot about the hard times that women faced during the war and how they reacted with it. The war took a toll on the women because most of them were mothers and wives to some of the soldiers fighting.