Voltaire tries to tell us that women at that time period were vulnerable. Because of that, Cunegonde is blinded by the real situation of women. In Cunegonde's life she has only experienced rape and being sold so, it’s highly unlikely that her perspective of women being raped will change. Women probably felt offended because Cunegonde is basically saying how it’s better to be raped more than once in order for you to be virtuous. Besides women, some men probably felt responsible for how women were treated and all of this happened was due to men feeling superior to women.
2017 Pg.31) prostitution reflects and shows the economic inequality in the society. Many poor women feel the need to become prostitutes because of their lack of money; since wealthier women do not experience this problem and have other sources of income, they do not feel the need to act in this crime and can easily look down on the idea of becoming a prostitute. Conflict theorists, analyze prostitution as a part of a large problem of inequality and lack of resources. Women have not had the most equal access to economic opportunities. Although it’s getting rarer in some societies, women are forbidden to own their own property; and in others, they suffer discrimination when trying to work and earn money to support themselves.
Shirky believes women are not as aggressive in demanding self-promotion as well as equality, while Shirley believes the root of gender inequality is the low amount of opportunities women are given in the workplace in comparison to men. While I consider Shirky’s argument stronger, I still agree with Chisholm’s argument based off of the job position evidence she provides. Based off both articles, women need to become more arrogant and selfish to rightfully demand what is theirs, no matter what the consequence. Men can do it, so why can’t women? Works Cited Chisholm, Shirley.
The women were advised to “round out their meager salaries by finding a ‘”gentleman friend”’ to purchase clothing and pleasures”(Peiss, 79). Prostitution was a reliable work engagement that many women participated in. Why did the women feel this was their best option? Several critical, attractive benefits that only prostitution offered contributed to women’s’ choice of ... ... middle of paper ... ...dle-class reform women could have reversed their movements from the women, and turned them toward the men who were putting the prostitutes in business. Those prostitutes could not have been prostitutes if it were not for the eager men paying them for it.
When Emma searches only to help the cause by trying to keep their possessions she is mocked... ... middle of paper ... ...shes the inferior aspect of women in this book. From the ideas pushed across in these books through characters and relationships we can see women being pushed down as the inferior sex to men. In the grand scheme of all the novels it creates the image of women not being as powerful as men. These stories greatly reflect the real world and how in the past women have been viewed inferior to men. They show how society affects individuals minds to believe this is true and we often fall subject to this evil without a second thought.
There are few people who would argue that jobs for women were scarce in whatever part of the country in the 1800’s. Was it superior to penalize the women who prostituted themselves or offer them ways in which they could “better” themselves? Jail time, fines, social reform was all ways society judged the working women. Why women prostituted themselves in the 19th century I feel is important before discussing ideas of reform and punishment. “No work, no money, no home” (Hill, 1993) was a phrase used by a young prostitute in New York City.
If women do not fall under these categories, they maybe considered as bad women to society. Women are already subjugated as deteriorate to men regardless if they are considered as good or bad. Over time, the word feminism, which means women’s rights of economic, political, and social status should be equal to men, has taken on a negative view. Comparing with Julia Serano’s article, Why Nice Guys Finish Last, she explains how women and men are categorized when involved in rap culture. Rape is horrible, and how society normally views
The instant action of Harriet Bird had proved that the suggestion of women only attracted to famous and wealthy people in that time, which caused people like Roy generated fear, and jealousy. People co... ... middle of paper ... ...of the good life for women from the society. She could not step aside from this belief; therefore, she ran between powerful men to secure her lifestyle, but she destroyed two men in her life. Iris stood for the weak, vulnerable, but hope in the story. She gave Roy a chance to have a stable life, but Roy decided not to take a chance because of the ethical issues that Iris had.
Lucy Stone orates, “Is it a wonder that women are driven to prostitution?” (382), as an attempt to show that because females are restrained from high paying jobs favored by men, they are put in conditions that force them to ignore morality. The female’s values are being thrown away to gain money and support their families. These values that have been set by society can get pushed to the side as well because they are prioritizing their families first. Still, none of that would occur if they had the rights to pursue a specific career and earn a place in the workfield. Lucy Stone’s audience acknowledges the self esteem and state of mind women share when deprived of their rights.
Because male domination renders lower-class women powerless, they are forced to commit less serious, nonviolent, self-destructive crimes, such as abusing drugs. This powerlessness also increases the likelihood that women will become targets of violent acts. When lower-class males are shut out of the economic opportunity structure, they try to rebuild the... ... middle of paper ... ...e out into the world at an earlier age therefore, being at risk of falling victim to crime if not committing the crime itself. I believe feminism is a thing of the past; women have just as much right to do everything men can do. Discrimination against women should be something that modern day society does not participate in.