If a girl has sex within an established sexual relationship, that may or may not be defined as love, she is viewed as a good girl. But if a girl has indiscriminate sexual relations without regard to their own sexual health, she is labeled a skank or a hoe and thus a bad girl. Additionally, young Latinas often empower their sexuality, through the
Albeit the position of sexual power is normally held by the man both in literature and in reality, she takes control of her sexual pleasure, and boldly assumes charge of her desires. Aphra Behn uses imagery to give the reader a vivid depiction of the forbidden scene playing out betwee... ... middle of paper ... ...r scene, and then coyly asks, “Ah who can guess the rest?” (25). Aphra is very successful in allowing the reader to make a correct conjecture on the events that will follow. “The Willing Mistress” is one of Ahpra Behn’s poems which display the thwarts the stereotypical traditional roles of women. A woman has the power to be sexually liberated to engage with her lover on an equal or greater level.
Women of society from the earliest of times to the present day have faced a multitude of struggles. The issue of sexuality is especially critical to the lives of women. If one’s personality is the set of characteristics about them, including attitude, interests, emotionality and behavioral patterns, than sexuality is a part of that identity. As people we take pride in who we are, and are taught that self-esteem is important to our mental health. In our society however, women are programmed to shame their sexualities, and in turn, themselves.
Women are branching out from the norm. Women are discussing sex more often with male and female friends, they are experimenting with their likes and dislikes in the bedroom, and going against the status quo. Women do not take being told they are different or less than a man well or lightly anymore. Since the double standard has become more of a public concept woman have gone out of their way to prove that they are better than men, and can sleep with the same number of partners as they choose and not be a bad person; basically woman have used the double standard as a way to sleep with a multitude of people and feel little regret.
Girls and women are allowed to engage in sex if in love or engaged; while boys and men can indulge in sexual activities for any reason. 9. Girls... ... middle of paper ... ...her girl’s reputations. When diminishing other girl’s reputations, girls also diminish the other girls self worth. The slut label is the most powerful tool used to shame another girl.
Consequently, Offred is willing to have sexual affairs with the commander, thus she has a feeling of having higher power against Serena Joy (186); “Also: I now had power over her, of a kind, although she didn’t know it. And I enjoyed that.” In this case, Offred has an advantage, because sexual contact with the commander would provide her with perks such as hand lotions and magazines. Offred becomes more of a risk taker in this scenario, because as she eventually asks the Commander what “Nolite te bastardes carborondorum,” (214) which means: “[…] ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’” (216). The courage of Offred is also expanded because, when the commander attempts to touch Offred (186), she states that she can be sent to the Colonies. To illustrate Offred states within her mind “Fake it, I scream at myself inside my head” (295).
Choices and types of lifestyle a young woman chooses help them to create their identity. However when the choices and the lifestyle chosen are affected by the various forces, it can create a fake identity of that young women. In “Selections from “Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom,” the author Leslie Bell insists that pressure from a young women’s traditional community and family create a complex situation for young women where they are forced to divide their choices and choose a lifestyle. The author writes about the uncertainty and lost identities of young women 's. Identity is a complex issue which can be divided into two parts; one being given identity and real identity.
She makes people think that she is a weak woman, but this is not the case. Carol has a more manipulative side that makes her a force to be reckoned with. She embodies many characteristics of a stereotypical woman. She makes the group believe that she is the ideal woman for their team, because manipulation is what works best for her. In addition, she sports short hair which goes against the stereotypical norm of a
Another concept of the social theories that made perfect sense to today’s society was that “women receive more social rewards for seeking out sexual activity only within the context of committed relationships”. Nowadays, women who sleep with multiple men without dating them, are often seen as a whore. Women are commonly told that by it’ll be better off for them to keep their legs closed until the “right” guy comes along.
It also allows women that opportunity to be intimate with someone without having to be exclusive or commit time and energy to a serious relationship. With most young people of both genders, but especially woman, becoming more and more career focused it allows for romantic interaction that fits into their lives. This is probably becoming more acceptable due to the feminist movement and easy access to contraception that lets young women to gain sexual gratification without having to worry about being pregnant or shamed as badly. However, as was pointed out in Sex on The Brain, the pill also reduces sexual desire in woman making it less likely that they want to hook up. The woman also have the power to choose what sexual acts happen in a hook up, which in itself can be empowering and add to why the definition of a hook up is different between men and women.