However, Olya tries two different methods to cope with her rape. In order to endure her loss of innocence, Olya acts how she expects a woman to act. This change may come from two different places of motivation. The first is that she is acting how society would expect a promiscuous young lady to behave. In her diary entry, she says, “never did she think [she] would be that kind” (Bunin 63).
In addition, she contradicts her own stance on the position when she mentions that previous literature containing sexually explicit content should not be censored (Brownmiller 59). Brownmiller paints a very strong, emotional, and offensive picture when she claims that women are, “being stripped, bound, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment” (59). However, this statement is fallacious and does not provide any factual evidence. Furthermore, she makes the hasty generalization that pornography can make people think that certain things, such as rape, are acceptable (Brownmiller 59). Once again, her claim lacks support and relies solely on a faulty pathos appeal.
In Kate Chopin’s time, women and their sexuality and sexual passion was deemed a negligible, even improper, aspect of women’s lives. Yet Chopin boldly addresses a woman’s sexual desire in her short story “The Storm”. This story puts into great detail a torrid extramarital sexual encounter between Calixta and Alcee in the midst of a raging storm. While “The Storm” could have been presented in a traditional light, perhaps as a lesson of the evils of uninhibited female sexuality, Chopin maintains a non- judgmental stance by refraining from moralizing about the sanctity of marriage or impropriety of Calixta’s actions. In failing to condemn, and even condoning Calixta’s behavior, as well as acknowledging the existence and depth of sexual desire in women, Chopin infuses “The Storm” with a strong feminist quality.
Even as will look through the commonly seen roles that Margaret inhabits, it only shows the use of the novel to bring awareness to the plight of the female character. When we look at the gender system, Gretchen’s story appears to be cast as one of seductive and self destructive female sexuality, anchored in the symbolic witch-scenes and the sexual revelry of the Walpurgis Night. It is also a story of infanticide and of confinement in the patriarchal Faustian world. Gretchen’s supposedly female voice is, indeed, quite different form Faust’s eloquent self-presentation in soliloquies and dialogue; but it is a voice shaped and controlled by Goethe according to late eighteenth-century notions of gender.We can begin to see how her character was written to form the ideal female or the "Angel in the House". In Faust, Margaret was the most pious, virtuous woman in the beginning.
It is apparent in chapter twenty where Offred describes... ... middle of paper ... ... up ways of escaping out of the situation, either by fleeing or death, but is too chicken to try them. A feminist, like Moira, tried and tried to escape until they just about beat her down. Offred was a disgrace to the female sex, in that she never took it upon herself to better her situation, or to be rid of it for good. These examples are the reason critics tend to see the anti-feminism side of The Handmaid's Tale. Works Cited Atwood, Margaret.
Margaret Wente’s Globe and Mail article on the troubles that young women face in todays modern culture of hookups and liberation is insightful and thought-provoking. Wente attempts to persuade her readers that the emergence of sexual liberation, in today’s modern society, of young women is affecting their emotions negatively. Wente draws in the reader with an emotional appeal; however, the author’s article is undermined due to the lack of strong authority and polarized thinking. Sexual liberation is a modern concept that has risen from a past of sexual repression; resulting in the lack of known effects and consequences of the hookup culture. Wente uses Leah Fessler’s past experiences in university to document the negative consequences of sexual liberation faced by young women.
Temple Drake is the pivotal character at the center of William Faulkner’s controversial 1931 novel, Sanctuary. In Sanctuary, Temple’s responses to crimes against her raise an important question: Is Temple herself to blame for the rape and sexual corruptions that she suffers? Literary critics have labelled Temple as a “nymphomaniac” who “deserves to be raped”. However, a close look at the text reveals that the Temple was not a willing victim who wanted to be attacked. Temple attempts escape, both physically and emotionally, and resists what is happing to her as much as she is able to.
These two approaches reveal that Jennings believes teen girls are not ready for sex. Both approaches share common issues with the emotions, the health, and the future of teen girls. In the philosophical approach Jennings believes that the emotions of sex can be overbearing. In the sociological approach Jennings believes sex affects a girl’s self-esteem. Self-esteem and emotions are related.
In this essay, I will be analyzing Dreamland by Sarah Dessen for feminist themes. Sarah Dessen is not a self-proclaimed feminist, but this book does have topics that relate strongly to feminism. It is a book about intimate partner violence, family dynamics, and a girl’s journey to self-discovery. It starts out as a typically books where a female meets a “bad boy”, but things soon take a dangerous turn. It shows how power and control in relationships can be very unhealthy, and also focuses the blame on the perpetrator, instead of the victim like many other books fall in the trap of.
There is an increasing debate as to whether beauty pageants for underage girls fall under the category of exploitation or generally an ethical issue in the modern society. It is for this reason that France has led way towards the banning beauty pageants for underage girls. The question as to whether other countries such as the United States should follow in the trend to ban them is the focus of this paper, and the anger is yes. This paper provides evidence for the argument that beauty pageants for underage girls should be discontinued because they are exploitative. Argument in support of thesis The senate in France has recognized the negative side of the beauty pageants for underage girls and moved a motion to ban them (Nick, 2013, p. 12).