The lyrics from some artists are degrading towards women and the effect is almost obvious. For example, in the song Sexy Bitch, Akon states “I’m trying to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful.” Many men today have the same problem. Instead of men complimenting women with appropriate statements such as beautiful, gorgeous or lovely, they tell a woman they are hot, sexy or smoking. This is illustrated once again in Akon’s song when his whole chorus is... ... middle of paper ... ...media and social institutions but men are too. Seeing as society is very accepting to the fact that women are just sexual objects who should be controlled by men, men are becoming very accepting to this as well.
In Ivan Bunin’s short story Light Breathing, Olya Meshcherskaya struggles to live with societal views of women and rape. Bunin briefly portrays rape as an evil act. In order to cope with this evil, Olya acts and dresses like the woman that her rapist has forced her to become. However, this further damages her emotionally because she faces societal consequences for acting beyond her years. She understands how society views her and uses this understanding to escape from the crushing pressures that she faces.
The hostile immigration debate in the United States has impacted Latina women because they relate police to deportation. Their fear of getting deported is greater than their fear of continuing to be abused. At the Woman 's Building, I heard testimonials and stories of women that waited so long in leaving their partner because they were scared of having their children taken away by the system. The separation of families is a huge factor that influences whether a women will stay in a violent relationship or not. Fearing deportation is a vulnerability that only undocumented women have.
By living in a dark conservative society, Ruth also faces difficulties to sustain in the female role presses on her. She seems to get out of the system and tries to stand on her own. Avoiding social norms is tough and many times because of conservative repressive societal demands, but many women crave social change. Fern and Chopin portrayed their character to show us that not every woman can accepts their fate and suffers quietly. Many women rebel and come out from their prescribed social role.
Through the author’s portrayal of these characters, we see how feminism affects the actions of the characters and how the woman change. Women for many years have been denied the right to express themselves. If a female spoke against something she was considered strange and out of line. Hall says, “Feminist methodologies is the belief that patriarchal oppression of women… has been profound and multifaceted” (Hall 202). Patriarchal oppression has been let happen because women had the “reproductive capacity” that led to a domestic role, smaller physical size which led men to dominate them, and religious beliefs that the male having p... ... middle of paper ... ...d, “And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back” (Gilman 778).
Even though Megan is not settled down to one man and strives to be independent, she is not a follower of feminism. Megan has no respect for herself or those around her and lets the males use her for sex.. Megan represents the females of today 's society who think having multiple sex partners and not being settled down is the definition of feminism and being equal to men. Feminism is having confidence in yourself and not having to receive that gratitude from someone else which is all Megan does which is why her character dies. Megan’s death represents how being a liar and manipulator does not make someone a strong woman it just makes them weaker because she invited these men into her life to take advantage of her. Hawkin’s portrays Megan as a flaky untrusting female who wants to be
Society should respect women and be more educated on the facts about why women turn to abuse and see their selves as not valuable in the world. These stereotypes on women are dangerous leading women to harm themselves because men do not value them. Women fall victims to abusive relationships and living under a stereotype that was created for them. Women give birth to men and for a man not to respect a woman is disappointing. All men should look at women they exploit as their mother or sister because I’m sure they would not want someone they love to be labeled as weak or dependent on a man.
Women degrade men. Women will say “all men are the same” , how sexist is that? Women stereotype men as “lazy” or “big kids”, which ties men together as being “all the same” because men did not give a women what she desired in a relationship. It wouldn 't be fair if men stereotyped women so why should women stereotype men? Men go through the same issues of sexism just like women.
This also gives the impression that it’s normal and ok to view women only as objects that can be beaten on. When advertisements view women as items, it degrades them from the human beings that they are to nothing, meaningless, worthless objects. The gender roles of dominant men and passive women give a bad impression to young people by allowing “Many young men feel they have the right to judge and touch young women and the women often feel they have no choice but to submit” (Kilbourne 511). The sexualization of women in ads leads to men feeling entitled to a woman's body. This normalization allows men to think it’s ok to use sexual aggression, violence, and rape because they have seen displayed across societies media.
Women would not talk back to the men because of the fear of being thrashed at and even being hit by the men. That is why they just stood there and let the men say whatever they wanted to. In conclusion, the men's prejudices about women causes them to have a weak case against Minnie. The women know this; they are smart, depicted as much smarter than the men. The men got punishment for their mistreatment of the women by not being able to find the evidence that would convict Minnie.