Women, however, have a completely different set of standards that they are being held too. This makes it much more challenging for a woman to express her sexual desires and keep a respectable reputation. Research implies that women are put to shame when it comes to... ... middle of paper ... ...ion for women just looking for hook ups. Whether it is the amount of sexual partners or how sexual satisfaction is acquired, women should not be placed at a different set of moral standards than a man. Today’s society has wrongly given women a different set of moral standards and expectations toward sexual experiences in comparison to men.
Men who have slept with a considerable number of partners is seen as accomplished, a stud, and a ladies man, but a woman who has slept with a decent amount of partners is still seen as a whore, a slut, or easy (Marks and Fraley 2005). A common analogy used to demonstrate this double standard is a key that opens many locks is a master key, wher... ... middle of paper ... ...udy proves that point. Women are generally more protective of their female friends than they are of their male friends. Women tend to take a more motherly role when it comes to giving their friends the check of approval for dating a guy. Women are branching out from the norm.
Robert Baker, in his essay “Pricks and Chicks”, argues that the identification of women reflects our conception of them, and because our conception of women is male chauvinistic, the root of our problem lies with the conception of sex in general. In this essay I will argue that the words that we use to refer to women such as; bitch, cunt, babe, etc. are almost purely negative in the views of the female gender. These words usually refer to something dirty and sexual, and this association between these words and women shows that we define women as well as something dirty and sexual. Not only do these words objectify women, but they also contend to keep women at a social stand-still, by forbidding them to have any true progress in the competition of the sexes.
In our society, a man is considered to be a strong and virile when they are known to have sex with many females or boast about their sexual conquests. On the other hand, women who have many sexual encounters are considered whores, shanks, skeezers, or trash. When it comes to the subject of love, lots of women equate sex and love together. In most cases, women will not have as many casual affairs in comparison to most men. Women want to feel comfortable and desired not only physically but mentally as well before having sex.
The Faults in Feminism The term “feminism” tends to have a negative connotation in today’s culture. Feminism is now focusing on female dominance and male disrespect. Women are fighting for equality, yet using personal bias to define equality, claiming identical rights for all will produce an equal culture. The mainstream feminist movement is using this corrupted view of equality to force rights of women. Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups.
Media within our society constantly degrades women and sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated; women are becoming objectified in the sense they are viewed as objects with little value. The media, which seems to endlessly show women as sexual objects, has the capability of limiting a woman’s potential and damaging their self worth. More often than not the media depicts the way people go about their daily life. People look at the media to determine how they should dress, act and in some cases even how they should perform sexually. “…there are the fashion magazines that focus on beauty, attracting and satisfying men, self-improvement, and (occasionally) work and politics.
When the media represents women like this, they impact the whole women gender in the real world. Being pretty and having a great body should not instantly make you not a person. What usually happens due to the idea of women as sexual objects is that men will no longer treat them with respect but will expect them to give in to them. This encourages men to behave a certain way towards women, women are mostly victims of sexual harassment, commented about their physical appearance either in a negative way or an irritating way, and it also tends to transform this into
Some of the scenes women describes as Mr.Grey as a sex-god is how he always pleases the woman first or how he makes sure she is teased and pleased multiple times. Also, using erotic toys and ideas like a blindfold to heighten her pleasure and fear at the same time. Many of the readers (mostly women) think that the sex-goddess Christen Grey, (even though dominating by spanking, beating that causes bruising, tied up to be teased and left alone for complete torcher, aggressive use of toys on different parts of their bodies) is exactly what they want in their home life now. However, in reality, if we look deeper into the character and pay attention to the flaws of Mr.Grey it is clear that we are dealing with a psycho
Often the pornography shows the purpose of sex to be only the pleasure of the man. Many times the woman is treated as if she were a sex toy. The man doesn’t ask what he can do for her, he only tells her what she can do for him. A lot of pornography also reinforces gender roles, showing men as strong, in control, and dominating and showing women as weak, powerless, and submissive. The same study found that 33% of videos with at least two people had a “major theme…of a man (or men) being in a dominant position” and that 47% of the videos with at least two people had “acts of submission” and “when submission occurred, it was always the female in the submissive role” (Gorman, Monk-Turner, & Fish 138).
Women are commodified objects of sexuality which gives them power over the men, but men have the ultimate control because the women are using their sexuality to gain acceptance by men. Then both women and men come to value women according to their superficial good looks. This gets repeated again and again in advertisements. Our traditional male-dominated culture has been hegemonically maintained by objectifying women's bodies, especially in advertisements. Sources Cited: http://www.film.queensu.ca/Critical/Bai.html