Similarly, the issue of gendercide is seen in the film “It’s a Girl”. Gendercide is not only executed through feticide, but is also present in older, usually married women through dowry and other forms of gender based violence. The film takes place in patriarchally structured India and China, and opens by disclosing the ratio of boys to girls in the world, 105:100, and then specifies that ratio in nations that value male lives, which is 140:100 (0:05). Parents in these nations often kill their young female children, justifying the act by noting that the children will die in one minute (usually via asphyxiation), rather than suffer day by day existing as a woman in a male-privileged society (0:08). When women in India get married, their families …show more content…
In the film “Camp 14: Total Control Zone”, directed by German filmmaker Marc Wiese, consists of narration and animation by North Korean native Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born and grew up in the Kaechon internment camp (known as "Camp 14") in North Korea. Dong-hyuk is clearly traumatized from his time in the camp, as he was born in a place where individual rights were unheard of. The rules of this torture camp consisted of bogus policies such as restricting any and all forms of contact between men and women outside of work and forced reaction that demonstrate “the deepest remorse” for honest mistakes made by inmates (0:19). The most restrictive policy stated that anyone who attempts to escape or helps anyone escape will be shot, thus many family members and “friends” ratted each other out, often with no true reason, out of fear of being reprimanded for knowing about attempted escape plans. Not only were inmates living in a constant state of fear, but the levels of sexual abuse and misconduct in camps is unimaginable, as a women and even children were often violated in front of the eyes of their fathers and brothers, yet any resistance would result in the death of the assaulted and any witnesses (0:25). Methods of torture include acts
In human history, the most famous prison camp is the Auschwitz concentration camp where millions of human beings spent the last of their days. The most notorious group from Auschwitz being the Jews who lost the greatest number of its people and also the most remembered from the concentration camp. A prison camp is defined as “a camp for the confinement of war or political prisoners” (“Prison camps,” Dictionary.com). Prison camps found in the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPNK) have been found to treat its prisoners little more than beasts. The atrocities done in North Korea are unknown but the severity of the camps have left great scars on the people of North Korea. If left unknown, the prison camps in North Korea can mirror Auschwitz’s mass genocide on millions of people.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany and the one responsible for the Holocaust. Though there are not an exact number of the Jewish deaths, but more women than men were killed. The men and women are not treated as equals either in this time period. In the eyes of the Nazis, men were stronger and had more to offer than the women. Gender plays a role in the Holocaust; the men are used to do labor and the women are considered weaker and not as valuable.
The impacts socially of the gendercide include women being married younger and younger due to the lack of suitable age females. This young marriage and the pressures on the young girls to provide families causes them to miscarriages and create harm to their underdeveloped bodies. In addition to younger marriages, high rates of prostitution become a problem. Most girls will be stolen and sold into sex trafficking. The lack of females causes male tensions to be high with no female perspective to calm down all the male testosterone in the environment. With no females to marry and love, they turn to illegal practices to satisfy their desires. The marriage of such young females also hurts their opportunity to grow and develop as women in society. They lose their chance for education, and they settle down to simply raise children. This also
The author of Escape from Camp 14 and the Allegory of the Cave are trying to show how isolation and manipulation of the individual’s environment can affect their mental and physical state. Imprisonment can cause an individual to perceive and respond differently from the norm when trying to survive and to learn how to succeed in their environment. Their confinement and fear of the unknown have caused them to become afraid and given control to their manipulator. Unfortunately,these individuals have been in their control environments since birth so are not able to see or have knowledge of anything else besides what they are taught. For instance, in Camp 14 the government has placed rules to control the prisoners within its walls by implementing
Gender-based violence is made possible by the ideology of sexism in Indian traditional culture which argues that women are worth less than men in the sense of having less power, status, privilege, and access to resources that is more prevalent in middle class and low caste families.
But in world war two, they weren’t the only country with camps worst than death. In even today’s world, human trafficking is a problem, women and men taken from their homes and some sold to satisfy people 's “needs”. During world war two, a woman slave or ‘comfort women’ were made to perform anything the Japanese soldiers wanted. These women were very rarely women in their 20s or older, usually these girls were as young as 13 years old and as old as 15 years old. These women could be forced into rape up to 20 or more times a day with many different men. Interviewed, Prescilla Bartonico tells her story that at the age of 17 he cousin was raped by the army in front of her then killed. They then did the same to her but kept her alive and made her family watch. She was then taken and imprisoned, forced to work, and obey any order given. At the age of only 15, Rosa Maria Henson suffered the same fate, she was abducted and imprisoned for 9 months. Many more women came forward after Henson shared her story. It was later found out that “An estimated 400,000 women and girls across Asia were abducted and forced to serve in so-called “comfort stations” by the Japanese military during World War II. A majority of these victims were taken hostage in South Korea and China, but women were captured in virtually every territory occupied by the Japanese”(Mosbergen). These women were pretty much stipped of any rights
A life in a concentration camp was a daily living nightmare for the unfortunate people who were prisoners. At 4 a.m. in the morning the Kapo (an inmate in charge of a work team, mostly real criminals like a pervert, willing to do anything to keep their position at the camp) would waken the prisoners. If prisoners couldn't find their shoes, it meant they could not work and if they were not able to work, that often left them to death. ( ) The prisoners slept on straw mattresses that needs to be made in a perfect military manner. ( ) The Kapo knows it is nearly impossible to make but the bettenbau (a way to make the bed following very strict rules) was just an opportunity for the Kapo's to beat the prisoners. ( ) After the bed was made, the prisoners ran out of the barrack to reach the couple of sanitary facilities the camp held for the hundreds of prisoners. ( ) Prisoners only had a few minutes to wash up before the morning roll call and if there were any stragglers the Kapo's would beat them to near death. ( ) Whether it is snowing or raining the prisoners dead and alive had to be in rows of tens. ( ) The Kapo's counted the prisoners under the SS guards and officers control and if a mistake was made during the counting the Kapo's had to recount and that made the Kops dangerous and nervous. ( ) During roll call, the prisoners must stand at attention, several prisoners caught a cold dying days later and some during roll call. ( ) The prisoners' clothes were rough and did not protect them against the weather. ( ) To any prisoners that were dead the night before or during roll were sent to crematories after roll call. ( ) The prisoners must have their mess-tin in their hands and if they did not have it, then they were not getting any...
Also, the film revealed women empowerment and how superior they can be compared to men. While demonstrating sexual objectification, empowerment, there was also sexual exploitation of the women, shown through the film. Throughout this essay, gender based issues that were associated with the film character will be demonstrated while connecting to the real world and popular culture.
A complete reversal in the natural mortality rate of men and women further proves how extreme the practice of gendercide has gotten in the country (Ferguson). India has disrupted its natural female to male balance so horrifically that child brides are being imported to the country to marry strangers who couldn’t find a wife in their villages due to the lack of women and overabundance of men (Anonymous). Knowing their daughters will be sent away to live with their husband’s family at a very young age makes it uncommon for the families of female children to develop strong relationships with their female children (Epstein).
Sexism is very real, even in the least patriarchal societies of the world. From a western hemisphere point of view, the lives of women and young girls that are described in Nawal el Saadawi’s “In Camera” and Hanan al-Shaykh’s “The Women’s Swimming Pool” is almost unbelievable. Although these stories do not tell the whole story of women’s lives in these areas, it gives readers a general idea of how politics, social opportunities, and male privilege is overbearing in their way of life. While “In Camera” is has a more dark, and mature theme than “The Women’s Swimming Pool,” it is obvious that both relate in the way that their protagonists both suffer from the unnecessary and unexpected burden of being born a female.
Currently in China 120 boys are born for every 100 girls. 37 million more men than women live in China. The result of these shocking numbers is the result of China's One-Child policy, which increased families preference for male children than female, as male is considered to be the main income earner and family caretaker. In China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed only because of their gender. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world because of ‘gendercide’. Gendercide is defined as “the systematic extermination of particular gender”. Sex-selective abortion (in many cases even forced abortion), abandonment, neglect, and murder of an infant are disturbingly common in China.
According to the UNICEF report in just 2006, studies disclosed that 10 million young girls were killed either before they were born or promptly after by their parents in the year of 1986 (which is not that long ago if you put that number into perspective). But why would anyone want to deliberately kill an innocent soul, let alone their own child? Female Infanticide and Gendercide is defined as the conscious killing of female, newborn babies which can happen from getting killed by their own blood or by an abortion. Even though acts as these are illegal, we still see this is a persistent problem today mainly in the cultures of China and India.
The representation of violence exacted upon women in cinema is inextricable from being projected upon all women. To provide a scene that objectifies the female is to reduce the feminine form to its non-dual state, e.g., a sexual object providing a vessel for male gratification (hubris and sexual) rather then being defined by its duality of sentient and physical forms. Those who construct scenes of violence against women are bound to a moral responsibility to subjectify the woman’s perspective, thus reestablishing the female as a victim rather then an object and rendering the act of violence intelligible (deplorable, open to interpretation).
The roles of gender can be affected by the cultures. In most western cultures, women and men have same equality, but in some cultures, women’s lives are in the hands of men. Women do not have the freedom to make their own decision. For example, In Family Violence, by Nancy Dziedzic, she talks about honor killings. According to Dziedizc, there are“Honor killings—in which a girl or women is murdered by male relatives or their associates because she has allegedly shamed the family by dating a boy outside religion, getting pregnant outside marriage, or