The women withhold all the evidence they find, therefore getting back at them men for all the stereotypical and degrading comments they said. Thus allowing the attorney to attempt to find his own evidence and ending the play. Gaspell's play represents the misjudgment and stereotypes the women faced and how they dealt with those issues. The men's one-sided view of the women prevents them from finding the key evidence that they need. The male investigators need to find, as Mrs. Peters puts it, "'a motive; something to show anger, or--sudden feeling'" (357).
Gender equality has been an on going quandary for women because of male potency, misogyny, and patriarchal conceptions, which are ideas that are harmful and feared by women throughout society. Women are constantly demeaned by men with their inappropriate slurs towards women, their aggressive attitudes and forceful actions, and the expectations and feminine qualities men assume women should abide by. Gender inequality is not natural, but constructed by people in society, which discriminate against women. At a young age, we are assigned a gender role that we are forced to fulfill with proper behaviors, whether that be a female or male. Gender is performed, and the media helps manifest these mis-conceptions and ideas that contribute to male power
A prime example of this would be radical feminism. Radical feminists often believe all men to be terrible, and that women are almost heavenly creatures incapable of doing wrong. Stating that they are oppressed in every aspect of their life, that the patriarchy dominates it all. The hatred of men as a whole is called misandry and that is what many of these women are. A toxic mindset that they push and impose on others, promoting female superiority over equality.
“He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures” (271). The narrator feels as if John is a hindrance to her being beca... ... middle of paper ... ... men in the story are portrayed, exhibits the degradation of the value of the self-expression of a woman. The issue of women’s rights has been disputed and discussed for a large portion of history, continuing in today’s society. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits the degrading of women in society through various factors. Women are seen to be undermined in marriage, the environment they live in, and in their ability to express themselves.
And it seems to be that the woman is being sexually harassed by the men because they have more power than she has as well as more men standing in the background. The woman has no power and cannot do anything about it because she is too weak.These advertisements show how sexist they can be nowadays and that it is very bad from Kilbourne’s perspective. In Kilbourne 's essay, she says that “Men conquer and women ensnare, always with the essential aid of a product.” 491 Which basically means that the men conquer the women and the women are not dominant and they fall into the men 's trap which relates to the product they are advertising. From my insight about these advertisements is that I find it just so that these advertising companies can get the public 's attention but I have to admit it is very sexist how the men are just taking advantage of the woman just because they are more dominant than she is and the woman being weak and helpless. Kilbourne’s perspective is that no women should be treated like this and instead they should be treated fairly as the men are.
The Role of Women in The Canterbery Tales Chaucer, in his female pilgrimage thought of women as having an evil-like quality that they always tempt and take from men. They were depicted as untrustworthy, selfish and vain and often like caricatures not like real people at all. Through the faults of both men and women, Chaucer showed what is right and wrong and how one should live. Under the surface, however, lies a jaded look of women in the form that in his writings he seems to crate them as caricatures and show how they cause the downfall of men by sometimes appealing to their desires and other times their fears. Chaucer obviously had very opinionated views of the manners and behaviours of women and expressed it strongly in The Canterbury Tales.
The Wife of Bath is a complex character-she is different from the way she represents herself. Maybe not even what she herself thinks she is. On the surface, it seems as though she is a feminist, defending the rights and power of women over men. She also describes how she dominates her husband, playing on a fear that was common to men. From a point of view of a man during that time period, she seemed to illustrate all of the wrongs that men found in women.
Women were generally, uneducated, confined to their homes, and seen as “objects,” To Euripides, the subjugation of woman was an injustice. However, Medea was written as part as a competition, and the audience would only be made up of men. Thus, the language and expressions used would have to be crafted to hide the true meaning of the play. For example, in a misogynistic interpretation, Medea’s infanticide would be a man’s worst dream: “they ultimately affirm male anxiety about women by launching a violent and excessive attack on the male and his male children” (Folley). Then, it follows as such that Medea could be seen as a heartless and illogical women, willing even to sacrifice her children for her husband’s misery.
Another critique is that it goes against the basic teachings of feminism, in which men and women are equal. Radical feminist sought to believe that patriarchy is the only reason why women are oppressed in society and all men do not want to see women succeeding in business nor social sector. Due to their misandry towards men, radical feminism theory has often been frowned upon, as it gave the term feminism a bad reputation. Many feminist theories believe that pornography is part of male culture and the patriarchy in which women are exploited and abused. In fact, one of radical feminism philosophy’s primary concerns is pornography as they believe porn degrades women and that women involved in the industry are physically damaged by patriarchy, as pornography as often directed by male pornographers (McElroy 2016).
Hamlet only sees the ‘incestuous behaviour’ from Gertrude though and as for him, she represents women in general, he is suspicious of all women. We do get a view of Gert... ... middle of paper ... ...odshed that he predicts is going to happen. Hamlet is often sceptical against women. He says to Ophelia ‘or is thou wilt need marry, marry a fool, for wise men know what monsters you will make of them.’ This shows how bitter he is towards women and how bitter he is towards the world. This bitterness may be because he feels he has been betrayed by the 2 main women in his life.