The girls who are raped should have the right to see their attacker punished for what he has done and should not feel the shame themselves as most victims do. With this act, attackers will face harsher punishment which is what they deserve for taking innocence and trust in adult figures from a child. Kristof makes it extremely plain that passing this act will be beneficial to women all over the world. “One Girl’s Courage” opens with the author, Nicholas Kristof, and actress Eva Mendes, a strong advocate against violence towards women, meeting with three and four year old girls who are the victims of rape in Sierra Leon. Kristof then goes on to recount one specific girl named Fulamatu, 15 years old, who was a victim of a particularly cruel rape by a pastor in her community.
Pg 88-89) The women repeat their words to manipulate Janine in order to accept the blame that is on her, although, they are aware of the fact that she was raped. Janine is easily manipulated by women and accepts that the rape was her fault as one of the women says, “This week Janine doesn 't wait for us to jeer at her. It was my fault, she says. It was my fault. I led them on.
Since political destruction is not an outcome Pentheus wants, he must supress the female rebellion. Female independence becomes dangerous and in order to lessen these anxietie... ... middle of paper ... ...She brings his blood back into the city, thereby polluting all who come into contact with her. Her danger to the public represents the vile contaminated woman and Agave and her sisters must be exiled in order to keep order within Thebes. Their exile keeps them passive, with the male dominated elite finally back in control. The impact of female rebellion on society is illustrated as so intense that it must be stopped before it becomes overtly uncontrollable and violent.
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.
They give the women no other choice into what to believe. Moira, who represents Offred’s guidance and hope tells her the film is probably a fraud so Gilead’s regime is trying to get the handmaid’s to feel as if they are privileged to be in their position because the time before was horrific. However, Atwood shows us how unhappy women are now that Gilead stopped them from having any freedom. For example, the fact that they have so many boundaries and laws is to keep the bad things out from the old society out such as rape and murder. To prevent rape in Gilead women have lost their freedom because in the time before women didn’t feel safe going out at night.
It is time to declare war on domestic violence. Domestic violence will always be a part of our culture. Women are still not considered equal and historically it was acceptable to beat your wife if she was out of line. With today’s broken marriages and extensive abuse of alcohol and drugs, the matter will only get worse. If strong initiatives are not instilled now, there will be many unnecessary deaths due to the rise in abuse.
The mindset of helplessness comes from the thought of the government not taking their side, or sending the abused victim to jail for their actions of self defense or protection. Many women plead guilty to manslaughter instead of going to trial. They will most likely not stand a chance of acquittal. Once the abuser has been killed, the victim can finally have some kind of peace, yet she has to deal with the trial process. This can be stressful, not including the fact that she has just killed a person she once loved, for doing something she could have never fathomed him doing.
Rape is force, intimidation, and dreadful to women, so when they go throu... ... middle of paper ... ...ld be difficult to try and understand the terrifying experiences that women would endure. It is never the victim’s fault when being forced into sexual encounters. By all means, women should be treated with equality and have the right to their own bodies. Therefore, the prosecution of all rape cases should be handled with the same intensions and severity. It should not be the governments right to decide whether or not one rape is better than the other.
Female Genital Mutilation Thesis Statement: The continued "underground" practice of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) must be stopped in order to protect women throughout the world from a useless, unnecessary procedure that has been supported by male dominating societies as a means of control, at the expense, and lives, of women. I. Millions of girls and women have been mutilated by the practice of FGM a. Model, Waris Dirie, shares her story of FGM and the consequences it has brought to her life. b.
It is the equality and rights of women that should not be up for debate or heavily controlled by the government. Society is constantly dehumanizing women, their status, and undermining their achievements. There are many factors that play in the detrimental society in The United States such as rape culture, media, and religion. “She asked for it.” Attitudes, beliefs, and incorrect ideas about rape have been with us for centuries. There are constantly meaningless excuses, such as "women ask for it," and "women secretly enjoy rape".