For example, there are many cases in the first several stories of Arabian Nights when women are disloyal and evil, but there are also stories about the wrong of men. This is because Shahrazad wanted to balance human wrong and she attempts to expose the wrongs of both sexes equally. According to feminism, the women's and men's rights are equal. So, she tried to explain that women can also make mistakes as men and it is not right that they take into account only women's mistakes (Smith, 1).
Periplectomenus’ depiction of women as being ultimately manipulative and deceitful and can be seen in many ways to be a very typical characterisation in the play as a whole, most explicitly shown in practice with the female characters themselves, but also in the male characters comments on them. However, Periplectomenus’ repeated comments about women being materialistic, superstitious and a financial burden do not actually seem to be a typical characterisation of women at all in the ‘Swaggering Soldier’. On the one hand it can be persuasively argued that Periplectomenus’ misogynistic comments on women are a typical reflection of both the presentation and perception of women in Plautus’ ‘Swaggering Soldier’. This can first be validated with the way that women are stereotypically presented as manipulative and deceptive in the ‘Swaggering Soldier’, which can be reflected in Periplectomenus’ comment, in false direct speech, of a woman sycophantically addressing him as “darling” in order to convince him to give her “some
Although, it has been disputed that Duffy's poetry is misandrist due to her dismissive persona towards men. This dismissive persona that Duffy adopts may be used as a vehicle to place significance on the autonomy of women as Deryn Rees-Jones argues that she moves beyond 'a straightforwardly feminist poetry' and show the difficulties that patriarchy presents to both men and women.' Therefore, Duffy can be said to explore the gender restrictions for men as well as women through her depiction of male power. Duffy's reversal of gender roles in Little Red Cap challenges the view of the woman as 'cute but essentially helpless' through repositioning the reader’s understanding of feminine qualities, separating females from their male counterparts. Initially, Little Red Cap takes a domineering role throughout the poem, adopting the cultural stereotype of an 'immoral and dangerous seductress' which successfully reverses the socially constructed gender roles of woman as being 'naturally timid' and subverts the reader's expectations of the typical damsel in distress, 'a pursued maiden'.
Those responses, however, usually provoke conflict as they have different meanings. For women, a minimal response of this type means only that she is listening. For men, instead, it means that he is agreeing. So, women will get upset with men who never seem to listen and men on the other hand, will think that the woman is always agreeing and then, changes her mind! It is often explained that the different roles in speech are caused by the social system which gives men the control, and makes women
Over drinks, Frances confronts him about his wandering eyes and questions his love for her. Michael’s way of looking on women as mere bodies could suggest a kind of degradation, which is to define a woman only as an erotic or sexual figure. Michael reveals that he loves the way women look and when Frances asserts that one-day he will be unfaithful, Michael agrees with her. Frances feels that the day is now ruined and resorts to calling the Stevensons. The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise.
And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?
Though feminists are an intently focused group of people, advocating for women’s rights; that does not mean that all feminists interpret things the same way. The way Poe writes his poetry, consistently killing a beautiful woman’ is taken as a compliment by some because it shows how she is always on his mind, and yet to others, it is an insult because the repeated killing of the girl seems disrespectful. Looking at this from a feminist’s point of view, you can draw a few conclusions: the first of which being female liberation, another being female power, and the final one being the oppression of females in society. Some believe that Poe is trying to liberate Poe Girl through his poetry. The continuous dying of Poe Girl in his poems represents Poe Girl being freed, allowing the release of her spirit.
I feel bad and sad for the victims, because a woman can’t do anything when a man punches her. “Abusers often attempt to control and isolate victims in an effort to guard the secret of abuse and because of their jealously of any attention their partners may give or receive from family, friends, or coworkers” (Gagné 19). As the time passes, women will have bruising, bleeding, and scars that will never heal. A man hits a woman probably because he wants to act “macho”. He might be drunk or he only does it because he likes it.
Sexism makes women sick. Sexism by definition is the unfair, unequal treatment of men or women as a result of their sex. Sexist behaviour can be shown in many ways, through prejudice in the work place, controlling and abusive relationships or a belief that one sex is superior to another. Sometimes it can be an attitude of general ignorance from an individual resulting in preconceived gender behavioural traits rather than an objective knowledge of the person. Whilst any gender can be subjected to sexist behaviour, it is most commonly women who tend to be on the receiving end of it`.
This unrequited love is painful for him and he feels weighed down by it. However, it could be argued that what Romeo thinks is love is actually lust. He says that Rosaline is “rich in beauty” and often seems to mention her appearance which suggests that his feelings towards her are more sexual than anything else. This idea that women are sexual objects seems to be a view held by many of the male characters in this play. In the first scene Gregory and Sampson discuss raping the women of the Capulet household and taking “their maidenheads” (virginity).