For example, the families of an unwed mother would often send her to a far home for unwed mothers to be. There she would endure her pregnancy without much support from her family and after birth the child would be put up for private adoption. The unwed mother would then return home as if nothing ever happened. Often times the family would never speak of it again. In contrast, in more modern times, unwed mothers are more abundantly seen and accepted.
Firstly, the part of the novel where Aunt Harriet travels to the house of her sister Emily to ask her to watch her newborn deviant child because she is the only one that she is able to turn to. Aunt Harriet says this quotation to her sister Emily while she is asking her to look after her newborn deviant and to prevent her husband Henry from leaving her. “This is the third time. They’ll take my baby away again like they took the others… Henry will turn me out, I think. He’ll find another wife, one who can give him proper children there’ll be nothing in the world for me – nothing.
Orth v. Diner’s Spot Restaurant, 2000 AHRC 6 (CanLII) The prohibited grounds of this case are mostly family status because Ms. Orth is being deprived of her job due to her pregnancy which brings along the fact that she may miss some days of work in the process. It can also be argued that Gender plays a role because most men do not have the worry of needing to miss time from work due to an incoming baby. This is a societal obstacle that only women must face. Ms Orth found out she was pregnant on September 5, 1994 and the next day told her supervisor. 4 months later on January 13, 1995 Patti was fired due to a “ shortage of hours”.
In The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter reverses gothic traditions so that the males become the victims instead of the females. Consider at least two of the stories in the bloody chamber in the light of this view. The gender constructs of passive, young, virginal woman who are victimised by dominant, strong and wealthy males is a common trait throughout gothic tales including many of Angela Carters short stories from “The Bloody Chamber”. However, Carter received the criticism of “[extracting] latent content, conjuring up a new exotic hybrid” in which she challenges the typical stereotypes of gothic conventions, influenced by her feminist nature. These caused the post modern versions of her stories to adopt dualisms of combining sexual desires with naivety and give alternative interpretations that perhaps the male characters suffered victimisation instead.
Ms Celia was not just an employer she was someone that you could also call friend and in those times you really did not find many of those relationships. Especially in those times and in this book most of the white ladies were truly ridiculous. Minny at first thought that Ms. Celia had some kind of ulterior motive when she was really just a good person needing a friend. Ms. Celia’s interactions with her maid Minny was not that of the normal employer/employee
Whether woman are perceived as weak and feeble victims, or sinister seductresses (or not included at all), writers of this genre present this gender to the audience as either of these options which makes us question how innocent are women? Or are women significantly absent and therefore not an influence at all? Popular texts which introduce these aspects in this genre include; Mary Shelley’s classic, Frankenstein; Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. It’s been argued these writers portray woman in different ways which outset onto society they’re role as a whole: Gothic literature can have an inclination towards female writers but also accumulate a patriarchal nightmare in which violence is constantly sanctioned on the female body. Mary Shelley is significant herself; being the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the first feminists; who lived in an era of women’s writing that openly condemned patriarchy.
Response Paper #1 September 23, 2010 Female Sexuality Sexuality is often a word that when heard people often feel uncomfortable talking about, or believe it should just be kept to yourself. However, female sexuality has been a huge theme in history, women have battled discrimination, sexual tourcher, been labeled with derogatory names and have been seen as objects rather then people. In the novel Dracula, female sexuality is a major reoccurring theme. Taking place in Victorian England women were given two options set by societies firm expectations, she was either an innocent virgin or a marred mother, anyone who didn’t follow these guidelines was labeled a whore. In the novel we are presented with very different examples of female sexual expression and are brought with the idea of the “new woman”.
As a good mother, she inculcates the best of family values and her children and develops morality. While at this present society, a woman before she got married they experience pre-marital sex and when she finds out that she’s pregnant, she take pills in order to abort the fetus in her womb because she doesn’t want responsibilities. Some women get’s married not because they love the man but because of his money and other material things. Then later they will decide to get divorce because they are not happy in their relationship. And the children are the one who suffered from those consequences.
For both of the abortions that she had witnessed, her job was to hold the baby in order to keep it in the birth canal. The one mother who had an abortion was having the abortion because she already had three or four children and really did not want any more. The other mother was single and felt she would not be able to care for the child; when the nurse asked her why she did not put the baby up for adoption; her response was “I do not know how it would be treated”. As the procedure took place, the reactions between the nurse and the doctor greatly differed. The doctor acted as though nothing wrong has been done or that it is not a big deal; on the other hand, the nurse felt sick and nauseous.
A journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health was asking women why they had an abortion found that 73% of respondents said they could not afford to have a baby, and 38% said giving birth would interfere with their education and career goals. Reproductive choice protects women from financial disadvantage. Young age is always used to be a reason for an abortion. Imagine a situation when woman is still in high school and doesn’t know where to turn for help; however, I think that in every abortion a human being dies, but abortion changes lives