The mistreatment of women in society. Women have been mistreated in society since the beginning of humanity. This is due to them being viewed as property and a gender role assigned to be subservient to men. Some women are sexually discriminated against in their work places and in their homes. Another challenge for women is how they are denigrated in the media and by men.
Also these ads make women look like they like to be dominated by men, making men think its okay to abuse women. According to Kilbourne, “Men are also encouraged to never take no for an answer. Ad after ad implies that girls and women don’t really mean “no” when they say it, that women are only teasing when they resist men’s advances.”(462) This
Pornography: The Degradation of Women as a Class Regardless of the many successes women have had in society, they are still seen as the inferior class. One way in which this is demonstrated is through the depiction of women in the pornography industry. Women in this industry are often dehumanized, humiliated and degraded by men for the sake of entertainment. However, does this degrading portrayal of women in the pornography industry reflect upon the portrayal of women as a class? I argue that the representation of women in pornography lowers the moral status of all women and is shown through the treatment and perceptions, which are created by men, making all women as simply means and less than persons in society.
Because women are sometimes stereotyped as the weaker sex, they become disadvantaged and don’t share many of the privileges men are given. This is why feminism is such an important matter today. Feminism is a broad social movement that strives for equality for women and seeks to end of sexism in all forms (Topics in Feminism). However, negative attitudes toward feminism have continued to exist. Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views.
Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
There has always been a notion that women are not on the same level as men. The prominent barrier between the sexes has been evident since existence. This idea is especially apparent in the novel, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Atwood shows sexism and misogyny with an extreme of the traditional roles, where the value of a woman is based on her functionality. Atwood’s portrayal of a dystopian society criticizes the present day attitudes towards women and the exaggerations depicted in the novel can be the result of the inequality between men and women today.
For instance, while the county attorney and sheriff are making their observations of the home, they do not take into consideration the awful state of the house as a possible clue of the everyday struggles in Mrs. Wright’s life. Instead, they blame Mrs. Wright right away for "not being a good housekeeper". Also, the men laugh at the women's assumptions in a way that seems pretty rude. This is also because, to the women, this is a normal form of treatment: they are simply to be seen and not heard; they are pretty much invisible. There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women.
In a way, Harwood is using Eisenbart as a representation of the all the stereotypical men of this time, and to the women readers, this foreshadows the events that are coming, of Eisenbart's – and hence the men’s – demise, as women rise to the level of men. In lines 3-6, Harwood talks about how Eisenbart was persuaded to still come and join the event, perhaps because he grew frustrated with the many “dry scholastic jokes”. Eisenbart agreed with “indifference”, still keeping his pride within him, and somehow downgrading women, as if they are beings who are not worth his time. Yet Harwood humorously says he “grace[d] their humble platform” in line 6, directly making Eisenbart seem much more
Majority of girls then get the mentality that they can’t live under the same roof with a group of girls because it all revolves around jealousy. The Bachelor is also another example of many; A spends his time with many different women in hopes of finding one female to marry in the end. As bad as it already is, men think it is okay to talk to numerous females without it being a problem. Professor Peterson spoke at an event I attended on campus. He brought to my attention that homosexuals are limited to one type of mirror image.
I saw girls ridiculed and disrespected by our peers. Most of the boys in my grade would try to use her, hoping that they could get her into their bed, while the girls would despise her out of disgust, or in some cases, jealousy. Before we even knew her name, she was already referred to as “the slut.” But when the rumors were about a male student they were usually positive. Without even trying he already wins the respect of the guys and impresses the girls with his experience. He too gets a name and that is “the player.” It's a huge double standard.