Battered Women Being in an abusive relationship is a tough situation to get out of. Elaine Weiss’ article titled, Lessons Learned from Survivors, explains how Elaine was in an abusive marriage, and after several tries, she eventually left. She explains that women leave all the time; they just need to gather up enough strength and courage to do it. On the other hand, Sadhbh Walshe’s article titled, The Double Imprisonment of Battered Women, states, “The law presumes that women who kill violently abusive partners had the option to walk away. In reality, it’s not so easy” (Walshe, S. 2012 para.1).
Evey’s loss of innocence forced her to undergo many unfortunate situations. At the beginning of the novel she found herself struck by poverty and tries to become a prostitute. While trying to achieve this, she got caught past the curfew and was almost raped but a strange man that called himself “V” saved her. As the novel goes on, V and Evey have a conversation that says: V: I may have killed those fingermen that attacked you the other night too, but I heard no objection to that. Violence can be used for good.
Mayella Ewell is the raped 19 year-old daughter of Bob Ewell. Mayella was very unhappy, and had a sad life. If Mayella really got raped by tom Robison why didn’t Mayella scream for help? Why did Mayella lose her composure in the courtroom, once Atticus questioned her? Why wouldn’t Mayella tell the real truth about what really happened?
From 1973 to 1978 she researched women and neurosis from that she was inspired and published her novel, Women at Point Zero, which was based on a female, who was on death row, that was in jail for murdering her husband. Later in 1980, she became more and more involved in women reforms. Her involvement with these reforms closed all doors for her in finding a job. Soon after she was imprisoned for her “crimes against the state”. She believed to be arrested because she started criticizing the policy’s that were being made.
Childhood sexual abuse victims will direct patient to create a trauma that never really happened. This occurred when a woman named Jenks claimed that she believe she was raped by her family members, including her own father. This situation happened because their mind tries to create other memory to overcome the overpowering anxiety and trauma of such events. In other news,
It is an environment in which women are sexually objectified and in which they are constantly degraded not only in the media, but in everyday life. In rape culture, women are seen as only sexual objects and nothing more. Their intelligence, emotions, personality and other qualities are forgotten and overlooked while their bodies are objectified. This is a culture in which sexual violence, sexually explicit jokes, and misogynistic language are glamorized while the victims of rape are degraded and blamed for any incident that has fallen upon them. Nowadays, one in five women has reported experiencing rape.
It’s horrible, because women truly suffer. Some reasons women should not be battered are that a person can cause several injuries to the victim, hurt their feelings and cause psychological damage. In my opinion, when some women are battered usually the guy hits her, kicks her, and slaps her. This causes injuries to the victims who have to deal with being abused. I feel bad and sad for the victims, because a woman can’t do anything when a man punches her.
One thing is certain though, victims are attacked when they are most vulnerable (Gavin 1 of 3). A woman, who was a victim to rape, only remembers being in a bar and then being in a strange bathroom covered in blood (Gavin 1 of 3). She did not remember anything about the actual attack. Her rapist demanded that she shower, but being the smart woman she was, she pretended to shower that way she would not wash away any evidence (Gavin 1 of 3). While she was pretending to shower, she escaped through the woods in only a sweater to go find help (Gavin 1 of 3).
Honor killing is a culture specific act that is defined by exicuting an individual based on the belief that they have brough shame upon their family. An example of acts that are deemed to bring shame are being a victim of rape, dressing in a way that is seen as inapropriate, or refusing to enter an arranged marrige. For example in this story according to (CNN) Gulnaz, a 19 year old girl in afghanistan got raped by her cousins husband. Gulnaz tried to keep it from her family for as long as she could until she became pregnant. After her family found out, she was sent to jail.
The Meaning of Disgrace in Rape in Libya In the United States, women who are raped or claim they have been raped have numerous amounts of rights in order to prosecute the accused. There is zero tolerance for rape and the only issue for women is obtaining the courage to open up and accuse their rapist. Unlike the United States where women are fighting for factual evidence to place their assailant behind bars, the females in the country of Libya are threatened with death in the result of a rape. In the article Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’ by Pascale Harter, the description of the after effects of rape victims can be seen as cruel and unjust. In a country where women are brought up to cover all parts of their bodies including their face, when rape occurs the whole town sees it as a dishonor to the victim.