Helene Cioux: The Laugh of the Medusa The Laugh of the Medusa is about how women shouldn’t be afraid to express themselves through literature. The article is written from a feminist’s point of view. According to the article, women are afraid to write in a world that is controlled by men. I chose a paragraph from the article to summarize: “Men have committed the greatest crime against women. Insidiously, violently, they have led them to hate women, to be their own enemies, to mobilize their immense strength against themselves, to be the executants of their virile needs.
I think it’s also an insult to men. To make them believe that by just using Axe product, girls would go crazy over them. According to Huffington post, Axe's ad isn't just bad for women. The campaign also insults and undermines men. "This ad promotes the belief that all men… are incapable of controlling themselves when women are nearby," Escobar wrote.
She chose to put this particular poem right in the centre of the collection because it is the most taboo poem and shows just how much men can influence women in relationships or even just for sex. A good example of this is ‘I went mad for the sex’ from ‘The Devils Wife’ shows she is with him for the sex and she’d do anything to keep getting it. The poems in the first half of the collection the women always escape from the betrayal of men take control. ‘Delilah’ and ‘Mrs Quasimodo’ are good examples of this as in ‘Delilah’ she cuts off his hair, ‘Then with deliberate, passionate hands, I cut every lock of his hair’ shows she took control of the situation and did it as a duty because his hair is what makes him strong, and without it he has nothing. Also ‘I fastened a chain to the door’ is ironic as she is trying to escape from being controlled by him yet she is ‘chaining’ herself inside the door so she cannot escape.
There were many emotional crying scenes where his mother thought it was her fault that he was ‘different’. Television series add emotional scenes about how disappointed someone is or how someone isn’t accepting them in society to represent how many people may actually have these opinions. Stereotypes exist as a way of reminding people that they need to kept in their place and to make it easier to identify people. LGB have said that the BBC “should be bolder and more creative with their deception of gays, lesbians and bisexuals people who are still side-lined and stereotyped on television”. EastEnders tried to show how even more ‘masculine’ gay men are rejected in society when Christian was beaten up for being gay.
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.
Through her viewpoints, Bartky emphasizes the understanding of epistemic risk as the interpretation of the woman making her male companion the center of everything, and therefore risking the loss of herself as and individual. This all demonstrates how the male role in Sex and the City depicts a true image of the dominance of men in romantic relationships according to Bartky’s “Feeding Egos and Tending Wounds.” In Sex and the City’s episode 54, “Time and Punishment,” the key issue is Carrie’s infidelity to Aiden, her boyfriend, with her ex-boyfriend, Big. The conflict between Carrie and Aiden arises after she receives a message on her answering machine from Big while lying in the bed with Aiden. From that point on Carrie’s relationship with Aiden takes a downward spiral. (Look up quote in book on pg.
In Shakespeare's time it appears then in Verona it was a patriarchal society, most of the men in Verona didn't believe in woman equality. Men treated love with violence instead of romance. In Shakespeare's play (pg21L20-21) Sampson says ' I will be civil to the maids: I will cut off their heads' meaning that he will take her viginity probably through rape as the others do speak of earlier. In Luhrmann's adaptation at the very beginning they are fighting in a gas station Sampson teases a nun by saying ' I am a pretty piece of flesh' (L27pg23) which tells us that the men had no respect for women. However Romeo says he does not agree with this and instead of the usual
They become obsessed, maybe even sexually attracted but they have a deep fear of this man. When the narrator brings up Pocha she describes her in a way as a dirty human being. If she could, she would refer to her as something degrading than a human, “I hope he doesn’t do any of those repulsive things to her before killing her because she might like it, the dirty thing. I hope he kills her straightaway by plunging a knife in her belly” (Venezuela, p. 187). The girls welcome violence to her and prove their own self
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.
It becomes a cycle of fighting, breaking up, making up, and then fighting again over and over. While Eminem shows regret in the things he has done, he does not want nor try to change what he does to repair the relationship. I feel they both know the relationship should end; however, they both refuse to walk away almost as if they thrive on the pain and drama. In Rihanna’s verse her voice reflects the sadness she feels of what the relationship has become, but in her actual words she reveals that she likes the pain and will always go back to him regardless of his lies. It is the ultimate love-hate relationship.