4. The type of personality that Steve displays according to Freud is the phallic personality. What could have caused this was the lack of affectionate relationship with his mother, feeling not good enough and in a way ashamed. Lacking self-confidence in viewing himself as attractive. He uses constant sexual encounters as a way to feel attractive to combat the self-confidence issues he felt growing up.
More than looking for the cause of rape, he feels insulted by feminists. This paper is more a pointed argument over the insult Dr. Schenk feels he has received from feminists than a search for the cause of rape. Indeed at one point in his paper he even stoops to describe feminists responses as being “harpy-like” in a childish reaction to the feminists disagreement with his idea. Dr. Schenk bases his argument largely by appealing to logical conclusions. These start out well as the paper starts off drawing reasonably straight forward conclusions from well accepted facts but as his argument progresses Dr. Schenk’s logic becomes based off poorly drawn conclusions.
This dehumanization of women is what provides men with sexual arousal for the reason that the women who are being portrayed are often being dominated, overpowered and abused by men, giving the consumers, who are mostly men, the feeling of power and control over women. This domination and abuse creates the perception that women are less than persons because women in pornography are the individuals who are being dominated, overpowered and abused, which then creates the view that women are weak, vulnerable and helpless and therefore they are not entitled nor deserve the same level of respect as men. The treatment and perceptions of women in the pornography industry transfers to all women as a class because the more women who are depicted as being weak, vulnerable and
Claudio asks if he ‘noted’ her, Benedick tells him he did not, but he ‘looked on her’. This conveys the attitude of only caring about a woman’s appearance. He looked at her and judged her by what he saw whereas Claudio would have judged her on a deeper level, this of course not being normal procedure for an Elizabethan man. Benedick proceeds to give his opinions on Hero (as a ‘professed tyrant’ of their sex, another example of men thinking they know everything there is to know about women). He tells Claudio she is ‘too low for a high praise, too brown and too little.
Rita is desperate to aquire the knowledge that Frank has from his highly educated background. However, she is unable to see how unhappy Frank actually is in his world, using alcohol to escape. Frank “you should be careful with that stuff; it kills your brain cells, y’know”, Russell portrays Rita initically as a ditsy sterotypical working class woman. However, deep down she clearly has more underlying understanding than first thought as she is able to visualise the danger of substance abuse. Ironically Frank being the well educated half of the comic duo he is slowly killing his knowledge with the drink, as this creates a humorous effect for the audience as they are able to see that Rita longs for the intellegence that Frank has.
Support for Duck's theory comes from Boekhout et al who found that the main reason for breakdown is that one or both partners have an extramarital affair. They state that affairs might be a direct reaction to a lack of skills or stimulation in the current relationship. When they asked undergraduates to rate various sexual and emotional reasons for men and women to be unfaithful. The participants said sexual reason for infidelity like sexual excitement, boredom were more likely to be used by men, whereas for women emotional reasons for infidelity were lack of attention, commitment. Therefore this supports Duck's theory as extramarital affairs are link to the lack of skills or stimulation.
- to avoid preconceptions whereas men can make superficial decisions ranging incomparably narrow. In addition, Tannen suggests an example where women can be simply judged based on their titles - “Ms.” and “Mrs.” Tannen adds on by referring to Ralph Fasold’s research that it is actually the male that is marked. She writes, “Fasold points out that girls are born with fully female bodies, while boys are born with modified female bodies.” Tannen admits that she herself who is writing about the inequality between genders could be seen as a feminist, yet doubted that anyone would put that label on Fasold. Tannen concludes that she is unhappy about women not having the freedom to be unmarked as men had. Some days she just wants to get dressed and go about her business.
Many critics of the Sherlock Holmes series are under the assumption that due to Holmes’ apparent detachment from women, he must in fact be homosexual. It can be argued however, that Holmes lack of interest in the opposite sex is not an indication of his sexual preference but rather a doubt of the added intellectual stimulation that can be gained through a relationship with a woman. It is clear through Dr. Watson’s depictions of Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, A Scandal in Bohemia, that he is an individual that is very much in his head and who finds joy in the meticulous and ever-changing nature of his role in society. That said, it is likely that the hero feels that the added responsibility of marriage and raising a family could take away from his ability to indulge in the activity that makes him truly happy. Throughout A Scandal in Bohemia, Dr. Watson spends a lot of energy re-telling precise details of Holmes’ every move.
The evidence provided to Freud was dated back to when Hans was three Hans had a high interest in his penis, which he referred to as his widdler. Hans obtain much pleasure from touching his penis as well as Hans became preoccupied with the penises of others. Hans’s mother began to make threats about his touching his penis, which was considered inappropriate. At this point Hans began to have a fear of experiencing castration by a doctor, which were the threats his mother made if he did not stop touching his penis. The next infatuation was whether or not his mother had a penis or not.
Although she admits that the patients with anorexia bulimia had “family problems, alcoholic parents, histories of abuse and clinical depression”, she believes the media and the fashion industry both play an important role in how women feel about themselves. She feels this causes a lot of pressure on young women to become “perfect” and will starve themselves to look like the models they see in magazines and on TV. Beck also points a finger at sex ads and the pornography industry for contributing to the way men view women and states, “These men are not genetically predisposed to disrespect and abuse women. Their attitudes towards women were societally conditioned.” She thinks that it drives men to commit crimes of rape and abuse of their partners. She includes, “I am absolutely convinced that the objectification of women by the media is an integral part of both of these problems, presenting women with unrealistic role modes while encouraging men to think of women solely in terms of their sexuality” Although Amy Beck may have a point, depicting women with perfect bodies in unrealistic, but I think she puts to much blame on the media.