Faced with trouble in prison, Sophia is sent to SHU despite being the victim of hate-crimes because she is the minority in the situation (being both a racial minority and transgender.) OITNB shows white women get a warning for the same behaviour that gets black women thrown in solitary (). Preferential treatment occurs while a celebrity white woman receives a sentence for a white-collar crime, and instead of being subjected to the de-humanizing treatment that is normal in prison, still receives celebrity treatment. The stark contrast of prison life from different racial perspectives highlight the inequalities of the criminal justice
At the beginning of the chapter, the first thing she states is that “marriage was harshly critiqued” (hooks, 78) At the peak of the movement many heterosexual women began to make their entrance. Many of them were drawn in due to being in male-dominant relationships for years, particularly long-term marriages. The women viewed their relationships and “marriage as yet another form of sexual slav-ery” (hooks, 79) and male dominance. They aspired freedom from these types of bonds and sought after liberation from both mar-riage and partnership. They did not want to be in a relationship where the patriarch rule, women wanted equality in a relation-ship.
Beauty is naturally meant to be a blessing, not a curse, yet for the slave woman, it can lead to great troubles. Even those who are not beautiful suffer, as they lose their innocence living the life of a slave. The slave owner’s wives also suffered emotional issues. Knowing that her husband is engaging in sexual practices with a black slave girl would cause jealousy to arise in many of the wives. They would often mistreat the slave that is having an “affair” with her husband.
In the 1970s rape was widely seen as a sexual act of uncontrollable lust, not an act of violence. Critical to the concept of rape was the concept of women's "chastity." In traditional rape ideology, an "unchaste" (sexually experienced) woman lacked credibility and/or must have "wanted it" or consented. Only white women could be "chaste"; the law presumed that Black and probably other women of color were "unchaste." The historical treatment of rape charges often stemmed from men's extreme distrust of women when the alleged perpetrator was white (Wriggins).
It is a known cultural difference that men usually dominate the world. There are many times when women are abused that they do not file charges against their assailants. Some of the governing assumptions that strengthen the mainstream explanation of the intimate abuse that many women face are as follows: First, men batter women because they are privileged, physically, financially, and socially; it is under the assumption in this belief that we need not understand the violence behind men’s violence beyond that point of the patriarchal explanation. Second, women stay in abusive relationships because of patriarchy. Third, the criminal justice system is sexist.
This idea of homosexuality is a major theme in the film Billy Elliot and the novel Funny Boy. Both Billy and Arjie enjoyed participating in female activities, thus being associated with the negative interpretation of “gay”. However, both characters had courage – a trait that is believed to be very masculine. It is evident that Billy and Arjie contradict society’s idea of homosexuals lacking masculinity considering that they had the courage to disobey family by means of personal purposes, to disregard society’s opinions, and to undergo self discovery. Disobeying one’s family is an act that requires a lot of courage.
Essentially, the entertainments that we see and hear from men deal with violence, and women entertain the viewers sexually. Evidently, the ads presented in “Two ways a woman can get hurt,” Kilbourne expounds on how women’s sexual appeal hurts themselves. In “From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos,” Morgan relates gender behavior to hip hop lyrics. Furthermore, she questions
“The homosexual’s emotional longings, his development, his dreams are human phenomena.” In Sullivan’s essay, “What are Homosexuals for?” he expresses his views on homosexuality from his view, that of a homosexual male adult. In his best known work, Virtually Normal: an Argument about Homosexuality, he makes an argument against the discrimination faced by homosexuals to all those with a listening ear. The purpose of his argument in “What are Homosexuals for?” is to show his support for same-sex marriages, happiness, and equality in a society somewhat disapproving of such. His tone beginning the essay is warm and inviting as if to welcome you into his world and show you that he is a person, too –a homosexual person in the world of a homosexual. Sullivan tests the limits with his use of one of the three appeals.
Women are also subject to sexual abuse by the correctional officers and surprisingly, the former women inmates as well. The women are bribed for sexual favors in return for some of the most basic human needs such as toilet paper and a toothbrush, sometimes even their meals. One of the main problems concerning sexual abuse in prisons is that sexual assault and rape is so common in prisons that it is almost seen as acceptable. It’s disgusting that an inmate should be expecting to get raped when sentenced to jail. That is wrong in every way and goes against our given rights.
For one reason or another, rapist are usually portrayed as a stranger, his motivation is entirely sexual, and the victim is always a young and sexy female. The truth is not all rapes are the same. The victim doesn't have to be a young beautiful female, older woman, men, and kids also get raped. The victims, rapists, and motivation can be very different depending on the one who is committing the crime. Date rape is a notorious and uncertain crime.