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.
The paper referred to prostitutes as sisters and Men were usually depicted as the wrongdoers. This was a concept unheard of in Ingraham’s society. Ingaham shed light on the fact that once a woman was violated and abandoned by a man, she became shunned by the community, lost all opportunities to be married to a “good man,” had few job prospects available to her, as well as had no legal recourse. The only job women could hold at the time was as sweat shop employees, where they would be paid extremely low wages, on which survival was difficult, especially if the women had to support her children. Ingraham felt this broken system had been pushing women onto the street and into prostitution.
Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61). Similar to her own marriage, Mrs. Mooney indirectly forces Polly to marry for money. Mrs. Mooney is a ruthless character as a result of her previous troubles. Consequently, Mrs. Mooney’s maternal connection with Polly is non-existent, turning their relationship into a business. When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63).
Iago often refers to her as a prostitute, "A house wife that by selling her desires, Buys herself bread and clothes". She has fallen in love with Cassio, yet he does not speak of his returned affection for her due to his desire for status, and her social standing would affect this dramatically. She is the jealous partner in this relationship and expresses this when Cassio produces Desdemona's handkerchief,
The whole poems started during the time woman were tending to stay quite. She wrote the poem to express her opinion of a female’s voice in the society. She speaks in a worthless tone. In her view women were not different than men. Bradstreet also shows identity for the Puritan men that criticize her work because men had more talent and skill, which come in handy in the society, but she sees that it’s unfair.
In the Mexican culture, women that are viewed as domestic slaves are usually abused physically and emotionally without repercussions because of a male dominated culture. Women are abused physically if they do not do their cleaning around the house or if they do not make a decent meal for their husband. Fear might be a woman’s first and most immediate feeling during or after a beating. The longer she puts up with the abuse and does nothing to avoid or prevent it, the less she likes herself. Not only are women abused physically, but also emotionally.
This happened a lot in American slavery when the slaves were treated as less than human and more like objects by their masters and overseers. After Meena was brought into the brothel, a white-haired customer bought her virginity. The owners and customers did not care about her opinions and treated her as a sex object. They dehumanized her by treating her poorly. The owners of the brothel beat her with belts and iron rods for disobeying them.
And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?
While women are treated merely as conquests for men to have sex with, Maria is not treated as such because in her relationships with men, she realizes the importance of self-preservation. The women’s lack of authority in the society pushed Clotilde Armenta to “realize just how alone [we] women are in the world.” (GarcíaMárquez 19) Despite being “born and reared” (GarcíaMárquez 9) at the brothel, Maria is still considered by men to be “the most elegant and the most tender woman” (GarcíaMárquez 19). Maria’s house has “open doors, with several rooms for rent and an enormous courtyard for dancing lit by lantern gourds bought in the Chinese bazaars of Paramaribo." (GarcíaMárquez 19) Marquez’s careful use of details portrays Maria in a positive light where she is not condemned for her shameful profession. Instead, through magical realism, her home, the “house of mercies” (GarcíaMárquez 14), is depicted to seem majestic with all its wealth being accumulated, ironically, from prostitution.
The police inspector Beizmenn clearly disregards Blum because of her unmarried status and his rhetoric question: “Did he [Götten] fuck you?” is not only offensive because of its vulgare nature, but also a presupposition that Blums only use is providing pleasure for men and that is the only possible reason that Götten would have spend a night in her apartment. Katharina Blum is throughout the book terrorized by the media because of her association with a wanted man. The false accusations eventually alienates Blum from the society and as everyone who is kind to her – her employer and her family – is attacked by ‘The News’ Blum also ends up in an isolated position. In frustration she shoots the journalist Tötges, who can be held responsible for the main accusation, to death. Bölls detailed descriptions of how Tötges ruined Blums reputation and eventually her life, implies that the reader surely accepts