This is evidence that the women in this part of the world are oppressed and abused. What kind of civil people would legalize rape and deny women basic rights that men have. Religion and culture is not excuse to treat people inhumanly. The women of this culture have suffered horribly because of this law. Source G talks about the daily struggle of a woman living under the Taliban regime.
She was forced to attend a religious school after hers was closed because of the political change in her country, and at this religious school, she was forced to wear a veil, something she was not used to doing. “[The students] didn’t really like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand why we had to” (Satrapi 3). The veil in Persepolis is a symbol of the way religion was forced upon her. Even as a child, she tells how wearing the veil was more like a punishment that a religious right. The way the fundamentalism is forced on her caused a sense of rebellion in Marjane that became an important part of her personality as she grew into adulthood.
In this region of the world women are unjustly punished in comparison to men. If a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, she could be stoned or caned to death. All that is needed for this stoning or caning to happen is a testimony of one male witness. While if a man commits adultery, there needs to be four male witnesses to the incident before the man can be punished. Also if a woman is considered to dishonor her family, they may beat or even kill her, and not be in any fear of being punished.
Article Over; The Women's Crusades Right now, there are countries that the women are in an oppressive state, such as Islamic and Muslim states, and in others there are women controlled societies. If a person wanted to find an "...alchemy of gender, one should visit pakistan(Kristolf)." In Pakistan the women aren't even allowed out of the house without a husband's or father's permission. If they rebel, sneak out, and then get caught. They will be brutally chastized.
She gives many examples from Bible and other books to back up her argument. Like Abraham, Lamech and Jacob who had more than one wife. Then why would women be ‘bad’ if they had married more than once, she says. Chaucer makes use of satire and humor to question the society’s norms. Using a female character makes it more powerful to challenge the authorities and the norms.
I fight it. I try real hard all the time” (3). Cecilia talks about how being the sister of a gang leader makes people assume that it is in her “blood” and that she must take part in it. This starts her journey for searching what she really wants in her life. “It’s…remember the good times…now I know that the things my brother was doing were bad….The church taught me that was wrong….showed me how gangbanging ain’t nothing but the devil’s mess” (54).
Muslim women shifted towards learning new attributes from Mary and new interpretations that were positive for women. In contrast to other religious scriptures, the Qur’an heavily addresses women. Ahmed, who was previously mentioned at the beginning of the paper, argued that the Qur’an have many passages that are genderless. She stated this quote from the Qur’an itself, “I suffer not the good deeds of any go to waste, he be a man or a woman: the one of you is of the other.” This quote
The Aunts teach the Handmaids at the Red Centre about how women are now protected and respected. In reality, Gilead is turning women against women. The girls at the Red Centre are supposed to testify about their past lives, and when Janine confessed she was raped, the other Handmaids didn’t sympathise with her at all but were forced to condemn her that the rape was Janine’s fault because she led them on. And Offred admitted that “We meant it, which was the bad thing”. The condemnation might have started out because they were forced to but eventually the Handmaids enjoy comdemning each other.
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.
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. Because of the recent attacks towards women from Col Muammar Gaddafi’s army, Lybian volunteers, such as Ms. Elgadi, has offered medical assistance for HIV tests and have included paying for abortions for the women who have been raped. This help often times leads to saving the victim because in Libya, “to be seen naked and violated is worse than death for them” (Harter 1). The well known phrase “killing with love” is justification for the females own family to murder their victim daughter because they feel they are saving the girl from dishonor to not only herself but to the whole family. It is the preferred action to take after a rape is discover for the majority of families in Libya because of the threat that is imposed.