Sexism in American Essay

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Sexism in American Society Sexism is a long-standing historical and global problem. Nowadays, many countries still exists with the concept that a man has more power than a woman and women should listen to men, especially in American society. Even though the practice of feminist movement have never stopped, hostile sexism and benevolent sexism is still very common in American society. The relationship between Lou, Mindy and Albert in A Visit From The Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan) reveals the hostile sexism, benevolent sexism and self-discrimination in women in American society because it shows how a powerful man despises a less powerful woman and how women discriminate themselves. Hostile sexism is a negative emotion directed towards women such as anger, resentment, revile and so on. The relationship between Lou and Mindy shows hostile sexism in American society. As we all know, Lou doesn't really love Mindy, but he still wants to keep her. As a powerful man, Lou has everything, he has money, status and also he thinks he should have "love". In Lou's mind, women are just goods for powerful men. A powerful man has the privilege to dally fun of a woman. As Lou said:" Women are crazy. You could spend a goddamn lifetime trying to figure out why."(AVFTGS 62) Lou thinks Mindy is crazy about money and status. At the meantime, he can give everything Mindy wants. This can satisfy Lou's self-vanity. Even though Lou said:" Women are cunts",(AVFTGS 78) but he still wants to keep Mindy because Lou thinks that the more women surround him, the more successful he is. A powerful man should have some women surround him. These thoughts clearly show the hostile sexism to the women. In the real world, many powerful men have the same thoughts as Lou. They treat women as goods. They all think women are crazy about money and status. Many women suffered hostile treated by men as

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