We see that the theme of sex seems to play quite a significant role in this biblical story of vengeance and manipulation. In the text of Judith, we see a beautiful, widowed woman who seeks liberation for her fellow Israelites. We also see an army full of masculine warriors who have to spend a lot of time together and are desperately seeking women for their sexual pleasure. The leader of this particular army was Holofernes, a greedy and despicable man. Holofernes uses sex to keep himself and his fellow warriors happy.
Also, both governments change the past. V for Vendetta and 1984 both used torture to gain information from the characters. Now, V used torture methods on Evey to prove to herself that she didn’t fear anything anymore unlike how O’Brien tortured Winston to mentally break him. Both the movie and the book had a love connection between the characters. Winston and Julia’s relationship was a rebellion against the party because when they would have sex they were rebelling and also they both shared the common hate towards the party.
However sex is also a symbol of rebellion as well as control as they both use it to a way of fighting for their freedom, hoping it would make a difference to their lives. In 1984 Julia and Winston have a sexual relationship playing their part against the party, to disobey the rules. Meeting each other in total secrecy without showing any acknowledgement to each other when in public, so as to confuse and betray the party. By meeting in private they were able to be strong against the party. Whereas in the hand maids tale, the maiden has a sexual relationship with the driver Nick after listening to the commanders wife instructing her that she should become pregnant as soon as possible.
For example, there are many cases in the first several stories of Arabian Nights when women are disloyal and evil, but there are also stories about the wrong of men. This is because Shahrazad wanted to balance human wrong and she attempts to expose the wrongs of both sexes equally. According to feminism, the women's and men's rights are equal. So, she tried to explain that women can also make mistakes as men and it is not right that they take into account only women's mistakes (Smith, 1).
For many, his material is judged as what some feminists would define as a “form of violence against women”, whose representations “eroticize male domination”, (Robin Ann Sheets, “Pornography, Fairytales and Feminism” 635), but for many readers of Sade’s work, once they see through the ‘smut’ and the erotica, there is often found by the reader an underlying message which is sometimes seen as radical, or one which was not elaborated further until many years later. These messages within his literature raise the question as to whether or not Sade was a “moral pornographer”, (Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman 19). In her book, Angela Carter defines a moral pornographer as one who “uses pornographic material as part of the acceptance of the logic of a world of absolute sexual licence for all genders, and projects a model of the way such a world might work”, (19). When one reads Philosophy in the Boudoir, and applies this definition it can be seen that Sade as a moral pornographer campaigns for “absolute sexual licence” for all genders and it is in the illuminating of this campaign that Sade further argues for the interrelationship between sexual and political freedom. In turn this argument is seen to validate Sade’s call for a Utopian type republic where all men and women are free both sexually and socially.
These type of films “depend upon an eroticism that violates the production code” and morality of mainstream Hollywood (Bordwell 96). In the case of Repulsion, Carol’s mental breakdown is hinged upon the constant sexual advances of males in her life as well as the more
We can tell Evey is not a confident person when she says “I wish I wasn’t afraid all the time,but.. I am.” Bishop Lilliman is the head priest of the Church but he has sexual relationships with young girls. When Evey dresses up as a young girl to ‘help’ V, she really is trying to save Bishop Lilliman but her outfit gets the best of him and he gets distracted by her and ends up getting killed by V who says “And seem a saint when I most play the devil.” After this incident, Evey seeks refuge in Gordon Deitrich, her old boss from the BTN studios. When she enters his house, she sees pictures which show that Deitrich is secretly gay. “You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” As Adam Sutler finishes his meeting with the powers within London, Eric Finch only mouths the Norsefire slogan “England prevails.” Hinting to us that he has drifted away from the cruel government and started to think for himself and questioning their actions but only secretly.
“Date Rape” is a harsh and cruel reality in today’s world. Date rape is defined to be sexual intercourse by the victims. Date rape is when a male or female is forced into sexual intercourse or actions by an acquaintance in this case, with whom they do not know very well. Violators can use a variety of tools in order to lure a victim into engaging in sexual intercourse such as drugs, threats or even black mail. The idea of forcing sexual intercourse upon a person is a violation to one’s physical and mental entities, and can be very traumatic for the individual.
Rekart (2005) states “sex work is an extremely dangerous profession”. To safeguard sex workers, the use of harm-reduction principles can help when exposed to drug use, disease, violence and discrimination. Interventions can be used such as peer education, male and female condoms, occupational health and safety guidelines and self-help organizations. According to Rekart (2005), sex workers can be identified using various characteristics such as their work, background, health status, and how often they use health and other social services. Most sex workers are female, though male sex workers have increased in numbers (Lee, Rawstorne & Worth, 2008).
This unrequited love is painful for him and he feels weighed down by it. However, it could be argued that what Romeo thinks is love is actually lust. He says that Rosaline is “rich in beauty” and often seems to mention her appearance which suggests that his feelings towards her are more sexual than anything else. This idea that women are sexual objects seems to be a view held by many of the male characters in this play. In the first scene Gregory and Sampson discuss raping the women of the Capulet household and taking “their maidenheads” (virginity).