Even though the two women were matched with their cousins, neither of them liked their “fiances”. In one way or another, this led Shah and Muhibi to have angst against the men, pushing them away from their families. They both also didn’t want to disappoint their families, because they knew it would lead to unrest among the older relatives. Not accepting the arranged marriage meant disloyalty, and in the middle east, loyalty is among the highest qualities between families. If you broke that bond, you were ousted immediately.
Feminists believe that the family is patriarchal, dominated by men, and that it exploits and oppresses women. The family supports and reproduces inequalities between men and women. Women are oppressed because their socialised to be dependent on men and remain in second place. They reject the new rights view of the separate roles, and also reject the ‘march of progress’ view in that society has not changed and it is still unequal. Feminists believe that marriage remains patriarchal and that men benefit from wives.
She does not have the right to vote and initially even her opinion has to be delivered in such a way as to acquiesce to her husband’s position and whim. He speaks to her somewhat patronizingly. ”Why Mary, you are getting to be a politician, all at once.” Or “why yes dear, that would be aiding and abetting, you know.” She is clearly not his equal, although in my opinion, while she does have to go about it in a roundabout way, she ultimately gets what she wants. Through guilt, morality, religion or feminine wiles, she manages to convince him to do what she believes is the right thing. At the end of page 30 in the booklet note the following conversation: “Mrs.
Culture tends to divide sexes, based on our gender we automatically go into a category. The pattern of dividing gender and limit men and women to a certain way of living could be constructing some people into lifestyles they don't really enjoy. Women are expected to have children and raise a family and take care of her husband. What's wrong with a women not wanting to have children and spend her life traveling. There really isn't anything wrong with that but society frowns upon it.
The use of ‘evade’ tells Abigail that he cannot be overcome and therefore she cannot overcome god like she has taken control of the Girls. Miller has used a comma before Hale says Abigail to prolong the pressure that Abigail is under as well as to lengthen the dramatic tension. The women of Salem are only seen as house wives, doing the normal roles of a mother and wife. Miller exerts an extreme amount of pressure on them to be a certain way; it is like Miller is expressing his view on women in ‘The Crucible’. The society preaches freedom however value uniformity more.
Sometimes some cultures take it a step further and force the idea on women making them believe that they have no sense of free will in a man’s world; the product of this is women who lead lives full of resentment, sorrow, and frustration. Some may argue that it works both ways and it would be same if a man is born into a family of pure women siblings, hypothetically they would be correct if society was fair and had a sense of equality, sadly that is not the case. Even if a boy is born into a women subjugated society, somehow a way would be found to make men seem better than women. Arguments like, even the word female has the word male in it; can be used to make women seem less than men. This society is ethically ill and has no appreciation for the woman figure, that being said, Cisneros is able to bring that hidden truth to light and show readers that women struggle for appreciation, approval, or just acceptance from the moment they are born.
Women are described as submissive victims in religions because the patriarchal system portrays them as passive individuals who lack the ability to choose their faith. Moreover, hegemonic dominance fabricates a social pressure for women to fit themselves into beautiful images that are unfairly based on male expectations. In addition, Moore demonstrates that women are made to follow the male desires and serve a submissive role in family. Beyond its negative effects on women, this hegemonic dominance also oppresses minorities. The author reveals that white males with their undeserved privileges develop hatred towards minorities in their communities.
We, the citizenry either ignore that this is going on, or turn our heads and busy ourselves with our own lives and know that the authorities will take care of the problem. However, it just doesn’t work that way. So, the de-basement of our fellow human beings goes on. I believe that polygamy is a form of slavery. Women who are married to a polygamous husband have to do unto them, that include childcare, bare more children, take domestic affairs of the
This is an argument many use to support the claim that marriage must be between a man and a woman. I find this a bit ironic, because so many of these leaders pushing this belief (not a fact) down the public’s throat have committed this “amoral” act and so have their children. The arguments made by the religious against same sex marriages is not only unconstitutional it is, like so
All that she owned became her husband’s property and all that she gained during her marriage automatically became her husband’s property. Women of the time did not understand this, because it was ludicrous and unfair. Antebellum women saw no hope of escaping this common law. Women’s caliber of oppression was not as acute as slaves, and they were only allowed a certain amount of bravery, if they wanted to be socially acceptable. Good women of the ear were afraid of the world and of being alone.21 A social convention of the time period was dependent and fearful women made for an appropriate