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.
If women were to step out of their own determined “role” they’re then automatically considered as outcasts by society. For example, if a woman doesn’t uphold the correct expected feminine figure or appearance and they happen to have more of a masculine feature, people inevitably assume that they’re a “lesbian” or “transgendered”. In conclusion society just isn’t embracing individuality or differences, which is what everyone needs. Society itself needs to get over what they think is right and to let others act the way they
09/29/09 The film “Boys Don’t Cry” is a powerful work of art, made more visceral by the fact that it is all based on a true story. It tells the tale of Teena Brandon, a young woman whose natural attraction to other girls leads her to live her life as a male under the alias “Brandon Teena”. It tells of the discrimination and even violence she encounters based on her sexuality, and her ultimately fatal attraction to another young woman named Lana Tisdel. One aspect of the film that interested me was Teena’s overall personality, influenced by her confusion of what gender she is and what gender she wants to be. She clearly is sexually attracted to girls, and identifies with herself as a boy.
Women cannot woo guys and men should be working to show the woman that they love them because it's rather easy for women to express how they feel towards the ones we love whether it's a romantic love or not. It is perhaps one of the most powerful lines of the whole piece. Being in a location far from civilization does make people act a
Heidensohn claims women fear going out as they may get attacked or raped. She argues that because of this patriarchal control over women, they have fewer opportunities to commit crime and acts of deviance whereas men do have the opportunity. However,
Feminism These feminist women aim to combat both the overt and hidden discrepancies in opportunities between the genders. This unfairness stems from socially constructed differences involving men and women, which render men superior and women inferior. The greatest challenge facing women is the mindset, of both men and women, that women are condemned to inequality and restricted in their career and lifestyle opportunities. These feminists do not blame men for the predicament of women. As Virginia Woolf explains, “It was absurd to blame any class or any sex, as a whole.”(R86).
Although both women are powerful beings, one is greater than the other due to the differences between them on how they use their power: one is an over extravagant sex machine, and the other has unworldly beauty and grace. The fairy queen in Lanval knows full well that she is unimaginably beautiful, however rather than voicing it, she presents it and lets the minds of others be enthralled by her. When she first meets Lanval, she wears “a precious cloak of white ermine, /covered with purple alexandrine/ but her whole side was uncovered [along with], her face, her neck and her bosom” (De France lines 102-105) Just like that, Lanval can safely assume that she is wealthy and of noble birth just by the purple embroidery on her cloak. The openness of her attire permits his eyes to assess that she is extremely attractive. However, when she speaks to Lanval, she does not say that she is beautiful nor does she state how many lovers have fallen for her.
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.
Women especially, believe this and think that every man is not willing to show his emotions. Although the stereotype may be true, it does not mean that men do not feel or have the same emotions as women. Mostly, men do not tend to show their emotions to the public like women are able to do. We continue to promote the stereotype by not displaying our emotions. I think that men have a much better control over their emotion and what they want to show the world, probably because we have a difficult time displaying emotion than women do.
This is not the case for men, as they have many fewer options for style. Men can wear generic shirts and ties, and just have their hair combed over. They are judged by their words and actions, and not by their style. Men can choose to stand out and wear something that will put the attention on them, but they also have the option of blending in. Women are always critiqued and judged based on their appearance.