Cheating And Relationships Essay
Through the perspective of sexism in the book, “Beginning Theory” by Peter Barry, Junot Diaz tries to interpret in his two stories, “The Sun, Moon and Stars,” and, “Alma” that the reason men cheat on women in relationships is because men believe women are their personal toys, so they can do whatever they want, but they need to understand that it hurts women’s feelings, people won’t trust them anymore, and it can break relationships.
Women tend to suffer emotionally, physically and mentally due to the fact that their husband or boyfriend cheats on them. Alma has experienced such situation in which she considered her self-weak. The reason why a woman suffers more then men in such situations is because most women commit to their relationships from their heart. In the story by Diaz story, Alma, “She wait for you on the stoop, and when you pull up in the Saturn and notice the journal in her hand your heart plunges through you like a fat bandit through a hangman’s trap. You take your time turning off the car. You are overwhelmed by a pelagic sadness. Sadness at being caught, at the incontrovertible …show more content…
For example, patriarchy is where women were always under the men, whether that man is her father, husband or son. “Thus in feminist criticism in the 1970s the major effort went into exposing what might called the mechanisms of patriarchy, that is, the cultural mindset in men and women which perpetuated sexual inequality” (Pg-117). Patriarchy also says the women were physically, mentally and emotionally weak, so they always need someone to guide them. So by that time men are the one who direct them and tell them what to do or not according to their assumption. Which, men are still following today as their culture norm or habit. But, they are not thoughtful of that fact that it hurts women and their social rights. Therefore men need to understand that women are not weak and also they are capable of make their own decision for their