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    Misogyny In a quote by John Berger, “You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure.” Over the course of history, views on women has changed drastically. Yet, to this day there is an incredible amount of misogyny roaming around in society. Even though there has been a great amount of growth in the way society thinks, people still have more to learn. Many believe that they are not misogynist, but they don’t realize that things they say or do are in some cases against women. Sexual objectification, authority, and entitlement have a lot do with ways people can be misogynist. There can be many misconceptions of what misogyny is and people may take it as anti-feminism. However, the two are different and anti-feminism is being against feminist ideals, not pro-misogyny. Anti-feminism is the dislike of feminism, while misogyny is the dislike of women. Confusing the two is what most people do and they are different. In order to better understand how people are misogynist without knowing there are a few examples. Said by Brogaard, “He is extremely competitive, especially with women. If a woman does better than him socially or professionally, he feels terrible.” Men typically get…

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    The 2016 Presidential Election has just come to a close, yet the chaos associated with its candidates appears to only be beginning. With one candidate being a woman, and the other having made some unsavory comments about women, female-focused civil rights are at the forefront of America’s mind. Furthermore, terms such as “anti-feminist” and “misogyny” have become synonymous with the controversy regarding the President-elect, Donald Trump. His sexist scandals have called into question if…

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    Artifact #3 - Article about Interactive Assault Harassment The third artifact is an article that addresses the misogyny in the video game called "Beat up Anita Sarkessian". Sarkessian started a campaign with a purpose to end sexism in video games, in response a man from northern Ontario created an online game that allows the players to strike Sarkessian 's face. The video game was taken down the day after its initial release but Sarkessian continued to face harassment. The harassment can create…

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    The term patriarchy is defined as “a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line” (Merriam Webster). In addition, this word which originated from the Greek language can also mean, “a system of society or government organized on patriarchal lines which means the men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it” ( Merriam Webster).The ideas of patriarchy is something that I had never thought about…

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    perilous to the spiritual life of men as seen in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Lines spoken by the title’s namesake reveal misogyny without having to interpret much. One such line, "is it not better to fall into the hands of a murderer than into the dreams of a lustful woman,” reveals a deep mistrust and enmity for the female sex (Grose 354). Comments such as this, and the aphorisms mentioned earlier, easily place Nietzsche’s work as misogynistic in nature. The idea that Nietzsche was a misogynist is…

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    Men and women have always been seen differently throughout history, whether it is on their role in the household, their wages, or how appropriate it is for them to express their sexuality. Society views women as lesser than men, as if the time and effort they exert into their daily lives is not and will never be enough to be seen as equal. Inequality among the genders has been an ongoing issue since the beginning of humanity, and British singer Lily Allen decides to shed light on how it affects…

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    This literary analysis will define the underlying ethnic biases of the “white patriarchal male” that is based on the short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” and ““Indian Camp” by Earnest Hemingway. Hemmingway’s biography provides a foundation for the racism and sexist behavior of privileged white males in the context of James Mellow’s description of Hemingway as a literary figure in the early part of the 20th century. The short story “Hills Like White Elephants” defines the casual and…

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    Susan Griffin wrote: “He says that women speak with nature. That wind blows in her ears and trees whisper to her” (14). While the sentiment is beautiful, the dichotomous thinking in patriarchal society that sets up binary separations of male/female and culture/nature along with assumption that women are inherently closer to nature informs these lines, and as Griffin says, this “notion is not intended as a compliment” because “the idea … is an argument for the dominion of men” (Griffin 10). This…

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    With Donald Trump presidential candidature in United States and all those women finally speaking up about how they’ve been treat, there is a bid debate about sexism in our society. However, sexism is not a new conversation and many authors over time denounced it. It is the case of William Carlos Williams that, in his poem “The Young Housewife” of 1916, critiqued the power dynamic between conventional gender roles by exposing in it the vulnerability of women to sexist, even misogynistic attitude.…

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    As argued in Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” there are many chains that limit the thoughts and opportunities of people. The symbolism of physical chains to figurative chains in Plato’s story is very significant, as it is applicable throughout all time. Currently, there are many “chains” within society that restrict individuals, including race, class, gender, religion, media, and the government. All of these are very challenging to change and have a profound effect on the ability of…

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