Women 's Role As A Victim Of Society

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“Woman… is the divine object, violated, endlessly sacrificed yet always reborn, whose only joy, achieved through a subtle interplay of images, lies in contemplation of herself.” (Reage, 1956) The role of woman in history has been arguable, yet at the same time, very crucial. On one hand, she‟s presented as a victim of society, helpless and hopeless amidst this patriarchal world. On the other hand, she‟ s blamed and accused of being th e root of all the problems. She‟s often sidelined because of being a confused being, not knowing what she wants and at the same time, she‟s the center of attention and the subject of man‟s fantasy. History is full of evidences and stories of violence again st women. She‟ s been subject to the cruel tortures in the male dominant society. It‟s in the 20 th century that women even got the right to vote after several years of protests and movements. It is of great interest to me to notice, observe and analyze what the role of women has been in the history and in this society and as an individual, in contrast to how it has been portrayed in the media throughout the world. Moreover, how the society has tried to understand women and her nature and what the arguments and conclusions it has come up with in comparison to what women really think and what the gender and sexuality of female sex really is has been the topic of quite fascination to me. Studying the films and other media of the world (literature, drama, music, painting, art, etc.), I have
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