Examples Of Sexism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Most people claim that sexism is a thing of past. I’ve heard that, “The war on sexism is long over, just move on already!” While sexism is less prevalent in in modern day society, it's definitely still around. In To Kill a Mockingbird, sexism is very prevalent. Set in the 1960’s, women were preferred to stay home. Ads in television and magazines were still belittling. Projecting women’s purpose to be a servant for a man. One of the instances of sexism in, To Kill a Mockingbird, is the Tom Robinson trial. When we see this, we focus on the injustice, and blatant racism in the text. Therefore, Mayella Ewell gets swept under the rug. Most people who read To Kill a Mockingbird, blame Mayella Ewell for Tom Robinson’s death. Mayella testified that Tom Robinson forced himself on her. Meanwhile, her father was, and had been abusing her sexually, physically, and mentally.…show more content…
Would there even be a difference at all? One example of racism is the present day is all of the unarmed black men being shot. Dontre Hamilton - April 30, 2014 Dontre Hamilton, 31, was shot 14 times by a police officer in a park in Milwaukee. The employees in a nearby Starbucks called the cops alleging that Hamilton, who had been diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, was disturbing the nearby people. When the police officers showed up, they first said that there wasn’t a problem. When Chris Manney showed up, he decided that there was a problem and got into a physical altercation with mentally ill, Hamilton. Manney shot Hamilton, who was unarmed, 14 times. Manney was never charged, but was fired from the Milwaukee police force. Eric Garner - July 17,
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