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Journal 5 - Kristen Wolbrink ARLT 101g Journal 5 Why is the...

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Kristen Wolbrink ARLT 101g 10/11/05 Journal 5 Why is the feminine so often tied to the notions of evil? The feminine is often tied to the notion of evil, especially in the visual arts such as paintings and films. Women are often tied to sexuality and violence, leading to the connection with evil. One idea why the feminine is tied to evil is a result from men and their necessity to overpower women to be the dominant gender and to create a sexual image that society does not usually permit. Another idea of why the feminine is tied to evil is for an outlet of the deviant from what is socially acceptable in a way that is actually more acceptable when on film. From personal experience, men have the need to have power over the women by claiming their girlfriend or wife as “their woman.” As of this need for power, men have created this image upon women to act and be seen as the superior gender on the planet. Films often portray the idea
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