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Essay 2
Violence Is A Never Ending Struggle

Many stories takes place in different areas, seasons, years, even time zones, but there’s always a specific reason why stories takes place during this time. The story “Barn Burning” dealt with a lot of different scenarios during this time period, the story was set around the Civil War Era. There were many forms of racism and prejudice that existed such as: prejudice toward ethnicity, genders class and social class during this time. As time moves forward things and people changed, but some situations stayed the same. In the “Barn Burning” several acts of violence were displayed. According to Webster violence is described as the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc., great destructive force or energy. According to The Violence Prevention Initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador there are nine distinct forms of violence and abuse such as, Physical violence; Sexual violence; Emotional violence; Psychological violence; Spiritual violence; Cultural violence; Verbal Abuse; Financial Abuse and Neglect. In the story “Barn Burning” Mr. Abner Snopes treated his wife inferior by always displaying his authority over her; For example, when Mr. Snopes had to repair his landlord 100 dollar carpet from France, he ordered his daughters to scrub the carpet his wife insisted on doing the cleaning, but Mr. Snopes demanded her to get back in the kitchen and finish cooking supper. During this time men looked at women as the lesser gender. The respect level that some men have towards women has not changed much in 2014. In many countries women are still treated and considered the subordinate class.

In the MUSLIM TIMES it was stated that Afghanistan is ranked as most threatening and unsafe to women in categories of health, non-sexual violence and economic discrimination. The Women in Afghanistan have a one in 11 chance of dying in childbirth. Some 87% of women are uneducated and...
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