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Immoral Actions in The Poisonwood Bible

Immorality can stem from many different aspects of life. In today’s society there are many forms of immorality through police brutality, entertainment,woman’s rights and many others. Immorality can be defined as the defiance of moral principles established by personal and social ethics. Many examples of immorality can be found through out everyday living. The entertainment business has been desensitized by usage of derogatory language, the acceptance of drug usage as well as explicit video content. Immorality is prevalent through the law and legality systems whereby police brutality has now been headlined. In many cases such as Ferguson,MO, Miami Gardens,FA and North Charleston, SC a new era of police brutality has become prevalent through immorality. Also the standards for men are vastly divergent from those set for women in society. As stated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie featured in a song “ We teach girls to shrink themselves smaller, we say to girls “You can have ambition but not too much, You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man” Because I am a female I am expected to aspire to marriage, I am expected to make life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don't teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”. Through these many relatable examples it is shown…...

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