In the novel Baho!, written by Roland Rugero, the author depicts how “great” men are perceived in the world they are in. Women are treated poorly, beaten and abused, and depicted as little-to-nothing. As a woman I do find this offensive but I also know what the author is trying to convey. He wants to tell a story of how these women are perceived and how very true the way they are being perceived is. Many women, even today in 2017, are looked down upon. And with the harsh ways he explains how badly the women are treated creates a point across that allows the reader to understand what the women of this story are going through.
The way the women in this story are spoken of, even as their wives, allows the reader to understand how women were looked down upon and were treated unfairly which relates to how in our society women are looked down upon. Its in everyday culture where we are used for our bodies and not our minds.
Another example of how women are talked about in the novel. This relates to how the media portrays women as “whores.” They take one thing and turn it all the way around without considering the women emotions.
In the novel it explains how the women are taken advantage of. “She must calm down” the author states in the text. But how can she calm down when she is being attacked by a male trying to take away her innocence. Why is it okay for women to be perceived in this light? The author very much brings all these issues to light.