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Impact of Women Entrepreneurship on Women Empowerment in Pakistan - 1.1 Background Women in Pakistan face several challenges due to their economic, social, and cultural status. They constitute 52% of the total population of Pakistan but unfortunately, they function from a subordinate position inherit in both traditional and state institutions. The Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) helps us to understand gender inequalities and its connection to vulnerability, particularly inequalities between men and women. When this measure is taken into consideration, Pakistan ranks 152 of 155 countries which show greater gender disparity....   [tags: Women's Rights in Pakistan]
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American Women in World War II - At the start of World War II the American people had a sense of unity. Men chose to leave their jobs and families to join the front line, while women, for the first time, were leaving the home and taking over those jobs that their husbands left behind. In 1943, many magazines chose to paint a picture of women hard at work. These articles focused their stories on working women, and glamorized the untraditional jobs they held. They thought perhaps, that if they made these smaller, hard working jobs exciting, and noble, that more women would begin to join the work force....   [tags: Women at Work]
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Women Empowerment as a Means of Population Control - The developing world faces unprecedented amounts of pressure on issues such as economic development, poverty, inadequate sanitation and today more than ever, population crises. According to the Eager’s theory of demographic transition, there are three fundamental stages in development. Stage one has high death rates and high fertility rates. Stage two comprises of a decrease in death rates due to better medical treatment and continued high fertility rates (this means high population growth rates)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Women Spies in the American Civil War - With over a half million deaths the most gruesome war in American history drove citizens to action. The suffering during this era was so great many were inspired by nationalism to act. For those who were unable to join the fight upon the battlefield, espionage represented a chance for personal involvement. Although it is believed that many agents never sought recognition for their service, especially Confederate scouts, documentation depicts the espionage present during the American Civil War to be surprisingly sophisticated....   [tags: role of women]
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The Pride of Men, Their Prejudice Against Women - The society of the ancient Greeks in The Odyssey, by Homer, is different than the one that we know today. The currency, transportation, and technology were all different. Another part of society that was also different was gender roles. For instance, women were bound to the home and men were able to do pretty much anything they pleased. Double standards arose—a man could travel by himself and be praised for getting to see the world, while a woman who did the same was berated and reckoned by others as a vixen....   [tags: Women's Rights] 818 words
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True Punishment in The Wife of Bath´s Tale by Chaucer - In most cases today rape gets you sentenced to prison and sometimes death. Back in Chaucer’s day, in the text The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Chaucer wrote about a knight in the text The Wife of Bath’s Tale. This knight was arrested for his deed of raping a woman. His punishment is not as suffice as it would be in the modern world. The life of the knight was spared because of his beauty that the Queen had seen. Instead, the Queen insisted that the knight go on a trip; a trip that would last a year and a day....   [tags: knight, desire, choice, women, crime]
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Women: Angelic Beings from Venus - Do you know why women are well-known as creatures from Venus, but not from Mars. As we know, Venus is the second planet from the sun and has many unique characteristics such as its own rotation that is different with the other planets, as it needs more time to rotate than its revolution. Venus is one of the hot planets in solar system that its temperature can reach 480 degree Celsius. Otherwise, Venus is a symbol of love and emotion. Even based on Greek’s mythology, Venus is also an emblem of a beautiful and attractive angel....   [tags: women's studies] 869 words
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Book Review of The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angea Carter - ... Finally the last three stories are werewolf stories loosely based on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Transformation is a common these in all of these stories. In fact these stories act as reminders that human beings can change. In “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon” or “The Tiger’s Bride” the heroine struggles to experience herself as an individual instead of an objectified being. In “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon”, the young innocent trades her passive nature for that of a more worldly person. In “The Tiger’s Bride” the heroine becomes a tigress, discovering and accepting her animal side....   [tags: women, power, desire, sexuality, ideas] 649 words
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Biological Precursors of Lust and Love - The premiere of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 introduced a love affair that would be remembered for years to come; Baron Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano de Bergerac’s yearning for Lady Roxane’s love inspires them to collaborate in earning her love. However, research shows that the female body physiologically desires different traits in males across the cycle of menstruation. It can be argued that Christian and Cyrano cannot create a single, ideal persona for Roxane to pursue a relationship with, given their personalities evoke functionally separate responses and will seem appealing to Roxane during different times within her menstruation cycle....   [tags: women, menstruation, fertility, hormones, desire]
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The Depiction of Women in Combat Roles - According to the observations of Vogel, Porter and Kebbell (2014: 91), women who are associated with violence e.g. within terrorist or counter-terrorist operations, are treated with fascination, or are put forward as examples of the abnormal. As a consequence, these views also perpetrates a pervasive discourse that still sees women as are an unusual presence on the frontline of battlefields, with the “large-scale participation” of women in what is still seen as a male-dominated role treated in a dismissive nature (91)....   [tags: social issues, women's role]
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The Roles of Greek and Roman Women - Greek and Roman women lived in a world where strict gender roles were given; where each person was judged in terms of compliance with gender-specific standards of conduct. Generally, men were placed above women in terms of independence, control and overall freedom. Whereas men lived in the world at large, active in public life and free to come and go as they willed, women's lives were sheltered. Most women were assigned the role of a homemaker, where they were anticipated to be good wives and mothers, but not much of anything else....   [tags: Greek, Roman, Women, feminism, ]
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Roles of Women in the Church - In today’s society the controversial subject of what positions in the church a woman can hold; has become incredibly debatable among the nation. Some people believe that women have equal rights with men and can uphold any position that a man can. Today’s society also believes that because a woman can be in political and business power, then a woman can also be in authority in the church. However, that could not be farther from the truth a women’s positions in the church are defined by God. First, a woman’s position in the church as a teacher has many standards set by God....   [tags: Controversy, Church Positions, Women]
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Representation of Women in Action Films - Throughout time much has been said about the film roles of women. Everyone from scholars to bloggers has an opinion on the significance in society of how women on the big screen are portrayed. For me all of this debate only detracts from what the true focus of a film should be; an artistic expression of a story that reflects the values of the time in which it is written. Pauline Keel a respectable critic for the New Yorker once said “Movies of the past are like samples-swatches of cloth-of the period in which they were made” (Kael)....   [tags: Women in Action Films]
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The Decline of Self-image in Women - Throughout history, the female form has always been a prevalent source of artistic muse. The introduction of the modern photographic camera allowed the objectification of women to increase exponentially. In today’s society, women of all ages struggle to exemplify what is perceived as the ideal female form. Studies show that women – beginning in their mid-teen years – experience a steady degeneration of self-esteem relative to the level of dissatisfaction with their internal body image. The decline of self-image in women can be directly linked to several contributing factors including: film and print advertising, social media, and the early exposure of adolescent girls to overly-sexualized pr...   [tags: photography allowed objectification of women]
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The Women of Ancient Sparta - Sparta was a militaristic society in ancient Greece that became mighty and powerful after defeating its rival neighbor, Athens, in the Peloponnesian War. The Spartan culture was centered on filling the military needs of the polis, and the laws of the land were developed and written by Lycurgus, who established this military-oriented overhaul of society. Because of Lycurgus, it was then decreed that at the young age of seven, Spartan boys left home and entered military training where they mastered the skills of battle until the age of thirty....   [tags: women with rights in the ancient world] 745 words
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Women in the Great Depression - ... and Sharon M. Hanes told a little bit about a lady and how she and other women handled money for the food for their family and others saying, “...prided herself on "making do" when feeding her family. If very careful, a woman could feed a family of six on five dollars a week...Mothers could make a pot roast last an entire week...Vegetable gardens sprang up in backyards and vacant city lots. Women did their own canning, pickling, and preserving…” (Hanes). These women were inspiring and thought of the most interesting ways of how to work around the things they had....   [tags: discrimmination, inspired women of today]
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Women Athletes of the 1920s - The 1920s was a time for many new opportunities for women in America, including participating in sports and becoming athletes. Prior to the Roaring Twenties, only upper-class women had participated in sports. These wealthy women had joined sports clubs, social clubs, and country clubs. They engaged in sports at institutions, as well as playing sports while vacationing in Europe (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2/21/2011). An example of a woman like this would be Jordan Baker, a character from the novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: Sports, Upper-Class Women] 1655 words
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Women in the STEM Fields - In early American history, society believed that women did not have a place in education and high-level learning. They were told not to bother their brains with such advanced thinking. Middle and upper class women learned to read and write, but their education ended there. A woman’s place was said to be in the home, cooking, sewing, and taking care of the children. In the case of upper class women, their “to-do” list was cut even shorter with the servants present to do the work. However, women desired a higher education....   [tags: Career Women Essays]
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Women Violation in Afghan Societies - 1. Introduction: The decree passed by president in year 2009 related to women's right were opposed by some of the conservative members of Parliament. Afghanistan has a cultural society where from the past and still up to this time majority of people abuse women and are opposed to the liberty of women in country. Still there are families who are ashamed of having a girl still there are families where a wife is considered to be as a slave, and still there are families who behave with a Mother as an enemy since she was not able to born a boy rather than a girl....   [tags: Afghan societies, women's rights]
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Freedom of Women to Be Prostitutes - For centuries, women have been selling their bodies, in most cases prostitution, but it is not world’s oldest profession. Nevertheless, for as long as history states, prostitution has been around for as long as the oldest professions in the world. Every aspect of history asserts even the slightest things about prostitution existing. Prostitution has been a long-term profession through out several decades, whether it varies from being an adult star, escort, prostitute, a stripper etc… As long as they pay their rights as a civilian of the country (taxes and such), they should be allowed to do whatever they want with their body....   [tags: women, Prostitution, feminism, ]
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Women’s Lives Throughout Time - Since the creation of time women have always had to submit to the power and authority of men; starting with ancient civilizations such as Egyptian and Greek and up to the Renaissance period women had always come second to men. The powers in government, roles in society, and duties at home during these two time periods have moderately transformed over time but continued to be suppressed by the male dominant figure leading up to and through out the Renaissance period. Therefore continuing to limit the advancement of women by creating an unequal and mediocre social order....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Construction of Desire in Sapphic Poetry - Construction of Desire in Sapphic Poetry Many scholars in the past, looking at Sappho through the eyes of male experience, have heaped lukewarm praise on Sappho’s "chaste" poems, have translated them with an unyielding heterosexual bent. However, when read through a woman's experience, when read through people who do not wish to hide Sappho's desire for other women or hetero-sexualize it, Sappho's writing takes on a new light, and we can begin to piece together her desire and its contexts. In the work of Sappho, the goddess Aphrodite is frequently given homage, making her a kind of patron (a matron perhaps?) of lesbian desire....   [tags: Sappho Poem Poet Essays]
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Blanche is Responsible for her own Fate in a Street Car Named Desire - This essay will describe whether or not Blanches’ unfortunate eventual mental collapse was due to her being a victim of the society she went to seek comfort in, or if she was solely or at least partly responsible. The factors and issues that will be discussed include, Blanches’ deceitful behaviour and romantic delusions which may have lead to her eventual downfall, the role Stanley ended up playing with his relentless investigations of her past and the continuous revelations of it, the part society and ‘new America’ played in stifling her desires and throwing her into a world she could not relate to or abide by....   [tags: essays research papers] 1067 words
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Contributions of Women Abolitionists - The Abolitionist Movement transformed the role of women in American History. Prior to the abolitionist movement, women were viewed as invisible icons in society. A typical woman would only be responsible for motherhood duties, cleaning, and preparing food. While many women agreed with this, others did not. The desire to be heard and treated equally was something numerous women shared. Astonishing women like, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Grimke sisters became prominent leaders in the abolitionist movement and made a pathway in history by initiating speeches, participating in female politics and supporting their personal opinions of women’s rights through religious doctrines....   [tags: the role of women in American History]
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Muslim and Islamic Women - When one thinks of the role of Muslim and Islam women, the first thought that comes in mind is a victim waiting for the right moment to approach Western Liberation. The ignorance of the people compels the woman to be portrayed as weak, and controlled on what they can wear and how they should act. What most people are not aware about is that the Prophet Muhammad was indeed pro women’s right, as he stated “To seek knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim, male and female” proves that women are treated as an equal....   [tags: women rights, traditions, stereotype]
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Women Should Be Ministers - THESIS: Should women be permitted to lead religious worship, such as music; should women be permitted to be a pastor; should women be allowed to hold a high administrative office; should women be allowed to serve and care for others. Women are human beings, and all humans were created to serve each other; however, mankind may have culturally set barriers and limitations on women which would not benefit women to serve in certain roles. I. Views of Women Ministers A. Traditional View B. Complimentarian -- Male Leadership C. Pluralism II. Biblical Examples of Women in Ministry A. Miriam -- Minister of Worship -- Exodus 15:20 B. Deborah -- Judge and Prophetess -- Judges 4:4-5 C. Anna --...   [tags: Pro Women Ministers]
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The Emerging Role of Women in Technology - In households throughout the world, it is not uncommon to see a woman taking on the role of homemaker solely. However, more and more often, the idea of women working outside of the home is becoming a reality. Particularly, women are filling a vital role in the emerging technology fields. The duties of female workers are aiding in the progress of technology, right along with their male counterparts, because the once invisible intellectual ability of women is finally being utilized. Throughout history, select women have emerged in the technology fields....   [tags: Women, Working, Home, Careers, Technology]
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What the Women Want - What the women want Research done by Browne & Fiske (2001) describes aboriginal women’s’ positive experiences with the health care system and interactions. For example, one woman stated that being able to be involved in her care and sharing information and knowledge led her to develop a rapport with her physician. She was given the time to ask questions and felt welcome. Caring gestures towards the patients also made the women feel as though they were important. Presencing themselves after shifts were over were described as going above and beyond by the women and they were appreciative while going through something emotionally distressing....   [tags: Health Policy, Aboriginal Women] 1367 words
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Rape Culture: Are Women Asking for It? - Merril Smith’s Encycolpedia of Rape defines the term “rape culture” as “one in which rape and other sexual violence against women . . . [is] both prevalent and considered the norm” (174). Rape is not a new subject in today’s society, its origins reaching far back into history. What causes rape, though. Is it the primal drive of men to exhibit dominance over all women, or do the women share the blame because of the way they dress, act, or do their makeup. Modern American culture would place the blame on the woman who “provoked” the attack; however, a woman should not have to park closer to the building she is entering, nor should she have to carry protection just in case a sexual predator dec...   [tags: Rape Culture, Sexual Violence, Women]
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Women’s Role in Society: Throughout the Years - Modernism is the term of deviating from the norm. In the early 1900s, modernism influenced women’s role in society by providing more opportunities, jobs, and role models for girls today, in society. In the 1920s-1940s, women were encouraged to step outside of the home and work, but on the other hand, women were also encouraged to be stay-at-home mothers. Women should stay at home if they have the ability to do so. However, women should not feel like they have to be isolated from the rest of the world with chores and children all day....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - The Industrial Revolution was a remarkable time in history because it led to a new source of energy, textile production, and the beginning of factories and mines around the world. By establishing factories and mines, many people were able to go to work and provide for their families after their spouses passed away. This enabled many women and men to establish work, wherein the past they had no way to provide for a household or themselves. Although the opportunity to establish work was often appreciated, there were consequences that went along with working at such establishments that many were not aware of....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Should Women Drive or Not? - Women Driving Women driving have been a major controversy in many countries and cultures for a long time. Whether or not women should drive has been debated throughout the years all over the world. Driving is an everyday activity that is used to commute by all sorts of people around the road and is considered to be the safest, most efficient and reasonable choice for people. However, the driver has great responsibilities towards the road, road users and pedestrians. Gender is not a reason to ban or forbid driving....   [tags: gender equality, equal rights for women]
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Representation of Women by Four Authors - ... The storm is a storm that occurs from the repression that female characters suffer. In After the Acadian Ball Calixta also encounters repression. Calixta desires to act at the ball in a manner that is viewed poorly by society and she must decide between pleasing herself and conforming to society, this case is similar to Daisy Miller. Calixta and Daisy Miller are clearly faced with expectations to follow strict rules and not express themselves. These expectations reflect the expectations of women to play a defined and insignificant role in society....   [tags: sterotypes, gender, culture, men, women] 1228 words
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The Desire to Perpetuate the Purity of Children - In The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss wrote, “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” Children live in a world full of innocence, ignorance, and bliss. They are not affected by the corruption of the world; therefore, naiveté is preserved. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, innocence is shown through the pond and Holden’s desire for being a “catcher in the rye”; through Phoebe, Allie, and Sunny for their adolescence; and through the carrousel and the Museum of Natural History for their conservation....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye] 1189 words
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American Women in the Nineteenth Century - Contrary to popular belief, ideas on femininity in the eighteenth century were not so much restrictive as in the nineteenth, at least not where sex was concerned. Catherine Clinton, a professor of American history, elaborates in her book, The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, that it was even accepted for women to have a high sex drive. Clinton also reveals that it was not uncommon to see a pregnant bride (147). At the turn of the century, however, those free ideals morphed into strict guidelines....   [tags: women's role, sex drive, femininity]
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Oppression of Women in Iran - Oppression of Women in the Middle East Take a moment to imagine being held captive in a prison, where you are tortured and violently mistreated at the young age of 16. Instead of planning your senior dance and thinking about the bright future ahead of you, your main concern is how to survive the next 24 hours. You are forced into making decisions against your will and there is absolutely nothing you can do to change them. Marina Nemat, author of the memoir, Prisoner of Tehran, experienced a life similar to the one situation described during the harsh years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran....   [tags: middle east, violance against women]
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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan - The American diet is full of on-the-go amenities from an array of different meals; however, is this fuel actually causing harm to the body in the long run. What is in the American diet that sets American’s health apart from other parts of the world. The documentary Forks Over Knives states that “We spend 2.2 trillion dollars a year on health care, over five times more than the defense budget. In fact, we pay more per person for healthcare than any industrialized country in the world, yet we’re sicker than ever” (Forks Over Knives)....   [tags: american diet, protein, meat]
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The Dangers of Desire in Myrrha - In Ovid's myth "Myrrha" translated by Ted Hughes, the consequences for giving in to immoral urges is explored through the character of Myrrha, who is cursed to desire her father and only her father sexually. While she did not choose to feel this way, her crime is acting upon her passion. This is a cautionary tale which emphasizes that it is necessary to resist temptation, even at the expense of happiness. The fact that Myrrha's feelings are immoral is stated from the very beginning of the myth; "Hatred for one's father is a crime./Myrrha's love for her father/Was a crime infinitely worse." (105)....   [tags: temptation, incest, punishment]
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The Importance of Women Soldiers in the Civil War - Women have been fighting in wars since the late eighteen-hundreds even though until around WWI they were not permitted to serve. Originally women involved in battle had few jobs such as becoming nurses, spies, etc. while the men fought for days on end. What would happen if the two worlds collided. Women would cross-dress to fight alongside the men. This was common along the war front as women wanted to accompany their husbands or other family in battle, and some wanted to be patriotic and serve for their country....   [tags: women involvement, battle, WWII]
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Chairman Mao and Women's Rights in China - There is no denying that the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party under Chairman Mao Zedong changed the course of the history of China and shaped the China the world sees today. The amount of lives, cultural traditions, and differing intellectual thoughts that were lost and destroyed as he strove to meet his goals for the country can never be recovered or replaced. However, it had been asserted that one of the more positive effects of Chairman Mao on the people of China was his somewhat radical opinion of woman....   [tags: History of Women's Rights in China]
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The Role of Women After the American Revolution - The American Revolution, which happened during the last half of the eighteenth century, reshaped many aspects of life in America. The desire of the Founding Fathers to make America a republic played a very significant part in changing the role of women after the Revolution. The role of women as wives became more important as an emphasis on virtue was established; women were encouraged to find virtuous husbands and utilize their seductive nature to keep men virtuous. The roles of women as mothers also became more important in the republic, as patriarchy loosened and mothers were depended on to educate their children in the republican way....   [tags: Women's Rights After Revolution]
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The Role of Women in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis - Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi displays the vital role that the women around her have in developing her character and becoming the woman she is today. Women such as her mother, her grandmother, her school teachers, the maid, the neighbors, and even the guardians of the revolution influenced Marjane and caused her to develop into an independent, educated, and ambitious woman. Throughout the novel, Marjane never completely conforms or lets go of her roots, this is primarily due to the women who have influenced her....   [tags: Muslim Women, Influence]
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Desire To Make a Difference - Waking up early on Saturday morning’s to volunteer at Pleasant Place Incorporated became a routine for me once I joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated in the spring of 2009. Although waking up from a deep sleep and fairy tale dreams was anything but pleasant, walking into the shelter filled with teenage mothers always struck me with both happiness and sadness. After a few visits to the shelter I quickly realized what role I would play in the lives of these young ladies and their children. I knew I was not there to pass judgment and never once did it cross my mind to make these teenagers feel insecure....   [tags: Personal Statement] 808 words
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Role of Women in William Shakespeare's Hamlet - William Shakespeare incorporates many themes and ideas into his play, Hamlet. Of the multiple important ideas, one potentially overlooked is the role of women. Only two of the characters in the play are female. Their lines are scarce, but hold huge importance in relation to the progression and plot of the play. Ophelia, the implied lover of Prince Hamlet, and Queen Gertrude, his mother, do not appear significant, but their actions and characters allow for other events to unfold. Gertrude and Ophelia are manipulated and belittled....   [tags: integral, female, roles, women] 1159 words
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives they live and how they transform into “little women.” Since there is really no antagonist or bad guy portrayed in this novel, Jo March is considered the protagonist....   [tags: Essays on Little Women] 673 words
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Women Empowerment - The Industrial Revolution in Britain, which lasted from the middle of the 18th century to the late 19th century, was an era which greatly empowered the status of lower and middle class women. Women from both classes suffered from the stereotypes and inequality between men and women. Lower class women working in factories were abused and paid considerably less than their male counterparts. Middle class women were expected to be idle, ignorant and unaffiliated with her husband’s work. This prejudice caused women to become increasingly aware of their inferior status in society and brought forth frequent feminist movements....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Why Do Women Use Cosmetics? - Most women are or know at least one woman who is deathly afraid of being seen or leaving the house without makeup. Many won’t go anywhere, whether to the grocery store, the gym, or even the beach, without first putting on a little bit of mascara or lipstick. The word cosmetic means “skilled in adornment.” Kosmein means “arrange,” or “adorn.” Kosmos means “order:” It also means “to make for beauty, especially of the complexion, or beautifying,” it also means “done or made for the sake of appearance,” or “correcting defects especially of the face.” More than that it is “decorative,” or “ornamental.” (Angeloglou, 1970) For many centuries, cosmetics were made to serve beauty, elaborate it, or pr...   [tags: appearance, beauty, women] 856 words
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Women's Sexuality - Women of society from the earliest of times to the present day have faced a multitude of struggles. The issue of sexuality is especially critical to the lives of women. If one’s personality is the set of characteristics about them, including attitude, interests, emotionality and behavioral patterns, than sexuality is a part of that identity. As people we take pride in who we are, and are taught that self-esteem is important to our mental health. In our society however, women are programmed to shame their sexualities, and in turn, themselves....   [tags: Women Oppression] 955 words
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