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Abortion: A Double Standard - One of the most controversial issues in America today is abortion. Abortion is the killing of innocent human beings. The numbers of abortion is going up dramatically. Each year doctors are killing babies who could become heroes and leaders one day. Many families are waiting to adopt. It is simply unfair and inhumane to take the life of an innocent baby that is unable to defend itself. During abortion, babies in the womb can feel every pain that an adult would feel going through a same process. Abortion is completely, ethically, and morally wrong because it creates a double standard regarding human life, also there are many families wanting to adopt, and our future leaders and heroes could po...   [tags: adoption, murder, child] 780 words
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The Double Standard for The College Athlete - The Double Standard for The College Athlete In today’s college atmosphere equality is stressed but is there a double standard for the college student/athlete. In the paper I will briefly outline the various ways college athletes are among the chosen ones in the college realm. The differences are apparent from the beginning. Basically the college athlete is given an open door. When a regular student chooses a college he will apply, pay the app. Fee, and then hope his credentials are good enough....   [tags: Sports, Informative] 322 words
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The Double Standard: Women Cast into the Shadow's of Men - From the 12th century B.C. to today women have been pestered by the double standard. They have had to endure constant reminders that it is a man's world and they are just living in it. While women have tried to and continue to fight the double standard through various feminist movements overtime the problem still persists. The "war on women", as some like to call it, is nothing new and judging by how long the double standard has been around, it seems unlikely that the bar of equality between men and women will ever be perfectly just....   [tags: The Odyssey, The Canterbury Tales] 1340 words
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A Fallen Woman and an Upright Man: The Sexual Double Standard - ... This idea was also evident in “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets”. Maggie in “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets,” worked in a factory; but after leaving with Pete and “becoming impure”, she was cast out and forced to become a prostitute (Crane 64-65). Through this, she was able to illustrate the sexual double standard because her reputation was ruined, she was disowned by her family, yet Pete continued his life as if nothing had happened. Women were expected to stay "pure" until marriage, therefore women choosing to have sex outside of the bonds of matrimony, were considered scandalous and outrageous....   [tags: Maggie, a Girl of the Streets]
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The Evolution of Women in The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy - The Evolution of Women in The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy’s novel The Mayor of Casterbridge takes place in a pretend town in Victorian England. The characters in his novel highly reflect the ideals and morals of the time period. However, during the Victorian Era, different types of women started to form. Hardy outlines the evolution of women during the Victorian Period through the characterization of Susan Henchard, Lucetta Templeman, and Elizabeth-Jane Newson. Although her presence in the novel is brief, Susan Henchard represents a subservient Victorian woman....   [tags: victorian england, double standard]
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Double Standard - The existence of a double standard for Women today is a main reason why women become extremely radical. Women that do not appreciate being stereotyped and discriminated against, protest in forms of rallying and with lawsuits against people or institutions of society. The areas of society that use or even enforce a double standard against women may consider women to be inferior to men. This idea of superiority is discrimination. Often the work place, sports, and within homes do we see this idea of a double standard for women....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Double Standard for Women of Homer's Odyssey - Double Standard for Women of the Odyssey      Odysseus plans to tiptoe back into his hall through various schemes, one of which is to become beneficial and amiable to the maidservants. With this motivation, he offers to guard the hearth so that the fire won’t dwindle, but the response he receives is more than unwelcoming. Melantho, a beneficiary of Penelope, spurns him saying:           You must be crazy, punch drunk, you old goat.           Instead of going out to find a smithy—or a tavern bench—you stay           putting your oar in, amid all our men....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]
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The Sexual Double Standard : How Men and Women Are Perceived According to Their Gender. - From a young age , many individuals worldwide are socialized according to their gender and what is appropriate for males and females. Socializing according to ones gender starts from the moment you are born when the nurses give you either a blue or pink blanket to wrap the child in. This allows society to known whether the child is a male or female. The double standard for gender occurs within many areas of development for instance the clothes one wears, the toys that are placed with, the jobs and careers one chooses in their later life....   [tags: gender socialization]
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - ... Angel Clare freely admitted to falling wayward from the path of righteousness, expecting full forgiveness from a woman. When Tess admitted to being raped, and therefore being void of her purity, Angel replied saying, “‘Forgiveness does not apply to the case. . . . How can forgiveness meet such a prestidigitation as that?” (223). This reveals the injustice for women, that women must actively guard their purity with their lives while men have the luxury of making mistakes. Furthermore, for women, it matters not if she is a victim of a crime, as long as a woman is bereft of her purity, she is unworthy to be wed....   [tags: double standard for women, story analysis] 1074 words
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Cyborgs: a Twisted Double Standard - It's difficult to imagine technology as an extension of our bodies, of ourselves. We use technology, we exercise all of a piece of a technology's resources, and then we dispose of it and replace it with a new, and frequently more advanced, technology. But if examined closely, it is evident that technology is not just a means of achieving desired results, but has become an integral and essential part of our lives. Shirts, heating, forks, laundry machines, all of these are technologies that we use to enhance ourselves and our lives....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1657 words
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Double Standard in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe - The Double Standard in Robinson Crusoe   As I read the excerpts from Robinson Crusoe I was quite affected by the double standard that was evident on the part of our "hero." This theme of the double standard is one that is realized in most antiquated texts. In explanation, whatever action the white European male performs is exceptionable behavior, but if another character, like a woman or a non-European does the same thing it becomes unexceptionable. An obvious example is Mr. Crusoe whose chosen profession was slave trader turned slave, a condition that was not an attractive lifestyle for him, but was fine for those who did not fit into his racial grouping....   [tags: Defoe Robinson Crusoe Essays] 414 words
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A Double Standard for Men and Women in Tom Jones - For this project, I will be summarizing three different articles that pertain to the argument that there is an apparent double standard for what is acceptable behavior in men versus women in Tom Jones. In addition to summarizing these articles, I will also be adding my own views and comments throughout this paper. The first article is by April London, entitled Controlling the Text: Women in Tom Jones. London begins by stating that Fielding uses a metaphor between property and women throughout the text in Tom Jones....   [tags: Tom Jones Henry Fielding Essays]
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Double Standard Of Masculinity In Gender Role Socialization - Masculinity is a topic that has been debated in our society extensively, through research as well as in informal settings. Many wonder what it means to be masculine, and if we can really assign a definition to such a subjective term. After all, shouldn't one's own perception be the determinant of what constitutes masculinity. This self-construction would be the ideal in our society, but unfortunately, it represents a false belief. Masculinity has certain characteristics assigned to it by our culture....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Double Standards - Within today’s society, many people believe that we treat everyone with more equality than we used to ten years ago. However, double standards are a part of virtually everyone’s lives at every moment of their day. Coined in 1912, the term double standards refers to any set of principles containing different provisions for one group of people than for another, typically without a respectable reason. Plainly, it refers to the fact that we have different norms for the behavior of different groups of people....   [tags: unequal application of norms]
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Gender Double Standards - As one looks through society, one starts to see many cracks and loopholes where one set of standards does not apply the same way for men as it does to women, and vice versa. One of the main and most discussed double standards when it comes to gender is the fact that men are praised for being promiscuous, while women are put down and called names. This double standard goes way back in the societal memory. Evolutionary psychologists suggest that these gender differences have resulted from males’ and females’ different reproductive capacities....   [tags: Gender ]
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Double Standards between Men and Women - ... Many women are sensitive, but not all of them. There are some very tough women in this world who aren’t afraid to speak their mind and don’t take every little thing to heart. Another thing men are seen to be more dominant in is athleticism. It’s okay for men to play football, hockey, and basketball. When men do any other type of sport such as gymnastics or cheerleading, they usually get made fun of and it’s not accepted. Just as if a woman were to join the football or hockey team. Because of stereotypes, people are expected to certain things with a certain group of people and that’s not always a good thing....   [tags: divorce laws, gender differences] 589 words
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The Fiduciary Standard - Raging in the financial services industry is a fierce debate over which financial professionals should be held to a fiduciary standard. The lack of application of this standard is impacting consumers in ways many are not aware. The fiduciary standard is a critical element of consumer protection and could be a defining moment in the relatively young industry of financial planning. When the fledgling medical profession voluntarily agreed to uphold the Hippocratic Oath almost two hundred years ago, a standard was set for ethics in medicine....   [tags: Finance] 836 words
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Society Is the Problem: The Beauty Standard - There are over seven billion people on earth and every single one looks different. No matter how much people say that being different is unique, they are wrong. Society has set a beauty standard, with the help of the media and celebrities, that makes people question their looks. This standard is just a definition of what society considers being “beautiful.” This idea is one that mostly everyone knows about and can relate to. No one on this planet is exactly the same, but people still feel the need to meet this standard....   [tags: social pressure to be physically perfect] 743 words
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Present Day Double Standards Against Women - Within today’s society, many people believe that we treat everyone with more equality than we used to ten years ago. However, double standards are a part of virtually everyone’s life, at every moment of their day. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the “double standard” for women is “alive and well” (Barbash, 2014). She is far from wrong. Coined in 1912, the term double standard refers to any set of principles containing different provisions for one group of people than for another, typically without a respectable reason (Macionis, 2007)....   [tags: opressive treatment, masculinity, war]
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Double Standards in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Within most forms of literature there seems to be a representation of a double standard. Even in our societies double standards not only exist but are prevalent. In literature though double standards are sometimes not always noticeable to the reader, however in the texts that we have read double standards are not only noticeable, but are written in a way as if the author wants the reader to pick up on this. It’s fairly comprehensive how when it comes to adultery that the female characters suffer far more from their consequences than the males....   [tags: bad girls, marriage, cheating, corruption]
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The Importance of Standard English - According to Hudson, a variety is ‘a set of linguistic items with similar social distribution’ . Since the term dialect has acquired a negative connotation throughout the years, academics have started to use the term variety, which is considered more neutral, instead. Therefore, we should start considering the statement according to which ‘A speaker of English is necessarily a speaker of some dialect of English’ . As far as the dialect is concerned, this term refers to ‘varieties distinguished from each other by differences of grammar and vocabulary’ ....   [tags: language, social distribution]
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Double Standards of Men and Women in the Raise the Red Lantern - ... This contradicts with how the women act. The Master believes that he is in control, which, in many ways, is true; however, when the Master is not around, the women control the house. They fight and sabotage each other in order to have the “power” of being chosen for the night. The “chosen” mistress controls what the breakfast will be, is given a foot massage, and is given respect from the servants; however, when given so much free time and power, things are bound to go awry. During the 20th century, Chinese women were expected to be pure and chaste....   [tags: contradictions, husband, women, chinese]
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Double Standards and Stereotypes in "The Wife of Bath" - In the 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, which included a progressive view of women's concerns in "The Wife of Bath." During a time when women were still considered chattel existing almost exclusively to produce heirs, Chaucer takes a stand on issues affecting women that were not commonly given consideration. Writing in the first person, Chaucer is able to describe life from the viewpoint of a woman. Through this style, Chaucer addresses subject matter that would have been too candid for a female writer during his time period....   [tags: World Literature] 1162 words
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Essay on Double Standards in The Taming of the Shrew - Double Standards in The Taming of the Shrew A very prominent theme in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is society's double standards of men and women. In the play, Katherina is a very free-willed, independent woman who wishes to follow her own path in life and is not dependent on a man for her happiness. Petruchio is also free-willed, independent and speaks his mind freely. However, where Petruchio is praised for these characteristics, Katherina is scorned and called names. Petruchio is manly and Katherina is bitchy for the same traits....   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays] 600 words
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Double Consciousness and the American Narrative - The American Narrative includes a number of incidents throughout American history, which have shaped the nation into what it is today. One of the significant issues that emerged was slavery, and the consequent emancipation of the slaves, which brought much confusion regarding the identification of these new citizens and whether they fit into the American Narrative as it stood. In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B Dubois introduces the concept of double consciousness as “the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others” (Dubois 3)....   [tags: African American identity]
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double standards and church and state - Double standards are when there are a set of rules for one set of people and another set of rules for another set of people. How dose this pretain to the seperation of church and state do you ask. Relgion in school is my answer. We as students are not supposed to preach our religion in school. But along with that there is also a section within each of our text books that is all about religion. Teachers tell us that those are only classics and we have no reason to complain. Then they expect and incourage us to discuss about the a religiose storys within our text books....   [tags: essays research papers] 626 words
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Top Five Executive Initiatives (T5EI) - Top Five Executive Initiatives (T5EI) The modern executive leader has to make choices as a critical component of his or her leadership. What, as a leaders, should one value. Standards, values, morals, customs, and cultures all weigh heavily in the mind of the modern leader. The frame of the workplace must be considered. What are the policies, procedures, and organizational model of the company driving it along its course. Consider the following Top Five Executive Initiatives below as the foundation to moral, just, and ethical leadership....   [tags: Standard of Conduct, Principles]
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Black Reformation through Double Consciousness - Philosophical writer W.E.B. Du Bois provides a stimulating analysis of the importance of African American existence in a society that emphasizes white superiority and black inferiority. Du Bois introduces the idea of double consciousness, an ideology that defines African Americans seeking to reconcile two different cultures that create their modern identity. The application of this concept is important because discovering the identity of an oppressed and indoctrinated people, desperately attempting to bridge the gap between an elaborate African culture and American adaptation that desensitizes the race from heritage, creates a neutral standard of expression that is used to form a new coheren...   [tags: Du Bois, African Americans, The Veil]
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The Gold Standard to Reduce Scar Formation - Since the early 1980s, antimitotics like 5-FU and MMC have been increasingly used as an adjunctive to trabeculectomy, and have become the gold standard to reduce scar formation. However, the nonspecific mechanism of action of these agents can result in severe side-effects 1. Therefore, there is still a need for alternative strategies to prevent filtration failure. We already showed that pharmacological enhancement of trabeculectomy using VEGF inhibitors was able to significantly improve rates of surgical success....   [tags: bevacizumab, administration routes]
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Double Double, Health in Trouble - Fast food is becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes, but do its benefits really outweigh its hindrances. Today, the fast food industry is beginning to target children and teenagers, gaining more and more of their business. Unfortunately, the side effects of fast food are beginning to catch up with Americans. The strong appeal of fast food can lead to negative effects on adolescents’ physical appearances and mental health, but can be averted through healthier nutritional decisions. Today’s oversized appetites are the result of consumer manipulation....   [tags: Fast food, food poisoning, obesity] 961 words
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Sustainable Future: Gabon, Uganda, Liberia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger - Rankings: Gabon Uganda Liberia Mozambique Democratic Republic of Congo Niger #1. Gabon Gabon is a small country with a small population of 1.5 million. Its population is expected to double in 25 years. It is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, and as such, also has the highest energy consumption per capita in Africa. The oil resources allow the small population to have a high GNP per capita of $14,500 (much higher than the other 6 countries). In addition to oil, it currently has a profuse amount of hardwood and unexploited deposits of uranium, manganese, and iron ore....   [tags: standard of living anlaysis] 1148 words
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Biography of John Davison Rockefler - John Davison Rockefeller once said that, "I believe it is every man's religious duty to get all he can honestly and to then give all he can." (Abels.) John Rockefeller worked his way to the top during his lifetime, becoming the richest man in America at one time. Then he gave good amount of his lifetime earnings to various charities around the world. He earned his fortune through the oil industry and the countless hard hours he put in to make his company the best. John Davison Rockefeller was born to William and Eliza Rockefeller on July 8, 1839, on a farm in Richford, New York....   [tags: standard oil, oil refineries] 741 words
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Torn Between Two Cultures: Double Consciousness and the Protest Novel - On that viscerally vibrant Friday morning, in that urbanized oasis, a group of primarily Black and Hispanic students united at El Cerrito High School to discuss their parents and peers very real struggle to achieve the American dream. The stories of racism, oppression, gentrification, and deportation filled the classroom with the voices of varied languages and vernaculars, a majority of which felt caught between cultures and pulled away at the seams by opposing orientations. These fourteen and fifteen year olds spoke of parents requiring them to speak the language of a place they’ve never been, of teachers demanding a “Standard English” they’ve never been taught, of friends questioning their...   [tags: minorities, multiculturalism]
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Natural Law Theory and The Doctrine of Double Effect Theory: Thomas Aquinas - The difference between absolutism and objectivism is that where objectivists believe that there are universal moral principles in which people of all ethical backgrounds and cultures have the validity to follow, absolutists believe that there are underlying values within these beliefs that strictly cannot ever be over-ridden, violated or broken under any circumstances (REF). Furthermore, while absolutists believe in this notion that moral principles are ‘exception-less’, objectivists strongly follow the notion that life is situational and that we as humans have to adapt accordingly to the variables that arise, take them into account, and then make a decision accordingly (REF)....   [tags: moral principles, absolutims, objectivism] 590 words
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The Dark Knight: Brilliant Movie that Sets a New Standard in the Superhero Film Genre - “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just wanna watch the world burn...” Having artfully explored the origins of the caped crusader in Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan puts Gotham City under a completely new perspective in The Dark Knight, the thrilling second instalment of his superb reinvention of the superhero franchise. Gotham has returned to a state of fraudulence and criminality. Crime lurks at every corner....   [tags: films, movies] 1013 words
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The Need for Accounting Standards - What would financial statements look like if there were no accounting standards?” Accounting standards are a set of principle that govern current accounting practice and are used as a reference to determine the appropriate treatment of complex transactions. Having financial statements in the same format allow them to be compared and in this essay we shall discuss how the accounting standards came about, and why it continues to exist until this very day, as the format of such practice has changed dramatically over the years as they are now used as a reference when problems occur....   [tags: Accounting Standards Research]
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The Double Helix - The Double Helix   "The discovery of the structure by Crick and Watson, with all its biological implications, has been one of the major scientific events of this century." (Bragg, The Double Helix, p1) In the story of The Double Helix, James Watson tells of the road that led to the discovery of life's basic building block-DNA. This autobiography gives insight into science and the workings within a professional research laboratory that few members of society will ever be able to experience....   [tags: Double Helix Essays]
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The Economy's Growing and the Standard of Living in the United States - During the 20th century economy has changed and international trade has been developped. It allowed to increase our standard of living. Therefore we need to understand why countries have opened their boarder and what the impact is. To do that we need to understantd what the trade bring to us in defining the comparative advantage. After that one important point is to understand which effect the technological change has on trade. Then the main point that it’s whether trade is benefical for everyone or leads to dangerous competitveness and why this behaviour can happen like protectionims and which are the consequences....   [tags: USA, Krugman, economy, standard of living,] 1481 words
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Standard Cell Characterization - Introduction: - In the present scenario, it is very hard to design a circuit using full custom methodology because of the increase in the complexity due to decrease in the feature size. So, most of companies are following the semi-custom approach to reduce the cost & time to market which are the most important parameters for any successful products. To follow the approach of semi-custom, designer need a characterized library of standard cells e.g. logic gates, data buses, sequential building blocks like F/F's etc....   [tags: Standard Cells] 1303 words
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James Watson's The Double Helix - James Watson's The Double Helix James Watson's account of the events that led to the discovery of the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a very witty narrative, and shines light on the nature of scientists. Watson describes the many key events that led to the eventual discovery of the structure of DNA in a scientific manner, while including many experiences in his life that happened at the same time which really have no great significant impact on the discovery of the DNA structure....   [tags: James Watson The Double Helix DNA Essays]
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The Problems With Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Although most senators, representatives and school officials support common core state standards (CCSS), they have not received or researched the history of how CCSS introduced itself. Furthermore, they do not understand that local control is being taken away, which results in the eventual destruction of excellent, local schools, students, and future generations. Two private trade organizations located in Washington, D.C, wrote the CCSS at the request of Achieve, a company created by Bill and Melinda Gates....   [tags: common core state standards]
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Benjamin Bancroft- The Double Agent - Events leading up to the American Revolutionary War played a key role in what one would define as double agent operations. What is a double agent. The Merriam-Webster describes a double agent as serving one government while in reality the agent is spying for another government. One such double agent was Dr. Edward Bancroft. Researchers have played the epic game of tug of war with the idea that Edward Bancroft was a double agent spying for both, the Great Britain and the United States of America....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, American History]
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The Wife of Bath: The Catalyst of Modern Female Standards - Where would society be today without the Wife of Bath. This is a question not commonly asked, but has had an underlying influence on women’s standards across the globe. With lack of moral value, the Wife of Bath became the most acrimonious character Chaucer had invented. While many other characters stirred up controversy as well, there lie no doubts that the Wife of Bath was written for a specific reason: to break the double standard between males’ and females. Geoffrey Chaucer went about breaking the double standard in a variety of ways....   [tags: The Wife of Bath Essays] 600 words
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Developing and Up-Keeping Sexual Standards - Young adults everywhere in the United States are embracing the moral change in sexuality because they are able to acceptably exploit themselves sexually. Teenagers listen to music about sex, they eat foods advertised sexually, and they even wear scents and clothing made to make them seem sexually appealing. In effect, if young adults are pressured to choose and even stand up for their sexuality then how will they truly understand the importance of maintaining high sexual standards. The education of sexual conservation provides an understanding of marital purpose versus addiction to untamed, bodily attraction which is important because marriage very much defines motives and morale in society....   [tags: sexual conservativism]
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Billy Wilder's Double Idemnity - Double Indemnity - Scene Analysis Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity is one of the best representatives of the film noir era in Hollywood as it contains all the main characteristics of the genre. The general darkness present throughout the movie is embodied in the plot which reveals the moral bankruptcy of the main characters. It is also present in the mise-en-scene choices such as the dark costumes and modest lighting with the great emphasis on shadows (Allyn 1978, p. 117). The main character’s voice-over, another important film noir characteristic, brings this darkness to life and communicates it to the audience with brutal honesty....   [tags: Scene Analysis, Characters, Genres, Film Analysis]
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The Standard Oil Company - The Standard Oil Trust of Ohio was and American oil producing, refining, and transporting company. It was founded in 1863 by John D. Rockefeller and lasted until 1911. During 1868, Rockefeller expanded the oil company to become the largest oil refining company in the world. In 1870, the company was renamed Standard Oil Company. After it was renamed, Rockefeller purchased most of the oil companies that were currently in business to make one large company. Rockefeller’s actions created a monopoly....   [tags: History, Ida Tarbell's Role]
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Standard Model: Gauge Theory - 2. Standard Model The Standard Model is known as a gauge theory, and is based on the symmetry group SU(3)C⊗SU(2)L⊗U(1)Y; as described in the previous section the symmetry group of standard model, describes the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions, via the exchange of 8 massless gluons and 1 massless photon, respectively, for the strong and electromagnetic interactions, and three massive bosons, W± and Z, for the weak interaction2. Leptons and quarks which are the building blocks of the fermionic matter, are characterized in the structure below, (3) (4) (5) and each quark appears in its three different colours, as shown below2, (6) The notation in the above equa...   [tags: Higgs mechanisms, mecanical engineering]
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Jean Kirkpatrick: Machiavellian Wonderwoman - Jean Kirkpatrick: Machiavellian Wonderwoman In 1979 Jean Kirkpatrick published Dictatorships And Double Standards, an article dealing with U.S. foreign policy under Jimmy Carter, including policy toward the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Kirkpatrick argues that Carter “abhors only right wing autocrats” ((43) and that he ignores the primary goal in foreign policy which should be U.S. interests. In her world view, the end justifies the means and stability should be sought over any sentimental notions about democracy for, or sovereignty of foreign nations....   [tags: Dictatorships And Double Standards Essays]
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Happiness and Impossible Standards in Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics - ... This empirical evidence concurs with Aristotle’s definition, with one significant difference. These feelings corresponding to elation are activity, but not in conformity with a singular virtue, as Aristotle so adamantly claims throughout the book. If happiness does not relate to a single set of rigid virtues, and can be reproduced by multifarious stimuli, the virtues themselves must be reconsidered. Happiness is only attained by conforming to those virtues considered most virtuous in a particular society; therefore, happiness must be relative....   [tags: virtues, discover, conform]
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A Private Industry Metadata Standard with Benefits for Libraries - The ONIX standards for metadata are XML-based standards intended to facilitate the transfer of bibliographic and production information along the book and e-book production and supply chains. Its origin and development were originally intended to organize and standardize supply chain metadata for the publishing industry, but libraries soon found many benefits to its use, and now several methods of incorporating ONIX data into library catalogs exist. This paper focuses on ONIX for Books, which includes the standards for both printed and electronic books....   [tags: onix standards, XML, books, OCLC]
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Students and Parents are Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in Nigeria - Students and their parents, not teachers are responsible for the falling standard of education in Nigeria. The acquisition of educational degrees and certificates used to be the aim of every student and this usually was backed up with the support of parents. As a result of this, the standard of education in Nigeria was kept high and this was beneficial to both parents and students. The quest for quick wealth coupled with laziness has disrupted our educational system in the sense that students find it difficult to learn properly....   [tags: standards of education, Nigeria, students, parents] 686 words
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Double the Dose - Double the Dose "Youz a hooooo. HO. Youz a hooooo. HO. I said dat youz a ho," screams the rapper Ludacris from my alarm clock radio at six o'clock in the morning. I slam the snooze button and curse myself for joining the army. I have physical training today. I jump out of bed and hurry to get dressed. Then, I run over to the training site and join the rest of my fellow classmates. These individuals are becoming very special friends to me. We run together; we do pushups and sit-ups together; we force each other to go further than the limit allows us; we yell at one another; and we feel pain together....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Gender Equality Papers]
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Australia has Embraced a Less than Ideal Accounting Standard - The Corporate Law Economic Reform Program No 9 discussion paper, recommended that Australia adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which commenced 1st January 2005. A key driver for this recommendation was realization that Australia was part of an increasingly global network. It was suggested that adoption of the IFRS would lead to “high quality, internationally accepted accounting standards which will facilitate cross border comparisons by investors”, (CLERP No.9 2003). A benefit of improved comparability of accounting information would be enhanced bilateral capital flows at a lower cost to Australian firms....   [tags: ifrs, accounting standards, australian firms]
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Are Common Core Standards Really the Standard? - Within recent years, many laws and ideologies have been passed to dictate how classrooms are managed and how education is implemented. One such ideology, the Common Core Standards, has been adopted by many states and is used to set curriculum so that all students receive the same education, regardless of district or school. However, the Common Core Standards dictate a basic education for all students, which do not take into different learning styles and abilities. The Standards teach to one student in one classroom setting with one set of skills and one life, the standards hold an absence of variety....   [tags: education reform, social issues]
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Does the Minimum Wage Increase the Standard of Living for Low-Income People? - The United States has maintained a minimum wage which was enacted since 1938. At the present time there is much political debate in regarding to increase the minimum wage to levels at the federal level, state, and local levels of government across this country. There are various theories regarding the minimum wage. Some believe it would circulate money into the economy faster which would negate and negative effects on employment, or even improve unemployment rates. Others point to the economic theory of supply and demand, and claim it will increase the unemployment rate....   [tags: fair labor standards, policy, unemployment]
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The Standard Model Fundamental Particles: Dark Matter - Research Paper Outline All matter visible to the eye is made up of atoms, subdivided into protons and neutrons, and then subdivided again into quarks, leptons, and their corresponding antiparticle. These particles along with the five force carriers make up the Standard Model fundamental particles. However, modern research has shown that this baryonic matter is not the majority of the universe. It is estimated that it accounts for only roughly 2% of the known galaxy. The rest of the universe is made up of what is known as dark matter, so named because it cannot be detected using mass/luminosity ratios....   [tags: universe, atoms, galaxy]
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John Herdman: The Study of the Double - In his critical essay “The Emergence and Development of the Double Theme' and 'The Russian Double” John Herdman explores the numerous varieties in which the concept of the ‘double.’ He described that the Romantics see the double most often when the “protagonist [are] confronted with an embodiment of the dark forces from within their own natures” and they associate this concept with the idea of Fate. They argue that because the double stems from within, the protagonist’s inability to escape their destiny is synonymous to an act of Fate....   [tags: Fate, Ernest Jones, Jean-Paul Richter] 1086 words
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Double Indemnity: A Conspiracy with Motives - In Billy Wilder’s 1944 blockbuster hit Double Indemnity, a fast-talking insurance salesman named Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) visits the home of the seductive Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) to renew the insurance policy on her husband’s automobiles. A romantic affair shortly ensues, and Walter is soon coerced by Phyllis into plotting a murder. Walter then comes up with an idea to receive double the amount Phyllis had previously intended, and they eventually deceive Mr. Dietrichson (Tom Powers) by making him sign a double indemnity insurance policy which in return states that the widow will receive full compensation on behalf of the bearer’s death....   [tags: Literature Review] 2176 words
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Race for the Double Helix: An Analysis - 1. What were your first impressions of the main characters. James Watson: He can be seen as someone who is quick to judge, somewhat condescending, yet intelligent, suave, and dedicated to his work. Francis Crick: He does the same research with Watson and they are both teammates. He is also eager to know what is in DNA and the relationship of it with the double-helix, but at the same time is disorganised, and expected Watson to do a majority of work. Rosalind Franklin: Seeing a woman as a scientist during this time is somewhat rare, so the fact that she has taken up this profession show that she is persistent, dedicated, and smart....   [tags: cinematography, film, ]
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Analysis of the film Double Indemnity - Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder 1944) is a film about an insurance sales man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) that falls for a highly sexual, scandalous woman, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) who attempts to kill her husband. Even though Walter dismisses Phyllis attempt to purchase life insurance policy for her husband; he is unable to stay away from Phyllis for long. In the time they spend together, Walter and Phyllis try to hatch a fool-proof plan to get rid of her husband and get a double indemnity from the insurance company....   [tags: film noir, gender, sex, crime] 2717 words
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The Affect of Media Beauty Standards on Women's Self Esteem - The Affect of Media Beauty Standards on Women's Self Esteem In the daily fight for the emancipation of women and the pressures and influence of advertising, women of all ages are coerced into physical and psychological self-torment trying to achieve an optimum look or image. This is something not limited to a few. One can see the work of television advertisers in high schools everyday as girls wear the same clothing, makeup and accessories as their favorite stars. They may also try to imitate models they see in teen magazines....   [tags: Women Female Beauty Media]
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Amistad: The Double Nature of Slavery - Amistad is a 1997 movie that portrays the 1839 mutiny aboard an illegal slave ship called La Amistad. It focuses on the 1841 Supreme Court case where the American justice system is giving the job of deciding what is supposed to happen to the Africans aboard La Amistad, the ship’s captains, the ships and all of the other property aboard the ship. Leading to the rebellion aboard La Amistad, the main character, Cinque’ and a number of his fellow Africans had been illegal stolen and were being brought to the Americas by the Spanish travelers to be sold into slavery....   [tags: Film Review]
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The Double Life of Closeted Gays - Imagine living your life pretending to be someone you are not. Of course hiding who you really are is going to have an effect on you in many ways. In “The Shadow Side of Everyday Life,” Zweig and Abrams suggest that every person has a shadow and “the shadow acts like a psychic immune system, defining what is self and what is not-self”(325). They also believe that our shadows contain dark qualities. When a homosexual person passes as straight, they suppress a dark shadow that is hidden from the world....   [tags: Social Stigma]
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Double Lives in Victorian Literature - The existence of a “dark double” abounds in many literary works of the Victorian Era. These “dark doubles” are able to explore the forbidden and repressed desires of the protagonist, and often represent the authors own rebellion against inhibitions in a morally straight-laced societal climate. The “dark doubles” in these stories are able to explore the socially unacceptable side of human nature, and it is through these “dark doubles” that many of the main characters (and through them, the reader), are able to vicariously explore and experience the illicit, forbidden, and often exciting underbelly of what was considered deviant behavior....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Bartleby the Scrivener: Lawyer Double - Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville is a novella about a nameless lawyer who has in his employ a scrivener named Bartleby. Bartleby, throughout the novella, has different periods of work. In the beginning, he does his scrivening without reprimand or without hesitation, but as the novella progresses his attitude toward work changes drastically. Mordecai Marcus’ critical essay on the novella makes some good points, such that Bartleby is a psychological double for the lawyer, he represents a subliminal death drive within himself, and the conflict between absolutism and free will....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bartleby the Scrivener] 1071 words
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Marlowe and Shakespeare: Double Identity? - Is it double identity, or is it just wishful thinking. Some say that Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare are actually one and the same. Others say it is all “poppy-cock.” It could just be a romantic notion. Shakespeare, or someone helping Shakespeare, took the subject matter from Marlowe's four plays and used them to create thirty-eight plays of his own, but was Shakespeare Christopher Marlowe in disguise. When the evidence is reviewed, the idea that Christopher Marlowe faked his death and resurfaced as William Shakespeare becomes quite believable....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare]
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Standard Price Is Not For the Wedding Industry - Wedding, considered as a once-a-life time ceremony by the majority, is of great importance to people not only because of it’s meaning but also the huge cost behind the beautiful scene and touching promises. People have been complaining about the lack of price information of weddings and advocating a standard price in wedding industry. However, the truth is there will not be a standard price and the price information will keep on being asymmetric. The special meaning of wedding makes it a unique product that varies all the time in each individual case....   [tags: marriage, vendor, asymmetric]
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Is there an objective standard of taste? - In Aesthetics, it is thought that in order to show that a work of art is truly great, it is required that an assessment of aesthetic value must be made (Graham, 2001). Therefore, it can be seen as important that such criteria of can be defined in order to make such an assessment. In this essay, I shall argue that it is not possible for there to be an objective standard of taste that can be defined through a set of binding aesthetic principles that can be used to judge value of artistic works. Rather, than an objective standard of taste can exist without aesthetic rules or principles....   [tags: Art, Aesthetic Principles]
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Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume - David Hume’s essay, "Of The Standard of Taste," is one of the most revered of the copious works on what is referred to as aesthetics. Although, he is better known for his other works, such as, "A treatise of human Nature," "An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding," and "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals," all in which he shows how limited a role reason has in the lives of humans. This subjective view is also present in "Of The Standard of Taste": aesthetic judgments are based on personal feeling more than they are on reason....   [tags: principles of morals, aesthetic judgement]
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Establishing a Singular Standard of Justice - Ambiguity is a natural part of life. Rarely is there ever a singular, definitive answer for anything. Justice is no exception. There is not one standard of justice: there are many. The standard can depend on history, on culture, on theology, or a variety of other factors. As different groups come together, though, having different standards of justice becomes a problem. The Oresteia, a three-part play by Aeschylus, and Death in Gaza, a film by James Miller, both showcase a struggle between two different standards of justice and the difficulty in reconciling such dissimilar ideals....   [tags: Necessity of Compromise] 921 words
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Developing a Code of Ethics Standard - Developing a Code of Ethics Standard Ethics standard represents a part of philosophy which deals with moral conduct and values system that gauge what is the right or wrong actions. Similarly ethical standards are guideline of conduct which is accepted and valued by society or a specific group including areas like business, health, spiritual, educational, and personal ethics. Most “code of ethics” is established as principle set by an organization or an individual asserting the standard and prospects that will governs their behavior....   [tags: Phylosophy, Moral, Conduct]
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David Hume's Of the Standard of Taste - Introduction Aesthetics is, to put it simply, the study of art, beauty, and judgments thereof. As society tends to not view art as a functional endeavour, this branch of study may seem pointless; in fact a well-known aesthete and self-proclaimed Professor of Aesthetics, Oscar Wilde, stated “All art is quite useless.” However, this sentence is misleading, and the same man also said "Aestheticism is a search after the signs of the beautiful. It is the science of the beautiful through which men seek the correlation of the arts....   [tags: aesthetics, subjectivism, perspective]
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Standardized Tests Should Not Be The Standard - I’ve always done exceptionally well on standardized tests. Whether it was the WKCE, the PSAT, or the SAT, I excelled at multiple choice, fill-in-the-bubble tests. When it came time for me to take the ACT, I knew going into it that I had that test in the bag. I came out with much better than average scores, scoring a 28 on the overall test, much better than most of my peers. Though math was never my strongest subject in high school, I had still managed to pull a score of 25 on the math section of the test....   [tags: Portfolio, Assessment]
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David Hume's Of the Standard of Taste - David Hume’s essay “Of the Standard of Taste” addresses the problem of how objects are judged. Hume addresses three assumptions about how aesthetic value is determined. These assumptions are: all tastes are equal, some art is better than others, and aesthetic value of art is defined by a person’s taste(from lecture). However, Hume finds the three beliefs to be an “inconsistent triad”(from lecture) of assumptions. If all taste is equal but taste defines the aesthetic value, how can it be that some art is good and others bad....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1347 words
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The Degradation of the Standard of Beauty - Beauty has become a word with a degrading value. Women in America are used by the word to create a new world of consumption. The beauty industry has been contradicting itself for years, sending mixed messages to women across the country. Western cultures have placed high-risk standards on the ideal image of beauty, creating unrealistic and unnecessary desires among women. Advertising attractiveness has become an outrageous competition within oneself and has destroyed the God-given self-purity that sets individuals apart; therefore the industry needs to create true, a more diverse image of beauty and stop limiting human elements....   [tags: social issues, beauty industry]
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The Origin of Standard Oil - An important mark in history is a point when there is a change of great significance. Big business grew to sizes wielding incredible power during the late 19th century. The power of these businesses would be expressed in the form of monopolies that would allow them to dominate their specific area of the market, if not multiple areas of the market. John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was a prime example of a large monopoly over oil and everything that was needed to produce it and distribute it. His control over oil would eventually lead to the need of enacting laws of regulation by the government....   [tags: monopoly, corporate, business] 882 words
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