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Media, Sexualisation and Female Tennis. - Within todays sporting community, certain aspects of sport and its practices promote and construct ideas that sport in general is a male dominated. Sports media often provides an unequal representation of genders. Women athletes are regularly perceived as mediocre in comparison to their male equivalents (Lenskyj, 1998). Achievement in sport is generally established through displays of strength, speed and endurance, men usually set the standards in these areas, consequently woman rarely reach the level set by top male athletes....   [tags: female athletes, sports, media]
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The Portrayal of Female Body in The Media - It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of how the portrayal of female body in the media. This portrayal influences some females view themselves. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: female body, weight, unrealist representations]
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Female Genital Mutilation: A Violation of Human Rights - Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an ancient traditional non-therapeutic surgical procedure that involves total or partial removal of the external parts of female genitalia. This paper aimed to define and classify FGM, identifies the prevalence, describes reasons for performing the practice, and concentrates on the problems associated to this practice with regard to women’s health, religious beliefs, and socio-cultural, behavioral and moral consequences. Researches and survey reports that the global actions have been taken to reduce or abolish the prevalence of the practice will be assessed....   [tags: Female Circumcision ]
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Ambiguous Lines of Female Independence - It is a man’s world. A simple statement such as the aforementioned has affected innumerable generations on the account that men set the standards for living and control just that. This prejudice attitude against women—who are living side by side with men and making just as much of a copious change within the world—leads to a discriminatory behavior that perversely affects women. Mankind— the world is referred to as a man's phrase that puts men in the position of power regardless of its seemingly harmless generalization....   [tags: discrimmination of women, female roles in society]
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Gender Roles: The Female Role in Society - The female gender role in society has created a torturous fate for those who have failed in their role as a woman, whether as a mother, a daughter, or a wife. The restrictive nature of the role that society imposes on women causes extreme repercussions for those women who cannot fulfill their purpose as designated by society. These repercussions can be as common as being reprimanded or as severe as being berated or beaten by a husband or father. The role that women were given by society entails being a submissive homemaker who dotes on her husband and many children....   [tags: female, abuse, society]
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Female Character Influence - The past years have brought much attention to young female celebrities who resorted to drugs, sex scandals, and extreme alterations to their bodies as a way of gaining media attention. As a result of this, females have been degraded and extra expectations come from men for them to be perfect which creates the status quo of going crazy and swinging on a wrecking ball in the nude as perfectly appropriate and arousing. Leading female cinematic characters like Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga, Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, and have influenced the ideals of young women based on their presentation of three characteristics: their emotional s...   [tags: female celebrities, Bella Swan]
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Princess Leia: A Figure of Female Empowerment - Often, in action films, females play a secondary role. The main female characters are often present just as "token chicks" so that women do not feel underrepresented, or they are present as a romantic interest. It is rare to see a female lead take charge and exercise her intelligence instead of utilizing her gender as the main tool to avoid or get out of tricky situations. In Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope, directed by George Lucas (1977), Princess Leia can be seen as a female symbol of empowerment through her image, personality, and her actions....   [tags: female roles in sci fi films]
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Female Portrayal in Disney Cartoon Films - ... Blogger Polly defends Ariel by writing, “Ursula is a woman who knows what she wants, and what she wants is leverage over King Triton. And Ariel is merely sweet sixteen.” in her blog post titled “A Feminist Defense of Ariel”. Despite the fact that Ariel’s portrayal in the beginning of The Little Mermaid was a positive, non-sexist approach by Disney many people believe that towards the end of the movie, she relied on her father and prince to save her. This occurs after her trading in her voice for legs in order to win the man she loved over....   [tags: unrealistic female roles and role models] 2203 words
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Female Void in Frankenstein - Frankenstein was published in 1818 anonymously it was not until 1831 that it was revealed that the author was in fact a female Mary Shelley1. There has been much debate on the issue of femininity in Frankenstein in that the main characters are male and the women play a passive role. In this essay I will argue that at the centre of Frankenstein there is not a void where a feminine understanding should be but rather there is a void of absent mothers and the novel depicts the condition of women in it's era and is a critique of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Anonymous Author, Female Author, Mary Shelley]
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Hypersexualizing Female Characters in Video Games Should Be Discouraged - The sun, that shines ever so brightly, wakes you from your deep slumber. It is noon. Exhilarating dreams of being a secret agent illuminates your mind, but cannot be expressed in the real world, so you close your window blinds. As you walk away from reality, a light bulb then appears above your head. You have an epiphany. You realize you can be the crime fighting, devious, secret agent you always wanted to be, but you must do one thing first—turn on the game console. You are now channeling yourself into a different world, where every fantasy you have ever had is considered normal....   [tags: female gamers' self perception]
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Female Film Directors and the British Film Industry - In this essay I will be discussing whether female filmmakers in Britain find it easier to make a documentary feature than a fiction feature film in the current British film industry. I will be referring to the opinions and films of Kim Longinotto, Carol Morley, Clio Barnard and Alison Stirling. I will also be looking at the statistics from film festivals and the British Film Institute, and interviews with various British female filmmakers. I will argue that documentaries are easier to make due to them being less expensive to make and not requiring a large crew....   [tags: female filmmakers in London]
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Female Politicians Face: Gender Stereotyping by Voters - A subject that has drawn a great deal of scholarly attention are the burdens of female politicians. Women seeking office have to deal with a host of issues that may affect their political campaign and chances of being elected. There are several theories that address some of the obstacles female politicians face: gender stereotyping by voters have detrimental effects for female candidates (Kahn and Goldenberg 1991), male candidates have access to political resources that just are not as accessible to the female politician (Deber 1982), the portrayal of the female candidates as less than male candidates by the media damages her chances of winning (Cohen 1963), and those differences in turn sha...   [tags: female candidates, power, modern politics] 1900 words
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Expected Behavior in The Coquette and The Female Marine - Expected Behavior in The Coquette and The Female Marine   In society, constructs of correctness have been formed on the basis of expected, gendered behavior. Individuals have traditional roles that they play which are based on the historical performance of their gender. Although very rigid, these traditional roles are frequently transferred, resulting in an altered and undefinable identity that exists beyond the boundaries of gender. These transgressions into the neuter role are characterized by a departure from the normal roles of society which, if successful, complete the gender transference and allow the individual to live within a new set of boundaries....   [tags: Coquette Female]
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Factors Affecting the Preference on Engineering Courses Among Female Students - For a senior high school student, the most struggling question can not be found in their final examinations, nor in discussions whenever your teacher asks you during recitations. It is not what your guidance counsellor asked you once, when you were in a big trouble. For a fourth year high school student, deciding what course they should take up the time they enter college was the biggest turning point in their life for this is where their future lies into. It is like the biggest decision you have to do in your life because it is not just some silly question you have to answer by yes or no....   [tags: engineering, female students, college]
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Female Circumcision in African Countries -                                                         Female circumcision is a horrifying procedure that can be defined as the removal of the clitoris on the body of a female. The surgery is often accompanied by ceremonies intended to honor and welcome the girls into their communities. It can be observed in parts of Northern Africa and Southern Arabia where many girls undergo ritual surgery involving removal of parts of their external genitalia. About eighty million living women have had this surgery, and an additional four or five million girls undergo it each year (Kouba and Muasher)....   [tags: Female Circumcision Culture Essays] 1742 words
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The Death of Louise Mallard and Female Identity in The Story of an Hour - In Chopin’s thousand work short story The Story of an Hour, the protagonist Louise Mallard is afflicted with heart trouble but learns that her husband has died in a railroad accident. Upon her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard catches a glimpse of what independence feels like, but it is quickly taken away from once her husband returns unharmed. Chopin’s feminist ideals form the basis of this story where she explores female identity in a patriarchal society. For women of her time, marriage could be likened to prison where only death could set their “body and soul free” (Chopin 237)....   [tags: kate chopin, female identity, feminist ideals]
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Alisha Abdullah: India's First and Only Female Motorcycle Racer - ... At 13, she won the MRF Indian National Go-Karting Championship (2) She also nailed the Top Novice award for National Formula 4 Auto Racing. Then she switched to bikes; running a Formula Car was just too expensive for her father, R.A. Abdullah. In addition, R.A., as a former motorcycle champion himself, always wanted his daughter to race bikes. Since then, her motorbike career is a matter of record. You can see a list of her accomplishments HERE. Advocacy for Women Racing Superbikes Alisha is a fervent promoter of women in superbike competition; both at home and abroad....   [tags: fast, motorcycle, racer, female, india]
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Female Genital Mutilation is Sexual Abuse - Female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is a very dangerous surgery. It is done to girls of any age, from a few days old to right before their wedding. The most common age is three. In most countries where FGM is practiced the clitoris is considered dangerous to the man. At one point they thought that if a penis touched a clitoris, it would shrivel up and fall off. Girls in Africa and parts of Asia are genitally mutilated for family honor, cleanliness, protection against spells, insurance of virginity and faithfulness to the husband, or to terrorize women out of sex....   [tags: FGM, Female Genital Circumcision] 644 words
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Analysis of Presentation on Nature as Female - Analysis of Presentation on Nature as Female I found the presentation on Nature as Female to be very interesting, because the topic asks as many questions as it answers. The question of why nature is gendered, I believe, is inextricably rooted in language. Language determines everything our experiences, our perceptions, our beliefs, and our desires. In a class I took last term we spoke about Lacan and his theory about language determining our desires, and it made sense to me, because you cannot desire what you cannot name....   [tags: Gender Sex Female Male Essays Papers] 750 words
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Female Genital Circumcision - The process of female genital mutilation (FGM) or female circumcision is served as a ritual practice in African countries and cultures, yet doctors are faced with an issue of illegality and immorality when African immigrants want these procedures performed here in the US. Ever since the beginning of religion, Jews, Muslims, and Christians have practiced male circumcision. This practice was scene as both sanitary, holy, and if done properly, harmless. This practice became so popular that civilization has carried out into current time, in which male circumcision still serves as a very popular procedure today....   [tags: female genital mutilation, FGM] 470 words
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Female Circumcision - It's the year 423 BCE, and the orders have just been sent out -- Every female is to be circumcised. Rumor has it that the newest Pharaoh is not very well-endowed and wants the females in his land to be circumcised to enhance his sexual pleasure (qtd. in Gruenbaum 43). Although such an account seems amusing, female circumcision and its effects are real. It is thought that female circumcision has been around for at least twenty centuries (Gruenbaum 193). Despite its age, female circumcision is only recently being discussed and debated in the United States....   [tags: Female Genital Mutilation]
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Medea - Male And Female Perceptions Of The World - Medea - Male And Female Perceptions Of The World Ask yourself this, Is this world biased against a particular gender. Do we mainly focus on women's issues or men's?' What would your answer be. I bet most of you would say no, we aren't biased at all. And, in many cases, that would be correct. But look at some of the other parts of the world where women aren?t allowed a say, they aren?t allowed to put their point of view forward even in our own society. They aren?t allowed to know information until the male passes it on to them....   [tags: Male Female Medea Essays Feminist Equal] 719 words
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Female Circumcision and Female Genital Mutilation - Also, America and Europe then began to regard the practice with increasing criticism. According to the article “Female Circumcision,” the writer says that,” France and England, for example, have instituted education programs in schools and hospitals, hoping to help teachers and health care workers better recognize not only victims of female circumcision but those who might be at risk.”Many African countries such as Sudan, Senegal, Yemen, Chad, Liberia and Mali have already signed. Though this is a great first step, and other policies must be implemented and enforced....   [tags: dramatic pain, uncircumcised woman]
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The Betrayal of a Female - ... For example, Daisy appears to be throughout the novel completely controlled by her husband, Tom, who condescends her continuously. He deliberately presents the women in this novel as they were simply the property of men, which is rather unfair and disturbing. He includes an altercation between Tom and his mistress, Myrtle, where they discuss Myrtle’s right to say Daisy’s name. She continuously shouts, “Daisy. Daisy. Daisy!”(Fitzgerald, Pg37) to make him mad and with a short drift of his hand Tom battered her face in an attempt to establish boundaries....   [tags: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, Tom and Daisy]
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The Glass Ceiling and the Lack of Female Executive Leadership - The existence of the glass ceiling reminds us of current issues in gender equality and female leadership, faced by the business community both in the United States and abroad. The Civil rights movement and incentives towards feminization of various aspects of public life resulted in official recognition of equal rights and opportunities for female professionals; however, in many cases such recognition takes purely formal shapes. In too many cases women get professionally discriminated at work place....   [tags: femele leadership, gender equality]
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The Female Agency - In Nancy Armstrong’s “The Politics of Domesticating Culture, Then and Now” she discusses the female agency and how it was shaped through the novel. The female agency is the way the female has resisted the male dominated structure of society and instead their femininity has changed and shaped the composition of literature. Two examples of the female agency in literature are Daniel Defoe’s “Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress” and Samuel Richardson’s “Pamela or Virtue Reward”. These two novels have female protagonist, who are very different, but, but both display the key elements of female agency....   [tags: Nancy Armstrong, The Politics of Domesticating Cul] 1071 words
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The Female Influence - What impact does a wife have on her husband. What impact does the First Lady have on the President. In a true relationship, the two people complement each other. When one is weak, the other is strong; when one is hurting, the other comforts. The relationship between a man and woman is unique. A woman brings to the relationship things a man does not possess. The nature of a woman from the beginning, even from biblical times, was to assist a man. This holds true in William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Male or Female? - In this piece the author, Deborah Blum, explores the relationship that gender plays both in our biological make up and in society. Blum is a Pulitzer Prize recipient who is well known for her scientific journalism. Working for the Sacramento Bee Blum she has published a wide verity of pieces but is most known for her book The Poisoner’s Handbook. In this piece titled “Gender Blur” she asks the astonishing question of: do the gender roles of our culture reflect an underlying biology, and, in turn, does the way we behave influence that biology....   [tags: Article Analysis ] 1406 words
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The Issue of Female Circumcision from a Medical Anthropology Perspective - It is estimated that about 100 million women are circumcised (Toubia 1994,712). Female Circumcision or Female Genital Cutting or Female Genital Mutilation as it is also known is a very important issue that deserves much attention and understanding. Female Circumcision is closely related to women’s sexuality and reproductive role, which is why it has strong cultural significance to those that have the procedure done (Toubia 1994,712). The practice is done in a variety of cultural and ethnic groups (Toubia 1994,712)....   [tags: women circumcision, females]
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Queen Elizabeth I's Influence on Shakespeare's Female Roles - Queen Elizabeth l’s Influence on Shakespeare’s Female Roles Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the “Iron Queen”, was a remarkable woman of her time, she ruled with great power and longevity. She was one of the greatest feminist of time. Coming to the throne in 1558, she took the place of her father, Henry VIII. She was given one of the most difficult jobs fit for a man or King, ruling England. At the time women were second class citizens, they could not vote nor own properties and such. Surprising England with her intelligence and fierce rulings, she changed herself to make better decisions....   [tags: females, literature, writings] 1050 words
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The Veiled Version of Female Texts - The Veiled Version of Female Texts Early female critics began to analyze images of women in literature and discovered that throughout history many male authors characterized women as being subservient and docile while depicting the male protagonist as a hero whose actions gave meaning to the female character. Narrowing their focus to the traditional literary cannon, female critics found that male authors greatly outnumbered their female counterparts. Female critics began to question the validity of the male dominated cannon and concluded that it was created by males who were under the assumption that readership was exclusively male....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1649 words
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Female Representation on the Board of Directors - Hillman, Shropshire and Cannella (2007) seeks to answer the question of why do some organizations have women on their board of directors while others do not. This review will seek to identify the objective of the study; basic assumptions and theories deployed; identify the hypothesis and research methodologies used in testing the assumptions, and discuss the results before reaching a conclusion. The research question is appropriate because it focused on the characteristics organisations have that are likely pointers to the level of female representation on its board....   [tags: women's studies, business] 1018 words
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Female Athletes Scrutinized for their Appearance - Title IX was passed in 1972 and according to the Women’s Sports Foundation, as of 2011, women make up 38-42 percent of all sport and physical activity participants. Yet, research shows that women receive only 6-8 percent of the total sports coverage. A double standard is defined as a set of principles that allows greater freedom to one person or group than to another. (dictionary.com) In athletics, women are judged more on their appearances and their non-sport related activities, than their male counterparts who are judged primarily on their skills and performances....   [tags: Sports, Coverage] 1574 words
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The Male and Female Reproductive Systems - ... As it is traveling through the tube, it is susceptible to being fertilized by a sperm cell through coitus. If it is fertilized, the egg will adhere to the façade of the uterus and eventually create a follicle and then a zygote. The sperm cell is created by the male reproductive system once they reach puberty as well. Sperm is devised in the testes by a hormone. Once the sperm leaves the testes it goes through several ducts. When a male and female are experiencing sexual stimulation, the sperm transforms into semen and is then placed in the urethra, which allows the semen to be transferred into the vagina....   [tags: egg, sperm, zygote] 900 words
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Female Stereotyping in the Film Industry - Films have been in the forefront of perpetuating female stereotypes not only in the recent past but also throughout the history of filmmaking. Stereotyping refers to thoughts or expressions that specific type of individuals behave in a particular way, which is not necessarily true. The film industry for a long time has depicted the behaviors and roles of women in a negative way thus contributing to retrogressive beliefs about women in society. Various theories have been proposed to explain why personalities behind film making create female stereotypes....   [tags: body, beauty, femininity] 876 words
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The Rise of Female Leaders in Aisa - February 2013, South Korea joined Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, the Philippines and Mongolia as an Asian country that has democratically elected a female head of government. This meaning that half of Asia’s four billion people has lived with a female leader, making Asia the number one continent for female political power (Nithin, 2013). Women in Asia have traditionally been treated as second-class citizens as religion has been a major cultural influence effecting the position of women throughout Asia Pacific (Kaup, 2007)....   [tags: government, women, second-class citizens] 586 words
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The Act of Female Circumcision - Female circumcision is the act of mutilating and altering a female’s genital anatomy in anyway. Research into this subject has not been heavily done and material on the subject is sparse. Young underage girls are being subjected to mutilation. There are four documented versions of this procedure that range in severity (World Health Organization, 2013). These procedures occur at an average rate of almost 5000 girls a day (Demello, 2007). While the procedure has been illegalized all over the world it is still occurring in many countries, including countries in which it has already been outlawed....   [tags: horrible cultural traditions] 2479 words
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The Female Prison in the United States - The female prison population in the United States is growing at an disturbing rate. According to Ajinkya (2013) from 2000 to 2009, the number of females incarcerated in state or federal prison rose by 21.6%. A high percentage of prison inmates, who tend to be poor, ethnic or racial minorities and young, will eventually be released to rejoin society and either return to their criminal lifestyles or adopt new, socially responsible patterns of behavior (Erisman & Contardo, 2005). According to Justice Center (2012), 19% of females released from prison will recidivate in the first three years post-release....   [tags: justice, incarceration, federal prison]
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The Role of The Female in Western Culture - In Susie Orbach’s essay, “Fat as a Feminist Issue”, she argues that being fat is a rebellion against western society’s view of women. She begins her essay by explaining how prominent the issues of obesity and dieting have become, and how these issues negatively affect women. “Almost inevitably, the explanations offered for fatness point a finger at the failure of women themselves…” (para. 2), Orbach contends. She suggests that feminism, on the other hand, aligns itself with the perspective that women suffer from compulsive eating, and consequently obesity, not due to faults of their own, but because of “those painful personal experiences [that] derive from the social context into which femal...   [tags: Gender Issues]
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The Influences and Strategies of Female Abolitionists - ... Grimke was a daughter of a wealthy southern judge and was raised in a prominent family. She used her own experiences to illustrate the evils of slavery. She spoke to crowds of sympathetic listeners, hostile pro-slavery supporters, men, women, and state legislatures during her tour of speeches. The crowds ranged from hundreds to thousands. Angelina was noted for having had a calm manner that attracted many to learn more about what she had to say. Grimke faced resistance due to the fact that she was a woman speaking to crowds in public....   [tags: slavery, speeches, supporters ] 450 words
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Unhealthy Images of the Female Body - To some degree women in various cultures have always experienced the pressure to conform to specific ideals. The new phenomenon in Western society is telling women that beauty has requirements. That is, to be attractive you must be incredibly thing, firm, but not muscular and large breasted (Grogan 41). Unhealthy images of the female body are continuously displayed in almost all aspects of media, but television commercials are an incredibly strong influence. Although there are many influential commercials, the ad campaign by Victoria's Secret, Love My Body, is particularly frightening....   [tags: Psychology, Self-esteem] 883 words
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The Views of Female Circumcision - Several societies place large burdens upon their women whether it is their looks, mothering skills, or other special cases. A special case that is widely known across the world is a practice that done in China several years ago. In China they had a custom where they broke girl’s feet, and tied them down so that their feet would remain unnaturally small. This practice led to the mutilation of thousands of girl’s feet, but if they did not get their feet broken they would not be able to get married....   [tags: genital mutilation, sociocultural customs]
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Improving the Perception of Female Athletes - ... Meanwhile when commenting on a woman’s performance, words such as “weary”, “fatigued”, “frustrated”, and “vulnerable” were used (James 6). Moreover, on professional sports teams, women do not get paid nearly as much as men do. In other words, the players who are on the United States Women’s Soccer Team only average a base salary of somewhere between $35,000-$50,000 a year, while the men on the United States Men’s Soccer Team receive a base salary of anywhere between $65,000-$1,000,000 a year—depending on the popularity of the player....   [tags: pay, media, collegiate ] 890 words
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Hidden Female Subordination in the 1950s - 1. Introduction The colloquial expression `Behind every great man stays a great woman. ´ would probably visualise well the American consensus of the Fifties: the ´happy´ gender hegemony. The only occupation the suburban white woman was proud of seemed to be her pivotal role in the family as housewife and mother. Though, in her book “The Feminine Mystique” (Friedan) the American writer Betty Friedan, describes the underlying melancholy by many female college graduates she surveyed. In her in-depth interviews she focussed mainly on their education, their private life experiences over the succeeding years after college and the satisfaction with their current lives....   [tags: Feminism in the Fifties]
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Female Curiosity: The Piano and Bluebeard - ... “Open them all; go into all and every one of them, except that little closet, which I forbid you, and forbid it in such a manner that, if you happen to open it, there’s nothing but what you may expect from my just anger and resentment” (Perrault). His wife felt threatened by this, as anyone would, “tempted and threatened by evil” (McCombs, 327). This is most obviously a test to see if his wife will actually go snooping around and unlock the forbidden door. His wife is already suspicious of her new husband due to the fact that he has had many wives previously who mysteriously disappeared....   [tags: Jane Campion film, Perrault's story, ]
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The Male and Female Reproductive Systems - The reproductive systems are based off of the goal to create offspring. Both the male and the female reproductive systems, although fueled by a similar goal, have different components and structures. Both systems are very complex in their own way, making it important for one to understand how each of the systems and their various processes work. Knowing the processes and components of the male and female reproductive systems will aid all people in their life, sometime or another. It’s important to understand how our individual bodies work and how life is produced....   [tags: Organs, Offspring] 655 words
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The Cruelty of Female Circumcision - ... The other way is known as Pharaonic circumcision or infibulation, it is preformed by the removal of all external genitalia and a stitching up of the vaginal opening. There have been no proven health benefits of female circumcision. The cause of female genital mutation is mostly due to cultural and religious factors. FGM is primarily done is to assure that females will be virgins until marriage, as a rite of passage into adulthood and to make girls more acceptable in the community. FGM can cause many short term and long-term physical problems....   [tags: mutilation, complications, reproduction]
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The Phenomena of Female Gangs - Introduction phenomena of female gangs / Definition of female gangs In the past, there were only a few studies about female gangs as the number of female gangs was not significant.However, a survey researching on the membership structure and the distribution of the local gangs states that there were only 6% of the gangsters were female in 2001 but according to two Youth Outreaching Teams of federation four years later, the number of female gang members has been doubled to around 15%. This growth worths paying attendtions to because this lead to a social problem involves of interaction between both external factors which includes family, school and the society and internal factors which con...   [tags: sociological analysis of group behavior]
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Everyday Roles and the Female Choice - A work of literature often subtlety alludes to a situation in society that the author finds particularly significant. Susan Glaspell incorporates social commentary into her play Trifles. By doing so, she highlights the gender stratification that exists even in the most basic interactions and presents a way to use this social barrier to an acceptable end. Despite being written almost a century before present day, Glaspell’s findings and resulting solution are still valid in a modern context. Trifles demonstrates the roles of men and women in their everyday behaviour and interaction....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Invalidation of Female Vietnam Veterans - The people who did their part in the Second Vietnam war did not go knowing what was going to happen. They went to fight for their country and do their duty, but ended up coming back with the burdens of a war that should have never occurred. Nonetheless, the veterans still should have been, and should be, thanked and respected for their service. They instead were made the recipients of the hate that civilians held for the war. Female veterans were treated even worse because of society’s sexist belief that women are not capable participants in war, which resulted in the omission of women’s roles from the history of the Second Vietnam War, and reflected in The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien a...   [tags: gender equality, matriarchal societies]
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Female Participation in the Board Room - ... More effective board is better corporate decision making. Policy can help the women to join in board room, the recommendation specifically to gender diversity. The policy said the company has to disclose of any measurable object. The company has to disclose because they have to show that they have done the object to by this way they can’t ignore the policy. For example: Canada have goal to improve diversity on board in 2009 and also including gender diversity. The government of Canadian was posted a budget in 2012 to formation of an advisory council, ant it will help increase the women participation on board....   [tags: Malaysian government policies] 1239 words
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Cause and Effect of Female Inferiorization - Why Women. Throughout mankind’s brief history, an easily observable multifaceted male power slant has stymied human potential, gaining stability in neither fact nor philosophy. Females are treated as inferior in almost every aspect of society. The need for male supremacy in civilization found its way into obsolescence during the age of early pastoralism, long before the common era. Nonetheless, the majority of the world persists to oppress women for a myriad of reasons, all of which unjustifiable and antiquated.The effects of female oppression, while instantaneously beneficial to men, are ultimately detrimental to mankind....   [tags: women, prison, prostitution] 1579 words
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Pressure for Female Teenagers to be Thin - Do young women feel more pressure to stay thin from the media or peer pressure. I located a study done by Christopher J. Ferguson and colleagues from Texas A & M International University in the U.S. They were studying what was a greater influence on teenager girl’s outlook on their body image. The researchers asked 237 young Hispanic girls, aged 10 to 17 years, to name their 3 favorite television shows and to rate the attractiveness of the female actresses in those shows. They also assessed their body weight and height, whether or not they had feelings of inferiority in response to other girls (peer competition), Six months later, and the researchers repeated these measures in 101 teen girls...   [tags: young women, media, peer pressure]
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Causation of Female Gang Involvement - ... 278). Females are more likely to join a gang if they have family conflict because they are driven away from their family at young ages and gang provide them a way as the age to become completely independent from their parents’ home. Family involvement also a major aspect of the effect that increases the risk of a female joining a gang. The level at which a females family is involved has a lasting impact of her development throughout her life. Family involvement has a huge impact on a female’s development throughout their life....   [tags: sociological analysis]
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Asian, Female, and the Middle Class - ... I observed that all the Asian seniors were in AP Calculus class while 7 out of 23 white Americans and no African Americans were in the class. Two-thirds of the Pre-Calculus class and half of the AP Chemistry class were made up of Asian students. These facts are consistent with the data collected by Tyrone C. Howard. According to the chart, SAT Scores by Race and Ethnicity, 2008, Asian Americans’ average SAT score on the math section was the highest among all groups (Howard, 27). While Asian students had their strength in math and science, white American students performed well in literature and history....   [tags: self analysis and reflections] 1401 words
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Female Monstrosity in Contemporary Literature - Literature Review: Female Monstrosity in Contemporary Literature The representation of women in literature has changed immensely throughout the years, especially in more recent times with the feminist movement. Feminist writers such as Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon (three of the writers that were analysed in the sources) have challenged gender roles and female stereotypes by depicting their female characters as monstrous and grotesque, thereby defying male norms of female beauty and identity....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Evolving Nature of Female Roles - Throughout much of history, Females have played a role that can be considered akin to being on the back burner of society. While this role maintains a level of arguable importance, especially when it comes to the raising of children, when it comes to the affairs of politics, government, and world progress, women haven’t had much, if any, say. While things have changed for the better in different ways in modern times, when one looks back just fifty years, or more, you can see how that change came about....   [tags: gender, roles, women, process] 1196 words
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The Female Character in Besson's Films - Luc Besson, is a French film director, writer, and producer who has been involved with numerous films over the past 30 years in the industry. His films have varied throughout the years and he has brought his talents to the United States where he produced/directed many French-American films. Besson is known in the United States for being “a superior director of stylish, mayhemic, even soulful films like ‘La Femme Nikita’.” He has also produced a 2011 film titled “Colombiana” of which he co-produced and wrote and has a strong similarity with “La Femme Nikita.” As a director, producer and screenwriter, Besson makes sure that his creative vision is visible and is displayed throughout his work....   [tags: Film]
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Women Artists and the Female Form - Women Artists and the Female Form "The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told." Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman is an American born artist (b.1954) who grew up in Long Island. Her family was not particularly involved with the arts, so she developed her interest in the arts during her college days. She began with painting, but felt frustrated with its limitations and decided to pursue photography. She is one of the most esteemed photographers of the late twentieth century....   [tags: photographs, caos, violence, art]
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The Portrayal of Female Artists - When looking at the music industry today, it is clear there is an imbalance between portrayals of men and women. Usually one is used to seeing female artists prance around in tight little outfits showing all parts of their body, while the looks of men do not matter. Many women feel they need to fulfill sexual roles in the music industry. Perhaps female artists dress in a provocative manner to get noticed and to make it big in the industry. However, in Ann Powers’ article, she mentions that Klein states, “I want to see more images of women showing audiences what’s in their hearts and minds; I want to see less of what’s on the outside” (2)....   [tags: Sexuality, Attractiveness]
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The Increase in Female Juvenile Offenders - For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes, and boasting defiant attitudes. However, some may be surprised to learn that the face of the juvenile delinquent is swiftly changing. While boys are responsible for the majority of juvenile crime overall, the number of juvenile females involved with the justice system has been steadily increasing over the past three decades (Gross 84). Of greatest concern is the context of the crimes being committed by juvenile girls, as arrest rates have increased most in the area of violent offenses....   [tags: Girls, Juvenile Justice System]
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Differences in Male and Female Communication - Communication is an essential part of human life. People perceive things in a different way because of ethnic background differences, attitudes and beliefs, etc. These differences may affect our ability to communicate with our counterpart. Therefore, it is necessary to keep our mind open so that we can reduce the risk of communication breakdown. Men and women are different as everyone knows that. However, their differences are no just physiological and anatomical. Recent researches have concluded that there are remarkable differences between the two genders in the way their brains process information, language, emotion, cognition etc....   [tags: Communication]
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Increasing Number of Female Athletes - ... However, in this study, intensity of training either currently or in the past was not also examined. Combining all of these facets: sport specialization, age at menarche, and their possible relationship to injuries has yet to be done. In this paper, first the current research in these areas individually be discussed in order to provide a solid foundation of each topic. In the end, a future research direction that is going to be pursued to try and unite all these facets to fill in the current gap will be discussed....   [tags: sports, swimming, teams] 575 words
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Overview of Female Genital Cutting -   Introduction Female genital cutting (FGC) is an intentional procedure that modifies female genital organs for non-medical purposes and often causes pain and medical complications. More than 125 million girls and women are currently affected by this ritual. This procedure takes place in 29 different countries mainly concentrated in Africa and the Middle East. Generally, female circumcision is done by non-medically trained midwives but, trained medical professionals have been offering their services more and more lately....   [tags: Social Values, Scar Tissue]
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Male and female gender constructs - Our cultural beliefs dictate that there are only two biological sexes corresponding to two genders (Newman, 2001). The male and female constructs often carry with them misconceptions and stereotypes, such as the belief that gender and sex are synonymous or that gender assigned at birth indicates a specific preference for toys, interest, clothes, and eventual erotic attraction (Newman, 2001). Males are expected to exhibit masculine personality traits and be attracted to women while females are expected to exhibit feminine personality traits and be attracted to men....   [tags: Egalitarianism, Gender Differences]
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Female Protagonists of Detective Narratives - ... Laura Mulvey uses a psychoanalytic theory as a political tool to demonstrate an unconscious patriarchal system that resides within films. Mulvey suggests that women are the barer of the meaning and not the maker of meaning which then makes women passive and males the active looker. Women are put into film for one purpose, which is to an erotic object for the characters on screen and for the audience to look at. Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze and the power that Clarice and Lisebeth embody is seen as useless in the eye of the camera which seeks to objectify and make women a spectacle....   [tags: Silence of the Lambs, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo] 946 words
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Female Humanists in Renaissance Italy - Female Humanists in Renaissance Italy Arcangela Tarabotti like many young girls in Renaissance Italy had parents who could not afford a sufficient dowry to purchase their daughter a good marriage. In order to protect their honor and her virginity they sent Tarabotti away to a convent against her will. Here she lived out the rest of her unhappy life as a nun. What sets her apart from other girls of similar circumstance is that she became one of the few female humanist writers#. The story of Tarabotti and the other female humanists I will discuss in this chapter demonstrates not only the oppression of women in Renaissance society but also how women found ways to work around their circumstance...   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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Female Equality and the Q'uran - ... Which qualities make a freedom-fighter and which make a terrorist. Some could dispute the USA’s intentions in the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Are these acts of terrorism. Others would claim that the acts were justified to overthrow a tyrannical government. Fewer take into account the mineral rich land of the Middle East and its vast oil reserves, especially when oil is so highly in demand. 3000 civilians died in the 9/11 attacks in New York; more than 15000 civilians died in the bombing of Afghanistan....   [tags: muslim women, rights] 1759 words
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Black Mamba: The Female Badass - What defines a real “Badass?” Most will agree that this label applies to a tough and rebellious individual who follows his own path. However, this term is inherently masculine as it involves rough qualities associated with a powerful male. In Jack Katz’s analysis in “Ways of the Badass,” he refers only to males when he deconstructs the persona of this strong character. Despite this imbedded conception, can a female be considered a badass if she possesses the associated qualities. In Quentin Tarantino’s action film Kill Bill Volume 1, the main character seeking revenge through many brutal murders is not a man, but a strong and dominant female....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1535 words
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Female Stoners: An Ethnographic Study - ... As this was happening the male of the group was cooking some food that he set out to eat while the girls smoked. All three girls found something to drink and headed downstairs to the basement. They set up at the pool table which they had placed chairs around, they sat down in what appeared to be assigned seats. Each person had their own place. The male and Girl B brought their laptops with them, the other two had their phones (Girls A and C). Girl A, seemed to be in charge of the music. The group spent a considerable time deciding what to listen to, they eventually settled on “Disney Radio”....   [tags: marijuana users] 2303 words
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Western Female Conversions to Islam - For many individuals, Religion appears at odds with feminist ideals and providing equal rights for men and women; I am one of those people. As a young girl, I never really took religion seriously: to me it was something I had to do every Sunday and alternate Thursday evenings for an hour. Born and raised Roman Catholic, Sunday school was filled with the sways of my feet brushing the floor while picking at my nails and absentmindedly reciting hymns that had been assigned for memorization. In my early teen years as a youth group leader, I began to seriously question this religion I had become associated with, but was urged make the sacrament of Confirmation so that I could marry in the Catholi...   [tags: Islam ]
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Female Boardroom Quotas are Wrong - Quotas for female positions on corporate boards have been passed and are awaiting implementation for quite a few countries across Europe. Norway is the first one to impose a 40% quota to be met by 2015. France, Spain and Germany have similar laws, and European Parliament just finished voting last month favoring a similarly drafted law. These quotas are designed to rectify the extreme gender imbalance on corporate boards, which persists despite female advancements in education and workforce participation....   [tags: women, gender imbalance, leadership]
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Female Sterotypes in the Media - A major modern problem with the media is the sublimation of, and reaffirmation of, stereotypical female gender roles. “The media treats women like shit” (Cho). Which is a serious issue because of Marshall McLuhan’s famous words, “The Medium is the Message” (Warwick). The medium up for discussion is the media, which can be fundamentally defined as the most significant “single source of information that people have today (Katz). Therefore, in order to understand “what’s going on in our society” (Katz) it is “absolutely imperative to “understand media” (Katz)....   [tags: Visual Advertisement, Video Games]
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Records of the Female Apprentice - Oh. By the way you and Lavi are about fifteen in this one~ [1] Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera (internal organs) of their owner for the afterlife. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar) [2] Haidar – an Arabic name meaning ‘lion.’ In case you didn’t know, Lavi also means lion. Bookman Chapter 2: The Female Apprentice Outside the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus, an old man with kohl rimmed eyes investigates two abandoned camels left out in the sandstorm currently raging....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2158 words
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Female Inequity in the Workplace - Gender Discrimination in Workplace Female inequality in workplace is one of the harmful aspect that is afflicting the entire society. This is also called the gender discrimination which has been followed since the ancient Past and still a serious dilemma, eventhough with the advancement of 21 century. It is one of the plight characteristics of the U.S. Although governmental and non-governmental agencies empowerment, and dynamic acts over the past century....   [tags: gender discrimination]
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The Female Power Play: Hatshepsut - “His majesty, herself”: ruler of consequence and inconsequence. She was one of the most controversial rulers of ancient Egyptian history. The discovery in 2007 of her remains and tomb creating more questions than answers. From her glorious reign of Egyptian prosperity and consequence, to her mysterious death and attempts to erode her from history and make her legacy inconsequential, Hatshepsut rose above and now is considered to be “most important find in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamen....   [tags: Ancient Egypt rulers]
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Distortion of the Female Image - The modernist period is characterized by society’s attempt to break traditional norms through forms of art. An issue evident during the modernist period, and even still today, is the denigration of the female image. While women thrive to prove their potential, they continue to be portrayed as powerless. As a patriarchal society, this norm fails to be altered and continues to be present. Although there was an increase in women’s literacy at the time, some did not believe in the idea of gender equality....   [tags: Modern Art, Society, Powerlessness] 1039 words
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Adult Female is a Woman - ... Those were normal duties of a woman. The attributes of women were not common . As working was not a womanly thing to do. The tables have turned since then. However a woman in today’s era is expected to do more with herself. A woman is expected to have a career. Becoming independent and not having the worry of marring in order to be happy. As many women believe that having a husband is a main priority in life. Men impact the definition of a woman in a great deal of ways. A woman believes that a man is everything....   [tags: individual understanding, society, history] 519 words
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Gender Norms And Female Deviance - Norms in society are the expectations of actions in specific situations. Social norms keep human social relations and behavior stable. Norms are “rules” that have developed within a particular society taking into account its values, culture and way of living. Sometimes, it is even the case that individuals do not have a choice and rarely recognize that fact that social norms have arbitrary origins because they have experienced this during the ongoing process of living (Clinard and Meyer 2011:10)....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Stop the Horrifying Female Mutalation - ... Some movements went beyond that and defined the procedure as a form of violence against women, a violation of the body’s integrity, without consent and under social pressure (Boyle & Carbone-Lopez, 2006). Therefore, a person’s basic right for safety is being violated as well. FGM might be considered as a choice that women make since the procedure is done by women and usually the mother is responsible for her daughters’ circumcision (Shell-Duncan, 2008). However, human rights organizations assert that since a girl or a woman are under enormous social pressure and face the danger of being ostracized if they chose not to do the procedure, there is no real consent or choice, and there is no...   [tags: egypt, genitals, circumcise] 2530 words
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