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Gender and Development - Gender-role development is one of the most important areas of human development. The moment a women finds out she is pregnant she is often anxious to find out the sex of her child. The definitions of the terms "sex" and "gender" need to be understood. The term "sex" denotes the actual physical makeup of individuals that define them as male or female. Sex is determined by genetic makeup, internal reproductive organs, the organization of the brain, and external genitalia. The behavior of individuals as males or females, the types of roles they assume, and their personality characteristics, may be just as important as a person's biological framework....   [tags: Gender Roles, Same Sex] 1764 words
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Reading in the Development of Imagination and Gender - Children are automatically drawn to what they feel relates to them the best. From clothes to games, and even literature, children are attracted to certain elements that separate what’s “girly” and what’s “boyish”. Most children literature is designed in a manner that attracts a specific crowd. The authors and illustrators of children literature take into consideration whether they want their book to be intended for girls or for boys. However, in the story Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary, deception as to which crowd the book was intended is shown throughout the story....   [tags: Television, TV, Reading, child Development, Imagin] 1416 words
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Gender Development in Children - There have been many theories and studies in support of the development of gender identity and gender roles. One major theory was the one put forward by Bandura and his social learning theory. Bandura's social learning theory states that gender is learnt through direct and indirect reinforcement. The direct reinforcement is influenced by parents and according to the social learning theory gender identity is also reinforced through the beliefs and attitudes that the parents implement within their children through gender stereotypical behaviour....   [tags: Psychology] 994 words
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Children Development and Gender Identity - ... Girls usually tend to play with stuffed animals and dolls, while also playing with either 1 or 2 friends or a small group. Boys, however, tend to play with action figures and balls, while also playing in a large group. Although times are changing and there have been studies that boys and girls develop differently biologically, I firmly believe the treatment of the two genders plays a role. Children see the jobs and roles their parents take on in the household and I believe that this has a big influence on a child....   [tags: feminine or masculine, adulthood] 833 words
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Gender Roles in Arrested Development - ... While she chooses to prepare her future sister-in-law for her upcoming wedding, Lindsay is appointed the role of housewife by her twin brother. In “S.O.B.s,” Lindsay willing takes care of her comically dependent adult brother, Buster (Day and Vallely). Lindsay, who was detached in the raising of her own daughter, discovers that she likes to play the part of a stay-at-home mother. She does little of what was asked of her, instead she boils canned ham in a dish she calls, “hot ham water,” and chats with Buster (Day and Vallely)....   [tags: characters, emotions, stereotypical] 932 words
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Gender Codes and the Human Development Indicator - The HDI (Human Development Indicator) was defined by the United Nations to describe the level of development in its member states. Each state has a specific HDI depending on certain aspects in that state such as education, literacy and life expectancy. The total fertility rate of a state is not one of these aspects; however, through statistical analysis, it is believed that “fertility rate is intimately linked with a country’s economic and social development” (Yong). This inverse correlation can lead to further conclusions about gender codes, and how the idea of gender came to be....   [tags: HDI ]
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Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development - Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development There are many facets of language development including: the brain, delayed speech, and expected milestones. Biological factors in newborns are—for the most part—the same across the world. However, once introduced into their culture the differences begin to emerge, and it appears that there are some biological factors that influence gender based language development. Craig and Dunn (p 164) identifies play differences as one of the determining factors of gender differences in language development....   [tags: Culture ]
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Compare and Contrast Two Theories of Gender Role Development - Compare and contrast two theories of gender role development A dominant debate in current psychological research is one on gender development. Psychologists try to understand relative importance of social and cognitive factors. Various theories are brought up in this field and in this essay two of the most standard theory in this field are going to be explained. The theories covered in this essay relate to aspects of children’s thinking that are central to their gender development. This will include, Kohlberg‘s theory of gender development (1966) and Bandura‘s theory of social cognitive development (1986)....   [tags: pyschological research, Piaget, Kohlberg]
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Gender Development - The Amazon is the "Mother Jungle" (Sachamama). It's home to the last free-roaming animals and to the vegetable universe in its greatest splendor. It's the great temple of Nature as a proof to God's original ideas, without human manipulation. When we travel in the interior of the forest, our body recognizes this hallowed place, and each of our cells awakens from its urban lethargy. Our inner biology readjusts to the rhythm of the pure air offered to us by the sacred garden. Our minds are slowly cleansed and we begin to hear the voices of the birds, the fish, the boa, the crocodile and the wind....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Gender Role Development - Gender Role Development I am a man, or maybe I'm a male, no wait I am a guy, although my parents still call me a boy, unless you ask an old person then I am a young man. Frankly, I don't know, understand, or care what I am because most importantly I'm me. My generation has numerous problems and some of the most pressing issues involve sex and gender. It appears we have some confusion on who's what and why, and I can see why this confusion exists we have some males wearing women's apparel and some females who are only females because of their lack of a penis....   [tags: Papers] 782 words
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The Development Of Gender Roles - Beale gives us revealing overview of Freud's personality theory. Beale point out both strengths and weaknesses of his answer to the questions of "Why" and "How" in gender development, but still leaves a chance for a reader to make up her/his own mind about whether or not to accept Freud's theory. It is relatively easy, however, to find oneself torn between openheartedly going along with Freud's idea about the existence of a dynamic system (or libido) in us, and reacting against the ease and assurance with which Freud writes about castration fear in boys and penis envy in girls....   [tags: essays research papers] 627 words
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Naturalistic Observation of Toy Store And the Effects on Gender Role Development - We as Americans tend to think little about Gender Role Stereotyping and its place in our society, but it is nevertheless an important topic to discuss. Parents, following the cues of society, purchase toys for their children that encourage the stereotypes of males being action and fighting-oriented and females focusing on friendship and child-rearing. Although this may be beneficial in some cases, there may also be repercussions for specific individuals who do not fall under those stereotypes and therefore may feel pressured to be something other than who they really are....   [tags: sterotyping, society, boys, girls]
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Victorian Era Gender Roles and the Development of Women’s Football in England - ... Nettie Honeyball, a lower-middle class woman and Florence Dixie who was part of the aristocracy promoted the introduction of organized women’s football in Britain in 1894 by creating the British Ladies’ Football Club (BLFC). This challenged the Victorian feminine ideology and dominant social structure in Britain by including women in a traditionally masculine sport, therefore going against the normal sporting gender roles. The first BLFC match was played 23 March 1895 as a scrimmage splitting the Club into, “the North ‘Reds’ and the South ‘Blues’…” The unconventional display of female athleticism antagonizes the masculine and feminine identities defined in British society....   [tags: gegemonic masculinity in British culture]
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Career Development and Gender, Race, and Class - Career Development and Gender, Race, and Class Many theories of career development are derived from theories of personality (Sharf 1997). They attempt to illuminate the interrelationship of individual personality and behavior with work and careers. However, some prevailing career development theories were based solely on research on white males from middle- and upper-middle-class backgrounds, so their applicability to women, people of color, and other socioeconomic groups has been called into question....   [tags: Employment Writing Essays]
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Unequal Distribution of Wealth - The way money is distributed within the United States is unbalanced, with the majority of the wealthy owning the bulk of the country’s wealth. Wealth can be defined as a person’s assets and monetary gains. This unequal distribution has caused numerous economic and geographical problems, such as how resources are divided among countries, how developed or industrialized a country is in relation to wealth distribution and the wide spread of disease and lack of medical attention due to an absence of money....   [tags: economy, depression, gender development index]
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Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources, and Gender - FE4412 – Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources & Gender Sustainable Development: General Overview As defined by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, development is sustainable if it “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This Report brought the need for sustainable development to the attention of the over twenty years ago and as I will explain it is becoming more relevant to us as the human race starts to realise that we are living on a finite planet which will run out of the resources to support us eventually....   [tags: survival, sustainability, environment, economy]
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The Launch of a Women’s Radio Station in the City of Herat, Afghanistan - ... By describing the women's radio station as a tool for women's instruction and culture, and inviting the Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan to the radio station's launch, Radio Sahar was able to receive Ismail Khan's last minute support. Radio Sahar was launched in October 2003. The women usually had very little time to prepare the shows; they would use the time available to them during the playing of songs or pre-packaged programmes to plan for the next day (and on all-too-frequent bad days, for the next half hour) of radio broadcasts....   [tags: gender and media development] 1702 words
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History and Development of Policies on Gender Issues in Iran and Saudi Arabia - “Gender, refers not to a fixed biological notion of sex, but rather to the “appropriate” social and cultural roles that society values as normal or desirable.” Thus, gender issues can be defined as those issues that evolve in response to such roles. The Middle East often attracts scrutiny in the international arena for its responses to these gender issues, and the contradictory nature of their gender policies. However, it is important to note that many factors can shape these gender norms, and these “… are the result of long historical processes influenced by the state, religion, culture, law, morality, sexuality, ideology, and economic forces as well as contemporary changes and challenge...   [tags: Masculine State, Islamic Law]
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The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity - The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity The biosocial theory suggests that gender identity develops as a result of the obvious biological differences between boys and girls and the hormonal differences between the sexes which can be observed in the foetus from about six weeks (Durkin, 1995). Supporting evidence has been found through animal studies, such as that by Young, Goy and Phoenix (1964) who gave testosterone to pregnant monkeys and found that any female offspring were prone to be unusually aggressive....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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Child Development and Learning Gender Differences in Play - Part One Part Two Intro The differences between the two children and the choices they made regarding their play were fairly obvious. Though a number of factors would likely influence the way that children chose to play, the main difference that could be inferred from the two children without looking into their backgrounds, was their sex. Choosing to compare gender is something that seemed to come naturally after referring to the observation as well as from personal preferences and interests. The idea of sex and gender differences is one of importance and the reasoning behind it provided an insight to the way our society supports girls and boys in different manners....   [tags: stereotypes, behavioral science, psychology]
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Should Boys and Girls be Educated Together? - ... This does play into educational techniques and placement of children and how they react with each other. For instance we can agree just by basic observation that boys and girls interact differently, play differently, have different ways of handling certain situations. Children need to be exposed to other thoughts, ideas and general ways of looking at others. Kohlberg came up with the stages of morality theory by telling kids of different ages a story called Heinz’s dilemma. To get an idea Heinz’s wife is sick and the local drug store owner has a cure for her but poor Heinz cannot afford it so he begs and pleads with the owner to give him the drugs now and Heinz will pay double over time....   [tags: gender, classroom, moral development] 450 words
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Coed Schools: Yay or Nay - Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is defined as the wealth of knowledge acquired by an individual after studying particular subject matters at a school that provide an understanding of something and is considered as an important aspect. Coed schools are a must when it comes to educating students because it helps build good relationships, improve skills, and learn respect and equality. Building good relationships amongst boys and girls are a good factor in making the society better....   [tags: education, gender role development]
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The Human Development Index (HDI) vs the Gender Inequality Index (GII) - Introduction The Human Development Index (HDI) was designed “as a frame of reference for both social and economic development” . With this index, as well as other cumulative indexes, there is a problem as to how well the index actually measures what it wants to measure; whether the data is accurately portraying the true reality of half of the population, or if it is only projecting the general consensus of a population skewed because the range of data is too big. An index that might more accurately portray half of the population of a country is the Gender Inequality Index (GII)....   [tags: HDI vs GII]
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Personal Reflection of Gender, Race, and Sexual Orientation Development During my College Years - Introduction This refection paper focus on my own experiences related to gender, race, and sexual orientation development during my college years. My reflection will be grounded on three theories: Josselson’s theory of women id development, Ferdman and Gallegos Latino/Latina identity development, and Worthington et al.’s model of heterosexual identity development. These theories offered me a unique opportunity to reflect and develop my own understanding of my gender identity, race identity, and my sexual orientation identity....   [tags: identity, latino, heterosexual ] 2498 words
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Let’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time....   [tags: Gender Portrayal, Character Development] 1033 words
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Sexually Active Teens - ... These percentages prove abstinence education is needed before students enter high school. There are numerous risks factors associated with sexual activity among teens. These risks may include but are in no way limited to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted or unprepared pregnancy as well as regret, guilt, depression, social isolation and the opposite, unwanted social attention and even violence. These are just a few risks factors and consequences associated with sexually activity among teens....   [tags: abstinence, gender, age, religion, development] 1169 words
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The Gender Roles of Michael Bluth - In two generations of the Bluth family, Michael stands alone as the only independent and upright adult. Michael Bluth, the central character of the television sitcom Arrested Development, shoulders many responsibilities as the center of his family. Much of these duties come from his role as a parent. Michael has combination of stereotypically male and female characteristics and roles that depict him as a typical mother and father. Women, who are typically described as accepting, nurturing, and sensitive, are conventionally in charge of domestic tasks such as looking after children (Gender and Gender Identity”; Signorelli)....   [tags: Arrested Development]
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Gender Stereotypes Begin in Childhood - Young children and early adolescents are some of the most fragile human beings in the world. Whether it be mental, emotional, or physical, their bodies and minds are going through a whirlwind of extreme life-altering changes. These changes, at the time, may sometimes be thrown to the side as just growing up and adjusting to the life as they grow, but what parents do not realize is that this time period of growing will dictate the rest of their lives. Like adults in their careers, children are constantly held to high standards....   [tags: Child Development]
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The Difference Between Men and Women - The Difference Between Men and Women The fact that men and women are different is well known. Some of these differences are constant and some are not; some have changed in the past and some are about to change in the future. While some physical differences are obvious, some of them are controversial; in addition, psychological and cognitive differences are always divisive. Men are considered to be physically stronger than women. First, the physical duties of a household always seem to be a job for the man of the house....   [tags: Gender Difference Human Development Essays] 666 words
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Behavioral Differences in Humans - Behavioral Differences in Humans How do people behave. What makes us act the way we do. There are as many different answers as there are people. Each person is a unique makeup of individual characteristics which blend together to form the personality, the behavior of the person. We can identify certain broad characteristics of groups of people and apply them to individuals to get an idea of how they will behave in a given situation. This is called stereotyping and, when taken too far, will give a distorted picture of what to expect of a persons behavior....   [tags: Diversity Development Gender Behavior Essays] 1389 words
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Gender Roles and Social Relationships - ... The first, Baron Cohen, Piaget, Henry Wellman, and Giacomo Rizzolatti psychoanalytic theory believes wanted desires; actions and observation plays an important role in moral affects help them fulfill their desires. Second, Fred, Hoffman deal with reasoning influences moral thinking approaching through love withdrawal/negative effects, power assertion/moral immaturity, and induction/related to moral maturity. Finally be bandura, Dodge, Patterson, and social information processes are through coercive family environment development, Haidt, and Green state that attention to emotion and intuition and Kohlberg add dual process includes both deliberative reasoning and emotion based intuitions....   [tags: morals, emotional development, mental health] 743 words
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Current Day Development in India - Considerable interest has been partaken in the realm of the current day development in India. It has sparked a personal interest of my own, and anticipated recent studies to exhibit and portray how India’s economic standing in turn can be calculated from a positive GDP growth and has in fact made an effort to make a successful turnaround over the past few decades. Through a multitude of policies, increasing trade relations and acts of reformation, this information will become prevalent and will help influenced readers understand the current state of India’s economy as it is experienced in today’s world....   [tags: inequality and gender relations]
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The Mutualistic Relationship Between Education and Development - Education and development are two concepts closely tied; it would seem as though education yields development and vice versa. They have a mutualistic relationship, and this is evident in a multitude of ways. To fully understand the relationship between development and education, it is necessary to understand the drivers of education. People, culture, politics, and more all contribute to what is taught in schools, and the intentions that the education system has in terms of what is best for the community....   [tags: gender disparity in developing countries]
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Effectiveness of New Gender Responsive Strategies - Since the early 1970’s gender has increasingly played a role in development discourse, policy and planning. Within the fields of refugee and forced migration studies however, gender analysis had been sorely neglected until the mid 1980’s. This essay will consider the origins of contemporary notions of ‘gender’ within the social sciences and argue that it is relational, concerning both men and women, and that it is a primary factor in organising social lives and argue that gender is a key factor to the access of power, as is ethnicity and class, and that these too are gendered constructs....   [tags: Gender]
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Do Gender Differences Exist in Infancy? Where Do the Differences Come From? - Fetuses of most vertebrate species are behaviorally active before birth. This is illustrated every day with ultrasounds at doctor visits, or when an individual feels an infant move inside of the womb. Historically, spontaneous leg movements were thought to have been random and reflexive in nature (Heathcock, Bhat, Lobo, & Galloway, 2005). More recently, however, researchers have suggested that movements in early infancy play an important role in motor learning and motor skill acquisition later in life (Heathcock et al., 2005)....   [tags: development of boy and girls, fetuses] 3610 words
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Gender Structure Theory - Embedded deep within the psyche of modern society, gender is a persistent feature of everyday life. It creates normalized behaviors and characteristics for each person, holding them accountable for even the most trivial actions. Individuals are not supposed to step outside the binary male-female framework, otherwise they risk backlash as an attempt to force them back into culturally designated roles. This binary is disturbed by the very existence of intersex individuals – as they cannot be placed into 100% male or 100% female on a binary scale....   [tags: Gender] 1163 words
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Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood - Children in middle childhood are growing psychosocially at a quick rate. During middle childhood they become industrious, develop a self-concept, and learn how to be friends, amongst other things. In Erickson’s Stages of Development a child in middle childhood, (or children from age six to age eleven), move through the industry versus inferiority stage. This stage is marked by the child working to gain new skills and in general just being productive (Click P. M., Parker J., 2002, p. 89). A child who is successful in their attempts will gain confidence in themselves and move on into adolescence firmly on the industrious side....   [tags: erikson, personality, gender]
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Gender: A Socially Constructed Ideal - Where does a boy learn to be a man and a girl learn to be a woman. If is impossible for one to pinpoint the exact moment in time where they learned what it means to be a boy or a girl. The reason. Gender roles are a result of constant exposure to gender socialization. From birth forward, we become susceptible to society’s opinion on what a male or female should consist of. The way we dress, the way we act, the choices we make, and the way we interact with others can all be linked in some way back to the gender roles present in our lives....   [tags: Gender in Society]
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Gender Roles and Stereotypes - Girls are supposed to play with dolls, wear pink, and grow up to become princesses. Boys are suppose to play with cars, wear blue, and become firefighters and policemen. These are just some of the common gender stereotypes that children grow up to hear. Interactions with toys are one of the entryway to different aspects of cognitive development and socialism in early childhood. As children move through development they begin to develop different gender roles and gender stereotypes that are influenced by their peers and caregivers....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Expression and Social Norms - Around the world gender is genuinely seen as strictly male or female. If you step out of this “social norm,” you could be considered an outcast. This disassociation includes, biological males/females, interssexed, and transgendered individuals. These people are severely suppressed by society because their gender identification, behaviors, and even their activities deviate from the norm. Most Americans are exceedingly devoted to the concept that there are only two sexes. Therefore, the constrictive American ideals of male and female gender identities inhibits growth and acceptance of gender expression....   [tags: biological genders, gender stereotypes] 818 words
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Gender Bias in Business - Anytime job performance, a promotion or effectiveness comes forth in a job evaluation, the results are supposed to consist of job performance, not gender bias. The United States suffers from a major social issue relating to gender bias and the use of sexual discrimination. Sexual discrimination is any action that directly violates any state, federal or local laws. Discrimination based upon sex is illegal and is a form of prejudice. Although prejudice is legal, stereotyping an individual based upon their sex causes a person to feel less adequate and confident about their ability....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Moulin Rouge: Gender Inequality - In today’s world, men and women are perceived equally by the society. In the past, authority and control define men while women are given the characteristic of helplessness. Men are able to get hold of high positions while women usually are subservient to them. In movies, we would usually see women portray roles that are degrading due to the stereotypical notions they associate with this gender group. Moulin Rouge, a movie set during the 1900s narrates the story of a courtesan woman, Satine, as she undergoes hardships to earn money, experiences love but unfortunately, due to her irrational choices, faces tragic consequences at the end....   [tags: Male Gaze, Character Development]
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Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment: Analysis of a Policy Issue - 1. Introduction Sexuality and gender identity issues have had a long history in the fields of mental health and public policy. There has been much debate surrounding the inclusion of issues related to gender and sexual identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual since its initial stages of development (Drescher, 2010). Debates in this field of interest have been fragmented between several stakeholders (Ehrbar, 2010). This fragmentation has created complications in the process of developing United States policies that are inclusive of individuals with gender identities that do not match the gender to which they were assigned at birth....   [tags: gender identity, mental health, sexuality]
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The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality - According to Johnny Weir, “Masculinity is what you believe it to be... [it is] all by perception, [I believe] masculinity and femininity is something that is very old-fashioned... [there is a] whole new generation of people who aren’t defined by their race or their sex or who they like to sleep with.” This statement exemplifies the definition of gender as a concept; gender is the expectations of a sex according to the culture of society. Sexuality, within this definition of gender, reflects society’s expectations, which are created in relation to the opposite sex....   [tags: Gender, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Male Gender as a Performance in Beer Advertisements - Aaron Devor in, “Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender,” argues that gender is a performance. He supports his argument by recognizing how society rewards, tolerates or punishes conformity to or divergence from social norms (widely accepted behaviors set by society). If a male fails to fall into his expected characterization of dominance and aggression or a female fails to act out in passivity and submission, they are at high risk of societal punishment. Michael Messner and Jeffrey Montez de Oca explain that contemporary beer ads represent a desirable male lifestyle to reaffirm masculinity in a time when men are insecure....   [tags: Advertisements, gender, ] 802 words
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Gender Roles in the United States - ... Behind much of the inequalities seen in education, the workplace, and politics is sexism, or prejudice and discrimination because of gender. Fundamental to sexism is the assumption that men are superior to women. Social and cultural conditioning (socialisation) is responsible for establishing male and female gender roles. The process of gender socialisation encourages traditional gender roles to be implemented in society which then reinforce and justify male dominance. Feminists believe that socialisation leads to gender inequalities as women are socialised into passive or subordinate roles and men into dominant ones....   [tags: sexism, gender stratification] 831 words
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Developmente of Sexuality and Gender Identity - ... A better preliminary step would involve psychological therapy. Counseling makes everyone more comfortable and is reversible. “Do no harm” can elicit various actions from physicians depending on the circumstance. Some think it means protection against negative feelings. A doctor’s duty to reduce shame for the intersex patient falls under the umbrella of “do no harm”. Some physicians believe that protects them. However, hiding the facts will not necessarily prevent them from thinking about it....   [tags: instersex youth] 626 words
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The Aga Khan Development Network - ... The organization of AKDN is extremely important in maintaining its functionality. The Aga Khan designed the Foundation into agencies specifically for more effective delegation of tasks. This way, the non-profit organization isn’t spreading itself too thin in different areas of the globe. It is able to reach more needy people in more countries if it can operate on sort of a federal system, with a central government but separate, state-like agencies. The Aga Khan Foundation In this paper, I will be discussing the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) specifically....   [tags: the development network] 867 words
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Gender Mainstreaming in Canada - Canada is a signatory to the United Nations Platform of Action which specifies the mainstreaming of gender into programs, into policy processes, and into decision making in order to achieve gender equality. Since the adoption of the Platform of Action at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, gender mainstreaming has gained wider acceptance among governments and other stakeholders (Woodward, 2008). The aim of gender mainstreaming is to ensure that gender components are considered in all sectors that affect the society (Status of Women Canada, 2007)....   [tags: Politics, Gender Equality] 2654 words
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The Social Construction Of Gender - Gender is such a ubiquitous notion that humans assume gender is biological. However, gender is a notion that is made up in order to organize human life. It is created and recreated giving power to the dominant gender, creating an inferior gender and producing gender roles. There are many questionable perspectives such as how two genders are learned, how humans learn their own gender and others genders, how they learn to appropriately perform their gender and how gender roles are produced. In order to understand these perspectives, we must view gender as a social institution....   [tags: gender roles, case study, doubtfire]
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Gender Identity Disorder - Living a life feeling out of place, with the wrong feelings, and in the wrong body, for a person with Gender Identity Disorder, this is how they feel day to day. According to the DSM-IV-TR, Gender Identity Disorder is characterized by a strong, persistent cross-gender identification, persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in their gender role of that sex. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), children, adolescents and adults who exhibit a preoccupation with getting rid of or losing their primary and secondary sex characteristics, associated with different mannerisms and actions of the opposite sex; while holding a belief that he or she was...   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Stereotyping Of Children - In the late 1980’s McDonald’s introduced a new lineup of toys in their Happy Meal promotions, now offering exclusively Barbie and Hot Wheels as toy options. They were a huge hit, making Happy Meals more popular than ever. “Is this for a boy or girl?” was added to the list of questions you were asked when ordering. This was one of the beginnings of a new form of marketing that specifically gendered toys and stereotyped interests for each gender (Faust N. Pag.). Advertisements and marketing are not the only influences in perpetuating gender stereotypes....   [tags: Gender Roles in Society, 2015]
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Breaking Gender Stereotypes - “Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.” This is a famous nursery rhyme that is recited by loving parents almost as soon as a child is brought home from the hospital. But does it serve as the backbone for gender stereotypes that permeate our society. Today women make up more than half of college graduates but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010) only 13.8% serve as engineers and 24.8% are working in computer and mathematics fields. The resounding question is why aren’t women choosing these occupations....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Gender Stereotypes and Toys - Often when a couple becomes pregnant and finds out the sex of the infant, stereotypes begin to form. If the child is female, their room will often be painted pink with cutesy borders. The crib will have pink blankets with ruffles on them. The baby girl will be presented with soft toys and cute stuffed animals, as well as perhaps a baby doll or two. At the baby shower, the mother will typically be presented with pink and purple clothing, the colors of choice for a female child. When the baby finally comes along, she will typically be treated as a gentle princess....   [tags: Gender Roles in Society]
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Stereotypes in Early Gender Socialization - If we try to categorize human by the term “gender”, people will be divided into two groups, males and females. Using this kind of categorization, it is considering people who belong in the same group are similar, and these two groups are very different from each other. However in real life, men and women’s characteristics tend to overlap (Crespi) . Even people who are in the same group may have different characteristics and personalities which are formed influencing by the environment and experiences....   [tags: gender socialization, boys and girls, family]
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Social Implications Tied to Gender in the United States - The term gender acts as a basic biological means of dividing and classifying men and women. Even though being biologically male or female merely means one has the corresponding reproductive parts, there is much more to gender than this. Within the United States, being male or female comes with many social implications and expectations. The issue of gender is so powerful that it has become an organizing construct for national development. A popular, though controversial method for dealing with gender has been to compare the sexes and discern the differences between the two....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Education: A Path to Gender Equality in Labor Markets - Human capital is a fundamental labor force. Thus, encouraging greater female participation or reinforcing gender equality in labor markets worldwide will lead to gains in productivity. However, what can be done to create gender equality. A study emphasized the equality of education. When education access to women is equal to men, occupation opportunities and earnings of men and women with similar education and experience are equal. A research in Pakistan and other studies are introduced. Their findings suggest that education plays a vital part in gender equality in labor force....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Differences - Introduction Boys and girl approach life differently and therefore it can be argued that major gender differences exists, however scientific studies have prove that this difference occur mainly due to different rate of biological development, understanding this will help overcome negative impact brought about by perceived gender differences. For instance, understanding the nature of brain development between boys and girls is different, helps in establishing that possibly there are differences in learning style between the genders....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Roles - The term gender roles refers to the set of social and behavioral norms that are considered appropriate for individuals of a certain gender. These roles vary between cultures. Gender roles, unlike gender itself, are socially constructed. They may reflect the natural aspirations of the gender, or they may be manipulated, resulting in the oppression of a gender. Historically, gender roles have not always been consistent with those we have today. Though in many ancient societies men have been dominant to women, there are example where women have been considered equal to men, and where women have been dominant over men....   [tags: Gender Oppression]
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Gender Roles and Socialization in Adolescence - A Review of Mary Pipher”s “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls”, Laura E. Berk's “Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood”, and Lina A. Ricciardelli's “Self-esteem and Negative Affect as Moderators of Sociocultural Influences on Body Dissatisfaction, Strategies to Decrease Weight, and Strategies to Increase Muscles Among Adolescent Boys and Girls” Adolescence is one of the most difficult times for development. This difficulty is experienced very differently for boys and girls....   [tags: Reviving Ophelia Literature Development Essays]
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Evaluating the Millenium Development Goals - ... MDGs demand to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015. Between 1990 and 2015 maternal mortality ratio should be reduced by three quarters. MDGs also appeal for halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and incidence of malaria and other major diseases by 2015. It also emphasized on integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies, programmes and reversing loss of environmental resources. They aim to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation....   [tags: UN, policymakers, sustainable development ] 1716 words
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Equal Gender Representation in The Gaming Franchise - Equal Gender Representation in The Gaming Franchise This paper tries to express how sexism/chauvinism ideas have infected the virtual-world of video games, and resulted in a male dominated video-gaming industry. Now, being that 49% of U.S. households own a dedicated gaming console (E.S.A. 2012), it is imperative that we address this issue. Gender disparity in the gaming business is exceedingly one-sided. Female employees constitute less than 10% of the gaming industry, and even though that shortcoming females have contributed to the video gaming franchise....   [tags: gaming industry, gender equality, women]
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Gender Roles Being Taught to Young Children: A Psychological Approach - Gender is socio-psychological characterizing of being male or female. Gender identity is the sense of being identified as one of these genders, and it is usually established before three years of age. Gender role describes the expectations of the society as how a male or female should behave according to their sex. Biology is the natural factor for differential gender development, and biologically a person with 46 XY chromosomes in their cells and gonads of testes would be a male, and a person with 46 XX chromosomes in their cells and gonads of ovaries would be a female....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Identity - The development of gender awareness is fundamental for our sense of self and is also predominant in any assessment made of another person as from birth on people respond differently to males and females. Gender identity can be seen as one of the earliest social categories that children learn to apply to both themselves and other people. This is suggested in Schaffer’s (1996) definition where gender identity is the correct labelling of self and others as male or female. There are three main theories that have been explored which all suggest multiple ways in which gender awareness is developed: Bandura, Kohlburg and the Gender Scheme Theory....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Scheme Theory] 1083 words
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Gender Identity - Gender Identity Gender identity is an extremely relevant topic today. Many people have their own ideas on what is right and what is wrong for each gender to act, and these people are very vocal and opinionated about their ideas. One recent controversial story about gender identity was when a couple refused to tell anybody whether their child named Storm was a boy or a girl. Their oldest child, Jazz, who was originally born male, “always gravitated to dresses, the colour pink and opted for long hair often fixed into braids” (Poisson, 2013)....   [tags: gender, children, Freud, Bem]
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Gender Roles and Stereotype Effects on College Students - Gender stereotypes are mostly taken for granted at a young age: girls are told to play with dolls and boys are told to play with trucks. But as children grow older they find themselves in a world where the reality of gender roles and stereotypes aren’t acknowledged, and the illusion of gender neutrality is commended. If gender roles are becoming more neutral, then it would follow that gender role stereotypes are also becoming more lax. However, in actuality this is not true. Banerjee and Lintern (2000) examined the salience of children’s preference for toys in private and public settings....   [tags: Gender Stereotypes, Studies]
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Social Media and Society Negatively Influence Gender Roles - ... Although, the environment a person grows up in is only a small part of what influences gender roles it is one of the key factors that leads to how people view gender roles. Inequality has always had an effect on the world, whether it is slavery, segregation, gender inequality, or race. Media has always negatively affected situations. For instance, the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898 was exaggerated extremely by yellow journalism in order to arouse the American public and gain more readers....   [tags: perpetuating stereotypical gender behavior] 1367 words
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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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Portrayal of Gender in Video Games and its Effects on Society - According to the data presented by the Entertainment Software Association, roughly 58% of Americans play video games. Worth over 20 billion dollars, the video game industry is one of the fastest growing businesses for entertainment outlets in America. With growing influence on the public, more attention is being brought to the exact content of these games and whether they have any lasting effects on individuals outside their virtual walls. More specifically, gender representation of males and female in video games and their relationship to real societal gender roles has been a topic that has instigated considerable research by social scientists....   [tags: gender stereotypes, scociolgical analysis]
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The Relation Between Gender Equality and Economic Growth - INTRODUCTION This essay is mainly based on Åsa Löfström´s report Gender equality, economic growth and employment. Åsa Löfström is the Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the Umeå University in Sweden. During the conference on Female Employment and Economic growths, which took part in Stockholm on 12th September 2013, she presented main questions connected to her report, published in 2009. First question was of whether female employment rate matters for GDP and GDP-growth. If the answer is yes two other questions have to follow: 1....   [tags: Gender Equality Essays]
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Mistaken Beliefs of Gender Commonly Heard in Our Society - Paper #1 Internet Assignment Boys will be boys and girls shouldn’t get dirty. These are just a couple common mistaken beliefs of gender commonly heard in our society. As individuals, young people are continually bombarded by messages, whether subtle or intended, that reflect society’s expectations of gender. Media is profoundly implicated in the process of defining and framing gender and is also often the main offender behind the perpetration of gender stereotypes. Media consumers process the messages and form assumption about what is appropriate and what is and is not for males and females....   [tags: gender portrayals in media and adverstising] 829 words
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Today's Adolescents: A Look at Sexual Development - Today’s Adolescent: a look at Sexual Development Puberty What role does early puberty play in sex. As childhood slowly fades away and the signs of puberty becomes apparent on the young adolescent body. During puberty the body undergoes many physical changes that seemingly just appear. For girls in the early years of adolescence may not see any secondary changes in their appearance however their ovaries began to grow. In recent years girls have been experiencing puberty at early periods rather than 8-11 years old....   [tags: Child Development, argumentative, persuasive]
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Modernization’s Effects on Gender Equality in China and India - For the purpose of this essay, we will ascribe to a conception of “progress” that promotes equality in the realms of education, occupational opportunity, independence, geographic and marital freedom, property rights, and reproductive rights. This is not the place to attempt to prove this ideological conception as objectively correct—these standards are the author’s personal metric, and will serve as one of many lenses through which one might examine the subtle nature of gender roles across different cultures....   [tags: gender roles, occupantional opportunity,freedom]
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Why are Critiques of Essentialism Important to Contemporary Debates about Gender? - My understanding of the essentialist view of gender is that they argue that gender is biologically determined and they reject the idea of any social and environmental influences. They also believe that gender is a biological entity which is naturally produced and ascribed from birth, thus gender is fixed and cannot be change. There are many critiques of essentialism such as constructionism and feminism, these and more critiques of essentialism can be very important for modern debates on gender. One of the main critiques of essentialism in my opinion is from constructionism....   [tags: essentialism, gender, feminism] 1254 words
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Identity, Society, and Gender Inequality of Women in North West India - Gender inequality refers to biased and unfair treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. Gender inequality is one of the major problems faced by the human society. Our society bestowed different roles on men and women respectively. It’s a hard reality that women have been ill-treated in every society for ages in India. A woman is considered as inferior to man in our society. In patriarchal society the wives are expected to be modest, meek and dutiful to their husbands and other members of families....   [tags: punjab, gender inequality, discrimination]
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The Segregation of Gender: Digital Divide - In today's society, the factor of segregation is no longer based on the discrimination of race, but rather the knowledge of digital capabilities. The development of technology and its advancement separates many individuals through its availability. The term “digital divide” represents the increase in the gap between those who have technology readily available to them and those who do not have access to computers and Internet usage. The lack of access to these technologies and the lack of understanding the digital capabilities that change daily, reflects this growth....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Conflict and Impact on Gender - Introduction Conflicts cause and leave behind a myriad of problems and issues that impacts several spheres of a country. Conflicts affect a country economically, politically, socially and environmentally on a broader level while the micro level impact is what is immediately seen and felt. Conflict has gender specific impacts as well, although it is women who are mostly affected by conflict as they are affected in several more different ways than men, and at a higher intensity in most cases. In certain parts of the world, women face deliberate gender based violence and discrimination....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Developments in the Field of Anthropology Regarding Gender - Introduction Prior to my enrollment at the University of Manitoba I, like many other individuals, interpreted gender as a synonymous word to sex. This false interpretation stems from my upbringing in a French Catholic community where I was taught to interpret gender as a static and bounded binary concept with two fixed options: male or female. Consequently, I have yet begun to understand the multidimensional arrays of gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles. Non-binary gender expressions exist all over the world, and have been recorded throughout time by historians, sociologists, and anthropologist....   [tags: inuit community, homosexuality] 3197 words
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Socialization and the Learning of Gender Roles - The term socialization refers to the “lifelong social experience by which individuals develop their human potential and learn culture.” [Macionis et al. p 55] The concept of socialization is that our actions are driven/learned by culture. Socialization is also the foundation of personality, which we build by internalizing our surroundings. Through the lifelong process of socialization, society transmits culture from one generation to the next. A good example of socialization is the learning of gender roles....   [tags: gender, socialization, psychology,] 887 words
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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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