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Gender Issues in Children's Literature: Then and Now - Gender Issues in Children's Literature: Then and Now Charlotte's Web, Anne of Green Gables, Treasure Island, Cinderella and Grimm's Brothers fairy tales, have all been treasures of society's basic children's literature. They covered their share of beauties, villains, conflicts and happy-endings that many of us remember till this day. But were we as society's children aware of the impact these stories made on our views of men and women. Although parents, teachers and other socializing agents communicate gender roles to children at an early age, the issue of how children's literature influences gender roles, stereotyping and sometimes sexism has been a topic on many educators, researchers an...   [tags: Sociology Gender Stereotypes Books Essays]
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Negative Consequences of Gender Role Stereotyping - In our society today, men and women perform distinctly different roles which are based on nothing more than their biological gender. Although these roles do not hold true for each individual, the majority of people live out their lives in accordance with these extremely pervasive roles. Society tends to assign classes of social roles to "male" individuals and classes of social roles to "female" individuals (as society perceives their sexes). These gender roles limit what both males and females can and cannot do....   [tags: Class Gender Roles Stereotypes Essays]
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Differences in the Male and Female Brain - Differences in the Male and Female Brain It is proven that the male and female brains differ, but can one prove that it affects the behavior. Many scientists would agree that ones behavior is determined by his/her gender. Although others are convinced that social conditioning is the cause for the differences between the male and female, it is very unlikely that biological differences play no role in behavior. The male and female brains differ not only by how they work, but also on the size. For example, Natalie Angier and Kenneth Chang, neuroscientists, have shown that the women’s brain is about 10 percent smaller than the male’s, on average, even after accounting for women’s comparatively...   [tags: Compare Contrast Neurology Essays] 685 words
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Learning About Gender Similarities - This course, in general, constructs views on psychological issues such as sexuality, the relation between motherhood, ethnicity, race, class, women in the workplace and the roles of women. This course embarks on a variety of theoretical perspectives and concepts to everyday research practices on women. In addition, it focuses on a thought-provoking exploration concerning current research on women’s lives. This essay will focus, largely on my overall experience and understanding about this course, and how it has transformed my life as a whole....   [tags: Social Issues, Women's Right] 1278 words
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Single-Gender Parenting in America - Introduction Throughout recent decades, homosexual relationships have become common within the United States. Along with receiving the ability to marry, some homosexual couples have embraced same-sex parenting, and have been granted the right to adopt children. These practices have been met with a lot of criticism in the United States from people who believe that the parental structure should only include a mother and father (Biblarz & Stacey, 2009a). Some of the reasons that people may be against same-gender parenting include fear of a gender identity crisis that may lead to homosexuality for the child, and the idea that children of same-gender parents are subject to social problems as a r...   [tags: Nontradition Families]
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The Limitations of Gender Roles and Gender Equality - The Limitations of Gender Roles and Gender Equality Just how different are men and women. Everyone acknowledges that there are significant differences between males and females, even if they are only physical. Others see not only the physical but also the social, emotional and intellectual differences between male and female. Gender roles by definition are the social norms that dictate what is socially appropriate male and female behavior. In early American culture it was common for a women's job to be a submissive homemaker in clear contrast to the males aggressive breadwinner role....   [tags: Equality Feminism Discrimination Essays]
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Class and Gender Roles - There are many expectations from society about how people should act based on their gender and class. These expectations can have negative effects on a person and how they grow up. An individual can feel torn between their family members and society because he or she is supposedly not fulfilling the expectations. This was the case for Dorothy Allison in her article, "A Question of Class," and Paul in Willa Cather's short story, "Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament." Allison believes her family does not understand her sexuality as a lesbian, and her colleagues cannot relate to her because of their class differences....   [tags: Society Expectations] 1297 words
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Men, Women, and Sex Differences - Nature vs. Nurture. The debate has obsessed the minds of psychologists and philosophers for many years, each arguing their idea is the right way. ABC aired a TV documentary "Boys and Girls are Different" hosted by John Stossel to show some of the leading feminists ideas and their opponents thoughts. Psychologist, and researcher from the Kinsey Institute, June M. Reinisch believes that biology and culture shape gender differences. She believes that men and women aren't the same. Simply that "equality does not mean being the same, it means having equal opportunities" (Men, Women)....   [tags: Nature vs. Nurture] 2485 words
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Age Differences In The Workplace - Age Differences o How does differences in age effect communication in the workplace. For the first time in history, there are four generations of people working side by side in the workplace. Think about your place employment and the different people who work there. It is sometimes hard to get your point across to someone in a different age generation. This especially becomes a problem in the supervisor – employee relationship. In order to effectively communicate with your peers, you have to understand the context in which they view the world....   [tags: Age Group Interaction Workplace Analysis] 861 words
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Gender Identity without Gender Prescriptions - The feminist philosopher Susan Bordo suggests that the dilemma of twentieth-century feminism is the tension between a gender identity that both mobilizes a liberatory politics on behalf of women and that results in gender prescriptions which excludes many women. This tension seems especially acute in feminist debates about essentialism/deconstructionism. Concentrating on the shared sex of women may run the risk of embracing an essentialism that ignores the differences among women, whereas emphasizing the constructed natures of sex and gender categories seems to threaten the very project of a feminist politics....   [tags: Philosophy Feminist Papers]
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Gender Stereotypes in Media - The judgments we make about people, events or places are based on our own direct impressions. But for most of the knowledge, we rely on media. The media actually re-present the world to us. However, the media only shows us some aspects of the world, ignoring the rest. So basically, the media chooses what is to be shown and what is to be discarded (Andrew Pilkington and Alan Yeo (2009)). . In this essay, I will explain what stereotypes are and primarily give an example of a famous men’s magazine called ‘nuts’ and explain how these stereotypes are created by print and the digital media and what are their impacts on people....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Men and Women]
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The Concept of Gender and Gender Identity - I am interested in the concept of gender and the deeper meaning of being considered a transgendered person. I feel that a lot of people do not know or care to know about these topics on a more in depth level. People who close their eyes to the idea that a person could be born with the physical aspects of a male yet have the psychological aspects of a female and vice versa, tend to be the ones who say that those people are going against nature or god. Discriminating against people on the principles that their view on the matter is right and their main source of information is the bible....   [tags: sexuality, transgenderism]
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Differences Between Poria and Jessica in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - There are many similarities and differences between Portia and Jessica. For starters, they are both of the same gender. Back during the Shakespearean time, sexism was very common. So they were both treated equally amongst society for being women. Portia and Jessica both struggle with romance in the play. Jessica, a jewish girl, has fallen in love with a Christian. Portia, a Christian woman, has no control over who she will have to marry, and love, for the rest of her life. Jessica hates her father for being so cruel, and not understanding....   [tags: sexism, money, handmaid]
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Gender Inequality - It is only recently that sociology has begun to explore the topic of gender. Before this, inequalities within society were based primarily on factors such as social class and status. This paper will discuss gender itself: what makes us who we are and how we are represented. It will also explore discrimination towards women throughout history, focusing mainly on women and the right to vote, inequalities between males and females in the work place and how gender is represented in the media. The term ‘gender’ was coined by John Money in 1955: “Gender is used to signify all those things that a person says or does to disclose himself/herself as having the status of a boy or man, girl or woman, re...   [tags: Sexual Inequality]
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The Effects of Difference Perspectives on Sex - Historically throughout the earliest centuries, the term gender and sex has been a vital focus in distinguishing the overlap between gender differences. Matlin’s book, Psychology of women, explains that gender similarities of females are at most similar to men, however, considering that culture influences individual’s beliefs; women are expected to behave the way culture entitles us to (Matlin, 2008, p.8). In contrast, the book also reveals that women and men are different from one another in terms of social and intellectual skills according to biological inheritance (Matlin, 2008, p.9)....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Psychology of Women]
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The Progression of Gender Roles in American Society - The Progression of Gender Roles in American Society Throughout life every man and woman fits into a specific gender role. We are told what is expected of men and women from birth until death. Many people influence our view of how we should act and what we should say such as our parents, friends, and even the media. Males and females play very different roles and these differences are apparent in our every day lives. These differences are not the same as they used to be. Society has changed the way it treats men and women over time....   [tags: Gender Role Society Culture Feminism Essays] 668 words
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Gender Difference in Albuminuria and Ischemic Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes - Introduction The researchers were able to clearly state the purpose in the first paragraph as the "value of albuminuria in the prediction of ischemic heart disease in men and women who are living with type 2 diabetes" The researchers obtained the information from a patient who has diabetes and was admitted to "Vali Asr hospital during January 2008 to December 2010 and they were divided into two groups." (Nakhjavani, M. et al, 2012). In order to differentiate the two groups, their body mass index was measured....   [tags: Albuminuria, diabetes, ischemic]
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To What Extent Does Difference in Gender, Ethnicity and Class Influence Health Inequalities? - Health is a large cause of one of the most important social divisions in society, with a divide existing between those whom are healthy and those who are not. Your health largely impacts the quality of life which you can lead, meaning there is those who are healthy and can lead a good quality of life, and those whose quality of life is impaired by illness and the potential illness surrounding their lives. The divisions which create health inequalities affect many aspects of everyday life. Though this division is sometimes just down to pure chance, there are structural factors which mean that those who face ill health often come from particular groups....   [tags: social class, the priviledged vs the poor]
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Gender Difference in Laughter - The results show in these chart indicate that there is no cultural gender difference in expression humor or laughter. However, there is difference in what all culture believe humor is. This information is important because it explains why something are important to some culture and not to another. The authors agrees when they quote “in Japan, unlike in the United States, humor is not considered an important coping device. American media praise the use of humor [regardless of occupation] especially applied situation of stress and illness” (as cited in Ofra Nevo and Baruch Nevo 2001 pg....   [tags: behavioral analysis]
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Constructions of Gender and the Treatment of PTSD within the U.S. Military - Constructions of Gender and the Treatment of PTSD within the U.S. Military The U.S. military shows a surprising sensitivity and openness to the emotional difficulties of being stationed abroad, especially in a conflict zone, and it is making great efforts towards preventing/easing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among its members (although it varies by branch). Group therapy is made available at Veteran's Administration hospitals and the Department of Veteran Affairs is connected to the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, which provides many helpful resources including literature that speaks openly about "private," "domestic," and "relational" iss...   [tags: Military Gender Essays]
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Gender Inequality - In the 21st century, many people believe that we have overcome the obstacle of gender inequality and evolved into a society of fairness and righteousness. As many know, females can be just as proficient and qualified as males at any task. Though some efforts to off-set this gender imbalance is in place, it is still commonly acknowledged that many careers are stated to be a male job such as lawyers, and female jobs such as secretaries. Gender inequality is a visible fact in our society and in this essay, I hypothesize that gender inequality still exists as a result of factors such as post-secondary education differences of the two genders, role of females in families, female objectification,...   [tags: Women's Rights] 1444 words
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Gender Gaming - Electronics, social networking, and video games are all outlets as ways for today’s society to drive off boredom or express themselves un-anonymously or anonymously. The use of electronics and social networks have become deeply embedded into today’s culture. Going without Facebook, Twitter, or an iPhone/phone is unusual by current standards in developed countries. With the fact that electronics and social networking have become the norm, using electronics and social networks as catalysts, video games and gaming have become a norm in today’s generation....   [tags: Electronics, Social Networking, Video Games]
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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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The Issue of Gender Inequality in the United States - The issue of gender inequality will never truly be solved in the United States. This arises from differences in socially constructed gender roles as well as biologically through hormonal differences, chromosomes, and brain structures. Gender inequality is defined as unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on gender. One of the reasons for gender inequality is income disparities. Another reason is because of the positions in the workplace. Thirdly, the reason is because of beliefs that one another has....   [tags: income disparities, positions in workplace] 520 words
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Gender Inequality: Sex Discrimination in Employment - Gender equality is about equal opportunity for men and women to identify their individual potential. One must be able to benefit from their participation in society and contribute to the economic and social development of their country (Australian Government. 2009). Through multiple reviewed literature on gender inequality, the overall concept within many sociological readings was the way gender inequality socially relates to employment and careers. There are three separate themes that intersect within the written literature that will be discussed....   [tags: male and female stereotypes]
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Gender Roles and Stereotypes Explored in Judy Mann's The Difference and Bernard Lefkowitz's Our Guys - Gender Roles and Stereotypes Explored in Judy Mann's The The Difference: Growing Up Female in America and Bernard Lefkowitz's Our Guys Gender stereotypes are common in the United States today, even though many men and women have been working hard to defeat it. The task is made difficult however, when society in general implants the idea of gender roles into the mind of a child. Two authors, Judy Mann of The Difference and Bernard Lefkowitz of Our Guys face the issue of gender roles and stereotypes, and how they affect our lives today....   [tags: Gender Roles Stereotypes] 1623 words
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Gender: Annotated Bibliography - Mills, S. (2012). Gender Matters: Frminist Linguistic Analysis. London : Equinox. Gender Matters is a collection of various essays on feminist linguistic texts analysis, by Sara Mills. Mills develops methods of analyzing literary and non-literary texts, in addition to conversational analysis based on a feminist approach. The author draws on data from her collection of essays gathered over the last two decades on feminism during the 1990s. The essays focus on gender issues, the representation of gender in reading, writing, and in public speaking....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 1479 words
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Gender and Age in Issues of Health and Illness - Why and how is gender or age significant when we consider issues of health and illness. How might an understanding of gender or age help doctors in planning health education. During this essay I am going to answer the question that is noted above, but I will be focusing on the topic of gender. The topics I am going to cover are defining gender, describing the health differences that are faced by people of different genders, and then I will focus on health education issues relating to gender. Gender and sex have been defined by sociologists as two different things....   [tags: Healthcare ]
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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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Gender Norms and Regimes in British Sport - Introduction Sport is an important element of British culture, and is one of the most popular leisure activities of British people. Sportsmen today are heroised when they break physical barriers, endure adverse conditions, overcome impossible obstacles and drive their bodies to limits. On the other hand heroines are defined differently – caring, kindness, motherliness and morality. According to these feminine characteristics, there is discrepancy in becoming a sporting heroine. Throughout the history of sport there have always been a small number of adventures women who have challenged gender roles, taken up “manly sports” and broken up records equal to those of male sporting heroes....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Sports, Culture]
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Challenges in Addressing Gender Inequality in Cambodia - Challenges in Addressing Gender Inequality in Cambodia The attention of gender equality at all level and in all sectors of policy has become a global concern in the modern period. The recognition of gender equality has been internationally demonstrated by the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), followed by the Beijing Declaration on Platform of Action (BPfA), adopted in the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW). The global framework has contextualized to address the problem of gender inequality with the emergence of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....   [tags: Restriction, Culture, Laws] 1478 words
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Single Gender Classes - When girls are asked to express their feelings, or if they feel stressed they can share this information with their teachers and friends. They can also provide details and they will look you in the eye when they are explaining their problem. Boys find it very difficult to talk about their feelings and will not give details unless they are asked specific questions. Even then they will give very little information because they do not know how to communicate what their feelings are. Boys deal with moderate stress well and may actually do better because of it....   [tags: Education, Single Sex Classrooms] 2628 words
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Outgoing Young Male Chimpanzees - New data proposes that the main biological effects on personal distinctions between human sexes, act predominantly in the beginning of the growth, and particularly before youth. Biological stimulus tends to be interceded by moderately uncomplicated processes, such as humour. After that, they are developed by means of group relationships (for example, with progenitress and fellows) into more sophisticated sexual attributes of mature character1. However, little research has been done about the evolutionary basis of child gender dissimilarities in humans. A recent study by Lonsdorf and collaborators2 was responsible for demonstrating these early sex differences in the light of evolutio...   [tags: evolution, sex differences, chimps]
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The Relationship Between Gender, Conflict and Violence - ... Both international humanitarian law and international human rights law have increasingly focused on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts as a result of the shifting modes of warfare. In the past two decades, this focus has included a growing awareness of the gender-related impacts of armed conflict, and the role of women in conflict and post-conflict settings. A significant development in humanitarian law were the two Additional Protocols (1977) to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which together set out the provisions for protecting civilians....   [tags: traditional concepts, ngo, unhcr] 2459 words
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Single Gender Classrooms - Single-gender education, more commonly known as single-sex education, is the practice of teaching boys and girls in separate classes or schools. In many countries single-gender education is the norm due to religious or cultural beliefs. The practice has only become popular in the United States public schools within the last decade. However, single-sex education has been continually in practice in many private schools across the nation. History of Single-Gender Education in U.S. Public Schools At the time that the nation was founded, only boys received public schooling while the girls were educated at home, if at all....   [tags: teaching boys and girls in separate environments]
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The Relationship Between Gender and Bicycling Behaviour - There is an abundant amount of existing literature that proposes that females are less likely than males to cycle for transport in countries with low bicycle transport mode share, such as The United States. I will investigate the relationship between gender and bicycling behaviour, and whether female commuter cyclists are more likely to use certain types of bicycle infrastructure over others. Relative to utilitarian bicycling, the study of gender issues in planning leads to the success of social inclusion as well as economic regeneration, and bicycling as a form of active transportation is important due to its individual, social, economic, and environmental benefits....   [tags: bicycling, transportation, women] 1194 words
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Blurred Gender Lines of Bipolar Disorder - “When one is diagnosed with manic depression, one’s status as a rational person is thrown into question. What it means to be rational or irrational depends on what notions of personhood are in play, notions that must be understood in their cultural context” (Martin, 2007). In American culture we have a blurred line between what is rational and what is irrational. The biggest blurred line is between what is rational for a man and what is rational for a woman. Mania and depression that is within the context of bipolar disorder cross that line because today in American culture mania is considered a male characteristic, while depression is considered a highly female characteristic....   [tags: rationality, comorbidity, manic depression]
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Single-Gender Classrooms: Beneficial or Harmful? - With the passage of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the idea of single-gender classrooms has been on the rise. No Child Left Behind also included an amendment asking the U.S. Department of Education to set standards for experimentation with single-gender classrooms and schools. Since being made effective, many states have started such experiments with single-gender classrooms, so it made me start thinking. Would single-gender classrooms improve the quality of education in American public schools....   [tags: education, scholastic benefits]
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Looking Behind the Gender Gap in Science - The sexism-laden stereotype that Science is a “male” field in which men are better than women has existed since the dawn of time. Women used to be prohibited to even enter a university building, let alone to be involved in academic activities . Nowadays, however, men and women are ensured fairly equal chances to pursue career and education they desire. The myth that girls are innately worse in Science has been long since debunked, and gender differences and segregation have gradually disappeared from many academic setting, especially in developed parts of the world....   [tags: women's education, women in science, inequality]
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How Gender and Age Effect Happiness - This study examines how gender and age effect how individuals select what they deem as happiness. Genders are affected by society’s roles they grouped into and how this changes their point of view on different predictors of happiness. This study also examines how social structural variables affect happiness, for example, marital status, and income. The study breaks down the participants into subgroups – gender and age under 25 and over to try and understand why individuals select specific events as happy moments in their lives....   [tags: happiness, society, social, categories] 1971 words
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The Chains of Social Hierarchy and Gender Roles - In William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, the use of mistaken identity and role reversal communicates that gender roles and social class are constructed illusions that trick people into having unrealistic expectations about how they are supposed behave.Viola crossdressing as Cesario in the play challenges traditional views of how a woman of her status should act.The differences between the accepted clothing for an individual emphasizes gender roles and social hierarchy in society. During the Renaissance, “ the idea of two genders, one subordinate to the other, provided a key element in its hierarchical view of the social order and to buttress its gendered division of labor” (Howard 423)....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Role Reversal]
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Gender Roles and the Cuban Revolution of 1959 - ... The traditional roles of women were challenged by this revolution. Pre-Revolution, Cuban women had tradition roles like any other Latin American countries such as social inequalities, gender gap, subordination and oppression, and wage differences. It wasn't until 1934 that women received the right to vote and in 1940 when the constitution was changed making men and women officially equal. But even with the constitutional equality, women were living in a country were machismo was heavily present that created a blockage of gender roles in the Latin American hemisphere (Chase 2010)....   [tags: assets, society, capitalism, relation] 1706 words
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Sex and Gender - Sex and Gender The terms employed most frequently to describe the differences between men and women are 'sex' and 'gender'. Sex refers to the differing physical attributes of women and men (Lee, Shaw). The categories of sex are male and female. In every society sex differences are given social meanings. Social identity, which is confessed on the basis of assumed sexual differences, is called "gender" (Lee, Shaw)....   [tags: Papers] 1187 words
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Gender and Society - Gender is one of the universal dimensions on which status differences are based. Gender is a social construct specifying the socially and culturally prescribed roles that men and women are to follow. Men have subordinated women. All other discriminations are insipid by construct. Why does society segregate the workforce by gender. Women have been single out against in the workforce as minorities, not as women, because they are relatively powerless. Men see women as less profitable. Society stereotype that women are less capable, less productive, and less dedicated to their employers....   [tags: essays research papers] 461 words
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A Gender Debate - Gender refers to the psychological, social, and cultural differences between males and females. Gender also means the physiological and anatomical differences between the male and female bodies. Most socio-biologists believe differences in sex are a result of differences in the thinking and behavior of men and women. They argue gender identity is formed through socialization. Gender structures every aspect of an individual's life through social relationships and all forms of interaction with society including work....   [tags: Biology] 612 words
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psychology and gender - In a showdown of the sexes on Friday, Johnstone Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker and Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Spelke debated whether innate differences lead to the underrepresentation of tenured women in math and the sciences. In front of a packed Science Center B crowd, they analyzed the data behind University President Lawrence H. Summers’ controversial January comments on women in science. Pinker, whom Summers recruited to Harvard last year, cited evidence arguing that male superiority in skills like mental object rotation and problem solving provides a biological basis for the argument that men are more talented at math and science....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Sports and Gender - Sports become stereotyped as gender-neutral, feminine, or masculine based on conceptions regarding gender, gender differences, and beliefs about the appropriateness of participation due to gender (Colley et al., 1987; Csizma, Wittig, & Schurr, 1988; Koivula, 1995; Matteo, 1986). Sports labeled as feminine seem to be those that allow women participants to act in accordance with the stereotyped expectations of femininity (such as being graceful and nonagressive) and that provide for beauty and aesthetic pleasure (based on largely male standards)....   [tags: Female Sports Film Movies Essays]
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Gender and Sexuality - Males and females are classed differently from the moment they are pronounced boy or girl. Gender determines the differences in power and control in which men and women have over the socioeconomic determinants of their health, lives and status in their community. Our society moulds how men and women should and should not behave and can be observed in all parts of our society. As a result of these Gender stereotypes men and women have issues which affect their health which are unique to each gender....   [tags: Sex Female Male Socialization Essays]
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Gender and Communication - Communication is an ongoing process in which individuals exchange messages whose meanings are influenced by the history of the relationship and the experiences of the participants. (Adler, p.384) Communication depends on relationships between the people who are communicating, and on common basics between them. Problems in communications between people may arise due to differences in cultures, perceptions, values, and expectations from life. As in many other gender differences, miscommunication between males and females can be explained by either the biological aspect or the cultural/environmental aspect....   [tags: Communication Between The Sexes] 1785 words
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Sex and Gender - Sex and Gender Arianna Stassinopoulos wrote in the 1973 book The Female Woman: "It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes" (Microsoft Bookshelf). In her statement we see a cultural feminist response to the dominant liberal feminism of the 1970s. Liberal feminism de-emphasized gender differences, claiming that women were the equals of men and that this would be obvious if only they were offered the same opportunities as men with no special privileges necessary....   [tags: Anatomy Papers]
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Gender and Race: The Difference Makers in Jobs - Gender and Race, the Difference Makers in Jobs Introduction Since the Industrial Revolution in the United States of America, working conditions for women and minorities have not been given equal pay or top positions in the work place. Women being degraded by the men in charge, and minorities constantly at odds with one another so they will not form a Union. Such things keep those with low-status in the job in line, and not feel they are equal to the ones in charge. People from other countries are in search for a better life elsewhere, and take the risk of going to the United States illegally to seek out the American Dream....   [tags: inequality and discrimination in the job market] 1434 words
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Sex Roles and Gender Bias in Early Childhood Education - Sex role stereotyping and gender bias permeate everyday life. Children learn about sex roles very early in their lives, probably before they are 18 months old, certainly long before they enter school.(Howe, 1). The behaviors that form these sex roles often go unnoticed but their effect is immeasurable. Simple behaviors like: the color coding of infants (blue & pink), the toys children are given, the adjectives used to describe infants (boys: handsome, big, strong; girls: sweet, pretty, precious), and the way we speak to and hold them are but a few of the ways the sex roles are introduced....   [tags: Stereotyping Bias Gender Roles Stereotypes Essays] 2170 words
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Differences of a Vietnamese Mariology - Differences of a Vietnamese Mariology In searching theological differences of Mary in Vietnam, I think that we should consider several cultural, political, and theological elements. Peter Phan unpacks several of these in his proposals on Vietnamese Mariology. Relying on his proposals, Vietnamese traditional prayers, and modern researches on Mary, I will discuss Our Lady of La Vang deeper in its historical context. A Mariology of Privileges ¬¬Mariology of privileges took root from the catechetical lessons in Cathechismvs of Fr....   [tags: traditional prayers, cultural freedom]
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Gender Influences Performance on Choice Reaction Time Task - According to Madden (2001), “processing speed is a fundamental property of the central nervous system.” However, what if one gender’s brain processing results in an advantage over the other because of better reaction times. Current studies show contradictory findings when reporting gender differences on reaction time tasks (Adam et al., 1999; Calvo, 2009; Lahtela et al., 1985). Reaction time is referred to as “the amount of time from the onset of the stimulus beginning and responding” (Draper et al., 2010)....   [tags: central nervous system, brain]
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The Differences between the Self-Esteem of Boys and Girls During Puberty - Puberty is a time of many changes. Your body changes, your voice can change, and your emotions are on overdrive. The changes going through an adolescent’s body can be very confusing. Not everyone going through puberty knows what is happening to them. Plus, even if an understanding is there, it can be very uncomfortable. Almost every part of an adolescent’s body is affected when going through puberty. Psychologically, an adolescent is affected too. One psychological effect of puberty is a decreased self-esteem....   [tags: Ideal Body Type, Media Influences]
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Motivation and Job Satisfaction Theories - ... With companies dealing with motivation for job satisfaction in relation individual differences they will need to incorporate program such as diversity training (Baack, 2012). Diversity programs main goals are to inspire employees to adopt the idea that diversity is an advantage for a company and that they enjoy cultural and individual differences (Baack, 2012). Cognitive theories Cognitive process theories of motivation assess the thought processes or mental reasoning processes which is central to a person behaviors for example, when a person supposes they are the recipient discriminating treatment and reacts by seeking employment elsewhere (Baack ,2012)....   [tags: Maslow, individual differences, cognitive theories]
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Gender in the Workforce - Plato once said “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things” (Ferrari & Griffth, 2000). However, in today’s world women are more educated than men, bigger risk takers, and more adaptable to our modern socioeconomic trends. Yet women in the workforce still face daily struggles in acceptance. In this essay we will explore gender in the workforce, the changing nature of that workforce, gender inequalities and what measures are being taken in correcting and modelling a new working environment....   [tags: education, socioeconomic, wages] 1657 words
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Gender and Power in the Workplace - Gender and Power in the Workplace This essay is an analysis of contemporary issues associated with gender and power in the workplace; which will specifically include a discussion of gender relations, stereotyping, women’s identity, the structuring of formal and informal power, sources of inequality, and sexual harassment. The concept of gender in relation to the division of labor in the workplace, and in relation to issues of power and control is an unfortunate, groundless stereotype. Suzanne Tallichet notes that the gendered division of workplace labor is rooted in flawed ideology of innate sex differences in traits and abilities, and operates through various control mechanisms....   [tags: Sociology Inequality Sexual Harassment Essays]
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The Theories of Sex and Gender - The Theories of Sex and Gender Sex and gender are two very separate factors in the debate of how gender acquisition occurs. Sex is a biological fact determined by the chromosomes inherited from parents. Gender however, refers to the behaviour, beliefs, attitude and sense of identity that society perceives as being appropriate for either a male or a female, and therefore gender is regarded as a social fact. MOGHADDAM (1998, as cited in HARALAMBOS et al, 2002). There are four main theories in the gender acquisition debate, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychoanalytical Theory, Social Learning Theory and Cognitive-development Theory....   [tags: Comparison Compare]
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The Oppression of Women at Home and in the Workplace Due to Gender Stratification - Feminist Theories: The Oppression of Women at Home and in the Workplace Due to Gender Stratification “One is not born a woman, but instead one becomes a woman,” claims sociologist Simone de Beauvoir (as cited in Zaretsky). Similarly, sociologist Judith Butler argues that “gender is less a biological fact than a social fiction” (Zaretsky). Another sociologist, Berk, makes a similar claim, arguing that the family is where you first learn how to do gender in compliance with societal norms; the creation and functioning of a family perpetuates society (Berk)....   [tags: feminist theories, inequality]
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The Masking of History: The Misunderstanding of Gender and Race Studies. - Historical analysis has multiple approaches which often depend on correlating subfields of history. Understanding the subfield in which a historian is writing illuminates the subject and clarifies historical context. Although, the subfields of gender and race studies differ in how they emerged they share similar elements which can shape how historical recording can be negatively influenced. By analyzing how gender, whose origins are messy and indiscernible, is embedded and imposed contrasts with race as a perpetuated ideology, an understanding of how they are both used to help shape and reproduce systems of inequality can be achieved....   [tags: sojourner truth, mentalite, slavery]
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The Gender-Based Wage Gap in Real Estate - In discussing gender-based wages, there are five approaches to explaining the inequalities that have plagued female U.S. laborers since their collective advent into the workforce in the 1940s. The five explanations typically cited by economists are segregation, human capital, employer preference, statistical discrimination, and institutional discrimination. Segregation refers to the differences among professions. This approach takes into account the fact that there are occupations that generally have higher wages than other occupations....   [tags: workforce, segregation, capital, discrimination]
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Gender Segregation and Discrimination in CTE - Gender Segregation and Discrimination in CTE The Traditional Reality The CTE system before Title IX has been characterized as traditionally dominated by gender segregation and discrimination (National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education 2002). In many cases, females were denied entry into training programs for higher-wage, traditionally male, industry and technical occupations. Gender stereotyping in guidance and counseling practices and materials, bias in teacher practices, and harassment by other students discouraged nontraditional enrollment by females and in practice restricted CTE opportunities for females to lower-wage, traditionally female, health and cosmetology occupations...   [tags: Females Women Discrimination Essays]
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Family Values and Gender Roles - Family Values and Gender Roles      Family is the basis of life and is a basis for what a person learns as they grow into adulthood. Family Values are what your family teaches you.  Family is similar to school in the fact that your family teaches you about the world and how every human interacts with others. Gender Roles are the hierarchical basis of a family; the father is the bread winner, mother makes sure dinner is on the table at eight p.m., and the children are straight A students and incredibly popular.   I believe that gender roles are not influenced by family values; I believe gender roles are nothing but prejudices under a different name....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Things Fall Apart and A Doll's House on Gender Roles - ... Traditional gender roles showcase the attitudes on how each sex is portrayed. Men are strong, decisive, they show no pain, attitudes tend to be directed in a more dominant direction. While women, they are casted as weak, submissive, they aren’t smart as men, they can’t get the job done. Critical Theory Today: A User-friendly Guide explains that the qualities society views each gender affects how they are affected, “A striking illustration is the word hysteria, which derives from the Greek word for womb and refers to psychological disorders deemed peculiar to women and characterized by overemotional, extremely irrational behavior” (Tyson 86)....   [tags: Chinua Achebe and Henrik Ibsen]
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Gender and E.U. Accession in Poland - Gender and E.U. Accession in Poland In the period preceding and immediately following Poland’s accession into the European Union (01.05.2004) Polish media were overflowing “gender talk.” On the radio one would hear randomly placed banter about “natural differences between the sexes” (in fact, a new station (FM 94), was established in 2002 with “real men” in mind). Almost any event discussed on the evening news could be commented with a “this is what women are like” or “men cannot help but be men.” Magazines and newspapers provided an abundance of images featuring manly men and womanly women, as well as departures from such norm (most notably drag queens from gay pride parades in Weste...   [tags: Media Politics Papers]
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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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Construction of Feminine Gender Roles in Game of Thrones - “Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one’s between her legs. Learn how to use it.” In the following essay I will seek to establish the construction of feminine gender roles in ‘Game of Thrones’, the HBO television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, which is played out in the fictional kingdom of Westeros. Consequently I will analyse these feminine gender roles from a materialistic viewpoint and discuss how a number of characters, principally female (since we will see how patriarchy is the favoured practice in Westeros), both conform to and reject preconceived ideas of gender performance and representation....   [tags: Game of Thrones Essays] 1735 words
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gender - Gender Roles For many years society has embraced the idea that the difference between men and women were biologically determined. Thou through traditions, media, and peers we act accordingly to how others view us. Each individual has pressure placed upon them based on their gender. Our sex is determined by genetics while our gender is programmed by social customs. Some theories interpret that a women is tender and a loving mother while on the other hand men are aggressive hunters and are the dominant one of the family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1309 words
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Gender - GENDER Gender can be defined as the sex-role that a person takes on according to guidelines or standards instilled in us by society. One can be a male or female biologically, but still be perceived as the opposite sex due to the way one may think or present him self or her self. Whether or not we are born with certain biological traits different in male versus female is the nature versus nurture question that has been around for years. Through research, science has found that men and women differ in the way they process information, but whether or not this is due to the way that they are socialized or if in fact they are born this way has yet to be proven....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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