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Gender Inequalities, Past and Present - In current society, social divisions feature a lot on the prospects of people within each society. This essay will explain how the in such concepts as women being forced into unpaid labour, male dominance over females in employment, the sexualisation of women in the media as well as briefly looking into inequalities within violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender inequalities to the present day to see if things have improved or deteriorated in modern society....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Gender Inequalities: Improving or Deteriorating? - To distinguish the extent to which social divisions in gender between male and females are socially constructed we first have to discuss the issue of stratification by gender (inequality) and the theories which surround it. This essay will distinguish the concepts of gender inequalities in unpaid labour and employment, the media, as well as briefly looking into violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender to the present day to see if things have socially improved or deteriorated....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Gender Inequalities in Malawi - Many developing countries experience significant issues that help shape their culture and government. Malawi is a country that has experienced many difficult trials throughout her upbringing that has given her a unique civilization. Such tribulations can be seen in the countries issues that arise with women. Although Malawi has progressed immensely over the decades, one could argue that the country is still developing because of the on-going problem dealing with gender inequalities towards women, such as in the workplace, home, and in society as a whole....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Inequalities in the Workplace - Gender Inequalities in the workplace METHODOLOGY 3 INTRODUCTION 4 CAUSES OF GENDER INEQUALITY 5 COMPARING GENDER INEQUALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD. 6 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS 7 EFFECTS OF GENDER INEQUALITY 9 CONCLUSION 10 INTERVIEW ABOUT GENDER INEQUALITY 11   Methodology   Introduction Gender inequality is “the unfair treatment of an applicant or employee because of the person’s sex”. Gender inequality or gender discrimination is illegal. Gender inequality did not only start in the workplace....   [tags: South Africa, discrimination]
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Gender Inequalities: Yesterday and Today - There is this question which has been plaguing me for quite some time now. The front pages of all newspapers around a year back ran the story of a woman who had been picked up from a Chicago night club by a group of young men, and brutally raped and beaten up, before she was cast off in a darkened alley somewhere. No matter where I went, this was the only piece of news which interested people enough to keep on talking about it, with of course their own views, deductions, and analyses. Good enough, as majority of the people were all for the criminals getting severe penalty for the monstrous atrocity they had inflicted on a 37-year old woman, a mother of two....   [tags: Gender Inequality Essays]
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Gender Inequalities - Gender inequalities are a large problem in terms of measuring economic production. The United Nations sees gender equality as an important goal, as four of the eight Millennium Development Goals for lowering poverty levels are directly related to women. While men and women both deal with discrimination and exclusion from the labor market, women are forced to contend with more barriers to full participation. There are several sources for these inequalities, including gaps in education, lack of resource access, the inability to access the labor market and structural inequalities (United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2012)....   [tags: production, household, women]
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Gender Inequalities in Victorian England: Robert Browning’s Porphyria’s Lover - ... The emasculation and submissive role the narrator has been faced with ultimately leads to the climax of the poem. In an attempt to preserve Porphyria’s love and exercise power, Porphyria’s lover strangles her with a lock of her own yellow hair (Line 39-40). The obsessive speaker then proceeds to prop Porphyria’s ‘drooping’ neck against his shoulder (Line 39-41), a complete reversal of his previous compliance to her controlling actions. This is symbolic of recovering masculinity from prior submission and depicts the male agenda of the Victorian period....   [tags: dominate women, gender roles]
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Gender Inequalities in the Roman Catholic Religion - ... St. Augustine, the foundational thinker of Latin Christianity, believed that females were created by God to be inferior to the superior male gender. Augustine never believed that a female could represent God, because being male is a symbol of “rationality and spirituality” while being female symbolizes “the body and the material world” (Ruether). However, Augustine's views of women becomes complicated when he speaks of reproduction and sex. Augustine believed that sex without being married was a sin and those who use contraception while having sexual intercourse, whether being married or not, was “mere fornication” (Ruether)....   [tags: rooted in the History of the Christian religion] 515 words
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Changing Perspective on Gender Inequalities in Schools - Changing Perspective on Gender Inequalities in Schools Gender equality is a broad topic with many different angles that can be examined. For my part in this project I chose to research the changing perspective on gender inequalities in schools. I wanted to find out what people really felt about the fairness of their education, and whether they really felt they had been shortchanged in the learning process because of their sex. My results were generally what I had expected to find, though there were a few interesting findings along the way....   [tags: Papers] 680 words
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Gender Inequalities in Access to Schooling in Pakistan - Education is a precious thing that holds the future for all young human beings. It allows us to learn, to grow, and to become functional and responsible citizens of society and the competitive world. Without education, people will not be able to do the things that they want to in the future in order to advance their dreams to improve their lives and society. They will not be able to learn new things, new ideas, and new skills in order to advance the stages of human growth and development....   [tags: Girl's Education in Pakistan]
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Gender Topic:  Professional Obstacles - ...   b) Gender jokes are never appropriate. They can hurt someone's feelings and can often make someone very uncomfortable in their workplace. It creates a hostile environment and ruins workplace relationships, and can ruin open communication with co-workers. And although gender jokes are usually taken lightly, and thought of as non-harmful by the person saying them, and possibly the people around them, it can really harm the person you are saying it to. This shouldn't be the type of thing to be taken lightly, it is harassment, sexual harassment, physical and verbal abuse....   [tags: gender jokes, inequalities] 680 words
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Race and Class Inequalties - Inequality is experienced in various ways. Along with race and class inequalities, we have gender inequalities. What creates and maintains significant gender inequality when it comes to decision making. We could look back to1918; when Irish decision makers were made up solely of men. From 1919 to today we see a similar trend of gender inequality. It seems that when it comes to power and decision making, women take the back seat. We can argue that men and woman are naturally good at different things resulting to society creating this gender gap....   [tags: gender inequalities, patriarchy]
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Economical Inequalities of Gender and Class in the Ancient Society - Archaeology has a way of inspiring images of exotic times of long ago. Curiosity about the past has excited the hearts and minds of mankind for centuries. Oscar Wilde, a poet and archaeologist, said “[Archaeology] was a means by which they could touch the dry dust of antiquity into the very breath and beauty of life, and fill the new wine of romanticism forms that had been old and outworn” (p54). It’s easy for us to fantasize about a time much different than our own, and often we choose not to see the injustice and inequalities that existed....   [tags: archaeology, mayan, monuments] 1219 words
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Sociology and Social Norms - ... Gender inequality is displayed in many countries around the globe. In India, the society begins gendering as soon as a child is born. In most cases, the birth of a daughter is unwelcome but that of a son is celebrated. The boys are brought up bold and outgoing while the girls are expected to be at home and do chores. While the other discriminations like economic or social discriminations are present outside the home, but gender discrimination is present outside and inside households. In a familial setup, the father is the head of the family and decision maker....   [tags: gender, inequalities] 1262 words
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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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Islamic Law and Universal Human Rights - Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Islamic Law a. Background, principles, practice III. Universal Human Rights a. Definition, overview, acceptance IV. Argument V. Islamic Law in Accordance with Human Rights VI. Islamic Law in Collision with Human Rights VII. Conclusion VIII. Bibliography As we have gained access to more technology over the centuries, we have also gained access to more information. The more access to information that we are granted, the smaller our world gets. Currently, a teenager sitting on his couch in the United States can connect to the events occurring in the Ukraine without even leaving his home....   [tags: International Issues, Gender Inequalities]
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Medea and Lysistrata - Medea and Lysistrata Medea and Lysistrata are two Greek literatures that depict the power which women are driven to achieve in an aim to defy gender inequality. In The Medea, Medea is battling against her husband Jason whom she hates. On the other hand, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the protagonist Lysistrata plotted to convince and organize the female gender to protest against the stubbornness of men. In terms of defining the purpose of these two literatures, it is apparent that Euripedes and Aristophanes created characters that demonstrate resistance against the domination of men in the society....   [tags: World Literature Gender Inequalities Essays] 536 words
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Internal and External Causes of Inequalities - Gender inequality has been the main focus for many centuries where discrimination and oppression became a major part of women’s inequalities. Discrimination is a negative attachment an injurious labelling or suggestion related to a certain person, group or object. When discrimination occurs one of the final effects would be oppression, the humiliation and inhuman treatment of people or groups. When one group or individual dominates over the other (Thompson, 2003). The Equality Act 2010 was introduced by the parliament to reduce inequalities among people from all backgrounds, genders, religion and so on....   [tags: discrimination, oppression, inequalities]
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The Realities of Social Inequalities - ... It was reported in 2008 that “the top 20 percent” of households in the United States “obtained 50 percent” of total income (Giddens, Dunmeier, Applebaum 2012: 202). In contrast, it was also reported that the “bottom 20 percent received only 3.4 percent” of the total income. Up until the last 6 years, most Americans identified themselves with the middle class, however in recent years there has been a sharp decline in this identification. “Today, about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%),” (Pew Research Center/USA Today, 2014)....   [tags: class, gender, functionalists ] 1642 words
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Deeply Rooted Gender Biases at the Secondary Level - ... Chevannes, conjointly rejects the hypothesis of marginalisation of the black or any other male and points to the continued dominance of men in positions of power and authority throughout most establishments. This conclusion by Chevannes is supported by Marlene Hamilton who concludes in her study of women's access to the University of the West Indies as academic and administrative staff, that in the educational year 1998/1999, there have been no female deans. She conjointly expressed that within the fifty (50) year history of the University, of the sixty eight (68) heads of department, seven are women, and of the one hundred and fifteen (115) professors, twelve (12) were women....   [tags: inequalities, under-representation, academics] 600 words
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Women - Through the involvement of government legislature and the evolving demeanor of today’s society, inequalities between men and women in the workplace have dwindled to an all time low. However, while it is inevitable that progress continues, the struggle remains for women to gain the full equality they deserve. Many individuals are in error, believing that the war against gender discrimination has come to a victorious halt, however, this is not the case. It is essential to constitute the degree of validity, or ambiguity concerning the pervasive affirmations of a decrease in discrimination against women in the work force....   [tags: Gender Roles, Inequalities Between Men and Women] 2444 words
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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace - Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman. Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life....   [tags: Papers Gender Sexism Essays] 1034 words
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The Social Construction of Gender - Different culture and different periods of history construct gender differently. Due to the social construction of gender, gender always ranks women below men of the same race and class. The rich details of the historical and field studies have given the notion that violence is always related to masculinities. Men is always referred as the subject of the action “violence against female” when speaking of the phrase “violence toward women”. Men privilege has existed because of the multicultural cultural masculinities....   [tags: masculinity, violence, inequalities] 769 words
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The Major Constructs Explaining Health Inequalities - Theoretical approach Perspective on health inequalities In their introduction the authors hypothesise that there is an association between poverty and Tuberculosis (TB) in Recife, Brazil, and that this is mediated by accommodation crowding, malnutrition and “other socially determined factors”. However this paper does not include a nutrition variable, and the authors don’t clarify which other social factors they believe are important. They examine numerous possible socioeconomic position (SEP) variables without defining a priori which is of primary interest....   [tags: poverty, tuberculosis, health inequalities]
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Gender Roles in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator and her husband John can be seen as strong representations of the effects society’s stereotypical gender roles as the dominant male and submissive female have within a marriage. Because John’s wife takes on the role as the submissive female, John essentially controlled all aspects of his wife’s life, resulting in the failure of the couple to properly communicate and understand each other. The story is intended to revolve around late 19th century America, however it still occurs today....   [tags: inequalities, dominant male] 1952 words
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Sex and Gender - In order to answer the question above this essay will discuss in depth what exactly sex is and what gender is and the differences between the two terms. The research carried out will display that we live in a patriarchal society without a doubt as we look at how gender links to inequality in society. A patriarchal society can be clearly seen from the gender inequality in the labour force which is paid labour and also in unpaid labour which occurs in the household. Another area the answer will reflect on is how gender inequality links to education which overall links to society....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Capitalism and the Social Construction of Gender - Birthday cards, deceptive in their seeming simplicity and innocence, actually contain powerful connotations of gender. These ‘artifacts’, which represent on a larger scale the system of capitalism, play an important role in the process of social construction of gender by reflecting and reinforcing this country’s socially constructed patriarchal concepts of gender which privilege men and subsequently oppress women. These ‘artifacts’ are the physical manifestation of the patriarchy system itself, and thus provide a good way of exploring the ways in which various systems contribute to the social construction of gender....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Stratification in the U.S. Today - Discuss the issues surrounding gender stratification in the U.S. today. Sexual characteristics inequality has been extremely diverse and wide spread. Women and men are disproportionate in every possible way in never-ending circumstances, both instant and durable, by both idea criteria and prejudiced experience. Therefore, what tally as gender difference in family life, education, workplace and politics. These social structures are assembly on the base of the masculinity and femininity, gendered role and gender identity society label to men and women....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Heteronormartive Notions of Gender - Heteronormartive notions of gender create challenges and issues that require a complex process of resolving gender inequalities. In particular, one of the challenges is resolving the inequalities that are reinforced by male and female gender norms. The notion of gender creates a dichotomy in male and female roles. Through socialization processes, we learn to identify specific behaviours as 'masculine' or 'feminine', and boys and girls are taught to perform and display these traits, which become a dominant part of their identities....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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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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Gender Inequality in Medical School - Stereotypes have been around forever: the preconceived belief about a type of person or group. Stereotypes can remark on different races or cultures like Polish people or African American people. For example, stereotypes may say Americans are lazy obese, or unintelligent. There are also many stereotypes about genders. For example, women are weaker than men or women like to cook more than men or they are better caretakers. This discussion addresses major controversial stereotypes within medical schools and health institutions across America....   [tags: Medicine, Education, Gender]
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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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Factors Causing Gender Inequity - ... This is called socialization and part of this socialization includes gender roles. As a society we have learned that males and females have different roles and we expect them to act differently depending on their gender. Children learn at a very young age to behave according to these gender stereotypes. Males are seen as strong, independent, responsible, aggressive, and successful, whereas females are described as passive, nurturing, emotional and warm. With such stereotypes society assigns abilities to people based on their gender (Erden, 2009)....   [tags: gender gap, academic achievement] 596 words
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Gender Equality in Sports - Gender Equality in Sports Literature Review Gender equality is defined as the act of treating men and women equally on all levels. When this gender equality is thrown into discussion with our continuously growing sports culture, it raises many concerns (Lyras 2009). Gender equality among male and female athletics has always been a hot button issue, and even now it is still to be said that there is not full equality in any level of athletics. These inequalities come in the form of financial disparity, media coverage, or lack thereof, and other benefits usually offered to male athletes that are not offered to women (Lyras)....   [tags: equality, gender roles, athletes]
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Gender and Health Outcomes: The Impact that Gender Has on The Use of the Healthcare System - Introduction Research Purpose What is the correlation between gender and how often healthcare is sought out by members of a specific gender. There has always been an impending social different classification based on gender. This stems from how gender categorizes certain behaviors and attitudes as something that woman would do more likely than their male counterparts would do and vice versa. The purpose of this research paper is to understand the impact that gender has on the use of the healthcare system....   [tags: gender, healthcare, behaviors]
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Gender Inequity in the Home, Workplace, School and Sports - Are men and women treated equal. You will probably answer no to this question. Have you ever been affected by gender inequity. Almost everybody have experience gender inequity in some part of their life. Rather it was at a much younger age or now. Gender inequity starts to take effect at a young age. Some people might think it’s a minor thing or do not think about it at ll. However gender inequity at a young age can sometimes break or make a person. According to dictionary.com gender inequity is the lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias towards a certain gender (“Dictionary.com”)....   [tags: Gender Discrimination] 1436 words
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Gender Inequality: The Allocation of Household Chores - Gender is defined as the scopes of genetic, physical, mental and behaviour characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and feminity, meanwhile inequality is defined as in a situation where there is an unfair situation or treatment in which certain people have more privileges or better opportunities or chances than other people. Thus, from the definition stated gender inequality refers to unequal or unfair management, treatment, or perceptions of persons or individuals are based on their gender....   [tags: gender, feminity, masculinity]
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Gender Roles of Men and Women - ... It made me understand that from the time I was growing up, I felt dependent on the male approval of how I looked, and was dependent on getting a guy, and not succeeding on my own as a women. I could still wear makeup and wear clothes that were in fashion, but I was now wearing them for me and not for others. As I grew older I realized how the media had affected me in that way. Realizing this also opened my mind to other feminist views. Today there are many feminist theories, which talk about the gender inequalities that we have today and try to overcome them, by focusing on informing women, changing legislation and drawing attention to the way women are discriminated in the workplace, ed...   [tags: gender role association, girls boys, trans] 2015 words
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How Gender Role Impacts on Identity - When contemplating the topic of gender role and its impact on identity one cannot help but realise that these gender roles have a huge part to play on a person’s identity. As gender is a combination of male and female it gives way for a number of characteristics to accompany each sex making them different from each other. This has an important position to play on identity which Kath Woodward stated in her book “Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Nation” where she said “Without difference there would not be such thing as identity”....   [tags: social issues, gender discrimination]
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A Critical Analysis of the Educational Gender Gap - Emotional and behavioral differences between boys and girls have often been linked as a result of attributed responses from neuro-biological dissimilarities. Essentially, behavioral variances between males and females result from biological differences that remain unaddressed in a classroom setting. Biologically, boys have less serotonin and less oxytocin than girls – the chemicals that are primarily responsible for human bonding. This makes it more likely for boys to be more physically impulsive than girls....   [tags: gender inequality, US schools]
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Gender Stratification - According to Helsin, Possamai and Possamai-Inesedy (2011 p. 625) gender stratification occurs when a specific gender has unequal access to power, property and prestige. As gender is classed as a master status it forms a significant structural characteristic within society (Helsin, Possamai & Possamai-Inesedy 2011, p. 310). Therefore, it is society, through social construction that determines what gender norms are considered appropriate and can be passed through generations of people via agents of socialisation such as family, mass media or in the form of symbolic interaction (Macionis & Plummer 1997, pp....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Husband's Gender Ideology - In response to why women remain investing significantly more time in unpaid housework than men (see Shelton and John, 1996; Coltrane, 2000 for a thorough review) and specialised in types of housework, empirical work done by researchers in economics background focuses on relative resource approach that builds on Becker’s model of exchange. Nevertheless, the economic approach is far from satisfactory in explaining why married women who are financially independent perform more housework than their spouses....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women ] 1972 words
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Boys Will Be Boys: A Critical Analysis of the Educational Gender Gap - Is there gender equality in the American educational system. If so, what can we do to eliminate gender discrepancies. Is it possible or even desirable to truly eradicate differences that exist between the genders. When someone is asked about gender inequalities, the response usually mentions something about the disadvantages women receive at the hands of a patriarchal society. Even in the realm of education, the assumption is made that females lag behind males because of less educational opportunities....   [tags: gender equality, US education]
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Comparative Gender Mainstreaming in a Global Era by Walby - For my analysis I have chosen the article Comparative Gender Mainstreaming in a Global Era, written by Walby from the Institute of Women´s studies at Lancaster University. This essay analyses gender mainstreaming as a new form of feminist policies, which is often contested. But there are more issues to discuss. The essay deals with several key words: gender, gender equality and inequality, gender mainstreaming, intersectionality, gender politics. These terms describe the different processes which are often interrelated....   [tags: equal rights, feminism, gender equality]
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Inequalities Of Health In Britain Today - Inequalities Of Health In Britain Today In Britain today, inequalities of health are common among many different groups of people. Recent comparisons have shown that Britain is in the middle of comparable Western countries in relation to inequalities of health. Class has a huge influence on health. There is a large gap in how healthy those in lower class groups are compared to those in higher class groups, and many people believe that this gap is widening. For example, the poorest groups in Britain live, on average, 8 years less than those in rich groups, and while only 10% of social class I are obese, 25 % of social class V are obese....   [tags: Papers] 1577 words
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George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss: The Construction of Gender Roles - Introduction George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) is renowned for her revolutionary views on gender issues. She herself experienced gender biases in her life, no wonder; she had to write under male pseudonym. She is considered to be far ahead of her times as she always supported higher education and work rights for women. Her writing made it explicit that she never wanted women to be forced into marriage and to be dependent on men. She struggled constantly for equal rights for women. She believed that rigid class and racial divisions were unfair although she knew it very well that during her lifetime, it cannot be changed....   [tags: gender bias, equal rights, gender issues]
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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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Gender Discrimination in "Wheel of Surya" by Jamila Gavin - The Wheel of Surya, by Jamila Gavin examines and presents a variety of different forms of discrimination within the novel. She explores this in various ways by comparing the differences between India and England whilst many types of discrimination occur, such as racism, sexism and a lot of disrespect against culture, gender, religion and tradition. Gavin also emphasizes the fact that back in the 1900’s (when the partition of India took place) the Indian Culture was not usually accepted in England which increased the amount of criticism and discrimination against unfamiliar religions....   [tags: Wheel of Surya, Jamila Gavin, Gender, Discriminati] 658 words
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Domestic Inequalities in The USA and Denmark - ... Physical environment affects inequality through access and availability to natural resources, raw materials and the natural climatic factors that may enhance or disadvantage, leading to inequality. Although different societies have varying perceptions of what is an acceptable level of equity, it is generally accepted that inequality has an impact on key social determinants such as health, wellbeing, political trust and violence. Wilkinson and Pickett (2009) highlight the social costs of inequality on a whole range of aspects of our lives....   [tags: income, opportunity, wealth] 1499 words
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Socioeconomic Factors and the Health of Individuals - Introduction Socio-economic class or socio-economic status (SES) may refer to mixture of various factors such as poverty, occupation and environment. It is a way of measuring the standard and quality of life of individuals and families in society using social and economic factors that affect health and wellbeing ( Giddens and Sutton, 2013). Cockerham (2007 p75) argues: ‘Social class or socioeconomic status (SES) is the strongest predictor of health, disease causation and longevity in medical sociology.’ Research in the 1990s, (Drever and Whitehead, 1997) found out that people in higher SES are generally healthier, and live longer than those in lower SES....   [tags: Inequalities in Health]
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Social Inequalities of Women - ... Who cared if the females that went to the games were the lowly prostitutes of the slums. Consequently, competitiveness all around became one of the most common problems that women face, ultimately resulting in violence towards others of the same gender. All violence and/or conflict comes from some predisposed or preexisting problem. They are one in the same, or at least almost always mixed up in each other. As previously stated, women’s self esteem play a large role when dealing with most things....   [tags: violence, married, unmarried]
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Gender Roles in Society - “Boys will be boys, and girls will be girls”: few of our cultural mythologies seem as natural as this one. But in this exploration of the gender signals that traditionally tell what a “boy” or “girl” is supposed to look and act like, Aaron Devor shows how these signals are not “natural” at all but instead are cultural constructs. While the classic cues of masculinity—aggressive posture, self-confidence, a tough appearance—and the traditional signs of femininity—gentleness, passivity, strong nurturing instincts—are often considered “normal,” Devor explains that they are by no means biological or psychological necessities....   [tags: Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes] 2016 words
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Gender Inequality in the Filming Industry - ... What is even more surprising is only fifteen and nine percent of the writers and directors, respectively, were women (New York Film Academy). With so few women working on the skeletons of films, only so much can be done about gender inequality. Fortunately, there are numerous different rating systems being developed in order to encourage the diversifying of genders in movies. In Sweden, four independent cinemas introduced the “A-rating”, a method that features films that pass the Bechdel Test, which means two women with names must discuss a topic other than a man (Tejle)....   [tags: Equality, Opportunities]
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The History of Gender Inequality - ... In 1841 men progressively eliminated female labour from the factory because they saw women as a form of threat to their employment (Holborn, 2008). Summerfield 1988 states that around the time of war women were directed into subordinate level ‘manual and non-manual’ work while men progressed towards the path of promotion (Mclvor, 2001). The Mines Act was brought in by the parliament in 1842 that prohibited women from employment as miners but by 1851 one in four married women were in employment by 1911 this number was reduced to one in then....   [tags: oppression, employment, pay] 1110 words
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Taking a Look at Gender Inequality - ... They get to decide where to collect water, how to draw, transport and store it, how much water to draw, how many sources of water to exploit and for what purposes. These types of activities put them as the center of their family. In fishery, women engage in a wide range of activities in the fishery industry. Situations vary individually, however, women participant in fishing as a worker to do some pre or post activities including seafood processing or some women even play as the main fisher....   [tags: women's rights compared to men's ] 631 words
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Taking a Look at Gender Norms - ... These gender divisions become interwoven in the economy, family, arts, religion, politics and daily existence. Gender therefore interconnects with economic disparity, racial or ethnic hierarchy, caste supremacy and differences based on sexual orientation. Gender inadvertently becomes a major social status, a way of life for the individuals in these societies, in other words, gender norms arise. Gender norms refer to socially defined roles, and behaviors attributable to men and women within a particular society....   [tags: associations with child health] 975 words
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The Continuation of Gender Inequality - ... In China a law was passed to forbid doctors from revealing the sex of a fetus, this rose in huge desertion of infant females and sometimes infanticide. There are almost no cases of deselecting males in favor of females. The effects of gender based abortions and abandonment, are far reaching and have produced a demographic gender discrepancy, it is projected by Plan that 100 million girls are selectively aborted or go missing while in infancy every year. Creating awareness for will help liberate gender inequality....   [tags: power, rights, discrimination] 828 words
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Gender Equality within the Household - What is gender. Different sociologists have given different definitions for gender. However, in its simplest term, gender refers to the socially expected roles and relation between men and women. For example, boys are expected to be the strong ones, aggressive and competitive and girls are to be sweet, caring, and gentle and handled with care. These characteristics, amongst others, are what the society actually expects from individuals based on their sex, but it does not mean that it is imperative for a girl to be feminine or a boy to be masculine which implies that gender is independent of sex....   [tags: sociological analysis] 3156 words
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Gender Socialization and Women in Politics - In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared all acts of discrimination on the basis of sex unlawful. 31 years later, the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the General Assembly. The CEDAW prompted an international document of the same name that advocates for the full incorporation of women in decision making capacities. It also “emphasis the civil rights, legal rights of women, reproductive roles and rights, impact of cultural factors on gender relations and barriers on advancement of women (World Bank, 2012)....   [tags: equal pay act, discrimination]
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Gender Inequality in Women's Rugby - ... For example, the female gender is described to be more passive versus the more aggressive males. This has been socially constructed since the beginning of time and I believe that these assumptions are in a way confining each one of us to act and live according to a specific template. In relation to the sport of rugby, which is viewed as masculine sport, females who participate are not following the norm. According to the article, “Rugby is inappropriate for girls or women for obvious psychological reasons (Joncheray & Tlili, 2013, p....   [tags: stereotypes, sports, masculine] 1188 words
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