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The Sexism Within The Gaming World - This case study will be focusing on the key topic of sexism within the gaming world. It will focus on two very important aspects; sexism against women within the gaming industry and community, and sexism against women in games. Within the gaming industry, whether it is within the PC gaming industry network or the general gaming industry network, sexism exists. This is supported by the findings discussed within this case study. One such example is: “60% of women in the game industry have experienced sexism......   [tags: sexism, gaming industry, video games]
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Sexism in Sports - Sexism in Sports In 1972 a policy known as Title IX was written and mandated into Federal policy. Title IX states “no person.....shall, on the basis of sex….be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Glenn Sacks, “Title IX Lawsuits are Endangering Men’s College Sports,” p. 3). Many high schools and colleges have not been able to comply with the Title IX standards mostly because of money. After more than 30 years since the beginning of Title IX, there is still no gender equality among men and women in sports....   [tags: Sexism Sports Athletics Basketball Essays]
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Othello and The Duchess of Malfi,’ Deconstruct and Challenge the Sexism of Jacobean Society? - Sexism can be defined as the prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination that is typically directed towards women. Jacobean women lived in a male-dominated world , which often meant that they were disempowered, subordinate possessions of men. Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ on one hand presents these stereotypical attitudes through the three female characters in the play, Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca, however on the other hand he challenges this view by portraying these women as individuals in their own right who are beginning to break away from male control....   [tags: sexism, male-dominated society]
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Sexism in Our Society - Sexism in Our Society Sexism has always been a major issue for women. It seems that today, everyone has to be careful of what they say and do so as to avoid offending someone. While everyone is busy worrying about extinguishing sexism towards women - which still is an issue that needs to be taken care of, who is concerned with sexism towards men. Sexism is just as much of an issue to men as it is to women. Many people believe that men have advantages over women when comes to a topic such as occupation....   [tags: Sexism Gender Women Men Essays] 884 words
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Sexism in the Workplace - Have you ever felt discriminated against in the workplace. Usually, women are the most common people that are mistreated in the workplace. There are many reasons why women are discriminated against, but none of them are excuses for women for not being successful. Women face sexism by getting less pay than men, not getting promoted as equally as men, and facing other gender stereotypes, but sexism can be solved by women confronting their internal and external barriers and finding people that can help women....   [tags: gender inequality and stereotypes]
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Sexism in the Media - One thousand years go by and an abundant amount of people still view women in a stereotypical type of way. On the opposing view, if women did not overstretch the slightest of things, this wouldn’t be such an enormous issue. Women may be overreacting to what the media has to say about them. It is not affecting everybody but a vast majority of successful women from continuing to moving forward said Marianne Schnall. Important to realize, women are capable of doing jobs men can do. Such jobs as being an engineer, physician, mechanic, lawyer and even top notch business women....   [tags: Media is Anti Women]
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Sexism and the Media - In today's world, what we see in the media dictates our world. Media, by definition, is a form of mass communication, such as television, newspapers, magazines and the internet. Since the beginning of this media phenomenon, men and women have been treated very differently, whether it be through advertisements or news stories. As women have gained more rights and social freedoms, the media has not changed their views on women. They are often viewed as objects, whether for a man's pleasure, or for as a group to sell only cleaning products to.The portrayal of women in the media has a highly negative impact on the easily shaped young women of today....   [tags: mass communication, internet, tv]
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Sexism at School - If someone was to type “define: sexism” into Google, the first definition that would appear would be “sexism: prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex” (Google.ca). However, that definition given is demonstrating sexism itself by stating that it is “typically against women”. Sexism is something that is still common in the world today, and is demonstrated towards both women and men. Many teachers act in ways, not always intentional, that contribute to sexism....   [tags: Anti-Oppressive Behavior, Gender]
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Sexism in Language - Language refers to the method that humans use to communicate either through speech or written. It consists of the use of the word in a structured and conventional way. Language has been referred to as ‘our means of classifying and ordering the world; our means of manipulating reality. In structure and in its use we bring out the world into realisation and if it is inherently inaccurate, then we are misled. (Dale Spender, 1980).Language has power that allows us to make sense out of the reality we live in....   [tags: Language ]
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Sexism in Sports - ... It keeps men feeling secure when it comes to their masculinity, yet making a woman’s fight for respect a never ending struggle. What sense of pride do Americans get from belittling one another. Something that may never clearly be understood. As humans, people often get confused when the term sexism is used. Almost instantly the word is used in the context of men thinking they are superior to women. It is forgotten at times that the word sexism means stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination....   [tags: homosexuals, minorities in sports]
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Sexism in Language - Throughout the years, sexism in language has been found to be a major issue in society. Women in society have been complaining about the unfairness toward their gender in ways. In the short essay, Sexism in English: Embodiment and Language by Allen Pace Nilsen, females were not considered as strong as males, and therefore they were giving a weak role in the society. Even in the text On language: You Guys by Audrey Bilger, women were not comfortable with the usage of the word “guys”, because they thought it took away femaleness....   [tags: society, unfairness, gender roles]
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Sexism in Music - How do we choose the music that we listen to. We could be affected by the music itself, the lyrics could touch us on a personal level, or we may have a predisposition to a certain genre of music due to the geographic area we live in. Our background and upbringing can even play a role in our musical choices. However we come to that ultimate decision, how many of us actually pay close attention to the language used in the songs that we like. Could it be that some of our favorite artists or compositions actually contain language that can be considered sexist or harmful....   [tags: Music, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sexism and Racism in “The Color Purple” - I feel every person should care about sexism and racism, because these two issues affect everyone. “The Color Purple” is a great film that focuses on the problems African American women faced during the early 1900s. "The Color Purple" provides a disturbing and realistic account into the life of Celie, a poor southern black woman with a sad and abusive past and Sophia, another poor southern black woman with a sad and abusive past. Sexism is a form of discrimination based on a person's sex, with such attitudes being based on beliefs in traditional stereotypes of different roles of the sexes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sexism in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew - ... At the same time, Petruchio was showing that he believes he will be dominant over her. Therefor disclosing to the audience that Petruchio was a sexist character. Furthermore, after Petruchio married Kate and starts trying to break her he believes he is her property. “I will be master of what is my own. She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, my household stuff, my field, my barn, my horse, my ox, my ass, my anything; and here she stands, touch her whoever dare.” (III. ii. 224 – 228.) This uncovered that he sees Kate, as just another possession....   [tags: women, property, relationships] 716 words
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Sexism in The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare - ... Petruchio could possibly just be trying to get his woman the best food possible, or in the case of his wedding, the best tailored clothes for Kate. Petruchio brings in a tailor for his wedding, and when the dress doesn’t live up to his expectations, he lets the tailor know (IV.iii.113-121) “O monstrous arrogance!... that thou hast marred her gown.” Petruchio cares so much about getting everything for his wife to be perfect that he does not let one thing fall out of line for his wedding preparations....   [tags: women's rights, victims, educate]
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Sexism in The Work Place - Introduction Sexism is the ideology that maintains that one sex is inherently inferior to the other. Sexism or discrimination based on gender has been a social issue for many years; it is the ideology that one sex is superior or inferior to the other. Sexism does not only affect females, but also males. Men are very often victimized by social stereotypes and norms based on gender expectations. Sexism has appears in almost all social institutions including family, the media, religion, sports, the military, politics, and the government....   [tags: media, religion, sports, patriarchy]
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Living Without Sexism in a Sexist World - The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History stated, “Sexism is the cultural assumption that men are superior to women and deserve preference and power over them.” (Bird, 1998) However, as I did research I found that sexism is not always men being superior to women, but also women being superior to men. Of course, this is normally a feeling brought about by actions, words, and perhaps even nothing at all. I believe that sexism is most common with women being the most irate about their inferiority to men....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Sexism in the Church and Culture - Sexism is defined as “the system and practice of discriminating against a person on the basis of sex” (Purple Ribbon Campaign – What is Sexism. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), but if one were to ask the average Canadian to define the same word, the results would vary enormously. In today’s modern society, people often think that sexism only applies to women in violent domestic cases because that is the type of sexism the media dominantly displays. However, this has been proved to be an incorrect assumption....   [tags: sex discrimination, maternity leave]
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Dangers of Sexism to Self-Esteem - The term sexism seems like a simple word, but it causes controversy and chaos amongst a gender based society. Sexism all over the world puts a lid on what it means to have equality, freedom, and humanity, which tampers with self-esteem. Tony Porter, a motivational speaker perfectly depicts how effective sexism is and how it harbors domestic violence as well as how the “man box” plays a huge role in sexism. Also, Sheryl Wudunn another motivational speaker as well ties in how sexism interferes with the female population....   [tags: violence, female, popluation, manbox]
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Sexism in the Black Panther Party - Guns in hand, more than two dozen Black Panthers promenaded into the California State Legislature to rebel against a gun-control bill. This excessive stunt increased the recognition of the Black Panther Political Party making them the new leaders and image of the Black Power Movement and from this they have gained many supporters, worldwide, for their ideology of black nationalism (Joseph 210). In the midst of a non-violent movement, the panthers propagated their aggressive rhetoric in order to shed light on the stagnant pace of the civil rights movement and the continued mistreatment of blacks by whites....   [tags: black power movement]
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Sexism in Advertising and General Media - From TV commercials and product placement to billboards and posters, thousands of advertisements bombard the average American every day. To be effective, an ad must attract the consumer’s attention, maintain the public’s interest, create or stimulate desire, and create a call for action. These advertisements can be small enough to fit on a three-inch screen or large enough to cover the side of a building. But no matter what the size, in this world of ever-shrinking attention spans and patience levels, ads have to be efficient in portraying their ideas....   [tags: Advertising]
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Racism, Sexism, and Stereotypes In Media - This essay discusses censorship and the way in which social media and consumer products affect and model an appropriate societal ‘literacy’ or view in particular regards to gender and race, to young children. A summary of the stereotypes displayed in several videos viewed on YouTube, as well as student’s own identified stereotypes, both in regards to race and gender, are displayed below (Alexander, 2011; BrokenXLoner, 2012; Lac, 2013; Walt Disney Pictures, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1967, 1955, 1953, 1941): Examples of ‘Frequent Racial Stereotypes’ Displayed in Popular Culture African American (examples: Disney crows, orang-utans in Jungle Book, The Lion King hyenas) American Indians (example: A...   [tags: Media Essays]
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Gender Biases and Sexism in Writers - Gender biases are what our society has been trying to avoid for decades. However in many instances it plays a huge role on the outcome of creative outlets. Writing is generally a very personal reflection on some ones values, views and opinions. What role does gender play on someone’s writing style. Could an entire book of poetry revolve around the author being a male or female. Sexism is an issue that has plagued our world for hundreds of years. Ideas that women belong in the kitchen and men should be under the hood of a car are prevalent in every society....   [tags: Creative Outlets, Writers, Authors, Poets]
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Remaining Problems of Sexism and Discrimination - ... These policies were fought for during the feminist movement. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinam are feminists who have raised awareness and influenced many women to contest male dominance. Generations of woman suffrage supporters would hold rituals, lobbied and even performed civil rebellion to achieve gender equality. Rituals are high levels of common emotional mood and common focus of attention (Allen, p.131). The goal to achieve the gender equality created a sense of organic solidarity. Each individual’s ideas and tendencies were strong....   [tags: gender equality, solidarity, alienated] 1740 words
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Sexism and New York City - ... To outwardly express that one is a feminist can make you or break you depending on what part of the city you are in. If you find yourself in the village or the lower east side, you might be met with people who agree with you. However if you admit to being a feminist in a place like Wall Street where the vibe is more patriarchal you may be met with taunts. The taboo of feminism is that if you are one you think that women are better than men, man hating, or if you’re a male feminist, you’re viewed to be weak....   [tags: gender discrimmination, equality for women] 1469 words
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Sexism in The 21st Century - Starting from the 1920’s with women receiving the right to vote women's suffrage has come a long way. Women are more independent now in 2014 than ever before and it's becoming more and more common to see women succeed as doctors, lawyers and CEOs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor the percentage of women has increased by about 40% from 1950 to 2010. Even though it is still not equal, Government action such as the Equal pay Act in has closed the gap between pay differences with genders since the 1950s....   [tags: affirmative action, women, independent]
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Racism and Sexism in Education - Race, as defined in The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology, as involving the following issues: cultural differences between groups can be explained wholly by reference to genetic differences, and that social inequalities between ethnic groups are genetic in origin; the study of structures which produce and maintain racism and racial hatred; the study of the interaction between social class and ethnicity in social stratification, giving rise to both vertical and horizontal segments in the social structure of societies; the sociological analysis of how these issues have contributed to the specific features of social stratification in contemporary societies....   [tags: Definitions, Case Studty]
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Incest and Sexism in Hamlet - In my readings of Hamlet, sexism was a immense element in the story. It is not fairly unambiguous where the incest comes in and who is involved, but the unorthodox relationships that have taken place shows how things were during the Elizabethan Age, or were they. My goal in this paper is to research the gender roles between the males and females in the story and to prove how women were treated during these times, and to determine who was involved in incest and sexism. The characters in focus will be Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and son of the deceased King Hamlet; Polonius, counselor to Claudius; Laertes, Polonius’ son who has returned home due to King Hamlet’s death; Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother...   [tags: Shakespeare, literary analysis]
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The Rise of Enlightened Sexism - ... On television women occupy important jobs like doctors, CEOs, and lawyers. But at the same time, television shows like Jersey Shore, Girls Gone Wild, and Toddlers in Tiaras display scantily clad women seemingly choosing to be objectified because they have the power to do so,” says Douglas. Media makes it as if women and men are equal today, and equally successful as well. This is not true at all. Statistics show the difference of income still today between women and men workers. After college women will make eighty percent of what men coming straight out of college are making....   [tags: from girl power to girls gone wild] 628 words
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Sexism in the Japanese Language - In contemporary Japanese, we have distinct difference in how each gender talk. This is constructed in the system of Japanese. Yet, people do not recognize the social differences among gender. This trait must have a historical reasoning behind systematic society. This research tries to study the gender difference in the contemporary Japanese, as well as the history of how the sexist language developed in the society. I chose this topic because I was simply curious in how Japanese people talked. This research gave me an opportunity to examine how different I talk compared to male Japanese speakers....   [tags: gender roles, classism]
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Racism and Sexism for Non-Whites - ... I try not to judge, someone before you get to know them, but the truth is that everyone does, it’s very significant for our survival and has been since the beginning of time. Back to the test, assuming the test is the same every time, it’s made to make you mess up to expose your bias’s. First it makes you associate African-American’s with the left side, and people of European decent with the right. Then It makes you associate bad with the left side, and good with the right. After that, it puts both words and images in the same test....   [tags: hidden bias, European race] 1224 words
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Sexism in American Culture - When turning on the TV, a car commercial appears with men justifying driving an expensive and powerful sports car by complaining about what females in their lives require. Though women slowly gain economic power, the media never represents them as leaders thus reflecting American culture’s view of women. Sexism prevails in American culture and workforce, teaching sexism while denying its presence. Americans must shift their culture to impede sexism because it oppresses women. Media, one of the most influential reflections of culture, under represents women and displays them in stereotypical positions....   [tags: Gender Studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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Examples of Hostile Sexism - ... Examples of benevolent sexism are: “women should be protected by men”; “women should be placed on a pedestal”. Benevolent sexists realize that women are very important in society as mothers and wives in society, so this perpetuates the “women are wonderful effect”. This discrimination paradox associates positive traits (such as being kind and caring) with women. This encourages benevolent sexism because men feel that they must take care and protect women. However, it should be noted that very few women are placed in this pedestal position (only those who conform to a man’s view of a feminine role)....   [tags: stereotypes, feminine role, leadership] 696 words
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Sexism in Early Civilizations - ... This convention started the women’s rights movement. Just over 50 years later Colorado became the first state to grant women their right to vote. In 1920 the whole nation followed in Colorado’s footsteps and included women in democracy. Only 4 years earlier in 1916 Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. All of these were huge movements in women’s rights. The right to vote gave women a voice in politics, and even the opportunity to run for office, and the opening of the first birth-control clinic symbolized the first time that women were able to make their own decisions about their sexual health and well being....   [tags: women´s rights, gender discrimination]
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Sexism and Gender Roles - Throughout history, sexism and gender roles in society has been a greatly debated topic. The Women’s Rights Movements, N.O.M.A.S. (The National Organization of Men Against Sexism), M.A.S.E.S. (Movement Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexism), and many other movements and groups have all worked against the appointment of gender roles and sexist beliefs. Many authors choose to make a controversial topic a central theme in their work of literature, and the theme of gender roles is no exception. “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, “Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman all address the gender roles that have been placed by society....   [tags: society, Maya Angelou, The Yellow Wallpaper]
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Sexism: Modern Day Society - The horror movie cliché has a vast amount of stereotypical archetypes such as the dumb jock, the promiscuous female, the geek, and the innocent virgin. There are plenty of more archetypes that are on the protagonist side and as well as the antagonist side of the story. Of course in horror movies the antagonist archetype is the slow-walking, super-human and/or creature-like monster that usually wins a running race against their prey except is killed ultimately by the innocent virgin. There are movies in the past, present and likely future that will always contain these archetype characters because we have them in every aspect of life....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Sexism and Rape Culture - When looking at rape in today’s society, we have to look at sexism. “There is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year.” (RAINN) If you break those numbers down that means a sexual assault happens every two minutes in America. When it comes to rape, victims are almost helpless to defend themselves. 60% of sexual assaults go unreported and 97% of rapist will never spend a day in jail. (RAINN) So what exactly is a person to do if we don’t hold attackers accountable for their crimes....   [tags: sexual assault, acts of violence] 571 words
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Sexism in Dancehall Music - Introduction In today’s society, dancehall music is one of the most popular forms of music, however, the themes and lyrics of many songs that fall in this genre tend to be vulgar, offensive, violent and sexist. Sexism in dancehall music is one of the main topics of this paper and is apparent through the negative portrayal of women found in both the lyrics and music videos of such songs. This is an important issue because since dancehall music is so popularized today these negative representation of women, are being popularized to a huge majority of people, potentially giving them the idea that it is acceptable to treat women in such demeaning ways....   [tags: lyrics, degrading, sexual] 1534 words
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Sexism in Jane Eyre - The social system of the Victorian era was one that was heavily influenced by the patriarchal right of men. This social construct favored men while forcing women into submission. Sigmund Freud, in his essay entitled “The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming,” articulated that women were considered capable only of having erotic wishes that dominated their “phantasies” and that even their ambitious “phantasies” were rooted in erotic wishes (177). The prevailing thought concerning women during the Victorian era was that—due to their nature—only desired marriage....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sexism in the Workplace - Sexism in the Workplace The workplace is the area in which sexism is most commonly found. Sexism is in evidence in unfair recruitment practices, unequal pay, and intimidating behavior towards colleagues. Legislation is now in place in many countries that prohibits unfair treatment of staff on the grounds of their sex. The problem with this legislation is that they are often difficult to apply. In 1970, the Equal Pay Act was introduced. It requires employers to provide equal pay for equal work....   [tags: Discrimination Papers] 501 words
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Sexism in the Workplace - Sexism in the Workplace Gender Roles Children learn from their parents and society the conception of "feminine" and "masculine." Much about these conceptions is not biological at all but cultural. The way we tend to think about men and women and their gender roles in society constitute the prevailing paradigm that influences out thinking. Riane Eisler points out that the prevailing paradigm makes it difficult for us to analyze properly the roles of men and women in prehistory "we have a cultural bias that we bring to the effort and that colors our decision-making processes." Sexism is the result of that bias imposed by our process of acculturation....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework Essays] 2026 words
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Institutionalized Sexism in Academia: Real or Perceived - Introduction: For this research proposal I will study what effects perceived and actual sexism on the upward mobility of women in academia. It is clear that sexism effects women’s progress in many facets of society. The gender gap is especially prominent in time consuming and intensive professions such as academia. This research seeks to explore the causal factors for the gender disparities in order to help develop effective solutions. My research question is: what effects do real and perceived sexism have on women in academia....   [tags: gender equality, tenure professors]
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Sexism in Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - ... Instead of treating her like a human being, he speaks of her as if she is an object that he owns and controls. Also, when the newly married couple prepare to leave for Baptista’s house, Petruchio claims that the time is different from what it actually is and when Kate argues, he states, “Look, what I speak, or do, or think to do,/You are still crossing it. Sirs, let ’t alone:/I will not go to-day; and ere I do,/It shall be what o’clock I say it is” (Shakespeare 69). Petruchio is basically saying that the only opinion that matters, although it may be wrong, is his....   [tags: discrimination, chauvinistic, submissiveness]
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Sexism in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Imagine a time when sexism was protocol. Now imagine a woman who stepped up, and even implied these problems in her literature. That powerful mistress was Charlotte Bronte, a British author, and very strong woman. She lived a tough life, often suffering from many untimely deaths, including her own. Her sisters were incomparable assets to her mental and emotional strength. In addition to her family, her brief teaching career was likely impactful on her esteemed poetry and other collective works. Her illustrious life was highlighted by her sisters, her various educational roles, and her recovery from tough times....   [tags: struggle, literature, poem]
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Sexism in Language - Sexism in Language We all know that men and women are different. They look different, act different, walk, talk, and even smell different. In part, the simple fact that we are different explains why we sometimes have trouble communicating with and understanding the opposite sex. However, a close look at our language may show that there is more to the communication barrier between the sexes than meets the eye. I believe that the English language is very biased towards women. We live in a patriarchal society, an “order characterized by male dominance and the means of perpetuating that dominance”....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1977 words
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Sexism in Othello - Othello: the Unquestionable Sexism        Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello features sexism as regular fare – initially from Brabantio and Iago, and finally from Othello. Let us in this essay explore the occurrences and severity of sexism in the drama.   In “Historical Differences: Misogyny and Othello” Valerie Wayne implicates Iago in sexism. He is one who is almost incapable of any other perspective on women than a sexist one:   Iago’s worry that he cannot do what Desdemona asks implies that his dispraise of women was candid and easily produced, while the praise requires labour and inspiration from a source beyond himself....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Sexism in Schools - Sexism in Schools When you send your children off in the morning to go to school, no matter what grade they are in whither it be elementary, junior high, or senior high, you expect that they will receive the best education that they can get. They should be asked challenging questions, encouraged and called upon to participate in class, they should also be given as much help as they need to secede by the teacher. However, this is most commonly not the case. Parents and the children themselves are unaware of what is going on because gender bias is not a noisy problem....   [tags: Papers] 877 words
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Racism and Sexism in the Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison, the author of The Bluest Eye, centers her novel around two things: beauty and wealth in their relation to race and a brutal rape of a young girl by her father. Morrison explores and exposes these themes in relation to the underlying factors of black society: racism and sexism. Every character has a problem to deal with and it involves racism and/or sexism. Whether the characters are the victim or the aggressor, they can do nothing about their problem or condition, especially when concerning gender and race....   [tags: American Literature Toni Morrison]
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Sexism - Since the beginning of history, sexism has always been a prominent barrier between sexes. The notion that women are not on the same level as men has always been in existence. We see that even during the book of exodus this belief stems from the creation of Eve, through a rib of Adam. From scripture, Eve's roll was to be considered as a servant and a temptress, the sole reason why Adam ate the apple. Consequently Eve is blamed as being the reason mankind is not living in a paradise. Sexism has continued throughout ancient history and continues occur in our own environment to this day....   [tags: Gender Discrimination] 861 words
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