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Women Coping with Breast Cancer - ... The key findings from this study were patients with a reasonably good educational background cope best while waiting for a possible breast cancer diagnosis. They received social support from relationships described by attachments. A number of poorly educated, unemployed, and single or divorced, widowed women typically used a cognitive defensive coping style. People that utilized a defensive hostile coping style tend to receive poor social support, and thus, they are the most in need of professional support from nurses....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis] 1682 words
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South Asian Women - ... Williams submits that feminism is increasingly engaging with the issues faced by women of oppression from multiple identity locations, and firmly believes that distorted representations can perpetuate social injustice. 3- What social problems or issues are associated with this vulnerable population Literary reviews of Indian (South Asian) women demonstrate a high risk of vulnerability. According to studies, this group feel trapped in abusive relationships when confronted with immigration laws, language barriers, social isolation, cultural constraints and fear of losing children....   [tags: Gender Roles, Patriarchal Values, Oppression] 2220 words
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Italian Women of the Renaissance - ... Marietta would have gotten access to the art world through her father. Her artistic training occurred through her father as an apprentice. Supposedly she learned to paint on his knee. It was also said that as a child, she would dress as a boy in order to go everywhere with her father. They had a very close relationship. She acquired his same style of painting and by the time she was a teenager, it was difficult to distinguish her work from her fathers. Marietta became well known for her portraiture work by the 1580s....   [tags: Arts, Gentileschi, Anguissola ] 2232 words
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Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls - ... This is the passage concerning the captive woman, but only after seven years is she allowed to eat of it. Marriage. Along with purity, marriage was one of the most important issues concerning women. Marriage in Qumran was similar to the commonly known marriage in the Jewish culture, following rules like those found in the book of Deuteronomy. The woman is given in marriage by her father. She was also to have any blemishes revealed. The bride-to-be was expected to be a virgin or could be a widow who refrained from sexual relations during widowhood....   [tags: Archaeologists, Ancient Manuscript] 2189 words
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Men and Women of the Heian Court - ... With these Heian traditions, it is easier to understand how Genji could be a lover to so many different women even though these traditions would be frowned upon today in most countries throughout the world. (Tale of Genji) Even though Genji had many lovers in his time, he is considered a very sensitive and thoughtful person because he never leaves his women that he has made love with, he always takes care of them or sees that they are cared for. He is not the “traditional” Don Juan or Casanova who loves women and then leaves them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Women Through A Historical View - ... Most seers were women. They chanted incantations for the country’s victory during wartime” (Kim 15). The people who lived in ancient times believed that the shamans healed sickness. Most ancient people had shamanistic beliefs, so they thought the diseases were caused by bad spirits. Since the shamans were believed to be capable of knowing the gods’ will and of conveying it to men, shamans were invited to perform exorcism to drive out the evil spirits and receive the favor of the good gods when there was a sickness in the family....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Women in Ancient Greece - ... Even though she has already made up her mind to kill them before leaving Corinth, she does so remorsefully and tells heart to “arm [itself]” (Medea 1266) before proceeding. Moreover, within her brief doubting period, she asks herself “why should [she], just to cause their father pain, feel twice the pain [herself] by harming them” (Medea 1068-9). Therefore, even though she actually ends up killing her children, we clearly see how much she has to weigh the thought and nearly put the love of her children ahead of revenge, the latter being a very important aspect in Ancient Greece and one to be discussed more thoroughly in the upcoming paragraph....   [tags: Ancient Greece ]
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Women Hollering Creek - Waiting for Freedom In the story "Woman Hollering Creek" Sandra Cisneros discusses the issues of living life as a married woman through a character named Cleofilas; a character who is married to a man who abuses her physically and mentally .Cisneros reveals the way the culture puts a difference between a male and a female, men above women. Cisneros has been famous about writing stories about the latino culture and how women are treated; she explain what they go through as a child, teen and when they are married; always dominated by men because of how the culture has been adapted....   [tags: Sandra Cisneros] 1392 words
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Women and Amory Blaine - ... That is, that the attitude that he exhibits might not be so much confidence but a mask covering his insecurities. She continues in more detail within the same conversation. “You're a nervous strain...and when you analyze every little emotion and instinct I just don't have 'em” (69). Her point supports the idea of a masking over of his insecurities. As a 'nervous strain' he would likely be thinking through every little detail in fear that he may make a mistake, as a consequence he would certainly read into things in ways that he shouldn't and ultimatley come to a wrong conclusion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Fitzgerald] 1882 words
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The Women in the Plays: Similar or Different? - ... Calpurnia tries to convince Caesar to stay home on the March 15th, “ Alas, my lord, your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth today. Call it my fear that keeps you in the house, and not your own. We’ll send Mark Antony to the senate house, and he shall say you are not well today. (kneels) Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this” (Julius Caesar 2.2.49-54). Unlike Lady Macbeth and Portia, Calpurnia acts and behaves like a stereotypical woman from her time. Calpurnia is desperate in trying to prevent her husband from going because of the warning from her dream, but she can’t really speak up due to her nature as a woman....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1340 words
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The Fight For Gender Equality - ... In 1966 Betty Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), whose goal was to obtain legislative and employment equality for women. Some other feminist radicals wanted to overthrow patriarchy, which would have meant radical changes in child rearing, entertainment, housework, academics, business, and politics-in essence changing America to a woman’s world. However, the Women’s Liberation Movement of the late 1950-1970’s, was overall-for the equality of women, married or single, inside and outside the family home....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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The Controversy Surrounding Oral Contraception - ... Consequently, this meant that many of the public’s expectations had not been met. Claims of the contraceptive pill being able to improve the quality of genetics scientifically, failed to prove true. The reason for this ‘failure’ is that women did not embrace the pill as a tool of population control or financial assistance. Instead, it was embraced as a tool which enabled freedom. Being able to control one's fertility was not an aspect valued to only lower class women. In fact, middle class women were the first to accept the pill as their method of contraception and those who had undergone higher education were also found to be more receptive to the pill (Marks V L 2001)....   [tags: Women's Health]
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Women and Divorce in the Victorian Era - Women and Divorce in the Victorian Era “There's a sanctity in this relation of life," said Mr. Bounderby, "and - and - it must be kept up." --Hard Times, 73 Once married, only one in ten women divorced. --“Life for Women” For Victorians, divorce was not only extremely expensive, it was very hard to do. Women and men stayed in unhappy marriages for numerous reasons. Many stayed away from divorce because of the stigma attached to divorced women. It was also considered a societal taboo. “Prior to 1857 England was the only Protestant country in Europe that did not have provisions for civil divorce....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Women and Alcohol Studies - Angelone, D. J., Mitchell, D. & Pilafova, A. (2007) Club drug use and intentionality in perceptions of rape victims. Sex Roles, 57, 283-292. This exploratory study investigated the influence of GHB use versus alcohol and intentionality on observer's feelings toward the victim and the perpetrator in a male-female rape scenario. The sample in this study consisted of 198 undergraduate students from a Northeastern college; the sample contained 130 females and was almost 80% Caucasian. The participants ranged in age from 18-48 but the mean was 19....   [tags: Psychology Study Alcohol Rape] 1534 words
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Treatment of Women in Homer's Odyssey - The Treatment of Women in Homer's Odyssey Judged by modern Western standards, the treatment of women by men in Homer's Odyssey can be characterized as sexist. Women in Homer's Odyssey are judged mainly by their looks. If important men and gods consider a woman beautiful, or if her son or husband is a hero or has an important position such as king, the woman is successful. The way women in The Odyssey are treated is based on appearance, the things men want from them, and whether the woman has any power over men....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody] 882 words
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Early Quaker Women in Ministry - Early Quaker Women in Ministry The Account of the Travels, Sufferings, and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone gives us an insight into the traveling ministry of the work’s namesake, Barbara Blaugdone, the Quaker woman who persevered through trial after trial to come out on top. As she says, “I can speak it to the glory of God, he never moved me to any thing, but that he gave me Power to perform it” (Blaugdone 8). In other words, God gave Blaugdone no trial that He did not also give her the power to overcome....   [tags: Religion Religious History]
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Women in World History - Women in World History After reading the works of Hughes and Hughes, Ward, and Pomeroy, it seems as though all the information is congruent in the readings. The facts presented in Hughes and Hughes that also exist in the works by Pomeroy and Ward. The repetition solidifies the facts as stated by all three authors. The reoccurrence between the three pieces shows similarities. The similarities show the reader the strength of the information. Women of ancient Egypt had some of the same rights as men, they could rule as long as they showed some masculine traits to help the people understand why they were in power....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Role of Women in Religion - The Role of Women in Religion      The role of women in religious scripture dictates an inferior position in society. Beginning with the creation of Adam and then Eve, as his helpmate. Her purpose was that Adam would not be lonely. This origin provides the ground work for inequality of genders on the basis of religious scripture. The roles prescribed determined that women should be in a subordinate position to man. The female role and relationship with God is defined by the various books of the Old and New Testaments, the reported actions of Jesus Christ, and finally the Qur'an....   [tags: Religion Religious Females Gender Essays]
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Degrading Women In The Workplace - Degrading Women in the Workplace I am a woman. It is something that I cannot change. In "The Gravity of Pink," Eden Abigail Trooboff writes that women struggle to find an identity in the world. She describes her own experiences, which she encountered as a woman. I also have my own share of experiences. Over the past several decades, women have succeeded in conquering some of the barriers in the workplace. Equal pay has been the law since l963, but women are still paid less then men, even when they have similar education, skills, and experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Death Row and Women - Death Row and Women In Hamurabi Law, if someone is accused of murder they must take a leap into the closest river. If the accused drowns, the accuser shall take possession of his house. If the accused emerges unhurt, then the accuser is put to death and his house is given as compensation to the accused. While the system of capital punishment in the United States is not quite as random, it has its own problems that can oftentimes cross the fine line between arbitrary and absurd. The discrepancy between white and colored male inmates is often the subject of debate regarding this issue, and while that subject certainly does deserve notice, little attention is paid to women as a group on death row....   [tags: Feminism Law Culture Essays] 1380 words
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Bush Administration and women - Bush Administration Deletes Women’s Issues Information from Government Websites The Bush Administration has quietly deleted and altered information on women’s issues from government agency websites, a research group has found. A report from the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), released in mid-April, says the deletion of information on subjects including pay equity and childcare was "apparently [done] in pursuit of a political agenda." At least 25 publications were removed from the website of the Department of Labor's Women’s Bureau alone....   [tags: essays research papers] 821 words
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Women and the Market Revolution - Women and the Market Revolution During the nineteenth century, America went through a number of social, economic and political changes. Revolutions in manufacturing and commerce led to substantial economic growth. Several cultural movements reformed American society. Mary Paul, once just a normal girl from Vermont, led a life that was shaped by the changes of the 1800's. The information gathered from Mary Paul's letters to her father make it clear that Mary's life experiences turned her into anything but an average woman....   [tags: Business Market Cause Effect] 920 words
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Greek Women in The Odyssey - The women in The Odyssey are a fair representation of women in ancient Greek culture. In his work, Homer brings forth women of different prestige. First there are the goddesses, then Penelope, and lastly the servant girls. Each of the three factions forms an important part of The Odyssey and helps us look into what women were like in ancient Greece. The role that the housemaids play in The Odyssey is that of servitude. They are expected to serve the suitors and put up with their rude demeanor. During the course of the ten years that the suitors are there, many of the housemaids sleep with them....   [tags: Homer] 425 words
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Women and the Fight for Reform - Women and the Fight for Reform Women in the late 19th century, except in the few western states where they could vote, were denied much of a role in the governing process. Nonetheless, educated the middle-class women saw themselves as a morally uplifting force and went on to be reformers. Jane Addams opened the social settlement of Hull House in 1889. It offered an array of services to help the poor deal with slum housing, disease, crowding, jobless, infant mortality, and environmental hazards....   [tags: essays papers] 534 words
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Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women - VOLUNTEERISM AND ETHICS Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women What to do. The issue of abused and homeless women is one that has recently been brought to the forefront of social issues in Pakistan. Abuse, most often begins after marriage. According to local traditions, once a girl’s baraat (wedding procession) enters the husband’s house, only her janaza (funeral pyre) should leave. Loyalty and devotion to the husband and his family come above every thing else. When family support is pulled away, the girl is then at the mercy of her husband....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Alienation in the lives of Arab Women - Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation that influence so many of our activities, our thoughts, and the way we shape our lives and the manner in which we form our societies....   [tags: Research Culture Arabic Essays]
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Jewish Women: Keeping the Faith - Jewish Women: Keeping the Faith Jewish women in Tucson and Nogales played an enormous role in keeping the Jewish community intact in these areas. Women in these communities did this through their involvement in the religious institutions, including synagogues and other places of worship. The pioneer Jewish women and the Jewish women of today in the southwest had and still have dominant roles in keeping their religion alive in Arizona. To understand the breadth of women’s involvement in the development and maintenance of the religious structure in southern Arizona, specifically Tucson and Nogales I talked to a few individuals who discussed their experiences....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Women's Right to Vote - Women's Right to Vote After reading Francis Parkman's article, "Women Are Unfit to Vote", I found myself both offended and annoyed. His arguments were not only shaky, but they were also illogical. He states that the family has been the political unit; consequently, the head of the family should be the political representative. He goes on by stating that women have shared imperfectly in the traditions and not in the practice of self-government. Lastly, he suggests women might vote that men should go off and fight in war....   [tags: American America History] 969 words
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Women, Title IX and Film - Women, Title IX and Film When I was younger I can remember watching old movies with my mother every Sunday. I loved watching the dashing men sweep away the pretty women and the extravagantly cheesy music. However much I loved the romance part of the story, it always struck me as kind of funny the way the woman was usually a very passive part of the whole relationship making model. She waited for him to kiss her, and the (or I should really say perhaps then) the ball is in her court and she has the ability to make decisions....   [tags: Sports Essays] 890 words
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Pumping Iron: Women and Sports - Pumping Iron: Women and Sports Ever since sports has been introduced into our society it has always been gender specific. Today, sports are still gender specific but not as much as before due to the change in social norms. Many people enjoy playing sports. For some it may be the competition, for others it may be for the love of the game. It has been difficult for individuals who enter non-traditional sports for their gender. Women have especially struggled with this matter until the Title 9 was issued....   [tags: Movies Television Film Females Essays] 914 words
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Arab Women and Education - Arab Women and Education Whether it was the impoverished desert village, the war torn hills of Beirut, affluent Barqais, the jet set in London and Paris, or the enclosed lives of women in a harem in Morocco, the female characters in these novels all shared five common threads that dealt with the family and the search for identity. In my reading of five novels about Arab women from backgrounds and in situations as diverse as I thought possible, I was surprised to find this common thread running through every piece of literature....   [tags: Family Identity Essays] 7537 words
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What Women Want: Then and Now - What Women Want: Then and Now 1. According to “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and the story of Dame Ragnell, what is it that women most desire. Do you agree or disagree. Explain. According to these two tales, women desire sovereignty over their husbands, to be treated as masters over their love. Women wish to be given the ultimate say over whichever decisions might be brought into their household. They wish for their men to behave without arrogance and supremacy, to step to their every move in unison....   [tags: The Wife of Bath’s Tale Essays] 962 words
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Early Arizona Women Teachers - Early Arizona Women Teachers At the end of the nineteenth century, Arizona was not a state, merely a territory, with a fledgling government and an even more rudimentary school system. Great distances separated people and often the eight children required to start a school and hire a teacher could not be gathered in an area. When they could, however, the teacher was often in for a surprise. Holding school in old saloons, carrying water to the schoolhouse every day, having to use turned over barrels for desks, and being the sole caretaker of the schoolhouse were just a few of the hardships faced by teachers....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Role of Women in Shakespeare's Othello - Role of Women in Othello       Throughout history the role of women has been heavily debated. Women have had to struggle for the rights they have today, even if some of us may still question if women really do have the same rights as a man. Whether it was getting the right to vote or even being able to join the work force, women have earned their place in society today. There are many avenues that you could take to see and understand the role of women throughout history. For this essay, we will look at William Shakespeare's Othello to see how he interputs women....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 904 words
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Women on Death Row - Women on Death Row The eighth amendment protects Americans from the infliction of cruel and unusual punishment. Many death penalty opponents use this as the backbone to their argument against capital punishment. Other than being cruel, I do not think that the death penalty can be used judiciously in the United States or any other part of the world. Personally, I do not think that human beings are perfect and as such they cannot set up a perfect justice system. In any justice system that is flawed and allows bias in certain cases, the death penalty should not be used as a means of punishment because of its irrevocable nature....   [tags: Capital Punishment] 856 words
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Women’s Health - Women’s Health In his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser explores the intense focus of advertising directed toward children, with gimmicks, Pokemon and Ronald McDonald, and the marketing of ever-larger quantities of food items to children, i.e., Supersize and Big Gulp. This emphasis of ever increasing quantities of high fat and sugary foods has resulted in juvenile obesity, early on-set diabetes, and premature puberty in young girls (Book Notes)....   [tags: Nutrition Diet Papers]
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Black Women clubs of denver - In this study you asked us to look more closely at the plight of African American women of the west and their impact on the community in which they lived. I found that most of the articles assigned were of little help in achieving this objective, in that a large amount of the articles did not give much mention of the effects of these women on their communities. However, I was able to find little bits of helpful information in each article and with the help of the article “Lifting as We Climb” (which held the most valuable information), I was able to formulate the following analyze....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Subversion of Women in A Scandal in Bohemia - Subversion of Women in A Scandal in Bohemia Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia" follows the story of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes on his adventures to retrieve a damaging photograph. In the society Watson describes, the apparent role of women is miniscule for emphasis focuses on one woman who is the object of Holmes' detective inquiries. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," society places women at a subordinate level pushing them to the background therefore never allowing us, the reader, to know them....   [tags: Scandal in Bohemia Essays] 819 words
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Suppression of Women in The Yellow Wallpaper - Suppression of Women in The Yellow Wallpaper "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, tells the story of a woman's descent into madness as a result of the "rest and ignore the problem cure" that is frequently prescribed to cure hysteria and nervous conditions in women. More importantly, the story is about control and attacks the role of women in society. The narrator of the story is symbolic for all women in the late 1800s, a prisoner of a confining society. Women are expected to bear children, keep house and do only as they are told....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays] 1807 words
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Native American Women - Native American Women On few subjects has there been such continual misconception as on the position of women among Indians. Because she was active, always busy in the camp, often carried heavy burdens, attended to the household duties, made the clothing and the home, and prepared the family food, the woman has been depicted as the slave of her husband, a patient beast of encumbrance whose labors were never done. The man, on the other hand, was said to be an loaf, who all day long sat in the shade of the lodge and smoked his pipe, while his overworked wives attended to his comfort....   [tags: American America History] 1160 words
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A Comparison Of The Women Of Wharton And Deledda - A Comparison of the Women of Wharton and Deledda Two writers, both women, both from different backgrounds. Edith Wharton was high society. Grazia Deledda was a commoner from another country. Though both wrote almost exclusively to their won regions, their portrayal of women was quite similar. In Wharton's Ethan Frome she has two women, both distinct from one another. In Deledda's La Madre, two women also make up the bulk of the story. But there are many more similarities in these works. Released only nine years apart both novels deal with a struggle of the heart, of the faith, and a struggle of their moral soundness....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Women Of Jane Austen - The Women of Jane Austen Jane Austen has attracted a great deal of critical attention in recent years. Many have spoken out about the strengths and weaknesses of her characters, particularly her heroines. Austen has been cast as both a friend and foe to the rights of women. According to Morrison, 'most feminist studies have represented Austen as a conscious or unconscious subversive voicing a woman's frustration at the rigid and sexist social order which enforces subservience and dependence'; (337)....   [tags: Jane Austen Females Essays] 4343 words
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Curves - The Future of Fitness for Women - Curves - The Future of Fitness for Women (Graphics Not Included) Introduction Gary and Diane Heavin opened their first Curves in the United States in 1992. The two designed a thirty minute workout for women, and created a comfortable; women only, place to exercise. Franchising of Curves started in 1995, and within ten years it became the world’s largest fitness franchise and the tenth largest of all franchise companies in the world. There are over 10,000 locations in 44 countries and most of the success was through word of mouth (“Curves Weight Loss Plan”)....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 1726 words
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The Role of Women in Othello - The Role of Women in Othello        If we are to assume, as Richard Levin speculates, that women were in the audiences of many Renaissance plays, it is then highly possible that feminine stage images were affected by their presence(165). Likewise, the issues represented by these images would have been constructed to take these women into account in order to satisfy them as paying customers. Levin offers only a "tentative hypothesis on the incorporation of feminine sentiment into Renaissance drama....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]
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Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth - Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth The Good Earth focuses around the life of a Chinese peasant, Wang Lung, who struggles to overcome a poverty-stricken life. The accounts of Wang Lung's life portray traditional China. One prominent aspect of this story is how women were depicted in society. The role of women in China is woven throughout the novel. Depending on their social status, each female character within the novel gives readers a different perspective of a woman's role during this period....   [tags: Good Earth Essays] 1927 words
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Roman Women and Their Mythology - Roman Women and Their Mythology Throughout the ages myths, legends and fairytales have been used to teach people basic moral and educational lessons. For example, mothers and fathers use the childhood story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to teach their children that stealing and snooping is wrong. In the end, Goldilocks was either eaten or she ran away, depending on your bloodthirsty nature. By using this comparison between myths and reality the Romans were able to "control" their women, and to discourage them from vain, romantic and adulterous actions....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History] 1384 words
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Gals vs. Women - Gals vs. Women This article is about gals. It's not an article about women. There are way too many books about women, and most of them are way too serious. Women itself is a serious word, not to mention womanhood and womanly. While being female is a serious activity, there is a lighter side which is rarely examined or written about. But women tend to attach too much significance to womanhood. This results in certain characteristically feminine, by which I mean over exaggerated self-important, behavioral patterns that can produce unfortunate results....   [tags: Creative Writing Journalism Essays]
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Breast Cancer In Women - Breast Cancer in Women As most of us look ahead into what we expect for our future, we will envision a life of good health, success and family. What if the health factor was not good. What if the woman in the family became ill with one of the most uprising and terminal illnesses. Breast cancer is a type of cancer which develops from a mutated gene. “One in 10 American women who live to be 70 develop breast cancer, with more than 180,000new cases diagnosed each year.” (Predicting breast-cancer, MSNBC Health News) Most of us, when thinking of the future do not take into account the idea of becoming ill....   [tags: essays research papers] 705 words
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Changing roles of women - Honey, I’m Home “Honey, I’m Home” now doesn’t even have a gender orientation to it, but only 30 years ago it referred to the “bread-winner” (the man of the house) coming home after a long day of work greeting his wife. This idea of male dominance is shown in the text Mirror on America, in the picture where the groom is holding his wife who is drastically smaller than him, showing some sort of dominance a male has over a female (63). It is also shown in the picture where the man looks like he came home from a long day of work and waiting for his wife to serve him dinner (62)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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19th Century Women Rights - Many groups (e.g. industrial workers, farmers, women, good government advocates, journalists, immigrants, socialists) reacted against the concentration of economic and political power in fewer and fewer hands between 1865 and 1990. What did each of these groups want (i.e. agenda). Looking at the records of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as prior presidents, assess how each of these groups succeeded in achieving these aims from 1880 to 1920. Women of the nineteenth century were mostly housewives who like any other family are mostly housewives and nothing more....   [tags: American History] 966 words
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Women's Role in Othello - In the play "Othello", Shakespeare presents us with another male dominated society where women are inferior. Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca are rejected by their partners, but love them completely and unselfishly. All three women are in unbalanced relationships, feeling more for their self-centered men who appear unable to reciprocate. Nevertheless, these women display genuine feelings toward each other unlike any of the male-male friendships. Desdemona and Emilia are both married to career military soldiers....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1136 words
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Strong Women of Shakespeare's Othello - Strong Women of Othello   William Shakespeare often described the women in his plays as being strong, confident individuals, much different from the stereotypical roles of the time period in which he lived. In Much Ado about Nothing, the main character____(look up) ---{describe role}. Similarly, in Macbeth, {discuss role of Lady Macbeth} The women of Othello also displayed characteristics of strong, modern women. .... From the beginning of the play, we see that Desdemona is a courageous and decisive woman who pursues Othello, falling in love with his intrigued stories of adventure, seeing "Othello's visage in his mind, and to his honors and valiant parts..." refusing the attempts of other suitors such as Roderigo....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 650 words
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A Dummies' Guide to Women - A Dummies' Guide to Women Since the beginning of time (or so it seems) the human male has been known to spend hours contemplating the complexities of the female mind. Prehistoric man would sit on his rock, hands folded against the chin, with the all too familiar look of complete confusion and bewilderment, as he tried to understand what it was exactly that the prehistoric female wanted (or perhaps how to trick her into scampering off with him to his little leaf-filled bed to reproduce). The female, on the other hand, having easily deciphered the mind of the opposite sex, could be found with a similar expression trying to figure out what was so difficult for the male species to comprehend....   [tags: Learning Education Essays] 1850 words
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Acknowledging Fatigue of tired women - Running head: ACKNOWLEDGING FATIGUE OF TIRED WOMEN Acknowledging Unexplained Fatigue of Tired Women The title “Acknowledging Unexplained Fatigue of Tired Women” indicates a qualitative study. This study is applicable to women (aged 18 years or more) with the symptoms of fatigue, depression, sense of powerless, and body aches. The problem is stated clearly throughout the introduction. The background information illustrates that fatigue is not well understood....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Women’s Influence in Medicine - Women’s Influence in Medicine There are many women who had huge influences in the advancement of heath and medicine. Many people don’t realize how much women do and how much they have contributed to the medical world and its advancements. From Lillian D. Wald, who worked with the less fortunate and children in schools, to Virginia Apgar, who worked with mothers and their newborns and also came up with the “Apgar Score,” and Eku Esu-Williams who is an immunologist and an AIDS Educator. Even though women did so much, many people were sexist and didn’t want to acknowledge what they did or give them the chance to do things, such as become doctors....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2258 words
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Judging Women by the Covers of Their Magazines - Judging Women by the Covers of Their Magazines I believe that the answer to this question is no, we should not judge women by their covers of their magazines. Looking at the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, a world-wide, best-selling magazine, all I see is headlines relating to fashion, celebrities, seduction and beauty designed to tempt the so-called modern women of today to buy this magazine over others. Even though I am thinking I have seen all of this before, I still find myself wanting to know the secrets that the front cover promises, but why....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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Women as Sexual Objects in Metropolis - Women as Sexual Objects in Metropolis In the film Metropolis, I feel women are basically represented as a sexual object. Also in my opinion certain male figures were the dominant images throughout the whole movie. Some may believe that at one point, the robot-Maria was a dominant figure but I believe the robot was just a technological advancement to increase the view that women are seen as sexual objects. Why was the robot created in Metropolis in the form of a woman. This is a question that is portrayed in Huyssen's article....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 586 words
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The Women of Shakespeare's Othello - The Women of Othello The women of Shakespeares Othello are put into stereotypical roles, but behind peoples backs play much stronger types. Desdemona, goes against her fathers orders and marries a moor. Bianca innocently takes part in Desdemona's death. Emilia has an opportunity to save Desdemona but sneakingly remains silent. These women are similar because they are treated like they are lower then the men in their days. But they do not let that hold them back. These women take part in anything that pleases them....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 1083 words
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Power of Women in The Grapes of Wrath - Power of Women in The Grapes of Wrath Women are known for as holding families together. When times get rough women are the foundation to the family and help keep things together. A woman poses different qualities that can help keep the family strong. These qualities can be categorized in the four archetypes of a woman. The idea of the woman Archetype is presented by Carl Jung. The first being Mother Nature, the very physical aspect and the second is the virgin, which represents the spiritual aspect of the archetype....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 1509 words
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Women Travel Writers - Women Travel Writers After my own presentation, I wanted to dig a little deeper and see how women travel writers were representing nature in the 18th century. I wondered if the women's descriptions differed far from the men that I studied in my presentation. I want to focus on Dorothy Wordsworth (William's sister), Ann Radcliffe and Helen Maria Williams. I'm curious to know if they were guilty of over-representing women in landscape and nature scenes. At the very end, I'll put in my two cents about the gendering of Nature....   [tags: Gender Femininity Literature Essays]
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Unrealistic Expectations of Women - Unrealistic Expectations of Women I can’t tell you how many times I have opened up a fashion magazine, listened to adds on the radio, watched commercials on TV, or observed the stereotyping in today’s extremely judgmental society and seen the effects that our expectations have had on people, especially young women. There are so many instances throughout the course of everyday life, that I feel expected to live vicariously through the body of a Victoria’s Secret model. I can only wonder how many others feel this way as well....   [tags: Media] 371 words
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The Women of Shirley Jackson - The Women of Shirley Jackson        Throughout her life, Shirley Jackson refused to fit into society's limited concept of a woman's role.  Her works feature female protagonists who are punished for seeking a more substantial existence than that of the traditional wife or mother.  In most cases, these characters are condemned as witches, ostracized by society, and even killed for their refusal to conform.        From her youth, Jackson was an outsider.  Always self-conscious about her obesity and plain appearance, she preferred spending time alone in her room writing poetry to socializing with other children (Oppenheimer 16).  As an adult, she struggled to fulfill her role as a mother without sacrificing her career as a writer.  Kathleen Warnock writes:   [Jackson] served as chauffeur for her children and hostess for her husband's university colleagues at Bennington College [where he was a professor]....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth - The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth    Peter Mangus Hagen, a large Swedish immigrant carpenter, pushed back his chair, rose from the end of the long dining table in their kitchen, and announced, "And now for my dessert--."  He walked the length of the table past his thirteen children to the other end, bent his large frame down, and tenderly kissed his wife Maggie, who was fifteen years his junior and mother of those thirteen.   As he pulled himself to his naturally erect stance, he proceeded to thank her for her labor in preparing an excellent meal and in caring for their home and their thirteen children.   This conclusion to the meal was as much a ritual as was the blessing asked in Swedish before it began.   And if the "thank you" was customary, so was the bill of fare, i.e., a large bowl of navy beans, freshly-baked bread and freshly-churned butter, a bowl of home-canned tomatoes and a bowl of home-canned fruit, a very large bowl of mashed potatoes, two pitchers of milk, and coffee for the adults.  In that household a seven-course banquet was not mandatory in order to extract a word of appreciation....   [tags: Giants in the Earth Essays]
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Women's Basketball Association - Women's Basketball Association Background/Prologue [the future]: It is the year 2010. The WNBA has dropped the 'N' from its name and is now referred to as the WBA. There is some confusion over whether the 'W' refers to Women's or World, since both are used. A tiny line of script beneath the official logo on the WBA website gives the name as the Women's Basketball Association, but World Basketball Association is as apt a name as the other. Unlike the NBA, a strictly national league, the WBA made the decision in the early '00s to begin aggressively expanding....   [tags: Creating Writing Fantasy Essays] 921 words
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Women during the 1780s - “Her name is Louise Pierce. She was born in 1770. She is able to perform all tasks around the house. Louise will be sold as a single slave today and I start bidding at five dollars.” That was the last thing Louise heard before my husband Thomas and I, Sarah bought her as our slave. Louise had no idea that she would be working a very low wage at all hours of the day. She was required to wake up at 6 am, prepare breakfast followed by doing the wash until lunch, which she prepared. After lunch, Louise was to clean the kitchen, run any errands of my choice and begin preparing dinner with myself....   [tags: essays research papers] 2182 words
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Women in Shakespeare's Writings - Shakespeare wrote many entries based on his feelings at that moment. The basis of many of his female characters was brought about by these certain emotions. The women in Shakespeare's writings emphasize many of the characteristics that reflect his own personality. Shakespeare bases many of his plays and poems on his moods.It is often said when writers write of what emotional state they are in, their words form the essence of their works. Shakespeare's moods, whether dark or romantic, have brought about many excellent plays that still touch the hearts of many to this day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Women in Alien 3 - Women in Alien 3 This morning I was struck by the realization that I've beengoing to movies for fifty years now; starting when I was eighteenmonths old, my mother would take me on a streetcar every Thursday togo shopping, have lunch, and go to a matinee and stage show at thePantages or the Orpheum in downtown Los Angeles. Clearly I likemovies and I usually find something enjoyable even about bad ones.I can hardly remember a time when I have seriously consideredwalking out of a film. But I considered it yesterday afternoon asI was watching "Aliens 3"; I was thinking it was the mostunremittingly unpleasant film viewing experience I could remember....   [tags: essays papers] 632 words
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Women, Words, Writing - Women, Words, Writing During my morning commute, I cut myself off from the world around me and think. The last thing I see before "shutting off" generally starts a process of free association that is carried on by memory. For instance, this morning a woman sat beside me, reading The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia Williams. Williams is someone I have heard of and read. I remembered her essay "And We Are Not Married"-a wonderful sample of women's writing. For the rest of the time I traveled by subway, I thought of pieces of writing I have read that, somehow, bear the mark of their writer's gender....   [tags: Gender Literature Papers]
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Roles for Women in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth's Roles for Women        In William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth there is only one significant woman, the all-controlling figure of Lady Macbeth, on whom lies responsibility for the main action in the drama - the murder of Duncan. We shall mostly study her role in this essay.   Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare contradict the impression that the female protagonist is all strength:   Lady Macbeth is of a finer and more delicate nature....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Maligning Women in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Women in Macbeth       Why did the playwright include only one noteworthy woman in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. This essay will not answer this question, but rather tell about this one woman - Lady Macbeth, with lesser consideration of the magical weird sisters.   In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye shows that a lady is the actual driving force in the play:   That Macbeth is being hurried into a premature act by his wife is a point unlikely to escape the most listless member of the audience, but Macbeth comes to regret the instant of fatal delay in murdering Macduff, and draws the moral that   The flighty purpose never is o'ertook Unless the deed go with it....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays]
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Vonneguts Changing Women - Vonnegut's Changing Women What follows is an argument to the effect that, in the novels written before 1973, Vonnegut's female characters generally are presented negatively, either as pro-authority anti-individualists or as helpless or male-manipulated victims who never "grow" in either a personal or literary sense. In addition I maintain that, in at least two of Vonnegut's later novels, certain female characters exercise individuality in their own existences and effect positively the awareness and attitudes of male characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Idyllic Women In Novels - The character of Mrs. Ramsay from To The Lighthouse, and Harriet of The Fifth Child failed in their many attempts of achieving womanly perfection. Both women strived and struggled to achieve a similar, yet false ideal of feminine perfection. Let's take a look at failures that exposed their unsuccessful attempts of perfection. Within To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Ramsay is the most ideal symbol of female perfection and excellence. Mrs. Ramsay's composure and attitude seem almost faultless....   [tags: Literature] 1732 words
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The Strength of Women in Shakespeare's Othello - The Strength of Women in Shakespeare's Othello In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice, there are several strong, predominate female characters. Emilia, Desdemona, and Bianca have to defend themselves from the vicious men in the play. However, despite being victimized by the domineering men, their individual strengths set them apart from their abusers. Emilia is a realistic woman....   [tags: William Shakespeare Othello] 1293 words
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Gender Equality In Sports - Gender in sports has been a controversial issue ever since sports were invented. In the early years, sports were played only by the men, and the women were to sit on the sidelines and watch. This was another area of life exemplifying the sexism of people in which women were not allowed to do something that men could. However, over the last century in particular, things have begun to change. Women are being allowed to participate now, including professional leagues such as the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Ladies Professional Golf Association....   [tags: Women Sport] 329 words
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Gender Inequality and Sexual Assault: Why Both Sexes Are To Blame - Gender Inequality and Sexual Assault: Why Both Sexes Are To Blame In a recent sociology class, Sandra Bem was mentioned. Bem is a sociologist who focuses on gender. However, unlike most sociologists, Bem chooses not to focus on the differences between males and females, but rather on the similarities. She says that polarized gender socialization, the way that we assign masculine or feminine characteristics to things such as walking and talking to make males and females appear to be opposite, keeps us from realizing that the sexes are more alike than they are different....   [tags: Women's Studies] 1769 words
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Different Strands of Feminism: Comparing Equal Rights Feminism, and Socialist Feminism - Different Strands of Feminism: Comparing Equal Rights Feminism, and Socialist Feminism With the developments going on in England during the 19th century, a new social class started to emerge, a middle class whose wealth came from land, trade, the professions, or industry. It was from this class that a great deal of the women working for the women's right movement emerged from in the 19th century, since they were the ones that experienced the deprivation of rights which men from this class had won....   [tags: Women's Studies] 677 words
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