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The Case Against Katherine Howard - royal party enthusiastically on their way to Yorkshire. The king and queen were in fine spirits when they returned to Hampton Court on All Saints Eve, October 31, 1541. The king never before seemed more happy and content. He continually referred to his wife as, my Rose without a thorn. Next morning at early mass on All Saints Day, Henry gave a prayer of thanks to God in honor of his wife Katherine, saying, “I render thanks to Thee, O Lord, that after so many accidents that have befallen my past marriages, Thou hast been pleased to give me a wife so entirely conformed to my inclinations as I now have.” It was his intention to decree that all churches in the land make prayers of thanks to God for the his most gracious Queen, the epitome of married virtue....   [tags: Royal History] 2597 words
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Against the Federal Marriage Amendment - Against the Federal Marriage Amendment The word marriage means many things to many different people. To some people marriage is a religious ceremony, and should remain a religious union, without any interaction by the government. For others marriage is a legal contract, which should benefit both parties involved in the marriage. According Wikipedia.com, most people define marriage as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as a husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of the traditional relationship.” Not only has the type of contract marriage is become so controversial, but also the idea of who exactly is allowed to be married is an unresolved issue....   [tags: civil liberties, rhetorical essays] 1719 words
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An Argument Against a Presupposition - In The American Democracy and Its National Principle, Herbert Croly makes an eloquent and poignant case for adopting a nationalistic frame of mind. According to Croly, we are rapidly approaching a junction where we must choose between the traditional values, measures and mind set of our past or embrace the opportunities of the future. As a people we should realize that the future holds great promise, and that is why we should focus on empowering a centralized system of governance that replaces the antiquated approach to governance: regional centricity whose players are driven by their self-interest rather than the common good....   [tags: Political Science]
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Violence Against Women - More than a thousand women are killed worldwide each year by men. The violence committed against women is becoming worse. Men have no compassion and just kill women as if they were animals that are not worth anything. In the City of Juarez women are kidnapped then killed by men. Bodies are found far away from the cities were nobody can find them. Fortunately women are now being protected by laws that say that no type of violence can be committed against women. One of the worse violence committed against women is now happening in Juarez, Mexico....   [tags: Violence] 1724 words
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Military Discrimination against Homosexuals - Homosexuals, bisexuals and lesbians were a condemned lot not allowed to serve in the United States military service including the Navy forces. Service men and women in the military were judged not only with reference to their behavioral conduct but also from their sexual orientation results. The Department of Defense (DOD) would ask questions concerning sexual orientation of prospects willing to join the military service. A sexual orientation related to sexual attraction to people of a particular gender....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Case Against Ashley Jessup - David Lohr; a reporter for The Huffpost Crime webpage, wrote an article titled: “Ashley Jessup, Ohio Mom, Accused Of Raping 10-Month Old Son.” In his article Lohr states that a 24-year old woman was charged for sexually abusing her 10 month old son. The article explains how on August 30th, Ashley Jessup, videotaped herself performing sexual acts on her baby and shared the assault with a boyfriend in Battle Creek Michigan, via email. It is alleged that he suggested that she videotape the abuse and send it to him....   [tags: Child Abuse]
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Arguments For And Against Euthanasia - Euthanasia is the practice of ending an individual's life in order to relieve them from an incurable disease or unbearable suffering. The term euthanasia is derived from the Greek word for "good death" and originally referred to as “intentional killing” ( Patelarou, Vardavas, Fioraki, Alegakis, Dafermou, & Ntzilepi, 2009). Euthanasia is a controversial topic which has raised a great deal of debate globally. Although euthanasia has received great exposure in the professional media, there are some sticky points that lack clarity and need to be addressed....   [tags: Euthanasia Pros and Cons]
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Our Battle Against Bacteria - Everything today is a product of evolution. From apes to Homo sapiens, humans have evolved from crawling on all fours to walking on two, flat feet. Mammals have grown from tiny rodents to a diverse category of cats, horses, dogs, elephants, dolphins, and many others. However, there wouldn't be evolution without natural selection; it's what sets everything apart and gives unique genes a purpose. Without this, species would not have the chance to adapt and thrive in the various, ever-changing climates of the world....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Failed Case against Cloning - ... Instead, each can explain the influences of the other because in the end neither can exist without the other”(Sameroff 20). Genetics may play a role in individuality due to its influence on physical characteristics, however, to say that this alone can make a human either unique or common would be uninformed conclusion. Although clones may not lose their individuality, some argue that because of their identical genetic code clones would make the human race less diverse. In addition to this, they argue that if the human race lost its biodiversity, pathogens would more easily infect the human race and in turn, increase the chances of a pandemic....   [tags: Genetic Defects, Reproduction]
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Society Against Women in The Workforce - ... It was a struggle for women to find jobs opportunities because men feared an intelligent woman. Many women were bored at home and felt as if they did not have a personality anymore because they were doing the same things repeatedly. One woman even said, “I’m a sever of food and a putter-on of pants and a bed maker, somebody who can be called on when you want something” (“The” par.3). Women were tired of this lifestyle and wanted something more then just being a homemaker. Brave women wanted to work and farther their education, but women during this time were only taught economics and cooking instead of mathematics (Cobb par.8)....   [tags: feminism, gender equality, societal norms]
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Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism - Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism In 1996, Afghanistanwas taken over by the Taliban; an Iran sponsored terrorist organizationthat posed itself as the legitimate government. Since the 9/11 terroristattacks the United States of America (USA) and other international powers havenow paid closer attention to the Afghanistan. November 2001 theterrorists were overthrown and the Afghanistan was going to beestablished as a constitutional democratic Government. Until then it needed atemporary form of government....   [tags: Terrorism, Political Science] 979 words
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Crime Against True Beauty - Eight girls are standing in line at a movie theater. All smiling in a carefree manner that could be expected of any all American teenage girl. However, statistics say that two of these girls bare scars on their bodies that our society would deem, “self-inflicted”. The truth of the matter is, these two girls are wounded by the immense weight of our cultures requirements for beauty. Requirements that can potentially be explained by science, but neither the way in which our society allows itself to be controlled by such mundane fancies nor the effect on the people it oppresses is by any means justified....   [tags: Beauty]
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Arguments For and against Waiver - The process of transferring juveniles to adult courts has shown no effects on decreasing recidivism or a deterrent outcome. Waiver as it is known has three means by which a juvenile can be transferred to an adult court. Judicial waiver offenses, statutory exclusions, and concurrent jurisdiction are the three methods in which a waiver can occur. This research will describe each one of these methods with detail. It will also provide statistical facts showing why waiver can be a very debatable topic within the juvenile criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Case Against the Death Penalty - In the United States, since the 1970s there have been more than 1270 executions according to the death penalty information center (Fact Sheet), What’s alarming about that number, is the number of people who were condemned to be executed based on race, income and social status alone, targeting those that could not afford good legal counsel, and were appointed attorneys that were “inexperienced and had below appropriate professional standards” (Hessick 1069), which sealed the fate of those literally fighting for their lives, on the day of sentencing....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Case Against Monarchy - The Case Against Monarchy The idea that a monarchy is the ideal form of government is a fallacy. Al-Farabi and Aquinas’ ideas about government are wrong, and are filled with irreparable holes. In modern times, the idea of a monarchy has become counter-intuitive and counter-productive. A democratic republic paired with an educated and empowered middle-class is the solution to the quandary of how to create the perfect government. While the ideas of the Arabic philosophers are interesting, there ideas on the perfection of monocratic rule are outdated by both new technology and new ideas Al-Farabi says that, “what is intended by man's existence is that he attains supreme happiness (Bailey 285).” Al-Farabi’s fixation is on that of what makes up the ideal “virtuous city”....   [tags: Government]
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Violence and the Fight Against It - During a freedom march on May 29, 1964 in Canton, Mississippi a boy by the name of McKinley Hamilton was brutally beaten by police to the point of unconsciousness. One of the witnesses of this event, and the author of the autobiography which this paper is written in response to, was Anne (Essie Mae) Moody. This event was just one of a long line of violent experiences of Moody’s life; experiences that ranged from her own physical domestic abuse to emotional and psychological damage encountered daily in a racist, divided South....   [tags: Biography ]
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Argument Against Moral Relativism - Argument against moral relativism This paper will debate advantages and disadvantages of both moral relativism and deontology. I will argue against moral relativism by showing that deontology gives a better account of our moral intuitions than moral relativism. I will use examples from the film The Ballad of Narayam, and James Rachels’ “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” to illustrate why moral relativism should be rejected, and deontology should be accepted. Moral Relativism Moral relativism takes the position that moral and/or ethical propositions do not reflect universal moral standards....   [tags: deontology, ethics, morality] 1570 words
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The Vietnam War and Protest Against It - ... As the war waged on, stalemates between the forces started to happen. In the end of January, the time of Tet which was the lunar New Year celebrated by the Vietnamese, was approaching (Pendergast 48). The “Viet-cong” soon realized this would be a perfect time to launch a surprise attack on many South Vietnamese strongholds, and on January 31, 1968 they did so (Pendergast 49). Tet was usually a time of cease fire and with the surprise attack the United States had no option but to fight back for the next 25 days (Pendergast 51)....   [tags: Academic Freedom, Free Speech]
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Violence Against Women - ... In the 1970’s, little had changed when it came to shaming women into buying magazines, cosmetics, and "feminine hygiene products" by telling them they're inadequate at being perfect ladies. In the 1980’s media starts to become more sexualized. One controversial commercial done in the 1980’s was with Calvin Kline, and Brooke Shields. One of the major problems with this commercial was how a fifteen year old girl was being sexualized (Huffington Post, 2010). The advertisements done in the 1990’s sparked many complaints....   [tags: media, sexuality, gender roles, commercials]
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Argument Against Human Cloning - ... Cloning would allow for those couples who are infertile or incapable of having children to produce a child together. Those who are infertile are seen as less of a person due to their lack of childbearing capabilities. The men who are infertile are emasculated and the women are seen as fruitless and barren. Cloning provides for an opportunity for these couples to have children and to feel like normal humans. Homosexual couples could also have children that would share both their copies of DNA....   [tags: Anti Human Cloning]
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Argument Against Eating Meat - Argument Against Eating Meat Many people don’t believe think anything of what they eat or how it got there. But the harsh truth is the meat that you eat was once a living, breathing creature that had feeling and emotions. Maybe next time you order a steak or chicken nuggets you should think about the animals that went through extreme pain and conditions for you to eat. Not only is it inhumane to put animals through such pain, not eating meat and having a vegetarian lifestyle can have huge benefits to animals, the environment, and your health....   [tags: Vegetarianism, Persuasive, Argumentative] 436 words
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Vaccinating against H1N1 - As the flu season continues to draw closer, the fear of contracting the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu, persists in spreading throughout the world. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2 million people nationwide have already been infected with the H1N1 virus, but families are still skeptical about the new H1N1 vaccine and refuse to take it. I believe the best way to prevent children and adults from the influenza is to receive the H1N1 vaccine....   [tags: Vaccinations, H1N1, USA,] 532 words
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Terrorism Against America - Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Recently on September 11, 2001 a terrorist group calling themselves Al-Qadea, planned a coordinated attack. Thus high jacking four planes which were targeted at what some people call the heart of the United States, (Twin Towers, Pentagon, and another landed in PA). With this said we call these people terrorists. So many people died on 9/11 not for their country but for oil. The terrorist attack was motivated from the sheer dislike of the US being in the middle east using their oil for our own personal gain....   [tags: Terrorism] 567 words
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Discrimination Against Islamic Women - What is sexism. Does sexism even exist. These questions are commonly asked by students and adults alike since this particular topic has seemingly eluded the awareness of most. Sexism is frequently the discrimination of women and/or favoritism of men. It is astonishingly prevalent and incredibly real in society. For instance, sexism in Arabic, Islamic countries, such as Afghanistan, is rampant and, unfortunately, not under control. Extremists believe sexism is merely a figment of the accuser’s imagination and the extremist’s view their treatment of woman as a necessity and something that must be adhered to....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Struggle Against Greed - The Struggle Against Greed The Pearl written by John Steinbeck is a parable centered around greed. The Pearl mostly takes place in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Mexico in Mexico. The main characters consist of a young family. Kino, the father, was a native fisherman, who was basically a happy man even through his poverty. Juana, Kino’s wife and the mother, was a very silent and obedient woman. Then there was Coyotito, the baby, he is the family first born and was treasured as much as a gold doubloon....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Arguments Against a Welfare State - America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System] 1501 words
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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The War Against the War - The two news articles I’ve picked, each representing differing perspectives and stances, displays the ongoing problem in the world in which there continues to be debates regarding the decision to go to war as a result to 9/11. These two articles each take an opposing stances to the other, one subtly supporting the war as a success, and one against the repercussions the war created. Although they’re both published during recent weeks, it is fascinating to see how the world is still divided amongst itself on this issue, an issue thought to have been solved when Obama was voted as the new president in 2008 (2008, 2009), who promised the end of the war (Mason, 2010)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Surviving Against All Odds - A chance between life and death, that is survival, or maybe it is just to be alive or exist. Through many circumstances and major events in history survival has been tested. Through each circumstance something has occurred to help people or people have relied on something to survive. I investigated this through my questions: How does environment affect survival. Does the idea of survival change depending on different circumstances and how. What is the most important aspect to consider if you are trapped in a deadly situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Mountain Against the Sea - In Mountain against the Sea (2009), Salim Tamari investigates dichotomies that exist within the historical memory of Palestinian “modernity” prior to and during Zionist and British influences and how this has contributed to the separation from the social changes that were taking place in Ottoman Palestine at the turn of the twentieth century. Typical historical methodologies have used the Nakba as the defining moment of change within Palestinian societies. Tamari, on the other hand, moves beyond this essential methodology and explains how modernity and complex social changes were occurring in Ottoman Palestine even before 1917....   [tags: History, Zionist, British] 1486 words
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Battle Against Time in the Sonnets - In his Sonnets, Shakespeare explores the nature of time and different methods of overcoming the erasure that time causes. He identifies procreation through both reproduction and publication as the most successful agents for preservation. Shakespeare wastes no time revealing his preoccupation with the passing of time and its potential to erase both a person’s beauty and his or her legacy. Starting with Sonnet 1, he states his purpose in finding a way to combat time so “that thereby beauty’s rose might never die” (1)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2650 words
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Discrimination against the Deaf Culture - The deaf community does not see their hearing impairment as a disability but as a culture which includes a history of discrimination, racial prejudice, and segregation. According to an online transcript,“Through Deaf Eyes” (Weta and Florentine films/Hott productions Inc., 2007) there are thirty-five million Americans that are hard of hearing. Out of the thirty-five million an estimated 300,000 people are completely deaf. There are ninety percent of deaf people who have hearing parents (Halpern, C., 1996)....   [tags: Disabilities, Civil Rights]
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Protecting Against Internet Activists - Internet activists are often times a section of people whom meet in the cyber world and collectively deny customers from accessing corporate web sites. The intention of these internet activists is often denial of service. While the intentions of ”traditional” hackers are not just denial of service but stealing valuable insider information and data, internet activists only try to disrupt service. Organizations these days should guard against cyber-attacks on their web sites by having a very structured security policy....   [tags: Technology, Political Activism] 1454 words
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Against Super PACs - The next presidential election will be one like no one has ever seen before in terms of campaign funding and expenses. Even now, the GOP Presidential Primary races are already showing signs of how money will not be an object for their presidential candidate. The seemingly limitless budget exists for these candidates thanks to the so-called Super PACs (Political Action Committees). These Super PACs are allowed to come up with independent financing for the presidential campaign, sans any budgetary ceilings....   [tags: Politics]
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A Case Against Interracial Adoption - Black children are disproportionately represented in the foster care system. In the most recent Statistical Abstract published in 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Black children accounted for 15% of the U.S. child population in 2009. In contrast, Black children were at almost 30% of the total number of children in foster care for the same year according to the Department of Health and Human Services 2009 Foster Care report. In addition, there are not enough Black families available to adopt these children....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Ruby against Bash - ... Both languages are case-sensitive and have no statement terminators. However, Ruby is considerably more free-form than Bash where even a poorly placed space can prevent a command from executing properly. Bash is certainly a lower level language requiring considerably many more lines of code to accomplish what Ruby could achieve in a few. Writing Bash scripts requires a good deal of effort and research to complete a given task. Programmers in Ruby however, often experience the 'oh, its done already' phenomenon after coding for only a short period....   [tags: Compare and Contrast, Scripting, Programming] 940 words
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Against Stem Cell Cloning - ... However, the process that has to be done to prevent these diseases or help cure these diseases is considered, by some, ethically wrong. The process of stem cell cloning begins when the nucleus of an egg cell is removed. The place where the nucleus resided in the egg cell is now replaced with the material from a nucleus of a somatic cell (otherwise called a body cell). Once this process is over, the stem cell will then begin to divide. These stem cells can divide at a fast rate. Within a week, the stem cells will have produced enough identical stem cells so that the original stem cells can be extracted....   [tags: Repair System, Moral Dilemmas]
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Torture: Against Human Rights - ... Nonetheless, even if the criminal feels the worst pain and be killed, the lives of the many people cannot be returned. If someone does something immoral or illegal, they are still humans, and they cannot just be tortured. If they need to learn their lesson and have a consequence, then they should be left to rot in jail. In that case, they are not given the freedom that they want, but are still paying the consequences of their actions. In prison, it is like death with hope to still live and change their perspective in life....   [tags: pain, abuse, punishment, unconstitutional, cruel]
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Race Against the Machine - ... Most of this paper discusses the point of how technology advancement has impacted on human jobs. (Brynjolfsson & McAfee, 2011) Problem: Technology advancement impact on Jobs Till date we knew the strengths and weaknesses of the computer with respect human. But computers are intruding some of the places where humans held upper hand over computers. These intrusions have made a major impact on the job availability as explained in previous chapters. Computer could perform basic and straight forward applications accurately but if we consider complex applications such as driving in traffic where pattern recognition is required computers fail to perform [1]....   [tags: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee, technology]
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Argument Against Capital Punishment - ... In addition, couple of states also still allow firing squads, and the electrocution chairs has been readily used throughout the last century. The United States stands as one of the few developed nations with a death penalty still in place. There’s a reason most of the European countries have banned the usage of death as punishment, it’s cruel, unusual and barbaric. Is that the image the U.S. wants to portray the alling regions, one of intolerance and unforgiveness. The United States surpasses those barbaric ways, with its exceedingly advanced ways and state-of-the-art technology, yet it’s one of the only countries left of the Western world that still has a death penalty in place....   [tags: Anti Death Penalty Essays]
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Revolution against Rules - ... Micheal who is the father in the episode believes that one of the main reasons rules are set is to protect the children from themselves. There are many examples that we see in our lives where the children misuse their freedom, for instance, when a child wants to smoke cigarettes. In this case if there are no rules to ban the child from smoking he will harm his health. LLyod Campbell, who is an associate professor of secondary education in North Texas State University () argues that freedom is not a bad thing but young people don't have enough experience to use it in the right way like adults and the role of the parents is to set rules and teach their children how to use the freedom given to them effectively without causing themselves any harm.Giving children their total freedom doesn't seem to be a very good idea and that's why setting rules and limitations is important....   [tags: Consequences, Sitcoms, Analysis]
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Discrimination Against Asian Immigrants - ... With this system in place, the Asian immigrant groups were not easily able to assert their sense of agency. Despite the precautions the plantation owners took, Asian laborers were still able to mount an agency against the owners. Though trivial, the Asian laborers intentionally destroyed property and machinery, counterfeited coupon payments, feigned illness, desertion, and pretended to work when the lunas came (Price). In 1891, the Chinese mounted a strike and protested the unfair reduction in their wages and marched to the courthouse in Kapaau on the island of Hawaii (Takaki, 148)....   [tags: Chinese Exclusion Act]
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The Battle Against Teen Pregnancy - ... As defined by Kid Health, sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact (TeensHealth.) Not only is physical health a problem so is mental health teen mothers are more likely to commit suicide. “The teen mother is at a higher risk of postpartum depression” (CDC). This is a depression some women get after giving birth. The teen mom has so many side effects of having a baby as a teen. These side effects are too high and not worth the risk....   [tags: social issues, teen mom]
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Violence Against Children - ... Emotional abuse could also be corrupting or exploiting a child. This would be getting them to do something against the law, such as stealing, training the child to only meet the needs of the abuser, or using the child as a way to obtain money. No matter what type of abuse a child experiences, it changes who they are and how they see the world, and in many cases will affect how they live the rest of their life. Each form of child abuse has different signs; some of the signs make some types of abuse more obvious than others....   [tags: Child abuse, parents behavior, education]
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Argument Against Capital Punishment - ... Georgia (1977), the Court held capital punishment is disproportionate for the crime of rape on an adult woman. I agree. Regardless of the legislator’s beliefs or values, dicta in Coker gave state legislators and constituent’s good reason to fear any law permitting the imposition of the death penalty. This issue of dicta in Coker brought before Louisiana is Kennedy V. Louisiana (2008). In Atkins V. Virginia (2002), the Court held that executions of mentally retarded criminals are cruel and unusual punishments prohibited by the Eighth Amendment....   [tags: Anti Death Penalty Essays]
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Modern Feminism and Violence Against Women - The 20th century has seeing many progresses for women across the world. Prehistory showed that women could not vote, educational institution excluded them, and work outside the home was limited. Women today live longer and are more educated, enjoy more job opportunities, and earn a little higher salary. However, we still live in a world were society is run by religious laws, customs, and male dominances. These traditions and customs still limit women mobility and women are still regarded as subordinate to men and violence against women still exists despite having many strives in the 20th century....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Violence Against Women in South Africa - Located in the developing country, the Dominican Republic; the United Nations International Research and Training institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), created by the United Nations in 1976 via recommendation of the First World Conference of Women. INSTRAW is an inter-governmental organization (IGO) whose mission is: “devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.” INSTRAW accomplishes their mission by undertaking action-oriented research from a gender perspective that has a concrete impact on policies, programs and projects....   [tags: women's studies, african studies, gender inequalit]
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International Violence Against Women Act - In his compelling article, “One Girl’s Courage,” Nicholas D. Kristof exemplifies the importance of the International Violence Against Women Act through an anecdote about a rape victim in Sierra Leone. The act, brought on by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee headed by Hillary Clinton, would offer aid to victims of rape, domestic violence, honor killings and acid attacks, provide education to girls about the violence and enforce harsher punishment for attackers, both domestic and foreign. Kristof closely follows the account of one specific girl who decided to speak up against her attacker, only to be shut down by the legal system....   [tags: Article Analysis ] 1175 words
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Violence Against Women Act of 1994 - For centuries domestic violence has been perceived as a private matter private of which the government has not been concerned about nor was it considered the government’s business to intervene on behalf of a battered spouse. The unlawful nature of this failure for state or federal government intervention against this crime contributed to the systematic abuse of women in the family. The traditions, customs, and common law found in both British and American societies continued right up until the last decade of the 20th century and left the battered wives and very frequently, her children, at the mercy of the husband....   [tags: Domestic Violence] 1375 words
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