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The Psychological Effects of Sexual Maltreatment On Filipino Comfort Women - Introduction Any disparity in power makes physical and sexual maltreatment more probable. This is mainly true in the extensive prevalence of rape during the time of the Second World War. Sexual maltreatment, in the form of rape, inflicted on the Filipino comfort women during the war are considered as an offense of crime against humanity. However, it remained unreported and unrecognized years after the war. Rape is identified as criminal sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim. Even so, given all the consequences of rape for victims, this definition is rather limited ....   [tags: Sexual Crimes]
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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace - Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman. Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life....   [tags: Papers Gender Sexism Essays] 1034 words
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Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them - Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them 1 Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them 2 Abstract Having no sleep can lead to unhealthy lives, relationships, one’s ability to function and interact with the world, and an unbalanced state of body, mind, and spirit. Sleep is crucial to an individual because it is a time where the body rests and restores energy and develops important information and without sleep, the body will slowly disintegrate....   [tags: Health ]
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The Changing Role Of Women - The Changing Role Of Women The role of women has changed in the last 100 years. However women have yet to achieve full equality with men. The role of women has changed in several ways. In the last century, only men went out to work. Women were expected to stay at home and take care of the household and the domestic side of things. This included the cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing etc. However, the improvement in technology has meant that the household jobs have been made much easier and timesaving....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Post Partum Depression - It is a doctors job to inform pregnant women of the changes their bodies will go through in the stages of pregnancy; changes such as tearfulness, irritability, hypochondriasis, sleeplessness, impairment of concentration, isolation and headache. (Andrea Yates) Women are given time off work and are instructed to do minimal physical activities, they do this in the US so that the woman’s body may recover. Recovery takes a long time and there is an 80% chance that post pregnant woman will become diagnosed with depression, which is when a person feels sad or down for a long period of time....   [tags: Women's Health] 998 words
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Preventing Teenage Pregnancy - Preventing Teenage Pregnancy Preventing teenage pregnancy has been a goal for many years now. Statistics have tried to keep up with the change in the teenage generation. Many people have different opinions on the subject of teen pregnancy, because to some people teens seem to be getting pregnant expeditiously in these times. People fail to realize that having a baby is a privilege to many people and not a problem. Many people take having a baby as a lightly. Getting pregnant and having a kid has many pros/cons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Pregnant Essays] 1201 words
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Women's Role In 1920 - In the 1920's women's roles were soon starting to change. After World War One it was called the "Jazz Age", known for new music and dancing styles. It was also known as the "Golden Twenties" or "Roaring Twenties" and everyone seemed to have money. Both single and married women we earning higher- paying jobs. Women were much more than just staying home with their kids and doing house work. They become independent both financially and literally. Women also earned the right to vote in 1920 after the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted....   [tags: American History] 1173 words
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Women Sport Athlete Injuries - The number of girls and women participating in all levels of sports has risen greatly in recent years, and the way they play has changed too. Women's sports used to be played by a slow defensive style. Today, the sports are played with speed, precision, and power. With these changes have come increased injuries, and female athletes have higher injury rates than men in many sports. Knee injuries have been rising in female sports. Anterior crutiate ligament (ACL) injuries have become the most common injury in the knee to female athletes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1818 words
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The Women's Room Experience - I slid down off of my barstool and picked my way across the room. Luckily, the women’s restroom wasn’t too far because it was a crowded night at the bar. I opened the large wooden door and was surprised to see that even though there appeared to be another girl waiting, one of the two stalls empty. Before I even had a chance to let my eyes adjust to the lighting change, the other girl said, in that just-a-little-too-loud drunken voice, “There’s no toilet paper in that one!” I hadn’t yet made any attempt to enter the stall and she was making sure I didn’t....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1270 words
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No Name Women - Cultures can shape the identities of individuals. Kingston identity was shape by Chinese and Chinese American culture. "No Name Woman," begins with a talk-story, about Kingston’ aunt she never knew. The aunt had brought disgrace upon her family by having an illegitimate child. In paragraph three, “she could not have been pregnant, you see, because her husband had been gone for years” (621). This shows that Kingston’s aunt had an affair with someone and the result was her pregnancy. She ended up killing herself and her baby by jumping into the family well in China....   [tags: Gender Roles, Kingston] 1007 words
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Teen Pregnancy and Abortion: Young Girls Should Have The Rights To Abortion - ... When a woman has taken drugs that could have harmed the baby, she should be able to have an abortion. Having the abortion could possibly be the best thing for the fetus. If the drugs that the women has been taking effected the fetus in any way, such as any fetal abnormalities, then the baby would end up being unhealthy. Some people would not have enough money to take care of the problems that the baby might end up with. In these situations, it is better to not have the baby at all because it would not have a very good life later on....   [tags: pregnancy, fetus, women]
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Ethiopia: Maternal Mortality and the Access to Care - ... This means that a woman in some countries of sub-Saharan countries of Africa such as Ethiopia face 250 times the risk of dying a maternal death as does a woman in the high-income countries. (Skolnik, 2012) There are many factors that come into play when looking at maternal health. Among the first are the nutritional status and general health status of the mothers, in addition there is a link between maternal death and the level of education and income of the mother (Skolnik, 2012, p. 191)....   [tags: healthcare system, women, pregnancy]
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Group B Streptococcus Bacteria Test - ... The risk of transmitting the bacteria to your baby is greater if you previously had a baby who got infected with group B strep after birth. Your baby is also in danger of contracting the infection if you currently have a UTI caused by these bacteria. You will receive antibiotic treatment during labor if you have these histories even without being tested. For women who are going to give birth by C-section, antibiotics are not necessary if labor has not began and the water bag is still intact....   [tags: women, vagina, microorganism]
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined greatly within the past few years, it is still an enormous problem that needs to be addressed. These rates are still higher in the 1990's than they were only a decade ago. The United State's teenage birthrate exceeds that of most other industrialized nations, even though American teenagers are no more sexually active than teenagers are in Canada or Europe. Recent statistics concerning the teen birthrates are alarming....   [tags: Adolescents Sex Pregnant Essays]
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Misogyny in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Women were always viewed as weak, dependent, and powerless in the Middle Ages. Not only is it a common view during that time period, but this also is often stereotyped labeled to women today as well. In the romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hatred of women is portrayed throughout. However, while women are certainly looked down upon, they also are influential to the knights. This romance also portrays how a woman having different characteristics, could change the way she was viewed as well....   [tags: women, romance, bible, rebekah]
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The Experience of a Miscarriage: Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child - ... The difference in gender makes a difference in the intensity of grief following the miscarriage. Although there has been few, there have still been studies on the stages and intensity levels of grief regarding a miscarriage. “The Stage Theory of Grief is often used both to organize the individual’s reactions to the loss and to address the duration of grief,” (Brier 453). The first stage is when the individual typically experiences numbness and disbelief. The second stage is the feeling of separation and distress....   [tags: grief, miscarriage, women, men]
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Employment Opportunities for Women of Britain in 1914 - Employment Opportunities for Women of Britain in 1914 In 1914, women's roles were traditional ones. They had housewife duties and did the cooking, cleaning and motherly chores of the household. Women were regarded as precious and that they lacked the same mental ability as men. A woman's place was in the home. Upper class and most middle class women were expected not to work. In 1911, a census showed that 90% of all married women did not work at all. But as more men joined the army, more jobs became available to women....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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An Author's Betrayal of Character - Across America, school and college campuses of the nineteen sixties were full of young women, advocating for equal rights. “The women’s anti –war movement was joined by a new generation of more radical young women protesting not only the Vietnam war but also the way in which the traditional women’s peace movement condoned and even enforced the gender hierarchy in which men made war and women wept” (“The Pill and the Sexual Revolution”). The generation before had given birth to radical adolescent women who sought out the rights and provisions of men, with a passion that had not yet been seen before in the fight for equality....   [tags: women's movement, feminism]
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The Role Of Women As Portrayed In Classical Mythology -      The Greco-Roman society was a very patriarchal society. This is reflected throughout the myths in classical mythology. By looking at the classic mythology we will see that the roles women portrayed are very different than women’s roles in today’s society. Although there are a few similarities to women’s roles in today’s society, their roles are more like those women in the past. We can see this by looking at the attributes of Greco-Roman female gods and looking at the roles women play in the myths....   [tags: essays research papers] 1477 words
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Abortion: Women Should have a Choice - The issue of abortion is a controversial one; there are arguments on both sides of the debate. In 1973 the national case of Roe v. Wade, sparked political decisions that created a national right to abortion. Further, "Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are not `persons' nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as `born children'" (Baird, Rosenbaum, 2001). However, Roe v. Wade did not end the debate, nor, did it stop both sides for continuing the fight for their individual beliefs....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1317 words
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What Causes Women to have Abortions - Abortions have become popular to the industry. About 43% of American women will have one or occasionally more than one abortions during their lifetime. Women's centers and hospitals perform more than a million abortions per year. Most abortions are done on women under the age of 25. Majority of abortions are done for teenagers. Abortions are obviously in great demand. Most of the causes of abortions for women are due to personal and medical problems, and abusive sexual acts (rape pregnancy). The vast majority (in surplus of 90%) of abortions are wanted for personal reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 817 words
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Government Promotes Violence Against Women - Physical safety. This is an issue of gender. Because I am a woman, my physical safety is threatened every moment -- rape, sexual harassment, sexual terrorism, battering, incest, sexual abuse, poverty -- these are everyday realities for the female gender. My experience of life is altered because of my genitalia and the "gender" that society has created out of my physical being. This same physical being which defines my gender by society is sought out to be destroyed by society. As a woman, I have experienced physical abuse....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor] 913 words
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Understanding Preeclampsia and Eclampsia - Eclampsia is considered a complication of severe preeclampsia, most commonly defined as new onset of grand mal seizure activity accompanied by unexplained coma during pregnancy or postpartum in a woman. It normally occurs during or after the 20th week of gestation or in the postpartum period. The clinical manifestations of preeclampsia are hypertension and proteinuria. There is also a fetal manifestation of preeclampsia encompassing fetal growth restriction, reduced amniotic fluid, and abnormal fetal oxygenation....   [tags: Women's Health Nursing]
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Catholic Church Views Of Ordaining Women - CATHOLIC CHURCH VIEWS OF ORDAINING WOMEN Sexism in the Catholic Church Abstract The purpose of this brief is to provide you with an overview of how the Catholic Church view women being ordained in the church. The views are based on the traditional and doctrinal references that the Catholic religion is based on. The views are from various resources such as the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Pope John Paul II, and the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI. The views described in this brief are based on the traditions of old and their refusal to change the traditions to fit for the twentieth century....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1905 words
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Feminism and Indian Realities - It is claimed that the tide is changing; Indian women are attaining their freedom (White, 1). Are they really. Many people in India still want a daughter, or daughter-in-law like Sita (Mangharam, 1). Why. Isn’t being an individual better than being Sita. Is not the uniqueness of each individual what makes the world unique. If all the girls imitate Sita, where is this uniqueness. Feminist perspective believes that being Sita takes a women’s right away. Every woman should not be expected to be Sita, just because she seemed obedient and a great wife in the book Ramayana (Anand, 1)....   [tags: Indian Women, Freedom]
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The Role of Women in Julius Caesar - From the expansion days of Ancient Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire, women have always succumbed to living subjacent to the status of their omnipotent and dominant male figures. After leaving her childhood home and the rule of her father, a young Roman girl would then be coerced into the dominion of her husband, often taking a plethora of roles, ranging from lover, caretaker, and best friend. It is often lightheartedly stated that, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman,” and William Shakespeare exemplifies this concept beautifully in Julius Caesar, in which he effectively used the spouses of the two main characters to add more depth, drama, and literary elements to the play,...   [tags: Roman Empire, Gender Roles, Shakespeare] 782 words
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The Role of Women in Julius Caesar - From the expansion days of Ancient Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire, women have always succumbed to living subjacent to the status of their omnipotent and dominant male figures. After leaving her childhood home and the rule of her father, a young Roman girl would then be coerced into the dominion of her husband, often taking a plethora of roles, ranging from lover, caretaker, and best friend. It is often lightheartedly stated that, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman,” and William Shakespeare exemplifies this concept beautifully in Julius Caesar, in which he effectively used the spouses of the two main characters to add more depth, drama, and literary elements to the play,...   [tags: Roman Empire, Shakespeare] 831 words
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African - American Women in the Workplace: The Interwoven Effects of Gender & Race Discrimination - I. INTRODUCTION In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was enacted to do away with much of the conspicuous discrimination that was going on in the American workplace. Despite this, discrimination in the workplace continues albeit in a more covert manner, making it very hard to diagnose and prescribe a solution. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was enacted to remove any form of discrimination against any persons because of their race, religion, sex, or national origin. In 1967, it was made illegal for employers to discriminate because of age and in 1990, Congress said employers could not discriminate because of ones disability....   [tags: civil rights, racism, sexism, stereotype]
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Women in The 16th Century - “ The belief that women were inherently inferior in intelligence, strength, and character was so persuasive that for men like Knox, a woman ruler was almost a contradiction in terms” (“Documents for Chapters 5&6”). In the 16th century, women were looked upon as a gender that should stay in the house and work, not have power and rule over a country. Discussing the govern of Queens during the 16th century, such as Mary Tudor, Lady Jane Grey, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, allowed prejudices to be lessened but never completely be erased....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Women's Studies Term Paper - Throughout the past few decades, the roles that women play have drastically changed in some aspects, but in other aspects, women’s roles are more similar than we think. My interviewee is my grandmother, Annie Caffee. She is an African American woman, who is 64 years of age. My interviewee grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, and currently resides in Upper Marlboro, MD. I interviewed her about the following topics: Violence against women, women bodies and health, women and sexuality, women and work, women spirituality and religion, and lastly women and politics....   [tags: Partner Violence, Government Roles]
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Women's Right and Abortion - ... In the article, Humiliation, Degradation, Penetration”, it is mentioned how females who have been raped feel that it is unjust and psychologically unfair to keep the baby from a rape incident (Green 2013). Additionally, incest, the act of having intercourse with a person with similar genes, usually a relative requires attention for abortion. The relatives might feel embarrassed for others to find out that they had an affair, especially if the child comes out with mental and physical disabilities....   [tags: constitution, rights, freedom]
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Title IX and the Expansion of Educational Rights for Women - Title IX and the Expansion of Educational Rights for Women Title IX legislation, passed in 1972, expanded the rights of an individual in ed ucational opportunities. It equalized academic prospects for individuals by ensuring that males and females must have equal access to educational possibilities. Title IX is traditionally attributed to the growth of athletic programs for women by demanding that programs for women are given the same amount of money and attention as men's teams. However, Title IX has dealt with a plethora of equality issues in education that have been overshadowed, for the most part, by the legislation's impressive impact on women in sports....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Reasons for Inequalities of Women?s Health Care in India - India- An overview of the Country India, a country in South East Asia, has the world’s second highest population. Out of the one billion people residing in the nation, 120 million of its women live in poverty. The male to female birth ratio is 1.05 males to 1 female. The life expectancy of the average person is sixty-four years of age. They have a literacy rate (people over the age of fifteen that can read and write) of 59.5 percent, with 70.2 percent of males being literate and 48.3 percent of females that are able to read and write (cia.gov)....   [tags: essays research papers] 3171 words
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The Differences Between Genders in Slavery - ... This is urged on by giving them whiskey; making bets on them; laying chips on one slave's head, and daring another to tip it off with his hand; and if he tipped it off, it would be called an insult, and cause a fight… They are not allowed to…to use weapons of any kind. The blows are made by kicking, knocking, and butting with their heads; they grab each other by their ears, and jam their heads together like sheep” (Bibb, pg 23). So excuse my previous statement, which was stated that slave owners consider enslave males dogs they also consider them lower than barnyard animals, not exactly man’s best friend....   [tags: Enslavement, African American Men, Women]
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Hispanic Women - I was once told I had the world in my hands by my vice principal. The reason for his statement was because I was a Hispanic young woman with above average grades, and my involvement in extracurricular activities. Why was being a Hispanic young woman so much more special. This is where the harsh reality set in; Hispanic women have the tendency to not achieve their goals. Unfortunately, when you evaluate Hispanic women most likely they did not go to college, or even graduate high school. There may be many factors that determine their circumstance....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 612 words
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A Clamor for Women - A Clamor for Women A guy once told me that being female was very encouraging because I had something to look forward to every month—my period. Well, what he doesn't know is that this God-given blessing has become a curse to all men because they have to deal with a woman's every qualm. But since men are so clever and inventive they found a way to prevent pregnancy by controlling menstruation and therefore indirectly controlling women. Once a girl has her first menstrual cycle, she not only has to deal with PMS (premenstrual syndrome) which includes bloating, swelling of extremities, sensitive breasts, depression, social withdrawal, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and confusion, but she a...   [tags: Puberty Health Medical Essays] 1909 words
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European History - Societal Roles of Eighteenth Century Women - European History - Societal Roles of Eighteenth Century Women   Throughout European history, women have struggled endlessly to become the intellectual and social equals of their male counterparts. After hundreds of years of physical labor, housekeeping, child rearing and many other difficult tasks, women’s attitudes about their place in life began to change. In the last few years of the eighteenth century (after tough and troubled decades) possible beginnings of early women’s rights were born when society began to evaluate the education and potential of women as a social class....   [tags: European Europe History]
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British Women's Gain of Independence in the Nineteen-sixties - British Women's Gain of Independence in the Nineteen-sixties Women were more independant. They gained this independence through a series of events, movements , behaviour and the changes in the society and world around them and most importantly personal choice. 'Swinging sixites' and seventies were just as the phrase describes use of drugs and alcohol was becoming more popular among young people, music was influencing everyone and deep messages were able to reach everyone around the world....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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Challenges of International Health - “Health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions” would best define global health. With its primary focus on low and middle-income countries, challenges of international public health continue to change and grow depending on the interest of the membership. In order to participate in cooperative actions and have successful solutions, one must understand the progress made so far, the challenges that remain, and what must be done to address them most effectively....   [tags: Millenium Development Goals, women, children] 1611 words
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The Change in Social, Economic and Political Positions of Women in Britain - The Change in Social, Economic and Political Positions of Women in Britain Between 1900 and 1929 there were many changes to the rights and laws regarding women. For a long time women were treated as the property of their fathers and husbands because men were seen as the superior race, but women didn't like this and some started to demand change. There were many social and economical changes for women during this time. There were changes at the factories where women worked because the conditions were atrocious....   [tags: Papers] 1299 words
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Should Women Have the Right to make the Decision? - Should Women Have the Right to make the Decision. Abortion: Should women have the right to make that decision. According to Planned Parenthood, “Abortion is a way to end pregnancy. Sometimes, an embryo or fetus stops developing and the body expels it. This is called spontaneous abortion or "miscarriage." A woman can also choose to end a pregnancy. This is called induced abortion. There are three ways it can be done — with medicine, vacuum aspiration, or surgery”(Parenthood). Abortion has been a part of our country for many years, but it has only been a hot topic for debate for the last twenty-five years....   [tags: social issues]
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The Sterilization of Native American Women in the 1970's - The Scythe and the Scalpel: Dissecting the Sterilizations of Native American Women in the 1970's In the old days, genocide used to be so simple. Such things as biological warfare used to keep Indians warm with small pox infested blankets furnished by the United States government, and the only thing barren and infertile was the land set aside for reservations. In the 1970s, genocide became a little more complex. Biological warfare invaded the reproductive rights of Native American women, making their wombs as barren and infertile as reservation land....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Exploring Women’s Role in the Bible - The stories about women in the bible illustrate the importance of their role and contribution to society. Women were slaves, concubines, and child bearers; they were also wives, matriarchs, and prophets. Although, some women had less important titles than others each served a purpose. Even if the Bible does not explain God’s relationship with women as with Moses and other prophets, it illustrates the love and dedication women had for Him. The scriptures describe brave, nurturing, and God fearing women whose decisions impacted the existence of the Israelites....   [tags: Israelites, prophet, patriarchal society, morality]
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Things Fall Apart, An Examination of the Treatment of Women - At first glance the treatment of women in an Igbo marriage is appalling, the woman may be beat if she is out of line, she raises the children, does the housework and even some farm work without hesitation. For the Igbo clan, a marriage is the union between a man and as many women as he desires and can afford to buy. A marriage is done for the purpose of having numerous children and love between man and wife is not even a requirement. The wife is given the option to leave if she is unhappy and despite the fact that the choice to leave or to stay seems obvious, the pros seem to outweigh the cons for an Igbo woman....   [tags: World Literature] 901 words
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Abortion : A Woman's Reproductive Right - Abortion can be said to be an induced process or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, result in, or caused by, its death. Sometimes this can occur spontaneously as a miscarriage. It can also be artificially induced through chemical, surgical or other means. This is induced termination or miscarriage occurs before the twenty weeks of gestation. The induced termination has been a source of debate as well as controversy throughout the history of mankind. This means the position on abortion depends on two factors which include ones personal belief on the morality of induced abortion....   [tags: women's studies] 758 words
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The Challenge of Wanting it All: A Look into the Life of Career Mothers - In a professional world ran predominately by male executives, women face adversity in the workforce all the time. Thanks to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Family Medical Leave Act and The Pregnancy Discrimination Act the workforce for the professional woman has changed; however, there are still a few challenges women face. One of these challenges is a woman’s right to conceive. In normal situations, mothers are expected to be the central caregivers for a new baby. Standard care for a newborn requires months of time and complete devotion....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Women in Kenya - Women living in Kenya Women face many obstacles in Kenya that make their lives very difficult and especially difficult to get an education. The women face specific gender division from men, violence, female genital mutilation, HIV and AIDS, and obstacles while on the campaign trail.      In Kenya, women are expected to become mothers. They are also expected to cook, clean, and be submissive to their husbands. Men there do not carry anything; instead women are commonly seen hauling lumber and such because it is considered a feminine task....   [tags: Females Kenya Discrimination Essays] 542 words
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Women and Welfare - The Struggle of Women on Welfare Women in today’s society face many adversities. In this essay I will discuss fact versus stereotypical perceptions about the various social and economic problems women must face everyday. I grew up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan mostly comprised of wealthy, socialite families. I attended The Convent of Sacred Heart, also one of the top, private, all girl schools in Manhattan. The majority of the students come from very privileged families and are, more often than not, very spoiled and naïve to the world around them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1341 words
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act - I. Introduction With the rise of the modern age economic survival has become difficult for families based on a single income. This economic need along with modern attitudes toward gender equality has resulted in women being represented in the workforce in greater numbers. However, until the 1960’s women faced severe discrimination when trying to enter and maintain a position in the workforce. Often qualified women would be passed over for men with less experience and education. Employers were fearful that women were too emotional and were not equipped to handle the stress of the work environment....   [tags: Civil Rights, women, workforce, discrimination]
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Women: Life Isn’t Fair - Throughout the centuries, women have been relegated to roles as mothers and housewives. Any women who do not conform to society’s chauvinistic and harsh rules suffer alienation and are considered to be sluts or unlovable independents. These unfair tenets imposed by society do not allow women to be free in how they live. After experiencing an “awakening”, Edna Pontellier struggles to find her place in a society that does not allow for women to be anything other than compliant wives. She cannot see herself as another submissive woman in her Creole society; rather, she would like to choose her own path....   [tags: Literary Review]
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