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Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace: An Ongoing Fight - ... The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics found that women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6 percent of what men working similar hours earn. They also found that women working more than 60 hours per week earn only 78.3 percent of what men in the same time category earn (Grohol, 2009). Job Classification is another common problem women face in the workplace. Another common problem for women in the workplace is not getting as many benefits as men. An example of this is if a woman’s company's health insurance policy does not cover their spouse just because it is assumed that he will have his own benefits, while your male coworkers have their wives covered by the policy (Armour, 2008)....   [tags: employment discrimination, Civil Rights Act] 1196 words
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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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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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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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The Past and Present Views on the Status of Women in Indian Society - Introduction In India, past and present, the status and freedom that are held by women has and is in a constant decline due to both external and cultural factors that not only causes large panic, but defensive reactions that negatively affect and hinder the women in their culture. Many studies conducted, have shown that the influence of other cultures and religions have made an impression on the ideas of Indian men that have resulted in alterations to certain behaviors, attire, possession and customs....   [tags: Culture, Gender Inequality, research paper]
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Is the exclusion of women from frontline combat sexism? - ... According to a 2012 BBC article, women’s involvement in combat zones has increased due to indistinct battle lines during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, in which “it has become less and less possible to keep women out of combat conditions,” has resulted in a loosening of limitations for women serving in the US military. While women are not yet allowed to serve in frontline combat, the eased limits have increased their opportunities for both occupational advancement and proving their worth in combat positions....   [tags: Military]
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The Psychological Effects of Sexual Maltreatment On Filipino Comfort Women - ... Majority of the women became introverts because of their experience. They have lost their confidence. Many women were angry of what happened to them but at the same time ashamed even if their family members persuaded them. They also felt very filthy. Long-term consequences The women suffered not only immediately after the rape but worse from long-term psychological injuries. There are four main psychological effects of their experiences from the Japanese army: depression, social phobia, sexual dysfunctions, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....   [tags: Sexual Crimes]
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The Representation of Women in Some Like It Hot and Alien 3 - The Representation of Women in Some Like It Hot and Alien 3 This essay will be about how women are and have been represented in films in the past and how they are represented nowadays. I will be looking at the roles and representations of women in 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Alien 3'. 'Some Like It Hot' was made in 1958. Marilyn Monroe starts in the comedy as Sugar Cane who is a very feminine musician. 'Alien 3' on the other hand was made 40 years after and is a sci-fi horror. Sigourney Weaver is the star of the film and plays the character Lt....   [tags: Papers] 829 words
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Women in Criminal Justice: Attorneys and Law Enforcement - ... Women make up 30 percent of lawyers in the nation, still lag behind in the salaries and decision-making. Why is that. Some of the most powerful people in society are women. Research suggests that the difference in pay is because of the level of experience. “Starting in 1984, graduation rates of women in law school have risen from 39% to 49%. But the percentage of women reaching the rank of partner has not been replicated at even the lower percentage. The “pipeline” explanation can simply no longer be argued based upon the percentage of women in law school (Werner, 2004).” Almost half the percentage of law school students a female, and less than half make partner at a law firm....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Salman Rushdie’s Idea of Women in The Satanic Verses - In Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses Rushdie tells a story about two men, Saladin Chamcha and Gibreel Farishta, oddly connected by the fact that they both survive the hijacking of their aircraft. Throughout the novel, Gibreel has powerful dreams in which the narrator brings up the topic of the Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses were supposedly verses that Muhammad said were part of the Quran and then were later revoked. The Verses allegedly said that Allah was not the only god and that there were three slightly lesser female deities....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Women's Battles in "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" - In the poem titled "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman she must have while giving birth to a child. The author mentions how the courageous and brave woman went through hard exhausting physical labor. The poem informs the mother that possible unpleasant situations may still occur. The new mother is aware and understanding that she has successfully won mastery. Also it is pointed out when women were giving birth it was like a battle, just as painful as the ones men fought in wars....   [tags: Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman, femin] 824 words
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The film Stigmata & the Challenge of Conceptualizing Women as Spiritual Agents - The film Stigmata & the Challenge of Conceptualizing Women as Spiritual Agents The history of Western religion has, for the most part been a history of men's religious stories, practices, and writings. It is quite rare and exceptional to find accounts of religion or practicing groups that place women's experiences at the center. Books, films, and various other cultural products bear this out by demonstrating a stubborn lack of attention to women's religious experiences. At first glance, the movie Stigmata seems like a film that defies this generalization....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature - The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature In her memoir, Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi remembers asking her grandmother Yasmina how one can discern a true story from a false one. The wise old woman, Yasmina, told her granddaughter to relax and not look at life in extreme polarities because "there are things which could be both [true and false] and things which could be neither" (Dreams, 61). "Words are like onions," Yasmina explained further and "the more skins you peel off, the more meanings you encounter" (Dreams, 61)....   [tags: Fatima Mernissi Arab Culture Cultural Essays]
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A Double Standard for Men and Women in Tom Jones - A Double Standard for Men and Women in Tom Jones For this project, I will be summarizing three different articles that pertain to the argument that there is an apparent double standard for what is acceptable behavior in men versus women in Tom Jones. In addition to summarizing these articles, I will also be adding my own views and comments throughout this paper. The first article is by April London, entitled Controlling the Text: Women in Tom Jones. London begins by stating that Fielding uses a metaphor between property and women throughout the text in Tom Jones....   [tags: Tom Jones Henry Fielding Essays]
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Insomnia in Men and Women, and the Differences Between Them - ... Insomnia can be short-term, acute, or everlasting, which is chronic. When a person has chronic insomnia, they cannot sleep for at least three nights a week or for a long period of time whereas a person who has acute insomnia, it only lasts for one night or more in a short period of time. There are many factors that transcend into the development of insomnia. A number of conditions include: major life stress such as divorce, job loss, death, moving, etc, illness, physical or emotional discomfort, environmental factors, depression and medications....   [tags: Health ]
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The Women of Umuofia in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - The Women of Umuofia in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart   The only women respected in Umuofia are those like Chielo, the priestess of the Oracle of the Hills and Caves, who is removed from the pale of normalcy. Clothed in the mystic mantle of the divinity she serves, Chielo transforms from the ordinary; she can reprimand Okonkwo and even scream curses at him: "Beware of exchanging words with Agbala [the name of the Oracle of the Hills and Caves]. Does a man speak when a God speaks. Beware!" (95)....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays Females Achebe ]
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Analysis of Writing Women's Worlds by Lia Adu-Lughod - Analysis of Writing Women's Worlds by Lia Adu-Lughod Writing Women's Worlds is some stories on the Bedouin Egyptian people. In this book, thwe writer Lia Adu-Lughod's stories differ from the conventional ones. While reading, we discover the customs and values of the Bedouin people. We see Migdim, a dominator of the people. Even though her real age is never given, one can assume that she is at the end of her life, maybe in her mid to late eighties. Migdim's life seems to include all the changes inside the Boudin community....   [tags: Bedouin Egyptian Customs Culture Tradition Essays] 932 words
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With Particular Reference to the Relationships Between Men and Women, - With Particular Reference to the Relationships Between Men and Women, Compare and Contrast the Two Short Stories Turned and The Withered Arm. The two short stories by Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman both share similarities in plot, characters and the relationships held by men and women. They both show, in a cyclical structure, the betrayal of men and the jealously held between people, although Gilman takes a more feminist view, largely due to the difference in era of the two short stories....   [tags: English Literature] 1577 words
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The Price Women Paid for Expressing Their Individuality and Independence - The Price Women Paid for Expressing Their Individuality and Independence Caryl Churchill once stated, "Playwrights don't give answers, they ask questions". For Churchill, that meant questioning the relationship between women and labour, and what effect they would have on the workplace and in society. In her play, "Top Girls," The plot centres around Marlene, who is a product of gender equality and women in the workplace. Churchill utilizes Marlene's character to show the opposition between an ethic of caring and an ethic of competition, Marlene representing the latter....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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Trouble with Women in Hills Like White Elephants - Trouble with Women in Hills Like White Elephants The short story, "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Hemingway, has a lot to do with how the author lived. The time period the story mostly relates to is when he was married to Hadley and having an affair with Pauline. The story shows problems within a relationship and a lack of communication between a couple. While Hemingway was writing this story, he wrote a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald about Pauline. He wrote about sitting in the shade and talking with her while waiting at a station....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 520 words
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Women in Mordecai Richler's "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" - In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, a book written by Mordecai Richler, women are represented as if they are of a lower status than men. The women that are presented in this novel include Yvette Durelle, Minnie Kravitz, Ida Kravitz, Linda Rubin, and Sandra Calder. Minnie Kravitz is the mother of Duddy. She didn’t really get a chance to have any relationship with Duddy, as she passed away while Duddy was still young. The memories Duddy has of her are next to none; and he is unsure of whether or not she even loved him while she was still alive....   [tags: Mordecai Richler, Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,] 553 words
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Compare the predicament of women in society as described in Cousin - Compare the predicament of women in society as described in Cousin Kate and The Seduction. How far do you sympathise with them. ‘The Seduction’ and ‘Cousin Kate’ are similarly concerned with the predicament of women in society. They are both poems which end up in a negative position, and are following the trails of a young girl, wanting to be loved, in some way. They also similarly carry the theme of betrayal. In ‘The Seduction’, the girl is betrayed by the teenage magazines promising her the romantic love story she always wanted and, in ‘Cousin Kate’, the young girl is betrayed by her cousin, who steals the man she loves....   [tags: English Literature] 1455 words
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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours - Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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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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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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Conservative Roles of Women in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Conservative Roles of Women in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath The ultraconservative air of the 1950’s breeds the Betty Crocker kind of woman, satisfied with her limited role in a male-dominated society, one who simply submits to the desires and expectations of the opposite sex. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath explored the effects of society’s traditional standards on a young woman coming of age. The main character, Esther Greenwood, a nineteen year-old college student, receives messages about a woman’s place in society throughout her life....   [tags: Plath Bell Jar Essays Female Gender Role Papers] 1471 words
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The Sexuality Of Women In Beowulf: Film vs. Print - In the movie Beowulf, the women are depicted differently than in the poem. The women in Anglo Saxon culture had more power than demonstrated in the movie. For example, the servant in the Mead Hall is clearly objectified. She is wearing a tight dress with her breasts showing, wanting to gain attention from the men. While she is washing the table, she is bending over so her breasts are exposed. All the men are surrounding her and staring. The main reason for the servant being at the Mead Hall is so the workingmen can look at her....   [tags: Ancient Literature, argumentative, persuasive] 1110 words
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"The Age of Innocence" - Women's Struggle With Victorian Dogma - ... Her “admirable career” claimed the titles of The House of Mirth, Edith Frome, and several others that captivated the American and European publics. The Age of Innocence, however, won her a Pulitzer Prize. She won it for the works “silver correspondences”, its wisdom, and its highest standard of American manners and manhood.” Wharton’s works were very well-liked, as were several of his other novels and short stories. Like Fitzgerald and Kästner, several of her works were best sellers converted into films as evidence of her popularity....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 807 words
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Women's Relationships with Men in "Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives" - Are you looking for a book that will just straight out tell you some of the most common mistakes women do to mess up their lives. Well, if you are this is the book for you. It's written by Dr. Laura Schlessinger an admired psychotherapist and the hosts of a top rated midday talk show. Dr. Schlessinger has strong beliefs and opinions about the things women often do to mess up their lives, and in this book she comes right out and lets you know what they are. She writes about the ten most common things she hears from her actual patients and callers and helps us women to understand that we make our own choices in life, if we are not happy than it's no-ones fault but our own....   [tags: Book Reviews] 883 words
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Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Withered Arm" and "Turned" are both focused on relationships between men and women. "The Withered Arm" was about the relationship between Rhoda Brook and Farmer Lodge and also who he married later on called Gertrude. "Turned" was about the relationship between Mr.Marroner and Mrs.Marion Marroner but Mr.Marroner also had an affair with his servant Gerta Peterson and made her pregnant....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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1.5.2 Salient elements within women’s experiences of pregnancy - Qualitative studies about women’s experiences during pregnancy have noted salient elements during the scan such as awareness of the sonographer’s delivery of scan findings, facial expressions, behaviours and silences that are indicative of the atmosphere of the encounter (Zalm and Byrne 2006; Mitchell 2004; Garcia et al. 2002; Pelly 2003). Critics (Donovan 2006; Zechmeister 2001) have argued that the ultrasound scan is no longer a medical intervention as it gives a rather esoteric visual pleasure (when women see their foetus) whilst others see how the routinisation of ultrasound is a ‘strategic move by doctors to solidify their position as “managers of reproduction”’ (Taylor 2000)....   [tags: Prenatal Health] 1852 words
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Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were - Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general “Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general” Discuss with references at least three of Hardy’s short stories Thomas Hardy in his short stories “The Withered Arm”, “Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver” and the Winters and the Palmleys” presents his readers with a series of unsettling visions of the relations between men and women, women mainly coming worse off....   [tags: English Literature] 1772 words
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The Red Tent - An Unforgettable Testimony to Women’s Strength and Power - The Red Tent - An Unforgettable Testimony to Women’s Strength and Power The Red Tent by Anita Diamant illuminates one of the greatest testimonies to women’s strength: childbirth. On a creative level, Diamant did something extraordinary. She took a small passage from the Bible about the character Dinah, and made her story into an unforgettable testimony to women’s strength and power. Overlooking women’s role in Biblical life is easy because there is practically nothing written by or about women....   [tags: Red Tent]
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Compare the portrayal of men and women in Turned and in Tony Kytes, the arch -deceiver - ‘Turned’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and ‘Tony kytes, the arch-deceiver’ by Thomas Hardy, are both short stories. They are about the relationships between men and women. ‘Turned’ is a more severe story. It is about a man called Mr Marroner going abroad for work, and his wife finding out that Mr Marroner had slept with their servant Gerta. Gerta then becomes pregnant and, consequently Mrs Marroner tells Gerta to leave. However, Mrs Marroner soon realises that it was Mr Marroner’s fault, and therefore Mrs Marroner and Gerta leave before Mr Marroner returns home....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Thomas Hardy] 657 words
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The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence - The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence Throughout time, through all social and cultural settings men and women have had relationships, like the settings these relationships have changed. I am going to be looking at the relationships between men and women in 'Tony Kytes' and 'Tickets Please'. These two stories are very different but there are some similarities. In both stories there are women who suffer at the hands of womanizing men and in the end these men have to make a choice about which girl they want....   [tags: Papers] 1397 words
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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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