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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 "Mommy Track" Debate - The "Mommy Track" Debate As more and more women continue to move into the workplace, hot debate has arisen surrounding the issues of work and family balance. Many female managers and professionals with young families are leaving the fast track for what has become known as the “mommy track.” Today, as young people are applying for jobs, many now take into consideration a company’s values of a work and life balance. Some say that the pressures of maternity are becoming an obstacle for many women who wish to continue their climb up the corporate ladder....   [tags: Women Careers Children Essays]
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Abortion Should be Illegal in American Society - I must admit that the concern for the mother's safety is important, and that is exactly why abortion may not be the best option. There are many complications that affect a person after having an abortion, but I will only mention two. The first complication of having an abortion is a possibility of developing a mental disorder. The second complication is an increased risk of breast cancer. A study done by professors in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Manchester; showed that women who had an abortion have a risk of developing mental disorders (Major et al)....   [tags: Abortion Baby Pregnant Pregnancy]
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Gender and Equality in the Workforce in the USSR - Gender and Equality in the Workforce in the USSR For every person, different reasons exist to go out and seek employment. These reasons, however, stem from the type of government that people are ruled by. In Russia, during the period that will be discussed, a Socialist government ruled the USSR. It was under this government, that everyone was to have a job and unemployment was to be kept at a minimum. During this socialist regime, the attitudes to working will be taken from the perspectives of three related women....   [tags: Equality Employment Russia Women Essays] 5439 words
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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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The Growing Battle for Women's Equality - The Growing Battle for Women's Equality For generations women have been fighting for equality in our country. Although there have been many advances in this movement women are still treated unequally today. One of the most critical problems with women's rights today deals with women in the work place. Human rights violations against women must be documented, publicized, and stopped. Human rights violations against women have for too long been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups, and the press....   [tags: Papers] 1534 words
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Supporting Women's Empowerment - Abstract Women empowerment is much talked about an issue by academicians, political thinkers and social scientists as regards to concepts like gender equality, financial independence, social inclusion, power etc. However there is a dire need of conceptual clarity of the term empowerment. This can be done by delineating it with the above overlapping concepts and suggesting inclusive approach towards enabling women themselves to critically review their own situation and participate in creating and shaping the society as agents of change themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 3231 words
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Women's Roles in Ancient Times - Women's Roles in Ancient Times For years, people have said that since the beginning of civilization our society has been patriarchal. This assumption is wrong. Archeological evidence proves that in the beginnings, the cultures were female-centered, with a creator goddess. Women's roles were valued as more important than men's role specially because they could give birth. Although this is true, no evidence suggests that these cultures had a matriarchal society. In fact, the evidence found supports the idea of a society where men and women worked side by side sharing the labor, with different roles or tasks, but all equally important....   [tags: Females Sociology Sociological Papers] 1542 words
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Stress within Women - My term paper is on the topic of stress. Not just normal stress but I am focusing on stress with in women, young and old. For this term paper I am using three articles that are studies from professional psychologist on how stress with other conditions affects the women's health and emotion's of women. My last article is an interview form of six women with significant stress which induced health issues and they fought back, and developed their own arsenal of stress-busting habits. I will summaries the articles in the following paragraphs....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Role of Women in The Stone Diaries - The Role of Women in The Stone Diaries      Gender inequities have existed since the beginning of time.  The various roles assigned to men and women in society have served to perpetuate differences that even until the present have not been overcome.  These gender differences are evident in The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.  Initially the main character, Daisy Goodwill, is a pathetic, weak woman whose only joy comes from appreciating the small things in life.  After a series of personal events, she changes dramatically and becomes a stronger individual.  Daisy’s continual need for self-reliance is fulfilled by the changing society around her....   [tags: Stone Diaries Essays]
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The Diverse Roles of Women in Movies - The Diverse Roles of Women in Movies In society we have a lot of women actresses. Some tend to play the motherly type, some play the manipulator type and some even play the victims of abusive relationships. No matter what women seem to be coming up in the industry of movies in more ways than before. The three movies I have chosen to analyze in my critique are Heartbreakers, Baby Boy and Stepmom. These three movies all have women in them that either play a major role or the main role. All their roles are very different in character and none of the women in these three movies play a similar role....   [tags: Film Essays] 842 words
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Acknowledging Fatigue of tired women - Running head: ACKNOWLEDGING FATIGUE OF TIRED WOMEN Acknowledging Unexplained Fatigue of Tired Women The title “Acknowledging Unexplained Fatigue of Tired Women” indicates a qualitative study. This study is applicable to women (aged 18 years or more) with the symptoms of fatigue, depression, sense of powerless, and body aches. The problem is stated clearly throughout the introduction. The background information illustrates that fatigue is not well understood....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Modes of Power for Women - Modes of Power for Women The struggle for control over birth transcends centuries and continents. Gloria Steinem, a women’s rights advocate of the 1990s describes how “the traditional design of most patriarchal buildings of worship imitates the female body” in order that “men [can] take over the yoni-power of creation by giving birth symbolically” (Steinem XV). The struggle for control over the power of procreation between the sexes existed in Ancient Greece. It is apparent in the Theogony, an account of the creation of Greek deities, composed by Hesiod sometime between the eighth and seventh centuries....   [tags: Theogony Females Birth Greek Essays] 1464 words
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Women and Minorities in Television and Movies - Women and Minorities in Television and Movies Since this winter, I can't watch television or movies anymore without critiquing how women and minorities are portrayed. One unexpected thing that I have picked up from taking this class is a sense of wariness when I counter any piece of written material. I have learned to be suspicious, if not directly critical of any particular part of the media as I experience it; I have been inspired to read and be influenced by some prolific female thinkers. It's all coming together for me, what I want to do; I just have to figure out how....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Issues Essays] 740 words
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The Struggle of Women in Maquiladoras - The Struggle of Women in Maquiladoras Over the years, women have been key participants in the work force, labor unions, and strikes. Recently, women have taken part in organizing the labor in the maquiladoras in Mexico. The duty-free assembly plants located on the U.S./Mexican border, known as maquiladoras, have threatened and abused their workers and repeatedly ignored the labor laws. Women have begun to take a stand and fight for their rights as well as for their fellow workers. First, it is best to explore the origin and function of the maquiladora in the economy....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Power of Women in The Grapes of Wrath - Power of Women in The Grapes of Wrath Women are known for as holding families together. When times get rough women are the foundation to the family and help keep things together. A woman poses different qualities that can help keep the family strong. These qualities can be categorized in the four archetypes of a woman. The idea of the woman Archetype is presented by Carl Jung. The first being Mother Nature, the very physical aspect and the second is the virgin, which represents the spiritual aspect of the archetype....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 1509 words
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Arab Women and Their Spouses - Arab Women and Their Spouses In many societies, the relationships between people differ and in some ways are all alike. None so obscure as the relationship between man and woman. It is especially intriguing to witness the compatibility of both especially in marriage. Using the three novels Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila Al-Atrash, and A Balcony over the Fakihani, by Liyana Badr one might begin to analyze the different relationships between men and women in Arab culture....   [tags: Marriage Middle Eastern Culture Cultural Essays] 4775 words
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Idyllic Women In Novels - The character of Mrs. Ramsay from To The Lighthouse, and Harriet of The Fifth Child failed in their many attempts of achieving womanly perfection. Both women strived and struggled to achieve a similar, yet false ideal of feminine perfection. Let's take a look at failures that exposed their unsuccessful attempts of perfection. Within To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Ramsay is the most ideal symbol of female perfection and excellence. Mrs. Ramsay's composure and attitude seem almost faultless....   [tags: Literature] 1732 words
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British Women's Gain of Independece in 1960's and 1970's - British Women's Gain of Independece in 1960's and 1970's At the end of the 1950's women still had many disadvantages to men in almost all areas of life, and they were not equal. The man was still seen as the main earner for the family. Although after the Second World War progress had been made in employment and women were able to get jobs, they were very much secondary to men. At the beginning of the 1960's there was a huge boom in popular culture which was accounted for by the huge amount of young people as a product of the 'baby boom'....   [tags: Papers] 1128 words
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Dangers of Abortion in Angus McLaren's Article 'Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors and Abortion' - Dangers of Abortion in Angus McLaren's Article 'Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors and Abortion' Angus McLaren, author of “Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors, and Abortion” demonstrates the life of an abortionist in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. McLaren explains a series of affairs in detail with many different abortionists. Since abortion was illegal at the time, many women consulted midwives, or took the procedure of abortion among themselves, this at times resulted in their death. The articles purpose is to use legal sources to explore the decision to abort while the state, and the professions took a serious interest in the fertility control decisions of women....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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Societal Prejudice Against Women in "Hills Like White Elephants" - In the short story Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemmingway's characters situation is greatly a product of the social standards for men and women of the time around the 1930s. Their problems which come into play other than the topic of the abortion, such as their relationship, their nationalities, and their financial situation all help to create that feeling of helpless indecision and inevitability that are apparent throughout the story. The style of writing that is used leaves much of the meaning of the story hidden and an understanding of the relationships between men and women of the era can lead to a deeper understanding of the story....   [tags: American Literature] 921 words
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Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex education in schools and the addition of more federal aid for single parents are major causes for the country's high rate of teen pregnancies....   [tags: Social Issues Pregnant Sociology Essays] 1391 words
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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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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 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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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: Compare, Contrast, Comparative] 1110 words
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Four Powerful Women in Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - ... If Ma was unhappy the whole family was unhappy. Ma understood this cliché well enough to know that she must control her reaction and emotions. . Ma's "...full face was not soft; it was controlled kindly" because she knows she is the role model in her family. When Tom left to go to jail, she had to control her real feelings toward missing him because she doesn't want the family to be upset as well. Al explains to Tom "she mourned when you was gone. Done it all to herself. Kinda cryin' down inside of her through....   [tags: Grapes of Wrath] 1100 words
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Church And State - Church and State The first phase of the first Amendment in the "Bill of Right" states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Then there is the Sharia law. This law is only in the country of Iran. Women under the Sharia law are treated very differently than women in the United States. These women are treated badly. The Sharia does not separate church and state. The Sharia law is also known as the Islamic law. Clark Lombardi says Sharia means "the path to a watering hole." (www.butterflies and wheels....   [tags: Comparison Women's Rights Iran United States] 1494 words
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"The Age of Innocence" - Women's Struggle With Victorian Dogma - Unlike Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Kästner’s Fabian, Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning work, The Age of Innocence (1920) is not set after World War I. In fact, her work is set prior to it at the turn of the century. She describes Old New York from late 19th and early 20th century in great detail, “New York society and customs…are described with an accuracy that is almost uncanny: to read these pages is to live again.” She also looks at the upper class, instead of middle and lower class society with its dance halls of debauchery and improper solicitations....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 807 words
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Discrimination against pregnant woman - It Wasn't Worth It. It all began about six and a half years ago. I had interviewed for a teller position at a major banking center. I was wearing a black pants suit. I was no bigger than a size six, and the suit was a perfect fit. During the interview, the hiring manager, Mary, stated that she had to look no further because I had the position. It was explained to me during the hiring process that I was hired as part-time 20-25 hrs. a week, there were no set hours, and I had no benefits....   [tags: narrative pregnant discrimination job] 937 words
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Women Have the Right to Choose Abortion - Women Have the Right to Choose Abortion An abortion is a woman's option to terminate a pregnancy. It is an induced miscarriage. Abortion has become an extremely controversial topic in the past 3 decades since it has been legalized. There has been extreme violence stemming from this issue that we as a country need to put under control, regardless of our personal stances on the issue. There are many reasons why a woman would choose to have an abortion. She does not feel she is ready to be a parent, she can not afford a baby, and being too young or immature to be responsible for another life are only three of these reasons....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Preganancy Essays]
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Women Have the Right to a Safe Abortion - Women Have the Right to a Safe Abortion The Supreme Court decision in 1973 on the case of Roe v. Wade was supposed to mark the beginning of privacy and safety for women facing unwanted pregnancies. But, as Anna Quindlen states: "The right to choose became the right to convince a judge that you should have an abortion because you couldn't dare tell your parents. It became the right to walk through keening demonstrators, strangers begging you not to kill your baby. It became the right to be treated by a doctor who the next day could end up dead, murdered because of his work" (Quindlen, 86)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2095 words
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Abortion and Why Women Have It Done - Abortion and Why Women Have It Done A) The oxford English dictionary defines abortion as being “ The premature delivery, or the procuring of such: arrest of development: failure: anything that does not reach maturity”. Abortion is a case of two sides and in this section of my coursework I am going to go through the reasons why women go for an abortion in the first place. One of the most common reasons for abortion is that of teenage pregnancy. If a girl becomes accidentally pregnant as a result of her own carelessness, she would be in a great dilemma of whether to keep the baby and maybe give up her own education or to have abortion and to go against her moral beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 1090 words
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Property as Feminist Dynamic in Welty's Delta Wedding - Property as Feminist Dynamic in Welty's Delta Wedding In our traditionally patriarchal society, primogeniture is the norm for inheritance of property. For anyone other than a first-born son to inherit the family estate is unusual. Even more unusual is inheritance by women, who in many localities were forbidden from owning property. Thus, the pattern of inheritance which Robbie notes in Delta Wedding is a significant departure from cultural norms. Eudora Welty depicts a domestic politic which represents a feminist dynamic departing from, yet not entirely escaping, patriarchy....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 1007 words
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Define Feminism - Define Feminism "A woman should be barefoot, pregnant and chained to a stove," stated Ben Glantz, a high school senior. Drew Pershing, another senior, also shared a joke, "What does a woman do after she leaves a battered shelter. The dishes...if she knows what's good for her!" Daily jokes and comments such as these, no matter how harmless, are detrimental to the status of women and a dangerous undermining of their accomplishments. Shared by both genders, sexually discriminative comments are widely accepted in society as normal and harmless....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Feminism in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Feminism in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale In The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood explores the role that women play in society and the consequences of a countryís value system. She reveals that values held in the United States are a threat to the livelihood and status of women. As one critic writes, “the author has concluded that present social trends are dangerous to individual welfare” (Prescott 151).  The novel is set in the near future in Gilead, formerly the U.S., at a time when the population rate is rapidly declining....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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A Review of Three Articles on Domestic Violence - One of the most overlooked forms of violence in today’s society is domestic violence. Domestic violence is most likely to occur behind closed doors, which is one of the main reasons why domestic violence is not given that much attention. In most cases domestic violence is the silent, ugly side of dating and people do not like to talk about it. Due to the fact that domestic violence is becoming more common over the years warrants more and more research to help with the ongoing problem. Why do men in the United States resort to domestic violence....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 874 words
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Feminist Bashing of Tennessee Williams and A Streetcar Named Desire - A Streetcar Named Desire and the Gay Roots of Feminist Straight Bashing      Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire is widely considered the highest achievement of 20th Century American theatre. Stanley Kowalski is a symbol of the heterosexual male. Significantly this male icon is portrayed as a rapist. In 1947, Tennessee Williams (through Blanche DuBois) also describes Stanley as "sub human," a term that would inspire outrage if it had been used against Jews, blacks, women or gays. The play is a good example of how Williams, a homosexual, contributed to the "modern malaise" by undermining the legitimacy of heterosexual males, females and the family....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Feminism in Braided Lives - Feminism in Braided Lives Marge Piercy is well known for her feminist views and attitudes throughout her novels. Braided Lives is no exception. The novel follows Piercy's pattern of feminist writing. The characters in the novel are victims of society's crimes towards women. The protagonist, Jill, deals with many issues including rape and abortion. Due to her own experiences with these issues, it becomes her passion to help others in the same situation. Jill constantly strives to be in control of her own life; this struggle is another facet of the feminist movement....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 678 words
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A Feminist Reading of Updike's Rabbit, Run - A Feminist Reading of Rabbit, Run         I do not like Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. This creation of John Updike, this man who abandons his pregnant wife and young child, and his alliance to the late 1950's feeling of unrest and rebellion makes me angry. Many times throughout this novel my cheeks flushed furiously and I could not contain my exasperated sighs. When I read the last sentences of Rabbit, Run and closed the book, I was disappointed. It was not because Updike fails to make it clear where or to whom Rabbit runs (home to his wife....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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