Why do we as a society and a gender feel such a need to study, in attempt to improve, the role of women in society? Why are there not "Men's Studies" courses offered at major universities?
In an excerpt from Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, "If Men Could Menstruate," the difference in respect of women and men in our country is presented from the feminist point of view. Using the menstrual cycle, something only women are blessed with, the author compares society's viewpoints on the opposing genders. By asking, what if "suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?" the article poses some questions and all-too-possible answers.
What if men really did menstruate and women did not? How would what is now an undiscussed part of a woman's life change? Men now do not understand, outside of the health class explanation, the monthly process that women face for a large portion of their life. How many things are simply dismissed by men, and even other women, as being 'just part of PMS?' Cramps, mood-swings, cha...
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- Did you know that the lowest ranking female in a pack of hyenas have a higher rank than the highest male of that pack. This is drastically different from that of the social structure of humans in most societies. Even though women are soft and delicate, women deserve equality because they are compassionate, intelligent, strong, and work as hard compared to men. Women can defuse a situation in a compassionate, intellectual manner and work hard at it until peace is reached. Women should be treated equally to men because they have the same qualities in most areas as men and have qualities that some men lack.... [tags: gender inequality,women's role, sexism]
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- ... The fact that Botswana has not experienced a political transformation in about 20 years may explain why the country had the lowest representation of women in parliament in 2013. The demand for the change to seek and impose equal gender representation in sub-Saharan African countries stemmed from the shift to a multiparty democracy (Geisler, 1995). The women’s movement was also instrumental in increasing women’s representation in parliament. The aim of women’s organizations that arose during the movement was to advocate for gender equity in politics (Barnes & Burchand, 2012).... [tags: role of women in African society]
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- Women's Role in Science and Technology Women have played an important role in the development of science and technology, but there is an insufficient number of females in those career fields. Technological change has affected the roles of women and gender role ideas. Women without doubt came a long way improving the numbers and increasing the percentages in the workforce of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but the statistics say the numbers are still less than those of men.... [tags: women scientist, engineering, high education]
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- During the Middle Ages, except for those in religious positions, women were only seen as three things, which were daughter, wife, and mother. But in the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries, new opportunities in learning humanism arose for only those in the higher class families. Even though they started to educate themselves, the majority had no rights whatsoever in money matters as well as estate. From the 17th century and up to the scientific revolution, women’s rights had consistently been improving.... [tags: male brain, women's role]
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- Media within our society constantly degrades women and sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated; women are becoming objectified in the sense they are viewed as objects with little value. The media, which seems to endlessly show women as sexual objects, has the capability of limiting a woman’s potential and damaging their self worth. More often than not the media depicts the way people go about their daily life. People look at the media to determine how they should dress, act and in some cases even how they should perform sexually.... [tags: Media's Portrayal Of Women]
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- The Role of a Woman In a Raisin in the Sun is a play about a family that lives on the South side of Chicago, a section of the city Hansberry once described as “ a place apart”, where “ each piece of our living is a protest “. After the death of Walter Young (Big Walter), his wife, Lena (Mama), is the beneficiary of a $10,000 insurance policy. The money will be used to provide for the family’s future. Race, race relation and big Walter’s insurance money supply the thematic context for Hansberry’s play; but the Younger family is, essentially, searching for its place within American society.... [tags: Literary Analysis, A Raisin In the Sun]
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- Gender integration in the military has always faced the question of social acceptance, whether society can accept how women will be treated and respected in the military. Throughout the history of the military, our leadership has always sought ways in how to integrate without upsetting the general public if our females were captured as prisoners of war, raped, discriminated or even blown up in combat. My paper will discuss three situations pertaining to the first female submariner, fighter pilot and infantry graduate.... [tags: Women in Military Essays]
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- Years of war, lack of security and traditional believes have decreased Afghan women’s role in the Afghan Society substantially. The role of women in Afghanistan is very trivial and it is visible specifically in the business environment. The Afghan society doesn’t consent a woman entering the world of business and find her position in this world. It is based on some believes that a woman should stay at home and never speak about business. It is difficult for the Afghan men to accept the idea that a woman can enter and compete in the business world.... [tags: International Business ]
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- Introduction With the rapid growth of new digital media technologies, such as the Internet, the public has more choices and opportunities to communicate with people globally. As Bill Gates proclaimed, “the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” Media can determine the tremendous role its play in not only our daily lives but also its profound impact on modern society’s cognitive perception of the world. The initial proposal for this paper is to answer how the Internet transforms Guatemalan society as well as improves Guatemalan women’s right, in particular, indigenous women in rural areas.... [tags: Women's Rights ]
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- Steroids: A Growing Role in Society Dear Mr.: Here is my research project on steroids and its effect on society. While conducting my research I have learned that steroids are becoming a serious and dangerous problem in society. I believe that my research project would be a good reference for anyone interested in the science and culture of steroids in America. Some of the topics I covered in my project are topics that have for the most part been ignored by most scholarly works on steroids. For example, I have devoted a whole section of my paper to the prevention and care of steroid use.... [tags: Sports Drugs Steroid Essays ]
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