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Movie Analysis: The Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola

- Literature Review Sofia Coppola’s movie, The Virgin Suicides, 1999, brings to the forefront the reality of what life is like for five oppressed teenage girls living in suburbia in the mid-70’s. After examining numerous articles, a few of them made an impact on my perspective. The first of many articles is Todd Kennedy’s piece, Off with Hollywood’s Head: Sofia Coppola as Feminine Auteur. Kennedy discusses how Coppola has a tendency to lean toward directing films that cater toward females’ interest, either because of the visual imagery or women’s feelings of connectedness with the characters....   [tags: teen girls, oppression]

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The Film Mean Girls: More Real Than You Know

- The film Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters, written by Rosalind Wiseman and Tina Fey, and starring Lindsey Lohan as a lost teenage girl, is a hilarious movie about the new life of Cady Heron. After moving from Africa where she previously had lived and been home schooled for the most of her adolescent life, Cady is thrust into a new culture, town, and school when her parents decide to make the move back to the United States. In this laugh-out-loud comedy, the audience giggles along as Cady adjusts to meeting different cliques, falling for the most popular guy in school and becoming Queen B, while making a few enemies along the way....   [tags: enemies, high school, geeks]

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The Difference Between Girls and Boys in the Oedipus Complex by Sigmund Freud

- ... Even now after a few more classes on psychology I still have some disagreements and have a hard time accepting it. It is because of my background that I’m facing challenges with the topic, but I know and understand where the ideas come from and that how they are apply and why. The article talks on how a boy would find jealousy of his father and would want to take his place to be with their mother which is the object off his desired. This is hard to picture right away but when I think about it there are many examples in where we see boy having a sense of rivalry against their father to complete for attention of the mother....   [tags: penis envy, psychological, sexes]

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Education Inequality for Girls in China: Identifying Issues and Solutions of Gender Inequality

- The purpose of the paper is to examine issues and to identify solutions of gender inequality for girls in education in China. According to Ridgeway (2011), gender inequality is regarded as an affair which the majority members of one sex is advantaged than the majority members of the other sex. Based on the societal expectations, men play more dominant and assertive roles in the society than women (Egbo, 2009). The dominant position of men reveals in education, health, employment, and pay (Klasen & Lamanna, 2009)....   [tags: Social Awareness, Confucian Philosophies]

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Risk Factors for Body Dissatisfaction in Adolescent Girls: A Longitudinal Investigation

- Throughout the years people have gained the idea of having the perfect body. Media has strived to accomplish the visual of an ideal body across the globe. Though it may not seem like an extreme problem when looking at it head on, there is a lot of influence taking place behind the scenes. The article, Risk Factors for Body Dissatisfaction in Adolescent Girls: A longitudinal Investigation written by Eric Stice and Kathryn Whitenton was the article that was chosen. It can be found, in the Developmental Psychology Journal and was published in July of 2002....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Naturalistic Observation of Toy Store And the Effects on Gender Role Development

- We as Americans tend to think little about Gender Role Stereotyping and its place in our society, but it is nevertheless an important topic to discuss. Parents, following the cues of society, purchase toys for their children that encourage the stereotypes of males being action and fighting-oriented and females focusing on friendship and child-rearing. Although this may be beneficial in some cases, there may also be repercussions for specific individuals who do not fall under those stereotypes and therefore may feel pressured to be something other than who they really are....   [tags: sterotyping, society, boys, girls]

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Do Gender Differences Exist in Infancy? Where Do the Differences Come From?

- Fetuses of most vertebrate species are behaviorally active before birth. This is illustrated every day with ultrasounds at doctor visits, or when an individual feels an infant move inside of the womb. Historically, spontaneous leg movements were thought to have been random and reflexive in nature (Heathcock, Bhat, Lobo, & Galloway, 2005). More recently, however, researchers have suggested that movements in early infancy play an important role in motor learning and motor skill acquisition later in life (Heathcock et al., 2005)....   [tags: development of boy and girls, fetuses]

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Home Economics in Canadian Schools, 1919-1944

- In my research I looked at home economics in between the years of 1919 and 1944. By looking through primary sources, most of which were newspaper articles I have been able to piece together a glimpse of home economics in schools at this time.Though deemed unnecessary by some, Home Economics was accepted by most as an integral part of girls’ education, and was promoted by women’s groups and educators, as not just preparing them to keep a home, but also how to manage various aspects of day to day life....   [tags: integral part of girls' education]

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Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised By Wolves"

- “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, by Karen Russell is the story of a pack of human girls who were born of werewolves. They are taken from their families in the wilderness and brought to a St. Lucy’s. It was here that they were to be civilized. The process of civilization involved stripping them of their personal and cultural identities and retraining them in a manner that was acceptable to the human world. This is a close analogy to the Residential Schools of Cultural Assimilation for native Americans from 1887 to the early 1950’s....   [tags: cultural assimilation, process of civilization]

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Elementary Education and Gender: Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?

- Introduction Boys and girls learn differently, this is something everyone is an elementary school classroom and everyone who plans on teaching knows that. Teachers strive to help their students in any way possible and current research indicates that this should include accommodating for the gender of your student. According to Ponitz et al. (2009), “…the first 2 years of elementary school have been characterized as a ‘critical period’ in early development.” The first few years of elementary school is when children start developing ideas of what school is, that is why this paper focuses on gender differences in elementary school children....   [tags: abilities, self-esteem, teachers]

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Media is Pushing Young Girls to Grow Up Too Fast

- Our media continues to flood the marketplace with advertisements portraying our young teens much older than their age. Woman’s body images have been the focus of advertising for generations. However, now the focus is more directed to the younger teenage girls instead of woman. Young girls are often displayed provocatively while eating messy triple decker hamburgers, or sipping a diet sodas on an oversized motorcycles. As a result, young teens are dressing older than their age, trying to compete with this ideal media image....   [tags: eating disorders, advertisements, models]

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Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models by Allison Hostetler

- Allison Hostetler, author of Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models, connects with the issue on body image. While reading this article, I continuously shook my head up and down because I completely agreed with Allison. Many times through out the essay, the author made me stop and think about what it was she was saying. After acknowledging what the author was saying, I realized I could relate to many of the situations and apply them to different scenarios. Did Barbie dolls, brat dolls, or even movies play a role in our lives while growing up....   [tags: body image, the guerilla girls]

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Societal Pressures in Boys and Girls, Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Barbie Doll

- The societal pressures faced by women is, arguably, the main topic of Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll.” “Boys and Girls” deals with those societal pressures faced by women within both the home and family life. Alternatively, “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and “Barbie Doll” deal with those societal pressures faced by women in society at large....   [tags: Alice Munro, Mary Wollstonecraft, Marge Piercy]

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Media’s Impact on Beauty and Body Image of Young Girls

- It’s difficult to envision a world where idealized female imagery is not plastered everywhere, but our present circumstance is a relatively new occurrence. Before the mass media existed, our ideas of beauty were restricted to our own communities. Until the introduction of photography in 1839, people were not exposed to real-life images of faces and bodies. Most people did not even own mirrors. Today, however, we are more obsessed with our appearance than ever before. But the concern about appearance is quite normal and understandable given society’s standards....   [tags: Media, Photography, Mirrors, Appearance]

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Womens' Education Under the Taliban

- “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men, “stated by the Norwegian Noble Committee. This was said in 2013 when Malala Yousfazia was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in raising awareness for the women’s’ education in the Middle East (Lemmon 5). This was done a few years after the United Nations unanimously adopted the Resolution 1325 recognizing the important role of women in the prevention of and resolution of conflicts and peace-building....   [tags: Democracy, Afganistan, Afgan Girls]

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Should The Human Papillomavirus ( Hpv ) Vaccine Be Mandatory For Early Adolescent Girls?

- Should the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine be mandatory for early adolescent girls. Pro: Giving this to young adolescent girls seems like a good idea to some parents. Human Papilloma virus is a serious health risk that is contracted through sexual contact. Human Papilloma virus, also known as genital warts, is the main cause for cervical cancer in young and older women. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and there is no cure for most strains. Choosing to have your adolescent daughter vaccinated is a smart choice to help aid in prevention of contracting one of the four strains of Human Papilloma virus the vaccine protects against....   [tags: Human papillomavirus, HPV vaccine, Cervical cancer]

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Why Female Colleges are the Best Four Years Investment for Girls?

- Why female colleges are the best 4 years investment for girls. ‘Keep Wellesley as a special place as it is, keep it as a place where young women can feel as free as we felt to explore…(Clinton, 2013)” Those were the words from the former first lady and actual U.S secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Female colleges from Clinton’s perspective is that they are magnificent places where women freely develop leadership roles without being distract from the male presence. These single sex colleges offer a huge range of development areas for women in order to become them excellent leaders and efficient professionals at whichever area they wish to perform....   [tags: women colleges, physical appearance]

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Media’s Impact on Beauty and Body Image of Young Girls

- It’s difficult to envision a world where idealized representations of females do not exist. However, before the creation of the mass media, our ideas of beauty were restricted to our own communities in which we live. When photography was introduced in 1839, real-life images of faces and bodies were not exposed to society. The likelihood of someone owning a mirror during that time was very rare. Today, however, one is considered odd if they do not own a mirror. Today we look for any excuse to look in the mirror as we have become more obsessed with our appearance than ever before....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Gender Norms in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

- Throughout The House on Mango Street Esperanza learns to resist the gender norms that are deeply imbedded in her community. The majority of the other female characters in the novel have internalized the male viewpoint and they believe that it is their husbands or fathers responsibility to care for them and make any crucial decisions for them. However, despite the influence of other female characters that are “immasculated”, according to Judith Fetterley, Esperanza’s experiences lead her to become a “resisting reader” in Fettereley’s terminology because she does not want to become like the women that she observes, stuck under a man’s authority....   [tags: esperanza, boys, girls]

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Creative Writing: Alex and his Group of Friends

- Clockwork orange Part 1 Chapter 1 & 2 & 3 Alex and a group of his friends are loaded with cash and they blow it all on drugged milkshakes and girls. There slang word for group of friends is droogs. They hit on old women and blow their money. They then rob a corner store and beat up the employees. They also mess with an older man in the street but he is drunk and doesn’t care about life so he allows the kids to keep beating him up till he vomits. They then walk the streets until they steal a car and go into the countryside to rape a woman in a small house....   [tags: girls, gangs, droogs]

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The Mother of the Freedom Movement: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

- The Mother of the Freedom Movement In 1955, an African-American seamstress helped cause the civil rights movement in the United States, and her name was Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. Many know her by “the first lady of civil rights” or “the mother of the freedom movement.” Rosa Parks once said, “I’d see the bus pass everyday, but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.” (The Story Behind The Bus) After she said this, she knew she had to take a stand against segregation and do everything in her power to change it....   [tags: school girls, rosa parks]

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Risky Attire: A&P by John Updike

- In “A & P”, John Updike conveys the reaction of bystanders to three young women when they enter a grocery store, dressed in swim wear during a day at the beach. The ladies begin touring the store in search of Kingfish Fancy Herring Snacks for Queeie’s mother. Lengel, the store manager, takes notice of the girl’s attire as they navigate to the cashier to pay for their snack and disapprovingly confronts them. During Lengel’s conversation at the checkout, Queenie understandably becomes uncomfortable and defensive....   [tags: check out interaction, girls]

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Society’s Influence on Young Girls: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

- Every generation has a set of values that they believe make a person beautiful. In the 1940’s and 50’s it was considered beautiful to be a voluptuous woman. A woman with a large chest and full hips was the ideal woman, such as Marylyn Monroe. The difference between then and now is, young women could escape this image if need be. Today it is impossible to ignore the stick thin super models on bill boards, TV, and in magazines. The influence of society on teenagers is so much that men actually expect a woman to be that stick thin model or they are considered “fat”, “tubby”, etc....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa]

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Teenage Pregnancy in the United States

- There are many things that can go wrong in a teen pregnancy. If girls know what all could go round with a teen pregnancy maybe girls would be more careful and try a little harder not to get pregnant. In a teen pregnancy not only is the unborn baby in danger, but the mother caring the baby could also be in danger, teens should also know how hard it is to take care of a baby it’s not just sun shine and flowers it is a lot of hard work, teen should also know the signs of pregnancy so they can find out they are pregnant sooner so they can figure out all there options and figure out what they want to do about the pregnancy before it is too late....   [tags: baby, prenatal care, girls]

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Strengths and Weakness of The Qualitative Research Method

- This essay intends to compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the quantitative and qualitative approaches to research which addresses young people and bullying using two journal articles. The first article (quantitative) aims to “establish the relationship between recurrent peer victimisation and the onset of reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in the early teen years” (Bond et al. 2001, p. 480) while the second article (qualitative) aims to “investigate the nature of teenage girls’ indirect aggression” (Owens et al....   [tags: teenage girls, peers victimisation]

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Westernization and Globalization versus Islamic Fundamentalism

- Some might describe the new Cold War that dominates foreign affairs today as westernization and globalization versus Islamic fundamentalism. Recently, Boko Haram, a Nigerian selafist extremist group, abducted two hundred seventy-six girls from their boarding school and threatened to sell them as child brides. The kidnapping sparked a global outcry against the group and called for the return of the girls. Unfortunately the abduction is not an isolated event, for Boko Haram has been terrorizing much of Northern Nigeria for the past few years....   [tags: boko haram, abduction, girls]

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The Darker Side Of White Slavery

- White slavery is a Progressive Era term used to loosely describe the entrapment, transportation, and supply of women and children for the use of sexual slavery. Many of the women who were part of white slavery were forced into it this trade against their will. These women and children became enslaved into prostitution and transported domestically within the United States and internationally. Efforts to control white slavery can be seen as early as 1870 in the United States, but little was done to enforce it....   [tags: girls, women, prostitution]

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The Effects of the Barbie Syndrome

- The Effects of the Barbie Syndrome What is the Barbie syndrome . a question posed by many that glace through the title on the top of this paper As defined by Farlex “The drive, often of adolescent girls, to attain impossible standards of beauty, projected by toys—e. g., Mattel’s Barbie Doll—and the media, resulting in failure and frustration, issues related to body image, eating disorders, and self-image," this is a formal definition of the Barbie syndrome.The people that the Barbie syndrome it effects are widespread and is not inclusive to women this syndrome also affects men to....   [tags: adolescent girls, doll, media]

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Feminist Incognito: The American Working Woman

- “…By fifteen most girls were introduced to society. At eighteen, they married; by their mid-twenties to thirties they retired from childbearing.” My grandmother, on the other hand, took a train ride at twenty-six and a year after became an independent woman of business supported by her three years in primary school. The trajectory of her life was not an aberration altogether. In fact, it has been pointed out that, “Mexicans were transient laborers first pulled into this country though the railway lines” (Downs et al, pg....   [tags: girls, family life, marriage]

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The Feminist Movement and Domestic Violence

- ... There is a lot of misinterpretation and ignorance on the feminism cause, but it is there to remain and fight against the rights and comfort of women in the society. Feminism has changed the world and made women happier; therefore, it should not be viewed negatively in the society. Feminism will always be needed in the current society because, even with laws to protect women, there is still violence against women. The feminism struggle today has changed into the fight to protect women against violence....   [tags: women, girls, education, opportunities]

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The Face of Eating Disorders

- ... So not only is Barbie’s physical appearance having a negative affect on the younger generations today, but also the material-necessities that she promotes may be having a detrimental affect young children’s thought processes. Barbie has been believed to be the ultimate role model in careers (Spellman 1). Having experience in over 125 different occupations, Barbie has seemingly done it all; from the music spectrum to the doctoral life, Barbie has had a vast array of jobs over the years (Barbie 1)....   [tags: media, body image, girls]

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Competition Within a Basketball Team

- Basketball is a highly competitive sport, usually played between two different teams. Yet, the competition runs deeper than just the game played between two opposing teams. The truth is, players on the same team compete over roles all the time. This type of in-team competition is normal, but it must be kept at a healthy level. The Legacy Girls' Basketball team suffers from this type of competition everyday. In the past, the girls have had very successful seasons––just last year, in fact, they went 13-12....   [tags: defense, legacy girls, comunication, ]

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Judging Someone by Their Appearance

- Have you ever looked at someone and judged them by their appearance. Normally it’s about how they look or how they’re dressed. How the outfit they are wearing is definitely something you would never wear. People who struggle to fit in don’t want to be “that” person. So they try to create the appearance that would please the people that would judge them. For girls, this appearance is the skinny, tan, girl who wears all name brand clothing. Because of this, the girls trying to fit in by starving their selves to be excepted....   [tags: fit in, girls, personality]

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Eating Disorders and Adolescents

- Eating disorders develop during adolescence and normally peak within girls at the age of 15-16. Disturbed eating behavior are very dominant within the adolescent woman in our society. The number of adolescent woman struggling with such disorders is upwards of 40%. The most common of these disorders are bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating. There are various factors within our society that influence the development of such disorders. Deleterious eating behaviors are all to common in and the prevalence of them are so high that they are becoming less and less of a rarity....   [tags: young girls, anorexia, bulimia]

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Coed Schools and Socialization

- Coed Schools help students build their relationship and socialization. Students tend to cooperate and socialize more with one another in mixed schools. In Phoenix, Arizona, they have a program that experiments on girls’ and boys’ school performance. In one of the experiments, they paired every kid with the other sex every week. Ms. Doe, a part of the experimental curriculum for preschool and fifth grade, said that the diverse groups that was seen at the beginning of the year has faded away and students were more likely to play together, cooperate, and help each other (Researchers Cite Social Benefits in Coed Classes, Sparks 4)....   [tags: bullying, experiment, boys and girls]

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The Blessing of Barbie

- I’m a Barbie girl in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic. Ask almost anyone and they will be able to continue the Barbie theme song. American businesswoman named Ruth Handler, created the Barbie brand in 1959. Barbie is typically a tall, skinny, blonde who is in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Ken, and has had at least 100 jobs. Barbie has become an American icon; she is present in almost every girl’s childhood for some period of time. Barbie is a well known, long lasting company and overall a good role model to young girls....   [tags: a good role model for girls]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- In 1692 everyone was sure that the Devil had come to Salem when young girls started screaming, barking like dogs and doing strange dances in the woods. The Salem Witch Trials originated in the home of Salem's reverend Samuel Parris, who had a slave from the Caribbean named Tibuta. Tibuta would tell stories about witchcraft back from her home. In early 1692 several of Salem's teenage girls began gathering in the kitchen with Tibuta. When winter turned to spring many Salem residents were stunned at the acts and behaviors of Tibuta's young followers....   [tags: teenage girls, witch hunt]

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Media and Body Image

- Popular culture has a large influence on everyone; it can persuade or entice its audience. One part of popular culture that has a large influence on the general population is how women displayed are in mass media. Women in popular culture show indirectly that being thin is successful and beautiful. With this false message transmitted, serious problems occur. The influence of women in popular culture and how they present themselves can be a breeding place for physical and emotional unrest. When women are objectified in popular culture, they set a standard on how one should appear....   [tags: Popular Culture, Teenage Girls]

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Lolita by Vladamirs Nabokov

- Vladamirs Nabokov’s novel titled Lolita explores the taboo topic of pedophilia and obsession. Humbert Humbert, the main character, has always had a strong attraction to young girls around the ages twelve to thirteen or nymphets as he likes to call him. He watches them play in the park, likes to look at pictures of Girl Scouts and enjoys watching them swim in the pool. Humbert reflecting on his life tries to justify his actions that have landed him in jail by writing them down in a manuscript. He writes to his readers about how he met Lolita, the twelve year old daughter of his landlady, and chronicles how he constantly fantasies about fondeling her body and eventually taking sexual action to...   [tags: pedophilia, obsession, young girls]

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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation

- Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays]

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Girls: Growing up in the Global Education System

- Girls: Growing up in the Global Education System Introduction When one thinks of the term “school education”, one sees it as the golden key to a brighter future, improving employment prospects and earnings but fundamentally we think of a system that serves to stimulate individual talents to the full, regardless of race, gender or social status. The naivete of this thought is huge however, as the majority of people are unaware of the victimization of girls that exists in the schooling system....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of Data Between Height and Weight in Girls and Boys

- Analysis of Data Between Height and Weight in Girls and Boys In my first investigation, I will be analysing data between height and weight in girls and boys. I will also use this data to compare the results between boys and girls as well. I will use a variety of graphs to show this. PREDICTIONS I predict that as the heights increase, so will the weights....   [tags: Papers]

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Youth Sports - Little Girls Need Sports!

- Little Girls Need Sports. You may have seen the ad on television. It is one of the few advertisements using the voices of little girls that isn't promoting unrealistically figured Barbie dolls or the likes. The ad starts with a 10-year-old girl in a swing set and presents a series of images of different young girls saying: If you let me play sports I will like myself more; I will have more self-confidence, If you let me play sports. If you let me play, I will be 60 percent less likely to get breast cancer; I will suffer less depression....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Differences in Math Learning and Aptitude Between Boys and Girls

- Differences in Math Learning and Aptitude Between Boys and Girls The topic of my research has been differences in math learning and aptitude between boys and girls. This topic was suggested to me by my mentor, Mike Millo, as it is of particular interest to him. Mr. Millo is an Algebra teacher at Ball High. Much has been made of gender differences in math by the popular media and Mr. Millo felt that it would be interesting to examine this topic and explore the findings of educational researchers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Relationship between Height and Weight of Boys and Girls

- The Relationship between Height and Weight of Boys and Girls Recently due to the media and the government the weight of children has been discussed. It is believed that children are now becoming obese and are now more overweight than children in the past. This had led to public becoming worried about the health of the future generation because there is currently an increase in the number of coronary heart diseases, which are linked to obesity and lavish lifestyle. Consequently, I have decided to investigate the state of children’s health in today’s schools....   [tags: Papers]

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Boys Vs. Girls: a Parent's Point of View

- BOYS vs. GIRLS A Parent's Point of View "Aaaaakkkkkk!!. You got mud on my Barbie Dolls. You got cake batter on my G.I Joe!" Sugar and spice and everything nice...that's what little girls are made of. Rats and snails and puppy dog tails...that's what little boys are made of. Physically it is obvious to see the difference in boys and girls. It is even semi-obvious to notice the social and emotions differences. But when it comes to parenting boys and girls, it is pretty much the same. Oh don't get me wrong, there are some differences, but the love and adoration is still the same....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Article Review of Menu Girls by Denise Chavez

- Article Review of Menu Girls by Denise Chavez While reading through The Last of the Menu Girls by Denise Chavez, the complexity of the novel made itself evident. There are many different levels to Chavez's novel. The article by Rowena Rivera brought many of those hidden themes and ideas to the surface. The article gives the reader a quick overview of Denise Chavez as an author. Rivera then goes into many of the hidden themes and ideas in the novel, such as the importance of memories. She also goes on to discuss things like the constant interlocking of Spanish and English....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls

- Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls In Act 1 the women at the dinner party, speak of their suffering in the past, but they all relate to Marlene and to each other as a sisterhood of the present, even though the women represent contemporary figures supposedly alive in the early 1980’s in England. Lady Nijo and Pope Joan are similar in that they both had babies in difficult situations, and both stood up for their rights as women. The portrayal of these women contrasts with the traditional and ‘classical’ representation of women in plays....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Ue of Diet pills among adolescent girls

- The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reducing the Risk of HIV Among Adolescent Girls

- According to the CDC, the majority of female adolescents will have had at least one sexual partner by the time they reach the age of 18. Once reserved for high school students, sex ed is now being introduced in junior high and even elementary schools. It is undeniable that our teenagers are becoming sexually active earlier and inevitably, are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and HIV. While it is impossible to alter the choices of sexually active teens once they have been made, it is a mandate for those who interact with them to equip teens with the proper resources to make smart choices and offer suggestions to modify risky behavior....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Views on Crime and Deviance of Boys and Girls (Investigation Plan)

- The Views on Crime and Deviance of Boys and Girls (Investigation Plan) The project I am doing is looking at the views on crime and deviance between girls and boys aged 15-16, to fully understand and to explore this project fully, I needed to find a sufficient and appropriate way to collect the data. I created a questionnaire, which used both a mixture of open and closed questions, this will enable the people being questioned to chose between a list of answers and also state their views and answers on the questions....   [tags: Papers]

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Special Education Implementation For Native American Girls

- Special Education Implementation For Native American Girls Quality education for children has been an ongoing issue for today's society. There has also been an increasing concern for the education of students with special needs. The effect of these concerns has been noted in many communities, such as the Native American community. The population of special education students in the Native American communities is not necessarily higher than others, however, their community is effected, therefore also in need of quality special education programs....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Abigail Williams And The Girls Initiate The Tragedy in The Crucible

- Although Abigail and The Girls Initiate The Tragedy, Responsibility Lies With the Whole Salem Community I do believe that Abigail and the girls initiated the tragedy, what with all their talk about spirits and the conjurance with the devil during the opening act. For one reason or another, it can be said that the blame for this tragedy lies with the entire Salem community. But could this really be called a tragedy. In my opinion, if people get hurt and the whole community falls apart - then it is a tragedy....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls

- A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” is a story about a girl that struggles against society’s ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940’s. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl’s father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation

- Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation Basketball seems to get into your blood. It is said by those who play, "You eat, you sleep and you play basketball." When I was a little girl all I wanted to be was a professional basketball player. I couldn't count how many times I pounded that dumb ball in our driveway until it was too dark to see, then I would play for hours more by the porch light. Now I realize that was only childish insanity. Back then they didn’t even have a girls’ profession basketball league in the states....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Active Aggression in Boys and Passive Aggression in Girls

- Introduction In understanding moral and ethical development of individuals, we have been exposed to a vast amount of information enlightening us of the complex ways in which both males and females cognitively develop their moral and ethical values. Through this we have learned about the many gender differences in these values, which has raised the question of why males and females branch apart in this development, when the separation occurs, and if it is a result biological differences, or socialization....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

- The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Before we told our daughters that they could be anyone, or anything they wanted to be, we told them that they could only be what was acceptable for women to be, and that they could only do things that were considered "ladylike." It was at this time, when the nation was frenzied with the business of war, that the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League decided that they could do and be whatever it was that they chose....   [tags: Papers]

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It's Time for Girls and Boys to Plays Sports Together

- It's Time for Girls and Boys to Plays Sports Together On the athletic field, in the gym, or on the ice, there have always been standards for the athletes to follow. These standards range from what type of athletic equipment is not only necessary but appropriate, to who can play when, where, and how. This last standard is the one that is being challenged the most; can men play not only on women’s teams, but can they also participate in female dominated sports without being taunted. The same goes for women, can females, without fear, really participate in traditionally male dominated sports....   [tags: Sports Female Male Social Norm Essays]

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Is Self-Esteem in Boys and Girls Influenced by Academic Success?

- Introduction Self-esteem is the result of many experiences throughout life. Those with high self-esteem tend to function better and have more positive interactions than those with poor self-esteem. According to Coopersmith (1967), self-esteem is a product of individual’s early relationships, particularly with parents. Growe (1980) found that maternal acceptance and positive interactions relate to subsequent self esteem in children. Those individuals with low self-esteem appear to be in need of positive self-relevant feedback and feel threatened when negative feedback is presented (Brown, Collins & Schmitt, 1988)....   [tags: Self-Esteem Essays]

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Mirroring an Exposed World

- Mirroring an Exposed World I recently saw a photography piece, "Dancer" by Irving Penn on exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The striking thing about the photos was not that they were of a nude Alexandra Beller, but that hers is not what one would typically think of as a naked dancer's body. She's not tall and thin with well-defined muscles and barely developed breasts. No. She's fat. Beller took a big risk posing nude for Penn's camera. She dared people to see her as a dancer, not just a fat woman....   [tags: Dance Dancing Art Papers]

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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev

- Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]

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Same Sex Schools

- Imagine your life with only members of your gender. Not all the time of course. Just during your school day or even part of your school day. Same sex classrooms would make that imagination your reality. Before you turn down the idea, because god forbid you go a few hours without seeing a cute boy take a moment to learn about all the benefits same sex schooling can provide. Most students are against same sex schools. They want to flirt with the cute guy in math or ask the shy girl in history for a pencil even if they already one....   [tags: gender, classrooms, girls, boys]

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HPV Vaccination Controversy

- ... Adams provides no pros in his writing in regard to the vaccine, just negatives and what other major problems the ruling would bring about in the future. The reader would be lead to believe his article was an argumentative one. Although both writers agree on the dismissal of the mandated HPV vaccines each provides their own logic behind their beliefs. Using a different approach, Allen’s tone and diction in his piece differs of that of Adam’s article. Allen begins with an unbiased opinion on the case and opens his article with a previous case regarding mandated vaccinations, the Hepatitis B vaccine....   [tags: Girls, Profit, Health]

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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance

- Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]

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The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta

- The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta The stimulus which, I thought would be most thought provoking and appealing was Atalanta. I found the idea of characterising a dynamic, strong vivacious woman appealing due to my strong background in theatre and acting. This enabled me to perceive hidden depths of Atalanta's character, which were not evident at first sight. Therefore, I chose this stimulus because I believed that Atalanta would be an interesting and challenging character to portray through the medium of dance....   [tags: Atalanta Gymnastics Dance Dancing Essays]

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Mona Lisa’s Smile: Single-sex Education for Girls

- Mona Lisa’s Smile: Single-sex Education for Girls “Men Are from Mars - Women Are from Venus,” it is the title of a bestseller book, which tells us how different boys and girls are. Single-sex education was introduced because of the huge differences, and it once flourished in the United States. Since the 1970s, however, it began to be regarded with a degree of suspicion. Many girls’ schools closed or amalgamated and the trend towards co-education continued to spread. Until nowadays, the debate between single-sex education and coeducation still carries on....   [tags: Movies Feminism Feminist Essays]

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Medias Influence on Adolescent Girls Body Image, Identity and Sexuality

- Medias Influence on Adolescent Girls Body Image, Identity and Sexuality Missing Sources Cited Gender Identity begins in early childhood when roles are given to children as to which toys they should play or not play with. A child’s body image is influenced by how people around her react to her body and how she looks. A pre-adolescent becomes more aware of what society’s standards are for the ideal body. The media has always had images of what the ideal woman should be. As in the way she should look and the way she acts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Antonia Essay: Contrasts between the Hired Girls and the Black Hawk Women

- Contrasts between the "Hired Girls" and the Black Hawk Women in My Antonia    Willa Cather draws a stark contrast between the respectable women of Black Hawk and the “hired girls” in books II and III of My Antonia through Jim’s unavoidable attachment to them.  The “hired girls” are all immigrants who work in Black Hawk as servants to help support their families in the country.  They are hardworking and charming.  They are simple and complicated.  They are sad and joyful.  They work all day and dance all night.  For Jim they are the most interesting people who  reside in Black Hawk.  The respectable women are boring and predictable.  They all go to bed at the same time every night and get...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Use of Language in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

- Use of Language in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez In her novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Dominican author Julia Alvarez demonstrates how words can become strange and lose their meaning. African American writer Toni Morrison in her novel Sula demonstrates how words can wound in acts of accidental verbal violence when something is overheard by mistake. In each instance, one sees how the writer manipulates language, its pauses and its silences as well as its words, in order to enhance the overall mood of each work....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective

- The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective Hypothesis Using a liberal feminist perspective, I am going to investigate the effects of girls changing priorities on their educational achievement, from wanting a marriage and children to a career and independence. Employing the work of Sharpe and Wilkinson, I will test the hypothesis: ‘the improved educational performance of girls has been greatly influenced by higher career aspirations.’ This area of research interests me because I know females whose aspirations have changed over time, and I am interested as to what caused this change....   [tags: Papers]

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Eating Disorders: How the Media Have Influenced Their Development In Adolescent Girls

- Eating Disorders: How the Media Have Influenced Their Development In Adolescent Girls The words "eat" and "boring" are usually never found in the same sentence, but leave it to a supermodel to accomplish this task. Bodies reminiscent of the Holocaust clad only in a bathing suit, underwear, or a skimpy tank top flood popular fashion magazines today. How many times have you flipped through the pages of your favorite magazine and spotted an article about how women should have a good perception of themselves and how they should "celebrate those curves," and then turned the page to find a centerfold makeover section complete with before and after pictures....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Bad Girls Of The Bible and What We Can Learn from Them

- Higgs, Liz Curtis Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them. Colorado Springs, Colorado: WaterBrook Press, 1999. In her book Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them, Liz Curtis Higgs delivers fictionalized, modern stories based on the lives of biblical women. She writes her book in a self-help format so that her readers can relate and compare their lives to the lives of several different biblical women. Higgs hopes that by pointing out flaws and corruption of women in the Bible, it will show modern woman that no one, not even biblical women lead perfect lives....   [tags: Liz Curtis Higgs]

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Discussion of How Mean Girls Conforms With the Teen Film Genre

- Discussion of How Mean Girls Conforms With the Teen Film Genre (Paramount 2004) If I was to walk into a video store I would be able to choose from many different genres as this is how they are organised into categories. The genre that Mean girls comes under is “teen” genre. A teen genre is a film that is broadly appealing to a teenage audience. The film we studied was Mean Girls which is an American teen movie. The sub genre for this film was the School picture. By this I mean that it as set and revolved about teenagers at an American High school....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Boys and Girls by Alice Munro and A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Hemingway

- Importance of Foils in Boys and Girls and A Clean Well-Lighted Place A Handbook to Literature says that the word "foil" literally means a "leaf" or a sheet "of bright metal placed under a piece of jewelry to increase its brilliance" ("Foil"). Thus when applied to literature, the term refers to "a character who makes a contrast with another, especially a minor character who helps set off a major character" (Barnett et al. 1331). For example, a foolish character may place a wise character's wisdom in a stronger light, or a cowardly character may make the hero's actions appear even more courageous....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Factors Influencing Girls' Athletic Performance Throughout Secondary School

- Factors Influencing Girls' Athletic Performance Throughout Secondary School Introduction ============ Athletics data has been collected for a number of years at Colchester County High School. Colchester County High School is a selective school for girls in the Colchester district. This means that it is not representative of the whole population. Upon entry to the school, forms are chosen on the basis of musical, sporting and academic talent from previous years in primary school....   [tags: Papers]

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Child Soldiers

- Paper 4: Synthesis Worldwide the use of child soldiers is a serious issue. Today there are about 300,000 children as young as nine years old involved in armed conflicts all around the globe. These children are living under constant fears of being trapped in an ambush, landmines or gunfire. Girls are used as well in fact approximately one third of child soldiers are girls, they are given the same job as the boys but are used as a sex slaves and forced to be the “wives” of their commanders. Girls are often infected with sexually transmitted diseases or HIV/AIDS and have great possibilities of being pregnant....   [tags: Children, Armed Conflicts, Girls]

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Spinning Misconceptions

- Spinning Misconceptions The music pounded loudly on the dance floor as people stood in a circle. Nodding my head to the beat, I stepped out and did a few dance steps before I went down to the ground. On my hands and legs, I began walking rounds to the beat, throwing in a little bit of flare to it all, as much flare as I could think of. A few moments into the step, I jumped onto my hands and twisted my legs in the air. Freeze. So far, the crowd seemed silent; they just casually watched me mess around as if I was making a fool of myself, for it looked so simple to them....   [tags: Break Dancing Culture Essays]

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Martha Graham

- Martha Graham Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920's. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, whose style was considered controversial, became one of the finest choreographers and dancers in the dance world. In 1894 Martha was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (Pratt 8)....   [tags: Dance Dancing Choreography Essays]

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Dance Therapy

- Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and private practice. They work with people of all ages in both group and individual therapy....   [tags: History Health Therapy Dancing Essays]

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Breakdancing

- Breakdancing The history of choreography is also very important Any choreography that seems new, fresh and different is usually a variation of something that has been done before. As long as men and women have lived upon this earth, they have danced. The art of movement is among the oldest of the arts. So for eight months I’ve been learning the skills of hip hop and breakdancing by going to at a hip hop club at every week where I learned the basic skills of breaking like how to top-rock and six-step....   [tags: Hip Hop Dancing Dance Essays]

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