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gender roles inherent or socialized?

- The belief that gender roles are inherently biological is a cultural fallacy, which can lead to an inability to effectively communicate when we do not assess each individual’s personality. Research of this topic is necessary in order to learn how to completely understand how to communicate. When trying to communicate with an individual there are more variables than simply gender that need to be assessed. However, there are many ways that society implies that this is not necessary. Our society has been taught that gender roles are inherent, biological and behavioral characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Changes In Popular Media

- Gender Differences as Portrayed in LIFE Magazine from 1937-1960 Between the years of 1937 and 1960,LIFE underwent changes involving the portrayal of the genders. In popular literature, stereotypes and views of certain subjects are often displayed for future study. In the case of gender differences, advertisements and articles yield the best portrayal of gender stereotyping of the time. The following issues of LIFE magazine were used in this paper: January-February 1937, January-February 1945, January-February 1952, and January-February 1960....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bechedel's Use of Reversing "Traditional" Characteristics of Gender Roles

- Social conventions placed on both men and women, have haunted the pages of society for decades. The belief that the ideal man allocates more of his time into the masculinity of hard labor than his appearance, while the ideal woman doesn't bother herself with work or anything that hasn't to do with dresses and entertaining, appears time and time again as the social “norm”. Members of our society use these “traditional” characteristics of gender, as an integral factor in assuming a persons sexual orientation....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Social and Gender Standards: Tahar Jelloun's The Sand Child

- The Sand Child is a novel written about a man born a girl discovering through their sex and gender the differences held within the social norms of men and women. Ahmed, the main character and conflict, in the novel guide the reader through a story of self-discovery on the social status spectrum. In Tahar Jelloun’s novel women play an active role in accepting and portraying themselves as lower in social standards, through this the idea that gender is an individual’s compliance with typical social norms takes form....   [tags: social norms, women, man]

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Communicating with the Opposite Gender in Deborah Tannen's Genderlect Theory

- Introduction Few things can be as frustrating as trying to communicate with the opposite gender. Every day each one of us is faced with the struggle of trying to relay our thoughts across the gender gap, and Deborah Tannen attempts to explain why we have those complications with a theory called the Genderlect theory. This theory was developed to explain the fundamental differences between the methods each gender use to communicate. I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time shadowing a PA at a local clinic and through that I gained first-hand insight into the principles of the Genderlect theory....   [tags: patient, clinic, socializing]

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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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Internet Usage Among Different Gender of IIUM Students

- In the world of education especially among the students at the level of higher learning institutions, the use of Internet as a medium of gaining information is being concerned. Oxford dictionaries perceived the word of Internet as: “A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.” Internet comes in useful if the students can use it for a particular purpose or in a particular situation....   [tags: education, higher learning, communication]

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Gender And Relationship Of Children

- Gender and Relationship of Children Introduction The topic of sex differences in the play preschoolers has been explored by many researchers in the past. Studies have been conducted on basic sex differences such as what toys and gender of playmates do young boys and girls prefer. The size of children's play networks, as well as if these networks change in the size during the preschool years have been explored. Also, differences in styles of play and the occurrence of positive and negative interactions have been examined....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Study Based on Gender and Time Spent on Personal Grooming

- Time spent on personal grooming is an investment into one’s appearance. Both men and women spent time and money in looking better. However, more women compared to men are concern about their physical appearance. In this study, we observed whether there was a significant difference between gender and the time spent on personal grooming. Seventeen undergraduate students from an experimental psychology course (6 males, 11 females) volunteered to participate in this study. A survey was given to the participants....   [tags: trying to make one's self beautiful]

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Gender Roles Played a Significan Role in History

- ... In many other ancient civilizations, this could never have happened; even making a woman Regent would be unthinkable. This can be seen in the views of a Greek historian about the simple difference in duties: “… neighbouring countries were clearly shocked by the relative freedom of Egyptian women and, describing how they 'attended market and took part in trading whereas men sat and home and did the weaving', the Greek historian Herodotus believed the Egyptians 'have reversed the ordinary practices of mankind'.”4 However, in Egypt, women getting involved in a country’s government was not unheard of, so Hatshepsut’s rule was not considered “common,” per se, but it was accepted.5 Because of...   [tags: culture, religion, stability]

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Predictors of Academic Achievement: Race, Gender and Socioeconomic Status

- One of the biggest problems Americans face today is a US student’s underwhelming academic performance. When compared to other countries, the United States comes in 18th place in math literacy and 25th place in reading literacy. The problem is not just a standard problem throughout the country, as there is much variation between graduation and subject literacy rates, with huge differences also between schools alone. These statistics are disappointing because the US is considered one of the largest world powers....   [tags: American education, schools, racism]

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Gender: Feminism and Masculinity

- In a recent meta-analysis by Kite and Whitley in 1996, it was confirmed that men hold more negative attitudes toward homosexuality than do women. They also determined that men's attitudes toward homosexuality are particularly negative when the person being rated is a gay man rather than a lesbian. Their review of the literature also highlighted the complex nature of attitudes toward homosexuality noted by others. In order to understand the constructive attitudes of homosexuality, there are several factors that include beliefs that gay people are threatening or dangerous, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gender Bias and Domestic Violence

- Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. There has always seemed to be one set of standards that apply to men, and another set of standards that apply to women. This is evident in the home, workplace, and all throughout society. I would like to briefly discuss some of the differences that we learn about our gender, which will enable us to better understand men, women, and domestic violence in society today. Once we understand causation, we can then begin to understand effects and prevention....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Media and Gender Stereotyping

- 1 ABSTRACT Past research found that media culture, particularly magazines, present stereotypical notions of gender. Gender stereotypes are not inflexible, like a barometer stereotypes change to reflect both societal and cultural values. This research set out to study current gender stereotypes types in four popular magazines (Marie Claire, GQ, Shape and Men's Health). The advertisements were categorised into gender specific and gender neutral adverts. The results found that the mode for gender specific adverts for both men and women's magazines related to female specific related adverts....   [tags: Media Stereotyping of Men and Women]

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Single-Gender Classrooms

- It is no secret that, in general, boys and girls differ in their learning styles. Capitalizing on these differences could advance classroom performance. With on-going concerns about student success in school, any changes in the classroom that could increase student achievement should be considered. Recognizing the learning differences between boys and girls, one of the changes that could be instituted is single-gender classrooms. Single-gender classrooms would allow boys and girls to be instructed in a way that is conducive to them....   [tags: Education ]

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How Gender Affects the Workplace

- How Gender Affects the Workplace There have been studies, debates and misconceptions on the differences between men and women. One area of importance is how our personal needs affect our behavior/ performance in the workplace. According to Maslow Hierarchy of needs there are basic needs which must be met before moving to the next level of need. These needs affect men and women positively and negatively. According to Maslow men and women have individual needs such as Biological, safety, attachment, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self-actualization and Transcendence ....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Equity in Education

- Gender Equity in Education “It is early indeed that children show an awareness of the message that… females are generally less interesting and important than males are… The (often inadvertent) bearers of this message include parents, peers, and teachers.” (Lips, 1979, p. 128.) The absence of gender equity can be damaging to both males and females. Surprisingly most of the teachers and administrators are unaware of this problem. Organizations such as the American Association of University Women (“Gender equity,” 2003.) strive to create programs that will improve equality within schools....   [tags: Educating Females Males Essays Equality]

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The Effect one’s Gender and Personality has on their Ability to Identify the Emotion and Gender of a Face.

- Introduction Facial expressions are one of the most recognizable things about a person's face, one can often tell whether another is happy or sad simply by observing, but do we notice better whether the face is male or female. Furthermore, do other factors such as one’s own gender or personality effect how they process another’s face. The human face consists of many interesting features, one of which is the emotion being expressed. For human beings, the importance of interpreting emotions is unchallenged....   [tags: Facial Expression]

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Research on Gender Comparisons

- Research on Gender Comparisons Gender has long been a dichotomous debate. One gender is more of this, whereas the other gender is more of that. Men stereotypically maintain a reputation as leaders and aggressors, whereas women retain the role of empathetic and nurturing. The author of our book, Donelson, has examined and provided us with a plethora of research on the gender differences in regards to leadership, aggression, empathy, nurturance, agency, and communal orientations in relation to their connected selves....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Issues in Religion

- Gender Issues in Religion Amongst the world religions are many different attitudes towards gender issues and sexuality. A hundred years ago, or even a lot less, these different perspectives did not exist, as they were often considered unimportant, as King noted 'until recently little attention has been paid to gender differences and their impact on religious teaching and practice.'[1] With some religions, their scriptures are considered to be infallible and therefore not to be questioned....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Issues In Lysistrata

- Human beings are amazing creatures. Our history has shown spectacular and shameful events from day one. Throughout the course of history we have seen both war and peace. More war than peace, but the point still remains. That we, as a human race, have accomplished many wonderful intellectual break-throughs but we have also done very stupid deeds. Its amazing how a creature of such great intelligence could separate, segregate, discriminate, dehumanize, and enslave members of its own human race.       The world as we speak is existing because of gender issues....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Differences in Visual Spatial Ability Among Females and Males

- Differences in Visual Spatial Ability Among Females and Males Running head: The differences in visual spatial ability among females and males The differences in visual spatial ability among females and males: Does practice have an effect on performance. Abstract Many scientists have studied the sex differences in spatial abilities. Different designs of testing have been used to test this subject. A simple Mental Rotation Test (MRT) was designed to test the spatial abilities of males verse females in identifying rotated objects....   [tags: Papers]

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Differences in Socioeconomic Factors and Their Effect on Work Experience and Outcomes

- Differences in Socioeconomic Factors and Their Effect on Work Experience and Outcomes Prior to addressing the question in detail, which is fundamentally debatable, we must define and understand the differences of the following concepts; gender, class and ethnicity and then attempt identifying whether the differences between them in determining work experiences and outcomes are no longer relevant factors though remain significant. The idea of gender as a separate methodological category of analysis has recently become a more controversial or rather important one, due to increased feminist research into the role of women both in America and globally....   [tags: Papers]

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Cross Cultural Differences

- 1.0 Introduction Fisher and Lovell (2009) state that Geert Hofstede (1991 and 2001) carried out the seminal empirical work on national value differences in organizations. He conducted a questionnaire survey of employees in the national subsidiaries in the 1968 and 1972. The results from the smaller subsidiaries were ignored and so the analysis finally enabled a comparison between the personal values of employees in 53 countries. He identified four dimensions along with the values of employees in different countries varied....   [tags: power distance, individualism, collectivism]

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Gender and Employment

- Introduction of Social Problem The problem I am writing this research paper is on the subject about gender and employment. Does a person’s gender really affect their outcome within a job. They answer is yes. I thought that in today’s day and age we would not see a problem with a woman working a male’s job or a male working a female job. Such things as occupations, wages, sex segregation and gender typing with the workplace. This topic would be a social conflict due to the strain between male and female within the workforce....   [tags: inequality, wages, workforce, women, workplace]

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Gender and Diversity

- Although Women position in the labor market of the MENA region has improved in the past few years, female participation is the MENA region is still ranked as the lowest in the world (World Bank 55). Many reasons behind that lag were highlighted in the readings. Even though several structural reforms took place, the phenomena of female limited participation persists. Thus it seems that the problem does not lie in the demand side of female labor or the structure of the institutions, as much as it lies in the supply side....   [tags: Middle East, North Africa, Female Participation]

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gender issues in jails

- The article I chose is titled Gender Issues in the New Generation Jail, by Patrick G. Jackson, and Cindy A. Stearns. The source for this article is the Prison Journal. The article explains how men and women in the new jails have adapted. The definition of the new jail is a fifty-person pod style jail. The old jail was considered to be inhumane, disgusting, and have many blind spots. The problems in the old jails were growing year by year. The new jail comes furnished with televisions, separate showers, a phone, and other recreations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Roles in the 1950's Compared to Gender Roles Portrayed in Rebel Without a Cause

- Many parts of history show that the 1950’s was a time of great turbulence and unrest in both politics and social life. All this unrest was caused by major historical events, including the Red Scare/McCarthyism and the Cold War. However, although many aspects of life in the 50’s were in such disarray, gender roles were not one of those aspects. In fact, there was a very narrow, strict idea of what it meant to be a male and a female during this time. The following discusses what was considered proper gender roles in the 1950’s and how these roles vary compared to the gender roles portrayed in the 1955 movie, Rebel Without a Cause....   [tags: homemakers, breadwinners, society, feminity]

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Differences in Communication between Men and Women

- ... Men, on the other hand, do not smile as much as women. They do use more gestures than females, such as sweeping arm and hand motions, in conversation. (West Virginia Department of Education) Males and females also use different body language in the realm of flirting and dating. Jo Hemmings, a behavioral psychologist and dating coach, points out some surprising differences between men and women in this aspect: A woman may pull up her sleeves…it is a subconscious way to show the soft, gentle, tender woman she is....   [tags: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus]

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Perceptual Differences Between Men and Women

- There are clearly differences in the way men and women think. Many studies show that neurons are packed closer together in women’s brain, and according to psychologist Sandra Witelson, this may be one reason why women are better at language and communication skills than men (Edmonds, 2003). But are there also differences in the way men and women perceive things. Are women faster at noticing change. Or do they pay more attention to visual details. If yes, then shouldn’t systems be designed to pertain to this issue-especially when it comes to safety, for example, noticing a new forthcoming lane on an old road, or a new stop sign on an old intersection....   [tags: Psychology]

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Gender in Literature

- ... This was the era in which the feminist movement grew in spades. Women began to fight for the same rights as men. Women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony “carried on the battle for the vote and equality, laying the groundwork for future progress” which would culminate in the right to vote, given to women in 1920 (Boyer 70-71). While women were fighting for their rights in the early 1900s, minorities in the United States still struggled with such natural rights throughout the century....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Sandra Cisneros]

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Differences and Similarities of The Women of Athens and Sparta

- Women in the ancient world had few rights, they differed from country to country or, in the case of the women of Athens and Sparta, from city-state to the city-state. The women of the city-states of Athens and Sparta had profound differences in their roles in the political and the daily lives of their families and their cities. When it came to the difference in levels of power and the rights of women, Sparta was a leader in its time. At the same time, their rights as citizens were almost the same....   [tags: ancient women, spartan women, athens]

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The Economic Differences Between Men and Women

- This paper will explore the economic differences between men and women and will talk about the current solutions as well as future possibilities. While overlooking and misrepresenting women’s experiences was the original reason for feminists’ disappointment with mainstream economics; by the 1980s feminists were also making another valid argument. Many feminist economists were finding that conventional choice-theoretic modeling and a constricted focus on mathematical and econometric methods were weighed down by the connection it has to other items such as tradition, and relations of governance....   [tags: Economics]

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Tamales: History, Regional Differences, and Family Cultural Interpretations

- Tamales: History, Regional Differences, and Family Cultural Interpretations Introduction: Tradition has been said to mirror a way of life. Observation has concluded that participants in tradition “actively construct as well as reflect culture and community” (Sacks 275). For most people in the 21st century, tradition only reveals itself during special times or certain seasons. For others it is simply a way of life. The foodways of Mexicans and Native Americans are of particular interest in this study because of the food that grew from necessity and is maintained as sacred or reserved for only special occasions....   [tags: Food Culture Native American Essays]

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Individual Differences Affecting Caffeine Intake

- ... It is clear that further research needs to be conducted on how caffeine affects adolescents and children. Characterization of Individuals Seeking Treatment for Caffeine Dependence The mean daily caffeine consumption among adult caffeine consumers in the United States has been estimated to be 280 mg/day, about 2 cups of coffee, or seven 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soft drinks (Barone & Roberts, 1996). Caffeine has been shown to have reinforced effects and can produce such a physical dependence that acute cessation would result in withdrawal symptoms that at times can be severe (Juliano & Griffiths, 2004)....   [tags: behaviors, times, sources, caffeine]

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gender moments

- “He throws like a girl!” This insult is heard all too often and is harsh to boys because of the perception of girls being weak. We are constantly bombarded with moments emphasizing gender in everyday situations. After training myself to see these differences my eyes have been opened to something I have previously believed “natural” and allowed a new perspective to push through. I see attitudes and behavior now as socially constructed and not usually inherent. In R. W. Connel’s book Gender, he defines gender as “the structure of social relationship that centers on the reproductive arena, and the set of practices that bring reproductive distinctions between bodies into social processes” (pg 1...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Roles

- Gender Roles GENDER ROLES In the article "Gender Studies" the author states, "Gender is a fundamental aspect of personal and social identity and a biological, psychological, and cultural construction of paramount importance for people everywhere"(1). Who ever said men and women are equal must be blind. Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. There has always seemed to be one set of standards that apply to men, and another set of standards that apply to women. This is evident in the home, workplace, and all throughout society....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Politics in the Criminal Justice System

- The United States criminal justice system, an outwardly fair organization of integrity and justice, is a perfect example of a seemingly equal situation, which turns out to be anything but for women. The policies imposed in the criminal justice system affect men and women in extremely dissimilar manners. I plan to examine how gender intersects with the understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. Gender plays a significant role in understanding who commits what types of crimes, why they do so, who is most often victimized, and how the criminal justice system responds to these victims and offenders....   [tags: Women Government Political Papers]

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Gender Identity Conflict

- In the story "X: A Fabulous Child’s Story," a child is raised as an X. An X is a child who is assigned to a neutral gender by its parents and scientists. The parents of X raise the child to both girl and boy standards. This, however, is just a story. Raising a child with an assigned gender is impossible. Many factors go into the development of gender and gender identity. Theorists state that the issue of gender identity is based on the society where the child grows. Others believe that gender identity is based on the physical traits of the individual....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Studies

- Gender Studies My decision to take the extracts from literary discourse to illustrate the differences between the male and female manner of writing was dictated by the fact that it is more interesting to search for such differences in this very discourse, then in scientific or newspaper, where there are strict rules of how to write (non-personal narration, non-emotiveness, usage of terms; laconic phrases, etc.) In literary discourse one may write whatever one wishes. (Jane Austen. Pride Prejudice) After a week spent in professions of love and schemes of felicity, Mr Collins was called from his amiable Charlotte by the arrival of Saturday....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Equity, Is It Really Important in the Classroom?

- Gender Equity, Is It Really Important in the Classroom. There are many differences between boys and girls in the classroom. Most people do not realize this, but it is a proven fact. Gender differences in math and science are very evident. Teachers subconsciously treat boys with a higher degree of respect when it comes to math and science than they do girls. The roles of boys and girls are set at very young ages (Butler and Damnjanovic, 1997). Actually, before they even start going to school their roles are learned from their parents....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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Internet - Cybersex and the Online Gender Gap

- Cybersex and the Online Gender Gap   Introduction of a New Concept Sex. This is one of the most commonly discussed topics face-to-face and online that stirs up controversy. The introduction of the Internet and its mass appeal and use has only kindled the flame of the ever-burning fire of the controversy of sex related material and the ever-present gender battle between men and women. Victor J. Vitanza’s Cyberreader contains a section entitled “Sexual Politics” that explores the issues of computers and sex, and the gender gap in the cyber world between men, women, and computers....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Transgressing Prescribed Gender Roles in Shakespeare

- Transgressing prescribed gender roles in As You Like It Shakespeare's As You Like It is both a gentle, pastoral comedy and a complicated, dark debate on the relationship between love, power and gender construction. At the centre of the play is Rosalind, arguably one of Shakespeare's most engaging, witty, intelligent, and lovable female characters. Rosalind is the epitome of Elizabethan femininity: beautiful, chaste, and charitable; and yet she is able to transcend traditional gender boundaries to become a powerful masculine figure, allowing Shakespeare to call into question the serious nature of gender and identity, while also adding to the comic relief of the play through the use of dramat...   [tags: World Literature]

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Career Development and Gender, Race, and Class

- Career Development and Gender, Race, and Class Many theories of career development are derived from theories of personality (Sharf 1997). They attempt to illuminate the interrelationship of individual personality and behavior with work and careers. However, some prevailing career development theories were based solely on research on white males from middle- and upper-middle-class backgrounds, so their applicability to women, people of color, and other socioeconomic groups has been called into question....   [tags: Employment Writing Essays]

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Judith Lorber's The Social Construction of Gender

- Judith Lorber is able to convey many of her ideals about our contemporary conceptions of gender in her essay, ?The Social Construction of Gender.. Not only does she clearly express her opinions on the roles of physiological differences of the male and female bodies, but she also elaborates on the roles of the mass media and professional sports among other things. It rapidly becomes clear that there are many legitimate arguments that support this movement for near or complete equality in genders and the roles that they perform....   [tags: Socialization Female Male Essays]

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Tackling Gender Underachievement in Literacy and Numeracy

- Introduction In recent years there has been much research into gender learning issues and the apparent learning disparity between boys and girls. Such research has included investigations into boys' underachievement in literacy and girls' underachievement in mathematics. The aim of such research is to recognise key reasons why such trends are occurring and perhaps more importantly, to address these within the classroom. Since the introduction of the National Curriculum, national testing and assessment has provided a comprehensive account of attainment at all key stages, especially in the key areas of numeracy, literacy and science....   [tags: Economics]

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Levels of Happiness Between Gender and Race

- Abstract A teen question questionnaire was handed out to shoppers in the Colonial Bel Air Mall, to measure the levels of happiness between gender and race. It was determined that there were no significant differences of happiness between the two. Although women happiness ratings were slightly higher than men and blacks were higher than whites it was not significant enough to make a difference. Books, books, and more books have analyzed human misery. During its first century, psychology focused far more on negative emotions, such as depression and anxiety, than positive emotions, such as happiness and satisfaction....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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Commentary on Lorber´s Night to His Day”: The Social Construction of Gender

- As Lorber explores in her essay “Night to His Day”: The Social Construction of Gender, “most people find it hard to believe that gender is constantly created and re-created out of human interaction, out of social life, and is the texture and order of that social life” (Lorber 1). This article was very intriguing because I thought of my gender as my sex but they are not the same. Lorber has tried to prove that gender has a different meaning that what is usually perceived of through ordinary connotation....   [tags: Society, Roles]

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The Relationship of Gender and Language

- An interest in the relationship between gender and language use has sparked a wide array of studies since the 1960s . Researchers then began questioning the assumption that the different genders, as well as the language patterns associated with them, were biologically determined . While a vast part of the general public still adheres to the notion that there is a natural dichotomy between two completely distinct genders—male and female—it is now widely established in academic circles that this is not the case ....   [tags: biologically, does, sex, construct, social]

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Modern Dance and Gender Relations

- For my creative project I have decided to create a collage using photographs from dance magazines and online photographs. The main idea of my collage is to create a visual image of how gender dynamics in dance are biologically determined and gender equality in dance. The collage will demonstrate my understanding of Modern dance and gender relations. I chose my topic of Modern dance and gender relations because I often question myself how a certain work of art portrays relation to gender representations in dance....   [tags: stereotypes, ballet]

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The Role of Gender in Art

- Introduction “’Gender’ is defined here as the cultural construction of femininity and masculinity, as opposed to the biological sex (male or female) which we are born with. Although feminist theory in its various forms does not offer any single explanation of the differences between men and women, most feminists would reject the idea that male and female characteristics can be found exclusively in any fixed biological attributes. Although some feminists are more concerned than others with tracing of masculine and feminine characteristics to their essential biological roots … (essentialists), most feminists from a wide range of positions have contributed to the argument about the relative imp...   [tags: feminist art ]

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The Difference Between Men and Women

- The Difference Between Men and Women The fact that men and women are different is well known. Some of these differences are constant and some are not; some have changed in the past and some are about to change in the future. While some physical differences are obvious, some of them are controversial; in addition, psychological and cognitive differences are always divisive. Men are considered to be physically stronger than women. First, the physical duties of a household always seem to be a job for the man of the house....   [tags: Gender Difference Human Development Essays]

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Gender Stereotyping Effects on Children

- Stereotypes are an unavoidable part of everyday life. Stereotypes are defined as widely held generalizations about the traits, behaviors, and roles of a particular set of individuals who have been grouped together on the basis of a perceived commonality (Hansson, L. M., Karnehed, N., Tynelius, P., & Rassmussen, F. 2009). While it is possible for stereotypes to be positive, it is not uncommon that they communicate misleading information about a particular group of people. As a result, the origins and consequences of stereotyping are frequently of interest to researchers....   [tags: stereotype, physical salience, GASC]

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Gender and Formal Language

- Gender and Formal Language Language is a multifaceted topic. It seems that language cannot be discussed without also discussing the differences that occur within speech. One of the most obvious differences exists between the speech of men and women. This paper describes the existence of “women’s language” and “men’s language.”(O’Barr and Atkins 1980) More specifically, this paper will discuss how these so-called languages differ in the way they address power in a formal situation. These gendered differences in speech occur in the way topics are brought up, what words are chosen, how hedges are used, and how intonation is utilized....   [tags: Women's Language, Men's Language]

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The Differences of Men and Women

- The Differences of Men and Women Men and women often misunderstand each other. Though we do not plan or expect to make life difficult for each other, we often mistake the ideas and feelings of a person of the other sex....   [tags: Papers]

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Generational Differences: The Use Of the Internet

- Generational Differences: The Use Of the Internet Everyone is doing it: surfing the net. Every generation nowadays is using the Internet for some reason or another. Kids, sometimes for play; students for school work; and adults in the workforce are using the net for business related topics or to plan their next vacation; seniors are using it to keep in touch with their grandchildren. If you aren’t using the net, then you are obviously not in tune with the Real World. There have been my in depth studies dealing with generational use of the Internet....   [tags: Technology Web Computers Essays]

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Gender Defender

- It is not a big secret that America’s quality of education is sub-par. According to the article, “US 17th In Global Education Ranking; Finland, South Korea Claim Top Spots” by Amrutha Gayathri, it’s obvious from the title alone that the United States is falling behind. Without change, the United States will continue to be behind in education. An issue that currently plagues the American education system is gender bias. Gender bias in schools has been addressed in laws, such as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S....   [tags: American Education, Stereotyping]

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Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups

- Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural deprivation: issues concerned with ethnicity....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Prejudices

- Gender Prejudices “Women need to..” is the first line featured in the new ad campaign for UN Women, an organization focusing on the gender equality and the empowerment of women. The ad features a woman with a Google search bar obscuring her mouth and autocomplete results for the incomplete phrase “women need to…” These include “women need to be put in their place”, “women need to know their place”, “women need to be controlled”, and “women need to be disciplined”. The small print of each ad also reads “Actual Google search on 09/03/13.” UN Women successfully uses these results to illustrate the still- present ideas of sexual discrimination....   [tags: women, emprwerment, equality]

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Gender Inequalities

- Gender inequalities are a large problem in terms of measuring economic production. The United Nations sees gender equality as an important goal, as four of the eight Millennium Development Goals for lowering poverty levels are directly related to women. While men and women both deal with discrimination and exclusion from the labor market, women are forced to contend with more barriers to full participation. There are several sources for these inequalities, including gaps in education, lack of resource access, the inability to access the labor market and structural inequalities (United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2012)....   [tags: production, household, women]

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Gender Inequality

- Through the media and the work of researchers, we get to know more and more on the issue of gender inequality in different areas of our society. However, although significant progress has been made during the twentieth century, in an attempt to equalize the rights of women and men, they still do not seem to be met daily. Having a job is considered important for men and women, although the centrality of work is organized completely differently by gender. This form of inequality persists in all areas such as: participation in decision making and the exercise of power, in private and social life, in promotion and in professional careers....   [tags: discrimination, workplace, education, employment]

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The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity

- The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity The biosocial theory suggests that gender identity develops as a result of the obvious biological differences between boys and girls and the hormonal differences between the sexes which can be observed in the foetus from about six weeks (Durkin, 1995). Supporting evidence has been found through animal studies, such as that by Young, Goy and Phoenix (1964) who gave testosterone to pregnant monkeys and found that any female offspring were prone to be unusually aggressive....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Gender Inequality with a Focus on Feminist Ideas

- Analysis of Gender Inequality with a Focus on Feminist Ideas The goal of this paper is to describe and analyze gender inequality, focusing on the history of feminist ideas. I will start with a basic overview of the entire feminist movement, and will then analyze feminism more specifically. In this analysis I will focus on the different types of feminism. Most notably of these types will be the main groups that consist of socialist feminists, liberal feminists, and radical feminists. I will describe the goals and ideals of these groups along with describing how a functionalist and conflict theorist looks at gender....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Inequality in the Domestic and Occupational Divisions of Labor

- Assess the claim that gender inequalities in the domestic and occupational divisions of labour are best understood with reference to the concept of patriarchy. You should illustrate your answer with reference to a range of feminist perspectives. Introduction Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women¡¦s subordinate position. For two hundred years, patriarchy precluded women from having a legal or political identity and the legislation and attitudes supporting this provided the model for slavery....   [tags: Feminist Patriarchy]

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Gender and Its Relationship with the Joy Luck Club

- The Joy Luck Club, is a film that shows a powerful portrayal of four Chinese women and the lives of their children in America. The film presents the conflicting cultures between the United States and China, and how men treat women throughout their lives. People living in the United States usually take for granted their roles as a male or female. The culture of each country shapes the treatment one receives based on the sex of the individual. Gender roles shape this movie and allows people, specifically the United States, to see how gender are so crutcial in othe countries....   [tags: Religion]

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The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

- The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls   Since the beginning of time, gender roles have existed in society.  Women were assigned the tasks of child-care and food preparation.  Men performed most activities that required physical strength.  As society progressed, the role of women did not.  Although less emphasis is placed on gender roles today, gender roles still exist. In 1968, Alice Munro wrote, "Boys and Girls" to address the confusion that gender roles may cause in a modern society. "Boys and Girls" is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who is enjoying her tomboy years and is defiant about becoming a woman.  The theme in "Boys and Girls" is this transition from the childhood...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Gender, Power, and Isolation in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong

- Gender, Power, and Isolation in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong   The cultural studies approach to an open text allows the reader to focus on the culture of a specified society. He/she can study the use of social effects and construction of reality on the people or land. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "cultural studies involve scrutinizing a cultural phenomenon and drawing conclusions about the changes in that phenomenon over a period of time" (Geurin 240)." When utilizing the cultural studies approach, the reader must search the whole text for an overall range of situations and reasons why culture would shape a society....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Double Standard Of Masculinity In Gender Role Socialization

- Masculinity is a topic that has been debated in our society extensively, through research as well as in informal settings. Many wonder what it means to be masculine, and if we can really assign a definition to such a subjective term. After all, shouldn't one's own perception be the determinant of what constitutes masculinity. This self-construction would be the ideal in our society, but unfortunately, it represents a false belief. Masculinity has certain characteristics assigned to it by our culture....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Preferences of Gender

- Preferences of Gender Some might argue that there is a difference in the parenting of a boy compared to that of a girl. However true this may be, one must recognize and disregard the sexist implications that have been portrayed for generations. Girls are often said to be easily content and depicted as “brave and tough”. One might be surprised to find that a little girl could be just as interested in playing with a football as she would a Barbie doll if given the opportunity. This simply demonstrates the nonsexist choice of a toy that the girl has made....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Gender and Crime

- Gender and Crime Sex is commonly used to describe the innate biological characteristics of humans constituting their femaleness or maleness. Gender on the other hand, covers the social characteristics and usages associated with one sex or the other. Since such roles and customs can vary and be modified it follows that masculine and feminine the terms applied to the respective genders are much more flexible than female and male....   [tags: Papers]

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Differences in Macro and Micro Level Theories

- There are many differences between macro and micro-level theories. Micro-level focuses on individuals and their interactions. For example the relationship between adult children and their parents, or the effect of negative attitudes on older people. Some criticize on micro-level theories becuase they focus on what older people do rather than on social conditionsand policies that cuase them to act the way they do. Macro-level focuses more upon social structure, social processes and problems, and their interrelationships....   [tags: Sociology, Relationships]

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Gender Equity in Math and Science

- Gender Equity in Math and Science From the research I have read while there is a disagreement on when and how much of a gender gap exists in math and science, there is definitely an equity issue that needs addressing. There seems to be an abundance of information about equity issues and as a future teacher I feel that it is important to examine these issues. If gender equity issues exist in today's’ classrooms why do they and what can be done to help correct it. Everything I've read so far states that a gender gap exists in science, while opinions about math vary....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Gender Roles in American Society

- Gender Roles in American Society      Femininity and masculinity are topics that have been debated over in our society extensively, through psychological research and day to day interaction with people. Children learn from their parents as well as society the concept of “feminine” and “masculine.” The majority of people tend to believe that these conceptions are biological but I believe it is more cultural. From birth, female children are shaped by society as being sweet, caring, loving, and delicate and usually associated with the color pink....   [tags: Sociology American Culture]

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Gender Roles and Kids Toys

- Gender Roles and Kids Toys In David Barry's article, Guys vs. Men, he discussed the differences between "guys" and "men". This article made several valid points, including that guys will try and out perform each other where sports are concerned and that the space shuttle is the ultimate guy toy. My question is why do only guys play with all the neat toys. Part of the answer to this question might be that men are encouraged to play with hi-tech toys while girls are given a Barbi doll or a toy oven....   [tags: Exploratory Research]

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- “The Men’s Right Movement: ‘Male’ is Not a Four-Letter Word” Jack Kammer’s article seeks to point out that negative aspects have stemmed from the growing women’s liberation movement. This article does a good job bringing to light the anti-male feelings that are sometimes associated with the word “feminism.” However, it does not really have a concrete basis that supports this author’s opinions. Kammer’s article does share one concept common among some of the other critiques I have read on this man vs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- “A businessman is aggressive; a businesswoman is pushy. A businessman is good on details; she is picky. He follows through; she doesn’t know when to quit. He stands firm; she is hard. His judgements are her prejudices. He is a man of the world; she’s been around. He isn’t afraid to say what is on his mind; she is mouthy. He exercises authority diligently; she’s power mad. He’s closemouthed; she’s secretive. He climbed the ladder of success; she slept her way to the top. From the first moment a child begins to understand the spoken word, they begin to receive messages about societies view of the different sexes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gender and Movie Selection

- Gender and Movie Selection Introduction: A very diverse, broad, and extensive industry is the filmmaking industry. However, the unique aspect of the industry is that it is so expansive in all of the different categories and types of movies, but yet each film is individualized. A certain characteristic of a movie may appeal to one person and not another. Such characteristics may not only appeal to an individual but to a certain group of people. Could it be that characteristics of a film appeal to either the male gender or the female gender....   [tags: Research Essays]

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Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping

- Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping In this project, I am going to investigate the question; 'Do playgroups encourage gender stereotypes?' This is quite a difficult topic to be able to answer, as a playgroup isn't just going to say that they encourage stereotypes. Therefore, I am going to have to be careful in how I find out my information to make sure they are reliable sources. To look into this and draw some sort of conclusion, I will be asking both playgroup assistants and parents of children attending playgroup (2 sets of parents with girls, 2 sets with boys, 2 sets with boys and girls) questions in interviews or questionnaires....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Equity

- Gender Equity Gender equity is a very important subject matter that teachers must deal with in the classroom. As I taught at RAA middle school some differences begin to stand out between the genders. One thing that popped out at me the most was the maturity level of the two. In saying that I mean the sexual desires of the students at their age. That is important for teachers to see for when we begin to group students together for activity. One instance is that of boxing out in basketball. The skill calls for the one boxing out to push out with their butts against the other player....   [tags: Economics]

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Gender Roles

- Gender Roles Women and men have extremely different roles in society. These gender roles are very evident in the way we see ourselves as women, which is based on how we have been treated in the past and the actions in history we have taken toward gender equality. Katha Pollitt expresses her feminist view in her work "Why boys don't play with dolls." "Instead of looking at kids to "prove" that differences in behavior by sex are innate, we can look at the ways we raise kids as an index to how unfinished the feminist revolution really is, and how tentatively it is embraced even by adults who fully expect their daughters to enter previously male-dominated profess...   [tags: Papers]

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