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Who Is The Kindest Woman?

- Her eyes are a chestnut brown, that sparkle whenever she looks at me. She has little wrinkles that crease into her skin, around the sides of her mouth as soon as she smiles. Although her smile can brighten up anyone’s day, her teeth are tinted a light yellow. She has light brown skin that’s glows ever so radiantly in the sun. Her hair is a jet black color with a hint of grey surrounding the edges of her hairline; it’s thick as sheep’s wool, and caresses her shoulders effortlessly. Right above her rosy colored cheeks are a few moles that stand out upon her face....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, The Age]

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Islam : A Muslim Woman

- Over the weekend I had the opportunity to meet with a lovely Muslim woman who was able to tell me a lot about her religion. Her name was Eshraq AlKhabbaz who is from Saudi Arabia but is currently a recruitment coordinator for Southeast Missouri State. Some of her main beliefs are that there is only one god, Allah, and that the prophet Muhammad was the last prophet sent from Allah to restore Islam. She looks to the holy Quran as her scripture and believes in Ahlul-Bayt, which means she follows the immediate family of the prophet....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Allah]

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Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens

- Illegal or Legal Children Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens. Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants]

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The Dayton Woman’s Club

- Dayton, Ohio has a well known history that stretches back for Centuries. Sometimes, you take for granted the history of where you were born, but if you take a time line and look back, its clear to see how important it was to reflect on the different stages of triumph and victory that certain historical places like the one that will be talked about in this paper, that is The Woman’s Club. (This historical site) The Woman’s Club has been around for decades, and has been a very important tool for the history of Dayton....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Analysis Of J Cole 's Third Studio Album, Born Sinner

- J Cole’s second studio album, Born Sinner, runs for fifty-nine minutes and twenty-eight seconds; however, its effect on an audience is indelible. The album implements a clever duality between reflection at sin and rejoice at morality. Furthermore, the album is bifurcated so that the sin occupies the beginning of the album and the morality occupies the end of it. The sum of these parts results in more than a collection of songs, but a cry of spiritual expression. Cole skillfully employs seriality in order to plant specific themes of sin, God, life, and morality into the listener’s mind....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, God, Rhetorical question]

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Candide By Voltaire And American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang

- When we discuss taboo subjects, we often are disgusted by it because it’s unnatural and shouldn’t exist; “taboo has a lot of hidden meanings. We’re going to leave that up to your imagination.” Many of the taboos that we come to know about are good for society but people still think of them as bad. There are many books written on the subject of taboo, which means that it’s something we don’t want to talk about. There are taboo subjects that we refrain from discussing or even learning about because it’s something we’ve been taught or known all along....   [tags: Candide, Voltaire, Syphilis, Sexual intercourse]

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Analysis Of Barry Lee Loukaitis 's ' Natural Born Killers '

- On February 26, 1981, Barry Lee Loukaitis was born to Terry Loukaitis and Joann Phillips. He was their only child and suffering from clinical depression as well as hyperactivity. Clinical depression ran in both sides of the family going back four generations on the Phillips side and three generations on the Loukaitis side. Barry had a fascination for violent entertainment, enjoying a particularly violent film, “Natural Born Killers”. Growing up Barry was controlled by Joann, this created a void between himself and his father....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder, Schizophrenia]

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I Am Born On My Parent 's List Of Priorities

- I was born on December 31, 1970 in Elyria. Ohio just moments before the new year; a tax deduction and the first born girl of my middle class insurance selling father and stay at home mother. As far back as I can remember, we always lived in a nice house, in a nice neighborhood, that spoke of affluence. As far back as I can remember, education was not high on my parent’s list of priorities. Like most of their friends, you worked, paid bills, and spent the rest. In 1977, when my parents divorced, my mother went to beauty school and eventually to work....   [tags: Family, High school, Parent, Sibling]

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Being Born And Raised Developing Country Has Its Own Pros And Cons

- Being born and raised in a developing country has its own pros and cons. I belong to a middle class Muslim family form Karachi, Pakistan. Growing up, I realized that challenging our own society and culture, as a young aspiring woman, would be no less than a battle. I am lucky that my Father never considered me less than his son. He once said, said “ I will never stop you from dreaming, Instead, I will always stand beside you to make sure your dreams come true”. It was not a norm for girls to leave the country for education....   [tags: Physician, Hospital, Medicine, Medical school]

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A Woman Who Serves?

- A Woman Who Serves “The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves”” (For mothers & families, 2005). A doula assists you before, during, and sometimes weeks after childbirth. While a support person can be a spouse or a friend who goes to birthing classes with you and helps you make important decisions, a doula is someone who is trained and educated about child birth. A doula is able to give you the resources and knowledge to make informed decisions, and they are also available during birth to calm you and communicate with your doctors....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant, Caesarean section]

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Mistakes Should be Forgiven in No Name Woman by Susan G. Kingston

- How important is your name. In “No Name Woman” by Susan G Kingston she talks about her nameless aunt who has committed adultery and is forgotten because of it. Chinese culture is very strict and non-forgiving it caused this woman to commit suicide along with her new born child because she couldn’t take the torture of living and constantly being judged for a possible mistake. This world that Kingston lived in names were like a privilege. If you did something to distort the Chinese culture your family along with the outsiders would forget you like you never existed....   [tags: adultery, culture, suicide]

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The Abortion Is Banned Unless It Was The Only Method For Save A Woman 's Life

- ared. Back in the 1900’s abortion was banned unless it was the only method to save a woman’s life. It was two new layers named, Coffee and Weddington who brought up the case for Norma McCorvey, known as Jane row. They declared that it was unconstitutional for the government to not allow the woman to get an abortion because it would cross over her rights (McBride). The two new lawyers had stated that it crossed over Roe’s privacy. It was her private decision in her life that she wanted to make and it seemed that the government was taking that right away from her....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Pro-choice]

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Susan B. Anthony, The National American Woman Suffrage Association

- “She was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker of the National American Woman Suffrage Association” (bibliography.com). Now Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was the second child of eight children and came from Daniel and Lucy Anthony. They lived in a Quaker community where everyone practiced and believed in equal opportunity for everyone regardless what their skin color may be or even their gender. Her father was the owner of a cotton mill so that he could provide for Anthony’s and her other siblings education....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony]

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Race, Ethnicity, And Culture As A White, Irish Italian- American Woman

- I classify my race, ethnicity, and culture as a white, Irish-Italian- American, woman. My mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and my paternal grandparents are from Sicily, Italy. I imagine being first generation Irish and second generation Italian helps me relate with my ethnicity. My maternal grandfather impacted my development of my ethnic and cultural identity. He instilled a pride and an understanding of my Irish roots. Specifically, he brought me over to Belfast to learn and experience the culture....   [tags: Family, Race, Grandparent, Racism]

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Black, Jamaican Canadian Woman And Consumer Culture And Advertising Era Of The 1980s

- The 1980s decade is defined by consumption and youth culture. However, throughout this course our class analyzed consumption and consumer culture narrowly from a white, middle-class American perspective. Hence, this essay highlights the experience of a black, Jamaican-Canadian woman in the consumer culture and advertising era of the 1980s – Annie White. Annie White was born in 1971 and raised in a rural, poverty-stricken neighborhood in the parish (similar to province) of St. Ann. White was raised in a poor single-parent family where her mother raised 4 children (including her, the eldest)....   [tags: Advertising, Consumerism, Culture of Jamaica]

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The Woman In White

- Wilkie Collins, throughout his life, was haunted by what one may call a second self. As a young man he confided to Percy Fitzgerald ‘how he was subject to a curious ghostly influence, having often the idea that “someone was standing behind him” and that he was tempted to look round constantly’. This second self Collins spoke of alludes to the double identity he maintained and explored in his life as well as in his work. William Wilkie Collins was born January 8, 1824 to William John and Harriet Collins....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Holy Woman

- Holy Woman Introduction Do you feel alone, underappreciated or even oppressed by others oaround you urging you to ‘change’ to be someone other than you authentic self. Why/ how does this notion of radical belief structures, such as patriarchy, fit into Jesus’ concept of discipleship and solidarity. In a world where even faith is segregated into a white woman’s Christ and a black woman’s Jesus, how does someone like myself of mixed ancestry, find an identity in a world that is often viewed as black or white, but not in varying shades of gray....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Ar'n't I a Woman by Deborah White

- ... The Jezebel image was seen the way it was because it was assumed African woman were naturally promiscuous, and desired such connections. (White, 38) The idea that black woman were sensual comes from page 28 of Whites book where it explains when the first Englishmen went to Africa and were not used to the climate and mistook semi nudity for lewdness. This created the image that there was uncontrollable lust within the tribes and that African women wanted sex more than the men did. Because of that African Women had submitted to their masters sexually to escape harsher punishment while some, saw exploiting themselves as a way to lead a virtuous life, which never really went the way they wan...   [tags: female slaves in the South, story analysis]

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The Ideal Man and Woman in The Tale of Genji

- Similar to current male views of the perfect women, the ideals in the Heian period were various depending on the man. However, with that being said, there are still common features that each man’s “perfect woman” shares. In the tale of Genji, the author Murasaki Shikibu dedicates almost a whole chapter to a conversation between four men, including the famous Genji, about their ideal woman. Tō no Chūjō, a Guards Captain in the tale describes that even a seemingly perfect woman could be a disappointment....   [tags: The Tale of Genji Essays]

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The Woman in Love by Simone de Beauvoir

- The Woman in Love Simone de Beauvoir, the author of the novel The Second Sex, was a writer and a philosopher as well as a political activist and feminist. She was born in 1908 in Paris, France to an upper-middle class family. Although as a child Beauvoir was extremely religious, mostly due to training from her mother as well as from her education, at the age of fourteen she decided that there was no God, and remained an atheist until she died. While attending her postgraduate school she met Jean Paul Sartre who encouraged her to write a book....   [tags: second sex, feminist, writer]

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Essay on the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon

- Defying the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon   Throughout slavery, myths were created that tainted the image of the African American woman. These myths promote the misconceptions that African American women are promiscuous and are virtually useless. These myths caused these women to be degraded in the eyes of others as well as themselves. In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon womanhood is defined in ways that have destroyed these myths. Womanhood is defined according to one's sexuality, spirituality, beauty, identity, relationships, and motherhood....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Life of a Sensuous Woman, by Ihara Saikaku

- In the novel Life of a Sensuous Woman, Ihara Saikaku depicts the journey of a woman who, due to voraciously indulging in the ever-seeking pleasure of the Ukiyo lifestyle, finds herself in an inexorable decline in social status and life fulfillment. Saikaku, utilizing characters, plot, and water imagery, transforms Life of a Sensuous Woman into a satirically critical commentary of the Ukiyo lifestyle: proposing that it creates a superficial, unequal, and hypocritical society. Ukiyo is a culture that strives to live a strictly pleasure-seeking routine....   [tags: literary analysis, ihara saikaku]

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Abortion Will Affect A Woman Psychologically Or And Economically

- Numerous studies have been analyzed on whether abortion will affect a woman psychologically or and even both, psychically. During these studies, they focus more on a women’s financial and educational status, past disorders, age, culture, etc. According to Nikolic, Samardzic, & Krstic (2014), they believe women who have a higher financial and educational status are less likely to suffer from any psychiatric disorder as oppose to those who aren’t. However, it has been proven on a case study that they did, that the women who are high financially and have more education, are more likely to suffer from high levels of anxiety and distress (Nikolic et al; 2014)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Childbirth]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Born to Write?

- Born to Write. Two years ago, when I was a junior, I wrote the story "It Came from Catholic School," which I've included in my writing portfolio. My friends, fellow veterans of plaid uniforms and daily masses, liked it and encouraged me to submit it when the school magazine made its annual call for stories. They published the story and asked me to read from it at a reading primarily devoted to student poetry. Well, I was pretty nervous about this. The only readings I'd done before a crowd were Paul's letters to the Ephesians and the occasional Responsorial Psalm-and that wasn't my writing on the line....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Kate Chopin: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

- Kate Chopin a Woman Ahead of Time In the 1800's married women had to submit to their husbands. Woman who got married had no voice with law. This meant their husbands would have to take legal action for them. Wives did not have any rights to their own property, and they would not have right to wages they earn. But these started to change through feminist women who raised their voice against men. Even though the feminist movement started in the 1960's, there were women ahead of this time that were feminist too....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Is A Muslim Woman, And She Wants An Abortion

- [girl’sname] is a Muslim woman, and she wants an abortion. She considers her religion to be the defining aspect of life; she is an active member of the community, particularly in the area of women’s role in family and child nurturing. She plans on having as many children as God’s Will. And there she is, pregnant with her first precious baby after 2 years married the love of her life. God knows how much pressure she had been enduring through both families’ doubt on her fertility over the course 2 years....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Islam, Fiqh]

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Interview, An Older Man And A Older Woman

- In this research paper, my task is to interview an older man and an older woman about their life experiences on how they experience aging differently based on the time period. The stories are discussed from a past and present perspective to understand the different roles a older man and a older woman takes. I have the opportunity to examine what steps a man and a woman take when facing a conflict and how they overcome it. The time period examines if people age successfully depending on their education, income and employment....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Old age, Marxism]

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Description Of A Woman Looking About The Camera

- Describing: A woman looking about in her early thirties is staring directly at the camera. Her eyebrows looked like they have been freshly tweezed, giving off the effect that both eyebrows are perfectly symmetrical. It looks like she is wearing minimal makeup, just some lipstick and a touch of mascara. In the photo frame the viewer can only see the sides of her dark hair, giving the impression that her hair must be up or tied behind her head. Her ears lobes are shown more with her hair being up, her lobes are naked with just the flesh she was born with, no jewelry is included in her ears....   [tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion, Human rights, Pro-choice]

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Analysis : ' Between A Woman And Her Doctor '

- Prolife Vs Prochoice Martha Mendoza is an American author who attended college at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She wrote a very intriguing pro-choice article on abortion appropriately titled "Between a Woman and Her Doctor". Abortion, defined as the intentional termination of a fetus, has always been a very controversial topic in American history. This topic has been all over the news for year with people advocating while others opposed. The only thing left out in the fight for/against legalizing abortion was the type of abortion taking place, but the article explicitly elucidates that Mendoza was in a different situation since her baby was already dead....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Roe v. Wade]

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The Woman Question: The Oppressed Other Half

- Evelyn Cunningham once said, “Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.” For thousands of years women have been oppressed, not in the bondage of slavery but in the bondage that comes from a lack of education and a dependence on men for their livelihood. Women have been subjected to scrutiny and ostracization, belittling and disparaging comments, and even at times they have been feared by men. Women themselves have even taken on the beliefs that they require a man in their life to be taken care of and have a satisfying life although some women and even some men have seen that the differences between the sexes is purely physical...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Story of A Transgender Woman: Nong Toom

- Make(ing) Up Gender The lights flashed on and off twice indicating that the show was about to begin. The excited audience crowded together into compact rows of folding seats. The bar, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, stank of stale Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and cheap whiskey. The walls were covered with decapitated and mutilated mannequins with messages like “Fuck Gender. Just Fuck PEOPLE!” written in permanent marker. As an alluring song began to play the performer took the stage; his dark green army uniform was perfectly contoured around his muscular form, a large bulge in his pants was plainly visible, and his mustache was thick and black....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Men]

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A Woman 's Right Of Reproductive Freedom

- A woman’s Right to Reproductive Freedom “One of the things that makes humans different from other animals is that we are not completely governed by instincts, but have the freedom to make choices” (CCC 9). By nature Humans tend to take different stands in matters that require personal opinions. The controversy of opposite and conflicting feelings about abortion is centuries old. The word “murder” is often used by many pro-lifers to describe abortion. The American Heritage College dictionary defines murder as- premeditated, unlawful killing of one human being by another....   [tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Pro-choice, Human]

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Woman Hollering Creek: Dreams and Reality

- “Such a funny name for a creek so pretty and full of happily ever after” (Cisneros,1991, p.248).The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros described the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist—Cleofilas. Cisneros, a Mexican-American, has given Cisneros a chance to see life from two different cultures. Cisneros wrote the story from a woman’s perspective, demonstrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives....   [tags: Ethnic Literature]

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A Woman’s Retrospective of the American Revolution

- Sarah Benjamin went before the deposition on the twentieth day of November, 1837 in the Court of Common Pleas of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. This deposition intended to validate claims for receiving pension benefits owed to Mrs. Benjamin from a previous marriage; an Aaron Osborn, veteran of the Revolutionary War. Her case founded itself on the numerous acts of Congress over the previous decade--in particular the Comprehensive Pension Act of 1832 and subsequent acts of Congress from July 4, 1836 and March 3, 1837--allowing for the first time yearly grants to all who served in the Continental Army for a period of six months or more....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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The Woman Warrior, By Maxine Hong Kingston

- In order for an immigrant to survive in a new country they have to be able to adapt to a new community and expand their self concept. There is great plasticity in the self perception and identity of immigrant offspring. The memoir, The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston, does a good job in highlighting this statement. Her memoir shows the struggle of the older generation to adapt to American culture after migrating, it shows how the second generation contends with their dual identity, and how their unique perceptions emphasize the gap between the two generations....   [tags: China, United States, Overseas Chinese]

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Feminism: It's all about a Woman's Rights

- There is a philosophy in which women are valued -- a movement that dreams of a world in which women and men are equal in social, political, and economic agendas. This movement is known as feminism. Feminism first started during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when the U.S and UK experienced what is known as first-wave feminism, a legendary movement because it gave women suffrage and property rights. Second-wave feminism took place during the 1960’s and lasted through the 1990’s, crucial because it brought up issues such as family, the workplace, and reproductive rights....   [tags: philosophy in which women are valued]

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Abortion: A Woman Has the Right to Choose

- Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo, causing or resulting in its death. A longtime political, social, and moral issue, abortion has been front-page news in the United States for generations. At first it was a pseudoscientific procedure that was as dangerous as it was successful. Later it transformed into a secretive method of correcting mistaken pregnancies. Today, it is a carefully executed, and sometimes appropriate method of saving a life....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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Abortion: A Woman Has the Right to Choose

- Abortion Introduction Abortion has become the common focus of diverse and influential debate in various societies, especially the U.S. One of the most confrontational topics argued is whether or not abortion is morally ethical. More than forty percent of all women will terminate their pregnancy by abortion at some point in their reproductive lives (Stacey OL). In spite of disagreement by many people, abortion is one of the most widespread medical procedures performed in the United States every single year....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Pro-choice]

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My Grandmother Was A Woman Like No Other

- My grandmother was a woman like no other. Her name is Mary Jane, she is funny, charismatic, honest, Godly, beautiful, someone I could truly call my best friend. My twin sister Vanessa and I would spend every summer at my grandma 's house from the time we were born till the time we were 17 years old. It was a summer trip that we looked forward to every year. My grandma would call us her angels and would take us with her everywhere she went. She would take us to work with her, the bingo, the grocery store, the laundry mat; where ever she was we had to be there also....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, United States Air Force]

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John Broadus Watson : A Religious Woman

- John Broadus Watson was born January 9, 1878, Travelers Rest, near Greenville, South Carolina, U.S to Emma and Pickens Watson. John was the fourth child, and born just ten years after his parents initially wed (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2015). The Watsons were a poor family who owned an inherited farm on the banks of the Reedy River, and who claimed to have lost their wealth in the civil war (Daniels, 2013). Emma K. Roe was an extremely religious woman, was one of the main organizers for the Baptists in South Carolina, and spent a majority of her time at church....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, John B. Watson]

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Woman Hollering Creek By Sandra Cisneros

- In the literary, Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros we are able to analyze the short story through a feminist perspective, due to the feminist critical critical theory. A literary criticism has at least three primary purposes in developing critical thinking skills, enabling us to understand, analyze, and judgement works of literature, of any type of literature. It resolves any questions or problem within a literary work that we do not understand from merely reading the literature. Look into multiple alternative outcomes to the literature and decide which the better outcome in the end is....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Chronic Disease Condition Of A Caucasian Woman

- Chronic diseases are the ones that cannot be cured, but can only be controlled and are long lasting (The Centre for Managing Chronic Disease, 2011). Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, stroke and respiratory diseases are the most leading cause of mortality in the world, which represents 60% of deaths all over. Research shows that 80% of chronic disease deaths occur in low and middle income countries (World Health Organization, 2015). This paper talks about some actual and potential problems related to the disease condition of a Caucasian woman, how her health promotion could be affected by it and several harm management strategies to manage the client 's situation in t...   [tags: Health, Public health, Medicine, Breast cancer]

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Du Wanxiang: The New Socialist Woman

- Despite its Communist trappings, Ding Ling’s 1978 “Du Wanxiang” is a story not about collective triumph but of individual victory. The heart of the tale lies in the paradox between inside and outside spaces—between the space of past and the space of the present, the space of women and the space of men. Critics have oft called Ding Ling’s final story a parable, a coming of age of the new socialist woman. Ding Ling’s use of the new socialist propaganda form, however, is ultimately done in irony; her final most autobiographical story is one last, haunting glance back at a lifetime of contradictions more aptly described as a confession....   [tags: communism, socialism, China, Anarchist Party]

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A Woman's Journey

- A Woman's Journey The "old" definition for feminism was defined as working towards an overall goal as a group, to achieve economic and political power. Today, this new definition no longer holds true, because many women are misrepresented and confused by many new definitions of feminism. This confusion has created women's ability to take matters into her own hands, and follow her own goals and inspirations-whatever they may be. The first wave of the women's movement started when Abigail Adams wrote her husband, John, to ask him to "remember the ladies" when writing the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: Papers]

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Born Different, But Not With Different Freedom

- Over the course of U.S. history there have been many social movements. The most prominent one may be the Civil Rights Movement. African-Americans stared this movement because they felt they should be recognized as citizens; they should have all they basic rights of living and be treated as equals and not fall subject to injustice. Millions of people joined the movement and they stood up for what they thought was right. From this movement stemmed groups like then, The National Association for the Advantest of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating committee (SNCC)....   [tags: LGBT, African American, Discrimination]

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Abortion as Murder or a Woman's Right

- Abortion as Murder or a Woman's Right Abortion; is it murder or a woman’s right. Is an embryo a life or is it just a glob of tissue. When does an embryo become a valuable human life. Is it when conception takes place or when it gains human appearance. Is it when it feels its mothers touch and receives her love. Is it not a human until it can survive on its own outside of the womb. These are a lot of questions that are asked when the topic of abortion arises. Some believe that it is a women’s choice to deal with her body as she wishes; others believe that it is simply murder....   [tags: Papers]

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A Remarkable Woman Of The Early West

- Margaret Ann Martin was born in Greenfield, Nelson County, Virginia on January 20th, 1834. Her parents were Hudson Martin and Nancy Thorpe. Hudson Marton was born in Virginia in 1765. At the close of the Revolutionary War, Giddeon Martin, his after moved to Kentucky. Giddeon Martin had fought for seven years in the Revolution under General George Washington. Hudsont Martin and Nancy Thorpe were married March 22nd, 1824. The following children were born to this union John, their only son, and daughters Jane, Mahalley, Margaret Ann, Nancy and Jennie....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Comparison of Letters to Catherine Beecher by Angelina Grimke and Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth

- The 19th century was a time of great social change in the United States as reflected by the abolitionist movement and the women’s suffrage movement. Two very influential women leaders were Angelina Grimke and Sojourner Truth. Grimke was born a Southern, upper class white woman. She moved to the North as a young woman, grew involved in abolitionism and women’s rights, and became known for her writing, particularly “Letters to Catherine Beecher”. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree; she escaped to freedom, changed her name, and became an active speaker on behalf of both the abolition and women’s rights movements....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon

- Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon Missing Works Cited Women in Victorian literature often came to be seen as "the other" or in more direct terms, as somehow demonized. This is certainly true in Jane Eyre. Bertha Mason, Rochester's mad wife, is the epitome of the demon in the attic. By virtue of being the first wife she is in continually compared to Jane. Although there are parallels in plot and language between the two women, they are completely different people. In addition, Bronte also depicts other women throughout the novel as something to be feared....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Man + Woman = Family

- Man + Woman = Family “The Catholic bishops of Alaska have urged their people to approve a state constitutional amendment declaring that a valid marriage may exist between one man and one woman.” A decision made last February by Supreme Court Judge Peter Michalski opened the door to change the nature of marriage. It dismisses male and female sexuality as an important role in marriage. It eliminates the possibility of the procreation of children. It changes also the meaning of family (National Catholic Reporter, 1998)....   [tags: same sex marriage, argument]

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Abortions: A Woman's Right to Choose or First Degree Murder?

- Abortions a Woman’s Right to Choose or First Degree Murder. In the book, The Abortionist A Woman Against the Law by Ricki Solinger, it was stated that there has never been a society where women did not get ride of unwanted pregnancies. In the early years women used herbal remedies, trusted strangers in dirty back rooms, or sometimes trusted strangers in well organized abortion rooms with experience, who on a daily basis performed thousands of abortions for a fee and lived lavish lifestyles from the proceeds (Solinger)....   [tags: voluntary termination of pregnancy]

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A Woman’s Place: The Catastrophe of Sexism Taken to the Extreme

- Are women equal to men. Are they essentially the same or wholly different beings. How are women to be treated and what is their position. In 1892 when this story was written, a woman’s place was at home and she was to be submissive to her husband. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author, was a feminist who disagreed with this principle. Her discontentment with a woman’s role in society, their medical treatment in regards to mental disorders, and the institution of marriage are evident in her writing....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Work Place Discrimination : A Woman 's Rights

- work place discrimination. According to Evelyn Murphy, a woman’s rights activist, “If you are a woman working full time, you will lose between $700,000 and $2 million over your working lifetime—just because of your sex” (Murphy). Women are at an economic disadvantage. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, it costs on average $245,340 to raise a child for eighteen years (U.S Department of Agriculture). Unfortunately many women are left to raise a child alone. It is not fair that a woman who earns less than a man is required to provide and care for a child that will cost them thousands over their lifetime....   [tags: Childbirth, Crime, Pregnancy, Abortion]

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Pregnancy And Childbirth : An Exciting Time Of A Woman 's Life

- Pregnancy and childbirth can be an exciting time in a woman’s life. A woman and her partner have many things to consider about the day of their baby’s arrival. Women in modern day society have many options to explore for childbirth. They can choose to have vaginal birth or cesarean section, decide whether to have their baby in a hospital or birthing center, and can prepare for the day by taking Bradley Method classes or HypnoBirthing classes. For thousands of years, women have delivered babies vaginally....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Caesarean section]

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Sex and Marriage Dictated by Class Restrictions in John Fowles´ The French Lieutenant’s Woman

- There have always been class divisions in England’s social groups, but it was not until the nineteenth century that they were labeled. The lower class was often uneducated and overlooked and mostly servants and prostitutes, the middle class generally had steady jobs and members of the higher classes were born to old money and did not have to work. The French Lieutenant’s Woman written by John Fowles is a complex “Victorian novel filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities” (Canby) in which, Fowles describes a Victorian society in 1867 that is still largely separated by class, which creates strong restrictions with respect to sex and marriage....   [tags: division, class, labeled, victorian]

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Why is Diotima a woman?

- Diotima, Socrates' great teacher from the Symposium, a work by Plato was one of the most influential women thinkers of all time, whether she was a real person or a literary fictional character. She related to Socrates the theory of love that he described to the partygoers at Agathon's banquet, a celebration of Agathon's victory at the competition of Dionysis in Athens and of Eros. Before we search for the idea of why Diotima is a woman, we should first discuss a little about her. We know that, if she were an actual person, she would have been born around 470 BCE and died around 410 BCE....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marriage Is Defined As A Union Between A Man And A Woman

- According to the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court, marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman (“The Constitution of the United States”). It is one of the few pleasures most humans have a chance to experience. Getting married is generally depicted as a time of celebration and joyfulness surrounded by love ones and the person with whom one wants to spend the rest of his or her life. Restricting who marries whom threatens this rite-of-passage....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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The Woman Should Never Wear Artificial Silk

- Doris uses her looks to draw men in and keep them for a short period. Acting as somewhat of an expert, she tells Brenner, “a woman should never wear artificial silk when she’s with a man” (Keun, 94). She understands that it’s her appearance, more specifically the level of which she can be perceived as glamorous to her male suitors. This is quite a jump from the working women of the late 1910’s and 1920’s, who supposedly altered their looks for themselves. This brings into question what exactly those women accomplished in terms of equality....   [tags: Weimar Republic, World War I, Weimar culture]

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Abortion: Every Woman has the Right to Choose

- There is a long history for abortion. In ancient times, in Greece, abortion was allowed and not frowned upon; the only thing required was that the father of the woman be aware of it otherwise it meant death for the woman. In Rome too abortion was a normal practice, it was necessary in order to control the growing population in the city. Abortion was not seen as an immoral until the 4th century where the first regulation for abortion was made. In the 19th century, abortion was prohibited, the first anti abortion laws were passed in Britain....   [tags: Freedom of Choice, Pro-Choice Essays]

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A Dead Woman 's Secret By Guy De Maupassant

- In the short story “ A Dead Woman’s Secret by Guy de Maupassant, the basic theme is devoted to family and private relationships. The main characters in the story are Marguerite (the daughter), the judge (the son), the priest, and the deceased mother. Marguerite is a nun and she is very religious. The dead woman’s son, the Judge, handled the law as a weapon with which he smote the weak ones without pity. The story begins by telling the reader that the woman had died quietly, without pain. The author is very descriptive when explaining the woman’s appearance - “Now she was resting in her bed, lying on her back, her eyes closed, her features calm, her long white hair carefully arranged as thou...   [tags: Family, Short story, Guy de Maupassant]

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The White Buffalo Calf Woman

- The White Buffalo Calf Woman The Lakota Sioux Indians of the Great Plains possess rich religious traditions which are tied closely to the Earth. Though the relegation of these people to reservations amid the environmental disasters of American development has resulted in the near destruction of an ancient culture, some Lakota Sioux continue to fight for the preservation of their sacred lands animals, civil rights, and way of life. The seven original bands of the Great Sioux Nation were joined in an alliance called the “Seven Council Fires.” This confederation included three separate groups, each with its own dialect; the Santee spoke Dakota, the Yankton spoke Nakota, and the Teton spoke...   [tags: Papers]

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Role of Iranian Woman in Book, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- For as long as I can remember, women have always played a huge role in society. No matter if was race, ethnicity, or even their culture, women have always been important with the roles that they carry. In the book, Persepolis, you learn about what the Iranian women had to go through, especially Marjane Satrapis. We see Satrapi’s struggles through her childhood and the stories she tells. As you dig deeper in to the book, readers realize what an everyday life in Iran is like. Such as, growing up in war and the struggles it is being a young women....   [tags: religion, veil, body]

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An Indian Woman In Guatemala

- An Indian Woman In Guatemala Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illiterate farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. Guatemala also has the sad distinction of being home to Latin America's oldest civil war. "For more than three decades, left-wing guerrillas have fought a series of rightist governments in Guatemala. The war has killed an estimated 140,000 in the country, which has 11 million people." (N.Y....   [tags: Guatemala India History Historical essays]

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Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

- The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, paved the way for many women with aspirations in the field of science. She made great strides in the women’s movement. The women’s movement was a way for women to obtain equal rights. There were three aspects behind the women’s movement: suffrage, the glass ceiling, and feminism. Suffrage is obtaining the right that everyone in America should be granted, the right to vote. The glass ceiling is the idea of women getting equal rights at work. All women should get the position and pay that they deserve, not a position and pay based on their gender....   [tags: female astronauts, icons in the women's movement]

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"Woman Hollering Creek" - Dreams vs. Reality

- The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros describes the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist, Cleofilas. For Cisneros being a Mexican-American has given her a chance to see life from two different cultures. In addition, Cisneros has written the story from a woman’s perspective, illustrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives. This unique paradigm allows the reader to examine the events and characters using a feminist critical perspective....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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A Fallen Woman and an Upright Man: The Sexual Double Standard

- ... This idea was also evident in “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets”. Maggie in “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets,” worked in a factory; but after leaving with Pete and “becoming impure”, she was cast out and forced to become a prostitute (Crane 64-65). Through this, she was able to illustrate the sexual double standard because her reputation was ruined, she was disowned by her family, yet Pete continued his life as if nothing had happened. Women were expected to stay "pure" until marriage, therefore women choosing to have sex outside of the bonds of matrimony, were considered scandalous and outrageous....   [tags: Maggie, a Girl of the Streets]

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Woman´s Role in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

- ... At the time, women had been oppressed and deemed incapable to do anything other than birth and raise children. Men treated their wives as property, rather than treating them as partners. The belief that women weren’t “biologically predisposed to do as well in science,” (Barnett) led them to focus on feminine activities, such as teaching, cooking, and raising a family. It also forced women to focus on maintaining their beauty, the one good attribute they were born with and were able to have control over....   [tags: positions, husbands, society]

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Medea, By Euripides, A Woman Of A Man 's Love

- In Euripides tragic play, Medea, a woman that gives everything away for a man’s love is repaid with scorn and abandonment, leading her to seek revenge against her former lover. Euripides portrays Medea as the archetype of emotion, passion, and vengeance and Jason as a symbol of reason, forethought, and betrayal. Untamed emotion inherent to Medea’s character becomes the driving force for her bloodlust and extreme course of action following her divorce with Jason. Medea’s love for Jason is one founded in her whimsical, emotionally charged decisions rather than considerate reason....   [tags: Medea, Euripides, Love, Marriage]

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Sweden vs. USA: A Woman's Right to Her Body

- Statistics on gender based educational success in the United States and Sweden are surprisingly similar; in most primary and secondary educational settings, females outperform males, achieving higher grades and test scores, and even becoming undergraduate students in larger numbers. It’s what changes after this series of educational success that truly marks the difference between the two nations. In Sweden, these well-educated women continue to succeed and are treated, both socially and on a legislative level, as individuals....   [tags: Health Care]

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Isabella d' Este: Great Woman of the Renaissance

- Historians and scholars often overlook the part that women played in the Renaissance. Did women have a Renaissance. The period did not occur in a male only vacuum; women played an important part in the changes taking place across Europe. No matter a woman’s station in the class system, women, were still considered the sinful daughter of Eve, the downfall of man. Into this world stepped Isabella d’Este, one of the great women of the Renaissance. Isabella d’Este left behind not only the great works of art that she collected and commissioned during her lifetime but a treasure trove “amounting to upwards of two thousand letters, which have fortunately been preserved.” Through these letters, sch...   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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On Being Young A Woman And Colored An Essay By Marita Bonner

- On Being Young-A Woman-and Colored an essay by Marita Bonner addresses what it means to be black women in a world of white privilege. Bonner reflects about a time when she was younger, how simple her life was, but as she grows older she is forced to work hard to live a life better than those around her. Ultimately, she is a woman living with the roles that women of all colors have been constrained to. Critics, within the last 20 years, believe that Marita Bonners’ essay primarily focuses on the double consciousness ; while others believe that she is focusing on gender , class , “economic hardships, and discrimination” ....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race]

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An Analysis of a Woman’s Manhood in A Doll’s House

- Youth is something that is always taken for granted until death takes a toll. There are those who have either fulfilled their life goals or the ones who lived a passive life truly regret everything on their death beds. Growing up and maturing goes hand in hand. A master plot seen in Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House is maturation. Maturation is when the Protagonist faces a problem that is part of growing up, and from dealing with it, emerging into a state of adulthood. The protagonist Nora is developed throughout the play from an ignorant child to a strong willed “man” on a quest for knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Anne Bradstreet: The Wife, the Woman And the Legendary Poet

- Anne Bradstreet is considered by many experts to be the first English-speaking/writing American poet. Although arguments can be made that Phyllis Wheatley is indebted that title, the complexity, breadth, depth and ingenuity found in Bradstreet’s poetry is of such magnitude that she ranks among the top five poets, male or female, in American history. However, as with most issues, there is contention on both sides. “The question of Anne Bradstreet’s value as a poet has often receded behind the more certain fact of her value as a pioneer....   [tags: first American poet, American history, poetry]

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Biography Of Petra Vela As A Woman Of Superior Accomplishment

- Petra Vela was born in Mexico and gets her last name from her second husband Capt. M Kennedy (Anna Crimm, Tejano Epico). Dr. Crimm describes Petra Vela as a woman of superior accomplishment. Her compassion to poor-needy and unbounded charity, as described by Thomas Cronin is one of the key characters of a true leader. Dr. Cronin mentions that a leader needs to have stability in their relationship, able to gain control of their personal life. If we backtrack to Petra V Kennedy 's personal life, she had a well-fitted personal relationship....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Wife, Husband]

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Gender Roles : Make Me A Sandwich Woman !

- “Make me a sandwich woman!” During the past few years especially during high school the saying “woman make me a sandwich,” has become a very popular phrase used by teens. Although the phrase is mostly referred to as a joke, the literacy of the saying still has meaning. Kids today joke about gender roles, but what is the true meaning behind all the joking. Could it be because they don’t believe in gender roles, thus justifying the right to joke about it, or is it the hope of expectations becoming reality....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Gender Identity As A Woman, Man, Or Transgendered Person

- The authors define gender identity as being “from the inner, self-reflective location and manifests as a person’s more authentic gendered self as a woman, man, or transgendered person”. Sex is based on what the genitalia look like a birth. Whether it is a vagina or a penis, the fact that the individual was born with either one can never be changed. Gender expression refers to behaviors, such attire, demeanor, and language, through which we intentionally or unintentionally communicate gender. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal self-concept with regards o gender categories like man, woman, transgender and genderqueer”....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Homosexuality]

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Nora And Kristine 's Life Of A Richer Woman

- Nora and Kristine have lived contrasting lives and are very different women. Nora living the life of a richer woman and always have been taken care of whereas Kristine has always had to be the caretaker. Even from the beginning of the play it was apparent that the two have had different lives when Kristine makes a remark towards Nora arguing, “I have no father to give me travel money, Nora.” (Ibsen 1734). Stating this it is clear that the two women grew up with separate lives. Nora has always had anything she’s ever wanted....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Decision making, The Play]

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Mildred Bond and the Great Migration : A Remarkable Family Woman

- To future generations, Since founded in 1829, Decatur Illinois has been a medium sized, working-middle class town that has dwelled on the values of family and hard work. “Back when I moved here, Decatur was very affluent, and was a great place to raise a family,” My great-grandmother Mildred explained. Grandma Mildred was born as Mildred Ligon in Brownsville, Tennessee on October 5th, 1936. It wasn’t until November 10th, 1955 that 19-year-old high school graduate, Mildred and her husband, Albert-Lee, would travel north to Decatur in search of better job opportunities, and to start a new generation of love....   [tags: Family, African-American, Marriage]

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Peter And The Christian Woman By Brendan Byrne Sj

- To some magnitude some of the academics studying Pauline literature may argue that Paul was the most prominent in founding Christianity as well as spreading Jesus Christs gospel beyond the Jews from the cities of Asia Minor, Greece, and eventually to Rome. Just as in the first and second century, the Pauline legacy still holds great significance and relevance throughout history and in today’s cutting edge society. For instance as stated in the book ‘Paul and the Christian woman’ by Brendan Byrne SJ, ‘The debate concerning Paul’s attitude towards women intensified in the early 1970s as the feminist movement began to make an impact upon New Testament studies’....   [tags: New Testament, Paul of Tarsus]

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Harriet Tubman: Notorious African American Woman

- Back in the 1800’s, it wasn’t very common for an African American person to be influential. However, it was extremely uncommon for an African American woman to have a significant role in society. Nonetheless, Harriet Tubman became one of the most well known African American people in history. Harriet Tubman’s brave and spirited acts have made her such an iconic figure in history today through her works of assisting hundreds of African Americans out of slavery. Throughout her life, her courageous acts have portrayed an image of strength and generosity to those people who were in need in the times before the Civil War....   [tags: abolitionist, spy during Civil War]

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