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Sex Roles and Gender Bias in Early Childhood Education

- Sex role stereotyping and gender bias permeate everyday life. Children learn about sex roles very early in their lives, probably before they are 18 months old, certainly long before they enter school.(Howe, 1). The behaviors that form these sex roles often go unnoticed but their effect is immeasurable. Simple behaviors like: the color coding of infants (blue & pink), the toys children are given, the adjectives used to describe infants (boys: handsome, big, strong; girls: sweet, pretty, precious), and the way we speak to and hold them are but a few of the ways the sex roles are introduced....   [tags: Stereotyping Bias Gender Roles Stereotypes Essays]

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Gender Inequality And Gender Bias

- ... A dinner date is what I had planned because it seemed like the most stereotypical thing a guy would ask a girl to do. I wanted to try and bend the rules of gender as much as possible to see the best results. I began the date off by taking my car and picking him up at his house. We then proceeded in heading to the restaurant and sat down to eat. Conversation had to be initiated by me, since I was pursuing him. I felt so out of place by doing this because I have always had guys pursue me. In all honesty, at times, I did not know what to say since I was pushing a boundary that I usually do not....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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Workplace : Gender And Gender Bias

- Phong Suong Huynh English 1112 Ms. Carty 11/24/2014 Workplace Gender Bias Do you have to choose the job base on your gender. I am interested in electrical engineering; however, people always think that field does not match with my gender. In the 21st century, females gain more freedom and power over time. Society perceive that female’s job is only to do the household chores, but many females are now holding important positions in politics and such. The rights of women are getting the job and equal pay as with the men....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Feminism, Sexism]

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Gender Bias Within The Classroom

- Gender Bias in the Classroom Everyday in the classroom students read textbooks and listen to their teachers. How is it that boys and girls get different educations. Gender bias and sex roles in the classroom have lasting effects on children. Gender equality has been discussed in education for many years. Looking at gender differences between female and male students is important. Before any discussion starts the definitions of sex, gender and gender bias should be clearly defined. Sex is the personal quality determined by biological and genetic characteristics....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Education, Gender differences]

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Gender Bias in Everyday Life

- In the modern United States, biases are found in almost every social institution. These discriminatory practices hurt everyone involved. One of the more evident of these is discrimination based on someone’s gender. Gender bias, also known as sexism, refers to a full range of attitudes, preferences, laws, taboos and behaviors that differentiate and discriminates against the members of either sex. These may be the position of male dominance and female subjugation in modern society. It may also be in the form of sexual stereotypes between men and women, which are commonly experienced or encountered in employment, especially on the positions they occupy and their earnings or income....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Bias And The Workplace

- Throughout history gender bias has played a role in the workplace. Many years ago it was believed that women should cook, clean, and do all other house chores while men did what was considered manual labor. When women were granted with the same work opportunities as men they were still being cut short by having such a tremendous wage gap. Female workers are faced with significant challenges in the workforce. The gender pay gap is a major issue that has been known for many years. The wage gap is a statistical indicator used often as a median status of women’s earnings relatives to men’s....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Employment compensation]

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Gender Bias in Business

- Anytime job performance, a promotion or effectiveness comes forth in a job evaluation, the results are supposed to consist of job performance, not gender bias. The United States suffers from a major social issue relating to gender bias and the use of sexual discrimination. Sexual discrimination is any action that directly violates any state, federal or local laws. Discrimination based upon sex is illegal and is a form of prejudice. Although prejudice is legal, stereotyping an individual based upon their sex causes a person to feel less adequate and confident about their ability....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Bias in the English Language

- Several studies have been investigating the differences between men and women's use of the English language. The problem with studies of this kind, according to Romaine (1999), is that the differences are taken for truths and no further investigations are made as to why these differences exist. The differences could be a reflection on gender issues in society, or even the cause of them. There is seemingly little argument against the fact that English is male-biased as a construction. When investigating male bias in the English language, a few factors should be taken into consideration: words that are in themselves discriminating, that women are not as visible in the language as men, the conn...   [tags: Language and Gender ]

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Gender Bias Of Children 's Toys

- Gender bias exists in all parts of a person’s life, but is very noticeable with a walk down the toy aisle at a local store. From Barbie to Tonka trucks, there is a clear difference in the way toys are created and marketed towards different genders. Why must girl toys be pink and frilly while boys get to play with weapons and build towers out of small plastic blocks. Is there a reason behind the steering of the genders into specific roles or is it mere coincidence. This paper examines some of the research into and the reasoning behind the gender bias in children’s toys....   [tags: Gender, Female, Girl, Male]

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How Gender Bias Affect Women

- How gender bias affect women in the workforce in the United States In February 2015, Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm, for gender discrimination went on trial. Pao alleged that she had been treated unfairly by her ex-bosses and passed on numerous times for promotion in favor of her male counterparts. While Pao did not win her lawsuit, the trial brought back to light the problem of gender discrimination and of the glass ceiling in corporate America. Since women started to enter the workforce, there always have been barriers and obstacles that prevented them from reaching the higher ranks on the corporate ladder....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, United States, Sexism]

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Gender Bias in Language

- As a society evolves and changes, its language mutates and conforms to changing needs. Words form to define new things, archaic terms drop from use, and meanings change as different usages develop. The English language is grammatically neutral in classifying objects by sex. It is unusual among Indo-European languages in that it does not impose gender on inanimate objects. One might think that freedom from arbitrarily enforced gender would provide a clear and impartial palette for blending mere words into meaningful communication, to the contentment of all....   [tags: changes in terms, neutrality]

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Gender Roles, Stereotyping and Gender Bias

- Gender affects every aspect of our life, from how we feel about ourselves and set our goals in educational, recreational and work opportunities as well as the the nature and extent of our participation in social and civic life. It has a strong impact on the way we practice our religion, the way we dress, the way we express our feelings and the nature of all of our relationships with others. This paper explores various facets of gender roles in order to understand this topic such as what role males and females are expected to play in today's society, how gender roles are decided, affected and exaggerated by stereotyping....   [tags: Sexism and Gender Stereotypes]

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First Generation Gender Bias : A Punk Rock Offshoot

- ... This idea is common among third wave feminists who prefer to synchronize these terms as a form of empowerment. Furthering these efforts to change the connotation of derogatory terms, third wave feminists Sonya Barnett and Heather Jarvis took action. The two Canadian natives attended a college campus crime prevention forum in Toronto in 2011 where a local police officer stated, “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Barnett and Jarvis decided to make a widespread impact....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Third-wave feminism]

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Gender Bias for Men in the Field of Nursing

- ... Nursing has been around since the 1800s. The formal education began when Florence Nightingale published books about nursing and healthcare, creating freestanding education. This idea helped open doors for thousands of women, creating a workforce of educated nurses. These admiral women provided for the casualties during Civil War in 1861. Historical figures like Clara Barton and Dorthea Dix served respectively as supervisor and superintendent throughout the Civil War, and are known for their phenomenal works....   [tags: hospitals, war, stereotypes]

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Gender Bias - Mountains On The Playing Field

- ... Employers and society believe the media so the men get the job. This is not just true in positions of entertainment but in politics as well. In state government there have been 2,319 men as governors as compared to 35 women (“Miss Representation”). Women feel as if they don’t have the criteria to run for governor. The media uses this against women. In American politics only 20% of the people that serve in Congress are women and women make up 51% of the U.S. population (“Miss Representation”)....   [tags: sexism, women´s right, misrepresentation]

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Gender Bias in ESL/EFL Textbooks

- Introduction As children are learning to read, they are exposed to the cultural symbols contained in books and are learning about their culture as well. Hence learning to read is an important mechanism through which culture is transmitted from one generation to the next (Taylor, 2003). Moreover, research tells us that children’s textbook contributes to the transmission of beliefs; particularly with respect to gender (Dionne, 2010) . Past research has indicated that by age seven, children begin to realize gender as a basic principal of their identity....   [tags: social issues, persian language]

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The Bias of History: When Truth Becomes Subjective

- Throughout the course of human events, it has become the widespread practice of many men and women to devote their lives to the study of the men, women, and associated civilizations that came before them; in short, the study of history. History in itself, for those that study it, presents the challenge of ascertaining the truth about the past. This process includes the discovery of such fundamental elements as how past civilizations made their living, where and what they used to provide for their basic needs, and what they chose to produce in their leisure time; all of which can generally be reached from observation of physical evidence and primary sources alone....   [tags: Gender Bias, Social Order]

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Race And Gender, Class And Sexual Bias

- ... I am always discouraged by my inadequate skills in my English writing. Many choose to tolerate unfair treatments because of this disadvantage. Another factor that contributes to this oppressive tolerance is our culture. Chinese culture teaches us to respect the authority unconditionally. It’s unimaginable to challenge our authorities unless you are not afraid of being in jail. When we are mistreated, we either choose to leave the situation or accept it. I feel critical thinking theory will encounter strong resistance in China....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Grammatical person]

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Gender Bias Is Well Defined By National Judicial Education Program

- ... Although, legal factors and extralegal factors can also impact sentencing outcomes no matter what color, race or ethnicity they are from. In order for women to get chivalrous treatment, it is vital to reflect the legal factors such as criminal history and the severity of offense. The positive note on this is that the legal factors do affect both male and female. Not just female this time. References: Dragiewicz, M. (2012). Gender Bias in the Courts: Implications for Battered Mothers and Their Children....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Gender, Sociology]

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Gender Bias in the Classroom

- Gender Bias in the Classroom RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND THEORIES OF LEARNING Gender inequity is not only learned and accepted in the socialization process that starts at home, but is also present in the school environment form the very early years. Parents and teachers consciously or unconsciously reinforce sex stereotypes. In 1992 Olivares and Rosenthal's research findings examined three areas: 1-interactions in the classroom that are both teacher-to-student and student-to-student 2-instruction features involving relation between classroom activities and the gender of the students assigned to...   [tags: essays papers]

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Gender Bias in the courtroom

- Although there have been many changes in our society concerning discrimination against one’s gender, there is still one area that has yet to change. If we take a man and a woman convicted of the same crime, it is very likely that the man will receive a more callous sentence. Since the beginning of the colonial era, 20,000 people have been lawfully executed in America, but only 400 of them have been women, including 27 who were found guilty of witchcraft. In the 23 years since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment, 5,569 total death sentences have been given out by courts, 112 to women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender Bias Critic of Antigone

- A Gender Bias Approach to Antigone Just as one stone removed can break a bridge, one flaw can bring a man to ruins. The flaw of one man cannot bring down an entire kingdom, but rather one outlook of the king can lead to the demise of the whole. In Sophocles' epic tragedy, Antigone, a strong gender bias is present throughout the tragedy, and is partially responsible for the downfall of the king. To Sophocles the king is not always representative of the people, but acts on his own personal desires and judgments....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Youth Exposure to Stereotypical Gender-Bias in Video Games

- Playing video games has become an increasingly common activity for the youth world-wide; in contrast, this also results in a rise of concerns by the media and researchers about youth-engagement with video-games. This critical essay discusses some of the primary concerns of video-gaming, focusing primarily on youth engagement, from the age-group of 13-18, in relevance to the stereotypical gender-bias that exists within video-games. Many video games promote the passive role of women in our society relative to the dominant sex - men, thus, casting unjust roles and gendered societal expectations of women in our society....   [tags: Video Games, Male Roles]

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Gender Bias In Language

- Language is a very powerful element. It is the most common method of communication. Yet it is often misunderstood an misinterpreted, for language is a very complicated mechanism with a great deal of nuance. There are times when in conversation with another individual, that we must take into account the person's linguistic genealogy. There are people who use language that would be considered prejudicial or biased in use. But the question that is raised is in regard to language usage: is the language the cause of the bias or is it reflective of the preexisting bias that the user holds....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gender Bias in Dickens

- Gender Bias in Dickens “Charles Dickens preferred workers the way he preferred Victorian women: grateful for favors received, humble, patient, and passive.” (Scheckner) Charles Dickens entered this world on February 7, 1812; he was born in Lindsport, Portsmouth, England. The time period in which he lived and the location in which he dwelled are both important because they had a great effect on his writing. His works were very gender-biased, full of symbolism and irony, and reflected the social structure of his time/place he lived....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Gender Bias in Othello

- Gender Bias in Othello          Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello is an unfortunate example of gender bias, of sexism which takes advantage of women. The three women characters in the drama are all, in their own ways, victims of men’s skewed attitudes regarding women. Let us delve into this topic in this essay.   Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine comment in the Introduction to Shakespeare: Othello that sexism is a big factor  in the play:   At this point in our civilization the play’s fascination and its horror may be greater than ever before because we have been made so very sensitive to the issues of race, class, and gender that are woven into the texture of Othello....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Gender Representation in Special Education

- Introduction Since the early 1990s numerous studies have found an overrepresentation of males, and underrepresentation of females in special education, yet until recently, research was not done to understand the cause for this outcomes. There are 14 different disability categories that are defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), that states use in order to define a disability and decide who is eligible for a free and appropriate public education under special education law....   [tags: gender bias in students with disabailities]

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Female Deceit and Gender Bias in Death

- Female Deceit and Gender Bias in Death Death is the end to the natural cycle of life and is represented as dark, melancholic and even menacing. The underworld is depicted as a murky and sinister realm where the dead are trapped in a world of eternal darkness. Ancient drama, however, defies the conventional perceptions and representations of death. Despite the foreboding associated with it, characters in ancient drama embrace death in its frightening glory, rather than face the repercussions of their actions, especially when their honor and pride are at stake....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Papers]

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Gender Bias in the 1920’s as Portrayed in "A Passage to India"

- Today, for the most part, women are seen as equal to men. Women are given the same opportunities as men, and an equal chance at getting a job. In today’s society, women no longer have one role, which is to have kids and raise them, but they can pursue any career they wish. However, it was not always this way. According to feminist theorists, western civilizations were patriarchal, meaning they were dominated by males. Society was set up so the male was above the female in all cultural aspects, including family, religion, politics, economics, art, and the social and legal realms....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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A Significant Issue in Education: Teacher BIAS

- A significant problem of practice in education is teacher bias. Teacher bias has implications around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status. Teachers must be willing to examine their beliefs, acknowledge and overcome their biases. Teachers need to evaluate their practices in relation to their ideals as well as recognize and assess the position of power they hold in their classrooms in order to be true Social Justice Educators (Cooper, 2003). According to the most recent data from the Department of Education, preschoolers who are racially diverse are being disciplined at a rate 3 times as great as their white classmates (Rich, 2014)....   [tags: Teacher, Bias Implications, Race, Gender]

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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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Gender Role Bias in Advertising

- Gender Role Bias in Advertising Gender role bias in advertisements has been so prevalent for so long that the untrained eye wouldn't even discern it. All the same, these biases, for the most part, put women in subordinate positions and men in dominant ones. This assumption on both the genders is unfair and demeaning. These ads portray women as subservient and play toys for men. Not only do the models depict an image nowhere near close to reality, but their bodies are scantily clad and what few clothes they are wearing are very revealing....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children

- The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” is typically the first thing parents hear after the birth of a child. This simple statement of fact sets the groundwork for every interaction they will have with their daughter or son, and for every experience that child will have throughout her or his life. Gender identity—the private experience of being female or male—forms a core part of one’s sense of self (Welker). The nature of this private experience is enormously influenced by what we are taught it means to be a girl or a boy, and these lessons are typically fraught with instances of gender bias—what Beverly Stitt, author of Building Gender Fai...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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List Of Gender Stereotypes : Health Guidance

- Brewer, Holly. "List of Gender Stereotypes." Health Guidance. HealthGuidance.org. Web. 5 Oct. 2015. This source speaks briefly about gender stereotypes and what they are, before listing many common stereotypes for both males and females. This information will help me when I create the quiz for my project, because I will have an abundance of stereotypes to choose form. This source seems reliable, and rather unbiased, which makes it more useful. Campbell, Patricia. "Girls Are ... Boys Are ..." U.S....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Stereotype, Bias]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Wife '

- ... She told me that her husband never learned to cook. She recalled that his mother might have reinforced the gender bias concept into him. She heard his mother saying “washing dishes is not a boy’s job”. I understand this because I came from a culture openly gender biased. Girls are viewed less valuable than the boys in our culture until today. Unfortunately, the mothers are usually the ones who practice gender bias against their own gender. Both my friend and I feel very lucky that our parents treat boys and girls equally....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Bias, Discrimination]

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Women in the Law Term Paper

- ... Since women are the only gender to experience child labor there is a gap in the eyes of those protecting them. Women are more often involved in sexual harassment/assault cases on college campuses than a man, which puts them at a great disadvantage when it comes to addressing the issue how it is to be resolved. We see more evidence of Supreme Court cases dealing with men as plaintiffs and winning than the opposing female side in the same position. Women are considered inferior to men mainly because these types of situations and others regarding violence or sexual assault do not happen to men all too often....   [tags: discrimmination and gender bias]

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Education and the Urban Underprivileged Woman

- Research question/objectives When I first proposed this study I wanted to know why are there a greater number of girls dropping out of a higher education than boys do. I realised that this was not a path breaking question but since I did not want to dwell into a path-breaking aspect in my first internship in this sphere I thought I would be a good idea to understand the obvious and then go ahead with newer ideas. I wanted to use this internship as a platform for my future projects that will be will women and development, if it is left only to my wishes....   [tags: higher education, gender bias]

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Feminist Edit-a-Thon by S. Mirk

- Mirk's (2014) article “An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap”, featured in Bitch magazine, prompted an investigation on the interplay between gender and Web 2.0 platforms. According to this feature, there continues to be a significant lack of representation of female artists on Wikipedia and those women with entries are scantly described. On February 1, 2014 an international “Feminist Edit-a-Thon” was undertaken as a remedy to this gender bias. This contemporary issue of women's representation and contributions on sites, such as Wikipedia, thus provokes questions about the ways women engage with information technologies....   [tags: gender bias, women underrepresentation]

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Gender as a Social Construct

- When thinking about the colors blue and pink, the very first connotation for many people that arises is the sex of a child. The tradition of wrapping a baby boy with a blue towel and wrapping a baby girl with a pink towel has been carried on from generations to generations to the point that society has failed to recognize its arbitrary societal norm. Today’s feminists believe that the term gender and the act of gendering are nurtured from birth until societal norms and expectations are indoctrinated into the brains of individuals....   [tags: education system, gender roles, bias]

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George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss: The Construction of Gender Roles

- Introduction George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) is renowned for her revolutionary views on gender issues. She herself experienced gender biases in her life, no wonder; she had to write under male pseudonym. She is considered to be far ahead of her times as she always supported higher education and work rights for women. Her writing made it explicit that she never wanted women to be forced into marriage and to be dependent on men. She struggled constantly for equal rights for women. She believed that rigid class and racial divisions were unfair although she knew it very well that during her lifetime, it cannot be changed....   [tags: gender bias, equal rights, gender issues]

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Gender Discrimination: Sex Bias in Hiring by Douglas M. Garber

- Jerrie Cobb is a brave woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. She quit her job to participate in astronaut tests in order to achieve her dream. It is hard for a woman pilot to find a job in the male dominated field of aviation and, before taking the test, she was told that women were not allowed take it. With the development of society, men and women should be gradually become equal because we are in a society with laws of equality. However, in some places, women are still seen as inferior. One of the most obvious ways to prove this, is how hard it can be to find a job....   [tags: women´s role, professional knowledge]

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Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

- ... Sandberg elaborates her reasoning by saying “I believe that if more women lean in, we can change the power structure of our world and expand opportunities for all”(Sandberg, 171). She is telling her own story as well as others to fully relate to the audience in hope of change. A key component of a narrative is to reveal desired identities, evaluations of people and relationships. Revealed is not only her desire to be a successful businesswoman and loving mother, but also a feminist. Sandberg sees the identity of a feminist as distinguished; she thinks that if more people begin to reveal this identity that it will reveal a bias that many try to ignore (Sandberg, 158)....   [tags: gender bias of today, book analysis]

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Personal Statement : Being A Woman

- This aspect of my identity still somewhat has a hold on me, when it comes to current interaction with others. Sometimes I will use being a women to my advantage, as well as get out of things I may not find appealing. Such as, crying, or even just not wanting to do the dirty, heavy work. I would us “I’m a girl”, “Girls can’t get dirty”, Girls can’t lift heavy things”, so I shouldn’t have too. In the work place every9one considered me a bitch, or I must be PMSing because I’m being bossy, or even quiet....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Bias, Social work]

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I Am A Simple 19 Year Old Girl

- ... Weeks before I was told that I did not need a visa regardless and can get an on arrival visa like everyone else. I remember that our flight was 8 am and it was 6:35 am when the officials told me that I was not allowed to Jakarta because I needed to get a visa prior to my arrival. The clouds cleared off when I found out that my advisor thought that I was Indian so she told me to not a visa beforehand. It is unfortunately not the first time that someone thought I was Indian. As ignorant as the situation may have been, she is not the only person who mistook me for being Indian....   [tags: Gender, United Nations, Bias, Bangladesh]

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Women's Studies

- Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that assimilates the contribution of females as individuals throughout history and current society. There is a vast number of college and universities that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level training that blends feminism with gender and sexuality. A Degree program such as The College of William and Mary in “Women’s Studies offers in depth major or minor in “Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.” (William & Mary Arts & Science) This discipline explores our culture’s representation of women in society and challenges those involved in this discipline to evaluate the interplay and relationship between race, class, gender, a...   [tags: Social Contributions, Gender Bias]

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Self Report And Self Selection Bias

- ... The results of one survey, The Family Acceptance Project, were used for many of the previously mentioned studies (Toomey, Ryan, Diaz, & Russell, 2011; Toomey, Ryan, Diaz, & Russell, 2013; Russell, Toomey, Ryan, & Diaz, 2014). The Family Acceptance Project survey consisted of 245 LGBTQ youth ages 21-29, an appropriate target for a retrospective study of high school experiences, but was only distributed within a hundred mile radius of the Bay Area at LGBTQ friendly venues. Since these results were used for a variety of studies, the current quantitative research may be skewed, and the sample cannot be generalized to the entire nation, especially areas less liberal than the Bay Area....   [tags: Transgender, Sexual orientation, Gender]

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Missing Persons: The Media Bias to Report Only Pretty Blonde Girls

-   A constant sight on the news or internet is of a missing person. Studies by the crimelibrary say that over 800,000 people go missing every year (4). Of those, a little over half are men, half are ethnic minorities and around 50,000 are adults. For such democratic statistics, one would imagine that there would be an equal amount of media coverage for these demographics, yet that is not true. If we observe carefully, we can see that the media tends to follow a certain pattern with who they pick to report on....   [tags: Media Bias Essays]

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Gender Stereotypes And Gender Roles

- ... 448). Overall there is not a lot of difference in the cognitive ability between men and women. It is recognized though, that girls seem to acquire language skills faster than boys, while boys have an easier time manipulating visual images (Rathus, 2010, pg. 448). There are also many differences in personality and behavior between men and women. Communicatively later in life men do more talking than women, but often do less talking about their feelings and personal experiences. Women are also more likely to be understanding and supportive (Rathus, 2010, pg....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Transgender]

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Gender, Gender And Social Values

- Gender Roles in the 1930s Gender bias is very common in the corporate world. Throughout history, males have been dominant in the workforce, whereas women have been excluded. Currently, only 4.6 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, women rarely even work outside of the house. In this novel, Harper Lee shows the differences between the roles of males and females, specifically the distinctions between occupations and social values in the 1930s. Throughout the novel, many adults criticize Scout for acting and dressing like a boy....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Female]

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Gender Stereotyping And Gender Stereotypes

- ... She believed this could lead to many things. A teacher is more likely to have high-quality relationships with students who behave well in class and may think of those students at a higher academic level than those students who typically misbehave. Right from the start, this logic of thinking is allowing the teacher to create a bias in his or her head, which can lead to many other problems in the classroom. Aroosa Shaquat believes this is an issue very few people stand up and take action on....   [tags: Discrimination, Education, Teacher, Gender]

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Reflections on the Gender Wage Gap

- The gender wage gap is a complicated issue that has persisted despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963 that promised equal pay for equal work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, women on average earned 81 cents for every dollar men earned, creating concern among scholars, policy makers, and the press, and lingering questions as to cause (2011). While the wage gap has narrowed considerably in the nearly 50 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, many contend that the gap has not narrowed fast or far enough....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Stereotypes Within The Classroom

- Today we lie in a world together with different genders. We see that males, females, and children go to school, work, and live together. As we see in our society that gender develops as men and women interact throughout their lives. Gender greatly influences our way of thinking, learning, growing, and working and interacting with others. Gender plays a critical role in the development of children from early age. The school system itself plays an important role in developing and maintaining gender differences that we see today....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Male]

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Living Without A Gender Title

- Live Without a Gender Title “X: A Fabulous Child’s Story”, follows the life of an individual who has not been assigned to a specific gender. The child goes by the name of X, to therefore prevent any gender bias according to the name. Also, the child is given an array of toys; some of the toys more female based, and others more male based. The parents of child X were to follow a set of guidelines that had been set forth by those that created the experiment. The parents faced the most difficulty when it became time to send their child to a school system that encompasses gender roles....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Role]

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Pizza Rolls : Gender Roles

- ... To destroy the gender based restrictions we need to close the wage gap, teach the youth without bias, show more of a diverse cast in mainstream media, and stop assigning gender based stereotypes at a young age. The wage gap is the difference in median annual earnings for women and the median annual earnings for men for doing the same job. It is said for every dollar a man makes a woman makes 77 cents, and women of color make significantly less. One example of this is five members of the U.S....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Woman]

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The pre-feminism concept of gender differences

- “Girls go to Jupiter to get more ‘stupider’, boys go to Mars to get more candy bars!” A few of us may have heard this sort of unrefined phraseology during our grade school years, or possibly even uttered something similar (present company excluded, of course). While youthful taunts and jest often play around with and make light of gender superiority or bias, the subject has accumulated a much more serious tone in recent times. In education, academia, and the corporate workforce, the notion of gender differences has been defined, redefined, and defined again, in the pursuit of a single truth; How different are men and women, if any different at all....   [tags: Gender Roles, Gender Traits]

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The Persistence Of The Gender Wage Gap

- ... In other words, the concentration of women in the lower-income workforce contributes greatly to the overall gender wage gap. But sex-segregation does not really explain the overall gender wage gap. Women’s average educational attainment now exceeds that of men’s and as a result, women have been entering previously considered to be “masculine” occupational fields at growing rates. Even in the STEM fields, women are no longer underrepresented except for in computer sciences and engineering....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Female]

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The Media And Gender Inequality

- ... Since ads seen on television and other media outlets are so captivating, they have the ability to draw awareness to self-image and can establish feminine identity. Females in advertisements also possess common “female” characteristics, which are gentle, peaceful, modest, with a focus on being motherly and family-oriented. Studies have shown that consumers respond best to advertising images that have traditional feminine roles such as these. The authors state, “Beautiful and alluring feminine role portrayal is symbolic of being rich in social, cultural and psychological aspects.” (Lin, Yeh) In other words, people are more likely to desire a product if they admire the person using it in th...   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mass media, Disney Princess]

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Creating A Gender Fair Classroom

- Claim: Creating a gender-fair classroom is extremely important to me, as well as to our society. Attending school in Georgia for most of my education, and getting to finish high school in Michigan opened my eyes to a lot of differences within the education system of both states. I believe that because our state is stepped in the traditions of football, big guns, and good ole boys, it is even more important for us to instill beliefs of gender equality in our youth. When I am a teacher I will work tirelessly to insure all of my students are treated as equal, and understand that this is the way others should be treated in their lives....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Education, Feminism]

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Gender Discrimination And The Workplace

- ... Women began entering into occupations that had traditionally been male dominated and thus higher paying. However, men’s wages in these occupations increased with the influx of women, further maintaining the gap and reinforcing the inequality between genders (Kongar, 2008). The occupational differences seen between women and men are conditioned from a young age. Gendered children’s toys and play, parental expectations and encouragement, and the primary and secondary education system all eventually factor into the segregation seen between certain types of jobs in the American workforce....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Heteronormativity, Sexism]

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The Problem Of Gender Discrimination

- ... Organizations help to build networks among women to create financial self-help groups. They introduce ideas about microfinance, allowing women to participate in management activities. These projects have enormous potential to improve the financial and social status of indian women. So far the plan for India is to organize a change at a local level and planned action that will help to eliminate bias and stereotypes.This will generate awareness of the significant gender divide that exists within Indian society....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Feminism, Woman]

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Gender Inequalities: Yesterday and Today

- There is this question which has been plaguing me for quite some time now. The front pages of all newspapers around a year back ran the story of a woman who had been picked up from a Chicago night club by a group of young men, and brutally raped and beaten up, before she was cast off in a darkened alley somewhere. No matter where I went, this was the only piece of news which interested people enough to keep on talking about it, with of course their own views, deductions, and analyses. Good enough, as majority of the people were all for the criminals getting severe penalty for the monstrous atrocity they had inflicted on a 37-year old woman, a mother of two....   [tags: Gender Inequality Essays]

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America 's Gender Pay Gap

- ... 30 Sept. 2015. Web. 06 Dec. 2015. This article is about the study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. This research suggests that despite the support women receive in order to attain the top positions, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S companies. Women are underrepresented at every level of companies, especially at the highest levels. The study shows that most women express their desire to occupy highest position; however, they face greater barriers to advancement, and a most disturbing path to leadership posts....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Gender inequality]

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Bias and False Memory Recall

- Memory refers to the “facts, events or other kinds of information we have acquired in the past and the processes involved in the acquisition, retention and retrieval of the this information” (Glisky, 2011). We rely on the validity of our memories everyday to perform basic functions such as recalling our name, age and home address. Our memory also forms an integral part of our personality: our recollection of our life experiences. However, can our memory be trusted. This essay will endeavour to show that, while we may feel as though our memory is certain, it is easily tricked and its accuracy cannot be relied upon....   [tags: recollection of previous experiences, stereotypes]

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Gender and Sexual Insensitivity

- Gender inequality refers to unfair or unequal treatment of people based on their femininity or masculinity. This is often in reference to roles that society has stipulated by default for each gender type. Sexual inequality refers to bias treatment of people based on their male or female sexual traits. Awareness and sensitivity to gender and sexual inequity are vital in the functioning of a society; every society member ought to have equal status, voice and opportunities irrespective of their gender....   [tags: Gender Inequality Essays]

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Stereotypes in Early Gender Socialization

- If we try to categorize human by the term “gender”, people will be divided into two groups, males and females. Using this kind of categorization, it is considering people who belong in the same group are similar, and these two groups are very different from each other. However in real life, men and women’s characteristics tend to overlap (Crespi) . Even people who are in the same group may have different characteristics and personalities which are formed influencing by the environment and experiences....   [tags: gender socialization, boys and girls, family]

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Social Diversity And Gender Diversity

- ... Miscommunication can cause many problems in the work place if left unintended. It is important that managers and current employees make new employees feel safe and comfortable while at work. Dictonary.com describes “ethnic” as “pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like”. Ethnicity and Culture are similar but not quite the same. Ethnicity relates to everyone is born in one country or the other, but it is your parent’s race that determines your identity....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Racism, Gender]

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Gender Roles and Race

- Race is defined as descendants of a common predecessor; one of the diverse variations of the human species. Also, it is define through skin color and how you visualize other people. Race is not biological, but it is a physiological factor that determines people's ability to exist in United States. Racial classifications based on such recognizable characteristics as skin color, hair type, and body proportions. Races aren't equal, but that the question of race lies outside of the linear scale of "inferior" and "superior." This is clearly declining, as bad products often make the most money (Macintosh, American cars, junk food, fast food, cheap heroin), and with this kind of thinking ends the...   [tags: Differences in Gender, Equality]

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Gender Stereotypes Of Advertising And Marketing Campaigns

- Plous and Neptune writes in their “Racial and gender biases in magazine advertising” that advertisements have been called ubiquitous, inescapable and one of the most important cultural factors affecting the modern society. They are also known to be one of the great vehicles of social communication. While it is difficult to determine the cumulative effects of the exposure to the vast number of advertisements, it is proved through research on gender stereotyping that these advertisements affect people’s perceptions of and relations with one another (Plous & Neptune, p.01)....   [tags: Marketing, Gender, Male, Sex]

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Gender effects of Structural Adjustment Programs

- 1. Outline In this article, I will explore in details the gender bias of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs). First, I will give an in depth overview and background information about Structural Adjustment Programs. Secondly, the research will also examine and highlight the factors that influence the adoption of Structural Adjustment Programs. Moreover, the essay will briefly elaborate on the term gender and what constitute gender bias. Furthermore, I will attempt to evaluate the impact on gender by the implementation of the conditionalities of the Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) as stipulated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB)....   [tags: Gender Biases, SAP's]

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Gender Inequity in the Home, Workplace, School and Sports

- Are men and women treated equal. You will probably answer no to this question. Have you ever been affected by gender inequity. Almost everybody have experience gender inequity in some part of their life. Rather it was at a much younger age or now. Gender inequity starts to take effect at a young age. Some people might think it’s a minor thing or do not think about it at ll. However gender inequity at a young age can sometimes break or make a person. According to dictionary.com gender inequity is the lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias towards a certain gender (“Dictionary.com”)....   [tags: Gender Discrimination]

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Education: A Path to Gender Equality in Labor Markets

- Human capital is a fundamental labor force. Thus, encouraging greater female participation or reinforcing gender equality in labor markets worldwide will lead to gains in productivity. However, what can be done to create gender equality. A study emphasized the equality of education. When education access to women is equal to men, occupation opportunities and earnings of men and women with similar education and experience are equal. A research in Pakistan and other studies are introduced. Their findings suggest that education plays a vital part in gender equality in labor force....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Theory

- Gender Theory Gender Theories can be related to a person’s emotional stability, status in society, work ethics and most important their ability to relate to others. As the sources of text, personal experience, research books, articles and websites are used to explain the importance of male and female communication, in itself it is only a theory based on the historical and internal learning that influence me as a student (Wood, 2011). In the end, the theory that best describes my gender characteristic will influence the outcome of opinion....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Women 's Athletic Performance And Gender Stereotypes

- ... When conducting there research they say that even when one context specific regarding gender difference of being less powerful eas enough to change there perceptions on women in sports and made women feel lower athleticism compared to men (Hively&El-Alayi, 2014). That got me thinking more about even in sports have effected women performance because of one negative stereotype remarks. That it just proves that anything we say can effect certain genders. The next article I did through my reasch was written by Beth Benjamin, “Censoring girl’s Choices: Continuing Gender Bias in English Language Arts Classroom (1998)....   [tags: Stereotype, Gender, Woman, Gender role]

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The Effects Of Gender Based Violence On Women

- ... This manifestation of inequality has been apparent throughout centuries and has a correlation to the stereotypical idea that men are suppose to provide for women, while women are left to take care of the home and children. Therefore due to this cliche, people are left with the superlicious perception that men are superior in their chosen career fields. This is also commonly referred to as systemic discrimination. Women still lack full admittance into traditionally male fields by being unwillingly obligated to take lower paying and less desirable jobs....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, Human rights, Sexism]

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Gender Stereotyping: A Negative Effect on Youth

- In today’s world, the media has a great rein on youth as opposed to 10 or 20 years ago. Now a day we see children as young as 6 are able to get their hands on iPhones, iPads and other media devices that are available to them. Perhaps it is to play games, take a picture, or pass the time while they wait for something. But, no matter what it is, it has an influence on them. A factor that is played in today’s media that influences youth is that of gender stereotyping. It is the behavioral norms that are thought to be appropriate in today’s world....   [tags: Media, Gender Sterotyping, Young Adults]

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Testing Bias Impacts Educational Assessment

- Cultural bias is when something is unfair for someone because of his/her culture or ethnicity. More specifically, cultural bias in testing is when someone from a certain culture does worse on a test because he/she is unfamiliar with terms or can’t relate to the test because of his/her culture. In fact, according to Robert Drummond and Karyn Jones, test were, at one time, criticized for cultural bias, gender bias, unfairness to minority groups, and unfairness to groups with disabilities. Unfortunately, most tests that are given in the United States assumes that everyone who is taking the test has had exposure to white, middle class background....   [tags: Education, Teaching]

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Gender Roles and Stereotype Effects on College Students

- Gender stereotypes are mostly taken for granted at a young age: girls are told to play with dolls and boys are told to play with trucks. But as children grow older they find themselves in a world where the reality of gender roles and stereotypes aren’t acknowledged, and the illusion of gender neutrality is commended. If gender roles are becoming more neutral, then it would follow that gender role stereotypes are also becoming more lax. However, in actuality this is not true. Banerjee and Lintern (2000) examined the salience of children’s preference for toys in private and public settings....   [tags: Gender Stereotypes, Studies]

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Gender Selection And Gender Stereotyping

- ... They were also thought to be too fragile to hear the grisly details of crimes and too sympathetic by nature to be able to remain objective about those accused of offenses. It wasn 't until 1973 that women could serve on juries in all 50 states (McLaughlin). Kennedy 's Commission on the Status of Women produced a report in 1963 that revealed that women earned 59 cents for every dollar that men earned and were kept out of the more lucrative professional positions (McLaughlin). To summarize the history of inequality towards women, women were targeted as weak for being sympathetic, emotional, and thought to be suited only as a caregiver....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Sexism, Female]

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Examining the Teacher's Perception Towards Gender Nonconforming Students

- Introduction In our world today, various groups of people experience discrimination due to their race, religion, or gender. Dealing with such discrimination on a daily basis is a hurdle that can make the easy become difficult and the simple become increasingly complex. People in minority groups can experience discrimination to the extent where others’ negative actions toward them can cause them serious and lasting psychological and physical damage. The experience of discrimination and bias in any form can make school extremely difficult for students (Amoroso, Loyd & Hoobler, 2009; Asher, 2007; Steffens, Jelenec & Noack, 2010)....   [tags: homosexuality, gender identity, discrimination]

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Gender Is Based On Cultural Beliefs That Classify On What Job Positions Should Be Held

- ... For example, women would be categorized to be secretaries and not promoted, while males are put in higher positions than women. .A working system is influenced by male authority because they use aggression and dominance. Women who go against authority are looked at as a threat because they don 't follow the social norms, which are rules based on the standards of how women and men should behave. For example, women face many challenges obtaining higher positions in the workforce because they are looked at as weak based on being too emotional....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sociology, Female]

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