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Gender Inequality And Gender Relations

- Do you remember when women were confined to the kitchen with a baby at the waist and a duster in the other hand. Of course not, this is 2016. Women are no longer held to the 1950’s housewife ideal and are free to explore career paths and break free from previous gender norms. But what about men. Have they had the same opportunities women have had in redefining gender relations. Traditionally, masculinity has been defined by strength and assertiveness. But, masculine gender role ideals can be damaging to men and affect their ability to be an emotionally-healthy individual....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Man]

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Gender Relations in Religion

- CO1001 Compare and contrast the role of religion in any TWO of the novels you have read in this module. In The House of Ulloa and No Way Back, the depiction of religion, defined as “strict fidelity or faithfulness; conscientiousness; devotion to some principle,” greatly differs in gendered representations. For the male and masculine, religion is an asset, earning praise and rewards. For the female and feminine, however, religious fervor often earns derision and causes inner turmoil. The impersonal narratives and “tragicomic” genre examine this bias within the setting....   [tags: Role of Religion, Gender Roles]

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Gender in International Relations

- Does A Gendered Approach Give Us A Significantly Different Understanding Of International Relations. By the late 1980s, academic scholars in the field of International Relations began to investigate how gender affected International Relations theory and practice. Gender is significant in International Relations because they are ‘essential to understanding the world ‘we’ live in’ (Young, 2004:75). One must emphasise on the term, ‘we’ (Young, 2004:75) as allusions of a world where men and women live in unison and that they shape the world we live in today together....   [tags: Feminism and International Relations]

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Gender Relations Between Men And Women

- Over centuries, the relationships between man and woman have changed significantly. From only housewives to independent people, women have gained much more equality rights. Past relations between opposite sexes will be wildly different compared to the future aspects. Views on marriage have been changed quite a lot, and the laws that went with it. In many scenarios the roles between men and women have been switched, compared to the past. A women’s description used to be “as emotional, passive, and co-operative” (Brain, 40), but now they are seen “as rational, active, and competitive” (Brian, 40)....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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Gender Relations and Inequality in India

- Gender relations and inequality is experienced through lack of educational matters and unfair treatment of women and children, thus in many cases forcing women to run households, while the men are away at work in various seasonal migration jobs at unviable wages. As defined in a classic article, income inequality is “the distribution of total income amongst the represented population” (Gehring13). In outlined studies; evidence can conclude that poor gender relations in fact can be convoluted into other issues such as overpopulation, child malnourishment, low levels of GDP, and GNI....   [tags: female feticide, unfair treatment of women]

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Modern Dance and Gender Relations

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

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Social Class And Gender Relations

- Social class is another aspect of their lives that people use to identify themselves and others. Social class is determined by "wealth, education, occupation, income, family and social connections" (notes page). Social and class relations not only add to the identity of an individual, but also what access they will have to supports and services such as medical care, education, sport and recreation and housing. Those higher up in social class will have greater access to supports and services when compared to those individuals who fall into the lower end of class....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Working class, Sport]

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How Does Gender Relations Get Represented By The Media?

- In today 's world the media has enormous power. Media industries are operating in a market increasingly globalized and more monopolistic. In addition, the media come daily in our homes, deeply affecting our way of seeing the world. Adults and children and youth spend many hours a day watching television, transforming this activity into a more in all daily activities. Even more powerful is the ongoing revolution such as the development that has had and continues to have a means of communication such as the Internet....   [tags: Stereotype, Gender, Archetype, Ethnic stereotype]

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Gender Relations in The Knight’s Tale

- ... This proves true as Hippolyta was the Queen of the Amazons who was first conquered by Theseus’s violence and then by the title of a wife. Emily, a beautiful maiden seems to be the main character in the story. She is not given any real power or any sort of authority. She is simply an object of men’s desire and indirectly responsible for a quarrel between Artica and Palamon. They see her while they are locked away in a dungeon and immediately fall in love with her. She represents a sexual desire of men....   [tags: hippolyta, emily]

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Gender And International Relations, Men And Masculinities

- Despite the important work on gender to add the feminist critique to the analyses of International Relations, men and masculinities in the study of gender and International Relations have become invisible. The difficulty of the embodied women is of focus throughout, while there is a tendency to either ignore men as gendered subjects and even considering the idea of even giving men and masculinity a separate entity is deemed unnecessary. It is obvious that a more balanced and adopted portrait of men remains to be drawn....   [tags: Masculinity, Gender, Male, Sociology]

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Gender Relations : A Hot Button Issue For Today 's Society

- Gender in sports has been a hot button issue for quite a while in contemporary sporting America. Whether its discussing women 's role in sport or men 's, the topic always seems to bring up the past and how that has affected where we are today. Gender relations in sports has changed and evolved throughout history. Eventually it has shaped who we are as a society in the current times. Although sport in the past and sport in the modern day have extreme differences, one must know the similarities and differences in order to understand the long residuals....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, United States, Gender role]

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Love, Marriage and Gender Relations in the Postclassical Era

- Throughout the postclassical era, there were many approaches to the idea of love and to the sanctification of love. While some people focused on love as merely a sign of infatuation, others used it as a means of attaining spiritual closeness, and a way of sexual gratification. The countries of Europe, India and Japan proved to be no different. With an emphasis on courtly love, Medieval Europe defined love by romantic gestures and refraining from intercourse, while India defined love in terms of a sexual and spiritual connection and Japan defined love as a means of acting upon desire in an elegant fashion....   [tags: Postclassical Era]

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Family and Gender Relations

- Assignment One – Short Essay ] Topic: Family and gender relations Drawing on the concepts of globalisation and globalism discussed in your textbooks and the Reader, address the following question: Does globalisation represent a radically new period in human history. Jan Scholte (2000:39) wrote about globalisation, that the only consensus is that it is contested. “People have held widely differing views regarding definition, scale, chronology, impact and policy (Scholte 2000:39). Use of the term globalisation is high and yet a common understanding of its meaning and where it fits in the history of mankind is frequently vague and based on assumption rather than evidence (Scholte 2000:1)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender and Gender Relations in Manga and Anime

- Manga and Anime, as inviting and open as they may seem, are at heart the products of Japan's culture. Despite its technological advancement, Japan somehow manages to retain much of its historical character, in addition to blending in the overwhelming influences of the West. The Japanese treatment of gender and gender relations has taken many turns over the last millennium, and manga and anime reflect those changes. Still, at the core of the culture lies certain fundamental beliefs that are proving difficult to change....   [tags: Men Women Humor Sexual Papers]

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Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations, by Laura McEnaney

- Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations By: Laura McEnaney The article by Laura McEnaney titled Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations is an interesting article focused on a relatively new type of analysis that offers another angle in the world of policymaking. The diplomatic historians who use gender analysis use it in addition to the customary methodologies of the historian to enhance the historian’s studies. Gender analysis has inspired new investigations in the history of men and women and diplomacy, giving way to a new type of understanding of power in a historical context; however gender analysis “enters diplomatic history only through the aegis of culture.” This approach to the study...   [tags: Gender Metaphors, Analysis]

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Values For Gender Roles And Cross Sex Relations

- Values for Gender Role and Cross-Sex Relations In this study, researchers wanted to examine values for gender roles and cross-sex relations between teenagers growing up in a Mexican Maya community in two different pathways to adulthood; one with and one without a high school education. 80 adolescents’ males and females, half of them were enrolled in high school, were interviewed in two ways; socio-demographic background questions and also they were given two vignettes to obtain their opinion on how they portray changes in gender roles in their community (Manago, 2009)....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Role]

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Gender Relations in Efuru by Flora Nwapa

- Gender Relations in Efuru by Flora Nwapa In "Efuru", Flora Nwapa put a lot of emphasis in marriage and procreation. Both of these aspects are indispensable in creating new family units and in increasing the population of the family or lineage. Nwapa is reflecting, in "Efuru", the situation, as it exists in her society. Children are greatly valued in "Efuru". Each marriage is expected to produce many siblings, both male and female (with preference for a male). In Igbo culture, the most important reason for marriage is procreation....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Relations in A Doll’s House and How Did I Miss You?

- Gender Relations refers to the power relations between men and women. Under patriarchal society, men and women do not stand on an equal ground, men shows superiority and women have lower status than men. Under patriarchal values, men possess higher status and act a dominant role, women are obliged to live according to their gendered roles, to be submissive. This notion of gender relations is like a culture, it affects how men and women interact and perceive one another, it also propagates though interactions between men and women....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Gender Relations in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet has different roles for different genders. During the Shakespearean period, when Shakespeare writes, most women had to marry when they were teen, when they were in adolescence or even before. However, the men who they were marrying were in their early to late twenties. In the household that the women lived in, the men basically owned them. The women always followed men’s word, which says that the male was the dominant gender of the society. Romeo and Juliet reflects this in a number of ways....   [tags: social, status, weaker, stronger]

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Gender Relations in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Gender Relations in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart      In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, the Ibo people's patriarchal society has a strict system of behavioral customs according to gender. These customs strongly restrict the freedom of Ibo women and help to reinforce generation after generation the notion that Ibo men are superior to the women of their tribe.   Among the people of this society, the condition of weakness is strongly associated with the state of being female. The worst insult that a man can receive is to be called a woman....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Achebe Essays]

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The Nature and Significance of Gender Relations in Mrs. Warren’s Profession

- Mrs. Warren’s Profession is one of three plays that feature in George Bernard Shaw’s collection titled “Plays Unpleasant”, each of which Shaw indicated “force the spectator to face unpleasant facts”. Shaw was an early advocate of feminism, so he wrote Mrs. Warren’s Profession to highlight the capitalist and chauvinist society and challenge how people view the role of women within society. The play takes a critical look at the male double standard and how women are objectified. Victorian society created a rigid outline where the roles of women and men were clearly defined....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Vampiric Relations: An Argument on Gender Paradigms

- In late nineteenth century Europe, Vampirism became an increasingly popular theme in Gothic novels. While Bram Stoker’s Dracula is by far the most popular from this time, it is neither the first nor the most progressive of its kind. In fact, in 1872, J. Sheridan Le Fanu published “Carmilla”, a short story featuring a female vampire that preys upon young women. This progressive story shows many scenes of homosexual exchange between Carmilla and the protagonist, Laura. Their relationship is meant to symbolize a new paradigm, where men no longer control the exchange of women....   [tags: Gothic novels]

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A Feminist Rhetorical Tradition of Women Fighting For Their Right to Speech

- The country is crying out for liberty and equality. Every man and woman has the right to express his/her opinions,” echoes Mariah S. Stewart, the first African-American female to speak amongst a mixed race and gender crowd. Since the very moment men dictated women to act as children, seen and not heard, fervent female voices refused the patriarchal oppression aimed at quelling the efforts of their female gender’s. With a social order firmly placed in position and accepted in large by those in political and social power, women activists continued to work towards impeding the subjection, which denounced them as the weaker, unintellectual, unspiritual, less virtuous and inarticulate sex....   [tags: Gender Relations]

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Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade

- In "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture" Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade analyze the social perspective of the gendered relations in male fraternities that add to the high rate of violence against women on many college campuses. They list a host of factors that distinguish higher-risk from lower-risk atmospheres discussing the rates of rape in colleges and state how "1 out of 4 college women say they were raped or experienced an attempted rape" (217). Additionally, "1 out of 12 college men say they forced a woman to have sexual intercourse against her will" (Boswell, Spade 217)....   [tags: behavior, gender relations]

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Mutual Equality in a Relationship, the Perfect Tool to Achieve Harmony

- Mutual Equality in a Relationship, the Perfect Tool to Achieve Harmony One of the earliest actions of man is to be sexist; this action has been supported by women for centuries and is still present now days. Despite many evolutions in humans, there are still sexist actions at work, religion and society in general since “students enlightened enough to care about how constructions of gender and gender relations negatively affect the status of women globally.” Researches indicate that women began to react to this problem around the 1970s, where they created many feminist revolutions in the United States....   [tags: gender relations, sexist, husband]

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The Evolution of the Feminist Perspective

- Introduce how feminism is ever changing. It is both reactionary to progress made, and an advocate of further progress. Because society's treatment of gender relations are continually developing and changing, it is difficult to compare any two feminist authors. By analysing the goals of feminist authors with respect to their time periods, however, it becomes easier to view the overall priorities of feminist thought. Wollstonecraft's work in the 18th century were certainly ahead of their time (in that feminist thought did not yet exist), yet she did not take her arguments to any level of extremism (possibly because there was no concept of feminism to support her ideas)....   [tags: Gender Relations, Writers, Education]

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Current Day Development in India

- Considerable interest has been partaken in the realm of the current day development in India. It has sparked a personal interest of my own, and anticipated recent studies to exhibit and portray how India’s economic standing in turn can be calculated from a positive GDP growth and has in fact made an effort to make a successful turnaround over the past few decades. Through a multitude of policies, increasing trade relations and acts of reformation, this information will become prevalent and will help influenced readers understand the current state of India’s economy as it is experienced in today’s world....   [tags: inequality and gender relations]

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Feminist Criticism and Shakespeare's Work

- Shakespeare’s works had few females because women were not allowed to act in London in the late 1500s and early 1600s. Disregarding the standards imposed on women of his time, Shakespeare created many female characters that were strong-willed, intelligent, and daring. Shakespeare resided in a world dominated by men, in which women were essentially the means of exchange in power relationships among those men. Feminist criticism is interested in marriage and, gender relations, and family structures (Shakespeare, William)....   [tags: gender relations, women, Macbeth]

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Gender Asymmetry, Emotion Work and Its Role in Gender Power Relations

- Gender Asymmetry, Emotion Work and Its Role in Gender Power Relations In this essay the following topics will be discussed, gender asymmetry, emotion work and what role this plays in gender power relations in the context of heterosexual couples. Duncombe and Marsden in 1993 use local survey evidence to illustrate the gender difference or 'asymmetry' in intimate emotional behaviour. It is a commonly known belief that in the first stages of a relationship, it is passionate, loving, full of thought for each other and romantic, however Mansfield and Collard (1988: 223) suggest that after the so called honeymoon period, "Couples seek incompatible emotional goals in marri...   [tags: Papers]

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The Domestication of Women

- In the history of the American penitentiary, women are, for the most part, invisible. The early history of women’s prisons as well as theories about female criminality did not factor into the discussion. In comparison, there is a large amount of scholarship and literature on male prisons and prisoners of that same time. This paper is an attempt to fill that gap. With Women, Prison, & Crime, Women in Prison and Their Sister’s Keepers by Jocelyn Byrne, Cyndi Banks and Estelle Freedman, respectively, this paper attempts to outline the history of women’s prisons and the main theories about female prisoners from 1840-1930....   [tags: History, Gender Relations, Scaffold]

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Saudi Arabian and Canadian Culture

- I will talk about a topic in the social sciences and the theme that I have chosen from the curriculum goal is: “define the concept of culture and provide examples of how culture, gender roles and family relation varies from place to place and how it change over time". I will have Saudi Arabia and Canada as the focus. I am going to start by define what Culture means, introduce the countries and talk about the Points in my curriculum goal. About culture The concept culture have some difficult meanings....   [tags: gender roles, family relations]

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Mrs. Warren’s Profession

- Mrs. Warren’s profession is just one of three plays that feature in George Bernard Shaw’s collection aptly titled “Plays Unpleasant” each of which according to Shaw ’force the spectator to face unpleasant facts’. Shaw had an idea, which was to highlight and challenge the role of women within society. Mrs. Warren’s profession takes a critical look at the male double standard within society and how women are objectified. Victorian society created a ridged outline where the roles of women and men were clearly outlined....   [tags: Gender Relations, Social Dichotomy]

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Gender and Power Relations in Browning’s Porphria’s Lover and My Last Duchess

- Gender and Power Relations in Browning’s Porphria’s Lover and My Last Duchess Robert Browning provides a critical view of gender and power relations in his dramatic monologues “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess.” The dramatic monologue, as S.S. Curry has written, "reveals the struggle in the depths of the soul” (11). Browning delves into the minds of characters to show their conceptions of women and ideas of power. He explores the mental processes of the characters, and invites readers to question societal ideas of power and gender....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Position Of Advisor / Un And International Affairs Coordination At The Secretariat For Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms

- I am pleased to submit my application for the advertised position of Advisor/UN and International Affairs Coordination at the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM). The position constitutes a challenging, yet unique professional opportunity to bring the combination of my experience, competencies and passion to bear in the service of SCRM and the larger cause it represents. My record will amply demonstrate significant and relevant knowledge and experience in all the prominent dimensions of the job – substantive and consistent work in coordination, communication and multiple stakeholder engagement over the entire span of my professional career, experience in policy deve...   [tags: United Nations, International relations, Gender]

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Public Relations And Conflict Management

- Every class and every instructor are different in how they teach their classes to all of their students. I decided to see how my education is gendered and I chose two classes to see how gender can be used in education. The two classes that I chose were Public Relations and Conflict Management in communication. One Professor is a female and the other is male so it would be a good idea to get both perspectives on how they each teach. The makeup of the classes was both fairly similar. There were class lectures that you have to attend and readings you must read in order to pass the class....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Gender in the Work Force

- Gender in the Work Force The characteristics and behaviors associated with men and women are called gender roles. Gender can also be interpreted as the social, psychological, and cultural interpretation of biological sex. Gender as a social construct has been a term throughout history that explains the social distinction between men and women and is reinforced in social interactions. The crisis of the global economy brings about gender dimensions and different meanings for men and women in society....   [tags: social relations, equality, stereotypes]

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Achievement Gap

- The achievement gap is defined as the disparity between the performance groups of students, especially groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, ability and socio-economic status. The achievement gap can be observed through a variety of measures including standardized test scores, grade point averages, drop out rates, college enrollment and completion rates. The Black-White achievement gap is a critical issue in modern society’s education system. Although data surrounding the issue clearly indicates that the racial performance gap exists in areas of standardized tests, graduation rates, dropout rates, and enrollment in continuing education, the causative reasons for the gap are ambiguous—the...   [tags: Sociology, Gender Roles, Racial Relations]

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Gender Roles and Identity

- Both Phillip Ross' novel As For Me and My House and Sharron Pollock's "Blood Relations" address the ideological gender roles Mrs. Bentley and Miss Lizzie are up against and how they resist and comply to them. Miss Lizzie refuses for as long as she needs to because carrying out a facade of female compliance allows for a bit of rebellion and Mrs. Bentley's marriage to Phillip, who is not entirely playing his role, allows for a small amount of freedom to arrange things closer to her own desires. In this essay I will focus on the relationships the main characters of "Blood Relations" and As For Me and My House have with other characters....   [tags: As For Me and My House, Blood Relations]

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A Brief Note On The International Relations ( Ir ) Model Rests

- A Feminist Contribution to the study of Security in International Relations Under the International Relations(IR) model rests, a major focus, security. There are different theories on how security should be perceived. The majority defines security as the protection of the state. However, the Feminist method values security in the form of human interest over the state’s and also recognizes gender concerns within International Relations. The Feminist theory gives a very different perspective with various strengths but also holds weaknesses....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Human security, Feminist theory]

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Gender Inequality : Gender And Gender

- A topic of much debate in the current society, gender can also be found to be debatable in a much narrower field of observation, one that, at first glance, does not have anything to do with the actual subject. In fact, gender in the grammatical field seems to be as nebulous as gender in society, there is no unanimous consensus as to what stand for gender. The present report will focus on gender in the substantive and how grammarians define it. In particular, Quirk et al.’s grammar and Huddleston and Pullum’s will be look at in order to draw the portrait of what makes gender in the substantive....   [tags: Gender, Grammatical gender, Grammatical number]

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Gender Analysis : Gender And Gender

- Part Two - Gender Analysis Framework appropriation Gender analysis is an important step in mainstreaming gender and better integrating gender considerations into development practice. Frameworks, being “methods of research and planning for assessing gender issues”, (March, Smyth, & Mukhopadhyay, 1999, p. 11) that analyse gender, allow for an understanding of “what a goal should be, but also how it can be achieved”, (Andersen, 1992: Buvinic, 1984, p. 21). More than simply including gender, “gender frameworks mean a bigger end game: that of devising and implementing policies and programmes which ....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender, Woman]

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The Sexual Relations Of Homosexuals

- Individuals in today’s society are quick to judge a male by the tone of his voice. In the United States, the social norm is that males tend to have a deeper and more monotone voice when compared to females. It is viewed as socially incorrect if a male has a higher pitch to his voice. A man can easily be perceived as gay if his voice strays away from the norm of the male society. Homosexual males are stereotyped to be effeminate in their speech because of the similar high pitch they share with females; however, research has found that homosexual males along with heterosexual males can both show this similar quality of voice....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Gender, Sexual, And Gender Identity

- For many individuals, sexual and gender identity is a highly controversial topic to discuss. Those who have inconsistency with their internal or mental sense of gender compared to their physical gender is now described as a psychological disorder and is found amongst adults and adolescents. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders gender dysphoria also known as gender identity disorder refers to the stresses that accompany with the variances between one’s physical gender they were assigned at birth and one’s expressed or emotional gender (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013)....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender identity, Gender role]

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Gender Roles And Gender And Sexuality

- Participant One Q&A Participant one is a forty-two-year-old female. She is Anglo-American and of a Christian religious background. She is the Editor in Chief of a woman’s magazine and she received her education from the University of Northern Las Vegas. She was raised in a small blue collar town on the east coast. When someone asks you about gender and sexuality, what does it mean to you. How do you as a woman experience gender and sexuality. Participant one’s reply was that she was not held back in her professional life due to gender bias (though she was told by her female boss that she was too manly and needed to learn how to talk “girl” so she could relate with her reports)....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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Gender Roles, Gender, And Transgender Issues

- Gender Roles, Gender Stereotypes, and Transgender issues The topic of this annotated bibliography is gender roles, gender stereotypes, and transgender issues in our society and other cultures as well. I chose this topic because I feel that people should get a better understanding of it. Some people may be a little closed minded when it comes to what roles should be assigned to each gender. So hopefully this can help people keep an open mind This paper will also go over a few subtopics that falls within gender roles such as, femininity/feminism, masculinity, transgender issues, sexual orientation, etc....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender identity]

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Effectiveness of New Gender Responsive Strategies

- Since the early 1970’s gender has increasingly played a role in development discourse, policy and planning. Within the fields of refugee and forced migration studies however, gender analysis had been sorely neglected until the mid 1980’s. This essay will consider the origins of contemporary notions of ‘gender’ within the social sciences and argue that it is relational, concerning both men and women, and that it is a primary factor in organising social lives and argue that gender is a key factor to the access of power, as is ethnicity and class, and that these too are gendered constructs....   [tags: Gender]

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The Relationship Of Gender And Health

- Within this essay, I will be focusing on making a reference to an appropriate sociological or social theory discuss the relationship of gender and health. This is an important field of sociology of health because for many years women did not have health rights and their rights were made by their husbands or doctors. Women have come a long way to have the right they have now, but certain issues are still a problem. I believe this is an important facet of sociology of health, because society has help shaped the view of health towards women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies]

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Gender Roles Of Doll And A Girl 's Gender Role

- The purpose of this study was to study young girl’s preferences when it comes to playing with Barbie’s or Baratz in relations to their gender role and its orientation (Karmiol et.al., 2012). The research question for this study consisted of questioning the impact of choice in doll and a girl’s gender roles. The hypothesis for this study was that depending on the girl’s gender role orientation it could play a role on her choice in dolls due to if they were more so characterized as feminine, masculine or androgynous (Karmiol et.al., 2012)....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Gender studies, Masculinity]

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Gender And Sex Roles Theories

- As I pointed out in the previous section, gender and sex roles theories focus on the essentialist traits associated with female gender and sex roles and how these are in conflict with academic roles (Acker, 1977; 1980). Reflecting the current understanding of gender as social construction, ‘gender in academia’ research has expanded explorations beyond role conflicts to the diverse ways in which gender shapes academic practices and processes as well as how these practices and processes are perceived by academic women (Acker, 2012 )....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sociology]

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Sex and Gender

- In order to answer the question above this essay will discuss in depth what exactly sex is and what gender is and the differences between the two terms. The research carried out will display that we live in a patriarchal society without a doubt as we look at how gender links to inequality in society. A patriarchal society can be clearly seen from the gender inequality in the labour force which is paid labour and also in unpaid labour which occurs in the household. Another area the answer will reflect on is how gender inequality links to education which overall links to society....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Biological Sex And Gender Expression

- Biological Sex and Gender Expression Biological sex indicts from birth whether we are born as a male or female based on our reproductive system. Once we enter the world, we are shaped and influenced by our social environment and culture, and we begin to identify with masculine or feminine roles that form our gender expression. Sociologist Raewyn Connell established a four-fold theory on the structure of gender relations in certain societal structures. This theory includes power relations, production relations, cathexis (emotional relations) and symbolism....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Male, Gender role]

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Advertisement : A Traditional Portrayal Of Gender

- Thesis: This movie poster appears to advertise a traditional portrayal of gender through the appearance of the characters and color; used in the images. However, this advertisement is actually allowing gender to be perceived in a less restrictive manner than the standard binary due to the relationship between the characters’ positioning/posture, expressions, and the colors of the environment. When initially analyzing the Tangled advertisement, I noticed that colors are a dominating feature in this poster: bold colors featured in the setting, chameleon, and on the female present, more neutral/natural colors on the male and the horse....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Color, Man]

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Gender Roles Of Women And Women

- Moreover, “women and men are allocated to a gender role as we all must act out the masculine or feminine behaviour as arranged by our society and our culture.” Gender roles and behaviours associated in society and culture between men and women is femininity and masculinity. Femininity is connected with traits such as emotionality, cautiousness, collaboration, common sense, and fulfilment. Masculinity tend to link with traits such as reasonableness, effectiveness, opposition, independence and callousness....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Masculinity, Homemaker]

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A Hidden Evasive Gender Issue

- 2.4 GBV a hidden evasive gender issue Violence is a repetitive process of which the victim is made to feel and accept being the ones at fault in instigating violence (Schlesinger et al, 1992). GBV is contended by Schlesinger et al (1992) as innate in humans and evasive but can be a learned action or reaction copied by hearing, seeing or watching it projected by media and personified as games (Dobash and Dobash, 1998). However, violence is real and because of non- reporting, there is less information regarding gender based violence allowing a reduced action of the reported incidents (Schlesinger et al, 1992)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Feminism, Gender studies]

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Gender Roles Of Women And Women

- Throughout our history it has been made evident that society has treated men and women differently. Masculinity has been the main factor the gender relations of society and female domesticity was common in family lives. Even today gender based double standards are thriving in society. From 18th century social standards to advertisements in the media today, double standards exist and evolved. Historically, the roles of men and women have evolved overtime. For thousands of years, static gender roles were the accepted norm....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Feminism]

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Gender Stratification in the U.S. Today

- Discuss the issues surrounding gender stratification in the U.S. today. Sexual characteristics inequality has been extremely diverse and wide spread. Women and men are disproportionate in every possible way in never-ending circumstances, both instant and durable, by both idea criteria and prejudiced experience. Therefore, what tally as gender difference in family life, education, workplace and politics. These social structures are assembly on the base of the masculinity and femininity, gendered role and gender identity society label to men and women....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Empowerment And Development Planning

- In the past three weeks of attending and reading for Gender and Development Planning, I have come to take away two reemerging important themes in regards to gender analysis; 1. Gender Mainstreaming 2. Intersectionality. Gender mainstreaming and intersectionality both promote gender equality, but the different approaches in the subject manner can cause some friction. In 1995, gender mainstreaming had become the norm and dominant way of approaching gender equality (Mukhopadhyay, 2013). Gender mainstreaming has been conjured by Western discourses, which promotes business like development for a neoliberalism globalization market (Association for Women 's Rights in Development (AWRD), 2004 & Thek...   [tags: Sociology, Feminism, Gender equality, Gender]

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Gender Norms And Female Deviance

- Norms in society are the expectations of actions in specific situations. Social norms keep human social relations and behavior stable. Norms are “rules” that have developed within a particular society taking into account its values, culture and way of living. Sometimes, it is even the case that individuals do not have a choice and rarely recognize that fact that social norms have arbitrary origins because they have experienced this during the ongoing process of living (Clinard and Meyer 2011:10)....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Hegemonic Masculinity And Gender Identity

- This essay is looking at the work of the theorists Connell and Messerschmidt and the concept of hegemonic masculinity with a focus on gender identity. This essay will introduce Connell and Messerchmidts’ concept of hegemonic masculinity and then how that ties in with and how they address gender identity. Finally this essay will examine how these theorists examine gender identity with a view to implement reform or social change. Hegemonic masculinity, was first proposed in reports from a study of social inequality in Australian high schools, it was understood to be the practice that allowed male dominance over women to continue....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Transgender, Gender role]

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Gender Roles in Dakota Culture

- I do not agree with scholars who argue that Dakota women were subordinate to Dakota men. Waterlily is “about a girl who lived a century ago, in a remote camp-circle of the Teton Dakotas [Lakotas].”(Deloria vi). Ella Cara Deloria, author of Waterlily, explains her writing, “it reads convincingly to any who understands Dakota life... and it's purely the woman's point of view, her problems, aspirations, ideals, etc.”. (Deloria vi). In general, when our [westernized] culture hears that women are inferior to men, we think of it as sexist and unfair, not as a culturally acceptable idea....   [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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The Public Relations Between Women And Women

- The Public Relations industry is dominated by women and inclusive of them in every position except for the very top. Lead by mostly men, the Public Relations field is overtaken by women who run all aspects of the career, such as Crisis Management, Celebrity Management, Communication Management, etc. Many see this industry as one that can offer freedom with a creative outlet; therefore the idea is that women are drawn to jobs where they can express themselves freely. The largest international PR firms are guilty of the imbalance of women in leadership positions....   [tags: Public relations, Marketing, Management]

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Men And Gender Equality : European Insights

- In her article, “Men and Gender Equality: European Insights”, Ellie Scambor (2014) presents the necessity of recognizing, and including, the male gender and their own relations and struggles in the movement towards gender equality. Acknowledging the often one-dimensional approach of the past, with gender issues and research largely centering around women, Scambor (2014) illustrates the influence and effect that the gender equity movement has had on men, as well as significant data that reflects the shifts, or lack thereof, amongst the male gender in progression towards equality....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender studies, Gender role]

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The Argument for and Against Gender Quotas

- Discuss the arguments for and against gender quotas aimed at increasing the percentage of women in national parliaments. Consider the implications of your argument for different quota systems. The debate regarding gender identities in politics is today a protruding aspect in our society. Both the domestic and international gender roles and norms are central in the developments in the field of political science and International Relations. The inclusion of women into formal politics through quota systems is one of the key issues in focus for both the current societal debate as well as much of the academic work in the field....   [tags: gender identities, affirmative actions]

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Feminist Approaches And Perspectives On Gender

- Feminist approaches and perspectives on gender The two articles by Reed (1999) troubling boys and disturbing discourses and by Ringrose (2007) gender and education. Both of these articles highlight how gender plays a role in education. For example, it shows how girls outplay boys in exams. Feminist believe that society is dominated by males as in the past women have been disadvantaged in the society and men had power. In schools girls studied subjects like cookery that helped them to become a good housewife and a mother (Trueman, 2015)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Patriarchy, Emotion]

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Relationship Between Sex and Gender

- “Men and women’s roles have changed so much that there is no longer any difference.” The relationship that exists between gender and sex has been the root cause of global gender movements and issues that exists in the contemporary world. The representation of masculinity and femininity is humanly constructed and sets the stage for social expectation. Social institutions are designed to cater for the desired gender role that is based on the foundations of traditional social norms. Norms change over time and space and are influenced by the cultural and social environment and movements....   [tags: Gender Roles, argumentative, persuasive]

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Gender, Sexuality, And The Body

- For many of us, the awareness of our personal sexuality, sex, gender, and racial identity was known early on in life and is likely be an insignificant memory. Furthermore, a significant number of students at Bloomington South High School reported they felt as if their notions of race, gender, sexuality, and sex were obtained naturally. Through my observations, I noticed students overlook the complex relationship and struggle with how to think through issues related to sex, gender, race, sexuality, and the body....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Male, Race]

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Understanding Gender Identity and Sexuality

- While the terms “gender” and “sex” are often used interchangeably, the two words have significantly different definitions. One could argue that sex refers to biological essentialism and the idea that we are who we are because of our genetic material. On the other hand, gender is associated with the social constructionist theory, which argues that the way we are is dependent on our race, class, and sexuality. Because each person is different in their race, class, and sexuality, their gender becomes socially constructed....   [tags: Race, Class, Gender]

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The Stability And Consequences Of Social Gender Identity

- In conclusion, the longitudinal analysis indicated that “the stability and consequences of social gender identity may differ dramatically for children who are pre-versus-post peak rigidity (Lurye)”. Also it depends on how important gender identity is to an individual and how pressured (felt pressure) one is to conform to the norms associated with their sex that leads to the behavior of individuals. Third Journal Article Summary: “Gender, Habitus, and the Field” Pierre Bourdieu’s habitus and the field contrasted with Foucault’s work on the body and the self....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender identity, Male]

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Gender Inequality Is Not Fair Towards Women

- In this paper I am going to look into gender inequality. Gender inequality is not fair towards women. So in this paper I will be summarizing a three articles that have to do with the inequalities females face in today’s world. Gender roles are still creating an image where a woman can’t go and provide for her family. If all men and women were created equally then why are females still considered the weaker sex. I hope to show you of the gender inequality that still occurs in the world we live in today....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Gender Distribution Of The Class

- Finding In many developing countries where parents have the traditional patriarchal mentality, female could only receive the primary education. Unlike male, large numbers of females are force to get marry in their early age. However, globalization helped these families opened their eye, and makes these parents suddenly realize that a better education environment should be created for their female kids as well. Through the class observation, the researcher found that the gender distribution of the class (SOC4314-Gender Relations) is very unequal....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Student]

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Gender Mainstreaming in Canada

- Canada is a signatory to the United Nations Platform of Action which specifies the mainstreaming of gender into programs, into policy processes, and into decision making in order to achieve gender equality. Since the adoption of the Platform of Action at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, gender mainstreaming has gained wider acceptance among governments and other stakeholders (Woodward, 2008). The aim of gender mainstreaming is to ensure that gender components are considered in all sectors that affect the society (Status of Women Canada, 2007)....   [tags: Politics, Gender Equality]

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The Relationship of Gender and Linguistic Behaviour

- Introduction Among the major social determinants of linguistic variation, gender is widely considered to be one of the most significant ones. According to research on a range of linguistic features, gender may even be the dominant factor. The relationship of gender and linguistic behavior is a compelling topic which is getting more and more attention since it is closely related to gender studies. It is widely agreed that men and women use language differently in most speech communities, though to various extents (Holmes, 2001)....   [tags: linguistic variation, gender differences, speech]

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Gender And Women 's Roles

- When I began taking this class (GWS 1000) I knew very little about gender and the different positions it play in sociality today. Growing up you hear about many stereotypes that defines gender and women’s roles, putting them inside little boxes representing a fairy tale form shaped by the media. Gorham states that “Stereotypes give us highly edited and distorted images of groups that tend to support the way groups are treated in society”(2013). Social generalizations of minority groups, have a tendency to reflect the biases and the histories of the majority, with the end goal that the general population being stereotyped are reduced to a couple of attributes that are socially relevant for un...   [tags: Gender, Female, Mass media, Male]

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Gender Gap Between Men And Women

- INTRODUCTION Development goals have long been criticized for neglecting women issues especially the impact of gender roles on equality between men and women in developed and developing countries. This essay would argue that the use of the gender and development approach into the development processes, would be used to overcome the power gap between men and women in the global south and north, thus, achieving a degree of equality hereof, in the political, social and economic spheres. This argument will be proven through a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches to overcoming gender gap through comparing and contrasting the ability of the approaches to be implemen...   [tags: Gender, United Nations, Feminism, Gender role]

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Gender Gap Between Men And Women

- Development goals have long been criticized for neglecting women 's critical role in the development process. In this essay, I will prove that the 'Women in Development ' approach served as a blueprint to significantly decrease the power gap between men and women. Despite its failure as an approach, the foundation built along with the weaknesses served as guidelines that strengthen the new approaches that followed. With that said, I argue that the Gender and Development approach is the most applicable approach to effectively eradicate the power gap between men and women in the global south, through its focus on achieving a degree of equality hereof, in the political, social and economic s...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, United Nations, Gender role]

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Gender Violence : The Hunting Ground

- Gender Violence: The Hunting Ground The Hunting Ground, directed by is a documentary that reveals the country’s lack of involvement with sexual assault cases on college campuses. Domestic and sexual violence creates power and dominance over individuals by making them feel inferior. “Kirby Dick is an Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary film director. His most recent feature, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the U.S....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Assault, Gender studies]

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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 Roles and Sexuality in Latin America

- Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]

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Gender Symmetry

- Gender Asymmetry is a term that says that masculine qualities tend to be more valued in our society than feminine qualities. This is a term that is made up by our society. We are taught how to behave as a male or a female in our society. This theory allows the concept of male privileged to rule. Hegemonic masculinity, the gender wage gap, marital power and meritocracy all show evidence of gender asymmetry. “The concept of hegemonic masculinity implies that there is a predominant way of doing gender relations that enforces and elevates the social status of masculine over feminine qualities and privileges some masculine qualities over others”.(McGuffey and Rich, p....   [tags: Gender Roles]

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