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Older Women Having Babies

- ... Chromosomes contain genetic information that is passed down from the parents to the child. The possibility of a mistake during cell division rise as a woman ages, therefore; the chances of chromosomal dysfunction increases. “All genetic abnormalities increase as the egg gets older.”(Cohen, and Bonifield) Each female is born with a certain amount of eggs, these eggs do not multiply and you cannot add more. During each menstrual period a female loses one of her eggs, and these cannot be replaced....   [tags: complications, first time pregnancies ]

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A Comparison of Horoscopes Aimed at Older Women and Teens

- A Comparison of Horoscopes Aimed at Older Women and Teens The horoscope from '19' is informal. Colloquial language is used to relate to the audience, for example 'bagged yourself some gorgeous hunk', which has connotations of catching. The language is figurative, with use of metaphors such as 'worships you like the goddess you are'. The lexical field is astrology, conveying the future, uncertainty and mystery to the audience with words such as 'goddess', which has connotations of beauty and power used to make the reader feel important and convey a good message to them, 'Mars' and ‘Venus’ are astrological references to planets, and 'new beginnings' referring to the...   [tags: Papers]

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Domestic Violence Service Users : A Comparison Of Older And Younger Women Victims

- Domestic violence has its many tolls on women, especially from different age groups. Generally, domestic violence is prominent in early ages of relationships. People see on the latest headline of news articles stating “football player beats wife” or some other sort of wife-beating so they may get the perception that younger women occasionally deal with domestic violence. I wanted to touch on elderly women dealing with domestic violence because it is also a big issue in our society. According to Marta Lundy’s article “Domestic Violence Service Users: A Comparison of Older and Younger Women Victims,” she provides information and examinations of women of different age groups from 18-64 years ol...   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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Critique of Johnson’s Quantitative Research Article

- An article called “The Use of Music to Promote Sleep in Older Women” was published in the twentieth volume of the Journal of Community Health Nursing in 2003. It was written by Julie E. Johnson, who is the dean and a professor for the College of Nursing at Kent State University in Ohio. She is a registered nurse who holds a PhD and is a member of the FAAN. Being a member of the FAAN suggests that she has contributed to the field of nursing in a positive way. Johnson’s article attempts to find out whether listening to music at bedtime positively affects the sleeping habits of older women suffering from insomnia....   [tags: The Use of Music to Promote Sleep in Older Women]

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Knowledge and Perceived Risk of Major Diseases in Middle Aged and Older Women

- Knowledge and Perceived Risk of Major Diseases in Middle Aged and Older Women The American Psychological Association Journal Article this paper is based on focuses on the knowledge of health related risks and behaviors of middle age and older age women, and specifically women's "knowledge of perceived risk of major disease" (Wilcox & Stefanick, 1999). A link between lifestyle and chronic disease in old age has been established. In addition, the belief that age was a risk factor for breast and colon cancer actually decreased with increasing age among women....   [tags: Papers]

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Overview of Depression in Older Adults

- Older Adults The older adult population consists of people 65 and older (Miller, & Stoeckel, 2011). Depression is greater in women than men, however, the cause is unknown (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2010). Both, males and females who have been previously depressed or have a biological relative with depression, have an increased risk of depression (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2010). Seniors in long-term care facilities have a higher rate of being diagnosed with depression (14-42%) than those who continue to live within the community (1%-5%), therefore, levels of diagnosed depression fluctuate depending on location of residence (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2010)....   [tags: depression, older adults, mood disorder]

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Effects Of Depression On Older People

- For the purpose of this assignment I have chosen the subject of depression in older people it will identify research literature on older people’s mental health as regards depression, it will examine and evaluate evidence on current themes and local national and global issues regarding the health status. Appropriate theories and research strategies on how they can be addressed will also be discussed. The author has chosen the subject of depression and older people as this subject is a poor relation, even though its well-researched improvements in the care of older peoples mental health is still sadly lacking in today’s society ....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Health, Illness]

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The Rights Of American Women

- Mandi Sellars Steven McCall Political Science July 10, 2015 The Rights of American Women Early in American society, women played the role as the primary caretaker of their children in their homes. The only purposes women served in society, back in those days, was to reproduce, care for their own children, and care for their homes. Men, at the same time in history, assumed the responsibilities of hunting, fishing, and producing crops to provide food for their families. They also bared the burden of fighting in times of war....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Depression in Older People

- Mental illnesses are increasing at an alarming rate worldwide and is one of the significant health problems of today’s world.This essay will present the manifestation of ‘depression in an elderly client in a community mental health setting. Depression among the elderly differs from depression in the younger adults which are accompanied by physical symptoms and co-morbidities rather than emotional symptoms. The presentation of these somatic conditions make the diagnosis of depression difficult in older people and therefore requires the identification of differences in symptoms of depression and coexisting somatic conditions....   [tags: illnesses, symptoms, conditions, physical]

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Struggle of American Women for Equality

- To an onlooker, it may seem that the struggle of American women is essentially over. It is a fact of American Society, and also all functioning societies, that it will behave in such a way as to ensure its own continued existence. In accordance with post-modern Sociology, the system will move with us, against us, or in spite of us; instead of benevolence or malevolence towards individuals or groups, it is more interested with self-preservation. Therefore, when women as a group make an advance in society, they have done so in a way that benefits society as a whole, but not necessarily women as a group....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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The Importance Of Social Support And Older Adults

- Throughout chapters there are always different themes they discuss. In chapter 9 of the text book titled “The Importance of Social Supports: Family, Friends, Neighbors and Communities they discussed about how many older adults are lonely and isolated from their family and friends. It is important for elders to have some type of social support system that is why it is crucial for them to have positive relationships with people. Studies have found ta older adults with little social support were 3.6 times more likely to die within the next five years....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Household, Sociology]

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Women Empowerment as a Means of Population Control

- The developing world faces unprecedented amounts of pressure on issues such as economic development, poverty, inadequate sanitation and today more than ever, population crises. According to the Eager’s theory of demographic transition, there are three fundamental stages in development. Stage one has high death rates and high fertility rates. Stage two comprises of a decrease in death rates due to better medical treatment and continued high fertility rates (this means high population growth rates)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Differences and Similarities of The Women of Athens and Sparta

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

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Roles of Women in the Church

- In today’s society the controversial subject of what positions in the church a woman can hold; has become incredibly debatable among the nation. Some people believe that women have equal rights with men and can uphold any position that a man can. Today’s society also believes that because a woman can be in political and business power, then a woman can also be in authority in the church. However, that could not be farther from the truth a women’s positions in the church are defined by God. First, a woman’s position in the church as a teacher has many standards set by God....   [tags: Controversy, Church Positions, Women]

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Perspectives on Body Image for Women

- Living in a world seeks to urbanize and contemporize itself, I still find myself starring at the mirror of my unconscious asking myself “am I fat?”. You can’t find a women whether a single, mother or teenager who haven’t been in the place where she doubted her attractiveness based on her weight. People both men and women scale the female attractiveness on what social media and magazines decide. They started to blame the victims, and point fingers on what we call “a war on obesity”. Many commentators explored the subject that women’s weight is inseparably linked to her physical appealing, were in different societies your weight is a matter of life and it opportunities....   [tags: women, weight, the war on fat]

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The Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

- ... The military argued that combat zones, especially the ones in South East Asia, had environments that were inappropriate for American women. One spokesman told a news reporter that women "cannot be employed at jobs that are not in conformance with the present cultural pattern of utilizing women's services in this country. The work must be psychologically and sociologically suitable." Some women, like Army Corps Director Brigadier General Elizabeth Hoisington, discouraged the deployment of women to battlefields in South East Asia, arguing that public controversy over the debate of women in war zones would halt the progress of expanding women's role in the U.S....   [tags: military women, rights, organizations]

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Women’s Lives Throughout Time

- Since the creation of time women have always had to submit to the power and authority of men; starting with ancient civilizations such as Egyptian and Greek and up to the Renaissance period women had always come second to men. The powers in government, roles in society, and duties at home during these two time periods have moderately transformed over time but continued to be suppressed by the male dominant figure leading up to and through out the Renaissance period. Therefore continuing to limit the advancement of women by creating an unequal and mediocre social order....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Interview, An Older Man And A Older Woman

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

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Women's Movement in Canada

- I chose to do my research the women's movement in Canada. Canada was said to be one of the first countries where the development of women's movement and feminist politics had first evolved at. Since Canada is part of North America and very close to the United States, their views on women rights are quite similar. However, there are numerous ways they handle it differently from us. Sexuality in Canada has been a huge battle for women, especially in the 1990's. Instead of sexuality being a personal issue to some people, it became a huge political problem for the whole country....   [tags: feminism women studies]

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Compare and Contrast Women’s Suffrage Movements

- “Compare and contrast women’s suffrage movements of the late nineteenth and early centuries with the European feminist movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s.” Whereas the women’s suffrage movements focused mainly on overturning legal obstacles to equality, the feminist movements successfully addressed a broad range of other feminist issues. The first dealt primarily with voting rights and the latter dealt with inequalities such as equal pay and reproductive rights. Both movements made vast gains to the social and legal status of women....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women in the Contemporary Church

- ... Sister Maureen states that women are represented as the mothers, the carers, they are the glue that keep things together, it can be seen in everyday life where women keep everything together, keep it moving. Furthermore in an interview with Estelle Graham this argument is elaborated when she says, ’women also have a different way of thinking, due to us having more of a motherly instinct which can help more people’. It is also evident in, Paul's New Testament epistle to Titus that women are the teachers and this epistle contains instruction concerning Titus needing to emphasize the truth that the older women of the congregation were to be "teachers of good things" (Titus 2:3)....   [tags: women´s role, holy communion]

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The Women 's Suffrage Movement

- The Women’s Suffrage Movement was a development of the general Women’s Rights Movement, which began with The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. The Women’s Suffrage Movement was not only displayed in the United States, but across the nation. Back then men and women were not seen as equal; there were certain things that men did that they saw women unfit to do. All women were unified around a handful of issues that were believed to be rights for all citizens; they included: the right to own their own property, access higher education, and the right to vote....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Oppression of Women in Iran

- Oppression of Women in the Middle East Take a moment to imagine being held captive in a prison, where you are tortured and violently mistreated at the young age of 16. Instead of planning your senior dance and thinking about the bright future ahead of you, your main concern is how to survive the next 24 hours. You are forced into making decisions against your will and there is absolutely nothing you can do to change them. Marina Nemat, author of the memoir, Prisoner of Tehran, experienced a life similar to the one situation described during the harsh years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran....   [tags: middle east, violance against women]

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The Importance of Women Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

- Women all over the world have had to fight to be seen as an equal contributor like a man. Women have certain qualities that allow them to think and act rationally while men strike at the first sign of doubt. A world without women would be useless because women possess the ability to create life and create beauty. Without women there would be no love, no passion, no sanity and no cleanliness. Although women have power to bring life into the world, they also have the power to destroy anything in their path....   [tags: women rule the world]

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Women's Activist Rights of the 1960's

- During the 1960’s there was a lot of major events that happened in the United States. The 1960’s was known as a decade of “culture and change”, there were lots of political and cultural changes. (Anastakis, 22) One particular movement that was important to society and the country was the Women’s Movement also called the “Feminism Movement”. The first women movement which happened a few decades before focused on gender equality and overcoming different legal problems. The 1960’s women’s movement focused more on different issues such as family, sexuality, workplace issues, and also rights of reproductively....   [tags: feminist movement, women's liberation]

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Women's Rights

- Today women and men right are equal in the United States of America. Not long ago, there was a great difference in the treatment of men and women. Women provided care for the children and usually remained at home. Their education was limited to learning domestic skills. There were few opportunities for women to obtain an education because only a few colleges or universities would accept a female. Women had no access to positions of power. They were not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law....   [tags: Women Empowerment]

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Women's Suffering

- Women’s Suffering In today’s society the public tends to socialize gender to an extent. As soon as people are informed the sex of a baby, they automatically go out and buy blue clothes for boys and pink clothes for girls. We think of baby dolls for girls, and trucks for boys. What if it went further than that. During the Victorian era, being born a girl meant much more than little dolls and pink, it meant a lifetime of servitude. Being born into a family where one was raised under harsh conditions, then getting married off to be husband’s housewife, not just a wife....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women of WWII in the Labor Force

- When American officially entered World War II in 1941 changes occurred for many people. The draft was enacted forcing men to do their duty and fight for their country. Women were asked to hold down the home front in many ways, ranging from rationing, volunteering, saving bacon grease and making the most of their commodities they currently had. There was also a hard push for women to take war production jobs outside the home. Before the depression, just a few years before the war, it was not uncommon for a woman to work for wages, but as the depression set in, married women were at risk of losing their jobs....   [tags: World War II, World History, Women]

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Women During The 1960 ' S

- Women during the 1960’s and 1970’s were tired of their lot in life. They didn’t expect much out of life. There goals were to work until they were married, and then they would quit their jobs and stay home and take care of the house, husband and eventually children. I was out of the question for a women to want and try to pursue a career. Women had few options in terms of jobs anyway the only jobs available to women were ones that were seen as feminine in nature, and did not allow much upward mobility, such as clerical work or nursing....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Betty Friedan, Marriage]

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Space Mobility in Mexican American Aged 75 and Older

- Having the sense of independence and mobility is a main key to being able to maintain an active quality of life. There is a distinct link to health statues and the quality of an aging adult’s life. When thinking of mobility it was traditionally believe to only mainly be focused on the person’s ability to perform everyday activities such as bathing, using the restroom, and everyday independent living activities. This also includes instrumental activities such as shopping and having social contact with others....   [tags: Muscular Strength, Senior Citizens]

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Communism: How It Tried to Help Women

- Constitutional patriarchy instilled by the government in Central Europe greatly affected women during the time period following World War I. Communism attempted to give women more rights and promote their equality among men, but it failed to do so often. As a regime, patriarchy favored masculine gender roles throughout numerous aspects of society. Loves of a Blonde, Man is Not a Bird, Daisies, and A Woman Alone display the effect of patriarchy on women and how women could be successful or unsuccessful on attempting to go against it....   [tags: society, success, viewpoint, men, women]

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The Feminist Theory And The Women Of Ancient Greece

- The Feminist Theory and the Women of Ancient Greece Since the beginning of time there has been an ever present divide between the male and female genders in every way. From politics all the way down to expectations, the common denominator in categorizing who takes care of what has always been decided by gender. In earlier times this divide led to the strict and often harsh treatment of women, but as time continued and the emergence of equal rights and feminist movements arose, the divide between the two genders has since begun to close, and has led to better relations between men and women....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sociology, Women's suffrage]

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The Appealing Personality of the "Blazer"- The Classy, Successful, Work Oriented Group of Women in Society

- The Blazer is a woman who does not rely on her body to get by, or to obtain her goals in life. She knows that she can rely on more than just the way her body looks to be able to achieve success. She is self-motivated and self-directed, is work oriented, and is a woman who is both fancy and classy, making her attire appropriate both for work and a night out. She is the kind of person to be at the top of her class, because she knows what she wants out of life and is willing to work hard to acquire it....   [tags: women's studies]

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Women's Use of Cosmetics and Clothing to Beautify Themselves throughout History

- Introduction From an early age people are able to recognize themselves in the mirror, contemplating not only how they think they look but also how they may look to others. Through reflection, a man can recognize his flaws and begin manipulating certain factors of his exterior, shaping how his environment will see him. Cosmetics and clothing can serve as a mask to create both an illusion of beauty which may not be there, and to portray a status or rank which a person may not necessarily have. I will be taking an analytical approach to the topic of how cosmetics and clothes loan their beauty to their wearer, creating in some cases a deceitful or ornamental mask....   [tags: women's studies]

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Retention of Older Workers

- Many physical changes associated with aging can affect productivity. Those that have been investigated include decreased cardiorespiratory functioning, reduced muscle strength and sensory deterioration. A decrease in cardiorespiratory functioning often leads to increased fatigue, according to a 1995 study. This can reduce productivity in older workers, who may be relegated to more physically demanding tasks if they lack technical skills for more cognitive tasks. Deterioration of muscular strength has been implicated in the decline in productive work performance of industrial workers who must repeatedly lift heavy objects....   [tags: Aging Workers]

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Social Changes of American Women in the 1920's

- After women fought for their right to vote and Congress passed the19th Amendment of the Constitution, women believed they were capable of doing anything. Before the 1920s, women were considered lower than men, treated poorly, and didn’t have equal opportunities. Women were not given the same opportunities as men because it was believed that women could not tolerate as much work as a man. Women were not educated and therefore didn’t have jobs. They were housewives who cooked, cleaned, and took care of their children....   [tags: floor-length skirt, women]

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The Female Struggle to Fit into Society in Little Women

- The Female Struggle to Fit into Society in Little Women The Victorian Era hailed many prolific authors, which were mostly male. A woman who wanted to be a writer at this time was not respected and would have been accused of being whimsical and flighty. However, women such as Louisa May Alcott redefined the norms and followed her heart with her pen by writing Little Women. The novel follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood trying to find their place in society....   [tags: social issues, women's role]

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Older Woman

- Older Women - Hidden Sexual Abuse Victims Although other forms of violence within the family have received increasing attention from professionals and the media over recent years, including the physical abuse and neglect of children, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence, elder abuse remains relatively hidden. This is especially true of sexual abuse of older persons. While there are some references to stranger rapes of older women, the topic of elder sexual abuse within the family is rarely addressed in the professional literature, and seldom confronted by social workers, medical personnel or advocates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Getting Older

- Getting Older With this changing world around us; everyone has different feelings and thoughts about getting older. Some people are afraid to get older while others anticipate it. The select few might even try to delay the process by having surgical procedures done to have their body appear to be younger. In these next couple pages I am about to discuss the answers from interviews I preformed. All of the questions were geared towards the aging process and the person’s feelings about growing older....   [tags: Aging Dying Essays]

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Chaucer's Portrayal Of Women in Canterbury Tales

- All through Canterbury Tales, women are dealt with as objects in everyday life. In the “Miller’s Tale,” an old man marries a younger, attractive women for her looks. In the “Wife of Bath’s Tale,” a virgin woman has her virginity and innocence taken from her by what is suppose to be a noble and honorable knight and when his punishment is later to marry an older, less attractive women, all respect for his newly wife vanishes. A woman’s level of recognition in Canterbury Tales are through her class in society, whether she is young and beautiful, or old and disgusting, and her degree of experience in life....   [tags: Women, Canterbury Tales, gender, Geoffrey Chaucer,]

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Women in the Work Force during World War II

- . Summary of Evidence Prior to the Second World War, most of the women who actually worked were from the lower working classes, since most middleclass women did not work outside of their home. These women were expected to take care of the household, look after their children and provide emotional support for their husbands whereas the women who were from a more poor background were cooks, laundresses and maids. (Rickiki) There were many opinions about women working during the time; some thought the jobs that working women had should have been given to the unemployed men, while others believed that women from the middle class or above should never lower themselves in order to work....   [tags: economic, benefits, work, women's role]

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: A Need to Reproduce Forever

- A Need to Reproduce Forever Reproducing is a decision that is irreversible and produces masses of major responsibilities and changes. However large the decision may be, there are many women who decide that they are ready too late in their lives. The delay in becoming pregnant may occur for a variety of reasons, many of which include financial or career stability, mental stability, or pregnancy through outside means, such as in vitro fertilization. Women are expected a stop in the ability to become impregnated with the arrival of menopause....   [tags: older mothers, lakashi tribe]

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The Increase in the Number of Older Mothers in the U.S.

- Prenatal development is the period in development from conception to the onset of labor. Perinatal period is the period beginning about the seventh month of pregnancy and continuing until about four weeks after birth. Postnatal development is the period in development the follows directly after birth. The germinal stage is the stage lasting about ten -fourteen days following conception before the fertilized egg becomes implanted in the uterine wall. The embryonic stage is the stage in which major biological organs and systems form....   [tags: Papers]

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Implications of Anti-Aging Advertisements

- Introduction There are many that companies utilize advertisements to sell their product. One main way is use advertisements to target specific traits. Advertisement targeting is used by many popular companies for products that both men and women use. One of the most common advertisements that we see targeting is Oil of Olay’s Regenerate products. These products are designed to correct and prevent the on slot of wrinkles. This product is not made specifically for women, nor was it made for anyone over a specific age, however in the advertisement it always starts with a close up of a older female and revels in the fact that their face cream had beat more expensive cream in some sort of challe...   [tags: targeting, older, creams]

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The Different Types of Messages and Representations Television Media Communicates about Older Adulthood

- ... Every time a character is faced with what seems like a problem of old age, they overcome it. This is evident when Rose cannot find a job and believes everyone views her as old and worthless. She overcomes her problem and finds a job that makes her happy and proves that age is just a number; it does not define your skill or value (Harris, 8, Mar. 1986). Older women in society are seen as nurturing and motherly. Not every old woman sits and sews all day. In my opinion, the representation of women in The Golden Girls is very accurate of older women in today’s time period....   [tags: positive and negative portrayals]

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Women 's Move Towards Greater Liberties And Autonomy

- Introduction In the scope of the mainstream, in regards to women- The Flapper specifically, the 1920s could be seen as an era of rapid progressivism both socially and politically; I am here to tell you that this is not necessarily the case. While many battles in the 20s were won for women- women’s suffrage was now a constitutional right, women were permitted degrees of greater autonomy by entering the workplace and by living away from home and et cetera- like so many other things in this newly emerging modern era, there was more lying beneath the surface that serves to tell a contrary story....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Women's suffrage, Flapper]

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The Strengths Perspective & How It Relates to In Home Provision of Older Adults

- During my practicum and work experience there has been a population that has stood out to me and has become the area in which I would like to focus my attention on. This is the ever growing population of older adults in our country. First, I will define why I am so interested in this area of practice: the strengths older adults posses as well as some general issues experienced by older adults. After that, I will discuss the strengths perspective and how it relates to in home service provision of older adults....   [tags: Aging Health Care]

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Barriers in Older People

- Barriers in Older Persons Lattimore et al., (2011) said that the term “barrier” is used to describe anything the participants reported as obstacles to being physically active. A barrier is not necessarily something that keeps a person from being physically active, but something that is perceived as an obstacle to overcome in order to be physically active. In order to effectively change behavior it is important to understand and address barriers. These barriers can be grouped into individual, environmental, and social categories (Lattimore et al., 2011)....   [tags: environment, behavior, social, individual]

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Suicide in Older Adults: An Evaluation of Predisposing Factors and Prevention Programs

- According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (2005), suicide is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life. This mental health issue is common amongst older adults (Vanderhorst & McLaren, 2005). However, media reports regarding suicide tend to focus on adolescents (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2005). Australian Bureau of Statistics (2005) states adolescents aged 15-19 years had the lowest suicide death rate (9.5 per 100,000); whereas adults aged 30-34 years had the highest suicide rate (27.5 per 100,000)....   [tags: Mental Health]

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Caring for Older People

- Caring for older people highlights many special and difficult issues for nurses and carers, such as separation, illness, loneliness, death and how to provide continued care (Morrissey et al, 1997). This essay discusses the strategies of care delivered for an older person with dementia during my recent clinical placement. Discussions will focus on normal ageing process taking into account the relevant biological, sociological and physiological perspectives and the impact this had on this individual’s life experience....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases, Dementia]

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Women as Abolitionists and Activists

- Women have always been fighting for the rights of others and rights for themselves; they’ve stated time after time that everyone should be equal. Equality in America meant everything to women; equality between whites and blacks, Native Americans and whites, and women and all of America. “There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women,” (DuPont 12; Lewis)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Domestic Violence: A Cause of Homelessness in Women

- "As soon as we moved into this house, you think you can have your way. You are my wife and I tell you what you can do and what you can't do." This kind of statement is typical of what a battered woman knows to be the only truth in her household. Domestic violence is greatly on the rise and is one of the leading causes of homelessness among women in today's society. Rather than approach domestic violence as a direct cause of homelessness, one might hope to understand how such violence could help create the circumstances that might make a woman more susceptible to homelessness....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same

- The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same I know I will never forget my first WNBA basketball game. It was the inaugural season, the inaugural game in Madison Square Garden, June 27, 1997. The president of the WNBA Val Ackerman tossed the ball up in center court as cameras recorded Kim Hampton of the New York Liberty and Lisa Leslie of the L.A. Sparks reached to tip the ball. This was a huge event and the crowd's noise level was a complete acknowledgement of that fact. Madison Square Garden was packed, the lights went out and the screams got louder; this was history....   [tags: Women Sports Essays]

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Gender Roles: Men and Women from the Anglo-Saxon to the Renaissance Era Part 2

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight shows a woman that is seductive toward a man which is not her husband, but only because her husband orders her to. This is proven when: “The lovely lady came laughing sweetly, / Fell over his fair face and fondly kissed him; / Sir Gawain welcomed her worthily and with pressure; / He found her so glorious, so attractively dressed, / So faultless in every feature, her colors so fine / Welling joy rushed up in his heart at once” (58-63). The Lady is trying to seduce Sir Gawain, but he rightfully declines her offer....   [tags: women's rights, world history]

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Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

- I. Issue – Defining of DV vs. Elder Abuse With respect to older women, the issue is that there is a serious lack in differentiating between elder abuse and domestic violence. The discrepancy causes confusion as to what agency to report either volunteered or mandated cases of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010). Furthermore, it is because of reporting errors that victims of abuse may not receive the services that are congruent to the type of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010) indicating, “…a lack of centralized reporting of cases….” (Kilbane & Spira, 2010, p....   [tags: older adult, sexual abuse, protection]

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Women's Rights in Bangladesh

- Bangladesh is a country that puts on a facade of gender equality. While the constitution and several laws make provisions for the equal treatment and protection of females, few of these laws or constitutional rights are ever enforced. The primary factor behind this is that few people view women in any capacity other than that of mothers or potential mothers, and, under the further influence of out-dated “religious” beliefs, may even treat females in a family as possessions. Additionally, the ignorance that many women possess regarding their rights, or a fear of repercussion from a male dominated and highly chauvinistic society, keep them from speaking out for themselves, especially in matter...   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Work Life Integration and Older Employees

- Work-life Integration is an outcome of people exercising control and choice in their life to meet life’s challenges. This can be in terms of managing work responsibilities alongside their personal and family needs. Work life integration changes based on the individual’s life stages. Work-life needs are likely to differ by gender, age, role and seniority. Work life integration is also strongly influenced by cultural assumptions, practices and individual differences such as job involvement and occupational context....   [tags: Manufacturing, Workforce, Retirement]

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The Awakening: Self-Empowerment of Older Adults

- ... I would like to relate a personal experience I recently had that I believe supports the importance of recognizing an individual’s worth, and acting in such a way so as to empower that person, instead of diminishing them. In my community there is a chorale group that performs for local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They sing songs, they interact with the people attending their performances and they are very dedicated in the service work that they do. They are all seniors as well, in their late 60s, 70s and 80s....   [tags: Self-Empowerment, Control, Life, Self-Esteem]

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The Impact of the Civil War on Women's Rights

- “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman After four years of seemingly endless battle between a divided nation, more than 600,000 people were killed. These lives, however, were not given in vain. Had it not been for the American Civil War, abolition may not have been carried out. The nation might have remained divided. Women might have remained confined to their roles as the "homemakers." Although the Civil War was fought in hopes of preserving the nation and ridding it of slavery, another war raged on within the depths of this war--the women's war....   [tags: Women's Rights After the Civil War]

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Innate Difference Between Men and Women

- In some way, have we failed to state the basic facts about innate differences between the sexes to our children. We have people that want to say that the division of the two sexes, female and male, is just an artificial invention of our culture and labeling a child as a “girl” or “boy” is a social decision. British researchers compiled and analyzed a large body of gender-related neurological research book, "Brain Sex: The Real Difference between Men and Women". They determined that men and women act different because of their brains are different and the evidence is  "conclusive" and "incontrovertible" that men and women have different mentalities and thus perceive the world differently (Rau...   [tags: Women's Rights]

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The Women of Ancient Sparta

- Sparta was a militaristic society in ancient Greece that became mighty and powerful after defeating its rival neighbor, Athens, in the Peloponnesian War. The Spartan culture was centered on filling the military needs of the polis, and the laws of the land were developed and written by Lycurgus, who established this military-oriented overhaul of society. Because of Lycurgus, it was then decreed that at the young age of seven, Spartan boys left home and entered military training where they mastered the skills of battle until the age of thirty....   [tags: women with rights in the ancient world]

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American Women in the Nineteenth Century

- Contrary to popular belief, ideas on femininity in the eighteenth century were not so much restrictive as in the nineteenth, at least not where sex was concerned. Catherine Clinton, a professor of American history, elaborates in her book, The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, that it was even accepted for women to have a high sex drive. Clinton also reveals that it was not uncommon to see a pregnant bride (147). At the turn of the century, however, those free ideals morphed into strict guidelines....   [tags: women's role, sex drive, femininity]

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Social Constraints Placed Upon Women

- Think about the men and women in everyday life and compare their actual successes to their aptitudes, drives, and intelligences that would theoretically enable them to achieve success. Excluding factors such as differing social backgrounds and upbringings, it does not seem that an ‘aptly prepared’, ‘decently intelligent’, or ‘hard-working’ sort of woman will always achieve in the real world. No, many females are deterred from scholastic and professional achievement by social expectations, many of which are outdated because they are ‘standards’ that have been set too low....   [tags: Social Status of Women]

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Why Do Women Use Cosmetics?

- Most women are or know at least one woman who is deathly afraid of being seen or leaving the house without makeup. Many won’t go anywhere, whether to the grocery store, the gym, or even the beach, without first putting on a little bit of mascara or lipstick. The word cosmetic means “skilled in adornment.” Kosmein means “arrange,” or “adorn.” Kosmos means “order:” It also means “to make for beauty, especially of the complexion, or beautifying,” it also means “done or made for the sake of appearance,” or “correcting defects especially of the face.” More than that it is “decorative,” or “ornamental.” (Angeloglou, 1970) For many centuries, cosmetics were made to serve beauty, elaborate it, or pr...   [tags: appearance, beauty, women]

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Women 's Post Menopausal Stage

- A common way that women are defined, is based upon how feminine they are, or how they portray femininity. As a westernized culture, we see femininity in the way a woman portrays herself or more specifically how she displays her body. When you critically start to examine this form of femininity, or what it means to embody femininity, we start to understand that there is more than one factor effecting women. This is called cultural reproduction of femininity, essentially it is how society creates specific cultural factors that determine the femininity in women. From the start of womanhood all the way to a woman’s post-menopausal stage, there are certain ways that women are expected...   [tags: Woman, Femininity, Gender, Women]

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The Women Of The United States Women

- All around the United States women of all races tend to blame men for wanting to be sexually active in the beginning and also throughout relationships. As a man one may find this belief to be false, because with relationships, both the men and women bring their hormones and frustrations to a relationship. Also from a man’s perspective, one may feel that in relationships there is an opportunity for both men and women to express their sexual tension, but women usually start by teasing their partner....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Gender Roles Of Women And Women

- Women throughout history have faced many issues regarding religions as patriarchy transforms. Men and women are assigned certain gender roles that define the sex. Societies designed these roles to make each gender different but equal, but unfortunately not the current case. Masculine roles require boys to differentiate their selves from their mothers. Without a father, most times boys rebel against mothers to remove feminine features. Feminine roles are stricter and treat women as property as opposed to human beings....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Goddess, Woman]

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Women And Women 's Success

- President of the United States, Vice President, Justice of Supreme Court and among other high ranked positions have never been jobs held by a women. Instead, these jobs continue to be dominated by men. Women are less likely to been seen in leadership roles. Women are seen as naturally weaker than a male coworker and expected to have children, quit their jobs and be the primary caregivers. What is this teaching the next generation about women obtaining higher job opportunities. Are barriers to women’s success as leaders due to societal obstacles....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Leadership, Gender identity]

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Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults

- The geriatric population has a greater incidence of postoperative delirium as compared to the rest of the general population. This paper will be a summation of the article submitted this year in the American Journal of Critical Care, Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults (Mangnall, Gallagher, & Stein-Parbury, 2011) in which postoperative delirium was evaluated by nursing researchers on patients 50 years of age and greater. Background This study was done at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney Australia and explored the issues of patients greater than 50 years of age for exhibited symptoms of postoperative delirium after major colorectal surgery....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Roles of Women During the 1800´s

- The roles of women and how they were treated during the 1800’s are portrayed throughout Little Women, while also demonstrating how the main characters deal with these conformity norms. Through the 4 sisters, Alcott depicts different ways they dealt with being a woman during nineteenth-century expectations. While two conform, the other two attempt to rebel against the standards. Alcott doesn’t imply that one way is necessarily better than the other, but she shows that one is more realistic than the other....   [tags: civil war, control over women]

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Both Moral and Intellectual Education for Women are Essential

- When men are asked about the characteristics of an ideal woman or girlfriend, what will they say. A survey was done by a television show in China. They randomly pick some men on the street and ask them about the ideal girlfriend in their mind. According to the survey, there are forty-five percent men think that an ideal partner should be a good, ethical wife and mother. This is the most common and popular requirement. Another thirty-two precent men required for the characteristics such as femininity, gentle, and amiable; ten percent men wanted thrifty and like-minded women....   [tags: Chinese ideals for women]

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Discrimination Against Women in Pakistani Society

- Discrimination against Women in Pakistani Society International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on eight March every year. The primary purpose of its observance is to honor women’s rights worldwide. This year, I got a chance to witness one of the celebrations organized by The Aga Khan University Working Group for Women (WGW) to celebrate IWD. On the one hand, seeing the contributions of women to our society, I felt privileged to be a woman. On the other hand, I was distressed thinking of the discrimination faced by women in their daily lives....   [tags: Working Group for Women, Wone's Rights, Society]

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Wellbeing and Depression in Old Age

- Wellbeing and Depression in Old Age in Context of Gender The WHO constitution expects the highest attainable standard of health and enshrines it to be very fundamental right of every human being. This fundamental right includes the physical as well as psychological health that is available within time, is acceptable, is affordable and is also qualitative. This means that one must have the conditions like better health services, safe and healthy working conditions, adequate housing and healthier diet.1 No doubt that the right to health has led to greater longevity and benefited older people who have longer and healthier lives today....   [tags: zambia, health, older people]

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Gender Differences Between Women And Women

- There is a variety of different studies in research who have examined gender differences in older adults, the statement of women experiencing more depression symptoms when compared to men. Few studies have investigated the reason why there is a gender differences. (Tekkinen et al, 2004) A study by Tekkinen et.al (2004) used older unlike-sex twin pairs to compare gender differences in depression. Depression is shown in males and females; however, women seem to be more commonly depressed than men, even though women use more mental health services than men....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Higher education]

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The Handmaid’s Tale and Margaret Atwood’s Novels about Women Discrimination

- The legislation passed by the United Nations in 1979, aimed at paving a safe, new life for women around the world. Unfortunately, the laws requiring the removal of all restrictions formed off the basis of a human being’s sex were not replaced with equality between men and women. Women did not see the economic, social, and cultural freedoms they desired. In situations where women do not get the freedoms that men do, misogyny exist. Misogyny, the hatred and violence against women, is a concept that seems only able to exist in fiction, yet women everywhere know that misogyny is very real....   [tags: misogyny, women discrimination, poverty]

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Women During The Ancient Epics Women

- In ancient epics women played a critical role in developing the plot, shaping the actions, and understanding the male characters. However the only purpose of women in epics is to serve the roles of being devotees to men and not having a say in society. Epics allows us to get an understanding of how times were in Mesopotamia around 2000 BC, the roles women play in society, the purported traits they should possess, and their characters overall. For many, many years, even before mediums such as ancient epics, or any types of media even existed, the perspective on women has long been seen as putting the female a step below man....   [tags: Epic poetry, Epic of Gilgamesh, Mesopotamia, Woman]

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Lucretia Coffin: Women's Right Activist, Religious Reformer and Abolitionist

- Lucretia Coffin was born on January 3, 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Lucretia was a women’s rights activist and was opposed to slavery. Lucretia grew up to be a women’s rights activist, religious reformer, and abolitionist. She was strongly opposed to slavery and was devoted to her work as an abolitionist. As she became older, word spread that she could speak in such a way that could convince her audience to join her anti-slavery boycott; however, there were people that were against the idea of ending slavery and would continually challenge her beliefs....   [tags: civil war, influential women]

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My Life Paragonned to the Women in the Asher Lev Books by Chaim Potok

- “Asher Lev, an artist is a person first. He is an individual. If there is no person, there is no artist” (Chaim Potok). An individual with different characteristics has a different mindset, attitude, confidence and respect from those around them. In Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, Asher is a Ladover Hasid who grows up in a Hasidic community, who is deeply committed to his Jewish faith and finds difficulty between the expectations of his traditions and his gift. He is an individual with a broad mindset, who wants to do things inversely....   [tags: women studies, status]

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Sikhism: Care of Women, Coping with Illness and End-of-Life Care

- The Sikh religion originated in Pakistan in 1499, founded by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhism believes in one God, and the goodness of the human soul, and while it takes concepts from both Hinduism and the Muslim religion, it is an entirely unique religion. World-wide, the Sikh religion has over twenty-two million followers, and is considered the fifth largest religion in the world. North America is experiencing an increase in citizens of Sikh religion and this means that healthcare providers have to continually become more knowledgeable about this religion in order to properly deal with Sikh patients (Mago, 2001)....   [tags: Sikh, Women, Illness, healthcare, ]

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Women's Rights in the United States

- Even as far back as the United States independence, women did not possess any civil rights. According to Janda, this view is also known as protectionism, the notion that women mush be sheltered from life's harsh realities. Protectionism carried on throughout the general populations view for many decades until the 1920's when the women's movement started. Women finally received the right to vote in the Nineteenth Amendment. The traditional views of protectionism, however, remained in people's minds until the 1970's (Janda et al, 2000: 538-539)....   [tags: Civil Rights for Women]

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