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Powerful Women On My 10th Birthday

- I realized how powerful women are on my 10th birthday. After an eventful day that consisted of everlasting hugs and conventional speeches about how much I had grown during the past ten years, my grandfather and I found ourselves sitting outside on the balcony alone, capturing the infinite darkness of the woods and hearing the humming sounds of the wind chimes. As if the age of ten had suddenly turned me into an adult, my grandfather began to give me advice on women: “women love diamonds,” “women love flowers,” “women will fall in love with you if you grow up to be a rich and wealthy man.” Above all, however, he emphasized one idea: he told me that the ideal woman to marry is one who is less...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Feminism]

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Powerful Women of Homer's Odyssey

- The Powerful Women of Homer's Odyssey Homer's "Odyssey" depicts women as strong subjects-they are real substantive characters. Women in this poem are tough, strong-willed and are treated with the respect and seriousness they deserve. Homer characterizes the women in his poem as the real counterparts of men-they have real feelings, real plans and are able to accomplish them on their own. Some of the more impressive and intriguing women in the book are Nausicaa, Arete, Circe, Calypso, Penelope, Helen and Athena....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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Barbarian Witch and Princess of Colchis: Medea

- Medea is one of the most fascinating and most powerful women in Greek mythology. Medea is a woman of extreme behavior and extreme emotion. For her passionate love for Jason, she sacrificed all, committing unspeakable acts on his behalf. But his betrayal of her has transformed passion into rage. Whether divine or mortal, Medea was a priestess, a woman wise in herbal lore, a healer, a powerful, numinous, and luminous woman. What lends tragic literature its proximity to human nature is that the border between being a tragic villain and a tragic hero is extremely thin....   [tags: powerful women in Greek mythology]

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Green Grass, Powerful Women

- Green Grass, Powerful Women White culture misinterpreted, ridiculed and even outlawed native beliefs. Natives, in turn were forced to live according to the absurdities of the white man. In Green Grass Running Water, King portrays these absurdities through four old Indians and a coyote that are trying to fix the world. This task becomes very difficult for them, when the Christian God appears and messed everything up. Now they are confused and the world is in chaos. King shows how illogical and foreign the natives found the Christian religion; especially in it’s views on Women’s inequality....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Powerful Women of A Tale of Two Cities

- The Powerful Women of A Tale of Two Cities        Strong women dominate some of the lead roles in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  Lucie Manette, Miss Pross, and Madame Defarge are all examples of strong women.  Some of these women are physically strong, and some are strong at heart.  Some use their strength to help others, and some use their strength to get revenge.  In the end, the women who used their strength for good were always victorious.       Lucie Manette is a beautiful young woman with golden hair and blue eyes.  She is very kind, compassionate, and sensitive to others.  Lucie has many qualities that reveal her strength.  When she sees her father for the fi...   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Four Powerful Women in Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

- One of the most important attributes seldom attributed to women is the innate ability to keep the family as a cohesive whole. Women are the rock in the midst of familial turmoil, the solid foundation on which a husband or head of a household can stand firm. Fully assured that womanhood will stand back of the ranks and take care of domestic needs. Women have qualities that keep the family strong, these unique attributes can divided into several standards. One being the physical aspect of “mother” nature, two virginity representing the religious type of the standard, three is the young bitch who represent the physical state while four is the old bitch who also has a spiritual side of the woman...   [tags: Grapes of Wrath]

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Comparison/Contrast: The Merchant of Venice and Richard III

- In William Shakespeare’s tale of The Merchant of Venice and Richard III both plays show similar qualities as well as differences between the two plays. The Merchant of Venice and Richard III are similar in that both plays have women that are independent. These women are not afraid to speak up and lash out with hard words towards who they do not prefer. In the Merchant of Venice, Portia never gives up. She is a very strong character and goes as far as to dress as a man and pretends to be a lawyer in order to save Antonio....   [tags: powerful women, death, friendship]

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The Faerie Queene by Edmond Spenser

- In Edmund Spenser’s epic romance titled, The Faerie Queene, the author takes the reader on a journey with the naive Red Crosse Knight on his route to finding holiness. On the Red Crosse Knights journey to holiness, he encounters two very different women that affect his travels to becoming a virtuous man. The first woman the Red Crosse encounters is Una, a woman that represents innocents, purity, and truth. Una is beautiful and graceful yet appears to be the strong force that leads the Red Crosse Knight to a more virtuous life....   [tags: powerful women, red crosse]

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Powerful Women in Antigone and A Doll’s House

- The music group, Aqua, once sang in their song, “Barbie Girl,” “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.” Aqua’s lyrics symbolize the role women had to play in the 18th century. Women were expected to perform like perfect human beings, and put a smile on their faces regardless of the situation. They were expected to follow the rules at all times and submit to men in an instance. Antigone, written by Sophocles, and A Doll’s House, written by Henrik Ibsen, demonstrate the interaction and roles with men and women during the 18th century....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]

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A Brief Biography of Oprah Winfrey

- One of the most powerful women in the world is Oprah Gail Winfrey. Oprah is one of the richest businesswomen in the world, but she wasn’t always rich and successful. She had a very tough life growing up and didn’t have much money. She has always been a hard worker, and she had a passion for hosting and acting. Oprah is very good at what she does and that’s how she raised to the top of being one of the most influential women in the media. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi....   [tags: powerful and influential women in the world]

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The Mother, The Politician, The Activist: Hillary Rodham Clinton

- “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.” - Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary was born on October 26, 1947 to Hugh Rodham and Dorothy Rodham in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in the suburban Park Ridge, Illinois along with her two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Anthony. She was raised in a very political and religiously conservative household, her parents being active members of the Republic party and in their United Methodist Church....   [tags: powerful women in US politics]

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Gender Is The Most Powerful Predictor Of Roles For Men And Women

- Gender is the most powerful predictor of roles for men and women in our society. In many cultures women are seen as frail, weak and passive. The gender stereotypes are recognized as normal understandings of men and women should behave in the world. When you look at gender based violence and women are the main victims how could you deny that it stems from their subordinate identity in society. Gender based violence is defines as any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm on a woman or girl because of their gender....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Powerful Women of The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost

-       Two very powerful female figures are presented in Error of The Faerie Queene, and Sin of Paradise Lost. These two characters are quite similar in description, Milton making a clear tribute to Spencer's work. Both characters have the same monster qualities, and both posses allegorical names and qualities. Error is by far the most disgustingly described of the two monsters. In Book 1, Canto 1, she is the first obstacle to meet the knight and his party. She represents the consequences of the night's foolhardiness and over-confidence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey: Powerful Women of Homer’s Odyssey

- The Powerful Women of Homer’s Odyssey There is really no way to generalize the women in Homer’s Odyssey because they all have their own distinct traits that make each of them great, strong, and powerful women. A very powerful woman is Arete. She is as powerful as the king, Alcinous. Her daughter Nausicaa is an amazing woman, even though she is so young. She displays great intelligence in handling Odysseus. These women I speak of above are great women in a good sort of way but there are also some very bad women that still have some amazing qualities....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles      Throughout history, a woman's role is to be an obedient and respectful wife. Her main obligation is to support, serve, and live for her husband and children. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles, two different women make a decision to take matters into their own hands by doing what they want to do, no matter what the outcome may be and in spite of what society thinks. These two women come from different homes and lead very different lives yet, these two women share similar situations--both are victims, both are seeking individuality, and initially, both women end...   [tags: Trifles Glaspell Doll's House Ibsen Essays]

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Global Women 's Leadership : An Independent And Powerful Woman

- Global Women in Leadership Being an independent and powerful woman is subject to scrutiny in modern society. However, some of the strongest leaders throughout the world have had to endure misogyny of various forms to establish change. Worldwide, women are beginning to break the glass ceiling that once confined them to a life of submissive nature controlled by the men around them. Taking the Global Women in Leadership class has shown me that powerful women are beginning to abolish the stigma of being a woman in power through strong forms of leadership, empowerment, and passion....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, Discrimination, Woman]

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Cleopatra: A Powerful and Wise Woman

- Introduction: Cleopatra VII Philopator was one of the most influential queens of Egypt. She was born around 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt and died 39 years later, around 30 B.C. Cleo was the third daughter of Ptolemy XII, also known as Auletes, "the Piper" (Nardo 12). In order to become a successful queen, she persevered and grew from her father's mistakes. Cleopatra "learned her political lessons by watching the humiliating efforts of her father to maintain himself on the throne of Egypt by buying the support of powerful romans" ("Cleopatra")....   [tags: ancient civilizations, notorious women rulers]

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Malala Yousafzai: A Voice for the Right to Women’s Education

- Being shot in the face and seriously injured, did not stop Malala Yousafzai from pursuing her dreams. She did not morally agree with her government’s treatment of women, so she fought for her beliefs. Malala grew up in a rural village in Pakistan and was forced to follow customs she did not believe in. Swat Valley changed to a strictly ruled village with discrimination towards women. Malala created awareness around the world of the situation and stood up for her rights to education. Through Malala Yousafzai’s painful experience with growing up in a dangerous part of Pakistan, she created awareness in hope to regain the rights to educational opportunities for women....   [tags: biography, talibans, powerful weapon]

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The Two Faces of Women in British Literature

- Throughout history women have always been considered lesser than men. Women were portrayed as property to men, nothing more. They were supposed to be seen and not heard, and were basically servants to their husbands and fathers. In order for women to even be considered more than property their father or spouse had to be established in the community or a man of high rank. Despite their subservient roles women in British literature have always been depicted as obedient or unruly, from William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, to Beowulf, to Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market.” For example, women have always been portrayed as being housewives, and care takers....   [tags: obedient & submissive, powerful & strong willed]

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Women And Women 's Rights

- Historically, women have stood in the shadows of men as their companions and supporters. They have been treated as though they were politically and socially inferior; mere pieces of property belonging to the men they were married to. Subdued by men for thousands of years, early modern feminist movements were met with pure animosity. Only in the last hundred years have restrictions on women been lifted, restrictions such as the ones that limited the majority of the American female population to be unable to vote....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffrage]

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Women 's Influence On Women

- From early age, women were push aside just because they were women. They were softer and not as stronger as men. A lot of people looked at them as just mothers or wives and nothing more. Their job was to take care of the house, kids, help their mothers, and other chores like that. Any time that they start to talk, about their right, about inequality, men shut them. They were not allowed to say anything, they had no right. They belonged to their father and after marriage to their husband. They weren’t even allwed to have the same education as their brothers....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Seneca Falls Convention]

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Women 's Rights For Women

- "(Woman was) created to be man 's helpmeet, but her unique role is in conception . . . since for other purposes men would be better assisted by other men." This statement is so rude and misogynistic it seems to have come from some uneducated, frustrated moron, yet it came from the mouth of Thomas Aquinas, a 13th-century Christian theologian (WIC). It’s no wonder that sexism still exists in America today, but if it wasn’t for multiple feminist organizations, the Declaration of Sentiments, and some powerful female leaders, ladies today may not even be able to vote....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Women During The Progressive Era

- Women In the Progressive Era In today’s times, women are more equal to men than they ever have been, even though differences like the wage gap exist. However, the rights of women have come a long way since even as little as a hundred years ago. How is this possible. Women have fought – and won – against the inequalities that they have faced. Powerful women like Carrie Chapman Catt, Ida Wells-Barnett, and Jane Addams who fought diligently during the Progressive Era in order to close the vast gap between men and women....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Women Empowerment in the Old Testament

- Although women throughout history are portrayed as the weaker of the two sexes, unable to defend themselves much less stand equally against their male counterparts, some stand out against the mundane background of the “ideal” woman. Labeled throughout history as troublemakers, perhaps these women are only attempting to exercise their power. Surely, their power is not found in their physical strength, but this power stems from a deeper source, their very essence as sexual beings. Women in the Old Testament such as Eve, Lot’s daughters, Potiphar’s wife, and Delilah are thought of throughout history as “scandalous” women....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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The Powerful Cleopatra

- The Powerful Cleopatra Cleopatra is one of the most recognizable names of all time, but not many people know why she is so famous in our history today. Cleopatra Philopator was born 69 BCE and ruled with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes. Cleopatra’s father passed away when she was eighteen years old, which left her to rule; however, at that point in time, if a woman ruled she needed a male by her side. Cleopatra ended up marrying her brother, Ptolemy XIII. Later on Cleopatra dropped her brother’s name from all official documents and ruled alone by herself....   [tags: Egypt, Ruler, Suicide]

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The Pride of Men, Their Prejudice Against Women

- The society of the ancient Greeks in The Odyssey, by Homer, is different than the one that we know today. The currency, transportation, and technology were all different. Another part of society that was also different was gender roles. For instance, women were bound to the home and men were able to do pretty much anything they pleased. Double standards arose—a man could travel by himself and be praised for getting to see the world, while a woman who did the same was berated and reckoned by others as a vixen....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Women 's Rights And Emancipation

- You Came a Long Way Ladies Some of the statements reminiscent of the origins linked with the struggle for equality for women in society include, “You go girl,” “How you like me now,” “Burn Baby Burn,” “You came a long way baby,” and “What you see is what you get.” These statements illuminate the liberation of women achieved by feminism. According to Wikipedia, “feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the experiences of women (Wikipedia).” For that reason, feminism details the plight of women during the nineteenth century and later in Great Britain and throughout history, and what changes have occu...   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Gender]

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The Women 's Rights Movement

- Women around the world struggle with life because of the effect of how they’re perceived in the media. Why is this. Well Editor Ravneet Vohra explains in an article called Body positive warrior. The reasoning women believe their appearance such as body image needs to be a certain way. Before the women 's rights movement happened. The term femininity defined women and masculinity which is used to define males. Femininity symbolizing of traits, characteristics, behaviors, and way of thinking didn 't relate with any of society 's presumption of males....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Female, Women's rights]

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Oppression of Women: Three Stories

- Throughout history and literature women have been second to men. In the books we have looked at throughout the duration of high school, even the most powerful and influential women are often placed under men. The women’s actions and thoughts are often looked down on by others, despite the men having often performed worse actions than they have. This drives across the idea of imbalance among the sexes and pushes the idea of women being inferior to men into the reader’s mind, whether or not it is picked up....   [tags: social issues, women's role]

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Advancements in Women's Rights Over the Past 100 Years

- Most cultures and societies through both history, and today have viewed women as "the weaker sex”. Often they labeled unfit to perform many jobs outside of child bearing and domestic chores, even considered less intelligent than men are. In the past, this attitude translated into fewer jobs for women, below average pay, and poor working conditions. This continues today, despite the many great advances women have made in the past 100 years. This is evident in the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) fields, where a man is far more likely to get the position than a woman is....   [tags: Women Empowerment]

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The Fight For Women 's Suffrage

- The beginning of the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States, started with Jeannette Rankin’s entry into Congress by nearly 70 years and grew out of a larger women’s rights movement. The movement evolved during the 19th century, initially emphasizing a broad spectrum of goals before focusing solely on securing the franchise for women. Women’s suffrage leaders, moreover, often disagreed about the tactics for and the emphasis, the suffrage movement provided political training for some of the early women pioneers in Congress, but its internal divisions foreshadowed the persistent disagreements among women in Congress and among women’s rights activists after the passage of the 19th Amend...   [tags: Women's suffrage, Seneca Falls Convention]

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Equality Between Men And Women

- Moral Reasoning Paper Equality between men and women has long been debated. From the convention in Seneca Falls, New York, to the “Take Back the Night” marches across America, the topic of women’s rights has been considered controversial and unethical. Some people argue a women’s place is in the home away from the workplace to take care of children. However women have proven themselves to be more than the typical homemaker. Although women are free to choose all types of careers, there are still stigmas against women in certain jobs....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender, Woman]

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Women’s Groups In The Twentieth-Century

- The twentieth-century would see important changes to the working rights of women. In 1900, women make up 18.3% of the American labor force a number that would continue to rise throughout the century. In 1920 women accounted for 12% of the professional sector. Despite the increasing numbers of women wage earners, in the twentieth-century, the federal government was not doing enough promote equality for women; as a result, women would form their own organizations in the form of unions and associations to ensure full equality....   [tags: Women, trade union league]

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Women: The Expendable Commodity of Gilead

- Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale deals with how women are forced to accept roles based on extreme biblical laws distorted by a male dominated society; yet, there are women who willing participate in the reinforcement of these sexist and misogynistic values that subdue women. Gilead's government controls and shapes women's identities through oppression, however, indoctrinates women into believing that the roles stripping them of their independence are designed to protect and support them in fulfilling their biological purpose; fear of the Colonies and the Salvaging has intimidated women into becoming passive in order to survive, and forces them to report anyone failing to comply to t...   [tags: women's roles, handmaid's tale, margaret atwood]

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The Gap Between Men And Women

- Since the very beginning of the Civil Right Movement, along side with African Americans’ revolts, gender equality has been at the top of every debate. However, no matter how hard we try, at the end of the day, the gap between men and women still exists and there is no sign of this ever end soon because the measures that were, and are being taken only concentrate on solving small problems that arise, not the root of it all, with is the culture that we are live in. In short, even though the society has tackled many problems to bring gender equality to real life, the process could never be complete unless the root of the problem is solved, which is the society itself....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Women's rights, Transgender]

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The Poem ' Glory Of Women ' And ' Feminist Manifesto ' Elaborate On Women 's Rights '

- The poem’s “Glory of Women” and “Feminist Manifesto” elaborate on women’s rights. The poems gave people an outlook on what women were only able to do while men had plenty of opportunities. Reading the poems, you can see that a woman could have a chance to make her point across. And that was a way of expressing their feelings either in writing in a diary, book or in a poem. The authors use their expression in a way to have the readers to understand where they was coming from. The two writers put their feelings in the poems; it was the only way of telling their pain and that is what most poets do, either put it in their way and describe themselves or have somebody else as them but, state as th...   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender]

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Women During The Nineteenth Century

- During her lecture, Lisa Vollendorf asked her audience to tell her one word, which they thought described the lives of women living in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Some of the answers she received were ‘difficult’, ‘limited’, and ‘misogynistic’. Some people’s initial thought of women in the seventeenth and eighteenth century may be negative, but there is proof that there were women that made the most of their lives, no matter what issues came up or what challenges they faced. The women in literature as well as the women in real life were sometimes degraded, humiliated, and treated badly....   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Peer review]

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Women 's Fight For Equality

- Women have struggled for many decades to receive the same rights as men. The feminist movement in the 1970’s was accelerated by women who were tired of being second rate citizens. Women took many strides during the 1970’s including the push for the approval of the equal rights amendment, protests, and workplace strikes just to name a few. Despite the failure of the equal rights amendment’s passing, women were not deterred and continued their struggle to receive the same rights as men. The persistent fight for equality has brought equality for women which is evident today....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Women's rights, Feminism]

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Women rights During the Cold War

- From the past to present, Women’s rights movement has already been improving and changing. From the 1800’s to the current year of 2014, Women’s groups and programs have always tried to improve on Women’s equal rights, making themselves even with that of men and trying to become leaders in their work environments, political roles and/or any other leadership roles. I will discuss in order, the 19th century and what roles that women played in this time. When did the actual Women’s Movement begin and what happened in its early stages....   [tags: women's rights, cold war, equality]

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Women Strive for Education and Equal Rights

- The Quran states: "That man can have nothing but what he strives for" (QS. 53:39). The word ‘man’ used in this verse not only covers the patriarchal nature, but the androgynous nature of humans as a whole. Women were once considered property of men; even if not as property then only as pinch-hit for male labour. The highest rank given to a woman was of one who bore male labours and fed them. No voting rights, no right to run for office, or the right to own property of their own. Male members of the society were allowed to marry as many women as they yearned for while women had to adhere to monogamy just to stop the property from being transferred to someone else’s’ children....   [tags: feminism, suffrage movement, women's rights]

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Women, Crime, and Custody in Victorian England by Lucia Zedner

- Upon hearing the term, “The Victorian Woman,” it is likely that one’s mind conjures up an image of a good and virtuous woman whose life revolved around the domestic sphere of the home and family, and who demonstrated a complete devotion to impeccable etiquette as well as to a strong moral system. It is certainly true that during Victorian England the ideal female was invested in her role as a wife and a mother, and demonstrated moral stability and asexuality with an influence that acted as her family’s shield to the intrusions of industrial life....   [tags: domestic sphere, women]

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The Role of Women in Doyle´s A Scandal in Bohemia

- ... This blatant disregard for his wife's feelings illustrates the insignificance that women have in Watson’s life. Watson’s particular standpoint on the significance -- or lack thereof -- of women served to be a common belief among other men during the Victorian era. Along with Watson, the King of Bohemia also displays lack of respect towards women. His concerns regarding the photograph do not center around his future wife learning of his affair and becoming outraged at his dishonest ways, but rather around tarnishing his own image....   [tags: homes, women, subordinate, detective]

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Inequality Between Women And Women

- Inequality for Woman In comparison to the time when women were still fighting for the right to vote, it would seem that women today are the legal equals of men. However, there are subtle tendencies in our societies ideology to portray women as inferior. Woman are just as capable of doing the things that men do. Unfortunately, some people still believe that men still have dominance and are more capable than that. Which is in fact false, woman are able to do things equally to the way men do things....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Female, Woman]

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Miss Representation, Women 's Equality

- With the current election involving a woman as a major party candidate, the issue of women’s equality and how women are regarded by society has been receiving much attention. In the film, Miss Representation, women’s equality is likewise the main issue addressed. Throughout the duration of the film, the ways in which women are mistreated, looked down upon, and not given the opportunities that men are given are highlighted. Thus, Miss Representation is an effective documentary because it showcases and exposes several traditional gender messages spread through the media, and because it elaborates on the inequality of women through showing examples of the obstacles women in politics face....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Women's suffrage, Girl]

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Feminism Is The Act Of Fighting For Women 's Rights

- In works of literature all over the world, we see a common theme of feminism. Feminism, alone, is a huge movement in society today. Feminism is the act of fighting for women’s rights. Feminist want women to be equal to men in a social, political, and economic way. People who are interested can take a look back to the 1800s and see how much women have changed in stories and works of literature. In the 1800s women also didn’t have most of the rights they have today. As we take a closer look at the years and time passing by, we can comment on what was changing during that time....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender, Woman]

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The Struggle For Women 's Equality During The 20th Century

- History has changed over the course of time for women. For centuries women were perceived to be second class citizens and submissive. As time progressed women began to challenge the notion and slowly organized to achieve equality between men and women. The struggle for women’s equality during the 19th century started out terrible, but continues to improve over time. In order to understand the events that took place during the 20th century in the struggle for equality, we have to understand past events that shape the same dynamics....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Seneca Falls Convention]

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Women 's Rights Movement : The Seneca Falls Convention

- How would women feel today if they were treated unfairly compared to men. Even though many are still treated differently today, it was out of proportion during the 1800s. The Seneca Falls Convention occurred in Seneca Falls, New York in the 1840s. It changed the lives of many people. Before, American women were not able to vote, attend college, and were restricted to being a housewife. The Seneca Falls Convention laid a foundation for the first women’s rights which resolved many problems. Almost three hundred people attended the convention....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Susan B. Anthony and The Women Suffrage Movement

- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) is considered one of the most influential figure in the women’s suffragist of her generation and has become an icon of the woman’s suffrage movement. Anthony is known to travel the country to give speeches, circulate petitions, and organize local women’s rights organization. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. After the Anthony family moved to Rochester, New York in 1845, they became active in the antislavery movement gaining more supporters across the country....   [tags: women's right, equality, anti slavery]

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Plight of Women in Sweat by Zora Neal Hurston

- “Sweat” by Zora Neal Hurston is one simple yet powerful story that aims to reveal the plight of women through Delia. Delia turns out to be an empowered woman who has built her own home, handles her family’s finances, works hard, and takes pleasure in the results of her hard work. The fascinating fact about Delia whom I believe represents women in general, is that she was able to establish and maintain a home despite being married to an inconsiderate husband who only brought a longing for the flesh instead of love into the relationship (699)....   [tags: Delia, women, marriage, tormenting marriage]

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Women's Convention 1851: Soujouner Truth an Illiterate African-American Fighting for Equality

- A speech can be given by anyone doesn’t matter their gender, education, age, etc. In 1851, an illiterate African American woman, gave a speech at the Women’s Convention that had a powerful message. This speech was delivered by Sojourner Truth. She talks to the audience as if they were children. She talks about women’s rights and racial inequalities. Sojourner talked about the many hardships she had not just as a woman, but as a black woman. She used her experiences and references to the Bible to evoke the reaction of her audience....   [tags: civil rights, women's rights]

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Relationship Between Men and Women: Jane Eyre and The Handmaid's Tale

- Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre entails a social criticism of the oppressive social ideas and practices of nineteenth-century Victorian society. The presentation of male and female relationships emphases men’s domination and perceived superiority over women. Jane Eyre is a reflection of Brontë’s own observation on gender roles of the Victorian era, from the vantage point of her position as governess much like Jane’s. Margaret Atwood’s novel was written during a period of conservative revival in the West partly fueled by a strong, well-organized movement of religious conservatives who criticized ‘the excesses of the sexual revolution.’ Where Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a clear depiction of the subjug...   [tags: relationship, women, gender]

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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media

- “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays]

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Objectification of Women by the Media

- Objectification of Women by the Media        The objectification of women is commonly used to refer to the presentation of women in the media as an object. Women's bodies are routinely used as objects to sell various products. In certain pictures women are presented as being vulnerable and easily overpowered especially in ads were they have on revealing clothing and take on submissive roles. These images are found in music videos as well, where the focus is only a particular body part. Lyrics to some songs promote this objectification as well....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism : A Theory, Social Movement, And Women 's Suffrage

- Research Scenario Feminism can be a theory, a social movement, or a political action that has been demonstrated in many different ways in history. There have been many different key factors that played a role in forming feminism. There are certain leaders or spokespersons’ of feminism, as well as a general sense for organizing change amongst women’s equality that helped to develop what we know, or conceive feminism to be. Feminism has been successfully communicated using several types of strategies, and advocates have framed their goals for feminism using those strategic advantages in their favor to help their cause or movement....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Women's rights]

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Powerful Female Characters in Theater

- Powerful Female Characters in Theater A craving for life and the pursuit of happiness are concepts everyone cherishes in one way or another. Everyone’s goals and ambitions for the future vary from one to the next, yet each person shares a common bond, each hope for their own personal happiness. The search of the truth and the power it produces cause internal conflict during one’s pursuit of this so-called happiness. The search for this is not made without obstacles along the way. One must overcome the tribulations handed to him or her by his or her society....   [tags: Papers]

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Beauty Is Powerful Phenomenon, Trait And Fashion Trend

- Beauty is Powerful Phenomenon Hair style is manifestation of culture, trait and fashion trend. First of all, hair style is one kind of art and manifestation of humans’ intellectual achievement. Hair is a part of an individual’s sexual and racial identity. Hair can give us notice where he/she come from. Secondly, there are many types of hair. Hair is not just good hair or bad hair. We can distinguish hairs base on our skin color or racial and ethnic identity. Because hair is our bone cell and it carry genetic inheritance....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American]

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The Sans-Culottes: A Powerful Driving Force in the French Revolution

- Pre-Revolutionary peasants were upset with the chasm between low and high class and were ready to make a change in the French society that would follow Enlightenment philosophies. The people decided to work together to form a constitution for their country that would treat all men fairly under the law, giving no special privileges to the high class citizens and equal voting rights for all. Their self-given name, Sans-Culottes, is a symbol of their rejection of high-class luxury, as the “Culottes” were the knee-length pants worn particularly by wealthy French citizens (the name literally meaning Without Culottes.) This movement was extremely popular because it appealed to any and all of the i...   [tags: French History ]

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The Role of Women in Shakespeare's Tragedies

- The Role of Women in Shakespeare's Tragedies In Shakespeare’s tragedies and his plays in general, we can come across several types of female characters. Their influence with other characters and their purpose or role, often underestimated like women themselves, will be this essay’s main subject. Women in Shakespearean plays have always had important roles, sometimes even the leading role. Whether they create the main conflicts and base of the plays, or bring up interesting moral and cultural questions, they have always been put in challenging situations....   [tags: Tragedy Plays Shakespeare Women Essays]

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The Portraiture of Women During the Renaissance

- This essay will discuss how women were represented in the portraiture during the Renaissance period. It will explain how the women’s body was pictured in portraiture as; marriage celebrant, husbands beloved, figures of fertility, mothers, display of wealth, paragons of virtues, husband’s passive representative, indication of fashion and more (Brown, 2003). Next, it will include analysis from the two female portraits of Leonardo de Vinci’s Ginerva de’ Benci and Sandro Botticelli’s Portrait of a Lady....   [tags: Portraiture of Women]

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Women's Representation in Newspapers

- Representation is the way people or events are portrayed in the various media outlets through the use of linguistic devices, the choice of vocabulary, often with the accompanying images. Frequently, the representation relies on the use of stereotypes and cultural bias. The language used in news stories can be used to represent particular groups or cultures which conform to the existing stereotypes – it is a powerful tool by which the attitudes can be constructed, promoted or challenged. People in the news are defined by their gender, race, age, sexuality or religion and therefore can be exposed to discrimination on these grounds....   [tags: Women in the Media]

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Jane Addams 's Life Changing Article, Why Women Should Vote

- Jane Addams was an upper class woman who thought it was her job to help others. Addams was an advocate of immigrants, the poor, women, and peace. In 1889, she created the Hull House, to help female immigrants become assimilated to the American lifestyle by helping them get a job, learn the language, and receive an education. It was no surprise that in 1915, Jane Addams wrote the life-changing article “Why Women Should Vote.” During the 1900’s, women were under the idea of the cult of domesticity....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Woman, Jane Addams, Democracy]

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The History of Women's Suffrage

- The History of Women's Suffrage This section on women's history will show the events that led to the suffrage movement and what the outcome was after the movement, plus how those events are involved in today's society. The women of the post suffrage era would not have the ability to the wide variety of professions were it not for their successes in the political arena for that time. In the early 1900’s when women were barred from most professions and limited in the amount of money they could earn, a group of suffragists led by Susan B....   [tags: Women Females Gender Work Essays Rights]

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Wollstonecraft and Blake on Women’s Rights

- Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 work, A Vindication for the Rights of Women, is a declaration for the rights of women in both the political and social sphere. Living in a male dominated society, Wollstonecraft explores and makes strong arguments for women's education, a new definition of virtue, women's rights and the role of political/domestic life. A year later William Blake published the poem Visions of the Daughter’s of Albion, a commentary on the “tyranny of rape and sexual possession”, but also mistreatment of women in a patriarchal society....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Women, Then And Now

- Women Then and Now. Introduction: There have been many changes in the course of history dating back all the way from slavery unto the abolition of slavery and other fights that are since being fought. Women have always been at the forefront of these battles whether directly or indirectly. Over the years they have left their mark on the world, whether here in the United States, or worldwide, which has significantly helped to change and influence significant spheres of life from region to region. Although there has been significant changes that women helped to make, only in the past century have there being a concentrated effort to acknowledge these contributions made by women to our society....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Woman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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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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The Resounding And Powerful Voice For Change

- The Resounding and Powerful Voice for Change How does one define what a leader is. Is it by their actions, their words, or by their titles (e.g., President, Chairman, CEO). Many individuals have different definitions of what a leader is. A true leader is one that cannot be assigned, awarded, or appointed. A leader goes beyond the definition of a formal or high position. A leader is someone who can inspire others and exhibit passion and dedication to his or her group. A leader is a person who can motivate others and bring them together to achieve a goal....   [tags: Nobel Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan]

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Education Is The Most Powerful Tool

- After reading both essays from two different authors, the readers learned that education is the most powerful tool that is valued more than anything else, and they should use all the chances they have to study. Malcolm X believes that education is an invaluable wealth and power, but before he got a dictionary, he never heard of this knowledge that is available for him because the environment he used to live in does not have the condition for him to learn these things. K.C. Cole believes everyone should have an equal opportunity for this power tool as well....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Mathematics, Writing]

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Feminism : Equal, Not More Powerful

- Feminism: Equal, Not More Powerful On September 20th 2014, Emma Watson stepped on stage at the United Nations Headquarters, she gave a speech about why we need the HeForShe campaign, a campaign that describes itself as a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity” (Home-HeForShe). In her speech, Emma Watson explained her motives for founding the HeForShe campaign saying: I want men to take up this mantle....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Domestic violence]

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Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

- Education and Child Labor in Africa “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and a philanthropist said the words above and by themselves these words mean a lot more than anything else, especially when it comes to Africa. (, 2016) By 1920’s, countries in Africa had already started fighting for their freedom against the British Colonial Rule and many of the state unions had procured freedom through revolutionary methodology, but what is the first issue any free government has to deal....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Colonialism]

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Mucha Is a Powerful Executive

- ... Also, named as one of the 100 Most Important In-House Communicators in the World by The Holmes Report, and one of PR Week’s Top 50 Industry Elite. (2014,“Disney Corporate Management Team.”) After joining Disney, Mary Doe created a more collaborative communications team, a dual-reporting system – communications staff report to Mary Doe, as well as respective business heads to ensure more control and everyone knows what’s happening internally and externally at Walt Disney. Her style matched with John Ram, who closely monitors stories about the company and she became an integral part of John Ram’s team and considered as one of his closest advisors....   [tags: disney, global communications]

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The Powerful Ideal of Freedom

- The Powerful Ideal of Freedom Developed in Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Blood-Burning Moon, by Jean Toomer, and W.E.B DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk Slavery played an overwhelming role throughout the history of the United States. The riches created by the unpaid labor of African Americans helped to guarantee the country’s industrial revolution and succeeding economic strength. Yet, that wealth created incredible political power for slaveholders and their representatives....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl]

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Technology Is A Powerful Force

- New media is a powerful force that exists intensely in our everyday lives. We are constantly bombarded by technology and new media. Technology is something that has been advancing at an ever exceeding pace, and keeps growing more and more extensively with each passing day. People can communicate with one another without leaving their homes, giving us the impression of being more connected with one another. As a society we find ourselves more and more focused on the virtual world than the one that surrounds us....   [tags: Communication, Media, Sociology, World]

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Women’s Role in Society: Throughout the Years

- Modernism is the term of deviating from the norm. In the early 1900s, modernism influenced women’s role in society by providing more opportunities, jobs, and role models for girls today, in society. In the 1920s-1940s, women were encouraged to step outside of the home and work, but on the other hand, women were also encouraged to be stay-at-home mothers. Women should stay at home if they have the ability to do so. However, women should not feel like they have to be isolated from the rest of the world with chores and children all day....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Women in Voltaire’s Candide

- In Candide Voltaire discusses the exploitation of the female race in the eighteenth century through the women in the novel. Cunegonde, Paquette, and the Old Woman suffer through rape and sexual exploitation regardless of wealth or political connections. These characters possess very little complexity or importance in Candide. With his characterization of Cunegonde, Paquette, and the Old Woman Voltaire satirizes gender roles and highlights the impotence of women in the 1800s. Cunegonde is the daughter of a wealthy German lord....   [tags: Exploitation of women in Candide]

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The Fight For Women 's Suffrage

- For hundreds of years, women have strived to gain equality with men. Women’s opportunities have been limited due to their gender. Feminism is the fight for equality of both genders due to economic, political, and social beliefs. Feminism is beneficial to all people because it allows everyone to have an equal opportunity in life to achieve all they can without any discrimination based on their gender. The first wave feminism movement was the fight for women’s suffrage and the right for women to vote during the 1800s to the early 1900s....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Betty Friedan]

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Raps Extremely Powerful Influence

- ... This also shows that because of its extremely powerful influence for the worse, it could also be used to influence people for the better. Rap music can make people do things they wouldn’t normally do, whether for good or bad, it is one of the most influential things in the world. Rap music is generally thought of as bad and offensive, that it can only cause youth to resort to crime, violence, alcohol and drugs. For example, “Of course, only strong emotion and oppositional lyrics are not enough for rap music to make a huge negative impact on society.” This shows that, rap music in itself doesn’t influence people on its own, it takes the media to spread this music and give it to the peopl...   [tags: music genres, sociology]

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The Women 's Suffrage Movement

- At the beginning of the 20th century, public order in Britain faced strained period, when women started to agitate for equal electoral rights in the aggressive way. Since 1897 women fought for the rights. Suffragists, how they were called, believed in not cruel methods such as petitions in parliament and meetings. However, afflicted with failures and that in New Zealand and in Australia women acquired the rights, some women started violent methods in 1903 to draw attention in their fight. Suffragettes....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst]

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Girls Subjects : Harmful Math Attitudes Are Powerful Determinants Of Subsequent Behaviors And Outcomes

- Girls subjects vs. Boys subjects: harmful math attitudes are powerful determinants of subsequent behaviors and outcomes: they depress women’s math performance, steer women away from math-related fields, and hinder their self-assessments of math ability. (Cheryan, 2012) Kimmel (2013) describes the combination of exclusion from the curriculum, gender stereotypes in the media and the often-invisible discrimination in the classroom itself results in a divergence between girls and boys by adolescence....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Socioeconomic status]

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Two Autonomous Women in American Literature

- In American history, women have not always had the same rights and opportunities of men. Yet, there were exceptions throughout history of women casting aside the general role of just a mother or housewife. Two fictitious examples occur in the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. In The Awakening, Edna, the protagonist of the story, undergoes a realization that her nineteenth-century lifestyle is not the way she wants to live. She rebels against being treated like a piece of property and tries to break free of societies laws....   [tags: social issues, women's role]

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Breast Cancer Among Women

- Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the tissue of the breast and spread to the surrounding area of the breast. This cancer most normally begins from the inner lobules of the breast, which are called the ducts and is better known as the part of the breast that makes milk. After a woman develops cancer, she is tested to determine what type of cancer she has and which treatment is best for her. Some treatments for cancer are surgery, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and radiation. In the present day, surgery is nevertheless the best choice when dealing with breast cancer....   [tags: Cancer, Disease, Breast, Women, Information]

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