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The Treatment of Women in Shakespear´s Romeo and Juliet

- ... In Act 1 Scene 5, Romeo and Juliet speak for the first time, and immediately begin to fall in love. Romeo tells Juliet ‘If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine’, depicting that Romeo feels he is not deserving or good enough to touch her. He uses religious imagery such as ‘holy’ to worship her, believing her pure – the ideal image of a perfect Elizabethan woman according to society. The word ‘holy’ suggests how Romeo worships women and emphasises his deep feelings for Juliet....   [tags: conform, society, possession, treatment]

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The Treatment of Women in Romeo and Juliet

- Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in the 16th century, at a time where the role of the woman was to be subservient to men and act as a wife to their husband and a mother to their children. Women were expected to conform to the expectations of society, and were seen as possessions by their fathers and husbands. Fathers arranged their daughters’ marriages, usually for financial or social gain for the family. In Romeo and Juliet, the unfair treatment of women is conveyed through characters such as Juliet, a young girl who is growing into the expectations of society, and Lady Capulet, who represents a traditional side of love and values social position rather than men themselves....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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The Treatment Of Women Of Chinese Law

- The treatment of woman in Chinese law is a complex subject, open to many interpretations. For any given passage, one can drawn a number of conclusions, some of which may be true, others of which may be false. Nonetheless, some things stand out. And so, I assert that the understandings of justice in Late Imperial China was dedicated to the maintenance of the current social order Furthermore, the treatment of women in Chinese law backs up this conclusion, and is but one piece of evidence in a mosaic of evidence supporting this conclusion.....   [tags: Morality, Law, Ethics, Sociology]

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The Ancient Greeks ' Treatment Of Women

- When thinking of ancient Greece, images of revolutionary contrapposto sculpture, ornate lecture halls, and great philosophers in togas are sure to come to mind. As the birthplace of democracy and western philosophy, ancient Greece has had an inordinate influence on the progression of the modern world. However, the ancient Greeks’ treatment of women is seemingly at direct odds with their progressive and idealistic society. The most significant fact on women of ancient Greece, primarily fourth century B.C....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Athens, Sparta]

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The Unjust Treatment Of Women

- Battle of the Sexes Webster’s Dictionary defines gender as the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex. Throughout history, society blindly forced the idea that woman were: quiet, well-spoken, obedient, listens to men, weak/feeble, and their duty was to birth children and run the household. Women were faced with numerous accounts of prejudice due to the belief that woman were no more than those traits. The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 was a moment of progress for women and marked a movement for woman’s rights that has ceased to end; however, even with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women still face issues in the government....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Jury]

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Women 's Unfair Treatment Of Women

- Throughout ancient times and even recent times, women weren 't always treated equally or fairly by men. A good example of women 's unfair treatment is presented in "The Iliad of Homer". Men ruled and made all the decisions and choices, while women weren 't as important. Women had no voice or action. Women were treated like materials and were even traded as such. Women were disposable and only useful when they needed to be by the men. Although at times the women in the Iliad were fought for and considered prized, they were still looked down on and unappreciated, because they were treated like objects, were looked at materialistically and as trophies, and their voices and actions had no val...   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Agamemnon]

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Women in American Literature

- Of the many themes in American Literature of the semester, the one that deserves to be looked at more closely is the view and treatment of women. While there are a few works, Fleur being the one that stands out the most, where women were more than just a pretty face and actually did things for themselves and succeeded, more often women were oppressed, demoralized, or exploited by men. In three works in particular this tendency to present women as weak and in need of protection is exceedingly noticeable....   [tags: oppression, exploitation, treatment of women]

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The Treatment Of Women Within The Play ' Medea '

- The More Things Change the More Things Stay the Same Within the play “Medea” there are several moments where the author seems to be critiquing or making a comment on Athenian society. The Athenian’s prided themselves on their advanced and “enlightened” thinking’s and beliefs. Despite this however, the Athenians treated women no better than many of their contemporaries in Greece. This is made apparent several times throughout the play as Medea comments on the treatment of women within society, and in the way Medea is often treated throughout the play for not only being a woman but for being and foreign woman, an intelligent foreign woman....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Childbirth, Discrimination]

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The Treatment of Women of Ancient Babylon

- ... For example, a man could divorce his wife simply for her inability to produce children. “If a seignior wishes to divorce his wife who did not bear him children, he shall give her money to the full amount of her marriage-price... and then he may divorce her” (Hammurabi). Women on the other hand, encountered many obstacles when attempting to divorce their spouses. “if a seignior’s wife, who was living in the house of the seignior, has made up her mind to leave in order that she may engage in business, thus neglecting her house…they shall prove it against her” (Hammurabi)....   [tags: adultery, abuse, rights]

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Shakespeare's Treatment of Women in Comedy and Tragedy

- Linda Bamber differentiates between Shakespeare’s treatment of women in comedy and tragedy. In tragedy his women are strong because they are coherent – ‘certainly none of the women in the tragedies worries or changes her mind about who she is’ – and the attacks which are made on them are the product of male resentment at this strength – ‘misogyny and sex nausea are born of failure and self doubt’ . The comic feminine on the other hand, is opposed not to men but to a reified ‘society’: ‘In comedy the feminine either rebels against the restraining social order or (more commonly) presides in alliance with the forces which challenge its hegemony: romantic love, physical nature, the love of pleas...   [tags: gender issues]

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Gendered Hatred in the Treatment of Women During the Holocaust

- The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, is most famous for the mass murder of Jewish people that took place under the Nazi regime, between January 30th, 1933, and May 8th, 1945. . ‘Holocaust’ is a word of Greek origin meaning sacrifice by fire. During the time of the Second World War, the Nazis had murdered approximately six million Jews. The Nazi regime had targeted all Jews – men, women, and children for persecution and ultimately death. The Holocaust occurred because the Nazis believed that many individuals, religions, and cultures were unworthy of existence....   [tags: History, Genocide, Women's Rights]

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Treatment of Women in Ancient Literature

- Women were often subjects of intense focus in ancient literary works. In Sarah Pomeroy’s introduction of her text Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves, she writes, “Women pervade nearly every genre of classical literature, yet often the bias of the author distorts the information” (x). It is evident in literature that the social roles of women were more restricted than the roles of men. And since the majority of early literature was written by men, misogyny tends to taint much of it. The female characters are usually given negative traits of deception, temptation, selfishness, and seduction....   [tags: womens rights, literature]

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Treatment of Women in Ancient Literature

- Women are constantly portrayed as tempting men by using their sexual charms. And so women who remained chaste were held in a higher esteem than those who highlighted their sexuality. Walcot writes, “The Greeks believed women to be incapable of not exercising their sexual charms and that the results were catastrophic, irrespective of whether or not women set out to cause trouble deliberately or acted in a blissful ignorance of what they were doing” (39). In Homeric tales we see the character Odysseus being held by Calypso and Circe due to their sexual appeal despite him journeying home to be reunited with his wife Penelope after twenty years....   [tags: sexual appeal, odysseus, calipo, pandora]

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The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan

- The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan Since the tragedies of September 11th 2001, Americans have really opened their eyes to the political state of Afghanistan. The poor treatment of women in Afghanistan is an issue that, for many Americans, just seems to be coming to light as a serious concern that requires outside attention. Extreme Islamic leaders in the country persist in limiting the freedom that Afghan women have. Women in the Taliban-controlled country suffer unusually hideous acts of torment and are forced to abide by outrageous regulations because of stringent enforcement methods....   [tags: Culture]

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Treatment of Women in Hamlet and Trifles

- Treatment of Women in Hamlet and Trifles Of all Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, perhaps the best known and loved is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Many people think that it is unforgettable because of its poetic language and style. But, while these are factors that mark the play as a classic, it remains timeless because it explores many of the issues that are still important to people today. These issues, including loyalty to family and country, protecting loved ones, and deception are still prevalent around the world, and are especially prominent in the United States government....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Tragic Treatment of Women in Othello

- The Tragic Treatment of Women in Othello In Shakespeare's drama, Othello, there are many different relationships among the main characters. The way that Shakespeare portrays these relationships sets the stage for the pain and deceit that unfolds within the play. Relations between the men of the play, Othello, Roderigo, Iago, and Cassio, undoubtedly form the main theme. Furthermore, each of the men, except Roderigo, also has woman that stands behind and cares for him. But the manor in which these women are treated is why the story ends on such a tragic note....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Treatment of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- The Treatment of Women in Homer's Odyssey Judged by modern Western standards, the treatment of women by men in Homer's Odyssey can be characterized as sexist. Women in Homer's Odyssey are judged mainly by their looks. If important men and gods consider a woman beautiful, or if her son or husband is a hero or has an important position such as king, the woman is successful. The way women in The Odyssey are treated is based on appearance, the things men want from them, and whether the woman has any power over men....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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The Treatment of Women in Hamlet

- The Treatment of Women in Hamlet      The treatment of women in Hamlet is very troubling. The leading female characters, Queen Gertrude and Ophelia, are pawns or puppets for the men around them. Like chess pieces, they are moved about and influenced by the men they love with little say of their own; in fact, Shakespeare does not even develop their characters.   Of course, Hamlet is the whirlwind at the center of attention throughout the play, one who is incredibly difficult to understand....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Islamic Society's Treatment of Women

- Islamic Society's Treatment of Women From the time of birth, a Muslim woman's place in Islamic society already has a shadow cast over it. Instead of the joyous cry that boys receive of "Allah Abkar"1 when they are born, a baby girl is welcomed into the world with a hushed Qurannic prayer. Although Islam venomously denies its role in the suppression of women, a survey of Islamic countries reveals that women are denied their humanity. The status of women in Islamic countries is undeniably inferior to men....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim]

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The Unfair Treatment of Women

- The Unfair Treatment of Women My mother has always promoted sisterhood and support for women. Growing up, I was taught that women, although we can do anything we want to do, need a support system, because we are traditionally the underdogs, and we should not accept being treated unfairly. My mother likes to tell a story about how, when she was a girl, she told her dad that she had decided to become a lawyer when she grew up. In response to her proclamation, my grandfather, an attorney himself, asked, "Isn’t that an awfully expensive education for a girl?" My mother was involved in her education throughout high school....   [tags: No Name Woman Gender Discrimination Essays]

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Treatment of Women throughout Othello

- Treatment of Women throughout Othello        Lamentably, sexism raises its ugly head even in such an unquestionably great tragedy as William Shakespeare’s Othello.  Let us pursue a study of the problem in this essay.    In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A. Jorgensen describes the sexist “brothel scene” in Othello:   The “brothel scene” (4.2), sadistically cruel because in it he talks to Desdemona as to a whore, is yet full of tearful agony and even ardent tenderness. It redeems him in his wish that heaven were trying him with affliction – a theologically saving belief; and it opens momentarily his heart when he sees his worst affliction – without which he could bear the o...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Unfair Treatment of Women in Antigone and A Doll’s House

- From the times of Ancient Greece, women have been questioning their unequal role in society. According to an unknown source “Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.” Unfortunately, this unfair treatment of women still exists today. In the business world, men continue to make 20% more money on average than a woman in the exact same position. But this unfair treatment goes beyond just the workforce as displayed in the plays Antigone by Sophocles and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen....   [tags: compare contrast comparison]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's Argument Over The Treatment Of Women

- In the earlier years women’s main job was to take care of her children, husband, and home. With little independent freedom, women rarely received the choice to explore a career that would take them away from the household. Now we live in a society where women have the option to become almost anything they desire, and are not confined or limited to household and childcare duties. Still inequalities remain, some still relevant to Mary Wollstonecraft’s’ argument made in 1792. Although, the United States has come a long way since Wollstonecraft’s argument, equal pay between the genders does not truly exist due to unequal opportunities and lingering stereotypes....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Inequality, Gender role]

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Discrimination Of Students With Disabilities And The Unequal Treatment Of Women

- Our Equal Rights For many years people have fought for equal rights and they are still fighting to win this battle. Also, people are still fighting to win the battle of discrimination and inequality. This paper will discuss discrimination of students with disabilities and the unequal treatment of women. There is a history of students who have a disability having a hard time learning at the same pace as other students with a learning disability. Some teachers do not have the patience to work with students who have a hard time learning....   [tags: Disability, Discrimination]

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Gender Analysis:Unfair Treatment to Women in the Workplace

- Introduction Organizations and managing labor relations are two complex aspects of our daily functioning environment. Throughout the years it’s been evident that times have very much changed; in day to day life one can easily notice a rise in the number of women who have gotten to work, across divisions on a global scale. Yet despite their pursuit of high standards of education and occupational skills, they are still lagging behind in the corporate world, the reason being – discrimination. Discrimination against women at work has different aspects; unequal pay, undermined skill set, segregation in certain divisions and jobs, the work and home balance along with sexual harassment are just som...   [tags: Business, Gender]

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The Poor Treatment of Women in Hamlet by Willaim Shakespeare

- “Frailty, thy name is woman” (I.ii.150). The most significant reason for Hamlet’s first soliloquy is based on how he feels about “woman”, mostly referring to his mother. Hamlet shows no respect towards his mother. Shakespeare tries to show Hamlet and other male characters as assertive men. However, in Shakespeare different plays women play a variety of roles. Throughout the play Hamlet, Shakespeare demonstrated brutal treatment towards women by the male characters in the play, whether it be verbally or with emotional abuse....   [tags: manipulation, power, dependence]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, The Treatment And Status Of Women

- The main and most evident theme among many in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the treatment and status of women in society. The topic of women’s struggles and how it is portrayed in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is relevant to this literature course because various stories and discussions of said stories have been about the place of women in history and even modern times. Back in 1899 when “The Yellow Wallpaper” was written, women were not present in America’s workforce, barred from casting a ballot, and when married, husbands legally owned all of their property....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gender role, Gender]

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The Treatment of Women in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- The Treatment of Women in Trifles by Susan Glaspell "Trifles," a one-act play written by Susan Glaspell, is a cleverly written story about a murder and more importantly, it effectively describes the treatment of women during the early 1900s. In the opening scene, we learn a great deal of information about the people of the play and of their opinions. We know that there are five main characters, three men and two women. The weather outside is frighteningly cold, and yet the men enter the warm farmhouse first....   [tags: Susan Glaspell Plays Essays Trifles]

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Milton and Rossetti - Comparing Their Treatment of Women

- The Treatment of Women in John Milton's Paradise Lost And Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" In literary history, the theme of the apparent female inability to curb curiosity has been a reoccurring one. In Greek mythology, Psyche's curiosity proved her undoing, when she fetched a lamp to see her husband's features that had been proscribed to behold. In Perrault's "Bluebeard", the fatal effects of curiosity are again depicted, with his new bride succumbing to the temptation to open the one door that was forbidden to her, with disastrous results....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Treatment of Women in The Big Sleep, the Movie

- Treatment of Women in The Big Sleep, the Movie Version Often, we hear commentary about films that reading the book before watching the movie ruins the experience or that movies are never as good as the book on which it is based. The difference between forms is not as much about already knowing how the story ends as it is about the dumbing down of the work for a broader audience. However, Chandler wrote The Big Sleep as a piece of pulp fiction that was read by a large populace. So, with this knowledge, I expected my experience with the 1946 film version of The Big Sleep to be less than stellar....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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The Treatment of Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula

- The Treatment of Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula   In reading Bram Stoker's Dracula, I find the treatment of the two main female characters-- Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker-- especially intriguing. These two women are two opposite archetypes created by a society of threatened men trying to protect themselves. Lucy is the Medusa archetype. She is physically attractive, and wins the heart of any man who comes near her (e.g. Arthur, Quincey, Jack, and Van Helsing). Her chief quality is sensual beauty, but her sexual desire is repressed and not allowed to communicate....   [tags: Dracula Essays Females]

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The Treatment of Women and Men Sports Players

- The Treatment of Women and Men Sports Players Sport plays a major part in the culture of today’s society. Many people spend considerable time in front of the television, in sports grounds and traveling all over the country to support their respective club whether it be football, rugby, cricket or netball etc. However whilst playing, spectating or just generally being involved in a sport, things can go wrong and this very often results in an action in the civil or criminal courts....   [tags: Papers]

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Feminist Context: Intersections between Substance Abuse and Treatment between Women in the U.S.A. and Mexico

- Introduction For this paper, I will be considering the intersection between women in the United States of America and Mexico, in regard to the status of drug treatment in each country, and the roles that it plays in these women’s lives through a feministic perspective. Further, I will be discussing how gender is in direct juxtaposition to the outcomes of drug treatments in both countries, in regard to the base of the models used to treat. Another key issue in regard to the status of treatment is the notion of the Other, with special consideration to women....   [tags: social constrictors, drug treatment outcomes]

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The Treatment Of Women During The Middle East Is Barbaric, Unjust And Unthinkable

- The treatment of women in fundamentalist religions In Afghanistan alone1“87 percent of women report having experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage”. The treatment of women in the Middle East is barbaric, unjust and unthinkable. Women are seen as unequal in comparison to men just because they are born a female and are seen not to have the mental capacity of that of a man. As in the Quran it states2“that two women are required to give evidence in the absence of a man; this is to say that the testimony of one woman is equal to 1/2 of a man 's testimony.” However this is a controversial statement as it doesn’t explicitly say whether this was for the women of Mu...   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muhammad, Muslim]

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Treatment of Women with Mental Illness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’sThe Yellow Wallpaper

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” has opened many people’s eyes since it was first published in 1892. In the beginning readers only acknowledged Gilman’s story as showing how women with mental illnesses were treated by physicians during the 1800’s. They overlooked the deeper meaning the text contained, and it was not until later that readers discovered it. Eventually, “The Yellow Wallpaper” became known as feminist literature. Gilman does a great job showing how women suffered from inadequate medical treatment, but above that she depicts how nineteenth century women were trapped in their roles in society and yearned to escape from being controlled by males....   [tags: confinement, society, control ]

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Treatment of Women in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frankenstein, and Othello

- When we consider the patriarchal societies presented in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1954), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) and Othello by William Shakespeare (1602), and attempt to draw conclusions between them, perhaps due to the two-hundred years passing amid the texts, the patriarchal society presented in Othello, one which values bravery and honour, as seen in act I scene II, by Othello ascribing Desdemona’s love of him as owing to the “battles, sieges, fortunes that I have pass’d”; contrasts with that shown in Frankenstein, whereby, as Dr Siv Jannsson comments, Shelley reveals the, “confrontation between a scientific pursuit as seen as masculine and a feminine natur...   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]

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Unfair Treatment of Women in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy

- *The poem “A work of Artifice” is written by Marge Piercy. The poem describes a bonsai tree and uses the tree as a metaphor for woman, by depicting woman that is treated unfairly, especially by not giving them their freedom of rights. I will prove my argument in this essay by examining the main metaphor, the relationship between the tree and the gardener, the tree symbolizing women and the Chinese foot binding. The bonsai tree represents a woman and the gardener is a man. The gardener is a man because every day he whittles back the branches....   [tags: foot binding, bonsai, roles]

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Treatment of Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

- The Treatment of Women in On The Road                    The women in Jack Kerouac's On The Road were, it seems, not afforded the same depth in character which the author gave the men. The treatment of the women characters in both word and action by Sal and Dean seems to show that women could only be a virgin/mother figure or a whore. Throughout the novel there are many instances in which women and their feelings or actions are either referred to flippantly or blatantly degraded. It can be said, however, that Sal (Kerouac) did not necessarily agree with this narrow female identity, and there is evidence to support this claim....   [tags: On The Road essays]

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Gender Relations and Inequality in India

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

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Thomas Hardy's Treatment of Women in His Short Stories

- Thomas Hardy's Treatment of Women in His Short Stories Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Dorchester and he became a famous writer after his mother was keen to let him have a better education than her. Most of his stories are set in Wessex. Wessex was a remote region of England. Almost everyone belonged to the 'labouring classes. Throughout most stories Hardy writes about the treatment of women. He talks about his opinions. In this essay I shall look at how women are treated and portrayed in various extracts from his short stories....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Treatment of Women in Nineteenth Century through Literature

- Exploring Treatment of Women in Nineteenth Century through Literature In the Nineteenth Century, women were treated very differently to the way they are today. Modern day society relies on the basis that there should be equality between men and women in all aspects of life and there have been laws put in place such as the Sex Discrimination Act to help reflect these policies. Authors who lived during the Nineteenth Century wrote about how women were seen and treated in the 19th Century....   [tags: Papers]

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Discuss the treatment of women in society with reference to Charlotte

- Discuss the treatment of women in society with reference to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Margaret Atwood's A Handmaids Tale. In this essay, I will compare a pre-twentieth century novel with a modern novel, and examine the discussion of the treatment of women in society. 'Jane Eyre' was first published in 1847, and was written by Charlotte Bronte. It is the story of a young woman, Jane Eyre, ill treated through childhood, but determined and intelligent. Through the novel, the reader watches her grow and develop as a person, and overcome many problems, to become a respectable, independent woman....   [tags: English Literature]

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Society’s Treatment of Women Revealed in The Yellow Wallpaper

- Society’s Treatment of Women Revealed in The Yellow Wallpaper         Charlotte Perkins Gilman had problems. Most of those problems resulted from her nervous condition that was previously termed “melancholia.” She did not give in – Gilman was a fighter. Instead of bowing to the disease, she wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a story intended to help other women suffering from a similar fate. Although this explanation reveals why Gilman wrote the book, it does not reveal the true intention of the story....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Things Fall Apart, An Examination of the Treatment of Women

- At first glance the treatment of women in an Igbo marriage is appalling, the woman may be beat if she is out of line, she raises the children, does the housework and even some farm work without hesitation. For the Igbo clan, a marriage is the union between a man and as many women as he desires and can afford to buy. A marriage is done for the purpose of having numerous children and love between man and wife is not even a requirement. The wife is given the option to leave if she is unhappy and despite the fact that the choice to leave or to stay seems obvious, the pros seem to outweigh the cons for an Igbo woman....   [tags: World Literature]

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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll’s House

- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is a realistic drama that explores how the imbalanced treatment of women can dictate who they become. Nora Helmer embodies the need for evolution in regards to women and their roles within the family. The importance of this play, which was written in 1879, is still relevant in the modern world. This play helps to bring attention to the characters people play as a result of their circumstances. The characterization of Nora and Torvald Helmer is a testament to possible inequalities in marriage....   [tags: imbalanced treatment of women, literary analysis]

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Violence and the Economic Treatment of Women Then and Now

- Although none of the novels were wrote in conjunction, each has a link towards the other regarding abuse, both sexual and spousal, as well as class oppression and the manual labor that was a necessity for survival among black women. By examining present society, one can observe the systems of oppressions that have changed for the better as well as those that continue to devastate the lives of many women today. Not Without Laughter, written by Hughes, was the only novel out of the three that had little or nothing to discuss of the rape or incest that is accepted of men at the time....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Shakespeare's Treatment of Women in His Plays

- Some critics and other readers of Shakespeare's plays argue that he treats women with disrespect. However, he actually treats them with a great amount of respect. Shakespeare has been criticized by many modern writers for his portrayal of women. The critics and other readers of Shakespearean plays think that he treats women badly for a few reasons, one being that most of the women in his plays die a tragic death. One example is in the play, Julius Caesar. In this specific play, Portia who is Julius Caesar's wife kills herself by swallowing hot coals....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Treatment of Men and Women in Tess of the D'Urbervilles

- The Treatment of Men and Women in Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess now feels he can understand her problem. When she tells him he refuses to accept it, he has placed Tess on a pedestal and is mortified when she falls from it. She begs his forgiveness but he has become very cold towards her and doesn't seem to hear her pleas. Hardy really shows the double standards of the day by making both crimes so similar. We can see how differently men and women were treated. Today both genders are treated the same and Tess is seen as a victim, Angel gave consent and so is now seen as the one in the wrong....   [tags: Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Essays]

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A Dolls House And Triffles : The Issue Of Women Treatment

- Alexander Pereira da Silva Kenneth Cotrell English 102 A Dolls House and Triffles: The issue of Women Treatment in the 19th Century In both plays the issue of women treatment during that period (end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century) is widely highlighted. The “Anthology of American Literature” observes that Susan Glaspell “insisted that the truth about women lives and struggles for identity, equality, and power be seen and heard” (1259). In the Play “Trifles”, the men make a very big mistake by assuming that women’s identity is solely derived from the relationship with the dominant gender, men....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Gender, Gender role]

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Women 's Experience Unequal Treatment

- Most of the women experience unequal treatment in different paths of the life. Few women acquire positions in public sphere particularly in politics. The development of women and men in the United States has been greatly impacted by the socialization (Schafer, 2010). According to Lee (1976), we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of women running for and elected in the politics since the general elections of 1974. But, American women don’t have equal opportunity to compete against men for elected public offices and positions of power in the governmental system....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Female, Woman]

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Black Wonder : A Woman Who Is Against The Unfair Treatment Of Black Women

- Black Wonder is a woman who is against the unfair treatment of black women and children. She has the power of knowledge and she is the wisest woman of all, her powers were acquired through her adventure into a toxic waste facility some years ago. She gained the motivation to do this through her work as a government official in the welfare office. Seeing the multitude of single moms who get denied welfare because of the women that abused welfare years ago these women were called the 'Welfare Queens’....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Cruelty Of Male Dominated Culture

- Ruicheng Xu Honors English 12 Mr.Riodan Cruelty of male-dominated culture The book A thousand splendid suns tells a story of two woman Mariam and Lilia, one is a illegitimate child raised up by a spiteful and stubborn mother; one is a young, intelligent girl from a loving family, they met each other in a coincidence, from being hostile to each other to friends that went through all the cruelty against women in Afghanistan. This book presented the cruelty of Afghanistan society under Taliban’s Oppressive Regime through the sense of unequaled treatment and abusive policy in the story....   [tags: Taliban, Afghanistan, Taliban treatment of women]

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Taking a Look at the Unequal Treatment of Women in Developing Countries in the Middle East and in the North African Region

- ... Another example of the discrimination towards women is their employment opportunities. Women’s roles in society and in Islam is that of the house wife and baby bearer. Her ultimate goal in life is to become married and her highest aspiration is to bear a son. These sexist principles make it very hard for a women to even find employment, because most employers are men and the majority of these males believe that a woman belongs at home, so she will not be hired. Also, a women may not even seek a job unless she has permission from an immediate male relative, usually a father or husband....   [tags: Shari'a Law, Islamic principles]

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Examine Eliot’s treatment of women in Prufrock, Preludes, Portrait of

- Examine Eliot’s treatment of women in Prufrock, Preludes, Portrait of a Lady and Rhapsody on a Windy Night In all four of the poems; ‘Prufrock’, ‘Preludes’, ‘Portrait of a Lady’ and ‘Rhapsody on a Windy Night’, Eliot makes references to women. Eliot seems to treat women almost as objects to either be looked at with wonder and, at times, fascination or as objects to be scorned upon. In all of the poems Eliot makes the voice of the poem slightly distanced from the women and this, to me, makes the women seem almost untouchable....   [tags: English Literature]

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Legal Story of Meena Gardizi

- PLEASE STATE THE LAW AND STANDARD OF REVIEW APPLIED FACTS In October 2000, Meena Gardizi was forced to flee her home in Kabul, Afghanistan because of death threats and persecution from by the Taliban. These threats were made not only to her, but also to her brother and sister-in-law because of Ms. Gardizi. Ms. Gardizi left behind her beloved brother, the only biological family she had left, and his wife in attempts to distance herself from them for their own safety. As a young woman, Ms. Gardizi could not and can not protect herself from the Taliban and their zealots....   [tags: education, women, treatment, respondent]

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The Need to Eliminate the Abusive Treatment of Muslim Women

- The Need to Eliminate the Abusive Treatment of Muslim Women Thirty thousand men and boys poured into the dilapidated Olympic sports stadium in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. Street hawkers peddle nuts, biscuits and tea to the waiting crowd. The scheduled entertainment. They were there to see a young woman, Sohaila, receive 100 lashes, and to watch two thieves have their hands chopped off. Sohaila had been arrested while walking with a man who was no relation to her, a sufficient crime for her to be found guilty of adultery....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Infertility: What Causes It and How to Treat It

- Infertility is a very common thing. Infertility can affect your emotions. Both men and women can be infertile. You may have some questions such as, how is infertility caused or how is it treated. In women, infertility is one of the most common causes of women not being able to conceive. 30% of infertility problems are a cause of ovulation disorders. Luckily, 70% of these problems can be treated with drugs like; Clomiphene and Menogan/ Repronex. The causes of infertility can be categorized as the following: hormonal problems, scarred ovaries, premature menopause, and follicle problems....   [tags: men, women, treatment, causes]

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Slavery: Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglas

- Men and Women’s treatment has been different as long as the two have been around to notice the difference. Even in the realm of slavery women and men were not treated the same although both were treated in horrible ways. Harriet Jacobs and Fredrick Douglass’ story is very similar both were born into slavery and later rose above the oppression to become molders of minds. In time of subjugation to African Americans these two writers rose up and did great things especially with their writing. Both Douglass and Jacobs’ experienced different types of slavery, it shaped their perspective on everything and it also shows the importance of their freedom....   [tags: men and women treatment, african americans]

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The Story Of Mariam Had Never Before Worn A Burqa

- “Mariam had never before worn a burqa...The padded headpiece felt tight and heavy on her skull, and it was strange seeing the world through a mesh screen.” (pg 72). The burqa in this book is a symbol of how Mariam, Laila were forced against their will to wear a piece of cloth that stole their identity from them. Burqas are a way to hide women so that husbands are reassured that their wife is not looked at by other men. It is a way for men to control their wives and become dominant. This is not always true for all women, but for the women in this book it is....   [tags: Taliban, Woman, Taliban treatment of women, Wife]

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The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer

- The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer Breast cancer impacts women and their friends and loved ones in so many different ways. Breast cancer can be devastating. Many women die yearly due to breast cancer. Families are shattered by this killer. Spouses are left to try and pick up the pieces and carry on without their companions. Men are left to raise their children without their mothers. Children are left to face life’s journeys without their mothers. There are ways to detect breast cancer and if detected early, may possibly be the difference between life and death....   [tags: women, cancer treatment]

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Comparing the Treatment of Women in Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts

- Women as Victims in Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts      In Ibsen's plays - Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House and Ghosts - the female protagonists of Hedda Gabler, Nora and Mrs. Alving demonstrate how social expectations and restrictions of women impacts the life every woman on a very personal level.    Conservative social and religious leaders imposed women's restricted social roles.  Women had to be married; there was not another socially acceptable option.  After marriage they had to stay with their families and fulfill their social and moral duty regardless of their personal feelings or how their husbands treated them.  Ibsen presents his characters Hedda, Nora and Helene as...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Treatment of Women in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

- Treatment of Women in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress Sex, lies and intrigue are just a few of the themes explored in “My Last Duchess” and “To His Coy Mistress”. The control men have over women and the control women have over men are also closely observed in these 16th century poems. The two poems also give us an insight to the treatment and presentation of women in that era. The poets, Robert Browning and Andrew Marvell, have used a narrative style to write their poems, however the eye of the poem appears not to be speaking directly to the audience in either case....   [tags: Papers]

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Basic Human Right of People with Down Syndrome

- People with Down syndrome have been mistreated, terminated as a foetus, and denied basic human rights such as education and medical treatment (Smith, 2011). Why are people with Down syndrome treated differently from the rest of society. This may be due to the lack of understanding and respect given to them, therefore creating a stereotype against Down syndrome. This essay will discuss the challenges faced by people with Down syndrome, as well as the effectiveness of current policies and services available for them....   [tags: women´s risk, treatment]

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Breast Cancer- Leading Cause of Death

- Breast cancer continues to be the leading cause of death for middle aged women. In the past year, there were over 194,000 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S., approximately 20% of which did not access treatment in time despite the availability of educational resources. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a female or male’s breast cells. Though the condition is not gender specific, it is most prevalent in middle aged to older women. It’s malignant foundation causes it to also conquer surrounding tissues if left untreated....   [tags: Middle Aged Women, Cancer, Treatment]

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Author Eudora Welty Describes Unjust Treatment of African American Women

- Author Eudora Welty Describes Unjust Treatment of African American Women On the fifteenth of September 1963, a white man was seen setting a box beneath the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The contents of the box: 122 sticks of dynamite. Minutes later, the makeshift bomb exploded, killing four young African American girls and injuring twenty-three other people. The white man, Robert Chambliss, paid a one hundred dollar fine for possessing dynamite without a permit....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Film Analysis: Million Dollar Baby and Boleyn Girl

- After watching all three films Million Dollar Baby, In a world…, and The other Boleyn Girl my first impression was that these three movies had multiple things in common between one another. These movies showed the mere fact how women were treated unfairly based on their gender. Women weren’t seen fit as good enough compared to men to be accomplished and powerful. The movie Million Dollar Baby and In a World were more in common with each other because it shows how women are pursuing a passion they love to do that they are good at but men are usually the ones to say you can’t do this or do that because you’re a female....   [tags: gender roles, women´s treatment]

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Breast Cancer

- As you all know, breast cancer is the cancer type that many womens have concerns about. It’s also the second cancer causing death among women. As a woman, I need to gather informations about the singnificance of breasts, who specially at risk, how breast cancer occurs, if it’s cure or not, if itor what if anything can do about it. There’s a lot of questions that needs to be answered as women are at a higher risk. It’s important to get plenty knowledge to be aware later in life as we can be more prepared....   [tags: women, treatment, prevention]

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The Common Shared Experiences Of 18 Saudi Arabian Women Who Had Finished Breast Cancer Treatment

- Following the presentation of the unique individual experiences in the previous chapter, this chapter views the common shared experiences of 18 Saudi Arabian women who had finished breast cancer treatment. Any shared comments reported through interviews were grouped and linked with super-ordinate themes described the subordinate ones. Each theme reflects the essence of participants’ experiences. Also, this chapter explores the main linguistic comments concerned with using the language present in the transcripts as another level of IPA’s annotation....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Infectious disease, Linguistics]

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How do cultural differences affect breast cancer prevalence, prevention, and treatment in African-American, Hispanic/Latina, and Caucasian women livin

- How do cultural differences affect breast cancer prevalence, prevention, and treatment in African-American, Hispanic/Latina, and Caucasian women living in the United States. Over the past decade breast cancer has become one of the most predominant diseases in the United States. Breast cancer starts out as a malignant tumor in the tissues of the breast which is formed from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can also appear in men....   [tags: Health]

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Uterine Fibroids

- UTERINES FIBROIDS a) What are uterine fibroids. Uterine Fibroids is a common medical condition that occurs generally in women in reproductive age. Fibroids are considered as benign tumors that grow up in the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids are also called leiomyoma or myoma. The size of the fibroids may vary from small sizes (apricot seed) to large sizes (similar to a melon). When fibroids rise up to a large size “The uterus expands to make it look approximating to a 6 or 7 months of pregnancy”....   [tags: women, uterus, tumor, leiomyoma, treatment]

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Cult of True Womanhood: Women's Suffrage

- In the 1840’s, most of American women were beginning to become agitated by the morals and values that were expected of womanhood. “Historians have named this the ’Cult of True Womanhood’: that is, the idea that the only ‘true’ woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family” ( Voting was only the right of men, but women were on the brink to let their voices be heard. Women pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott wrote eleven resolutions in The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments; this historical document demanded abolishment of any laws that authorized unequal treatment of women and to allow for passage of a suffrage...   [tags: unequal treatment, social discrimination]

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The Unique Experience of Women Slaves

- Women slaves were subject to unusually cruel treatment such as rape and mental abuse from their master’s, their unique experience must have been different from the experience men slaves had. While it is no secret that the horrors of the institution of slavery were terrible and unimaginable; those same horrors were no big deal for southern plantation owners. Many engaged in cruelty towards their slaves. Some slave owners took particular interest in their young female slaves. Once caught in the grips of a master’s desire it would have been next to impossible to escape....   [tags: cruel treatment, rape, mental abuse]

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Civil Rights Movement and Women´s Right

- ... "The South is absolutely embedded and believes wholeheartedly in Christian principles [that marriage is between a man and a woman]…” (National Public Radio). Like stated before, one of the main problems the LBGT movement face is religion. "Our respective religious doctrines hold that marriage between a man and a woman is sanctioned by God as the right and best setting for bearing and raising children," it says. "We believe that children, families, society, and our nation thrive best when husband-wife marriage is upheld and strengthened as a cherished, primary social institution” (NY Daily News)....   [tags: rights and equal treatment, history]

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African American Women and Culture Surrounding Perinatal Depression

- ... For the study 60 women were approached and ask to answer a questionnaire. After the questionnaires were completed by the women and looked over by the researcher any women who they felt response reveal and high level of symptom of perinatal depression or suicidal thoughts will be referred by the researcher for future follow up and or treatment. A reason why so many of these women did not seek help was do the treatment preference, some of the patients that would prefer counseling over medication have not went to counseling so they are more than likely to suffer depression by not being treated then the women....   [tags: child birth, seeking treatment for illness]

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Police Enforcement : A Treatment Strategy Based Shaming, Threats, And Punishment

- In the 1900’s British psychiatrist Lewis Yelland “Advocated a treatment strategy based shaming, threats, and punishment” (Herman, 1997), towards women who had been sexually assaulted. Such hysterical symptoms were discovered such as autism, sensory loss, or motor paralysis and were often treated with a form of electrotherapy. When there is a practice of punishment against the victim they will more than likely be re-traumatized and then revictimized. Even though there is not enough sufficient evidence supporting how the process of an interrogation occurs, according to Barry C....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Women's suffrage]

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The Feminist Movement is Necessary: Men are Paid more Than Women

- As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” It is not the belief that women are superior to men, but the need for women to be given the equal treatment they deserve.There are many physical differences between men and women but that is not an excuse for unfair treatment. Women work just as hard as men but earn less. Women are expected to be poised and ladylike. And millions of women are afraid to be out alone because of the threat of being sexually assaulted....   [tags: unfair treatment, minorities, gender stereotypes]

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Heart to Heart; Pregnant Women with Hypertension

- Heart to Heart; Pregnant Women with Hypertension Recently, wide increase rated of gestational hypertension due to late labour, and obese. The magazine titled “fit pregnancy” carries an article of gestational hypertension that about 30 percent of primigravida(first pregnancy) women are suffering from hypertension. The gestational hypertension is a common disorder, and related hypertensive disorders are idiopathic. In most cases, primigravida women with gestational hypertension experienced no symptom; but it highly increases the risk of abnormal bleeding, and premature birth....   [tags: exersice, treatment, blood pressure]

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The German Holocaust: Treatment of the Germans After WWII

- By looking at The Dog in the Wood, we can see that the treatment of Germans after World War II was unfair. The people of Germany after the war were beaten, stolen from, raped, put in refugee camps, and were forced to deal with many other hardships. They had to learn to deal with the consequences presented before them, so they could retain their culture. This is important because an entire way of life was being torn apart and was being replaced against the peoples’ will. After World War II, the people of Germany endured torment from their conquerors in many forms, from being stolen from, to be tortured or killed....   [tags: postwar effects, unfair treatment]

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Differing Perspectives of Women in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- The Hidden Meaning Before the 20th century, women were discriminated against by men in their jobs and freedom. Both men and women had different opinions and perspectives toward women in society during the 19th century. “The Yellow Wallpaper” published in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a prominent American feminist, wrote short stories from a woman’s perspective. The narrator of the “The Yellow Wallpaper” begins the story by describing the house that her husband has taken her to for their summer vacation....   [tags: depression, treatment, trapped]

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Women 's Rights Of Women

- Another traditional belief that Africa holds onto, despite its taxing nature on the equality of women, is regarding marriage. The belief is that when women are married, they essentially become possessions of their male partners. Traditionally, a girl’s family will give her away to a prospective husband of their choosing in exchange for payment. In addition to this, some villages like that of the Igbo people have a tradition where when a husband dies, the wife is turned over to his brother. In The Joys of Motherhood, Nnaife’s brother dies and he inherits his wife....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Africa, Women's rights]

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