1990’s Essays

  • Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's

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    Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of "women's roles" continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I

  • Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's

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    Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's In comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything ?retro," I decided to compare the fashions, people,

  • New Sports Stadiums and Taxpayer Abuse

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    these parks are very memorable for lots of reasons, mostly the players that played and or play there. Why when these stadiums were built were they a fraction of the cost that it is to build a stadium today? In the 1980's America was spending about 1.5 billion on new stadiums; in the 1990's it spent 11 billion ("Walls Come", 2). Furthermore, in 1967 the cost to build the Kingdome was 67 million, in 1999 the cost to build Safeco Field was 517.6 million. On top of the cost difference, not only was the Kingdome

  • Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Media - Lesbians on TV

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    Lesbians on TV: Illusion of Progress When television first appeared back in the 1940's, times were very different.  What we would consider completely normal today would have seemed quite taboo just a few decades ago. For example, in 1953, Lucille Ball was not allowed to say the word "pregnant" while she was expecting baby Ricky and it wasn't until the 1960's show Bewitched, that we saw a married couple actually sharing the same bed.  Considering how conservative the television networks

  • Women in the 1990's

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    Women in the 1990's In today’s technological society it is hard to imagine that trivial things from the past like discrimination or prejudice are still present, but they are. Yes we still have racism, but for the most part this is only a problem of the less educated and vocal minority. There is a different prejudice that is deep rooted in this land of freedom and prosperity. This prejudice is sexism. The basic definition of sexism is when a person of either sex is discriminated against in any

  • Mariah Carey

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    Mariah Carey, the biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990's was born and raised in New York by her mother, a former opera singer with the New York City Opera and a vocal coach, Mariah Carey began singing at age four. By the time she was in junior high school, she had begun to write songs. After her high school graduation, she got her fist big break, singing backup for Brenda K. Starr, a break that led to her signing with Columbia Records. And now Mariah is not only a singer, but also

  • Outsourcing Development Work to India

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    take a look at ethical standpoints taken on outsourcing. But first, we'll take a look at the history of outsourcing to India. II. History In the late 1980's the rise of India outsourcing had its start. During this phase, India provided skilled contract workers for the US. Efforts to outsource projects to India arose in the late 1990's. This was driven by a combination of rapidly changing technologies and shrinking IT budgets Little by little the small offshore development projects started to

  • Women in Art

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    early years of the 1990's mark the 20th anniversary of the women's movement in art. The exact date of the movement can not be ascertained due to the fact that there was such an immense number of things happening for the Women's Liberation movement at that time. Nevertheless, the achievements of the 1970's women's art movement were enormous and it is one of the most influential movements of that decade. Twenty years later, the struggle for representation in the arts continues. In 1990, a U.S. study

  • Movie Villains

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    Movie Villains What really is a villain? Villains have been alive forever, there is no way to easily detected them or stopping them. They come in all shapes and sizes from animals to little children to even space aliens. Each villain has his or her own particular style, usually greed. Another big reason for there evil acts is because of revenge, revenge can turn innocent people in to cold blooded killers. The term used to represent villains is antagonist, or someone who opposes the protagonist

  • Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris)

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    different times from the 1930's through to the 1990's. Charles Laughten played the disfigured character in a 1939 Pandro S. Berman production of Hugo's novel, Anthony Hopkins gave us his version in the 1980's, and Don Hahn produced Walt Disney's version of Quasimodo in 1996, to name a few. From the 1930's to the 1990's, the character incurred many alterations to satisfy current audiences. Berman's Quasimodo underwent many changes to become a Walt Disney character in the 1990's, all of which followed

  • Othellos Impact On Todays Society

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    Othello's Impact on Today's Society In the late 1990's playwright, William Shakespeare's, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today's society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can relate to them. This story's success was also

  • The Debt-for-Nature Swap

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    Because of this regional focus, financial mechanisms have been seen as an effective way for groups in the industrialized North to promote their environmental interests in the developing world. Debt-for-nature swaps, which became popular in the early 1990's, are one such mechanism in which an indebted developing nation agrees to invest in conservation projects or environmentally friendly actions in exchange for the cancellation of a portion of its foreign debt by a creditor. (Patterson, 4) "The location

  • 1990's Culture Essay

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    Literature Of The 1990's Culture – The Definition The word culture is a very broad-based term. Different people define culture in different aspects. People learn culture. That is culture's essential feature. The term culture is used to refer collectively to a society and its way of life or in reference to human culture as a whole. The Modern technical definition of culture, as socially patterned human thought and behavior, was originally proposed by the nineteenth-century British anthropologist

  • Mental Health In The 1990's

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    In present day America the way mental health is handled is very different from the treatment of mental health in the 1990’s. Today the mentally ill have effective medication and therapy. Back in the 1990’s treating mental health was very new. Unlike today before the 1900’s most of the mentally ill were in prisons. Around the 1950 the United States Government invested in making a safe haven for mentally ill patients where they could be protected and could be medically help. Sadly this took a turn

  • The Cold War 1980’s-1990’s

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    reasons that while events during the 1980’s-1990’s seemingly led to the conventional end of conflict, they ironically only facilitated the existence and continuance of the Cold War even until today. Probably one of the most recognized events of the 1980’s is the collapse of communism but first it is important to look at events that leading up to this collapse to provide a better context of events post collapse. One very significant period of time was the mid 1980’s when it seemed all eyes were on Africa

  • Essay On The American Dream In The 1990's

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    Dream. But what about for the 1990’s? What was the American Dream during that era? The American Dream in the 90’s was greatly influenced by three things: the expansion in technology, the thriving economy, and various, pivotal political events; based on those three components, the American Dream can be defined as individual success, such as money, power, fame, and development. The first aspect that influenced the American Dream was the social climate. Society in the 90’s was a time of great advancements

  • The 1990's: The Last Great Decade

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    The 1990's, also known as “The Last Great Decade” was a time where new inventions and great leaders would create a grand and wealthy economy for the citizens of the United States. George H.W. Bush became president in 1989 until 1992. William J. Clinton became president in 1993 and remained president until 2001. Although “The Last Great Decade” had exceptional highs, it also had lows. The end of the cold war began in 1985 and extended until December 1991. This began with Gorbachev becoming leader

  • The Nutri-Grain Bar In The 1990's

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    Nutri-Grain cereal bars were created by the Kellogg Company and first introduced in the 1970’s Australia. They were later introduced to the United States and other countries. As more women began to work outside the home, the ritual of a family breakfast became obsolete as many individuals turned to quicker solutions for breakfast. The Nutri-Grain bar soon became popular as the on-the-go snack during the 1990’s. The cereal bar also comes in a variety of flavors that kids love, from blueberry to strawberry

  • The differences of the 50s and the 90s

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    Now, did you catch all that? Let me elaborate on that a little bit. Pretty much, the point is that America in the 1950’s was a place where you are expected to be a normal person. America in the 1990’s and beyond is now almost a place where you are expected to do something different (or at least it isn’t a surprise when someone is different). In a “normal” family in the 1950’s, the husband came home from working nine-to-five. In his home he would find his wife with dinner ready and the house clean

  • Daily Life During the 1990s

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    productive and revolutionizing millenium the earth has known. The 1990s was the wrap up period of a fantastic time in history. George H. W. Bush was president, people rocked fanny packs, and we were paying less than $1.50 a gallon for gas. Yes, the 90s are a decade we will never forget. Food is such an important and tangible relic of history. When we think of different periods we commonly think of the food they ate. In the 1990s quick and easy meals were popular. The microwave was still fairly new