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    Gender Gap In Politics

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    interest in running for office to begin with compared to their male counterparts. It is important to address the causes of and solutions to this gender gap in political ambition and representation so that the government is more reflective of the people it is supposed to govern and therefore better able to tackle the issues of the day in a productive way. The gender gap in political ambition is a pervasive and persistent problem that has its roots partially in the differential coverage of appearance and

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    men and women in extremely dissimilar manners. I plan to examine how gender intersects with the understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. Gender plays a significant role in understanding who commits what types of crimes, why they do so, who is most often victimized, and how the criminal justice system responds to these victims and offenders. In order to understand the current state of women and the way in which gender relates to crime and criminal justice, it is first necessary to provide

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    Gender And Politics Essay

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    The study of gender and politics has increasingly become a very popular area of study, giving us emerging classes like Women and Politics. These classes expose just how important it is to analyze gender and its role in politics, and allows us to expand our knowledge on the topic. The role of women in office, and in politics, in general has also increased; today the number of women in Congress and State legislatures is at an all-time high (Sanbonmatsu, 2007). So how exactly does gender play a role

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    Gender inequality is the difference in the way someone is treated and perceived depending if they are a male or female. Throughout the years, it was common to see a great inequality in the way women were treated. It is not just that males and females are biologically and anatomically different rather that society has created stereotypes as a way to assign roles for both, creating a gap between both genders. There has been a long and exhaustive conflict in the women’s community as a way to try to

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    Gender politics have for the longest time acted in favor of the male gender as opposed to the female gender. Despite the fact that U.S holds a dominant political power, women in leadership have experienced great struggles in ensuring that they are equitably represented. However, besides America being a democratic nation, women still faces many hurdles in the political arena while statistics prove that very few have been able to rise to the highest executive positions. While some countries have had

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    Gender Politics in the US Criminal Justice System The state of women in the United States criminal justice system, an apparently fair organization of integrity and justice, is a perfect example of a seemingly equal situation, which turns out to be anything but. While the policies imposed in the criminal justice system have an effect on all Americans, they affect men and women in extremely dissimilar manners. By looking at the United States' history of females in the criminal justice system,

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    The Gender Politics of Work Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper The literature of the nineteenth century cataloged the social, economical and political changes during its period. Through it many new concerns and ideologies were proposed and made their journeys through intellectual spheres that have endured and kept their relevance in our own period today. The literature, sometimes quite overtly, introduced the issues arising with the changes in society specifically due to the industrial revolution

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    Gender Socialization and Women in Politics

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    of women, reproductive roles and rights, impact of cultural factors on gender relations and barriers on advancement of women (World Bank, 2012). Moreover, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) outlined the most pervasive threats to global peace and security and set eight goals on how to eradicate them. These goals are referred to as Millennium Development Goals (MDG). 189 member states in 2000 vowed to “Promote gender equality and empower women” when they endorsed the UNDP’S MDG. In 1963

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    Gender and Politics in As You Like It William Shakespeare and the new millennium seem to be diametrically opposed, yet his works are having a renaissance of their own after 400 years in the public domain. Why have some major film producers revisited his works when their language and staging would seem to be hopelessly outdated in our society?Perhaps because unlike modern writers, who struggle with political correctness, Shakespeare speaks his mind with an uncompromising directness that has kept

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    Man has always said that women are an entirely different species. As humorous as it sounds, no single gender cannot exist alone and are not depicted as superior to another. In Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park (1993) the gender politics in the film associate the female gender to nature and the dinosaurs as well, but at the same time it deems the female gender as an enigma. While the film presents only two female characters, Dr. Ellie Sattler [Laura Dern] and Lex Murphy [Ariana Richards], they

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    In Ridley Scott’s film Alien, I observed how the film for its time was unique, in the sense that it comprehensively dealt with gender and sexual politics in a direct manner through its content and text which in contemporary films still remains rare. One of the most obvious way Ridley Scott dealt with gender was by having a strong lead female character. Ellen Ripley, the protagonist of the film, who still currently stands out as a top action hero as her character refrains from falling under the cliched

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    try and figure out why a gender gap still exists between men and women in politics. It offers a first-of-its-kind examination of three study groups with two opposite sexess dividing the groups in two. The focus groups were groups that worked in jobs that were more likely to end up running for office. The three occupations were within law, business, and education. The results were based on 3,765 participants of those were 1,969 men and 1,796 women. The study found that gender does play a role in the

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    Gender studies is a seminal area of critical discussion in today’s academia, but the term gender is extremely slippery and often interchanged with sex. But in actuality, sex is one’s biological identity, while gender is an artificial construction grounded in sociology and gender roles are culturally defined, thereby, bound by time and place. Indeed, gender refers to “those characteristics of socio-cultural origin which are conventionally associated with different sexes.” (Goring et al 248) So, theterm

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    of America. Fueled by mass hysteria and fear, the results of these trials ended in burnings or lynching of those believed to be associated with witchcraft. At the heart of these trials we find the influence of society (i.e., widespread fear) and politics which in this case involved the legal courts. Witch hunts were sustained for so long because they were effective in limiting social deviancy, any variation of the norm would land you with the stigma of practicing witchcraft. Since the witch hunts

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    Berlande Benoit His 336 Short Paper Assignment # 3 Option C The Baba and the Comrade Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia by Elizabeth A. Wood describes The Russian Revolution as an revolution that would bring equality to women at least in theory. To start off, women during the revolution were referred to and encouraged to be Comrades, which was a term, used because it has not gender differentiations. Prior to becoming Comrades, Russian women were seen as babas, which stood for backwards

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    empowered while the other groups are marginalised and constrained by the social restrictions placed upon them by the ideology. In the novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Woolf shows us an awareness of gender politics during the 1920¹s Britain by subverting the traditional gender roles but at the same time naturalises notions of class causing certain groups to be constrained. In the novel Woolf subverts the patriarchial portrayal of feminism with the character of Lily Brascoe. Lily

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    jacksonian man of parts

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    contemporary Poe criticism is moving in a cultural direction long overlooked by scholars and critics. With no less than two full panels devoted specifically to issues of race in Poe’s writing, and other papers addressing issues of cultural identity, gender politics, Poe’s relationship to American literary nationalism, and the author’s ties to both antebellum society and Jacksonian democracy, this conference provided overwhelming evidence of a current desire to emplace Poe more specifically within his cultural

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    post colonial

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    of literature....While the critical reception of this novel has focused mainly on the author's feminist agenda, in [this] interview...Dangarembga stresses that she has moved from a somewhat singular consideration of gender politics to an appreciation of the complexities of the politics of postcolonial subjecthood" (309). Full text also available from EBSCOHost Academic Search Elite, Article No. 9312270407. Veit-Wild, Flora. [Interview with Dangarembga] "Women Write about Things that Move Them." Matatu:

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    The Accumulation of Slack

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    the topic of "slacker culture" sounds dangerously close to out of date, or at least out of fashion. We critics must have become slackers ourselves, content to re-analyze stale fads when we ought to be braving untrammeled new ground with the gender politics of Eminem, or the fetish scene of "American Idol." But fortunately things are not so simple. There is an advantage to a certain historical distance taken from one's subject, as it is especially easy for cultural criticism to get caught up in

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    Sophocles’s Women of Trachis11, however, deals solely with the tragic drama occurring on the mortal realm, devoid of any cosmic underpinnings. The play, like Heracles, can be divided into two portions. Unlike Heracles, however, Heracles’s world is divided not so much into the microcosmic and the macrocosmic, but into the masculine and feminine. This division is causal, serving to highlight the tension between the domestic world which values emotion, empathy, and feeling and the heroic world which

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