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  • Gender Inequity in Education

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    and that anyone continuing to complain should simply be brushed aside as a rampant feminist looking for some aspect of society to criticize. We've come so far as a society from those days of blatant gender discrimination, haven't we? Isn't gender inequity a thing of the past? Well, not quite. Yes, females are given many more opportunities today than they were in past years. However, gender discrimination, in its most subtle forms, continues to this very day. Inside the classroom, particularly in

  • The Social Contract, the General Will, and Institutions of Inequity

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    The Social Contract, the General Will, and Institutions of Inequity Rousseau's The Social Contract set forth a view of government and society that challenged much of the established order (and even its "enlightened" challengers, the philosophes) by insisting that governments exist to serve the people, not the other way around, and that government derives its authority from the "general will" of the people-the desire for the common good. Two elements of European society in Rousseau's time, the

  • Why is Gender Inequity an Issue in Math and Science Classrooms?

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    Why is Gender Inequity an Issue in Math and Science Classrooms? Gender Inequity has been a growing subject in America’s schools, especially in the fields of math and science. Gender is defined as sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture (Lexico, 2001) Inequity is defined as injustice; unfairness (Lexico, 2001). Gender Inequity in our schools has been based on the findings that females aren’t getting the attention and grades required for them to do well in math and science

  • We Must Seek the Truth

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    equivalents. Beauty equals truth and justice. Ugliness equals lies and losing. I don't think I need to prove the inherent problem with this sort of bias. The point I am trying to make it that despite the fact that our rational selves recognise the inequity of these ingrained beliefs, we continue to go through life without doing anything about it. Which brings me to the point of this argument. Why do we allow ourselves to choose winners and losers when we are involved in group discussions

  • Prejudice and Stereotyping in the Movie, Crash

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    majority group. Unfortunately prejudice is not simply an attitude that remains internal to its owner; it impacts behavior. When negative attitudes on the basis of differences translate into behavior, we have as a result, discrimination and the social inequity it produces. Therefore, efforts to reduce prejudice are well advised to take the social context into consideration when focusing on the individuals' attitudes. This is an issue not only found in America but in the whole world. In our global

  • Overpopulation

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    problems lie behind scarcity and poverty. Ultimately, our own numbers, and the lifestyles many of us choose to live, drive all the critical issues we confront. Left unchecked, the combination of population growth and consumption- along with increasing inequity between rich and poor individuals and nations-will soon threaten not only the well-being, but even the lives of a majority of people on this planet. When population levels reach a critical threshold, we then see both a decline in the resource base

  • Volpone, by Ben Jonson

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    and lame indeed.” As he is “By blood, and rank a gentleman.” And is sent to the Hospital of the Incurables. Mosca, “Being a fellow of no birth, or blood.” Is sentenced to “ first thou be whipped; Then live perpetual prisoner in our gallies.” This inequity can be seen as being based on the fact that Mosca is a parasite, in metaphorical terms a flesh fly who feeds of others: the lowest of the low. However, when one of the avocatore thought Mosca had inherited the money therefore moving up in status

  • Student

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    their employer. Awareness and cognizance feature more strongly than in earlier models, as does the influence of colleagues and friends, etc, in forming cognizance, and in this particular model, ‘a sense of what is fair and reasonable’. Equity or inequity is a psychological state residing within an individual. It creates a feeling of dissonance that the individual attempts to resolve in some manner. The notion of "equity" is associated with justice and fairness. The individual fundamentally believes

  • Education and Racism in the United States and Namibia

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    peoples, and dominating these peoples through superior weaponry, disease, and doctrines of superiority; in short, through structures of racism. Today, in classrooms throughout Namibia and the United States, racism is a recognized and standard term of inequity and human injustice. In the States, racism “not only refers to personal prejudice toward people of other races, but also to the way that US institutions give power and privilege to white society while denying this same power and privilege to people

  • Nepal

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    than 6,000 civilians, instability has caused economic stagnation, discouraged foreign investment, and prevented the expansion of the hydropower and tourism industries. Nepal’s future depends on an understanding of how its institutions have created inequity, and how it will respond to the need for institutional reform. Culturally, Nepal is a patriarchal and hierarchical society. Caste is important in the world’s only Hindu nation. Gender, ethnicity, land ownership, and location are also historically