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18 May 2009

Globalization and the women's movement in Chile

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

Globalization, namely the neoliberal economic policies and democratic decentralized market oriented state, is considered to be both a positive and negative development. Globalization intends to improve the conditions of developing countries so that they may experience all the benefits of...

07 Jul 2009

Transphobia from transliberators

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

After beginning a course devoted to sexual identities, and seeing the breakdown of each on the syllabus, I noticed one omission from the standard group of letters I'd been accustomed to seeing. There was the ‘L' for lesbian, ‘G' for gay, ‘B' for bisexual, and even a ‘Q' for...

04 Sep 2009

Usage of anabolic steroids for cosmetic reasons

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

The purpose of this study is to determine if anabolic steroids are used for cosmetic reasons. A thorough survey was administered to 144 willing participants. Participants were asked about their steroid use, their reasons for use, and what attracted them to androgenic anabolic steroids. The...

28 Dec 2009

Beyond patriarchy

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

For many people who live in the modern world, the oppression of women is something that they would like to think of as something that is a thing of the past. Most members of the public would prefer to believe that being female doesn't necessarily mean that someone can expect to receive fewer...

25 Feb 2010

Modernism and the odor of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence

Thesis - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The modernism model challenged pre-existing socio-cultural norms and was exemplified by the discussion of social relationships in early twentieth century literature. This paper examines the interrelationship between D. H. Lawrence's Odor of the Chrysanthemums and modernism and submits that D.H....

03 May 2007

A New Set of Tools

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

In Audre Lorde's article, “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House”, the title of the article frames her main argument. The motivation for this article was Lorde's experience at a humanities conference, at which she was one of two black women invited to speak. Lorde...

12 Oct 2007

The Purpose of Purpose: Aesthetics and the Unity of Context and Form in Third-World Literature

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

All literary texts are both political and aesthetic. Words in and of themselves are innately sensual, inseparable from the emotions they evoke in a reader. They are also political, pieces of language steeped in history and theory. However, writers often plan toward one extreme, selecting their...

12 Oct 2007

The Serpent Underneath: A Lesbian's Defense of Lady Macbeth

Essay - 9 pages - Literature

“Dyke,” hiss the schoolboys, to the girls with grass-stained knees and dirt-streaked cheeks. To the girls who run faster, throw further, tackle harder than the prides of fatherhood manifest. A word, but so much more a performance. A stereotype, but so much more an expectation....

30 May 2008

Menstruation Suppression, Seasonale, and Women's Bodies in the 21rst Century

Case study - 8 pages - Medical studies

For many women, a menstrual cycle is an inextricable part of being a woman. From the onset of menarche, through childbirth, and into menopause, a woman's feminine nature is defined by menstruation, a uniquely female experience. In the twenty-first century, women are becoming aware of the option...

17 Jun 2008

Compare and contrast gendered verbal communication and gendered nonverbal communication

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Communication, in its most rudimentary form, has been described as a process whereby a message is sent by one individual and received by another. While this process as described here is quite straightforward overall, the reality is that this process occurs in both a dynamic and mitigated...

21 Aug 2008

Pornography and evolutionary psychology

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

How one judges an aspect of modern culture is really based upon their perspective. The perspective of an individual filters how the information received is understood. Pornography is an area of modern culture that is hotly debated; however, these debates can never be resolved because they are all...

12 Jan 2009

Is heterosexuality "natural"?

Essay - 3 pages - Psychology

The most common definition of heterosexuality is that of a sexual identity of somebody who is sexually attracted to the opposite sex. According to Richardson, “[Heterosexuality] is constructed as a coherent, natural, fixed and stable category; as universal and monolithic.” But what does...

15 Jan 2009

New opportunities for women in France: The case of Ségolène Royal

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

Throughout the history of France, it seems that women have always appeared to be inferior to men, at least since the settling process in the Gallic period. The dominant religion, Catholicism, has intensified this state of mind as it considers God as superior to men, and men that are superior to...

15 Jan 2009

Ikea culture

Essay - 6 pages - Services marketing

Power Distance Index (PDI) focuses on the degree of equality, or inequality, between people in the country's society. In Sweden, the low Power Distance ranking indicates that in this society, there is no difference between citizen's power and wealth. In these societies equality and...

16 Jan 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

To understand Aung San Suu Kyi, we must first understand the country and the circumstances in which she fights. Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Burma. Burma lies between Bangladesh and Thailand; it was a province of India until 1937 when it became a self-governing colony, its capital is Rangoon. In...

18 Mar 2009

An evaluation of the contribution made by feminist and post-structuralist perspectives to the view of gender as socially constructed

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

A number of fundamental changes have occurred this century in relation to what it means to be male or female. They emphasize the notion that femininity and masculinity are not necessarily innate categorise which pre-exist in each person and focus more on the idea that they are historically and...

10 May 2009

The use of borders in Richard McCann's "My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame"

Thesis - 12 pages - Literature

Carroll Knolls—the setting of Richard McCann's “My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame”—is a world defined by borders; it is divided by property lines, lot spaces, fences, gates, doors, and all other manners of boundaries and barriers. The author infuses the...

31 Jul 2009

Honor killing in the United Kingdom

Case study - 31 pages - Sociology

In recent years there have been a spate of killings in the UK characterized by the family members killing their own daughters or one of the female family members. These killings have one theme in common: a female member is generally killed by her family brutally for transgressing family code....

30 Mar 2010

The Women's health movement and the women's rights movement: A shared history

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The women's health movement and the women's rights movement share a close relationship. In their work Complaints and Disorders, The Sexual Politics of Sickness (1973), Barbra Ehrenreich and Deidre English assert that the medical system is “strategic” to both the oppression and...

15 Sep 2014

Islamic Women: Between Equality and Discrimination

Case study - 7 pages - Educational studies

The beginning of the Earth and mankind is certainly a story for people to know for it counters all the philosophies and religions of today and it is the foundation of all Christian, Judaic and Islamic teachings. According to most stories, Adam's problems start with the creation of Eve. Although...

09 Mar 2015

Gothic Elements in Beloved

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

The book of Beloved depicts many aspects of African-American slavery such as violence; the tragedy of black people; the brutality of slavery, etc, and these are represented through many elements like scriptures from the bible, fantastic and gothic elements. Morrison's use of gothic elements...

29 Jul 2010

The woman division

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

As scholarship on the role of women in the processes of development evolved, so did the assumptions and perspectives about factors at the very core of this field of study. Naturally, the most important and most difficult to fully grasp is “women.” When it began, the field was called...

08 Oct 2015

Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Notes (1863); Mary Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1861-65)

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

The Civil War is just the most important thing in American cultural and social history—as well as political and military history, of course—since the War of Independence from Great Britain. It is, quite simply, fundamental to America's identity and sensibility, and it remains so to this...

11 Aug 2010

The Handmaid's tale

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid's Tale” is described as a classic dystopian novel, presenting the subjugation of women under a theocratic totalitarian social framework in a fictitious future. Atwood's dystopia takes place in the Republic of Gilead and the narrator is the central...

03 Mar 2011

Extension of the Nike brand to Nikewomen

Case study - 13 pages - Services marketing

Nike is an American company founded in 1972. It is a limited company, whose slogan is "Just Do It." It is involved in the business of sports equipment and its major competitors are Adidas, Puma, Le Coq Sportif, which sell other brands of sports equipment. It should be noted that Nike is an...

17 Oct 2006

Women representation in politics: A comparative approach between France and the Nordic countries

Dissertation - 32 pages - Political science

Nowadays women are increasingly accessing to high political positions in State office. Indeed, three women recently reached the status of Head of State in different countries: Michelle Bachelet in Chile, Ellen Johnson-Sirlead in Liberia, and Tarja Halonen in Finland. Moreover, women play more...

15 Jan 2007

Live technologies in theatrical performance in a post modern perspective

Essay - 8 pages - Arts and art history

How does the use of live technologies in theatrical performance comment on our own positioning in a post-industrial technologically based society? How does this in turn exemplify some of the concerns of the postmodernists? Postmodern cinema is rich in intertextual references, and is often...

20 Apr 2007

The Gender Gap: A Brief Overview of the Theoretical Perspectives On Gender-Related Cognitive Differences

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

In the fields of mathematics, engineering, and science a gender gap exists. Men still hold the vast majority of professional careers rooted in math and science in industrial countries. In the United States, for example, men account for more than three-quarters of all medical doctors, 90.3...

19 Oct 2007

Scream: A Gendered Autobiography

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

One cannot discuss the concepts of gender without looking at the various frameworks in which it exists. In Paradoxes of Gender, Judith Lorber states that gender is “a process of social construction, a system of social stratification, and an institution that structures every aspect of our...

17 Apr 2008

Compare/Contrast Analysis Literary Works of D. Haraway and D. Chandler

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

Writing is the most powerful tool that was given to humans. However, verbal communication is easier. Many people can articulate and verbally relate information they seek to pass on to their peers. Writing is a way of making sure that the message stays with the masses for a longer period of time....