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Gender Inequalities, Past and Present

- In current society, social divisions feature a lot on the prospects of people within each society. This essay will explain how the in such concepts as women being forced into unpaid labour, male dominance over females in employment, the sexualisation of women in the media as well as briefly looking into inequalities within violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender inequalities to the present day to see if things have improved or deteriorated in modern society....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Gender Inequalities: Improving or Deteriorating?

- To distinguish the extent to which social divisions in gender between male and females are socially constructed we first have to discuss the issue of stratification by gender (inequality) and the theories which surround it. This essay will distinguish the concepts of gender inequalities in unpaid labour and employment, the media, as well as briefly looking into violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender to the present day to see if things have socially improved or deteriorated....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Gender Inequalities in Malawi

- Many developing countries experience significant issues that help shape their culture and government. Malawi is a country that has experienced many difficult trials throughout her upbringing that has given her a unique civilization. Such tribulations can be seen in the countries issues that arise with women. Although Malawi has progressed immensely over the decades, one could argue that the country is still developing because of the on-going problem dealing with gender inequalities towards women, such as in the workplace, home, and in society as a whole....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Inequalities in the Workplace

- Gender Inequalities in the workplace METHODOLOGY 3 INTRODUCTION 4 CAUSES OF GENDER INEQUALITY 5 COMPARING GENDER INEQUALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD. 6 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS 7 EFFECTS OF GENDER INEQUALITY 9 CONCLUSION 10 INTERVIEW ABOUT GENDER INEQUALITY 11   Methodology   Introduction Gender inequality is “the unfair treatment of an applicant or employee because of the person’s sex”. Gender inequality or gender discrimination is illegal. Gender inequality did not only start in the workplace....   [tags: South Africa, discrimination]

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Gender Inequalities: Yesterday and Today

- There is this question which has been plaguing me for quite some time now. The front pages of all newspapers around a year back ran the story of a woman who had been picked up from a Chicago night club by a group of young men, and brutally raped and beaten up, before she was cast off in a darkened alley somewhere. No matter where I went, this was the only piece of news which interested people enough to keep on talking about it, with of course their own views, deductions, and analyses. Good enough, as majority of the people were all for the criminals getting severe penalty for the monstrous atrocity they had inflicted on a 37-year old woman, a mother of two....   [tags: Gender Inequality Essays]

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Gender Inequalities

- Gender inequalities are a large problem in terms of measuring economic production. The United Nations sees gender equality as an important goal, as four of the eight Millennium Development Goals for lowering poverty levels are directly related to women. While men and women both deal with discrimination and exclusion from the labor market, women are forced to contend with more barriers to full participation. There are several sources for these inequalities, including gaps in education, lack of resource access, the inability to access the labor market and structural inequalities (United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2012)....   [tags: production, household, women]

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Gender Inequalities in Victorian England: Robert Browning’s Porphyria’s Lover

- ... The emasculation and submissive role the narrator has been faced with ultimately leads to the climax of the poem. In an attempt to preserve Porphyria’s love and exercise power, Porphyria’s lover strangles her with a lock of her own yellow hair (Line 39-40). The obsessive speaker then proceeds to prop Porphyria’s ‘drooping’ neck against his shoulder (Line 39-41), a complete reversal of his previous compliance to her controlling actions. This is symbolic of recovering masculinity from prior submission and depicts the male agenda of the Victorian period....   [tags: dominate women, gender roles]

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Changing Perspective on Gender Inequalities in Schools

- Changing Perspective on Gender Inequalities in Schools Gender equality is a broad topic with many different angles that can be examined. For my part in this project I chose to research the changing perspective on gender inequalities in schools. I wanted to find out what people really felt about the fairness of their education, and whether they really felt they had been shortchanged in the learning process because of their sex. My results were generally what I had expected to find, though there were a few interesting findings along the way....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Inequalities in Access to Schooling in Pakistan

- Education is a precious thing that holds the future for all young human beings. It allows us to learn, to grow, and to become functional and responsible citizens of society and the competitive world. Without education, people will not be able to do the things that they want to in the future in order to advance their dreams to improve their lives and society. They will not be able to learn new things, new ideas, and new skills in order to advance the stages of human growth and development....   [tags: Girl's Education in Pakistan]

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Gender Topic:  Professional Obstacles

- Gender topic:  Professional Obstacles 1.  Lowest Levels or Beginning Stages of Message Exchanges.  Level Selected: 1 Gender Joking and Gender Bashing a)  A common theme in the workplace includes: gender joking and gender bashing. In a workforce that mostly hires men, women are definitely going to be prejudice against. Women are often seen as weak and are told that they're doomed to being submissive, and pushed down in their lives-- And in the workplace there sure is no difference. Due to these stereotypes, and the over-generalizations, it makes it easier to bash on the female population without a second thought....   [tags: gender jokes, inequalities]

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Race and Class Inequalties

- Inequality is experienced in various ways. Along with race and class inequalities, we have gender inequalities. What creates and maintains significant gender inequality when it comes to decision making. We could look back to1918; when Irish decision makers were made up solely of men. From 1919 to today we see a similar trend of gender inequality. It seems that when it comes to power and decision making, women take the back seat. We can argue that men and woman are naturally good at different things resulting to society creating this gender gap....   [tags: gender inequalities, patriarchy]

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Economical Inequalities of Gender and Class in the Ancient Society

- Archaeology has a way of inspiring images of exotic times of long ago. Curiosity about the past has excited the hearts and minds of mankind for centuries. Oscar Wilde, a poet and archaeologist, said “[Archaeology] was a means by which they could touch the dry dust of antiquity into the very breath and beauty of life, and fill the new wine of romanticism forms that had been old and outworn” (p54). It’s easy for us to fantasize about a time much different than our own, and often we choose not to see the injustice and inequalities that existed....   [tags: archaeology, mayan, monuments]

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Sociology and Social Norms

- ... Gender inequality is displayed in many countries around the globe. In India, the society begins gendering as soon as a child is born. In most cases, the birth of a daughter is unwelcome but that of a son is celebrated. The boys are brought up bold and outgoing while the girls are expected to be at home and do chores. While the other discriminations like economic or social discriminations are present outside the home, but gender discrimination is present outside and inside households. In a familial setup, the father is the head of the family and decision maker....   [tags: gender, inequalities]

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To What Extent Does Difference in Gender, Ethnicity and Class Influence Health Inequalities?

- Health is a large cause of one of the most important social divisions in society, with a divide existing between those whom are healthy and those who are not. Your health largely impacts the quality of life which you can lead, meaning there is those who are healthy and can lead a good quality of life, and those whose quality of life is impaired by illness and the potential illness surrounding their lives. The divisions which create health inequalities affect many aspects of everyday life. Though this division is sometimes just down to pure chance, there are structural factors which mean that those who face ill health often come from particular groups....   [tags: social class, the priviledged vs the poor]

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Islamic Law and Universal Human Rights

- Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Islamic Law a. Background, principles, practice III. Universal Human Rights a. Definition, overview, acceptance IV. Argument V. Islamic Law in Accordance with Human Rights VI. Islamic Law in Collision with Human Rights VII. Conclusion VIII. Bibliography As we have gained access to more technology over the centuries, we have also gained access to more information. The more access to information that we are granted, the smaller our world gets. Currently, a teenager sitting on his couch in the United States can connect to the events occurring in the Ukraine without even leaving his home....   [tags: International Issues, Gender Inequalities]

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Medea and Lysistrata

- Medea and Lysistrata Medea and Lysistrata are two Greek literatures that depict the power which women are driven to achieve in an aim to defy gender inequality. In The Medea, Medea is battling against her husband Jason whom she hates. On the other hand, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the protagonist Lysistrata plotted to convince and organize the female gender to protest against the stubbornness of men. In terms of defining the purpose of these two literatures, it is apparent that Euripedes and Aristophanes created characters that demonstrate resistance against the domination of men in the society....   [tags: World Literature Gender Inequalities Essays]

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Internal and External Causes of Inequalities

- Gender inequality has been the main focus for many centuries where discrimination and oppression became a major part of women’s inequalities. Discrimination is a negative attachment an injurious labelling or suggestion related to a certain person, group or object. When discrimination occurs one of the final effects would be oppression, the humiliation and inhuman treatment of people or groups. When one group or individual dominates over the other (Thompson, 2003). The Equality Act 2010 was introduced by the parliament to reduce inequalities among people from all backgrounds, genders, religion and so on....   [tags: discrimination, oppression, inequalities]

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- Through the involvement of government legislature and the evolving demeanor of today’s society, inequalities between men and women in the workplace have dwindled to an all time low. However, while it is inevitable that progress continues, the struggle remains for women to gain the full equality they deserve. Many individuals are in error, believing that the war against gender discrimination has come to a victorious halt, however, this is not the case. It is essential to constitute the degree of validity, or ambiguity concerning the pervasive affirmations of a decrease in discrimination against women in the work force....   [tags: Gender Roles, Inequalities Between Men and Women]

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How Does Therborn Distinguish Between Inequalities And Differences?

- ... (iii) What is the distinction between Sieyes’s model for equality and Babeuf’s. What was Marx’s point against ‘radical egalitarianism’. In a sentence or two, state how you see your own views about equality. Sieyes 's model of equality limits equality to the moral or civic aspects. This is to say that aspects such as citizenship and religion are given importance in the model. For instance, inequality in wealth or property is regarded as an inequality much like sex or age and thus not important....   [tags: Economic inequality, Poverty, Gender, Sociology]

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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace

- Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman. Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life....   [tags: Papers Gender Sexism Essays]

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The Social Construction of Gender

- Different culture and different periods of history construct gender differently. Due to the social construction of gender, gender always ranks women below men of the same race and class. The rich details of the historical and field studies have given the notion that violence is always related to masculinities. Men is always referred as the subject of the action “violence against female” when speaking of the phrase “violence toward women”. Men privilege has existed because of the multicultural cultural masculinities....   [tags: masculinity, violence, inequalities]

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The Major Constructs Explaining Health Inequalities

- Theoretical approach Perspective on health inequalities In their introduction the authors hypothesise that there is an association between poverty and Tuberculosis (TB) in Recife, Brazil, and that this is mediated by accommodation crowding, malnutrition and “other socially determined factors”. However this paper does not include a nutrition variable, and the authors don’t clarify which other social factors they believe are important. They examine numerous possible socioeconomic position (SEP) variables without defining a priori which is of primary interest....   [tags: poverty, tuberculosis, health inequalities]

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Gender Roles in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator and her husband John can be seen as strong representations of the effects society’s stereotypical gender roles as the dominant male and submissive female have within a marriage. Because John’s wife takes on the role as the submissive female, John essentially controlled all aspects of his wife’s life, resulting in the failure of the couple to properly communicate and understand each other. The story is intended to revolve around late 19th century America, however it still occurs today....   [tags: inequalities, dominant male]

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Gender Norms And Gender Roles

- ... The participants of the study were 73 children, 24 six-year-olds (11 boys and 13 girls), 24 eight-years-olds (13 boys and 11 girls), and 25 ten-year-olds (12 boys and 13 girls), the children were recruited through their elementary school and through the snowball method (Conry-Murray, 2015). The study found that in one assessment, participants at all ages were especially critical of the idea of distributing different items to boys and girls: When items were unrelated to gender norms and when they were clearly unequal, only 12% of participants judged these distributions acceptable (Conry-Murray, 2015, p....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Gender Equality And Gender Inequality

- Discussions of Nigeria gender equality in recent times have focused on steps taken towards putting women in their proper prospects. In the past, each gender had clearly defined roles and the issue of gender conflict never arose. The extent of gender inequality had been hidden for so long that its seriousness in the present time of Nigeria is now attracting international attention. The 2012 Gender in Nigeria Report recently shows that gender inequality not only exists in the country, but at highly worrying levels....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Discrimination, Gender role]

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Gender Roles And Gender Inequality

- ... (2011) states that Disney princess films have specifically portrayed stereotypical depictions of gender, influencing young girls’ views on society’s expectations. England et al uses the example of Cinderella, a young women who was forced to do domestic work as an act of submission; while accepting the hard labour her stepmother assigned without complaint. However men in the Princess movies never did any domestic work (England et al. 2011). Snow White was quoted saying “you’d think their mother would” when she was made to clean the dwarves’ house, however realising they may not have a mother because the house was dirty (England et al....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Feminism, Sexism]

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Gender Stereotypes And Gender Roles

- In both Neuromancer and Dawn other characters use gendered stereotypes to devalue both Lilith and Molly’s gender. Both women support multiple physical enhancements that serve to push them more into the masculine by enhancing their strength. Through these enhancements characters not only take Lilith and Molly out of the female gender role but take them entirely out of the female identity. Both women are dehumanized as unnatural. Case and Molly meet a man named Terzibashjian who remarks on Molly: “‘In Turkey, women are still women....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Masculinity]

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Sex and Gender

- In order to answer the question above this essay will discuss in depth what exactly sex is and what gender is and the differences between the two terms. The research carried out will display that we live in a patriarchal society without a doubt as we look at how gender links to inequality in society. A patriarchal society can be clearly seen from the gender inequality in the labour force which is paid labour and also in unpaid labour which occurs in the household. Another area the answer will reflect on is how gender inequality links to education which overall links to society....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Capitalism and the Social Construction of Gender

- Birthday cards, deceptive in their seeming simplicity and innocence, actually contain powerful connotations of gender. These ‘artifacts’, which represent on a larger scale the system of capitalism, play an important role in the process of social construction of gender by reflecting and reinforcing this country’s socially constructed patriarchal concepts of gender which privilege men and subsequently oppress women. These ‘artifacts’ are the physical manifestation of the patriarchy system itself, and thus provide a good way of exploring the ways in which various systems contribute to the social construction of gender....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Stratification in the U.S. Today

- Discuss the issues surrounding gender stratification in the U.S. today. Sexual characteristics inequality has been extremely diverse and wide spread. Women and men are disproportionate in every possible way in never-ending circumstances, both instant and durable, by both idea criteria and prejudiced experience. Therefore, what tally as gender difference in family life, education, workplace and politics. These social structures are assembly on the base of the masculinity and femininity, gendered role and gender identity society label to men and women....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Roles Of Gender And Power

- For years, women have had to fight for voting rights, equal pay, and equal work opportunities. What this suggests, is that women have had to prove themselves to be accepted. Through the use of two interviews, the role of gender and power in love relationships was examined. The first interviewee, Monica Robles, is a 33-year-old, married woman and a mother of two. Monica describes herself a family oriented, powerful, independent, ambitious woman. She is a Relationship Banker at Bank of America, where she advises and guides highly valued customers with their financial needs....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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Gender And Sexuality Section Of Explorations

- ... Unlike in “Muxes–Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger” gender roles seem to be more rigid and anyone who tries to defy these rules, such as muxes, aren’t necessarily accepted to the full extent as fa’afafines are in “Paradise Bent.” From the beginning of the film, a pregnant woman was laying down on her back while an elder woman was massaging the belly to predict its gender. The pregnant woman said she wished that the baby was a boy so her husband could “rejoice” implying that in her culture’s society, boys/men are seen as more valuable and/or respected (Muxes 00:00:25)....   [tags: Gender role, Role, Gender, Woman]

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Heteronormartive Notions of Gender

- Heteronormartive notions of gender create challenges and issues that require a complex process of resolving gender inequalities. In particular, one of the challenges is resolving the inequalities that are reinforced by male and female gender norms. The notion of gender creates a dichotomy in male and female roles. Through socialization processes, we learn to identify specific behaviours as 'masculine' or 'feminine', and boys and girls are taught to perform and display these traits, which become a dominant part of their identities....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Social And Economic Inequalities Of The Twentieth Century

- ... Eaton Company in Toronto felt the frustrations of having to work under a selfish businessman, who was known as “King of Canada” (Frager, 145). Those in charge of these garment factories were generally known for their discriminatory acts. Prejudice coupled with low wages resulted in a strike, led by the Jewish working class, and later a “nation-wide boycott of the company’s goods” (Frager 146). The strike and boycott were, in part, a result of the class struggle. Intersection of Class, Race and Ethnicity It is highly necessary to examine the intersections of class, race and ethnicity, to understand why certain groups of people find themselves in positions of privilege while others suffer...   [tags: Black people, White people, Social class, Race]

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Gender Inequality Is Not Fair Towards Women

- In this paper I am going to look into gender inequality. Gender inequality is not fair towards women. So in this paper I will be summarizing a three articles that have to do with the inequalities females face in today’s world. Gender roles are still creating an image where a woman can’t go and provide for her family. If all men and women were created equally then why are females still considered the weaker sex. I hope to show you of the gender inequality that still occurs in the world we live in today....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Gender Between Female And Female

- Gender also operates at an institutional level, which can be just as influential as the process of socialisation within the home. Inevitably, every individual will somehow be shaped by the institutions that they find themselves involved within, for example education and the workplace. Acker (1990 p146) provides a useful definition of the gendering of organisations. She explains how a gendered organisation or institution means that ‘advantage and disadvantage, exploitation and control, action and emotion, meaning and identity’ are all patterned in terms of distinguishing between male and female, as well as masculine and feminine....   [tags: Gender, Sexual orientation, Gender role, Sociology]

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The Persistence Of The Gender Wage Gap

- The persistence of the gender wage gap in contemporary American society is not new. However, in 2015, the issue started garnering much public attention, especially since Patrica Arquette’s Oscar speech. Arquette asserted, “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all,” upon receiving the Best Supporting Actress award. Arquette is not the only high-profile Hollywood actress to address the issue: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streepe, Gwyneth Paltrow among many others have all shared their experiences of gender wage gap in interviews....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Female]

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Feminist Approaches And Perspectives On Gender

- ... This shows how well girls performed in all of the subjects that were aimed at boys. Emotions can affect boys from performing well in their exams. This is because anxiety and stress can affect the way a child thinks, this is why when children often misread the question (Education Scotland, n.d.). This might be the reason why some boys underachieve in exams. This shows that emotions play a role in the way the child learns so to be successful it is important to be in a relaxed mood. At birth boys and girls development differs to each other as boys are slower compared to the girls especially with emotional centred tasks....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Patriarchy, Emotion]

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The Media And Gender Inequality

- It does not just merely exist in everyday life; it is a powerful outlet that establishes cultural norms and influences how people view the world. The media can also be a direct reflection of what a particular society values, such similarities and differences between the way genders are portrayed. This paper will focus specifically on how media portrays women in our culture. The objective of this research is to determine if there is a bias in the media related to gender inequality, and if so, why such a gap exists....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mass media, Disney Princess]

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Gender Inequality Between Men And Women

- Whether its baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, or tennis, sports is seen all over the world as a representation of one’s pride for their city, country, and even continent. Sports is something that is valued world-wide which has the ability to bring communities together and create different meanings, beliefs and practices between individuals. Although many people may perceive sports to have a significant meaning within our lives, it can also have the ability to separate people through gender inequalities which can also be represented negatively throughout the media....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Gender role, Gender studies]

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Gender Discrimination Among Women And The Plough

- ... This piece will be used in my paper as the basis for historical background on the division of genders in reference to work. Blau, Francine D., and Lawrence M. Kahn. “The Gender Pay Gap: Have Women Gone as Far as They Can?” Academy of Management Perspectives 21.1 (2007): 7–23. EBSCOhost. Web. The article, “The Gender Pay Gap: Have Women Gone as Far as They Can?” provides an analysis of the wage gap between genders in the United States since the late 1970s and highlights the trends, explanations, and finally the prospects for the future....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Gender role, Nursing]

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Gender Inequality And The Sexual Exploitation Of The Female Body

- ... Unfortunately, this tradition continues to exist in terms of the sex-based relations between men and women, which is often defined through these narrow opportunities for women in the workplace. In terms of sex work, the gender role allocation for women has allowed for a victimized and submissive view of women as objects of sexual desire through prostitution. The anthropological view of gender roles defines the underlying social and cultural links with patriarchal values that have attempted to define prostitution as a “harmless” type of work: Arguments that prostitution , pornography, and stripping are harmless simply because a woman engaging in these acts usually does so without a gun be...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies]

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The Stability And Consequences Of Social Gender Identity

- ... Gender identity is not something that is developed consciously it is programmed by social and cultural directions. In other words, Habitus is a mode of knowledge that is not aware of the knowledge about its own principles (‘docta ignoratia’). It happens without consent of an individual; “it is enacted at a pre-reflexive level.” It is experiences that either reinforces or modifies its structures (Bourdieu, 1999 : 33). The destabilizing of one norm may make another harder to undermine. III. Discussion Gender identity is a product of sex typing; the knowledge one gains about the differences in gender and how to act according to these differences enables one to conform to social norms althou...   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender identity, Male]

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Gender Inequality Is The Unequal And Unfair Treatment

- Gender inequality is prevalent in all major societies. The way that I would describe gender inequality is the unequal and unfair treatment between the two sexes. Sex makes up the biological differences of male or female. While gender is learned through social interactions and behaviors applied to the sexes. As a result, from a very early age, we are taught to follow certain gender expectations. For this reason, I agree with the statement that inequality is the result of gendered systems in which we live....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Woman]

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Gender Discrimination And The Workplace

- Introduction Sexism has been a part of American culture since its very foundation, and has persisted through multiple movements of feminism and civil rights. Though much progress has been made, discrimination against women still occurs both overtly and covertly in our modern society and can be clearly seen in gender roles and expectations. More obvious signs of bias can be seen in topics like the gender wage gap, though many indications of oppression are more subtle, such as the expectation of “pretty” presentation for women but not men....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Heteronormativity, Sexism]

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Gender Inequality in Medical School

- Stereotypes have been around forever: the preconceived belief about a type of person or group. Stereotypes can remark on different races or cultures like Polish people or African American people. For example, stereotypes may say Americans are lazy obese, or unintelligent. There are also many stereotypes about genders. For example, women are weaker than men or women like to cook more than men or they are better caretakers. This discussion addresses major controversial stereotypes within medical schools and health institutions across America....   [tags: Medicine, Education, Gender]

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Gender Inequality And Its Effects On Society

- ... The health of the mother most directly affects whether they have a low birth weight which is a key predictor to child survival and then carries over into their infant years when it affects the quality of breastfeeding and the energy levels the woman has to properly take care of her child. All of these issues with women’s status can be defined more clearly as a “women’s power relative to men in the household” ("Gender Inequality Contributes to the Problem of Malnutrition"). Factors that affect women’s power level is there experienced autonomy, ability to make an income for the family, and an overall ability to make choices for themselves and for the family....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Transgender]

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Social Inequality And Gender Inequality

- some credits requirements, I have always wanted to further inform and educate myself on social inequality. One branch of social inequality that was always vibrant in my life was when it came to employment. As much as our society believes and fights for gender inequality and fairness, it is still an issue that has yet to be resolved or disappear. This being said, how come only the inequalities are heavily leaning towards the female gender. What opportunities or education are women being held back in....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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Gender Inequality And Its Impact On Society

- Gender inequality, a social problem that is common all over the world, still exists and has a negative impact on our American society. Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development because it allows unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. Despite how we live in an advanced society now, our perception of gender treatment is halted in the past. Although many feel that men should receive better treatment in education, work, and at home because they are perceived as the ‘breadwinners’, not the women, nonetheless, some feel that women are equal and should receive equivalent treatment regarding education, work, and marriages....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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The Social Construction Of Gender

- Gender is such a ubiquitous notion that humans assume gender is biological. However, gender is a notion that is made up in order to organize human life. It is created and recreated giving power to the dominant gender, creating an inferior gender and producing gender roles. There are many questionable perspectives such as how two genders are learned, how humans learn their own gender and others genders, how they learn to appropriately perform their gender and how gender roles are produced. In order to understand these perspectives, we must view gender as a social institution....   [tags: gender roles, case study, doubtfire]

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America 's Gender Pay Gap

- Hartmann, Heidi. "America 's Gender Pay Gap Is at a Record Low, but Hold the Celebration." Fortune., 22 Sept. 2015. Web. 06 Dec. 2015. The pay gap is a critical factor to consider when discussing gender inequality in the workplace. In this article, the author states that women’s wages have been stagnant for more than a decade, and the pay gap has remained at about 11,000 dollars to 12,000 dollars since 2001. The author does mentions the Women’s Policy Research, which implies that women will not see equal pay until 2059, which is 44 years from now....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Gender inequality]

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Gender Stereotypes Of Early Childhood Education

- ... 11). Through the null curriculum gender stereotypes can also occur (Blaise & Nuttall, 2011, p. 82). This behaviour can occur in the instance of discrimination being seen and not addressed. Some teachers may feel uncomfortable addressing gender related issues due to many reasons, such as what families believe is acceptable or not for that child. When teachers do not address discrimination however, children receive mixed messages about what equality and diversity mean and the acceptability of this type of behaviour, furthering issues of limited opportunities, self-esteem and impacting on future relationships....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Childhood, Feminism]

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Gender Equality in Sports

- Gender Equality in Sports Literature Review Gender equality is defined as the act of treating men and women equally on all levels. When this gender equality is thrown into discussion with our continuously growing sports culture, it raises many concerns (Lyras 2009). Gender equality among male and female athletics has always been a hot button issue, and even now it is still to be said that there is not full equality in any level of athletics. These inequalities come in the form of financial disparity, media coverage, or lack thereof, and other benefits usually offered to male athletes that are not offered to women (Lyras)....   [tags: equality, gender roles, athletes]

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Gender Gap Between Men And Women

- Development goals have long been criticized for neglecting women 's critical role in the development process. In this essay, I will prove that the 'Women in Development ' approach served as a blueprint to significantly decrease the power gap between men and women. Despite its failure as an approach, the foundation built along with the weaknesses served as guidelines that strengthen the new approaches that followed. With that said, I argue that the Gender and Development approach is the most applicable approach to effectively eradicate the power gap between men and women in the global south, through its focus on achieving a degree of equality hereof, in the political, social and economic s...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, United Nations, Gender role]

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Gender and Health Outcomes: The Impact that Gender Has on The Use of the Healthcare System

- Introduction Research Purpose What is the correlation between gender and how often healthcare is sought out by members of a specific gender. There has always been an impending social different classification based on gender. This stems from how gender categorizes certain behaviors and attitudes as something that woman would do more likely than their male counterparts would do and vice versa. The purpose of this research paper is to understand the impact that gender has on the use of the healthcare system....   [tags: gender, healthcare, behaviors]

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Gender Gap Between Men And Women

- INTRODUCTION Development goals have long been criticized for neglecting women issues especially the impact of gender roles on equality between men and women in developed and developing countries. This essay would argue that the use of the gender and development approach into the development processes, would be used to overcome the power gap between men and women in the global south and north, thus, achieving a degree of equality hereof, in the political, social and economic spheres. This argument will be proven through a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches to overcoming gender gap through comparing and contrasting the ability of the approaches to be implemen...   [tags: Gender, United Nations, Feminism, Gender role]

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Gender Stratification

- According to Helsin, Possamai and Possamai-Inesedy (2011 p. 625) gender stratification occurs when a specific gender has unequal access to power, property and prestige. As gender is classed as a master status it forms a significant structural characteristic within society (Helsin, Possamai & Possamai-Inesedy 2011, p. 310). Therefore, it is society, through social construction that determines what gender norms are considered appropriate and can be passed through generations of people via agents of socialisation such as family, mass media or in the form of symbolic interaction (Macionis & Plummer 1997, pp....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Gender Inequality: The Allocation of Household Chores

- Gender is defined as the scopes of genetic, physical, mental and behaviour characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and feminity, meanwhile inequality is defined as in a situation where there is an unfair situation or treatment in which certain people have more privileges or better opportunities or chances than other people. Thus, from the definition stated gender inequality refers to unequal or unfair management, treatment, or perceptions of persons or individuals are based on their gender....   [tags: gender, feminity, masculinity]

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How Gender Role Impacts on Identity

- When contemplating the topic of gender role and its impact on identity one cannot help but realise that these gender roles have a huge part to play on a person’s identity. As gender is a combination of male and female it gives way for a number of characteristics to accompany each sex making them different from each other. This has an important position to play on identity which Kath Woodward stated in her book “Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Nation” where she said “Without difference there would not be such thing as identity”....   [tags: social issues, gender discrimination]

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A Critical Analysis of the Educational Gender Gap

- Emotional and behavioral differences between boys and girls have often been linked as a result of attributed responses from neuro-biological dissimilarities. Essentially, behavioral variances between males and females result from biological differences that remain unaddressed in a classroom setting. Biologically, boys have less serotonin and less oxytocin than girls – the chemicals that are primarily responsible for human bonding. This makes it more likely for boys to be more physically impulsive than girls....   [tags: gender inequality, US schools]

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Inequalities Of Health In Britain Today

- Inequalities Of Health In Britain Today In Britain today, inequalities of health are common among many different groups of people. Recent comparisons have shown that Britain is in the middle of comparable Western countries in relation to inequalities of health. Class has a huge influence on health. There is a large gap in how healthy those in lower class groups are compared to those in higher class groups, and many people believe that this gap is widening. For example, the poorest groups in Britain live, on average, 8 years less than those in rich groups, and while only 10% of social class I are obese, 25 % of social class V are obese....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Inequity in the Home, Workplace, School and Sports

- Are men and women treated equal. You will probably answer no to this question. Have you ever been affected by gender inequity. Almost everybody have experience gender inequity in some part of their life. Rather it was at a much younger age or now. Gender inequity starts to take effect at a young age. Some people might think it’s a minor thing or do not think about it at ll. However gender inequity at a young age can sometimes break or make a person. According to gender inequity is the lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias towards a certain gender (“”)....   [tags: Gender Discrimination]

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Gender Roles Throughout The Play Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Inequalities between men and women are one of the most persistent patterns in the distribution of power. Often what it means to be a ‘woman’ is to be powerless, quiet, obedient and compliant, whereas to be a ‘man’ in contrast, is to be powerful, outspoken and in control. These gender roles tend to perpetuate the power inequalities that they are based on. Throughout the play of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, many character’s relationships to power is affected by their gender. However, these relationships challenge the typical gender roles seen in society....   [tags: Macbeth, Gender, Gender role, Masculinity]

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Social Construction Of Gender And Gender

- Looking at the Functionalist perspective it is perceived that the transgender community goes against society’s traditional concept of sex and gender. Transgender gender-nonconforming individuals face many obstacles in a society that is unforgiving of any individual who does not fit into the “appropriate” expectations or behaviors of gender identity or a gender binary system. The rules of behavior in our society that are considered “appropriate” for women or men inhibit us all. This is the social construction of gender roles, patterns of socially defined behaviors and expectations that are associated with the female and male; men have to dress, act, and speak in a hard, masculine way, while...   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Male, Gender studies]

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Patriarchy : Gender Inequality And The Overall Structure Of Society

- ... Walby blames the economic system of capitalism. Walby claims that since the growth of industrialization in the 19th/20th century, women have lost forms of work as a result of the capitalist system. Women were exploited through two methods in this structure: vertical segregation and horizontal segregation. Vertical segregation, in terms of employment, is the act of discriminating against people from job positions based on their race,sex, or religion. Horizontal segregation is the concentration of sexes in certain employment positions....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sociology, Gender studies]

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Feminist Movement Has Raised Awareness Of Gender Inequality

- Moreover, ever since the 1960s, the feminist movement has raised awareness of gender inequality in society and has since helped to challenge the traditional stereotype of a woman’s role in society, in and outside the home, in work, education and the law; by highlighting the value of self-esteem and personal choice for a female (O’Leary, 2015). These changes are demonstrated within in the media, an example of this comes from McRobbie’s (1994) comparison of girls’ magazines in the 1970s and the 1990s....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Feminism, Discrimination]

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Gender Identity : How One Feels The Masculinity And / Or Femininity?

- Gender identity: how one feels and expresses their masculinity and/or femininity. Media is an ever growing attribute to modern day society. Bringing audiences entertainment in forms such as music, television programs, and advertisements, gender roles are mimicked by humans and are a negative attribute to identity formation. These means of press fabricate society 's understanding of what defines a male or female. Furthermore, gender roles exist solely because society as a whole chooses to accept them, but they are perpetuated by the media....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Male, Female]

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Gender And Sexuality Representations Of Sandra Cisneros ' And Junot

- ... Example/Supporting Evidence: In “Drown” by Junot Díaz, the mother is concerned for his son as he refuses to see his best friend, Beto, but the he, or the narrator, chooses to leave his potential brighter future in college for his own mother (Díaz, “Drown” 104). Commentary/Explanation: While the mother is behaving what any parent should for her child, the narrator verbally berates her but also understands the socioeconomic situations that he lives in that ultimately chain him into a vicious cycle in the poor neighborhood....   [tags: Gender, Sexual orientation, Gender role]

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The Associate Is An Entertaining Movie That Brings Forth Gender Disparities

- ... Males are constantly try to exert their masculinity in the space by demonstrating their power and authority, and since the historically the man has been the bread winner, men tend to reject women doing better than them because the woman’s duty was not to support the family. In the workplace, “masculinity is rigorously socialized in male groups, with failings of masculinity being socially and physically punished (Pascoe, 2007). It is, therefore, not surprising that men experience anxiety and psychological discomfort (called role stress, Thompson & Pleck, 1986) when confronted with threats to masculinity (Babl, 1979)....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Gender role, Woman]

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Husband's Gender Ideology

- In response to why women remain investing significantly more time in unpaid housework than men (see Shelton and John, 1996; Coltrane, 2000 for a thorough review) and specialised in types of housework, empirical work done by researchers in economics background focuses on relative resource approach that builds on Becker’s model of exchange. Nevertheless, the economic approach is far from satisfactory in explaining why married women who are financially independent perform more housework than their spouses....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women ]

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Gender Inequality Against Women 's Rights

- ... It wasn’t until a few months to year for women to sail to the new land. The women who participated were in the middle and lower class. There were rarely any women from the upper class participating in the voyage to the land. The women, who joined, stayed the homemaker and providers. They held the title for be housewives and tend to the children, especially the girls. The children learned from their parents and made their gender role accordingly. Religious Aspects of Gender inequalities When it comes to religion, women are implied as the inferior beings to men....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, United States, Gender studies]

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Boys Will Be Boys: A Critical Analysis of the Educational Gender Gap

- Is there gender equality in the American educational system. If so, what can we do to eliminate gender discrepancies. Is it possible or even desirable to truly eradicate differences that exist between the genders. When someone is asked about gender inequalities, the response usually mentions something about the disadvantages women receive at the hands of a patriarchal society. Even in the realm of education, the assumption is made that females lag behind males because of less educational opportunities....   [tags: gender equality, US education]

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Socioeconomic Factors and the Health of Individuals

- Introduction Socio-economic class or socio-economic status (SES) may refer to mixture of various factors such as poverty, occupation and environment. It is a way of measuring the standard and quality of life of individuals and families in society using social and economic factors that affect health and wellbeing ( Giddens and Sutton, 2013). Cockerham (2007 p75) argues: ‘Social class or socioeconomic status (SES) is the strongest predictor of health, disease causation and longevity in medical sociology.’ Research in the 1990s, (Drever and Whitehead, 1997) found out that people in higher SES are generally healthier, and live longer than those in lower SES....   [tags: Inequalities in Health]

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Comparative Gender Mainstreaming in a Global Era by Walby

- For my analysis I have chosen the article Comparative Gender Mainstreaming in a Global Era, written by Walby from the Institute of Women´s studies at Lancaster University. This essay analyses gender mainstreaming as a new form of feminist policies, which is often contested. But there are more issues to discuss. The essay deals with several key words: gender, gender equality and inequality, gender mainstreaming, intersectionality, gender politics. These terms describe the different processes which are often interrelated....   [tags: equal rights, feminism, gender equality]

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Gender Stratification And The Occupational Spectrum Causes The Downward Social Mobility For Females

- ... 451). It is manifest that women are experiencing gender inequality in the workplace, and it is acting as a barrier preventing them from being professionally successful in the workplace environment. According to Hultin (2003), occupational segregation reduces a women’s career chance (Hultin, 2003). This notion provides the understanding that women in female- dominated businesses may be subject to insignificant career and payment opportunities, which would negatively impact them financially. This social phenomenon occurs because in society the gender stratification socializes individuals to believe that there is the distribution of a man’s job and a women’s job....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Gender role, Woman]

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Gender Issues Involving Gender Inequality

- When the subject of gender issues is brought up, people generally split into two sides to argue about either women or men and the inequalities they face. While these arguments are all perfectly valid, a lot is left out that most people wouldn’t notice. Many of the issues that are rarely discussed involve people who lie outside the binary labels of ‘male’ and ‘female’. These people have many issues involving gender inequality, but the only time they’re ever discussed is when something tragic happens to them....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Gender studies]

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The Role Of Gender And Its Affect On Social Work Practice

- In this section I will include relevant findings from additional peer-reviewed articles relating to the nature of gender and its affect on social work practice, further comparing and contrasting these articles’ findings with that of other research articles used earlier in the course. Relevant findings from additional article #1 In the article, “The Rise and Stall of Canada’s Gender Equity Revolution”, Neil Guppy and Nicole Luongo (2015) provide an in-depth look at the history the gender equity movement in Canada, starting with the late 1920’s when Canadian women were formally acknowledged as “persons” by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, to the present day....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Social work, Feminism]

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Domestic Inequalities in The USA and Denmark

- ... Physical environment affects inequality through access and availability to natural resources, raw materials and the natural climatic factors that may enhance or disadvantage, leading to inequality. Although different societies have varying perceptions of what is an acceptable level of equity, it is generally accepted that inequality has an impact on key social determinants such as health, wellbeing, political trust and violence. Wilkinson and Pickett (2009) highlight the social costs of inequality on a whole range of aspects of our lives....   [tags: income, opportunity, wealth]

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George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss: The Construction of Gender Roles

- Introduction George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) is renowned for her revolutionary views on gender issues. She herself experienced gender biases in her life, no wonder; she had to write under male pseudonym. She is considered to be far ahead of her times as she always supported higher education and work rights for women. Her writing made it explicit that she never wanted women to be forced into marriage and to be dependent on men. She struggled constantly for equal rights for women. She believed that rigid class and racial divisions were unfair although she knew it very well that during her lifetime, it cannot be changed....   [tags: gender bias, equal rights, gender issues]

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Gender Discrimination in "Wheel of Surya" by Jamila Gavin

- The Wheel of Surya, by Jamila Gavin examines and presents a variety of different forms of discrimination within the novel. She explores this in various ways by comparing the differences between India and England whilst many types of discrimination occur, such as racism, sexism and a lot of disrespect against culture, gender, religion and tradition. Gavin also emphasizes the fact that back in the 1900’s (when the partition of India took place) the Indian Culture was not usually accepted in England which increased the amount of criticism and discrimination against unfamiliar religions....   [tags: Wheel of Surya, Jamila Gavin, Gender, Discriminati]

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