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  • Female Quotas in Africa

    Female Quotas in Africa

    Sociology and Political Science Essay Comparative Themes in Society, Politics and Culture Question Title: What does this article (‘Real or illusory progress? Electoral quotas and women’s political participation in Tanzania, Eritrea and Uganda’) tell us about the link between gender equality in the electoral process and wider social and economic equality in the three African states it studies? This article discusses much of the political impact that the introduction of quotas has had on the

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Female Serial Killers

    Female Serial Killers

    FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS Rudyard Kipling once said that the female of the species is far more deadly than the male. Female serial killers more than prove that theory, yet they have always been something of an anomaly in criminology and a puzzle for law enforcement. These are the 'quiet killers', every bit as lethal as their male counterparts, but we are seldom aware of one in our midst because of their low visibility. Most female

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Jack
  • Femas Lack of Help

    Femas Lack of Help

    With little warning Hurricane Katrina struck the quite town of New Orleans, claiming over a thousand lives. This extremely powerful hurricane seemed to develop over night. Only five days before it hit it was only a small tropical storm stirring in the Caribbean, but by now it had gained unimaginable strength and had upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane (Swenson 1). By now was the biggest concern in the united sates, but the Federal Emergency

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Femininity and Gender Roles

    Femininity and Gender Roles

    Feminism and Gender Roles Society has set certain standards that women are supposed to follow. The most common image of women is that they are very passive and try to avoid conflict in any situation. More and more in society women are breaking down the social barriers that confine them to their specific roles. The movies The Graduate and The Last Picture Show reveal to viewers a side to females that is very untraditional. These

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Feminism

    Feminism

    Feminism is a body of social theory and political movement primarily based on and motivated by the experiences of women. While generally providing a critique of social relations, many proponents of feminism also focus on analyzing gender inequality and the promotion of women's rights, interests, and issues. Feminist theory aims to understand the nature of gender inequality and focuses on gender politics, power relations and sexuality. Feminist political activism campaigns on issues such as reproductive

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Feminism

    Feminism

    A well known social figure once said "In my heart, I think a woman has two choices: either she's a feminist or a masochist." This person was Gloria Steinem. Gloria Steinem, born on March 25th 1934, is a US journalist and has been a spokeswoman for women's rights for many years. Steinem is a feminist. Steinem is regarded as a 'mother' figure to many young women who recognize the role she played in changing the

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Vika
  • Feminism - Equality

    Feminism - Equality

    Although all feminists have been concerned with empowering women both in their private lives and in society as a whole, not all of them have sought equality in either the public or private sphere. Liberal feminists, however, have been keen endorsers of formal equality in the public sphere. Claiming women are strongly discriminated against under the law - in terms of equal pay and, in the past, equal education and the right to vote -

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    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Steve
  • Feminism - Origins of Feminism

    Feminism - Origins of Feminism

    Demands by women for equality with men have been a continual theme in Western Society for at least the last 200 years. As early as 1777, women have been fighting for their rights. One such activist was Abigail Adams. She wrote to her husband john, then sitting in the Continental Congress, and warned him not to put such unlimited powers in the hands of the husbands. She went on to threaten that if particular care

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Feminism After Wwii

    Feminism After Wwii

    I will be referring to Susan Douglas’ book, Where the Girls Are, to discuss how representations of femininity in popular culture evolved before and after the woman’s movement. For the children born after World War II, the media’s influence was extraordinary. These children were the fastest growing market segment and were referred to as the “baby boomers”. The preteen and teenage girls were the first generation to be relentlessly isolated as a distinct market

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: David
  • Feminism and Advertising

    Feminism and Advertising

    In nearly every magazine published today, virtually fifty percent of the content is advertisements. Gone are the days where one would pick up a magazine to read the articles. Magazines have become the fashion and body image bible where young girls and women alike turn to, to be told how to live. The unfortunate reality is that these magazines present an image and a lifestyle that virtually no woman could live up to. Women

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Feminism and Equility

    Feminism and Equility

    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

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: David
  • Feminism and Masculinity

    Feminism and Masculinity

    In contemporary society, hegemonic masculinity is defined by physical strength and boldness, heterosexuality, economic independence, authority over women and other men, and an interest in sexual relationships. While most men do not embody all of these qualities, society supports hegemonic masculinity within all its institutions, including the educational institute, the religious institute and other institutes which form the ideological state apparatus. Standards of masculinity vary from time to time, from culture to culture. However, masculinity

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Feminism in like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    Feminism in like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel There are many different definitions of feminism. Some people regard feminism as the idea that women deserve the same amount of respect that men deserve. There are the other schools of feminist thought that hold women superior to men. Yet another believes that the gender roles controlling women are artificially created and not innate knowledge, and thus men and women are equals with only history the

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Feminism Is a Futile Cause

    Feminism Is a Futile Cause

    Feminism is a Futile Cause Twentieth century literature is not always sympathetic to feministic sentiments. Novels such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Age of Innocence, and All the King’s Men, try to undo the prominent effects the feministic movement of the 20th century. Women’s denial of their inferiority is the underlying fear that materializes in these three books to produce reactionary actions and attitudes from their patrimonial society in order to prevent

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: David
  • Feminism Theory

    Feminism Theory

    The goal of feminism has changed from an idea of equality and fairness within society to defeating the patriarchal society. In the book, Who Stole Feminism, Christina Sommers vents against the transformation of feminism that she believes has betrayed the roots of feminism. To separate from society and magnify their radical ideals of oppression, gender feminists have used a historical tool of influence, education. Abusing education as a tool has allowed them to influence

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Steve
  • Feminist Activism Within Body Politics

    Feminist Activism Within Body Politics

    Jackie Grenon Women’s Studies 187 18 November 2007 Kat Jones Friday 11:15 Feminist Activism Within Body Politics A man walks down the street and sees a beautiful woman, what’s the first thought that enters his head-sex. These types of thoughts are what feminists all over the world are trying to eliminate. Feminist activism is focused on making social change and using their power to influence others. One of their many steps is understanding women’s bodies

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Feminizatin of Poverty

    Feminizatin of Poverty

    The “feminization of poverty” addresses the issue of gender hierarchy specifically gender specific division of labor, where women are the majority of unpaid laborers. Poverty is a global issue but I will focus on the reforms needed in The United States to reduce poverty. The needs of individual countries vary but the root of the “feminization of poverty” is the same across all cultures. There is a need for reforms geared toward immediate survival and

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Victor
  • Feminsim Vs Marxism

    Feminsim Vs Marxism

    2. Introduction to the topic you investigated. The key subject for the integrative assessment is the family. As the family is the most important part of socialisation, beginning as soon as we are born right through to adulthood. It is the most crucial aspect of our lives as it shapes our norms and values within society. The topic that has been investigated is to what extend are children affected by divorce. The UK is the

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Femism Is for Everybody

    Femism Is for Everybody

    Paper 1: Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics The main theme in this book is feminism, which is a movement to put an end on sexism, sexist exploitations, and oppression. Throughout the chapters, Hooks, protests against the anti-feminist movement because they have been misguided by patriarchal mass media spreading lies that males are not welcomed by feminists. The patriarchal mass media tends to focus more on the feminists who are anti-male and depict a picture

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Edward
  • Ferdinand Tonnies

    Ferdinand Tonnies

    According to the sociologist Ferdinand Tonnies there is two main types of societies. There is Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft. Both are German words. Gemeinschaft means commune or community. Gesellscaft means association. Overall, gemeinschaft relates to a small community were everyone knows one another by a first name basis. Gesellschaft relates to a more urban society were relationships are more impersonal. In a gemeinschaft society everyone knows everyone else. All the people play a role and

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Fertilizer Scam

    Fertilizer Scam

    (UPDATED) IN a report released yesterday, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee and the Committee on Agriculture and Food said President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should be held accountable for the mismanagement of the P728-million fertilizer fund. The committees reported that testimonies showed the fund “was indeed used to assure her victory in the 2004 elections.” In 2005, the PCIJ reported that the Department of Agriculture released nearly P3 billion during the 2004 campaign and was diverted to

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • Fertilizers in Organic Farming

    Fertilizers in Organic Farming

    Before I go on about the use of fertilizers in organic farming, you must first understand what organic farming is. The simplest way to describe organic agriculture is agricultural production without the use of synthetic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, etc). For crop production, organic materials such as compost and manure are used to maintain soil organic matter and as sources of nutrients. Nitrogen-fixing as well as pest resistant plant varieties are utilized. The incorporation of

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    There is no mountain to high Presence of GOD changes us there is no circumstance to big there is no addiction that can not be overcome there is know sickness to big According to Ezkekiel 11- 19-20 God has taken your heart of stone out and replaced it with a heart of flesh so you can be in the Presence of God,to hear him adore him, worship Him. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Top
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    What is FAS/FASD? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as beer, wine, or mixed drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol passes through the placenta right into the developing baby. The baby may suffer lifelong damage as a result. FAS is characterized by brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. Heart,

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Fgm

    Fgm

    Introduction Female genital mutilation or FGM as it is referred to by many is a cultural practice that started in Africa approximately 2000 years ago. It is known to many as a cultural practice, not a religious practice. This is a common misconception; religions do include FGM as part of their practices. These practices have taken many symbolic forms, forms such as birth practice, a childhood or adolescent rite of passage, a symbol of reaching

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of Aids

    Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of Aids

    Pfister ANT 3414 81291 7 September 2016 Reaction Paper #1 In "Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS", explores research done by immersing oneself in the prostitution cultures in New York City and Atlanta; the anthropologist tries not to judge the subjects in her interviews, and her openness allows her to better understand the cultures. This reading provided an insider's look into the lives of prostitutes, something that most people try to ignore and

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    Submitted: March 30, 2018 By: Trey H
  • Fight Club: Analysis of Novel and Film

    Fight Club: Analysis of Novel and Film

    Fight Club: Analysis of Novel and film Fight Club is a potent, diabolically sharp, and nerve chafing satire that was beautifully written by Chuck Palahniuk and adapted to the silver screen by David Fincher. A story masterfully brought together by mischief, mayhem, and ironically, soap. Fight Club is the definition of a cult classic because the issues dealt within the novel touched so close to home to the generation this novel was intended for, generation

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Anna
  • Fight Club: Consumerism: To Buy or Not To Buy

    Fight Club: Consumerism: To Buy or Not To Buy

    Consumerism: To Buy or Not to Buy Gandhi once said, "There is enough on earth for everybody's need, but not for everyone's greed." Almost everyone is guilty of this, impulse buying or splurging on the latest craze in technology. Take me for example. I probably have enough clothes and shoes to last me for a lifetime, yet I constantly find myself at the mall purchasing more articles of clothing that I simply do not need.

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: David
  • Fight to the Death

    Fight to the Death

    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, [and] the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” -The Second Amendment; Constitution. In the United States, the ability to bear arms and form militia is a right given to American citizens through the constitution. Citizens have been practicing this right for hundreds of years. The repercussions of gun ownership in modern day society have changed

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: July
  • Fight to Vandals

    Fight to Vandals

    We need to take the fight to vandals VANDALISM is posing a major threat to our social fabric and well-being of the people. Hardly a week passes without reports in the media about some form of vandalism being committed on public telephones, street lighting, public parks, or housing flats. In many local authority areas, even manhole covers and aluminium signages are not spared. This wanton destruction of public property is a stark reminder to

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    Submitted: April 26, 2011 By: jasonkok5271
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