Academic Papers on Women's Studies (All)

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This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue of income inequality, especially in regards to gender parity, and outlines a historical view of the possible reasons for this disparity. This paper considers gender and race as factors influencing pay rates in the United States. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

40 pages discussing from a feminist's viewpoint how changing social structures have brought about "the Feminization of poverty." Numerous case studies are backed-up by relevant statistical data to prove thesis. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

This 11 page paper gives an overview of the issuesand problems facing women in the developing nations of Africa. Bibliography lists eight sources.

Women in Kenya

  • 6 page paper

6 pages worth of compiled research and information on the social role of women in Kenya, their high fertility rates, culture, and tradition. Insight is given into the socio-health related problems that exist and what is (or is not) being done to solve them. An interview with a woman from Kenya (who now lives in ...

This 15 page paper looks at the nations surrounding and affected by the Sahara Desert, as well as role of women in Saharan Africa throughout history. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Approximately 6 pages in length. Paper discusses issues concerning female circumcision/genital mutilation. Cultural reasons (draws heavily upon African culture) and medical/health effects are examined. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 9 page essay on the practice of female genital mutilation considered traditional in many parts of Africa. Though not as prevalent in the cities, the estimated numbers of girls subjected to the ritualistic surgery, normally without the benefit of anaesthesia, is between 90 and 94 percent. When researchers ask why the mutilations are performed, ...

A 6 page paper that considers the issue of animal abuse and relates it to childhood history of abuse and neglect and to problematic behaviors in adulthood. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page essay on culture and gender roles. The writer details how education, popular culture, and advertising both reflect and create gender roles. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Gender and Self-Esteem

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on the topic of gender roles and self-esteem. The writer describes how society's expectations has influenced adolescents' perception of themselves.

The subject is looked at in terms of biology, psychology, and culture in this 7 page paper. Modern American culture is compared to others around the world and issues such as breast feeding in public as well as laws which prohibit public nudity are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page discussion of how women in the Middle East are finally beginning to transcend cultural restrictions and acquire rights that they never had before. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Ivory Coast Women

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper investigating women who live in the Ivory Coast. Examples of women entrepreneurs are offered as well as a discussion about other women who are operating home-type businesses. Bibliography includes four references.

A 7 page paper comparing the lifestyles of these two groups of women. The writer explores the cultural and religious differeces and modern society's perceptions of their traditional roles. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In this 2 page essay, the writer observes differences between men and women in non-verbal communication patterns & habits.. Among other things, it is concluded that men are generally more expressive with their hands than their female counterparts ! No Bibliography.

A 5 page paper discussing women's rights and abortion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 6 page philosophical argument for the right to life of women seeking abortions over the right to life of the fetus. The argument focuses on the theme of dominance. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

This 8 page argument supports a woman's right to make the decision to have an abortion. The debate has raged for decades and its time to say enough is enough! Bibliography list seven sources.

It is naturally assumed and probably correct that the women's movement began in the latter two decades of the nineteenth century. By the early 1930's, it was believed that gender roles had been culturally constructed in such a manner as to preclude such access by perpetrating a system of subjugation and beliefs that women ...

A 7 page discussion of the issues surrounding abortion. Written largely from a Canadian perspective but covers basic factors which interplay to convince a woman to seek an abortion. Concludes that it is the woman's responsibility to make the decision as to whether abortion is justifiable in her particular situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page analysis of the first two chapters of Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy, edited by Thomas Mappes and Jane Zembaty, which deals with the moral problems of abortion and euthanasia. The arguments that are presented, both pro and con, conservative and liberal, are summarized and discussed. No additional sources cited.

Women In The Military

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper that argues that women should not be allowed in the military. The issues raised include psychological fitness, physical-emotional response, and present behavior in the military, and the reputational and financial costs of that behavior. The writer argues that based on the psychological, physical-emotional, and behavioral evidence, women should not be allowed ...

A 4 page argumentative essay examining the controversy surrounding pornography. The writer discusses the negativity and danger of porn and argues against it from a social (not moral) perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

7 pages in length. The author argues in support of mandatory HIV testing for pregnant mothers, not only for the woman's health, but also for the health of the child. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

5 pages in length. Creating an institution such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts is bound to bring both critics and supporters alike, inasmuch as there will be those whose opposition would stem from the fact that the museum's focal point was only that of female artists. Backers of such a ...

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