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Sociobiology is the study of the biological bases of behavior in the context of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. This 6 page paper asserts that biology (either micro or macro) does not determine human behavior. The sociobiological view fails to adequately account for or explain behavioral patterns in humans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

11 pages in length. Like so many others who grow up a minority surrounded by the constant inequity of racial and cultural divide, Ida B. Wells was outraged by the society in which she lived. Unlike most others, however, Wells did not sit idly by and merely complain about the intolerable situation; a ...

This 6 page paper analyzes the information entitled "Power as a Theme in Women's History" as well as an essay by Freedman about women's issues and organizations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

11 pages in length. The writer discusses Islamic oppression of women as it relates to being either a comprehensive belief throughout the religion or merely a cultural bias practiced in only certain communities. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

McElvaine/Eve's Seed

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page book review that examines a text that offers an alternative view of history. In the prologue to his text Eve's Seed: Biology, the Sexes and the Course of History (2001), historian Robert S. McElvaine states that "If the complex argument of the book had to be reduced to one sentence," it would ...

This 3 page paper examines the role of women in business. One study is the focus of attention but several authors, studies and theoretical material is referenced. Bibliography includes 3 sources.

Women in Management

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page research paper that briefly examines the disparities that continue to exist in regards to gender and management in US corporations. The last paragraph of the essay consists of tutorial language advising the student on how to respond to the information given in the research on a personal level. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

A 7 page research paper that examines the concept that gender roles are socially constructed. The terms "gender" and "sex" are often used interchangeably by the public, which implies that the sex of an individual necessarily determines the way that they will behave and that the social norms regarding gender expectations are biologically controlled. Contrasting ...

5 pages in length. Increasing numbers of women are going into or starting their own business. However, as advantageous as this may sound, the female gender is faced with a combination of opportunities and hindrances inherent to the quest to hold a place in business enterprise. From reaching the apex of corporate ...

A 6 page paper. Is there a glass ceiling for women? This is discussed with data provided about both the gender pay gap and the lack of women in top positions. Suggestions for breaking the ceiling are provided as well as what many women are doing to avoid it. The essay also discusses the ...

Understanding the interplay of gender, sexuality, and power as it relates to the social constructs that define every day life enables the individual to gain a better understanding of some of the shortcomings in theories of sexual interactions as it relates to gender defined roles within the corporate world. This 8 page paper discusses the ...

Effects of family, peer, religion and school on socialization patterns throughout the life stages (Piaget and Erickson). Bibliography lists 4 sources. jvSocial.rtf

30 pages in length. Women and religion have shared a long yet challenging relationship throughout the ages. Not unlike virtually all other global religions, Jewish women have experienced the oppressive nature of a patriarchal society wherein the decidedly male overtones of daily life served to construct her very being. Kaballah and Jewish ...

This paper examines institutions in the United States and how they benefit men, at the expense of women's rights. The two "institutions" examined are religion and the business world. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is a 4 page paper discussing gender relations and the study of racism, classism, heterosexism and anti-Semitism. Gender as a concept has often been a source for social inequality as too have race, class, sexuality and religion. A study of gender relations however shows that gender, as with many other issues of inequality, is ...

5 pages in length. Throughout the renaissance, patriarchy was responsible for designing women’s role in society; many of these devices used in earlier centuries were related to religion. Certain scripture regularly challenged women to disprove that they were inferior—to not agree was heresy. When religion did not work alone, scientific theory was ...

A 4 page research paper that discusses the Women Veterans Health Improvement Act 2009, describing its tenets and how it can be interpreted in terms of greater social equity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses laws such as Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and how they related to gender discrimination. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

7 pages. In this paper the student is to think of an act which in some way makes the world a better place for women, or even perhaps for one woman. This outrageous act, as it may be called, will be examined in this paper as well as the reason the choice was made to take this action, ...

A 2 page paper which examines, through two texts, whether or not women were able to pursue scientific careers in history. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses the struggles of women in society. The paper examines changes such as those seen in ancient history involving such stories as Sophocles’ “Antigone” and those in more recent history as suggested by Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

12 pages in length. Some scholars have accused organized interests of "undue influence" in the policy process and, in particular, of using the courts to advance their own narrow interests by way of circumventing the democratic (i.e. parliamentary) policy process. The manner by which the articles in Women's Legal Strategies in Canada address the ...

A 15 page research paper that offers an examination of international law and looks specifically at the issues associated with abortion, assisted reproductive technologies and surrogacy. The focus is on how statutory language is utilized and the implications that this holds for male interaction with specific legal codes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 7 page paper constructs the life of a character named Eleni, who is a young woman in ancient Greek society. This paper delves into all aspects of her life, illustrating how life in this time period would have been for such a young women. Issues addressed include marriage, food, dress, social activities, ...

This 10 page paper argues that it is because women can bear children that they have been in subserviatn positions historically. Historical information is provided about Ancient Greece and Medieval times. Bibliography lists 8 sources

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the transition from matriarchy to patriarchy which began in human history's ancient past and then discusses the relevancy of patriarchy to today's issues. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page research paper that investigates the an history project, “Four Decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History—Out In the Redwoods,” which was conducted by the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). The experience of being gay has changed over the ensuing decades since Gay liberation first emerged as a civil ...

6 pages in length. A 6-part discussion about how women's roles were reflected differently in society and in literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the various changes in the status of women and women's roles in Africa through pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial times. The entire issue of gender and gender roles serves as just one more example of the depth of complexity of any issue related to Africa, whether in terms of history or ...

This 11 page report discusses the history of women’s education and employment in Great Britain from 1850 to 1980. Of special note in the paper are the reasons attitudes regarding married women working outside the home changed from 1914 to 1980. Not surprisingly, key factors such as war, economic necessity, social class, and the ...

A 15 page paper that discusses gender stereotypes in the workplace and examines how these stereotypes affect female workers. Included is a brief summary of the history of females in the workplace as well as a short discussion on the origins of gender stereotypes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

'Learning Together'

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which reviews the book 'Learning Together: A History of Coeducation in American Schools' by David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper examines Mill's 1869 The Subjection of Women. Many contemporary examples are used to explore this nineteenth century work. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 pages. Thomas Laqueur in his book poses the argument that in the course of medical history there has been a shift from one gender to the current two genders. Prior to the seventeenth century, many scientists believed that there was only one human body and that men and women were the same. ...

Feminism, for all its debate, is the promotion of a different social and cultural view of history; one in which women and female characteristics are celebrated. This 5 page paper examines the definition of feminism provided by Alan Johnson in his book, The Gender Knot. No additional sources are listed.

(14 pp.) A Chinese history scholar has written: "Most sympathetic observers of Chinese women have … concluded that a major obstacle on the road to furthering gender equality in China remains the task of overcoming women's long ingrained 'sense of inferiority ' in their new roles and their acceptance of subordination in ...

This 5 page paper documents the role of women in Canadian history, with a focus on sociological explanations for events. Parr's 1990 study on two Canadian towns is highlighted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page essay that looks at articles by Naomi Wolf and Maxine H. Kingston in order to discuss the way that controlling female sexuality has largely dictated the way that society reacts to women. The writer argues that throughout history women have been restricted from being active participants in society and were controlled by ...

A 5 page research paper that examines how the art world has traditionally regarded women artists. The writer examines various opinions and finds consensus that women have been held back from artistic greatness by the institutions and educational systems of society and male discrimination. However, opinions differ on whether or not there have actually been ...

A 10 page analysis in which the writer argues that Theda Skocpol in her book "Protecting Soldiers and Mothers," and also Kristi Andersen in her book "After Suffrage" address similar territory in that both of these political scientists look at how female participation in the American political process in the late nineteenth and early twentieth ...

This 5 page paper takes a look at gender differences, and whether or not they are innate or learned, through two very different articles. The authors used are Helen Fisher and Kate Fillion. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper that examines the sexism and racism that faced female performers during the jazz and big band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Discussed is the resistance and non-acceptance that confronted these performers as well as the innovation and persistence used by legendary performers such as Billy Tipton in conquering these ...

This 3 page personal essay looks at womanhood and gender conflicts. Personal observations and information is relayed in this example paper. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper explores the inherent gendered nature of language and illustrates this concept with specific examples. This paper provides a real-life scenario as well as the outcome of that scenario in which the gendered nature of language played a significant role. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the use of metaphors in Ruiz’s essay “Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy”. Judy Ruiz’s 1988 essay “Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy” tells of the experience and feelings a woman has when her brother informs her that he is having a sex change operation and will now be her ...

Gender Essays

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts ideas in various essays concerning the subject of gender issues. The essays discussed are Daphne Pain's "Spatial Segregation and Gender Stratification in the Workplace,".Holly Devor's “Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes," and.Mariah Burton Nelson's “I Won. I’m Sorry." Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Genderized Language

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page essay that discusses the linguistic issue of using the masculine form in English to include both men and women. The writer summarizes the argument presented by Miller and Swift in their essay (bibliographical data not available on this essay), and then goes on to argue that these arguments are correct and non-specific, ...

A 3 page paper which examines one particular essay from Caroline Brettell’s text “Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective.” The essay examined is Galloway’s “Where Have All the Menstrual Huts Gone?” No additional sources cited.

A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication in martial relationships. The writer develops a thesis based on dual-gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and the differences in these theories between normal and abusive relationships, and presents in study method form. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication. The writer develops a thesis based on studies in nonverbal communications, gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and other studies and commentaries that support the idea that the reported differences are in fact false. Even research geared toward gender differences has been inconclusive, and it is ...

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