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(3 pp) This discussion examines the colorful history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union - still going strong since 1874. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which presents and examination of Alice Kessler-Harris' book "Out to Work." The paper discusses some of the most important events in the history of the United States as it relates to women and the workforce. No additional sources cited.

An 8 page overview of Stenberg v. Carhart, a case coming before the Supreme Court in April, 2000. The case involves the privacy issues of abortion. An overview of provided on numerous Court decisions which are applicable to the case including Hodgson v. Minnesota, Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood ...

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.

This 6 page paper is a reflection on women’s narratives by a male reader. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Conversation Between Two Women and Their Mother : This 12 page report contains a transcript of a conversation that took place between two middle-aged women and their elderly mother at a restaurant. One of the most interesting aspects of "eavesdropping" on this conversation is the similarity the three have in their communication styles. There ...

This 5 page paper assesses various factors that result in and from communication differences between the genders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4-page paper focuses on technology and women's rights, comparing the woman of the late 19th century, to the woman of today. The paper makes the argument that if it weren't for home economic technology (and that in the factories) that women's rights and suffrage never would have occured. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 15 page paper discussing the issues and environment affecting women seeking careers in technology-based fields. The writer provides an overview of the literature relating to the subject, as well as making an analysis of the characteristics of women involved in technology and science careers. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Everyday Decisions

  • 6 page paper

This is a 6 page original short story discussing the decisions faced by Ginny, a woman in her mid-twenties, when her and her husband decide to have a child. Ginny must weigh her choices and their consequences in regards to returning to work after the child is born or staying and home and not providing ...

A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares two short stories. While the legacy of patriarchy has receded in Western industrialized countries, it remains entrenched in cultures. Bessie Head in "The Collector of Treasures" (writing from an African perspective) and Mahasweta Devi in "Dhowli" (writing about Indian culture) each show the devastation that patriarchal custom ...

A 2 page paper which examines the writing style of Virginia Woolf’s Professions for Women. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper argues that in the writing of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte is seen to oppose the rules of the patriarchal society. She does so both in her representation of Jane's subtle rebellion and Bertha's more obvious struggle against the confines of social conformity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page exploration of the roots and impacts of patriarchy as it currently exists in the workplace. The author reviews such manifestations as pay discrepancies and emphasizes that while approaches such as affirmative action have resulted in inroads towards bettering a woman's place in a ale-dominated world, only a change in mindset will ...

A 1 page definition of gender stereotypes and how these stereotypes evidence themselves in the workplace. Cautions that women throughout the centuries and across all geographic boundaries have been, and undoubtedly will continue to be, viewed as inferior to men and incapable of the same occupational accomplishments. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 4 page research paper that discusses the Seven Sisters, that is, Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley, seven historically all-women colleges that collectively came to be known as the Seven Sisters. These institutions were created in the nineteenth century to meet the educational needs of women, which had largely been ...

Women in Education

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper which examines some of the history relating to the education of women, and then argues that despite equal education, in present times, women are paid far less than men. Even in the singular position of teacher, a female teacher will make less than a man. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an empirical article on the economic factors and education of battered women. This paper relates the foundational elements in the article and how the study was developed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

To say that gender roles are merely the subjugation of women as 'irrational' would not be true. However, oftentimes women are depicted in literature as irrational and powerless. This 5 page paper explores the characterization of Desiree in Kate Chopin's story of Desiree's Baby; for the grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find and ...

5 pages in length. Changes in gender roles over the past several decades have spawned a number of social, economic and political improvements for the women who have been at the forefront of such transformation. The extent to which this shift in roles has impacted the family is both grand and far-reaching; that ...

This 5 page paper discusses the role gender plays in violence, particularly rape and the abuse of women by men. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Fatima Mernissi has provided a look into the Islamic culture from the participants viewpoint in her book, Beyond The Veil. This 10 page paper argues that exploration of gender roles and their impact on the norms and values of the Islamic culture of Morocco allows the reader a greater understanding of the differences between the ...

A 12 page overview of the numerous factors that translate into wage disparity. Contending that many of these factors extend far back into history, the author provides a so-called "radical feminist" analysis of the issues and contrasts that analysis with a structural functionalist analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

10 pages. Perhaps the most important reason that we study gender in sociology and why feminists are wont to work towards change in the gendered order of society is because genders tend to become stratified. This means that not only are men and women viewed as being different, they are also viewed as not ...

A 6 page critical analysis of Joanne Belknap’s The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime and Justice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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