Essays and Research Papers on Social Issues

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6 pages in length. Gender discrimination in the workplace is an industry ill that has run rampant over the past couple of decades. Only within this time frame has society come to realize that there is no place for gender prejudice when both men and women are working hard toward the same goals. ...

A 12 page overview of the societal changes which occurred during these two decades in regard to the relationships between men and women. Notes a number of factors combined to effect these changes. These were inclusive of the subservient role of women throughout history, inequalities in the workplace, and the perception of being ...

11 pages in length. This is an advanced research paper on gender-based crime and the fear of crime phenomena. It has been found that there is a gender-based mentality when examining the fear of crime and the measurement of crime against a particular gender. While a crime may be the same, it ...

A 5 page paper. Despite the laws and movements, women still do not enjoy equality in the workplace, not in position, not in wages. This paper discusses the origins of gender inequality and provides some examples of how it exists today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page paper examines Virginia Woolfe's, "To the Lighthouse" and Graham Swift's, "Waterland" in order to examine the way in which gender conflicts are handled in these works. This paper furthermore provides insight into the basic plot of each story in order to illustrate how the issue of gender manifests in each instance. ...

A 5 page paper. The Equal Pay Act was enacted in 1963. More than four decades later, women still earn considerably less than men. This is a position paper that presents the justifications for this inequity and arguments refuting those 'reasons.' Data regarding the gender wage gap are reported. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists ...

A 6 page book report on Ellen Lewin’s “Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture.” No additional sources cited.

(7 pp) This discussion addresses the nature of social politics and diversity through the work of two feminist scholars: Susan Muller Okin: Justice Gender and the Family (1989), and Iris Marion Young: Justice and the Politics of Difference (1990).

Gender inequality

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at the history of gender inequality, with particular reference to the works of JS Mill, Joan Scott and Carole Pateman. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6-page paper discusses how women are perceived in higher-level politics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page overview of the problem of gender-based violence. The author makes it clear that gender-based violence is not just a problem in third world countries but extends even to the most technologically advanced countries. To address this problem we must attack its roots, roots that condone the belief that males have an inherent ...

A 3 page review of author Margaret Ehrenberg's views on the emergence of gender roles in mankind's evolution. Published in editors Caroline B. Brettell and Carolyn F. Sargent anthology titled "Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective", this article questions the traditional anthropological explanation of women's role in evolution. No additional sources are listed.

11 pages in length. Gender inequity is a social ill that even now as mankind moves into the twenty-first century is still as prevalent as it was fifty years ago. Even though the feminist movement garnered some tremendous strides for gender discrimination in developed countries, it has not had a noticeable impact upon ...

5 pages in length. Expectations of gender and class structure have long carved out predetermined paths for those within global communities, not the least of which includes assigned roles of masculinity/femininity and hierarchy of social status that serves to stratifying social structure in such a way that reflects a definitive separation of economic, political, ...

4 pages in length. Taking on two monumental social concerns – war and gender inequity – Virginia Woolf's "Three Guineas" reaches beyond any superficiality commonly associated with those who choose merely to graze the topic with paltriness. Rather, Woolf's approach, while seemingly simple in its conjecture, is as forthright as one can possibly ...

A 4 page review of the gender bias that continues to characterize the Canadian workplace. Using the examples of law enforcement and accounting, this paper contends that this bias results in women being subjugated under men. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

(5 pp). If ever there was a suffering place, it is Mozambique. World Bank statistics show the average Mozambican making about $80 in 1994. In 1975, after a successful but brutal 15-year war of independence, Mozambique entered a brief period of euphoria before turning on itself With the support of what was then ...

A 2 page analysis of two hypothetical approaches to improving the economic status of low income women and their dependents. Contrasts the benefits and disadvantages of one program providing higher levels of earned income credit and another which provides jobs and equitable wages for a predetermined period. Concludes that he second approach rewards ...

This 3 page paper provides an overview of how Britain has handled prostitution and the spread of sexually transmitted disease over the decades. Josephine Butler is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women’s Rights

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the issues of women’s rights, U.S. government legislation regarding these issues and advocate organizations in America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Women in the Workplace

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper on the statistics of earnings and achievement of women in the workplace. The writer posits that although advancements have been made, current indices and future predictions require change in business and government policy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Working Mothers

  • 5 page paper

The world is in a state of change and part of that change has been the way gender roles have expanded to include employment issues. This 5 page paper asks the question: is it necessary that the government provide support for mothers or is social support enough? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Domestic violence

  • 10 page paper

A paper which considers domestic violence as a gendered issue, with specific reference to the historical role of women in society and the current government initiatives set up to deal with the issue. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

A 5 page paper critiquing Linda Flynn's publication named above, an investigation into both observed and reported health practices of homeless urban women. Where medical records were lacking, the author attempted to estimate the level of health care these women had known previous to their homeless life. Limited to data collection only by ...

This is a 6 page paper discussing the book “The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially” (2000) by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher. “The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially” (2000) by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher relates 18 ...

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