Through reading many publish case studies like the ones provided earlier, Joseph (2001) thinks that researchers need to publish more of their raw data instead of only providing summarized versions of their results. Withholding any kind of information in a study is definitely unethical in any field of research based science and taking steps to improve the availability of data is only going to be beneficial. In addition, there might be a more suitable control group alternative that is not being properly utilized in twin studies. Normally researchers use dizygotic twins as a point of comparison in the similarities found in monozygotic twins; however, there may be a reason to change. The replacement control group proposed is a completely biologically unrelated pair of strangers whose age, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, cultural background, and appearance are similar (Joseph, 2001).
They also claim that the “conventional family did not cover the majority of households and that family is only one of the options available”.
While some states are becoming more open minded about it other states are sticking with their choice to ban gay adoption. Some states say that it will cause problems with the children that because it isn’t “natural” it could cause physiological problems or that the couples wouldn’t be good parents. Others are against it for religious reasons. One religion that is against gay adoption is the catholic religion, it opposed gay marriage because they say it isn’t healthy for kids to grow up with gay parents. They say that because gay couples either consist of two women or two men that the children are either deprived of a Father if the couple is two women or that if the couple is two men the children are deprived of a mother, what this religion is forgetting is that families usually consists of grandparents’, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and many other people that the kids can be influenced by.
Not only did the discussion not move my position on this issue, it indeed reinforced it. The debate on same-sex marriage made me apply the same-sex couple marriage reasoning on opposite-sex couples made me realize even further that marriage is a personal decision that should be based solely on personal desires. Children should still exercise discretion as marriage is a serious decision that should not be taken lightly. However, parental approval or guidance on marriage is not something I can
More being the head of a church had a religious society, but due to the time-period he lived in, his Utopian society did not have equality among the men and women. This is shown in the section of the short story called “The Household” when More writes “Each household, as I said, comes under the authority of the oldest male. Wives are subordinate to their husbands.” (More 658). Subordinates is a term referred to people who are under someone, such as a boss of a tribe who has subordinates which they lead.
These restrooms can also benefit families by allowing family members of multiple genders use the same restroom. The anti-discriminatory law should have explicit definitions of discrimination and it should only apply to public places such as work, school, stores, and businesses. An anti-discriminatory law like this is essential because the current laws that transgender people must try to use to defend themselves from discrimination, such as the ADA and Titles VII and IX, are not specifically for transgender individuals. Transgender people should have a guarantee to the right to equal protection under the law, but there is no current law that provides this guarantee. Louis Michael Seidman, a constitutional law professor, describes this type of dilemma when he says, “The point of equal protection review is to adjust the legal mechanism so that it ‘fits’ the state of the world.
With today 's market, it is hard to get a good and fair price on a home. Ashleigh Schmitz explains why the American Dream is almost unattainable in today 's society, “Their income is not financially secure, there is student loan debt, high unemployment rates and it
Fidelity is the most important in marriage specially fidelity in men. Marriage doe not have the emphasis as an institution that should organize everyone’s life. Women in marriages must stay home and raised children as well they must do all the household job. Men must provide everything to the house. This is a clear sign of inequality in marriage.
For example, Duvander and Andersson (2008) stated on their study that the usage of parental leave to represent gender equity is not an accurate depiction of gender equality. Such that, it can be interpreted as a positive influence in the right direction of gender equality by the father’s support in the division of household labour which is a close depiction of gender equity. Moreover, most studies are focused on either women or men solely; the comparison of men and women is often neglected and the absence of a macro-level standpoint does not allow them to understand the change at a societal level particular among various countries (Leerife, 2012). Likewise, the models used were trivialized for its lack of focus on the study of fertility within the confines of its social and cultural framework (Mcdonald, 2000). So, another approach suggested is to include different society-level measures of both women and men in different areas while the focus will solely be on Japan instead of several countries.
Kay Hymowitz, in her article, The Single-Mom Catastrophe, says, “Knowing that women are now expected to be able to raise children on their own, unskilled men lose much of the incentive to work, especially at the sometimes disagreeable jobs that tend to be the ones they can get. Scholars consistently find that unmarried men work fewer hours, make less money and get fewer promotions than do married men.” On that same topic of men and marriage, a study by Donna Ginther and Madeline Zavodny examined men who'd had “shotgun marriages” and, therefore, hadn't been planning to tie the knot. Their research found that those reluctant husbands “nevertheless earned more than their single peers did.” In short, depending on the situation, marriage can have benefits in terms of a stable family life for low-income men as it does low income
Others argue that a traditional family structure is no longer needed in our constantly changing society and should be accepted just as single parents, divorced and integrated couples have been. Does having a man and a woman at the head of the household of individuals define a family, or is there more to it than just that? I believe that this description of family is too vague to be able to describe the roles and complex structure of family. Sociologists today define family as a group of people who are tied by legal, biological, or emotional bounds. Sociology dives deeper to understand what the family is in American society, what its function are, why it is changing, and if nontraditional families are able to provide the same tasks that traditional families do.
Yes, I do agree with the article because in my opinion the 60s ideal family was a historical anomaly. Even studying U.S. history on its own reveals the vast majority of families had two working parents. While only one might work outside the home, the other still worked to contribute to the family income or at least lessen the family expenses. I believe the decline in the traditional family is the result, at least in part, by a lack of earnings and increased levels of consumption. Many families need dual-incomes so they can provide for their family.
My article deals with the study of society and social interaction of the Middle Class and how they survived on a Nickel and Dimed. In our text (n) 2, (pg. 42, paragraph 2) the journalist Barbara Ehrenreich brought the two stories together by research, that it is, impossible to make it on minimum wage work. The journalist observed in her study the mindset of the working Middle Class people, their persistence to make ends meet, to take care of their household, family and the will to make thing change. The “Middle Class” an aimless expression applied to those who is not on the system of welfare. In the United States certain development changed the past three decades, due to after World War II, the benefits of growth, and money making flow to
During the 1930’s there was an overwhelming sense of preconceived ideas of gender roles and what place they maintained in society, men were expected to work in order to earn a living and provide for their families, while women were more likely to stay at home to look after the children and cook and clean until the man returns from work. For working class Americans and the poor, the situation was during the Great Depression and many people were out of work and had to resort to desperate measures in order to provide for their families. Contrast to the upper class of the time who went by greatly untouched by economic downfall and thus become increasingly more obliged to seek a wife in order to have a family and live what seemed to be the idea of a middle-class woman’s American dream to marry a wealthy man.