Historiography Individual Books This source, Creating Rosie the Riveter, is a monograph written by Maureen Honey, which describes how during the 1940s, due to the need to fill jobs normally held by men, who were mostly enlisted overseas, the US government turned to its women and tried to persuade them to apply for jobs in factories, production, and management through propaganda, such as advertisements, pulp fiction, and magazines. It also examines how the image of Rosie the riveter was formed through propaganda and why, as well as why the propaganda turned back towards traditional images of women, such as the housewife and mother image, when the war came to an end. In terms of the argument, the author argues that propaganda was used
Up until 1849 there were no female doctors in the entire world, but Elizabeth Blackwell was determined to change the ways of the medical field and allow all genders to be able to receive a medical degree. Elizabeth Blackwell’s struggles would leave an everlasting impact on society and would be one of the many sparks to start the women’s rights movement resulting in the perception of women changing, ultimately, leading to women being viewed as equals to men in modern times. As a result of her endless perseverance and leadership of women’s admission into medical schools in the United States and Europe during the mid 1800’s, Elizabeth Blackwell’s legacy allowed women to have more rights in medical careers and produced incredible achievements,
The so-called “American Dream” to be more individualistic rather than a collectivistic community like the British Empire didn’t follow through with women’s rights. Martha Ballard’s profession is then reduced by William Smellie as “he explained the importance of reassuring both the patient and her “friends”,” (65). This shows that males couldn’t conceive the idea of respecting women’s work and treating them as professionals. However, this also shows the apparent disconnect between male physicians and their patients.
Women’s place and role in the society is something that has been discussed and changed over time. Should their rights be the same as men’s? Should they be superior? Inferior? The world faces a dilemma on weather they should be or not equal as men.
The infectious disease of prostitution that has poisoned the population of sex workers can only be alleviated through the criminalization of its nature. The idea that prostitution is merely the exchange of sexual services for money is what buries the reality of sexual violence deep into the ground. Often, sex workers will be coerced to surrender their power to the hands of their client. In Canada, sex workers are stalked as prey by the treacherous monster of sexual abuse. They are enslaved into a sexual commodity and are stripped of their basic human rights.
In nearly all historical societies, sexism was prevalent. Power struggles between genders mostly ended in men being the dominant force in society, leaving women on a lower rung of the social ladder. However, this does not always mean that women have a harder existence in society. Scott Russell Sanders faces a moral dilemma in “The Men We Carry in Our Minds.” In the beginning, Sanders feels that women have a harder time in society today than men do.
The characters are very important in Octavia Butler’s science fiction short story “Bloodchild”. A character is a person presented on a dramatic or narrative work. When it comes to the story of “Bloodchild”, most people would agree that gender roles are reversed. This agreement may end, however, on the question of character in Butler. It is safe to say that understanding the characters, who they are and what they do, help explain the theme of gender roles.
Gender Roles: Interpreting The Opposite Sex In today’s society men and women are often expected to perform different tasks, and occupy different roles based on their sex. Within different cultures, the view of how women and men should act and interact varies with political and religious influences, as well as personal influences. Geoffrey Chaucer suggests that people’s ability to understand the opposite sex is divided because of the stereotypes set in society for the opposite genders. Women are more likely to work as secretaries, and men are likely expected to work as managers and executives in the working field.
Gender inequality is not a new topic. Throughout history, women have faced significant sexist discrimination starting with being denied basic rights enjoyed by men. In many societies, women have been categorized as inferior to men. Greek poet, Homer, consistently highlighted this ‘women are inferior’ theme throughout his writings of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Even though this degradation of women has currently been brought to light in the 21st century, it continues to remain a serious issue.
Women have found themselves at the bottom of society’s hierarchal pyramid for eons. Even though females make contributions that prove vital to the world’s function, they are still regarded as the weaker link. The female plight of constantly facing debasement is a pawn used to ensure compliance. It is a common notion that if one is demeaned enough, he or she will conform to the suggested persona. Society tests this notion through its treatment of women.
Nowadays, sex workers are not necessarily women who have no other option, but rather women (and men) who want to express their sexuality. In recent years, there has been an incline in the porn industry; which could technically be classed as prostitution as the porn stars are indeed paid for their work – yet pornography (between 2 or more consenting adults) is legal. Another example of this is the Playboy bunnies who were paid to live and sleep with Hugh Hefner, along with posing nude for magazine and film pornography, which was and still continues to be legal. Pornography which was once also seen as taboo is now an extremely common part of the adult society, as is sex before marriage, sexual experimentation and expression. As a society, our opinions regarding sex and the religious meanings behind thus has changed significantly, and is still changing today.
The legal system doesn’t prosecute prostitution as extreme as some would like, at least that is the case for the women. Men on the other hand get their identities plastered on media outlets, newspapers and even a unique website specially for the crime of
Thirdly prostitution is immoral as a woman is exploited and degraded once she enters the trade. In the business of prostitution prostitutes are frequently exploited, sexually harassed and raped even if they dislike it. According to Silbert (2009),"68% to 70% of women in prostitution are being raped on the average, eight to ten times per year". This violates the intimate relation between personality and physical embodiment. For example a woman who is or has been a prostitute will not be accepted by a society.
As a response to the systemic, widespread and massive rape campaign carried out against Bosnian Muslims and Croat women and girls during the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War, the 1993 United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 (UN Security Council, 1993), as a preamble to the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), contains the ﬁrst ever documented UN reference to rape committed during armed conflict or rape as a violation of international humanitarian law (Schott, 2011, p. 5). The United Nations has identified four types of war rape. These four types include opportunistic rape, which is random; political rape, which defines the woman as property and frequently incorporates public rapes as a means