Sheilah O’Donnel story like any other successful women who have left their professional career to stay home. She works in a competitive training program at Oracle, the technology company and was earning at 500,000 a year. O’Donnel career take a turn when she has her first two children and begin to work less days and make only a quart of her earning. However, two-career household was not an easy thing when decided chore and responsible, because she a women and a mother was expecting to be home and responsible for the house. She quit her job in exchange for her marriage and she was pregnancy with the third child with the hope of improving her relationship. The argument continue that lead to a divorce, which O’Donnel realizes that without salary and independent work identity make her feel worthless.
Rosalind Hursthouse in her paper Virtue Theory and Abortion, handles with the moral standpoint of abortion from a virtue ethics perspective. Her research is directed towards investigating whether or not an abortion is something a virtuous person would do. Hursthouse examines the morally relevant considerations and in so doing, she rejects the standard questions used to determine the morality of an abortion such as the status of the fetus, and the rights of a women. The morally relevant considerations she sees fit to assess the moral legitimacy of an abortion are concerns with family relationship, personal circumstance, and basic biological facts. Through her considerations, Hurthouses account of virtue ethics gives us adequate moral advice in regards to the question of abortion.
The progressive era, a period in American history between the 1890s and 1920s, was a time of widespread social activism and political reform. This period saw the formation of labor unions and the implementation of antitrust laws. Most importantly, this time saw a rise in activists who fought for the extension of equal rights for women. Notable advocates at the time were Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Margaret Higgins Sanger; both lobbied on the liberty of married woman and the freedom womanhood. These women, among others, saw this era as an opportune time to demand their rights. After the reconstruction insured African Americans their freedom and right to vote, women believed it was their time to pursue their equality under the law. During this
How do you raise five boys? A farm has freedoms to offer—not to mention space to raise those five boys. Valerie is a saint. Not only a pastor’s wife, but also the woman of the household who whips them into shape when one decides to chase the cows on a dare, smuggle a Doobie Brother’s album into his bedroom because it’s a sin, or surreptitiously walk into the movie theatre, after implementing an oath of allegiance never to enter because that’s also a sin—or from the devil, maybe both. Either way, these humorous, and sometimes challenging stories, mold the success of the traditional family in the 1900’s. My generation, however, has integrated models of the family, establishing new standards of what the traditional family entails. The journal articles, A Fatherless America, The Myths of the Traditional Family, and a chapter from the book Unhitched, embody the transformations of America’s family structure since the post-World War II era, contrasting with the modern family implications within America’s society. I want to introduce you to these changes made in America, and the observations these sources present. After presenting these sources to you, how will your view of the traditional family be influenced?
The ideal young Canadian woman raised in the twenty-first century is taught to feel empowered by her own drives and ambitions and to dismiss the traditional expectations created by previous societies. She learns that being educated guides her to success, and that the only validation she will ever need is from herself. But above all, she understands that sometimes sacrifices are necessary to achieve her full potential, especially when it regards her professional career.
This connection between women and the home had an enormous effect on the occupations for women. In particular, the idea of women being a superior nurturer can explain why mainly nurses are women or even why largely teaching roles are occupied by dominantly women than men. On the other hand, men began to drift away from the home embracing the responsibilities of a breadwinner. Until the late nineteenth century, all the money produced in a household legally belonged to the male lead. As a result, the belief of a male being the financial support in the family came to exist. Equally important, was the house chores which had to be completed and who better to complete them but women. Consequently, this separation shaped an unequal division of labour. Therefore, one can say that men are considered superior only because at this time they were capable of working in the public sphere. Due to this major separation, the institution of family was shaped by history in which the events came to create the ideal family structure in society, known as the nuclear
The age of the Alpha-female is upon us. Women wanting equality leads them to work. As a result, women now contributing in a household in more ways than the average housewife could. The impact not only occurred within the working female, but to people.
Due to vast societal changes in the American 20th and 21st centuries, intimate life, from the perspective of the most recent generations, has evolved drastically. American youth has grown up in diverse households, witnessed the deterioration of gender roles, and have been effected by the longevity of today’s educational system. “The Social Construction of Sexuality” by Steven Seidman narrows in on the youth’s role in hook up culture, intimacies after college, and intimacy and parenthood among the poor.
In her essay “Lean In : What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” author Sheryl Sandberg writes about the history of how women have been expected to think and act. She explains how in her family education and sports were a top priority, because she was raised to believe that men and women had equal potential. Sandberg thought that the stereotype, women stayed home to take care of the children, was demolished until after she graduated from college. She found that even though women had successfully graduated college most of them soon became stay at home moms while the men worked full-time. The author found in a survey that men would rather take on a leading role rather than women who do not want to take on the responsibility of having ‘power’.
According to Dr. Jennifer Parks in her talk “Should women use fertility preservation techniques to delay childbearing?” fertility preservation can be a really useful tool to career women who hit their thirties and still are not ready yet to start a family. Therefor, egg freezing has become an emerging solution for many career women that want to have a family later when they are older and still be biologically connected with the baby. First of all, the speaker discussed the basis of biological science about the formation of oocytes in order to address the information that women are higher risk of losing their fertility when they are older. It was stated that oocytes are at their greatest number in a female at the point of birth, and they are decreased to the half when girls hit puberty. Egg freezing was intended to use for women who are receiving gonadotoxic therapies where they are going under a lot of chemotherapy and treatments that negatively impact the fertility of oocytes.
(1A) One of the factors that lead to women being treated differently in the job market of the United States is the fact that there are gaps in employment that women often take that do not as largely affect men. Since women often live longer lives than men that are faced with the challenges of taking care of dying spouses and even taking care of their older parents. This dilemma was discussed in the “Sandwich Generation” video from a previous assignment, where there was an unemployed mother that was taking care of her young son and very old and sick parent while her husband was at work trying to make ends meet. Women also often times are faced with the challenge of taking care of infant children post-partum resulting in time off of work.
Egg donation is not covered as extensively in the news as other women’s health topics. On Redbookmag.com, I could not find many articles about egg donation. The website has a pregnancy and fertility section, but it is filled with stories about celebrities, pregnant women and mothers who have gone viral, and tips about the stages and ailments of pregnancy. There is not much of a focus on fertility. The only other article I could find when searching egg donation on the website is about a woman’s experience titled “Donating My Eggs Destroyed My Chances of Having Kids.” I was able to find two more Redbookmag.com articles, “What It Really Takes to Get Pregnant at 46” and “I Found My Egg Donor on
Egg Freezing (scientifically known as human ocyte cryopreservation) is a process in which a woman's eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored. In the future, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. In simpler language, egg freezing is the freezing of fertility for future.
In a world full of uncertainties, there is one person everyone on this Earth dead or alive has or had, and that is a mother. What is a mother? The dictionary definition of a mother as a noun is a woman in relation to her child or children, but as a verb means bring up (a child) with care and affection. While there is no cookie cutter definition of a mother, women still continuously conform to the societal pressure placed upon them. Societal viewpoint is that the title of mother is a one size fits all category, meaning the roles of every mother must be the same since their “job title” is. A mother either gives her all to her children or she is neglectful and a selfish parent. Mothers get lumped into categories which often dehumanizes them. Because