Gender studies Essays

  • Gender Stereotypes: A Gender Study

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    This study is trying to find out how Canton-pop act as a social mirror that portrays gender stereotype of women from its product through lyrics. But firstly we have to identify what is gender stereotype; ‘Gender’ is the process of dividing up people and behaviors by their reproductive biological or sexual identities (Chris Beasley, 2005) and stereotypes are the characteristics that widely shared by the general public or socially shared beliefs of what female and male should behave. (Greenwald & Banaji

  • The Pros And Cons Of Gender Studies

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    consider that both gender studies and feminism should be studied separately because gender studies goes further and takes into account sexual characteristics and oppression in general rather than only social oppression towards a biological sex, being women. Gender is something different from social movements. Indeed, in general, gender studies bring to a reflexion on what is being a male and what is being a female according to time and places. The main goal of these studies is to observe how a

  • Transition From Women Studies To Gender Study

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    The transition from ‘women studies’ to ‘gender studies’ suggests that our societal norms are changing and that our society is adapting and accepting these new ideas. The main problem with ‘women studies’ is that the word ‘women’ is too broad because ‘women’ is used to describe anyone who identifies themselves as one. For example During argues ‘Women’ is too large a grouping to be analytically useful.” He is stating that ‘women’ too expansive to be logically useful. The word ‘women’ also suggests

  • Gender Privilege: Case Study

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    How can the concept of White Privilege be expanded to include gender privilege, class privilege, or heterosexual privilege? According to Monahon (2014), p. 73, stated, “In the broadest terms, the concept of privilege is meant to capture the unearned benefits and advantages that accrue to members of dominant groups as a result of the ongoing exploitation and of members oppression of members of dominated groups”. One way white privilege can expand to class by a wealthy son of a business owner. Who

  • Gender Specific Toys Case Study

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    As seen from the case of McKenna Pope’s brother above, gender-specific toys perpetuate the belief that girls and boys should possess different skills and aspirations. This diminishes the rich educational potential of toys in children’s development.   In this report, toys refer to the variety of games (eg board games, card games, puzzles, video games) and toys (eg dolls, trucks, playhouses). Our research shows that the role of toys is to enable children to develop freely, through the attainment

  • Gender Identity Discrimination Case Study

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    What is the difference between sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination? The term "sexual orientation" is generally understood to refer only to whether a person is homosexual (gay), heterosexual (straight), or bisexual, while "gender identity" refers to one 's self-identification as a man or a woman, as opposed to one 's anatomical sex at birth. Not all transgender people are gay. Many transgendered people identify as straight; many transgender women have male partners

  • Explain What Happened During The Women's Movement

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    In the 1970s the women’s movement became active in New Zealand. Groups formed around the country. Each group protesting diffrent inequality issues that women in New Zealand Faced What was the womens group’s movement protesting against, why, and what were they hoping to achive? The womens movement was protesting against the inequality New Zealand women faced such as economic inequality,. The movement wanted to change the steroytype that women were submissive sex objects that’s only purpose was

  • Cultural Dimensions In Femininity

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    a flexible work hour will have the femininity. Masculinity means “Masculinity stands for a society in which social gender roles are clearly distinct: Men are supposed to be assertive, tough, and focused on material success; women are supposed to be more modest, tender, and concerned with the quality of life.” and femininity means “Femininity stands for a society in which social gender roles overlap: Both men and women are supposed to be modest, tender, and concerned with the quality of life.” Hofstede

  • Desdemona's Infidelity In Othello

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    John Lennon once said, “It’s weird not to be weird”. Such a society is non-existent in William Shakespeare’s Othello, in which any non-conforming belief has the potential to become very dangerous or even life-threatening. Voicing these opinions which go against societal thoughts lead to the downfalls of multiple characters in the play. Desdemona’s opposition to racism, Emilia’s extreme feminism, and Iago’s apparent belief of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness are what ultimately lead these three people towards

  • Psychological Realism In Macbeth

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    ’Macbeth’ is a tragedy (rise and fall of the main character theme) written by English playwright and poet William Shakespeare and it is known by academics that it was first performed in 1606. It was first published in the Folio of 1623 as his shortest story ever written. He wrote it while England was under the rule of Reign of James 1st who was also patron of Shakespeare’s acting company. Macbeth dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological consequences of political greed on those who seek

  • Ben's Initiative In The Graduate

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    How this scene emphasises Ben as taking the initiative compared to Elaine and how this initiative is important for Ben’s character development in the film as a whole. The film The Graduate is a comedy-drama about Ben, a recent graduate with no well-defined goal in life, who is seduced by his parents' friend, Mrs. Robinson, and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter, Elaine. There is a scene where Ben tries to sabotage his first date with Elaine by driving incautiously ignoring her and forcing

  • Examples Of Responsibility In The Hunger Games

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    Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive

  • Lady Macbeth: An Evil Wife In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    An Evil Wife in Macbeth The stereotype women are supposed to be nice, gentle and kind. In some other cases, some women are crueler than men. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare tells a story of Lady Macbeth, a ruthless wife who manipulates her husband to achieve her evil desires. Lady Macbeth is an evil woman because she is extremely ambitious, greedy and controlling which shows that her desires leads her to be a ruthless person. Lady Macbeth is extremely ambitious in terms of gaining power

  • Single Mothers

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    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

  • Importance Of Informal Social Control

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    key role to play in this matter. Studies have been conducted on several families in accordance with economic standards. The results shows very clearly that people belonging to poor economic backgrounds often lose their faith in the structure of the social system, and then they tend to involve in criminal activities for either having a good life in future days (only in the sense of good economic status) or to express their anger on the system by being an outlaw. Studies also show that, in contrast to

  • The Bell Jar Literary Analysis

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    Literature is composed with many thoughts and ideas, the limitations are miniscule. For example, Sylvia Plath formulated her experiences and time period into a plot to compose her novel. As the book progresses, the protagonist provides insight on her journey and struggle to find happiness. In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath utilizes an autobiographical protagonist to express purity versus impurity, as well as mind versus body in a world of double standards. Before one understands how Plath's experiences

  • My Being Cries Out To Be Incarnate Analysis

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    As Julia Kristeva stated in the Stabat Mater, the maternal image of the Virgin Mary does not provide an adequate model of maternity, therefore with the Virgin as a role model, the maternal body is reduced to silence. Moreover, she apparently implies interrelations between desexualizing and silencing women (Kristeva 145). Thus, the name of the poem doubly attacks the Catholic rules—if women are reduced to be mothers, a homosexual love act is an act of disobedience, and the detailed description if

  • Arundhati Roy's The God Of Small Things

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    A critical analysis of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. The God of Small Things, in many ways reflective of her own life experiences and journeys, is Arundhati Roy’s acclaimed masterpiece. It looks at the many layers and aspects of life under the shadow of its time- a newly emerged Kerala after independence that lived in denial of its Anglicization, a conservative Ayemenem town facing spurts and waves of change trying to embrace the ideology of communism. With the protagonist twins Estha

  • Long Distance Poem

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    ‘Heidi’ and ‘Long Distance’ are two disparate poems in terms of tone and elucidation, ‘Heidi’ is a blithe narrative about the coming of age of a young women who battles for what she believes in despite losing a parent, and ‘Long Distance’ faces the issue of never moving forwards. From the poem ‘Heidi’, we can also see Heidi’s determination in achieving what she wants, as she is inexorable ‘tell them it won’t wash out-not even if I wanted to try’, this shows Heidi’s headstrong determination, creating

  • True Love In The Disney Movie 'Beauty And The Beast'

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    Beauty and the Beast The Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast,” is perceived as a classic love story. However, this belies the fact that Belle is held captive in the Beast’s castle, where he proceeds to manipulate every aspect of her imprisoned life. The Beast forbids Belle from entering certain parts of the castle and threatens to starve her if she does not join him for dinner dates. When Belle refuses to have evening meals with the Beast or follow his other commands, he explodes in anger. Despite