Essays Tagged: "gender roles"

Sex-Based Generalization in Freud

In 'Boys and girls: The development of gender roles,' Beale gives usrevealing overview of Freud's personality theory. Beale point out boths ... y. Beale point out bothstrengths and weaknesses of his answer to the questions of 'Why' and 'How'in gender development, but still leaves a chance for a reader to make upher/his own mind about whether ... of one'sdevelopment, give a plethora of reasons to believe in the existence of acritical period in gender development. Freud's theory suggests that the wayin which the id, ego, and superego evolve an ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Gender Issues in Advertisements

Gender Issues in AdvertisementsWomen grapple with their perception of a ideal body because of societ ... n of a ideal body because of society's imposed ideals. Goffman analyzes advertisements according to gender stereotypes of men and women. He addresses these issues in a slide show containing advertisem ... eir need to be accepted by men to spark a consumer interest.One of the ways that advertisers depict gender roles is through the use of a famous female model. Models generally have 15% of the national ...

(4 pages) 269 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

English: Shakespeare: Shakespeare the Feminist? Taming of the shrew

taming of the shrew by william shakespeare is a play which is ahead of its time in its views toward gender roles within society. Katherine is a woman who is intelligent, and is not afraid to assert he ...

(4 pages) 99 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Stereotyped Women in Advertising"

Stereotyped Women in AdvertisingFor my research of gender roles in today's society, I decided to take a look at how men and women are portrayed in adve ... tched three hours of prime time television commercials to see which products were directed at which gender. I developed criteria for my research to distinguish between commercials of and for men and c ... outside of the home), roles (professional, domestic), product type (home, child, outdoor, car), and gender of central character and whether or not they had a spouse and/or children present. My seconda ...

(7 pages) 429 2 3.9 Jun/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Cosmopolitan--Continuing the Burden of Women The essay assignment was to take a piece of Today's culture and show what its effect is on American society either negetively or positively.

better mate or making themselves better women in general, Cosmo fuels women's socially constructed gender roles by promoting the stereotypes of what a conventional woman is while aiding in keeping th ... what a conventional woman is while aiding in keeping them silent by not using its power to promote gender equality.Taking a look at the ads that are chosen for Cosmopolitan was my first tool in uncov ...

(7 pages) 158 1 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Stereotyping in media

also play a part in how people "think" and generalise a group of individuals, based on the other's gender, race, religion, hair colour and so forth. This essay will discuss the stereotype that is rei ... einforced in specific print and broadcast media representations, concentrating on three examples of gender-roles, blondes, and African-Americans, and what it tells about dominant ideologies.Firstly, w ...

(5 pages) 574 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

This is an essay that explains the origins and what the "LAws of Manu" are all about

onduct of men in the religious life. The document about to be presented deals with caste system and gender roles.The laws of Manu were believed to be written between the first century B.C.E. and third ...

(6 pages) 73 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

It's about the increase of female criminals as a result of changing gender roles in society today.

IMECriminology 1100Nov. 20, 1999The society in which we live, is composed of many rules and values. Gender roles are no exception. These so-called 'roles' have been in existence throughout the centuri ...

(6 pages) 184 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Gender Roles.

In learning sexuality, our gender roles are very critical. Our gender roles tell us what behavior is appropriate and it dictate ... e always going to be some form of assumption in today's society.In short, in learning sexuality our gender roles tell us what behavior is appropriate and shapes our sexuality. Our sexual scripts are d ...

(3 pages) 218 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

The Mursi People: Reaction Paper (Ethiopia).

changes. The Mursi are using currency and are moving from herding, to buying and selling at market. Gender roles are reversing, and women are taking an active role in earning income. In addition, wome ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Inequalities on Gender

In today's society, women and male gender roles reflect on more that only just what people think about sex roles. In this research, I w ... In this research, I will inform the reader about stereotypes that society accepts when dealing with gender roles. In addition, this paper will explain the reasons gender roles are labeled the way they ... social concern over a feminine aspect; therefore, it brings our conclusion that the differences of gender are a subject of power. Mostly all the articles that I came about to research show in detail ...

(5 pages) 284 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Gender Roles and Conflicts Expressed in Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse".

Gender Roles and Conflicts Expressed in Virginia Woolf's To the LighthouseTime and time again, gende ... It is here that Woolf centers her novel around the subtle distortions of which a strict division of gender roles produces on personalities and on family life. This theme is as important as the male/fe ... pletion, express her own personal truths, and to be both a woman and an artist," (Dougherty 1). The gender roles still stand in the end of this novel as they do today in some ways. To the Lighthouse i ...

(8 pages) 161 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


r example shown that both men and women can participate in a game of basketball. Despite this fact, gender inequalities exist in professional and amateur sports. Gender roles are the result of systema ... ur sports. Gender roles are the result of systematic power imbalances in sports because it is not a gender-neutral industry. It is male-dominated and they get the lion's share of the funding, support, ...

(2 pages) 61 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

This is an essay describing the gender differences with men and women. it shows how in the show "saved by the bell" used the typical gender schema.

obedient, caring, and kind, exactly what we would expect from Zack's girlfriend. In today's society gender roles account for the people we are, the way we act, and the way we live our lives. Whether y ... ample of a traditional female in the relationship and seems to have no problem with it. In studying gender, one of the things that scholars have assumed is that society is constructed in such a way th ...

(4 pages) 131 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Medea" by Euripides, the Embodiment of the New Female in Greek Society.

In Euripides' Medea, the protagonist, portrayed as the main character, abandoned the gender roles of ancient Greek society. As a result of this, Euripides invented a new version of the ... esult of this, Euripides invented a new version of the gender "female." Medea defied perceptions of gender by exhibiting "male" characteristics while existing in the bounds of the "female" mentality. ... existing in the bounds of the "female" mentality. Medea brings a sense of manly courage to woman's gender by slaying Creon and Creusa. She brings power and hubris, decidedly male characteristics, to ...

(5 pages) 123 1 4.6 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations".

nd attitudes of the times. A wide division in the classes, harsh punishments for crime and distinct gender roles are depicted. Industrialisation and its effects on the growing differences between city ... nd its effects on the growing differences between city and country life are also shown in the novel.Gender roles were quite clear-cut in 19th century England, with men and women living in separate sph ...

(4 pages) 89 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

History becomes "Her-story" in West Africa: Representations of the female gender's role in the past, present, & future of West Africa

men, yet that did not stop them from joining in anti-colonialism struggles and producing changes in gender and power relations from the colonial period to the present. Gender history does not necessar ... n were affected negatively more than positively during the run of colonialism in Africa. Changes in gender roles and statuses were felt the greatest by women who were forced to adjust to new sexual di ...

(10 pages) 211 1 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

is the "monkey see monkey do" complex, which is also illustrated. And I could go on for hours about gender roles and power. However, I choose to attack the most obvious theme in The Lottery which is s ... ost important annual event and lastly makes remarks which are disparaging about the lottery. If the gender role-reversal didn't get her then the blasphemy against the sacred event (lottery) would have ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Traditional family

hanges in the recent decades. Changes such as structural and values regarding marriage and divorce, gender roles and same sex or homosexual families are noticeable changes that today's families have i ... ave also been reshaped. Families are smaller and less stable making marriage less important and the gender roles involved with marriage have become less traditional. Americans have been more accepting ...

(2 pages) 97 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin's short stories often include male and female gender roles that are sometimes challenged by the female characters in the stories. Most of her shor ...

(5 pages) 197 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors