Essays Tagged: "male gender"

Women in religion

d just as much as men are, but they still are denied the privilege of spreading the word of God.The male gender has dominated the world for the past hundreds of years, but times have changed and women ... used as reference to determine superiority of genders in the church. 'Jesus was a man who chose 12 male apostles to carry on his work, therefore only men could be priest' (Connel A1), is a common ref ...

(3 pages) 141 0 3.9 Dec/1996

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

The detriment that society can cause to its inhabitants. Refers to relationship in "The doll house" by Ibsen and also expectaions of men

ners', the person that supported the wife and the children with no help from the outside world. The male role was defined as the superior and dominant gender in society that looked down on females. Th ... e start of the women's rights movement where women were not willing to accept second billing to the male gender. They wanted equal opportunities and equal treatment. The main problem at that time was ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Stereotyping in media

have fixed beliefs, opinions and attitudes that individuals hold about typical characteristics of female and male gender roles. These may relate to personality, where males are tough and intensive, wh ... hese may relate to personality, where males are tough and intensive, while on the other hand, the females are usually the weak and sensitive (Williams, La Rose & Frost, 1981). A popular example of ...

(5 pages) 574 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Taming of the shrew assay Topic: Treatment of women in Shakespearean times

any say, their opinions did not count for much nor could they freely express themselves. It was the male gender that made all the decisions for them for example if a woman was of marrying age the fath ... to be accepted by the father not by the daughter. In the play "The Taming of the Shrew" we read of male dominance over women. In the case of Kate she did not want to get married. However, Bianca bein ...

(3 pages) 56 2 4.1 Feb/2003

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

The Use of Metaphor, Diction, and Symbol in Sharon Olds' The One Girl at the Boys Party

l as she becomes a woman. This poem also accentuates the mystery associated with the minds of the female gender, and the strength of the adolescent, whose mother recounts a vicarious experience that s ... carious experience that seems to stand a landmark in the social and sexual development of a young female.This poem starts in the boast: "When I take my girl to the swimming party...," continuing with ...

(2 pages) 121 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Silenced Body: Institutionalization of gender and gender regimes

society where the phenomenological value and history is validated through apatriarchal order, the female identity becomes neutralized and imposed upon theconstitution corresponding to its biased and s ... d and imposed upon theconstitution corresponding to its biased and specific conditions. Thus, the femalebody becomes the silenced body, the body unable of expression, deserted by it'sembodiment, and s ...

(6 pages) 159 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Thoughts on Sexism.

the moral and the self image of any person on the receiving end of such an assault, but how has the male gender been exclusively labeled as the offenders? Undoubtedly, there are instances of abuse, be ... be it either verbal or physical, but this selective group of abusers are not at all limited to the male gender. These sexist comments have been stereotypically attributed to men while women have been ...

(1 pages) 55 0 3.0 May/2003

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

"Everything Rises Must Converge" by Emily Dickinson.

Historically, literature has presented its readers with a dominant male gender and has produced an inferior female. "Everything that Rises Must Converge", by Flannery ... the common stereotypes associated with women and identifies with the tribulations of a struggling female in a setting where prejudices ran rampant. Its main character portrays every woman's desperate ... or mother.It is implied that the financial status of a family is solely dependent upon the dominant male figure of the household. Julian, who bears this burden alone because of his father's death is a ...

(3 pages) 89 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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 ... our view, women are used to rank a promotion, therefore, the better looking, the best chance for a male to purchase the object. The articles that I will focus on are about men and women playing a rol ...

(5 pages) 284 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Gender roles: The times they aren't a changin'

fortunately, this forces women to have to work harder then men in order to be taken seriously. As a male, gender differences in persuasion are an important consideration that I should take into accoun ... son. I must admit however, that I may subconsciously view women as, "warmer and more nurturing then males." If I were to have plans to go see a movie with one of my male friends, and I wanted to see t ...

(2 pages) 52 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

An Overview of Transsexuality

hat is gender? It seems like a simple question. Most people would agree that there are two genders, male and female, and your gender is chosen by your genitals at birth. Unfortunately, this definition ... ars dresses, and tends to cry during romantic movies is displaying the traits associated with the female gender, while a loud, boisterous sports player is more readily associated with the male gender. ...

(10 pages) 143 0 4.8 Apr/2004

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

Gender behavior: Nature or Nurture

al differences as well as their sociological differences used to emphasize the distinctions between males and females. Gender roles are the stereotypes that are assigned to a specific gender by the ge ... rly surroundings. In the given articles about gender roles along with my personal experience as a female and my brother's experience as a male, gender behavior is culturally conditioned, we are not au ...

(6 pages) 170 0 5.0 May/2004

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

Comparison between Chopin and Gilman using The Storm and The Yellow Wallpaper.

emed to be just bored in general with same old routines. Both were women who felt suppressed by the male gender. They successfully overcame this suppression through their writing."The Storm" and "The ... their writing."The Storm" and "The Yellow Wall-Paper" are stories that empower women. Both of the female characters break free from being held down by the "male idea". Gilman allows her character to c ...

(1 pages) 49 2 4.1 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Cardiovascular Disease

ssociation (AHA) as the following: (1) Major risks factors that can not be changed (increasing age, male gender, and heredity). (2) Major risk factors that can be changed (cigarette/tobacco smoke, hig ...

(9 pages) 127 0 2.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A Feminist Reading of Othello

f tears..."Looking from a feminist perspective, Othello in this extract establishes the traditional male gender identity of the strong militaristic Macho man, and of the submissive, emotional woman. H ... work force etc. however later action in the play highlights flaws in this patriarchy, and depicts female assertiveness.The play continues to portray women in the same way with little exception, untill ...

(5 pages) 56 2 3.5 Jan/2007

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

Penalties for success: Reactions to women who succeed at male gender-typed tasks

Women are subjected to gender-biased evaluations with their performance on male gender-typed tasks often devalued and their competence denied. This result from the inconsisten ... otypic perceptions of what women is like and the qualities thought necessary to perform a typically male job. The main idea of this article is to demonstrate this phenomenon, to provide insight into w ... mpt bias in evaluations of women.When a woman is acknowledged to have been successful at performing male gender-typed work, her motivation in achievement situations are inhibited by her fear of disapp ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

English Isn't Sexist

life is boring without controversy, so it is only fair that our language is accused of favoring the male gender. I don't know why the word woman contains the word man, or why anyone would be offended ... nging every word that has form of man in it seems like a lot of trouble to me, but all offended non-male persons, be my guest.One of the factors that affect why women feel as if English is sexist is b ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Schizophrenia and Suicide: Systematic Review of Risk Factors

nty-nine case studies were identified that met the review criteria.Suicide risk was associated with male gender, as well as white people were more at risk than non-white people, but this finding was b ...

(3 pages) 36 0 2.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Gender roles in society: A look at masculinity and femininity

aracteristics that a person exhibits. These characteristics are shaped by the culture of a society. Males and females are encouraged to behave by these codes. Harris has a similar argument. Harris pro ... Harris has a similar argument. Harris proposes, "gender role messages set standards for appropriate male behavior."( 12) These messages are a set of codes that are given by family members at a young a ...

(4 pages) 128 0 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Men Vs Women "How they function"

. But there are exceptions?.Michael Jackson, when he was younger, looked and acted like part of the male gender. But when he started getting older he decided to wear lipstick and sing like his sister. ... ferences, differences that need to be explained.Throughout history and in all cultures the roles of males and females vary. Relating to the piece of literature "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid for th ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community