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Employee Retention - 1,115 words
Case Presentation Anne is a 22-year-old Caucasian female currently enrolled in college. She is enrolled as a full time student majoring in Criminal Justice. She lives in a single room on campus and is three hours away from her family. She is currently in the Later Adolescence stage of development and is dealing with several different life issues. During the previous life stage, Early Adolescence, several developmental tasks had to be dealt with by the subject. While physical maturation was going on Anne had problems with severe acne and had no real growth spurt. To this day she remains only five feet tall. Her development of formal operations came at a normal rate for adolescence. However, d ...
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Susan Bordo - 1,092 words
Susan Bordo works at the University of Kentucky as the Otis A. Singletary Chair of Humanities. She also is a philosopher who deals with many traditional aspects of philosophy such as Rene Descartes and Sigmund Freud. However, what sets Bordo apart from most other philosophers is her training of the study of popular culture and representations of the body. She is a philosopher, that is, who writes not only about Plato but also about Madonna and O.J. (Bordo 138). Much of Bordos work as a teacher deals with the representation of the female body in marketing and advertising. She feels that most adds in the past and present set up gender identities and play off of the norms of society in the rep ...
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Transvestitism - 986 words
In the last few decades, there has been a rapid change in social attitude towards so-called sexual problems. There has been a call for the freedom to live in the style of which one chooses, so long as no one else is harmed in the process. One area that appears little understood, however, is transvestitism, or cross-dressing. In order to gain some knowledge about this phenomenon, there are many aspects of transvestitism that should be examined, some being: history, societal views, the gay versus straight issue, and women dressing as men. Transvestitism has a long history, ranging from mythical figures to medieval saints who cross-dressed; from the many instances of berdache in anthropological ...
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Gender Differences - 1,404 words
What are the differences between boys and girls? How different are they, and what causes thses differences? How is gender identity developed and how does it affect childrens behavior and attitudes? Gender identity is the awareness of ones gender and all it implies (Human Development *text*, 286). Gender differences are explained as psychological or behavioral differences between both genders. There are many theories to how and why gender differences exist. Some people argue that circumcision at birth is a factor, others say the differences are greatly influenced by the human brain. Recent studies show that there are great specific differences found in both the male and female brain. Next, on ...
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Personal Identity And Afterlife - 1,731 words
Personal Identity and the Afterlife Identity defines the fundamental nature of everything, whether that thing is an objective physical entity or a subjective idea that has to be mentally constructed. To understand the nature of these abstract ideas, we must first understand the concept of identity. When speaking of identity, one of the first types most people think of is the identity of the self. This self could be the attributes that a person attaches to himself. Gender identity is a simple attribute one may place upon the self. These certain attributes are so important that a person may find it impossible to imagine himself without. In the study of philosophy, there are two key notions th ...
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Paranoia - 1,307 words
Related to the natural, and sometimes justified, sense of vulnerability that accompanies the feminine experience, is a uniquely transgenderal experience of paranoia. Paranoia may be defined as a pervasive and unreasoning fear of personal danger. Such paranoia is almost certain to attack you at some time in your life if you choose to leave your home in the persona of the opposite sex. The first several times I went out in a dress, I just knew everybody on the street, in the stores, driving down the roads, or looking out windows six blocks away were saying to themselves, "There goes (Name withheld) dressed up like a girl. What a nut!" (This version has been cleared up. I'm too much of a lady t ...
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Together Yet Separate - 1,505 words
You cant play with He-man, hes not for girls! This phrase still echoes in my mind as I reminisce about my childhood playtime. As I reached for a He-man action figure from the toy box, I was handed a Barbie doll or a My Little Pony figurine. At that time, I was too young to realize the great chasm that gender had created for such a simple task as playing with toys. However, looking back, it becomes clear that gender, itself, plays a key role in the everyday lives of boys and girls. In Barrie Thornes book, Gender Play, this role is depicted in various ways through participant observation, or ethnography. By researching the ways that children play an active role in doing gender, analyzing the n ...
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In What Ways Is Identity A Social Construct - 1,633 words
"Without social identity, there is, in fact, no society." -- Richard Jenkins The idea that beliefs about "who we are" are created in a social context reflects the basic sociological theory that human beings are socially created, not prisoners of instinct. Sociologists see identity as related to the society in which people exist. People, are, in part, socialized into their identities. There are assorted ways that conceptions about individual and group identities are socially constructed. An identity is created against a social background that tries to make social interaction meaningful, understandable and well-organized by categorizing people in various ways. The nature of identity is express ...
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Gender Differences - 1,454 words
A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud parents and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family, and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may be dressed in a blue jumpsuit with a football or a baseball glove on it. The baby girl may wear a bow in her hair and flowered pajamas. As the boy begins to grow, he is given a miniature basketball and a hoop to play with. The gir ...
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Gender And Sexuality - 1,945 words
Gender and Sexuality in Arab and Western Society Gender & sexuality is an important issue that differs from one country to another, two regions that are very distinct and general are the Arab world and the Western World. Both these regions are heavily populated and both these areas have totally different views concerning gender & sexuality. The Western view towards sexuality is normally considered a more liberal approach, where as the Arab worlds view in most of its related states is a conservative approach that is often implemented by force. The Arab & Western cultures are extremely diverse in their methods and their religious beliefs. Therefore sexuality is viewed differently in both regio ...
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Gender Inequality & Theories Of Patriarchy - 1,483 words
ter> Assess the claim that gender inequalities in the domestic and occupational divisions of labour are best understood with reference to the concept of patriarchy. You should illustrate your answer with reference to a range of feminist perspectives. Introduction Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the womens subordinate position. For two hundred years, patriarchy precluded women from having a legal or political identity and the legislation and attitudes supporting this provided the model for slavery. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries suffrage campaigners succeeded in securing some legal and politic ...
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Are Gender Rolls Rightfully Accepted By Society? - 1,156 words
Most people understand that there are strict behavioral rolls that guide individuals how to act appropriately as males and females. These gender rolls dictating appropriate gender behavior seem to be predicting in how society sees the relation between sex and gender. Males and females have very different statuses. Often times ones gender is inconsistent with what society deems appropriate. In the book, The Last Time I Wore a Dress,by Steve Ottero and in the movie, Boys Don't Cry, by Janis Thomas imposed social control, "an attempt by society to regulate people's thought and behavior" (Ross,485), to discourage inappropriate behavior and to encourage appropriate behavior. When we think about s ...
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Social Definition Of Gender - 312 words
What is Gender? Gender is the social dimension of being male or female. Gender identity is the sense of being male or female, which most children acquire by the age of three. Gender typing is the way society stereotypes males and females who have characteristics of the opposite gender. The social learning theory is the view of psychologists who emphasize behavior, environment, and cognition as the key factors in development. Social learning theory and gender are intertwined. Most children grow up learning that as a male you do certain things and females do other things. There is a distinct line between the two genders. To be socially connected, one must know whom he/she is inside. They must ...
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Dissociative Identity Disorder- Diagnoses & Treatment - 1,350 words
It is very important to diagnose a case of dissociative identity disorder; if it is not diagnosed, it may lead to death. However, therapists have had many problems in diagnosing this type of disorder. This is due to two major factors. The first is that DID is seen as a very unusual disorder, and most cases of DID are mistaken for Schizophrenia. The second factor is that there is a lack of guidelines for the diagnosis of DID. Hence, even when DID is diagnosed it usually takes multiple weeks-or even months to recognize. There are three categories of special techniques that are used to diagnose DID. The first category is screenings tools that are used to identify patients at risk for any dissoc ...
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Who Should And Should Not Be Able To Adopt Children - 1,164 words
Is it right to tell a person or couple (who is a perfect candidate to be a parent) that they are not aloud to adopt because they have different sexual preferences than a majority of the world? Gay and lesbian couples should be aloud to adopt children; they are just as capable of being good parents as a heterosexual couple is. Thousands of children in this country are without permanent homes. These children suffer for months, to years, within state foster care systems that lack qualified foster parents and are frequently challenged with other problems. Is it right to let these children suffer when there are suitable homes out there for them? We decided, as a society, that these homes are not ...
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Gay Marriage: Off With Its Head - 1,071 words
... nship to human beings (Knight). The chief fallacy of all occurs from the emphasis on romantic love. In a book untaken in 2002, Tipper and [former vice president] Al Gore defined a family as those who are joined at the heartgetting beyond words, legal formalities, and even blood ties. The peculiarities that Gore describes in this sappy and inattentive way are critical, but they utterly misinterpret it. Hearts can indeed love, and stop loving. But what precisely does this have to do with marriage, which can trail, ensue, or stay entirely independent of that circumstance? By definition, the fundamental nature of marriage is to permit and celebrate that bond of opposites which alone generate ...
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Gender Roles In Shakespeare - 933 words
... bsp; theater characteristically calls idealization into question and foregrounds excess' (Belsey 92). Helen is both idealized and the pursuit of her excessive; hence she is unlikely to escape unscathed in a satirical treatment of the Trojan war. The contrast between the empowering masculinization of female characters and the paralyzing feminization of males make the latter more appropriate to a tragedy or a satire, the former more useful in comedy. Rosalind speaks several times in ways that display an awareness of her (doubly) altered gender, for instance linking boys and women as 'cattle of this color' (III.ii.414). In a more radical maneuver 'she' addresses the audience as a male epilo ...
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Genderless Society, An Illusion Or Reality - 892 words
Reasonably, I opine that a day might come when boys will play with dolls and girls play with trucks, but people will take note of this, depending on their sense of perception and cultural backgrounds, and since neither this situation had ever occurred nor has it ever been that way from time being. Also, since the environment people live in could either positively or negatively contribute to their physical, spiritual, and social well being, so, gender should be seen more of a social structure that forms the basis for individuals' norms which are anchored into the major societal organizations of our world today (Lorber 5). This might make one to ask again - Is a Genderless Society Attainable? ...
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