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Women In Greek Art - 1,151 words
Women in Greek history have had many roles. In Ancient Greece the mythological stories tell of very powerful women. Some archeological finds hint at the same suggestion. Women also represent some of the most powerful of deities. In the Classical Age women were subservient and primarily homebound. Women did the sewing, cooking, cleaning and raising of the children. In Hellenistic times women were becoming more a part of society yet still played the part of the subservient wife and mother. Women played an even greater role in Greek Art throughout Greek history by inspiring the artist. Women were depicted in statues, pottery, vases, tempera, ceramic, poetry, writing, plays and even mythology. T ...
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Penelope And Sarah - 1,381 words
BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN IS A GREAT WOMAN Most ancient texts were written by men. It is important to remember this. The writers made sure that men were always the heroes, the powerful ones-- the important ones. Women always seem to lay in the background. However, we must not blame this solely on the writers. Historically, women have not been treated as equals. One cannot help but observe that in the specific area of family life a widespread social and cultural tradition has considered women's role to be exclusively that of wife and mother. As a wife, a woman was expected to obey and serve her husband. Men saw women as, what they believed to be, the fulfillment of Gods intention: "It is not good ...
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The Conflict Of Women In 20th Century India - 1,709 words
The Conflict of Women in 20th Century India Throughout recorded history, women all over the world have been held to a different standard than men. They have consistently been oppressed in nearly all aspects of life, from political to personal. In the 20th century though, great strides have been taken to end this oppression and level the playing field. However, in India, a number of deeply rooted traditions have made this effort all the more difficult, and as a result, women's triumphs over oppression in India are all the more intriguing. To understand the position Women found themselves in at the dawn of the 20th century, one must have a general understanding of their numerous historical con ...
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Hemophilia - 750 words
Hemophilia Hemophilia is a genetically inherited bleeding disorder which is caused when one of the plasma proteins (needed to clot) is missing or abnormally formed in the blood. The word Hemophilia comes from the Latin word hemo, meaning blood and the word philia, meaning: having a tendency towards. Knowledge of hemophilia has been around since biblical times (due to the age of hemophilia it is uncertain who the exact founder of the disease is) but it wasn't until the 1960's that scientists began to make new advances towards figuring out what hemophilia was. There are two types of hemophilia: hemophilia A or factor VIII deficiency, and hemophilia B or factor IX deficiency. Hemophilia A is mo ...
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Herland By Gilman - 1,441 words
"Herland: An Attack on Women's Oppression" As a prolific writer in the early 1900's often focusing on the "Gender role question," Charlotte Perkins Gilman influenced thousands of women through her witty and often provocative novels and various other works. Throughout her lifetime she became well known for her discussion on women's topics. With her book Herland (among others), she emerged as a spokesperson of such topics as women's portrayal who portrays what? Gilman, the women or others? and perspectives. She believed strongly that women should be encouraged, from a very early age, to be independent and to work for themselves (Mightymedia.com) webpages get cited in your sentence (according t ...
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Women Rights - 1,912 words
Throughout history, women have been dominated by men, and were not given their human rights, simply because they were women. Nevertheless, starting the eighteenth century, some women started showing their dissatisfaction with their unfair conditions. They came to realize that since they were human beings, then they must have equal rights as men. In this paper, I intend to show the historical back ground of the earliest womens movements in the world, and to state the major achievement of these movements. Finally, I would like to throw some light on the changes in the status of women in Lebanon. Women have not been sleeping when it came to their rights. However, women have not been able to any ...
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Minorities In Science - 1,112 words
The Issues of Minorities and Science There are many issues in todays scientific world. Some of these issues involve dealing with saving the world from global disaster, or even finding a cure for cancer. However, not many people have taken time to look at the scientists making these discoveries. White male scientists consistently have higher paying, more prestigious jobs than most minorities in their field. Science is a field that is ruled primarily by white males, and it requires careful attention paid to issues dealing with finding a way to balance the problem. When dealing with the concern of minorities in science, one has to look back at the education of the individual involved. For examp ...
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Japanese Women - 1,062 words
Japanese women have made themselves an important part of society, one that allows them to have equal representation with men. Throughout Japanese history, women have had an ever-changing role in society. They have overcome hardships while soaring through the good, yet one thing has not changed; women are an integral part of society. Their opportunities have grown in areas of education, family values, and work. They are now looked upon as the roots of Japanese culture and families. The hardships of Japanese women began at the very beginning of their lives. A boy born into a Japanese family was highly desirable, but a female Japanese baby was not looked upon as an asset to the family. Some fem ...
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Womens Rights - 1,637 words
The desire of women to be viewed and treated on an equal level to their male counterparts is not new, the womens movement has been growing for many generations, swelling rapidly since the 1800s specifically. The goal of the womens rights movement, for the most part, is quite reasonable, they would like to see equal pay for the same work as their male co-workers, and they would like to see affirmative action encouraged in hiring policies, both in the public and private sectors. The womens movement is not without its absurdity though, with ridiculous demands such as mandatory daycare provided by employers and pension for housewives once they reach the age of 65. Generally speaking however the ...
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Women In World War Ii - Far From Dormant - 1,669 words
When the war across seas broke out in 1939 Canada was called to the front as a part of the British Empire. Canadas work force was now severely depleted. Everyone remembers the prestigious men and women of Canada for their effort in the war helping the Allied side defeat the German enemy. We must remember though that the soldiers were not a self sufficient army, navy, and air force but rather part of the larger war machine that was Canada. When Canadians think of the war they must remember the country that stood behind our soldiers in Europe. As Canadians we must especially remember the women who stayed home and were major contributors to holding together the labour force. As well their volun ...
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The Chrysanthemums - 1,082 words
Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as the subordinates of men or the "weaker sex". As a result of these unfair social assumptions, women have been working hard to dissociate themselves form this stereotype and become more independent with their lives. Many famous writers have addressed this issue in their novels or short stories. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is one of those famous stories which describes Elisa Allen's frustration with her marriage, her sense of isolation from the world and her hidden desires to express herself as a woman, to explore her sexuality and to live a fuller more passionate life. The Chrysanthemums themselves and other symbols tell the read ...
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Androgyny: And The Will Of Shakespeares Female Characters: A Feminist Perspective - 1,753 words
Throughout Mans history, women have always been at a disadvantage socially, economically, and politically. Shakespeare realized this and sought to bring the controversy that comes with Androgynous issuesto life. Through strong female characters and the implications of disguises, Shakespeare exposes gender issues. Many critics believe Shakespeare poorly represents women in his plays through intentional exploiting of women with his boy-girl-boy disguises. When in fact, I see Shakespeare as exploiting how women were/are treated through that very use of disguises and the strength he gives his female characters, especially that of Portia (Merchant of Venice) and Viola (Twelfth night)is representa ...
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Foundations Of Greek Civilization - 1,103 words
The mythological Greek tradition serves as an example image of gender differences and perception of the Greek custom. The interpretations of the sexes offer historical background to Greek society. Through depicting the mythological works one can find unique differences that characterize both men and women. Women especially hold an interesting role. Certain characteristics and traits help define the role of women and give historical insight to the role of women that is perceived and should be achieved. Through the general interpretation of women in Greek mythology one can find whether this mythical portrayal compliments or contradicts the role of women perceived in historical Greek society. T ...
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Issues Surrounding Women In Comabat - 710 words
The notion that women should be able to participate in ground warfare has been a long disputed argument for decades. Many argue that it is in every individuals right to be able to defend their own country with honor and integrity. But certain issues arise when this defense is analyzed. Should women be able to engage in hand-to-hand combat? The answer is no. Throughout history, women have played an important role in defending our country successfully. During World War II, Women performed a variety of jobs, including telephone operators, clerks, supply clerks, machinists, mechanics, drivers, intelligence gatherers, carpenters, cooks-virtually any job that was not classified as combat.(Lunardin ...
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Antigone, Sophocles And My Perspective On Greek Drama - 1,048 words
Born in 495 B.C., Sophocles was to become one of the great playwrights of the golden age. The son of a wealthy merchant, he would enjoy all the comforts of a thriving Greek empire. He studied all of the arts. By the age of sixteen, he was already known for his beauty and grace and was chosen to lead a choir of boys at a celebration of the victory of Salamis. Twelve years later, his studies complete, he was ready to compete in the City Dionysia--a festival held every year at the Theatre of Dionysus in which new plays were presented. In his first competition, Sophocles took first prize--defeating none other than Aeschylus himself. More than 120 plays were to follow. He would go on to win eight ...
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How Important Was The Role Of Women During Wwi - 610 words
"How important was the role of women during world war 1" The early rush of volunteers and later the conscription of men led to a shortage of manpower on the home front. Women, already working in munitions factories were encouraged to take on jobs normally done by men. This was the start of major social change. Before the war, women had been content to stay at home to bring up the family and do domestic work. It was considered unbecoming for a woman to work. During the war it was considered unpatriotic not to. Many changes came about as shown by the quote from A. J. P Taylor English History " Women became more independent. Women paid for their round at the pub. Fashion changed for practical r ...
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Woman In Ancient Egypt - 1,643 words
Relation of geography and culture; Early urbanization in the river valleys of the ancient near east, Egypt, India and China Woman in Ancient Egypt Throughout written history, women have experienced status subservient to the men they lived with. Generally, most cultures known to modernhistorians followed a standard pattern of males assigned the role of protector and provider while women were assigned roles of domesticservitude. Scholars speculate endlessly at the cause: biology, religion, social custom. Nevertheless, the women were always subordinated to themen in their culture. Through their artwork, tomb inscriptions, and papyrus and leather scrolls, preserved in the dry, desert air, Ancien ...
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