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Women in the Work Force during World War II

- . Summary of Evidence Prior to the Second World War, most of the women who actually worked were from the lower working classes, since most middleclass women did not work outside of their home. These women were expected to take care of the household, look after their children and provide emotional support for their husbands whereas the women who were from a more poor background were cooks, laundresses and maids. (Rickiki) There were many opinions about women working during the time; some thought the jobs that working women had should have been given to the unemployed men, while others believed that women from the middle class or above should never lower themselves in order to work....   [tags: economic, benefits, work, women's role]

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The Status of Women in the Work Force After the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

- The Status of Women in the Work Force After the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe The fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union marked the end of an era in which official ideology and state policy often masked the reality of citizens' lives. This contradiction was particularly acute for women, a group that the Soviet model of communism was intended to emancipate (Basu, 1995; Bystydzienski, 1992; Corrin, 1992; Einhorn, 1993; Millarand and Wolchik, 1994; Nelson and Chowdhury, 1994; Rueshchemeyer, 1994)....   [tags: History Russia Eastern Women Work Essays]

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American Women in World War II

- At the start of World War II the American people had a sense of unity. Men chose to leave their jobs and families to join the front line, while women, for the first time, were leaving the home and taking over those jobs that their husbands left behind. In 1943, many magazines chose to paint a picture of women hard at work. These articles focused their stories on working women, and glamorized the untraditional jobs they held. They thought perhaps, that if they made these smaller, hard working jobs exciting, and noble, that more women would begin to join the work force....   [tags: Women at Work]

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Women And Work In The 19th Century

- During the 19th century, change was in the air. Industrialization, involving the movement of labor and resources away from agriculture and toward manufacturing and commercial industries, was in progress. As a result, thousands of women were moving from the domestic life to the industrial world. During the 19th century, the family economy was replaced by a new patriarchy which saw women moving from the small, safe world of family workshops or home-based businesses to larger scale sweatshops and factories....   [tags: Females Labor Force Work Factories]

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Women, Work, And Gender Justice

- In her book, Women ,Work, and Gender Justice in Global Economy(Rutledge, 2103), Ruth Pearson sets out to explain the role of women in the gendered work of the global economy since the 1970s. This involves analyzing all the different locations where women work such as in the paid economy and other areas that are not visible like family home care. There is a common thought that women only work in the export processing facilities in developing countries, however, many people fail to realize that these industries only employ a small fraction of the women 's work force....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Gender differences]

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Women, Work, and Babies

- The air resounds with blasts coming from every direction. Bullets zing through the air, piercing through armor and cutting to the heart of their target. As artillery smoke clears, it is obvious that no soldier is left unscathed; wounds caked in mud are the uniform of everyone hobbling away. Few fight as fiercely as a mother defending her children and her choices for her family. The battle will resume, however, as soon as a media-fueled alarm is sounded and a talking head commands the charge. Childcare provider and news commentator Judy Lyden speaks of this on-going war as such: “Every few years, women throw emotional rocks at one another over the issue of staying at home to rear a child or...   [tags: The Mommy Wars]

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Social Work: Women Population

- Chapter 16 of, Social Work, a Profession of Many Faces addressed the women population. It examined the unique sociological problems within the population and discussed its history of discrimination. It discussed the importance of understanding gender roles and social inequality. The chapter highlighted concepts and techniques that are used within the women population One social work concept that should be applied when dealing with the women population is understanding that it is the responsibility of the social worker to assist their clients in the decision making process; It is not the social worker’s responsibility to make decisions for the client....   [tags: women empowerment, equality, discrimination]

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Women at Work

- Women at Work Throughout the 20th century women have had to fight harder to get ahead in the male owned workplace. With obstacles such as discrimination, lower wages, and the lack of management positions, how are women competing with men. Are women accepting the treatment from society or is this the way it should be. No way. That is why women are fighting back. In today’s society women are as active as they have ever been in our workforce. In recent studies (Sociology Text Book) women have taken to the forefront in starting there own businesses yet they lag far behind there male counterparts in positions of corporate management....   [tags: Workplace Gender essays research papers]

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Women at Work

- Women at Work We know how people were dealing with women before Islam and we know how the Islam modified that situation by recognizing woman, her rights and her obligations. A man might say "But women should stay at home for cleaning the house, serving their babies and cooking". I agree with him that the main message of the woman is serving her husband and motherhood. But, there are some jobs that are preferably fulfilled by women. For example, since our society is still conservative, it is unethical for a male doctor to treat a woman in the hospital....   [tags: Papers]

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Participation of Women in the Workforce

- Since the late 1970s, the participation of women in the workforce has dramatically changed from women traditionally following their mother’s footsteps to obtaining an independent career of their own. According to Resident Scholar, Christina Hoff Sommers of the Huffington Post, "there are far more women than men in college, and they earn more than fifty-eight percent of [the] college degrees [in the year of 2013]." However, some women in the workforce do not receive the full compensation as men do, even though both genders have the same level of education....   [tags: Sheryl Sandburg, Lean In Women, Work]

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Women, Work, and the Arab World

- Financial barriers Since 2011, the MENA region has undergone extreme political turmoil, which has translated into weak and stagnant economic development. At a time when the region’s economy is struggling to stay afloat, women’s entrance into the workforce is crucial. Unfortunately, by nature of the economy, businesswomen face major obstacles that prevent them from starting businesses or expanding businesses they already own. Unfortunately, in the Middle East and North Africa, many businesses, particularly female owned SMEs, lack access to investment and financial resources they require to operate and expand....   [tags: supervision, business]

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The Women Should Not Work

- Women have always had less choices in life when it came to many things. At some point women had no voting rights, women couldn’t work, and they were expected to stay home and take care of children for many years. Women have just started having independent lives and many people still do not believe it is right. A blog entry online called “Married Women Should Not Work”, established several points as to why women are better off staying home while their husbands work. This article was written by a woman who states she is anti-feminist....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Wife, Husband]

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Women’s Quality of Life and Work

- One hundred fifty thousand dollars is a considerable sum with which to work. The scope of my plan of requires at least as much. I believe that my plan addresses several contemporary problems: The plight of divorced, widowed or otherwise single women who have little or no experience in the business world, the simultaneous stress on personal finances and the likely stagnation of real estate development for the foreseeable future. My plan is not for profit, but rather a mechanism to support and enrich the lives of women who wish to the techniques of investing and improving homes through sweat equity, their own skills and supporting female contractors....   [tags: women, business world, equity, real state]

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The Portrayal of Women in the Work of Tennessee Williams

- Portrayal of Women in The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Period of Adjustment   Tennessee Williams has become one of the most well known literary figures in modern America. His plays are often controversial because of his preoccupation with sex and violence and his fearlessness to probe the dark areas of human life. Williams's earlier work often inspired his later plays and basic character types often reappear throughout each of his plays....   [tags: Women in the Plays of Tennessee Williams]

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Women in the Work Force- 1960s

- Women in the Work Force- 1960s The 1960s were a time of social and political identification for American women. Despite the victory of voting rights, women still experienced discrimination in daily life. With the current millenium drawing to a close, women today still express concern of unequal treatment. It is important to glance backwards in history and remember the struggles that our mothers and grandmothers experienced. Thanks to the women of the past, women of the present are able to participate in politics and receive equal pay for equal jobs....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Victorian Women in the Work Force

- Victorian Women in the Work Force The Victorian period is often defined by its antique images of flowers, doilies, rosy-cheek children and intricate fashion. However, these trite images shadow the true realities of middle-class families struggling to succeed in the emerging business world. Traditionally, the men spent long days in the city working out business affairs, while the women stayed home with the children preparing meals and planning for social gatherings. Work was often not an option for women because they were seen as incapable of any duty outside of the home....   [tags: British History]

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Women, Work, and Family Foundation

- Women, Work, and Family Foundation With the war in Iraq nearly two years old, I hoped that new leadership in the executive branch would put an end to the destruction overseas and funds would be redirected to rescue our receding economy, unemployment rate, healthcare services, and living conditions for the struggling American majority. November 2nd came and went, and those of us who shared my views found ourselves the minority. We shed a few tears and yelled at the unresponsive television screen, and surprisingly enough, the sun rose the next morning....   [tags: Government Rights Feminism Papers]

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Women in the Work Force

- Women in the Work Force Working in a factory which is similar to living in a third world country is difficult. Horrible, intolerable conditions haunt workers at home and in the working environment. Women lead tough lives because they are dictated orders, by men, in and out of the house. Many women have families to support, so making little salaries is a strain on the family. The main issue with conditions in the work force is that management does not have a clear understanding of what the women and the children working are going through....   [tags: Working Conditions Third World America]

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Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

- ... Sandberg elaborates her reasoning by saying “I believe that if more women lean in, we can change the power structure of our world and expand opportunities for all”(Sandberg, 171). She is telling her own story as well as others to fully relate to the audience in hope of change. A key component of a narrative is to reveal desired identities, evaluations of people and relationships. Revealed is not only her desire to be a successful businesswoman and loving mother, but also a feminist. Sandberg sees the identity of a feminist as distinguished; she thinks that if more people begin to reveal this identity that it will reveal a bias that many try to ignore (Sandberg, 158)....   [tags: gender bias of today, book analysis]

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Unfair Treatment of Women in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy

- *The poem “A work of Artifice” is written by Marge Piercy. The poem describes a bonsai tree and uses the tree as a metaphor for woman, by depicting woman that is treated unfairly, especially by not giving them their freedom of rights. I will prove my argument in this essay by examining the main metaphor, the relationship between the tree and the gardener, the tree symbolizing women and the Chinese foot binding. The bonsai tree represents a woman and the gardener is a man. The gardener is a man because every day he whittles back the branches....   [tags: foot binding, bonsai, roles]

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

- Struggles, setbacks, and family tragedy, have not lacked in my life; yet I hold tightly onto my dreams, and seek for a means to feel a sense of accomplishment. My journey had led me in search for a book which I can identify with and acquire new knowledge to help me persevere in the goals that I have set for myself. I wanted a book that would help me grow without overlooking to my past experiences, but would help me utilize my failures and tragedies as a stepping-stone to self-development, maturity and my experience in my life now....   [tags: fear, stereotypes, tragedy]

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Gender Roles And Women 's Work

- Culture reveals the characteristics of a particular group of people, from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts and etc., and people can be flagged into different cultural groups by racial, geographic, sexual or gender orientation. It is impossible to define anyone with a single cultural label, and no one would be culture free. Firstly, according to gender, I am a woman. Then, from racial and ethnic perspective, my identity is Chinese. Thus, I identify myself as a female Chinese immigrant living in Canada....   [tags: Culture, China, The Culture]

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Gender Based Violence And Women 's Work, Strategies, And Roles

- Throughout the duration of this course we covered many topics in regards to women and change as well as social issues that are occurring in the world today. Personally, I found the module on gender based violence the most intriguing. After doing thorough research on organizations that were created to stop gender based violence, I found an organization called V-day. V-day was created by a woman’s activist and actor Eve Ensler on Valentine’s Day in 1998. Eve’s mission for V-day is to put an end to violence that women and girls experience....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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the position of women in the work field in Egypt

- Women represent 49% of the Egyptian population. In 1956, the Constitution granted Egyptian women unconditional equal socio-political rights, thus crowning their struggle with success. Egyptian women participate in the process of development, assume the national responsibilities mentioned in the Constitution, and benefit from full legal rights that allow them to contribute in all aspects of the development process, either in the field of production or in services, according to their capabilities and skills....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Contribution of Women's Work to the War Effort

- The Contribution of Women's Work to the War Effort Women’s work at home contributed to the war effort, in many ways, but they were also under a lot of pressure and stress, due to their husband’s absence, as they had been sent to fight in the war. The women had to play the man’s and women’s role at home and in society. Their contribution to the war effort was partly their responsibility to keep their houses and families safe. Women had to deal with war time shortages by a method that was introduced to them in January 1940, which was known as ‘rationing’....   [tags: Papers]

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Effects of Family Responsibilities and Discrimination on the Career Progress of Women

- Introduction Writh noted that despite women becoming increasingly active in economic activities they are still under-represented when it comes to senior management position. She supported this argument by pointing out that 40% of the labour force comprise of women. However, when it comes to top management position; only 20% are women (Writh 2001). This is as a result of a number of barriers which prevent women from function effectively. Family responsibilities, stereotypes that have led to gender discrimination, are perhaps the most notable factors....   [tags: Life Work Balance Women]

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The Appealing Personality of the "Blazer"- The Classy, Successful, Work Oriented Group of Women in Society

- The Blazer is a woman who does not rely on her body to get by, or to obtain her goals in life. She knows that she can rely on more than just the way her body looks to be able to achieve success. She is self-motivated and self-directed, is work oriented, and is a woman who is both fancy and classy, making her attire appropriate both for work and a night out. She is the kind of person to be at the top of her class, because she knows what she wants out of life and is willing to work hard to acquire it....   [tags: women's studies]

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Women, Work And Public Policy

- Gender and the market are both concepts that carry tremendous power to shape society. Indeed, these institutions are so powerful within society that they can seem invisible and immutable. Each of these influential constructs has become the lens through which a theoretical approach defines and analyzes the world: feminist theory centering on gender, and economic theory centering on the market. Such a primary focus enables each theory to function as an invaluable tool in clarifying complex interactions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women in the Work Force During and After World War II

- Before the World War II, many women only held jobs in the house providing for their children, husband, and the needs that came with taking care of the household, but during the war, this completely changed. Many women were given new opportunities consisting of new jobs, new skills, new challenges, and greater chances to do things that were once only of imagination to them. Women made the war especially possible with taking over the jobs that men would usually do, but could not do because of the war....   [tags: American History, Gender Studies]

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Analysis of Life Maganize Advertisements

- The advertisements in Life magazine create a certain deception of women in the early 1950’s and give a message about class. Women are portrayed in a flattering way and are shown to be content with their lives. However, the magazine advertisements, in their sexist nature, give off the message that women are meant to be secluded from anything that is not related to domestic work, creating the female housewife stereotype. Constantly women are shown in advertisements relating to appliances, cleaning, and being a good wife....   [tags: women, work, housewife, dream]

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Women During The Work Force And The Wage Gap

- ... Moreover, only twenty percent of the engineers are women, and that is the highest paying job on the chart. This relationship was described as an inverse relationship because as more women work in a specific field, the pay decreases (Gibelman 24). Multiple academic journals talked about female dominated jobs, and they assert that women in these jobs receive less money. A study showed that on average, over sixty-percent of the minimum paid employees are women. The majority of women work as secretaries, assistants, or cashiers (Glynn)....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, Minimum wage, Woman]

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Why Women Prefer to Work Outside the Home

- ... In this case, dinner is always be ready, children are always neat and a husband comes home and can indulge himself diving into the homelike atmosphere. Unfortunately, the world is quite cruel, and having dinner prepared a woman may one day find her husband not come home and applied for divorce. Such cases of spouse’s betrayals are not rare and what should a woman do in this situation, having two children and no working experience at all. There is another unforeseen circumstance as husband’s death....   [tags: housewife, prosperity, self-fulfillment]

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The Emphasis on Existentialisim in Lispector’s Work Due to The Traditional Roles of Women

- The Emphasis on Existentialisim in Lispector’s Work Due to The Traditional Roles of Women The human mind often creates traumatized, twisted beliefs about the world after cataclysmic events have occurred. Picture 1920- the world has just been ravaged by bullets, bombs, and baleful butchers with malicious intent. The aftermath of World War II leaves the country of Ukraine encompassed in terror, anguish, and famine. Imagine being ravenous enough to consider devouring a decomposing relative, and then putting that consideration into action....   [tags: Gender Roles, Fate of Women]

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The Development of Capitalism's Effect on Women's Work Opportunities in Europe

- The Development of Capitalism's Effect on Women's Work Opportunities in Europe The industrial process which took place during this period and the expansion of capitalism which accompanied it clearly had an important effect on family life during this time .Yet whether the family experience was dramatically 'altered' due to a significant change in the role of women in the workplace , particularly in an economic sense, is not so clear. Many claim that the transformation in working lives caused by mechanisation which in short saw the removal of work away from the home and the re location of labour to the factory, was the primary cause of changes in family relationshi...   [tags: Papers]

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Women at Work: How Breakable Is the Glass Ceiling?

- At the Mid-Decade Conference in Copenhagen in 1980, the facts about women's contribution were summarized by the following statistics: "Women are half of the world's population (1/2), they do two thirds of the world's work (2/3) for which they earn one tenth of the world's wages (1/10) and own less than 1% of world property." Even though the above statistics were discussed at every UN women's conference since, men around the world -especially economists and politicians in all governments- have utterly ignored them (...)....   [tags: Psychology]

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Intellectual Women Work Through the Theories of the Talented Tenth

- Intellectual Women Work Through the Theories of the Talented Tenth In this article I will attempt to demonstrate a coherent link between the actions of Anna Julia Cooper, bell hooks, and Patricia Hill Collins as each intellectual carries (or carried) on the work of the Talented Tenth. This research will include a discussion of Cooper's educational work as well as her speaking career; in both areas she advocated equal education opportunities for Black women. The central concern of DuBois' theory, his advocacy for education and the creation of an upper class of Blacks, was thus promoted by Cooper through these vehicles....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Women's Work During the First World War

- Women's Work During the First World War Source A is a letter written a long time after the war in 1976 by a woman who lived through the First World War. Therefore this source could prove to be inaccurate due to the fact it was written 58 years later. Source A is a positive source to show the comparisons between Domestic Service and War Work. You can find out from this source that there was a huge difference in wages; in the Domestic service women were lucky if they earned £2 a month and they worked very long hours....   [tags: Papers]

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American Women Leaving the Home and Going to Work

- One of the most significant sociological changes in the nation's history began in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the ramifications are still being felt today. This change consisted of the large numbers of women who entered the work force. This dramatic change in American society was accompanied by a great deal of controversy and prejudice directed towards women. It was predicted that female employment would bring about the downfall of society and the change of the American family....   [tags: Working-Women Joining the American Workforce ]

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Group Work with Women Who Experience Partner Abuse

- Summary of Chapter: Women/Abuse Group work practice with women who have experienced partner abuse is based on recognition of the women’s strengths and competence. This will help the women identify what they want and need. Indicated in this chapter is one type of mutual aid group that focuses on female co-leaders. This is the Family Services Association of Toronto. This is a multiservice agency that focuses on the broad context of the group and members needs. Co-leadership is very beneficial to the women in a group....   [tags: Psychology]

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

- The book I chose to write my paper on is Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform by Sharon Hays. In the book, the author looks at the welfare reform act enacted in 1996, known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. . She examines both the positive and negative effects that the Act has had on the poor as well as the effects it has had on society overall. In her research, she spent over 600 hours in welfare offices, speaking to caseworkers, social workers, and welfare recipients and potential recipients themselves....   [tags: Sharon Hays, work, poor women, United States]

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Still Women 's Work Is Both Inside And Outside Of The Home

- Still Gendering: Women’s Work is Both Inside and Outside of the Home Mary Ann is 66 years old and has been married for 42 years. She has two grown children that no longer live at home. She worked outside of the home for a short time before the birth of her first child and retired to be a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. Kathy is 38, a divorced mother of one son who is 19 years old. She has remained single since her divorce and works full time to support her family. Madison is 13. She is in the 8th grade....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Family]

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Traditional Direct Avenue Between Women 's Work And The State

- The traditional direct avenue between women’s work and the state was fragmenting and women’s roles as the indispensable producers were facing relegation, but these changes were neither left unnoticed nor unchallenged. Subsistence on the nature of daily life’s technologies, as prescribed by Confucianism and by the state’s tax systems that collected cloth, the essential nourishment of the state’s myriad needs and expenses towards the maintenance of the military and bureaucracy and the improvement of international security, solidified men’s and women’s work and inner/outer hierarchies....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Family]

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Films During the Great Depression

- A variety of films were created during the Great Depression era. For the most part, the films created between 1929 and 1940 featured a better life. Although the Great Depression took a huge toll on many other industries, the film industry still managed to make large profits compared to other businesses. All these films were produced during the same time period however, they all provide different details about life during this time period; specifically, they provide a different look on how women were treated in the 1930s....   [tags: women, equal, work]

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Negotiating Fine Lines between Women’s Work and Women’s Worth

- Negotiating Fine Lines between Women’s Work and Women’s Worth A woman’s place is in the home. She should have babies and raise them well. Her job is to keep the house clean and to take care of her husband. Although in today’s society this is no longer an acceptable classification, parts of it still exist within the minds of many. For example, the majority of men and women in the United States would say that they are against inequality between men and women; yet, the majority of women in America are living with their husband’s last name....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Women's Vote and Their Work During World War I

- "Leeds Express: 4 March 1868 I wonder, Mr Editor, Why I can't have the vote; And I will not be contented Till I've found the reason out I am a working woman, My voting half is dead, I hold a house, and want to know Why I can't vote instead I pay my rates in person, Under protest tho, it's true; But I pay them, and I'm qualified To vote as well as you." Sarah Ann Jackson The purpose of this investigation is to analyse the issues surrounding the eventual enfranchisement of women in 1918, to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the militant Suffragette campaign in the early years of the twentieth century and to decide wh...   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' The Most Important Things Of Life Are Work And Women '

- ... Unwilling to waste his collegiate experience, he enrolled only in the classes that piqued his interest, neglecting the core classes and requirements. Though his academic stint was not promising, he learned valuable writing skills and was exposed to writing and literature at a collegiate level. After six years of attending Stanford, Steinbeck left with no degree. Though he proved to be undisciplined and tunnel visioned throughout his stint at Stanford, he thoroughly solidified his writing vision and passion (“John Steinbeck”)....   [tags: John Steinbeck, Great Depression, Dust Bowl]

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The Work Behind Women's Gain of the Vote

- The Work Behind Women's Gain of the Vote Women wanted the right to vote. Its as simple as that. Or is it. Through years leading up to 1918 women done horrendous acts for the attention of getting the right to vote for women. There were many things women could not do without the vote, such as; Become lawyers, work in banks, to get a degree and in jobs they were paid a lot less than men. The vote would have a large affect on women’s lives and would gain more respect for them. So why didn’t women have the vote....   [tags: Papers]

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Trifles, a Play by Susan Glaspell

- The play Trifles was written by Susan Glaspell in 1916. It reflects the author’s assimilation with culturally tied views of gender and sex roles. As the title of the play, “Trifles”, evokes the concerns of women who are often regarded as trifles—insignificant subjects—that bear little or no significance to the true work of society which is, evidently, fulfilled by men. Glaspell (Susan Glaspell 1902) questions, and thus calls the viewer or reader to also wonder, the comparative value of men’s and women’s work and perspectives by introducing a taut-filled drama that stretches out the development of two different accounts, one female and one male....   [tags: Thw Work of Women]

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Analyzing Woolf´s View on Wealth and a Room of One´s Own is Necessary to Become a Good Writer

- Virginia Woolf's inspiring work tries to take on many problems in regard to women's work. She takes into consideration comparisons between women's and men's privilleges. Man's greatest advantages over woman would be their chances and opportunities to succeed and the chance to express themselves. Woolf believes , that wealth and a room of one's own is necessary in order to attain intellectual freedom is incorrect and misleading as it does not take into consideration education, having a good self esteem, access to all resources, not having domestic hindrances....   [tags: women´s work, Virginia Woolf]

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How Women Within The Sex Work Industry And Its Effect On The Lives And Rights Of Women

- The focus of my topic will be to discuss the contrasting experiences of women within the sex work industry and how these experiences are designed by the patriarchal state and its regulatory authority over it. Sex work for some women is thought of as a constitutional right, and they argue that the illegalization of the practise and involvement in its associated activities is an infringement on women’s rights to takes steps in ensuring their security within the industry, and rights to freedom of expression under the Charter....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex trade]

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Emily Brontë’s Personal Influence on Wuthering Heights

- It has been proven evident throughout the history of literature that authors will tend to incorporate their own lives into their works. This is the case in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Although the novel is in itself fictional, Brontë invites readers into her private life by the way in which she writes her novel. Literary elements are often taken into consideration when determining the value of a literary work. However, they offer more than just layers of complexity to a work. Brontë uses countless metaphors to portray relevance to her own life....   [tags: stereotype, women, literary work]

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The History of Women's Suffrage

- The History of Women's Suffrage This section on women's history will show the events that led to the suffrage movement and what the outcome was after the movement, plus how those events are involved in today's society. The women of the post suffrage era would not have the ability to the wide variety of professions were it not for their successes in the political arena for that time. In the early 1900’s when women were barred from most professions and limited in the amount of money they could earn, a group of suffragists led by Susan B....   [tags: Women Females Gender Work Essays Rights]

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The Mental Health Effects of Maquiladora Work on Mexican Women

- The Mental Health Effects of Maquiladora Work on Mexican Women: Sources of Stress and its Consequences “The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. . .”-- Gloria Anzaldua Introduction Submerged in the impoverished urban border culture which they helped create, the maquiladoras draw young women north from all over Mexico’s interior. The women migrate with hopes of acquiring jobs in the booming foreign-owned factories and are plunged into a new border “country” that is far from a promised land....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Grimke Sisters Work Together to Abolish Slavery and Give Women Equality

- ... She spent most of her time learning all that she could about the Quakers, and their strong opposition to slavery (Blundell). Not long after she returned home, Sarah decided to relocate back to Philadelphia and live with the Morris family. In May of 1823, Sarah Grimke became a full member of the Society of Friends (Blundell). Angelina stayed behind in Charleston for a while longer, trying to make an impact on her southern peers and speak out against slavery. Angelina's main mission and reason for staying in Charleston was to attempt to convert the rest of her family to the Quaker religion and abandon slavery....   [tags: quakers, prejudice, public speakers]

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Article Review: “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse”

- INTRODUCTION The main aim of the “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse” article, was to propose, “how women work to negotiate formal systems in relation to child custody and access in the context of woman abuse” (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p. 78). Academic and community researchers, including a social action group, collaboratively conducted the entire article in two adjacent suburban communities in Western Canada (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p....   [tags: Article Review ]

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Gendered Work Conditions in India: Experiences and Lessons

- It is a trite fact that women have been a subjugated section of the society in India. It is also a known fact that the women have earlier been deprived of their real place in the society. This has happened despite the fact that ancient Indian texts have advocated honour and dignity for the women. This phenomenon has perpetrated even in the modern work place scenario in India. The working women, in India, face a lot of gender biases. These biases hinder the professional growth of the working women....   [tags: women dignity, working women, indian women]

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Glass Ceiling in the Australian Work Force

- Glass ceiling in the Australian work force is still an issue in today’s society. I will demonstrate how stereotyping affects males’ perception of women and how it affects women’s perception of gender roles, which supports the concept, that glass ceiling still exists. Stereotyping is to believe that, “all people or things with similar characteristics are the same,” (“stereotype”, 2014). The term glass ceiling refers to the invisible barriers that prevent women from succeeding and moving up the metaphoric ladder in the corporate world....   [tags: stereotyping, women's role, gender]

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Women in World War Two

- Women in World War Two “There was much more to women’s work during World War Two than make, do, and mend. Women built tanks, worked with rescue teams, and operated behind enemy lines” (Carol Harris). Have you ever thought that women could have such an important role during a war. In 1939 to 1945 for many women, World War II brought not only sacrifices, but also a new style of life including more jobs, opportunities and the development of new skills. They were considered as America’s “secret weapon” by the government....   [tags: social norms, work in america]

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The Actual Disappointment: The Work fo Aphra Behn

- ... Furthermore, the word shepherdess serves a purpose similar to these. By describing the young woman as a shepherdess, Behn is satirizing a society that is based on class where women fall more along the bottom of the totem pole. A shepherdess in that time period typically meant a woman from a poorer family who has less value than say of a woman from an aristocratic family. Here, a shepherdess is a direct reflection of a woman’s lower place in society, specifically under the men in her life. Additionally, it becomes apparent in this last stanza that Behn is staunchly supporting the woman’s perspective of the predicament taking place....   [tags: women's right to speak their mind]

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Major Events That Changed Women's History

- Charity Girls are very important to women’s history because they are what began the “New Woman.” They are the women who finally decided to change the way women should act. Charity Girls began in 1880 and lasted until about 1920 in New York City. They were very promiscuous women for this time period; however, they differed from prostitutes because they did not accept money from men. These women were more open about their sexuality and did what they wanted, when they wanted, and did not care what others thought about them....   [tags: sexuality, race, work]

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Woman’s Work

- Woman’s Work “Working women are guinea pigs in a scientic experiment to show that sleep ins’t necessary to human life,” mentions grinning.com. Women work twice as hard. Unlike man, after a longs day of work he can come home and rest. Women can’t because they have the responsibility of family matters that continue throughout the day, therefore their job never ends. Julia Alvarez fiction poetry, “Woman’s work,” she describes how woman are capable of resisting a physical type of job. Further out through this six stanza poem Julia Alvarez elaborates on how seeking for a better opportunity is the way to success....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Canada’s Shame: The Oppression of Aboriginal Women in the Indian Act

- Introduction The topic for our research paper is oppression against women in the Indian Act. Discrimination against Aboriginal people has been a key issue for many years; however society generally skims the surface of this act and tends to give lip service to it without acknowledging the deeper issue of how these oppressions come with it. In the beginning of our research we quickly made a parallel between the oppression of Aboriginal women and the injustices they face and the breakdown in Aboriginal families and communities....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Reducing Sex Segregation at Work and Home

- Reducing Sex Segregation at Work and Home Paula England in her article "Work for Pay and Work at Home: Women's Double Disadvantage" treats women's lives in our society. She presents us a double disadvantage in women's lives: disadvantage at work and disadvantage at home. A sex segregation exists. Almost all jobs are filled by one of the sexes. Because of socialization and employer's discrimination there is a gap in earnings between men and women. Also at home women do the bulk of child rearing and other work....   [tags: Women's Studies]

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History of Paternalistic and Maternalistic Views on Women's Livelihood

- ... Likewise, referring to the Glasgow Penitentiary for prostitutes, Mahood notes that inmates were reformed through 'a strict regime of "mild, whole- some, paternalistic Christian discipline"' (1990: 78). And I myself remarked that refor- matories were often utilised by fathers and husbands as a last attempt to '.. .assert some paternalistic control over their wayward females' (Barton 2005: 69).” (Barton 2011). In the analyses of female reformers, their honest compassion and humanitarian intentions were occasionally unnoticed....   [tags: reformatories, factory work, education]

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The Work of Julia Margaert Cameron

- In this academic piece of study I will focus on the life and work of Julia Margaret Cameron and discuss to what extent her photographic practice was influenced, restricted or enabled by operating in a male dominated profession. By the end of this essay the reader should understand how she strove through the negative feedback and criticism she received. She was not particularily appreciated then as a professional photographer, but is now one of the most inspirational woman photographers of the 19th century....   [tags: women photographer of the XIX century]

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Educating Women in Kabul

- ... In Kabul many young girls dropped out or were forced out before they finished the third grade. Because attendance rates were decreasing, schools were forced to close down. Instead of keeping young girl in school and keeping jobs open, there were teachers let go affecting the economy. Working conditions aren’t the best; there are no real faculties to be used and teachers are working without pay. (Jackie Kirk and Rebecca Winthrop, July 2006) Also, in Kabul young women weren’t attending school, because they were forced to be married at a young age, being pregnant, family customs that prohibited them to attended, and the lack of funding’s (Yasushi Katsuma, 2004)....   [tags: barriers, work, place, culture, religion, norm]

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A Long Road to Equality: Women in the Workforce

- “For most of history, anonymous was a woman –Virginia Wolf.” For women, the path to equality in the home and workforce has been a long hard fought battle that is still taking place as we speak. With every victory that has taken place, there have also been road blocks at every turn, many shed tears, resistance, and an unwavering belief felt by men, that women truly will never amount to anything other than a housewife. If the women from the start of this battle were to see the great strides taken place over the years and the place women are at now, they would stand in utter disbelief....   [tags: Dangerous Work Environments, World War II]

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The Many Changes Women Faced in the 20th Century

- The 20th Century proved to be a time of development and change in the lives of women across the world. However, despite some of the biggest events in the world’s history, which include, World War II and the Great Depression, some of the changes that women faced were not as revolutionary and fast paced. In fact, sometimes it seemed as if women were sent backwards instead of progressing further. The issues of birth control and reproduction, women in the work force, and suffrage are all issues in which women’s roles in the world drastically changed during the 20th century....   [tags: birth control, work force, suffrage]

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Employment of Women in Singapore

- One of the key challenges faced by working women is striking a harmony between work and personal or family life. To be a good mother necessitates less time spent at the workplace, and to have a full time job means less time spent with their children. In the present work environment, women can have more children and continue to work but they will suffer from anxiety over their children's welfare, or their children will suffer because of the physical and mental burden women have of balancing family concerns and work....   [tags: Labor Females Work ]

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Is the Ever-Changing Role of Women Affecting Marriages?

- Is the ever-changing role of women affecting marriages. It used to be normal for a little girl to have the 1950’s housewife fantasy in her head because it is all she knew (Loh). She wants to grow up and marry a rich man who will kiss her on the cheek each morning as he heads out the door to his office. She then cleans the kitchen, makes lunch for the kids, gets the children off to school and the rest of the day is filled with laundry and chores. Dinner is on the table when her husband returns. She does this day after day, just like every female ancestor before her (Roberts)....   [tags: husbands, little girl, work force, right to vote]

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Women 's Responsibility For Women

- ... It was common for married women to work for wages. In the Victorian era, it was not uncommon for married women to work and continue to do much of the housework. Often women who did this were considered to be taking part in a double burden. Allowing women to take part in the workforce was a very huge step in the Victorian era. Women who took part in the workforce often wanted even more rights to eliminate discrimination (Hudson, 2011, Para. 9). It is obvious that women in this era were deprived of their rights....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffragette, Women's rights]

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The Field Of Social Work

- ... Describe a major social problem and your interest in addressing the problem. (Be specific in discussing your perspective on the impact of this problem on citizens and your anticipated role as a change agent on the individual, group, and community/organizational levels of change). For years oppressive systems have hindered women and girls economically, politically and geographically and as a result, women have lost hope. It is my goal to reignite passion and hope in women 's’ lives. I strongly believe that our homes, communities, social institutions and societies revolve around women because they are the givers of life....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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The Work and Life Balance

- Introduction Since the end of hunting and fruit gathering as the only source of survival and emergence of animal rearing and agriculture work started to emerge as separate from life. It emerged as a activity in which people engaged themselves so that they can earn enough food and meat to eat and share with family, friends and the tribes men. It was a point of separation of livelihood from job. A man was working till the end of the day to spend his after work hours at leisure. It was a great source of development by providing luxury of time, security of food and physical safety which allowed men to indulge in higher order desires and a host of self actualization needs came out....   [tags: work and life balance]

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Women 's Rights Of Women

- Four Women in History Many women have contributed to supporting women 's rights, leaving their mark on history. Four women will be discussed, describing their work and events that incorporate the campaign that each woman supported or lead. Jeannette Rankin (active 1910-1968) Born June 11, 1880, Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected into U.S. Congress at the age of 36. After attending college, she tried several jobs, following her mother’s lead as a teacher, then a seamstress, and finally a social worker....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Suffragette]

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Gender Gap in the Work Force

- Gender disparity impacts numerous aspects of everyday life. It influences our work or interactions with others and our home life. It impacts our work by the jobs and positions that certain genders obtain and their salaries. Likewise, it controls how we react to others based on expectations made for our gender. For instance, those who work in customer service tend to be female and are expected to be kind to put customers at ease. It impacts families through the division of work given to spouses based on their gender or perhaps their income....   [tags: gender gap, work force discrimination]

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Women And Women 's Rights

- There was a time in the world when women were without basic rights and required the power to make decisions about their own lifestyle. They weren’t educated to the same standard as men. They weren’t allowed to work, they weren’t even allowed to inherit property. Everything belonged to their husband or family. There were no women in the police force or government and women weren’t even allowed to vote. Men’s power over women often cost their lives , the physical power is obvious. But there is also emotional power....   [tags: Human rights, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Perspectives on the Study of Work-life Balance

- OBJECTIVE OF RESEARCH: The purpose of research is to discover answer to question through the application of systematic process. The chief seek is to discover elsewhere the reality which is hidden & which has not discovered as yet. TYPES OF RESEARCH: The necessary type of research are as follow: • Descriptive Research Descriptive Research includes survey & fact finding enquiries of diverse type. The main rationale of descriptive explore is description of the condition of relationships, as it exist at current....   [tags: Work–life Balance Essays]

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Feminist Criticism and Shakespeare's Work

- Shakespeare’s works had few females because women were not allowed to act in London in the late 1500s and early 1600s. Disregarding the standards imposed on women of his time, Shakespeare created many female characters that were strong-willed, intelligent, and daring. Shakespeare resided in a world dominated by men, in which women were essentially the means of exchange in power relationships among those men. Feminist criticism is interested in marriage and, gender relations, and family structures (Shakespeare, William)....   [tags: gender relations, women, Macbeth]

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Working Women and Family Lifestyles

- Working Women and Family Lifestyles The issues and concerns of this course are ones with which I am able to identify. Having been married for eight years, a working women and mother qualifies me to give much insight to each of the components listed in this course. My essay will address the following:  Past and present status of women in the work place  Balancing career and family  Career Choices  The future of the family In addition, I will expand on the implications of single parenthood and how it affects women?s careers and raising a family....   [tags: Papers Feminism Females Work Force Essays]

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Women and the Draft

- Women and the Draft Men have always been looked upon as the leading sex. Looking back through history women have been the ones who take care of the home and children, while men are the ones who work and go to war. However in recent years there’s no doubt that women have become much more equal in the work force. Nevertheless men are still the ones who are forced to fight our wars when the time calls for it. Many think that women should be entirely equal to men having their choice to be drafted taken away but the fact is that they are physically at a disadvantage, too emotionally oriented, and the increase of female presence would have a more negative impact in the military in the way of soc...   [tags: Women's Rights]

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