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Pimps and Traffickers

In the academic literature a pimp is defined as ‘one who controls the actions and lives off the proceeds of one or more women who work the streets’ (Williamson and Cluse-Tolar 2002). But this gender-neutral language belies the gender and racial stereotypes usually applied to the figure of the pimp. Pimps are almost always seen…

Are gender inequalities the result of gender socialization

Gender socialization is defined as the process by which individuals learn the cultural behavior of femininity or masculinity which is associated with each gender (Lindsey, 2005). The culture, by which an individual inhabits, encourages the individual with social heritage and provides for guidelines of appropriate behavior (Lindsey, 2005). Ones culture is also capable of providing…

Genderlect Styles

Deborah Tannen once quote “saying that men talk about baseball in order to avoid talking about their feelings is the same way women talk about their feelings in order to avoid talking about baseball”. From here, it shows that men and women have their own culture of communication and its different from each other. She…

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Gender Roles and Sexuality: A Comparison

When compared to the rest of the world the U. S. can be considered somewhat “liberal” in the way gender roles and sexuality are interpreted within its society. A hundred years ago maybe even just a few decades ago women in the U. S. were confined to limited roles at home and in the economy…

Oppression in Gender

Discuss how oppression related to ‘Gender’ can manifest itself in institutions and societies, and how it can impact upon the lives of individuals and communities. Consider and make specific reference to the social policy response. Oppression is defined as: ‘Inhuman or degrading treatment of individuals or groups; in hardship and in justice brought about by…

Retrosexual vs Metrosexual

One theory that has been used to account for the construction of identity is the conception of Binary Opposition. Frequently, when the notion of binary opposition is considered, the use of ‘Other’ is manifest. “Otherness is a fundamental category of human thought… it became to contrast “Good and Evil, right and left, God and Lucifer”…

Gender, Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Due to the fact that I was not able to attend the event from Friday-Saturday, where I would have been able to listen to different conferences about various topics to write about, I chose three articles from JSTOR instead. Although unfortunate I missed out on what I’m sure would have been a nice experience, there…

Discuss the statistic that 51% of the world is women but only 8% of countries have an elected female leader

Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. ~ Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister from 1969 – 19741 What impressed me about Golda Meir’s quote was how she dismissed criticism about her emotionally-driven rule of Israel. Women are genetically known to be the more sensitive gender….

Gender Inequality

It has been claimed that language plays a key role in sustaining inequality between the sexes (Coates 1993). Inequality between the sexes is a very important issue in society and language plays an important role in sustaining the inequality. Language and identity are very personal topics and are well researched and debated. “Speech is an…

The Development Of Gender Identity

The development of gender identity is a notion explored greatly through the social sciences, with emphasis being placed on anthropology, philosophy, psychology and sociology. This essay is going to discuss the development of gender identity through psychological works, with reference to the nature/nurture debate. In order to do this, the essay will be broken down…

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