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The deeply ingrained social ill of sexism has permanently altered American culture. It continues to influence the possibilities and experiences of innumerable people, rooted in historical prejudices and being upheld by ingrained customs. The more we examine the complex web of sexism in the United States, the more critical it ...

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Sexism has been an evolving issue globally for decades. More specifically, women’s rights and inequality has been the topic of issue for hundreds of years. Sexism is something that has given women inconfidence and the ability to believe they are lesser than the men in this world. Before in Roman law, women couldn’t own a house without having to give it to their husbands immediate family if he passed away, they had no access to birth control or abortion, and...
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The other Wes Moore is a story of two men who happen to have a same name but live very different life. They faced almost similar difficulties in their youth but went down different paths. While the author grew up to achieve great things in life, Wes Moore chose a path of drugs and violence which led him to commit a murder spending every day of the rest of his life in prison. Raised in fatherless home, both had a...
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The emotional well-being of individuals can be greatly affected when reflecting on the topic of sexism with women and sexual harassment. Women are seen by men and society as wanting to exert control over them, either through their feminist ideology or through their sexuality (Lemonaki, Manstead and Maio, 2015). Women are heavily influenced by hostile sexism in social settings which can increase anger, frustration and a decreased sense of comfort for them when it comes to men and public spaces....
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The story begins with a man, Nick Carraway, who used to serve in the military and moved from Minnesota to West Egg in New York. His mysterious, wealthy neighbor, Jay Gatsby threw massive parties at his house every night. There were seven major characters. Jay Gatsby, a human example of everything Nick hated about New York and was obsessed with Daisy: a rich and beautiful woman obsessed with money, it is all she cares for. Her husband, Tom Buchanan, was...
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Introduction Individuals travel to great lengths and risk their lives to escape unfair or unjust conditions to seek work or an even better life. This can oftentimes lead to structural violence. In this paper, I argue that the Vietnamese migrants traveling from Vietnam to Europe are being faced with structural violence on their journey as well as when arriving at their destination and are introduced to a whole new world where their superiors use them as a commodity or labor...
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Sexism is defined as discrimination towards someone else based on their sex and gender. In other words, it is the differential treatment between males and females. However, a new gender has become available to use in ten out of the fifty states in the U.S., and that gender is “X”, which means that an individual does not want to be classified as a male or female (Lam, 2019). It is known to be more of a non-binary gender. In a...
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A current event in a newspaper article illustrates a form of racism against an African American athlete. Chuks Aneke, a player of the Milton Keynes Dons professional soccer team, was allegedly the subject of a racist social media post. The post was made after the Dons were beaten in a game by the Tranmere Rovers. A fan from the Rovers created a post that compared Aneke to a monkey based on his skin color and actions on the field. The...
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In the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck focuses on key social problems in the 1930s depression through the migrant workers The writer uses the characterization of Curley's wife and Crooks to represent the sexism between men and women as well as racism between white people and colored people. Steinbeck uses Crooks to embody racism in the 1930s. A whole chapter is dedicated to Crooks, in chapter 4, to emphasize the fact that black men were always isolated and discriminated...
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Social constructivism is defined as a social group constructing things for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artifacts with shared meanings (Moodle, 2015). The theoretical base we use to understand knowledge is called social constructivism, or the ‘sociology of knowledge’. It characterizes knowledge as the sets of beliefs or mental models people use to interpret actions and events in the world. Social constructivism tells us we build knowledge as ways of understanding the world, and that these...
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Introduction K-pop is a genre of music that originated in South Korea. While its earliest form dates back to the 90s, with Seo Taiji and the Boys, this industry doubled its growth rate in the mid-2000s in the Korean and international markets as well. During these years the concept of idols grew with the genre itself and became a representative of it. Many different groups such as H.O.T., TVXQ, and BoA were created at the time and started the tradition...
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In the title, Sherry Simon (1996) refers to linguistic aspects of gender as opposed to biological or social gender. Linguistic gender breaks down into semantic and grammatical gender: semantic gender corresponds to a referent's biological sex; grammatical gender is assigned even to inanimate nouns. English follows a natural gender system, where the assigned gender corresponds to the perceived sex of the referent where inanimate objects are neuter in gender; French follows a grammatical gender system where gender is assigned to...
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My selection for this discussion is The Handmaid’s Tale. This show was recommended as a must-see and I was not disappointed. This series is about a totalitarian society named Gilead. In a world where fertility rates have collapsed as a result of sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pollution, the totalitarian, theonomic government of Gilead establishes rule in the former United States. Worldwide infertility has led to the enslavement of the few remaining fertile women of Gilead, citing an extremist interpretation...
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Critically assess the claim that religious controversy is always caused by broader changes within society. Religious norms, rituals, and restrictions have always influenced and enveloped intimate human interactions. Religions' emphasis on the issues of gender and sexuality has expanded, if anything, about other areas of society and its impact in the modern era. I have to agree with the title claim, and this assignment will look into how religions adapt to these changes in society, using material from the four-module...
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Should women and men compete against each other? For the longest time, women's and men's sporting abilities have been compared against one another, whether it be through thinking men are stronger and their bodies are built and made for the said sport, or that women are much more capable of competing in expressive sports to a high standard. These views further develop the old belief that men are the breadwinners in society because they are masculine and strong and that...
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Why was there so much discrimination in the early 1930's? John Steinbeck’s highly renowned “Of Mice and Men” is an outstanding novel that paints a depressingly realistic portrait of America during the Great Depression in the 1930s. In the novel, Steinbeck attacks the many issues that plagued the country during that time. His purpose in writing “Of Mice and Men” was to reflect on some of those issues, such as racism, sexism, and the poor treatment of people with mental...
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Menstruation; is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system and grants life, or another reason to shame women? In our patriarchal society, it is unfortunately often presented as the latter, thus creating the need for nonconforming portrayals of periods in media such as Bodyform’s “Blood” commercial. In “Blood”, Bodyform uses various clips of women performing different demanding activities such as soccer, ballet, skateboarding, and more. These women face obstacles that lead to the drawing of blood, but...
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Dystopia- Sexism? Racism? Homophobia? These are present in all aspects of our lives, especially in Hollywood, it thrives on it. We do not all live in a perfect 'utopia' as we were told by the big-budget movies. In reality, over the years it has engulfed Hollywood through and through. Outrageous is what it is and needs to be abolished. My viewpoint is that the movies and television shows we watch as children contribute to shaping us into adults and how...
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Although the Heart of Darkness is encompassed with the essence of femininity, this novel does not do women justice. It is safe to say that Conrad's text can be found sexist for the portrayal of women, as demonstrated throughout, are non-complex characters and they simply exist for the male to gaze upon. From Marlow's perspective especially, women are treated as fanciful figures, pleasing to the eye, and inferior to the powerful male prowess, and therefore they are shown as incompetent...
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Disney Princess movies are not as safe as we previously thought. We are unintentionally damaging our kids by subtly enforcing social stereotypes. This is done by using classic story tropes like the handsome knight saving the pretty, helpless princess. Along with that, it can make girls self-conscious about their bodies. This is due to all the pretty princesses all sharing the same physical qualities. This usually means being tall, thin, and pale. Disney has seemed to notice and has received...
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The images are evident examples of how advertising uses women as a tool for sexualization and objectification to sell products. Unfortunately, these images are sourced from an article that was published only four years ago, in 2015 (Chaudhary, 2015). This establishes that over the years the portrayal of women in advertising has evolved from typically stereotyping women to using them as sexual tools for visual appeal. An advertisement for a jewelry brand has a woman opening her legs up for...
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Firstly, what is gender inequality? Gender inequality also known as sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender. Sexism can affect anyone, but it primarily affects women and girls. Sexism can be experienced anywhere and everywhere but why is it so normalized in the entertainment industry specifically? From men getting paid more than women starring in the same film to women being shamed for what they choose to sing about. This has become the normality. Back...
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Ariana Grande was the first artist to reach the top three of the Billboard 100 since The Beatles did in 1964. Beyonce was the top-selling artist of the 2000s. Lady Gaga became the first woman to win an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA and Golden Globe in the same year in 2019. Adele’s ‘Hello’ was the first song to sell a million digital downloads within the first week of its release. We see our favorite female artist accomplishing all these remarkable achievements....
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According to Ella Shohat, culturally and geographically colonialism effected the way different genders and ethnicities are portrayed in media. Historically colonialism invaded other cultures and brought with them their ideologies and views. Views that were in example depicting women and the world, from a masculine, heterosexual perspective that presents and represents women as sexual objects for the pleasure of the male viewer. Also, the views of the different natives that they encountered. The historical forms of media created by these...
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‘Inception’ (2010) is praised for its originality, determination and success, and is one of Christopher Nolan’s best-known films, winning 4 Oscars. Although the concept of ‘Inception’ is extremely compelling, with astonishing performances from DiCaprio and Watanabe, the portrayal of women in this production is disappointing, and poor, objectifying its female characters and portraying prototypical female mania. In this essay I will be examining gender portrayal and the unfortunate sexism in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 award-winning ‘Inception’. To state the obvious, ‘Inception’...
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Background: The rise in popularity of fantasy and historical genres in film and television such as Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Handmaid's Tale while performing well with audiences and popular culture have continually portrayed women in ways that perpetuate gender norms and stereotypes. Historical fantasy's use of female subordinance or the portrayal of sexual dominance is often looked over or accepted by the masses, as the basis of its inspiration gained from the real European Middle Ages...
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A common use of setting in books, films and plays, is to create an atmosphere and set a scene. Without it, the audience is left with a feeling of disconnect and emptiness. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the setting pushes along the values and beliefs of people from that time. In the early 20th century, the mindset of people in the United States, especially in the south, was very different compared to modern-day thinking. Acts...
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A very warm good morning to everyone present here. I am Suchita Patil and my hobbies include reading books, destroying patriarchy and crushing misogyny. I am sure by now you all have realized that I am going to be talking about gender discrimination. To be specific, my topic is Sexism, Feminism and Rape Culture. Sexism is the discrimination or oppression faced by someone due to their sex or gender. It can affect anyone, but let’s be honest, it’s usually women...
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“Sexism has never rendered women powerless. It has either suppressed their strengths or exploited it.”- Bell Hooks. Sexism is a social disease. It has been prevailing in the society since ages. No one exactly knows how sexism came into existence, what are the roots of it. But it’s a disease which has spread like a virus and the antidote is yet to be found. There is no specified age for when sexism starts or ends, it’s there even before a...
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The notion of Intersectionality can be defined as a concept that connects oppressive notions of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ageism and genderism. These notions are all interconnected and play a major role in one’s life. Kimberlé Crenshaw presented the term of intersectionality as she was aiming to make a statement about the marginalization of colored women and the anti-discrimination laws but also with a feminist perspective which lead her to create the margins within intersectionality that addressed the ways...
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Kate Chopin expresses her views about sexism and elements of race issues in the story “Desiree’s Baby.” Chopin shows the relationship between women and men and the attitudes men have on women. She shows this by indicating women’s actions are solely driven by men. In her stories, she reveals men are dominant while women are vulnerable and gullible. And in terms of race the difference between being black and white shows the importance in the character's lives. As Desiree and...
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