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Prostitution: Differing Feminist Views
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An 8 page overview of the inroads made to understanding female prostitution which have resulted with feminist research. Notes that feminist research on female prostitution has in itself exhibited a two-sided approach to the issues. On the one hand, feminist research indicts female prostitution as a system of exploitation and sexual abuse and as an institution which results in sexual subordination and enslavement. Other feminist research, however, views female prostitution as a means by which women can empower themselves and materially prosper by preying on the needs and desires of men. Summarizes each view and concludes by noting that the key to understanding prostitution is a fuller understanding of the applications of the words "choice" and "consent". Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Racism Against Women of Color / During the Feminist Movement
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A 10 page paper that considers the issues of racial division in the feminist movement and also focuses on the role that women of color have played in race-based social movements. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Women.wps

Radical and Reform Feminism
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Radical and Reform Feminism : This 7 page report discusses the evolution of the radical and reform sectors of the feminist movement. By the middle of the 1970's, the original formats of feminist consciousness-raising gave way to one through which women began to examine their subordinate status in other hierarchies that were based on race, politics, or sexual orientation rather than only gender. Bibliography lists 6 sources. BWfemrad.wps
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Review of Beyond the Veil by Fatima Mernissi
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5 pages in length. This important and eye-opening book sheds light on the way in which Muslim women must deal with their sexuality within the Islamic community. Not only must the women deal with this on a daily basis but those around them are expected to treat them as dictated by Islamic society. Discusses the author's viewpoint and her success in expressing her subject.
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Rosemarie Tong / Feminist Thought
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A 5 page paper that provides an analysis of Tong's book, Feminist Thought. This paper supports Tong's philosophical thesis, which demonstrates the historical and societal influences on the seven different forms of feminism. No additional sources cited.
Filename: Tong.wps

Rosemarie Zagarri on Mercy Otis Warren
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A 5 page paper which examines the book "A Woman's Dilemma : Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution" by Rosemarie Zagarri. No additional sources cited.
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Should Feminism Continue?
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9 page analytical discussion of feminism. Writer attempts to answer the question "Now that women have achieved a level of success in the U.S., can Feminism whither away ?"--Conclusive and well-researched answer is "no." Discussed heavily is the concept of "glass ceilings" (business/management term) and the insightful works of contemporary feminist writers like Naomi Wolf. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Feminist.wps

Singing the Song of the Younger World - For Females & Animals, The Wild Still Calls
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A 5 page paper that analyzes the concepts of animal intelligence and primeval memory presented by Jack London's 1903 novel The Call of The Wild and compares these concepts with the forces behind the modern Animal Rights Movement as well as the Feminist Movement. Included are views on the relationship between humans and animals as expressed by feminist leaders and by ecologists and rights activists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: LCCall.doc

Subtle Sexism & False Portrayal Of Women In Hollywood Films
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A 7 page paper on sexism, the "gender war," and the overall treatment of women in film. "Boomerang," "A Stranger Among Us,"and "Man Trouble," are among the many movies used to illustrate the writer's points. Stereotypes and the subtly of sexism are explained as the writer presents some recommended suggestions for change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Susan B. Anthony / Champion Of Women's Rights
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An 8 page research paper on the life & contributions of women's rights leader, Susan B. Anthony. The writer is particularly concerned with specific activities in which Anthony participated. For example, the temperance movement, the first women's rights convention, the struggle to include women in the 14th and 15th amendments, the National Woman Suffrage Association, and more. Also discussed is how Susan B. Anthony's influence still perserveres in today's movements. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Susanba.wps

Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich: Two Feminist Perspectives
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A 10 page review of the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich. Contrast the differences in approach of these two women noting that while Rich approaches poetry as a vehicle for activism, as an instrument which is useful in effecting social change, Plath approaches it as a means of exploring her own inner turmoil and perhaps easing the turmoil of others. Emphasizes that the writings of Rich and Plath alike were largely directed at the injustices of a patriarchal society. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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The (WC)Temperance Union.
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(3 pp) This discussion examines the colorful history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union - still going strong since 1874. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Abortion Pill RU-486
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A 7 page paper which discusses various aspects of the abortion pill RU-486. The paper presents a first person speech, coming from a proposed future president, which argues that Congress and the Senate must approve the use of RU-486. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Causes of the Changing Perception of Gender in Britain 1865 – 1915
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This 5 page paper considers how and why the gender roles changed in this period. The paper looks at national and international events, the rise of nationalism, the impact of imperialism, as well as social pressures and general county condition. The bibliography cites 9 sources.
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The Evolution of Nursing Equality
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A 7 page discussion of the change in nursing roles which have been experienced over the last one-hundred years. Compares the status of women in nursing with their status in other occupations. Notes the initial perception of a nurse as an inferior domestic servant has changed considerably with nursing access to better education and the formation of labor unions and professional associations. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The Exploitation Of Women In Advertisments
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7 pages in length. The writer discusses the many ways that women are exploited in advertising. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Feminist Movement in China: The Influence of Internal and External Factors
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A 7 page discussion of the many factors influencing the feminist movement in China. Assesses these factors through a comparison of the works of modern Chinese writers such as Lu Xun and the writings of feminist leaders in China in the early part of the Twentieth Century. Emphasizes that many factors were at play in this movement. Two of the most influential of these were influence from the West and the actions of the Mao regime. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Feminist Texts of Maria Irene FornÚs
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6 pages. Maria Fornes is known for her feminist text within the plays she has written. She is at once witty and shocking, and her works leave the reader breathless at times, shaken with shock at what has transpired and yet wanting more. To say that Fornes goes about her craft with a light touch would be totally incorrect; instead, she goes for the jolt, the intense emotional turmoil that it takes to open a viewer's eyes into the world of feminist literary works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Ideology of Equality Verses Practice in Early American History
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A 5 page discussion of the ideology of equality which existed in the years preceding the American Revolution. Notes that while the words of Thomas Jefferson, preserved for history in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming that all men are created equal; were far from accurate in regard to the state of race and gender relations which existed at the time. Provides the historical setting for that ideology and the movements which would follow in the nineteenth century in true quest of equality. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The New Feminism
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A 7 page paper describing the changes that have come over the Women's Movement in the past few years. It redefines feminism as the struggle to end sexist oppression wherever it may be, and describes some of the efforts of the more prominent agents of change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Newfem.wps

The Origins Of The Feminist Movement:
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The women's movement has always been a conglomeration of interests centered on the social status and role of women in American society. This 6 page paper explores many of the issues surrounding the initiation of the movement, focusing on the diverse group involvement of the suffragists and the period between 1890 and 1920. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Origins Of The Subjugation Of Women
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An 8 page paper. The subordination and subjugation of women have a long and colored history. These precepts date back millennia. They are found in organized religions and their narrow literal interpretation of the Bible. They are found in canon history. They are found in secular law. This essay discusses the history of these customs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Realities of Feminist Economics
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This 25 page report discusses various aspects of feminist economics and argues that masculine methodological forms and parameters imposed on economic theory and the control stance have kept economists and the science of economics from considering behavior in ways that might be useful under different methodological systems. Feminist economics consider other aspects of economic models in terms of their relevance in daily life. Bibliography lists 22 sources.
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The Relevance Of Psychoanalysis To Feminist Film Theory
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5 pages in length. The relevance of psychoanalysis to feminist film theory addresses the long-standing oppression women have experienced within patriarchal society. This notion is easily ascertained by analyzing the differences between and among the arguments presented by Laura Mulvey in Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Mary Ann Doane's Film and the Masquerade and The Desire to Desire, as well as Gaylyn Studlar's article entitled Masochism and the Perverse Pleasures of the Cinema. Assessing the differences that exist within these works can be accomplished by explaining each argument as it relates to the other writings. No additional sources cited.
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The Rhetoric of the Feminist Movement
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This 5 page paper considers the nature of the Feminist movement and the implications of the emerging feminist rhetoric as it has impacted the ability to secure a population of feminist supporting a central social "cause." This paper asserts that one of the central issues related to the development of the feminist social movement is that the essential rhetoric has served to exclude certain populations of women from participation in the feminist movement, and as a result, has defined the declining importance of feminism as a social construct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: MHfemirh.wps

The Road to Equality: An Assessment of the Writings of Barbara Ehrenreich
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An 8 page discussion of "The Road To Equality: Sorry Sisters This is Not the Revolution" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Outlines Ehrenreich's concerns that the original goals and aspirations of the feminist movement have changed over time. Suggests a reassessment of these goals and a return to the original values which were not just to take position beside men in society as equals but to effect a greater societal change which resulted in the betterment of women and men alike. No additional sources are listed.
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The Role Of The Supermodel In Perfume Advertising
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A 6 page paper investigating the creation of the supermodel from the point of view of the perfume industry. The phenomenon of the supermodel is a growing one—in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s models were largely anonymous, but they began to be spending more time in the public eye after Cheryl Tiegs. Now, they are celebrities in their own right, albeit ones who sell product. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Role of Women in European Society
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A fourteen page paper which looks at the ways in which the role of women in society has changed over the past twenty years in various European countries, in terms of educational and employment opportunities and the social and cultural perception of women in general. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: JLwomeninsoc.wps

The Success of Mercy Otis Warren
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A 5 page paper on Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) -- one of the first American playwrights. The writer describes how Warren's works reflected the sociopolitical climate of her day and also how, as a woman, she defied social convention by taking part in this sort of endeavor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Mercyot2.wps

To Be or Not To Be--Represented
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5 pages in length. What does it mean when we read that "the art of representing and reducing the other always involves violence to the representation of the other." Does this mean it is better to be represented, even if the image is distorted, or is it better to not be represented at all? This paper discusses all aspects of this quote, especially in the context of women. Bibliography lists 1 sources.
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Violence Against Women: Predominant And Widespread Across The Western Hemisphere
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10 pages in length. The contention can be made that violence against women is predominant and widespread across the Western Hemisphere due to tolerance and promotion inherent to North American social structure and social institutions. Through centuries of patriarchal control, coupled with distortion of the media and criminal justice system, North American women have endured centuries of violent abuse. Clearly, violence against women is one of the most blatant manifestations of patriarchy that has no respect for race, color, class or nationality. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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Why Women May Make Better Managers
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In this 10 page research paper, the writer evaluates the hypocrisy that women are discriminated against in the workplace. Using relevant studies, it is argued that women are physiologically more capable of effectively handling common administrative tasks and situations for two main reasons : (1) their brains may be intrinsically more efficient with regard to verbal ability and (2) their social nurturing and inherent nature make them more able managers. Many examples are presented to illustrate points made -- all are properly documented. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Wollenstonecraft & Burke: Rights and Reflections
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(6 pp.) This discussion will examine Mary Wollenstonecraft's idea of individual self development especially as it applies to women in her essay the Vindication of the Rights of Man and Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792), in relationship to political thought as it is expressed in Edmond Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1791).
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Woman In Power
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A 5 page paper on how woman in Florida and other parts of the country have become empowered to achieve success, power, and how they continue to promote and lobby for womens' rights. The writer also talks a little about the woman suffrage and the womens' rights movement.
Filename: Women.doc

Women and Power in Selected Black Literature
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A 6 page paper discussing the issue of female power in two twentieth-century fictional works, the novel Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and one story from the short-story collection Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright. In the essay, power is defined as a sense of one's own self and a fearlessness about putting that knowledge into action. No other sources cited.
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Women and Work in North America
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7 pages in length. Describes the year of 1943 when women broke through the barricades of the workforce into factory and industrial work and the changes it wrought. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Women as Agents of Morality
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A 6 page discussion of whether or not women act as agents of morality. Contends that women are not only moral they are often agents of morality, instigating moral standards and codes on a largely patriarchal society which without them might not have such positive norms. Emphasizes, however, that history has more frequently denounced women as agents of morality rather than acknowledge them as such. The reasons for this denouncement lies in the fact that women often take a stance on morality which differs considerably from that of men. Uses the work of feminist author Adrienne Rich to illustrate the fact that what some think is moral others denounce as immoral. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Women in America 1776 – 1865
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This 5 page paper considers how the role of women in America differed from their counterparts in Europe, and how, during this time, the role of women changed, seeing the birth of the women's rights movements and the development of their public voice. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
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Women in Business
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22 pages. Women are becoming a more integral part of business every day, even becoming CEO's of large corporations. But there is still a question as to whether women are treated equally in business, and whether or not they are given the respect and support of that of their male counterparts. This dissertation will consider those findings and whether or not women are looked upon as being effective managers of everything from the small business to the largest of corporations. Bibliography lists 19 sources.
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Women in Film
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A 15 page paper tracing the role of women on screen. The writer describes the history of the portrayal of women from the 1930's to present day and concludes with a look at "Waiting to Exhale." Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Womeni.wps

Women in Law Enforcement: Yesterday and Today
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An 8 page history of women in law enforcement. Tracks the role of women in law enforcement from the early nineteenth century when they volunteered their time as prison matrons to reform and train female prisoners to the present. Notes the stereotypes and struggles which women have had to overcome in their fight for equality in law enforcement. Contends that true equality has yet to be achieved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PPwomLaw.wps

Women In Sports
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This 10 page paper examines the various obstacles faced by female athletes, with particular emphasis on the relationship between physical fitness and self-esteem. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Women In Sports # 2
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A 5 page paper on women's role in sports. The writer examines the historical significance of women's participation, how it changed after 1972, and the gender bias that still exists. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Women In The Military
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A 10 page paper that argues that women should not be allowed in the military. The issues raised include psychological fitness, physical-emotional response, and present behavior in the military, and the reputational and financial costs of that behavior. The writer argues that based on the psychological, physical-emotional, and behavioral evidence, women should not be allowed in the military. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Wommil.wps

Women of the 1800's and Their Importance
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This three-page-paper explores the women of the 1800's. The ability to vote, smoke in public and obtain higher educations are all explored. Bibliography lists one source.
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Women of the Progressive Era and their Alliances
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Women of the Progressive Era and their Alliances: This 5-page essay examines the cross-class/ cultural alliances that were formed between women as a result of the Progressive reformers’ activities, and the limitations inherent in those relationships. To further elucidate these connections, Kathy Peiss’ book “Cheap Amusements” and other issues will be explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNProgfm.doc
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Women's Backseat Role in the Music Industry
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A 6 page overview of the history of women in the music industry. Emphasizes that women have traditionally taken a backseat role in the industry. This is a role which is explored both directly and indirectly by the various authors included in the compendium of articles by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael A. Messner entitled "Gender Through the Prism of Difference". In this book four articles in particular stand out in their application to the history of women in the music industry. These articles are: Cynthia Enloe's "It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the Soldier, the State, and the Entrepreneur", Arlene Stein's "Seventies Questions for Nineties Women", Rosemary Pringle's "Male Secretaries", and of course Melissa Klein's "Duality and Redefinition: Young Feminism and the Alternative Music Community". What is emphasized over and over again by each of these authors, is that the contemporary state of gender relations is the result of the injustices which have been rendered throughout history by a patriarchal society. Utilizes the examples of Melissa Etheridge and Tracy Chapman to illustrate this unfairness. No additional sources are listed.
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Women's Professional Basketball / Two Leagues ?
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An 8 page piece on the economics and unexpected popularity of the women's professional basketball. The paper discusses pros and cons of having two leagues and makes a statement that women's pro basketball is here to stay. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Women's Rights & The Law / Views Of Catherine MacKinnon & Richard Epstein
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Both law professors with opposing ideologies, MacKinnon & Epstein, are discussed in a 5 page analysis as it pertains to the legislation of women's rights. The writer concludes in agreement with Epstein. No additional sources used.
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Women's Status: A Global Perspective
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A 1 page outline of the fate of women across the world in regard to societal status. Emphasizes that while women in the more progressive countries such as the United States are slowly gaining a toe-hold in regard to societal status, there is little advancement in less progressive countries and even less hope. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: PPwomInd.wps

Women's Studies and the Feminist Movement
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This 8 page paper contends that the women's movement was integral to the creation of women's studies curriculums around the country in the 1970's. Women's studies is explained and explored. Feminism is also discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Women's Studies.
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(5 pp) A Women's Studies curriculum is designed to address the diversity of women's perspectives. Courses are drawn from many disciplines and introduce students to the intellectual, social, political, economic, spiritual, and artistic contributions and experiences of women in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. As a major concentration within Human Studies, Women's Studies provides students with a critical and interdisciplinary perspective on the social construction of gender, a firm grounding in the social sciences, and opportunities to bring this perspective to bear in a variety of careers or areas of graduate study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Women's Studies.
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(5 pp) A Women's Studies curriculum is designed to address the diversity of women's perspectives. Courses are drawn from many disciplines and introduce students to the intellectual, social, political, economic, spiritual, and artistic contributions and experiences of women in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. As a major concentration within Human Studies, Women's Studies provides students with a critical and interdisciplinary perspective on the social construction of gender, a firm grounding in the social sciences, and opportunities to bring this perspective to bear in a variety of careers or areas of graduate study. Bibliography lists 2 sources. BBwstdiR.doc
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Women’s Suffrage in the Twentieth Century: A Historic, Geographic, and Thematic Perspective
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A 6 page overview of women’s fate in the Twentieth Century and their struggle to change that fate. Notes the importance of a collective voice such as that witnessed in the women’s suffrage movement, the Progressive movement, and the Civil Rights movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PPwomSuf.wps

“A Feminist Perspective on Women and Crime”
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A five page paper which looks at the issue of women’s criminality from a feminist perspective and considers how the current initiatives within the women’s movement are a continuation of earlier feminist thinking. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: JLwomencrime.wps

“The Affections Illustrated in Factory Life"
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A Review of the Story by Harriet Farley A 6 page overview of the factors behind this story published in the mid nineteenth century in the “Lowell Offering”, a publication sponsored by capitalist cotton mill owners purportedly as a creative outlet for their largely female employees. Contends that in reality this publication and stories like Farley’s are just one more component of a carefully crafted scheme to attract a cheap source of labor to the cotton mills. No additional sources are listed.
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