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Feminist Criminology
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A 10 page overview of the evolution of feminist criminology theory and the application of that theory to criminal justice. Associates this evolution with the same factors which spawned the feminist movement itself. Distinguishes between liberal, radical, Marxist, socialist, and postmodern versions of feminism and contends that each has had an impact on feminist criminology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Feminist Criticism Regarding Historic Male Patriarchy
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A 5 page discussion of the feminist criticism methodology and how it relates to anthropological investigations. Specifically reviews the work of Sherry Ortner, an article originally published in 1974 and entitled "Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?". This article has now been reproduced in the second edition of Jon R. McGee's and Richard L. Warms' "Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History" and is particularly instructive in regard to the historic relationship between the sexes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Feminist Ideology and Judaism
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A 6 page discussion of the feminist movement in Judaism. Distinguishes between the more traditional Orthodox Jews and the more liberal branches and contends that the inequality which has traditionally existed between men and women has lessened but that even today the woman is regarding as having a definite societal place which differs from that of the man. Notes Jewish doctrine in regard to contemporary women's issues such as vary considerably even within the more progressive countries such as the United States. Addresses whether feminism is good for Judaism overall and, in contrast, the role that Orthodox Judaism has in a modern world. Concludes that the answer to these questions is an answer which will be derived not by men but by women working as equals to men in what was once a male dominated tradition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Feminist Jane Addams' Social Ethic
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A 10 page paper discussing Jane Addams' feminist and social ethics. Founder of Chicago's Hull House and outspoken advocate for peace prior to World War I, Jane Addams was not particularly liberal in her views, but settled more in the realm of doing what's right. Present-day feminism frequently has been opposed to social systems; social ethic has not recognized feminism. An example from a century ago provided the model of a bridge long ago, one that should be seriously considered for application today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Fictional Portrayals of Women: William Faulkner Contrasted with Margaret Atwood
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A 5 page comparison of the portrayals of women found in William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale". Observes that the characterization of women in "As I Lay Dying" differs significantly from that in "The Handmaid's Tale". While the women in Faulkner's book are presented as simpletons and immoral, Atwood's women are presented as highly intelligent despite the societal prohibitions for being so and highly moral despite the forced circumstances of their lives. Both portrayals, however, are replete with stereotypical representations of women. In "The Handmaid's Tale", however, we are reassured that women are not shallow, not by nature promiscuous, despite the societal circumstances in which they may be forced to live.
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Gender Characterization
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To say that gender roles are merely the subjugation of women as 'irrational' would not be true. However, oftentimes women are depicted in literature as irrational and powerless. This 5 page paper explores the characterization of Desiree in Kate Chopin's story of Desiree's Baby; for the grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find and the woman, Jig, in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants in terms of these factors. No additional sources are listed.
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Gender Prejudice In The Workplace
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6 pages in length. Gender discrimination in the workplace is an industry ill that has run rampant over the past couple of decades. Only within this time frame has society come to realize that there is no place for gender prejudice when both men and women are working hard toward the same goals. In some cases, women have demonstrated considerable more dedication to the job than men, who are often categorized as being lazy and ineffective. Indeed, there is room for both genders within the workplace, but it is establishing an element of respect, as well as a recognition of duty, toward one another that will ultimately eliminate gender prejudice in the workplace. The writer discusses how experts are working hard to organize industrywide cooperation in fighting the undercurrent of workplace gender prejudice in the next two decades. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Gender Roles In Brazil
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A 5 page paper. The writer emphasizes three aspects of life: relationships, religion and the media. Women's roles in each are briefly discussed. The practice of honor killings is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Gender Stereotypes: Segregation in the Workplace
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A 1 page definition of gender stereotypes and how these stereotypes evidence themselves in the workplace. Cautions that women throughout the centuries and across all geographic boundaries have been, and undoubtedly will continue to be, viewed as inferior to men and incapable of the same occupational accomplishments. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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History of Women in Computers
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History of Women in Computers : In 6 pages, the author discusses the history of women in computers paying particular attention to Ada Byron Lovelace and Grace Murray Hopper, two pioneers in the field. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PCwcom.wps
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Homeless Women
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A 20 page paper discussing the increasing problem of women and homelessness, the factors contributing to homelessness among women, and the structure of our society that punishes impoverished people for trying to rise above their poverty and find a way out. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Identifying Coping Strategies In Female Inmates With A History Of Domestic Violence
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11 pages in length. One might readily surmise that female inmates with a history of domestic violence have a significantly more difficult time coping within the prison setting than their convict counterparts due to the patriarchal oppressive structure they have typically experienced. In order to meet the needs of this particular population women, it is important to tap into the vast psychological issues that are inherently associated with domestic violence. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
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This 8 page research paper examines the long-term effects of domestic violence on children. Specifically discussed include signs and symptoms of behavior exhibited by children who have witnessed acts of domestic violence and what can be done to help them. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Important Terms Regarding Women's Issues and Discrimination
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This 6 page report discusses various terms and issues directly related to discrimination in general and women's issues. It also presents very brief answers to a number of short essay questions regarding gender issues and problems regarding women's rights. No additional sources.
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Isabel Allende's "Of Love and Shadows" -- Reflections of the Author's Anger
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This 5 page report discusses one of Isabel Allende's novels, "Of Love and Shadows." Allende is a Chilean author who fills her work with spiritual strength and humor which transcends personal and societal tragedy. Allende's "Of Love and Shadows" demonstrates her awareness of the fleeting nature of life and love. Having experienced the terror of having been so close to a bloody uprising, receiving death threats, finding out she was listed on the military's blacklist, being forced to run from her homeland, and having survived seems to have allowed her to add an extra measure of both sweetness and melancholy in her novels. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Jewish Women in the Shtetls in England: A View of Styles of Marriage and the Agunot
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This 6 page paper considers the basic elements of Eastern European marriages, with a specific focus on the marriages of Jewish woman and those in the Shtetls in England. This paper also looks at the standards and values of marriage in the Jewish culture and the specific issues related to the status of the agunot (plural of agunah), Jewish women who are left without being divorced. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Job Opportunity verses Government Aid: Hypothetical Approaches for Improving the Economic Status of Female Heads of Household
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A 2 page analysis of two hypothetical approaches to improving the economic status of low income women and their dependents. Contrasts the benefits and disadvantages of one program providing higher levels of earned income credit and another which provides jobs and equitable wages for a predetermined period. Concludes that he second approach rewards a woman for working but at the same time there is a more immediate cap put on the time that she can benefit from such a program. The woman's work incentive, therefore, is not in the form of government subsidies but in the form of the realization that after three years she will be on her own to provide for the needs of her family. While it may seem like a harsher program in many ways, it is superior to the first in that the taxpayer is not left in the position of indefinitely having to support the families of others. No sources are listed.
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Justice, Gender and the Family by Susan M. Okin Justice and the Politics of Difference by Iris M. Young
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(7 pp) This discussion addresses the nature of social politics and diversity through the work of two feminist scholars: Susan Muller Okin: Justice Gender and the Family (1989), and Iris Marion Young: Justice and the Politics of Difference (1990).
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Le Sueur's 'The Girl' And The Exploration of Feminine Relationships
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A 4 page essay exploring the relationship between mothers and daughters and between women in relation to the feminist movement. The story of "The Girl" by Le Soeuer is integrated into the text. No additional sources cited.
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Liberation and 'The Yellow Wallpaper.'
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(5 pp) We often think of liberation in terms of people oppressed in foreign countries, and fighting for their rights. Personal imagination can cause us to fight just as actively, even though initially it may not be as obvious. Such is certainly the case in the turn of the century work (1891) The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
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(5 pp) America's first true feminist, Margaret Fuller holds a distinctive place in the cultural life of the American Renaissance. Transcendentalist , literary critic, editor, journalist, teacher, and political activist, ultimately turned revolutionary, she numbered among her close friends the intellectual prime movers of the day: Emerson, Thoreau, the Peabody sisters, the Alcotts, Horace Greeley, Carlyle, and Mazzini--all of whom regarded her with admiration and sometimes even awe. This discussion focuses on Fuller and her work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Marx, Economics, and Feminism
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This 9 page report discusses Karl Marx's fundamental assertion, in the most simple of terms, was that all events are determined by economic forces and how that can be applied to the precepts and discourses of feminism. The connection between feminism, Marxism and capitalism becomes very clear when one considers how both Marxism and feminism are determined to succeed in "revealing the secret of the world" and showing the oppressive nature that "the system" creates for both women and men. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Maternal Employment and Breastfeeding
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A 6 page paper which discusses various aspects of the problem of maternal employment and breastfeeding. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Outrageous Acts, Everyday Rebellions
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7 pages. In this paper the student is to think of an act which in some way makes the world a better place for women, or even perhaps for one woman. This outrageous act, as it may be called, will be examined in this paper as well as the reason the choice was made to take this action, and the results of the choice. While this is only a hypothetical example, this excellent model paper discusses an 'outrageous act' which serves to make the world a better place for at least one person. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Partial Birth Abortion: Supreme Court Opinion
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An 8 page overview of Stenberg v. Carhart, a case coming before the Supreme Court in April, 2000. The case involves the privacy issues of abortion. An overview of provided on numerous Court decisions which are applicable to the case including Hodgson v. Minnesota, Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Roe v. Wade and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Traces the privacy issues dating back to the turn of the century and conclude that these previous findings should be upheld in Stenberg v. Carhart as well. Relates the "undue-burden" issues surrounding state regulation of abortion and presents the opinion that is only when a fetus has reached that stage in its development where it could live outside the body of its mother that the state can claim an interest in preserving the life of that fetus. Even then, however, the health of the mother is of paramount concern. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Partial Birth Abortions
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5 pages in length. Considered by some to be nothing more than a veiled lack of responsibility, partial birth abortions have come to the forefront of controversy. As if abortion, in and of itself, was not a hot enough issue for debate, both the procedure and reasoning behind partial birth abortion are under fire. Women whose fetuses have known birth defects most commonly utilize this highly invasive procedure as a means by which to terminate the late-term pregnancy. After the baby is purposely turned in the breach position, the doctor pulls it down through the birth canal until the only part left inside the mother's body is the head, which legally maintains its fetus status. The brain is then suctioned out and the skull crushed before the body is completely expelled. Indeed, the primary arguments about this particular procedure revolve around the status of personhood, as well as the reasons to even employ such a horrific alternative. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Pornography / Sexual Slavery
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A 4 page argumentative essay examining the controversy surrounding pornography. The writer discusses the negativity and danger of porn and argues against it from a social (not moral) perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Post Abortion Syndrome
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An 8 page paper which discusses the psychological effects of post abortion syndrome. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Power in American Society
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A 1 page discussion of the concept of power. Distinguishes between legitimate power and illegitimate power specifying that legitimate power entails as consideration of the greater good and public consensus. Warns that illegitimate power is on a growing trend in the U.S. and that it is the rich who has this power and the poor who are exploited under it. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Pro - Choice / Why Women Must Have Free Choice in Reproductive Decisions
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This 8 page argument supports a woman's right to make the decision to have an abortion. The debate has raged for decades and its time to say enough is enough! Bibliography list seven sources.
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Pro Abortion / A Woman's Right to Life
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A 6 page philosophical argument for the right to life of women seeking abortions over the right to life of the fetus. The argument focuses on the theme of dominance. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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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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Religious Abuse of Women
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This 8 page paper considers how religion has made the world a predominately patriarchal society which has facilitated the abuse of women many forms. The paper considers physical abuse, mental abuse and abuse through the withholding of basic human rights. Religions discussed include Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The bibliography cites 20 sources.
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Rural Women and Temporary Aid for Needy Families
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An 8 page discussion of the provisions of the 1998 Welfare Revision Act which emphasizes taking people off the welfare rolls and putting them to work. Approaches the provisions of the act from the perspective of rural women, noting transportation and childcare concerns as well as inequitable pay between men and women. Concludes that although the ideology of putting people to work and taking them off the welfare rolls is commendable, indeed a dire necessity in today's economically stressed times, it is an ideology which requires significantly more investment in both time and resources in order to meet the needs of the nation's rural women. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Sexual Assault in New Jersey: A Legal Memo
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This 8 page legal memo outlines the basic elements of a case of a New Jersey woman who was raped and the charges against her accuser. This paper outlines the New Jersey legal statute for sexual assault, and then uses case information to support the legal claims of the woman against her attacker.
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Sexual Harassment and Discriminatio
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Information and Interview : A 5 page paper which offers an examination of sexual discrimination and harassment and then presents an interview with a man and woman wherein they are asked about their views and experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Sexual Violence During Times of War: Crime Against Humanity or War Crime?
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A 10 page discussion of the nature of acts of sexual violence committed during times of war. Uses the examples recently unfolding in the Yugoslav region. Notes that the 2001 convictions of three Bosnian Serbs for their repeated rape and mistreatment of numerous civilian Muslim women they held captive is precedential in nature. It is the first incidence of an international court of justice addressing a crime of sexual violence as a crime against humanity. that in reality these crimes justify an even more rigid judicial process and retribution. It can be contended in fact, given the structural, cultural, and institutional mechanisms which have resulted in these crimes, that these crimes of sexual violence should be prosecuted under the title of war crimes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Society's Role Models & Adolescent Girls
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A 10 page paper discussing the effect media depictions of role models have on adolescent girls. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
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Somalian Women
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There continues to be discrimination, violence and a certain adherence to the old traditions, however, the women of Somalia have taken a stand and forged a new identity upon which a role for them will emerge in the future. This 10 page paper explores the political, cultural and economic history of Somalia in terms of the role women have played in the process. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"
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This 5 page report discusses a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and reporter Susan Glaspell's 1916 play "Trifles" and its related short story "A Jury of Her Peers." Throughout the story, a great deal is communicated despite the fact that many things are left unsaid. That process serves as just one of the ironies of the play as the neighbors of a woman who is accused of killing her husband attempt to find out what truly happened. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Susanna Kaysen's "Girl Interrupted" Compared with Mary Pipher's "Reviving Ophelia
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This 5 page report discusses two books dealing with the stresses and outcomes experienced by girls and young women in the modern American culture. Societal processes and the willingness of the medical establishment to simply "diagnose" a problem are part of the inherent problems in the ways in which American girls have "come of age" in the late 20th and early 21st century. Bibliography lists 4 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 Complexities of Abortion: The Issues of Choice Verses Right to Life
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A 6 page discussion of the many issues surrounding abortion. Notes that despite the common perception of abortions being sought by strictly irresponsible women, the choice to have an abortion is not always cut and dried. Such choices can involve pregnancies resulting from rape, illegitimate pregnancies, pregnancies in which the mother's life is endangered, and pregnancies in which the fetus has been determined to be malformed or diseased. Concludes that governmental intervention in these issues is not the solution, that the real solution lies in allowing women to decide on an individual basis whether an abortion is the appropriate course of action. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Economic & Social Impacts of Women in the Workforce
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A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of the changing role of women in the American workforce and demonstrates their changing influence and the call for equality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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The Economics of Elder Care
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A 6 page discussion of the economics of caring for the nation's elderly population. Relates the demographic changes which the country has undergone since the initial inception of programs such as Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid and discusses how these changes have imperiled the fate of these systems. Emphasizes that a number of the nation's elderly are directly dependent on these systems for their most basic of needs and that a solution must be identified to save these programs if our nation is to survive both economically and culturally. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Feminist Perspective In Sociology / Analyzed
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This 7 page paper explores the historical development and varieties of the feminist perspective in sociology by examining the feminist theories (or lack thereof ) of Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Talcott Parsons and Dorothy Smith. Specifically discussed is the contribution of the feminist perspective in the understanding of society, and does it deserve a separate and distinct place in the study of sociology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Feminization of Poverty
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40 pages discussing from a feminist's viewpoint how changing social structures have brought about "the Feminization of poverty." Numerous case studies are backed-up by relevant statistical data to prove thesis. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.
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The Impact of Divorce on Women.
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(7 pp) the divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. 90% of divorced mothers have custody of their children (even if they did not receive it in court). 60% of people under poverty guidelines are divorced women and children. Single mothers support up to four children on an average after-tax annual income of $12,200. 65% divorced mothers receive no child support. And there is more. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Impact of Divorce on Women.
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(7pp) the divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. 90% of divorced mothers have custody of their children (even if they did not receive it in court). 60% of people under poverty guidelines are divorced women and children. Single mothers support up to four children on an average after-tax annual income of $12,200. 65% divorced mothers receive no child support. And there is more. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Invisibility of Women
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5 pages in length. There are times when women are able to become invisible, although these times are usually not of the women's choosing. Neither is this ability something that is usually a good thing; although perhaps becoming invisible can help ease the pain a woman must suffer. Two stories in which the main protagonist becomes invisible are Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Maxine Hong Kingston's No Name Woman. Biography lists 2 sources.
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The Mommy Track: How Women are Faring
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A 14 page paper discussing the gains women have made in balancing work and family. Working moms are achieving balance between home and work demands, but to what extent largely depends on the characteristics of the employer. Organizations such as the Chubb Group and Fleet Financial still are the exception by far. Most women have no options such as these two companies offer; we continue to simply do the best we can and involve the children so that they understand why mom is unavailable so much of the time. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
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The Physical Body as "Power".
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(6 pp) It is not unusual to think of the physical body as "power." Certainly the Greeks were attempting to visualize a powerful body centuries ago. Today, according to Young (1997), 8 million people suffer from eating disorders. For some reason or another, 7 million women and one million men are intentionally depriving their bodies of food. What we are seeing in the twentieth century, and into this one, is a philosophical displacement of that idea of power, in a destructive way as viewed through the conditions of anorexia and bulimia. This discussion will focus on that shift of power and its accompanying negative possibilities. Bibliography lists 8 sources plus 4 visuals of fashion models.
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The Reduction in Female Fertility and the Influence of the Work Place
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This 5 page paper considers the situation Canada where though a combination of economic pressures and the resultant increased participation in the labor market by women there has been a decrease in birth rates. The paper includes statistical evidence. The bibliography cites 3 sources
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The Relationship Between Animal Abuse, Human Abuse and Antisocial Behavior
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A 6 page paper that considers the issue of animal abuse and relates it to childhood history of abuse and neglect and to problematic behaviors in adulthood. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Renaissance: Impact on Women
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A 6 page contention that women experienced both adverse impacts and positive impacts during the Renaissance of Northern Europe. As women were subjected to more and more societal ostracization from the societal structures which welcomed their husbands and other males with open arms, they became more and more determined to overcome those injustices. Because of their move from their agrarian lifestyles they had access not only to other like-minded people, but also to the societal structure which could aid them in changing forever the role and status of women. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Social Problem of Domestic Abuse
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This 8 page paper considers the social issue of domestic abuse and considers the biophychosocial factors related to the cause and maintenance of the problem, then outlines specific studies of treatment for this problem. This paper critically examines the quality of the evidence cited and the effectiveness for understanding the issue of spousal abuse. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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The Subjugation of Women From Ancient Times to the Seventeenth Century
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A 3 page discussion of the ancient and historic subjugation of women. Contends that while differences in the societal roles between men and women may at one time have been justifiable, this justification has not been valid for centuries. Points out change became a particularly obvious part of the Victorian Era. Concludes that different women took different approaches to effect the changes which they saw as necessary in regard to their traditional gender roles in the Victorian Era. While many chose to stay in the home in the same role they had occupied for years, others sought jobs, and still others sought education. In comparison to the women's movement which we know today, the women's movement of this earlier time was muted to say the least. Never-the-less progress was made and women slowly began to carve their own niche into society as a whole. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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The Truth About Oppression of Women
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6 pages in length. Discussion focusses on two articles by Elizabeth Spelman and Marilyn Frye in what women and oppression truly represents. Women are labelled in one way and can never escape the label. For this reason, women, no matter what their economic class or race, have the permanent difficulty of being labelled as 'women' - and enduring oppression. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Welfare Reform
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A 5 page paper that studies the impact of welfare reform on single mother's collecting Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). This paper focuses on the inherent problems within the AFDC system that related directly to women's un-wed status, along with current misconceptions regarding participant status, education and ability to transition from the program into work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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What If Roe v Wade Were Overturned :
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A 5 page paper that discusses the effects of overturning Roe v Wade. If abortions were suddenly made illegal again, what would be the effects on women who had an unwanted pregnancy. This essay explores this question. The writer also addresses the effects on the unwanted child. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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What is the Image of 'Crazy' in our Society?
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5 pages in length. What is the image of crazy in our society? What happens to women who are not considered 'normal'? And what might be the image of women in psychiatric institutions or who see counselors or therapists? What might be some reasons for mental illness? These questions and more can be pondered and discussed and each time we might come up with different answers. But for the purpose of this paper we shall consider these questions and attempt to explain societal means of looking at those women who are not considered 'normal'- even though we might be hard-pressed to determine just what exactly normal might be. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Why Women Are More Religious Than Men
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A 10 page paper. Women have always been more involved in religion than men, despite the fact that men have always held the positions of authority and power in the churches. Women were, in fact, instrumental in the spread of Christianity to the Roman Empire. One of the major challenges church pastors face is getting men more involved in church activities. Why is this? Why are women more religious than men? These questions are explored, including the social aspects of religion and the psychological effects of being religious. Survey data included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children Analyzed
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This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Will WIC Survive the Nineties ?
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A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.
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Women & The Mafia
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This 8 page paper looks at the roles women play in the Mafia and how the role has evolved over time to one that is slightly more active. Despite the change in female participation, Mafia families remain patriarchal in nature and wives are still put on pedestals. A look at the phenomenon is taken with examples drawn from both the United States and Italy. Bibliography lists 9 sources
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Women & Their Depiction in Fairy Tales
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A 7 page paper showing how women are depicted in the Grimm's fairy tales. Writer shows a possible correlation between societal roles and roles women play in fairy tales, since they are read to children. Bibliography lists 16 outside sources.
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Women and Drinking in the 19th Century
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This 5 page report discusses women's alcohol consumption in the 19th century, especially during the time of the temperance movement. In 19th century Great Britain, alcoholism was widespread, due in part, to the harsh social conditions brought about by the rapid industrialization throughout the country. Many families were suffering as a result although such suffering was most often associated with a drunken husband and father rather than an alcoholic wife and mother. In the U.S., the first organized temperance movement began in the early 1800s in response to dramatic increases in production and consumption of alcoholic beverages, which also coincided with rapid demographic changes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Women and Religion in the South
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A 14 page paper which discusses women and their involvement in religion in the South. The paper covers the history of this involvement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: RAwmnsth.wps

Women and Retirement
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An 8 page paper which discusses how women spend their retirement in the United States. Issues discussed involve women working for more years than men, living longer than men, and how women look at retirement, among other various issues relating to the leisure years of women in America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: RAwmnrtrd.wps

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.
Filename: PPwomMrl.wps

Women as Outsiders in America / An Ethical Dilemma
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A 7 page essay comparing the views of Betsworth and Brubaker on the oppression of women by traditional views of American society. The writer details Betsworth's concepts of social narratives and the how they apply to women in society. Traditional and religious views are also examined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Ethicwom.wps

Women as Victims of Crime
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(6 pp) In many historical studies of crime women are show as victims of crime more than they are shown as the criminal. Unfortunately this is an appropriate portrayal of reality in our society. The author will examine some of the background of this troubling issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: BBfevctm.doc

Women in Comedy
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This 10 page report discusses the fact that women who are now thought of as the classic female comedians or comediennes of their time offered characterizations of women that often fell somewhere between the ridiculous and the even more ridiculous. Gracie Allen was the perfect compliment to George Burns with her addled logic and baby girl voice. Lucille Ball's exploits in "I Love Lucy" ranged from her desperate attempts to be in one of Ricky's nightclub shows to her get rich quick schemes. Phyllis Diller was raucous in every aspect of her demeanor. Her clothing, hair, laugh, and jokes virtually screamed at her audience but she was the first female stand-up comedian. The presence of women in comedy has been expanding for decades and comediennes have come to be acknowledged as a truly unique source of humor. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: BWcomwom.wps

Women in Construction
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A 6 page overview of the successes and failures encountered by women entering the construction industry as owners, administrators and tradespeople. Notes the presence of women in the industry has been hampered by prejudice and discrimination but at the same time helped by affirmative action. Concludes that not only are women finding a new interest in this occupation, they are seeking entry to the field at a time when well-trained workers are desperately needed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PPwmCnst.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 the Gilded Age: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ida B. Wells
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A 5 page paper which discusses the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ida B. Wells and illustrates women during the Gilded Age. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: RAingalls.wps

Women in the Workplace
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A 5 page research paper on the statistics of earnings and achievement of women in the workplace. The writer posits that although advancements have been made, current indices and future predictions require change in business and government policy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: Workwomn.wps

Women Inmate Profiles
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A 10 page paper which discusses jails and prisons as it relates to women inmates. The paper addresses the functions of prisons and jails, inmate characteristics, and other pertinent information. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: RAprison.wps

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.
Filename: PPwmnMsc.wps

Women's Basketball / More Than A Sport
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A 5 page overview of the importance of female participation in sports such as basketball and in the importance of this participation receiving an equal media coverage and emphasis as does male participation in sports. Correlates female participation in sports with lowered teen pregnancy, higher academic success, and less gang participation. Bibliography lists six sources.
Filename: Wmnball.wps

Women's Roles in Mozambique
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(5 pp). If ever there was a suffering place, it is Mozambique. World Bank statistics show the average Mozambican making about $80 in 1994. In 1975, after a successful but brutal 15-year war of independence, Mozambique entered a brief period of euphoria before turning on itself With the support of what was then Rhodesia and the apartheid government in South Africa, the Renamo (the Portuguese abbreviation for Mozambican National Resistance) guerrilla movement began laying waste to much of the country with the explicit aim of forcing the ruling Frelimo (Front for the Liberation of Mozambique) government from power. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: BBfemmoz.doc

Women's Roles in the Work of(Japanese author) Hayashi Fumiko
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(4 pp) Hayashi Fumiko's work places Japanese women in the role of hero/heroine in a world that has previously only allocated that status, or "badge of honor" to men of prestige. As a person and an author she claims the right to wear that badge herself.
Filename: BBhayasi.doc

Women's Roles within the Family in Europe / 1300-1700
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Women's Roles within the Family in Europe / 1300-1700 : In 5 pages, the author discusses that women's roles within the family in Europe in the period of 1300-1700 were defined largely through the regulation and supervision of their bodies from both the perspective of the male and the women themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources. PCwrfe.wps
Filename: PCwrfe.wps

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 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

"Domestic and Family Violence"
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A five page paper which looks at family violence, particularly in relation to women, and considers the sociological issues which underlie the high incidence of violence against women, as well as exploring the ways in which society is attempting to address and combat the issue. Bibliography lists 2 sources
Filename: JLfamviol.wps

The public marketing of sexually explicit material"
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A paper which looks at the arguments for and against the public display of sexually explicit materials on newsstands, with reference to the role of pornography within a sexually repressive culture and the level of harm which may be caused from the overt marketing of such materials.
Filename: JLnewsstands.wps

"Women Have Always Worked"
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This 5 page report discusses the concepts presented in Alice Kessler-Harris', a professor of history at Columbia University, book about women's work outside the home. When she views the world in terms of the patterns associated with women working inside or outside of the home, it is clear that she has a clear understanding of the factors that determined where most women would do the most work as was decided by the economic conditions of society. Such has always been the case in America but it should also be noted that women have always worked. The differences are in definition, certainly not in the expenditure of physical energy. Bibliography lists only the primary source.
Filename: BWalwork.wps

"Women in the 20th century"
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A paper which looks at the changing role of women in society during the twentieth century, in terms of their position within the family, changes in employment legislation, and the ways in which social changes affected the position of women as a whole.
Filename: JLwomwork.wps

 

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