Women have always been thought of as the weaker sex and Sociologists such as Heidensohn argue that men see the need to protect women. Police are more likely to caution a woman for shop lifting than they are a man. Flood-Page et al found that one in eleven female offenders had been cautioned and prosecuted in comparison to one in seven males. Women are also less likely to be prosecuted for an offence and found guilty of offences by juries. This is because women (especially when they have children) are seen first and foremost in the expressive role (mothering and caring).
Women as a result of their backgrounds and concerns have a harder time doing time than men do. There are not as many riots and attacks in women’s prisons as there are in men’s. Perhaps a better way to classify prisoners is group them according to needs. Some prisoners have families and some do not. Some prisoners are loners others are drug users.
Schlosser then goes into discussing the callous illegal immigrant labor that takes place in strawberry fields of California. He doesn’t primarily focus on one individual case; however, the detail of the harsh work and living environments leave a lasting mental image of what the workers had to endure to make a measly buck. The final essay in Schlosser’s book discusses the founder of the pornography industry, Reuben Sturman, and the many trials and tribulations the U.S. government brought upon him. All three of Schlosser’s essays put the U.S. government in the forefront, showing all the ways that government intervention did not seem to be in the best interest of society. Reefer Madness The first focus of Schlosser’s book spotlights on the booming business in marijuana cultivation.
Such as women can not perform manual work as well as men, on the other hand, a man’s entire chemistry is different allowing him to be less emotional than a woman. Jane Addams and her colleague Ellen Gates Starr founded Hull House a place for down and out women. Jane treated these women as friends and ignoring their faults, became very close to these women. Being close to these women allowed Jane to understand their struggle but much of the information she gathered remained unpublished. She saw social differentiation as a block that society needed to get over, infuriately she herself was a victim.
The codes also show their views on women. It appears that the Babylonian’s did not have complete disregard for a women. Several of the codes explain that if the husband were to cheat or accuse her of cheating, but she has not been “surprised”, then she is free to go, whereas in other societies, the women was always found guilty and punished in some way. The Babylonian’s also did not tolerate stealing. The punishments were more severe if stolen from a temple or court, but mostly, the person who stole must pay for the property, or be put to death.
This is the common consensus, and it also seems to be the shared experience of my target group, both male and female. For a male member caringly reffered to as “brother” the picture starts to fade rather quickly as it soon becomes apparent that violence and a macho persona are not only acceptable but expected and respected normal behavior. In this way the female members (sisters) almost instantly differ. Although it is expected that a woman be ready and willing to defend the many aspects that accompany gang life it is not expected for her to be overtly aggressive or tough. The female counterparts or Latin queens are initially viewed as a subservient faction of the nation, breeders and en masse event planners, however this could not be more wrong, this is the majority for many female members but there are some outstanding Queens that transcend these roles and involve themselves in expected “male” behaviors such as violent acts, outstanding verbal leadership and over the top representation of the group or “repping”.
They could not wear anything too revealing like nothing above ankle length or anything that showed off their skin. But by wearing make up women would be a little freer to show how sexual they could or would be. This did not mean to wear globs of make up but just enough to get a potential mate’s attraction. The idea of make up has changed over time and it seems that the more a woman puts on the less attractive she is but if the women wears none she is seen to not care much about her appearance. There is a thin line women have to tread but we seem to be during it
Being a Daoist Priestess shows us that men weren’t the only type of human beings able to hold a place of power. By women obtaining property shows us that women could work for themselves and were independent from men. During this time women were quite happy with their rights, but the smile will soon be wiped off their faces because their rights just keep dwindling down to nothing. During the middle or end of the Tang dynasty and beginning of the Song dynasty women’s rights were at there “peak” and started to decline slowly. The Tang dynasty declined due to loss of communication throughout the empire, generals and officials gaining too much power, and revolts causing the empire to be weak and open for attack.
They now share equal responsibilities in homecare and rasing the family. Slowly the gender roles that were previously set are melting away. Since the dawn of the feminist movement women have been able to accomplish what many thought impossible. But in our modern era woman now face other challenges, such as negative sexual attention. When a man is referred to as a ‘slut” it doesn’t associate to the actual definition used by society.
Mason states that women are not just wife, mother, and a friend but they are someone who also wants an education to be attorneys and such and there are no laws that prohibit this. Molly Wallace's Valedictory Address. I thought it was interesting that given the opportunity to speak in public she uses it to explain how she thinks it is unfair the way men are expected to do certain things like public speaking while for a women it is unlikely. I particularly liked her comment on how it was alright women to know how to write yet speaking in public was not really permissible. I liked it because it gives a different view of women at this time.