Amanda Ravens George Powell Eng. 102 28 February 2014 Is Being Sexualized Really A Problem? Stephanie Hane’s article, “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect,” explains why she thinks young girls are being sexualized at a very young age and how others can help girls see the problem. To make her argument more effective, she talks about a woman named Mary Finucane and her person experience with her daughter.
Reegan Martell English 1110 Dr. Adams 12/08/2011 Argument Analysis: “Our Barbies, Ourselves” Since its debut in 1959, a molded plastic doll named Barbie has become an icon. Barbie became the icon that functioned as both an outlet for girls' dreams and an ever-changing reflection of American society. Emily Prager is one of the many young girls that grew up as having Barbie as one of their favorite toys. Emily Prager is a columnist with the New York Times and in her spare time she has published many books such as World War ll Resistance Stories; A Book of Humor, “Official I hate Videogames Handbook”, and many others. In this article Prager questions how Barbie had an effect on her life as a child growing up and how she viewed Barbie as well.
I asked them to describe the cultural attitudes and beliefs toward child rearing at the time each of their children were born. I also asked who the prominent psychologists and pediatricians were and what advice they were giving about parenting. Ruth and Steve explained that the books they read most were “Dare to Discipline” by Dr. James Dobson and “The Difficult Child” by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner. They also said Dr. Brazelton was the doctor that most women referred to at the time. Ruth went on to say that it was the beginning of the time-out period and spanking was becoming a thing of the past.
I began to walk down the aisle and looked very closely at the dolls. I mean it is very obvious that dolls are made for girls. I noticed that the aisle was stacked on plain steel with pink pegboard behind it(very attracting I thought). I then walked down further more and the whole aisle was dedicated to Barbie and her friends and also their equipments. I mean, kitchen set, dining set, clothing set...You name it Barbie had it.
Paula Cholmondeley who is the highest ranking female and the highest ranking minority officer at Owens Corning is used to go beyond boundaries. As Cholmondeley grew up in Jamaica and Guyana, she would look around and see black as lawyers, doctors, and prime minister. The fact that black can do anything and there are no limits had a strong impact on Cholmondeley and this fact was then backed up at home by her achievement-oriented family. Cholmondeley’s mother was a social worker and her father was a psychiatrist who would discuss classical music,business and escargots at the dinner table to educate his kids. Cholmondeley’s husband Thomas Watson who is the founder of a CPA firm supported her in this, by not accepting jobs that will put them apart
When it comes to the gender gap in applying to post-secondary institutions; Katha Pollitt, a feminist poet in America and John Tierney, a journalist for the New York Times since 1990. Pollitt, in her article called “Girls against Boys?” along with Tierney, in his article “Male Pride and Female Prejudice”. They both agree that women make up 57 percent of undergraduates in college and universities, and the gender gap is steady increasing to project a 60 to 40 ratio, within the next insufficient years. As Pollitt agree with Tierney at a certain point, the author Christina Hoff Sommers, Formerly professor who has a Ph.D. from Brandies University in philosophy. She also, agrees with Tierney and Pollitt not only saying there is a gender gap with
Michael Adams Across the U.S., poverty is irrefutably linked to poor academic performance. On last year's national reading exam, nine-year-olds from low-income families scored nearly three full grade levels below their wealthier peers. The gap was nearly as large in math. The poor performance of poor students accounts for all of the achievement gap between U.S. students and their peers in academic powerhouses such as South Korea and Finland. On the latest international reading test, U.S. teens from more affluent schools were at the very top of global rankings, while those from schools with high poverty rates were near the bottom.
Johnny Martin Paper 4 English 5A 9/12/2011 K. Crews Summary: What We Miss About the 1950’s Stephanie Coontz's essay “What we really miss about the 1950's” is an essay that talks about a poll taken in 1996 by the Knight-Ridder news agency. That poll showed that more Americans preferred the 1950's as the best decade for children to grow up in. Coontz doesn't believe that the 50’s are a decade for people to remember about, except for financial reasons and better communication within families. Coontz doesn't believe in it as the best decade because of the votes, the 50's only won by nine percent, and especially not by African Americans. She doesn't believe that the 50's should be taken 'literally' because from the 50's there were changes in values that caused racism and sexism discrimination against women.
Since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995), where women rights and gender equality were put at the center stage, countless initiatives have taken place all around the world to allow girls and women to have access to the same opportunities as men do. There has been progress in the way girls are pushed to go to school and in how women are today encouraged to take up leadership positions both in public and private organizations. Rwanda for example, has the highest ratio of women parliamentarian in the world (61.3%). (IPU, 2017). Despite such progress, there is still a long way to go.
Sondra Douglas English Honors Gifted- 4th Mrs. Hotlets March 4, 2014 Gender Inequality in the Workplace Gender inequality is the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on gender. Over the last 50 years, the involvement of women and fairness has been a problem. Economically, women, particularly poor women and African American women did not fare well during this time period. Inequality grew as wages remained depressed and tax cuts to the wealthy failed to “trickle down” to the bottom of the economic ladder where nearly half of the female labor force was concentrated (Justin Karr pg. 41).