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Enough Money, a Room and an Androgynous Mind of Ones Own
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...Androgynous Mind of One's Own It is common knowledge that that Virginia Woolf, in her well-known work A Room of One's Own (1929), identifies as essential prerequisites for women writers a reasonable income and a room of one's own. She also makes the important point, with due acknowledgement to Coleridge, that the good writer, male or female, should possess an androgynous mind. Woolf quite clearly sees the flaws of society, which has been, and still is, patriarchal in orientation. Woman had been denied a proper education for centuries; she had only recently acquired the right to property, wealth and suffrage. Even as late as 1928 she could be shooed off the University turf... Enough Money, a Room and an...
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Androgyny: Virginia Woolfs androgynious mind
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...androgynous mind In psychology and most importantly in the society, male and female genders have been conceptualized astwo polar ends of single field. According to this point of view an individual is either male or female. But in reality human society has observed a situation where an individual possess properties of both male and female (Bem, 155). An individual having characteristics of both male and female is said to be an androgynous person. The word androgyny comes from the Greek word androgynos which means “man-woman”. For humans, an androgynous individual is the one who does not fit clearly into either masculine or feminine characteristics of their society... ? Androgyny: Virginia Woolf?s...
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Adult development
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...androgynous individuals are those who are confident, social and adapt flexibly to most situations. He, therefore, asserts that if Erikson’s theory is true, then androgynous adults who successfully passed the earlier crises in their life stages should do so to a higher level than other sex group. In contrast, the undifferentiated individuals, who are those with limited characteristics of both male and female, should depict low behavioral characteristics since they would not be able to resolve most of the crises in their early stages of life. In relation to the theory, then those whose one set of characteristics... ? Adult Development Adult Development Androgyny and psychosocial development among college...
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Issues in Human Sexuality
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...androgynous or neuter, as applied to humans, animals, and plants. Given our society’s fetish for dualism, there are but two sexes, so at best you have a line with The Masculine at one end... ISSUES IN HUMAN SEXUALITY Masculine and feminine - Defined Life in its visible forms emanates from the union of masculine and feminine and to a largeextent they are related to gender identity. Under this pretext we can define “Masculine” as that gender that does not give birth to offspring and “Feminine” as that gender that produces offspring. Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female and can also be referred to the biological condition of being male or female, or less commonly an...
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The Use of Metaphors in the Book, The Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin
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...androgynous or bisexual. These inhabitants can later mature into full male or female once in a month in their phase of sexual arousal which is called Kemmer. This whole novel is based on metaphorical language that is built on unstable balances between binary opposites like winter and summer, betrayal and loyalty, weaknesses and strength, courage and fear... The Use of Metaphors in the Book, “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Le Guin The book left hand of darkness is a mind blowing extrapolative piece of work that looks into the themes of gender, politics, duality and climate by the female writer, Le Guin. It is a modern classic novel that is based on a world, planet Gethen, where humanoid inhabitants are...
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Assignment 4 women psy
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...Androgynous people exhibit competence in tasks stereotypically associated with males only and females only... What do the meta-analytical findings suggest about how men and women compare on levels of aggression, verbal ability, math and spatial ability, and self-esteem? Are men and women more alike or different? What do you think of Bems perspective about the gender difference debate? There was a show in the seventies called “Battle of The Sexes” where men and women competed against each other for their rightful claim to the title of the “stronger sex”. This show was one manifestation that feminists were struggling to step up their fight for equality with men in spite of the long-held stereotype that m...
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DQ 2 & DQ 3
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...androgynous leader, there are various approaches that can be taken. In this imaginary scenario where a male nurse has been recently hired to take a leadership position at a local hospital in the Risk Management Department, the most important characteristic in becoming more androgynous will be to “Learn how to fail at a task without feeling one has failed as a man,” (Grossman & Valiga, 2009, p. 107). As such, this paper will discuss the measures that can... be taken in order to overcome situations where I may fail to achieve something in this particular job. In the event that I have been recently hired as a Risk Manager at a local hospital, there are various measures that I will take in order to cope with the challenges that may be...
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The Beatles and the Topic of Androgyny
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...androgynous is used to describe gender identity that exists in a society whose roles of gender do not entirely fit within the constructs of masculinity or femininity roles as designed by the process of social advancement. According to Barbara Ehrenreich, Elizabeth Hess and Gloria Jacobs, “androgynous” is the state of breaking away from gender roles, in which context they affirm that the Beatles were androgynous because they were free to be strong, sexual, and do what they liked(Golder and Sarah 523). In other words, androgyny is the state of breaking away from the rigid following... ? The Beatles and the Topic of Androgyny Introduction In the context of Jane Tompkins “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, the term...
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The Winged Victory of Samothrace, aka Nike
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...androgynous figural sculpture of Ancient Greece. The figure is actively engaged, its dynamic stance showing action and intensity as it also reflects victory through its sense of triumph. The pose is captured, as if the figure that it represents as stopped still in a moment, its thrust forward coming to an abrupt... The Winged Victory of Samothrace, aka Nike “The Winged Victory of Samothrace”, also known as Nike,currently resides in the Louvre in Paris and is one of the more popular exhibits in the museum. The piece has represented, not only its artistic aesthetic, but has become part of the popular culture through its use in branding and in commercial endeavors for its representational nature. The piece ...
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Queer Identities
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...androgynous’ fashion trends which make it more difficult for clothing to fall into binary gender norms. It is now extremely commonplace to see women wearing typically masculine fashions (whether this be in hair or in clothing), and this presents a huge change in gender norms (). In a way, the acceptance of these media of the transgender and queer communities makes a very... Within contemporary fashion styling, fashion, make-up and hair design and design how do we see presented this change in gender norms? It is evident that the contemporary world is much more forgiving to those who fall out of typical binary gender norms than that of previous generations, particularly the worlds that interact with...
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INSTRUMENT REVIEWED IN MMY
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...androgynous and undifferentiated. A result on androgynous shows a median score that is above masculine and feminine traits; a sex typed feminine or masculine is as a result of scoring above the median on either masculine or feminine and scoring below the median on the opposite sex category. An undifferentiated result occurs when an individual scores below median... Part of Instructional or Evaluation Context Gender role identity is common phenomena in most societies. It is acquired by means of individual exposure to rampant societal expectations and beliefs about characteristics and behaviors that are deemed appropriate for both sexes, that is, males and females (Bem, 2005). The study intends to use...
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Baring the body, exploring pornography
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...androgynous or feminine, which is a standard material in the shoujo anime. They are not viewed being immoral at all. It is rather a piece of art that represent the romantic nature of gay rather than porn (Welker, 2006). References Duggan, L., & Hunter, N. D. (1995). Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture. New York: Routledge. Welker, J. (2006). Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: “Boys’ Love” as Girls’ Love in Shôjo Manga. Chicago Journals, 841-870. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/498987.... Baring the Body, exploring Pornography Baring the Body, Exploring pornography Pornography refers to the explicit or the display of the sexual activity or organs. The display often intended to ...
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Gents of Socialization
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...androgynous sex. Even if that child is born a hermaphrodite, he or she will know that he has a gender and place in our... I was a bit confused by the meaning of hermaphrodites when I first heard about it in the video clip. However, after hearing the explanation of Dr. Glassberg regarding the scientific explanation of the sexual organ deformity, I came to realize that there have been documented and even publicized ambiguous gender cases in our newspapers. I wondered after hearing the interview of Hilda Viloria, I first thought that it had something to do with lesbianism. Then I watched the case of Sheryl Chase and began to understand that being a hermaphrodite had nothing to do with sexual orientation. It ...
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Hemingway's use of realism
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...Androgynous Pursuit, American Novelists Revisited Ed. Fritz Flishmann .Boston: G.K. Hall and Co., 1982 Hemingway depicts a story of an uneducated black youth, mistakenly murders his white employers daughter, shockingly burns the body, and then murders his own black girlfriend frighten that she will let down him. Wright to unknown reason branded... Task Thesis ment Hemingways novel, use of realism, it is based on the evil society reflecting on war, death and lost generation. Annotated Bibliography Ishteyaque, Shams, Novels of Ernest Hemingway: A Critical Study. Leiceister: B.Academic.2002 The book emphasized how Hemingway used realism. Despite using irony and symbolism, his point was to try to bring real...
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Short articles about sex, gender and society
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...androgynous alien shows that the bonds of legitimate love transcend gender stereotypes. When Riker confides to his ex-lover, Deanna... Club Dead Response In the novel, there is a unique blend of morality and romantic passion illustrated by the vampires. This blend speaks toward a more feminine persona, especially noticeable with Alcide who is very empathetic toward Sookie. In one situation, when Sookie was missing Bill, Alcide shows compassion and sympathy for Sookie, taking her hand and embracing her to provide her with some level of comfort and emotional support. Through these passionate interactions with others in the supernatural group, it awakens a type of sexual liberation for Sookie who wants to...
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Cultural factors on managerial roles in female managers
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...androgynous. He defines androgyny as a desired means for individuals to move beyond the rigid constraints of sex-roles. When women managers adhere to the usual gender stereotypes they face problems in their functioning as behaviors specific to sex-roles limit the development of effective management styles in a specific situation. Secondly, androgynous individuals whose self image and behavior are less... ? Cultural Factors on Managerial Roles in Female Managers It is regarded that the first insight on women in management was drawn in 1990, when the Journal of Business Ethics dedicated two of its Issues to discussing about women, particularly those in management (Burke, 2005). From that time on, several...
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Comparitive essay on A Room of Ones Own, The Prince, and Stranger in the Village
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...androgynous" mind trying to find factors which influence... Comparative Essay on A Room of Ones Own, The Prince, and Stranger in the Village The stories under analysis were written during different historicalepochs and that is why they reflect different historical and cultural features of their time. The stories differ structurally and stylistically; nevertheless it is possible to find some similarities between them. The purpose of this paper is to analyze, compare and contrast the literary works as for their structure and stylistics. The first story under analysis "A room of ones own" by Virginia Woolf was published in October of 1929. In this novel the author investigates the phenomenon called "androgy...
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Gender on the Basis of Orlando by Virginia Woolf & Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
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...androgynous man, who lives a noble life close to the Queen Elizabeth. After a range of disappointments and struggles Orlando rediscovers himself as a woman. The phenomenon of gender transformation is introduced by Virginia easily and naturally as like she used to know what it meant to be a man and a woman at the same time. From the very beginning of the novel Woolf emphasize androgynous nature of Orlando, in other words, having both male and female... Cultural depicture of gender on the basis of “Orlando “by Virginia Woolf & “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx. Virginia Woolf was the first woman who discovered enough talent, passion, and courage to become a prominent writer, which was itself regarded...
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The Left Hand of Darkness
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...androgynous. He leads the intricate, richly themed story of the novel that works towards its intended objective through different levels. Turn the pages of human history, politics and sexuality have been the inseparable allies and they continue to be so even now. The issues of the female gender have always been the same. Genry Ai is the ambassador from Ekuman, which is an association exceeding eighty planets and his destination is Gethen, the planet covered with ice. The dwellers of the member worlds are identifiably human. The scientists of anthropology hazard the guess... that they are from one home-world but are dispersed all over the galaxy since time immemorial, may be several eons ago....
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In what ways does Kathryn Bigelow undermine the conventions of action cinema Use Point Break as your example and be sure to incorporate the discussions of critics that were assigned to read
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...androgynous... Kathryn Bigelow and her role in the conventions of action cinema Kathryn Bigelow’s films have always had a controversial criticism due to the subject matter of her films. Point Break which Bigelow directed in 1991, is still considered one of the best Filmography work from Hollywood. Point Break not only established itself as an unconventional action film, but it managed to merge the culture of surfing into brutal action drama. Point Break features Keanu Reeve’s as an FBI agent chasing after a group of Criminals who are surfers and at the same wear masks as they rob banks. The most captivating scenes from Point Break are those that feature surfing sequences. The scenes which include...
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The conversation essay
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...androgynous quality of his characters resonates to reflect the blurring of the lines of gender identity. When you think about it, this cartoon is able to encompass a wide audience that does not limit according to sex. It is entertaining to both girls and boys where even the age brackets... In 2002, an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants created such a buzz. SpongeBob and Patrick found a clam, depicted as an infant, and nurtured it together. Well, it wouldn’t have created such an outrage except that SpongeBob acted as the doting, stay at home housewife while Patrick pretended to go to work to be the breadwinner for the family. The supposed couple quarreled on their roles in rearing the baby with SpongeBob...
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Parenting-week 4
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...androgynous behavioral patterns atypical of the phenotypic sexual orientation; the dress code, an interest in dolls, princesses, girlish make-ups... Due Parenting and Sexual Orientation Crisis in Youths It is pretty clear in the videos from thevery beginning that being gay or lesbian is but abnormal, wrong, and more importantly, worrisome with regards to family acceptance and/or social security, to say the least; the boy admits in “Always my son’ that he never wanted to be gay, with parents also coming out to discuss how they came to terms with the seemingly frightening news. That many parents face the emerging sexuality of their children with a mix of confusion and apprehension is in the open, and so...
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Critical Analysis of a short story
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...androgynous culture of postmodern society. On the spaceship, “Explorer”, June and other female characters intrinsically endeavor to become an “object of male desire”, though they are a part of an androgynous spaceship culture that does not permit sex-based division of labor. According to MacLean, like the spaceship, “Explorer”, patriarchy... A Feminist Interpretation of Katherine MacLean’s “Contagion” In her story, “Contagion”, Katherine McLean attempts to criticize a woman’s tendency to be “an object of male desire” in a male dominated society by deconstructing the patriarchal notion of female beauty. McLean attempts to propound that women themselves desire to be “an object of male desire” in the...
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A Gendered Tour Through a Toy Store
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...androgynous gender role orientation and encourage the same in their children” (par. 15). This includes the choice and selection of more neutral and non-gender specific toys to promote and encourage a wider development of skills that is not stereotyped for specific genders. Works Cited Cramster.com. Definition of Gender Socialization. 2012. Web. 8 March 2012
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Human Identity, Gender and Survival
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...androgynous race capable of surviving the harsh climate. It is survival against “death from cold or death from hunger” (Le Guin 2008, p.8.3). The industrial revolution is slow, and so is all kind of progress. The story is about people crossing the barriers of weather and culture to get along with each other. Hopkinson, in “Brown Girl in the Ring”, has also talked about people who struggle to survive in an inner city that has no outside resources to help its people. “Sometimes it was hard to believe that there was still a world outside” (Hopkinson, 2001, p.23-4). The struggle of a young woman is an example of survival highlighted in the novel. Survival stories of both the...
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A Feminist Interpretation of Katherine MacLean's Contagion
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...androgynous culture of postmodern society. On the spaceship, “Explorer”, June and other female characters intrinsically endeavor to become an “object of male desire”, though they are a part of an androgynous spaceship culture that does not permit sex-based division of labor. According to MacLean, like the spaceship, “Explorer”, patriarchy... A Feminist Interpretation of Katherine MacLean’s “Contagion” In her story, “Contagion”, Katherine McLean attempts to criticize a woman’s tendency to be “an object of male desire” in a male dominated society by deconstructing the patriarchal notion of female beauty. McLean attempts to propound that women themselves desire to be “an object of male desire” in the...
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Twelfth Night -The Treatment of Love
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...androgynous ‘Cesario’. The play also examines more overt same-sex desire in the Sebastian /Antonio sub-plot. The famous opening line of the play says... ? Twelfth Night – The Treatment of Love With exuberantly funny scenes, beautiful language, clever plotting and with mix of characters, Twelfth Night is at the height of Shakespeare’s achievement in comedy. This can be considered as one of his experimental work in romantic comedy. Twelfth night portrays love as bordering on insanity, a frivolous game for ever changing affections and uncanny behavior. This play is famous for its consideration of the relation between erotic desire and gender, as both male and female characters find themselves drawn to the...
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Written Assignment 3
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...androgynous he or she is. Femininity has... Written Assignment 3 Answer both A and B. A. Explain the findings of Rhee et al. (107-114), who administered the Twenty ments Test and found that differences in self-concept vary depending on culture. Culture plays an important part in shaping ones identity and self concept. People who were brought up in individualistic cultures (such as western cultures) may have different norms or values than those who were brought up in a collectivistic culture (such as eastern cultures). The Twenty Statements Test examines how different cultures result in a person having a different self concept. Rhee administered the TST to individuals from Korea and the US in order t...
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Society should work for gender neutrality because it benefits both genders. Agree or disagree
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...ANDROGYNOUS MAN”, The New York Times, February 5 1984, Web 11th May, 2014. Sandberg, Sheryl & Maria, Anna “Bossy- The Other B-Word”, The Wall Street Journal, March 7 2014, Web 11th May 2014... Neutrality in the Society Introduction: Gender Neutrality refers towards the equal dealing of both men and women in the society. The people who support gender neutralism in the society are of the opinion that there should be role equality between males and females. The discrimination between the men and women may create a dis-balance in the society. This discrimination can be created by people’s thinking that there are certain roles, which can only be done by any specific gender. Therefore the society should work...
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Short Article discussion about Sex, Gender and Society
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...androgynous sex, it would change the complacent social structures in existence that have, throughout history, defined a person’s role within broader society. For example, sharing restrooms or changing the landscape of what constitutes healthy and normal sexual behavior would change... Discussion Questions Responses Gendering Bodies Article It is not generally surprising that the concept of gender is socially constructed. A recent reading discussed how the physical male body was considered a sign of strength and vitality during the Roman Era and how women assumed a passive role with society determining that their bodies were inferior in terms of physical strength. During this time period, men were...
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Interior Design spaces
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...androgynous with a tilt towards the masculine. The dining... ?Running Head: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN Monochromatic and white: Two design stories in a similar color use of color Monochromatic andwhite: Two design stories in a similar color use of color In Fig. 1 and Fig. 2, the use of white placed up against variations in hue of one color is used to create a design story within this dining room and bedroom. In Fig. 2, a dining room is created through the use of white, punctuated with variations of white into grey and black. The use of violet is utilized mostly in its paler hues, within a sculpture that hangs from the ceiling and in a subtle fabric on the chairs. The contrasts are soft, the black and white photo ...
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
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...androgynous, asocial and actively bisexual. She has a deeply troubled past filled with instances of violence and abuse and has even spent time in a psychiatric institution. “By then her casebook was filled with such terms as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego fixated, psychopathic and asocial behavior, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning” (Larsson 45). These lines at the earlier stages of the story, indicate the professional observations on the psyche of Salander. Though the character has not officially undergone psychiatric tests, the impression that she gives to these people is of an aggressive, anti-social, cold...
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Argumantive essay
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...androgynous or transgender-which may not always conform to physical identity. Works Cited Munro, Alice, Meneseteung, McClelland and Stewart, 1990... The protagonist of Alice Munro's 'Meneseteung' is Almeda Joynt Roth. The story set in the second half of the nineteenth century, in a pioneer town by the river Menseteung in Canada, is narrated using a combination of quotes from the local newspaper-The Vidette (the word vide in French means 'empty', perhaps it implies that these newspaper reports are superficial), extracts of poetry written by Almeda, and Munro's own narration of her story. Everything ultimately is Munro's creation, and therefore, the thoughts and feelings attributed to Almeda are the...
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Women and Leadership
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...androgynous type of leadership is required. Women should be released from lower-level and lower-authority leadership positions and has equal opportunities for further promotion. Gender diversity of the organization leads to its financial benefits1. 4) Understanding different components of labyrinth will facilitate a process of understanding between male and female employees. There are three main differences in explanation of gender differences between men and women... Women and Leadership Case 13 1) Lisa was not promoted because of gender prejudices of her boss. In spite of her educational excellence, doctorate degree and a constant involvement in solving the company’s problems, Lisa’s gender was a...
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Sex roles and body shape/ masculinity, femininity
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...androgynous, masculine and feminine Furthermore, the tool offered the means of determining similar traits by both males and females accrued due to changes in roles over time. Consequently... ? Sex Roles, Body Shape Relative to Masculinity and Femininity (Section) Due) The body of historical research projects conducted has shown muscularity as being proportional to masculinity. Furthermore, the sex roles and body shapes are tentatively viewed in relation to masculinity and femininity. In addition, the previous research has shown that stereotypical sex roles exhibit connections between personality traits. The focal aim of the research presented herein is to determine the relationship existing between sex...
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20th century arts
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...androgynous style called garconne. Taking after her experience, one could appreciate her genius and the result of her impact on women and society during her time and beyond. Chanel’s clothes, particularly garconne, her use of the jersey, sports jacket and functional preference... 20th Century Art The 20th century is considered one of the most dynamic periods in the world history as it was marked by upheavals and unprecedented change in the realm of social political arenas. The ideas, values and artifacts of the age were most vividly reflected in their aesthetic counterparts – the arts. In my opinion, the five of the most notable artists who helped shape the 20th century include Pablo Picasso, The...
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Above and beyond the call of duty
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...androgynous women who like proving that they are equalto their male counterparts in every way. Rarely are they thought of as just ordinary women who are faced with normal female problems in the face of an extra ordinary situation. Others tend to think that women cannot serve 3 masters equally but in reality, there are women who can do it without missing a beat. That is exactly that the situation that 40-year old Major Mary-Margaret Ross finds herself in on a daily basis. Major Ross did not start out her life as a career soldier. Shes actually been on active duty for only 16 years and counting. Prior... An Officer and a Gentle Woman A female in active military service often conjures up images of...
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THE SUN ALSO RISES
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...androgynous sensibility, and experienced lifelong male insecurity and sexual anxiety. (Tuttleton) The sexual dysfunction of his male characters could be the result of his relationship with Grace Hemingway. Agnes von Kurowsky was Hemingway’s love during... Ernest Hemingway write what they know. Ernest Hemingway is no exception. Hemingway’s experiences with women shaped the female characters he wrote about. The first woman to influence Hemingway was his mother. A lover, Agnes von Kurowsky, impacted Hemingway’s feelings on women and their faithfulness. His four wives also contributed to Hemingway’s views on women. Hemingway felt that characters were supposed to be flawed in order to be real, his...
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3 Artworks of 3 Artist releating to speak and memory
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...androgynous mind. It is striking how Dr. Farill, who had normal eyebrows, gains unified ones in the painting. She wants to be associated with her physician and to hold the memories of him when she... Art of Memory Speak; memory is a product of art and social groups as well as the ever-evolving interests and character (Carderera 23). Thus, painting acts as an investment of memory, as they are kept in the museums in order to remember the message they carry. The paintings being examined in this analysis are Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Portrait of Dr. Farill by Frida Kahlo (1951), Self-Portrait” 1493 by Albrecht Durer and Narcissus” 1597 by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. All the artists focus on...
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Manish or not
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...Androgynous Adaptation of a Male Oriented Design Mr. Fish 2 Abstract The suit on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled “Mr. Fish”, donated by interior designer David Mlinaric, is an example of design from the late 1960’s which embraced the concept of androgyny as a way to express the blurred sexual identity that culture was embracing. In looking at the design, the first most obvious aspect of the work is that it embraces Edwardian ideals in its construction, a formalized and romantic style that brings to mind the books of Jane Austin. The fabric is a striped corduroy, a fabric more traditionally used in work clothing... Mr. Fish Mr. Fish: Striped Corduroy, Double Breasted, and...
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Marlene Dietrich
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...androgynous dimension to the Dietrich image. Humor and Americanization When Marlene Dietrich finally came to Hollywood, her star image was further reinforced. Building on the reputation she achieved from The Blue Angel, Hollywood studios... Marlene Dietrich In 1999, the American Film Institute declared that Marlene Dietrich is the 9th greatest actress in American cinema of all time. This accolade is not without merit. From her stints in stage and silent films in her native Berlin during the 1920s, she was catapulted to stardom when she starred in the German film The Blue Angel. She was contracted to star in several Hollywood films afterward starring in a string of films that would make her one of the mo...
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Gender Roles within The Great Gatsby
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...androgynous gender-bending example of the character that does not comfortably fit into either the traditional gender role of the male or female character. In this way, even the name which Fitzgerald chose for such a character was meant to evoke level of androgyny and confusion with relation to the traditional interpretation of gender and role observance. Moreover, Jordan’s character engages in many traditionally male dominated forms of entertainment and sport. Likewise, the character of Jordan is one that does... Section/# Gender Roles within The Great Gatsby When seeking to understand F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, within terms of gender roles and the ways in which the individual...
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Histories of Film: 1955-Present
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...androgynous with foreseeable frequency; however, her appearance is not very masculine and does not at any point look like a man in which Orlando gender is male. Apparently, it serves as a perfect display of Woolf’s seeming thesis that the male gender does not so much carry their activities as men but play the role of men. Hence, it means that, the male gender performs in relation what the society expect them to act but not biology. Sally potter adaptation of the Woolf’s book... Sally Potters film Orlando (1992) within the context of gender This research paper will be used to represent an exploration ofgender as described by Sally Potters’ film Orlando mainly in relation to the cultural theorist Judith...
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Primitive modern
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...androgynous body features, or children to create a feeling of purity, naturality... Going primitive Modernism originated when Western world was going through too radical changes for any artist to describe reality in terms they used to describe it before. Real life was changing in a very fast tempo due to industrialization, the increasing power of masses which was changing potential audience, making intellectuals in general and artists specifically seek for new themes, new artistic languages and new inspiration to put in a new form. Mass production affected arts, and a general materialization already peculiar to Western world reached the peak unprecedentedly bringing commercialization to many spheres of...
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Gender
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...androgynous gender. It is awkward in relation to gender limits... Gender in a Cross-Cultural Context Introduction Gender refers to a range of humanistic characteristics about or relating to differentiating between femininity and masculinity. In relation to gender context, masculinity and femininity characteristics may include biological sex (that is the state of being female, male or intersex), gender identity and sex-based social structures (including social roles and other gender roles). The terminological difference between gender and biological sex was introduced in the cross-cultural context by sexologist known as John Money, in the year 1955. After the introduction of the definitions of gender,...
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Sacred Virtues: Athena and the Defense of Civilization
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...androgynous quality in which she is intimately involved with male heroes, though not in an emotional or sexual manner. Athena shared archetypal tendencies with Artemis, another virgin goddess, though the goddess of the hunt avoided the company of men as a representation of Nature’s untamed and unpredictable forces. Athena’s masculine qualities inform her complex... Sacred Virtues: Athena and the Defense of Civilization I. Introduction Homer’s characterization of Athena is the prevailing view of the goddess that has come down to us from antiquity. In The Odyssey, Athena acts as guide, adviser and shield to Odysseus. Homer’s portrayal of Athena appears to accord with her place in ancient Mycenaean...
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Textual Analysis Essay
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...androgynous, the female and male duality. He is, therefore, forced to degrade women and dominate them. He acts to submerge the female character theta he may poses in his own personality. Mailer argues that if he allows any female characteristics to emerge will be risky and this will mean that he is weak and powerless in society (Mailer 500). He believes that the male traits are a mark of success, power and privilege. According to Mailer, masculinity is achieved through sexual dominance. He, therefore, equates life with sports and war in most of his work. He further envisions the world... ? Textual analysis essay Times of her time Simon de Beauvoir, is a female feminist, who has strong and different views ...
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The relationship between gender differences and the 'double bind' as important drivers of the glass ceiling in leadership
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...androgynous. General masculine traits are often considered crucial in leadership. Individuals who express that they manifested androgynous behaviours without other feminine behaviours were considered as leaders at a higher degree when compared to any other quality defined (Kent and Moss, 1994). However, in relation to androgynous behaviour, it represents a balance in the male and female qualities. Obviously, based on a female point of view, androgyny is very much favourable. Those with masculine of androgynous qualities would likely be considered as preferred leaders when compared to individuals... ?The Relationship between Gender Differences and the 'Double Bind' As Important Drivers of the Glass...
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Alessandro Boticelli's The Birth of Venus
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...androgynous. She is a Venus with sex appeal." (Meyers, 189) Therefore, it is obvious that the sexual value of the society of Botticelli has considerably influenced the painting and there is an apparent attempt by the artist to depict Venus with sex appeal, though without violating the moral standards of the time and society. Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is one of the most celebrated romantic versions of the goddess of beauty and the influence of the society upon the representation of the female beauty is evident here. "The most... Alessandro Botticelli's - The Birth of Venus The sexual values found in different societies find expression in the popular art of these societies andthere is an essential...
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The Great Gatsby
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...androgynous name and cool, collected style masculinize her more than any other female character. However, in the end, Nick does exert his dominance over her by ending the relationship.” (The Great Gatsby) There were many regulars who would attend Gatsby’s parties which again goes to show greed and desire to earn more money, this yet again goes to show that the war... ? Client’s 18 November The Great Gatsby Some novels open ad immediately catch the attention of the readers, the Great Gatsby is no different. A war veteran returns home only to find himself very restless and itching to start a bond business, it is very important to relocate and start a business at a place which would suit and help in growing ...
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