• The Lowell Girls The Female Workforce
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    Lowell girls worked in textile mills. They were called Lowell girls because the textile mills were owned my Mr. Lowell. These girls became the first female workforce. There are substantial reasons for becoming a Lowell girl and these women went on to have a very big impact on the economy. One may wonder why these women would leave the comfort of their own farms to work in a textile mill away from their family and under strict regulations. This is because becoming a Lowell girl gave these girls ...
  • Gender Inequities Science Girls Webpage
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    GENDER INEQUITIES MEDIA REVIEW WEB PAGE REVIEW The material on Gender Inequities that I found is a webpage that discusses strategies to reduce or eliminate gender inequities in Science. It is basically a list of tactics discussing techniques on how to help girls overcome their anxieties in science. This web page came from the NCRELInternet site which stands for North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. This Internet site offers easy to find, concise, research-based information on school imp...
  • School Girls Hidden Curriculum
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    By: Rebekah Miller E-mail: In the book School Girls by Peggy Orenstein, the focus is on young adolescent girls in middle school, and the effects that the "Hidden Curriculum" and other elements have on their self esteem. "Hidden Curriculum teaches girls to value silence and compliance." (pg. 35) The hidden curriculum is a theory that boys often get more attention than girls in the classroom, and that even if it is negative attention, the girls learn that they are not as important, and they eventu...
  • Gender Stereotypes Children Motor Skills
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    When you walk into the toy section of any store, you do not need a sign to indicate which section is the girls's ide and which section is the boys's ide. Aside from all the pink, purple, and other pastel colors that fill the shelves on the girls's ide, the glitter sticks out a lot as well. The boys' toys however are mostly dark colors - blue, black, red, gray, or dark green. The colors typically used on either side are very stereotypical in themselves. I noticed the girls' toys engaged fine mot...
  • My Hair Turned Green
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    Title- My Hair Turned Green Three girls were in school talking about Spring Break. After school the 3 girls their names are Melissa, Abigail, and Julia they went to their meeting spot for their club called the 3 p. m. club. Then the girls stared talking about how they needed money because they were going into highschool and they wanted the boys to see them. Opinion- I liked this chapter because the girls have a club and their goal is to make money. From the title of the book I think one of the ...
  • Boredom And Its Victims In Arthur Millers The Crucible
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    Boredom and Its Victims in Arthur Millers The Crucible When bored, people tend to portray or act differently to either attract attention or change society. The girls in The Crucible are bored of Puritan life and want to do more to get more fun out of Salem life. Boredom led the girls to perform sins that the Puritan society disagrees with entirely. In The Crucible By Arthur Miller, boredom proves to be a catalyst for murder. The girls in Salem wanted more attention and more out of Puritan life....
  • The Impact Of Models On Women
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    Women frequently compare their bodies to those they see around them, and researchers have found that exposure to idealized body images lowers women's satisfaction with their own attractiveness. One study found that people who were shown slides of thin models had lower self-evaluations than people who had seen average and oversized models, and girls reported in a Body Image Survey that "very thin" models made them feel insecure about themselves. In a sample of Stanford undergraduate and graduate ...
  • Single Sex Classrooms Girls Guys Male
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    Dear Miss King, Your article introduces us to the new idea of having single sex classrooms as well as single sex schools. This examines the experiment that has been implemented in Mountain View California where they recently opened a middle school for girls. This school is primarily geared towards higher levels of math and science, which in the past have been viewed as male dominant subjects. Taking measures this far is just ridiculous to separate girls from boys. This not only creates an issue ...
  • Young Girls Math Boys Parents
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    As a woman, mother, and, future teacher, I am worried about the future of young girls. Female students consistently score lower then boys on standardized tests and take fewer advanced math courses. Some schools have implemented single-sex classrooms to ensure that girls receive the attention and modified instruction that they sometimes need. Others have chosen to modify already existing programs. Still others, have done nothing. This problem has become a source of controversy and frustration. A...
  • Sensuality Vs Reality In Hemingway's Short Story A P
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    bjbjt+t+ John Updike once said, "Man lacks grace because he has retreated from responsibility into sensuality." Sammy, the protagonist in Updike's short story, "A&P", is a perfect literary representation of this quote. During the course of "A&P", he runs from every responsibility he has, just to make himself feel better. He gets distracted from his duties at work and makes mistakes because he is busy gawking at some girls, and he ultimately quits those duties simply to try to impress those girls...
  • Single Sex Girls Boys Schools
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    Statistically, in recent years girls have out-graded boys in most examinations. Girls have been consistently beating boys at GCSE, A-Level and, now even degree level. This is often put down to girls' having longer concentration spans than boys. I agree that this may indeed contribute to girls out-achieving boys. I think this because, obviously, the longer someone concentrates, the more they are likely to learn. This would suggest, to me, that for girls, it would be better to have single sex scho...
  • Girls Told Wanted Definately
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    During the coarse of this week the majority of my time was spent creating orginal cheers and rui tines for the girls to learn. I had to keep in mind that they were younger and could not do some of the moves I was taught being on the highschool squad. I put together a mini dance rui tine to teach them and also about five cheers. They definately needed some new cheers after they showed me what they already have. I plan on making more for them to use in following seasons. I also spent some time wit...
  • Argumentative Essay On Girls' Softball
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    Girls's softball is not only a great benefit for girls, but it also is getting more popular every year. It is a great way for girls to make friends. I know from experience that both my sister and I have made some of our best friends from our softball teams. It is also a good opportunity for girls to improve their skills and get exercise. With the immense homework loads, softball is something that girls can look forward to, not only as a break from school, but also to exercise and have fun with t...
  • Sammy Girls Lengel Story
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    John Updike's "A&P" is set in a grocery store just north of Boston and not too far from the beach. It is a glimpse into a day starting like any other but then shaken up by three teenage girls in their bathing suits. The main character is a nineteen year old boy named Sammy. Sammy is like any other teenager. He has very specific views of the different social classes of the store's customers and views of people in general. The story hints at many of Sammy's ideas about different people, from mind...
  • Girls Sammy Young Men
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    Sammy, the main character in John Updike's short story A&P, is smitten with the three bikini clad girls that have just entered the store. He is so distracted that he double rings the HiH o crackers and hears about the mistake from the register conscious customer. Judging from the descriptive narrative of the girls and their attire, Sammy is quite overwhelmed with all the desires of a nineteen year old male. The girls would probably have gone unnoticed in a beach community further south or in a d...
  • Media's Influence On Teenage Girls
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    The media is a powerful tool that influences the majority of the population. It has the largest impact, although, on teenage girls. All across the United States, millions of young girls see as many as three thousand ads each day, either in magazines, on billboards, or on television. These same adolescent girls are suffering with a range of problems, everywhere from low self-esteem to life threatening eating disorders. Many girls look at magazine images and ads that they see, and visualize the 'p...
  • Gender Bias In Childrens Toys
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    Gender Bias in Children's Media As I walked into KB toys my memory as a child all came back to me. When I was little I would have done anything to spend a day in Toys'R'Us. Even if it was just looking! A toy store is like heaven to a little child. So many things to look at and touch. Gender Bias is a big thing now when you walk into a toy store. That's one of the first things that I noticed. Today there are two main dividers between males and females besides sex that I have noticed. Toys are th...
  • Girls Sammy Lengel Store
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    In John Updike s "A&P', Sammy makes a hasty, reasonable decision to quit his job. Sammy is a cashier at the A&P, a local grocery store. He works there to please his parents and does not see any excitement or joy out of working there. One day, three girls wearing swimsuits walk into the store. Sammy watches the girls and the behavior of the customers in the store. The manager, Lengel, humiliated "Queenie', one of the girls, about their clothing in front of everyone. Sammy sees this as an opportu...
  • Small Town Sammy Girls Queenie
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    The short story "A&P' written by John Updike, is about three girls who change Sammy's life. The three girls came from the beach and are not dressed properly to enter a grocery store called A&P. Sammy, the main character, is a check out clerk, and observes every detail about the girls. Sam even gives each of the girls a name. His favorite is "Queenie.' Sammy is obviously the type of guy who doesn't get a lot of girls. Sam has a conflict of person vs. society. Because of his dead end job, obsessi...
  • Bathing Suits Girls Sammy Job
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    In the short A&P A&P In the short story A&P by John Updike, the character Sammy works in the A & P. He does not care about the work that he does and is very unambitious; he cares more about observing his customers than doing his job. He even makes up names to call certain customers such as, sheep house slaves cash-register-watchers. Sammy creates names that he associates certain customers with. For instance, he calls some of them cash-register-watchers. The cash-register-watchers are the old wom...