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  • Scientists Under Martin's Thesis
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    Many people regard science as absolute, and therefore what science says, culture follows. There are many examples of science helping culture and society: science has helped society understand the dangers of smoking, skin cancer and improved the quality of life for many people. Despite the advantages of science, there is a negative impact on society due to science. In Emily Martin's essay The Egg and the Sperm, she investigates the notion that women are being unintentionally oppressed and made in...
  • Present State Of Culture Within One's Life
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    How to Find Culture Do you have culture I always thought that people act and behave the way they do because they were born that way. It never occurred to me that their beliefs and actions could be caused by an external stimulus that makes them who they are. All this time and it was right under my nose. They were not born this way at all; they were brought up this way. They are all products of this thing called culture. But what is culture What is this invisible force that has affected every pers...
  • Commonplace Beliefs Of Gender Roles And Behavior
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    "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: A Gender Discussion" What is gender? The answer to that is not so simple. "Gender is what culture makes out of the 'raw material' of biological sex", (Unger and Crawford, 1995). Also, there is a difference between what is gender identity and what is a gender role; a difference which seems to be even more difficult to differentiate between than the words "gender" and "sex". Media and other parts of our culture seem to believe they know the difference, yet up until a ce...
  • Speakers In Black Hair And Lost Sister
    840 words
    In this Culture Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, along with so many other ethnic backgrounds in the United States have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it's hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In order to find you " re self and come to terms with who you are as a person apposed to what the rest of the world may view you as, you have to approach the stereotypes head on and grow from them. Both of...
  • Stereotypical Beauty Queen
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    Stereotypes Stereotypes are things that everyone in this day in age has to deal with. Everywhere we look we find ideas that one thought to be typical of a certain race, ethnic group or age ranges. Pop-culture has its share of stereotypes. From mass media to published writings stereotypes find a way to rear up and present themselves to all audiences. The movie Boy's Don t Cry is a depiction of the true story of a female, Tina Brandon, wanting to become a man, Brandon Tina. Although she doesn t ma...
  • Woman Believes In The Gender Stereotypes
    401 words
    The problem with using gender stereotypes occurs when we find ourselves making assumptions about members of our own, or the opposite, sex. If a teacher believes in the gender stereotypes of boys not crying, she could become angry at her student becoming emotional during class. If a woman believes in the gender stereotypes that girls should not play sports, she would be upset at her friend for taking up sports competition. These situations can lead to the "victim" becoming unsure of themselves an...
  • Cultural Identity Of Harrier
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    Seven Years in Tibet is a non-fiction drama film about an Australian climber, Heinrich Harrier, who sets out to climb Nanya Parbat; the ninth highest peak in the world. The movie starts out in nineteen thirty-nine and concludes with the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Harrier leaves behind his wife who is seven months pregnant to achieve glory. He winds up being captured and imprisoned in a POW (Prisoner of War) camp until Harrier and his fellow climber Peter Aufschnaiter escape. They travel to Tib...

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