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Gender and Society: A Matter of Nature or Nurture? "Men have always been afraid that women could get along without them." --Margaret Mead In addition to age, gender is one of the universal dimensions on which status differences are based. Unlike sex, which is a biological concept, gender is a social construct specifying the socially and culturally prescribed roles that men and women are to follow. According to Gerda Lerner in The Creation of Patriarchy, gender is the "costume, a mask, a straitjacket in which men and women dance their unequal dance" (p.238).

Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams and the perils of nostalgia Taylor Swift’s music video for “Wildest Dreams” isn’t about the world as it exists; it’s about the world as seen through the filter of nostalgia and the magic of entertainment. In the song, Swift sings that she wants to live on in an ex’s memory as an idealised image of glamour—“standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset.” In the video, her character, an actress, falls in love with her already-coupled costar, for whom she’ll live on as an idealised image of glamour—standing in a nice dress, staring at a giant fan that’s making the fabric swirl in the wind. 'The omission of black people from a story set in Africa certainly helps distract from the uncomfortable history of colonialism.'

TV FREE LIVE TV MOVIES AND SOCIAL TELEVISION 142883 1480592501 1480592501 Full TVGuide 12:41 PM - 1:08 PM Everton Vs Sunderland 2007/08 Premier League Archive brings you the best matches of the season 2007/08. Goodison Park, Liverpool, 24th November 2007 142247 1480594097 1480594097 Full TVGuide 1:08 PM - 1:31 PM Football Heroes S1 E23 Etoo Samuel Etoo is one of Africas most exciting football exports. Scoring more than 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, he was also part of the squad that won the 2000 Olympic tournament. He currently plays for Italian club De Nationale. Masculinities To speak of masculinities is to speak about gender relations. Masculinities are not equivalent to men; they concern the position of men in a gender order. They can be defined as the patterns of practice by which people (both men and women, though predominantly men) engage that position.

What the Image of Aylan Kurdi Says About the Power of Photography The heartbreaking photograph of a dead 3-year-old boy, whose body washed up in Turkey on Sept. 2, has already had an impact on policy, with the U.K. agreeing on Friday to take thousands more refugees. The image itself also marks important new ground, photography experts tell TIME. Aylan Kurdi and his 5-year-old brother, Galip drowned after their overloaded boat capsized off of the coast of Turkey. Aylan’s body was discovered on one of Turkey’s beaches in the Bodrum Peninsula. Images of the ghastly find, photographed by Nilufer Demir from Turkey’s Dogan News Agency, were shared on social media and on the front pages of newspapers around the world, particularly in the U.K. and in Europe. As they spread, and as individuals and organizations faced the decision of whether and how to publish them, those pictures have ignited a new kind of conversation about the crisis.

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Functionalism (philosophy of mind) Since mental states are identified by a functional role, they are said to be realized on multiple levels; in other words, they are able to be manifested in various systems, even perhaps computers, so long as the system performs the appropriate functions. While computers are physical devices with electronic substrate that perform computations on inputs to give outputs, so brains are physical devices with neural substrate that perform computations on inputs which produce behaviors. An important part of some accounts of functionalism is the idea of multiple realizability. Since, according to standard functionalist theories, mental states are the corresponding functional role, mental states can be sufficiently explained without taking into account the underlying physical medium (e.g. the brain, neurons, etc.) that realizes such states; one need only take into account the higher-level functions in the cognitive system. Mental state M is the state that is preconceived by P and causes Q.

Human Rights, year 9 Related Topics: United Nations’ Day, Malala Yousafzai, Racism, Tolerance, Martin Luther King Jr. Background Human Rights Day December 10th Official WebsiteThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights Infographic poster.The 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on a poster, in a video and on paper.What are Human Rights Disregarding the origin of this .pdf-booklet, it does present the 30 human rights truly and clearly.

Freedom of information legislation Freedom of information laws (FOI laws) allow access by the general public to data held by national governments. They establish a "right-to-know" legal process by which requests may be made for government-held information, to be received freely or at minimal cost, barring standard exceptions. Also variously referred to as open records, or sunshine laws (in the United States), governments are also typically bound by a duty to publish and promote openness. In many countries there are constitutional guarantees for the right of access to information, but usually these are unused if specific support legislation does not exist. Functionalism Functionalism is a theory about the nature of mental states. According to functionalism, mental states are identified by what they do rather than by what they are made of. This can be understood by thinking about artifacts like mousetraps and keys. In particular, the original motivation for functionalism comes from the helpful comparison of minds with computers. But that is only an analogy. The main arguments for functionalism depend on showing that it is superior to its primary competitors: identity theory and behaviorism.

Pakistan's Malala: Global symbol, but still just a kid Malala Yousufzai's father, an educator, taught her to stand up for her rightsIn 2009, the Taliban issued an edict that all girls in her region be banned from schoolsMalala spoke out, blogged and appeared in a documentary, refusing to follow their ordersAfter a 2010 meeting with a top diplomat, she wanted ice cream, revealing she was still just a kid (CNN) -- Eleven-year-olds sometimes have trouble sleeping through the night, kept awake by monsters they can't see. But Malala Yousufzai knew exactly what her monsters looked like. They had long beards and dull-colored robes and had taken over her city in the Swat Valley, in northwestern Pakistan. It was such a beautiful place once, so lush and untouched that tourists flocked there to ski.

The New  Precision Journalism - Preface Preface The original Precision Journalism was written in the 1969-1970 academic year while I was the happy guest of the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. It was updated only once, in 1978. The principles of social science research have not changed very much since then, but the technology has.

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