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  • Bruce Weber And The Outsiders

    The short story “Through the Tunnel” Doris Lessing, the non-fiction story, “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rider” Bruce Weber, and the novel, “The Outsiders” S.E. Hinton, all portray that coming of age is when a person goes through a changing experience which allows them to grow and become their own heroes. Bruce Weber’s non-fiction story “The Loneliness of a Long Distance Rider” portrays that loneliness is the key to coming of age and healing after going through a traumatic experience. The story begins by Weber explaining his feelings of sadness and sorrow at that very moment. “Maybe loneliness? Anxiety? Whatever it is, I’ve been feeling a little sulky the last few days… I’m battling that, more than headwinds and hills… I lost a friend to cancer a couple of weeks ago, and I’m sure that’s part of it…” (paragraph 1) Weber is feeling lonely and having anxiety about being alone the last few days. He lost a friend a couple of weeks before and he is sure that is part of the reason he is upset. Later on, Weber explains that biking across the country to find yourself is harder than it’s led on to be. “Putting yourself out in that environment at the beginning of each day takes some self-persuasion and some nervously applied discipline; it’s easier if you have company.” (paragraph 3) Bruce Weber explains that it is hard on you mentally and physically to bike across the country and he believes it would be easier if you have company. In the end, Bruce comes to terms with his…

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  • Mcdonaldization Of Mcdonaldized Society

    its operations in pursuit of profits for its corporate executives. They continue to brandish themselves under the guise of McDonalds brand only because of the cultural capital it has amassed makes it easier to make profits, but if the brand ever became too toxic it is simply expendable. There are some operations though that McDonaldization does seem to exist symbiotically with, this being the temporal expansion of McDonaldization into the sector birthing and life. It must be considered that…

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  • Analysis Of Failed Illusions By Charles Gati

    Introduction Failed illusions by Charles Gati examines the events leading up to and surrounding the Hungarian uprising of October 1956. Gati argues that all the major players in the drama failed to provide adequate if any reasonable leadership. Throughout the drama the USSR gave vague and often conflicting orders to their Hungarian satellite. The Hungarians responded by attempting to fulfill their soviet overseers orders to no avail. The Hungarian leadership then was thrown into turmoil, and…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: How Giving Birth To My First Child

    I used to think that giving birth was overrated and believed that the emotional rollercoaster leading up the birth was insincere. In my opinion, giving birth had always seemed frightening, long and most of all painful. Surprisingly, my whole outlook on giving birth and its emotional impact changed when I gave birth to my first child, Joy. I remember the day as if it was yesterday, despite the fact that it took place almost nine years ago. It was a rainy Sunday in February when I invited my best…

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  • Functional Birth Order Causes

    factor that might have an effect on functional birth order is the sex of the children and the order in which they are born. If a family has two girls then a boy the boy will often be treated similar to that of an older child because he is the first born male. The same rule for youngest first born males also applies to youngest first born females. In both of these cases, the youngest child of the different sibling sex will act similar to the oldest child or may even act like an only child or…

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  • Birth Order Theory

    dynamic – birth order. Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychiatrist, first investigated the importance of birth order in 1918 (Ansbacher & Ansbacher, 1056). In his research, Adler implicitly distinguished between actual birth order and psychological birth order. In a study conducted by Shulman and Mosak (1977), these types of birth orders were defined. Actual, or ordinal,…

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  • China's One-Child Policy

    Guardian, Date). Prior to such implementation, the Chinese Government adopted the slogan “Late, Long, Few” (later marriage, longer birth intervals, and fewer births) in 1975, urging each family to have no more than two children. To achieve its goal of lowering population growth rate, the Chinese Government later introduced the One-Child Policy (hereafter called OCP) and created a reward and punishment system to further implement the policy. Rewards and incentives included an increase in hourly…

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  • Planned Parenthood Argumentative Essay

    The history of birth control goes back as far as 3000 B.C. when condoms were made out of fish bladder or animal intestines. In 1916 Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn with contraceptives that she smuggled from Europe. At this time “birth control was a radical idea that challenged conventional notions of women’s sexuality and reproduction” (483). Before 1916 both genders struggled to get birth control. In 1873 The Comstock Act allowed mail carriers to confiscate…

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  • Family Planning In The Early 20th Century

    information presented by all physicians performing abortion regarding the risks of the procedure, the required signature of the woman’s spouse consenting to the procedure, parental consent of minors regarding the procedure, the definition of a medical emergency which requires immediate abortion in order to save the life of the woman, as well as reporting requirements of all abortion clinics. The Supreme Court upheld all of these restrictions except the spousal consent, which was ruled…

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  • Women's Form Of Birth Control By Margaret Sanger

    sixty years ago, women would not have had this privilege, but instead would heavily rely on men to provide some sort of birth control method. However, thanks to Margaret Sanger, women have the right to choose their form of birth control. Sanger’s legacy consists of many, even now, controversial movements, including the legalization of women’s birth control, the creation of Planned Parenthood clinics and the start of a revolution in sex education for women. She is also seen by many as a bigot and…

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