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    When you open the story of Judith you are greeted with a beautiful woman who is mourning the death of her husband. By today’s notion this women will remain heart broken and only do things to remember the lost love one they are mourning for. Instead we are given a totally different side of Judith as she carries out an act that most of the men in her home are too afraid to do. This story is not only one of Anglo-Saxon proportion but one of Biblical tales as well. Though both of them are about the exact same subject type they are both portrayed very differently than the other. Though the two stories are about the same events it is very clear that the translator of the Anglo-Saxon version took the sixteen chapter book and condensed it down considerably.…

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    As Margarita Stocker points out, “man was seduced into the Fall by the dangerous sexual lure of womankind;” therefore, she argues, Biblical texts use this as a justification to condemn the sexuality of women as a corruptive force. However, Stocker adds that in Book of Judith God is “using sexuality to vanquish the pagan and save the chosen people.” Stocker posits that Judith, as a sensual woman and eventual murderess, violates many moral standards of Judaism (Stocker 3-4). This suggests that…

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    The art during the Renaissance and “High Renaissance” was the start to break away from art being made for religious purposes. However, that is not to say that all art during that period was non-religious art. German artist, Lucas Cranach, was still very involved the painting of religious pieces that told stories from the Bible. “A Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon Court as Judith With the Head of Holofernes”, tells the story of Judith going into the tent of Holofernes and seducing him while he…

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    from the Apocryphal book of Judith. In this story, a beautiful and loyal widow saves the Israelite town of Bethulia from Nebuchadnezzar 's army, who are under the command of Holofernes. While modeling her finest clothes, she pretends to destroy the invading Assyrian army. She is then taken to Holofernes, where she flatters and captivates him by her beauty and oath to help him overcome the Israeli resistance. After this meeting, she accepts Holofernes invitation to live with him. One evening,…

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    many varying faces and personalities’ rushes through your head? Audre Lorde and Judith Butler are two such writers that share a connection through their craft and their meaning. Though they may have these general similarities, they have their own approaches to specific problems and issues. In society, people are thrust into categories previously developed to further relate one to another. For both of these theorists, the groupings that individuals are thrown into are lacking to say mildly.…

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    Beginning in the 1990’s, a new movement emerged alongside postmodernism known as Third Wave Feminism. After fighting for legal and social equality by standing up against patriarchal oppression, the goals of feminists broadened to break down concepts of gender, sexuality, and the body (Rampton). Queer Theorists such as Judith Butler branched from this new movement in Women’s Studies to examine the reality of identity and attack the problematic perception of heteronormativity, the belief that…

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    Google Right To Privacy

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    Some people may say that the surveillance placed upon consumers is normal; and that it happens to everyone so it must be okay. While seeing these people react in this way, completely ignorant to the world around them, I watch in awe. I do this because people in America are so unaware of the negative effects of actually creating that Google account or posting their entire lives on a social media profile. There is not enough light being shed on this issue, whether it is being ignored in the news,…

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    Feminist Theory In Ir

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    Feminist theory is a fairly new approach to the IR discipline and the aim is to produce knowledge that helps inform practices to improve the lives of women. Feminists use the experience of women to make research that is beneficial to women. In doing so they believe that their viewpoints might uncover aspects of reality that is hidden by more conventional approaches. Feminists believe that by paying attention to experiences of women IR theories might be reformulated and the understanding of world…

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    The 1965 Barbie advertisement supports Judith Butler’s theory in Gender Trouble of gender performativity. In the performativity of women, certain actions associated with femininity have been repeated to form a concrete idea of what a true woman is. Butler supports this idea with the statement that the “expectation produces the very phenomenon that it anticipates” (Butler xv), meaning that the constant pressure for women of all ages to be feminine, demure, and motherly creates the idea that there…

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    Gender inequality is an issue that has been happening for thousands of years, affecting cultures from all around the world. Women have endured since ancient times the title as the inferior being, the “other” gender besides the man, the weaker and less valuable specimen. This gender inequality created a huge difference between men and women, placing women’s rights under men’s jurisdiction, which dictated what women were and were not allowed to do. This issue was analyzed by the French and…

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