Douglas Hofstadter

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  • Sherryl Kleinman's Article Why Sexist Language

    to her because of people thinking men are superior to women. The language that we use today does not help the fact that men think that either. People do however think language is not that important but instead lets try working on other inequality issues. “But the words we use can also reinforce current realities when they are sexist (or racist or heterosexist)”(300). Kleinman writes. Our choice of words will shape how we think whether is positive or negative. Words make you think different for example if someone congratulates you by saying “you did well” or someone saying “Great job you did very well” chances are you will react better to the second one. Same as calling a guy a “boy” or a “man”. A philosopher by the name Douglas R. Hofstadter did a study in 1986. In this study instead of saying freshman, chairman, and things like that he had people say white at the end instead of man. In his study “people of color would hear ‘all whites are created equal’ and be expected to feel included”(300). Kleinman claims that some women wish to be a part of “the higher-status group: men”(300). People say women are apart of everything but if they truly were then we would have more words to make women feel like they actually were apart of things. Nowadays women go around calling themselves girls instead of women. One reason for this could be that they want to feel young and when they hear woman it makes them feel old. A guy in one of Kleinman’s class was in a frat that…

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  • Prohibition Book Review

    This discussion is another predominantly narrative historical review of prohibition. He provides the initial and most complete review of the progressive era and the political forces leading up to the ratification of the 18th amendment. In his publication he clearly defines prohibition as part of the Progressive movement. (REF) Hofstadter provides detailed links of political relationships and social reformist of the era. Further discussions on the need for social stability with political power…

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  • Big Bang Theory Stereotypes

    The Big Bang Theory: A View on the Modern “Nerdist” The Big Bang Theory is an extremely successful sitcom that airs Monday nights on CBS. It involves love, drama, comedy and many other elements into a single format. Some of the main characters are Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Rajesh, Bernadette, and Amy. One of the reasons I am researching The Big Bang Theory or “TBBT” is because it is one of the most watched, successful, and highest rated sitcoms of all time. According to Winston, as of…

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  • The Big Bang Theory Gender Analysis

    Big Bang Theory on television. Those thirty minute airings had my whole living room roaring. We loved how awkward Sheldon was and how Leonard was always chasing pretty Penny. It was not until recently that I have noticed how misogyny is portrayed throughout the show. As I watch the episodes back I still laugh: however, I cannot help but to realize how the women, in particular Penny and Amy, are characterized throughout each episode. For those who are not familiar, The Big Bang Theory is an…

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  • Sheldon Cooper: The Big Bang Theory

    Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Cooper, or Shelly as his friends and family sometimes refer to him as, is a character on the television series The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper is a senior theoretical physicist at CalTech where he works with his roommate, Leonard Hofstadter. Sheldon has many things that seems odd about him. Some of the things that are a little different that he does is that he must knock 3 times of his neighbor Penny’s door. He does not quite understand sarcasm when it is spoken to…

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  • Stereotypes Of Gender Roles Essay

    For example, the males in The Big Bang Theory are all scientists. Leonard Hofstadter is an experimental physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, Sheldon Cooper works as a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Howard Wolowitz works as an aerospace engineer and former NASA astronaut at Caltech in Pasadena, and Raj Koothrappali is an Indian-born astrophysicist who lives in Pasadena and works at Caltech. Unfortunately, one of the main women characters in The Big Bang Theory is another story. Penny is a…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas debates, also known as the Great Debates of 1858, were a series of seven debates between two politicians running for the senate seat of the state of Illinois. The politicians were the republican nominee, Abraham Lincoln, and the democratic nominee, incumbent Stephen Douglas. The debates covered a series of topics, the most pertinent being the issue of slavery and its expansion into the newer western territories. The idea of the debates came forth after both Lincoln and…

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  • Theory Y By Douglas Mcgregor: Theory X And Theory Y

    Theory X and Theory Y by Douglas McGregor, summarizes a difference between management styles in that Theory X is an authoritarian style which assumes employees are naturally unmotivated, and Theory Y is a participative style and assumes that employees are self-motivated and enjoy working with greater responsibility (Mindtools, n.d.). In my workplace, I am more partial to Theory Y. I think that unless personally observed, managers should not just assume that otherwise mature, responsible adults…

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  • Marines Research Papers

    land operations and securing bases of interest for the US (75). Being the first true proponent of these concepts, it took some time before they caught on with the leaders in Washington. However, there were many men scattered throughout the Corps, such as Earl Ellis, who truly believed in Lejeune’s proposal. Ellis did everything he could to help ensure that Marines became a landing and expeditionary force, such as writing the Advanced Base Operations in Micronesia, which predicted and outlined…

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  • Leyte Gulf Battle Analysis

    The Battle of Leyte Gulf took place in the Philippines and pitted Japanese and the United States naval forces against one another for command and control of the western Pacific region during World War II. The Philippines, to the United States, was another stepping stone closer to striking at Japan’s home island and also a vital staging point to wage war against Japan’s merchant supply line of valuable resources such as oil and fuel. Japan was required to defend the Philippines in the interest of…

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