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    There are a numerous amount of different culture around the world. If one asks about the difference between a boy and a girl, people from different culture would have different answers to the question. Culture plays an important in the separation and treatment of gender because humans act upon their beliefs. For example, women in Virginia Woolf’s “Shakespeare’s Sister” came from a culture that believes “nothing could be expected of women intellectually” (Woolf 702), therefore the people from that culture do not allow them to make decisions for themselves, be educated, take leadership positions. Similarly, mothers from Germaine Greer’s culture believes that “boy babies a hungrier and as better feeders than girls,” therefore they were “fed more often and for longer at a time than female babies” (Greer 730). The genders from different culture are not only treated differently, but also dressed differently. For example, “women wear long hair and men wear short hair, or men wear curls and women shave their heads; women wear skirts and men wear trousers, or women wear trousers, and men wear skirts” (Mead 712). Men and women appear different from each other in most cultures in order to separate the two genders. Even in our popular culture, there are distinctions between male and female. As evident by cultural beliefs’ effect on treatment and separation of the genders, it is safe to conclude that culture…

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    In 2015, Germaine Greer, a well-known and influential second wave feminist, was set to speak at a seminar at Cardiff University. However, Greer had previously made controversial statements on trans women, stating they were not real women, sparking a petition against her seminar by contemporary feminist students at the university on the grounds Greer’s stance was insensitive and insulting. Attempting to explain the situation, Ruth Edwards in a Daily Mail article titled “Silenced by Feminazis: The…

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    fight against equality among the sexes people have gone to known to be quite passionate about the subject thus gaining the title of extremist or controversial. Germaine Greer, an Australian author, professor, and public figure born in 1939, is known to be a controversial feminist due to many of her actions which lead her to fame. Greer mostly wrote about feminism and social issues…

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    in half, but rather something each individual defines for himself. Society has its way of modifying how one perceives gender and how he is ideally supposed to conform. Germaine Greer tells of her pleading stance on the malleability of gender construction to each individual in her piece “Masculinity”. Contrasting this, Judith Butler speaks in “Undoing Gender” of the either pink or blue regulation of gender that she infers the world must be split to and adapted to function normally. Germaine…

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    networks in South Australia, including the Women's Liberation Movement, established in 1969, and the Women's Electoral Lobby, established in 1972, which made their voices heard in the corridors of Parliament on gender equality issues. In order to make this equality possible, women searched for ways to end their domestic servitude with Germaine Greer as their forefront of the train of thought. They have demanded that women's household chores be socialised and no longer organised as ``women's…

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    Beginning from a young age we create our identity in relation to what we see around us. If we are shown women being sexualized, as victims or in domestic roles, we are likely to accept it as being normal. The gender inequality being demonstrated in the media has many consequences. For example, when women are being portrayed as weak and passive, it can seem very unusual for them to be independent and powerful in our society. This can be injurious to both women and men’s ideas about what career…

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    what many believed was the quintessential dilemma facing women- “as she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question-- 'Is this all?” Friedan’s book spawned a new wave of feminist books. Australian writer and strong advocate of women’s rights, Germaine Greer, best articulated the key themes…

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    Emma Thibeault Gender and Culture October 26, 2017 Some people say that both male and female babies are raised the same exact way, and in no way different at all. On the other hand, some say that male babies are raised completely different than female babies. Some people also say that male babies get more attention than female babies. So, do male babies get more attention? Are the two genders raised differently? Germaine Greer wrote an essay called “Masculinity” that…

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    health problems are caused sometimes through rape or sexual assaults. Yet, at times, problems are caused through self-objectification. It leads to several negative behavioral repercussions including an increase in anxiety about one’s own body or appearance. This anxiety might introduce eating disorders or depression. One must note, generally, that women are always suffering from low self-worth due to the harmful society. Generally, women in advertisements are always displayed in a way where men…

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    Wolf used many quotes and facts from other sources and authors. She gave a detailed description of their background and why they were important.” In 1962, Betty Friedan quoted a young woman trapped in the Feminine Mystique… I’m so afraid I’m going to look like my mother’…Germaine Greer described ‘the stereotype’… she is a doll… I’m sick of the masquerade (12). This shows that Wolf used many quotes from different authors to show credibility. Wolf argues that women are being oppressed and it makes…

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