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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/09/11/stress-can-hasten-death-in-older-men/74742.html   Summary: This article is about stress, and how it could lead to an earlier death than average for older men.  Carolyn Aldwin studied the effect of both types of stress: 1. everyday stress over everyday hassles...

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popcm in Gendered World Views (Section 4)
September 11, 2014
I've heard tons of stories about women feeling ashamed of themselves or being shamed by others after having been raped. Sexual assault, like other forms of physical violence, is a criminal offence that should not be excusable in any way. If a person were shot, stabbed, beaten or strangled, their...

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After watching the movie ‘Miss Representation’, a friend and I started a discussion about the media’s effect on women and how it ends up affecting both genders negatively. While women are constantly under the pressure to look a certain way, my friend made the point that men are under that same...

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As far as we may have come in equality when it comes to human rights in general, stereotypes are still strong. What a woman’s role, and in turn a man’s role, in day to day life is strongly assumed. A woman is expected to be a mother first and a functioning member of society second. A man is the...

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I love music, I listen to music basically every single day.  Music is very important to me, I can listen to music and it’ll get me in a certain mood, it can help me feel better. But when I listen or watch the music videos for songs being played on the radio or online I just cringe at how...

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jeje in Gendered World Views (Section 6)
September 4, 2014
I would like to take a closer look at one specific way, anorexia, that the media’s portrayal of what women are supposed to be like is affecting young woman. This topic is especially important to me because I am part of the group of young women who bought into the lie that the skinnier you are the...

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  The article ‘’Ontario should make bike helmets mandatory for all cyclists’’ was published on November 10th, 2013 in the Star, a Canadian online news website.  It basically argues the fact that there should be a law that obligates all cyclists, not only people under 18, to put a helmet on, while...

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In the article "Brake the Internet Pirates", published in the National Post on the 19 of January 2012, the author is discussing the House bill known as the "Stop Online Piracy Act" or SOPA. The editorial was published the day on which major websites ( especially Wikipedia, Mozilla and Reddit) were...

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The article discusses the brutality happening in Northern Iraq against the Christian minority population. The ISIS terrorist group’s aim is to ethnically cleanse the minority groups in Iraq.  Those who don’t convert to Islam, are brutally murdered. Joanne Scullion suggests a solution to this issue...

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012 AKINARI in WRITING III A
July 7, 2014
 The "aging society" is one of a variety of problems faced by Japanese society. Japan has a serious aging problem. Because, Japan has entered in the "super-aging society" that exceed the aging society now. Elderly of Japan (more 65 years) population reached 27 million people. Japan is supporting...

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You don’t want to look awful  

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If we want to fight against sexism and make this world an equal place, we have to take a few preliminary measures. To make this objective a reality, we have to start at the core. It`s by eliminating stereotypical concepts from the media that we change the unconscious mentally of our generations, if it`s not too late, and other generations to come. We can`t let people think that only one gender is attributed to a job. This can work equally for men than for woman. That means that a woman can be president and a man can stay at home to take care of the children.

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     There’s an article on Elite Daily called “Why Chivalry Is Dead, From a Man’s Perspective” by John Picciuto (http://elitedaily.com/dating/sex/why-chivalry-is-dead-from-a-mans-perspective/ ) which is about his ideas on why chivalry is dead. In summary, to Picciuto chivalry is gone, men no longer take women out on fancy dates with deep conversations but more like to bars with small talk.

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In 2010, there were 3,198 reports of sexual assaults processed by the Department of Defense in the American army. Out of all of those, there were only 244 convictions. By watching a documentary The Invisible War (2012) dedicated to opening our eyes towards the hidden rape culture within the U.S. military, I wondered about how many women have been raped, tried to talk about it and only ended up having even more problems.

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http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2013/10/19/men-and-women-are-not-equal/

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I’m all for equality and such but I’m sick and tired of men being labeled as evil savages whose sole purpose is to ruin the lives of women. Not all men are like this and yet we are constantly being portrayed as the essence of pure evil. I’m not saying there aren’t men like that in the world but it’s certainly not a majority and it doesn’t only include men.  We are constantly bombarded with messages of how men are all criminals, very rarely do we not see a man on the news followed by a title related to murderer and/or rapist.  There are good people out there, in fact more than you think.

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      People often complain that the video game industry produces too many games with a male protagonist. The said hero would often come to the rescue of a damsel in distress or have a vulnerable female side-kick to help him out. When casting a female protagonist, she is often over sexualized, wearing skimpy clothing and falling into the category of a “femme fatale”. What they don’t know is, game developers have recently created games starring female leads with an average look, an intricate background story and the capability to handle things themselves.

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<p align="center"><strong><u>How to Sell Things to Men</u></strong></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Buying and selling is a huge part of our world which we all are a part of, but how we sell specific things to specific people is done very differently. All over the world, in all types of media, we use women’s bodies to sell things to men. (Also know as women objectification) We use women as an object in media which is completely immoral.

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