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A scholarship essay is an essay written to a scholarship-granting agency, supporting why you should receive one of their scholarships.  However, scholarship essays are rarely straightforward explanations of why you are a deserving recipient, but, instead, usually allow you to choose from one of several prompts and write a compelling essay that addresses the prompt while demonstrating your worthiness for the scholarship.  These essay prompts are often similar to the college admission essay prompts employed by various colleges and universities.  You can find a good example of those topics on The Common Application’s admission essay page. 

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College Education I Believe Is

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Within the field of psychology, I hope to qualify as a marriage counselor - a decision I made after I experienced the pain of my parents' divorce and subsequent break up of my family. For it was at this time that I realized the important role that family plays in an individual's sense of psychological well-being.

As a first step to achieving my career ambition and dream, I plan to attend the University of Findlay, from where I hope to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, followed by a Master's Degree. However, I find that the assistance of a scholarship would go a long way in helping me achieve my educational and career goals. I am, therefore, applying for a scholarship with the sincere hope that my request will be given due consideration.… [Read More]

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Precise Reason of Focusing the Concern on

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precise reason of focusing the concern on esearch and Scholarship is based on the fact that by understanding the importance of research and development the prevailing health care issues will be satisfied by the logical input provided by the nursing staff. The current laws pertaining to the privacy of medical records of the state are bitty and vague. The effectiveness of these laws can be observed at state level but yet the data is revealed for a few reasons, mainly to formulate new medication for the cure of infections and diseases. On the federal level database protection of the medical records follows the privacy act of 1974 that provides a restricted protection of these records. Altogether it does not safeguard the privacy of people affected by disease like HIV / AIDS. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 upheld the constitutionality to safeguard the privacy of the people for the invasion…… [Read More]

References

Clayton, P.D. (1996). Privacy, Confidentiality, and Electronic Medical Records. The Practice of Informatics, 20.

Confidentiality of Medical Records. A Situation Analysis and AHIMA's Position

Melton, L.J. (2000). The Threat to Medical-Records . The New Englang Journal of Medicine, 90-97.
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Benjamin C Ray The Salem

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According to Ray, those explanations ignore what more recent research has identified as the principal cause of the witchcraft hysteria in Salem: religious paranoia, intolerance, and persecution.

In that regard, Ray details the historical record showing that the principal origin of the Salem Witch Trials was in the intense antagonism on the part of Reverend Samuel Parris toward village residents who refused to join his congregation. For months before the accusations about witchcraft against Tituba, Parris railed against the unconverted as "wicked" and referred to the "chosen" members of his church and those who had "betrayed" it and who sought to destroy his village church and, ultimately, the entire church of England. Ray also notes, significantly, that all of the young girls whose accusations were the initial spark for the witch craze were members of prominent church families. By the time their accusations first surfaced, Parris's audience had been well…… [Read More]

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Friends of the Fci 2010

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The garden was located at the back of the unit, and instead of watching television or aimlessly wandering the halls, I witnessed the residents spend hours tilling the soil, planting seeds, tending the young shoots, harvesting the fruits of their labor, and finally cooking and serving their creations. What can be more inspiring than knowing you can feed yourself and your friends? The change in their appearance was remarkable. Gardening and cooking was not just a hobby, it was a metaphor for their ability to regenerate themselves in mind and body.

My dream is to own my own restaurant, a place where all of the food on the menu is grown and raised on-premises. I would also like to employ members of the community along with professional hospitality staff to serve in the restaurant and tend the garden. My hero is Dan Barber, a man who has successfully united his…… [Read More]

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Leadership Plans for Upcoming Academic Year Over

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Leadership Plans for Upcoming Academic Year

Over the course of the upcoming academic year, I hope to pursue opportunities that will ground my academic work in educational experiences outside of the classroom. I will become part of an undergraduate research program that will enable me to marry my real-life work in the world with what I have learned about marketing theory in school. I also will join more activities that will enable me to connect with other students of similar interests and aptitudes. One difficulty with working full-time and pursuing an undergraduate degree is that time is often scarce; obtaining a scholarship would free up more of my time to delve deeper into extracurricular activities. I have come to realize how the opportunities afforded to me to network with my peers and future employers are essential. I seek new opportunities to lead and to learn from other student and professional…… [Read More]

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Pennsylvania's New Open Records Law

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hat has been concealed as sensitive information on behalf of the security of the Keystone State? ell, the top-secrete salaries of the entire town council of Hamilton Township, Adams County, to cite just one example of The Philadelphia Inquirer. hen the people of the state have more information about aspects of Pennsylvanian government that makes its politicians look greedy or hypocritical, politicians are more responsive to the popular will. People have better access to their own records that could contain potentially unflattering information and dispute the facts of the contents, if there are inaccuracies. And governments are less apt to keep private data about citizens that infringes citizen's privacy rights, if they know citizens will have access to such documents.

Knowledge is power -- and knowledge about your government and what your government knows about you is power. This philosophy is at the heart of right-to-know legislation.

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Couloumbis,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Couloumbis, Angela. Pa. open-records law takes effect today. The Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 1, 2009. March 29, 2009. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20090101_Pa__open-records_law_takes_effect_today.html
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Vibrant Communities and Organizational Performance

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I believe that knowledge from both these areas complements each other significantly. In order to be the most effective practitioner in one's field one needs to acquire the scholarly knowledge related to it. This can help one to gain some much-needed insight into the theories and methods related to one's practice. Likewise if one endeavors to become the most well informed expert in one's field one needs to acquire experience from working in it. This can help one to apply whatever was learned in one's scholarly pursuits to the test.

Currently my research focuses on the working alliances in home healthcare. Working alliances can be studied in many areas of healthcare, including medicinal therapy, social services, long-term care, etc. My hope is that whatever information I gain through conducting my research will enhance the outcome between practitioner and patient. I wish to be someone in the field who is capable…… [Read More]

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Red White and Black by Gary Nash

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Red White and lack -- ook Review

In Red, White, and lack, Professor Gary . Nash offers a revisionist account of intercultural relations in early America. Nash demonstrates that intercultural relations were not always marked by aggression and hostility, as is often suggested by the dominant historical narrative of the United States, which is highly Euro-centric. Through his examination and synthesis of the most recent scholarship regarding the experiences of Native-Americans and African-Americans in early America, much of which is based on first-person accounts given by Native Americans, African-Americans, and European settlers of the period, Nash shows that intercultural relations were often marked by a sense of mutual appreciation and the "live and let live" mentality of the frontier.

Thesis: Through his expert command of the historical scholarship regarding early American history, Nash is able to place the more specialized recent scholarship regarding race relations in a wider historiographical context.…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Nash, Gary B. Red, White, and Black: the Peoples of Early America. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1974. Print.

Washburn, Wilcomb E.. "Review: Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America by Gary B. Nash" Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Aug., 1975), pp. 400-401. Print.

Haney-Lo-pez, Ian. White by law: the legal construction of race. New York: New York University Press, 1996. Print.
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Legal Remedies

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Breach of Contract Order

Breach of Contract with Smith and the University

A breach of contract has occurred in this situation from a legal standpoint because by law this occurs when a party (like Mr. Smith) fails to carry out, accurately and unerringly his responsibilities, however, in the current situation the negotiations for both sides were made ("Breach of contract," n.d.). For example, when X University replaced their head coach with Smith, consent was made by the official commissioners of the University and guaranteed him that a bare minimum sum of $10,000 would be accessible for basketball scholarships during Smith's first year as a coach for them. In conclusion, on January 7, Smith and X University agreed and signed a hand written agreement where Smith pledged to serve as coach for one year which would start on September 1. The University agreed to pay Smith an income of $14,500, too,…… [Read More]

References

Breach of contract & remedies. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.goldsmithibs.com/resources/free/Breach-of-Contract/notes/Breach-of-Contract-Remedies.pdf

Goldman, E. (2003, September). Notes on contract remedies. Retrieved from http://www.ericgoldman.org/Courses/contracts/contractremedies.htm
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Dyson Michael Eric Dyson Has

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Not only does he display his knowledge of race relations but also his understanding of classism and how the government treats poor people. More specifically, Dyson utilizes scholarship to points out the failings of the Bush administration and the American government as it pertained to Hurricane Katrina and its response to the victims who were overwhelmingly black and poor. The Scholar in Eric Dyson also presents statistics and facts associated with the population of New Orleans.

Scholarly and literary Criticism of Come Hell or High ater

Indeed Dyson's book has received a great deal of scholarly and literary criticism. As it pertains to scholarly criticism professor of history at UCLA Gary B. Nash, refers to Come Hell or High ater as a "brilliant and sobering analysis" ("Reviews and Praise"). Nash goes on to say that the book accurately addresses racial politics and the inadequacies of the bush administration in light…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dodson, Angela

May-June, 2006. Book Review Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Black Issues Book Review. Retrieved November 25 from; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HST/is_3_8/ai_n16464220?tag=content;col1

Dyson, Michael Eric. 2006 Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. Basic Civitas Books,
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Boost for Women's Athletics but

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Secondly, the report alluded to by CSC asserts that in "gender symmetric" sports there are "far more scholarships available for women (32,656) than for men (20,206)." The third bullet point in the CSC press release points out that men's volleyball is the "by far the most difficult" scholarship at the Division I level; there are reportedly 489 high school athletes for every full ride NCAA scholarship.

The "underlying" data that CSC used to put together their press release comes from two NCAA reports: "1981-82-2006-07 NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rate Report" and "2006-07 NCAA Division I Manual." Also factored into the report is data from the national Federation of State High School Associations. And so what is the College Sports Council calling on the federal government -- and the Department of Education (DOE) -- to do? The press release says that "women are accorded far more opportunities to compete and…… [Read More]

Works Cited

American Association of University Women. "Report Card on Gender Equity." Retrieved

June 28, 2009, from  http://www.aauw.org . (2004).

Brake, Deborah. "Revisiting Title IX's Feminist Legacy: Moving Beyond the Three-

Part Test." Journal of Gender, Social Policy & The Law, 12(3), 453-473. (2004).
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Undoubtedly a Large Number of

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The pursuit of higher education has been a lifelong goal of mine. The hard work that I have put into building a solid academic resume reflects my character and my dedication to self-improvement. It is imperative, however, that am able to receive some assistance in order to continue pursuit of my educational goals. I am simply not able to fund the pursuit of my dreams on my own at this point. Thus, I feel that a scholarship is not simply something that I would like to have, it is something that I need to have.

I see my university education as a stepping stone to a brilliant career. My interest in business and economics will take me to interesting professions. As I make my contribution to the betterment of the world, I will be an outstanding corporate citizen and a stellar representative of my alma mater. The debt of gratitude…… [Read More]

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College Case Study What Are

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Thus, the college has not only developed values, but has put them into practice using the preceding methods.

What are the greatest challenges facing the institution?

As previously mentioned, the challenges facing the institution are similar to those facing other institutions, including client services, problem technology, professionalism, and environmental vulnerability (Baldridge et al., 2000, p.128-130). In the area of client services, Readers State College has difficulty meeting the needs of all clients, whose diverse demands are often too great for the college to handle. While "the clients demand and often obtain significant input into the institutional decision-making processes" (Baldridge et al., 2000, p.129), that input is not necessary the same for all clients, as the college has not yet found a good balance regarding how to handle the demands from all clients. In the area of problem technology, the college's problems are much the same, as clients demanding different actions…… [Read More]

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Dedicated Student I Am Convinced

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Also, the stress related to living one day at a time makes it even more difficult to study and to think and plan for my future and that of my children. As you can probably understand, this is only part of my reason for attempting to obtain a scholarship which will help immensely with not only my financial responsibilities to the school but also to my family.

I am currently enrolled in the Hospitality Management Program here at the school for several reasons. First, I have always found it very enjoyable and worthwhile to be in contact with persons from diverse cultures, mostly because I have discovered that it helps me to develop as a person and to understand why certain people act certain ways in relation to their traditions. Second, after working hard in a restaurant for two long years, a place that obviously provides service to many people…… [Read More]

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School of Social Work

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School of Social Work

Applying for Scholarships

There are a number of careers available in the world today, and the majority of them require an advanced degree in college. In order to obtain the proper education and reach their goals, many students find it necessary to apply for a variety of scholarships. This letter concentrates on obtaining scholarships so that I can continue my education in the field of Social Work, as I have a strong desire to work with children and families in urban communities.

In order for me to continue my education, I must receive financial assistance. I am the father of four children, three of which are newborn triplets, and am the sole supporter of my family. My wife is currently unable to work due to our recent additions, but continues to provide emotional support in my educational endeavors.

My interest in helping others is rooted in…… [Read More]

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Life to Me Is No

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Caring for others has also been my primary means of self-expression, the one way I have been able to give back to the community and hopefully enhance the lives of others. As a LPN I have been successful but I know that I would be a more effective health care professional as an RN. With advanced nursing credentials I will enjoy an increased level of responsibility and the option to specialize in a select field of health care. Moreover, as an African-American female I can contribute positively to the diversity and caliber of the administrative nursing team at my health care institution and offer a diversity of perspective and opinion when I interact with patients and coworkers.

Although my primary ambition is to heal others by working directly with patients in a professional setting, I also hope to participate in hospital administrative and decision-making procedures. Nurses have the potential to…… [Read More]

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Nursing School Commentary

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Education Nursing eforms

The teaching classroom environment is devoid of many of the social norms and customs and courtesies that are seen in everyday life. The hierarchical structure and enforcement of discipline creates a unique environment in the classroom where a unique social dynamic is created that places an enormous amount of power and control in the teacher's possession. The human tendencies to abuse this power has created a culture of a power struggle within the modern class room.

Miller (2012) simplified the confusion by revealing ten characteristics of good teacher should possess. For many these characteristics are simply about living a balanced and ordinary life that appreciates the wonders that are presented to us in a myriad of beautiful ways. But, in the classroom these ideals are often overlooked and require consistent and constant reminders to help guide the collective behavior of the classroom.

For example, #9 is merely…… [Read More]

References

Boyer, N.R., Maher, P.A., & Kirkman, S. (2006). Transformative Learning in Online Settings The Use of Self-Direction, Metacognition, and Collaborative Learning. Journal of Transformative Education, 4(4), 335-361.

Freshwater, D., & Stickley, T. (2004). The heart of the art: emotional intelligence in nurse education. Nursing Inquiry, 11(2), 91-98.

Miller, P. (2012). Ten characteristics of a good teacher. English Teaching Forum, 50(1), p 36-38. Retrieved from  http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ971241.pdf 

Smith, K.M., & Crookes, P.A. (2011). Rethinking scholarship: Implications for the nursing academic workforce
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Sister Marie Simone Roach a Number of

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Sister Marie Simone oach

A number of prominent nursing theorists have been an influential force in improving nursing practice over the years, with Sister Marie Simone oach being among them. Sister oach is best known for her so-called "six C's" of nursing care: Compassion, Competence, Confidence, Conscience, Commitment, and Comportment. Her work has been absorbed into the mainstream of nursing theory over the years and her contributions to nursing practice have been significant. This paper examines the contributions made by Sister oach to the body of nursing scholarship for the improvement of nursing practice, her contributions to the body of nursing scholarship for the improvement of healthcare and how this nurse ethicists can inform nursing research for the nurse practitioner.

eview and Discussion

Biography of Sister Marie Simone oach

According to her official biography, Sister Marie Simone oach was raised in a oman Catholic family with a number of siblings…… [Read More]

References

Concepts and definitions. (2011). San Antonio College: Nursing Education Department.

Retrieved from http://www.alamo.edu/sac/nursing/CurDef.htm.

Johnstone, M-J. (1999). Bioethics: A nursing perspective. Sydney, NSW: Harcourt Saunders.

McKenna, H. (1997). Nursing theories and models. London: Routledge.
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Job Aid Matrix Over the Decades the

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Job Aid Matrix

Over the decades, the nurse has been playing a critical role in determining the underlying amounts of support that are provided to patients. As, they serve as a caregiver as well as friend, who is has a vital role in helping to alleviate suffering and allowing those they are working with to overcome the difficulties they are facing. At the heart of helping the nurse to be more effective, is the Caring and Healing Model for Nursing. This is designed to provide practical applications that will help health care practitioners in achieving these objectives. To fully understand how this is can be utilized requires: providing an explanation of the new professional model of caring-healing practices, conducting an examination of the philosophy itself, the steps that are used to enhance learning / original scholarship mentoring and what steps can disseminate the Caring Science mode of clinical / educational…… [Read More]

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Dr. Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory. (2011). Watson Caring Science. Retrieved from: http://www.watsoncaringscience.org/index.cfm/category/61/10-carnitas-processes.cfm

International Caritas Consortium. (2011). Watson Caring Science. Retrieved from: http://www.watsoncaringscience.org/index.cfm/category/71/overview.cfm

The Implications of the Caring Theory. (2011). Watson Caring Science. Retrieved from: http://www.watsoncaringscience.org/index.cfm/category/62/theory.cfm
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Student Mosad Monthly Stipend and Academic Plan

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cademic Plan and Stipend

Before I begin with the purpose of my letter, I would first like to thank you and your entire organization for their time and generosity. Your organization has been instrumental in providing my son with a quality education that will set the foundation for his future. s we are all aware, the rising cost of education places a large financial burden on families around the world. The scholarship you have awarded my son, has in large part, alleviated this concern for me as a father. The benefits of your generosity are as difficult to enumerate as they are to put in words. Thank you so much.

However, some complications have arisen in regards to my son's scholarship that I believe, warrant your attention. First, my son's monthly stipend was withheld due to his inability to submit his graduation plan. My son however explained over the phone…… [Read More]

As a father, I am asking MSAD to stop withholding his monthly stipend as we have discussed the issue of the graduation plan over the phone with one of your representatives. MSAD has received a letter of acceptance from the business school. My son will also be getting his academic plan for his advisor indicating his graduation date of spring 2014.

In addition, I ask if the organization could support my son emotionally as he continues that difficult period in his life as a student and adult. Your support as an institution will be instrumental in allowing my son to graduate on time.

I again, don't want to make this letter accusatory in anyway whatsoever. I admire and thank MSAD for their help in this difficult period for my son. I just would like to help strength the relationship my son has with the organization in a manner that is beneficial for both parties involved. Thank you so much for your help.
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President's Scholar Several of My Childhood Friends

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President's Scholar

Several of my childhood friends succumbed to the temptations of gang life, as we grew up in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Hawaiian Gardens, California. I've witnessed many people my age and younger act out of desperation and hopelessness and a false sense of self-esteem. Once, I spoke to one of my closest childhood friends about his spending inordinate amounts of time with some known gang members. Confronting him made him noticeably uncomfortable. "Leave me alone," he said. "Maybe if you just got to know them better..." The lure of that life was sometimes hard to resist, as it served as a major social and political outlet for many people my age in the neighborhood. I struggled often with designing my own life path amid the hardships I witnessed around me.

Luckily, my parents were good role models. Both teachers, they taught me the value of a…… [Read More]

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Grad School App it Is

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That influence would be on those people who observe my actions, my hard work, my dedication and in doing so, be influenced to accomplish much in their lives as well.

This direct and indirect influence exerted by one scholarship would, by far, have more influence than if given to another individual who may not have as high aspirations as I have.

One of the reasons why I would make a strong candidate for the College of Design Alumni Scholarship is based on the way I would spend the money the committee would award me. Being afforded a financial advantage such as the one the College of Design awards would allow me the peace of mind necessary to learn, study and garner information to complete the design program in a timely manner. Finishing the program would allow me the luxury of then pursuing a career that would most efficiently use the…… [Read More]

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Half the Sky From a Feminist Perspective

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Half the Sky from a Feminist Perspective

In the last sixty years, women in estern countries and to a lesser extent the rest of the world have become outspoken about women's rights, demanding equal rights in political, economic, cultural, social, and domestic spheres. Their struggles and activism, generally known as feminist movements, helped to elevate the status of women in many countries. Yet, as Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl udunn document in their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for omen orldwide, the struggle for gender equality is far from over. Kristoff and udunn demonstrate the deeply troubling picture of gender relations around the world where women and girls are systematically subjected to brutality, mistreatment, and discrimination. In their attempt to expose gender inequality in the world, Kristoff and udunn are largely successful, but their analysis is not well-grounded in feminist scholarship, which weakens their argumentation.

Kristoff and…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Einstein, Zillah. Global Obscenities: Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the Lure of Cyberfantasy. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Harvey, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print.

Healing, Raven. "White Stockings and Black Widows: Women in Chechnya -- Myths and Realities." Off Our Backs 35.3/4 (2005): 44-47. Web. 22 Oct. 2011. JSTOR.

Kristoff, D. Nicholas, and Sheryl Wudunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Knopf, 2009. Print.
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Opportunity to Work With People

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These experiences strengthened my decision to pursue a career in health-related profession that mainly focused on serving the underserved community.

However it was not until I moved to California seven years ago that I realized that lack of cultural diversity in the field of psychology was actually hurting the victims from other ethnic backgrounds. For the past three years, I have been working with a minority group that helped me better understand the need for cultural diversity in this field. I have come to realize that there are strong traditional and cultural barriers that prevent patients of African-American background to open up and voice their feelings. They usually express their emotions believing that family issues and problems must remain within the family alone. A person from a different ethnic background may not be able to fully comprehend these psychological and cultural barriers and hence the need arises to have more…… [Read More]