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Women’S Rights Are Human Rights: The Story Of Abortion Laws And The Women Affected, Skylar Locke, Allison Burk 2020 SUNY Cortland

Women’S Rights Are Human Rights: The Story Of Abortion Laws And The Women Affected, Skylar Locke, Allison Burk

Transformations: Research Papers

The purpose of our project is to educate viewers on the history of abortion in the United States and the women affected by abortions. In the 21st century, the topic of abortion is over-politicalized and as a result, we tend to overlook the suffering and obstacles women encounter and are forced to overcome in these situations. We aim to de-stigmatize abortions with our project. Our unique abortion timeline includes three different components: the abortion laws and events beginning in the mid-1800s, the true, personal stories of women who are affected by these laws and abortions, and the different abortion resources ...


The Era Of The Era: Defining Liberal And Conservative Equality Through The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment In New York, Chloe Ross 2020 University at Albany, State University of New York

The Era Of The Era: Defining Liberal And Conservative Equality Through The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment In New York, Chloe Ross

History

The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed by suffragist and life-long feminist Alice Paul in 1923 and it intended to create equality of the sexes under the law. It was passed by Congress in 1972, but ultimately was not ratified by enough states. During that time was second-wave feminism, a movement that claimed to seek out equality but had a divisive nature. This thesis looks at how the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment in New York during the 1970s and 80s helped shape the definition of equality for each side of the newly polarized political spectrum. The bulk of ...


Intersectionality And Exploitation The Commodification Of The Bodies Of Marginalized Women, Ocean Royalty 2020 Murray State University

Intersectionality And Exploitation The Commodification Of The Bodies Of Marginalized Women, Ocean Royalty

Honors College Theses

Using four historical case studies this paper attempts to examine the effects of marginalization and exploitation faced by women in a modern context. It opens with a broad analysis of modern trends of exploitation like sex trafficking and pedophilia and how they center around groups based on sex along with race, class, and age. It ends with detailed studies of the lives of women of color: Saartjie Baartman, Julia Pastrana, the patients of J. Marion Sims, and Henrietta Lacks.


Spiders In A Window: How Dangerous Stories Lead To Dangerous Women, Mattie Mae Motl 2020 Ouachita Baptist University

Spiders In A Window: How Dangerous Stories Lead To Dangerous Women, Mattie Mae Motl

Scholars Day Conference

Christian women have been marginalized, suppressed, and forgotten by Christian men for centuries. In many cases, these actions are polite when compared to the horrors which self-proclaimed Christ-followers have afflicted on women. Countless sexual abuse cases have been discovered within the walls of the Southern Baptist Church, and the headlines have not stopped printing. Articles from major news outlets such as the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News have revealed that Southern Baptist pastors, youth leaders, and deacons have assaulted hundreds of women over the past twenty years—and those numbers only include the women who are confident enough to ...


Collegiate Codebreakers: Winthrop, Women, And War, Marlana Mayton 2020 Winthrop University

Collegiate Codebreakers: Winthrop, Women, And War, Marlana Mayton

Graduate Theses

During World War II, college-aged women from across the nation filled United States Army and Navy secretive cryptanalysis facilities to help win the war. For many women, colleges facilitated involvement in codebreaking. Through information gathered in oral histories, this thesis primarily explores war related programs at American colleges and the young women that became cryptanalysts. Academic institutions, like Winthrop College, became the nuclei for colligate codebreakers. They acted as early crypt education centers, through the offering of cryptology classes, functioned as recruitment centers, and operated as essential training hubs. While in school, young women were saturated by a climate of ...


Hello Girls On Strike: Telephone Operators, The Fort Smith General Strike And The Struggle For Democracy In Great War Arkansas, Kyra Schmidt 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Hello Girls On Strike: Telephone Operators, The Fort Smith General Strike And The Struggle For Democracy In Great War Arkansas, Kyra Schmidt

Theses and Dissertations

In September 1917, Fort Smith telephone operators formed a local of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Soon after, company leaders dismissed two of the women who were instrumental in the formation of the union. After many attempts to meet and negotiate with the company leaders, the remaining operators walked out and began striking on September 19. This strike lasted almost four months and brought chaos into the city including the indictments, trials, and convictions of the mayor, J. H. Wright, and chief of police, Jim Fernandez. The election after Wright’s conviction saw the first female votes in Arkansas ...


Amjambo Africa! (May 2020), Kathreen Harrison 2020 University of Southern Maine

Amjambo Africa! (May 2020), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In This Issue...

Legacy of artist & scholar David Driskell...........................p. 2

Navigating COVID-19.................p. 3

US/Canada Border Crossing.......p. 5

Evictions & Rental Assistance.....p. 6

Virtual commemoration .............p. 8

COVID-19 and youth..................p. 9

Unemployment Insurance..........p. 9

Legislation: Stimulus.................p. 11

Preventing a second spike .......p. 19

Food resource listing...........p. 20/21


Imperial Professionals: American Protestant Female Medical Missionaries To China, 1880-1930, Yutong Zhan 2020 William & Mary

Imperial Professionals: American Protestant Female Medical Missionaries To China, 1880-1930, Yutong Zhan

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the transnational activities of American Protestant female medical missionaries to China from 1880 to 1930. Through an analysis of missionary writings, this thesis argues that female medical missionaries, as ambassadors of cultural imperialism, played an equally important role as medical professionals. Aiming to convert people in foreign lands to both evangelical culture and western medical approaches, they constituted a distinctive group of transnational professional women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Responding to both a religious call and professional opportunities, these women doctors went to China with a vision of improving Chinese women’s life ...


Flipping The Script: Gabriela Silang’S Legacy Through Stagecraft, Leeann Francisco 2020 Dominican University of California

Flipping The Script: Gabriela Silang’S Legacy Through Stagecraft, Leeann Francisco

Humanities & Cultural Studies | Senior Theses

Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft is a chronicle of the scriptwriting and staging process for Bannuar, a historical adaptation about the life of Gabriela Silang (1731-1763) produced by Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Filipino student club (Kapamilya) for their annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN). The 9th annual show was scheduled for April 5, 2020. Due to the limitations of stagecraft, implications of COVID-19, and shelter-in-place orders, the scriptwriters made executive decisions on what to omit or adapt to create a well-rounded script.

In this chronicle, scriptwriters’ choices in character development and musical elements in the ...


The Women Of The Virus Research Laboratory: The Hidden History Of The Salk Vaccine Through The Women Who Worked With Dr. Jonas Salk In Pittsburgh, Pa From 1947 To 1955, Julie Kerlin 2020 Westminster College, New Wilmington Pennsylvania

The Women Of The Virus Research Laboratory: The Hidden History Of The Salk Vaccine Through The Women Who Worked With Dr. Jonas Salk In Pittsburgh, Pa From 1947 To 1955, Julie Kerlin

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Dr. Jonas Salk is known as an American hero who saved the nation when he developed the polio vaccine. His achievement was announced to the world on April 12, 1955. From that moment the end to polio was in sight. Dr. Salk was rightfully and universally praised, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. But Dr. Salk didn't work alone. Few of his coworkers were credited by Salk, at the time or in the wake of the announcement, and as a result the media and the public knew next to nothing about the eight-year-long collaborative efforts in Salk ...


Constructing The Body Of The Author: Representations Of Femininity And Disability In Pope's Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot, Madeline Layne Rose 2020 University of Rochester

Constructing The Body Of The Author: Representations Of Femininity And Disability In Pope's Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot, Madeline Layne Rose

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Analyses of gender in Alexander Pope's Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot have focused on the relationship between the invocation of traditionalist gender roles and the occupation of those roles by the male speaker, ostensibly Pope himself. Further discussions of Pope's disabled body and his inability to occupy eighteenth century ideals of masculinity which follows, have thus far largely been limited to the disabled body as a mark of weakness, and thus femininity (Fabricant, 1997). Yet Pope does not accept the social position of deformed, or his membership within the emergent disabled class, as a feminizing force alone. Pope's ...


Nature's Natural Queerness: Queer Ecologies In H.D'S Sea Garden And Marianne Moore's Observations, Luca Pixner 2020 Randolph-Macon College

Nature's Natural Queerness: Queer Ecologies In H.D'S Sea Garden And Marianne Moore's Observations, Luca Pixner

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Hilda Doolittle's Sea Garden (1916) and Marianne Moore's Observations (1924) feature natural landscapes and animals that raise questions about the cultural and scientific categories humans employ to interpret nature. More specifically, the poems contained in these collections provoke visions that are noticeably "off" in terms of our predominant narratives about the natural world visions that are, in essence, a little bit queer. To read these poetic visions, this paper thus draws on queer theory, a methodology that is fundamentally about calling into question the "normal" while also unsettling the givenness of our conceptual viewpoints of the world. To ...


Exploring Why Women Use #Metoo To Share Personal Experiences Of Sexual Assault: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, Katelin Smith 2020 Johns Hopkins University

Exploring Why Women Use #Metoo To Share Personal Experiences Of Sexual Assault: A Qualitative Descriptive Study, Katelin Smith

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

In October 2017 millions of women shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment via social media platforms as part the #metoo movement. A surprising feature of the #metoo movement was women's openness to share these experiences on public forums including Twitter and Facebook. Few studies have explored the factors that led women to share their personal experiences. This proposed project will use qualitative in-depth interviews to: 1) describe the motivations of women leading them to share their experiences with sexual assault and/or harassment, and 2) elucidate how sharing these experiences on social media impacts upon their recovery ...


The Flame That Sparked Outrage: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Amanda isaacs 2020 Dominican University of California

The Flame That Sparked Outrage: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Amanda Isaacs

History | Senior Theses

The Flame that Sparked Outrage

The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, a tragic event in New York City, reflected the ignored demands by both foreign born and U.S born citizens. The unrelenting rioting and protesting marked a turning point in progressive American politics. The late 19th and early 20th century was a glorious time for new beginnings in America. The buzz about the opportunities in the States roamed the globe and sparked interest in every person encountered. The ships carrying Eastern European immigrants; Italians, Jews, and those of Polish descent, were migrating across seas to enter into the modern world ...


Dolores Huerta: A Groundbreaking Activist Of Today, Olivia Patania 2020 Dominican University of California

Dolores Huerta: A Groundbreaking Activist Of Today, Olivia Patania

History | Senior Theses

This paper examines the development and transformation of human rights activism and labor relations that can be attributed to the efforts of several groups and individuals in society through the United Farm Workers Union. Understanding the strategies employed by the groundbreaking activism of Dolores Huerta is critical to comprehending the effectiveness and development of union action and labor relations in addressing the problem of labor exploitation in American society. This paper examines three major texts that have been critical in evaluating the efforts of different individuals and their contribution to the labor and human rights movement of the 1950s, 1960s ...


Land Of The Clean And The Home Of The Segregated: Sex-Separated Bathrooms In The Northeastern United States, 1870-1920, Emilyn Kowaleski 2020 Sarah Lawrence College

Land Of The Clean And The Home Of The Segregated: Sex-Separated Bathrooms In The Northeastern United States, 1870-1920, Emilyn Kowaleski

Women's History Theses and Capstones

In 2016, a young woman named Chloe appeared in an advertisement created by the Institute for Faith and Family in support of Governor Pat McCory’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly known as HB2. This bill mandated that people use the restroom that corresponded to their sex assigned at birth and barred them from using the one that corresponded to their gender identity. Chloe argued that the bill would protect her privacy and her safety. In doing so, Chloe became part of a legacy of upper-middle class, cis-gendered white women who have argued that sex-segregated bathrooms are necessary for ...


Defiance Behind A Pretty Face: The Deceptive Femininity Of Irish Women In Punch, Lindsey Scott 2020 College of Charleston

Defiance Behind A Pretty Face: The Deceptive Femininity Of Irish Women In Punch, Lindsey Scott

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Scholars have long considered the Victorian satirical magazine Punch to be a window into the opinions and sensibilities of its predominantly middle-class English audience. Not only did the publication humorously comment upon life in Victorian England, but it often captured aspects of the colonial tension felt between England and its closest overseas colony, Ireland. Although much scholarly attention has been given to the figure of the Irish man in the Victorian periodical press, very little has been written on contemporary depictions of his feminine counterpart, the Irish woman. The omission is curious as the Irish woman represents an interesting figure ...


Justice In The World Of Jane Austen: Advocating For Lydia Bennet And Maria Bertram, Madison Olivia Ann Tuck 2020 Loyola University, New Orleans

Justice In The World Of Jane Austen: Advocating For Lydia Bennet And Maria Bertram, Madison Olivia Ann Tuck

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This thesis examines two of the most detested female characters in all of Jane Austen's novels, Lydia Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Maria Betram from Mansfield Park. I begin by examining the faults possessed by each woman and then dive deep into their roots. Lydia is flirtatious, impulsive, and silly, while Maria is vain, classist, and naive. Both women are a product of how they were raised and the expectations placed upon them by their parents and Regency society, and both women fall spectacularly from grace. Despite not being completely responsible for their defects and actions, both women ...


The Association Between Mandatory State Arrests And Intimiate Partner Homicides, Magdelene Thebaud 2020 Northeastern Illinois University

The Association Between Mandatory State Arrests And Intimiate Partner Homicides, Magdelene Thebaud

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Battered women have had to deal with a great rise in violence once mandatory arrests were decided on their intimate partner. The determination of the police to arrest the abuser was not always made with their best intentions. The motivation to arrest the abusers would often stem from the pressure of liability. Often times the police racially profile the victims and the abusers which may result in a dual arrest or unwillingness for victims of domestic violence to contact the police. This study refines our current understanding of the certainty of arrest in relation to domestic violence occurring after the ...


A Thirteenth Amendment Approach To The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act, Kylee Petritsch 2020 Lebanon Valley College

A Thirteenth Amendment Approach To The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act, Kylee Petritsch

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Violence against a woman turns her into a non-autonomous instrument. The use of violence as a threat against a woman leaves her vulnerable, often times forcing her to do something contrary against their will. Women who experience domestic violence continuously experience threatening situations that result in subordination to their domestic partner. The term "involuntary servitude" listed in the Thirteenth Amendment allows the Amendment to be one of the most powerful, yet underused, provisions of the Constitution of the United States. Although the Amendment was created to abolish slavery against African Americans in the early years of the Republic, scholars have ...


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