Throughout our lives our identities play a big factor is how we act as individuals and how we are looked upon by the rest of the world. What does the word identity mean? Identity is the collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known. Our personal identity can be influenced by a number of things from the way we dress, our sex, culture, our personality, and even by society. As we grow up and start to establish our own identities we are likely to succumb to a certain stereotype that society places on us; such as men being powerful protectors where as women have been taught to depend on men and become less superior. We see this stereotyping very often in our military both in the past and today with specific situations being portrayed in the movies and television we watch. The role of females in the military is far more complex than that of any normal woman working or living in the community. Over time, military forces throughout the world have placed a specific role on males of that of a strong solider and protector. It’s always been suggested that men are tougher and stronger than women and therefore are designated for those roles. Men had perceived the idea that women must be defended and worth dying for. By being a protector and masculine warrior they could certainly take care of their women and keep them safe. Before the nineteen hundreds it was inconceivable that one day women would be serving right alongside our men in the military. In order to be accepted by other fellow military personnel you were to be looked at as tough, rugged and indestructible. By viewing these films what have characters as described it not only shows us the perspective by easily allows us to visualize and plainly see how these women went about conforming to these ‘requirements’ of the man in the military. Women at this point in time certainly did not have those foresaid characteristics naturally and therefore were thought to be inadequate soldiers if given the right to serve. Analyzing the role of women in the military as portrayed in films in something fascinating that can give a clear perspective on what is like for a woman in military surroundings. Throughout this paper the women I will be describing all had roles in movies, many of which were and still are popular, in which these women needed to act tough, rugged, and indestructible in order to be looked at in the same light as men during the early ages were. Women in earlier times were looked at as the caregivers and nurtures which is the reason why these military men needed them as nurses in the military to nurse them back to health when they became ill or wounded. Being a nurse, caregiver or any clerical position was the only way women would be included in military personnel. As far as learning about the military and receiving military education before being able to become part of the service, both males and females each had an equal right to obtain education however it focused mainly on males and their training. Even though most times many of these women, especially nurses, were right alongside their male service members as they fought, they were close enough to the battle lines where the military education about training and everything else should have been just as important to the women as it was to the men. It’s stated that “eventually military service was to be seen, by both men and women, as a ‘natural’ part of a man’s life course, and the fulfillment of their duty” (Bem, 1993). “To refuse military service was to be a ‘dishonorable’ man and to fall outside of civil society, and also mean that one refused to perform the very duty that was to define one in a fundamental way as a man” (Bem, 1993). One of the excuses as to why men didn’t want women serving in the military was simply because they didn’t want them to have that burden of fighting to defend, they thought it was their burden that they, as men, were destined to do.…
helped to instill the right set of morals for her to live by. She was able to have a clear perception of right and wrong.
How a person lives their life is a reflection of their beliefs, values and morals. We can see from the differences in Jane’s life vs. Johns that these three factors are embed in us from birth and as we grow. When someone has an altered view of just one of these, the affects can be life changing. A person’s environment, such as home and social life can be a key factor in the way that…
Female Genitilia case study
1) My 1st impression with the presenting symptoms is urinary tract infection with candida vaginitis (Yeast Infection). My differential diagnoses are exposure to foreign body and Allergic vaginitis.
2) My diagnosis for Mrs. Jones is urinary tract infection with genitourinary candidiasis (yeast infection). The priority is to treat the UTI because untreated UTI can lead to pyelonephritis and then candida vaginitis, although both can be treated simultaneously…
Just Kitchen Things
The plot of Susan Glaspell's drama Trifles is greatly driven by the male characters' pompous aura of self-importance and general superiority over the female characters. This attitude, which dominates the entire play, is made apparent through many of the men's disparaging comments and behaviors towards the women, as well as through how the women react.
The men in this play the county attorney, the sheriff, and Mr. Hale all occupy an attitude that clearly divides men and women…
How are male/female relationships presented in Sonnet 18?
The sonnet is about the author comparing his lover to a summer’s day and showing all the faults and problems a summer’s day has. Throughout the poem there is a romantic atmosphere.
Shakespeare say his lover is more ‘lovely’ and ‘temperate’, this suggest her love is constant and never ends unlike a summer’s day; movever their love for each other is eternal. Also his lover is perfect and has no faults unlike a summer’s days indicated by ‘shake…
Men Vs Women Working Out
Working out is a way of life we choose to live that can be incorporated into your life in many ways. Good health and a good figure are just some of the benefits that exercising provides. Both men and women have complete different approaches and reasons on why and how they work out. When you hear men talking about working out you know for a fact that they're talking and thinking about "pumping iron" or some really intense or competitive activity. When you hear a girl…
Male and Female Communication Styles
Unit 1 Assignment 1
This paper explores the Male and Female Communication Styles from research conducted in textbook and on websites.
Keywords: workplace communication, communication styles
Male and Female Communication Styles
Disagreements can happen with members of the opposite sex; however, it seems that people of the opposite sex tend to argue more than those of the same…
and Occupational Burnout Among Male Nurses.
This paper is a report of an exploration of job stress, achievement motivation and occupational burnout in male nurses and to identify predictors of occupational burnout. Background. Since the Nightingale era, the nursing profession has been recognized as ‘women’s work’. The data indicate that there are more female nurses than male nurses in Taiwan. However, the turnover rate for male nurses is twice that of female nurses. Understanding the factors…
Fashion and the Male identity
“In matters of style swim with the current, on matters of principle stand like a rock”
An experiential essay by James Sendall
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Since the early 20th century the relationship between the male identity and fashion has been built on a foundation of heteronormative tradition. This is rooted in the aspects of work-wear and formal wear which were staples of the male dress code until the latter half…
Marvin J. Harris
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
Department of Military History
November 26, 2013
Since 1775, the birth of the United States Army, many men and women have served in the United States military. These individuals have given their lives in defense of democracy, both at home and abroad. The oath of enlistment these individuals took to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” is a major obligation. Whether…