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Euthanasia; Whose Line Is It Anyways? Word Count: 1606 The subject of Euthanasia is a heated battle, in which lines have been drawn between warring social, religious and political groups. Many people want this controversial institution erased from the volumes of lawful medicine, but others say that we should be able to choose our fates in extreme cases. Neither the lawmakers of the country nor the people have been able to find a solution to this debate without causing an intense opposition, and
Facism Word Count: 2218 Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Celebrating
Family Planning Population Policy In India Word Count: 2022 India\'s population is in peril. Without the implementation of stringent, effective population management policies, the country\'s population will rise above 2 billion within the next 20 years ( In the absence of control programs, India\'s ever growing population will lead to increased incidents of famine, disease, environmental stress and result in a severe shortage of housing facilities. However, if the Indian gover
Feminism Word Count: 1860 Both Virginia Woolf, in a speech addressing a graduating all women class, and Naomi Wolf, in her text The Beauty Myth, contemplate feminism from an economic viewpoint. While Woolf believes women need money and a room of their own to have economic independence, Wolf gives credence to the fact that the beauty industry is hindering the independence of women. Through male pomposity, the conventional lives of women, obsession with physical appearance, and the reality that b
First Nations First Nations: This essay will discuss the historical social aspects of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Some topics include self-government of aboriginal, Health Care, Education, Native Organizations, and the way of life for an aboriginal person. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: First Nations [Text]: This essay will discuss the historical social aspects of Aboriginal p
Foreign Affairs Word Count: 762 Aaron Cowden 1st period 20th Century My personal view on this issue is that America should pay equal attention to both domestic and foreign affairs. You cannot just focus on one without the other because they intermingle into the same issue. For instance, America’s businesses have branched out all across the world and if those places of business are not ensured safety then both the economy of that particular country as well as our own is affected. Adding onto tha
Friendships Friendships: Ever since I was a child, my grandfather raised me to recognize and appreciate various kinds of friends. There are three different kinds of friends in this life. I classify them according to how well I know them and how well they know me. We encounter each of them everyday, whether in school, home, or at the gym. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: [Text]: Fri
Gangs Word Count: 1504 GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. I live on the east side of Detroit where street gangs are increasing in number. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human bein
GATTICA Word Count: 847 Film Name: GATTACA Director / Writer: Andrew Niccol Producers: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher Co-Producer: Gail Lyon Main Characters: Ethan Hawk as Jerome Morrow / Vincent Uma Thurman as Irein Jude Law as Eugene / Jerome Morrow Summary of Film: The film starts out in the “not-too-distant future”. The setting is a dark almost surreal view of Nineteen-Fifty Retro. In fact, every object in the film has a Fifties look to it, yet every thing was operated with
Gays’, Lesbians’, And Bisexuals’ Roles Of “Otherness” In Dominant Culture Word Count: 1202 Gays’, Lesbians’, and Bisexuals’ Roles of “Otherness” in Dominant Culture Despite no visible differences such as those of ethnicity and race, homosexuals and bisexuals are still commonly defined as “other” in our society. Based soley on their sexual orientation, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are continually targetted by intolerance, ignorance, and segregation because of their role as an “other” in the dom
Gender Roles In Children\'s Literature Word Count: 2272 Gender Bias in Literature “Men Fix Things…Girls Have Dolls” -Shirley B. Ernst I have thought about many different ways to organize this paper and have come to the conclusion that the best way to approach the topic is on a book-by-book basis. My perceptions of the gender biases in these books vary greatly and I did not want to begin altering my views on each so that they would fit into certain contrived connections. What interests me most i
gore vs bush gore vs. bush: Bush would like to redefine the relationship between China and the United States to become one of competitors, not partners. Both Bush and Gore feel that the free market will most likely produce more individual freedom in China and he also supports increased trade with them. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: gore vs. bush [Text]: Gore vs. Bush Foreign Po
Governmental Structures Word Count: 1294 As I began to create my ideal world, I realized that what I wanted was a mix of three different governments/cultures. I wanted (and still do) a government truly of and for the people. I also wanted a government that was minimalist, one that made sure there was some kind of order and peace, but one that was well, personal, while not interfering too much with the rights of it\'s citizens. Additionally, I wanted a government that would allow private industr
Government Invtervention of the Internet Word Count: 2646 During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and en
Green permits Word Count: 1058 Green Permits Transferable discharge permits create an economic incentive to reduce pollution and exhibit many other advantages over the current command and control pollution regulation system. However, ‘green permits’ on a large scale would be difficult to allocate fairly, and the efficient economic outcome may not be the socially desirable outcome. Introduction to Green Permits 1. Green Permits as an incentive to reduce pollution: cost to pollute- tie up money i
Gun Control Gun Control: The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Gun Control [Text]: The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun contr
Hazing Hazing: Is it really necessary?: Having never been or wanting to be in a fraternity. I haven’t figured out why they choose such ridiculous hazing rituals who would want to be ridiculed, humiliated, and/or physically abused by someone who will later be your “brother”. Lives have been taken many times by these hazing rituals and fraternities still continue to hurt people. If these people are supposed to be your friends, who needs enemies? -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Hemp Rediscovered Hemp Rediscovered: “Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it every where,” a quote by George Washington in 1794 (qtd. In “Get the Scoop”). In early American history hemp was an essential crop, it was used to make rope, sails, lamp oil, and almost anything else. Henry ford built a car out of hemp that ran on hemp fuel and oil. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Hem
Homosexuals In The Military Word Count: 2410 Homosexuals in the Military Homosexuals have been excluded from our society since our country\'s beginning, giving them no equal protection underneath the large branch of the law. The Emancipation Proclamation gave freedom to blacks from slavery in the 1800\'s and women were given the freedoms reserved for males in the early 1900\'s with the women\'s suffrage movement. But everyone still knows the underlying feeling of nation in dealing with minoriti
Homosexual Parenting Word Count: 1823 Why is there so much prejudice against gay parenting? Who decides that homosexuals cannot be parents? Within society there has been opposition toward it due to the idea that homosexuality is not natural. But homosexuals are parents, many from previous heterosexual relationships, others through adoption, and very few from sperm donors or invitro fertilization. Research done on these situations has shown no negative effects toward the child. If the child is b
Honor Killings Honor Killings: Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups and the press. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Honor Killings [Text]: Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of
How Overpopulation Causes Social Problems. Word Count: 3024 How Overpopulation Causes Social Problems Introduction The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how overpopulation causes social problems. To do so you must take many things into consideration, such as different views of racial problems and conflicting definitions of a social problem. Social problems can be defined in many different ways. They effect everyone and some of us encounter problems everyday as a result of our race, religi
Impact Of Values Word Count: 1777 The Impact of Values-Clarification on Ethics in the Helping Profession America is faced with an overwhelming abundance of moral and social problems which seem to consume the fragilely woven fibers of our nation. What has happened to America? What can be done to rescue the innocents in society from those who seem to prey upon them? Can one person make a difference? Those in the human service profession have felt a calling, have been affected by the seeming hopel
Inclusion in Education Inclusion in Education: Fewer subjects in education evoke more discussion, confusion, or apprehension than the topic of inclusion. What is inclusion? What effects will inclusion have on the classroom? -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Inclusion in Education [Text]: Fewer subjects in education evoke more discussion, confusion, or apprehension than the topic of
Indian land rights Indian land rights: The injustices that happened long ago are still not fixed and need to be, because they are visible everyday through the hardships these people face. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Indian land rights [Text]: Tribal Affiliations The injustices that happened long ago are still not fixed and need to be, because they are visible everyday through
Interests Of Women. Word Count: 1332 This paper will show that many of her most popular beliefs are not only detrimental to society, but also not in the best interests of women. In letters from a war zone, Andrea Dworkin presents a collection of speeches and short articles she has composed during her career as a writer and activist. Many of her articles deal with censorship and pornography. One claim is central to all of these, pornography is an act and not an idea, thus censorship is not relev
International Adoption Word Count: 4597 The birth of a girl has never been a cause for celebration in China, and stories of peasant farmers drowning newborn girls in buckets of water have been commonplace for centuries. Now, however, as a direct result of the one-child policy, the number of baby girls being abandoned, aborted, or dumped on orphanage steps is unprecedented. Adopting Internationally Adoption is procedure by which people legally assume the role of parents for a person who is not t
Interracial Realationships Word Count: 1625 African Americans and whites in the United States have witnessed a large amount of social and cultural desegregation of. Through years of desegregation, however, social and cultural differences still exist. They exist in the institution of marriage. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. In the past forty years, laws have transformed schools, jobs, voting booths, neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants and even the wed
Is The Unites States Political System A Legitimate Democracy? Word Count: 1349 In any system which claims to be democratic, a question of its legitimacy remains. A truly democratic political system has certain characteristics which prove its legitimacy with their existence. One essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows people to freely make choices without government intervention. Another necessary characteristic which legitimates government is that every vote must co
Just War Theory Just War Theory: NATO Action Against Serbia: Years of aggressive European empires have left the area known as the Balkans in an almost constant flux. The nation of Yugoslavia, originated in 1918, first became stable under the leadership of Dictator Josip Broz Tito who turned the nation to communism in 1945. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Just War Theory: NATO Act
Latin America\'s struggles Latin America’s Struggle: Many countries in Latin America provided their resources to industrialized countries, which is how Latin America was able to earn the money they needed for development. Latin America relied too much on foreign markets and goods, and the money that came into the country went to a very small group of landowners and business people. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Categ
THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA: THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA Is the illegalization of marijuana valid? The debate over the legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been one of the most heated controversies ever to occur in the United States. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social issues [Paper Title]: [Text]: THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA Is the ill
Long Dead Word Count: 642 I. Dewey\'s View of Science Science is very near the core of everything that Dewey said regarding society, education, philosophy, and human beings. Typical of his overall approach to science is his statement that Ultimately and philosophically, science is the organ of general social progress. According to Dewey, only the scientific method allows for maximum possible comprehensiveness, is the only one compatible with the democratic way of life, lends itself to public sc
marijuana marijuana: Marijuana: Persuasive Essay In California there is still more controversial debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: social issues [Paper Title]: marijuana [Text]: Marijuana: Persuasive Essay In California there is still more controversial debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The advantage with using marijuana for medical re
Marijuana Marijuana : People who have smoked marijuana daily for many years display more aggressive behavior when they stop smoking the drug, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: [Text]: I. Marijuana causes behavioral changes A. Chronic Marijuana users become more aggressive during withdrawal. People who have smoked mar
Marijuana Legal or Illegal Marijuana Legal or Illegal: Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: social issues [Paper Title]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal [Text]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. Roughly one in four Canadia
Marriage Asylum Word Count: 1851 It is my belief that the institution of marriage is a sham, designed by pious Christain fanatics in order to subjugate, control, and furthermore oppress a woman\'s personal liberties, intellectual freedoms and artistic development. It is also my belief that much in the way of the institution of marriage has not changed since its barbaric origin hundreds of years ago. In light of the enormous rate of divorce, marriage should be banned or at least have greater res
marx marx: As stated before, the key classes in the capitalist mode of production are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or capitalists and landless wage laborers. While Marx recognizes that there are other classes, the fundamental class division is between this pairing of the exploiter and the exploited. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: marx [Text]: As stated before, the key cl
Multicultural Education in America Word Count: 3665 Multicultural Education in America America has long been called The Melting Pot due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the ma
Multicultural Education Multicultural Education: America has long been called The Melting Pot due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicity\'s. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Multicultural Education [Text]: America has lon
The National Rifle Association The National Rifle Association: Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 1871. The primary goal of the association was to promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis, according to a magazine editorial written by Church. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social issues [Paper Title]: nrs [Text]: The
No Title Word Count: 793 The advance in telecommunications will not cause people to be dependent on their computers and alone in a world of billions. Rather, it will open up new avenues in democracy and will help people involve themselves more in the democratic process. Computers can simplify voting, create less biased views of world events, and encourage more political awareness. Going to the polls could be a thing of the past. A click of the mouse could instantly register your vote. Furthermo
Nuclear Weapon’s Future Word Count: 1333 For almost a half a century, the United States and the U.S.S.R. fought a nuclear arms war, the “Cold War.” The “Cold War” officially ended August 19, 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. Ironically, the war ended without a battle or a shot fired. In fact, nuclear weapons have only been used once. In the Second World War, the United States dropped two nuclear bombs, one on Hiroshima, the other on Nagasaki. So, what is the future of the Nuclear Weapons P
One Nation Under God Word Count: 924 Would God categorize his children? That is a question that I believe most would give a simple and direct answer: No. Would the United States categorize their citizens? Although the Amendment suggests that all men and women are equal, the fact is, the people of the United States are continuously being classified. So, if indeed the United States is one nation under God, why do we continue to sort ourselves through unreasonable and unethical factors? The misint
Opposing views on affirmative action Word Count: 3098 Opposing views on affirmative action (1996) (miscellaneous) Since the beginning of time there has been prejudice and hate. Adam and Eve hated snakes. Jews hated Jesus. Sugar Ray Leonard hated Tommy Hearns. Prejudice is caused by two things: ignorance and hate. Prejudice and mistreatment has existed in this country, first with American-Indians and then later with African-Americans and other minorities. The selling and trading of slaves is a s
Passive Aggressive Disorder Passive Aggressive Disorder: Passive-aggressive behavior is universal and is a common way of registering opposing attitudes, especially when they are unequal. A person whose behavior is dominated by this mode of behavior is said to have a passive-aggressive personality. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: [Text]: Passive Aggressive Disorder Passive-aggress
Permission To Hate Word Count: 1605 What makes a person hate? Who gives the permission to hate to hate? Some claim God gives the permission; others claim hatred stems from oppression, or society. Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald believes that the third, society, grants the authorization to hate. However, what is society? Is society an individual or a group of individuals? What form of society bestows the consent to hate? The major White Supremacy Groups: the Ku Klux Kl
Personal freedoms Word Count: 2674 No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bound
Physician-assisted Suicide Word Count: 2558 Introduction The history of physician-assisted suicide began to emerge since the ancient time. Historians and ancient philosophers especially had been debating over this issue. Thus, this issue is no longer new to us. However, it seems little vague because it has not yet been fully told. The historical story consists of patterns of thought, advocacy, and interpretation on whether to legalize assisted death. Only until June, 1999, the United States Sup
Porn Word Count: 2443 #65279;Does the mass media cause undesireable social consequences with specific reference to pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate