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Sociology
Course
SOCY 2225
Professor
Robert May
Semester
Spring

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Chantz Delgado October 8 , 2013 HW #6 In “Women’s Lives” by Freedman, the reading discusses particular problems  regarding a woman’s body and health. Studies suggest that the majority of the men in the  prevailing culture that we live in today consider the bodies of women as sexual objects  and primarily for birth. The reading details some of the ways the media objectifies  women in advertisements and other marketing purposes when delivering a motherly,  sexy, or housing message. Society has it that light­skin and wavy hair is the more  beautiful look and thus provides plenty of insecurities that are life changing.  In the “Feminist Theory, the Body and the Disabled Figure” by Rosemarie  Garland­Thompson, she ties into this argument by understanding Aristotle’s work on the  body. The main purpose is to emphasize the various backgrounds and genetic differences  in all women. One must fully understand the differences women encounter due to their  bodies compared to men and their respective bodies. In the passage “Reproductive Justice: Vision, Analysis, and Action for a  Stronger Movement,” they discuss a pivotal issue of oppression and how women  continue their oppression through reproduction. It dives into the problem of reproduction  justice and its purpose is to allow women to make healthier decisions about their bodies  as far as birth­related issues. The whole point is to educate the women better. In Bell and Orza’s article “Understanding Positive Women’s Realities,”  the issue of sexually transmitted diseases is brought up and mainly, HIV. It discusses the  way the women feel after that is di
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