Manly States and Feminine Men: Politics of the 20th and 21st Century

I was thinking about how I would start off this summary post and decided it would be best to discuss my feelings pertaining to my research project as well as what I learned from the past few months. First off, I enjoyed doing research, specifically the freedom it gave me to delve into a topic without a timeframe or a syllabus. I was able to move at my own pace and focus on what I thought was important rather than what a professor stipulated as being so. That being said, I definitely had a case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. When I sat down with my advisor in September to discuss my progress I voiced a concern that I had done months of research and seemed to only scratch the surface of what I wished to uncover. My professor responded that my research proposal and hypothesis was more comparable to a senior honors thesis than a 2 week summer research project and that she wasn’t surprised. I guess I never fully comprehended the difficulty level of a research project until this summer. At least it was a learning experience.

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The Evolution of Man, Part 2

Sorry for the tardiness of this post. As my research is complicated and required over 20 books being read and really hasn’t come together in any coherent sense until the majority of the underlying research was complete, I didn’t have much to really comment on.

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The Evolution of Man, Part 1

Feminists often describe women as stuck in a cage, imprisoned by the social stipulations of her physical sex. Her jailor? Man, of course, who revels in his power, strength, and extensive control of the social fabric.

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