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my name is René, I am 21 and am studying Linguistics and Sociology here in Potsdam University. I am really interested in languages and nerdy linguistic stuff. But my hobbys are more usuall, like reading, swimming, cooking and going to drink a beer.

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Abenomics and Traditional Japanese Gender Roles.   Course: Comparative Social Policies Revisited by Gender By: Frederik Dietrich       Prompted by an article in the Economist I decided to dedicate this blog article to the Japanese Case. In the article “Holding back half the nation”1 from March 2014 the authors describes a political agenda by prime minister Shinzo Abe that sets out to have far reaching consequences not only for the countries economy but also for its traditional gender roles. 

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Being a top-model is a job that a lot of people can only dream of. It is associated with magazines covers, luxurious clothes, mind-boggling catwalk shows, golden life and perfect bodies. These men and women, often very young, represent companies, brands, events, etc. However, behind the facades, the daily life of the huge majority of them is far from being an waking dream, and can on the contrary turn into a nightmare, between awful conditions of life and work and precariousness for some.

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European Union have connected twenty-eight European countries which want to live together in peace, freedom and equality. It began after the World War II in 1950, when the six founders (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) set up the European Coal and Steel Community. [1] Nowadays, the Union is almost a synonym for the whole Europe. Due to this role in the world many institutions were established not only to make the rules within the EU, but also to represent the Union worldwide.

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Dear everybody,   because we have students from so many countries in our both classes, I would like to use the opportunity and compare them with regard to gender inequality.

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“You can’t do anything without a man”. This quote from the Jafar Panahi’s film pronounced by an Iranian woman, summarizes the status of women in Iran. According to the Global Gender Gap Report, Iran has been ranked 137 out of 142 in 2014, that is to say that it is one of the most unequal states in what concerns the gender issue.

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In the following I will analyse where in the movie “The Circle” gender becomes relevant for the protagonists. The easy answer is everywhere, because the director Jafar Panahi obviously tries to portray the every day’s struggle of women with the Iranian system. To categorise the different levels of relevance, I will use the three frameworks Wharton forms in her work (Wharton 2012: 16). These are the individualistic, the interactional and the institutional view (ibid).

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Hey everybody,
my name is René, I am 21 and am studying Linguistics and Sociology here in Potsdam University. I am really interested in languages and nerdy linguistic stuff. But my hobbys are more usuall, like reading, swimming, cooking and going to drink a beer.

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