The Three Waves of Feminism in America

“Feminism is defined as the belief in social, political and economic equality between the sexes” (Issitt, 2013).  There have been waves of the feminist movement in America” the Suffragette Movement, the movements of the 1960’s – 1980’s, and the modern-day expanses which have moved into a more all-inclusive movement. Each era of the feminist movement has attempted to empower women and help bring an end to gender prejudice within society, with the modern movements focusing upon not only women’s empowerment but society as a whole.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Graffiti Artist [Bio]

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of “Matilde Andrades, a Brooklyn native of Puerto Rican descent, and Haitian-born Gérard Basquiat” (Neumann, 2013). Jean-Michel was a graffiti artist and member of the SAMO group who worked within the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His work focused on poverty, civil rights, and other issues he felt strongly about.

African American Musical Contributions

Based on the paper titled “African American Musical Contributions: by Misty Hamilton Smith. Originally published on Nov. 26, 2017, for IDS 400 at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education.

The modern American music culture owes its start to pioneering African American musicians. Before Elvis, the so-called King of Rock n’ Roll, hit the stage, before The Beatles packed stadiums, there were African American pioneers of music who are now responsible for most of the sounds we enjoy today.

Workplace Inequality. The Continuing Problem.


Women have long been viewed as lesser than men, being more delicate and lacking male intelligence (Ferber, Jimenez, Herrera, & Samuels, 2009, pp. 336-357). As a result, for centuries women have been told that their place was in the home and that it was shameful for them to be within the workforce. However, with the onset of the industrial revolution more and more women entered the workplace. As a result, by the time of the great world wars, women stepped up and took the place of the brave men who were in battle (Ferber et al, 2009, pp. 336-357). Consequently, they were cementing their way into the workforce and outside of the captivity of home servitude (Ferber et al, 2009, pp. 336-357).

The Deaf Culture Debate [Essay]

Based on the paper “The Deaf Culture Debate” by Misty Smith. Originally published for PSY 230 at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education.

The newly developing term of ‘deaf culture’ can be used to describe how an individual with a hearing impairment view their place in society. According to a Hastings Center Report by Bonnie Tucker, individuals with hearing impairments can label themselves as deaf with a small ‘d’ or Deaf with a capital ‘D’.