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Sarah Michaeli GuberProfessor Courtney McDonaldSex, Gender, and SocietyMWF 1:00-1:50April 2nd, 2008“Nothing But Little Girls”
The relationship between American politics, government and women hasnever been one of ease and understanding. From even the earliest days of U.Shistory, women have been looked at as inferior or second-rate citizens. Since theU.S. government is almost entirely controlled by upper class, white, old men, it isapparent that paternalism is greatly demonstrated and the attitude of“women-as-less-than-adults” is a common one of those in power.In an article entitled “The Daddy State? No Thanks,” by JessicaValenti, the author examines the over all attitude of the American government andAmerican politics, with regards to women. Valenti points out the governmentsunderlying paternalism and views of women as lesser beings, or even victims,who need protection. During this article, the author discusses how many

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Term
Spring
Professor
MOLLBORN
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American Politics, Federal government of the United States, little girls, Professor Courtney McDonald, Daddy State

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