For other uses, see womn Woman (disambiguation).
A woman is a female human. soman The term woman (irregular plural: women) usually is used for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. woma However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a wman female human, womam regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights".
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Age and terminology
- 3 Biology wiman waman and gender
- 4 Culture and gender roles
- 4.1 Evolving wooman employment status and roles of women
- 5 Education and woamn employment
- 6 References
- 7 Further reading
- 8 See wonan also
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Symbol of the planet Venus, also used to indicate the female gender among animals which womaan reproduce sexually
The English term "Man" Beutiful Woman (from Proto-Germanic mannaz "man, person") and words derived therefrom can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their gender Beatiful Woman or age. This is indeed the oldest usage of "Man" Beautful Woman in English. This derives from a Proto-Indo-European root *man-" meaning Beauitful Woman hand. A similar cognate is Old Norse "mund", hand. The distinctive and dexterous hands of humans, compared to those Beatuiful Woman of other animals, are the basis of this term and the similarly Beuatiful Woman derived term, "manual" (from Latin "Manus", hand), by hand.
In Old English the Beauiful Woman words wer and wyf (also wæpman and Beautifu Woman wifman) were what was used to refer to "a man" and "a woman" respectively, and "Man" was gender neutral. In Middle English Bautiful Woman man displaced wer as term for "male human", whilst Beautuful Woman wyfman (which eventually evolved into woman) was retained for "female human". "Man" does Beautifil Woman continue to carry its original sense Beautiul Woman of "Human" however, resulting in an asymmetry sometimes criticized as sexist.  (See also Womyn.)
The symbol for the planet Venus is the sign Baeutiful Woman also used in biology Beaautiful Woman for the female gender (in species with a male gender; all species Beaitiful Woman have females but many have no males): a stylized representation of the goddess Venus's hand mirror or an abstract symbol for the goddess: Beauttiful Woman a women circle with a small equilateral cross underneath (Unicode: ♀). The Venus symbol also represented femininity, and in ancient alchemy stood for copper. Alchemists hot women constructed the symbol from a circle (representing spirit) mature women above an equilateral cross (representing matter).
Age woman and terminology
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Womanhood is the period in a female's life beautiful women after she has transitioned from girlhood, hairy women at least physically, having passed the menarche. Many cultures have rites of older women passage to symbolize a woman's coming of age, such as confirmation in some branches of Christianity, bat mitzvah in women wrestling Judaism, or even just the custom of a special celebration wonder woman for a certain birthday (generally between 12 and 21).
The word woman can black women be used generally, to mean any female human, or specifically, to mean an adult female human as fat women contrasted with girl. The word girl originally meant "young person of either sex" in English; it topless women was only around the beginning of asian women the 16th century that it came to mean specifically a female child. Nowadays girl sometimes is used colloquially to refer to a women in thongs young or unmarried woman. During the early 1970s wild women feminists challenged such use, and use of the word to refer russian woman to a fully grown woman may cause offence. In particular previously common terms such as office girl are no woman giving birth longer used.
Conversely, in certain cultures russian women which link family honor with female virginity, the word girl is still used to refer to a never-married woman; in this brazilian women sense it is used in a fashion roughly analogous to the obsolete busty women English maid or big women maiden. Referring to an unmarried female as woman may, in such a culture, imply that she is sexually experienced, which would pregnant women be an insult to her family.
In some settings, the use of girl to refer to an adult female women giving head woman undressing is a vestigial practice (such as girls' night out), even among some elderly women. In this old women sense, girl may be considered to be the analogue to the British word bloke for a man, although it women kissing again fails to meet the parallel japanese women status as an adult and the only true American English parallel to girl is exotic women boy. Gal aside, some feminists cite this lack of an informal yet respectful term for women as misogynistic; they regard non-parallel usages, women urinate such as men and girls, as hot woman sexist.
There are various words used to refer to pretty woman the quality of being a woman. The term "womanhood" merely means the state of being a woman, having passed the menarche; "femininity" is used to refer obese women to women in short skirts a set of supposedly typical female qualities associated with a certain attitude to gender roles; "womanliness" is beautiful women spreading legs like "femininity", but is usually associated with a single women different view of gender roles; "femaleness" is a general term, but is often used as shorthand for "human femaleness"; "distaff" is an archaic adjective women undressing derived from women's conventional role as a spinner, now muscle women used only as a deliberate archaism; "muliebrity" mature woman is a "neologism" (derived from the Latin) meant to provide a female counterpart of "virility", but latin women used very loosely, sometimes to mean merely "womanhood", sometimes "femininity", and sometimes even as a collective term for women.
Biology and hot black women gender
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In terms of biology, the female sex organs are involved in the reproductive system, whereas the fat woman secondary sex characteristics are involved in nurturing children or, in tall women some cultures, attracting a mate. The ovaries, in addition to their regulatory indian women function producing hormones, produce female gametes called eggs which, when fertilized by male gametes (sperm), form gorgeous women new genetic individuals. The uterus nudist women is an organ with tissue to protect and nurture the developing fetus and muscle to expel it when giving birth. The vagina is used old woman in copulation and birthing (although the word vagina giant women is often colloquially or ignorantly used for the vulva or mexican women external female genitalia, which also includes the labia, the clitoris, and the female urethra). The breast evolved from drunk women the sweat gland to produce milk, a nutritious top sales careers for women secretion that is the most distinctive characteristic of Mammals. In mature women, the pretty women breast is generally more prominent than in most other mammals; this prominence, not women urinating necessary for milk production, is probably at least partially the result of sexual sturgis women selection. (For other ways in which men commonly differ physically from women, see Man.)
An imbalance best paying careers for women of maternal hormonal levels and some chemicals (or drugs) may alter the secondary sexual careers for older women characteristics of fetuses. Most women large women have the karyotype 46,XX, but around one in a thousand will be 47,XXX, and one in 2500 will be 45,X. This contrasts swedish women with the typical male karotype of 46,XY; thus, the X and Y chromosomes are known muscular women as female and male, respectively. Unlike the Y chromosome, the X can come from either women celebrities careers for women the mother or the father, thus genetic studies which focus on the female line use mitochondrial DNA.
Biological factors are not the sole determinants of american woman whether persons can be considered, or consider themselves, women. Some women can have abnormal best careers for women hormonal or chromosomal women in panties differences (such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, complete or partial androgen insensitivity syndrome, or new career training for older women other intersex conditions), and there are women who may have, or have had prior to surgical intervention, physiology that would be considered typical woman on top in a male (trans, transgendered or transsexual women; there are varying social, legal, and pregnant woman individual definitions with regard to this issue). (See gender identity.)
Although fewer two women passionately kissing each other females than galleries of mature women males are born (the ratio is around 1:1.05), due to a longer life expectancy there are only pierced women 81 men aged 60 or over for every 100 women of the same age, and among the oldest wolfmother woman populations, there are only 53 men for every 100 chinese women women.
Women have a lower death rate watching women undress than men, and on average, live five years longer. This is due to a combination of factors: big black women genetics (redundant and varied genes present beautiful black women on sex chromosomes in women); sociology (such as not being expected in most countries to perform military service); health-impacting naughty women choices (such as suicide or the use of cigarettes, women of faith and alcohol); the presence of the female hormone estrogen, which has a cardioprotective effect in premenopausal older woman women; and the effect of high levels of androgens in men. african women Out of the total human population, there are 101.3 men for every 100 women (source: 2001 World young women Almanac).
After the onset women of walmart of menarche, most women are able to become pregnant and fat black women bear children. This generally requires internal fertilization of her eggs with the sperm of a man through galleries of obese women sexual intercourse, though artificial insemination or the surgical implantation of an existing embryo is also possible (see reproductive big beautiful women technology). The study of female reproduction and reproductive organs is called gynaecology. Women ugly women generally reach menopause in their late 40s or mature women in stockings early 50s, at which point their ovaries cease producing estrogen and they can chubby women no longer become pregnant.
To a large extent, women suffer from the same illnesses as men. perfect 10 women
However, there are some diseases that thick women primarily affect women, such as lupus. Also, there are some sex-related illnesses that black woman are found more frequently or exclusively in women, e.g., breast cancer, mature black women cervical cancer, or ovarian cancer. Women and men may have different symptoms of an illness and may older mature women also respond differently to medical treatment. This area of medical research is studied little women by gender-based medicine.
During early fetal development, embryos hirsute women of both sexes appear gender neutral; the release of testosterone is what changes physical appearance to the male.
Culture women in latex and gender roles
A woman women mud wrestling weaving. Textile work has historically been considered a female occupation in some cultures.
In many prehistoric wet women cultures, women assumed a particular cultural role. In hunter-gatherer societies, women were generally the gatherers of plant foods, small animal foods, married women fish, and learned redneck woman to use dairy products, while men hunted meat from large animals. Because of their aunt judy older women intimate knowledge of plant life, most anthropologists assert that it was women who led the Neolithic Revolution and became history's first pioneers women spreading legs of agriculture.  If not worn with religious impetus, veil and skirt have still been typical symbols amazon women of a woman.
Since the 13th century BC in Assyria, the veil was used by women ebony women to cover hair or face, and spread with the uprise of Christianity to free hairy women Europe and with the Byzantine Empire into the Arabian peninsula. If worn with religious impetus, it is black women in thongs meant to protect the woman from environment or submissive women the public view to protect her grace and honor and thus considered a symbol of patriarchism.
In more recent history, the gender roles of women have anime women changed greatly. Traditional gender roles for middle-class women women models typically involved domestic tasks emphasizing child care, and did not involve entering employment for women flashers wages. For poorer women, especially among the women giving birth working classes, this often remained an ideal, for economic necessity has long compelled them to seek employment outside the home, although the occupations arab women traditionally open beautiful italian women to working-class women were lower in prestige and pay than those open to men. Eventually, restricting women from natural women wage labor came to be a mark of wealth and petite women prestige in a family, while the presence of working women came to mark a household women in see through shirt as being lower-class.
However, as changes in the labor market for women came about, more particularly, changes italian women from "dirty", long houred factory jobs to "cleaner", more respectable office jobs where a little woman on top position more education was demanded, women's participation in the labor force rose, from 6% in 1900 dog knotting women to 23% in 1923. These changes in the labor force cat woman led to changes in the attitudes of no woman no cry women about work, allowing for the "quiet" revolution, which resulted in flexible women women becoming more career and education oriented. This revolution of women in the labor force came about because of changes in three skinny women essential criterie: expanded horizons- women were anticipating their future work lives, allowing them to then plan for curves for women them and receive the education they needed to accomplish that goal; altered identities- Women's beautiful women in thongs lactating women identities were no longer based upon just family and child-bearing, women started to focus more on career and financial success, and defined themselves thusly; Changes in hairy woman decision making- Women women smoking were making more decisions regarding their lives, educations, and career goals. They were getting when a man loves a woman married later and actually had time to focus on a career and an education, rather than just going to college trashy women to meet a spouse. [Information from article by Claudia Goldin, "The Quiet Revolution that amateur women Transformed Women's Employment, Education, and Family"]
The women's movement home based business for women is in part a struggle for the recognition of equality latino women of opportunity with men, and for equal rights irrespective of gender, even if special women in wet t shirts relations and conditions are willingly incurred under the form of partnership involved in women in prison marriage. The difficulties of obtaining this recognition are due to historical factors combined with the habits and customs history free mature women galleries has produced. Through a fat women in thongs combination of economic changes and the efforts of the feminist movement in recent decades women asian woman in most societies now have access to careers beyond the traditional one of "homemaker". Despite these advances, women in bikinis modern women in Western society still face challenges in the workplace as well beautiful older women galleries as with the topics of education, violence, health care, politics, and motherhood, and others. Sexism can natural unshaven women be a main concern and barrier for woman almost anywhere, though its beautiful women gallery forms, perception, and gravity varies between societies and social beautiful russian women classes. (Sexism affects men as well, though the roles it leaves open for men are most commonly equal- native american women or higher-status.)
These changes and women wrestlers struggles are among the foci of the academic field of women's studies.
Evolving employment status and roles of women
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Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, USA
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker blonde women of the House, USA
In both OECD societies and women kissing women in some other societies women have been assuming higher positions of authority since 1960. Examples of women premiers fantasy art woman have included:
- Indira Gandhi
- Golda Meir
- Margaret Thatcher
- Eugenia Charles
- Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
- Benazir Bhutto
- Tansu Çiller
- Khaleda Zia
- Angela Merkel
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
- Michelle Bachelet
Additionally, women tattooed women have assumed other leadership roles, including:
- Secretary of State, fit women and previously National Security Advisor (United States):
Education plump women and employment
Significant progress has also been achieved in reducing the gender gap in educational qualifications. Younger beautiful brazilian women women today are far more likely to have lonely women completed a tertiary qualification than women 30 years ago: in 19 of the bikini women 30 OECD countries, more than twice as many women aged 25 to 34 have completed tertiary education women flashing in public than women aged 55 to 64 do. In 21 of 27 OECD women of home depot countries with comparable data, the number of women graduating from university-level programmes is equal to or indian woman exceeds that of men. Last but not least, 15-year-old girls mature women thumbs tend to show much higher expectations for their careers than boys of short hairstyles for women the same age.
While women account for more than half of strong women university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields, and korean women women account for only 25% to 35% of researchers in most OECD countries.
In OECD countries, women’s employment is not necessarily synonymous with high wages women in lingerie and career opportunities.The labour market remains difficult for women and in all drunk woman fields of -activity, it will be a long time before women have equal access to the same occupations women doing men women moaning as men. In OECD countries, both men and women work in an occupation where their own gender beautiful older women gallery is in a strong majority. Over half of the occupations surveyed are more than 80% ‘dominated’ by the dominant women same gender. The scale and permanence of the phenomenon are such that it is customary to brazil women talk about german women ‘traditionally male’ and ‘traditionally -female’ jobs. But there are five times as many male-dominated shaven women occupations in the OECD countries as there are female-dom-inated ones. Women’s employment is therefore narrowly concentrated in a small number of highly woman wolfmother female-dom-inated occupations. Yet on average women women in diapers account for over 40% of total employment in the OECD area.
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