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I’m proud to be a woman because…

6 Nov

Hi, I’m Cassie. I’m a senior political science major at BSU. I’m originally from Wisconsin and transferred here during my freshman year. I’m  sister of Phi Mu Fraternity and volunteer as a program coordinator for Student Voluntary Services.
Why are you proud to be a woman?

I’m proud to be a woman because it means I can change the world. I’ve always had this desire to change the world in some way and being a woman gives me opportunities to influence the world around me. I’m set on changing the world for the good and want to have a positive impact on those around me.

If I could change on thing in the world…

I would change the stereotypes and negative images people have of themselves and others. I don’t think anyone should ever feel bad about themselves or make others feel bad about themselves. Being hateful only makes other people hateful and it creates a cycle that is difficult to be broken. I would want to change how people see themselves and others so more people can learn to get along and accept each other for who they are.
What are your future goals and aspirations?

I am hoping to attend law school in Ohio to be closer to my fiance. After law school, I am hoping to move to a city and work as a lawyer taking cases relating to companies doing things they know they shouldn’t be. Eventually, I would like to have a family and raise them somewhere in the suburbs and go on to teach law school in the very distant future.

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I am Proud to be a Woman…

6 Nov

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Who am I?

Oh, hey. My name is Shay and I am studying Political Science, with a minor in Social Work, at Ball State. I am a sister of the Rho Gamma chapter of Phi Mu and I am an extremely dedicated counselor at Camp Isanogel. I am a senior and I am looking forward to (and freaking out about) what lies ahead.

Why are you proud to be a woman?

I am proud to be a woman because it means that I can be a role model. It has taken me a long time to realize that there is nothing wrong with being myself. I want to help other women and girls realize that they there is nothing wrong with them being themselves. There is a stigma that women and girls are expected to be one way or another. I want to help others to see that women do not have to be put into boxes (or binders), there is nothing wrong with being outside the norm.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be and why?

I would change the way that people stereotype each other. Stereotypes are how people are viewed, they are what is to be expected. People need to look at what is actually happening. Stereotypes take away from a person’s individuality and make them a part of a group. I do not believe that this is okay. I am not saying that I have never stereotyped anyone because I have. What bothers me is that it is so easy to stereotype. If I could make it so that people see the person first, I think that we would be one step closer to losing all stereotypes.

What has been one thing that you have learned from this course so far?

If I have learned anything from this class it is how hard women have worked to get to where they are today. If I had not been in this class I would not have known that much about Women’s Suffrage or how the media portrays women. Women need to be removed from the roles that they have been assigned, I believe this class will help me and my class mates figure out how to do that. I have enjoyed learning about how women gained power in the US and what they have done with that power. It is very impressive to know all that the Suffragettes did for me and what all the females in power are doing now.

Proud to be a woman…

6 Nov

…Because women are Phenomenal.

I am Jennifer, and I am proud to be a member of the political science faculty at Ball State University.  And it’s been my honor this semester to teach Women and Politics, surrounded by some of the most phenomenal young women it’s been my pleasure to know.  I have learned much from them, and I look forward to watching them accomplish their dreams.  Who am I?  I am an Air Force brat.  I am a Meema to the cutest grandkids ever.  I love to read.  I love to cook.  I love the Chicago Bears.

Q: Why are you proud to be a woman?

I am proud to be a woman because women can be all things.  Strong and soft.  Stoic and emotional.  Drop dead gorgeous and kick ass smart.  We raise our daughters to be everything they dream to be and we teach our sons what it truly means to be men.  After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only she did it backwards and in heels.

Q:  What does the future of women in politics look like?

The future looks brighter than ever before in my life.   Between the historic numbers of women on the 2012 ballot and the numbers of young women recognizing that decisions that directly impact their lives can and should be made by legislative bodies that more accurately represent them, I do expect more women to run for office and an increased activism to elect these women to office.

Q:  If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and why?

A return to civility.  We have forgotten what it means to have respect for each other, and our children are watching.

Proud to be a woman because behind every great man is an even greater woman

6 Nov

Proud to be a woman because behind every great man is an even greater woman

Who am I?

My name is Lisa Ryan and I am a junior studying telecommunications news and political science. I report for WCRD News, the Daily News and Newslink Indiana. I hope to be a political reporter for a major news organization and possibly run for office one day.

Why am I proud to be a woman?

I am proud to be a woman because who runs the world? Girls! Yes, this is a song, but it is true because we can have it all. Women now have power over their own lives and the lives of those they can affect. Whether they have chosen to have a family, be a business leader, political leader or all three, women have control over their world. Even with the majority of our government representatives being men, they are greatly influenced by women, whether those women are his wife, daughter and mother or whether it is a women’s rights lobbyist. That is why behind every great man, there is an even greater woman!

What are my future aspirations?

My future aspirations of being a political reporter and possibly a politician guide me through school. I hope to learn something new every day and continue to be open-minded to new ideas. I refuse to accept ignorance of any issue. If there is something I don’t understand, I hope to read and learn and discover everything about it. I hope to be a role model to young women and myself. If I can be the woman I want to be then I will be happy no matter what I am doing. I hope to be a leader, whether by title or by character. I want to fight the stereotype that women in the news media have to dress sexy or dumb themselves down in order to gain mass appeal. I will always have respect for myself and hopefully by doing so, bring respect to all women.

Who is my favorite female candidate?

My favorite female political candidate is Glenda Ritz running for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and she seems to have a genuine concern for the future of education and the students her policies would affect. It’s great to see a person who has been working in education so long who has not lost hope and who wants to continue to make our state the best it can be. I hope that no matter what I am doing, I can be as excited as Ritz and gain supporters through my passion for beliefs as she does.

What do I hope to change in the world and what have I learned from this class?

I hope to change the idea that women have to work twice as hard as men in order to gain the same respect. I would like to see women earning the same income as men for the same work. Even in 2012, we still have not reached full equality, and I did not realize that before this class. After this class, I hope to continue to be aware of inequality and one day work to change it.