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Hillary’s Next Move

12 Nov

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This article was in the New York Times  and discusses what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will do next. There is a lot of talk about how she could run for president in 2016 and that she would have a LOT of experience to back her up. What do you think? Would it be a good idea for her to run or would there be too much drama over the fact that she is a women?

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Akin Defeated by a…Woman

7 Nov

This article talks about Rep. Todd Akin losing to Sen. Claire McCaskill. In his concession speech Akin compared himself to someone with cancer. I wonder after his statements about rape how many people are really going to buy his “poor me” act. Is it wrong that I am actually happy he lost?

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.

Sexy Breast Cancer Campaign..?

31 Oct

As everyone knows, Breast Cancer is a serious disease. Lately there seems to be more and more campaigns that make light of it by being funny or trying to make it “sexy”. This article shows how the Susan G. Kolman foundation feels about these new campaigns.

I admit that I find the slogan “Save Second Base” to be humorous but I never stopped to think about how someone with Breast Cancer might view it. Should Breast Cancer be taken more seriously or should there be some humor in the situation?

Muslim Brotherhood trains women for parliament

30 Oct

The Muslim Brotherhood political party in Cairo is training women to help them gain more seats in parliament. Currently there are only 5 women out of 213 in Egypt’s parliament. Some people believe that this is a great thing and others think that the Brotherhood is only doing it to make themselves look good. With the stereotype about women and Muslims, what does everyone think of this?

Romney and Ryan have gone silent

29 Oct

 

With the arrival of Hurricane Sandy Romney and Ryan have gone oddly quiet about their stance on cutting FEMA and Disaster Relief.

God’s Response to Mourdock

25 Oct

God’s Response to Mourdock

This was written by The Onion and apparently even God wants to distance himself from Mourdock.

Romney and Women

24 Oct

Romney and Women

After everything that I have seen and heard this seems rather accurate. What does everyone think?

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Fight on Malala

16 Oct

Fight on Malala

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, it seemed appropriate here

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Why Girls Hate Each Other

15 Oct

Jenna Marbles is an internet comedian who sometimes dies serious videos. This was a video she did awhile back and this is what I thought of while watching Miss Representation.