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How much are you willing to share?

10 Dec

The Florida Department of Health sent out a survey asking women to share specifics about their sex life. The survey was sent to 4,000 randomly selected women. The survey is said to be geared toward finding out how Florida should reevaluate their family planning. Women were not pleased at the questions. The questionnaire is said to be invasive. The questions that are asked are very private questions so critics believe that most women wont even even tell the truth. My question to you all is how much are you willing to share for the advancement of  “women’s rights”

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Beauty and Brains

10 Dec

Beauty and Brains

In the most recent election, the Israeli government has seen a spike in women politicians. But the spike in women membership does not change Israeli’s views of all women in general. This article addresses the issue that these women were made politicians because they’re “beautiful” and a nice thing to look at. Though these women have potential to be great politicians and fix some of the issues in Israel, they are belittled by the media and their male counterparts. The author of the article Sigal Samuel says “Way to reduce a bunch of brilliant, powerful, driven women—not to mention some of Israel’s most successful feminists—to political pin-ups.”

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Binders Full of Women

10 Dec

I’m sure you all will enjoy this disrespectfully funny video.

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Something to think about

10 Dec

Something to think about

In this article Michelle Burns address the issue of sexism in politics. She specifically talks about Boston’s newspaper not acknowledging female candidates. She argues that its not so much a bad thing because it causes so much commotion that the candidates get more attention. Burns says that although the people in charge get no repercussions from participating in sexist act, the publicity that the women get can help boost their campaign.

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Typical Responses

9 Dec

Of course we’ve all seen Michelle Obama’s DNC speech, but did we pay attention to the medias responses? This video is a clip of the media’s responses to her speech. As usual they talked more about her attire, personality, and personal life than the issues she addressed in her speech. As we’ve learned this is the typical response.

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Move your body!

9 Dec

Beyonce’s remix to her original song get me bodied. This is for Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity campaign. This is fun and it really is a work out!

Reality In Politics

3 Dec

The activity made me look at how I am viewed by others. The most impacting part was standing on the table in the light. While sitting down I didn’t understand why the others were up there but when it was my turn I understood that the light represented the public eye. It showed us that sometimes it might be uncomfortable to be in the limelight with everyone watching at all times. Reading the article the author feels that all women go through this feeling at some point in their life. They will feel like they are being watched and judged and there’s nothing they can do about the situation. She talks about how women shouldn’t let society name them or classify them, they should define themselves.  I felt as if she was trying to say that no matter how much women try to fight our way out of oppression there would always be something left to fight for.  This relates to the activity because from each point in the activity there was some form of confusion, because its still not a social norm for women voices to be heard. They are still supposed to sit back and watch even if they have comments or question. There were so many things I wanted to ask while doing the activity but I knew I couldn’t. Even though the article was mostly about lesbians I believe that much of the things that were addressed can be applied to all women. But of course women will continue to fight.

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STOP BULLYING!

25 Nov

http://www.youtube.com/user/SoupJRecords?v=wtOaeka7d5U

I found this video and thought I’d share. Bullying is clearly a large problem in our school systems. As I read more thing about bullying I cant help to think back to when I was in elementary school and bullying didn’t seem like such a big deal. I was “normal” for some kids to get bullied. I wonder what changed the way schools viewed bullying?