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  Technology is today part of almost every aspect of a person’s life, it is used to communicate, to travel, to work and is now used in many schools for educational purposes. Information technology is the analysis and the use of systems like computer programs and telecommunications for storing,...

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asrh in Gendered World Views (Section 1)
September 16, 2014
                When I was a kid I never really had a favourite colour, and I still don't. However I do remember this one time I was in first grade, the teacher had the class do a poll on which colour was better than others. Each child could only vote once. At that time if I had to choose a...

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  “Oh sweetie, you aren’t a size 5? We don’t carry this dress in anything smaller than a size 5, sorry.” And all the size 0 employees giggle as her size 14 figure walks out because she just doesn’t fit in. Literally.  Somehow we, as a society, thinks this is ok, we seem to think that judging a...

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I am and always will be a huge gamer, and a female one at that. Sometimes I play RPGs, Role Playing Games, and I rarely play as a female in those games. Role Playing Games are made to give you a fantasy world, with in which you play as you like. It's a 'role play', and you play it however you like...

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/09/11/stress-can-hasten-death-in-older-men/74742.html   Summary: This article is about stress, and how it could lead to an earlier death than average for older men.  Carolyn Aldwin studied the effect of both types of stress: 1. everyday stress over everyday hassles...

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popcm in Gendered World Views (Section 4)
September 11, 2014
I've heard tons of stories about women feeling ashamed of themselves or being shamed by others after having been raped. Sexual assault, like other forms of physical violence, is a criminal offence that should not be excusable in any way. If a person were shot, stabbed, beaten or strangled, their...

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After watching the movie ‘Miss Representation’, a friend and I started a discussion about the media’s effect on women and how it ends up affecting both genders negatively. While women are constantly under the pressure to look a certain way, my friend made the point that men are under that same...

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As far as we may have come in equality when it comes to human rights in general, stereotypes are still strong. What a woman’s role, and in turn a man’s role, in day to day life is strongly assumed. A woman is expected to be a mother first and a functioning member of society second. A man is the...

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I love music, I listen to music basically every single day.  Music is very important to me, I can listen to music and it’ll get me in a certain mood, it can help me feel better. But when I listen or watch the music videos for songs being played on the radio or online I just cringe at how...

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jeje in Gendered World Views (Section 6)
September 4, 2014
I would like to take a closer look at one specific way, anorexia, that the media’s portrayal of what women are supposed to be like is affecting young woman. This topic is especially important to me because I am part of the group of young women who bought into the lie that the skinnier you are the...

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Student Writing

            On 28 of January 2012, the New York Times published the opinion-based article "Ritalin Gone Wrong" by L. Alan Sroufe. Even though he does not cite his sources, this professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development did argued a valuable point.

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Even though the death penalty is abolished in the majority of the countries of the world, in some countries it is still in effect as of today. I believe that this is something that should be changed in the world, and even though major progresses have been made about this situation, it is still an important ethical problem.  

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Ethics Short Paper – Capital Punishment

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People are born into different beliefs and therefore there opinion on worldly controversial topics is probably different as well. For example, the view on death penalty is a controversal debate and is mixed all around the world. Death penalty also known as capital punishment is defined as the practice of executing an individual as the punishment for a specific crime after conviction by a court of law. In the USA, the death sentence is legal in 32 states and Texas got the highest death sentencing rates (Death Penalty Info. Center).

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In the past week, a radical terrorist group - named Islamic State (or “IS”) - has sent shockwaves around the world. The reason for this, to summarize very briefly, is because the IS - partaking in frequent abductions, ransom negotiations, beheadings, city takeovers, etc. – have threatened Iraq’s socio-political stability, economic security and created a major humanitarian crisis. For obvious reasons, this crisis has sparked an uproar within the International community, which is asking for an imminent intervention from outside countries.

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Euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is to this day a very delicate subject to talk about. By definition, euthanasia means to end a life intentionally for the purpose of ending someone’s suffering. Right now, it is not legal for anyone to aid a person commit suicide in Canada. Nevertheless, there are debates on whether we should have a law allowing dying adult patients to demand an earlier death and it seems that many people would be in favour.

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       Multiple debates have been going on for many years and are still not solved at this current time since they are continuously challenging our views and beliefs. Indeed, the question about whether the assisted suicide should be legalized or not remains unanswered. There are several opinion issues about this, and it is often because people do not talk about the same ideas. In fact, there are a lot of options regarding the "earlier death". The euthanasia, the palliative sedation and the "stopping potentially life-sustaining therapy" are some of them (Quill 4).

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          Thanks to revolutionary advancements in medicine, today, millions of people have the chance of surviving diseases and accidents using donated organs. There are millions of people who are waiting for organ donations to save their lives. Unfortunately, a high percentage of these people do not receive the help they need due to few of organ donations. This issue has been discussed, debated, argued, but its resolution has never been achieved. I believe that families shouldn’t be allowed to stop doctors from retrieving organs from a consent dead patient because of ethics.

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Abortion in Chile         While it is legal almost everywhere in the world, abortion is illegal in Chile without exception. Before 1973, abortion for medical reasons was legal in Chile. Last year, an 11 year old girl got pregnant after being raped. Doctors stated that both the fetus and the young girl were in danger. Both, according to the laws in Chile, it was illegal to end the pregnancy for the young girl.

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