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In my Gendered World Views class, we recently learned about the relation between sports and hegemonic masculinity. What stuck out to me is a certain part of a reading derived from Handbook of Studies on Man and Masculinities where Michael Messner talks about men's health in sports. The reason I choose to talk about this subject is because I don't believe I've ever given conscious thought to the fact that sport and health, contrary to popular belief, are often not synonymous.

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As students studying Oil, Gas and Energy Management, we were tasked to watch “An Inconvenient Truth”, a film about global warming and climate change in general. Here are our views after watching the film: Generally, our group was a little divided on this issue. The images and data shown to us was quite alarming and one cannot watch that without it impacting on one’s views on the topic.

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            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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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 happier and more beautiful you will consequently be. To control my eating became the focus of my every day life and instead of obtaining what the media promised me I lost what I most desired. Thankfully I have since said no to the lies and have chosen a healthier lifestyle.

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