Dr. Kaldor's Intro to Soc

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In this class, students are developing their sociological imagination and exploring how social scientists develop and seek evidence to support explanations for important social phenomenon. As bloggers, students well review journalism and social science research on issues they care about. By exploring issues across borders, we will look for the differences in meaning, the similarities in social forces, and the connections that tie diverse groups to one another.

Image Source: Wong, E. (2016, August 29). “Facekini”-Wearing Chinese Stand Up for the Right to Bare Nothing. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/world/asia/china-france-burkini-faceki...

 

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Reply to: Bullying kills
2 années 7 mois ago

I was compelled to read this post because bullying is a serious topic that needs to be considered as the reason young adolescents are becoming troubled. This is a problem that affects most teenagers around the world. When I was back in high school, I had a lot of friends that were bullied by other members in our grade. The pressures of being "skinny" led them to hurt themselves and them having to be hospitalized. I came across a reason why people tend to bully others, it's because they might have been bullied themselves in the past.

2 années 7 mois ago

I found the topic you chose for this piece is very interesting. Being a fellow college student, I understand the pressure that is placed on you as a student to be the best that you can be. The education system forces you to compete with other students to portray the best academic grades you can achieve. Students tend to cheat on exams because of the overall pressures they have to perform and keep their grades up. When I was in high school, during my grade 10 year, there was a grade 11 student who wrote her public speech on the pressures of education. Her speech went on to winning the gold medal in the national public speaking contest. Her speech allowed for us to see the pressure students have to go through to have a higher final grade them our classmates.

2 années 7 mois ago

The title of your post caught my attention right away. Great work on introducing this topic and allowing for more people to know more about this topic. Out of all the articles that I've come across, I have not seen any other topics on this issue. Overall, this article was well written and I would love to learn more about this topic.

2 années 7 mois ago

Considering I have a general knowledge on this topic, I can agree with your arguments raised. Feminism and humanism are indeed different in relation to their ideologies and motives. Although, they are similar in a sense that they both encourage human evolution in the best of ways. It is considered to be a controversial topic because many people have opposing views on the comparison of these two worldviews. I for one agree that both have different concentrations because one is dealing with just woman and the other focuses on self improvement as a whole.

2 années 7 mois ago

Considering I have a general knowledge on this topic, I can agree with your arguments raised. Feminism and humanism are indeed different in relation to their ideologies and motives. Although, they are similar in a sense that they both encourage human evolution in the best of ways. It is considered to be a controversial topic because many people have opposing views on the comparison of these two worldviews. I for one agree that both have different concentrations because one is dealing with just woman and the other focuses on self improvement as a whole.

2 années 7 mois ago

I agree with your statements and I was drawn to your post because human rights are a big deal to me as well as millions of others living as minorities in todays day in age. Whether it concerns gender, age or ethnicity, the motive of human rights is to support equality among each and every person. Unfortunately, certain countries such as Syria, Sudan and Pakistan do not have that privilege but it is crazy to think that my neighbouring country is being led by someone who is threatening something that other countries would die to have. Its unfortunate that it can be taken advantage of.

2 années 7 mois ago

I was drawn to your post because I am also aware of gender inequality and its disappointing that this social issue occurs worldwide. As a barista myself, working at a coffee shop is not always as nice as it seems. Yes, the environment is mostly calm and people for the most part are quite friendly. Although, as a woman taking occasional orders from men clients, I am not always treated with the respect that I deserve. Its strange to think that people think they are entitled to a morning coffee; as if I owe them something. This made me realize that most people often treat others in ways that are not always respectful because they feel superior. Unfortunately, woman in most societies are targeted as the inferior group but we need to put our foot down and stand up for ourselves if found in any degrading situation. Its a shame that there is such inequalities in todays society. I read upon the Woman's March on Washington and I am glad to know that there is a movement focusing on this issue.

2 années 8 mois ago

Based on the information from your post, readers are given a clear and understanding view of the main events that occurred in the article you chose. Your post was intriguing because, of just the other day, I read about the movie “A dogs Purpose.” You may not have been aware but there was a video of a dog being abused to conduct certain tasks. Animal cruelty is just as bad on humans as it is for animals, for that reason, people should be charged more than just facing six months in jail, a $2000 fine and a two-year ban from owning a pet. Animal cruelty was bad enough in this movie that he author of the book itself was petitioning to remove the movie from airing worldwide. However, not successful the movie has been receiving a lot of backlash about animal cruelty. For more information to further interest you, here is a link to Terry’s Law which describes more on the law against animal cruelty; http://www.terryslaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Animal-Welfare-Bill-C...

2 années 8 mois ago

Thank you for choosing a topic that not many people talk about. This is a topic that is very important to me and speaks to me. I remember hearing about that story with the dog being dragged behind his owner’s truck. I was so upset when I heard about that, after that i went to hug my dog. How can people be so cruel? I see post about animal abuse all over my Face book and each one breaks my heart. Your post was very interesting and actually taught me a couple of things. I didn’t even know that the maximum penalty a Canadian can face is six months in jail and that they have to pay $2000 fine. Your post was well written and right to the point, you put the important facts and did not put any useless facts.

2 années 8 mois ago

The title of your piece attracted me to read your post because it is an event that affected society greatly during its trial. I noticed that your post doesn’t go into any detail about Zimmerman, by adding this to your post; your readers would get a sense of who he is and why this case turned the way it did. By introducing quotes from the original article, the information you wrote about suggested that it was from a reliable source. Other than this mishap, the article was very well written and easy to comprehend. The article was very interesting to read!

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