Ethics, Fall 2014, Champlain College, St. Lambert: Flacks

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Ethics and contemporary issues.

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Reply to: Mcdonald problems
3 années 6 heures ago

inspiring 10/10

4 années 4 mois ago

Inequalities in the world are everywhere! They need to be considered and Oxfam is the right organisation, because it faces them all. They fight for fairer land policies by defending needy people's cause by benefiting of the natural resources just as the wealthier. You should take a look on this article http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinatown/resourceguide/story.html that talks about how Chinese had been unfairly put apart of the society. The consequences can still be seen in 2016.

4 années 4 mois ago

Gender inequalities is a serious issue to consider. The more a society distributes its power equally between men and women the more its economy will gain from it. Women are important in the labor market. You should take a look at Oxfam's website https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fights-poverty it talks about the fact that gender justice helps to overcome poverty.

4 années 4 mois ago

Gender inequalities is a serious issue to consider. The more a society distributes its power equally between men and women the more its economy will gain from it. Women are important in the labor market. You should take a look at Oxfam's website https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fights-poverty it talks about the fact that gender justice helps to overcome poverty.

4 années 4 mois ago

The issue I was looking at was the immigrants' integration and I am not really surprised when you say that business McGill students actually help Syrian refugees to adapt in Quebec. They worked together and their impact can be seen. Without volunteers and organisations that give assistance to the new comers their adaptation would take longer. They are the ones who teach the language required, those that offer food supply if it is necessary, that teach the proper behaviours, etc.. You should look at the article “New York City’s Office for Immigrants Has Become a Global Model” by Kirk Semple in the New York Times. It demonstrates well how one single little community can contribute to a better lifestyle of any foreigners.

4 années 4 mois ago

The issue I was looking at was the immigrants' integration and I am not really surprised when you say that business McGill students actually help Syrian refugees to adapt in Quebec. They worked together and their impact can be seen. Without volunteers and organisations that give assistance to the new comers their adaptation would take longer. They are the ones who teach the language required, those that offer food supply if it is necessary, that teach the proper behaviours, etc.. You should look at the article “New York City’s Office for Immigrants Has Become a Global Model” by Kirk Semple in the New York Times. It demonstrates well how one single little community can contribute to a better lifestyle of any foreigners.

4 années 6 mois ago

Your facts are very relevant. It demonstrates the lack of investment for homeless people in Canada. As a rich and cold country it is a serious issue to consider. The article you wrote is kind of linked to a volunteer paper I earlier made. I volunteered to organizations that help immigrants to adapt better in their new place. Itinerants, in general come from the low social class and they are uneducated. Immigrants, when they arrive are often in the same situation. So, it is not rare to see immigrants that turn to itinerants. So, as you can understand our two paper are kind of linked, since they deal with the same kind of problem.

4 années 6 mois ago

I like your article, Barack Obama is quite a remarkable man and that speech is just as remarkable as he is. This news summary is very linked to a volunteer paper I earlier made in my course. I asked four organisations to volunteer in their institution to contribute to the improvement of immigrant`s adaptation in Quebec. Obama's goal by making that speech was to show the benefits of newcomers in his country and he succeeded very well. My paper is linked, because by volunteering I show my openness to other cultures and contribute to the arrivals of immigrants. So, in a way I kind of contribute to the benefits of immigration that it can bring just as that speech by influencing people of the goods of immigration.

Reply to: Dressed For Sexess
4 années 6 mois ago

I really like your article. It made me realise that the role of the woman in our society is more discriminated than I thought. We see these types of advertisements so often that they seem acceptable, but they are not. It is a real issue! Women do not deserve to be treated as men's servants, even if this scene does not appear in real life it still has an impact. They give a bad image to what women are expected to be.
However, it would have also been really interesting if you would have compared this very Americanised publicity to another one from elsewhere in the world to see the differences. I put up a link below that talks about how inferior women are considered in Southeast Asia. It is even worse in this region, because instead of being inferior through publicities they actually are considered inferior in real life. That would be interesting to compare, because as a conclusion you could say that gender discrimination is more than a local issue.

http://www.borgenmagazine.com/gender-discrimination-southeast-asia/

4 années 7 mois ago

You are so right, I also went in Thailand and Cambodia and it is impressive how the people there are just happy even thought they have nothing. You walk around and they just smile at you even if they are bare foot, dirty and too thin! Culturally it is shocking! I went into a floating village and the people were drinking the water like of the river like we are drinking from our water bottle. This river was brown, disgusting, polluted and infected! We would die if we would dip one toe into their river.
When I went into the floating village I also was impressed by as you said they value education. Everything was dirty except the children's uniforms. They were so proud to wear it! They also had one little infrastructure dedicated to their school and it was very well maintained compared to the rest. Except a blackboard, they did not have much, but still they were going to school and proud. I was happily surprised!

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I'm a Humanities Teacher at Champlain College, Saint-Lambert and the designer and founder of Newsactivist. Between 2007 and the present, I've developed a course, Newsactivist, which asked students to blog about the news that they felt showed parts of the world in need of improvement.