Introduction: Today, I want to share about Maria Beasley who was a housewife, dressmaker, and inventor. We can all imagine the scene at the end of the Titanic movie where Rose is slowly letting go of Jacks hand saying, “I’ll never let go, Jack. I promise.” (www.rottentomatoes.com/m/titanic/quotes) One of Maria Beasley’s inventions, that I will talk about soon, helped save many lives on the Titanic. Not much information is found about Maria’s life, but that she was born in Philadelphia and held many jobs including a dressmaker. I would like to help make Maria Beasley known for all to know.
Hate Crime in the United States is a growing epidemic. "Hate crime" generally means a crime against persons or property motivated in whole or in part by racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation and other prejudices. Politicians, journalists, interest groups, and some criminologists insist that the United States is experiencing an across-the-board hate crime epidemic. Race, religion, and sexual orientation are three of the leading targets of hate crimes that improved since before but need further resolutions. Hate crimes attempted due to race have always been an issue of great controversy since the conception of the the United States of America.
Following the recent election of Donald, reports of hate crimes have steadily increased. Whether it’s in the form of vandalism, threatening fliers, physical or verbal abuse, 4-6 hate crimes happen every week. With the amount of hate crimes being committed, surely the people running our country have taken the reins and found a solution, right? The unfortunate truth is only 20% of hate crimes are actually reported, and less than 4% of the perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. Hate crimes have become a serious issue, and continuing to leave them unreported can and will tear America apart.
Nearly 96 Americans die each day from a gun related death, 62 percent of these deaths are suicides (everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/.) Almost 7 children and teens are injured by guns every day, but most instances are due to carelessness or unintentional. Here’s where race plays a part. All lives matter in this world but before I bring race and gender into the statistics I would like to state that these statistics are in no way a game, its horrible how much crime and homicide is committed in the United States. That being said, in big cities like Chicago or D.C., gun control plays a huge effect on consumers of firearms, but in 2015 Chicago reached its record high of homicide crimes in the country.
Throughout Dante’s Inferno and Frankenstein, the reader is shown the impact that rejection has from both sides of the spectrum on to human beings. Most notably, this happens in the seventh circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno, and towards the end of Frankenstein when Victor denies the monster the creation of a female companion. Both stories deal with the consequences of rejection in different ways but both share a specific trait; violence. This is similar to what we are seeing in the 21st century, where high schoolers and young adults alike have committed heinous violent acts at places like their schools. The mental state and life experiences of these people have began to be studied find out why people were driven to commit such attacks.
Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans. This scene was heartbreaking for both Liesel and her father, as shown by the quote “Liesel stood up and also raised her arm. With absolute misery, she repeated it. ‘Heil Hitler.’ It was quite a sight - and eleven-year-old girl, trying not to cry on the church steps, saluting the Führer as the voices over Papa’s shoulder chopped and beat at the dark shape in the background” (Zusak 116, 117). Hans took it upon himself to explain to Liesel that she had to agree with and even glorify Hitler.
Gay marriage is a controversial topic in the world, 94 out o 196 countries have signed a General Assembly declaration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights or sponsored the Humans Rights Council 2011 resolution on LGBT rights however, only 18 countries have approved the same-sex marriages, this is extremely preoccupying because this shows how terribly unequal we are. People fight for everyone’s right to vote, to study, to have a religious belief or to not have it, etc. However if people have been able to gain this rights, then why is it so different to fight for the right to marry whoever you like? Thomas Paine once said “Whatever is my right as a man is also the
Chapter One: Introduction 1.1– Background Information On the internet nowadays the term feminism are frequently used and stumbled upon. According to the Merriam- Webster dictionary, the term feminism is defined as the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Some might say that the topic is irrelevant and "non-existence" because we are living in a peaceful community where everyone respects one another. However, the women in society differ. Despite many people 's desire to strive towards gender equality and destroying the misconception that "men" and "women" are to serve different roles in the society, it still exists and hugely evident, especially in the mass media.
Gay marriage is one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the modern world. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with disdain, and marriages between same-sex couples were prohibited. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance. With an increase in tolerance for homosexuality in the society, the controversy over the legalization of gay marriage has been disputed among people in many nations. While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying.