An article we read this semester, Girls Gone Anti-Feminist highlights the disconnect between feminism in the 70s to feminism by millennials today. One interesting thing I found in this article was the way the author compared Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin to the Spice Girls and Lady Gaga as representing feminism. Normally, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin are not mentioned in the same sentence as the Spice Girls and Lady Gaga as they are in completely different professions and have different fan basses and followers. However, all of them embody the idea that a woman can be anything she wants to be from a singer to President of the United States. The way the author compares these women points out the differences in the broad ways feminism can be represented.
In the article “Where’s the Moral Outrage?” Michael Reagan asks about the “...gay marriage thing”(Reagan par. 1). The article mentions that gay couples that adopt children influences them. “This can be very damaging to adopted children”(Reagan par. 2). Also mentioned was the “...slippery slope leading toward gay marriage”(Reagan par.
What is a moral panic? Moral panic is a term used to describe media presentation of something that has happened that the public will react to in a panicky manner. Moral panic has a tendency to exaggerate statistics and to create a bogey-man, known as a folk-devil in sociological terms. In recent years moral panic and media presentation have covered a wide-ranging number of topics from HIV/AIDS in the 1980’s to asylum seekers into the UK in the 2000’s. Moral panic goes back as far as World War One when the wartime government used the media to portray the Germans in a certain manner in the hope of provoking a response.
Fernanda, I think some criticism is based more on opinion rather than what the authors intentions were. A lot of literary work or work of different art forms are left to be interpreted by the people themselves. Everyone can look at one piece of work and think differently about it. In your first body paragraph about “Siskel & Ebert Halloween (1978) Review” you proved it was an example of feminist criticism. Although I think it leans more towards new criticism, I can see our reasoning behind that answer.
Zadie Smith’s “The Girl with The Bangs” is a vivid account of a romantic relationship between two incompatible characters with vastly different personalities. Told from a first person perspective, it traces the narrator’s journey through an unusual relationship with the girl Charlotte, exploring what it is like “being a boy” – enthralled by a girl’s physical features and thus willing to tolerate any faults of any magnitude (188). His optimism and attraction to Charlotte eventually leads him to grief, where, blinded by their relationship, he is caught unawares and replaced by another boy. Yet, he also achieves an epiphany: that the relationship is built on irrational obsessions and motives and is thus ultimately unsustainable. Told in introspection,
The despotic grasp that dirt withholds on one’s self is similar to the way a python constricts its prey. It deprives its victim of compulsory resources which in turn forces the body to besiege itself. When one possesses dirt, they acquire moral filth; consequently, this “moral filth” begins to corrupt the demeanor of its victim. Dirt is unavoidable, ironically it is the foundation of any success, whether that be personal, profitable, or
The essay “Burden of a happy childhood” published in The New York Times explores the potential downfall that appears in a happy, joy-filled childhood. Although there is no conclusive evidence that can prove the deficiency of happy adolescent years, the author explains how the presence of a happy childhood sometimes leads to a disappointing and depressing adulthood. Studies have shown that factors, such as childhood happiness, play an important role for the future of the individual. Chronic health problems especially mental illness, self reported health and happiness are flawed indicators of overall well being( Eckersley, 2010, p.1). The focus of the article is the author’s assertion that joyful adolescent years only provide a cavity of disappointment
The paternal role was the most influential for anxiety. Paternal overprotectiveness had a stronger influence on children’s anxiety (Bögels, 2011) because this overprotectiveness is more compatible with the maternal role than the paternal. Challenging parenting would fit best into the role of the father or male guardian. This would explain why paternal overprotectiveness is not compatible with paternal anxiety, since the classic male role is the instrumental role. The instrumental role is the exact opposite of the anxious parenting role as it’s defined by being assertive and independent (Majdandžić et al., 2014).
One reason survivors should not feel guilty is because survivor's guilt is illogical the survivors did not cause this tragedy. In the text “The Moral Logic” by Nancy Sherman, is about traumatic events that happened to individuals who believe it's their faults for what happened. In the text it says, “But as Bone Berger's remarks make clear, we often take responsibility in a way that goes beyond what we can reasonably be held for. ”(page 154) People can take responsibilities for something that wasn’t their fault and they will soon believe it was.
As a psychology major, I have always been interested in the mental processes of individuals. Another aspect that has always piqued my interest is why people act the way they do and make the decisions that they make. By working in the field of social work, I am given the chance to analyze the environmental influences on individuals' mental state and am more likely to gain insight to be able to answer that question. While assisting my clients I will be able to make them feel empowered, gain their independence, assist them in taking back their lives, and help them become functional members of society again. When speaking of nature versus nature, it is apparent that within studies, the biological aspect does play a role in who an individual is