The author, Alice Dreger, wants to know why we let our anatomy decide how our future is going to be. In the future, as science continues to become better, are we still going to continue to look at anatomy? Would we ever confess that a democracy that was built on anatomy might be collapsing? Alice Dreger argues that individuals who have bodies that challenge norms such as conjoined twins and those who have atypical sex threaten the social categories we have developed in our society. We have two categories: male and female. Those two categories have a particular anatomy. If someone doesn’t fit one or the other, then surgeons normalize them. This idea is too simplistic. Sex is more complicated than that. Dreger argues that nature doesn’t draw
Lianne George was a writer for New York magazine and Metro TV, and a reporter on the arts for the National Post. Currently, she is a senior editor for Maclean’s, in which the article, “Why Are We Dressing Our Daughters Like This” was published. Maclean’s is a popular magazine which covers national and worldwide political and social issues concerning families in the United States and Canada. The targeted audience is educated, in the higher middle class, and around forty years old with an equal men and women reader ratio. In the article, George clearly shows how in society younger girls are shifting towards dressing more provocatively from marketers introducing them to sexual trends. Although George uses generalized ideas and doesn’t seem to have a strong voice on the topic of girls being dressed more sexually, her goal to raise awareness is effectively presented by constructing a common ground with the readers, and allowing the readers to critically think about the problem by providing contradictions.
Public breastfeeding, whether covered or uncovered should be universally accepted because the babies right to nurse is more important than your non-existent right to not see a baby nursing, many people today incorrectly view breasts as sexual objects, the world needs to know that breastfeeding is normal, natural and nothing to hide under a cover, a mother and child should not be isolated or uncomfortable, and a baby needs to nurse when the baby is hungry.
Ancient Greek culture is majorly influential in Western culture. Major works of literature, art, and political structure from ancient Greece remain relevant to modern Western society. However one can contrast these two societies by observing and valuing the art of ancient Greece. One can differentiate ancient Greek culture and modern Western culture by analyzing the treatment of religious figures, attitude towards emotion, and reaction towards nudity in each society.
An example of religious conflict and the spreading out of contagious diseases is the floods in Bangladesh have sent hundreds of thousands of refugees to India. In United State, hurricane Andrew in Florida (1992) destroyed the Home State Air Force Base and caused $26 billion damage cost. In 2006, another hurricane called Ivan ruined the Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Although the text, Women: Images and Realities a Multicultural Anthology, has done a wonderful job of showcasing the diversity of women’s experience; however, the most striking article we have read so far has been Lori Tharps “In Search of the Elusive Orgasm”. In the essay, Tharps traces her journey to finding an orgasms and begins by describing her love of Harlequin novels as a teenager. In which Tharps discusses how twisted these sex fueled novels are, in which she states “I basically gathered that true love and good sex were synonymous. The only other options were rape and chastity.” (158). Tharps proceeds to describe her marriage with Javier and how the sex was pleasant, but never brought her to the ‘Big O’. Tharps and Javier continue
Blankenship, Jessica. “Not all exposure is indecent. Just ask the topless model arrested in downtown.” Web blog post. The right to bare breast. Creative Loafing, 14 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Nov.
What is your controversy? Describe it in at least a paragraph. Focus on what people disagree about and why. (10 points)
Out of all of the decisions mothers have to make for their children, the choice to breastfeed is one of the most supported by medical organizations. The American Academy of Pediatricians released in their policy statement that “there are very few reasons not to breastfeed. Mothers make good healthy milk even if their diets are not full of nutritious foods” (“Breastfeeding and…”). While breastfeeding, also referred to as nursing is widely supported in many aspects of medicine and our government; that is not the case of doing so in public. There has been a growing debate within society on whether or not mothers should be allowed to nurse their children in public. This debate continues
Breastfeeding is the practice of feeding babies naturally in a public place or semi-public place in open view of others. In many western countries, women have an express legal right to nurse in public and in the workplace. A few countries, expressively forbid women to expose their breasts in public, even to breastfeed.Breastfeeding in public should be universally accepted because breastfeeding is natural, lots of people do it, and many countries accept it. This is what other countries say about women breastfeeding in public.
Across the United States laws exist to protect women for breastfeeding in public. Despite those laws, women feel uncomfortable to feed in public because of the reaction women receive. More than thirty five percent of women in the United States have been kicked out of public places such as restaurants, church, stores, and baseball game for breastfeeding their child in public (Sunny,4). In one particular example, Patricia Varner a twenty four year old mother from McDonough, Georgia was nursing her nine week old daughter under a blanket while having dinner with her family and was asked to leave the restaurant by the manager. “The staff told me I had to go because other customers were complaining; the manager just insisted I leave his restaurant” (Varner). When Nurture Calls (WNC) helps you understand the initiative behind the campaign that supports for protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. WNC distributed a campaign advertisement illustrating a mother breastfeeding her child in a public restroom and that advertisement was placed on the back of restroom stalls to persuade people that nurturing babies in private
Breastfeeding is a wonder of nature and rightfully women should feel natural about breast feeding their children in public. Mothers most of the time would rather bottle feed their children than breastfeed because of the negative reactions that mothers receive in public for such an innocent act. Even with the fact of knowing that breastfeeding provides many nutritional values, defenses from infections, and benefits to the mother herself, many mothers shy away from the idea. In today’s society the subject of women breastfeeding in public is taboo. Mothers should breastfeed in public because it beneficial to society, the child, and the mother but, many would disagree that breastfeeding in public is too inappropriate.
People also make comments and tell breastfeeding mother they should make it more private And take it to the bathroom or somewhere else.
Breastfeeding has been around forever now, but it’s now not being accepted to be done in public. Women will hear comments like,” could you please cover up,” or ,“ do you really have to do that infront of me?” Women should not have to be judged for something that is natural and healthy. Now, women are starting to fight back towards these comments and won’t stand for what people have to say about them feeding their child. Women should not have to suffer through the harassment of people saying how it’s inappropriate because it is healthy, natural, and legal.
This leads to the next point made by Gill (2008), which is the invisibility of what it costs to obtain such a figure used in midriff advertising. When using only conventionally attractive women, advertising is usually only using thin women. The invisible struggle is explained as the processes of attaining such a thin figure, while unrealistic and sometimes achieved through unhealthy means, they must not be seen struggling with weight, and if they are, it should be portrayed as effortless, creating an illusion that these women are slim, and therefore happy and empowered (Gill, 2008). Gill (2008) further suggests, that when these behaviours are made obvious, they are to be done so in ways that encourages the participation of these behaviours,