Women have been struggling with discrimination for years, will it ever end? In the world we live in, there are places that have deemed it normal for a woman to have no rights regarding education, marriage, clothing, children, employment, and more basic human rights. Not only that, but there is violence towards these women who live their lives struggling daily to enjoy the rights that they do have. In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the central character Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, an area that used to be known as Harvard University. In this dystopian society, the birthrate has plummeted and women are now valued for their ability to have children because the future of the society now relies on it.
Lynn uses the rulings of appellate courts to disprove the myth among pit bull advocates, that pit bulls are unidentifiable. The author begins the article by addressing the case of Ohio v. Anderson, and that it was decided that a dog owner of ordinary intelligence can determine if they own a dog commonly known as a pit bull. Moreover she addresses that pit bull advocates state that pit bulls are unidentifiable and that there is no such thing as a pit bull, and why this argument is not only invalid but misleading and harmful to society. Lynn states that adoption agencies have tried to create different names to signify variating subgenres of the breed in hopes to get pit bulls adopted.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the dominant style of moral philosophy was overthrown by European influences. G.E. Moore, a British philosopher, challenged the idea that goodness was a measurable quality. This critique of American naturalistic ethics was followed by A.J. Ayer, a member of the Vienna Circle, who argued that the philosophy of morals was a “pseudo-concept” that could not be argued for or against. Charles L. Stevenson brought Ayer’s thinking to America where he incorporated the ideas of logical positivism into the discussion of ethics.
When arguing that emancipatory movements have been plagued by an antinomy between a politics of ‘redistribution’ and a politics of ‘recognition’, Nancy Fraser is specifically referring to the manner by which cultural recognition displaces socioeconomic redistribution as a remedy for injustice and the goal for political struggle. In order to thoroughly investigate this dilemma Fraser analytically distinguishes the different logics behind ‘redistribution’ and ‘recognition’, while situating them into current political predicaments. From her extensive analysis Fraser proposes two broad remedies that can cut across the redistribution-reconstruction divide.
Recently gaining popularity in light of the recent election, some Californian residents are calling for secession. The idea of secession is not new, especially in instances of political turmoil. In 2012, after former President Obama’s re-election, individuals from states like Texas and Louisiana began petitions that garnered enough signatures for an office of the White House to respond. However, instead of California seceding and becoming it’s own nation, what about splitting the state into two or three states? Dividing into separate states could ease feelings of unjust representation and help the further development in each state’s needs.
To counter this augment, women did not make mankind suffer, but thus far, just like Prometheus, gave us strength. Women gave humans faith, freewill, and hope. Eve proves that God lied to mankind when he said, “If you eat from the tree of knowledge you will die” but they did not die. When Paradox opened the jar, and all the evils did come out, but there were still hope in the jar, and most of all a woman gave birth the Jesus and all the other prophets. Jesus gave his life for mankind, and so did women.
I gift you all with a short response this week, your move Dylan. Bryen is essentially arguing that historians should read petitions as very pointed documents with an inherent bias. The quote, “petitions must not be read as form letters drafted mechanically and sent off to whichever official was available. They are conscious and calculated attempts to frame individual complaints in legal language, and petitioners chose the language they used with care” (155-56), just about sums up his argument. Petitions are in his eyes biased and must be read with that in mind, it is almost a sort of historical sensitivity toward Mary-Engle’s idea of “Forum Shopping.”
Shortly after, Kelly did not pay her rent on time and had been evicted by her landlord. She then realized that she used all her money from her parents to purchase more drugs and that she was indeed homeless. Kelly had also learned that she was losing her rights of her daughter, Cassidy. Though Kelly was distraught that her life had taken a dramatic turn, she decided to take another hit of heroin to calm herself down. She thought, “I don’t care about anybody
I. Gender Disparity Guidelines and Data In the context of gender disparity in criminal sentencing, some may think that having said that criminal courts are more lenient on women is just one’s opinion. In fact, a lot of researches and data suggest that there is a strong different in gender in the sentencing outcomes. Men are sentenced to longer prison terms than women. Men are 42% more likely to be sentenced to prison.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...” --Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848) Elizabeth Cady Stanton took a stand for women’s rights by helping to organizing the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 from July 19th to July 20th in Seneca Falls, New York. This was the first women’s rights convention, and in it, the participants discussed this issue and signed the Declaration of Sentiments; a document written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton that proclaimed that “all men and women are created equal”, because they felt that society did not treat them that way. This convention, and the Declaration of Sentiments, helped spur the Women’s Suffrage Movement into action.