Culture and diversity is all around us, its part of everyday life. The person we become as we grow up is impacted on by our own cultural backgrounds and beliefs according to the Counselling directory (2013) “In counselling as in everyday life, culture is the main difference between people, as in religion, race, age, class, sexual orientation, disability and gender. The cultural divisions within society and our cultural heritage impact upon the family and society as a whole i.e. where we come from, origin, religion, how we live, where we live and how we speak. This also relates within single parent, polygamous, same sex or monogamous family situations.”
During this week, we have covered numerous topics, none more prominent than the oppression of women. Everyone had different opinions, allowing me to take into account different views on the issue. In one of the texts we examined, “Oppression”, Marilyn Frye, a philosopher, debates the subjugation of women. She states the cultural customs that causes oppression of women. I do agree with her view that women are oppressed, but I do not agree that it is just women. I believe that men as a gender are also oppressed.
In my opinion on the cultural identity a person can still be part of the same group when it comes to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and class. Can have different way of identifying their self in a more complex way than the dimensions of diversity because diversity is seen differently from other people views and is in a constant state of always changing and diversity is not easily
Although Wangero uses the oppression of her people as a reason to reject her roots. Later on Walker let us see that she really disliked her culture and did not want to feel attached to it.
The world is in constant change and social changes are necessary in order to maintain a balance within social groups and communities. I am a 46 Mexican and as Mexican I can say that Mexican culture is full of beliefs and taboos. Gender, age, social class, language and spiritual practice have influenced my life. Mexican culture is one of the cultures with a marked gender inequality. Mexican culture is full of maleness. I have faced the maleness since I was a child in an indirect way. My mother was never allowed to work during the 13 years of marriage. My father said that women have to stay home taking care of the children and house chores. It was not a problem with my mother and my siblings because women in my mother’s close social group were housewives, but after my parents got
surrounding him. outside of how he was raised. A person may view the world and
Do I know who I am? Am I who I think I am? What makes me, me.? There’s a lot to know, and still so much more to explore and learn about myself. There are three main aspects about my life, that symbolizes who I am as a person. My cultural identity is based upon values, appearance and my life itself. I love who I am, and who I am becoming. My happiness and intelligence is what makes me stand out from others. I’ve always put my best foot forward and make the best decisions for myself. I am half Indian, Caucasian, European & Mexican on my mom’s side of the family. On my dad’s, I am Half Jamaican on my dad’s side of the family. Both of my parents taught me different ways around life and what is expected of me. But the three things that sums up my cultural identity are food, fashion, and family traditions.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society. However, one of the biggest struggles faced by women would be the inequities in the social determinants of women’s health. In “Applying Intersectionality & Complexity Theory to Address the Social Determinants of
Gender is the state of being male or female. Male are thought to be adventurous, aggressive, strong whereas females are to be affectionate, attractive, shy and sexy. While I highly identify with my feminine gender characteristics, at times l possess masculine characteristics like confidence, ambition, and sometimes aggression.
Culture according to oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group. Culture refers to the customs, practices, languages, values and world views that define a social group. Cultural identity therefore is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is a part of a person’s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. According to Pratt, as a ‘historical reservoir’, culture is an important factor in shaping identity. Cultural identity is both characteristic of the individual but also of the culturally identical group of members who share the same cultural identity. Cultural identity is important for people’s sense of self and how they relate to others. A strong cultural identity can contribute to people’s overall
I highly value culture and diversity in our society because it is a huge part of every American’s life, especially mine. I grew up as a Hmong American who was split in-between two distinct cultures, and I struggled of managing through two different cultures and their culture values. I developed many different perspectives on various topics and with the further exposure to health and higher education, I began to appreciate diversity, especially within my Hmong population. I realized the intersectionality of identities and the socioecological concerns a Hmong person may come across as they progress through life.
Most people like to identify themselves with their cultural backgrounds such as priding themselves with their ethnic culture, heritage, and traditions. Although cultural background expands beyond the borders of ethnicity and race such as religion, hometown, or gender, just to name a few. However, unlike most people, I do not identify with my culture or ethnic background. Although I am a quarter Native American and a slew of other European races, mainly Irish. I do not recognize with either. For in my small community, the Natives on my mother’s side do not accept me for I am a yo-ne-ga or “too white”. Similarly, on my father’s side, I am too dark, and they call me the “black sheep”. However, I was raised as a Southern American, where football
Cultural competence has been defined as “the ability of individuals to establish effective interpersonal and working relationships that supersede cultural differences” by recognizing the importance of social and cultural influences on patients, considering how these factors interact, and devising interventions that take these issues into account(Lee,Buse,&Fustukian,2002). In a diverse world, when developing life changing policies culture must be considered. Policies can be influenced by culture in many different ways. Involving culture in policy development can be benefitcal because it considers. Cultural competence, is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps to ensure the needs of all community members are addressed(Lee,Buse,&Fustukian,2002).
My life has always been a monster cookie, a huge mess. During my childhood I always remember my mom making the cookies with oatmeal and peanut butter, sometimes even M&M’s. When I think about it, it describes the very being of my cultural identity. The peanut butter is like how we always take value in hope. It’s always stuck in our mind. The oatmeal is all about how we value our individuality. How every grain is different in shape or texture. The M&Ms are about how sometimes I do not know what I believe in but when I do it is vibrant and stands out. My cultural identity is defined by my hope, individuality, and beliefs but there is also so much more.
In this assignment, I am going to define cultural awareness and cultural intelligence, and will also discuss how they relate to each other. Cultural awareness is the foundation of communication; it involves the ability to standing back from over selves and becoming aware of cultural values, beliefs and perceptions (Brislin.2006). Being aware of own cultural includes the goals and boundaries of a cultural; it also includes religion, language and relationships. On the other hand cultural intelligence has various meanings (Brislin.2006). In one way cultural intelligence includes behaviour with different people who have different cultures. On the other hand it refers to the traits and skills of people who adjust their self