The Elizabeth Short murder still remains unsolved. She lived in Boston, Massachusetts in her childhood along with her mother and father and 4 sisters. There have been many books and films about this murder and the press soon began to allude to Short as The Black Dahlia, which in turn alluded to the film noir murder mystery called The Blue Dahlia. She was the third of five girls and in her early years, the family was fairly affluent. Her father built mini golf courses but when the stock market collapsed in 1929, he lost everything and they became destitute.
In this book, David Allyn describes the sexual revolution hippies created during the sixties. Allyn explains how the younger generation challenged social norms and double standards. She also explains how the term “make love, not war” was created because of the war in Vietnam. I will be utilizing this article to get a better comprehension of how hippies challenged America socially as well politically. The book “Where Have All the Flower Children Gone” gives an in-depth analysis as to why the countercultures of the sixties ended.
There is a statistic that gets thrown around a lot regarding how much of human communication is intimately tied to body language. When humans talk about gender and sexuality, speech becomes especially embodied, a performance for others to interpret, internalize, or judge. But if this is true, the speech-action dichotomy falters. Pornography, one of the ways humans communicate about gender and sexuality, is both action and speech. Catharine A. Mackinnon’s article Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech is arguing for access to legal recourse to those who have been harmed by the pornography industry.
Rape has been a big problem at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana’s campus since before my generation. In the 1970’s, there was an increasing number of rapes and attempts of rapes on campus from the previous year. Volunteers and students came together to come up with a plan to prevent rapes from happening on campus. Since there were no legislations to provide students protection against rape, students and volunteers teamed up using tactics and strategies to fight back against rape. In a section of a newspaper clipping retrieved from the archives titled, “Local groups offer non-violent ways for fighting against rape” the editor Linda Tufano reports statistics on rape.
Amy Shuffelton, assistant professor at Loyola University of Chicago, with a specialty in Philosophy of Education and Gender Theory, presents various reports about gun violence in the United States. The article discusses the retribution the violent acts have in schools and how the media makes a significant impact in school shootings. The article talks about gun violence not just in schools, but in neighborhoods and public places, and the effects such actions have on school’s shootings. In addition, how the mass media presents an incident to the public plays an important role in future gun incidents. Even though the article is not specific to schools, the fact that the environment a student is presented with, does affect the choices they make.
Juvenile justice is a contentious topic in our society. In just twenty-three days, during the month of January, eleven school shootings occured. Although, the media frequently demonizes these juvenile murderers, as a informed citizens we have a moral obligation to examine the premise behind the actions of the accused because our children are our future. While juvenile and adult murderers deserve punishment for serious crimes, juveniles are capable of reform; therefore juveniles should never be sentenced to life without parole. Adolescents are biologically different from the general population which disproportionately increases the rate in which they commit crimes.
This walkout was for the awareness that students don’t feel safe in their hometown schools and also bringing awareness for the seventeen students who lost their lives during the shooting. Now, I can agree with some of the laws the movement is pushing but most of it can easily be debunked. If the nation wants stricter background checks and mental health checks I completely agree with those statements. But, raising the purchasing limit to 21 for a rifle does not help anything, the child who tried to shoot up a Maryland was a seventeen-year-old student and he had a handgun (which is only permitted until the age of 21). What I am saying, is a criminal can easily get their hands on a firearm if they wanted to.
Hundreds of college and professional athletes, along with some college and Olympic coaches and , have been accused of sexual assault in recent years, including gang rape. While athletes have gone to prison for their sex crimes, studies show that relatively few accusations lead to arrest or conviction. Researchers say schools, leagues and Olympic organizations frequently have failed to investigate credible allegations and that sports programs have ignored or covered up sex crimes by star athletes, who often receive preferential treatment from schools, teams and police. While no sport is immune from allegations of sexual abuse, researchers say extremely aggressive sports, such as football, can fuel what they call a culture of rape. Still, some athletes have been falsely accused, and universities are under pressure to improve their methods of distinguishing guilt from innocence.
Within it, one can observe music's unique power to spark social change, as observed via the songs that comprise The Free Speech Songbook. The lyrics are not only catchy, they are also informative, and thus illicit a desire to act. Here, however, I am left wondering as to why Ginsberg invites "Muslims and unions" to march in Berkeley, but inside the masses (read: hidden from view). What were perceptions of these groups during the
Cases of international sex trafficking have increased public awareness about human sex trafficking in children in America (Kotrla, K. 2010). With the same determination, knowing and educating people about these growing problems will assist in identifying child sex trafficked victims, avenues the governments to stop child sex trafficking, and the punishments for the child sex
It provides legal services to those who have had their civil rights violated and promotes diversity through education. It formed the night of September as a response to violent attacks against Sikh Americans and now has offices in New York, California, and Washington. In order to bring awareness of bullying,The Sikh Coalition had launched an anti-bullying campaign called ActToChange. This campaign is in the search to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Recently, this organization helped desegregate a Sikh employee, Gurdit Singh, at Walt Disney World.
Natalie Angier, in my opinion, is attempting to make a difference in our society by providing us with rich statements, theories, and facts about males’ fatality rates. The main idea of this entry is to open up the public’s eyes and make them aware of how men undergo vicious behaviors because of the masculinity that is associated with it. Leading them to experience death at an earlier stage than females. However, our civilization is to blame for our modern perception of masculinity and this is an issue I believe the author wants readers to reason. The author used various statistics to reinforce her topic such as, “From 1977 to 1995 three and a half times more male drivers than female drivers were involved in fatal car crashes.” These numbers
In a recent article published in the Los Angeles Times, a local pro-bono law firm with the support of Irell & Manella LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (CUSD) on behalf of students and teachers claiming CUSD is not providing a free and appropriate public education to students who are or have experienced “complex trauma” and violence. This lawsuit will define whether “complex trauma” meets the federal requirements as a disability and could afford protections under several federal laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If the court does agree with the plaintiffs, this will put the onus on CUSD to deliver
"The Impact Of Latin American Music." 28 August 2013. kcur 89.3. 29 March
Through evolution and sociobiology, the human race had developed an awareness and concept of the ‘other’, or, those that differ from them. History had morphed this concept in the form of value differences, class differences, and ethnic and race differences, as shown in examples such as the Republican versus Democrat, upper class versus middle class, and whites versus people of color differences respectively. After reading Arlene Audergon’s “Welcome to ‘The War Hotel’”, and the two New York Times articles titled “President Trump’s Reckless Shame Game” and “Spicer Says Maryland Rape Case Shows Need for Illegal Immigration Crackdown,” creates a modern example of how the American system creates the ‘other’ out of immigrants as a step by step process