Yes, a lot of people have struggled with this. Body image can be very difficult for some people and it honestly sucks not be comfortable in your own skin. But you are correct we only have one body for the rest of our lives so we mine as well love it as much as we can! Although I am sorry to hear about the eating disorders you have struggled with,…[Read more]
Thank you for writing this Kassie, I can see why you believe in what you believe in because of the pain you have felt towards dishonesty. I am sorry to hear that you had to go through those events with your family, I know that must have been very difficult. I admire how you are turning your pain into something you can grow and learn from, that is…[Read more]
I disagree. I and many of friends do not wear bras and once you get used to it, its a lot more comfortable. The reason many girls start wearing bras is because TV commercials, and advertisement convince them to unknowingly. It is a taboo, I and many of my friends have been judged for it. But its also what a women prefers as well, its okay to wear…[Read more]
Psychedelic comes from the Greek meaning, ‘mind manifesting’ which means ‘generating the divine within,’ Osmond an intellectual made this name up for these transcendent drugs. I believe that if the United States
This is a very interesting article. I love history and science and this article taught me something new. It also made me think of what America would be like without those psychedelic movements and experiments. I love this article.
During the 1940’s, specifically during WWII people started to become very interested in mental health. We were mostly noticing how soldiers would come back from war with shell shock. As well as everyone else with
I am also vegetarian and the meat/diary industries are probably the most inhumane industries in this country. The animals are cramped in small cages, babies are taken away from their mamas, millions of baby male chicks die, pig get their tails cut off etc. It is extreme abuse, and not okay. I agree every existence on this earth have equal value.…[Read more]
Americas values have changed immensely throughout the years. Society is extremely controlling men and women have to dress and act a certain way or else it is considered ‘inappropriate.’ For example, if a woman doe
I’ve told my girlfriend multiple times that I don’t care if she wears a bra or not, and she still does, primarily because if she doesn’t it would be painful to walk or run anywhere. Most women wear bras, not because it’s taboo not to, but because it helps many women.
I disagree. I and many of friends do not wear bras and once you get used to it, its a lot more comfortable. The reason many girls start wearing bras is because TV commercials, and advertisement convince them to unknowingly. It is a taboo, I and many of my friends have been judged for it. But its also what a women prefers as well, its okay to wear bras but its also okay to not wear bras. That was the point I was trying to cross. (:
Good work Abi!
I really appreciate all your points but I specifically loved the way you thought of sexism as a two way street, WHhile acts of sexisim are dominated by men, it is not fair for Women to desire equality in some aspects but not ALL aspects. While Mason does bring up an interesting point about the history of the confederate flag, it is similar to saying that our current American Flag does not represent us, but rather the old flag with the stars in a circle. This article really makes you think about what else we do just because we think we have to, due to social pressures.
This is a very interesting argument. You express how much these issues bother you in such great detail. In honesty, I agree with most parts of your argument. I would say that men don’t have to play sport to be attractive, and they also shouldn’t feel dominant. I would also like to say that I don’t think people really care if a woman wears a bra or not, but that’s my opinion. Your argument is AMAZING and it really spoke out. Great Job.
Abi, I think that you did a good job of showing how equality in America doesn’t only depend on race but should also be the same for men and women. I think it is also good how you showed that in order to become a more functioning society we need to come together more as a community and that involves our American beliefs being similar and or the same. Overall great article and i really enjoyed reading about your take on American creed.
I really agree with you that you would think that at this point in time there wouldn’t be any type of problems such as racism and sexism but a big one to me racism is really something that has impacted me and because just having an experience with it makes me feel some type of way towards it.
That is true, every religion is based on a higher power but its all interpreted in a different way. Buddhist believe once you reach enlightenment that you become one with yourself, beings around you, and the ‘divine energy’ that created this Earth. Christians look at it as just a God that is male but can fulfill both needs as a female and a male.…[Read more]
You are right, our society is extremely busy. The reason it is this way is because everyone follows these rules; we have to go to college, we have to get a good job, we have to do all these things or else we won’t ‘fit’ in. In reality no one really has to do anything, you can find ways to be in the state of tranquil without following these rules.…[Read more]
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