Christy, I really liked your letter to Dr. Rios because it explained exactly why you thought his book, and life, was an accomplishment. It seems like he has been through some difficult times and worked his best to reach his potential, and you have found that message in the book. You might enjoy reading, “Tattoos on the Heart” which is a book about…[Read more]
Mason, I really liked how you turned the bystander effect, something usually referred to in situations dealing with crime, into something that effects us all, global warming. It is a topic that I wouldn’t have originally put under the category of bystander effect, but it makes sense. We haven’t don’t much to change our environment and change the…[Read more]
With all the issues involving the discouragement of women, it seems like an impossible gap to fix. However, a few ideas come to mind that would help decrease this gap. First, decreasing the wage gap would
The only specialty that the number of women outweighed the number of men was pediatrics. This is stereotypical since women are often seen as ‘gentler’ and better with children, therefore they are pushed into thi
What a fascinating topic Chloe. I never really considered the wage gap in the medical felid, let alone the reason for it. With both men and women getting the same amount of education and experience in med school, it seems absolutely crazy that theres a $20,000 gap. It was interesting to see the connection between lower paying professions within medicine were the same professions that women mostly go into. I wonder, are there any women in medicine fighting for same pay?
Kadijah, I liked your story about how you had a difficult time deciding which color of vans to get. I think it has sort of an underlying message, whether it was intentional or not, that sometimes we make decisions and regret them later on. And your solution to this was to ‘buy both pair’ or try out each solution which I think is a good message! Chloe
Olivia, I really liked how you explained why athletes may need to paid more for insurance, injury, and career span reasons. Its something that we often don’t think about when we talk about how much athletes get paid. I think we look at the number and can’t even fathom how much money that is, but after tax, surgeries, and other expenses it can be…[Read more]
Imagine going to school for 8 plus years, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so, finally graduating, getting a job, and find out your getting paid $50,000 less than someone who is your ‘equal’. This is
I agree with you that women should be paid equal to men, not only in the medical field but in any sort of work place. Women are capable of doing the exact thing as men in todays time and age. I find it interesting how women are paid more in the field of radiology compared to men but paid less in other fields. After all of the excruciating work and time spent going through medical school they should earn the same wages as their male counterparts.
Mason, I thought your post was interesting since we are all guilty of not standing up for others or being a bystander. I really liked how you gave an example of this situation by describing the Kitty Genovese story. I think its crazy that 38 people saw this attack happening, yet not one of them tried to help her. It brings up your question of why…[Read more]
Octavio, I liked your insight about your name. I thought it was interesting how each of your names have an origin and you feel connected to them. Like Padilla, your moms maiden name, since you grew up with her siblings and feel connected to them and thus really like the name. Carrazco, your fathers name, is interesting because like you said its…[Read more]
Victor, I liked your thoughtful commentary on the book you have been reading. It is always helpful to try and understand text on deeper levels to catch hidden meanings and metaphors. If this is something you are interested in, I recommend reading, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas Foster…[Read more]
Hi Cicely! I thought your article was really interesting because of the facts you backed it up with. I agree that mental health is a huge issue in our society today, especially in Utah. I have a friend who moved from California and was diagnosed with SAD a year after her move. It is really difficult to understand for people who aren’t effected by…[Read more]
Perhaps the most difficult and aggravating factor that discourages women from entering the medical field is stereotypes. Throughout the centuries, society as a whole has viewed women as wives, mothers, and
Hi Meless! I really enjoyed reading your poem. I liked the repetition when you said I am from… it helps to convey a stronger message. It also helps with comparison, like when you said, “Whose mighty ancestors stifled the attempt of conquest” but then said, “I am from a land of kings and queens” since these seem like two contrasting ideas. Since…[Read more]
Hi Tyler! I thought your video was really interesting because it made the situation more real. We hear about gun violence everyday in the news and have unfortunately become numb to these types of issues. But watching your interviews brings back human emotion. Gun violence effects everyone and it is important to try and fi these issues instead of…[Read more]
Jerrilee, I thought your article was interesting and your ideas on what an American citizen is. I am interested in what you said towards the end of your article about people from different countries immigrating to America. Its a topic that is causing a lot of commotion right now in the political world.…[Read more]
Mason, I found your ideas on why education is important interesting. Many people think the only reason we should pursue education at a young age is to go to college and get a job, but your ideas on ending poverty, bettering the health of society, and creating opportunities added to this idea. I thought this article was interesting,…[Read more]
An issue that I care about immensely is women’s rights in the workplace. In particular, women’s job opportunities in medical fields. As a woman who is interested in pursuing a career in medicine, I feel anxiety
Chloe, Your post is really informative about the inequality in the workplace. Women are severely mistreated and it just shouldn’t be that way. I don’t even get why this is a thing, women can do every single thing a guy can, perhaps even better at some things. but thats depending on the person not a whole gender. It’s ridiculous that people see women as inferior in the workplace especially in the medical field. I hope that with time, this changes and everything becomes more equal.
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