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    To begin, the novel 1984 connects to 2017 because of the changes that the dominant group inflicts to try to make their society a “better place”. In example, when Winston was reading the book that Emmanuel

    1984 = 2017?

    To begin, the novel 1984 connects to 2017 because of the changes that the dominant group inflicts to try to make their society a "better place". In example, when Winston was reading the book that Emmanuel Goldstein wrote, he read,...

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    • Kristy,

      Thank you for your enlightening post. It really draws a strong parallel to the fiction and the nonfiction (reality) of today. It is a reminder of how important literature is, especially literature inspired by history, to help teach us Empathy and remind humans of our capabilities of coercion and corruption. A line that really stood out to me was: “This relates to how Earth used to be Pangea but then the leaders that came along have tampered or changed what used to be Pangea to “Make America Great Again.” Your use of the Trump slogan in your discussion of 1984 really creates this parallel. I am also wondering what other language in the book, mirrors the political language today. Are there any direct quotes? Recently, I read V for Vendetta and found direct quotes I recognized from the election in the novel. This graphic novel is also a dystopian, similar to 1984, and it reminds us once again how literature is encapsulating the lessons we should remember, but someone who as humans we repeat our mistakes.

    • I really enjoyed reading your post. It is very well summarized.

  • Dear Jennifer,

    I am so content about how my blog drew your attention and how I brought awareness towards this issue. I’m shocked that out of all blogs, mine was chosen. Your comment stood out to me because of how we agree on the same things like how schools should educate us, or even future students, about domestic violence so that we can be…Read More

  • Dear Celia:

    I am inspired by your post,”Join The Pussycat Project”, because the feminism show in this project. It has shown me how women are the empowered this year because of Trump being the president. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of your topic about women empowerment.

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    “Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender…Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels” (The Hotli

    The Unspoken Truth About Domestic Violence

        “Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender...Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels” (The Hotline). So why does the society around Oakland ignore the fact that domestic...

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    • I agrre with what you wrote. It is very powerful.

      • Hello Kristy,

        I just wanted to say that you did a really good job on capturing the idea that domestic violence is often treated as a private matter. As you have illuded to, it should be treated as a more publized matter. Morover, I also believe that people should educated about what domestic violence is. I also read that you wanted to be more involved with this population, so the YWCA might be something that you might be interested down the line. The YWCA helps both men and women who have been affected by domestic violence and there usually taking in volunteers.

        Overall, it was great read and keep up the good work.

    • Kristy. I really like how you write it seems very professional. I also really like the topic you have chosen to write about and how society turns its back on it and makes it “taboo” like you said. What you wrote is very interesting and how you write about makes it interesting. I am sure that people who are going through this will agree with what you are saying and I believe that what you are saying will speak to them on deep levels. What you wrote has inspired me to take action and to do my own research. I am sure that what you have written will inspire others to do the same.

    • Hi, Kristy!!! Your post is very detailed and organized. I do agree that domestic violence is an issue that needs awareness, in our society. In addition, it is important for victims to have a voice in our society, to receive the support that they need. A sentence that caught my attention from reading your post is “when attention is brought on the issue, the silence that victims face will be broken because that’s when they will feel safe enough to speak up”. This quote stood out to me because when this issue receives attention, the victims will feel comfortable to speak up for themselves and it will become easier for them to express their emotions and feelings. I also think it’s important for schools to educate children and teenagers about domestic violence, so they can become aware of the issue and to learn about preventing it from happening.

      Thank you for writing about this topic. I look forward to read your other posts.

    • Hi Kristy,

      I really enjoyed reading your post regarding the topic of domestic violence. Your title also drew my attention as well. I really like your beginning quote “Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.” It reminds people that domestic violence can occur to anyone regardless of social status. Also, I agree that domestic violence is an issue that need to be brought up more so people can know of these situations and step up to help.
      I also like how you include many details in the post including several interviews with direct quotes from the people that were interviewed. It reminds the readers again that domestic violence is an issue that is rarely brought up.
      It’s important for people to bring awareness to domestic violence so that victims can feel the power and feel safe to step up and tell others their situations. I also agree that schools should also educate students about domestic violence so that they are aware of these situations and can help others that are going through it and empower them.
      You did a great job on your post! It was very detailed and full of passion of wanting to help bring awareness to this issue! Thanks for your post!

      • Dear Jennifer,

        I am so content about how my blog drew your attention and how I brought awareness towards this issue. I’m shocked that out of all blogs, mine was chosen. Your comment stood out to me because of how we agree on the same things like how schools should educate us, or even future students, about domestic violence so that we can be aware in this type of situation. I would never post anything that I wasn’t passionate about so thank you for reading and commenting and I hope you brought this issue up to your other classmates because that was the intention of this blog. Thank you for reading!

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