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  • Claire,
    I think your post was very interesting! The part when you said “ COVID-19 has taken control of the lives of many beginning in March 2020” really sticks out to me. All of our lives have been drastically changed in almost every aspect. Wearing masks is something that we have all adapted to, but there are some people who will struggle to fin…Read More

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    Problem Section - Ocean Pollution

    Since the beginning of time, humans have used the oceans as their own personal trash can, dumping so much plastic into the ocean that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. However, the dangers...

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    • I really enjoyed your post and feel as though it addressed a very important and relevant issue. You did a really good job of mentioning one of the most important issues, which is the coral reef. I learned a lot from this and feel as though it really helps reader see the dangers of pollution in a different and more serious way.

  • Megan commented on the post, Education Reform

    Peyton,
    I really liked your post! I think that it was very interesting that “he believed that 90% of what they teach their students will never be used in their lives and they are wasting their time.” I thought this was so interesting because this is coming from a teacher’s perspective. I also think that this becomes more true the older a stude…Read More

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    The Invalidation of Teen Girls’ Interests

    Try to name one thing that girls can like and won’t get made fun of for it. Harder than you think right? Teenage girls aren’t allowed to have any sort of interest in anything without being ridiculed for it...

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    • Hi, I agree with what you said in your post. I also agree that women are constantly criticized and attacked for what they wear and what we do. Women have always ridiculed by others about what they are supposed to be doing. Your blog post describes the situation and problem very clearly and well.

    • This is a really great article! It’s super intriguing and challenges a new way too look at young girls and the challenges they face with finding interests. I agree with what you said about how girls often find themselves getting ridiculed or made fun of for their intrests. Having brothers I definitely notice that my parents and other family take more of an interest in what they’re doing, and are willing to invest more time and money into their activities. Your post clearly describes this situation and makes it interesting.

    • Hi Megan,
      I like how you addressed the issue of girls being ridiculed for their interests no matter what it is. I think you are right in focusing on how it affects mainly teenage girls. However I think you could even farther to say that it begins at a much earlier age. Maybe you could explore the impact that activities or sports that girls are involved in during elementary school has on their interests in their teenage years.

    • Dear Megan, I am very glad to have came across your writing. I absolutely agree with what you said in your post. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “It seems as if no matter what girls do, their interests will be considered ridiculous” because I agree with you but as a female all we can do is be happy with what we do and live life for ourselves. Thanks for your writing I look forward to reading what you write next.

    • Hi Megan,
      I completely agree with you. As a woman myself, I can understand your frustration. No matter what women will always be ridiculed. And you made that very clear in your post. As you said, this all stems from the hypersexualization of women in our society.

      Estrella Estrada

    • Dear Megan,
      I am intrigued by your post, “The Invalidation of Teen Girls’ Interests” because it’s something that I’ve also taken a notice of myself. I agree with your point that a big issue I that men think we exist for them as if the world and every female revolves around them and their needs.
      One sentence that stood out to me was, “This just shows that the ridicule that teenage girls receive is also received by adult women.”. I think this is important because often we as women are told we make things too big a deal and I feel it’s important to recognize that we don’t only receive this treatment as teenage girls but also as adult women. This shows we aren’t simply “too sensitive”.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      Yadira

  • Maddie,
    I really enjoyed this blog post! I definitely agree that there is a stigmatism around mental health in which people believe they can simply fix it. I think that it is important to realize that sometimes when you are trying to help, you may end up making things worse. This is why it is very important to be informed on mental health and why…Read More

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