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    My research paper focused on feminism and the application it holds in daily life. It also discusses the inherent biases that exist in our society, regardless of whether we realize it or not. For example, I

    Pink is for Girls!

    My research paper focused on feminism and the application it holds in daily life. It also discusses the inherent biases that exist in our society, regardless of whether we realize it or not. For example, I highlight a lot...

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    To complete my research, I got onto the EBSCO database. This was much more helpful than either google or Gale had been. I found articles that related to my topic. The only problem was that  a lot of them were

    Feminism: EBSCO Database

    To complete my research, I got onto the EBSCO database. This was much more helpful than either google or Gale had been. I found articles that related to my topic. The only problem was that  a lot of them...

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    When I was given this assignment, all I knew was that I wanted to write about feminism, but I didn’t really know exactly what about it. So, I started thinking, and I started researching. As I dug deeper, I

    Feminism: Research Question

    When I was given this assignment, all I knew was that I wanted to write about feminism, but I didn't really know exactly what about it. So, I started thinking, and I started researching. As I dug deeper, I...

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    • I appreciate that you’ve pointed out the problem with multiple definitions of the word ‘feminist.’ I have noticed even in daily life that many people are misinformed about what feminism really is. Our feminist club at school got a lot of mixed feelings at first because a lot of people(particularly the male population) were under the impression that the women involved hated men, which is not the case. I love your introduction to feminism here, nice work:)

    • Hi Mary,

      I totally agree that there is a problem with defining definition of “feminism”. I believe that the issue comes from different places. One of the problems is how the message is delivered, second is who was it taught by, and third has to do with timing of when the message is told. All of these different variables ( there are probably more but I can’t think of them) cause the messages to becomes all scrambled up.
      To answer your question. I believe that we as a society have to learn to not relate certain words to political issues because feminism isn’t only a political issue but a social issue. Not only do politicians have to stop using it as a political argument but instead as a social issue. They also have to stop using it as a way to attack their political opponent but instead make it a bipartisan issue that has to be solved for the benefit of both men and women. Personally I believe that both men and women should have an equal footing.

      Have a nice day

      -Luca

    • Sup Mary,
      From what someone once told me, there are two different types of feminist.
      Radical- Are usually the louder feminist, however they seem to preach for the uprising of woman and to degrade men.
      Standard- This feminist say they want equality and tell both points on their progress and w

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      Sup Mary,
      From what someone once told me, there are two different types of feminist.
      Radical- Are usually the louder feminist, however they seem to preach for the uprising of woman and to degrade men. This is the feminist most men hate or fight against. (This one doesn’t always state facts but likes to sway things their way)
      Standard- This feminist says they want equality and tell both points on their progress and what could be better. This is the feminist most men don’t mind or protest too and will ignore most of their comment or try to change things to help out.
      From what I understand, one is not to be taken seriously, but one is more equality than prejudice toward the opposite sex.

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    This paper is difficult to research, due to the fact that a lot of the material it covers is highly subjective. I started with some personal examples, and then from there I did some quick google searches to get me

    Feminism: Initial Research

    This paper is difficult to research, due to the fact that a lot of the material it covers is highly subjective. I started with some personal examples, and then from there I did some quick google searches to get...

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    So, after digging around on the Gale database, I came up with a few articles that outline the broad history of feminism in a global context. A few of them were opinion articles either for or against the so-called

    The "Feminist Agenda"-- Gale Database Research

    So, after digging around on the Gale database, I came up with a few articles that outline the broad history of feminism in a global context. A few of them were opinion articles either for or against the so-called...

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    My research topic is feminism. I know, “feminism” is a very broad topic; I’m trying to narrow it down. The idea is to focus on feminism in young men and women in first-world America, although as I continue my

    What does feminism do for youth today?

    My research topic is feminism. I know, "feminism" is a very broad topic; I'm trying to narrow it down. The idea is to focus on feminism in young men and women in first-world America, although as I continue my...

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    At first glance, indifference appears as an equal to neutrality. However, that could not be further from the truth. Indifference is a lack of care; neutrality is refusing to choose a side. But why does this

    Indifference Kills Democracy, and HERE'S WHY

    At first glance, indifference appears as an equal to neutrality. However, that could not be further from the truth. Indifference is a lack of care; neutrality is refusing to choose a side. But why does this matter? It’s simple....

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    • This is a very interesting take and I think that what you’re saying is really underappreciated. Now granted, it’s more than a little unfair for me to say this as I cannot vote, but you are right. The institution of democracy and popular election is designed to give a voice to the greatest number of people. Although, rightfully so, many people may not like either candidate for very viable reasons, and, on that same token, both candidates have extremely passionate and zealous voters, more people need to vote in order to have this be a representative election.
      However, I believe that many people may not vote because they do not feel like their voice would be heard anyway. What is your take on that?

    • Dear Mary,

      I completely agree, both candidates have committed a multitude of scandals, and that has made this election an undesirable one. Sadly, a choice has to be made and I agree that we need to elect the one with the less noticeably ill intentions. Hopefully, people read this message and take inspiration to vote and we as a country can make the choice to have the better suited candidate elected as our US president.

    • Thanks for writing about this important issue. I fear that indifference will lead to an even lower voter turnout than usual. This could really affect the election results.

      If people are feeling that they can’t support either of the Republican or Democratic candidate, I hope they will look at third party candidates. I don’t think this is “throwing away your vote.” To me, it’s important to vote your values and most of all TO VOTE.

      Even if you are not old enough to vote yet, you can use your voice to encourage others to vote.

    • Hello Mary,
      I do think that you are so right. Maybe the reason that this election is so extreme is because people did not care at the first time. They never expected to have those two left. I am not saying that there are something wrong with those two but as you said many are saying that they will just not vote for this election.

      There was a claim that UK had this same issue with EU. They voted for the withdrawal from the European Union. The issue got bigger but the people didn’t care much. They ended up agreeing to quit being a member of EU. Many people asked for re votes; they did not know that this would happen to them.

      We are facing the same issue at this point.

      Running away from the responsibility will not help. As you said, we need to make a choice. And I do think that more people should think about this matter more seriously.

    • I agree exactly with what you are saying, it’s an opinion that isn’t often expressed in main media but for the discussions I have with my friends and family (whether or not we have different opinions on the current candidates best fit for presidency) this sums up our conversations entirely. It’s good you are bringing it up.

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    Will I ever grow up? According to Happiness International, that’s up to me.

    Maintaining a childlike sense of wonder is essential to continuously seeing value in the world. As people grow older, we lose that s

    Never Grow Up

    Will I ever grow up? According to Happiness International, that’s up to me. Maintaining a childlike sense of wonder is essential to continuously seeing value in the world. As people grow older, we lose that sense of wonder as...

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    • I agree that it is important to maintain a childlike sense of wonder. I definitely feel as if we spend so much time in our daily activities that we don’t take the time to enjoy. I loved when you said it is important to “let go of caution and give into curiosity”. This was very well written! Good job.

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