• Hi Guadelupe, Anthony and Nathan,

    I really enjoyed reading your posting on the inequality in pay. I liked the fact that you had done extensive research complete with facts and statistics. If only the businesses would listen but as you write, “The levels of oppression are ideological and institutional because it is an idea that men should be…[Read more]

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    As far as I know discrimination against women began in the beginning; I’m going to say in Biblical times, although I know there was a time before the Bible was written.  In the creation story, Eve lead her

    • Interesting idea Marjorie! I want to dress your use of the story of the Fall of Man from the Bible. I fundamentally disagree with your interpretation of Genesis Chapter 3. You state that you’re not sure that Eve even knew about the rule of eating from the tree until she mentions in the conversation with the serpent, but do you believe that that truly excuses her mistake. She still states that God had said not to even touch the fruit from the tree in the middle of the Garden, but yet she is tempted by the serpent.
      The story of the Fall of Man is a faith story, and is simply used to explain natural phenomenon so the argument that God’s punishment of painful childbirth is far more inhumane isn’t very sturdy either. This was an observable thing to the authors of the book of Genesis and therefore you cannot argue that God’s “punishment” is an act of discrimination against women. I’m not saying there is no discrimination in this Genesis, as God also says that the husband will have dominion over the wife but it’s not like one day a bunch of guys decided “We’re going to make the Women listen to us and say God made them do it.” This sentiment was most likely cultivated over hundreds of years, and probably came from the fact that Women are the natural caregivers to children, seeing how they birth them and nurse them and all that. While that doesn’t mean that Men should have dominion over Women, and as time went on I’m sure the role of Men grew and the role of Women shrank due to this. I don’t believe that it was because men could lift more or run faster, but was instead due to the fact that during the growth of the child, especially at a young age, Women had to be around the child more in case it needed anything and so it would be harder for them to travel long distances, chasing a deer. I’m not at all saying this justifies discrimination but it is most likely the original cause of discrimination.

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    Thank you my dear! You are the best!

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  • Today, I completed the portfolio badge and submitted it for approval. It was very fun to complete and I learned that I like to take my time and make sure that all the pieces are together before I submit any work. This has shown me the importance of planning and reading the instructions very carefully.
    I also learned that I need to think more…[Read more]

  • Hi Naiara,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I like the fact that you can see the good and the bad of genetic engineering.
    I am all for progress but I think every time we mess with the natural order of things, it hurts us.

    Thanks again,

    Marjorie

  • Hi May

    Thank you for sharing your story. I would like to know what you think about the class situation here in America. We have a class structure as well; and I would like to know if you think we should strive to remove the class differences or change anything about it here in the US.

    Also, I too love make up and read many beauty magazines and…[Read more]

  • Hi Muyar

    Thank you for sharing your story. I think it’s great that you think there is justice for everyone in New York. Sometimes when other people from other countries come to America, they find that it is better than where they came from but in actuality, there are many injustices in New York. Many people suffer injustices everyday, some have…[Read more]

  • Dear Mamoun,
    Thank you for sharing your story. I am interested to know about the war in your country. Do you know about the war? What is the conflict about?

  • Marjorie posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 5 months ago

    During the first 2 days, I experienced some great students who are enthused and excited about writing. They are full of ideas and zeal; I love that!

  • Marjorie posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 5 months ago

    There are many things that empower learning but I think writing has a specific type of benefit. In the writing process, students are encouraged or to think about what they are writing about and how they want to express those thoughts. It is purely a personal process or transaction where the writer is thinker and therefore the thinker is able to…[Read more]

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  • Marjorie commented on the post, My Immigration Story 6 months ago

    Hi Max,
    Thank you for posting. I appreciate your hard work and your courage to share your story. Never let setbacks stop you but use them as motivation.

    Ms. P

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  • Olivia,I am in awe of your insight. This is a question that I wished in 2018 we would not have to ask. I liked the fact that you included research and statistics of how women are excelling in education, “women were projected to get 58% of masters and bachelor’s degrees, and over half of PhD degrees for the 2011-2012 academic year”; yet still get…[Read more]

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