I was vegan for a while and I did a lot of research on the topic. I found the same information that being vegan can prevent some of the major killing diseases in the US. When I researched the opposing views of veganism a lot of controversy was around not getting enough protein and calcium on the diet. How do advocates of veganism defend this…[Read more]
I think this is a good start into your research. I was a little shocked by the fact that white men are 5 times as likely to be incarcerated than immigrants. The media may just emphasizes the incarceration rate of minorities more, so it could lead people to think that there are not as many white people incarcerated. I would clarify that fact a…[Read more]
I have done more extensive research into how gender roles affect the workplace and aggressive behavior. According to a study on Work Family Conflict and Social Undermining (Scott, Ingram, Zagenczky, and Shoss),
Suzanna, I like the fact that you have take a very unique approach to gender roles in the workplace rather than just relating everything to the highly debatable wage gap. Have you been taking into account the genders of the people conducting this research, and do you think that their genders create a bias in the conclusions they reach?
Suzie I love your topic because I think it is a very under appreciated topic. I think its interesting that you are doing this topic because I was looking at an article about how more women are being recruited into the science and math workforce which is a highly populated job for men. keep up the good work with your research.
I think this is a very interesting topic. I first heard about the Salem Witch Trials in middle school when I read “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller. I found the trials absolutely ridiculous because the accusations were started by young girls and then the paranoia spread so fast throughout the town. Why do you think it took so long for people in…[Read more]
I think this a good topic to research. Coffee is something that Americans drink almost everyday. I feel like there are many articles that are for and against coffee regarding if it is good for you or not. Have you researched both sides of the argument? What are your thoughts?
I am researching gender roles in American society, and focusing my research on how our society is negatively impacted by them. Gender roles are societal norms that dictate the behaviors that are associated with
I am a female, senior in high school and will be going to college next year. One of the main subjects that comes up when I discuss college with family is their concern about the sexual assault that has
Good Post! I found the fact that the poverty rate of women would almost be cut in half if women had equal pay very interesting and a great supporting detail for your post. I also like that you clarified what feminism is, but I would suggest putting an actual definition of what feminism is to make the point stronger.
I think that this has the potential to be a very good topic. You didn’t present any information about your topic. I was a little confused as to what your post was about, because you talked about your paper but didn’t really explain what you needed help on. You did ask if your thesis was strong enough but you didn’t state your thesis.
I think this topic is very interesting, and you did a good job of addressing both the pros and cons of genetic engineering. However, there were a few things I was confused about. When you said, “trying to get rid of animals,…, that carry the diseases.” Do you mean terminating a whole species to cure the disease? If this is the case I think you…[Read more]
This is a very concise and I think it gets your point across. I get the sense that you are very passionate about what you are protesting against. The last line of the poem is very powerful statement and ends the poem perfectly.
I agree with your poem. Michelle Obama is a very strong and empowering woman. She is educated and the former first lady, so I think she is highly qualified for the position. In your poem I was confused by your line “I want an educated man…” Her being the first woman president I think is a crucial part in why her presidency would be so important.
I agree that global warming and climate change are important issues, and your idea to make a trash can that will sort your trash is great. I think more attention should go towards limiting green house gas emissions, your idea would help because less items would have to be made.
I do agree that poverty and immigration are prominent issues. There are many programs to help homeless people, but none of them are permanent. Having money to give to the poor would help, but it wouldn’t be easy to just give people money. I think being able to supply more jobs and raising the minimum wage so people could make a living would be a…[Read more]
I agree that cancer impacts many people, but there is a lot of money going into research already. I think we can support researchers, and hope for a cure in the future. I don’t think we necessarily created cancer for ourselves, because cancer is caused by many different things other than pollution.
I think terrorism is an issue that has been relevant in the news recently. From shootings to bombings I consider all those acts of terror. It seems like a lot of work has gone into making a strategy, but no action has been done.
Raising the minimum wage has been a hot topic in politics lately. The minimum wage was first introduced in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 2009, the minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour. “29 s
I agree, I think that sexism is not recognized as a big issue in our society. This may be contributed to the fact that our society has always portrayed women a certain way. Traditional gender roles have made women inferior to men, and we have always been taught to use masculine terminology to describe groups of men and women. Do you think that…[Read more]
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