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Friday, January 30, 2009

Where The Girls Are, Ch. 3

This response is about not only Chapter 3 but about the book in general. I have a lot of respect for women. I have three older sisters and no brothers. Growing up with 4 women and 1 man, I learned a lot of respect for women and the way we should treat women. I agree that there should be equal rights to men and women no matter what race they are. I think if your looking to have equal rights for both male and female, why bash on men if you are a feminist? At the same time, why bash females if you are a male chauvinist? Douglas told of her and her friend's putting outside their window in huge letters: "The more I see of men, the more I like dogs." That was very low and disgusting because not all men are dogs and you can't categorize all men as dogs. Yes there are men that are. We have all seen bad things that men have done through the news or even people we know or have heard about, but there is no reason in going off about how men are dogs if you want equal rights. I just think that Douglas didn't think logically. I think that men and women or even saying women and men should have equal rights in everything and if you feel the same way, why bash either one of the sexes? Doesn't do any good.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Response to: Where The Girls Are by Susan J. Douglas

After reading what was required, I feel that Douglas is very negative about the mass media, men, and anyone that doesn't agree with her. I'm not just saying that because I'm a man. My wife read it with me and could sense the same negativity. For example Douglas says this about how the women are portrayed in the mass media: " urged us to be as domestic as June Cleaver, as buxom and dumb as Elly May Clampett, and as removed from politics as Lily Munster." Right there we can see that she thinks that the media is oppressive toward women. She speaks badly of June Cleavor for being a stay at home mom and saying that it's an oppressive women's role. Who would want to grow up being taught by their babysitter instead of their mom or dad? I'm not a parent yet but I wouldn't want to leave my children to be raised by some one else. I would rather have my wife and I be the ones to take care of my future children. If you want to change the world, start within the walls of your own home. Mothers have a great responsibility; motherhood is a priceless gift and privilege.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Martin Luther King Commemoration at Utah Valley University

Civil Rights in Utah media was the topic of the meeting. Out of all of the people who spoke at this meeting there was one who stuck out to me the most and that person was Albert Jones. He is a journalist and has worked for six different newspapers. The reason why he stuck out to me was not only his friendliness but because I felt that he had passion for our country and for the state of Utah. He talked about how we need to treat others the same no matter what color or race the person is. He mentioned how the newspaper, USA Today a national daily newspaper is a diverse newspaper ever since the first day they started in 1982. I agree that we should treat everyone the same no matter what race they are. This is a free country and we need to let people enjoy their freedom in this country by being respectful no matter what race they are.