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What is Privilege?

I found Sheila Jeffrey’s article, Keeping Women Down and Out, disturbing for it’s content and knowing the truth in it. I was an employee at Morgan Stanley for nearly 14 years. I saw firsthand how strippers enter the workplace and … Continue reading

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Big Question: What is Free Choice?

Free choice is complicated, especially as it relates to subjects of this class. On one hand, we’re all human beings and we make our own decisions, both short- and long-term. That’s what makes us human. However, I think it’s impossible … Continue reading

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For What are We Responsible? How about my uterus and ovaries, thank you.

This week’s viewing of “The Business of Being Born” and our reading, “The Sexual Politics of Sickness” forced me to realize that the overall responsibility of a woman’s relationship with her body began to deteriorate when the male dominated medical … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Privileged?

In the documentary “Killing Us Softly 4” , the portal of women in print advertisements is heavily discussed as being unrealistic and inaccurate. These prints don’t accurately represent women of different races and sizes. Something I felt that the movie … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression is often the use of authority in an unjust or cruel fashion that results in the oppressed feeling physically and/or mentally burdened. Last week’s readings focused heavily on the mistreatment of intersexed and transgendered persons. These persons systematically experience … Continue reading

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What is fairness?

“But it’s not fair!” We hear kids saying it all the time when they lose a game or don’t get exactly what they want.  But what exactly is fairness? To me, an action is fair if it is completed with … Continue reading

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What is Discrimination?

With a massive global pay gap, disproportionate representation in politics, and a history of different legal statuses, women have a very clear disadvantage against men. This differential treatment has been enshrined into our culture via hierarchical concepts of gender that … Continue reading

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