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What is discrimination?

Discrimination is the prejudiced treatment of different categories of people, especially on the basis of race, age, and sex. Sexual discrimination is typically seen through the lens of males discriminating against females, a pervasive problem in the work place. What … Continue reading

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What is discrimination? Body Deja Vu

Recently, companies have been getting backlash from using thin models and retouching photos since they are creating an image that is unattainable for “normal” women. There is the other opinion that it is difficult to sell bikinis without having perfection … Continue reading

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Benevolent discrimination of “Obesity”

What is discrimination? On Tuesday, I went on a walk with a friend of mine who is a health and societies major. Wanting to test the ideas of Marilyn Wann’s Fat Studies, I asked him vaguely what he thought of … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage- How Can We Learn from History?

I recently found this video of a preacher giving a speech during Springfield’s City Council meeting to discuss an amendment adding sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination rules. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A8JsRx2lois The preacher’s speech shows how the arguments from the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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Ellen on Bic Pens for Women

This is a short segment from Ellen, in which she criticizes Bic for a marketing tactic they used based on gender.  My initial reaction was total agreement.  The idea that a pen would be specifically made for women is ludicrous, … Continue reading

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What is discrimination?

Discrimination is not merely dividing a group of people into sub-groups, but unfairly favoring one group over the other. I’ve been very luckily because, until recently, I had never faced overt gender discrimination. My family revolves around women. My mom … Continue reading

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What is discrimination?

We’ve all seen this picture before. However, what we may not have seen is how that is discrimination. We are being classified and categorized, not based on our individual merit or accomplishments, but rather on a race or ethnicity we … Continue reading

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What is discrimination?

In almost every aspect of life, humans employ some form or method of organization to seemingly allow their lives to function smoothly and systematically. For example, the human body itself is an organized system containing various components and systems that … Continue reading

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