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Should Women be in the Military?

Women in the military has been a debate for a long time coming.  So, should women be able to take on the role of a soldier on the front lines?  Equality is something that many people believe in and I’m a firm believer in allowing women to serve if they can withstand the qualifications needed.  There are many pros and cons of joining the military as a women, but only a select few should be able to join. If women are wanting to join the military, they should have to pass equal physical test as the men do.  However, even if some women can pass the physical test, Captain Katie Petronio states that her “main concern is the question of longevity. Can women endure the physical and physical and physiological rigors of sustained combat operations, and are we willing to accept the attrition and medical issues that go along with integration.” (par 2) In addition, military readiness can affect deployment by medical needs and pregnancies. However, having women in the military can also have some pros.  Allowing mixed genders throughout the military would allow for a stronger military, and intimately a better country.

 

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My Hair Does Not Define My Femininity

My Hair Does Not Define My Femininity
I’ve had long hair all of my life. I’ve always loved my long brown hair, and I never had the desire to change until I got older. I never knew of the many beliefs that go with hair, how the length or the color of my hair would change the way that people would look at me, or even think about me. Hair is such an unimportant thing but society makes it into something that it is not. Hair is closely related to femininity, that is why it can be described as “girly” for guys. Hair is not a way to oppress, it’s not something to control, it’s only just hair. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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A Woman’s Touch

A Woman’s Touch

The year is 1925, the place, Manhattan New York.  Our story begins on a cold summer’s night in an alleyway right behind Monroe Street.  Rain slowly showers the dirty streets of Manhattan, covered in not only the clutter of trash but also the filth of the local crime ring that runs through this area.  A cigarette butt here, a bullet casing there, but mostly the shattered glass of bottles and windows. In the distance the salty smell of the Hudson river can be sensed by any passerby who goes near the docks. The black water laps quietly against the wooden posts that hold the old rotting floorboards above the cool desolate abyss of water that silently lays waiting for the day it will swallow up deteriorating construct.  The eerie white moonlight that refracts off the obsidian water reflects the image of a woman in her mid-thirties, dressed in a long grey trench coat and wearing a black slouch hat of the Australian variety. She wears suit pants and long black boots to match her hat. This woman is none other than our main character, a detective by the name of Cassidy Wiley, the only woman on record in Manhattan to have busted multiple crime rings and thieves guilds.  To most she is the epitome of impressive, but to herself she’s just a woman trying to make a living and keep the streets cleaner.

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Equal Pay for Women

Ever since women were first allowed to work they have been paid less.  Although that is slowly starting to change, women are paid, on average, less than 80 cents per dollar every man makes.  That means that if a woman wants to be the breadwinner, she will have to either go to school longer or find a higher paying job than her husband.  If she wants to make the same amount of money as her husband, she will have to work another 44 days. A woman’s medium annual income is nearly $10,800 less than a man’s.  In fact, women of color get paid drastically less than white men when compared. They get paid anywhere from $9,200 to $25,200 less than a white male.

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You Attack My Size 0 but I Cant Attack Your Size 16

“You’re too skinny.  You need to eat a cheeseburger to put meat on your bones. Do you have to shop in the children’s section because you’re so small?¨  These are all some of the sayings I have heard over and over for as long as I can remember. I have always been small, it’s in my genes and there is nothing I can do about it.   Just like other girls have never been considered tiny because it’s just not in their genes. If you’re considered to be tiny or considered to be big, it does not matter either way, all women can define what beauty is.  Weight should not define what a women is and it is definitely something not to shame. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Feminism in school

The topic of feminism has been around for a long time and one of the major questions that have arouse is the question on whether or not feminism should be taught in school. In order to answer this question, it is important to first understand what Feminism is. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Feminism is “ the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” (1). I believe that feminism can be taught in school, with an exception.

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