“Who runs the world? Girls!” A phrase iconically celebrated by the queen of the “beehive” herself, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. However, with every form of expression comes multiple forms of interpretation. While I perceived the phrase to be a lyrical proclamation towards celebrating the undermined strength that comes with being a female, many men viewed it as an exclamation of female superiority, masculine demonization, total criticism and complete dethronement of male authority, as well as an underlying threat to their societal standards. These are some of the many common misconceptions that come with feminist lyrics, but a segway to the modern day view of feminism principles and goals. What many fail to recognize, however, is that this perception – as well as those who abide by these beliefs – reflects the ideals of misandry and not feminism.
When I think about Donald Trump, I think about Dr. Sandra Lee. Her TLC show, Dr. Pimple Popper, features nauseatingly graphic footage of appointments and operations wherein she treats patients who come in with, as TLC puts it, “blackheads so big and cysts so goopy, they have to be seen to be believed.” The show’s 2018 holiday special, entitled “The 12 Pops of Christmas,” pulled in 1.5 million viewers, outperforming the Lakers game, Jersey Shore, and CNN.1 That is to say, people love this show. There’s something cathartic about the sweet release of all that nasty fluid. It’s not the nastiness that we enjoy but the removal of it. This is the connection I make between the show and our current president’s career in public office: he [unintentionally] surfaces some of the dirt America likes to keep under the rug.
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Sound the alarms! The millennials are coming! I’ve seen too many articles about the various institutions and industries being annihilated by my generation.1 Mashable’s list2 of 70 things millennials have allegedly killed in USA ranges from crude “breastaurants” like Hooters3 to golf4 to homeownership.5 They hold us responsible for so much of the latest social, economic, and political disruption that it has become something of a decent joke among writers. The Onion facetiously reported that American millennials are disillusioned with “walking the earth altogether,” instead exploring “more viable alternatives.”6 Canada’s The Beaverton took the joke a step further: “Millennials are killing the Millennial-Killing industry,” apparently, by refusing to participate in the current leisure hunting of people by age 22-37.7
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Childhood obesity essays are commonly assigned to medical and nursing college students to encourage them to think about effective ways of combating the emerging public-health crisis. Use this informative, facts-based essay sample to craft your own paper about the problem of obesity among children.
Everyone knows that bullying is wrong. It always has been. Students – and people in general – have been bullied before and continue to be bullied today. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, in 2016 over 20% of students reported having been bullied in schools, which makes one out of every five students a victim of bullying! Fortunately, the problem of bullying has been getting a lot more recognition in the recent years. The evidence to that is the presence of anti-bullying laws and policies accepted by the majority of states in the USA. Read more »
Looking at the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” from the psychological point of view, it is clear that the situation with the main character, Pat (performed by Bradley Cooper) sparks interest in the light of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In this respect, the application of theoretical orientation should be analyzed step by step in accordance with the pivotal points in order to understand and then be able to treat the client.
Slavery is an old age practice in Africa. The institution of slavery has existed in the history of human beings both in the primitive societies and the civilized societies. Most ancestors were either slaves or slave owners. In southern Africa, the most slaves were found in Mozambique and Angola. West Africa also had several slaves who came from Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ghana.
Historians consider Mansa Musa’s pilgrim journey to Mecca as one of the most interesting stories in the history of Africa (Woods & Tucker, 2006). This is because Musa was a king who ruled one of the richest empires in ancient Africa. The journey to Mecca is also interesting because it was spectacular in terms of the number of people involved and the gifts that the king’s entourage carried. This paper provides an account of the pilgrimage journey that Mansa Musa took to Mecca in 1324, and discusses its impact in the history of the Western Sudan.
Hegemonic exchange is defined as a type of arrangement whereby the state facilitates coordination between the central government or ruling elite and other ethnic or regional interests to allow for mutual accommodation between them and facilitate peaceful coexistence (O’Flynn, 2010). The Hegemonic model lays emphasis on making inter-ethnic negotiations mostly in states that are ruled by a single party. The hegemonic exchange model is often applied in cases where the state is not able to employ complete hegemony over its people (O’Flynn, 2010). The state is therefore forced to exchange patronage and resources in order to maintain political stability within its region.
Pleasantville is a movie set in 1990 whereby the major casts who are a brother and a sister are haggling and fighting over a remote. Both of them want to watch a different channel and the outcome of their fight is that the remote breaks. All of a sudden a queer looking maintenance guy shows up and gives them a new remote. On use of the remote the two are transported into Pleasantville which is the brother’s favorite sitcom from the 1950s. The movie shows how the two strive to adapt to their new world and their attempts to return to their modern world. In this movie many social issues are addressed. This includes racism, gender roles, morality and societal norms. The movies seem to bring to light an underlying philosophy that things are not programmed to work in a certain way and not in another way (Calhoun 2007).