Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Homework Week 2

National News: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27035312/

Local/State News: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Main.asp?SectionID=2&ArticleID=54942

National/International: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8407338/

Or watch the video interview, there's a link next to the text break down. It got me all riled up! Take a look!


Erin Boshuizen said...

I watched the video that you suggested and i got offensive about it too. This news man is incredible unintelligent. He says "why would you take mother away from their children?" i return that statement with "why would you take men away from their children?" What is the difference. He talks about how a women could not carry a fifty pound pack the way men do. The equality here is disgusting. Women have to right to fight just like the men do. How dare you deny women the right to fight for what they believe in, their country. Great Post!!

sandi said...

This interviewers comments and questions were extremely sexist. I think this relates to the section of Tough Guise that talks about the "chivalry trap" page 52-55. I am sure he would consider himself a "good guy" because he wants to protect women from violence. He does not once stop to ask women what THEY want nor to consider the fact that the women who are currently serving in Iraq are VOLUNTEERS! In trying to protect women - he is denying them a voice!

Lauren L said...

Astoria Man sent to prison for sex with an underage girl

The article didn’t mention the name of the victim, probably because she was underage and not for any protection of her privacy as a victim. The jury didn’t seem to blame the victim for being assaulted but they did make it clear that they thought she shouldn’t have put herself in a situation where she would be drinking alone with an older guy. His father actually said that he knew that his son had an interest in underage girls but because they weren’t “10-12” the act of sex shouldn’t be called rape. By law, a person under the age of 18 is unable to make fully informed decisions about their behavior and thus all sex is non-consenting sex. A 25 year old who likes girls 16-18 years old will always like girls that young and will probably always prey on them.

Didi3885 said...

There is a clear sexist opinion from the journalist in regards to equality between men and women. There is a clear connection between these articles and the readings were doing in class. There are some fundamental elements that are shared with values and attitudes of groups. I'm so glad that you posted this... Definitely applicable