Author Archive: putitinfocus

Final Thoughts

Looking back on the past semester I have been subject to many different topics, some that were right on track with my own thoughts and some that forced me to really think. Overall, I think my ideas and beliefs have not been changed by this women’s studies class, but rather it has encouraged me to …

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Project Girl

Project Girl Performance Collective is a way for girls to find their voice. In 2008, Project Girl was founded by Ashley Marianaccio and Elizabeth Koke. The two decided to start this project after auditioning for a festival that focused on the importance of women’s work in the theater. The Project Girl website explains this project …

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Field Trip #2: SLENZ Birthing Unit

For the second filed trip for my online class, I decided to visit the SLENZ birthing unit in Second Life. After first entering this site, we had to find the resource pack to help us navigate and understand the destination. The first thing we had to do was explore the five scenes that played out …

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Sweatshops in America

Are there still sweatshops in America? Sadly, the answer is yes. In Breinigsville, Pennsylvania Amazon.com has a major packing and shipping facility. The warehouse is a very important part of Amazon.com’s business because the warehouse “is located within a days drive from a third of the U.S. and Canadian population. It is how Amazon.com can …

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The Death of Birth and Invisible Work

Death of Birth According to Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist, we are experiencing the “death of birth.” Shiva compared biotechnology to the Green Revolution saying, “Biotechnology is working on precisely the same linear path. The Green Revolution was about selling more chemicals. Biotechnology is also about selling more chemicals. You can make this out by …

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Environmental Racism

Recently the environment has become a hot topic in our society. There has been a huge push to go green coming from celebrities, the media, etc. Many people think they are fairly knowledgeable about the environment, as I had thought, but I had never heard about environmental racism before. If you are anything like me, …

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Gates Takes Stance on Contraceptives that Opposes Religion

In Melinda Gates’ video interview on contraception, she explains the position she is taking and why she believes it is an important issue. Melinda Gates’ goal in pushing for education and availability of contraception is because, as she said, “I believe in not letting women die, I believe in not letting babies die, and to …

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La Leche League and Feminist Views on Breastfeeding

Jacqueline H. Wolf wrote the article What Feminists Can Do for Breastfeeding and What Breastfeeding Can Do for Feminists to discuss breastfeeding and the different views of it. In a portion of her article she focuses her attention on the La Leche League (LLL). The La Leche League is, “an educational organization espousing ‘mothering through breastfeeding’ …

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Domestic Violence

“Imagine you are an Ohio woman with three children who is living in a dangerously violent household. You don’t have a job. You don’t have family living close. What are your options?” Personally, this is a really hard scenario for me to imagine, but sadly it is a reality for far too many people. If …

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Tough Guys

“Tough Guise” is a documentary focusing on how society has shaped males. The focus is on the violence in masculinity and how we have come to see that as the social norm. The title, “Tough Guise,” is a play on words, as the main focus is on the male stigma of being a tough guy. …

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