Saturday, February 28, 2009

Our discussion in class was very interesting about the blacks and how they were slaves. I realize that blacks were slaves! I get it! But whites are slaves today!  In Las Vegas there are girls that are captured and become sex slaves for men all around the world.  When they are captured they are drugged up and they have no idea where the heck they are. Now, don't tell me that whites have never been slaves! We have been and I am sick of people thinking that blacks were the only ones that have suffered that type of agony.  There was a move that recently came out that gave a real life interpretation of what happens to whites and how they are captured to be sold as slaves.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hip Hop was music that I use to listen to a ton in high school but I have since realized what that type of music does to you.  I feel that listening to Hip Hop makes me at least a little bit more aggressive when I speak and act with people.  I can understand how Hip Hop can affect the people that listen to it, because I could sense it first hand. Now, the question does come into play, what if Hip Hop didn't exist? What kind of society would we have? Would it change the violence? I personally would love to see that happen and see the affects of not having that type of music around.  I personally don't really listen to it hardly anymore because it makes me feel as a women degraded.  What do you guys think?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today when we were talking about the magazines and how to cut them apart, it was fun to do!  I enjoyed learning about the different ways companies market their product.   I do have to say that I am getting tired of the whole "sex sells," concept, I wish that advertisers would think of something new and moral.
The class discussion we had regarding the fitness models on the covers of magazines was a very interesting topic to say the least.  I think that the women on the magazines are airbrushed but it doesn't mean that I still want to have a healthy in shape body like they do.  And honestly, you an attain the figure that the fitness models have, I have seen people like that at the gym!!!  I don't want to look at a magazine that has an obese person on the cover, it wouldn't matter how much you advertised it. Let's admit it right now, nobody wants to be fat.  I have talked to soo many overweight people and every single one of them wants to be thin, reason being is because it is healthier and they can actually play and do things, instead of being tired and depressed all the time.  Anyway, my point is.... magazines can get carried away with some photos and the way that they depict women, but I will still always want to be healthy and fit and take tips from magazines.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Last class we spoke about the color pink being girlie and the color blue meaning masculine and how we should dress our kids up in neutral colors so we don't program them to think only one way.  For me, I feel that I do want my child to know what gender he or she is and what he or she is attracted to because if you generalize soo many things, I believe kids will get confused and not know which was is acceptable.