Democracy & Cultural Diversity W2017
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I found your topic very interesting because I have not really ever been exposed to this debate. I never felt like I would be judged by anyone in particular if I decided not to have children. By reading your summary of the article, I can understand that it’s not the case for all women.
In my opinion, being a good mom and having a great career is feasible. Many support systems have been put in place by our society to facilitate the unity of those two full-time jobs. Even though men and women are not yet totally equal when it comes to this issue, I think we are getting there.
I feel like I am the perfect example of how society teaches girls from a young age that it is their duty to procreate: I absolutely hate children, yet I feel like my life wouldn’t be “complete” if I failed to have kids. I am not scared of being judged for not wanting children, I am scared of missing out on something that everybody does. In other words, if it wasn’t so uncommon not to have children, I wouldn’t feel bad not having some. My guilt would not come from direct outside reprimands (like my parents shaming me for not wanting kids), but from inside because of how our society functions.
Although I think your opening question is worth reflecting on, I think that there is an important distinction to see between the debate on being able to conjugate motherhood and professional accomplishment, and the debate on whether or not to respect women’s choice of not having children. Do you agree?
I decided to comment on your article for this simple fact that your title seemed interesting with the question mark. I am in total agreement with you that the the exposition of the First Nation is impose for educational context better than a testament to the submission of one civilization to another. Museum are made so people can learn about the past troughout something a bit more entertaining than books. Exposition are something fun to watch, at the same time students can learn many thing. It's good for education and many other things. Keeping their artifact is another debate, I think museum should be the first to keep it so everyone can have equal access to it. But how can musuem work with the other communities with everyone being happy with what they have?
As I also watched the show, I can confirm that it is indeed moving. This show touched me, which is the reason why I chose to comment your post. I think it is great that you chose to talk about this controversial topic, because I feel like everyone started saying it had negative impacts before even truly studying those impacts on the long-run. It is impossible to say if the show is good or bad for the population since it is very recent. In my opinion, I think this show is beneficial because it opens our eyes to many taboos ignored by society. People like to complain about how this show is too hard on suicidal people, yet I have never seen more suicide prevention campaigns and discussions than I do now. I grant more importance to long-term consequences than short-term ones, which is why I believe that the long-term awareness is worth the short-term discomfort related to the tragedies described in the show.
Do you think that the discomfort will go away or that this show will always remain kind of a taboo?
Totally agree with you and yes legalizing would assure us of it's "quality" if I can say. We will be sure that the pot we consume isn't fulled with chemical products as the one on the streets these days.
Totally agree with you and yes of course when we look at Netherlands as you said, their situation regarding the pot legalization is very descent and almost desirable.
Totally agree with you and yes of course that's the whole point of legalization, getting the a government actually control the circulation of this drug and assure it in a sense.
I decide to comment on your publication because suprisingly just like you my desire to be a mother is also very strong. I agree with the fact that it is absolutely ridicule to judge women that do not really have the desire of being a mom. There is many valide reason of feeling that way. You can be an accomplished women just like you said without giving birth. Being a mom can sometimes be a really hard job, you need to be aware of all the work that it demand. Some women are sometimes not ready, have some medical issues in their family and do not want to give it to the kid, some women do not have enough ressources to become a mother and there is many more reason. But no one should have the power to judge on this decision because it is their bodies and they are free to do whatever they want! Are man being also judge for making this decision of not being dad?
Totally agree with you and yes of course that's the whole point of legalization, not getting your pot from an alley on the streets.
I totally agree with you when you talk about the scene where Clay devotes his love to Hannah. I believe that people going through times like Hannah only need a little brightness every day, to make her at least feel like she's worth something to someone. I think that talking to people who you think are going through rough times is important. Only signalling that you're there to hear and talk to them.
In fact, at the end the show, Clay goes to talk to that girl who works in the cafe. Earlier in the show, he saw how her fore arms were harmed and how she is mutilating herself. On of the last scenes we see is Clay going to talk to her and asking her to do something with him. For that girl, this might have changed everything. For Clay, it's not much, but for her, it's a completely different story. You never know how YOU can affect people around you, but it's worth giving it a try if it's to save those people from killing their selves.
Yes I understand your point and agree that it would increase the drug consumption but as I said, I prefer to see more people smoking a drug that is controlled then a drug without any restrictions. And yes of course they are other ways to increase our economy but this one isn't bad in my opinion.
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