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The search for personal identity is a fundamental behavior for people who live in a society no mater how hard it is. The self-realization is generally composed of many aspects such as culture, gender and age. In "Naming Myself" by Barara Kingsolver, this theme is central to the topic; in the short story "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck, the protagonist tries to find a sense beyond her true self likwise. Also, Al Purdy of "The Iron Road", which is not preoccupied with this concept, eventually liberates and reaches his self-realization. The poem "Naming Myself" reveals that the awareness of one's racial identity is important for people. In the poem, the narrator is an one-quarter Chevokee. Her "restless" grandfather fled from his comfortable life to marry her grandmother--a Chevokee woman. He probably feels his life is boring and is curious about Chevokee culture. Although he is forgiven for stealing a horse by his family, he losses his family name because of his marriage. He makes up the name which the narrator guards. Once the narrator could change her name, but she did not do it and keeps it firmly because she is worried about losing his "soul" ?Cher identity and also becomes " restless" just like her grandfather. Obviously she is wise; otherwise she may be suffering between two cultures. In contrast, Elsia in the short story "The Chrysanthemums" is not so lucky. She is eager to find her own self beyond his female's role, so she fails. In this story, Elsia is a mid-aged who has a neat house and a lovely husband. She also is good at gardening. She grows some flourishing chrysanthemums that represent her beauty and his value. When the tinker asks for her flowers, she gives him a pot of chrysanthemum spouts with great joy and even makes...
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added: 08/13/2011
Perhaps Americans take what they have for granted and forget that there are other countries with problems. Why does America care about what is happening in other countries like Columbia, when they have their own problems with drugs? The Untied States of America has a rather large drug trafficking problem but compared to Columbia it is fairly small. To help Columbia solve their problem the U.S. senate has decided to send troops over there and take control. This new involvement will have many consequences in and what can you make for instance the cost of a war, the loss and gain of jobs, and physical side effects. Now war is a very serious subject to study for sociologists, this gives them a chance to study people and how they react to certain environment. Sociologists have three main paradigms that they can coincide with people to learn they function under certain circumstances. The paradigms used are the Structural-Functional, Social-Conflict and Symbolic-Interaction. Here is a brief description to help make the sociologist perspective more understandable. The Structural-Functional paradigm has multiple interrelated parts; morally desirable functional consequences and conflict is often destructive. How is society integrated? What consequences are there for these various parts? The Social-Conflict paradigm is what you have when a society is a competitive situation. Some groups have power and others that want it, some win and some lose. Last the Symbolic-Interaction paradigm is that society is like a stage where people define and redefine meaning as they interact with one another. This brief description should help make this writing about the sociologist view of the war on drugs a little easier to understand. In the events of war people usually tend to suffer great losses financially, the reason for this is because prices go up to cover for the loss of...
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added: 04/30/2011
Hanging With The Wrong Crowd Choosing your friends is one of the most important decisions that a person can make. Why? Because you have to choose your friends wisely. It is especially important in your teenage years because your friends will have a major influence on your decisions. Friends also have a major impact on our lives. They can affect the way we dress, the way we talk, the people we choose to date, and the activities we choose to get involved in. The point I am trying to make, however, is what can happen if you do not choose wisely. I have made some mistakes in the past because of who I have chosen to befriend. Some people who I have thought were my friends turned out to be the opposite because they tried to pressure me into different things. One of my personal experiences with the wrong crowd happened with a girl who I met in grade 9. I'm just going to call her "Ashley" (not her real name). When I met Ashley, she seemed like a great girl. She was funny, caring and easy to get along with. But that was just what she was making it look like at the time. She turned out to be annoying and very abusive and very stuck-up when we got to know her. She would always hit and kick and pinch my friend and I and she got us into a lot of trouble at school. My mother always said that she would end up bringing my best friend and I down with her. She said that one of these days, Ashley would get caught doing something wrong and my best friend and I would be in just as much trouble. The day finally came when my best friend and I told Ashley that...
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added: 04/30/2011
It was a Friday night at about 11:00 PM. There was a covenant of witches that lived at 142 Maple Street in Gary, Indiana. It was a relatively quiet neighborhood mainly consisting of upper-middle-class families. Everyone was extremely friendly to each other and everyone knew everyone and everything that went on in the neighborhood. No one was aware of what went on in house number 142 but everyone knew that something wasn't right because the five women that lived there were extremely anti-social. Anyway, it was a full moon and the witches, lead by Anaka, were going to cast a spell of great destruction on this night. They were going to cast a spell of hate on the neighborhood so that everyone would start murdering and killing each other. These witches were evil and wanted everyone else to be. As they were preparing for the spell they heard a knock at the door. Anaka instructed the other four to keep preparing while she went to get the door. She opened the door and there stood three women dressed in black robes all with blonde hair and eyes that were so light blue they almost looked clear. Anaka said snobbishly " Who are you and what the hell do you want?" The one extended her hand and said " Hello Anaka, the high priestess Hecuba has sent us to you to assist in your spell." Anaka found it peculiar that this women knew her name so she just went with it and let them in. The pentagram was on the floor, ninety-two candles were lit, the incense were burning, the raven was restrained in a papoose ready for it blood to be shed and it was now time. Anaka instructed everyone to hold hands. She said " I will start the chant and when...
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added: 11/14/2011
Cairo Old Map of Cairo Decision Making Power Cairo was established by a slave as his capital on August 5, 969 A.D. It was ruled by descendents of Mohammed until 1517 Ottoman Turks then controlled it until 1914 Cairo is located in the north north-east part of Egypt It is located on the Nile River Specific Economic Strengths It is surrounded by farming land and is on the edge of a river It had a monopoly on the spice trade before Vasco de Gama's trip to India In 1340 over 500,000 people lived in Cairo The city also profited from the slave trade Metropolitan Features Cairo has many local mosques and temples It is also close to the famous Pyramids Mosque in Cairo Egyption Pyramid Samarkand Map of Uzbekistan When and Why Samarkand Emerged Samarkand emerged as the economic, cultural, and intellectual center of Asia in the 16th century Timur is attributed with making Samarkand what it once was Specific Economic Strengths Samarkand was a key stop on many trade routes It was the most important stop on the spice trade route Samarkand was also important for spice, gold, and slave trade in Asia Important Metropolitan Features Samarkand has many famous sites including the Registan and the Babi-Khanin Mosque, which crumbled in on itself, and the Shahi-Zinda road Registan Babi-Khanin Mosque Shahi-Zinda road Timbuktu When it Emerged Timbuktu emerged in the early 12th century A.D. It was originally used by nomads Because of its location it turned into a small trade center that later evolved into a thriving industrial center Specific Economic Strengths Timbuktu is placed right in the center of many resources including salt and gold It was also a major stop for slave trade Slabs of Salt Waiting for a Buyer Important Metropolitan Features Timbuktu is famous for the Djinguereber Mosque Djinguereber Mosque Guangzhou Major Economic Strengths Gaungzhou was the key city an the Asian end of the Silk road It was also a key city with the opium trade and opium wars Venice Major Economic Strengths Venice was made up of mainly war refugees The two main products were fish and salt Because of salts...
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added: 11/25/2011
A primary issue of concern in the media and communication arena is the existence of entertainment culture. Entertainment culture that is synonymous to "packaging." It has been said that media is no longer the business of informing but it now concentrates on the task of entertaining. Postman's fear is that present-day information is being reduced to mere entertainment. That relevant language is being replaced by surface theatrics. Reporting and imparting news has become marginally biased. There is a lot of propaganda created, all for the sake of keeping the public riveted on their channel. Propaganda, and the art of it, is now raised to an alarming level due to the emergence of new media. New media such as, computer aided graphics, sound engineering, the accessibility of information via the web and so forth. All these in conjunction with a business savvy allows the producer to throw in "everything he's got" to come up with an entertaining piece. Notice how content is now secondary. There is no doubt that the power of media can transform any story. Given the same content and situation, the treatment will make all the difference. Case in point, Pigafetta's account of the Battle of Mactan and the recent Manila filmfest entry, Lapu-Lapu Both based on the same historical incident; treated with, one as information being the priority and the other a box-office financial return; one can say that they may have even been two different topics altogether. For the latter, having Joyce Jimenez prance around with the many other topless female extras already proves that entertainment can be an aid to the story telling or a distraction. Either way it is media that transformed the message. We are now what Postman calls " a people amused into stupidity" because we are spoonfed with information whose only significance is its...
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An Unlovely Creature Most people enjoy going to a bar and having a few alcoholic beverages once in a while. It can be very relaxing and fun, but no one wants or plans to be excessively drunk. It can be very unattractive and appalling to be drunk, however, there are some people who want to get drunk and stay drunk for as long as they can no matter how degrading it may be. My uncle Joe is one of them. He has spent almost thirty years of his life drinking in bars. He has sabotaged his health and sanity due to alcohol abuse, and he might not ever have a chance to repair himself. He is a hopeless drunk that everyone tries to avoid. There is absolutely nothing appealing about him. His outward appearance and odor make people feel nauseated. Where he lives is even worse. No one, not even the mailman, wants to come within twenty feet of his rundown mobile home. Worst of all, he is very immature. He has the mentality of a ten year-old at the age of forty-seven. He lives his life without self-respect, integrity, or discipline, and has the loneliest life imaginable. Joe's appearance, personality, and lifestyle are very depressing and degrading. My uncle Joe's body is a case example of what alcohol abuse can do to the human body. His skin is very pale, and it is covered with pockmarks, blemishes, body hair, and freckles. His shoulders are broad but thin, and his back is hunched over which makes his shoulders droop down. It makes him appear intimidating because he is always looking down when he walks, and it looks like he wants to attack someone. He has very long thin arms and legs that are very frail, but he has an enormous potbelly that...
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added: 11/21/2011
My best friend once ashed me what it was like being brought up by a Chinese mother. Surprisingly, I could find no answer. I found myself describing my mother's beauty-the way my mother's hair was so silky and black, how her eyes were not small and squinty, but shaped like perfect almonds. How her lips and cheeks were bright red even if she put on no makeup. But unlike my friends, who see my mother as a Chinese mother, I see my mother as simply "my" mother. The language between any mother and daughter is universal. Beyond the layers of arguments and rhetoric, and beyond the incidents of humiliation and misunderstandings, there is a love that unites every mother and daughter. I am not blind, however, to the disciplinary differences between a culture from the west and a culture from the east. Unlike American mothers, who encourage their young children to speek whatever is on their mind, my mother told me to hold my tongue. Once, when I was 5 or 6, I interrupted my mother during a dinner with her friends and told her that I disliked the meal. My mother's eyes transformed from serene pools of blackness into stormy balls of fire. "Quiet!" she hissed, "do you not know that silent waters run deep?" She ordered me to turn my chair to the wall and think about what I had done. I remember throwing a red-faced tantrum before my mother's friends, pounding my fists into the rug, and throwing my utensils at the steaming dishes. Not only did I receive a harsh scolding, but a painful spanking. By the end of that evening, I had learned the first of many lessons. I learned to choose my words carefully before I opened my undisciplined mouth. Whenever my friends and I strike up...
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added: 11/24/2011
A DYING CURE Imagine one your close friends that you grew up with came to your house one day in tears. You quickly grab a box of Kleenex and have her sit down. She takes a few moments to gather herself up and the she hits you with the news. She has cancer. Your jaw drops. Someone that you love as a sister has been diagnosed with a serious degree of cancer that could kill her any day. How could she have it? She was a star athlete and never did any drugs. She was in perfect health with the exception of this. You quickly think about how you can get rid of it. You're mind just draws a blank. Millions of dollars are spent each year for research for cancer but yet no cure has been found. Little to your knowledge, did you know that there might be a solution to our problem. The answer may lie within the tropical regions of the world, in the Rainforest. It's a place that holds many mysterious and a region of the world that contains things man has yet to discover. However, despite it's great potential humans are still destroying it. The Rainforest has "some of the most abundant and diverse plant and animal life seen anywhere on earth." (RHP) This paper will allow you reassess our views on the Rainforest and will show its value to our world. Within the Rainforests lies plants that we humans have yet to analyze and experiment for medicine but for industry reasons, much of the Rainforest is being destroyed. Land and resources are quickly destroyed for commercial purposes and along with it the relationship with the tribes that live there who have potential knowledge to help western medicine. People often quit looking for things that they can't...
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added: 11/10/2011
Tragic Hero The tragic hero's nature is exceptional, and generally raises him in some respect much above the average level of humanity. The tragic hero also has a fatal gift that carries with it a touch of greatness. Admiration, terror, awe, pity, and sympathy are all felt as we watch a tragic hero's life unfold. Aristotle stated that a tragic hero must be of certain qualities: a man of noble stature, good, though not perfect, have a fall that results from committing an act of injustice, which is his own fault, and receive a punishment that exceeds the crime. Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named Hermias was the ruler. He counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter, Pythias . After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians, Aristotle went to Pella, Macedonia's capital, and became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle went back to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum. When Alexander died in 323 BC, strong anti-Macedonian feeling was felt in Athens, and Aristotle went to a family estate in Euboea. He died there the following year. Aristotle, like Plato, used his dialogue in his beginning years at the Academy. Aristotle also wrote some short technical...
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added: 11/08/2011
Kenya Christopher Mugenda was born September 8th 1984, and he is from Nairobi, Kenya in eastern Africa. He arrived in America initially in 1996 for one year via aircraft. He returned to his native country to finish the British system of what we refer to as Secondary Education. In August 2003 he returned to the United States to further his education here at Kutztown University. He came from a direct family of six people, four being children. The typical family size in Kenya is five people. Compared to the United States where the typical size is four. This is not a typical African lesser developed country where the families are normally larger so the kids can work on the family farm. The national language in Kenya is Swahili, which Chris has primarily been speaking since he was born. There are many other languages among the people of Kenya, unlike the United States where the only other language that makes an impact here is Spanish. Traditionally even if people do not speak Swahili they are still familiar with the native tongue. In modern day Kenya people tend to eat mostly vegetables. They discard meat, and eat their vegetables plain. Not many spices or condiments are used on their food. Compared to our country where we use many flavor enhancing items such as salt, pepper, and butter. There are two major religions in Kenya. The first, which Christopher's family practices is Kikuyu. The second major religion is Luo. One major difference between the two is Kikuyu speaks Swahili and Luo speaks Luo. Another major reason is at birth a Kikuyu must be circumcised. There are many other religions in Kenya such as Christianity and Muslim but they are not as significant as the two religions recently mentioned above. In Kenya, the education system has its differences from the...
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added: 11/29/2011
Dearest Munu, Cars and music and movies. They are what keeps me occupied these days. Hmm Munu Beatles are the greatest thing that happened after Jesus Christ. Thats for sure I know.They are a phenomenon. Just type "Beatles" in Google, and you know I'm not kidding.Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Ringo. They are the biggest thing that happened to music. No other group had been as phenomenal. I have collected all of their work from the library. Saw their movies too. A Hard day's night. The Anthologies. Part1-8., Help!...all of them. I tell you nothing could have been more exciting. And then the audios.... Live at the BBC. The Bangladesh Concert. Everything they could have ever made.Its wonderful hearing them talk what interested them. Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Bo Diddley.....Jerry and the Pacemakers, the Coasters, and ofcourse Elvis whom these guys concidered their messiah. Its great! And that George Harrison is too good! Munu this music revolution is somethinig everybody shud know. You know Lenon was quite a jerk! They all have the typical Boycott type accent. You should see them singing Munu., I tell you there cant have been a bigger thing than them. and ofcourse Movies. I told you about the 100 greatest movies of this century. I'm through 15 of them, and had booked 20 more.I get them for free you know, from the library. I can book them online from home, and can collect them from any convenient centres of the library, there's one in the mall too. I've seen the first movive with sound....THe Jazz Singer. The first words spoken in talkies is when Al Johnson says, " You aint heard nothing yet" I'd also seen 2 Marylin Monroe movies, All about Eve, Some Like It Hot. And then the much talked about John Trovolta movie, Saturday Night Fever. It has BeeGees music. Its a cool movie. One never to be missed movie is A Bridge On The River Kwai. Its about World war 2, a...
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added: 11/24/2011
Close your eyes, think of a time where the woman's main priority was to look after her husband, the children, make more children, and look perfect twenty-four/seven. This wasn't a century ago, this was just fifty years ago, in the mid nineteen fifties and early nineteen sixties. World war two had recently ended, and the population had just seen an immense decrease, so what was a woman to do? Procreate of course! It was the only thing a woman could do to help our nation! When discussing this topic with a teacher I was told that when she had her first child and her husband was coming to see her, all her mother could tell her to do was to "go and fix your hair and put some make-up on" this may seem ridiculous but it's true. Beauty idols were not only beautiful, they were flawless, to call them perfect would not be embellishing the truth. It was these 'super-women' that 'normal' everyday women had to measure up to, but there was one difference. These 'super-women' were working women, they didn't have families and they had people cooking and cleaning for them, not the other way around, or was this image of being a super woman the face they showed the public, an illusion? It was all about presentation and presence…so they of course had to give the impression of having it 'all together' with an ease that's almost inhuman. Whether an illusion or reality being compared to a superwoman, is an enormous pressure to be placed under when you are an average woman , living an average lifestyle. Jean Shrimpton, or Shrimpie as she hated to be called, was one of the most famous globally known models of the nineteen-sixties, with flawless skin, stars in her eyes and all round...
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A New Approach 2 For all of the reasons that I should finish college, only a few are common. Although they are no less important, the common reasons only differ slightly from person to person. For me, money, occupational improvement, and self-worth are all factors but not enough. People rarely truly understand what really inspires them. In fact, asking most people will almost always result in a monetary response. If that were indeed the case, many of our habits would be different. Our spare time would certainly be spent differently than it is now. I am inspired by how others see me, so my strongest reasons identify with that. Networking, social interaction, being a role-model, and satisfaction play a much larger role here. If money is the measure of all value, then of course it will play a part here. For the past 10 years, I have worked in the information technology world. The money here is generally better than in most fields and the stability is solid. You can work virtually anywhere… no pun intended. As in most fields, eventually moving into a middle-management position without a college degree will signal the end of your upward mobility. You can know everything there is about your field, but unless you can convince upper management that you can control people, resources and direction within your area of expertise, you, along with your salary, will have peaked. A New Approach 3 Since the bills never stop, making money becomes a game of shaving margins to increase profit. It is not fun and certainly not stable. While some people will choose a second occupation, most will agree that more education will push you further in your current field. Money, while not an inspirational motive, is still the popular opinion. Moving up the corporate ladder is always the general...
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added: 11/23/2011
The Merchant of Venice is a romantic play, written around 1597 AD, by William Shakespeare. It is mainly about the beautiful things in life, like love and friendship. However, the play also has a darker side. Firstly, the Venetians in the play are very antisemitical, they hate the Jewish ethnic group. Moreover, they do not only hate the Jews, they hate everybody that is considered different than themselves. Finally, when reading the play it becomes apparent that the Venetians are very hypocritical. What they accuse others of, they very often do themselves. By inserting these three elements in the play, namely antisemitism, xenophobia and hypocrisy, it becomes obvious that Shakespeare is making a plea for tolerance. The Venetians, the main characters of The Merchant of Venice, are an antisemitical group of people. This is exemplified by the passage in the play in which the Jew Shylock is talking to the Salarino about his daughter Jessica, who has run away with the Christian Lorenzo. When Shylock refers to Jessica as his own flesh and blood, Salarino replies as follows: "There is more difference between thy flesh and hers than between jet and ivory; more between your bloods than there is between red wine and Rhenish" (3.1.31-33). The fact that Salarino compares Jessica, a former Jew converted to Christianity, to red wine, and Shylock, a Jew, to Rhenish shows that the hatred is not towards Shylock as a person, but towards Judaism as a religion. This can only be defined as antisemitism. The hatred towards the Jewish religion does not stand alone in the play, on the contrary. The antisemitical part of The Merchant of Venice is a small part of a bigger whole. It becomes apparent that the Venetians have a fear of, or hatred for, everyone that is different from themselves. This...
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added: 11/14/2011
Most people think that work starts when you either turn sixteen and can work in the local grocery market, or when you turn thirty and finally land yourself a career such as a teacher, secretary, lawyer, doctor, etc. However this is very untrue. Work starts at about the age of five. As soon as a young child steps their foot into preschool, nursery school, or kindergarten, they start their first of many years of hard work ahead of them. With thirteen years ahead, they will begin to learn to read, write, do algebra, learn geography, study science, learn how to write proper sentences, etc. As a student you take on many responsibilities. First you must learn at what pace you need to work at a specific subject, which can take many years of work. Some students learn at a slower or faster pace than others. This can make it hard on the teachers and the other students in the class, therefore it is your responsibility to learn if a specific subject is your weakness or strength. Being in a class with students that learn the material slower than you can be very boring and can take interest away from the class and cause yourself and others to get into unnecessary troubles. At the same time, it can be very frustrating to you if you are in a class that learns the material faster than you. This can cause you to become lost and lose interest which is probably one of the top reasons why students fail a grade or subject. As a student, you also need to be pervasive and hard-working so you can go after what you want to get out of your education. As a student, responsibility was one of the first qualities I learned. For example, when I was...
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ABORTION: THE ARGUMENT One of our present day and most non-respectable topics is abortion. Abortion is an issue that stirs up, on all sides, very strong feelings and judgments and very heated blame. Abortion was created to aid in certain situations in which a woman could not or did not want to give birth to a child and care for the child. It is a method in which the baby is still in the mother's womb and the living embryo or fetus is killed. The whole idea of abortions is immoral, and especially how they are done so viciously. Everyday, innocent, harmless fetuses that could soon be laughing children are being brutally destroyed. One form of abortion is to cut the fetus into pieces with serrated forceps before being removed, piece, by piece from the uterus by suction with a vacuum aspirator. Another form of abortion removal consists of brining the fetus feet first into the birth canal, and puncturing its head. The parts are then given letters, rather than being referred to what they actually are. The remains of the fetus or embryo are put into plastic buckets, and then sent to a dumpster where the bones and limbs are disposed of. It is said that abortions are performed for many various reasons. For example, it could done because of an unwanted pregnancy, social or financial reasons, medical circumstances with the mother, or perhaps even for medical circumstances of the child, such as genetic irregularities, or even down syndrome, and even at times in this situation parents may feel that they would be incapable of caring for the child and often the parents feel that to have their child would have negative consequences to their lives. However, often, what are not taken into consideration are the negative effects after abortions, which could...
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PRO-LIFE Abortions are a very controversial issue for all of us, more so for the pro-life movement. Most of the foundation on which they build their beliefs is based on religious status. The pro-life movement maintains that the human life begins at conception. Medical studies have shown that the fetus responds to light, sound, and touch as early as 25 weeks. In 1984, a highly controversial film entitled The Silent Scream was released. The film claims to be a live-action ultrasound of an ongoing abortion. Dr. Nathanson, a M. D. who performed abortions, stopped when he saw the film. He provides the following comment: "You can see from the moment the tip of the suction machine starts to move. The fetus knows it and starts to scuttle to the top of the uterus. You can see her mouth open in a silent scream. From there on you can see all the agitation: you can see the heart speeding up, you can see the limbs moving faster, you can see the child moving more rapidly. Even the breathing increases. So there is no question this child feels pain, and actually sense's danger." Opponents of legal abortion do not see it as a constitutional right. They argue that the law places many limits on child abuse, but abortion the most severe case of child abuse-is okay. Pro-life advocates believe that abortion can also cause serious mental problems to the mother. They believe that legal abortion exploits women. They say that abortion manipulates women who want to keep their babies, and after it is all said and done, the women regret ever having done it. The woman is left feeling degraded and less a human being as before she had the abortion. They stress abstinence as an alternative of pregnancy. Here is a first hand account of a...
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Today's world is full of worries and problems which did not affect teens a generation ago. New problems keep appearing in today's world, such as STDs, increased pregnancy rates, and other factors facing teens who choose to have sex. Emotionally and physically teens and getting less developed before having sex and are not prepared for the serious problems which come along with their decision to have sex. No longer is it a matter which will just go away if we ignore it, but teen health and the health of our society depend on choices which today's teens make regarding sex. With so many diseases and problems facing today's world, abstinence is the only way to protect ourselves. Abstinence is a safe choice in preventing the possibility of pregnancy. One-tenth of young women between the ages of 15 and 19 get pregnant every year, 83 percent of these pregnancies are unwanted or unplanned. Half of the unmarried teens who get pregnant do so within six months of their first sexual experience. In fact, between 1986 and 1990, teen childbearing increased by 16 percent. What's a worse, pregnant teenagers often don't see a doctor until the time of delivery. The dangers of going through a pregnancy without seeing a doctor are not only serious to the mother and child, but may risk the lives of both. Without seeing doctors or receiving correct pre-natal care, the risk of complications for mother and child nearly quadruple. Not only can these complications include still birth, but may also cause excessive bleeding and hemorrhaging of the mother. Although parents seem to be afraid to talk to their children about sex, it is vital to the teens' health. If teens feel their parents are reluctant to speak about sex, they may feel uncomfortable coming to their parents with any...
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"Bite the bullet!" I've always hated this phrase. It refers to facing a tough situation and taking it on like a street-fighter. Sure, there are times when life requires a girl to pick herself up and get back in the ring after she's just been knocked down by a quick left jab. But I know my limits, and sometimes I'd like to say, "I'll sit this round out." Unfortunately for me, I have an aunt who loves to use this phrase, and has chewed up and spat out the many bullets that life has shot her way. Carolyn Mason, ordained Presbyterian Minister, proud militant, and my mother's most outspoken sister. Don't touch her unless you want to get burned. Then, there's me- Erica Tiara, the peace-maker, artist, and dreamer. Come to me when you need a mediator, self-esteem boost, or a pretty poem to stick on your refrigerator. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a shy, meek person, but anyone could see that my aunt and I have two very different personalities. However, the conflict between us stems from a much deeper place than just our individual characteristics. The difference between us lies in our very spirits and our entire outlook on life itself. I can remember hearing Carolyn say many times that she wished I was her daughter. I always thought this was one the highest compliments I had ever received. That is, until I got older, and realized that it wasn't just because she loved me so much, but because she thought that if she was my mother, she could "legally force me to do what she wanted." Often I forget who's life it is that I'm living- mine or the one Carolyn wants for herself. I'm constantly being bombarded by her input and it has gone on for so...
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