Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oppression and the Muslim Woman

Since we were on the topic of Islamophobia in lecture, I thought it would only be appropriate to touch on the recent laws made in France banning face veils in public. There is some very intense debate on whether this … Continue reading

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The Big Picture with Thom Harttman: Islamophobia

The following video is an episode of Thom Harttman’s The Big Picture on Islamophobia in America, and the questions below are a response to the first 13 or so minutes of it. What is Islamophobia? Islamophobia is defined as a … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and Dispelling Hatred

Islamophobia has several debated meanings, but the most common one is an irrational fear of Muslim persons which often leads to discriminatory practices regarding Muslims and the exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society. The term Islamphobia may be a misnomer … Continue reading

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Mean Girls: A True Story

This post might overlap a little with some of the other topics already discussed, but I really wanted to share one of my recent experiences. As an extra-curricular, I volunteer for about an hour every Thursday at one of the … Continue reading

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Gay Discrimination right in our Backyards

Previously, I had posted on the unfolding homosexual controversy of the Pope’s resignation. The Catholic faith has many strict ideals, one of those being that homosexuality is an evil sin, and something that is not believed in. This is all … Continue reading

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Live Blogging Experience: “I Am Jazz”

–       Close family, worried about each other. Dad explains they are all “proud of each other” –       Jazz seems happy, optimistic, adorable –       Loving family from all perspectives: mother adores her children When speaking about Jazz she mistakenly refers to … Continue reading

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“I am Jazz” Reflection

What a cute little girl. Feeling a lot of happiness from her.   –          Tight knit family, always going out and spending time together. –          Gender identity disorder? Since when did being different become a difference. –          She’s very confident … Continue reading

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