Alice Paul – Influential Global Female Leader

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Alice Paul - Influential Global Female Leader

I haven’t seen anyone post about Alice Paul, so I thought I’d be the first. I didn’t know much about her until we discussed women’s rights in my sophomore US History class. For part of our class, we watched “Iron Jawed Angels” which focused on the women’s suffrage movement in the 1910’s. Alice Paul was one of the founders of women’s rights and started the women’s political movement. Although she is no longer alive, there wouldn’t be as many other influential female leaders if it was not for her. She was a part of many women’s rights groups, starting as a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and then founding the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. Her group implemented change on a federal level and inevitably gained women the right to vote. Along with that, she worked to gain equality for women on many other levels, and I believe our society wouldn’t be the same today if it wasn’t for her.

http://www.biography.com/people/alice-paul-9435021

Attachment Parenting

I haven’t seen this cover of Time magazine before, so I was shocked to see it and read about Dr. Sears’s work on attachment parenting.  After researching this topic further, I don’t think attachment parenting would be for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m refuting it.  If women wish to parent that way, it is their own individual decisions to make.  If women are against attachment parenting, that is their choice as well.  I don’t believe either method will make you a “good” or “bad” mother.  That being said, I don’t think Dr. Sears is an anti-feminist.  I think he just truly supports mothers who wish to practice attachment parenting, and that doesn’t make him an anti-feminist.  Although Sears agrees more with attachment parenting, I don’t think he’s saying that the role of the woman is to be a mother.  I feel like different women parent in different ways, and this issue of attachment parenting is a personal issue, not societal.  

Menstration

There is nothing I like about my period.  I can actually say I hate getting my period.  I know it’s not the same for everyone, but for me it’s horrible.  I know my period is coming because I get excrusiating cramps and I usually throw up.  Following this is two days of the most painful cramps I can imagine, and these days consist of me laying in bed with a heating pad on my stomach.  After this the pain decreases, but it still sucks.  After about a week of suffering, my period comes to an end… just to begin again in another month.  

Gay Rights

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Gay Rights

I’ve always been for gay rights and I always will be. People are people no matter what race, religion, or sexual orientation. I really liked the Australian public service announcement for gay marriage because it showed how love is love whether one is gay straight bisexual transgender ect.