Sunday, September 23, 2012

Talking point #4

This week's reading was interesting. Exploring through my first website was the same but yet different from the second. I thought it was a fun way to take in a lot of the concepts we are covering in class about feminist issues. The mini games on the websites were cool to set up your own living room and see how it would be. The games I really liked because it just shows you in other perspectives. Money and class can definitively be a feminist issue.
All the unequal pay between men and woman is such a high problem. I loved seeing the posters on the websites showing it. It was funny to read but also so true on the meanings behind them. I also liked seeing the mini stories people had up on the websites too. I think feminist take up these issues because since it's one of the biggest they really want to pin down the problem.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mitt Romney on same-sex-marriage (week 3)

My article I read was on Mitt Romeny's stand on same sex marriage. I never was big on politics or followed much of it so I thought this weeks assignment was interesting on my part. I never knew that Romeny once actually was trying to help out on gay marriage when he was governor of Massachusetts. Now he has done a 360 and is in no way shape or form favoring same sex marriage. Romney has stated numerous times, "That every child in America should grow up with a mom and a dad."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thinking Point # 2

"Privilege Power and Difference" By: Allan Johnson
Reflection Post

I thought Johnson had such a strong voice throughout this whole piece. It was very well written and really easy to understand. His choice of wording I found were great at times. He used "an elephant in the room" which I thought was great on talking about gender, race, and inequalities. I thought it was good because it is and can be this huge problem but no one ever wants to address it. Johnson just makes me think about a lot when I am reading. Sometimes I think back to a certain situation when I am agreeing with him or disagreeing. I take his thoughts and just take them in and try to better understand them through my own life situations. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Talking point #1


"Fear of Feminism" By : Lisa Hogeland

1)  "Once you have your "click!" moment, the world shifts, and it shifts in some terrifying ways."
     I picked this quote out for a couple of reasons. I thought it was a very clever way to describe when someone actually notices the real world problems for feminism. That click maybe completely different from person to person. It can be anything from a situation or discussion or maybe even a film you have watched. In one point in our lives we all for the most part have this realization that we live in a life of woman inequalities. I believe the quote ends in "some terrifying ways" because when you get into depth on feminism and other topics surrounding it you really maybe in shock on how bad this situations are. Also terrifying ways maybe because of you become to talk or even out your self as a feminist some feel that is a risky thing to do.

"A Tsunami in History" By: Rowe-Finkbeiner

2) "The vote didn't come easily."
    Some may say why out of every sentence or good points in the article did I choose this one but that is very simple to answer. I thought this quote although being very short had such deep meaning behind it. Others and even myself before that film in class and don't truly understand the struggle women went through to get the rights we have today like the right to vote. People say yes it was a process to get it and women fought for it but it was much more than that. Even just thinking about all the years it toke and time spent on getting women the right to vote is crazy. And that is way I choose this quote because it came with great meaning behind it.

3) "Yet women still face social and economic inequities each day; the glass ceiling has only cracked, not broken; and there is a persistent wage gap between women and men, and an even larger wage gap between mothers and non-mothers, with single mothers taking the largest wage hits of them all."
    Lastly, I picked this quote out because even though we live in a time known as the third wave does not mean we are living in a perfect life. We are no where near reaching the goals that these women have fought for over the years. There are still a ton of women inequalities. The quote is great yes we have "cracked" the glass but we still have more to do before we can say the glass is broken. And the quote to bring up the wage gaps between the two genders is great because it does show proof that we have not solved all issues.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Hi All,                                                                                                                                                      
My name is Kayla Perdomo and I was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI.  This will be my third year here at RIC. This summer all I did was work and I finally got a dog that I've been begging my mom for since I was like 5.   When I am not in class I do like to hang out with friends when it doesn't conflict with studying or working which maybe like one day out of the week. I am excited for this class to learn a lot and have a good time doing it.