Religious Colleges (extra credit)

The students who attend religious colleges do so to avoid problems at secular colleges. Problems like drinking, drugs, and sexual relationships. The students of religious school are well disciplined. Most of them spend free time studying. Also, they do so because they want to have a religious life, and if not, they would not be attending such school.

The discipline at religious schools are very different from secular schools. Religious schools are very strict about dating, drug and alcohol, and if the students go against the policies, the student go through counseling which the priest or bishop does it, and decide the appropriate punishment. They also involve the parents in the process. Now on secular schools, the students basically do “whatever they want.” They have more freedom with dating, drugs, and alcohol. If they get caught, they will have punishment, but it is not even close like the religious school.

The rules on dating at Magdalen, Bob Jones University, and Patrick Henry College is that they all have strict policies about it. Dating it is not allowed in any of those schools. But Bob Jones University does not allow any physical contact and a chaperon has to present on any date. Patrick Henry requires a parental permission before pursuing a relationship. I think this policies helps any teenager to get pregnant, and more importantly to get STD’s.

These rules achieve that these students will not have any distraction about relationships, they will focus more on school. They will have a better understanding the meaning of marriage. Also they will have a better life style after they graduate from college.

Domestic Violence: a Cross-Cultural View

Wife battering is very common in Indian. Wife often get beaten if she does not behave herself, if she has been sterilized, wife’s infidelity, neglect of household duties, dowry problems, her disobedience to the husband, and also it appears that if women has a male children they are less likely to be beaten. Abuse is tolerated if the husband is drunk, but otherwise it is a good husband. In India there a tremendous discrimination against girl children. Boys are needed as economic assets, for the money they send home if they move away, and they stay with their families after marriage and maintain the parents in old age. Now girls move away when they marry and are unable to help the parents with money, or when they are in old age.

Industrialization and modernization in India middle-class has caused them lots of stress and that has rise on child abused among the families.  Children who do not follow the house rules, is more likely to be abused. Female infanticide (killing a child who is under one year old) and child neglect are also child abuse major issues in Indian.

In rural Indian, women believe that alcohol provokes the abuse. I personally think that it is true, because when someone is very drunk, they do not know what they are doing, they just do no matter what it is. It is like that the alcohol give them courage to do whatever.

Vietnam has two types of violence: “Invisible violence” and “Visible violence”. “Invisible violence” is not a physical abuse, but still leave them in fear. Like a Vietnamese women comes home after work and still spend five to six hours a night doing housework ate home. Now a “visible violence” it is a physical abuse and can lead to death. The visible violence has caused a large number of divorces in families.

It is very sad to see that these abuse occurs in every part of the world. That has to be a way to stop these things. Women have to start reporting to the police if you or your children are being abused. Because if they don’t do anything they will continue to do it and will think that it is ok to do it. And we have to show them that it is not. By doing that it will somehow change this.

By: T

Invisible Privilege

On the essay “Invisible Privilege” by Paula Rothenberg, she talks about the friendship between her daughter Andrea a, who is white and her daughter’s friend Jewel, who is black. They were best friends for a brief time while there were at school. But they didn’t know their differences in their home lives. When Jewel went to Andrea’s house she was amazed with her house and more surprised when she knew that was more than one bathroom. Jewel realized how different they were when she first went to Andrea’s house.

Lower class is more likely to know about privilege than higher class. Because lower class cannot afford to have a big house with more than one-bathroom, or to have a Mercedes, or even go to expensive restaurant. They only do or have what they can afford. Unlike higher class they do whatever, and do not know how it is not to have what they want. Now Andrea was uncomfortable at Jewel’s house because she was not used to the way lower class live, like only one light bulb burning, only one bathroom, everybody speaking at the same time, and so on. She was terrified, and because of that difference between them, their friendship ended.

I think that people can overcome social difference. But some differences might be a little hard to overcome at first, but not impossible, just need to be focus and to remember that everybody is the same, no matter what color, race, or culture you are. Now if a person is greedy, who just care about money, what others have or don’t have, they will not overcome these social difference. In the case of Jewel and Andrea, they were too young to work out their differences.

By Deisiane

Women and the Birth of Sociology

“Written out” does not mean that you haven’t being seen. It means that you were seen once but now your name has been erased. That happened with fifteen women, whose names were once recognized and well-known by the public and now forgotten. I believe that the reason for all this is because “men” ruled the world back then. Women were only to do laundry, take care of the house, children and being there whenever their husband needed it. Men to work and bring the money into the house to raise the family.

All of these women had the same idea and knew each others work. But each had their own style. All these women were well known and were friends with many of their contemporaries. They all knew that they were part of a larger movement to create a science of society. The women vary in terms of the particular inequality focused on: gender, class, race, and more. Although on that moment those women were just writing, and showing their potential, work and love for sociology.

It is important that we recognize women sociology because they worked hard to be forgotten out of nowhere. Of course that we will  never be compare as men because they are stronger than us, but we are just trying to work as hard as them, to get our independency. Now those women have to be remembered, because they made great changes in the early days, and because of that it is important for us to recognize their job.

By: D