Religious College

Religious Colleges

Religious students who attend religious colleges are more likely to avoid trouble and are more focused then students who attend a regular college. Religious student want to remain the person they are in high school and stay true to their beliefs. They want to continue to making good decisions while attending college. By attending a religious college student’s choice not to get caught up in partying, having sex, or skipping class, which they are more likely to do if attending a regular college.

At religious college students get guidance in which administrators are mentors to students and discipline in a religious way. The administrators help students work through problems. If a student breaks a college rule they are encouraged to speak about what rule was broken and help work through why the student broke the rule. In a regular college if a student breaks a rule, they are disciplined by being suspended or thrown out of college. In a regular college you do not have all the support then you would have a religious college.

While attending a religious college there are many different dating rules. At Magdalen dating is not allowed. Student who attend Magdalen tend to get married shortly after graduation. The reason for that is during college at Magdalen you can really get to know people without the stress of dating. With the no dating rule students can focus more on their studies. A lot of the students at the college really liked the no dating rule. Students felt that no dating gave more time to really form long lasting friendships. At Patrick Henry University students cannot go on a date unless their parents gave consent to the date. At Bob Jones University there is a no physical contact between males or females. Having all the strict dating rules doesn’t mean some of the students won’t find ways around the rule.

Depending on how someone wants to live their life will help make the decision on their future. It will also help them decide on what college they will chose to attend.

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.

“Nickel and Dimed”

“Nickel and Dimed”
1) To survive on the federal minimum wage at this time in my life would be impossible. I have house and car loans along with living expensive that would be unthinkable to be able to pay each month on minimum wage. If for some reason I did have to take a minimum wage job and try to survive on it would require a huge readjustment in living conditions and a reorganization of my priorities.
2) A family with two young children trying to survive on minimum wage earnings each month would require a lot of resourcefulness, they would have to budget every penny. They could also use local food pantries, food stamps, WIC and any other resource they could find. Today it seems that families like these are becoming more prevalent in our society we hear of people losing their jobs and being forced to take any means necessary to survive.
3) No I don’t think minimum wage should be raised I think the cost of living should be lowered. The cost of everything is getting out of control, from medical costs to heating oil. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and the middle class support them all. Instead of sending all our jobs overseas and to Mexico why not keep them here and keep people working. Lower the cost of living by lowering our taxes and revamping medical costs.
4) No I don’t agree with the management style of the people who monitor minimum wage employees. The reason they probably manage the way they do is they have had no formal training in management skills. Places that these people work do not take time to train employees to be leaders. The turnaround on these employees is so large that they don’t want to waste the time or money training these people just so they can leave.
5) The reason managers have to monitor minimum wage employees so closely is to keep them busy and not let them have a moment of rest. If they are not busy then the manager is not making money for the corporate headquarters in some far away city. They also may feel that the employee is trying to take advantage of them. This type of management style is somewhat fair because these people are paid to work and not sit around. It is unfair because these people are only making minimum wage so the management should relax and be a little less hard on them. This may have a resounding effect on the employees who would think the management cares and they may have a better outlook on their jobs and may feel better about themselves.


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



Blog Topic 2





There are three theoretical models that are used to explain and treat eating disorders. It is clear to me that the best theoretical model to explain eating disorders is offered by the feminists. The feminists suggest that eating problems are more existent in woman. Although men may have this problem as well, the majority is women. This model explains that thinness is an enforced requirement for the female body, which may lead them to the eating disorders such as anorexia, nervosa and bulimia. The feminists also discuss key concepts for eating disorders such as racism and class. Whereas the biomedical model ignores many cultural factors and social factors that influence women’s eating patterns. This model focuses on the psychological reasons for the eating disorders, as opposed to social aspects. The biomedical model also adopts many forms of treatment strategies that disempower women.  The last model is psychological. The psychological model explains that eating disorders are  “multidimensional disorders.”  While it gives successful therapeutic ways to treating theses disorders it is much like the biomedical model. Meaning it tends to neglect lesbians, women of color and working class women.

Eating disorders and sexual abuse are linked in many ways. Studies have shown that a majority of women said that sexual abuse was the main cause of their eating disorders. One way the two are linked is with binging. “Binging helped women, (numb out) or anesthetize their feelings.” Meaning they would use food to comfort them when they had anxiety attacks or loneliness.  Other disorders that are linked to sexual abuse are extensive dieting and bulimia. Some women believed that the reason they were sexually abused was because they were chubby. They believed that men liked that aspect of them, and that if they were thin they would not have been sexually abused. This reasoning is an important aspect that led them to anorexia or bulimia.

Racism and class standing are big contributors to eating disorders. “For some of the Latinas and African American women, racism coupled with the stress resulting from class mobility related to the onset of their eating problems.” Many women of different race received mixed messages throughout their childhoods about eating and weight. For example, a black woman named Jocelyn told her story. Jocelyn was continuously picked on by her white grandmother. Her grandmother told her that she was ugly because she was not white or thin. Jocelyn knew there was nothing she could do about not being white but she could control her weight. Which is where her eating disorder began. Jocelyn’s father made her feel that she was fat and that it was her fault their family was not as good as the other white families. Now that they were part of the middle class he felt it was important to have “thin and elegant daughters.” Jocelyn’s story is very similar to other women’s stories. Racism and class standing greatly contribute to eating disorders.

BY Calye

Blog Topic 3 – Privilege

In Paula S. Rothenberg’s Article “Invisible Privilege”, she describes the friendship between her daughter, Andrea, and her daughters’ African American best friend, Jewel. While in a school environment, the girls don’t realize the differences in their day-to-day lives, but when they start seeing each other outside of school, they realize how different they truly are.
When the two finally have their first play date at Andrea’s house, Jewel is shocked when taking a tour of the house because Andrea’s family has two bathrooms. That could be classified as an invisible privilege to most middle class white Americans. We take for granted the fact that the houses that we can afford come with three-plus bedrooms and two, sometimes two and a half to even three bathrooms. Andrea has no idea why Jewel is so shocked because she has grown up with luxuries such as this, but Rothenberg understands because with her life experience she can see the class differences between the two girls. Privilege, I feel, is invisible to only the middle class because they see themselves as the norm and is visible to the lower and upper classes because they can see what they are missing out on or how much extra they have, respectively.
Andrea’s reaction to Jewel’s home at the time of Jewel’s birthday party, though, is much the opposite. She is terrified of the ‘second bathroom’ in the basement and cannot, in fact, even go to the bathroom without her mother being with her, while Jewel takes pride in it. She feels out of place from all of Jewels family members and is uncomfortable because her mother and herself are the only white people in attendance.
In this situation, I do believe people can overcome this type of social difference. In the instance of Jewel and Andrea, I think they were too young and too naïve to actually realize why they couldn’t essentially work things out, but their mothers understood. In a better circumstance, the parties involved would be able to get past the race/class barrier and grow to understand the other party’s side.

By Mellissa

Women and the birth of sociology

The female gender was seen as the weak gender for many centuries, and decades, and even now, it’s still happening in some countries due to masculinism.

Masculinism took over all around the world, especially in poor countries where the justice system was weak, meaning there were laws but they were corrupted or ignored, especially against women. Therefore, women had to agree with any kind of law that was opposed to them. Which most of the time were unfair and their gender was ignored in this laws ( ex. The right to vote, work, drive and others.). Until the 18th century through early 20th century. Women from the upper class started a movement. They were the only ones that had a slight chance to do something about it. Poor women had NO chance at all to speak for themselves or to start a feminist movement.  These poor women still suffer from reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women’s suffrage, sexual harassment and sexual violence, which sounds absurd because it’s been happening for centuries.

 Sociology’s women founders have in common many ideas. But the main one is gender equality. All the ideas from the founder of the feminist movement and the ones that are still fighting against this global issue have contributed to the  achievement of laws of equality that were impossible back then.

Women and the Birth of Sociology

Women And The Birth OF Sociology

            After reading the excerpt from, “Women and the Birth of Sociology” by Patricia Madoo Lengermann and Jill Niebrugge-Brantley, we know that the fifteen women were all well known public figures in their lifetime. They contributed to the creation of social theory and were recognized by their male counterparts as significant social analyst. The article says that these women were erased from sociology that means that they were once recognized and then forgot about. All the women in the history of sociology have in common that they all knew each other and knew each others work. It seems that all these women were published authors. They all were involved with the hull house in Chicago. At the time the women were writing sociology as much as the men they were just forgot about. It is important to recognize the contribution of women in sociology because without them we would never have seen the importance of social inequality.

By Jason


     Seven million woman today suffer from eating disorders, and there are three theoretical models used to treat and explain these disorders. The three theoretical models consist of the biomedical model, psychological model and the gender model. All models focus on cultural obsession with thinness. The biomedical, psychological and the gender models all link to some type of trauma such as sexual abuse, racism, sexim, herterosexism, classism and poverty. Each model explains that eating is a coping mechanism to deal with some type of trauma. The biomedical and phychological models neglect woman of color, lesbians and working-class women, while the gender model focuses on women of all color and cultures. The biomedical model ignored eating problem that are influenced by cultural and social factors. The psychological model displays eating disorders and identifies them as “multidimensional disorders”, which are influenced by biological, psychological, and cultural factors. The gender modle asserts that eating problems are gendered. Sexual abuse is considered a trauma that contributes to eating disorders. Between one third and two thirds of woman with eating disorders have been sexually abused and can make the connection between their trauma and eating disorder. All models are treated differently. The biomedical model is medically treated, and the gender model is theraputically treated and the gendermodel is treated by individual pathology.

By Alicya