TJohnson: Michelle Obama goes off on Donald Trump

Let’s start with how Michelle Obama was dressed during her remarks to Donald Trump. As the president’s wife and a woman, she is dressed very fashionable but modest. She doesn’t have her cleavage showing, any skin showing. See I said woman and not a young girl. She is dressed as a wife, mother, and first lady should be dressed. Of course, most men want their wives to dress nice but not revealing.

Of course, CNN says, “First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump Wednesday,” the stereotype of the black woman coming across with an attitude. The word “tore” gave that away. You know the “black woman” I’m talking about, the one who ‘tells it like it is’.

The word choice she used was phenomenal. She belittled him with few and matriculate words as possible. That shows you the maturity level of the woman and how women usually handle situations, very rational.

http://www.eblackstudies.org/intro/

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J.Vanalstyne

The women who love Boko Haram

At a safe house in Nigeria, the wives of Boko Haram fighters share stories of the men they married.

22 Sep 2016 08:35 GMT

 The wives of Boko Haram fighters are hopeful and optimistic about their husbands’ return. These women have bonded through the grace of their husbands’ absence. Although some expecting mothers are concerned that their un born child will not meet its father. When speaking of these men, the women are glowing and positive.  Some women spoke of the ways in which their men took care of them and their fsmilies. The love these women have for their husbands is clear. Some had to elope in order for love to prevail.While all the women have various stories of marrying their guys, they share one common intrest, That of which being the wives of Boko Haram fighters. The love that these women have for their men in undeniable.

C.Garrett: Rarity of Tulsa Shooting: Female Officers Are Almost Never Involved

Betty Jo Shelby drew her firearm and cautioned the man to quit strolling. In any case, Terence Crutcher kept moving toward his S.U.V., which he had left amidst the street, the driver’s side entryway open and the motor running. He was murmuring to himself, however his hands were brought up noticeable all around. Minutes after the fact, Officer Shelby discharged a solitary shot, leaving Mr. Crutcher dead in the road. She told specialists she trusted he had a weapon. In any case, he was unarmed. Prosecutors arraigned her on Thursday on a charge of first-degree homicide.

From numerous points of view, the shooting, which occurred in Tulsa, Okla., was a well known one: A white cop. An unarmed dark man shot dead. An aggravating encounter caught on video that incited offend the nation over. Be that as it may, this time, the officer discharging the fatal shot was a lady, an irregularity in lethal police experiences. The reasons female officers execute less frequently than their male associates has been the subject of just restricted research and ascribed to an assortment of variables. Most prominent is that they are spoken to in just a little rate of police strengths — around 15 percent of divisions across the nation, as per a Bureau of Justice Statistics study. Different clarifications range from the relative shortage of ladies who work probably the most unsafe police occupations, for example, pack points of interest, to a clarification that is normal, however unproved: that female officers are more conciliatory and less fierce than their male partners. These stereotypes of female officers are very common though. Of course female officers are looked at as not being on dangerous or “serious” missions vs. male officers. Also, nobody would really expect a female officer to be the one to shoot somebody. Women too can do the same job as a man but nobody expects it out of them. But most current female officers interviewed said those stereotypes did not play out in the field.

Body Image Issues? Lisa Lampanelli Knows the Feeling- Shanetrice Leonard

Lisa Lampanelli a comedian who was insulted by her weight now explores women, food and body image to improve their weights.

Quoted in the article Ms. Lapanelli says ‘Regularly traffics in retrograde stereotypes and punch lines that offend. But she defends her jokes, saying she makes fun of everyone and fans can tell her intentions are benign.” The article speaks on the stereotypes of over weight women that are insecure, which Ms Lapanelli experience when she performed a comedy joke someone in the audience shouts “Bring back the fat chick!” Fat chick is definitely considered a stereotype. Ms Lampanelli says  it is either you are to thin or overweight there is this idea that media betrays on how woman should look in society. This is the biggest issue woman are facing. People that does comedy or have to appear on camera are being roast by the audience  a lot about their image.  Quoted from the article “Her image on those shows was steely, impenetrable and brutally harsh.” They truly downplay her appearance and made her the laughing stock because she was not audience idea of beauty.  Brutally harsh is a very negative stereotype that overall give the perception of how a fat woman is looked as,as if she is a disturbing human being and she is not consider to be apart of society until she works off her weight. Ms. Lampanelli quotes “I was miserable,” she said. “I’d go home in tears a lot of the time.Even when I’m talking to you, I’m like, ‘Does my arm look fat?” The negative stereotypes wounded her and these stereotypes that are in media is a big issue because this can cause people who are not the idea beauty of society to lead into depression. I see this all the time I seen a friend at a football game and when I gave her a compliment about her slimming down she looked at me as if she didn’t believe me and didn’t feel confident about herself  and this causes people to wear their stereotypes which is not right because it shows.

LINK:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/theater/lisa-lampanelli-stuffed.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R. Beja Myanmar child slavery

Myanmar ‘child slavery’ outrage sparks investigation

In countries like Burma and most of southeast asia human trafficking and slavery are very common practice, and in this article we will be discussing the themes and stereotypes portrayed by this story of two girls. The over all story for the article is that these two girls were sent away from their parent’s village to help earn money to help support the family. What ended up happening is that the girls were abused, mistreated, and beaten regularly. When the village and the parents finally went to the police for assistance they were turned away time and time again. The tone of the story paints a very dismal outlook for not only the girls in the article but the country as a whole.

It was not until a reporter became involved, Swe Win took the case to the national human rights commission and the United Nations started putting pressure on the local police to get involved and the girls were released, and their captors arrested. It just speaks volumes to how corruption, poor leadership, and a general sense of apathy is portrayed when the article deals with the government. It is sad that these girls were treated like they were by their captors.

Picture originally from AFP/Ye Aung Thuye Aung Thu obtained from BBC World

Picture originally from AFP/Ye Aung Thuye Aung Thu
obtained from BBC World

The girl in the photographs shows only her injuries. If you first look at her hands you can see the scars on her forearms most likely from a knife trying to cut her face and she covered herself with them. When you see her hands look at her fingers and how her fingers are gnarled and almost locked into place. That’s from multiple fractures to her fingers from being broken constantly most likely with a hammer because of the circular indentations in between her knuckles and forefingers. That young woman will probably never be able to use her hands again. Simple things such as even feeding herself, bathing, and even going to the bathroom will be a daily struggle for her. ‘What was her crime?’ One might ask in regards to seeing these photos. The answer is simply, ‘her cooking and cleaning,’ according to the article.

The fact of the matter is that even though the families were justified in asking for the captors to be brought up on charges, chances are that this is not the only story like this from Burma. It is rugged, rural third world, and the majority of its economy is based around the black market. Drugs, guns, human trafficking, and murder are a daily reality for countries like this. So while the journalist who fought to get the village help will get an award, and the girls are safe and healthy, the situation in the article appears to be hopeful. The reality however is extremely grim, and unless people continue to step forward and make waves like this it will not ever change. The easiest way to remember the tone that the pictures portray in contrast to the writing is best summarized by Edmund Burke, “Evil prevails when good men fail to act.”

For more information, please visit the BBC for the full article located here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37448243

Rio TJohnson:Reward? Female Rugby stars ‘deserve more money’

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/22/sport/olympic-rugby-sevens-australia/index.html

The women’s game is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity, though one of its pioneering players hopes that will change. Things still hasn’t changed when it comes to women, we are still fighting for a pay raise in every job aspect, when clearly women perform better than men in every aspect of the business world but we still are cut short of our worth.

“The girls need to be endorsed,” Australia’s former World Cup- winning captain Cheryl McAfee told CNN’S World Rugby show. Stereotypes showing that women have to voice an opinion to be heard, we have to demand for things to be done for us.

“They get out bed every day with bumps and bruises, but they grind it every day and they work really hard and they deserve more money.” The stereotype shown is women are working hard everyday with limited pay and it showing that our grind is precious and we should be rewarded for how hard we work.

Example was given of the salaries between men and women: The Average Salary in the Australian women’s squad is reportedly around $41,000- which includes a base wage as well as tax-free contributions from the Australian Sports Commission and world series win bonuses, which are also tax free. This was further boosted by $15,000 for winning Olympic gold.

extra example: The top three or four women in the squad earn between $60,000-$68,000. The men’s seven players, meanwhile, average around $56,000 according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Both examples shows you how they take women sports as a joke and hold men to a higher degree than women. Oh! The men sport is serious, they deserve the money. Women don’t take the sport of Rugby serious so why should they be paid more. People pay more to watch men horseplay around on a field before they pay more to watch women.

Talks are ongoing between the Australian Rugby Union and the Players’ union, which is seeking pay parity for the women. CNN has contacted the ARU for comment.

The English Rugby Union announced before the Olympics it will be awarding 16 full-time contracts to its key women’s players ahead of next year’s 15-a-side World Cut title defense. I hope to see a higher pay raise since you’re going to recruit and contract more women.

 

T. Chandler: All female crew attempts to break through naval blockade!

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Picture from Aljazeera.com

 

An all- female crew in Barcelona, Spain leads two boats to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boats’ names are Zaytouna meaning “olive” and Amal meaning “hope.”

For the next few weeks the crew will travel across the Mediterranean Sea, prior to reaching the Gaza, where they will try to break through a naval blockade that has been set up by Israel for more than ten years! Wow, possibly making history! This challenge had been previously attempted by an all-male crew but unfortunately, it resulted in multiple tragedies caused by a storm.

How brave and commendable are these woman? This article shows that these woman want to make a change. A skipper named Habib states that “We are trying to provoke a reaction [through] a very positive and symbolic action in a peaceful way.” These woman wanted to feel liberated, and their actions show that. They displayed woman empowerment to show that women can do the same thing men can do  and be more selfless while doing so.

“The Palestinian woman has been participating in the cause for years just like men – if not more- but there is no recognition of her role,” an activist/ crew member by the name of Abu Bakra told Al Jazeera.

These woman were portrayed to be brave and courageous. They were not only standing up for their religion and people but for woman all over! They beat the stereotype that all women are suppose to do is sit and take care of home and the children. By going out on this journey that had ended so badly for men speaks volumes. And this article portrayed these women as “Strong,” “Independent,” and “Heroic.”

To check out more on this topic and to follow these amazing ladies on their journey visit this link: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/female-flotilla-aims-break-israeli-siege-gaza-160918084128799.html