lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015

stereotypes and gender roles

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I think the image has a piont.
My interpretation about it is simple, tow girls talking about a supposed course class at a collage or university. The course is obviously a metaphor about a rape problem and how to avoid it.

In my opinion women and men can dress how they want, does not matter if it is considered a provocative or offensive way, because as a free society, there is not a dress code in public streets (unless the law says so, currently, you just can´t walk completely nude). But in the part of the caption where it says : haw to dress and how to please everyone, I think is a little over exaggerated, because how to behave is something about the person itself, and surely is not the main cause of being rapped. The real class here in my opinion would be how to spot and avoid a rapist

News report

“Alcohol drinking in teenagers is becoming a more and more serious topic in England”

Mikel Pinochet-Drug specialist

Alcohol in youngsters has increased in an unnatural and alarming way over the past years, here in England, mostly in the big cities.

Have you ever heard about the term binge drinking? Probably no. Binge drinking means large alcohol consumption in a very short period of time, in order to achieve a drunken sensation in a fast way. This term is know very well by the under age teenagers in England, apparently.

This problem has become more evident because nowadays all the liquor stores and some bars as well are allowing under 18 years old to buy and consume alcohol. This obviously because of money involved, of course, but still, this is an illegal practice.

What are the consequences of a drunken teenage society? Of course this involve a lot of health issues without letting apart the chances of death because of overdose. This also causes lower grades in school and problems with family and friends, which are often solved with the consumption of more alcohol, which lead to an alcoholic case. This last case happens more often of what you really think, and by the way, alcohol dependence is now a problem teenagers have to face.


Who can be blamed about these? Maybe the parents of these teens, or probably the liquor stores and the authorities. But the real problem here are the education systems, which are in charge of educate about alcohol and other drugs. Education systems in other countries such as France proofed to be very efficient, as teens in this country don’t present  a high level of alcohol problems.

oral activity (since I dont have educreations)

video

Word definitions and sentences

Steroid: Any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds, as the sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, most of which have specific physiological action. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/steroid)
Sentence: I have seen many classmates using steroids



Purging: to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/purging)
Sentence: My inbox is full so now I must purge the messages I don’t need

Binge: a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/binge)
Sentence: I have been binge drinking over the past weekends


Obesity: the condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/obesity)
Sentence: I have seen very low obesity rates in my school

Anorexia: loss of appetite and inability to eat. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anorexia)
Sentence: I have seen over the years that abrexia is a more comon desease of what I thougth so.

Bulimia: Also called binge-purge syndrome, bulimia nervosa [nur-voh-suh] (Show IPA). Psychiatry. a habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bulimia)
Sentence: I have heard that bulimia is vety related with anorexia

Manorexia: It is like anorexia bus specifically in men (my definition)
Sentence: I prefer using the word anorexia for mena n for women instead of different but same meaning Word.

Bigorexia: Muscle dysmorphia (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bigorexia)
Sentence: I have seen a lot of bigorexia problems in various gyms.


Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder/basics/definition/con-20029953)

jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

Link of google drive: Written Asignment

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEOzfDrcM1edanSXJQFFYxZU2db2dGLr_O0Ak5gylDU/edit?usp=sharing

Image Description: Holi festival, India


Image description
“This festival represents the best of our traditions”

At the foreground of the image we can see two women painting each other faces, at the background what happens is pretty much the same thing. At the very background in the top of the image slightly to the left we can see what appears to be a big screen or display which shows the same colors that the women in the foreground are using to paint each other. Colors like red, blue, yellow and so on, are vivid and saturated colors that represent happiness and devotion, which is what the holi festival is about, which is being  celebrated  right know. 

According to the caption we can say that holi festival show the best of all traditions in India. The traditions are very cheerful and has a lot passion. In the holi festival everyone is invited to have a good time and leave problems aside. This festival is celebrated in other parts of the world as well, with a different name, by none of those haves comparison with the festival in India.

Image DEscription: Capetown

Image Description
Nowadays colored people in Cape Flats feel discriminated by Black people. In the past, this situation was a lot different”.

At the centre of the image we can see a big red and light blue colored old building that looks in precarious conditions. At the foreground in the bottom left corner there is a black skinned kid that appears to be running. In the bottom right corner, between the building and the street there is a group of people. It seems that four men with working suit are painting, rebuilding or inspecting the building probably. Going to the details of the picture, in the street there is a lot of garbage.

According to the caption, that in my opinion, doesn't refer that well according to the picture, it says that in the old days, colored people discriminated black people. Today the black people have realized that they are way more than the colored so now they discriminate them. Maybe the building represent this, I think that there are specific buildings just for black people and other for colored people, all this because of racism.