Finished Project

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Project in Progress

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I chose to do my final project on inequality and on how others that are not considered “normal” are treated.

 

#1 Sociological Idea: Sexual Harassment

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Meera Vijayann speaks out on the sexual violences that she has been through because it is the beginning to change.

URL: http://www.ted.com/talks/meera_vijayann_find_your_voice_against_gender_violence

#2 Sociological Idea: Gender-Hostage Acceptance

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: A man that worked at Winn Dixie was fired because he was caught cross dressing outside of work.

URL: https://www.aclu.org/news/winn-dixie-admits-firing-man-cross-dressing-duty-aclu-asks-federal-court-rule-without-holding

#3 Sociological Idea: Threatened 3rd World Woman

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Leslie T. Chang gets to know two women and talk about the harsh realities of the industrial growth in China.

URL:http://www.ted.com/speakers/leslie_chang

#4 Sociological Idea: Anti-Maternal Employment

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Heather was fired from a job because she had to take a ten minute break from class to breastfeed which her supervisor claimed did not work.

URL: https://www.aclu.org/blog/want-breastfeed-your-baby-youre-fired

#5 Sociological Idea:Gender Micropolitics

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Group of women walked out and began to protest about the pre and murder of a teenage girl. The women wanted men to listen and other women.

URL: https://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/20/headlines/argentina_thousands_strike_to_protest_gender_violence

#6 Sociological Idea: Patriarchy

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Many childhood movies portray the father being the head of the household and the mother being submissive.

URL: http://www.ted.com/talks/colin_stokes_how_movies_teach_manhood

#7 Sociological Idea: 3rd World Worker + 2nd Class Woman = Cheapest Labor

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Even though women are supposed to be paid the same as men, in today’s world women still are paid about 78 cents for every dollar men earn.

URL: https://www.aclu.org/blog/half-century-later-mad-mens-peggy-olson-still-waiting-paycheck-fairness

#8 Sociological Idea: Homophobia

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: A transgender was fatally shot because she was not what was considered the norm.

URL: https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/14/headlines/virginia_transgender_woman_noonie_norwood_fatally_shot

#9 Sociological Idea: Heterosexism

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Matthew Shepard was brutally killed in an anti-gay hate crime.

URL: https://www.aclu.org/blog/speakeasy/why-fred-phelpss-free-speech-rights-should-matter-us-all

#10 Sociological Idea: Dependency Theory

Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: Mary Robinson was a global leader and also the president of Ireland who was the founder and president of Realizing Rights. After being president she realized how other countries were and emphasized that everybody matters.

URL: http://www.ted.com/speakers/mary_robinson

I made my project by using construction paper and sharpie markers. I decided to google different phrases on inequalities to have an idea of what to write.

My advice to others is to always do the readings that are assigned in class. Do not wait until the last minute to start a project and always remember to check in with the teacher on the topic you chose.

 

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