Do you think racism is a big cause of poverty?

I think racism is one of the causes of poverty although I do not think that it is a big cause. The fact that travel and communications have become more accessible and updated constantly through the Internet in the past decade or two, people all over the world have become more aware of the fact that in almost all societies the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In the United States alone there are people from all walks of life that are situated in varying stages of "wealth", therefore poverty is not prejudice. I think poverty is caused mainly by corruption and ignorance in all levels of governments in "poor" or "developing" countries. Politicians who receive grants and aid destined for those who need it most and either detour or hide them are the ones most responsible for the increase of world poverty.


Late V-day!

Did you have great time to spend the Valentine's Day?
Actuallly I had a road game in Chicago, so I spend my teammate rather than my boy friend.lol
anyway,is there a special way of spending this time in Amerika?
In Japan, it is only the women who give presents (mainly chocolates) to men. Japanese women are usually too shy to express their love. (Though it might not be true nowadays.) Therefore, Valentine's Day was thought to be a great opportunity to let women express their feelings. However, this is a custom that smart chocolate companies spread to boost their sales, and it has been very successful. Now the chocolate companies in Japan sell more than half of their annual sales during the week before Valentine's Day. Men are supposed to return gifts to women on a day called "White Day" (March 14th), a Japanese creation.

I resarched on th einternet they saidn that Japanese confectionery maker Morinaga is leading the charge for Reverse Chocolates by publishing the results of a survey revealing that 90.8% of Japanese women would like receive chocolate from men on Valentine’s Day as is the custom in other countries.


Men's Movemnt

I'm taking COMM 350R which I learn about Gender, Culture, Communication. First a month, we disused feminist, now we learned Men’s Movement. So, it was interesting for me but I didn’t know exactly what Men’s Movement is. So, I researched men’s movement on the internet.

This is what I learn. The men’s movement is a fascinating and vexing phenomenon that is part of the important history of gender change in the United States and the world. Men are finally engaging the challenges of feminism and rethinking what it means to be a man in today’s society. At stake in this “crisis of masculinity” is the future of the family, the economy, and the society as a whole. This book examines the cultural imagery and the actions of the men of the mythopoeia men’s movement in particular, examining their ideas, goals, and behavior.

I think the underlying problem that has caused the formation of the movement is that women have more or less successfully broken out of their archaic role, while men have yet to do so. Add to that the shame inflicted on men as a whole, and being male isn't necessarily the paradise some feminists make it out to be. In my opinion, this is a critical problem in need of solving, because I believe that in this matter, nobody is free before all is free. With women largely having liberated themselves from their old roles and men still stuck in their archaic ones, everyone wins if the male half of society manages to pull itself out of this outdated swamp. The school of feminism that stresses freedom and equality seems to agree, whereas the school of feminism that is mostly intent on making men suffer, predictably, disagrees. I think the latter is a minority, but I'm not a feminist, I wouldn't know.

The largest and most embarrassing error the men's movement committed was that part of it pointed to women as the enemy and oppressor. This is silly for two reasons: The whole discussion quickly degenerates into a "who-is-most-oppressed" competition, and besides, modern advanced civilizations are perfectly capable of oppressing both sexes. Women don't get the highest-paid jobs; men take jobs that kill them. Women are expected to both do professional work and tend to children if they have any; men get forced into military duty. The oppressor is not one sex, but the sexless social mechanisms that have been oppressing us all for millennia.

The problem with the movement is the same problem that faces modern feminists: Men's movements and women's movements are really a stupid way to go about fixing this problem. What we need is an anti-sexist movement that doesn't have the implicit agenda of advancing one sex over


How Child Abuse Affects Our Society

I have read the book which is " Achild called “It” since 1 monthe ago.Child abuse is one of the plagues on any given society. Sadly, it is present in nearly every, if not every, society. The fact that this plague affects society as a whole cannot be overlooked. There are a number of ways in which our society in America is directly impacted by the presence of this blight. The eradication of such a detriment would greatly improve our society as a whole.

One of the greatest affects of child abuse is its self perpetuation. It is commonly accepted that children that are abused have a greater chance of growing up and abusing their own children. As with so many other bad characteristics in society, this is a hard cycle to break. It takes a distinct and conscientious effort to disrupt the ongoing cycle of abuse. One must decide that they will not follow the pattern of their parents ahead of him. Unfortunately, since abuse is typically a problem among those that are under educated, those that are abused have very little chance of learning other options.

Child abuse also affects our society because it increases the rate of other abuse in the family. It is not uncommon for children who are abused to extend that abuse to other people when they have their own families. It is not surprising that children who are abused believe that such a practice is acceptable. When they have their own children, they believe that it is perfectly acceptable to abuse them, but they also extend that idea to their spouses. If they have become so domineering to abuse one member of the family, then they will not often hesitate to abuse others, thus guaranteeing the continuation of the cycle of abuse for another generation.