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Week Twelve Journal Prompt: Election and Mental Health

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 24, 2020 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (745)

Honestly I am kind of scared. As a Democrat who hates the current President. I sincerely hope that Biden wins. I am here as I am typing this comforting my trans and gay friends who are scared to death of getting their rights taken away and for me, a mixed girl, to have to face more ongoing police brutality; and not to even mention COVID. Biden is in the lead right now, which is a plus, and I hope it stays that way. I love politics, as I am not afraid at all to get politic...

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Week Eleven Journal Prompt: Pronouns

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 24, 2020 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)


“The Freedom to choose your Pronoun” by Jennifer Conlin is an interesting read that entails the inclusion of pronouns for the first time by companies such as Google. It explains the happiness that is felt within the LGBTQ+ community when they feel that they are properly represented. Later in the article, the audience gets a first glance at new names and labels people put on themselves and want to be identified, such as bi-curious and polyamorous. ...

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Week Ten Journal Prompt: Intersectionality

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 24, 2020 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (9)

For my journal prompt this week, I had chosen to read and explore “Why our feminism must be intersectional” by Jarune Uwujaren. Jarune goes in depth about what white feminism is and how different it is from other types of feminism. She explains how white feminism is the “one size fits all” type, and all other races and minorities have to fit into it. Types of white feminism include transphobia of trans women and saying that things that don't fit th...

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Week Nine Journal Prompt: Feminism Readings

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 24, 2020 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (7)

For my week nine journal prompt, I chose to read “Us Latina and Latin American Feminisms: Hemispheric Encounters” by Edna Acosta-Belen and Christine E. Bose. In the article, the authors talk about how Latinx feminism has risen out of politics such as having ties with the United States. Politics in feminism basically go hand in hand even when it shouldn’t be. Feminism tends to lean on the left, progressive side of things, while right leaning politics tend...

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Week Seven/Eight Journal Prompt: White Privilege

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (6)

I have had multiple experiences with White privilege, especially growing up as a mixed girl in an all White, conservative town. If I had to choose specifically, I would comment about school behavior. It would always seem the teachers were out to get me from a young age; while it became less obvious the more I grew up, I could very easily pick out the underlying tones and prejudices the school had against me. I would be either in the top or close to it my whole life, worki...

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Week Six Journal Prompt: An Experience with Gender Equality

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (7)

A very specific example of gender inequality comes to mind when I think of tradition. Growing up with a rather old fashioned, although democratic, family, tends to send mixed signals. My family is usually very progressive when it comes to human rights such as racial statuses and the class system; however, when it comes to the traditional order of men and women that’s where it seems they fall short. My Great-Grandmother always told me before her death that I would be...

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Week Five Journal Prompt: What a "Real Man" is

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Whenever I think of a real man, always the first thing that comes to mind is a buff, muscular dude with facial hair. Although I know in my head that one doesn’t have to be a real man and look like this, it’s just what comes to mind first, someone who is overly masculine. Once I get this thought out of my head, I begin to think of my own interpretation of what a real man is. The first real person that comes to mind is my boyfriend. My boyfriend is one of the be...

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Week Four Journal Prompt: My Perception on Gender

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (6)

My view on gender hasn’t changed much. When I was younger, I used to only believe in the main Binary of Man and Woman. As I grew older, I learned there is much more to gender than I originally thought. I slowly began to learn about transgender people, and wht that was, which was only a gateway door to the many other identities out there. I’m still a bit confused about things regarding gender, for example, the difference between non binary and genderfluid, but ...

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Week Three Journal Prompt: Gender

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (11)

When I think of gender, I at first think of the stereotypical “there are only two genders” bias. I think of the two “socially acceptable” genders, male and female. While my mind switches to these two genders first, I am also quite aware that gender in itself is a social construct in which has been stretched into a heteronormative state in which society makes it nearly impossible for people to accept what is reality. Scientists have proven that peop...

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Week Two Journal Prompt: Feminism

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (53)

To me, feminism is both a movement and a lifestyle. Today in the modern world, women have the same standardized rights as men do, such as getting a job and voting. We often take these relatively small things for granted, as women of the past had to protest and fight for these rights. There are many waves of feminism throughout history, the most three prominent being: the suffrage movement in the early 1900s which was the fight for the right to vote, the women’s r...

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