Category : Sociology

The Stonewall Riots and their Influence on Workplace Discrimination

The Stonewall Riots and their Influence on Workplace Discrimination By: Kelsey Murray On the night of June 27, 1969, the Stonewall riots broke out in New York City at the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Inn was traditionally a bar that whose patrons were mostly homosexual or queer. These militaristic style riots caught widespread attention across the United States because it appeared to be sudden and those who were involved were part of an ostracized community. The ostracized community was the […]

Gender Equality – When Will He and She Become We?

Written by Maxwell Distinctions may effortlessly be made between the sexes based only upon personal experience, even without the influence from the societies and cultures in which personal values are bred. My personal involvement in such a phenomenon speaks clearly towards this aspect. Being raised by a mother who, without fail, took on the duty of a stereotypical housewife, has taught me of the magnitude of which gender in society has proved to reproduce itself and its norms throughout the […]

Examining the Proposed Roles of Women in “Belinda”

Belinda by Maria Edgeworth seems to say that women’s roles aren’t simple to define. The focus on domestic happiness appears to imply that this lifestyle is the one that should be followed. However, it also offers alternatives to the domestic life and shows how unconventional lifestyle choices can lead to good decisions, happy endings and are ultimately, not as awful as they may seem. This is exemplified through the contrast between Lady Delacour and Anne Percival. Edgeworth finds a balance […]

Summary of “Social Sites are Becoming Too Much of a Good Thing”

In the essay, “Social Sites are Becoming Too Much of a Good Thing” the author talks about how people are sick of social sites and the ratings are dropping by the millions. The author provides reason why this is occurring. One reason is students are returning to school and they do not have time. Another reason is that there are an increasing number of sites competing for attention. Ellen Lee continues on and provides a story about a social site […]

Summary of Caroline McCarthy’s “In Defense of Twitter”

Caroline McCarthy starts out her essay with a story of her being disappointed in a convenience store and she wanted to make her disappointment know by using twitter. McCarthy then talks about how you can tweet anything and how random the tweets can be. McCarthy then starts to compare twitter to social-networking sites and how twitter is more free form than these social networking sites. McCarthy mentions how people are not fully satisfied and abandon twitter for rivals, like Jaiku. […]

Summary of Farhad Manjoo’s “Do I Really Have to Join Twitter?”

Farhad Manjoo first starts out talking about twitter and how it is becoming more popular rapidly. Manjoo continues on about twitter and how some think twitter is the next great mode of human communication, while others say they have a hard time wrapping their heads around the service. Manjoo then ask the reader if twitter is a fad and how if you do not join twitter then would you be missing out on some important cultural touch stone. Manjoo also […]