Category : Sociology

Who is Your Role Model?

When I think of a role model I think of someone who inspires, motivates and sets a good example of their selves.   One of my role models that fit that description is Jerry Piroch.  Jerry is a 49 year old man who is the president of American Legion Baseball, a coach for BC3 softball and my baseball coach.  One trait that Jerry has is that he has a good sense of humor.  During the summer, I worked for Jerry […]

Answered Questions about “The Globalization of Eating Disorder”

Comprehension: 1) Bordo defines body-image distortion syndrome to be someone who is an extreme perfectionist with a hyper-demanding mother that suffers from severe perceptual and cognitive problems that “normal” girls do not share. Then the author gives examples, such as Black, Asian or Latina, of what people do not picture this syndrome to be. 3) According to the author, we should deal with globalization of eating disorder by dealing with the culture around us and what it is teaching our […]

Cyber Bullying vs. Traditional Bullying

Everyone one can remember a childhood time when they were insulted by words or pushed around by bigger kids, or even rumors about them were made up at school. They were bullied as a kid. Bullying is still a major problem today for children. With today’s technology, traditional bullies have been able to add a new element in bullying, the internet. “Cyber bullying adds an entirely new painful dimension to making fun of each other. A cyber bully is an […]

Body Images, Eating Disorders, and Cultural Imperialism

An eating disorders comes from a number of factors such as psychological, physical, and social issues. “Media images that help to create cultural definitions of beauty and attractiveness are often acknowledged as being among those factors contributing to the rise of eating disorders”(Media). American Media affects people in America as well as other countries by exporting potentially unhealthy images of the human body. First, the people that live in America are affected by their own media. Media can be brought […]

My Fear of English Class

Everybody had a worst subject in high school, whether it math, science or physical education. They try there hardest but they still just cannot get the hang of it. When I was going through the education system my worst subject happened to be English. Ever since the beginning of high school, I never fully understood English. “During the teen-age years the well documented phenomenon of “math anxiety” strikes girls who never had any problem handling numbers during earlier schooling. Some […]

Why Do American’s Overeat Despite Health Risk?

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than one billion adults overweight, at least 300 million of which are obese; nationally, more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, contributing to the burden of chronic disease and disability (WHO). In school you may have learned that body weight is assessed quantitatively by body mass index, kilograms per meter-squared (kg/m2), because tax payers finance millions of dollars in health education each year. Also, the diet and fitness industry has […]