Monday, March 30, 2009
I'm going to admit I have always kind of thought of female athletes as masculine and after this week in class I'm not sure why. It was very cool to see how in today's world females are more widely accepted and respected as athletes. Sports are becoming not so male dominated and it's a step in the right direction. It's actually very unfair how male athletes are put up on this pedestal while female athletes are often not respected for the hard work they put in and if they are they are viewed as masculine. It's like you can't be feminine and great at a sport, if your great at a sport that somehow makes women less feminine. I have also come to realize that it depends on the sport. For example, female tennis players are going to be viewed as more feminine than female basketball players. Whether it's the outfits, the sport itself, or some other reason for this difference in views I'm not sure, but it is obvious that different sports are viewed differently.
Monday, March 23, 2009
So spring break has come and gone...I can't believe the semester is flying by...Our midterm is due this week and I just about finished it and found some really good you tube clips to go with it. I chose to write about body image and how it is defined and affects people differently. Hopefully it turns out well. Well it was nice to have a week off to relax and unwind and now its time to start up again:)
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I absolutely loved the guest speaker we had this week. She is a hair stylist in town and was very entertaining to listen to. I have gotten my hair done since the beginning of high school. I don't look at it as cosmetic surgery because to me its not as permanent or serious. There's a difference to me between getting a face lift and getting my hair highlighted. But anyways, I really enjoyed hearing her stories and how passionate she was about hair. I think hair is such a fun way to express ones self.
This week in class we had a woman come and speak about her experience being overweight in a society that puts such emphasis on how we look and how skinny we are. I first think it was very brave of her to speak in public about her experience and struggles. I truly believe that it is very difficult for many overweight people to lose weight. Many aren't educated about nutrition and helpful workouts that will show them results. And many aren't patient enough to stick with something when they don't see results right away. I think, after hearing her speak, that if a person has tried every other way to get healthy and still can't seem to achieve their goals then weightloss surgery may be something they could consider.