Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tickle m’ Ivories!
Today I practiced the piano! Yea! I just asked a R.A where I could practice the piano. It was only four floors down, two blocks down, and one block to the right from my bed. I hope to put going to the gym to exercise in my schedule next.
Before the lunch session, I talked to my teacher about the social boxes we put on people depending on their gender. To understand my point of view on this people need to understand that I believe my religion to be the truth. I know that the Lord made every one of us. He made me a woman so I am a woman. He made my bother a boy so he is a boy. No question. I have a divine role as a woman. I believe my brother has a divine role as well as a future young man. Therefore, I believe that we do have different roles to a degree. I understand that this is not always possible in certain situations. Such as in a single parent home in regards to family matters.I also believe that we all have characteristics that are not just formed by what had happened around us.
The wording in some of the reading material is sometimes chosen, I feel, to only side with one point of view that social boxes limit women. If my sister likes pink, was she influenced to like pink by the social box of what girls should like? No. She just likes pink. I do however see that some act a certain way by stereotypes afraid about what others think or confused about who they are or should be. Women themselves sometimes bring such stereotypes by the way they act in response of these stereotypes, in particular of objectivity. I see it as a vicious spiral. If we taught women self worth I think that we could stop this spiral. With self worth they would not feel the need to dress a certain way, look a certain way, or act a certain way to be attractive/ to be accepted that create the idea that woman are like objects.
Another point is that females face very similar problems that males do in different ways.
Robin came to our class during the afternoon session and talked about listening and feedback.
I look forward to another day.