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10/19/2017

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Dharampal Singh

The thing is that the most concerning is the increasing sensitivity in the area of social media.One can't predict how much audience a particular issue will attract.As a result,the conservatives are not favour of open discussion of an issue in an educational institution that may go viral.
The author talks about the 'special snowflakes'.It seems like author was little bit confused in categorising who the snowflakes really are.On one hand,he said it is the youth who have so many questions in their mind which they want to discuss.On the other hand he said it is the conservative people who are not in favour of any change.But if we gone to take today's scenario ,social media is the source of different views . We all are the special snowflakes who might get influenced but their views can be different based on their exposure.

Jessica Colloca

In recent discussions of the degradation of women's power in authoritative positions, a controversial issue has been whether the judgement of women's appearances holds them back form expressing their ideas. On one hand, some argue that the critiques on appearance are something that women in the public eye have always had to put up with. From this perspective, there is no room for change, there is simply tolerance of ignorant behavior and no solution or reasoning is given. On the other hand, however, others argue that these insults effect women's drive to be in the public eye such as political figure or a broadcaster. In the words of Meredith Simons, one of this view's main proponents, "Some women have switched from broadcast journalism to print journalism to keep themselves out of the public eye. Women thinking about running for office may think better of it when they see other women pilloried for being insufficiently attractive." According to this view, the threat of being put down and criticized for the way they look is getting in the way of women's career goals and views of themselves. In sum, then, the issue is whether the critics of the female body need to take a step back and think before they speak, tweet, and post or if the public and people in the public eye need to speak out against the harsh words in order for women to be able to rise up and dominate our government and society as a whole.
My own view is that insulting women is just an excuse to push them down in fear that they might rise above a man. Though I concede that, women have always had this pressure on them to be physically attractive or pleasurable for a man, I still maintain that, the insults used to this day are stuck in the past. They are pushing gender roles onto the current generation and telling women that they are incapable of being leaders or making changes with their own original idea. For example, when lawmakers say that women are ugly, and unworthy of even recognition, even if it is negative of powerful men such as Donald Trump, they are struck down from their hopes of making social change. Although some might object that there is nobody who can stop this harassment besides the harassers themselves, I would reply that the public can indeed aid in the justice for women's stance in the political and social mainstream of our society; women need to call out their lawmakers, senators, and governors in order to make the change they are being told they cannot. This is important because feminism is a topic that draws the attention of millions, good and bad. Common people must come together and rally support for feminism in order for equality to be reached.
In conclusion, then as I suggested earlier, defenders of the argument regarding women's place in society can't have it both ways. Their assertion that there is nothing we can do as everyday people to make a change in our governing officials' minds is contradicted by their claim that women in government are a threat to men's authority. If men really felt as though looks ruled over ideology and skill they would not feel threatened enough to put them down.

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