Women and Feminism: Asking for equality or asking for more? The Intro

We have all heard it, from its beginning period of the early 1800s to present time. What once was thought as a fools idea of the past, seems to have grown to almost a religion to me…or even comparable to a samurai’s code for women today! Even the girls in my English class constantly talk about “women’s rights” and “equality for women”. The idea of women’s rights and equality is all good and well in my book, but in today’s present time…it feels that the end result of this movement has made a change. In fact…it seems to have become a revolution to pamper women and lessen the man in the interactions. This post will stir up some opinions, women will disagree in anger, men will agree in hope, and overall conflict will rule! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!…*ahem* sorry

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Now I know, some people out there are saying, “No, women are treated less fairly by men.” and “All we women want are equal rights”. Sure, if you were saying that in the late 1700s and 1800s I would agree women do deserve such treatment. However, in our current time period is it really necessary to rally and say women should have more power? It is common today for women in to all have equal rights as men, in the United States of America and our allies. So why the demand for more?…Think about it.

This is the intro to a post I will be making later on in the future. Please tell me if it is a good idea and if there is anything to fix.

Anosognosia: You don’t know…you don’t know

Now, for those who don’t know what anosognosia is, it is the idea of people being unaware of the existence of their own disability or being too ignorant to know that they are ignorant. For those who understood the idea congratulations, you got it quicker than I did.

For people who don’t know it, it is the idea that a person is so ignorant, that they did not know what they did or will do is not possible. Or another example is a person who was coming up with solutions to problems, did not think of one solution due to not knowing about a problem. Get it? Good.

Why did I decide to throw this word out there and explain it? The reason is, people (especially students) have this mental illness…well not exactly this. I just wanted to warn students that they are doing an imitation, due to students not willing to think before they do…or don’t do. Students, with their carefree nature and their idea of “no homework during the weekend, that is a time to relax” prevents them from thinking that they should check to see if there is homework or quizzes coming up right after the weekend. In the end it is just poor insight. This can become a habit and thus affect your future. So basically shape up guys, think before you act…or in this case always think out everything to insure you don’t get bit on the butt later on.

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Othello #2: Life Lesson in the form of Iago

*WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE STORY Othello! STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT IT SPOILED!*

In the story Othello, Iago was thought to be a kind and loyal companion who tells only the truth and what he thinks, especially to Othello…in the characters’ points of views. However as the reader, we all he is anything but. Iago from the start openly admits he is an enemy of Othello and will help Roderigo take Desdemona from her new husband. Yet, the second he is around Othello or Desdemona he makes himself seem like their buddy and such. Further in the story, Iago makes Cassio (Othello’s new lieutent) lose his position and gains it himself, makes it seem as if Desdemona is cheating on Othello with Cassio, has Othello go into a jealous rage, has Roderigo try to kill Cassio (after making Roderigo lose all his money), and in the end Iago’s meddling causes the death of Desdemona at the hands of her husband…and all with no reason besides not getting the lieutent position at first.

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Why am I talking about a book from Shakespeare when this blog is suppose to be about mythes, mayhem, and memes? Well I thought this book touches upon the darker half of life. Like in life, we would always believe in our best friends, that they would never betray us, that they are totally kind and friendly, you don’t ever doubt them a second…but then the harsh truth comes out, many do. Sometimes we do end up misplacing our trust onto friends that don’t really care for us, even if we were so sure of the person. Sad to say, those are also the type of person that will use our trust against us to do harm. To me the story of Othello is trying to teach us a life lesson. To always be careful of those we trust and don’t take everything at face value. This idea that came from Othello would help us in life, to be more prepared for the worst in our friends so it won’t be as bad…or it is trying to say not to trust anyone. You know, it just depends if you want to trust them.

Othello: 1st post~

In our current AP English class, our teacher decided to read about Othello. Now we got pretty far in the story and should finish it any day now. So, might as well tell what the story seems to convey or/and compare it to events (occurrences) and society norms in real life.
*WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, EXIT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THEM*

In many ways, Othello points out some of societies (and human) flaws that still are present today. The idea of evil being anywhere in your life. Othello represents the monster of jealousy and suspicion we humans can become. In the story Othello, Desdemona remained faithful ever since they married around a week before. Othello believed that he loved Desdemona, yet a single “thought” from Iago changed Othello from a kind and caring husband and friend into a raging jealous beast that doubts his own wife without cause. In the end, he does not kill the supposed reason his wife was “unfaithful” but rather killed Desdemona without hearing her side of the story, only because of suspicion.
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Yet this story does have a sad truth to it. From jealousy, humans can do unbelievably dark thinks. While in the story Othello tries to smother his wife to death (which is quite dark), today husbands do much worse. On the news, a Mexican husband records himself cutting off his wife’s head for cheating on him. Now, judging how Mr.Theriault reacted so amazing last time I showed a gruesome picture on one of my posts (which I removed by the ways)…I decided to you tell you how to find it on google. Just look up “Man kills wife for cheating”. Amazing what the internet has now doesn’t it?