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October 17, 2007

Week 7 Questions

Is the availability of pharmecutical drugs making our country more drug dependent? Are pharmecutical drug ads aimed more towards women than men? Are these drug ads making it easier for people, especially women, to MAKE themselves sick? What do pharmecutical drug ads have to do with the feminization of poverty?

October 16, 2007

question: Women and Poverty

If all the actions mentioned in the UN platform are implemented, there will still be the problem of the oppression put on women by men (i.e. in their homes and families). What can be done in these countries to change the paradigm of the roles men and women have? While keeping in mind the unique culture of each country.

Children are a societies future, should it be the societies responsibility to make sure the children have basic needs, such as food, shelter, and education?

Week 7 Questions

Alice Walker's piece speaks a lot on the idea that women (particularly black women) were once so beaten down that their mindsets became that that was what they deserved. How much do you think this plays into the discrimination against women that still exists today? Are we women our biggest critics?
The article we read on women and poverty mentioned a lot of government programs needing to be in existence to help women who are struggling on their own, or as head's of the household. In "I Stand Here Ironing," it is clear that that is something that would have greatly benefitted her, however, the programs that actually exist nowadays are constantly in jeopardy because of their consistent abuse/lack of funding. Do you think we can ever fully remedy this? If so, how?