Tuesday, October 18, 2011

extended comments on Shelias blog

After reading Shelias blog in which she tool quotes from the article and spoke about them I would say I have to agree with alot of the points that she made. It was ludacris for Biddulph to say that boys tend to not hear because there ear canals can be messed up. Thats just another excuse and if you ask me boys have enough excuses for the ignorance(not saying all are ignorant) I liked how she started her blog by saying that this article was like one of those pictures were you have to look at it long enough to see two different images. It was an ineresting way of explaing how she felt about the points that were being made. She went on to discuss the issue of boys being more violent then girls and causing 85% of violence in America, which i found to be a bit shocking seeing as girls get in fights all the time, i guess they just arent physical fights.

the article as Shelia noted starts to seem clear as to what the aithor wanted us to get out of it and it was that boys will be boys but "Raising boys to manhood means confronting racism, sexism, and homophobia both in our communities and in ourselves". as Paul Kivel said. I liked that she closed her blog with that statement because i didnt really get the authors point so clearly until that was said and was enforced in Shelias blog.
The quotes she used also helped me to pull out the depth of the article and the true talking points, that some excuses as to why boys are the way they are is crazy. Her blog was very informational!

i am putting in this song video because i thought of it when i read this article it talks of a girl being abused by a boy and the lyric that stuck out to me was "do you feel like a man" it seemed to relate slightly to what Kimmel was trying to say were that men do things that are wrong not due to biolgy or poor upbringing but maybe just because it makes them feel more like a man. its also song by a man which shows that not all men are put under the category of violent or rambuchus.


At October 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I never really paid attention to the meaning of the words of a song until you posted this song. Now music has changed for me too. Thanks professor. lol

At October 18, 2011 at 7:35 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

You brought up a good point about girls getting into fights too... And its also more talked about violence by a man to a woman but the cases where the woman is the abuser to the man or a woman is an abuser to another woman is talked about way less. I love that song. :)

At October 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Sydney! said...

I totally agree with you that there are way to many excuses when it comes to "boys will just be boys". When boys fight it is seen as whatever it happens, but for a girl to fight it's seen as unspeakable. There both due to the same thing, lack of self control, no matter what your gender is!

At October 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely agree with your blog and what everyone said when they commented this. Girls get into fights now more often than people do talk about. It doesn't matter with gender anymore with that situation or any situation. I feel like no matter what people have to say, each gender have the same ability to do good and bad.


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