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    We must learn to deal with reality. If we do not then we might become worse off and hurt ourselves. In “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”, a short story written by Ursula Le Guin, and A Streetcar Named Desire, a play written by Tennessee Williams, the reader is reminded that what we should not ignore reality; sometimes we think that the truth is harsh and we ignore it so that we do not have to deal with it rather than face the reality. By ignoring reality, we can let a problem grow out of hand which may cause more trouble for us later in life, instead by facing the truth head on and by trying to change the present or take responsibility for our actions, we can change the future so that we are comfortable living in it. The story of the citizens of Omelas seems to be happy and carefree at first, but under its surface lies a dark secret. The city that the author describes leads the reader to think that life in Omelas is carefree. To show some of the things that the people live without Le Guin writes, “As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb” (Le Guin 1). The aforementioned ideas and inventions, are things that help to create inequality by creating the artificial statuses that we have in the real world. By not knowing these things the people of Omelas have less to worry about and the absence of the ideas and inventions help to form a stronger bond between the people. Life is…

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    its operations in pursuit of profits for its corporate executives. They continue to brandish themselves under the guise of McDonalds brand only because of the cultural capital it has amassed makes it easier to make profits, but if the brand ever became too toxic it is simply expendable. There are some operations though that McDonaldization does seem to exist symbiotically with, this being the temporal expansion of McDonaldization into the sector birthing and life. It must be considered that…

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    I used to think that giving birth was overrated and believed that the emotional rollercoaster leading up the birth was insincere. In my opinion, giving birth had always seemed frightening, long and most of all painful. Surprisingly, my whole outlook on giving birth and its emotional impact changed when I gave birth to my first child, Joy. I remember the day as if it was yesterday, despite the fact that it took place almost nine years ago. It was a rainy Sunday in February when I invited my best…

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    premature death giving birth to her, determined to escape similar fate Elizabeth decided not to have children and wanted to forever prevent the same scenario from happening to anyone else. Elizabeth attended Agnes Scott Institute in 1908, four years later when she was 21 she moved to New York City, settling in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village and went on to study nursing at White Plains Hospital. She worked closely with Margaret Sanger as a side by side nurse, after realizing they…

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    For centuries the education field has experienced controversial topics and this has forced the question of which of these topics do teacher decided to educate on, and if it is appropriate for the classroom. Sex education has been amongst those topics where states have had to decide if sex education was needed and if it was deemed necessary for proper education. Sex Education had gone through a large transformation and it is more essential now more than ever with th rising teen pregancy rates and…

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    happened to Athens during the Peloponnesian wars. The History of the Peloponnesian war written by Thucydides captures this essence of Greek Tragedy. Any chance of Athens becoming a righteous community is subverted by Alcibiades. The customs laid out in Pericles’ speech when he says, “I believe that a city that is on the whole well governed benefits individual citizens more than one in which individual citizens do well while the city collectively staggers and falls (Thucydides 80),” are…

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    Do Shows Like “16 and Pregnant” Promote Teenage Pregnancy? Teenage pregnancy has become a popular topic of entertainment for American television. There are dozens of shows and movies that depict a young girl and her challenging lifestyle once a child is brought into the picture. The most common concern with these shows is simple: do shows like “16 and Pregnant” promote teenage pregnancy? The answer is also simple: no. Television shows and movies do not glorify young mothers. These shows portray…

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    There are two very distinct sides that continuously argue over the funding for Planned Parenthood, both sides present very well organized arguments; however, there are pros and cons to both sides. One might ask what exactly is Planned Parenthood. Several people are under the impression that this program only deals with abortion; but, this is wrong. Activist that support Planned Parenthood believe that it is the government’s responsibility to provide government aid to help assist the underinsured…

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    Observation Paper: Early Childhood Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to observe a child between the ages of 2-16, while reviewing which stages of development they are in. By observing the child it helps retain information correlating with the class by having to go back and remember what was discussed. Understanding development is important because then you are aware which stages a child should be in. Learning all of this will come in handy if the decision is made to have children…

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    Legal abortions have both its cons and pros. The cons are that women can go around and have sex without the worry of having to take care of a baby on down the line, a lack of adoptable babies, and an increased chance of breast cancer. The pros are that abortions are available for women of incest, rape victims, and health problems. Women who deal with these things shouldn’t have to worry about feeling responsible for having children under these circumstances because it may lead to another issue,…

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