• When I started this course I really thought it was going to be quite simple and easy, boy was I wrong. I really was surprised at how much this course required me to really think about the issues we discussed on a […]

  • When I started this course I really thought it was going to be quite simple and easy, boy was I wrong. I really was surprised at how much this course required me to really think about the issues we discussed on a […]

  • bivinsdl wrote a new post, End Of The Road, on the site Bivins 6 years, 9 months ago

    When I started this course I really thought it was going to be quite simple and easy, boy was I wrong. I really was surprised at how much this course required me to really think about the issues we discussed on a […]

    • Such a great post! I like how you stated that you didn’t think a 101 course could teach you so much in such a short time. I completely agree with you. Who knew a 100 level course could actually teach you something and make you work instead of it just being a review? I’ve enjoyed having you in my group this semester! I hope you enjoy what’s left of the summer and good luck to you in your future endeavors! 🙂

    • Epigenetics was definitely something I really enjoyed learning here! And was honestly surprised the first time I’d hear about this here as a biochemistry major and quickly learning after how big it’s getting in research! this class has certainly taught me a lot and that’s something I’m not surprised about! as a sociology class I knew we’d be sharing ideas and I really enjoyed that!

  • I think that women have so much to deal with in the world and that’s something that many men, including myself, will never have to go through. I think as an outsider looking in, it’s easy to forget the impossible […]

  • bivinsdl posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    I think that women have so much to deal with in the world and that’s something that many men, including myself, will never have to go through. I think as an outsider looking in, it’s easy to forget the impossible standards of beauty that women are held to these days. There’s pressure to be thin, tall, have clear skin, and have no body hair. I like…[Read more]

    • Thank you! I appreciate that you are aware of women’s ability to have individuality.

  • bivinsdl wrote a new post, Sexism, on the site Grandma SOCY 6 years, 10 months ago

    As far as gender, sex and sexuality go there is a lot of information that individuals think they know, but they don’t. I found a lot of the information from this week’s reading to be very interesting and I think […]

  • As far as gender, sex and sexuality go there is a lot of information that individuals think they know, but they don’t. I found a lot of the information from this week’s reading to be very interesting and I think […]

  • bivinsdl wrote a new post, Sexism, on the site Bivins 6 years, 10 months ago

    As far as gender, sex and sexuality go there is a lot of information that individuals think they know, but they don’t. I found a lot of the information from this week’s reading to be very interesting and I think […]

    • Although most of us are aware of the conflicts that arise in our every day lives from gender inequality the need to keep educating ourselves in very important. Its nice to hear you, as a man speak about your awareness and show concern! Men and woman certainly do have such different experiences in their life’s just depending on the gender. I see our society is growing with social equality and thankfully gender is one of those things, hopefully the issue of harrassment will be one of the first things to lessen!

    • I know just how you feel about your girlfriends safety and concern. I go through similar things. We went to Kings Dominion a few weeks ago and we spent a fair amount of time in the water park. I went to the bathroom and some random guy was staring at her for the entire time I was there. She ran over to me and just held me until he walked away. It made her very uncomfortable and scared. It is sad that the women in our society have to go through things like this.

    • I agree with your opening statement-everyone is so convinced they have it all figured out for some reason. You would think it’d be fairly easy to accept the reality of gender inequality, but because everyone has problems, it’s hard for those with privilege to accept/recognize their higher status. It’s funny you go straight into the topic of safety, as that’s the first thing I point out when speaking with someone who (somehow) still fails to recognize sexism is everywhere.

    • Also, here’s a great Aziz Ansari bit on the topic you and your girlfriend might appreciate 🙂

    • It’s hard being a woman: I can tell you that! and especially, coming from a family of all sisters and girl cousins with no boys at all in our family, my whole entire family is extra careful when it comes to our safety to keep us protected. My parents and cousins’ parents always worry and make sure we are all home at a certain hour and all our parents have become our friend on purpose so then they can hear about guys that we are talking to and they can explain to us their intentions and how to talk to them etc.

      I have to agree with Iyla9, slowly but surely, our society is starting to have social equality. and junezc1, yes it is really scary! you have no idea! my heart always racing and i’m scared that someone is going to touch me inappropriately or anything of that sort.

  • I think that a discussion on race is so important. I think that you’re right when you say that it makes many people uncomfortable, but we’ve seen that not talking about it certainly makes things worse. I think […]

  • bivinsdl posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    I think that a discussion on race is so important. I think that you’re right when you say that it makes many people uncomfortable, but we’ve seen that not talking about it certainly makes things worse. I think this unit was really important to help people understand how significant race is and how it affects people in their daily lives. The idea…[Read more]

  • In doing the reading and watching the videos about race and ethnicity for this chapter I learned a lot and reinforced a lot of the things I already knew. Race and racism are extremely present in today’s social […]

  • In doing the reading and watching the videos about race and ethnicity for this chapter I learned a lot and reinforced a lot of the things I already knew. Race and racism are extremely present in today’s social […]

  • bivinsdl wrote a new post, Race and Ethnicity, on the site Bivins 6 years, 10 months ago

    In doing the reading and watching the videos about race and ethnicity for this chapter I learned a lot and reinforced a lot of the things I already knew. Race and racism are extremely present in today’s social […]

    • Reading your personal experiences is eye opening. Cops are there to make people feel safe and it’s upsetting how the opposite effect is happening. You’re right on how we should recognize race and color to eliminate barriers, people can’t fix what they ignore.

  • I think the amount of statistics you gave was great. I actually learned a lot that countered what I originally thought, especially about taxes. I think the growth of the wage gap is a huge issue and to […]

  • bivinsdl posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    I think the amount of statistics you gave was great. I actually learned a lot that countered what I originally thought, especially about taxes. I think the growth of the wage gap is a huge issue and to troubleshoot it we have to find a solution that is actually possible to obtain. I think using our resources to help find ways to invest tax dollars…[Read more]

  • When reading the chapter on global inequality and class I found a lot of the information interesting and extremely important. I had talked about many of these issues in previous classes and I think that anyone who […]

  • When reading the chapter on global inequality and class I found a lot of the information interesting and extremely important. I had talked about many of these issues in previous classes and I think that anyone who […]

  • When reading the chapter on global inequality and class I found a lot of the information interesting and extremely important. I had talked about many of these issues in previous classes and I think that anyone who […]

    • You are fortunate to had already talked about economic inequality. I do not follow the news, and this was indeed my first connection between the topic. I did find the example of monopoly was witty, and was an interesting comparison. I will be more aware of what is going on globally, because it really is a serious topic and effects people dramatically.

  • I think it’s really great that you took something so simple and were able to delve into the subject so deeply. You created some really great connections and examples to sociology. I like how you connected each […]

  • bivinsdl posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    I think it’s really great that you took something so simple and were able to delve into the subject so deeply. You created some really great connections and examples to sociology. I like how you connected each individual and aspect of your lesson to a social level. Also, I think it’s good that you were able to learn from your experience and relate…[Read more]

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