History’s Push


Objectification is a no-no.
October 27, 2009, 8:54 pm
Filed under: National

Recent fame-found actor, Taylor Lautner, says that he beefed up to prove that he is worthy to play the role of Jacob in the Twilight sequel, New Moon. He’s gained over 30 pounds in muscles, and is famous to almost every woman in America! (Not to mention my mom…& me.) He says he worked hard to get this way, but is now uncomfortable having so much attention focused on his body. “I don’t want to be known for my body, but for my acting,” he says. And a large percentage of women, young and old, could beg to differ!

That is my first point in the fact that this world has become overly objectifying! Guys want girls, and girls want guys! But what about the other qualities in a person? What about the movie Jennifer’s Body? I’ve heard a countless number of males jump at the chance to watch that movie, only because of the seductive role Megan Fox plays! Umm…Ew! (LOL!)

Maybe the Middle East has the right idea. I personally encourage the act of covering one’s body head to toe. Most men and women are visually stimulated, so now how are you going to decide whom you want to “befriend” in a woman or man? Although this would be a fashion crisis to all, am I right? Girls, do you like being talked to because your “lady lumps” happened to stand out to this young man more than anyone else’s? And although I doubt many guys will heed this, or take it in offense, do you…(excuse me for stereotyping, but I’m not even going to ask the males because they have too high of a reputation in not caring. [Truly sorry to those of you who are different.])

Yes, we like feeling attractive…but there is always going to be a brighter color in the next rainbow. But…there will never be a shade as unique as the one that reflects your personality. So…objectification, good or bad? Are there times when it can be considered? Do you think we should mind being objectified or pass it as a compliment?

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Sticks and Stones
October 17, 2009, 12:13 am
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Cursing. Some say they’re just words. Some say they’re horrible, and any who speak them are the same. But are they are they really all that terrible…?

I have no problem with people cussing. I mean, after all, they are just words… Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words will never hurt me. I truly believe this statement. You might be hurt from someone’s words, but I think it has more to do with “who”, than the “what”.

Others take it very seriously. But…when someone curses, don’t you take what they say a little more seriously? My made-up definition for curse words is: words used to express extreme emotion. I curse when I want to prove a point. Whether I’m mad and want to be left alone, or I’m trying to make my friends laugh, it’s to help describe what I’m getting at.

Some people could care less. (Those would be the ones who curse, 24/7.) I could care less. Maybe these off-limits words are okay for casual speaking.

So why do you think it’s so horrible to cuss, and why is that so? Is there a time and place? Are their reasons for when you can, and reasons when you can’t? Or do you agree with me, and think they’re just words? (But I do think there is a time and a place.) That people make a big deal over the “what” and not the “who”?



Bullied to Death
October 13, 2009, 9:37 pm
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How do you feel about Cyber Bullying?

 

It was recently brought to my attention that Cyber Bullying is a serious, and sometimes deadly business. I never really knew what it meant…not by dictionary definition. I’ve been cyber bullied. I’ve had someone constantly try to bring me down, while I do the same to him or her. And believe me when I say, “It ain’t pretty!”

Until a few days ago, I had no idea how deeply these comments can penetrate into someone’s life. I had never known people actually care what others think of them. But that’s how I was raised, and thank God I was. If it had been different for me, it’s possible that I would be long gone by now. But there are some people who really die on the insides to be hurt that way.

After this problem was brought to my attention, I went straight to Google. I was astonished to see how often Cyber Bullying occurs. And even more surprised to see that people actually commit suicide over it. I was nearly brought to tears with each new story I read, and it really hurt me that this was a repeating thing. So…cyberbullying2_05

What’s the point? Why would someone go so far? I know I’ve done my fair share of mean gossip, or what ever you want to call it…smack talk. But how could someone ever be so full of pure hatred towards someone? PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS! What about all the cardinal rules, like treat others the way you want to be treated, or if you don’t anything nice to say don’t say anything at all? You only get one life, and every breath you waste on the negative makes life just that much more like hell on Earth.

There are always going to be bullies. There will never be peace. There’s always going to be at least one person, who messes it up for the world. But you, if you can just hold it in…if you can just care– just a little– about something other than the DRAMA, then you could be doing someone a huge favor, them and yourself. I know it hurts, when someone says those bad things, but is it really worth saying goodbye to everything? Just because someone, who you obviously won’t be talking to in the years to come, has nothing better to do than bring you down?

And in case you haven’t realized, I’m completely against Cyber Bullying.