Sexism wrapped in a pretty bow

first_imgGender bias generally refers to the preference of one gender over the other, it is when an individual is subjected to a stereotype based on their sex and can hamper opportunities due to a simple prejudice against their gender. It is mainly an issue that is faced by women and is given then the name of “sexism” and is something that is spoken about on multiple platforms by people who believe in “feminism” which basically advocates for equality between men and women. However, what is not spoken about enough is the subconscious expectation of characteristics of a “man” which happens to be sexism wrapped in a pretty bow.Gender discrimination has been an issue that has been very prevalent in today’s day and age and yet it is ingrained so deeply into the society that the only kind that is discussed is the surface sexism where the discrimination is very obvious.The deep-rooted prejudice is most evidently seen when people use phrases like “man up” or “be a man.”Growing up almost everyone has heard someone tell them to either “man up” or something with the same essence at some point in time, and still to this day it’s an active phrase used which originates from the societal expectation of what a “man” is supposed to be like. In conventional society, it is expected for a man to be the more dominant gender and is seen as more rational and in control of situations and expected to be “tough” while a female is associated with being fragile and more homely hence the phrase “be a man” would literally translate to “stop being vulnerable” or “take up the societal responsibilities you are expected to”. If a male were to be vulnerable, they would mostly be shut down by phrases like “man up” since emotions are seen as a symbol of submission and in the patriarchal society females are the ones who are supposed to be “vulnerable” so if a man were to do the same they would be seen as unfit to take responsibility hence “less of a man”.Another variant of the same idea is the phrase “stop crying like a girl”, this not only invalidates a person’s emotion regardless of their gender but suggests that only females are allowed to be vulnerable enough to shed tears as well. It also implies a negative connotation towards the idea of crying altogether, and the fact that it is associated with females specifically brings out the subtle discrimination in society. Of course, it can’t be said that men are the “oppressed” gender since that is most definitely not the case but the reason the stereotypes of women being the more submissive gender arise due to the fact that men are taught to be stronger or dominant than a woman which gives them a superiority complex and this is further fuelled by the use of such phrases. Telling boys to “man up” does nothing more than providing an unnecessary base for subconscious gender bias that may develop in their mind and impact their outlook on life.This is an issue that is so normalized in a society that people don’t even recognize the flaw. The general idea of sexism is associated with discrimination against women but gender bias can work both ways. In a developing world, it is important for society to accept and alter certain aspects of what is normalized in order to move forward and be able to leave certain practices behind.last_img read more

Watch Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Perform On Jools Holland

first_imgGilmour also has a handful of remaining tour dates over the course of the end of this year and into next. Take a look at where you’ll be able to catch him:12/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque12/14 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski12/16 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Arena do Gremio12/18 – Buenos Airs, AR @ Hipodromo de San Isidro12/20 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has been out promoting and playing material from his first new solo album in a decade, Rattle That Lock, recently performing with David Crosby and Graham Nash in London. Last night, Gilmour stopped by the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland, a show that Gilmour has frequented over the years, and delighted viewers to versions of the album’s title track as well as “Today.” Take a watch:last_img read more

Mike Hilton wins Chucky Mullins Awawrd

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss defensive back Mike Hilton will don No. 38 this fall.Hilton was announced as the 26th overall recipient of the Chucky Mullins Award on Saturday morning at a banquet on campus.The senior was moved to rover safety this spring to help fill the void left by the departure of All-American Cody Prewitt.Your 2015 Chucky Mullins Courage Award winner is Mike Hilton. #HottyToddypic.twitter.com/LQTwUlNuLF— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 11, 2015He’d been impressing early and adjusting well, according to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack. But Hilton broke his thumb mid-way through camp and missed the remainder of spring practice.Congrats to @MikeHilton_28 on winning the 2015 Chucky Mullins Courage Award! @OleMissFBpic.twitter.com/Lph52CcGQC— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) April 11, 2015Last season, Hilton started all 13 games mostly at cornerback. He led the Rebels in tackles with 71 and also nabbed three interceptions. More coming soon.last_img read more

VIDEO⟩ NBA last night: “Bucks” loses Adetokunbo, but escapes from forced…

first_imgDespite Adetokunbo’s injury, the Bucks continue to fight in the playoffsThe Bucks won the Miami Heat with 118: 115 (22:31, 28:17, 35:40, 22:19, 11: 8) overtime and scored 1-3 in a series of four victories.Adetokunbo reluctantly made way for Chris Middleton on the pitch. 6.9 seconds before the end of overtime, Middleton took a long throw and put his team in the lead with 116: 112.Heat debutter Tyler Hero broke to a minimum with an exact “third” point difference, but Middleton entered the penalty line shortly afterwards, from which he was unmistakable, winning his team’s first victory in the series.Midltons stood out in this duel with 36 points, eight rebounds and equally good passes. Significantly, the Bucks scored 11 points in overtime, but Middleton scored eight of them.In less than 11 and a half minutes, Adetokunbo threw 19 points and won four balls under the baskets, while Brook Lopez and Eric Blesdo added 14 points each, which also included ten rebounds and six assists.In the Heat team with 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Bams Adebajo was the most productive basketball player, while Duncan Robinson scored another 20 points.Video: “Bucks” – “Heat” highlightsLakers catch up with RocketsMeanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 117:109 (36:20, 31:31, 23:41, 27:17) in the Western Conference semifinals, bringing the tie to a series (1-1).Anthony Davis excelled in the match with 34 points and ten rebounds, but Lebron James added 28 points, 11 balls under the baskets, nine assists, four intercepted balls and two block throws.Only Russell Westbrook, who succeeded on April 23, 2019, has previously been able to achieve such statistics in the playoffs.James also threw one “threesome” in the game, enough to finish second in the playoffs. During his career, he threw 386 three-point shots in the play-off, which is one more than the legendary Ray Allen. Stephen Curry is in first place with 470 long shots.In the Rockets, James Harden scored 27 points and scored seven times, but Eric Gordon scored 24 points. Unsuccessful game was played by Westbrook, who scored ten points and won 13 rebounds, but only 4 out of 15 programs were thrown into the basket during the fight.Video: “Lakers” – “Rockets” highlightsThe fifth game will be played on Monday by the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors (2-2 draw in the series), as well as the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets (1-1).The NBA season continues at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

Mona Shores volleyball team opens season with a three-set sweep over Zeeland East

first_img $2.99 Inappropriate / Offensive (7483) Bestseller Avatar LocalSportsJournal.comThe Mona Shores volleyball team opened the season with a clean 3-0 sweep of Zeeland East in O-K Green Conference action on Thursday.The set scores were 25-13, 25-14, and 25-19.Bri Wade paced the Sailors with 12 kills while Brooke LeRoux added eight and Riley Rosenthal had six. Grace Norris dished out 18 assists and Olivia Sobczak contributed 12.Defensively, Ava Dunn led the way with three blocks while Holli Brus and Brooke LeRoux had 11 and 7 digs, respectively.The Sailors are now 1-0 overall and in conference play. (1580) ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Death Wish 0 × Not relevant Other (18621) Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… × ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Displayed poorly Share DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller $19.99 Shop Related Products Ads by Amazon Shares × Other Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN × Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant (8921) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $14.99 Mail Moana (2016) (Theatrical Version) ENDS IN $14.99 Other Moana (2016) (With Bonus Content) Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters)last_img read more

Australia opener Renshaw a doubt for first Pakistan test

first_img(Reuters) – Australia opener Matt Renshaw is a doubt for the series-opening test against Pakistan after suffering a head injury in a tour match in Dubai. Renshaw, who has a history of concussions, exited the match against a Pakistan ‘A’ side after being hit by a pull shot from batsman Abid Ali when fielding at short leg on Sunday.Renshaw was wearing a helmet when he was struck in the side of the head. He pulled it off immediately and sat with his head in his hands before being examined by medical staff.He came off the ground for further checks and was replaced in the lineup by Marnus Labuschagne. Opening batsman Aaron Finch said Renshaw was in good spirits, but the selectors are likely to be cautious about playing the Yorkshire-born 22-year-old in the first test starting on Sunday.Renshaw suffered concussion in a warm-up mishap before a Sheffield Shield match for Queensland in March and was subbed out of the game.He was also withdrawn from a 2017 test against Pakistan in Sydney having been hit while fielding just days after being struck by a bouncer when batting. “He’s okay,” Finch told reporters. “It was a pretty heavy knock to the head there.“He’s been with the medical staff all afternoon but he seems in really good spirits. He’s confident that his headaches are subsiding pretty quickly.”The Renshaw blow soured an otherwise positive day for Australia’s batsmen with Finch, Shaun Marsh and younger brother Mitchell all spending valuable time in the middle as the tourists moved to 207 for two at the close of the second day’s play, in reply to 278. One-day specialist Finch, hoping to make his test debut after his surprise selection in Tim Paine’s squad, scored 54 in an 82-run opening stand with Usman Khawaja, while number three Shaun Marsh and Mitchell were unbeaten on 54 and 53 respectively.“It was nice to get out in the middle after training away for the best part of a week and doing the hard yards,” said 31-year-old Finch.“It’s still about playing my natural game which is quite aggressive generally.”last_img read more

Creativity connects

first_imgThree local artists have been selected to lead creative projects, alongside project coordinator Amanda Gibson, in the 2019 Bunyip State…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Arcuri, Fullerton, Browell and Ellard earn spots on Zone One West Kootenay B.C. Summer Games golf team

first_imgGranite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri, Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail, Trevor Browell of Champion Lakes and Kaslo’s Shawn Ellard all earned spots on the Zone One West Kootenay B.C. Summer Games Golf team as the junior circuit made a stop at Redstone Resort in Rossland.The quartet qualified during the latest stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Golf tour with Ellard sneaking in the back door, defeating Champion Lakes golfer Aiden Browell in a play off to earn the fourth spot.The BC Summer games allows players age 16 and under to try and qualify, provided they have not played the summer games tournament before. Twenty-eight junior teed it up at Redstone under sunny skies for the 18-hole tournament Saturday.Overall winner was Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail, his first ever overall Junior Circuit win.  In the age categories MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake took first in the 17-18 division with Alex Rugg and Garrett Underwood deadlock in second. Tyler McKay, was first in the 15-16 year division with Fullerton second and Trevor Browell was third. In the 14 and under division, Arcuri took first while Jackson Konkin of Rossland/Trail a solid second at 88 and Browell placed third.In the net division Ellard was first overall in the 15-18 and Jeff Ashton from Castlegar was first in the 14 and under division. Browell and Ryan Page from RTCC both won closest to the pin while Ashton and David Launier won long drives in their respective divisions.last_img read more

Asheville Regional welcomes service to Detroit

first_imgDTW > AVL | SaturdaysAVL>DTW | Saturdays Air travelers can now book nonstop flights from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) on Delta Air Lines to and through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) for travel starting on or after June 8, 2019. This new seasonal nonstop route will be available Saturdays between June 8 and November 2, 2019, and will be operated on the Canadair CRJ200 50-seat regional aircraft.“We know that Detroit will be a successful route for Delta ,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. “We are thrilled that Delta is devoting resources to serve the route on a seasonal basis, and encourage our region’s travelers to book travel to and through Detroit.  The Saturday nonstop service is an excellent addition to the connectivity offered by Delta at AVL, and we welcome their growth.”Delta Air Lines has a long history of providing frequent daily flights to major international hubs from AVL.  Delta flies up to eight daily roundtrip flights to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport from AVL, and the Saturday Detroit service will enhance the connectivity options available from Delta.Delta maintains a significant hub schedule at the McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, giving customers a variety of choices and options for easy connections to and from the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, West, in addition to European and Asian destinations.The flight schedule is planned as follows: Asheville Regional Airport was named as the second fastest growing airport in the country by Bloomberg News in 2018, and the growth is continuing. With 29 consecutive months of passenger growth, and thirteen consecutive months of double-digit growth, AVL has moved comfortably into the small-hub category of airports in the U.S. Delta Air Lines’ service to Detroit is the nineteenth nonstop connection available from AVL.To book a flight, visit delta.com.center_img 10:30am > 12:30pm1:00pm > 3:00pmlast_img read more

Marshfield boys hockey rallies to beat Altoona in WIAA regional semifinal

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Zach Leggon scored three goals, two in the decisive third period, to lead Marshfield to a 4-3 victory over Altoona in a WIAA boys hockey regional semifinal Tuesday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.Marshfield (8-15-1) advances to a regional final at Eau Claire Memorial (16-5-3) on Thursday at 6 p.m.Leggon scored in the first period to put the Tigers up 1-0.Altoona surged ahead 2-1 before the Tigers came back.Leggon scored at the 7:43 mark of the third period to tie it and added another goal three minutes later to put Marshfield on top.Altoona’s Gabe Martin tied the game 3-3 with a goal with 2:57 to go before Marshfield pulled ahead for good.Jacob Draves scored on an assist from Ben Bremer with 1:42 left in regulation to win it for the Tigers.Haydon Roy-Peterson had 36 saves in goal for Marshfield.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 4, Railroaders 3Altoona 0 2 1 – 3Marshfield 1 0 3 – 4First period: 1. M, Zach Leggon (Ray McConnel), 13:23.Second period: 2. A, Gabe Martin (Evan Dexler), 2:39; 3. A, Dexler (Martin), 11:43.Third period: 4. M, Leggon (Jake Andrae), 7:43; 5. M, Leggon, 10:51; 6. A, Martin (Dexler), 14:03; 7. M, Jacob Draves (Ben Bremer), 15:18.Saves: A, Alex Hermanson 37; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 36.Records: Altoona 8-15; Marshfield 8-15-1.[slideshow]last_img read more