Humanities

This is some information about the LGBT community that I did in my Pecha Kucha.

Discrimination causes conflict in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community in the US. In fact discrimination directly affects 8.8 million people in the United states. In this presentation I will explore 2 big questions that are important in this topic

#1How does discrimination cause conflicts within people?

#2 What affect does discrimination have on groups of people?

The purpose of this talk is to inform you about the struggles that the LGBT community have and the conflicts caused by discrimination.

 

Lets start with a case study:

This is Vandy Beth Glenn, she lost her job with the Georgia General Assembly when her boss fired her because she was transgender. In short she “Identified with a gender other than the biological one she was born with”.  People who are transgender often face inner conflict as they try to understand who they are as society tells them to behave in a particular way. Vandy Beth was a girl trapped in a man’s body.

Vandy said “My boss told me I would make other people uncomfortable, just by being myself. He told me that my transition was unacceptable. And over and over, he told me it was inappropriate. Then he fired me. I was escorted back to my desk, told to clean it out, then marched out of the building…I was devastated.“

Discrimination is defined as “The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the grounds of race, age, or sex.  “

This is a very strong example of discrimination because it really shows just how harsh someone can be and how this makes an individual feel.

 

This is Matthew Shepard. Matthew Shepard was an American college student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered in what was termed a ‘hate crime’ October 1998. He was attacked and killed on the night of October 6 because he was gay!

Matthew suffered conflict well before even reaching college. ‘In February 1995, during a high school trip to Morocco, Shepard was beaten and raped, causing him to experience depression and panic attacks, according to his mother’

 

After this Tragedy, several groups and foundations to prevent LGBT discrimination were created. One of these being the Matthew Shepard foundation! This group focuses on eliminating hate crimes against LGBT people..

 

English Memoir

In the spring of 2010 , I learned a very important lesson about handling fish tanks with wet hands.

 

It was a warm spring night and I had just finished cleaning my fish tank, Ms. Charlotte the art teacher was in the kitchen with my parents blabbering on about artwork. I tuned out of their conversation and focused on the goldfish flopping around in the bucket, desperate to be poured back in to the tank. So I did and they happily swam around in the water. The goldfish seemed to smile at me.

 

I picked up the fish tank and carefully walked over to my desk (as to not spill any water). I was about 20 centimeters away from my desk when CRASH! The fish tank had fallen on to the ground and completely smashed. I heard a shout from the kitchen.

“What was that? Are you okay?” shouted my Mum.

“I’m fine” I replied as my Mum ran in to my bedroom.

“Quickly, pick the fish up off the floor” said my Mum hurriedly.

I started scooping the fish off the floor and running with them to the bathroom where I would place them gently in the sink. I then filled the sink up with water so they didn’t drown.

 

I slowly walked back in to my bedroom to evaluate the mess I had made when I realised that there was a gaping cut in my leg. The glass must have cut me! The adrenaline of the whole experience had completely blocked out all the pain, so I felt nothing.

Ba Be reflection (Francais)

La semaine dernière, Mon classe est allé en Ba be. En Ba Be, nous avons fait beaucoup d’activités intéressantes et amusantes. Ba Be est très belle. En Ba Be, le temps était beau et ensoleillé. moi et mes amis ont eu beaucoup de plaisir!

 

 

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Voici une petite fille de l’école maternelle. Elle est très mignonne. Quand la petite fille soufflant des bulles a été, elle était très heureuse. À l’école maternelle, il y avait beaucoup d’enfants. Certains de ces enfants ont été très violents et se plaisait à jeter des choses sur mon visage. Certains de ces enfants pleuraient tout le temps qui était triste.

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Le tour du lac était très relaxant et je me sentais très calme parce que vous n’avez pas vraiment besoin de faire quoi que ce soit. A un moment nous sommes allés voir un petit lac appelé la «fée du lac.” Et nous sommes également allés à un temple et a rencontré un chien très mignon blanc.

Casino Night Reflection

I don’t think that our casino game was very successful because we didn’t make that much money, but I do believe that over time we could earn more money and I also believe that I counted the money incorrectly as from what I can remember, we won a lot more money, and we did not actually lose that much. I think that our game looked quite nice because it was vey neat and orderly an I also think that the mathematics were quite good, even though they were very basic. I think that out of all of the games, ours was one of the most popular because the whole time, we had a line out the front of it and people kept on coming back to play our game again.  According to my counting, our game made 132 UNI$ Buck$ but as I said before, I believe that that number is incorrect. I feel that if we ran our game all day and all night, we would progressively make more money as in the data that we have, we have +132 UNI$ Buck$ from the time when we started. I think that the game “Pinkalicious” impressed me quite a bit because they gained a lot of money and it was the most popular game alongside our game (Me – Cake – Sta). I think that their idea was very innovative and that is why they were very successful.

 

I think that gambling is a social evil because it can do things such as make a person addicted to spending their money with a low chance of winning and if that happens, then they will lose all of their money and then they will be a social outcast. But I do believe that gambling can also make a persons social life. I think that in casinos, they try to make the atmosphere calming and homely so that you would want to stay there for longer and you will then spend more money and the casino will gain more money. In our game when somebody won, they were just like “meh” because winning our game was not actually that hard to do. But when people lost, they would keep trying again and again until they won something. I think that this is because our game was quite fun.

 

I think that gambling is illegal in some countries because it is just a sort of “scam” to get people to lose their money. Also maybe if kids went in there, they would get carried away and spend all their money because they do not yet have a good enough understanding of money and what it is worth.

 

In PE we learned about doing drugs and how when you first start, you then cant stop… I think that this is the same in gambling because with gambling, once you win first then you want to keep on winning, therefore you keep on playing the casino games until you win. I think that education is very important and the more we learn about how casino’s can fool you, the more you can learn how to stay away from that sort of thing, and how you can spend your time and money wisely if you are in a casino.

 

In conclusion, I believe that gambling is a bad thing to do and it is a social evil., however, I do believe that if you occasionally do it and use your money wisely, then it may not be such a bad thing.  I think that sometimes rich people go overboard and maybe bet millions of dollars on things and then they may lose it and that would be a very bad day for them. All in all, I think that gambling should not be done by people under the age of 21 because people need to be responsible…

My Utopia

My Utopia Rights in my Utopia:

One of the rights in my Utopia is that public education would be free to all, which means that even if you are homeless or quite poor, you can still attend a public school to get education to help you get a better job in the future. Teachers would be paid by the government and all the facilities in the schools would also. Another right in my Utopia is to have free healthcare for basic things such as health checkups and consultation from a doctor, while other things must be paid for by you. I think that this would work out well because in my Utopia, the salary would be very high, but so would the tax, and this pays the government who then pays the doctors for the health checkups and consultations. Last but not least, each person shall not be discriminated by race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language or anything else.

Responsibilities in my Utopia:

Each person must be responsible for their own trash which means that there will be things such as trash cans and garbage disposal chutes located throughout the country and you will get charged by law if you are caught in the act of littering. One of the responsibilities of being a citizen of my Utopia would to always have pride in your country, if somebody ever puts down your country you should defend it (without violence). You are always responsible for voting in elections, once you are above the age of eighteen. This would be required as the government needs the opinion of the public and they need honest opinions from a mature audience.

Acquiring citizenship:

In my Utopia there are three things that can happen in order to possibly acquire citizenship, they are:

1. You must have lived in the country for a minimum of 6 years before you can take the citizenship test and then become a citizen.

2. You can be adopted as a child and once that has happened, you can instantly acquire a citizenship to the Utopia.

3. If you are from another country or culture, but are born into the Utopia, then you can be granted citizenship if your parents are citizens also.

I think that these three things are very important because they all are sensible and they are actually quite easy to do. I feel that six years is long enough to get a good knowledge of the country while it is not too short to not know anything. I believe that if you are adopted from another culture you should immediately be granted citizenship, but only if you’re parents are citizens of the country. Also, if you are born into the country and your parents are both citizens but you are from another country originally I think that it would be reasonable because that just makes sense to me and I think that it is fair.

Citizenship in Australia

To become an Australian citizen, you must take a test, get legally married to an Australian citizen or be born into an Australian community.

If you have lived in Australia for at least 5 years then you will have the opportunity to take the citizenship test. Here are some cool questions for the practice citizenship test, there are also several more questions and many more practice citizenship tests:

http://www.citizenship.gov.au/learn/cit_test/prcatice_test_1/Practice_Test_1.swf

If you get married legally to an Australian citizen, you will have a choice to gain citizenship, but you will still have to take the citizenship test…

If you are born into an Australian community and you have an Australian birth certificate, then your nationality would be considered to be be Australian.

Responsibilities of an Australian Citizen

Australian citizens only has a few responsibilities that they must follow to become a legal Australian citizenship. I think that these responsibilities are very reasonable because these are the basic sort of things that somebody would need to do to be a part of the country.
1. You must obey the law

2. You must enroll to vote, and vote at all elections (unless there is a reasonable excuse such as a religious objection, being overseas or illness on polling day)

3. You must serve on a jury, if called upon

4. You must defend Australia, should the need arise.

Human Rights in Australia

These are three rights that Australian citizen will have!

1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right  they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural  development. Basically, this means that you can choose your own political status, and have any beliefs that you want, in order to help economic, social and cultural development.

2. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. This means that you will be treated with respect within your community and that will not change depending on your race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

3.  Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life. What this one means is that every Australian citizen has the right to live a good life, they should be treated well and should not be treated otherwise

Credits: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm