Kate Middleton Dares to be Normal.

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Kate Middleton Dares to Appear in Public With a Post-Pregnancy Belly by Allie Jones

Okay, now I have a few things to say about the title and opening sentence, well the entirely lead. Now, I am no Professional Journalist heck I don’t think I can really be considered a Journalist but I need to explain how wrong this is.

 

The article, which is located hereis well-put together minus the lead and title of this story. First of all, when did it become a shameful thing to have a post-pregnancy belly? If anything it should be beautiful and extraordinary. It shows that the woman was strong enough to carry a human life for nine months. Nine months with out-of-control hormones and painful contractions. Pregnancy alone is beautiful so why isn’t the post-belly? Hmm?

The Lead, oh my. I cant exactly place my feelings for this. “According to The Associated Press, Kate Middleton made the bold, applause-worthy choice to appear in public before her post-pregnancy belly went back to normal.”. Bold, applause-worthyBold, applause-worthy. Walking out in public with a post-pregnancy belly is not a bold action; it’s normal. Who cares if she is a celebrity or a well known human being?

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The Real Problem with Abercrombie & Fitch—How Jeffries’ Message Hurts Us ALL

Kristen Lamb's Blog

I wasn’t going to blog at all this week. Have been taking a break and refueling. But when I came in from being away for a week, one of the first articles I saw was regarding Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries’ “marketing campaign” for the preppy clothing line (quoted in the meme above).

Jeffries isbeing hailed by some marketing experts as a brilliant visionary, but I wonder how he would be perceived if he was excluding people of color or sexual orientation. What would people think if he only wanted “white kids” or “straight people” wearing his clothing line?

Don’t get me wrong, A&F has the right to define their demographic, but we as consumers have a right not to buy clothes from such an uncreative designer that has such a warped vision of beauty and a skewed sense that Skinny=Popular & Cool. Even Perez Hilton weighed…

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Shooting Season: It’s not just Sandy Hook

A few months back all you would hear about was the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that killed 26 children and adults. It was on the news, in the newspaper and all over social networking sites. With that outburst out everyone was paying close mind to such a thing that hasn’t happened in the last ‘decade’, as some students at Creekview have put it, but I was on the internet searching for stories to catch up on and I saw a shooting category and in the category there were ten other stories I had never even heard about.

Clackamas Town Center, a gunman killed two people and wounded a third while the holiday shopping spree occurred back in 2012. At St. Vincent’s Hospital wounding three people, an officer and two employees. In April 2007 a student at Virginia Tech 32 people were shot by a student on campus.

There are a few stories that I have yet to hear about on the news, or social networking sites. Guaranteed these shootings happened years ago but take a look at the one in April of 2007, thirty-two students were killed by one of their own peers. What’s the difference between twenty-six kids/adults and thirty-two college students? Nothing. These should be mentioned because it shows that it’s wrong to kill anybody not just elementary students and teachers.

The Columbine shooting back in 1999 got a lot of attention because it was one of the first shootings to have occurred at a school but only nineteen people were killed. I don’t know if they base the ‘killer’ stories by how gruesome the shootings re or by the body count but if anything some of these stories that I never really heard about should ave been mentioned, even if it wasn’t around Texas or in another country.

Shootings are a big deal and most aren’t often shown. It really only gets attention if it takes place in a school and children are dying but when in reality most stories should be heard.

School

I am pretty sure I’ve talked about this before but I can’t sweat it enough and all of this work I have to do for school. At this moment I have to learn the lines of Juliet in Act IV and perform them on Tuesday or Wednesday when I just got the assignment last week on Thursday, I have to write up a character analysis for over ten characters for theatre, I have to finish a twenty page packet for Biology as a test grade and I also have to study for EOC’s. This is just too much work. Can’t teachers know we have more than one class and we do have EOC’s this week but they still expect so darn much out of us?! GAH. Mini rant, gotta go work. 

The common double standard of society.

the guy gets the glory the more he can score while the girl can do the same yet you call her a whore.

Cant Hold Us Down by Christina Aguilera ft. Lil’ Kim

Okay, I know it’s much of a topic but it has to be written about and Mrs. Waters i sincerely apologize for the curse word above in the block quotes but this is to state my opinion on a serious topic that has been going on for generations. 

Woman have always been viewed as a minority when it comes to being put next to a man. I know that sentence may sound weird and you may not understand it so here are a couple examples.

1.) In the bible when there is a divorce going on people in the area are told to throw stones at the woman, even if she is not at fault. 

2.) It took woman years to have the ability to vote.

3.) A guy can play multiple girls and get called the man while a girl can do the same exact thing get the label of being a (excuse my french) whore. 

It’s not exactly right nor’ fair. Woman carry a lot of weight on their shoulders from having to stay home and be expected to cook and clean (old days reference) to being judged on every little thing they wear or how they look.

I don’t exactly see what the whole difference between a male and a female truly is other than physical appearance. So, please, sexist people, enlighten me with your ‘words of wisdom’.

Never Give Up

Jash Gass

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, til it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe. I’m sure a ton of people can relate to this quote because of all the things that have happened throughout the years, 9/11, Aurora, Virgina Tech, Sandy Hook, and most recently the Boston Marathon Bombing. What has happened in all these events are tragic but no matter what has happened after all these events, we have still never given up. We can’t do very much about it but we continue to fight on and not give up. 

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