Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Denim Day

The San Jose Mercury News highlighted this today. It was shocking to think that the courts in Italy sided with the accused rapist in the case of the woman who was wearing jeans that were "too tight". I read the article to my class and they were shocked. On the penisula, there is a program called MyStrength, and it teaches boys how to be respectful to girls on campus. I think is raises the awareness levels of how prevalent sexual assault is. My students were shocked by the statistics of 1 out of 3 women in the world are assaulted in some form in their lifetimes.

Another article that caught their attention was the fact that Gov. Arnold does NOT take a salary. They were very interested in that, and wanted to say so many things. Think about being so rich, that you do not have to work. I guess his only desire is to be governor. It must be nice to work for free.....What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. I think its incredible that the Governor works free because he said that he had enough money if i was the Governor and i had money i still would take the money that i win as a Governor.

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  2. It is nice to work for free because all that money Gov. makes can go to charity or building up a society even more. It helps the economy a lot. His desire to be Gov. was more important to him then money. I would do the same thing, helping others is important as a gov.

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  3. I think that she should take the money, because shes working and spending her time and she doesn't want to take the money, she should take the money and give it to people or places that they need it and not let the government keep the money for him.After all thats really nice from her that she want to work for free

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  4. What I about this situation is that I don't think there in nothing wrong with men wearing jeans. Now a days,some men and young boys are wearing there jeans to low. Like, almost to there knees. I think that does not look right.

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  5. In my opinion i think Arnold wants us to think that his a nice guy, But we should not fall for his plans because once we get all the taxes that he has wasted it a lot and that makes us feel anger because he waste his money and we get a big taxes of what his doing. Also my opinion on the jeans is that woman can wore what ever they won't but the guys should respect the woman on any reason. That's my opinion of but articles.

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  6. I think that there are many women affected by sexual assault, almost every women have been in a situation like that. Men don't realize the damage that they can make to a girl by telling her things about her cloth or body. They should be more mature and think before talking or "joking" with a girl.

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  7. I just herd read that the Gov. Arnold does not want to take any salary. That is pretty wierd but he has done so many movies so I think that is why he dosen't want to accept the salary. If I was the Gov. I would accept the money and send them to my family members who need them.

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  8. i think that the governor should give up being the governor for cail.because he got lots of money and i think he can do more for us like buy books for schools.

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  9. I think that this article was a real serious thing to talk about in my opinion this is something to be treated serious because it's talking about awareness

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  10. I think that they should kill the old guy for doing such a bad thing.They should forget about the law and send him to a place were he is going to suffer like the little girl did.
    This kind of people should be punish really bad, to dead.

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  11. The Government is there to try and keep things safe, fair, and balanced, although they don’t always keep things that way. My dad owns a company where a lot of plastics are used. The Government decided to change the rules of certain uses of plastic. They no longer let you use phthalates in California toys. The plastic phthalates isn’t for sure a bad plastic. They allow you to use it in water bottles and in the pipes we use to run drinking water. It’s ridiculous how they get rid of a plastic in a toy because a baby may put it in their mouth, but use it in more hazarded places like water use. Now the company has to spend a lot of money trying to find a replacement plastic. Although the intentions of the Government were good, they were not thought through all the way and unfair. The decision was made to protect the people, but didn’t take in to consideration the people who may be harmed by it.

    Word spread quickly once a text saying Senator Joseph Biden had been named Obama’s vice president had been received by Obama’s campaign supporters. The republicans saw this choice as a surprise. It was such a shock because Biden had been commenting harsh on Obama. He had said “Obama isn’t ready to be president yet.” The positive of Biden is that he has had plenty of experience. He has spent more then half his life in the senate. Biden as well as Obama has had a interesting life. He has survived and recovered from two brain aneurysms. Biden has had many previous actions which has had them him and Obama at rough terms. They have worked those out and put those actions behind them. They are now working together as a team trying to beat out the republicans to be the election winners.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080823/pl_afp/usvoteobamavpbiden

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