Unit 2: Changes in the life of Women

Two hundred years ago, women were treated lowly, underestimated, and was purely passive. Now everything has changed. Women have become stronger and a fiercer warrior. “The female doesn’t really expect a lot from life. She’s here as someone’s keeper — her husband’s or her children’s.” (tavaana.org, 2015) was once used to describe women’s life, now it’s much more.

Learn more about Women: History of Women in the workplace

Back then, women were stripped off their rights and wasn’t treated equally as men. However, we fought and gained what is rightfully ours. The feminist movement was mainly focused on job inequality, salary inequality and more related to career (tavaana.org, 2015). Nowadays, women doesn’t have any problem with their career, as opportunities opens up to them fairly, and they even had to leave their kids early for work (Beckford, 2015). The changes didn’t just happen in careers. Education for women greatly changed as well. There are now more women that advance to higher level of education than men. The average age for weddings and family has changed too. The average women that get married is now at age 29, contrast at age 22 in 1970’s (Beckford, 2015)

With the voting system, the law, and property. Women are now allowed to vote and have a say in the government. They also have the right to run and be part of the leadership that runs the society. When they’re in danger or felt threaten they can be rightfully protected and could file lawsuits against those who had sinned against them. Owning properties for women are no big deals either. They’re allowed to buy anything as long as they’re able to pay or afford it. Lot has change, not all of them are positive, but majority is.



REFERENCE:

Beckford, M. 2015. Changes in women’s lives highlighted in official figures.
                     Retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7868243/Changes-in-womens-lives-highlighted-in-official-figures.html

Tavaana,org. 2015. THE 1960S-70S AMERICAN FEMINIST MOVEMENT: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS FOR WOMEN.
                      Retrieved from: https://tavaana.org/en/content/1960s-70s-american-feminist-movement-breaking-down-barriers-women



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Unit 1: Climate Change Impacts

Climate change is happening and it’s all our fault. “Climate change is already having a significant impact on ecosystems, economies and communities.” (davidsuzuki.org, 2015). Our economy is progressing fast and much modern, however it is greatly damaging nature. Now, we’re in trouble as our actions are taking its toll. Once it dies, we’re all greatly affected by it.

Global warming has already started its move and has become visible across Canada (davidsuzuki.org, 2015). It appears that Canada’s forest will be the place that will be greatly affected and it’s horrible as a lot of species lives there. The sea level is also rising making it possible to cover the lower lands. “Climate change also threatens the health of our children and grandchildren through increased disease, freshwater shortages, worsened smog and more.” (davidsuzuki.org, 2015). Soon, it was predicted that the world would be ice-free for 125 days a year. A great change to the world we live and cared for. Also without the ice, the earth’s colour is changing. The sea would be white, and the land would be black. Our Earth would be black and white.

Learn More about the Climate Change: Climate Change in Atlantic Canada National Tour with David Suzuki

“On the international scene Canada is part of the problem, not a solution.” (Quirks, 2015). Canada is the least one who’s making any progress against Global warming, compared to the 27 other OECD countries (Quirks, 2015). Since Canada has more benefits once the weather is warm, it has become a problem. Canada’s continuous oil sands development and the withdrawal from Kyoto Accord, our high per-capita fossil fuel consumption (Quirks, 2015) are the reason why we’re the worst performers against the global warming. We need to take actions, now.



REFERENCE:

davidsuzuki.org. 2015. Impacts of climate change. Retrieved from:
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/impacts/impacts-of-climate-change/

Quirks. 2015.Climate change report: The good and bad news for Canada
Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/technology/quirks-quarks-blog/2014/03/climate-change-report-the-good-and-bad-news-for-canada-1.html



Intro: Are you a Critical Thinker?

Critical thinking is a way to form a judgement. It’s similar to brainstorming before writing an essay, warm ups before doing sport activities, or reviewing before taking an exam. It’s the beginning of a judgement. It’s the stage where a person thinks deeply about a certain subject that intrigues them. Critical thinking is a skill very useful in daily life. It is a skill needed for simple and harder tasks. It’s also a factor to understanding our peers better, and the world as well. Not everyone posses this skill, however it can be learned.

Like any other skills, there is a way to be a Critical thinker. To be a critical thinker, one must be understanding, open-minded, unbiased, and realistic. Being understanding not just means one is capable of taking in the knowledge shown to them, but also having an idea as to why it happened or the cause. Open-mindedness is one of the most important part. A person can’t just listen to one side and immediately assume the side heard was the right one, they should also be willing to take the other side of the story to fully investigate and comprehend the whole story. Unbiased comes after that, after hearing the two sides they can’t just jump on to the other side without fully thinking. One must consider every aspects. Lastly, one must be realistic. They should be able to differentiate between false and real. They are supposed to be realistic of their judgements. Those are the components of being a critical thinker, however everything is a waste when one doesn’t have evidence. Evidence is the key to unlock everything. Every judgements have proof. Every critical thinkers have their basis.

Learn more: What is a Critical Thinker?

Everyone can be a Critical Thinker, but it’s not easy. Especially when a topic is specially sensitive, a person might have troubles thinking in a completely unbiased zone. In the end of the day, a judgement will always be ours and we should always take responsibility of the conclusion we made.



REFERENCE:

Lau,J. and Chan J. (2015) What is critical thinking? Retrieved from:
http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/ct.php