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Teaching Kids About Sexuality And Gender Identity In 2022

Teaching Kids About Sexuality And Gender Identity In 2022

Sexuality is an integral part of our adult lives, but we are often uncomfortable talking about it with our young children. The vast majority of parents know that sex education is essential, but they don’t always know how to answer their children’s famous questions… Is there a specific way to go about it? How should we react when our children ask us questions? Should we anticipate the questions or let them come? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this…

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The Emergence of Popular Culture (Part 4)

The Emergence of Popular Culture (Part 4)

Following our last article, we have discovered how industrialization, a significant social and cultural change, played a crucial role in creating what we now call popular culture. Today, we’ll learn more about urbanization, another key concept of popular culture. Urbanization As more people worked in the manufacturing sector during the industrial revolution instead of farming or producing from their home, population mobility increased. Work, at least the new jobs created from the industrial revolution, was available in factories. The latter…

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The Emergence Of Popular Culture (Part 3)

The Emergence Of Popular Culture (Part 3)

In the last two articles, we discovered some of the means by which to understand and define the concept of popular culture. As a practice, it has existed for a long time. For example, in Renaissance England, theatre—from Shakespeare to other contemporary writers—and bear baiting were some of the popular forms of entertainment for the populace. However, the very practice of popular culture has evolved over time. In response to several significant social and cultural changes, popular culture developed into…

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Why are dress codes in schools problematic?

Why are dress codes in schools problematic?

I never understood the use of a dress code at school; yes, some pieces of clothing should be unauthorized, because unless you are going for dive, a bikini or swimsuit won’t be appropriate at school, but other than that, I believe that anyone should be able to dress however they want. As a young queer and non-binary teen, I wasn’t allowed to explore my gender identity at school because my school had a stick no nail polish policy for boys;…

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Why queer history should be taught at school?

Why queer history should be taught at school?

School is supposed to teach us about things we aren’t aware of; they are supposed to educate us on the history of our country and all the good and evil it was part of. For far too long, history has been dictated and controlled by old white men in power, but with time, we see a more diverse picture of the past and learn that most of the things we learnt at school are biased and one-sided. Queer history is…

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Learn More About Socialization, a Life-Long Learning Process

Learn More About Socialization, a Life-Long Learning Process

I’m sure you’ve heard this word before. But, what if I ask you what it really means? Or, what are the agencies that play a major role in socialization? If you cannot answer these questions, I suggest you read this article. How About a Definition of Socialization? Socialization simply refers to the wide range of ways individuals learn how to be human beings and are taught the basic rules of the society in which we live. It is a process…

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A Sociological Perspective on Gender and Educational Achievement (Part 1)

A Sociological Perspective on Gender and Educational Achievement (Part 1)

Education is an interesting yet complex area that can be seen through different social lenses. Today, I’ll expose you to a sociological perspective on how education encountered a drastic change following some measures implemented in the society. What Was the Trend Long Ago? There’s no accurate record, but if you take the work of Gerda Lerner, an Austrian-American historian, one can say gender inequality was already entrenched in the society during the 2nd century BC. Or, as I always say,…

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Take a Peek at the Feminist Perspective

Take a Peek at the Feminist Perspective

I’m sure you must have heard of the word “feminism” before. A lot of times. But, today, our focus is feminism and its implications and that too through the eyes of sociologists. Tell Me More About Feminism Feminism usually comes in different meanings and examples, but the emphasis of sociologists is made more distinctly on the division between men and women and its consequences in the society. According to most feminists, and if you go back in time, the breadwinner…

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