Thursday, September 22, 2016

Journal 4: Katie Shower

Part One:  
     In the blog links provided I think the most important message for all of the protests was--stand up for what you believe in. I think this because the Native American's fought over an oil pipeline that was going to do damage to their sacred land so they were fighting to get it taken down. In another protest, the 49ers back-up quarterback was kneeling during the national anthem because he felt there was still racial inequality in this country. He was standing up for what he believed in, as were the Native American's.
     The activism issue I researched was pro-life vs. pro-choice. This issue sparked my interest because I'm a feminist and I believe women should have control what is done to their body. Although, I do believe that women should protect themselves if they don't want to become impregnated. This means they should use condoms, birth controls, etc. Abortion should not be a form of birth control. Women should be properly taught sex education from a young age so they understand the consequences.
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I thought this picture was very interesting because it shows what I think many people
 struggle with when choosing between pro-life and pro-choice. People say these things
and it makes sense in our heads so it's hard to pick a side. 
Part Two:
     The profile I found most interesting for today's reading in Holding On was Lydia Emery's, the country doctor. Just the caption saying she was a country doctor caught my attention because I'm going into the medical field myself, and I'm from a rural, small, country community. I thought this profile was different because back in her day, women didn't get good jobs and finish school. She made that really clear so she hid from her family that she was going into the medical field because she didn't want her dad especially to freak out on her. She also says that other doctors were mad at her because she didn't charge her patients an arm and a leg. She says "The qualities like a sound basis of knowledge and good clinical judgement and diagnostic acuity and empathy and compassion--that's what medicine is about. And gender doesn't enter into that, and neither does money!" I think that's cool, she was a genuine person and just wanted the best for the people she treated and that's essential in the medical field to make a good doctor.


  1. I agree with you for sure! Women should have the right to decide. They should also be careful and responsible and if they do not wish to have a child, they should use birth control and condoms if they are not ready to have a child. There have been cases where the sex between the man and woman have not been consensual and resulted in a pregnancy. If the mother does not want to have the child, she should be able to do so.

  2. I agree with you also. Abortion is a tricky subject. I think a woman should always have her choice, but I think we need to make sure women are fully aware of all their options. I also am split between it being okay for women who are raped to get an abortion verses it not being okay.


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