An activism issue that I think everyone should look into is cyber bullying. In today's society, a large amount of entertainment, news, etc., are online, which gives people behind a computer screen the ability to hide their identity and post negative comments without facing consequences. This topic has not specifically effected me, but I have witnessed what cyber bullying does to people's self-esteem. Some people feel that they are not worthy of living and that is no way to live your life. In order to improve people's understanding on this issue, I believe that everyone should take a step back and think twice about what they are posting and encourage others to do the same. The source that I chose was stopbullying.gov, a website that speaks on many different types of bullying. I chose this source because of it's credibility, and the fact that I had heard of this source before. This particular website has different tabs on different bullying types which gives people the option to learn about different types of bullying all in one place.
This photo perfectly depicts what a person feels like when experiencing cyber bullying. Negativity is something that becomes unbearable, and questioning self-worth begins.
Part Two: Lydia Emery’s profile was my favorite one assigned for today. Her dedication to helping people is very admirable. I was very surprised that she only charged one dollar for an office visit, and two dollars for a house call, because health care today is very expensive. A lot of people go into medicine to help people, but the amount of money that they make is definitely another reason that people may decide to go into medicine. Relating Lydia’s profile to today shows the difference in the cost of healthcare. Recently, the price of an Epi-pen increased 600%, making it impossible for some people to pay for. However, Lydia decided to price her services based on the events that occurred in her town, such as a plywood mill burning down, which would make healthcare difficult to be payed for. She realized that healthcare is a necessity, and one deserves the right to be served, no matter how much money someone has. When she says, “You don't say, I’ll do a plain appendix sew-up on you and I’ll make fancy stitches on someone else,” shows that she sees everyone equal, and that the money that she can make is not what drives her passion to helping others.