This is my story of ecs110 journey. The journey of seeing the difference between an opinion and an informed knowledge. Hope you will enjoy it!
In my Mythbuster video, I tried to debunk the common Canadian idea/myth that beer makes you happy and popular among the friends. The beer commercials like ‘I am Canadian‘ and ‘Lost Dog – Budweiser Clydesdale‘ show people having a fun full life with beer and they enjoy with people around them. Beer is portrayed as a Canadian… Continue reading My Mythbuster Minutes
Meritocracy or classism is one’s position within the system where this positionality helps one group to oppress others. In the system, one group holds the power because it possesses merit. In theory, such system forms the basis of an ‘equal opportunity’. But, in practice, it just favors the dominant group. Racism is a form of… Continue reading Reading Response # 3
I) Noticing Normative Narratives: Gender, according to West and Zimmerman, is not a personal trait; it is “an emergent feature of social situations: both as an outcome of and a rationale for various social arrangements, and as a means of legitimating one of the most fundamental divisions of society.” (West & Zimmerman, 1977, p. 126). Gender… Continue reading Self in Relation to Others – Gender Stories…
The article has given us a true picture of the social construction. Although we have advanced as humans somehow unconsciously and unintentionally, still, we either act as a racist and/or become a victim of it. As Ruth Frankenberg in her book The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters argues, our daily lives are affected by… Continue reading Reading Response 2 – White Fragility
I belong to a family where females are mostly house makers and they don’t do outdoor tasks and activities. My mother was a housewife and my father was a high school teacher. I was working at the university, where I graduated from, as a teaching assistant. It was March 2007. My boss called me and… Continue reading Self-Story # 4: Gender – Girls don’t do it…
It was a hot summer day of July 2012 as I climbed in a bus along with my husband from a bus stop which was just across the place where we were living. It has been just a few days since we immigrated to Canada and were renting a place in a quiet crescent of… Continue reading Self Story # 3: I am not White but an Asian Immigrant