Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Let me be clear - as a woman, with breasts, I obviouslywant a cure for breast cancer to be found. Fortunately no one in my immediate family has had to face breast cancer yet. I have participated in many relay for life events, send in my yoplait lids, and think the awareness and passion for a cure is great. My question about money being raised for breast cancer, just as with every other charity, is how much money actually goes to the research? Watching football the first sunday in October I could not help but notice the explosion of pink in stadiums across the country. Pink helmets, gloves, wristbands, ref uniforms, coaches jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets....anything and everything. How much did that cost? I was relieved to see that they wore them again this past sunday; perhaps it will continue for all of october (which is breast cancer awareness month, in case you live under a rock). Again, how much did it cost? NFL team hats with varrying degrees of pink are all over the web and stores. Does the money go to research? What good is all of the pink, if none of the proceeds go towards the research? Is this just another fad? Dont get me started on "going green".
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It sickens me that Michael Vick has a new reality show on BET (surprise surprise). Here's how I feel: He has paid his debt to society through the deserved jail time, and community service. Legally, he is allowed to return to whatever job he chooses. I guess his only marketable skill is football, so thats where he went. So many people say its just a job, but its not. Our society worships celebrities and athletes like they are Gods...whether they ask for it or not, pro athletes become role models for children, teens, and adults who rushed out to buy their new Vick jerseys and don them every sunday. Do these children and teens know that there is video of Vick swingin a dog by it's hind legs into a brick wall until it's head was bashed in? Oh I forgot, he apologized, and in our society an apology = forgive and forget. He apologized because he was caught...I do not believe he is sorry for what he did. It was a destructive and disturbing pattern of behavior which was sustained for a loong period of time. If he was ok with himself when he was abusing and slaughtering animals, all of a sudden getting caught means he is sorry and has turned his life around? If he hadn't gotten caught he would still be doing it. But now he has apologized, paid his debt to society, and he is again being worshiped. Nike has reinstated his endorsement, and now he has a new reality show. What's next, a purina commercial?
I did not do any work durring fall break. I told myself the whole time that it would be my only break for the next two months, that I deserved to enjoy it ( by watching TV and playing on the internet). Well now that break is over and I feel guilty and stressed. I have so much due coming up and they are huge projects...what I wouldn't give for a class that just had a midterm and exam with a few papers thrown in there. But I am trying to enjoy (if thats the right term) being in college for this last semester before student teaching starts, and then the real world.