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Eating Better to Look Better

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Public health campaigns can use vanity to improve fruit and ve...

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This is a video about the idea of eating better causing people to look more attractive.  In this video, it talks about the aesthetic norm about how a persons body should look.  For example, this video says if you eat more vegetables, then your face will glow with more color and then you will get more admirers and be considered more beautiful.

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CompleatChef's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:26 AM

Interesting piece suggesting eating more fruits & vegetables makes you look more attrictive to others. Sounds like another good reason to have a fruit & veggie smoothie for lunch!

Kristy Gipson's comment, April 21, 2014 12:35 PM
I agree that we as a society should practice better eating habits but to say certain foods will cause a magic effect is not the case with everyone. I think this would only discourage some people from eating good because if they eat all these good things and don't see the results that others say happen when you eat these foods. Being responsible for our health and the health of the ones we love is the key.
Lisamarie Kolster's comment, April 22, 2014 10:36 AM
I do agree that people should eat better, but do not agree with the guys approach. Yes eating better essentially does make your body better, and can improve things such as nails, hair skin, and other things. He makes it sound though as if the only beautiful eat the right amount of healthy foods and if you don’t then you’re ugly. I don’t like when people to try to make an argument with an appeal to force, saying if you don’t do this then you’re this. People do pull more towards the stereotype that beautiful people look like this because they do this, and I understand why he’d make his argument in that way but I think as society we shouldn’t think that way. You should eat healthy for the other benefits not just because it makes people beautiful.
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3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men

3 Ways Drug Addiction Impacts Women Differently Than Men | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it

Did you know #DrugAddiction impacts women differently than men? Find out how. #SeattleDrugTreatment

 

 


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This article talks about the impacts of drugs on women as opposed to men.  The first reason said is that women have more emotional and mental problems than men tend to have.  This brings up the fact that not only the drug issue, but the stereotyping of women as being more emotionally affected and less physically.  Another point is on the idea of pregnancy.  As shown in the clip we watched, it does affect the unborn and new born infant and we should be careful about what we put in our bodies when pregnant.

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Kelsey Sunde's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

This artice wasn't too informitive, but i did notoice that they said drug addiction impacts woman differently than men. I can believe that, but i need more proof in that, because reguarldessof what gender, drug addiction impacts everyone different

Faith Suazo's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:45 PM

I chose an addiction related scoop this week due to the fact that we are going over alcohol abuse in class now. While I was reading this article, I remembered the class lecture about mental illness in men versus mental illness in women.  We saw a video that illustrated the typical male signs of mental illness, which was the Joker threatening to kill a man over a phone call. Then we saw a clip from Twilight illustrating a typical female's mental illness signs, which was Bella sitting staring out a window for months and months due to her depression.  There are some obvious harmful effects for women to take up an addiction like the possible risks if a woman were to consider pregnancy and continued to consume the drugs and/ or alcohol. Prescription medications are not always taken properly, and those medications are already incredibly regulated as is.

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Dallas woman accused of castrating, stabbing man 130 times testifies at murder trial

Dallas woman accused of castrating, stabbing man 130 times testifies at murder trial | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it

I think that Cristal Richardson told jurors at her murder trial that she doesn’t recall everything that happened when she castrated Cedric Owens and stabbed him 130 times in a Far East Dallas motel room. But she she told jurors that she does remember she acted in self defense. Richardson, 29, ...


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In a positivist ideal, this article has quite a few reasons as to why its a murder.  One reason is that this murder did happen in the heat of the moment.  This woman claims that before she killed Cedric Owens, he was assaulting her and that the murder happened in the heat of the moment.   Another reason positivists might label this a murder is that this woman justifies that she killed him for the right reason: self defense.  She claims that he was raping her and hitting her.  She also claims that she was not on her medication that she needs to be coherent.

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Kristy Gipson's curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:07 PM

I think that this article really shows a lot of the theories that we have learned about.  This girl has suffered a great deal of abuse as a child, could this be a reflection of what has been done to her? I am very sure she has a lot of anger and hate built up inside of her.  She definitely has the label theory attached  to her because she has had several different arrests from a number of things.  This killing was so far off base and there would never be a reason to do this to another person. i can understand self defense but taking it to this extreme is hard to even wrap around my thoughts.  What do you think?

 

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Is Date Rape Different from Rape in Philadelphia? - Levin and Zeiger, LLP

Is Date Rape Different from Rape in Philadelphia? - Levin and Zeiger, LLP | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it
The term “date rape” refers to an alleged forced sexual encounter between two people with a pre-existing relationship.  The two people can be actually dating or may even just be friends who interact in social situations.  Many people believe that accusations of date rape are not as serious as accusations of rape between strangers, and [...]

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This article talks about the definition of rape.  Rape, as defined in 2012, is any  oral sex or sexual penetration without consent of the victim.  In the article, it's said that some people don't believe date rape to be a form of rape and that it's because generally the victim knows the rapist and, therefore, allows it.  As explained in class, rapes generally happen between two people who know each other.  Furthermore, this article explains that date rape either through drugs or alcohol is truly considered rape and is punishable through the consequences of rape. 

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AttorneyRankings's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:46 PM

Is there a difference between date rape and rape in Philadelphia? Brian Zeiger explains here

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Should Grief Be A Mental Illness? | Psychology Today

Should Grief Be A Mental Illness? | Psychology Today | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it

Where to draw the line between grief and mental illness?


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This is an example of medicalization.  This is grief being turned into depression.  Now, it's natural to feel depressed when a loved one dies, but turning this into full-on depression is a little ridiculous.  Also talked about in the article is the fact that grief has changed a lot in the last little while.  When it's natural to have grief is steadily becoming a longer and longer period of time.  This goes along with the labeling theory.  When people are labeled as grieving for whatever reason, they believe they have to be.  This has become a norm in society.  They don't know exactly how long they are supposed to grieve; they just know that it's supposed to happen.

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Melissa Denetdale's comment, February 10, 2014 2:22 PM
This ties in with the topic of how the mentally ill are labeled and are caught in the grey areas of society. This is a huge issue in society today. One of the most sought resolutions for this issue defining each and every mental illness and how to approach this issue. Doctors and medical professionals are unable to correctly diagnose an individual. So, where does that leave them to get "sane" again? I think this will continue to pose a problem that will be controlled by medicalization. Everyone endures a certain amount of distress in thier life. Mental illness is tied in with plenty of stigma that says medical prescriptions are a must and that there is no other way. There is a significant amount of people that experience depression. Just as the article states, it is difficult to identify how an individual is mentally unstable. This is an example of informal labeling. People only rely on new agents of social control, but those agents are utilizing mentally ill subjects as experiments. The borderline of grief and mental illness will remain a blur until those new agents of social control is able to sharply identify the cause of those mental illnesses and how to approach it instead of escalating the situation.
Erin Madden's comment, February 12, 2014 10:18 AM
Good article for discussing medicalization, Kim. What is the culturally acceptable grieving period in the U.S.? The article mentions the 2 week point, but is this fair? Saying that all grief lasting 2+ weeks is a mental illness is definitely an example of medicalization. Doctors are agents of social control telling us what is "normal" and what is "sickness" here, but it also seems like Melissa and Kim are skeptical of the line we're drawing. Should we give people longer periods to grieve? Are we expecting people to "get over it" too soon? Obviously, as the article states, there are cases where people who are grieving become extremely depressed and suicidal, but this is already medicalized. In this article they are talking about further medicalizing grief to not just include these extreme cases, but people who are just grieving longer.
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Teens Who Drink Alone Seek to Soothe Negative Emotions and are More Likely To Develop Alcohol Problems as Young Adults

Teens Who Drink Alone Seek to Soothe Negative Emotions and are More Likely To Develop Alcohol Problems as Young Adults | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it

"Most teenagers who drink alcohol do so with their friends in social settings, but a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh reveals that a significant number of adolescents consume alcohol while they are alone...Furthermore, solitary teenage drinkers are more likely to develop alcohol use disorders in early adulthood."


Via Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home
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This article illustrates some of the connections about alcohol made in the class.  One of the connections is that drinking in some contexts is deviant.  In this case, they are, first of all, minors. Second of all, it leads to drinking more as an adult.  And third of all, it leads to further deviance the more the person gets addicted to it.

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Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:32 AM


This study was performed by researchers from Carnegie-Mellon University and The University of Pittsburgh who  first surveyed 709 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 and asked them to describe their alcohol use  during the past year. Adolescents were drawn from both clinical treatment programs and the community. Researchers surveyed participants again when they turned 25, and also assessed them for alcohol use disorders. This press release from C-MU notes that "38.8 percent of teens in the sample reported drinking alone during ages 12-18. This behavior was linked to unpleasant emotions, and solitary drinkers were one and a half times more likely to develop alcohol dependence at age 25."  The researchers concluded that,  "Because adolescent solitary drinking is an early warning sign for alcohol use disorder in young adulthood, and solitary drinking tends to occur in response to negative emotions, youth who report solitary drinking might benefit from interventions that teach more adaptive strategies for coping with negative emotions." 

Juliet Stanton's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:11 PM

This article explains how although there is an issue with teenagers drinking together becoming very drunk, there is also a problem with teenagers who drink alone to soothe themselves as they go through fights with friends, family and other emotional problems. These people actually end up drinking more than friends who only drink with others. I think that this is reliable information because it was found through a suds conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Study: Men Don't Suddenly Become Sexually Aggressive When Drunk

Study: Men Don't Suddenly Become Sexually Aggressive When Drunk | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it
A new (and extraordinarily unsurprising) study finds that imbibing alcohol doesn't have a Jekyll & Hyde-like effect upon otherwise mild-mannered and polite men, who in the throes of Dionysian mania "lose their inhibitions" and commit sexual assault. Actually, it's quite the opposite: researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington have found that there is no relationship between male sexual aggression and intoxication. Sorry, rape apologists. Looks like you're going to have to find something else to write op-eds about.

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Kim Warren's insight:

This is an interesting view on the correlation between drinking and rape.  In most instances, while drinking, it is said that drinking will lead to other forms of deviance, including rape or sexual assault.  In this article, however, the author is basically saying that if a person wants to rape someone, its because of a choice they make.  Its because of a choice they make quite consciously.  Furthermore, the article talks about the idea that drunk women are the cause of their own rape, but in the article it talks about how its natural for rapists to pick out the weakest link and to exploit that link.  In the article, it actually blames the bartenders for not helping those who are vulnerable to this problem.

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Erin Madden's curator insight, April 8, 2014 4:33 PM

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This study looks at the relationship between drinking alcohol and sexual aggressiveness. The study finds some new results that update some of the discussions in our textbook. Most importantly they find that men who initiate unwanted sexual advances towards women prey on drunker women, regardless of the man's own level of intoxication. Basically, men go after "easier prey," even when they aren't drunk. "The study found that initiators' level of invasiveness was related to the intoxication of the targets, but not their own intoxication— suggesting that drunk women are intentionally targeted by predators who are fully aware of what they're doing." This definitely goes against some prevailing ideas about rape and sexual assault that say "rape happens when BOTH people are drunk and it is often an accident, or a result of miscommunication between the 2 parties involved." This study shows that people should be skeptical of this picture of alcohol and sexual assault. So, does this study relate best to individual, sociocultural, or situational causes of rape (which we talked about last week)? Are these findings surprising to you? Why/why not?

Chenelle Ridgway's comment, April 9, 2014 12:20 AM
I feel as though this is a good article to take in because it shows that just because a man is intoxicated he can't use that as an excuse for rape. But, before anyone gets the wrong idea, I want to say that women can't use the excuse of intoxication either. Rapists prey on who ever is the weakest in the room, the woman he preys on could not even be drunk she could be out with her friends after a break up not even drinking and she is still extremely vulnerable because she is going through a depression phase after he break up. I believe rape is caused by situational causes such as misunderstanding or such as a man taking advantage or a woman leading a man on so he believes he deserves it. Rape isn't okay in any instance but some people use silly things as excuses, knowing a rape victim in my family she even said herself she didn't want to press charges because she lead him on and they got riled up but then she said no which lead him to feeling as though he deserved it but at the same time she felt she deserved it for leading him on to thinking it would happen.
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Police charge Osban, Ramesh of murdering of Sujata and attempting to murder her children - The Times of India

Police charge Osban, Ramesh of murdering of Sujata and attempting to murder her children - The Times of India | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it

PANAJI: Collem police on Monday filed a 325-page chargesheet before the Goa children's court, naming Merces resident Osban Lucas Fernandes, 28, and Sindhudurg resident Ramesh Tayaji Bagve, 42, in the murder of Sujata Nayak at Anmod and the attempt to murder her children.

The chargesheet states that Fernandes and Bagveconspired to murder Sujata to cover up the murder of her husband Shivaji Nayak at Merces three days earlier.

Police informed the court that they have recorded the statements of 104 witnesses and attached two vehicles used in committing the crime.

The chargesheet has been filed under Section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 364 (kidnap), 354 (assault on a woman intending to outrage her modesty), 201 (destruction of evidence) read with 34 of the IPC and Section 8(2) of the Goa Children's Act and Sections 7, 8, 16 and 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The case is been investigated by PI Jivba Dalvi.


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Kim Warren's insight:

This article conveys the positivist ideas of murder.  Positivists say that murders happen because they believe there is a just cause for them.  In the article, it is said that the murders happen because to cover up the murder of the women's husband.  Another thing that positivists say is that murders tend to happen in the same race and ethnicity.  In the article, all the people involved are Indians (from India).  Positivists say that men are more than likely to kill women.  In this case, there are two men that killed the one woman.  This article conveys many aspects of the reasons positivists believe murders occur.

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Ngozi Angeline Godwell's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:38 PM

Police, in the chargesheet, stated that they have recovered some of Sujata's clothes and utensils hidden near Goa University allegedly by Fernandes and Bagve before they committed the murder.

Police said they held four identification parades to identify Fernandes and Bagve and that they have recovered vital evidence from vehicles used in the crime. The chargesheet also states that Fernandes and Bagve rode on a motorcycle to buy a knife and rope from the market.

The chargesheet stated that on May 14, Verna resident Bonaventure Diago D'Souza and his driver were returning from Alnawar, Karnataka, by road, when D'Souza saw a minor girl and boy, both without clothes, on the roadside at Anmod Ghat within 2 km of each other. He rescued them and brought them to Mollem police outpost and acting upon D'Souza's complaint, Collem police registered a case of kidnapping and attempt to murder of the children.

The chargesheet states that investigations conducted by Collem police showed that Fernandes and Bagve had murdered Shivaji at Ribandar-Patto and then buried the body in Fernandes' business and where Shivaji and his family were staying.

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How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies

How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it
'Stop and Frisk' is a threat to public health. (RT @Jason_Reads: My @TheAtlantic essay on how racism is bad for our bodies: http://t.co/V9x52Cl7uY)
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The idea of criminalizing darkness is most prevalent in this article.  Criminalizing darkness is the act of placing the label of crime on a dark colored race that really might not be criminal.  The article is fighting against the law that allows police to Stop and Frisk.  Now, this law is meant for all races, but the law targets those who are black and hispanic.  In the article, it says that in 70 of the 76 precincts that started this law will have about 50 to 90% of the stops be black or hispanic.  The article also mentions that the idea of criminalizing darkness is causing many health risks to people in general, but mostly blacks and hispanics.  It says that people who are frisked for racist reasons or have the possibility of being frisked have more risk of being stressed and having a fight or flight response.  

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India's women ready for fight against culture of male superiority - Global Times

India's women ready for fight against culture of male superiority - Global Times | Deviant behavior Spring '14 | Scoop.it
Global Times India's women ready for fight against culture of male superiority Global Times The public service message entitled "Stop creating rapists at home" addresses the fact that generations of men grow up witnessing and believing that female...

Via Mike Campion, Erin Madden
Kim Warren's insight:

This article reminded me of the rational theory of the positivists.  There are certain factors that are brought up in the article that support this.  First of all, there is a clear cut motivated offender.  Men are basically born into this ethnicity thinking that they are better than women.  It's an old-fashioned social norm that is changing.  There is opportunity every day for men to take advantage of women.  They might have changed the laws, but there is still lee way to beat and kill women and children.  There is a guardian that loses control over the accused.  In the beginning of the article, the man's father is in accordance with his son.  He would help his son kill the woman.

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Daniel Gonzales's comment, February 10, 2014 3:17 PM
This is very sad. I believe this ghas elements of the social control theory. Men are socialized to be
Daniel Gonzales's comment, February 10, 2014 3:23 PM
eve they are betteer then women. I like that they did change some laws but this change is definitly have to come from the women first like it did in this country. It was not to long ago that women couldnt vote and they had no rights. the Women had to ban together and empower other women to stand up against thes social norms for men. It is definitly not an easy thing and they do need some men on their side of course but in time they will be able to do it. I saw an article about a gang of women in india who go around protecting abused women. They carry sticks and guns. I have faith the men will see the wrong in this and it will change but it will take some time. In iraq the women were starting to hold jobs drive cars and vote and did that themselves. The united states tried to act like they did that but it was the women of the country.
Erin Madden's comment, February 12, 2014 10:28 AM
Good discussion of feminist perspectives on deviance and positivist theories in an international context. I also thought this was an interesting part of the article about norms, "The public service message entitled "Stop creating rapists at home" addresses the fact that generations of men grow up witnessing and believing that female subjugation and male violence are regular social norms." It is great to see new laws that are trying to fight against these patriarchal norms. Like Daniel says, the struggle to empower women is tough, but hopefully Indian women will continue to find ways to fight against patriarchal norms in terms of formal social control (new laws) and informal social control (the gangs seeking out abused women).