Women Studies 320

Archive for June, 2013

We have reached our final destination!

Well, the course is coming to an end and although I have had my struggles with trying to work 40-50 hours a week and go to school full-time, I was still able to learn a lot of new skills. I learned how to create and maintain my very own blog, which is something I might just keep using in my personal life. I learned how to embed hyperlinks and how to cite pictures and media. I chatted with a librarian for the first time and expanded my skills at obtaining research. I learned how to create a budget in Excel, too!

In addition to new skills, I feel like I have gained a broader perspective on gender, both historically and presently. I was excited to learn that although we have historically had a very patriarchal society, this has dramatically shifted and women are even surpassing man in many different areas.

I am definitely going to continue using many of the skills I learned. I will probably continue using my blog and make it into something where I can talk about all the new recipes I come up with. I will also keep using Excel to maintain my budget and plan for trips, since I will be done with school so soon . . . well, for now. Overall I am satisfied with the class and all the things I have learned.

Further activism and my dreams!

  1. I think GoldieBlox are a great start to reversing the trend of female under-representation in STEM fields. However, it doesn’t seem like enough. We still have the problem of women dropping out of STEM fields, so the problem isn’t just getting them interested in them. We need to address the working conditions and see what factors are  at play here and what we can do to fix them. They are a brand new company and are still working on some things, so I am curious to find out how they will manage maintenance and recycling in the future, or if they even have a plan in place.
  2. My greatest dreams….well…I want to see the world. You name it, I want to see it. One of my biggest goals in life is to travel the world and see as many places as humanly and financially possible. So far, I haven’t got very far on my list, but I have big plans for my future. I also want to get out of student loan debt, become a nurse practitioner, raise a family and change the world. Like many others, I want to make a difference in the world. I think one of the ways I can do this is by working with kids. I currently work at a psychiatric treatment facility and it is the most rewarding and challenging job I’ve ever had and I can’t wait to see what else is out there for me later on!

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