Physician Assisted Suicide is a crime

“Assisted suicide is a reversal of the proper role of a doctor as a healer, comforter and consoler to an improper role of the physician causing a patient’s death” (Physician-Assisted Suicide). Physician assisted suicide is often overlooked. Physicians are essentially writing a prescription to end a human being’s life. In my opinion, I believe that … Read more

Drug use and deviant behavior

Drug use can be analyzed by looking at the individual or society as a whole but through both outlooks, the concept of deviance exists because society defines what is accepted behavior and what is deviant behavior. The use of recreational drugs violates both societal rules and laws and is by definition, deemed deviant. Emile Durkheim … Read more

The Traditional generation, Baby Boomers & Generation Y

The Traditional generation The Traditional generation is the oldest generation in the workplace, although most are now retired. Also known as the veterans, the Silents, the Silent generation, the matures, the greatest generation, this generation includes individuals born before 1945, and some sources place the earliest birth year to 1922 (www.valueoptions.com). Members of this generation … Read more

Construction of culture and identity in family contexts

How do aspects of culture and identity get constructed in family contexts? Some focus on the significance of mothering identities. My answer in relation to this question draws much from Hall’s (1996) standpoint, which holds that identification is “constructed” through difference. The way in which we visualise and understand the world around us is heavily … Read more

The classical sociological concepts on ‘rationalism’ by Weber (1904)

The classical sociological concepts on ‘rationalism’ by Weber (1904) mostly get referenced to by social articles on how the contemporary work-life has changed bureaucratic systems and that ‘dehumanize’ work-life to be a forced social action with no desired means-to-end but rather workers have no social choices just like working in an ‘iron cage’ (Weber, 1904). … Read more

Lookism – South Korea compared to the US

When we talk about K-Pop, normally what comes to mind are the K-Pop idols that have “good looks, a unique fashion statement, and dance moves” (Kim, 15). Indeed, appearance is an important factor that determines the success of K-Pop in not only South Korea, but all over the world. Yet, behind the glamorous life of … Read more

Fast food, poverty and bullying (analysis of papers)

1) Fast Food Secondary school pupils’ food choices around schools in a London borough: Fast food and walls of crisps PMID: 27105582 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.016 Nowadays, there are a number of studies, conducted in the fast food field, but Caraher et al., (2016) are studying how fast food places around schools influence students’ eating habits. (ibid., p. 208). … Read more

The issue of abortion in New Zealand

Abortion is when a fetus dies, it is when a women’s pregnancy ends before the term of pregnancy has finished. Usually abortion is commonly known as a surgical procedure, but this can also occur naturally without being induced (miscarriage). New Zealand has considered abortion a crime for a long time, whereas other countries such as … Read more

Community belonging and HIV-related stigma

1. Introduction According to AVERT, “South Africa has the biggest and most high profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.2 million people living with HIV in 2017” (AVERT 2018). South Africa accounts for a third of all new HIV-infections in southern Africa and the year 2017 counted 270,000 new HIV-infections. That year … Read more