Monday, September 25, 2017

Bullying

Although I do not have children, But from what I see in The media and from listening to conversations by friends who do have children I can tell that we have now more school bullying than in The past maybe 20 years !

I personally have experienced a lot of bullying during The 80's and 90's in school .

And age unfortunately does not even matter because bullying happens at ANY AGE !

But I was hoping that bullying would decrease with The years,  But The opposite is happening.

We have now more bullying and it is going to increase to more and more throughout The years !

I kept wondering during this year WHY it bullying is actually increasing and then I started reading articles about schools where bullying takes place and I was shocked when I read phrases from teachers or parents saying that teachers are not going to step in when a child is being bullyied by another student or students! 

It was beyond me how teachers can respond like that !

They seriously are not going to step in and expect The kids to work it out on their own !

This is outrageous  !

And then I read something about a few teachers saying that they did not want to get yelled at from any of The parents who kids were causing trouble !

This made me angry !

In my time we obviously still had real teachers !

In my time , When a student was bullyied,  The class room teacher immediately took action !

Either spanking on The hand with a ruller , Sending said bully to The Principles office and eventually call in The parents or a teacher had a one on one with a bully to make very clear that bullying was NOT acceptable no matter what The supposed reasoning behind it was !

Of course I do know that some parents would come in or talk on The phone with The Principle and sometimes yell at said principal or teacher for laying a hand on their child without caring about The bullying.

I do remember that some mothers showed up and yelled " Mind your business! " even despite talking about The fact that their kid bullyied another kid .

I recall very clearly a student from my class had a bleeding nose , But The parent of The bully did not want to hear it . The most important thing was that nobody has a right to say anything to their kid because they are The parent and not The teacher 

Did any of The behaviors change afterwards;  No ! Nothing was done .

The bully was just defended by a parent and The bullying continued.

If The parents were more reasonable then some of The bullying stopped!

Well , I know now that bullying will increase and more students will die because teachers are too afraid to get yelled at by certain parents  .

I guess home schooling will more safer than actual schools unless you can find a school where teachers care more about The safety of their students than being yelled at parents for doing their job :( !

Thank you

Dusya

Monday, July 31, 2017

Feminism Today vs. Feminism 200 years ago

Over 200 years ago feminist fought for womens rights . Specifically for women to have equal rights,  The right to vote and The right for education and or higher education like a University degree and good jobs .

In various countries in The world women have gained said rights .

I agree that there are still many countries that do not approve of women and girls rights to education and other.

Having said that , I want to applaud The countries that have women in leadership possitions and women who have Ph.Ds !

I want to apploud The countries where women choose freely if they want a career and family or just be housewives .

Although we still have a long way to go in many countries , I wish that we please  not forget all The above mentioned accomplishments! 

Now we are in 2017 and feminists are still fighting for womens rights,  Which is great , But I am having The sense that women are only focusing on what we are missing in terms of women's rights and ignoring all The accomplishments.

The U.S has various women in leadership possitions.

General Attorney,  Judges,  Former Secretaries of State and Defense  ( I do not care at this point what you think about these women , But they had leadership possitions in The past !) .

Now we definitely have to focus on women's rights to make their own medical choices !

But women having rights does not mean they should be walking nude in The streets or bragging about their bodies !

Feminism is about having self respect for yourself as a woman .

Feminism is supposed to be about women saying " I am a woman and I am intelligent and beautiful human being and I have The right to an education and to lead a company if I am good at it and choose to do so !

Feminism is about women saying " I have The right to choose if I want to have children/ Start a family and or a career.

Feminism is about women saying " I have The right to say no if I choose to !

Feminism was though NEVER about forcing your views onto others or walking around half naked in The streets just because. ....

I wish modern feminists would understand this . ( Sad face )

Thank you for reading

Dusya

Monday, July 10, 2017

Minimum Wages in The U.S

I have learned recently that minimum wages are different in EVERY State !

The minimum wage in Massachusetts is now $11 per hour .

It used to be a few dollars less , But still !

I have looked at minimum wages all over The U.S and noticed that least in Massachusetts you cannot live on $11 per hour  !

And then I noticed a correlation even though a coincidence,  But still a correlation with employers and their requirements saying that you will be paid more if you show your Highschool Diploma.

This is interesting!  You get payed more if you have a high school diploma.

But if that isThe case , Then people who work at fast restaurants like McDonald's and other have a high school diploma !

But then why do they earn minimum wage ?!

I know that there are many high school students during summer break work at fast foid restaurants.

But PLEASE ! Not every employee is a high school student  !

Many of them are between 20-40 years old .

This does not make sense  ! ( Maybe I am missing something ) .

How can employers keep nagging in that job field about GED or high school diplomas and say that they do not want to pay you less than legally allowed and at The same time pay minimum wage ?!

If anybody has an explanation,  I will give you an opportunity :)

Thank you

Dusya

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Donald Trump

The United States is divided among people who are excited about Trump being President and those who want him impeached .

When you read The facts in trust worthy news outlets and watch him on TV , There is not much doubt that he is making a LOT of mistakes  ( To put it politely ) !

Besides that plenty of citizens are now more vocal with their hatred towards marginalized people and other,  Trump has not achieved anything possitive yet during his presidency.

And still plenty of people ADORE him !

I am honestly stunned by this !

I am meeting retires ( People who retired from serving in The Army et.al ) and Veterans and even these former military staff find Trump to be a disgrace !

You will not agree with your neighbor maybe because you do not like your neighbor for personal reasons or you may not want to listen to a former President due past scandals or just not wanting to listen because he is a Republican and you are an old fashioned person with Republican values,  But ignoring other Republicans who %100 disagree with Trump and Veterans or Retirees who have served is insane !

There are actually Republicans who find Trump disgust !

Also I have listened to Veterans and a few retirees ( Who completed their service ) and I even heard one of them say that Trump is a disgrace  !

There are plenty of military personnel who disagree with Trumps politics and I still hear citizens saying how great Trump is ?!

I am honestly shocked!

Thank you for reading

Dusya

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Witch Hunt

I will confess here that I have a fascination for witches !

I have no explanation for said fascination.  It is just there !

I have watched since my early childhood all shows that involved witches .

Bewitched , Then The Dorothy And The Wizzard Of Oz ( Although it is not a show but a,movie but still !) , Later on Sabrina The teenage witch and basically any other movie or show that involved witches including Charmed !

I went recently to The witch museum in Salem , Ma .

I learned about The famous witch trial and also I learned about all The famous people in history who were shamed , Sent to jail or hanged simply for being different  !

Galilee Galilee and a couple of other scientists and also Jesus was included  !

Everybody with whom I was at The museum learned about all The people who were hunted because of their unique way of thinking.

Although we learn in The bible and by going to Church that Jesus is and was admired , It was not always this way !

Many famous people about who we learn from history books and other originally were shunned !

They were hunted and arrested and eventually hung or otherwise executed simply for being different  !

Being different seems to mean that you are not a follower , You think out of The box , Do not agree with everything The local government says or does .

Joan D'Ark who is now in every history book possible in The western world was burned basically for being different  !

I was wondering for a couple of years what or where came The notion from that witches are horrible.

Nevermind that many people consider witches just a product of fantasy,  But even if they are a product of fantasy,

Why make a product of fantasy something evil ?

But after going to The witch museum I realized it is not about witches really,  It is more The idea of being different.

I know Rosa Parks was hated in her time because she was black and had The nerve to not give up her seat to a white person .

Nowadays she is considered a hero  !

She stood up for justice while being black and a woman ( Which was a crime in The 60's ) .

I guess The present society decides what is acceptable and what is not acceptable or what should be considered a crime and what should not .

Thank you

Dusya

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Medicine in The Past And Present

In The 70's and many years and decades earlier doctor's would make house visits and prescribe and ir even bring The needed medicine with them.

When I was a child in The early 90's , House visits were not that common anymore,  But at some or many hospitals you could go to The ER even if you just had a cold and they would give you a prescription and you felt better within a week !

Nowadays you cannot go to The ER unless they consider you qualify for intensive care .

A trip with an ambulance,  Visiting your doctor and getting your prescription,  All of this costs now money  !

Even if doctors are on call , They are only available to greet you and talk to you , But otherwise The nurses are trained to rake care of you.

Even if you are vomiting or have pain , You can get an ambulance to The ER , But if it is not something that they consider needs immediate attention in intensive care , Then believe it or not , But they will send you back home and simply suggest to make an appointment with your doctor and if you are not feeling well on THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT,  Then The doctor is not going to visit you at home ! No ! You will excused and offered to reschedule!

This sounds absurd , But that is today's reality .

They say that these changes are happening because they want The patients to feel taken care of and that includes calling patients CONSUMERS instead of patients  .

But The actual result if this new system is that medicine has gone to wallstreet!

It is not about The patients anymore !

It is about economic efficiency of hospitals  ( Sadly ) .

Although I am still young,  I miss The time when you could get quality healthcare because you had doctor's who really cared !

Nowadays doctor's mostly only care about their paycheck.

I am devastated and furious  !

Thank you for reading

Dusya

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Past , Present And Society

Racism has exsisted and still exsists !

Anti-Semiticism has exsisted and still exsists  !

Those two issue never vanished .

They have always been there !

The only difference is that throughout The years The above mentioned issues get louder or go silent depending on how people treat each other during various episodes of life .

Right now people are so full of hatred and bitterness again  !

It is sometimes hard to be yourself  !

If you do not watch something related to any of The above mentioned issues then you are considered racist or anti-Semitic.

If you choose to watch a movie based upon said subject then you are eventually judges by some people for pretending support minority groups !

It breaks my heart to see all this hate in The world !

People were supposed to learn from The past and not repeat or be even more hateful and spiteful  :( !

Please  ! Instead of focusing on hatred,  Focus on your friends and or family who are supportive !

Thank you

Dusya