Thursday, April 30, 2009

Miss California

Everyone is irate because Miss California spoke her mind when asked a question about gay marriages. She basically said that she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman based on her religion and personal beliefs. We live in a country, where citizens are giving the freedom of speech. If this is true, why is this woman being criticized and looked down on for giving her opinion. Perez Hilton asked her a question and she gave him an honest answer. People don't need to be angry with this woman for what she believes in. It's her choice. She doesn't have to promote gay marriages if she thinks it's wrong. What's the point in having the privilege to speak your mind if people are going to criticize you. The problem is that people are too sensitive. If you are doing something that is different like being in a gay marriage, you have to have tough skin because people are not going to agree with your lifestyle. Just accept it and keep it moving.
Honestly, I agree with Miss California on gay marriages. I am a Christian and I don't believe in gay marriages. I don't have anything against gays, but marriage should not be an option because it is against what I believe in, plain and simple. I'm not going to sugar anything for anyone because in life, you have to be brutally honest. The same way I don't believe in gay marriages is the same way someone somewhere doesn't believe in what I believe in. That's the way world is. Everyone is different and has different morals and beliefs. We cannot judge this one woman for simply speaking her mind. It's ridiculous and this situation is over the top.

Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is a huge topic of controversy in the United States. Everyone is so concerned with eliminating teen pregnancy. In a perfect world, everyone would wait until marriage to conceive a child, but we live in an imperfect world, so this is far fetched. Since parenting a child at a young age is a regular occurrence in the United States, we have no choice, but to accept it and find ways to educate young women on raising a child and being positive parents. It is not any one's place to look down on a young woman because she had a baby at a young age. No one knows any one's situation. To tell someone that they are wrong for giving birth at a young age is terrible because no one has the right to judge any one, especially when they are not living right themselves. Instead of criticizing people, we need to be there and support each other. I'm not condoning underage sex, but since children are doing it, we have to take the necessary steps in educating our children about protection and pregnancy.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What's Hot this Spring!!!

1. Party Dresses

2. Baggy Pants

3. Graphic Mix

4. Floral Dresses

5. The Metallic Mini Skirt

6. Distresses Denim

7. Jumpsuit

8. City Short
This spring is all about mixing prints and being comfortable. The floral and party dresses are sooo easy and cute on. Just throw on the dress, accessories, cute pumps, and you're all set for the day. So, grab one of these trendy looks and spring ahead this season!

Dieting in America

Many people in America are putting themselves on diets because they do not believe they fit in with society. Society upholds an image of thinness. Famous movie stars, models, and singers are thin. The average person sees these people on television and wants to imitate the look. Most people on diets are concerned with looking like someone instead of trying to be healthy. These people do not feel good about themselves or the way people perceive them. The dieters value the image the media has portrayed as beautiful instead of their own beauty inside and out.

Americans, no matter what age, race, or gender, are spending a lot of money on dieting. People that value the images portrayed on television and in magazines will never be happy with themselves because they want to be someone that they are not. The media has tricked Americans into believing that they are not beautiful and Americans have fell for it. People must realize that dieting is dangerous resulting in eating disorders, death and psychological problems. What can we do to help people, who are considering dieting for unnecessary reasons?


Not too long ago, I heard about a little boy that committed suicide after being bullied in school. Eleven year old, Jaheem Herrera, hung himself at home because students at Dunaire Elementary School made gay slurs and physically attacked the young child. Parents of Herrera complained to school administrative on many occasions, but nothing was done. One parent of a student, who attends the school and is also bullied, says that she was told that, “children with behavior problems were mixed in with children who did not have behavioral problems, and that was astounding.”

This whole ordeal is astounding if you ask me. It makes no sense at all that an elementary school child took his life because of bullies. People do not take this torment seriously. They believe that kids will be kids and boys have to be tough. Teasing hurts too. If society tells women to get out of an abusive relationship, whether it’s verbal or physical, why isn’t bullying taken seriously too. It’s the same thing.

I have a son and I would hate to come home and see my son hanging from a cloth belt, like Herrera. I would die right in my footsteps. This story enrages me. The school should have intervened, especially if the parents are complaining. They could have put the boys in different classes. Herrera did not have to commit suicide. This situation could have been solved. His parents could have transferred him to another school, but again we do not take bullying that serious.

This goes to show that parents today, need to have closer relationships with their children in order to prevent anymore stories like this. Thanks to the students at Dunaire Elementary School, faculty, and the parents of the bullies, we now have to bury an 11 year old bully just because he had an accent, which made him seem gay to the other students. Herrera will never get to experience graduation, prom, a girlfriend, his first car, marriage or even children. Now that we have seen the affects of bullying, can we make a promise to talk to our kids about not picking on others? Teach your children that everyone is made differently and we have to accept people the way they are. Click here to read Jaheem Herrera's Story.