SPA103 week 3 discussion 1 replies (please place name and number next to each reply)

Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers. For one of your responses, choose someone who posted on a topic different from what you selected. Share alternate views, provide personal experiences as they relate to the topic, expand upon ideas, or provide questions to encourage further elaboration of the topic. Each response should be a minimum of 75 words.

#1  Antonio Champion

February 16, 2018

 Topic #1: Los Jόvenes, el Matrimonio y las Casas

How do your family traditions compare with the Hispanic traditions described in your reading?

I will highlight the aspect of living in a large city. Many of my family members live in and around large cities. For example: Many of my family members live in Maryland and commute to Washington DC for work. This is similar to the Spanish people living in and near Madrid Spain.  My family members that live in the city usually live in apartment buildings and commute using the Metro railway system to reduce their commute. With many people living in urbanized areas prices for homes become very expensive. This leads to people living outside the city and travelling to the city for work where wages are higher.

Do you have friends from other cultures with traditions similar to Hispanic traditions?

I have friends in Japan who utilize green technology. They rely on wind combines and solar panels for electricity. This protects the environment while driving costs down. This is similar to Spain who uses 30- 50 % wind electricity.

In your community, when do young people usually become independent? With the current economic situation and employment rates, is it easy or difficult to become independent?

In my community, independence comes at different ages. Mostly, independence starts after one graduates from high school. The current economic situation and employment rates may push the age for independence further right. As corporations and the world becomes greedy, we will need more education and post-secondary resources to gain independence.

Do you think it’s difficult for young people to become independent in the United States? What about in your city or state? Why or why not?

It is very difficult for young people to become independent. There are many opportunities such as the military that will allow you to gain independence at a younger age. But, for the most part this feat comes with a great challenge. Many jobs and careers with sufficient salaries require further education and experience.

Reference:

Heining-Boynton, A. L., & Cowell, G. S. (2013). ¡Anda! Curso elemental (2nd ed., Vol. 1) [Electronic version].                               Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

#2 Andrea Richardson

In your family, what chores do the men do and what chores do the women do? Is there a fair distribution of workload? Why or why not?

Growing up it was my sister, and myself we had no brother, but I would notice my dad always did outside work and my mom inside work. Once we got older we helped my mom with mainly inside work, in which my dad would say women jobs was to do inside and men was responsible for the outside work.

How are the evolving trends and roles of families changing?
The evolving roles are changing because we have more single family households which makes the workload of home chores become spread out men for example I am a single mother who is currently not dating so I had to go outside this weekend to do yard work and show my son how to do the yard work so eventually that would become his responsibility,  but I also make him do house work because I need the help around the house which when I was taught when I was younger that was a females role, but I feel once my 5 year old daughter gets to an age to take over the household chores then my 10 year old sons responsibility would be keeping the yard up and training my 2 year old son to take over eventually.

How does stereotyping impact society? When do people judge others based on gender? How do you support/negate gender roles?
I think sterotyping impacts our society because it makes genders think o that is the mans job or that job is for females. I support gender roles by again teaching my boys both inside and outside work. My youngest son will play with baby dolls with his sister burping the baby doll changing the baby diaper and his father feels its not manly, but I look at it as making him to be a great father one day because he will know how to nurture his child. This is a form of gender bias because only girls are suppose to play with a baby doll.

What do gender roles look like around

your community?
your state?
your country?
the world?
Gender roles in my community looks like I described it certain things are for girls, and certain things are considered for boys. I think that being in the south we get alot of sterotyping for gender roles simply because this is the way that many of the parents and grandparents raised there children. Around the world, many cultures believe like we do  certain household chores are for young ladies, and then more of the outside jobs are left for the males. Also they still believe in some parts that females shouldnt get an eduation but males should.

How did your childhood shape your view of the world

My childhood has a big role in how I want to raise my kids and see the world. For example there are many things i wish I knew how to do outside my house such as change the oil on my car, how to cut grass, and I just taught myself the basic yard cleaning skills. I wished my dad would have given me the option to learn this so I would not have to depend on people to do these things for me and this is why I chose to teach my sons household chores such as cooking and cleaning properly so even if they get married and have a wife they can still run a house hold. I will also teach my daughther whatever outside skills i learn so she can becoome indepenent in that part of life. 

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