Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AoW responses

This week you have the choice to respond to any of the following AoW's:

1) Female Genital Mutilation in US: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%201314_37%20FGM.pdf
2) Locavorism: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%201314_17%20Locavorism.pdf
3) Gender Specific Prom Attire Requirement: http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%2012_13%2030%20Gay%20Discrimination.pdf

Please reply to this question:  What, in the article was most interesting or alarming to you?  Explain with as much detail as possible for your classmates who have NOT read the same AoW. (4+ sentences)  Please introduce the article, author and source properly in your reply. (In Ms. Espinoza's article, "Why I love my students," which was written in 2014 and published in VISA times, I was alarmed to read that...)

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  1. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 2014 and published in the HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read that FGM is happenning here in America, but the victims don't speak out about it because they believe that they will be deported back to their country of origin.

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    1. I agree with Ricardo because the Fgm is in america and they girls stay quit because they fear being deported

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  2. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" which was written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read that that was a thing. I had never heard of Female Genital Mutilation, so to read that it was a big problem with no one trying to stop it really surprised me. This article explains that a law has been passed that doesnt allow people to "vacation cut", which is when people take the girls out of the country to get the procedure done. Jaha Dukureh has now became the face for this support considering that she had to go through the process herself.

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  3. In The Week's article, "The Limits of Locavorism," Which was written in December 2013 and published in The Week, I was interested to read that local restaurants have started Locavorism, and the people are starting to follow. Also, i didn't expect mass-food production companies shipping the food to other countries for processing, and send them back to the U.S.A.

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  4. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 2014 and published by HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read about Khalid Adam. He is an Ethiopian immigrant, who was found guilty of aggravated battery and cruelty to children in 2006 for removing his daughter’s clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. I was also shocked to read that many families take their children out of the country to get the Female Genital Mutilation procedure done, this procedure is called "vacation cutting," This is a brutal procedure, and it is crazy to believe that it is become popular right here in America, this practice is inhumane and crazy to think about.

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    1. I agree with Pamela, I think female genital mutilation is inhumane. It is not something that shouldn't even be popular here in the United States. People are born how they are for a reason.

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    2. I found it really interesting because have know idea what Female Genital Mutation is but Pamela did a great job explaining it.

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    3. I also agree with Pamela because Female mutilation can be a very crazy thing to do. This should also be stopped and like she said it should not be popular.

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    4. I agree with Pamela, because I also had know idea that here in America female mutilation is becoming popular and how many people agree to do this.

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    5. I agree with Pamela I think it is cruel and should not be done.

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    6. I agree with Pamela because this I am surprised that this is popular in America. This is really wrong.

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    7. I agree with Pamela because I was shocked to see the spread of it in the United States. It is really inhumane to do this to people.

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  5. In Christine Salek's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash"which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com, I was alarmed that teachers of Sultana High School are offending students that are straight and gay, by using the word gay as an offense. It also surprised me that the school is against the Gay Straight Alliance, because they are who they are and they should let them be gay or straight when they please.

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    1. I agree with Bruno because students should not be offended by their teachers and they should not be told what to wear. The students should not be criticize in school just because they have a different lifestyle.

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    2. I agree with this because they should have their choice to do whatever they want without being judged in a way its not fair to be judged like that.

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  6. In Christine Salek`s article,"Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash", which was written in 2014 and published in Policymic.com,I was alarmed to read that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender could not dress in there opposite gender clothing. For example that a lesbian girl could not dress in a tux because only boys would have to ear that.At this school the girls were told that they were not allowed to wear a tux to their prom. That they had to wear what normal/ regular girls usually wear to prom, which are dresses.David McLaughlin wrote that the bullies at the school are not the students only but also the teachers. He wrote that the teachers should encourage the students not bully them. He also sated that there have been many bulling reports from that school. Many people are going against this issue at this school and say that the students should not be judged by there ethnic group, religion, gender, color,
    race, ancestry, national origin, and physical or mental disability, age or sexual
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    1. I agree with Nayeli because students should be able to wear whatever they please as long as it is appropriate for the event being held. The teachers should be preventing bullying not promoting it.

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    2. I agree with Nayeli because people have the right to freely express themselves. Teachers, of all people, shouldn't discriminate against their own students.

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    3. I agree with Nayeli because it isn't fair to not be able to wear what you want.

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  7. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read that 150,000 to 200,000 girls are at risked to get an FGM on them. A FGM is a female genital mutilation meaning to take part or all of a female's genitals parts. I was also surprised that this practice is rising in America after it was banned in 1996 and still citizens are continuing to practice this cruel method. Even parents are afraid to report this act because of the fear of being deported back to where they came from. The alarmist thing that I read was that the "vacation cutting" when families take the person out of the country to get the procedure done for the girls.

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  8. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," which was published in Policymic.com, I was alarmed that this school was against LGBT people. I don't think the school should even be able to judge the students. Especially the administration, they shouldn't judge their students when their actually supposed to support them and stop other students from calling them gay and making fun of them. In reality, this school is the other way around because the teachers are the ones picking on them and the students are against it.

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    1. I agree with Glenda because I also think that the school should support their students no matter who they are instead of making them feel less and bad about themselves.

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    2. I agree with Glenda, that it is offensive that the school has a strict policy on what students could were. I find this insulting to the LGBT community and it shouldn't be the schools choice on issues concerning dress codes but the school board. The school is a safe haven for all kids and a learning environment, how can kids learn if their being harassed about their choice.

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  9. The thing that was most interesting to me was when I heard that Khalid Adam, an immigrant was guilty for cruelty in 2006 by removing her 2 year old daughters clitoris with scissors. The article that I read was Female Genital Mutation in US, which was written in May 18, 2014, I was alarmed to read that this is something that is happening in Africa and Middle east, but is something that is spreading and now its in America. According to CDC 150,000 to 20,000 girls are at risk of getting Female Genital Mutation. FGM is when they remove parts of genitalia or damage to other female organs, and the US officially banned FGM.

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  10. In Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government to act," which was written in 5/18/14 and published on Huffington Post, what alarmed me the most is that there's such a thing called Female Genital Mutilation which is a terrible thing. (FMG) is a procedure that parents do to their children, what they do is they take their child somewhere and get their genitals cut off. In this article there was a man named Khalid Adam who cut off his own daughters clitoris of with scissors. Eleanor Goldberg wants the government to do something about this because it is not humane to cut off your own daughter's clitoris. This was a shocking article and not just for me but i'm guessing for everyone else too who has read this article.

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    1. I agree with Samuel that this is shocking because its spreading so quickly throughout the world!!!

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    2. I agree with Samuel, the FMG is a really bad thing for the females and its just sad to hear about their genitals cut off.

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    3. I agree with Samuel this is a horrible thing to do . This is a shocking news this is spreading quickly .

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  11. In "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" the author is Christine Salek who posted it on Policymic.com and I was intereted because isn't America a free country. A country where you can express yourself in however way you want with out being restricted to it. In this high school there are lots of problems where the students can't express themselves. In one situation, there are times in Sultana High School where a teacher will make fun of a female student for wearing a suit to the homecoming dance. Some students will even get insulted by the teachers for wearing something they don't approve and would something such as "take the gay headband off."

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    1. I agree with Elvis because, like Elvis said, "...Isn't America a free country?" It makes no sense why the two genders must wear certain clothing to a dance. First of all, I don't remember Teachers being allowed to bully students on what they wear. Second, students have freedoms just like the adults, they deserve to express themselves!

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    2. I agree with Elvis because teachers shouldn't bully students like that and we should have a saying in what we should. we shouldn't let teachers tell us what to wear.

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  12. 'Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash', written by Christine Salek tells us about Sultana High School, which is located in Hesperia, California about their new rule that females attending the school are not allowed to wear tuxedos to prom and male students are required to wear them. There seems to be a lot of LGBTQ bullying at that school, and that is how this new rule became. It was said by a student attending SHS that discrimination began after forming a club supporting gays. It shocks me to read this because as citizens of America we should all be able to express ourselves, especially as teenagers. They should be able to wear whatever makes them happy without getting judged.

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    1. I agree with Karen because teenagers should be able to wear what ever makes them happy and be able to wear whatever they want. It's not fair that the at their own prom, they aren't going to be able to wear whatever they want on such a special night.

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    2. I agree with Karen because teenagers should be able to what ever they feel like wearing. Isn't it a free country? It should be their choice to pick what they wear especially since it will be a special night for them.

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  13. The only word I could use to describe the article "advocates soy that female genital mutilation is on the rose in the U.S., call on government to act" written by Eleanor Goldberg published in the Huffington Post on May 18th 2014 is "insane". It talks about how the act of female genital mutilation (FGM) is on the rise in America among immigrants and not just in distant countries. FGM is the removal of female genitalia and is banned in most parts of the U.S for non-medical reasons, but, people still take their children out of state to undergo it, this is called "vacation cutting" and the fact that this actually happens is extremely alarming to me. there was even a man named Khalid Adam who was found guilty for cutting off his daughters clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. Why would someone do something like that, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?!!!

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    1. I agree with Preston that this article was insane. I believe that female genital mutation is inhumane and shouldn't be allowed in the U.S

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    2. I agree with Preston because it is unbelievable that people would actually do something like this. This is dangerous and unsafe and shouldn't be allowed in the US or anywhere else in this world.

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  14. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" which was written in May 18, 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read that some girls that were born hear in the United States have gone through Female Genital Mutilation. This isn't something that happens in other countries like people thought, it is happening here in the US as well. It is illegal here in the US. A women who was forced to go with this procedure is now going through different negative affects of the procedure.

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  15. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 2014 and published by HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read about Khalid Adam. He is an Ethiopian immigrant, who everyone thought he was guilty, who cruelty to children in 2006 for removing his daughter’s clitoris with scissors when the girl was 2 years old. This topic is very hard to believe because he takes innocent girls out of the country to cut their clitoris. Again, this is a disturbing matter because some families don't take good care of their kids so they are easily taken away and not found.

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  16. In Christine Salek's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash"which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com,I was alarmed while reading that lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender could not dress in their own way or in the opposite gender clothing. Their are many examples of people wearing the opposite gender clothing, but people should not be judged or told that the have to wear a certain type of clothing. David McLaughlin wrote that the bullies at the school are not the students only but also the teachers.Teacher should encourage students to be themselves and act different not the same be unique. Also that people are going against this issue at the school about how students should'nt be judged by their : ethnicity, religion, gender, color, race, physical or mental disability and their age or sexual orientation.

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  17. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" which was written in 2014 and published in Huntington Post, I was alarmed to read this because some people are forced to get there genitals cut off.In this article there was a man named Khalid Adam who cut off his own daughters clitoris with scissors. Eleanor Goldberg wants the government to do something about this because it is not normal to cut off your own daughter's clitoris.

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  18. In Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutation is On Rise In the U.S call On Government Act" written in 2014 and published in Huffington post, I was shocked to hear that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) even existed and happens here in the U.S. "Vaction Cut" is the law that has been passed and signed by Barack Obama that states it does not allow immigrants to leave the country just to preform FGM. The thing is many victims don't stand and speak up because they are afraid they will get deported.

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    1. I agree with you christian, on the fact that many people don't speak up for the fact that they are afraid of being deported.

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  19. In Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S, Call On Government To Act" was written on May 18th, 2014 and was published in Huffington Post. When I read this article I was alarmed by the fact that this is also happening in the United States.150,000 to 200,000 girls In the United states are at risk.

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  20. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost. At first I had know idea what FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) was until I read this article. Now knowing what is completely shocked me, and also reading about how it is a problem in America is extremely alarming/disturbing. FGM is banned in most parts of the U.S for non-medical reasons, but people still take their children out of the country to undergo it, which is called "vacation cutting" According to the article, "Last year, Obama signed the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act, making it illegal to take a girl out of the U.S. to get subjected to FGM." All this is just outrageous, and I agree with Preston's question. What is the purpose of this?

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  21. In the article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," written by Christine Salek and published in policymic.com tells us about Sultana High School and their prome outfit rules. I was alarmed to read that the teachers are calling their students gay. When they should be the ones stopping bullying.

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  22. In Christine Salek's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash"which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com , what most alarmed me was the fact that there is discrimination between teahcers, staff , administrartors, etc with students based on their sexuality like bisexal , straight , gay , lesbians etc.. From my perspective this isnt correct because students should feel comftorable with who they are and the shouldnt be judjed especially by those ( adminsistrators ,staff, teachers) who say themselves bullying isn't acceptable or discrimination , but are now using discriminating words against them , they should be able to be whoever they want with limitations and be treated with equality.

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  23. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost.
    In the article i didn't know what FGM mean until i read the article. The article really shocked me because this is a bad thing to do in the US. "Vaction Cut" is the law that has been passed and signed by Barack Obama that states it does not allow immigrants to leave the country just to preform FGM. The thing is many victims don't stand and speak up because they are afraid they will get deported.

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    1. Wow foo that's really interesting. I didn't know that the immigrants would be afraid of speaking up because they'll get deported because of these terrible incidents.

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  24. In Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash
    witch was written by Christine Salek and published in Policymic.com, I was alarmed to read that gays, lesbians, and bisexual aren't able to wear what they want. They are obligate to wear tuxedos if they are males and dresses if they are females. The student from this school are saying that instead of stopping bullying there doing it. Since this has happened the school district officially doesn't allow discrimination of any kind.

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    1. That does really suck because everyone should be aloud to were what they want its there choice, and if there lesbians or gays that's nobody's problem. I think if the people don't like what's going on than they should protest.

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  25. The article by Eleanor Goldberg, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" published by HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014. I was and still alarmed that such a thing as FGM exists. FGM stands for "Female Genital Mutilation" which is when a female genital is removed,fully or partially, or damaged. Another thing that shocked me was that the US government has been happening since 1996, which was 18 years ago and it is still happening. It is terrifying that the girls have had this procedure done to them but they won't talk about it because they are scared of being deported, if they were immigrants.yes, Obama signed a document saying that FGM is illegal but the thing is that we don't even know how many girls have gone through this procedure.

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    1. That is very interesting i didn't know that that happened and i didn't know that girls did this.This is very shocking and alarming and its good that Obama signed the the document making this illegal.

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    2. When I finished reading Paola's summary I was shocked that they did that to girls. I didn't know and again we wouldn't know because they wouldn't be able to tell us. I do agree that it is a good idea that Obama put this as an illegal thing.

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    3. After reading Paola's summary on what girls have been doing. Personally I am disgusted about this. However, I am thankful that obama has signed this to be illegal.

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  26. In Christine Salek's article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash published in Policymic.com explains to us that in the California schools there are people that are telling the students that no girl can wear tuxedos only the boys can.The teachers tell other students that the boys are gay and nobody wants to be with them.McLaughlin was told my the ACLU to tell the students that they are not allowed to wear no-gender clothes in prom.

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  27. (In Eleanor Goldberg article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 5/18/2014 and published in Huffington Post, I was alarmed to read that FGM is rising in America. I was very alarmed because i am a girl. I was also alarmed because the parents are the ones who do this to their daughters. The scary thing is that the U.S. has only successfully prosecuted one person who violated the law.

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  28. In Christine Salek's article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash was about how Sultan High School told there students that females can not wear tuxedos. The anti-LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
    questioning) rule is very rude to the students who are either one of those sexuality. What caught my attention was that the teachers are the bullies in this case and not the students.

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    1. I agree with Daniel because it is very rude to the students, the teachers are being a type of bully by not allowing them to dress how they want.

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  29. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," published in The Huffington Post in May 2014, I discovered that young girls in other countries are undergoing female genital mutilation. I learned that FGM is a practice where a girl's genitalia is removed or damaged. What I was most surprised to learn about was that this practice is done on girls, with one being as young as 2 years old.

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  30. In Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," published on Huffingtonpost talks about the FGM procedure. It is a "procedure that involves partial or total removal of female
    genitalia or damage to other female organs for non-medical reasons." There is a woman whom was is mentioned that was forced to have the procedure done. It was done while she was a kid living in Gambia. There is a website "change.org," which is an online petition to have President Obama take action on the FGM procedure.

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  31. Christine Salek's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" was written in 2014, and published on Policymic.com. I personally don't think it is right for people to start discriminating the LGBTQ people at sultana high or just in general. People should really mind their own business. Everyone is different and people shouldn't have a problem with that. I think being different is a good thing. Judging someone by their sexuality is wrong!

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  32. In the "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" Khalid Adam an Ethiopian immigrant who was found guilty of aggravated battery and cruelty to children in 2006 for removing his daughter’s clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. Also, a lot of families take their children out of the country to get the Female Genital Mutilation procedure done this is called "vacation cutting," This is brutal and it is crazy that it is popular right here in America.

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    1. This articles of the weeks article of the week "Advocates Say Female Genital
      Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" they had found that people have been mutilating themselves in the genital area. These girls have been forces or are willing to do it. Obama signed the FGM Act which makes it illegal to take the out of the U.S to mutilate them.

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    2. I agree with desteny on how its on the rise and how they hurt girls without their parents concent.

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  33. In Eleanor Goldberg's article,"Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," which was written in 2014 and published in the Huffington Post, I was alarmed to read that people participate in the procedure of removing partial or all the genitalia of a female. Even though female genital mutilation has been banned in the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that at least 150,000 to 200,00 girls living in the U.S. are at risk of being forced into FGM. Another thing that surprised me was that Khalid Adam removed his daughter's clitoris with scissors when she was only 2 years old. Some people even go out of the country to perform the FGM but last year President Obama signed the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act, this made it illegal to take a girl out of the country just to perform FGM.

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    1. I agree Jackie because people participate in the procedure of removing partial or all the genitalia of a female. Even though female genital mutilation has been banned in the United States.

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    2. I agree with Jackie this is still going on and its banned from the united states so those 150000 and the 20000 girls are at risk and the don't feel safe so this needs to be stopped as soon as possible.

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  34. In the article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," written by Christine Salek and published in policymic.com tells us about Sultana High School and their prone outfit rules. I was alarmed to read that the teachers are calling their students gay. When they should be the ones stopping bullying.

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  35. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com , I was most alarmed to read that this high school was not letting the gay/lesbian to dress the way they wanted. The school wasnt letting the students express their personality, I believe the school and it is correct for anti-LGBTQ groups to take action. Something that also alarmed me was that i read how this school doesn't really let the students express themselves. For example, plenty of groups weren't listed for the fact that they were different than most people.

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    1. I strongly agree wit Joe how, the school did not let the students dress how ever they felt like it to prom I also agree that they should dress how ever they want to dress

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  36. I read the artical " Female genital mutation in the US" written in 5/18/14. What really caught my interest in the artical was the story of Khalid Adam, it said that he was found guilty in 2006 for removing his daughters clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. It is shocking that something that happens in Africa and in the Middle East can became into something that people do over here. Also, according to the CDC at least 150,000 to 200,000 girls in the U.S are at risk of being subjected to FGM. But, now the U.S officially banned FGM procedures which is great because their are saving peoples lives.

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  37. In Eleanor Goldberg's article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act," It talks about female genital mutilation getting on a higher risk of happening in the U.S. The officials are saying that they are trying to ignore this practice to prevent it from happening to other young girls. Parents are also saying that they aren't trying to do anything that will get them deported. The government have shown that they are greatly committing themselves to ban the practice of FGM.

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  38. In the article, "Female Genital Mutilation in US" written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost they mentioned that girl's or women's genitals are being cut off. It think this is very wrong because it is not for medical reasons, yet they do it. I was really shocked when I read that an Ethiopian immigrant cut his daughter's clitoris with scissors when she was only 2 years old. Many people who are going through this, don't say anything because they feel they will get deported back to their country.

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  39. In the article Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash written by Christine Salek and published in policymic.com it talks about how the principle did not let his students wear anything they want to prom. Some students thought that was not fare so the asked the school to let them wear anything

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  40. I read the article created by Eleanor Goldberg called "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S, Call On Government To Act" written recently on May 18, 2014.It was published in HuffingtonPost. As I was reading this post, I got confused not knowing what FGM was. I did not even know FGM stood for Female Genetical Mutation. I was shocked to know the tradition happened in America. The U.S officially banned the FGM procedures, but it is still shocking to me this happens.

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    1. It is a good thing that this now illegal in the US, but sad that people do it to females.

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  41. In the article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg published in HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, Goldberg mentioned how the U.S. officially banned FGM. I knew that this tradition happened in 3rd world countries, but I was not aware of it being done in America. I was shocked that 150,000 to 200,000 girls in America are at risk of being subjected to FGM. I was very shocked that Khalid Adam, an Ethiopian immigrant, was sent to jail for removing his daughter’s clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. I find this unfair and extremely painful and I didn't know that this happened until now and for the purpose of satisfying men.

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  42. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" which was written in 2014 and published in HuffingtonPost, I was alarmed to read that that was a thing. I had never heard of Female Genital Mutilation, so to read that it was a big problem with no one trying to stop it really surprised me. This article explains that a law has been passed that doesnt allow people to "vacation cut", which is when people take the girls out of the country to get the procedure done. Jaha Dukureh has now became the face for this support considering that she had to go through the process herself.



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    1. n the article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
      Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg published in HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, Goldberg mentioned how the U.S. officially banned FGM. I was most suprised about this cause I didn't even know what this was till now

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  44. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash,"and published in policymic.com.I was most alarmed to read that the high school was not letting the LGBTQ to dress the way they'd like. Everyone has their own style. So they should be able to dress how ever they'd like.

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  45. In the article" Female Genital Mutilation" by Eleanor Goldberg published in Huffington Post on May 18, 2014 talks about how there was a tradition and there still is girls being put into FGM. I was amazed how there was up to 200,000 girls in America at risk being put into this FGM. This has been happening since 1997 and it is still going on today even some of these girls that are at risk of FGM are girls that you may know of and this tradition is being ignored still today.Luckily now Obama has signed the act of FGM and now it is currently illegal.

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  46. in the article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg published in HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014 I was alarmed to read that FGM is happenning here in America, but the victims don't speak out about it because they believe that they will be deported back to their country of origin.

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  47. Eleanor Goldberg's article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S Call On Government To Act" which was written in 2014 and published in Huffington Post, I was alarmed to read that that was a thing. I had never heard of Female Genital Mutilation, so to read that it was a big problem with no one trying to stop it really surprised me. Experts say that penalizing people who carry out FGM is critical, especially considering that the U.S. has only successfully prosecuted one person who violated the law, according to NBC .This article explains that a law has been passed that doesn't allow people to "vacation cut", which is when people take the girls out of the country to get the procedure done.According to the CDC at least 150,000 to 200,000 girls in the U.S are at risk of being subjected to FGM.

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  48. In reading the "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" by Christine Salek and published on policymic.com, I was surprised that there are schools that discriminate against LGBTQ. They are allowed to wear anything that they want. Even the law states that the schools are not allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ. At Sultana High School, the bullies are the teachers themselves, the people who are suppose to stop bulling. The school was even trying to prevent the GSA club from meeting by tearing down flyers and calling the teacher that approved the club a "Bad Fit" for the school. The students should be allowed to wear what they want to wear at prom night.

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  49. n the article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," written by Christine Salek and published in policymic.com tells us about Sultana High School and their prome outfit rules. They have to have "gender-specific" attire will be permitted at prom and for yearbook photos. The letter also cites multiple instances of anti-LGBTQ bullying at the school.

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  50. In this article, the thing that was most alarming was that female genital mutation is the removal of genitals of the female for non-medical purposes. This was most alarming to me because they are harming women's organs and are not using them for medical purposes.

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  51. In the article " Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S Call On Government To Act" was written in 2014. I know this tradition happened in 3rd world countries, but I was not aware of it being done in America. I was shocked that 150,000 to 200,000 girls in America are at risk of being subjected to FGM. It is very shocking\ that Khalid Adam, an Ethiopian immigrant, was sent to jail for removing his daughter’s clitoris with scissors when she was 2 years old. I find this unfair and extremely painful and I didn't know that this happened until now and for the purpose of satisfying men, I just dont think its fair to him.

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  52. in Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act written by Eleanor Goldberg published o the Huntington Post on May 18. Goldberg talks about how FGM groups were banned in america but the numbers of them have been on the rise. Jaha Dukureh,a women of 24 was to go under FGM in Gambia. She still suffers from pain.I DON'T FEEL THAT THIS IS FAIR AND IS A DISGUSTING THING THAT HUMANS DO!

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  53. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash my thoughts regarding the school’s “gender-specific” attire policy is that they should be able to wear what they want because as people say no one can judge their looks.

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  54. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" written by Christine Salek and published in Policymic.com, it alarmed me the most because the high school was not letting the LGBTQ dress the way they liked to dress. Everybody has their own taste in style. I think that it wasn't fair because I find it mean. Everybody could dress the way they like without anybody telling them what to wear

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  55. In the article,"Limits of locavorism" published in 12-14-14.I found this interesting because it talks about how there are places that plant food. But there is a mass production. I didn't even know that the First lady took south lawn and planted some of her foods and vegetation there.

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  56. The "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" This article was written by Christine Salek and published on policymic.com. The article talks about how transgender, bisexual, and gay people have to wear specific clothes for prom. The school isnt letting wear what they want to wear. For example if the girl is lesbian and wants to wear a tuxedo, But the school wants them to wear the clothes that they should. This shows that the school doesnt support homosexual people.

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  57. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com , I was most alarmed to read that this high school was not allowing the students to dress the way they wanted to. What also alarmed me was that when I was reading the article I found out that the school wasn't really letting kids express themselves. Some groups weren't listed because they were different from the other people.

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  58. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," by Christine Salek and written on Policymic.com, the most alarming was the fact that female student couldn't wear tuxedos to prom, while male students would be required to wear them. It pretty sad to heard that the primary bullies are teachers and officials at that school for their discrimination. If they want to wear them, let them wear what they want.

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  59. I read the article, "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash written by Christine Salek and published in policymic.com. I was alarmed to read that in this school, the students don't have the freedom to wear what they want. The students were obligated to wear their gender based clothes. I think it is a right thing that the anti-LGBTQ groups to take action.

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  60. I read about "saltana High school'' which was written by Christine Salek's on May 18,2014. What I read that was alarming is that the school has rules for prom that the girls must wear dresses and the guys have to wear tuxedos. The school is not allowing the gay/lesbians to wear what they want to prom. In my opinion this is not right because it is like they are being judge for who they are they should have a right to wear what ever they want to prom.

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  61. I read "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" by Christina Salek. What caught my attention about this article was that students who are bisexual, gay, or lesbian don't have a right on what they want to wear to prom. For example, girls who are lesbian and want to wear a tuxedo can't because they have no right. I find this extremely unfair because everyone has rights.

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  62. In Christine SalekIn's article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," which was written in 2012 and published in Policymic.com, i was surprised to read that these children don't get the freedom to express themselves. The our obligated to wear gender based clothes and from this statement many people are aggravated with the school. In the article it states"It’s saddening that they would even want to discriminate or even try to hide
    anybody of their sexual orientation or gender" which i completely agree with. I thought people were over the discriminating other people because there different thing but i guess not.

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    1. I agree with Nancy that teenagers and children do have the freedom to dress and express themselves in any way because clothes are just clothes it does not matter at all. Also to learn that a school is discriminating against their own students is really harsh because schools are not allow to do that to the their own students.

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  63. In the article "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com, I was alarmed to read that lesbians, bisexual, transgender and gays can not wear whatever they want. They have a dress code for the guys and the girls. In my opinion i think its not right. I think they should wear what makes them feel comfortable. They shouldn't be judged by the way they are or how they dressed. They are human beings and they have feelings just like other people do. David McLaughlin said that the bullies at this school are not only students, they are teachers as well. Some people at the school are going against this issue and saying it doesn't matter what race, religion, gender they are.

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  64. In the article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash by Christine Salek, Policymic.com. In this article what was interesting and what shocked me was when the school said that the woman had to wear dresses and the men had to wear tuxedos for prom. So that meant if you were gay or lesbian etc. you would still have to wear that specific gender attire. I was shocked because in our school they actually do support the gays and the lesbians etc. But in that school they don't. Also, in that school, they actually do have a club called the GayStraightAlliance. However, when they have any meetings the school tears down the flyers that they have. I thought that was mest up because those kind of people are still humans. But I mean they shouldn't go that far though. But wither way its pretty obvious that school does not support those kinds of people

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  65. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," which was written in 2013 and published in Policymic.com, I was alarmed to read that students attending Sultana High School don't have much freedom to express themselves and are being harassed/ insulted by their own teachers. For example, a student told his teacher he did not receive a valentine on Valentine's Day, and the teacher responded by saying "you're gay
    and nobody wants to be with you." Also they are not allowed to wear whatever they want to prom which sucks because it is their year to show themselves off at high school. Girl can't wear tuxes which is ridiculous because anyone should feel free to wear whatever they want.

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  66. In Christine Salek's article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," written in 2014 and published on policymic.com. I was most alarmed to read that this high school was not letting homosexuals dress the way they wanted. The school wasn't letting the students express who they are, I believe the school is wrong to do this to gay and lesbian students and it is correct for anti-LGBTQ groups to take action. I was also alarmed that i read how this school doesn't really let student be themselves.

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  67. In Christine Saleks's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash,"written in 2014 and published on policymic.com. I was alarmed to read this article on how Sultana High school was offending lesbian/gay students and not letting them wear what they want to.They have a specific dress code that they have to follow, so if they are lesbian they are not able to wear suits. I think they should have the freedom and wear what ever they want

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  68. I read an article, by Christine Salek called Sultana High school " Gender-specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash it was published on policymic.com . I was alarmed that at Sultana high school doesn't respect lesbians, bisexual, and transgenders. The females aren't aloud to wear tuxedos . They should be aloud to wear what ever they want to wear. This school is being unfair .

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  69. in the article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg published in HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, Goldberg mentioned how the U.S. officially banned FGM. I was most suprised about this cause I didn't even know what this was till now. This is part of the quote "The U.S. officially banned FGM -- procedures that involve partial or total removal of female
    genitalia or damage to other female organs for non-medical reasons -- back in 1996. But
    advocates say that the U.S. has been lagging in implementing those laws and in keeping accurate
    FGM records. " That should give u a clue of whats it about.

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  70. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," by Christine Salek, published on Policymic.com, Christine acknowledges how sexism is expressed in a school. Sultana high school now has a dress code that students attending prom must follow. All girls must wear only a dress, no tux. And all guys must wear only a tux. It seems like the primary bullies against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender are officials and teachers. The board had never received any complaints on discrimination until now. Students feel bad at the school and think its wrong to have this attire rule. They think they should be free to wear what they want regardless of their gender. In addition, instead of helping the school, The (GSA) Gay Straight Alliance club was what kind of started the problem of discrimination at this school.

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  71. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg that was published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, titled "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" was an article that I found most intriguing. As I was reading it, I was disgusted by this act that some people do. 15,000 to 200,000 girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation in the U.S. An Ethiopian immigrant named Khalid Adam was found guilty after removing his daughter's clitoris with a pair of scissors in 2006. This cruel act have been performed by many parents from Africa and the Middle East. The parents come to America and performed this act, and they fear they would be deported.This issue has been a growing problem, from that, President Barack Obama had made it illegal in the United States for Female Genital Mutilation to continue. Many efforts have been made to stop this cruel act.

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  72. I read "Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" by Christina Salek. What caught my attention about this article was that students who are bisexual, gay, or lesbian don't have a right on what they want to wear to prom. I personally don't think it is right for people to start discriminating the LGBTQ people at sultana high or just in general. Something that also alarmed me was that i read how this school doesn't really let the students express themselves. For example, plenty of groups weren't listed for the fact that they were different than most people.

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  73. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," by Christine Salek, published on Policymic.com, Christine experiments how sexism is represented in school and how is it showed. In Sultana High School They have a dress code for prom which is that all guys wear tuxes and all girls wear dresses. Students have now complained because there are peoplewho don't have a specific gender and they want to wear a specific clothing.

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  74. In the article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash written by Christine Salek, she talks about what schools are requiring the students to wear to prom. Some schools are saying that girls are not allowed to wear a tuxedo to prom and guys are required to. I believe this is wrong because this is limiting freedom of choice. Students should be allowed to wear whatever they want.

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    1. I agree with Hector and think students should wear whatever they'd like to on their special prom day.

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  75. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg, published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, titled "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act", i found it by far most alarming that such an act is being committed at all, more so that it is happening right here in America where surely you would think that this could never happen. These mutilations happen most often by parents that immigrated here and they decide to damage young female genitals for non-scientific purposes. although this was made illegal, It is still a common occurrence here in America and nothing is being done about it by President Obama. Now there is a new movement taking place and many are supporting it, but the end of this mutiny is far from over.

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    1. I agree with Andrew that these horrible things are happening to females. Especially in the United States and how people at first did not take a stand towards the people that were damaging the females.

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    2. I agree with Andrew because this stuff is also happening in the U.S.

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  76. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg that was published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, titled "Advocates say female genital mutilation is on rise in U.S. Call On Government To Act" was an article that I found most intriguing. President Barack Obama had made it illegal in the United States for Female Genital Mutilation to continue. Many efforts have been made to stop this cruel act.

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  77. The article by Eleanor Goldberg, " Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S.. Call On Government To Act" published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014 was the article that most caught my attention. I was alarmed to read that 150,000 to 200.000 girls in the U.S are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation. I was also alarmed to read that Jaha Dukureh who is now 24 years old, and was forced to undergo FGM when she was just a child, is still suffering from the effects of the procedure.

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  78. Christine Salek's article " Sultana high school gender specific prom attire rule provokes
    legal backlash" was publishes in Policymic.com. In this article they said that the school was against LGBT peopel. I think this is bad for the kids because the teachers shouldn't tell them anything. The teachers and staff should support them and not make fun of them. Instead of the students making fun of them its the teachers. And that's even worse because know the kids not feel safe and probably they don't want to go to school anymore.

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    1. I agree with you Janet N. because in some schools teachers are doing that to students and that's not nice because how you said that teachers have to support them not make them fell bad of themselves.

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  79. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg that was published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014, titled "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" talked about women/girls going through female genital mutilation. The part that I was suprised when I read was when that Jaha Dukureh was forced to undergo this process and had nothing to say about it so it didn't matter what she thought.

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  80. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg called "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutiliation is on rise in the U.S Call on Government to Act" was an article that i found was most important because it related to female genital mutilation in the U.S. I found this article really interesting to read and it was fun.

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    1. i think Eric should be more specific in what he means when he says it was "interesting " , like why was it interesting ?
      what made the article fun?
      and give a brief explanation on what the article talked about.

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  81. In the article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" which was written by Eleanor Goldberg in 5/18/2014 published in HuffingtonPost. This article was most interesting because its illegal to take out a women or a girl from the United States. In the article it talks about how women/girls are more in a risk do to FGM. Also, if they take out a women/girl that they are violating the laws. It also, says that there should be a more update, so people can know more about and tell people about it.

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  82. "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" which was written in 5/18/2014 and published on the HuffingtonPost written by Eleanor Goldberg. I was alarmed to read that parents actually do this to their daughters and that it has actually spread to the U.S. and that so many so many people are at risk.

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  83. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" written by Christine Salek and published on Policymic.com, Christine shares that the students attending Sultana high school are outraged over the discrimination many of the administrators and faculty members have against the LGBTQ students. I found this article intriguing because the school is not allowing their students to be comfortable with who they are and has a specific policy stating students must dress formally to prom based on their gender.

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  84. In the article "Locavorism", published by the Week staff on December 14 2013, was an article I found most interesting to me. Locavorism is the conviction of food grown near we live is more nutritious, tastier, and less burdensome to the environment. This article caught my attention because is made my realize how the food in our markets have to travels all around the world for us to eat it. Locavorism isn't an environmental panacea or partial replacement for all foods. transporting these foods uses more than a third of our fossil fuels.

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  85. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash," by Christine Salek, published on Policymic.com stated that a local high school is having a dress code for both boys and girls. What caught my most attention was that the reason they are doing this is because of two girls that wanted to wear a tuxedo to prom. I personally believe that it is wrong, I think that the two girls should be allowed to wear what they want. It's their prom night, I know for many people it is a memorable night, so why won't they let them have their memorable night. The whole school, mostly the school board, and the teachers are the ones who are discriminating the LGBTQ society. As a teacher they should be supporting them.

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    1. I agree with what you said when you mentioned that it's their memorable night and not someone else's so they should make it memorable. I don't think it is fair that they are discriminating the LGBTQ society by not letting girls wear tuxedos, they should dress however they feel will make their prom memorable,.

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    2. I am thankful that you have explained this thoroughly and I would have to agree with you about how their memories would be remembered. The girls should be able to wear what they wear since they are expressing who they are and the teachers should support them at the least.

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  86. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg called "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation in on rise in the U.S. Call on Government to Act" is an article that I found to be very important because people are are doing things to females and the government hasn't really stopped it. I was surprised to read that the Sanctuary for Families ( a nonprofit organization that helps people with domestic violence ) stated that FGM is on the rise in the US. It has increase 35% between 1990 and 2000. A women named Jaha Dukureh who is now 24 was forced to undergo FGM when she was a little girl living in Gambia. She still suffers from the procedures that were done on ger and is now the face of the website Change.org petition to help push President Obama in collecting data about the people that were in the FGM.

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  87. In the article "Sultana High school Gender Specific ,written by Christine Saleck, tit was written that The prom attire rules are provoked and it says that the girls can only wear dresses and the guys can only wear tuxedos.A boy in the high school says " students should feel free to express themselves" .Nobody really had brought up an issue of the dress attire . This all stated due to the GSA club at their school

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  88. In the article of the week "Gender Specific Prom Attire Requirement" written by Christine Salek the article was written to inform about the discrimination that happens at a high school. At Sultana High School students are suppose to wear gender specific formal clothing to prom. The reason the school made this happen was because it staff and teacher aren't supportive of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual or Questioning rule. Staff and teachers discriminate the school's club that supports LGBTQ community. Many are surprised by how the school is not opened minded towards the students its suppose to teach.

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    1. I agree that this is very alarming, I'm actually really shocked that such acts of ignorance still happen today.

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  89. In the article by Eleanor Goldberg that was published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014. Titled Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act was an article that i thought was the most interesting. This makes me disgusted to hear that more than 15,000 to 20,000 girls are at risk of being subjected to FGM in the United States. One Ethiopian immigrant named Khalid Adam who was found guilty and sent to jail for removing his two year old daughters clitoris with scissors in 2006. I feel this is beyond cruel and disgusting, and needs to be stopped.

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  90. In the article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg published by the HuffingtonPost on 5/18/2014 talks about how many young women and children between the ages of infancy and 15 go under the process of FGM. Which is the
    removal of parts our complete female organs like the labia an outer female organ. This I found it to be shocking and very horrendous since children go under this process and their health. Many parents do this to their children for traditional purposes. I agree that this should be stopped since nothing good comes out from it so Obama should make it more strict.

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    1. I glad that F.G.M is Illegal In this country because It is something bad. I also agree with Alondra that this is shocking and very Horrendous and I find it really bad that parents would do this to their kids.

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  91. In the article by Christine Salek "sultan high school gender-specific prom attire rule legal backlash" What interested me about the article was that people (students) that are different as in their gender can wear what they want to prom, me i dont really care what gender you are or what gender you want to be ill treat people all the same no matter what i think this is cool tho cause instead of being discriminated they are being encouraged to be them self's like who they truly are.

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  92. In the article, "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg, published by the HuffingtonPost on May 18, 2014 is the article that interested me the most. The thing that most alarmed me was that girls in the U.S. are at risk of being put with female genital mutilation. President Barack Obama has made FGM illegal in the U.S. He made it illegal because parents from Africa that have already done this to their own daughters and wish to do it here in the U.S. There was once an incident in which an African father, Khalid Adam, removed his daughter's clitoris with a pair of scissors in 2006.

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  93. In the Article Eleanor Goldberg of the HuffingtonPost, published on May 18, 2014 talks about how women all over the world are being subjected to FGM. To some cultures, it may seem normal to do such a thing to their child. Obama took action and made it illegal for any female to undergo Femal Mutilation in America.

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  94. In the article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash by : Christine Salek, wrote about the problems that schools are having with gender. People who are going to prom have to dress according to their gender. The girls cannot wear tuxedos and the guys must wear them. A student at this school feels that people should have the right to express themselves whatever way that they want.

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  95. In the article by Christine Salek, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash, the sudents at the high school are required to wear appropriate attire for prom. That means that girls wear dress and boys wear tux's. The students argue on how it is wrong towards the gays to hide someones sexual orientation. The students are refusing to do many things just for the prom attire rule is changed.

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    1. I agree with the students and their argument on hiding their sexual orientation. It would be a good idea for the prom attendees to dress the way that they want to dress and express themselves without feeling insecure.

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    2. I agree with the students. If those who are homosexuals want to dress in a different way they should be able to do it. Telling them that they can't dress the way they want and it had to be what they are asked to, is like telling them they are not acceptable to society and must hide who they, cause they be who they are. If the want to wear something else then let them.

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  96. In the article, "The Limits of Locavorism" by, theweek, talks about how food that is grown close to where you live can taste better and be healthier for you. Though it also talks about how some farmers experience some problems growing and producing their foods close to them, for example some chicken eggs had a large amount of lead in them because of the soil. It was interesting for me to see how different foods from all around the world is distributed to other countries.

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    1. I found it interesting what Sergio researched about because it's pretty odd how One chicken egg has a greater amount of lead because of the soil.

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    2. I agree with Sergio because he makes having food being grown close to home seem like a really bad thing. So, I wouldn't want to have food like that grown close to home if it's going to be bad food.

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  97. In the article of "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" the one thing that aware me was "The U.S. officially banned FGM -- procedures that involve partial or total removal of female
    genitalia or damage to other female organs for non-medical reasons -- back in 1996." This aware me because I did not know FGM was and what happened 1996.

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    1. I agree with Marissa, because now that I have read this article I now know what FGM is and where it is done.

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  98. In Eleanor Goldberg's, " Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise in U.S," which was written in 2014 and published in Huffingtonpost, I was alarmed to read that the U.S allows women to be subjected to FGM. It's surprising to read that the government hasn't really token much interest in this issue. Women undergo FGM unwillingly most of the time. After reading this, I'm interested in the topic because it is really socially injustice and the government need s to take it more seriously.

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    1. I also agree with Daniela because women should be subjected to FGM. And i am also interested in reading more about this topic.

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  99. The article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" written by Eleanor Goldberg on, HuffingtonPost, 5/18/2014 says that females are going through FGM or (female genital mutilation) is happening according to this article only in far off places. The US has experienced this but not a lot. Obama still saw it as a problem and made it illegal to take a girl out of the US to get FGMd

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  100. In Christine Salek's article " Sultana High School Gender-Specific Prom Attire" it states that males were only allowed to wear tuxedos and the girls were not. It shocks me that the school would do such a thing and the teachers are going with it. This is also a surprising to me because they are making a big deal about attire. They should just allow the students to wear whatever they want, male or female.

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    1. I agree with Dakota because it shouldn't matter what the male or female wear? It's just a piece of clothing.

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    2. I also agree with Dakota because it is not right that people are told what to wear to prom just because they are gay/lesbians.

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  101. In the article Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash, by Christine Salek. Published by Policymic.com states how females are not allowed to wear tuxedos to prom while guys are required to. This school has had many bully issues, and David McLaughlin says "I'm just absolutely shocked at this," he said. "The board has never received any
    complaints [about discrimination], period, since I've been on the board." As Christine pretty much acknowledges the sexism that is at this school.

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  102. In the article, "The Limits of Locavorism", the source was theweek.com was about Locavorism. Locavorism means the conviction that food grown close to where you live is not only more nutrition and better tasting, but less burdensome to the environment than mass-produced food shipped from distant agricultural complexes. The problem with this is that the food system uses 19% of fossil fuel. Something that got my attention was that locavores disdain chicken raised in huge huge factory farms. that is what I read to day for the AoW.

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  103. In Christine Saleks article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Backlash" published by Policymic.com, what interested me about it was that the students are being bullied by the administration. They aren't being allowed to dress how they want to because they school board says they must be gender specific. "Among students' accusations of harassment include a male student who was told by a teacher that he didn't receive a valentine on Valentine's Day because "you're gay and nobody wants to be with you." " Students should be free of discrimination at school, and shouldn't be judged for their sexual orientation.

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  104. In "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" written by Eleanor Goldberg, the article says that FGM is happening to many people in the US when its illegal. Its still happening now.

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  105. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" by Christine Salek, is talking about a high school in California that is discriminating LGBTQ students. This school has made it a rule that guys have to wear a tuxedo and girls a dress to any formal activity. The school does not include GSA in the student clubs in the school and aren't supporting them. One thing that shocked me was that most of the teachers and administrators are against these students and have humiliated and disrespected these students. It is also surprising that there haven't been any complains by students and teachers aren't doing anything about it.

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    1. I am shocked to read that teachers and administrators harass students based on them identifying themselves with a different gender or or a different sexual orientation. Students should be free of discrimination, and have the right to stand for what they believe in.

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    2. After reading Jennifer's reply, I agree that I was completely shocked to read that the school is discriminating LGBTQ students, because school is where you should be the most supported. It is absolutely disrespectful; the teachers and administrators at Sultana High School should be embarrassed.

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    3. Reading Jennifer's paragraph I am surprised that there are students being discriminated by their own teachers and administrators. I thought that there was no more discrimination between students. Students should be able to defend themselves instead of handling what they are being told.

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    4. I agree with Maria that students should be able to wear whatever they want during an event. What if that day its just to hot. I wouldn't come dressed fancy and be sweating at the same time. This is america and we could were anything we want here.

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    5. I am really shocked to read that teachers and administrators are discriminating LGBTQ students. It is not right for them to tell students what to wear and to harass them.

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    6. I agree with daniel because people have the right to wear what they want depending on the occasion. And like he said, your not going to wear something hot on a cold day because that would be weird, this is why they have to wear whaveter they want at the certain event.

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  106. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" written by Christine Salek published on Policymic.com is an article about Sultana high school's regulation on prom attire. The schools rule was that girls had to wear dresses and the boys were forced to wear tuxedos. The girls were not allowed to wear tuxedos. This rule went totally against what the school's GSA club was going for.

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  107. In Christine Salek's article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash"which was written in 2014 and published on Policymic.com, I was alarmed to see that teachers would would be like that to there students. The reason for this is I thought that it was standard for schools to have a policy that teachers were supposed to follow about discriminating people.

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    1. I agree with Sean because i was shocked to here that to.

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  108. In the article Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act written by Eleanor Goldberg on the HuffingtonPost published on May 18, 2014 talks about how women are being subjected to FGM. Last year, President Obama signed the Transport for Female Genital
    Mutilation Act. This act states that it is illegal to take a girl out of the USA to get subjected to FGM. FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation. FGM is removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for nonmedical reasons.

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  109. In the article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg, published by HuffingtonPost published on , May 18, 2014 is one of the article that interested me the most. One thing that really alarmed me was the girls in the U.S. that are at really high risk. President Barack Obama has finally made this FGM illegal in the U.S.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Barrack Obama has made FGM illegal in this country, because that's a horrible thing. And it's also shocking to hear that girls here in the U.S. are at high risk.

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    2. I believe it is a good thing that President Obama made FGM illegal in the United States. It is sad to hear that many girls around the world are at high risk of FGM happening to them.

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  110. In the article "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Blacklas" written by Christine Salek published on Polycimic.com, I was alarmed how these teachers/adults are making a rule towards bisexual people. I don't think it is right that they go against them on prom. They have the right to wear and express themselves in whatever way they want.

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  111. In the article about Sultana High School "Gender -Specific" Prom. It state that girl can not wear a tuxedo and males are required to wear them. David McLaughlin says that the primary bullies are teachers and officials. They are discriminating on same sex prom dates for goes the girls not being able to wear tuxedos.

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    1. I completely disagree with the article that Nathan is talking about. I don't think that they should treat bisexual people different by the dressing code to prom.

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  112. In Christine Saleks article, "Sultana High School "Gender Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash, which was published by Policymic.com, alarmed me on how instead of teachers trying to stop bullying, they are the ones bullying the students. It is very unpleasant to see a teacher or official discriminating someone because of their sexual orientation or gender. The article states that These kids will have a dress code to prom. The girls must wear dresses and guys must wear tuxedos.The students feel unwelcome to the school because of the harrasment.

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  113. The most alarming article to me was "Gender Specific Prom Attire Requirement" Which was about a school that has the teachers that harass the students and bully them. The teachers would especially pick on the gay bisexual or transgender. The teachers would just naturally bully the students.

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    1. I agree with you alex because that isn't just cause their older and superior doesn't mean they should do that to kids.

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  114. The most alarming article to me was the article about the "Sultana High School" and how they discriminate. This was alarming to me because the students don't pick on other students. Its the staff and administrators picking on student because of there sexuality.

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    1. I agree with Jessica because it is wrong how they discriminate the students because of there sexuality.

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    2. I agree with Jessica because it is not fair to choose someone because of their sexuality and student should pick on each other.

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    3. I agree with Jessica because it isn't fair for the staff to pick on the students since students cant do anything about it especially about their sexuality. It's the student's decision not yours.

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  115. In the article "Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On
    Government To Act" by Eleanor Goldberg , HuffingtonPost, 5/18/2014 thats when it was published. This article interested me more then the others because it talks about female genital mutilation (FGM) , and this is happening in rutal parts in Africa and the Middle East. President Barack Obama has signed the Transport for Female Genital

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  116. In Christine Saleks article, "Sultana High School "Gender Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash, its about school banning girls from wearing tuxedos and guys are supposed to wear them. This is conversational because it is up to the person to wear whatever they want.

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  117. The most alarming thing to me from the AoW article was the "Gender Specific" Prom Attire Rule . It alarmes me because the teachers that are suppose to have respect for the children and help them instead are picking on them and bullying them. Teachers are the ones who are suppose to stop bullying from happening but they are the ones. The students dont feel right because they arent getting respect and feel unwanted by their school teachers and friends. they have to have a specific attire which is girls wear a dress and guys wear a tux.

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    1. I agree with Xochitl because I think that the teachers shouldn't be the ones making fun of students for what they are wearing.

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    2. I agree with Xochitl because I don't think it is fair for teachers to bully there students. When they should be the authority trying to stop bulling.

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  118. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" written by Christine Salek published on Policymic.com is mainly about female students at Sultana High School are not allowed to wear tuxedos to prom while males are required to only wear them. In my opinion, it is not right. The school announces that the teachers don't want to see the students getting bullied. However, teachers are also harassing students when they are supposed to be letting them express themselves and let other people know they are okay with the way are.

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    1. I agree with carol because I don't think that it is fair for people to tell other people what to wear at prom.

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    2. I also agree with carol because students shouldn't be told to wear specific clothing. Student should be allowed to wear whatever they want to where to prom. It's probably their one and only prom and they want to enjoy the prom so let them dress with anything they want.

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    3. I Also agree with carol because i also don't think it fair for people tell the other people just because they don't like her or them and that many people
      that go to prom could just wear what ever they want!!!!!

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  119. I agree with Carol because its unfair to tell students what to wear and not wear just because of their gender.

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  120. I agree with carol because its not fair for the students to wear something they don't like.

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  121. i also agree with Carolina because i dint think that it is right to make someone wear something they don't want and just because of their gender.

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  122. In the article, "Sultana High School "Gender-Specific" Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" written by Christine Salek published on Policymic.com I think it is wrong to have a prom dress code because it is unfair to tell girls and boys what to wear and this should be the child's own choice on what to wear and what not to wear.

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  123. In the article "The Limits of Lacovarism" what I thought was interesting was that the number of farmers grew since 1994 because foods were being produced near their homes. Something else I thought was interseting is that our first lady Michelle Obama made a move as well, and planted her own food in a part of her garden.

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