I woke up today with a fresh mind. I feel like I can think more critically and clearly. It is somewhat strange because now I am questioning myself why am I here? At first, I thought I was here to learn about women history and how they evolved through time to break the barriers to where they are now. However, it seems more like finding myself to me. I am not only learning about women and leadership but myself as a person, a leader, a female. I have only just begun to realize that it is ironic how we are in a "Women and Leadership" class but yet it is somewhat contradicting the purpose of the whole class. This is just my opinion and I do not intend to speak for all of us but we have a capstone project due this Thursday about what we hope to bring back to our community from this experience but it also have to involve a topic we learned/came across in class. When I got the feedback from our professor, I thought to myself, "why is she asking me to focus merely on females instead of the youth as a whole?" I honestly feel like we should focus on the youth as a whole instead of ostracizing the female from male because if we're focusing only on the female, then it is contradicting the whole idea of feminism to end sexism. That is my opinion and the reason why I am against the professor's idea of focusing on females. Maybe others will get upset because I think this way, but being the western kind of leader that I am, I like to balance out things and ideas. I do not wish to choose the females over males although this class is about specifically women and leadership. Maybe I think this way because of personal experiences and how I was brought up but I am glad that I have my own opinion. I do appreciate the class for the confidence that it has implanted in me but I think that they should allow males to join the class too.
That is all for now because I am going to finish up my capstone project and maybe reflect on what I had just realize. Until next time ... bye!
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