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Nowadays, discrimination against first nation still exists. In fact, Canadian society forced the first nation to be fit in their society. They did not accept the first nation’s culture. They just wanted to get rid of the first nation culture without respect. Moreover, treatment of the first nation was horrible; for example, the Canadian government made residential school and reserves to cage them in one place. Assimilating and accepting are totally different and Canada should consider about it.

Fear

I took this photo when I walked alone at almost midnight. I was on my way home and I suddenly feel fear since there is no one around me. I was completely alone and I feel like I am isolated in an island. Actually, my fear is darkness and being alone. I cannot see clearly the objects in the dark which makes me feel anxiety and sometime it overwhelms me. Also, I keep thinking about negative things for example, bad situation will happen in the dark like crime, murders case. This fear makes me small as internally but in order to reduce it I have to keep thinking about positive things. I learned that everyone has a fear like me and this exercise was the opportunity to think about how I can reduce this fear.

How do gender stereotype affect relationship?

The book William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow tells the story about a boy who wants a doll. William is a young child who really wants a doll rather than other toys. However, the boys next door make fun of him only because William wants a doll like a girl. His father doesn’t want him to play with the doll so he forces him to play with toys such as basketball and an electric train. William tries to fit in everyone’s expectation. He becomes good at basketball but he still wants a doll. In the end, his grandmother visits home and gives him a doll. Unfortunately, the relationship between his father and William is still unsolved. Humans often force someone to be like others. Gender stereotype give people a conventional thought that individual must act in a certain way according to their gender types. This eventually leads to distrustful relationship in society where people don’t perceive an individual as an individual, but genders.

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