Kimberly Prine 4/21/15 CJ 112 Assignment #4 Psychological Theories Aileen Carol Wuornos was a serial killer who had killed seven men, widely believed to be the United States’ first female serial killer. She was convicted for six of the murders and sentenced to death, ultimately meeting her end through execution by lethal injection. The product of a highly dysfunctional marriage, Aileen had been subjected to horrific tortures as a young girl. Her father was a psychopathic pedophile who was in jail at the time of her birth while her mother was an immature teenager who abandoned Aileen and her brother. Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather.
Emily Pauline Johnson Aboriginal Women: A war against Racism and Women Inferiority ii Outline: Thesis statement: Emily Pauline Johnson was very concerned about two topics: Canadian Aboriginals and feminism. Paragraph 1: Introduction to the topic. Paragraph 2: Emily Pauline Johnson. Paragraph 3: Canadian Aboriginals. Paragraph 4: Feminism.
Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
Lakota Woman Lakota Woman is a autobiography written by Mary Crow Dog a half, Sioux, half white woman. In this book she addresses the issues that Indians faced in the 1970’s. She describes her childhood and many historical events associated with the American Indian Movement (AIM). Mary Crow Dog paints a clear account of her personal life as well as the struggles of the traditional Native American women within the tribes. She also describes the ill treatment of Native Americans as a whole by the government and their persistence to assimilate the Indians.
In this paper I will focus on quoting and analyzing the theories developed by Native women activists working in both sovereignty and feminist struggles. These analyses will hopefully complicate the somewhat simplistic manner in which Native women's activism is often portrayed.
One of the most well-known writings on Native American women and feminism is Annette Jaimes's 1992 article, “American Indian Women: At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in North America.” In this essay, Jaimes argues that Native women activists, except those who are “assimilated,” do not consider themselves feminists. Feminism, according to Jaimes, is an imperial construct that assumes the legitimacy of U.S. colonial strong hold on indigenous nations. Thus, in order to support sovereignty Native women activists reject feminist politics:
Those who have most openly identified themselves [as feminists] have tended to be among the more assimilated of Indian women activists, generally accepting of the colonialist ideology that indigenous nations are now legitimate sub-parts of the U.S. geopolitical corpus rather than separate nations, that Indian people are now a minority with the overall population rather than the citizenry of their own distinct nations.
Abortion [Article ]. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from Historica-Dominion, The Canadian Encyclopedia website: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000016 Pregnant Pause. (2002, April 15). Summary of Abortion Laws Around the World [Chart ]. Retrieved October 27, 2009, from Pregnant Pause website: http://www.pregnantpause.org/lex/world02.jsp CBC News.
According to Bullying Statistics (2013), “nearly 30 percent of students are bullies or victims of bullying” (Bullying and Suicide). This misbehavior can impact a person’s life tremendously creating short-term and long-term psychological conditions. Victims of bullying have displayed signs of eating disorders, sleep disturbances, lack of interest in school, withdrawal from family and friends, and thoughts of suicides. In some cases, the victims of bullying had committed suicide as a way of escaping his or her tormentors’ harassment. Last year, Angelina Green, a fourteen year old girl from Indiana hung herself from a tree, and left a suicide note on her bed for her mother explaining her death was caused by bullying (Goldstein, 2014).
In Memory of Junko Furuta: The Girl Who Went through 44 days of Torture This is one of the most notorious and worst cases of torture murder ever recorded in history. It is also one of the most horrifying and heartbreaking. Exactly twenty years ago, a sixteen year-old girl was going through the most unimaginable pain, waiting for the endless suffering she was going through to end. For 44 days, nobody helped her. Her killers are now free men.
History: "Death By Landscape", published in 1990, reflects a strong connection with Atwood's upbringing in the Canadian wilds. It was later published in the book "Wilderness Tips". Atwood has a strong tradition of writing about female characters and their behavior, not only as the oppressed sex, but also, frequently, as the oppressors. When talking to a reporter after the 1997 publication of her novel Alias Grace, she said "sometimes it's not even power so much as the absence of nonpower" that drives women to betray their sex. Atwood's constant exploration of the feminine is evident in "Death by Landscape," revealing not only the girls the ritualistic emergence into the world of the female but the power and promise of the woman in a man's world.
Stacey Vogel (2008) wrote an article for the Janesville Gazette about poverty and crime, Vogel interviewed several people who had been in and out of the criminal justice system because of their history of poverty. One such interview was with a young lady of 18. According to Vogel (2008) this is the story of Stacey Williams, Stacey Williams didn't think she had a choice when she turned to a life of crime. She grew up in poverty, and her mom abandoned her when she was 15, she said. She dropped out of school in eighth grade.