Critique of “Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen” In the article, “Tween: Ten Going on Sixteen’’, author Kay S. Hymowitz explains that children between the ages of eight and 12, also known as tweens, ate considering themselves to be more mature at a younger age. These tweens are getting rid of their childish belongings for older possessions; changing their child-like behaviors for those of a more mature adolescent or adult. Hymowitz uses many strategies to approach the article but not all strategies work to her advantage. Hymowitz begins the article with a personal anecdote of her ten year old daughter ad how she “morphs” from being a child to a teenager. She explains the different behaviors her daughter possess as a result of this.
Some also cut themselves, drink or abuse drugs to cope. But many are adept at hiding their depression, he says. “From the outside, they may look popular and fabulous, but deep down, they may feel so bad about themselves.” Ho’s young patients don’t use the word “depression,” he says. “But they will say that they feel bad all the time and don’t see the point in doing anything. Or some of them feel that they are a disappointment to their parents, so they don’t actually feel depressed, but
Second, the author addresses the prohibitionist argument that illegal drugs cause harm to people around the user as well. Huemer agrees that drugs have the potential to ruin a user’s life whether it be laziness, poor communication with others, or not taking pride in one’s work. He states that drug use only has a chance of causing one to behave in these ways. There are people all over the world that voluntarily behave in these ways without the use of drugs. Should these people be arrested for being losers?
In Kay Nuyens’ article, “Invisible Scars: Verbal Abuse” she explains how victims are sometime relieved that there was no physical abuse but don’t see the signs of severe chronic stress that has damaged their body and mind. They are convinced they were just being too sensitive and “…their emotional reaction [was] their own fault.” (Nuyens.) However, scars left from the verbal and emotional abuse are deeper than the ones from the physical abuse. “Children of hostile or verbally abusive mothers were equally negatively affected as compared with children of physically abusive mothers. The negative impact on children of psychologically unavailable mothers (i.e., denying emotional responsiveness) was judged to be the most devastating.” (Myers 86-87).
That is where the physical castration comes into play. others are more concerned with the side effects of this procedure. In Laura Matthies article it sates, "Chemical castration is not an acceptable form of punishment for male sex offenders, however. Many people argue that chemical castration is 'cruel and unusual punishment,' but others are more concerned with the ramifications of this kind of treatment." Not only a less expensive procedure it is also just as effective in reducing the testosterone and other parts associating to the libido entirely.
It festers in a culture of silence, intimidation, and fear. The perpetrators depend on targets keeping quiet about the abusive behaviour. Though both prejudice and discrimination are carried out on various levels by individuals or groups, discrimination is considered to be more damaging. Discrimination can be felt or perceived in different scenarios such getting poor service in a restaurant or being accused of doing something wrong at school or at the
The article also states that some children need spanked to learn that bad behavior has consequences. Some people think that it is okay to spank your children at a younger age so that they do not get into the habit of doing had things as they get older. I will use this article in my research to show that parents have different views on spanking. Park, Alice. "The Long-Term Effects of Spanking."
Spanking Children Many parents think that spanking is a good way to correct the bad attitudes and bad things that children usually do. Parents usually spank children for these reasons, but parents should know that children can get some different [additional] problems because of spanking. Children can get depression, bad relationships and mental problems. Parents are asking themselves if spanking children is a good way to discipline children or not? Therefore, according to the latest studies of some organizations such as children protection, spanking can create physiological problems such as depression in a child.
Some people might say that teens don’t know what they are doing making a decision so soon. They also might say things like the technology that performs these operations are poor, and that many people often are not happy with the outcome. Teens should be allowed to have a gender reassignment surgery with parental consent. They have the right to choose whether or not they feel the way they do. There hormones would be tested along with other medical procedures that would be performed.
Even as a 15year old the texts case, Kristen, thought that she should look like everyone in TV with big breast and so forth. The text writer, Camille Sweeney, actually mention, that a part of being adult is having a plastic surgery. In text 2 there is a survey that determine, that plastic surgery done for “youths 18 or younger is more than tripled over a 10-year period”. The text suggests that parents have to learn how to say no to the teens. It also states, that what we’re seeing with the many plastic surgery is an epidemic of low-esteem girls.