Safanah has shared this article about behaviour of people at a holocaust memorial. Some are deeply offended by their actions whilst other argue that it is fine because it is not a sacred place. It reminded Safanah of Durkheim and Bellah’s ideas about the sacred and profane and civil religion.
– prison sentences for possession have doubled in length over a decade to more than six months following the imposition of inflexible new laws in the wake of media pressure. Yet the most recent quarterly crime figures show an 11% increase in knife offences. There has also been a rise in admissions to hospital for knife wounds
– average jail terms last four months longer than 10 years ago.
-there has been more than 1 million extra days of imprisonment
A perfect example of how Christianity has appropriated Pagan festivals and how capitalism has embraced the festival spawning a $14 billion industry in the USA:
In our lesson on Thursday we will be debating the following points. Please watch the accompanying videos to help you prepare:
– Is it OK to insult sacred religious figures?
– Is it OK for the police to monitor social media and make arrests?
– Is it Ok to preach hatred and to abuse?
Photo by woodleywonderworks, Flickr CCA recent study found that by age six, girls perceive themselves as less intelligent than boys. The study consisted of an experiment asking girls and boys if they wanted to play a game for smart kids, then telling them a fictional story about a smart person. At the end of the…
Here is a suggested essay structure for:
Evaluate the impact of state policies and laws on family life (20 marks)
Introduction: Give a brief overview of the main ‘themes’ in family policy over the last century. For example, the Beveridge Report set the foundation for a new age whereby the state was willing to take (some) responsibility for families in the UK; Labour introduced a range of liberal policies in the 1960s which arguably have had the most significant impact on family structure; influenced by the New Right, Thatcher attempted to re-adjust the balance of some of these policies by slowing down the extent of divorce reform and by prizing the nuclear family as the ideal family. New Labour introduced a ‘third way’ which was tried to implement stricter welfare policies whilst still retaining liberal attitudes towards family diversity. Cameron’s Conservative Party introduced a number of liberal policies (influenced by the EU perhaps) but still retained the familial ideology of the New Right.
Part 1: The 60s and early 70s Discuss the impact of some of the acts of this period from a feminist and conversely, a New Right perspective – The Abortion Act 1967; The Equal Pay Act 1970; Divorce Reform Act 1969; The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Please refer back to your New Right and feminist notes to help you with this.
Part 2: The 80s (Thatcher) Describe Thatcher’s ideological stance (New Right) and analyse a couple of policies such as her attitude towards the mooted divorce reform act. How might feminists react to this period?
Part 3: New Labour (Blair) Describe the ‘third way’. Working Families Tax Credit 1997; Sure Start (1998);
Part 4: Conservatives (Cameron): Troubled families programme (2011) and paternity leave
Conclusion: what is the future for the British family?