HUM 111 Week 1 DQs
This archive file of HUM 111 Week 1 Discussion Questions consists of:
DQ 1: Click on the Women in Afghanistan Turn to Self-Immolation Over Abuse video link in your Week One Electronic Reserve Readings page. Watch, read, and listen to the media presented, which deals with domestic violence. Domestic violence can take the form of physical assault, sexual and emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation, and threats of violence. It occurs in all cultures and knows no boundaries of race, sex, or social class. Victims of domestic violence often find themselves dealing with a dilemma: if they run away or denounce the perpetrator, they fear retaliation; if they keep quiet and let the perpetrator get away with their actions, then their own silent suffering continues. What strategies could you use to help someone deal with this kind of dilemma?
DQ 2: Sometimes, political leaders make statements appealing to emotion and give the impression that holding a middle-ground position is not an option. President George W. Bush used this type of appeal after September 11th, 2001 by stating,