Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Deadly Catch and Sex for fish

The videos I saw for my english class on youtube. One called Deadly Catch and the other Sex for fish is about fisherman in Africa who have a jaboya system which basically means the fisherman catch the fish and the women eventually form a sexual relationship with the fisherman in order to get fish either to feed their children or to put it on the market and sale it. But this is a prime example why Aids has run rampent through Africa. Places like Africa are in so much proverty they have to resort to things such as prostitution for fish or money so they can feed their families. Which is why the virus spreads so rapidly and without them listening to the education of this virus and about safe sex this disease will continue to spread.

Before I watched these videos I knew there was prostitution in africa. I knew Aids was running wild in africa because of the proverty and lack of education in africa about Aids. But I did not know that women in africa were having sex for fish. But the women in the jaboya system dont have much of a choice because the women that have sex with the fisher have a guarentee that they will have some fish but for the women that try not to have sex with the fisherman there is no guarentee that they will get any fish. Women have to provide for their kids and families so in the end they have to have sex with the fisherman.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Four Videos

The first video that I watched for class talks about summaries. A summary is a shortend version of the topic in your own words. Paraphrasing is using your own words but not making it shorter. Also restating something is just using your own words.

The second video talks about using keywords. Using keywords in a search engine such as google search is way different from using keywords in a library search engine. In a library search engine when you type keywords in the keywords are words that will be found within the article. So when typing keywords imagine words that will be in the article.

The third video talks about the difference between popular sources and scholarly sources. Scholar sorces have more depth to them, usually in black and white, have lots of refrences, and contain complex vocabulary. Popular sources attract your attention, have lots of decoration, and not much information

The last video talks about how citation. No matter how bright your ideas are in the paper or what you say if you dont give the credit deserved to the right source the right way this could result into getting in trouble.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

America vs Uganda and Thailand on Aids

Once the Aids epidemic emerged in the 80's America quickly started doing reasearch trying to figure out what this virus exactly was,where did it come from, and how are we going to get a vaccine. People in Uganda called this the slim disease. Uganda has a lack of funding on medical since this is a very poor country. So people in Uganda would end up going to their local priests and get prayers said to them instead of the necessary treatment. Most would just lay in the hospital beds and die. Even though many died in the US scientists were still working hard to find a vaccine for this virus. So the American approach was more effective than the Uganda's approach but with the lack of funding for Uganda there wasnt much they could do.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Aids in america and my life

In my life I havent really paid any attention to Aids and what it has done to our community. But as I entered college and saw how many groups and signs there was I began to become interested in the history of Aids.

Watching a video in my english class really gave me a good insight on Aids and how it became what it is today.Aids is a serious topic in todays world. Its not as big now as it was back in the 80's because it has been around for so long but it is still a problem of todays world because there is no vaccine for the HIV virus and many people still are dying. As any other virus or disease as time goes on the virus or disease will either die out or we will become immune. My view of Aids is really neutral. If I knew a friend who had Aids I would still be there friend and treat them the same but at the same time i would still be careful.