This week I learned about basic and social needs in our social issue presentations. Obviously I knew what basic and social needs were, but I never actually thought about it by why issues are happening or what the issues create.
It really made me think differently about society and how we should all understand these needs because I felt like these were the key points to the problem. For example when Michael presented about Incarceration, it wasn’t always in the back of my head that this could cause certainty to the victim but also their families because when they get out they might not be able to find a job and their family might be looked as with a new perspective and that ties in with status and also fairness because the person could be innocent. So there's a lot of things that could be going on socially that we don’t even notice.
Also recently in humanities we created mind maps with our groups (feminism) about our social issue and I realized the government/laws and history can also be tied in any issue, even biology. For our mind map we created a history/culture bubble and added about the type of clothing people wore and corsets, etc. Then to that we added the class people were in and to that we connected it to a social need which was fairness. So there was a lot of things that I never thought about like class for feminism/body image.
A question I have is, how can we as teenagers inform society about these social and basic needs? Is it hard?
Hi, my name is Anna Nicole.