Watch the ESPN 30 for 30 video entitled “9.79*” about Ben Johnson and the 1988 Summer Olympics. This is available for rent through Amazon and is Season Two, Film #8.
Toward the end of the film we learn that the samples from the 1984 Summer Olympic Games still exist. Should they be tested today and their results reported? Why or why not? If they are tested and reported, should athletes face loss of their medals for positive tests?
ree. If you ask five different people what feminism is you’re proba- you’re bound to get five different answers. But, so, like I said, those aspects of, of feminism that have to do with equal treatment under the law, we’re all for. But when you usurp the bible’s authority on some aspects of feminism like, say, putting women in the pulpits, and, and having women- and there’s a really good book for you to read on this. I can’t think of the author’s name, but I can tell you what the, the name of the book is. You’ll really like this. It’s called, uh, Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives, and Women Preachers. And that’s, that’s got kind of a bible view of how a true church of the lord Jesus Christ oughta take a look at the roles of women. (Barks) The left and right-wing extremists and everyone in between are filling the gaps with what they think they know about feminism and womanhood, and political discourse is no exception. The President of the Unites States (POTUS), no matter who is in the Whitehouse, has his or her constituency to consider while creating new laws and policies. Historically speaking, Donald Trump used to (very nearly) take a pro-choice stance, according to Richard Wolffe, in 1999 Trump was quoted as saying “I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still – I just believe in choice” (Wolffe). Nobody likes the concept of abortion, but to accept that it’s a choice is fundamental to the pro-choice movement and for true autonomy of woman. Through either evolution of his own beliefs or due to pressures from his constituency as leader of the Republican party, Trump has changed his position on abortion rights and aims to defund any organization that provides the service, which would extend to include Planned Parenthood (Ravitz). The constituency that would pressure such a policy and hold a large interest in the Republican Party would of course be religious organizations such as the Westboro Baptist Church and other like-minded religious groups and some, if not majority of conservative view points located in the United States. Religious groups that are fundamental in nature teach that abortion is murder, men are the heads of households, and a woman’s place is well defined within their bibles, written thousands of years ago by men designed to keep women subservient. The male supremacist culture that has been cultivated over thousands of years is the problem in which women, womanhood and a woman’s role is defined by men. The result of man defining women is the utter devaluation of feminine characteristics, which is what the feminist movements have been attempting to unravel since the first wave of feminism. The ability for women and feminists to define themselves, with the characteristics they believe matter to them, such as mental capacities in the formal education arena, duties in the household and private sectors, and their positions within the family unit are all being, in a sense, renegotiated and challenging the status quo that was laid out by men thousands of years ago. One strategy that can essentially fix the issue of the n>GET ANSWER