SOC 120 Week 5 Final Paper, Discussion Question 1 and 2


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SOC 120 Week 5 Final Paper, Women’s Equality

The topic that I will be discussing is Women’s Equality. Many years ago, women didn’t have the rights to do certain things. Women’s equality focuses on equality on women in the work place, school, home and politics. ‘Equality means better politics, a more vibrant economy, a workforce that draws on the talents of the whole population and a society at ease with itself,” (Women’s Equality). For years, women have been fighting for the same rights as men. Men have been called the breadwinner and the women’s role was to be a stay at home mom and take care of the household. Men were allowed to vote and work, but women were not. In 1920, the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States passed to law that gave the women the right to vote.

The Civil Rights Act in 1964 gave women the same equal rights as men for jobs. Although these laws were passed………..Continued (07 Pages with References)

SOC 120 Week 5 Discussion Question 1

Describe consumerism. Describe a specific context and explain what consumerism means in the setting.

What is planned obsolescence? What role does planned obsolescence play in consumerism? Describe one product or service and explain how planned obsolescence is incorporated into its design. Note: Do not use the same product or service that a classmate has already used in a previous post.

What are your personal beliefs and biases about consumption?

Having separated your personal beliefs and biases, use ethical theories and concepts to present how you feel about consumerism and planned obsolescence as societal issues.

SOC 120 Week 5 Discussion Question 2

Describe the difference between a corporation and a conglomerate.

Consider the ethics of media conglomerates in the United States. What are the ethical advantages and disadvantages of allowing large conglomerates to control the mass media? What are alternative ways the media might be …..that would be more ethical or moral? Explain your reasoning using both concepts from the course and academic resources.soc 120 week 5