EXAMZ

Truth is we had 12 weeks to do all of this work. Does it really matter which faculty we are in whether it is COHS, FELS, SHTM, FENC and the list goes on, at the end of the day it all boils down to who manages their time better/life better.

This one week call STUDY WEEK is very crucial to most of us university students, while others well just waste it and blame lecturers after seeing an F on their portal. They told us from the beginning its 80-20

We as students do 80% of the work while the lectures do 20. Let us prove society wrong, let us be the best we can be. Let us make a change!

To all the university students all the best in your finals and may the good Lord continue to be with us.

SIC LUCEAT LUX (let your light so shine)

 

S.McIntosh

 

 

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My Blog Experience

Blogging for the course “studies in Culture and Society” is an interesting educational tool. This is due to the fact that it engages students in online activities that get them acknowledge by other individuals who are also users of blog. The blog site “Wordpress” that we were introduced to is one which allows users to follow other user’s blogs so from here one has a likely chance of being acknowledge.

As a student who does blog I enjoyed it very much. It was something that I looked forward to on a weekly basis. The topics given to write about were very entertaining and engaging. I therefore, strongly believe that the topics one got to write about motivated them blog because they were actually things within society that one could relate to. This blogging experience gave one the feeling of been a professional journalist, writing on the different topic s and sharing it to facebook, twitter and other social networking sites. This enables them to get feedbacks not only from those on wordpress but also from the wider society.

The challenges I faced while working on the blogs was the fact that I had technical difficulties since this site was new to me. However, after several trials I pulled through and understood the whole process of using wordpress to blog.

In concluding one can say the blogging experience was a great one and that it can be an excellent tool to engage students in class activities. I would therefore, leave with students to come to look forward to blogging because it is indeed a great experience.

 

 

WHY WOMEN GIVE MEN ‘jacket’?

“Jacket” is not a new term when it comes on to Jamaica’s culture. It is the term used for a child that wasn’t given to its biological father. Therefore, the “father” would have a ‘jacket child’. Based on the article “Why women give men ‘jacket’? Social pressure, financial security cited as a major cause” by Simms, Hope and Dunn 33% of Jamaican men have been named ‘father’ to children that are not theirs.

It is a fact that females do give men ‘jacket’ but one has to look on this issue from different perspective. This ‘jacket’ issue that we as Jamaicans face has a stereotype against women in the inner-city it is  assumed that those females are more likely to practice this act for financial benefits. That is they will always have their boyfriend in the ‘ghetto’ region and a next in the upper class, upon getting pregnant they would give the person more legible the ‘father’ role.  This baby will now become the bankbook for the female.

BLACK mother! BLACK father! WHITE child!

One has to accept the fact that the main cause of females giving males jacket is to is to ensure that their child has a stable lifestyle. Giving jackets can cause mistrust that is men don’t trust females anymore. They now challenge their paternity in divorce and child support cases. The problem we also face it the fact people in society are not willing to use contraceptive methods hence they couldn’t tell if the child is there’s or not. As the old Jamaican saying states “if you Neva go deh u name cudnt call”. Therefore, they have to face the consequences which come with the jacket child.

Unless Jamaica eradicate poverty then ‘jacket’ will always be a part of our culture. This is so because the main reason why females carry out this act is for financial benefits from the opposite sex.  I strongly believe that these females should be charged for their act. It is rather unfair for the child to not know its biological father and it also not fair for a man to be financially support a ‘jacket’. Although they put themselves in this position when they say “man fi ave nuff gyal n gyal inna bundle” and live by it.

Government however, could have sessions and advertisements that educate individuals in the wider society about the negative effects of giving a child to the wrong father like health issues in the future and the child may also lose interest in the mother.

Therefore, one can only say this act that females carry out for financial issues and status is immoral and that females within the inner city should stop live up to the stereotype that the upper class have on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

Simms, Hope, Dunn,(2007). Why women give men ‘jacket’? Social Pressure, financial security cited as a major case. Retrieved from: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20071014/lead/lead5.html