TP Historia: El gobierno de Stalin visto a través de las inteligencias múltiples

En nuestra clase de historia, estuvimos estudiando acerca del gobierno de Joseph Stalin. Una vez que terminamos con el tema, nuestra profesora Belén nos dividió en grupos y nos asignó hacer 6 actividades, cada una de ellas acorde a una de las inteligencias multiples con las que venimos trabajando en el colegio. Utilizando cada una de las inteligencias multiples debiamos presentar y describir el gobierno de Stalin. Yo trabajé junto a Trinidad Porretti, Juan Elia y Bautista Buljevich. Este es nuetro trabajo:

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I created an artwork about how us, human beings, are the cause of all the pollution and contamination in the world. I inspired my work on a masterpiece created by a well known artist; PEJAC. This masterpiece was made in 2016 and it’s one of PEJAC’s most known work. I was really caught by the message of his painting and all that it transmits, so I decided to create an artwork that gives the same message. In his work PEJAC makes the message very clear; the world is dying, and humans are responsible, responsible for the pollution of the rivers and oceans. It perfectly shows the huge damage we have done to the world. This is an issue that’s occurring since always and that needs to stop. A change needs to be done. I consider that this problem is extremely important and people should care and do something about it as it affects us all. So I decided to base my own work on this same message; pollution and contamination. 

 

The process of creation of my artwork was, at first, very stressful. I had a lot of ideas and things I wanted to transmit but I didn’t know how to put them into practice and create a work which would transmit my ideas as I imagined them. My first idea was to do something that had to do with a collage and cutting things to give different shapes and volume which would provoke more impact. I thought about using trash and stick it to the the paper, but i didn’t knew what to draw in the middle. I realized that the message that I wanted to transmit was about the world and how us humans are damaging it not measuring the consequences. So another idea came to my mind; I could cut faces from magazines and stick them on the page and draw in the middle a world. I was very satisfied by that idea although I realised that the message was not clear enough. So, after thinking and having many doubts about what to do, I decided to draw fists on both sides of the world to cause the effect that humans beings are “hitting the world” which means they are damaging it a lot. I collected some magazines and cut some faces, all with different shapes and sizes, which I would use for my work. While doing all the cutting, I saw a painting of a world full of animals and flowers on one page of a magazine which I liked a lot. So I decided to inspire myself and draw my world similar to the one on the picture. I consider that the most difficult part was to draw the fists as at first I didn’t know how to start drawing. I decided to base my drawings on some models I found on the internet because I wanted my work to be as precise as possible. 

 

With all my ideas know clear in my head I started to draw, cut, paint, stick and correct every detail. I am very happy with my final result, as it’s not as precise as I imagined I consider that I put my best effort and it is really shown in my work. Besides, the most important thing about my work is that it has to transmit a specific message as PEJAC’s, and I consider the message is clearly transmitted. 

 

 

Women in India- Gender Inequality

Women in India

     All over the world gender inequality is present. It used to be common for men to be consider more important, intelligent and valuable than women. Women have been trying to confront and change this inequality for centuries; they’ve treated them like crazy and never accepted what they were asking for: equality. Nowadays, although it’s still  a lot to work to do, it is little by little changing in some aspects. This is due to women’s every day fight for their rights, not only political rights but also social ones; one of the main objectives of this worldwide movement is to change society’s mind about what women are supposed to do and how they are supposed to act. Women are as free as men and can do whatever they want and like without any restriction at all. Gender is not at all a requisite for doing certain things and that’s what people need to understand. Although a huge progress has been made women continue to suffer inequality mostly in the middle east were their opportunities and power of deciding are none.

     This takes me to India, where women’s participation and action in important things are considered something crazy. Women are seen as an object, something that can be used by men and do not have a voice at all. Gender inequality in India also refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women. Although the constitution of India grants men and women equal rights, gender disparities remain.

  

Inequality in India is also seen as their culture shows a strong preference for male children. When a baby boy is born in this country there are huge celebrations, however when a girl is born people give their condolences to the mother. Specially in that society, the exact moment girls are born they are considered inferior only because of being a girl, how can that be even possible? Education is also a key fact to take into consideration, literacy for females stands at 17.86%, compared to 82.14% for males. This is mostly about the parents’ perceptions that education for girls are a waste of resources as their daughters would eventually live with their husbands’ families. This chauvinist perception is the one that women are fighting for, this stigmatized thing that women are only useful to have children and take care of the house. What if they don’t want to have kids? What if they want to work? They can be as capable as men of working and having important charges. This social perception is the most difficult to change as it has been installed on society about million of years ago. Although we do not have much information about it, in India there’s a huge feminist movement which are aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women in India. It is the pursuit of women’s rights within the society of India. Like their feminist counterparts all over the world, feminists in India seek gender equality: the right to work for equal wages, the right to equal access to health and education, and equal political rights. Indian feminists also have fought against culture-specific issues within India’s patriarchal society, such as inheritance laws and the practice of widow immolation known as Sati.

  

     This incredibly important issue which concerns not only women in India but all over the world, are in India carried out by huge organizations which fight every day for Indian women equal rights. Organizations such as:

  • All India Democratic Women’s Association
  • National Commission on Women
  • Ministry of Women Children and Development
  • International Center for Research on Women
  • UN Women

I decided to talk about this topic as I consider is crucial nowadays. Feminism is a huge movement in which we all should be included and be a part of it; not only women. Inequality is a problematic which affects women all over the world but mostly to women living in the middle east were an ancient culture is above their rights.

This inequality has existed since always and although it’s very difficult to be change, little by little women from all over the world are speaking up and fight for equality, for women’s rights, which are in fact human rights.

I started to get really interested in this topic when I read a book called “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, an Indian woman which I really admire.

She was born in India but grew up in Canada. In spite of this, she never hide her indian culture and is, in fact, very proud of it.  Here’s a short biography about her life and career that I took from a book that I read, which I really recommend, called “Mujeres Autoras”

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In her short poems the Indian culture is really present as she  talks about her relationship with her father difficult was for her to deal with him and his patriarchal actitudes from the tough and unequal indian culture.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This are the poems that I personally like the most from the book Rupi Kaur wrote “Milk and Honey”

Finally, I leave here a video of Rupi Kaur giving a speech in India Today Conclave , a thought platform, were Kaur made an impressive speech about her mother and what had she told her the day of her wedding. Within her words the patriarcal Indian society can clearly be seen.