Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Stanford Prison Experiment

When being put in the position of a bad or uncivilized place you are left to turn to the dark side of stay humane. But I believe that in this case most people would turn to the bad side. Not because they want to but because they begin getting brainwashed from the evil and emptiness around them, they get lost in their minds and the only thing they know is survival. In the film " The Stanford Prison Experiment" college boys were taken into an experiment about prison and some of the student were guards and others were prisoners. After a short amount of time the power began to go to the heads of the guards and they began getting violent. The prisoners seemed to be going insane because of the place they were and the harm they were receiving.  This experiment shows that to much power is never good and it can really get to your head.

Friday, January 29, 2016

J.J the Genius


Olivia Weadock
1/28/16
A period
Mrs. Carter





                                                                     J.J Jones


"I'd give anything to be normal for a day" was a quote said by J.J Jones from the T.V series Skins. J.J is a not so average teenage boy in anyway. He struggles with Autism and a social inept that he recognizes and tries to deal with it. J.J also suffers from anger rampages and mood swing because he feels as if others don't take him seriously and don't see him as a real person. J.J is actually an incredibly intelligent individual which you might not expect when you here the word "Autism" because of the negative stereo types that are given to people with disorders. J.J Jones lives a for the most part average life considering his disability. He has friends, does incredibly well in school and in any circumstance that applies to knowledge, and tries to get help when he needs it.I disagree with the article because J.J is a happy comedic character but he also has his negative moments. Just because he has a disability doesn't mean he has to be down all the time. In this Article "Mental illness sans cliches" by Susan Brink she talks about how people with special needs are being shown in an incorrect way because on T.V its showing people they are "portrayed as comedic." I think this is wrong to say because why wouldn't they act happy and funny in real life. A disability doesn't always mean the person is constantly struggling and being depressed, a lot of the time they might even be more happy and positive then some of us.
This is why I disagree with the article. Because people with a disability are no different to us and can be just as happy.