New York University
Feminism Is About You and Me
Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
The story began in last summer while I was looking at the name list of my new class, because every student chose humanities or science as the major after finishing the first year, the school had rearranged our classes. Though having been told there would be few boys in my class, I was still at a loss after counting the names,for there were only about ten masculine names of them. By the time the semester officially started, the girly atmosphere nearly pressed me into death, since they were just like me: long hair and gossiping in small clusters. But that was not the worst. Considering one fifth of our class was male, all teachers regarded them as ‘an apple of their eyes’. At that time, I was partially jealous of them: Equal as we were, how came boys were treated with favor simply because we were different genders? I was not so naive and it was not the first time I had been treated with inequality. Naturally, a question flashed in my mind: Why do not many boys choose humanities as their future direction, or at least, major in high school?
Not surprisingly, the war between humanities and science had started since freshmen year. Based on the conventional understanding of these subjects, old-fashioned parents tend to push their kids...
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