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June 8, 2014
To begin I would like to define exactly what social location is, according to Henslin, "Social location is the group memberships that people have because of their location in history and society. Social location has to do with a person’s age, race, gender, job, income, and education.” (Henslin 2015 pg2)
Our book says, “To find out why people do what they do, we look at social location” (Henslin, 2015 pg3). And I believe it also tells who we are so, my next words are in fact who I am.
First, I am a mother and a wife, a woman. As of right now I am what society sees as the norm for a mother and wife role. My Husband goes to work and I stay home and take care of our two small children. I cook, clean, and make sure everything is overall always in order at home. While I feel like this is expected because my husband works, I do still think that if I did too, or only, or if he did not, that I would still typically be expected to maintain the household and the children. While some can see this as an advantage, there are also cons. Such as, woman are seen as weaker, and/or easier targets. Also, there are somethings that are so much easier for men, like being uneducated and still being able to get and rise statuses within a job.
Next, I am white. I do believe in society it is easier to be a white woman than any other race. It is more accepted and I am more privileged. Even though I see this as really unfair, races are not treated equally or fairly.
Then, I am a christian. As a woman in church all may know we are far less powerful than the men. We do sunday school, VBS, cook, clean, and are a pretty voice in the choir. We do not preach, teach or make any decisions. In church I would be the underdog, or not thought of as highly.
I would say we are a middle class family. My husband works hard to make as much money as possible. We do not live a dream life, yet we do not go without. I would say