SOC 203 Discussion Posts 2 Total

Discussion 1

Gay Parenting

After viewing the required video for this discussion, please address each of the following questions:

  1. What core social values are most challenged by legalized gay adoption?
  2. How have these “values” been defined and reinforced?
  3. Assuming these values are changing, at least for some individuals or societies, how have experts explained or described the change?
  4. How has your personal view of “the family” changed over your lifetime?
  5. Supporters and opponents of gay adoption both claim to have children’s best interests at heart. Which do you think is in the best interest of children: banning or permitting their adoption by gay parents? Why?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. 

Discussion 2

Reinventing Healthcare

While we do not want to replicate our Week One discussion of obesity, this issue certainly overlaps with the growing healthcare challenge. Remember that the focus of the previous discussion was on our sociological imaginations. Keep your imaginations going, but we will shift gears a bit for this discussion with a focus on solutions.

In addition to the required video and text, please complete a web search for additional information. All sources should be authoritative, so your search should focus on scholarly papers, government reports, and other expert sources. After reviewing all of these resources, please discuss the all of the following:

  1. According to experts on all sides, does the government have the right to enforce, legislate, or regulate behaviors such as obesity, health, and nutritious eating?
  2. Are these expert opinions biased in any way? Provide examples.
  3. Now that we have heard from the experts, do you personally believe the government has a right to enforce, legislate, or regulate behaviors such as obesity, health, and nutritious eating? Why or why not?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.