Tie to current events
Media houses are concerned with the discussion of the current political climate as well as
addressing issues of concern in the society. During such debates, dominant themes have been
revolving on issues such as gender roles, race, national security and other equality that affects
people in the society. It is not surprising that some of the issues being discussed were
experienced in the mid-1800s and have either transformed or persisted to current days. This
paper will analyze 5 current issues from reputable media outlets and link them to past historical
occurrences as well as asking an emerging question on the discussed issues.
Women’s sexuality and the role of government and society in regulation
One of the most analyzed issue in The New York Times is that Caster Semenya Loses case
to Compete as a Woman in All Races. According to the reports on 1st May 2019, the female
athlete must decrease testosterone hormone levels in order to participate in major Olympic
participation (The New York Times, pA1). This decision was arrived at following the 800m
Olympic champion winner who had challenged the proposed limitations to naturally elevated
testosterone hormones that enhance the mescaline performance among females. In a 2-to-1 Swiss
court ruling, decided that the testosterone homes levels act against female participation on major
The May 1 ruling can be traced back to The Women’s Right Movement, 1848-1920 where
women suffrage leaders' debate overtook their presentation to the Congress (O’Connor, p657).
The federal state was held in a dilemma to support reforms for equal women presentation as well
as considering violations of their rights that were advocated by activists like Jeannette Ranking.
Although the previous cases were on women oppression, the current event...