All the articles I have read and found are about how taboo subjects are viewed differently around many places. They relate to origin because these articles explain how many topics come from society’s views. They also go with multiple perspectives because in some places people view these “taboo” subjects as normal or good while in different places some are highly against them.I learned that some things that are totally acceptable in these ages were not socially acceptable and were dubbed risque. In some places though, it is still highly frowned upon, one example may be women wearing short skirts. During the process of choosing my topic I did eventually change my topic completely from “self confidence in society” to “Taboo around the world”. I changed my topic because many people were choosing about beauty in society. I also changed my generalization because it did not fit in as well with the topic I was choosing. During future process I hope to find more interviews and articles about the topic “taboo”. As well as I hope to find many more resources talking why society has made specific subjects taboo. Also, I wish to find more about different perspectives about taboo in the world. I currently feel like I have progressed more by myself than working with other people as we don’t have to be making plans to meet up to finish work.
Since the last time I wrote about my research I found out the origins of the taboos adultery, menstruation cycles, and women that are unmarried. During the time of research I changed the driving question a lot. I changed the universal themes to also changing the topic of only Indian women taboos to all around the world female taboos. I changed from Indian taboos to taboos all around the world (specifically adultery, menstruation cycle, and unmarried women) because for the Indian taboos there wasn’t a lot of options when it came to taboo topics. I decided that for my SLR I would do interviews because I can gather more information on the three main topics I am focusing on and from many different perspectives of people. Currently the easiest part of this process has been coming up with the driving question. The hardest part is finding resources, especially the origins of the three taboos. I personally think it is a bit harder because I am only focusing on female taboos. To complete the full component of this project I need to get my questions for the improved as well as finish the Student-Led Research Plan. I also need to organize my articles better so they fit the generalizations of patterns. In final, that is all I need to fix and try better on.
Since the last time I wrote about my research I found new interesting information. I also found much more primary sources, which was extremely useful for the ISD (Information Synthesis Document). During the process I learned that work better alone, even if I have to do all the work alone (many people get surprised that you’re working alone as well, at least with the people that found out). I also found out about myself that I can actually organize and manage my time correctly. For the the background I used a women in a niqab with the “keeping a secret” hand sign, with half an Earth with a puzzle design, and women figures and red circle. I wanted to use these to represent the menstrual taboo topic because it explains how women’s relationship in society is important and how if we keep on having the menstrual taboo it may impact society. As for the artistic supplemental piece I am thinking about doing a mural. To successfully complete this idea I will need to come up with details that will represent what my subject/ driving question and sketch out what I want the mural to be. It will also take a lot of careful designing putting things in order.
My driving question is how do menstrual taboos relate to and impact women’s contribution to society. When I was about to turn in the project I added a few more things like pictures and red circles to the top of the board. One of the things I found out from my project that I did not know before is how in Japan when a women is on her period and is a sushi chef people think their taste senses are off. Though this project I found out how important it is to find scholarly resources because some of these resources are more helpful than the ones that are not scholarly. When presenting I found out that you need be calm and not really get nervous. As for the student- led research I found out that with questions you need to make them very self explanatory so whoever is taking them knows what it is about. During the making of the poster board I wish I could’ve done the female in the niqab better. One piece of advice I would give to someone about symposium is to not really stress about it because most of the time it doesn’t really help.