When you become a celebrity, the world owns you and your image - Megan Fox
No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body - Margaret Sanger
Ending discrimination is a lofty goal as there are millions of people around the world who experience it daily. And for the most part, discriminatory practices are often fueled by laws, policies, and long held beliefs that are never based on human rights. Instead, they’re based on deeply ingrained moral judgments, fear, and misinformation. Simply put, discrimination is a violation of basic human rights. It’s immoral, it’s hurtful, and it’s dehumanizing.
The popularity and social impact of MASH can’t be denied. It is one of the most widely syndicated TV series in the world
But there is a sliver of hope. First, there is awareness month and awareness day both of which are starting to garner a lot of attention. Second, in the past few years, there’s been a shift in the way victims of human trafficking are treated. Rather than being intimidated or threatened by officials, victims are being treated with compassion and understanding. This creates an environment where victims feel they can speak out when they have the opportunity. So they do.
All you have to do is spit in a vial and send them your saliva along with a check for $99, of course. Once your check clears, 23andMe will study your DNA and send you a comprehensive report detailing your overall health, your inherited traits, your predispositions, and a little story about where your ancestors came from. Sounds fascinating, right?
But, do you really understand what you’re getting yourself into when you send in your sample? Probably not.
What does it take to turn a movement into a revolution? It takes anger, passion, urgency, and a few people with a shared purpose who refuse to be silenced. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have all of that. Not to mention they’re also young, idyllic, and pissed off. Perfect combination.