America is its people, not its government. America has always been a country comprised of millions of stories, people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe, and we should not rest until every story has a chance to blossom.
I still feel like being a nonbender is still a slight disadvantage in this case as the person handcuffing you would probably notice you walking around with those.
my rights are gonna be taken away ✌️
With last night’s appointment of Amy Coney Barret to the US Supreme Court in mind, if anyone is worried and/or scared that some of your civil rights may be lost or reversed, including your right to marry, access to healthcare, and/or your ability to exist, please know that I am here for you.
I am here if you need spiritual support and if you are interested in talking about the marriage ceremony and/or support you in finding clergy in your area. Although I cannot yet officiate at your Simcha, many of my future colleagues are willing and able to officiate ceremony’s for couples right now free of charge due to these horrifying unforeseen circumstances.
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The next lecture in this series by Ally was GENDER DISCUSSION.
I find a few similarities between this topic and CONSUMERISM as they both consider major demographics.
Similarly, I was able to use a lot of my knowledge from A level sociology to contribute in the discussion. This was especially true for talks about feminism and gender inequality.
One of my personal highlights from this lecture was considering body positivity and realising how women are frequently objectified and body shamed.
The new body positive movement is changing this. I love a lot of the graphic art and illustrations that have come from this discussion.
Kelly Bastow’s body positive illustration for International Women’s Day.
I also think it is important to consider how we see feminism. a lot of radical feminists almost see women as the superior race, when really we should be fighting for gender equality.
Seeing gender as a social construct is also being more of a norm. I can see the importance in this when looking at how our environment (primary and secondary socialisation) affects who we become.
Looking at how childrens’ toys are gendered says a lot about this. ‘Pink is for girls and blue is for boys’ should be a thing of the past.
See below for my notes taken during this presentation.
Our sacred respect for the earth, for life, is deeper than our rage
As Amy Coney Barrett gets confirmed today in the U.S. I can’t help but feel like we’re going backwards as a country. Then I see Chile do this!!! It gives me hope, not just for them, but that maybe one day every country will have equal constitution for all their citizens and equal laws for everybody who decide to make that country their home.
Videos from one of the protests in Poland yesterday ⚡☂️
Just so they know we’re not gonna shut up.
For those of you who don’t know, on October 22, Polish ‘Constitutional Tribunal’ that is illegaly taken over by our government, made abortion in cases of incurably damaged fetus, constitutionally illegal. Fetal surgeons can go to jail if something happens to the fetus during surgery. Women will be forced to give birth to babies that will die in pain in few hours after being born.
This is inhuman.