For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face. This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims. Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go. Trials like Cosby’s and men like Donald Trump, destroys not only the credibility of sexual assault victims, but the spirit of the victims as well. People often wonder why sexual assault victims don’t speak up or wait so long to speak up, and it is because of men like this who so easily walk free. Each victim’s reason for not immediately sharing his or her story will be different. Continue reading “Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial”
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand. Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement. There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration.
While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the matter is he is our president. And he’ll be our president for the next four years unless impeached. Continue reading “How to Survive Trump’s Presidency”
We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is. A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace.
World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible. World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses.
There will constantly be political disagreements, violence, corruption, and war. Though these events are tragic, they help and push us forward. They inspire change, education, and anomalous victory. The Civil War helped to abolish slavery and also created crucial military equipment that we use to this day. Granted, no war or act of violence has a joyous effect, but each tragic event has a silver lining. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Without the tragic death of 18yr old Samantha Koenig, police would have not been able to catch notorious serial killer, Israel Keyes. Now Key’s will not be able to harm anyone again and there will be justice for his previous victims.
Though world peace may not be attainable, we can strive for a more peaceful world. We can make this world a little less chaotic if we are willing to discard our stubborn ways and listen to the ways of others. Communication is key and right now we are lacking open and peaceful communication. This world is truly beautiful and so are its people. We may not have the ability to generate a completely peaceful world, but we have the ability to communicate love and change.
Many embrace 2017’s arrival while abruptly slamming the door in 2016’s face. I realize I’m about 17 days late writing a piece on the year 2017, but better late than never I suppose. Continue reading “Why 2016 was a Valuable Year”
Beauty is such a funny word. Every country has its own definition of beauty and overtime every individual extends on that very definition in order to form their own preference of beauty. So if we have so many different viewpoints of what it is to be beautiful, then which one is right? Continue reading “What it is to be beautiful”
Why do people like Donald Trump? The question consistently haunted me over the weekend. Despite, finding answers, I still don’t have a concrete solution.
Trump’s points are known to be outlandish and crude. He has been compared to such notorious fictional and non-fictional characters like Hitler and even Lord Voldemort. Trump has offended and others with his racist, sexist, and religious intolerant remarks. So why do people still support him? Continue reading “The Trump Phenomenon”
On Thursday, January 28 Mattel launched a brand new line of Barbie’s. This new line sets itself apart from the standard blonde, tan, and thin Barbie dolls that have graced store shelves for the past 57 years. The new line actually features Barbie’s of various skin colors, weight types, and heights. Continue reading “Barbie reaches new heights…and weights this Thursday”
I was watching the news the other night and I realized there were no positive or uplifting stories. I think sometimes we, as a society, focus solely on the negative aspects of life. Research shows that negative stories and feedback have a much greater impact. They require people to think and feed into the relevant controversy. According to Stanford University professor Clifford Nass: Continue reading “Turning a Negative into a Positive: The Needed Movement”