It’s pretty hard to have a conversation about something when you’re talking about two completely different things. For the sake of everybody, everywhere, let’s get one thing perfectly clear: when most people hear the word “feminism,” they’re actually thinking about something totally different.
We at Upworthy encounter an awful lot of people who don’t really understand this concept. You know. At all. This one’s for them.
“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”
RIP Neil Armstrong, a giant among men; we won’t forget you, your accomplishments, or the amazing photos you took of humankind’s first steps on the moon.
Ultra-violent crimes against transgender women have gone up with a colossal 44% of the hate-related murder victims in 2010 being trans women. How can we help lower these numbers? By taking the time to understand what so many people currently don’t.
Discussing gay marriage with a person who has been against it their whole life is a difficult task. *Dr. Rollie Williams talks turkey about how to converse with these people without feeling like you’re screaming into a paper bag — starting with understanding their brains.
For a country that brands itself as the “land of the free,” we certainly seem to have a lot of prisoners. Let’s just check and see … yep, we have more prisoners than any other country in the entire world. If our prison system were a boat, it’d be the kind that is taking on water and has no way to get the water out. That kind of boat sinks.
Marijuana gets a pretty bad rap. People campaign against it for being a drug, for leading users to a couch-potato lifestyle, and a host of other reasons. The thing is, these claims are actually testable. What happens when you compare those slapdash allegations to observations from the world that we currently live in?