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“To the girls who are unsure about pursuing STEM: just do it! Have you ever asked the people who discourage you ‘Why can’t I?’ They don’t know how much you are capable of achieving in STEM.” – Jennifer Xiao
What do you see when you hear “computer programmer” or “math genius?” A socially awkward kid who spends time practicing calculus? Perhaps. But notice that the kid is probably male.
Black Lives Matter July protest on the Memphis bridge. / Photo Credits to Aaron Baggett
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rickshaw on the street in front of a food vendor in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. /
Tuul and Bruno Morandi (Getty Images)
“Travel is fatal to prejudice bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
Experiencing the culture of a foreign country is truly special, but why? Continue reading
“Can you imagine being in a small concrete enclosure for your life when you’re used to swimming 100 miles a day?”-Blackfish
The controversy concerning SeaWorld is becoming quite popular day by day. We are aware of the tortures SeaWorld and other entities implement in their programs towards whales. However, when whales “attack” humans, we must understand why they do so. What is the reason behind this? Captivity. Continue reading
“Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it.”
― Gwen Sharp
“William wanted a doll. He wanted to take care of it like he was its father. ‘Don’t be a creep,’ says his brother. ‘Sissy, sissy, sissy,’ chants the boy next door.” Continue reading
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
― Immanuel Kant
Approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized every year in America alone, one every 13 seconds.
Euthanasia is designed to “put down”, or kill, animals who are sick. However, 2.4 million of these animals are healthy and adoptable.
“We play into the definitions and stereotypes others impose on us and accept the model-minority myth, thinking it’s positive, but it’s a trap just like any stereotype. They put a piece of model-minority cheese between the metal jaws of their mousetrap, but we’re lactose intolerant anyway! We can’t even eat the cheese.”
― Eddie Huang,