In 1765, the colonists cited "taxation without representation" as one of the grievances which eventually led to the American revolution. England imposed taxes on the colonists although they had no representatives in Parliament and their best interests were essentially of no matter to the Crown. They called this "tyranny" and rebelled against this form of government because it was unjust.
It's no wonder you don't really see signs that say "Environmentalist for Trump" at certain rallies (even klan). Donald Trump pretty much stands for everything us tree huggers hate. From electing Scott Pruitt, a former Attorney General of Oklahoma who once described himself as a "Leading advocate against EPA's activist agenda" as the 14th Administrator of the EPA to tweeting about Climate Change skepticism roughly 115 times, environmentalist are at a lost for words.
There was a time in America when women were neither the breadwinners nor a large part of the workforce. The cult of domesticity dictated that women stay at home and not work outside of the home. This durable philosophy of “true womanhood” further ordained that women should be more religious than men — pure of heart, mind, and body, as well as submissive to the men in their lives. We were not allowed to vote, own property or have credit of our own.
In today's society, we are facing multiple dilemmas. Terrorists roam the busy streets of every country, every continent, and every city filled with innocent faces. Hate fills the rooms and hallways in which we walk down, our own minds overwhelmed by our own internal quandary to stop and reassure the one sitting in the corner with eyes burning into their skull because of their skin tone, the way they are dressed, or the hand they are clutching which just happens to be of their own gender. Bullies torment our children in places that should only be filled with laughter and infinite knowledge, contaminating them into places of fear and anxiety. In each one of these predicaments lies one common knowledge as one reason for these evil doings: Prejudice.
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's also got me concerned.
Rif is a historically marginalized region in the North African country of Morocco. The Riffians are sparking a revolution.
Simon Sinek, a motivational speaker, expressed his opinion on Inside Quest that the Millennial generation is selfish, entitled, narcissistic, and that we deserve everything we wished for. Sorry to discourage you Simon; I am a Millennial, I believe that I deserve what I work for, and I don't consider myself selfish nor entitled. I was born on October 2, 1991, in the City of Caracas, Venezuela. Back in the 1990s, Venezuela was a different country than it is now.
It doesn't take a detective to find out that most people, they just don't care anymore. They are in their own little world, on their phones and they don't give a damn about anyone else, and I know this because until very recently, I was one of these people.
These arguments have been going on for a long, long time. I know a lot of us are feeling heavy right now, especially with the protests, and the violence, and shootings, and wave after brutal wave of seemingly endless pain and suffering. I haven’t gotten involved up until this point, but something happened earlier this week that has prompted me to no longer remain silent. I want to use this example, specifically, as a highlight for the protests and violence erupting over race. (Also, as an example to my White brothers and sisters in here, in case they’re in a similar situation and might not know how to go about it.)