No I'm sorry Beyonce, that wasn't a good enough answer in response to the Kanye West/Taylor Swift incident. Yes, okay, respect Kanye's stance on upholding art but it's not called the Kanye West Awards, it's the VMAs. You should be condemning that behaviour, especially in regards to a young girl winning her first VMA. Yes, it was brilliant that she was able to perform afterwards, but that must have taken some crazy self confidence and bravery to do. Fully support your 'women in music' inspiration but don't contradict yourself by letting down other women.
Start a hangout
1 follower|42,506 views
1 follower|42,506 views
Darwinism is NOT a faith or belief! I hate it when people don't understand the evidence, say that there is no evidence. Some people want a very black and white answer. The truth is that the evidence is beautifully complex but just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it's not there!
You get what you pay for. If ya don't want to put money into healthy school meals, no problem, but then don't despair when children become overweight or worse, obese. Poor children... they get fed crap by school and parents and then if they get fat, they become demonised by society. Videos like these are so stupid, they make such a weak argument - people get so upset when they're told that the processed foods they love are bad for them. Tough. Now take a bite of reality.
I want to be able to express my view without the fear of being labelled as an islamophobe, as my opinion may not be popular... I'm not a muslim so obviously I'm coming into this discussion from a very different perspective. Maybe if I had grown up wearing the Burqa, I would probably feel very passionate about the right to remain veiled. I have no problem whatsoever with the hijab, I've come to think they're actually quite stylish. However, the idea that other people's feelings of being uncomfortable with women wearing the burqa shouldn't be completely dismissed. I think that's why we're having the discussion in the first place. I would never discriminate someone on the street for wearing the burqa but I can't at the same time lie and say that they don't make me feel uncomfortable, because they do. It's purely because communication, even passive communication like walking past someone, depends on facial recognition and reading someone's expression. Facial perception is one of the earliest developments in the brain after birth, and many areas are involved such as the fusiform face area. The way I perceive it (which may be wrong) is that they can see my face, but I can't see their face unless and the only way we could be on equal footing is if I wore the burqa, which I don't want to. I think this debate is a clash of perceptions and it's healthy to be open and talk about it. But I think we also have to be honest and realistic and not fear of being labelled racist or an islamophobe. I obviously don't think we should ban the burqa but listen to the muslim community, especially the women, and see whether perceptions can be changed (on both sides) and let there be a resolution to this conflict. PEACE.
Bill O'Reilly is so unbelievably uneducated about news and facts and even worse, he thinks he can win an argument by raising his voice. He only has such a large following because there are so many Americans that haven't received an adequate education and can only understand the world through fox news, which give such a poorly informed and distorted 'news'.
There are some fantastic fathers out there, who provide amazing love and guidance to both sons AND daughters. But in my experience, not all men are meant to be fathers. The same can be said for women, there are some who were just not meant to be mothers. But for some reason, I hear about so many stories from friends about their dads being absolute bastards. A good example is when dads choose to not pay the CSA. I think the government should step in and pay Child Support as soon as the father steps out of the picture and then the father should pay back the money to the CSA. (If they can afford it that is) I think some men become so blinded by their bitterness over their exes, that they refuse to hand over the support, but at the end of the day, the child suffers :( We need a cultural shift in this country where men take more responsibility and are really proud to be fathers, very much like what you see in the Scandinavian countries. You always find fathers with prams in local parks. But dads are equally as important as mums...as long as they behave themselves!
"And that's not America". Correct, Great Britain is not America. well done.
I think we've all assumed that the 21 year old had a circumcision due to religious or cultural reasons, but you know there are medical reasons such as the foreskin being too tight (I work in healthcare which is why I know this)...so I'm glad one of the presenters pointed out that we don't know why he was circumcised in the first place! Let's not judge him straight away, although it's a natural reaction to do so.
You don't choose who you fall in love with. It's what makes life so exciting and unpredictable. I don't understand people who punish, or even hate, other people for falling in love. Maybe those people need more love in lives?
I like John Travolta's work so feel bad for bashing him. But how was that answer in any way matched to the question? "How do you control time, matter and space?" ..."by looking into people's eyes"...wow, if that really works, I should become a Scientologist just so I could more things done. Think how much laundry you could get done. Amazing.