1 in 6 men have had abusive sexual experiences before age 18.As shocking as this statistic is, it is a cruel reality, and yet it still does not fully encompass the magnitude of the issue. For one thing, it does not include non-contact instances of sexual abuse or men who have experienced sexual assault as adults. Moreover, male sexual violence is so heavily underreported that the actual rate is likely much higher.First off, what is the sexual assault? According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest...


If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ll know that Brits aren’t taking the heightened security threat too seriously. The typically British sense of humour has been out in force to highlight the unbreakable spirit of the British people. One user writes: “When someone puts milk in before the tea bag #BritishThreatLevels” while another tweeted: “Always underestimating the power of mustard. #BritishThreatLevels”.This stoical response to the heightened threat levels is characteristic of a country that...


Government Corruption

Posted no picture Haya , Auburn High School

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Haya
Member since April 24, 2017
  • 1 Post

Do you know well about your government? Do you know anything other than their name? Most importantly, do you know what they do for us?In the United States of America, we vote for our government to do the job for us and pay them. But what if a government did not do their job? Would that be fair to us, the citizen, who are actually paying them?What I want to talk about is government corruption. It is a major issue all around the globe and even in America. There are many ways of corruption such as...


What I'm hearing now

Posted no picture Simone , Singer, student

no picture Singer, student
Simone
Member since May 22, 2017
  • 1 Post

What's real is that I can't do anything on my own, I needed you with me so I can carry on.What's real is that I'm not like anyone else ‘cause I'm not like them and that's a fact.I can't fit in a group that doesn't like me then tell you what you should do, and what's best for you that's like changing my whole personality.What's real is that I can do my best in any way I can.Possibly in my head what happened in the past happening today the stereotypes, the race the nationality.As I pass by the str...


My life, My standards

Posted Avatar nino tabatadze

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Member since May 16, 2016
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 20

Standards, an interesting word. And if you ask me, very important.According to a dictionary, a standard is a level of quality or achievement, that is considered acceptable or desirable. In other words, or in the words of Tony Robbins, standards are “musts” in our lives; and things that we accept and expect from ourselves and from others.And it is even more important to realize and know what are our standards. (Because, anyway, we have standards and why not control them?) Everything is so much ea...


You that are killing me

Posted Avatar Rajna , Student

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Rajna
Member since October 8, 2016
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 16

You that are killing me, are giving me hope.Blood disgusts me, but I’ll get over it, I’ll get used to it.I feel like scratching my scars, I feel like peeling off the dead skin off my lips, but I’ll resist it.I won’t go crazy, I won’t beg you to leave me, I won’t destroy myself.You just have to give me hope.I see the way you look at me. You’re cruel, but you feel sorry. You wish you could wash the blood off my scratches with some alcohol. And when you clean my tiny arms from the red water of my b...


We need to make the internet safer

Posted no picture Russell J. , Student

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Russell J.
Member since May 15, 2017
  • 1 Post

During the Cold War, America was developing something that could grab information in a matter of seconds. This project was called the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or ARPANET. This would help America build rockets and missiles faster during the arms and space race and could send military information. This would soon become the main breakthrough into something you are using right now to read this post: the internet.The internet has become the symbol of modern technology because of the...


Inclusive Resilience, The Way Forward

Posted Avatar Sandra Delali Kemeh , UN MGCY DRR Focal Point (West and Central Africa)

Avatar UN MGCY DRR Focal Point (West and Central Africa)
Sandra Delali Kemeh
Member since May 20, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 27

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) recognizes children and youth as fundamental players in implementing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation strategies. The framework stresses the importance of evidence-based policy and enhanced available data and science on DRR. It also emphasizes the strengthening of basic social services, local governance and planning systems in addressing multi-hazardrisk. Though children and youth form the greater proportion...


Opium for the soul

Posted Avatar Rana Madanat , Pharmacist for peace

Avatar Pharmacist for peace
Rana Madanat
Member since August 6, 2016
  • 20 Posts
  • Age 24

Midnight realizations after a best-friend/tea car talk…Two of the most influential words I've been getting acquainted with are ‘perception’ and ‘awareness’. I bet you that it's an everyday read for you, either on your news-feed or somewhere along the lines of an advertisement, but have you ever actually admired these words without labeling them too soon as cliché.Your perception of reality differs each day, depending on your emotional state or whatever condition you're in, it's fascinating to me...


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