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Emily @emkm ?

active 1 year, 8 months ago
  • Emily commented on the blog post Is this #FirstWorldProblems video genius or exploitative?   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I saw a friend share this video on Facebook recently, and it made me uncomfortable, though I’d been having some trouble figuring out why. I think the problem is that it reinforces that view that Africans are a homogenous group, all suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, and countless other things. We are meant to see [...]

  • Emily commented on the blog post A step backward in disability rights   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Is that 300,000 supposed to be 300,000,000? If there are a billion people with disabilities, then 300,000 women would mean that less than 1% of people with disabilities are women. Doesn’t seem accurate…

  • Emily commented on the blog post What we missed   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    I think that what Oprah has displayed is a very typical North American attitude: assuming that people can’t be happy without the luxuries that we are accustomed to. I have travelled to a few developing countries and have several friends that work within international development, and there’s one thing that you find so often: people [...]

  • Emily commented on the blog post Important info, infographics & actions on gun violence   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    One of the things that always shocks me after a tragedy like this is the number of people that start advocating for MORE guns. People say things like, “If someone had had a gun, they would have been able to stop him.” I’ve heard this argument after numerous shootings. I will never understand how people [...]

  • Unfortunately, we live in a world where money is power. Rich, well-known people such as Melinda Gates can wield an incredible amount of influence because of their status. Is there something wrong with our society respecting the opinion of rich white people more than others? Absolutely. But Melinda Gates is using that privilege to do [...]

  • Emily commented on the blog post Conservative moms outraged – just outraged! – by gay comic book hero   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    What makes me more angry is that many of the mothers who are so outraged by this likely have no problem letting their children watch excessively violent movies, read violent books and play violent video games. If they really believe that children mimic these characters’ behaviour, then what is worse? Reading about two people falling [...]

  • Emily became a registered member   2 years, 7 months ago · View

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