My post today is not about Learning English . It is about all the women out there who are victims of physical and psychological abuse in their lives.
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The UN has a page that gives lots of invaluable information. Click Here
What do people have to say about Violence against women?
- Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
- No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.
- The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it. -Bill Cosby.+
- We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence -Charles Clarke
- If the numbers we see in domestic violence were applied to terrorism or gang violence, the entire country would be up in arms, and it would be the lead story on the news every night.-Rep. Mark Green
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The Human Rights campaign made a video for the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
They used ‘Coming Out Still Matters’ to show how important and how difficult it could still be for someone to share with the world who they really are.
They did a great job with the video. Lots of written text makes it easy to understand. Interviews are simple and clear.
What can we learn from this?
- ‘It was a very calculated decision that pedro made’ means that he reflected carefully. He knew that it would be a strategic decision.
- ‘How you doin’?‘ is a colloquial way of asking ‘how are you?’. The verb to be, ‘are’, is omitted in this case.
- ‘I am over the top!‘ means that she exceeds normal limits.
- ‘I gotta live life for myself.’ is slang for ‘got to’ or ‘have to’ so it is an obligation that he has set for himself.
- ‘ I just happen to be a lesbian as well’ means that by chance this is how she was born. It was unpredictable.
- ‘Will you love me , period?” means that he wants the other person’s love irrevocably. He does not want anything to change.
Happy Coming Out Day to everyone who will be taking that step towards acceptance.
Visit our Facebook page dedicated to diversity. It is called Respect The Challenge.
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