Youth

"Its A Mans World"

For anyone that has not seen or heard of these ads by Suitsupply for men, it is the new “Toy Boy” ad campaigns for the spring\summer collection for suits of 2016. I think that if anyone would have to take a guess to what this ad is trying to sell they would definitely not understand that it is intended to promote suits for men. This ad is not just offensive but sexist because it is objectifying, devaluating, and discriminating women everywhere, by portraying feminine body parts in a defying manner.

Selling more the woman than the clothes

 

     American Apparel did it again. Being famous for their sexist ads, their marketing department

apparently does not know how to sell clothes without selling the models. The special of the

house is women objectification and very high beauty standards that a common woman will never

reach.  In the attempt to sell more clothes they use the women body to promote the brand. While

men are fully clothes the women are almost naked with their intimate parts exposed. Ads “inculcate

Think different

 

About Future

In secondary five, most of the students have to choose a program in Cegep or a DEP that will sort of determine the rest of their life. The thing is that when students do not know what they want to do with their life, future can be more frightening than exciting. Even if choosing a pre-university program buys two more years, this time might not be long enough to realize what people want to do next. For the people who always knew what they wanted, it can be frightening too. Indeed, they might have to move to another city and start a whole new life.

Can Children Make Medical Decisions?

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Makayla Sault is an 11 year old  Ontario Aboriginal girl who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. She was given a 75 per cent chance of survival as she started chemotherapy at McMaster's Children's Hospital in Hamilton (Walker). However, due to the intensive treatments, she experienced severe side-effects. One day, she had a vision of Jesus at the hospital and, shortly after, she wrote a letter to the medical team saying that she would no longer pursue her treatments.  After 12 weeks of chemotherapy, Makayla and her family opted for traditional indigenous medicine.

When the issue is bigger!

Education has been my main subject on News Activist. I wrote about the issues concerning women, students and teachers in the educational environment. In this last post, I will introduce you to the inequalities of the women’s post-education and, then, I will introduce you to an event I have went to called “Marche Monde” organized by Oxfam Québec.

High Suicide Rates on Native American Reserves

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On March 9th, 2016 the Washington Post published an article by Sari Horwitz entitled, “The Hard Lives - and High Suicide Rate - of Native American Children on Reservations” which provided some insight on the alarming rates of suicide in the aboriginal community. On the Gila River Indian reservation in Arizona, eight teens have killed themselves over the past year and there are several sights, such as a particular tree where one girl hung herself, where they are advised to stay away from because of superstitious reasons.

At What Age Should Drinking be Allowed?

All around the world, countries set a certain age limit in order to control the consumption of alcohol of younger people.  In the United States, the minimum limit drinking age (MLDA) is 21 years old and has been that way since 1984 when Congress passed the National Minimum Age Drinking Act. Recent disagreements on possibly lowering the MLDA in the U.S. was brought up by numerous college presidents throughout the country seeking it to be reduced to 18 years of age.

Child Soldiers Around The World

Around the world, there are children as young as five years old who are forced from their families and into a life of tyranny. Child soldiers who fight battles for rebel groups such as ISIS against governments are used in the worst possible ways. Not only are the physically and psychologically abused because of their naivety, but they are kept in the hands of their captors for months, and sometimes years. These children are forced to kill other people, used as human shields, are drugged, and are made to plant shaky bombs that could detonate at any second.

Child Soldiers

Are child soldiers a neccesity?