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"Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did"
- Nelson Mandela

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Sexism in American Apparel Advertising  

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As someone who has always loved to keep up with fashion trends, there is no doubt that Calvin Klein has made its comeback. In 2016, they launched their Spring ad campaign that, for the most part, pictures celebrities in their underwear with captions “I _______in #mycalvins”. The ads have featured celebrities like Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and many others. The brand has gained a huge platform of teenagers and young adults. It’s for this reason that it is so appalling that the brand could advertise such obvious sexism.

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In the CBC article “The worst thing you could do is stare: Raising awareness about vitiligo” the journalist Shari Okeke talks about Aiesha Robinson’s medical condition, known as ‘vitiligo’. Since her diagnosis with this medical condition, Aiesha has begun to accept this condition; she is now a model and runs a non-profit organization to help others and to raise awareness about her condition. Through her years of first discovering her disorder, she became afraid that no one would love her – she confided in her older brother.

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In the article, “Trump’s order on abortion policy: What does it mean?”, the BBC advocate that trump’s policy to ban the use of federal money going to international groups, who provide help or inform people regarding abortion is not necessarily a bad thing for American citizens. The new policy simply implies that a fraction of Americans income taxes will no longer be used to support those international groups; the policy does not affect services provided for abortion at home (BBC para. 8).

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"Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did"
- Nelson Mandela

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