Nice Boys and Nice Language

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The words that dare not be uttered.

The Hunger Games as Metaphor for Youth Oppression & Resistance

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I believe one of the litmus tests by which a society can be judged is the ways it treats its young people, for this opens a window projecting how that society operates generally.

Mental Illness Beggars Society

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The USA’s mentally ill are spiralling into the dark side

Can the Tears of Men Help Heal the World?

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Holding in grief is not just emotionally dangerous for men, it also affects physical health and is definite detriment of society

The Soul of a Young Artist

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Social reform is an art and art can reform society. When we look at the soul of an artist and their art, we can find the way to peace.

Scarcity vs. Abundance

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The outcome may determine the fate of the world.

Australia Steps up to Prevent Violence Against Women [Video]

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People notice sexism but not enough take action. This video encourages pro-social bystander action to address the determinants of violence against women.

A War Orphan Becomes a Warrior for Peace

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To become a voice for the voiceless, a war orphan accepts the new challenge of getting through college.

Mission San Francisco Takes a Stand for Free Play

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Several young men and boys took a stand for the neighborhood in Mission San Francisco.

Who Fears Paper, Who Fears Law?

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Law is nothing more than an idea on paper—what someone else believes you should, shouldn’t, can, or can’t do.

How Political Comedy Culture Breeds Social Apathy

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Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.

Kids Locked Up For Life

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18 and life to go. Life without parole sentencing for juveniles. AKA, no hope for reform.

An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids

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#Ferguson Kids are in your face when it comes to race in the United States.

The Many Ways We All Lose in a Heterosexist Environment

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“I find it paradoxical that we live in a society where love of difference makes one the same, while love of sameness makes one different.”

No Cure for Sexuality or Stupidity  

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Have you ever tried to invite your friend for a beer or coffee and instead of approval you receive an excuse like…

A New Peer Youth Chorus Transforming the World

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Youth of all identities are fighting deadly oppression as an activist chorus transforming the world.