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The Truth Is Not Negotiable

Published November 12, 2012 by melissamaree

The Truth Is Not Negotiable

 

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There seems to be a lot of confusion around about what the truth actually is. People everywhere are spouting “facts” and debating issues based on their own opinions. It’s fine to share your opinion of course, but what is the point of inventing supposed facts to support it. The truth is no negotiable, if you find yourself debating an issue it can pay to do some research … forming opinions based on emotions that are ignorant of the facts simply makes you sound stupid. I know this sounds like basic advice, common knowledge even, but it is surprising how many people seem to push arguments that are based on nothing.

The truth is not negotiable … once you discover it you will know it. Unfortunately the truth is not available in every situation, if this is the case then it is perhaps better to refrain from judging others and reserve your opinion. 

If you can not prove it beyond the shadow of a doubt, then don’t promote it, and most importantly … do not trust it!

A good example of this is the marijuana debate, I have seen many users posting promotional type posts on social networking site that are simply not factual. Spreading misinformation like this is very dangerous … people seem to share and share and share these viral posts without even checking the facts.

The Truth is not negotiable … it is never negotiable, it can not be changed, it can not be disproved. It just is.

If you are seeking answers and have been unable to discover any that you feel are satisfactory, then you can carry out your own research by analyzing the findings of other and comparing them. If you are unable to research further than this and your findings are still unsatisfactory, then you may have to accept the fact that some truths have not yet been discovered. The secrets of the universe are vast and it is likely that some things will never be understood.

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Telling The Truth Is Revolutionary

Published November 2, 2012 by melissamaree

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Telling the truth should really come naturally shouldn’t it? The Truth is always clear, having the ability to separate the truth from the illusions that we see through our own glasses of perception is a gift.

Being brave enough to speak the truth when no one wants to hear it is the voice of revolution

Compassion and Human Rights For Asylum Seekers

Published November 2, 2012 by melissamaree

Human Rights

A refugee woman and her child in a Tunisian Transit Camp © UNHCR / A. Braithwaite

Human Rights law is very, very clear when it states that seeking asylum is a Human Right.

Australia has signed the Refugee Convention, The United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees was developed for the purpose of setting out the rights of asylum seekers and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum to refugees. The convention states that seeking asylum is a human right and that a refugee has the right to be free from penalties related to their illegal entry into the country that provides asylum

Australia has been avoiding it’s responsibilities and its promise to uphold Human Rights law by exploiting a loophole. This loophole is called excision, excision seriously violates a person’s right to seek asylum. This very confusing and strange loophole allows Australia to pretend that Australian Territory is not really Australian territory … sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?? That’s because it is ridiculous. This tactic has been employed for the sole purpose of avoiding responsibility. People are dying because of Australias unwillingness to honor the promise that they made when they signed the convention. Is this how we want to be represented? As hypocrites who do not keep our promises?? Seems pretty unAustralian to me.

These are dark days indeed. Where is compassion when people are suffering, dying and being forced to sell everything they own so they can seek asylum only to find that Australians are employing underhanded tactics that are compassionless and hateful? Shame on us if we can’t protect the weak when they come to us in need !!

 

You can read more about the Refugee Convention and it’s violation on the dedicated Amnesty International page  here >>> Human Rights

Sexism Racism Stupidity ~ Nice Australia

Published November 1, 2012 by melissamaree

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Feminism has a long way to go if sexism in Australia is ever going to be brought under control, and that’s not to mention racism and just stupidity in general, nice job Australia

Feminism & Rape Culture

Published October 31, 2012 by melissamaree

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Feminism & Rape Culture

Wearing a bikini to the beach is one thing … but hanging images of naked and semi naked women everywhere perpetuates rape culture.

1. It causes women to think that if they do not look like airbrushed models then they are not beautiful enough.
2. It perpetuates rape culture by teaching men to expect that they have the right to see women in their underwear.

This does not apply to all men of course, but take a look at the statistics surrounding violence towards women … society is obviously doing something wrong. Jokes, Tv, advertising … the list goes on. If we want to build a world where women are save we need to rethink everything that we are doing.We need feminism because our bodies are not public property.

This is not about underwear models, this is not about the company … this is about stepping back and seeing the pieces that are part of the big picture. Men have a history of treating women like pets, we need feminism because this needs to end

The Truth About Feminism ~ You Can’t Hide From The Truth

Published October 31, 2012 by melissamaree

The Truth About Feminism

The Truth About Feminism

The myths are everywhere .. even the mention of the words feminism or feminist can sometimes be enough to inspire both men and women to start spouting cliched “man hater” or “bra burning” comments that are irrelevant and represent only the ignorance of the speaker. The truth about feminismis that is exists, and it exists for the purpose of combating discrimination that affects you. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you live … sexism does affect you. Yes, discrimination against women affects you if you are a male … if you have a mother, a sister, a daughter, a girlfriend or a wife then you are affected.

The truth about feminism is that people want to pretend that it is unnecessary, they want to close their eyes and say “hey, this is a thing of the past .. women are not discriminated against in this day and age” the sad fact is, that you can close your eyes and say that as many times as you like but that will not make it true. I have heard all the dismissive comments about how women should stop whinging because we already get equal pay etc etc, first of all no we do not get equal pay. Just because you work with a woman who is paid the same amount as you you assume that women all over the world are treated as equals? The “equal pay” comments seem to be a favorite way for some men to degrade the principles and the need for feminism in general.

The truth about feminism is that feminists believe all people deserve equal rights and respect. Women are MUCH more likely to be the victims of violent crime than men are, women are often blamed for the crimes that are committed against them, if you have women in your life that you love do you really want this to continue? In many countries around the world women are punished simply because of the facet that they are women and as such are considered to be lesser human beings. If you would be outraged to see your mother or sister whipped or punished for speaking her mind or raped and then punished because the rape is said to be her own fault, then open your eyes because this is already happening … feminists who fight to prevent these kinds of injustices are fighting for you! This is just the tip of the iceberg .. unfair treatment of wome has been happening for hundreds of years and it extend to almost every aspect of society.

The Truth About Feminism is that it is real and you need it.