A World Full of Uniqueness

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Gender discrimination, nonetheless, is evident everywhere around the world; whether it be the most liberated country there is, there will always be people opposing other people. In their defense though, as a species, we were made to be superficial. It is one of our evolutionary defense mechanisms that enable us to decide whether something or rather someone, might be harmful or beneficial. But to think that a bunch of well-rounded people from our generation, a generation full of eye-opening thoughts and open minds, still carry the thought that a particular gender is superior to others, or people from the Third-Sex should not exist (or be isolated from the society), that’s a bit frightening.

We Filipinos, being from a highly religious Catholic country, are indifferent to the religious upbringing. It is just… natural to us in a sense. Because of this, the idea of patriarchy and fear of homosexual relationships tend to withhold us from being liberated and free.  In retrospect, it makes the idea of discrimination a bit normal to us. Just like in other parts of the world, the idea seems to be opposed due to heavy religious beliefs. On the contrary, considering that our generation seems to welcome that idea of gender equality (or just the plain idea of opposing any kind of discrimination), it serves as a vivid light in a pitch-black tunnel: full of hope and potential, but at the same time, the light must glow even brighter before the emptiness swallows it whole. Many people have different sides on the issue, and this is our side.

Discrimination is a chaotic game of Russian Roulette. It’s all fun and games until the unsuspecting person fires the only bullet in the gun. We tend to humor ourselves with the idea of someone being gay, but in reality, there are a bunch of people out there who are afraid to come out because of the embarrassment (or pity, in other cases); Come to think of it, just the idea of being embarrassed because of coming out, that’s one of the main roots of homophobia. There are a lot of people out there that still think that men are superior to women; thinking that women are your average run-of-the-mill 1950-esque housewives that have the main purpose of being servants to their dominant husbands. There are a lot of people out there that think that homosexual couples influence hatred. There are a lot of people out there, feeling pity to themselves because other people think that it is disgusting to not feel complete on the inside. There are a lot of aged people out there that want to support their families, being end up disappointed because no company would hire them due to their age. There are a lot of people out there that are laughed at because of the color of their skin, the shape of their nose, the size of their eyes, or just because of the race/ethnicity they were brought from. This kind of discrimination (or perhaps any kind of discrimination), must be STOPPED.

We mean no harm to any religion or their beliefs, but that we are pointing out is the fact that everyone can coexist in a world full of love; after all, one of the main purposes of religion is the reassurance that everyone is being loved. One’s belief cannot undermine the feeling of hatred, and thus love should prevail to hatred imposed not just to LQBTQ+ people, people of different races,  suppressed women and people with disabilities, but to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. True, we may still feel like we are living in a box. True, some stereotypes still exist. But that doesn’t mean that it is all true to every person. The unlikable trait that we all have is that we always judge a person on the outside, rather than judging by the personality and opinions. That is the common flaw of all of us. A single hamartia. We side on what we think is right without even double thinking to whether it is viable. We treat everyone differently based on our impression. We always come up being biased to something. If you really think about it, we are all made equal; it is just our perception and expectation that divides us into a jumbled mess that we are.

We can live in perfect harmony if we have the urge to try. Seeing the various Pride march and Women’s march nowadays, we can safely say that we are steps closer to reaching our ultimate goal of peace and harmony in a world full of love. In a world that you can love anyone without being judged. In a world that you can be whatever you want to be. In the end what truly matters is that we respect everyone. It’s better to live in a world where you can proudly shout out to the world of your sexuality without being judged. It’s better to live in a world wherein women are respected and appreciated as much as men do in whatever field. It’s better to live in a world where you can freely show the world of whoever you are on the inside. It’s better to live in a world wherein people’s competencies are measured by their skills, and not be their age. It’s better to live in a world wherein no stereotypes can be used against you; that no one can judge and look at you menacingly because of the color of your skin. It may be a long way to go, but we are sure that the future generations will be filled with love, respect, and kindness – so let us now start opening our eyes to the world. Respect, love and understand everyone because it does not only benefit you and the society, but it also benefits the humanity as a whole.

 

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This social movement is very important in the society especially among the usual discriminated people. In our society, many people from the Third- sex are intensively experiencing the discrimination of the society. They are feeling outcast most of the time. Some gays such as the crossed-dresser cannot get a job. African Americans are not welcome in some countries. Women cannot go to school and cannot express themselves. We see that our society act as a barrier for an individual’s progression. So, with this social movement, we may lessen or even stop discrimination in our society. With this, we may establish… Read more »

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I agree!

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James Marvin Diaz

well said sir 😀

Carriza Mae Rivera
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Discrimination in these day and age is still enduring and I think has aggravated as people are minimizing the worth of their fellowmen not just on their races and physical appearances but also on their beliefs and even their degree programs. As a soon to be degree holder of Marketing Management, I myself have experienced discrimination too due to the people who see my degree program as worthless and as to its result, it discouraged me. People in our country have to stop this wrongdoing as there could be more victims who might be disheartened about their own endeavors and… Read more »

Carriza Mae Rivera
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Discrimination nowadays is still enduring and I think has aggravated as people are not just minimizing the worth of their fellowmen not just on their physical appearances, races, and characteristics but also on their degree programs. As a soon to be degree holder of Marketing Management, I myself has experienced discrimination too as some people see my degree program as worthless which completely discouraged me. People must stop this wrongdoing because there might be victims who would be disheartened about their own endeavors and worse, to their selves which can lead to repercussions. If we truly want peace and harmony,… Read more »

beau7920
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This advocacy is needed because it will serve us as an opening eye in today’s generation wherein discrimination is very common in all society. It becomes natural to humans to discriminate people against each other whether it is intentional or not. And this kind of advocacy will provide help to promote that racism has no place that everyone are perfectly beautiful of who and what they are. So, let’s stop thinking differently to others just because they are overweight, poor, or having the different religious beliefs and the like. We must respect each other because we are all human beings… Read more »

thririesee
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This movement is important because discriminations needs to stop. We are living in the 21st century and everything is done differently now. A woman can now do a mans work and a man can now do a womans work. We are living in a time where nothing is impossible. Same sex marriage is slowly being approved in a lot of countries and the LGBT’s are slowly showing us that just because you are different, does not mean you cant achieve anything. This social movement can help others understand that uniqueness is the new trend. We dont need to fit in… Read more »

veektarion
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This social advocacy is very important to our society because it is very widespread in our society; that we need to be more aware of the damage we do whenever we just “joke around” or tease people because of things that they cannot change. Teasing people and judging people we do not know is just ingrained in our culture but what we do not realize how unhealthy and damaging this is for both the judges and those who are judged. It tells the people who judge that it is okay to discriminate against certain people as long as “its a… Read more »

candice s. (@joventhethird)
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candice s. (@joventhethird)

Living our world right now is like living in a world full of cameras. People take pictures and then they will judge it, as if they knew everything about that picture. Many people nowadays are easily get judged by others by their race, gender, physical appearance, etc. They feel like they are secluded and outcasted. This advocacy is what we all need right now, for us to be aware that we should appreciate, love, and respect everyone for who we are; no matter others are gay, black, fat, skinny, etc, that there is no boundaries between everybody. This advocacy can… Read more »

Adonis Patrick Peñamante
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In this diverse world, we cannot deny the fact that we have differences; skin color, ethnicity, sexuality, religion,etc. We shouldn’t be fighting for our freedom to do anything because it is ours by right to be what we want to be, I’ve read many articles about discrimination for homosexuals and some of their belief anchored on the Holy Book that was supposed to bring us together; if that’s the case, you are telling me that the almighty God/s created life out of nowhere,and suddenly hates gays? If people can’t do as they please just because they are afraid that hell… Read more »

Risa Sato
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Risa Sato

Discrimination is one of the most problem in our society. People will discriminate. We treat everyone differently based on our impression. We always come up being biased to something. If you really think about it, we are all made equal; it is just our perception and expectation that divides us into a jumbled mess that we are. If Rizal will support this problem he will do everything to make peace of our country. Rizal will asure that the future generations will be filled with love, respect and kindness – so let us now start opening our eyes to the world.… Read more »

Mark Genesis Labarosa
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Mark Genesis Labarosa

Theres always a discrimination in this world. People will always say anything whether you do bad or good. Its just the mentality of the millenials it seems like theres always wrong for them you can never be who you wanted to be and thats wrong. You can be who you wanted to be its a free world afterall if we just unite and let the people do what they wanted to

Adrianne Keith Domingo
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Adrianne Keith Domingo

Filipinos are Judgemental that’s how it is,If you keep on discriminating people you won’t achieve your goals in life.If someone is being discriminated I’m going to tell this person that there’s nothing wrong if you are tall or small, light colored or dark colored skin the matter is how colorful your dreams are don’t get affected because they are dicriminating you let them say what they like to stand up because you know how to Respect And Love and you know how it feels like they don’t have a kind a heart like what you have.

Kyrone Laudencia
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Kyrone Laudencia

we tend to think of ourselves as victims when we think of racism.. that “whites” look down on us, etc… but i believe that the truth of the matter is that filipinos can be quite discriminatory as well… just look at how many Pinoys make fun of chinese or “bombay” people. last year i went to palawan and the DOT there tried to charge us 5X more when they realized there as an american with our group. when i complained, they agreed to charge the pinoys the regular rate but my american friend still had to pay more because she… Read more »

Nathaniel Renegado
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Nathaniel Renegado

If you find yourself flicking through the television channels this season, you might stumble across a relatively new program called Joan of Arcadia. The show is about an average, non-religious teenager with whom God decides to strike up a friendship, manifesting himself and herself in persons as varied as a TV anchorman to a cafeteria lunch lady. The show’s creator, Barbara Hall, has given the writers a list of 10 commandments. The third dictum is “God can never identify one religion as being right.” Time writer James Poniewozik comments: “This is probably an impossible rule to follow – some people… Read more »

Jacob A. Mangulabnan
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Jacob A. Mangulabnan

Every person is different. We all have different skin color, eyes, face, nose, height, weight, and every physical features of a person. All we need is to accept the fact that not everyone is like you. The way you think the way you eat, your beliefs, your traditions and many other. We all have this pride and ego that we cannot somehow accept the fact that we should love each and everyone with our differences, abilities, disabilities. All of us have our own way, have our own talent and have our own skills. it is love who we need to… Read more »

mike par
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RAP 2017 Bill of rights for every gender

Article I. every gender must bear the same rights, they should not be judge through their gender instead to their capabilities and action. through their contribution and productivity for the country.

Violation. anyone proven to be guilty to this matter will fine 500 pesos to the person they discriminated

mike par
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RA 2017 Bill of rights for every gender

Article I. every gender must bear the same rights, they should not be judge through their gender instead to their capabilities and action. through their contribution and productivity for the country.

Violation. anyone proven to be guilty to this matter will fine 500 pesos to the person they discriminated

Bryll Par
CIV 151

Fulgado, Shiella
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Fulgado, Shiella

ANTI-STEREOTYPING BILL OF 2017

Sec.1 This bill seeks for diverse equality that no person shall allowed to judge and stereotype others esp. on these precursors:

a. religion

b. nationality/race/ethnicity

c. gender

d. physical flaws

Sec.2 Anyone who dispbeyed this bill shall fine PHP 5,000 and a 2 weeks community service.

Fulgado, Shiella
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Fulgado, Shiella

FULGADO, FIN131

Fulgado, Shiella
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Fulgado, Shiella

typo *disobeyed*

Cara De Villa
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ECE151
DE VILLA, CARA LARIZE
Republic act no. 7780
Section 1: this act will also be known as “Acceptance act”
Section 2: if found to do discrimination towards the LGBT community will be punished to a 5000 fine and will be imprisoned to 2 years.
Section3: For the LGBt community, the government will provide them a comfort room appropriate for their gender and other provisions which can lessen the discrimination towards them.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

In this day I want to change the world.

Abrielle Natasha
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Abrielle Natasha Reyes
MAR142
Life and Works of Rizal
It is very important to have the gender equality,to treat everyone as a human being even if some people here in our country are member of LGBT community.

Ej
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Earwin Jemrik A. Mayores
PSY152
Sociology

J.r.
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John Reynold G. Salandanan
PSY152
Sociology

Lyka
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Ong,Lyka V
PHA151

Mich
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Michiko Jinno
PSY152
Sociology MQ2

– falls under individualism because it somehow promotes personal liberty

Jorgette Andrea
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Transnational Culture- different countries, different culture, different perspective and different identity

Santos, Jorgette Andrea E. PSY152

Isabelle
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Republic Act. 1998

LOVE SEES NO COLOUR BILL OF 2018

Section 1: As sexuality isn’t a phase or a choice. It is fluid. People have their own ways of doing things. They should not be judge through their gender instead of their actions because it what matters the most. One’s sexuality does not completely influence the human behavior.
Section 2: Anyone who disobeyed this bill shall fine PHP 15,000

Emmanuel
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We should not live in the world full of standards set by structures. This is the root of discrimination. Learn to appreciate that conformity does not always the right answer. It is okay not to be okay. Appreciate your weirdness cause you are unique as a person.

– NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, FIN 144

Jelou
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Jelou Kim C. Laporbida FIN 144 In reviewing LGBT rights in the Philippines, it was noted that the Philippines is signatory to many relevant international covenants promoting human rights, though LGBT rights are not always supported by the state. Same-sex activity is not criminalized and sexual orientation is mentioned in various laws. The most important issue in terms of law is considered the lack of an anti-discrimination bill. Numerous proposals have been made since the90s without success. Proposed bills in 2013 relate to establishing an LGBT desk in police stations and to allowingsame-sex couples to jointly own property. In the… Read more »

Chelyn
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Chelyn S. Hornada
Works of Rizal FIN144

RA 1234 Gender Equality and Anti Descrimination Law

Hannah Grace Buitre
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No one has a right to discriminate because every individual has a right to choose what they wanted to be as individual and has there own voice to speak what is right for them. We don’t have the rights to judge someone because he or she is different. Everyone has there own flaws and imperfections and in the eyes of god we are one. Being Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer are not bad as long as you’re not harming anyone. Like I said every person has there own choice.

FIN144 RIZAL

George Abayari
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The three things that might make the world to a better place is people need to learn Respect, love and understand everyone. by this people can tolerate the imbalance of the society, the things that divide people to each other, because the divisions results in argument and misunderstanding of the society fighting for their perspectives and facts that make or feel their superiority but with this three things said in the article, the world will be at peace, understanding everyone, respecting their perspectives and views specially loving them from who really they are. For me the article was more of… Read more »

Kathleen Chan
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The 3 things that the world needs according to the article is Love, respect and Understanding. Yes we need these 3 things to stop discrimination and hatred, we need to respect everyone, your age, color, gender doesn’t define you as a person on what you really are. this article is depicts the Ideal Self. some of us are afraid to show what they are, they afraid to tell people what they feel inside, some people wants the ideal self on what is the demand of the society but, they didn’t make it because some of them were afraid, some of… Read more »

Jeuz Renzel Abella
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The three things that could/may make the world a little better according to the article are respect, love, and understanding. Yes, we definitely need these things. That’s why I also use these things. By simply acting upon these things, one can experience the essence of being a human being. Yes, the essence of being a thinking and rational human being. being unnecessarily indifferent about the uniqueness of a human being is being a fool. Making an unnecessary divide among people is exactly why our world today and of the past is in chaos. So why not start making a change… Read more »

Jesnhile Sarmiento
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Indeed, the world needs love, respect and understanding. It is the three focal points to a better world. With compassion in each hearts, people can see the need of love instead of hatred. With respect, anyone will seek acceptance instead of isolation. And with understanding, humans will see a better impression of a person avoiding any stereotypes it may cause.

The article speaks of an ideal-self since there are few characteristics the author is rooting to see in a person. An ideal self that can change itself and change the world in a long run.

Kristine Maezelle Mendoza
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Three things that the world needs would probably respect, understanding and appreciation. People need to respect each others choice to boost their self esteem. People need to understand each other in order for them to grow in a much better place. And lastly, people need to appreciate each other’s idea and opinions for them to feel that they are also being loved. The article for now seems to be a real self. Because we millennial people tend to understand each others races, color, ethnicity and gender. So if we easily understand them it will be easier for us to start… Read more »

Cristelle Casapao
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The three things the world needs according to the article are the understanding respect, and love. For these are the keys to cure the imperfections of the society. As an individual, Yes these are the ingredients that I use to make the world a better place because by means of understanding others, it can further help to build a strong foundation and a sense of trust and cooperation as it greatly helps the society, respect to the decisions and chosen paths of each individual by means of accepting them of who and what they are to the society and love… Read more »

Eloise Cabral
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We need Love m, Respect, Kindness and Gender equality, We need all of this to live in a better plave, we just need to use our own selves and self realization because we know ourselves that we will choose the good thing and aware that we are doing a good thing for the benefit of all of us. – Eloisa Cabral NUR 182

Francis Pedro
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In this diverse world, we cannot deny the fact that we are all born with more gifts and talents than other people knew about us. Living a life in this generation somehow revolves around fighting for your freedom or to prove your worth/existence. People nowadays are fond of speaking rather than listening. People nowadays became racists. It is funny to see that some of our fellow men are the ones who always drag another Filipino way down to success. People nowadays wants to be loved and understood. We want the spotlight. We love to hear compliments and we always seek… Read more »

Lexter Almirol
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Lexter Almirol

As a living in a country that part of Global south also known as Developing world which is the majority of countries are third world and our country is part of it as you grow older you will feel frustration in the world you are living in because many of us are a victim of poverty and you will realize how life is so unfair. The idea of global divide is as good as discrimination because there is a big chance that any 1st world country are underestimating what you can do and as a person. The world you are… Read more »

Chris Rose Anne Mayores
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Chris Rose Anne Mayores

” It is not our differences that divides us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ” – Audre Lorde Cultural diversity has been present in our society during ancient times and even up to now. It is something that we can’t control nor stop for it will continue to exist no matter what. Diversity is necessary in our lives and should never be an issue. I see nothing wrong with diversity except for the fact that some people or group of people are not willing enough to embrace and respect this cultural diversity. There are… Read more »

Nicole Domingo
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Nicole Domingo

Global divide describes global disparities, primarily between developed and developing countries. And the global divide that affected me is our education system because I think our country wants to improve like the other countries, that’s why the government added another two years in the secondary level which is called K-12. And as the first generation who stands as a trial in this new education system, I think it affected me because as I reached the tertiary level, all the subjects that I already taken is just repeated and it also affects my family expenses because my parents already saved money… Read more »

Myron Darrel Montefalcon
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Myron Darrel Montefalcon

Being a part of the third world country and the south of the global divide plainly sucks. Living in a country governed by corrupt politicians, where poverty is sickening, worst traffic, very unstable standard of living, and not being able to move forward despite having all the resources, it sucks and deeply saddening to everyone who loves our country. Global Divide for me is a big discrimination, being categorized and segregated by means of economic lines, I think that it can be huge impact and factor in widening the gap between the developed and developing countries. The Global Divide leaves… Read more »

Angelic Angeles
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ANGELES, ANGELIC L. BSCS-ML COM 181 1. Global divide deals about social and economic inequality. Back when I was a kid, I have a very dark skin since I love swimming and going to the beach. I spent all day soaking and playing at the sun. I grew up in a family that has a very clear and white complexion, they all say that it runs in our blood. My uncle always teases me because of my skin color and always says that I don’t belong to our family because of my dark skin. My mother even tried to take… Read more »

Basma Abdualla
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Basma Abdualla

The global digital divide is a special case of the global divide, which can be understood when I talk about me. I am the girl who lived in Saudi Arabia and my relatives who lived all their lives in my mother country Eritrea and the difference between us. The global digital divide focuses on the fact that the Internet may develop unevenly in The world in Saudi Arabia There is a very developed technology and education. When I get the chance to talk to my relatives, they do not know the simplest technology I have used in my daily life… Read more »

Denise Erin Pamatian
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Denise Erin Pamatian

The global digital divide describes global disparities, primarily between developed and developing countries, in regards to access to computing and information resources such as the Internet and the opportunities derived from such access. It makes me feel so small knowing that my education is being oppressed oh that’s not right I think the best word is not advance? It’s infuriating knowing that the education you’re studying right now has an advance system but what you get is the developed countries oppressing tha information so that the developing countries won’t advance that fast, isn’t a waste of time? Striving for knowledge… Read more »

Kent Alvin Gerald Aquino
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Kent Alvin Gerald Aquino

One good example of Global Divide is our knowledge. As a millenial, I am interested in an articles that are currently in trending. As I read every comments, most people were living in the developed countries and only few were in the developing countries. And for me, I was oppressed by those people in the developed countries. The knowledge they had was better than mine and after I commented, I realized that they were right. So for the people living in the developing you were always think twice and be prepared when someone oppress you. These developing countries oppressing the… Read more »