I really think feminism is important to fix our society. I hate how women are objectified and used as sexual symbols. But personally I don’t agree with everything in the feminist movement. One topic especially that I don’t agree with other feminists is about abortion. Feminists claim that getting an abortion should be a decision that only a woman can make. But the thing about legalizing abortion is that abortion itself it’s not the problem. The problem in question is unexpected pregnancy.
It's not a stretch to say that cigarettes were a huge thing only a few years ago. And in some parts of the world and even in parts of the US it's still pretty normal to have a smoke. Hence all the public money that goes into anti-smoking PSAs on MTV. But if you think a lot people smoke nowadays, you can’t even imagine how many people used to smoke up until the late 70s and even through the 90s. People smoked cigarettes because it was cool. Cool people smoked. My mom, a person who I never thought would be following the main stream just to be cool, once told me that she started to smoke just because her friends started, so she also wanted to be part of the social group.
Advertisements of any kind – TV, Billboards, and Magazines - were the main reason for the great popularity of cigarettes.
Being different in a society full of standards and stereotypes is not an easy task. A guy needs to be tan and muscular to fit in the Brazilian standards of male beauty. So, anything different than that may be used for bullying and shaming. Skin color and body shape are the most common sources for bullying. However, different from body shape, skin color is associated with race. The Brazilian beauty standard is to have dark tan skin. Thus, both white and black guys hear insults related to their skin color.
Civil Engineer and Technician in Civil Construction from Brazil. Loves learning more and more about Civil Engineering and dreams about giving his contribution to improve Civil Engineering. Favorite hobbies are travelling and solving puzzles that involve science. Believes that we should be the change that you wish to see in the world.