Pride month– Recognizing the decades-long and still ongoing fight for equal rights in the LGBTQ community, Pride is meant to be an affirming celebration of all that the community has achieved. While images swarm of over-the-top, colourful costumes at Pride marches and rallies, there are many ways to celebrate Pride, from learning the history of the movement to supporting the diverse formation of LGBTQ voices, taking in a family-friendly film, supporting local LGBT businesses and charities, and more.
Things to do.
Attend A Pride Parade.
Attending such events could give you a sensorial experience of what Pride is all about. It’s an excellent opportunity to provide children with an inside look into the rich spectrum of diversity in the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Pride parades offer many learning experiences, not to mention they’re just fun! If you can’t make it to a Pride parade this year, many Pride events will also be happening virtually as they did in 2020, so it’s easier than ever to join in the festivities from afar. Surf the web for online events, seminars, concerts, and other activities planned to mark Pride Month.
Watch LGBTQ+ Films, TV Shows, And Literature.
Another great way to celebrate Pride Month is by acquiring an enormous awareness of the LGBTQ+ experience through films, TV shows, and literature. There are so many incredible movies, shows, and books by LGBTQ+ creators that you and your loved ones can watch, read and review. So go ahead and compile your personal queer favourites.
Learn The History Of Pride.
Pride Month began as a way to honor the LGTBQ+ community every year during June in a month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ rights and to remember the fearless forerunners. They paved the way for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in America in June 1969 during the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York. Regardless of how you celebrate Pride, knowing its history can give you a broader experience of the month and its origins. Spend some time picking up a book, watching a documentary, or visiting a museum––there are so many resources out there to help you learn something new about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ history overall.
Pay attention to pronouns. From name tags to email signatures, you may have noticed preferred pronouns are getting a lot of attention lately. Here’s why.
Wear Your Pride on Your Sleeve.
This is literally the best way to express your support to Pride Month by rocking LGBTQ+ friendly clothing. Half the fun of attending Pride Month is letting your creativity run crazy and getting all attired in your finest Pride getup. It’s all about expressing your identity and wearing your Pride out loud and proud!
small businesses can be allies to the LGBT+ community.
Focus on allyship over profit
Listen to LGBT+ voices
While it’s important to make sure the bulk of your allyship efforts focuses on action, it’s also great for your LGBT+ customers and employees to know that you support them.
Whether that’s a sticker in your window or a badge on your website, demonstrating that you’re LGBT+ friendly will be reassuring for members of the community.
There’s a girl who lost her father recently in a crash. It felt pretty hard to move on. She constantly replayed the memories of her dad waking her up to some good old chocolate pancakes, building sandcastles together, listening and dancing to the retro music, watching the pink panther show and tucking her to bed. He loved her so much. She believes in everything, the deity and even the devil. One day, she gleans through the dark web looking for “how to establish a connection to the spirits?”. she then decides to communicate with her father’s spirit through a coin ritual. She knew how dangerous the CONSEQUENCES are gonna be if the practice goes a slightly bit wrong. But she still holds the hope of communicating with her father which seemed worth a huge risk. So, finally, the day has come. It’s almost 12 in the night. She closes every door and every window. She turns down the electricity. Everything is super calm and then she starts lighting the candles up and chanting the mantra.
Suddenly her phone rings. It’s Jacob.
“See who’s upstairs” (cheerful voice)
She stops the ritual right there and runs up to her room.He is leaning back with folding his arms behind the head and smiling.
“Dork! window again? still following the stupid teenish love rituals?”(girl smiling)
“Yeah I’m pretty old school”(jacob smiling)
“Ha-ha, so how did your camping go?”(girl)
“Meh! It was boring and I missed you”(Jacob)
He caresses her arms and leans into her hug. They get drifted into their own world. They went on talking and talking and decides to watch a movie and munch on flaming hot cheetos.
she starts walking downstairs to the pantry. Suddenly her phone rings again . It’s lucy. She lifts the call to a loud weep. She asks lucy to calm down and tell her what it is. Her friend in a plummy voice tells her that he is no more . He died in a crash on his way back from camping . Her heart drops. She feels dizzy and and in a bikeyface she gatheres some courage to go upstairs to find no one in her room.
She feels a shiver down her spine. She couldn’t move. Her body went cold.
Everything goes pitch dark and she hears a sharp and deep eerie cry following the words “you did not end the ritual now you are going to have CONSEQUENCES”.
The next day her friend lucy finds the girl dead choked on flaming got cheetos.
An AI machine is an autonomous entity and they are like other human beings in terms of their capacities for decision and action. It is a technology that takes in huge amounts of information from a specific domain and uses it to make a decision in the service of a specified goal.
With all the hype around AI – robots, self-driving cars, etc. – it is pretty easy to assume that AI is not gonna impact impact our everyday lives. In reality, most of us encounter AI in some way or the other almost every single day. From the moment you wake up to check your smartphone to watching another Netflix recommended movie, AI has quickly made its way into our everyday lives.Will it really serve good to mankind in the future?
AI is pushing the boundaries of machine-enabled functionalities. This bleeding-edge technology facilitates machines to act with a degree of autonomy, resulting in effective execution of iterative tasks.AI drives down the time taken to perform a task. It enables multi-tasking and eases the workload for existing resources.
AI enables the execution of beforehand complex tasks without significant expenditure.
AI can be operated all the time without interruption or breaks and has no downtime.
AI augments the capabilities of differently abled individuals.
AI has mass market potential, it can be deployed across industries.AI facilitates decision-making by making the process faster and smarter.
Well…everything comes with a price.
If the concern is that the AI systems will decide to take over and maybe to kill us all, there’s no chance in hell with the current AI technology or anything we’re likely to see in the next couple of decades. The current exciting advances, based on machine learning and “deep learning” networks, are in the area of recognition of patterns and structures, not more advanced planning or application of general world-knowledge.
AI does pose some real, current or near-future threats that we should worry about:
AI technology in the hands of terrorists or rogue governments can do some real damage, though it would be localized and not a threat to all of humanity.
AI and robotic systems, along with the Internet and the Cloud, will soon make it possible for us to have all the goods and services that we now enjoy, with much less human labor. Many current jobs lose the demand.
Definitely not an existential threat but the effect of AI and Internet of Things on “privacy” is menacing.
The world has changed a lot and it’s gonna keep on changing invincibly. We can’t stop devising things. If we’re ought to stop devising things it would affect the future. So this is not the solution. Adapting to the changes would help. Sometimes it’s possible to think that ancient life would’ve been more serene and uncomplicated, unlike all the hustle and bustle we’re in right now. But Past was hard. Ancient times were hard. Modern Life is surrounded with enourmous amount of labor saving technology to care for our every need. A middle class household benefits from technology which in the preindustrial world would have required 300 slaves. Essentially technology serves the function of slavery.
“Imagine living in one of the most advanced civilizations of ancient world – Roman Empire”.Let’s be grateful for all the transformative inventions which made our lives comparatively smooth.
Feminism, in its true, unadulterated sense means equality for both sexes. Such a noble concept.
Well…stereotypes think that it’s all about the upper hand of women and loathing males. But it’s not, it’s blatantly just about the equal rights and also unfortunately we’re in a place where some of the people still believe that feminism isn’t a quality an “ideal girl” should possess. Feminism is not against men. It’s against being secondary to men, being required to submit to men’s dictates, being considered sex objects, breeding factories and servants to men rather than people in their own right.
Feminists are viewed as arrogant ,demented and crazy people. I mean, what’s so hard about accepting the concepts of EQUALITY.
And some give more importance to culture rather than giving importance to justice.
Some of the cultural beliefs are so vandalised and they always tend to project pure sexism. Instances like dowry, marital ornaments for women, kanya dhaan , rape victim-blaming, and married women being barely a wife and merely a slave, giving more importance to a male’s pleasure than a female’s, forced motherhood, marital rapes, false beliefs on how a woman should dress and project herself and the list goes on. These things just tend to the utter downfall of women in atrocious ways no one could even imagine. This can be seen as pure vulnerability which in-turn promotes women are apparently frail and men are fit.
This can only be shattered by educating and empowering people on what’s utterly wrong with hypotheses of anti-feminism.
Feminism is great. It is undoubtedly helpful. But pseudo feminism isn’t. There’s a difference between feminism and pseudo feminism Just like masculinity and toxic masculinity.
Feminism, There’s apparently a lot to it. It can be a voice to the victims of patriarchy, stereotypical culture , sexual harassments, violences and abuses.
Gender equitable societies are healthier for everyone.As feminism challenges restrictive gender norms, improvements in women’s access to health care, reproductive rights, and protection from violence have positive effects on everyone’s life expectancy and well-being, especially children. A simple scatter plot and a Pearson correlation of the Gender Development Index and the Life Expectancy Index show a positive linear relationship between them. We recognize there are many variables that contribute to those results, but the frequency of cases where gender equitable societies are healthier cannot be ignored.
It’s a quality that one should be proud of.
Feminism today stands for ensuring the equality of rights for women in every sphere of life in our society.
One of the toughest things people have gone through in the ancient past is giving birth.
They had very few medical facilities and they barely had any assistance. As life expectancy increased and child mortality decreased, it became possible to conceive more children than one could support.
People saw women dying of complications and terrified of their eerie cries.
So that’s when they finally decided not to do it at all! Not to have sex, not to go through the process of giving birth over and over again.
That’s how they came up with the ideas of marital sex! And we know how society takes everything to whole new levels and gets completely obsessed over it and do irreparable damage.
That’s exactly when people started not giving importance to female pleasure and taking male pleasure to some insane levels where female genital circumcision had put down its roots. Of course, religion plays a role in this too.
It did a severe mutilation of beliefs.
The advent widespread of contraception in the 20th century meant that the taboos intended to restrict childbearing no longer had to apply to sex. The premise of the sexual revolution is that sex could be enjoyed for its own sake, free of any societal shackles, but culture is a deeply rooted thing; it’s going to take a lot to fully shed the view of sex as a shameful, secretive thing. Sex and childbearing are no longer linked anymore. Time’s changed and thoughts should too! Just being stuck there would lead us nowhere!
The place where I come from considers sex as taboo, having sex doesn’t mean you’re not sane anymore, it doesn’t make you dirty, it doesn’t count your character. learn the propagandas of “CONSENT”, consider formal and informal sex education and know that it’s perfectly normal to want to have sex! You’re human after all!
Most of the people around me always promoted unrealistic body ideals. I used to compare myself to these standards all the time. Unfortunately, Where I live, a lady with a curvy figure is prone to slut-shaming and belittling and a lady with no curves is considered an ideal figure. I used to have no idea about physical builds(nobody has the same build) and how unrealistically and pathetically our society foists such standards. As a result, I suffered from severe anxiety and self-loathing. I used to avoid family gatherings too. It made me chronically depressed.
It took a lot to build my confidence. Trust me it was not easy. But it gets worse before it gets better. Finally, it made me realize that there are no such standards and there is no specific definition of beauty.
There are no ideals. Ideals keep changing all the time. You don’t have to keep up with them.
And just don’t listen to anyone telling you how your body should look like. Getting healthy is different from fitting into “their” ideal standards. Of course, you don’t have to change your body or hide your curves to reach their “good girl” standards but if you do wanna change your body, do it in a healthy way, just for yourself and not for the society.
Curves are damn good and no curves are damn good too and I feel so sorry for the people who still don’t care about learning the propagandas of consent and believes assaults and rapes are wholly connected to ones body figure, dressing, talking and way of walking…(the list never ends). This needs to change.
“Love your body”
“just wear whatever you want and feel good, confident and comfortable in it”.