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Oh my Japan

Recently I became ashamed of my Japan. I immigrated here about 16 years ago and have just become a Japanese citizen. Now like all countries Japan has its share of racism but had never truly worn it on its sleeve as a badge of honor, as it was and is no honor to be racist. 425 more words


Paternity leave

Just read a really good article on Buzzfeed about paternal (mums on maternity leave, papa = paternity leave) leave in Sweden. It makes me so upset when I see how some families are stuck in old fashioned roles, especially here in Switzerland (where families don’t get the support from the society as they/we do in Sweden), but it almost makes me more upset to see Swedish families who don’t use the fantastic system there is. 167 more words

My Life

Collecting inspiration for my daughters

There have been a few stories in the news lately that have brought attention to issues that women endure that are unjust.  Ohio State representative… 579 more words

What Birsa Munda Said

Birsa says, give up drinking rice-beer and liquor.
For this reason our land drifts away.
Drunkenness and sleep are no good.
The enemies laugh at us. 34 more words

Dr B R Ambedkar

Conservatives and Christians should be against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

My fellow conservatives and Christians, I write and ask you to read this with an open mind. Governor Pence and the legislature in Indiana are dead wrong on the issue of Gay Rights, and unfortunately many good conservatives and Christians share this wrong viewpoint. 1,256 more words

Equal Rights

Diversity and Inclusion: A clever campaign.

In March 2015 a Valentines Day campaign on a street in Los Angeles, California was initiated by a pro-LGBT group calling itself Ad Council.  The quote from an LGBT website says: 754 more words


Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Pro-Discrimination 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook grew more vocal in his fight for equal rights, turning to the editorial pages of the Washington Post to condemn a wave of new legislation that he said would enshrine discrimination. 345 more words