Jeremy Hunt doesn’t understand junior doctors. He co-wrote a book on how to dismantle the NHS | Frankie Boyle | Opinion | The Guardian

One of the worst things for doctors must be that, after seven years of study and then another decade of continuing professional exams, patients come in telling them they’re wrong after spending 20 minutes on Google. So imagine how doctors must feel about Jeremy Hunt, who hasn’t even had the decency to go on the internet.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/27/jeremy-hunt-doesnt-understand-junior-doctors-book-dismantle-nhs?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Black people are saying, Where are our leaders? Who are we voting for?’ | World news | The Guardian

When the UK elected its first black MPs just 28 years ago, there were those already in the House of Commons who felt their presence brought the institution into disrepute. A few well established MPs remarked that parliament’s proud history was now tainted – one complained that the new cohort of black MPs were “sycophantic, subservient and grovelling, always coming to white people with their begging bowls”.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/19/black-people-saying-where-are-our-leaders?CMP=share_btn_fb

Underdogs and Outsiders by Adekola 
'BE HUMAN'

A care free poem (poem)

This kid asks

How old do you have to be to have a beard?
Have you heard about the Holocausts?
People at school say I have an emoji face what should I do?

I love this kid

I love

Female energy

People that believe in something and stand for it
And men that support women

I have

Fantasies
Moments  of doubt and low self esteem

I like
Believing in God
New places new faces
And when good defeats  evil

I want

To believe in kindness and understanding

As much as power and control
I want  the power in my own hands

I want
My brothers to check their privilege

To be less entitled and more enlightened

Less misogynistic and narcissistic

And to write and not have to justify my existence

 

Listen

Do you hear that?

Yes I want my own type of  manliness
And to write poems without rhyme or reason

But most of all
But most of all

I want to be care free

 

-April 2016-

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Is porn immoral? That doesn’t matter: It’s a public health crisis. – The Washington Post

no matter what you think of pornography (whether it’s harmful or harmless fantasy), the science is there. After 40 years of peer-reviewed research, scholars can say with confidence that porn is an industrial product that shapes how we think about gender, sexuality, relationships, intimacy, sexual violence and gender equality — for the worse. By taking a health-focused view of porn and recognizing its radiating impact not only on consumers but also on society at large, Utah’s resolution simply reflects the latest research.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/04/08/is-porn-immoral-that-doesnt-matter-its-a-public-health-crisis/

Wealth doesn’t trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals | Business | The Guardian

The world’s super-rich have taken advantage of lax tax rules to siphon off at least $21 trillion, and possibly as much as $32tn, from their home countries and hide it abroad – a sum larger than the entire American economy.

James Henry, a former chief economist at consultancy McKinsey and an expert on tax havens, has conducted groundbreaking new research for the Tax Justice Network campaign group – sifting through data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and private sector analysts to construct an alarming picture that shows capital flooding out of countries across the world and disappearing into the cracks in the financial system
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jul/21/offshore-wealth-global-economy-tax-havens

The Convert Series: Amy Mihyang Ginther – The Toast

Hi, Amy! Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your religious background?

I am a transracial Korean adoptee who grew up in a Catholic/Methodist home and went to church my whole life until I graduated high school. Even though I was not a believer at this point, the Methodist church I went to had a positive impact on me and I think it led me to be more appreciative of other people’s faith than my partner or many of my friends.

Also, as an adoptee, I find that people’s Christian faith can play a toxic role in adopted identity, whether it de-politicizes the social forces that led to adoption (Jesus placed you in my heart) or perpetuates the idea that adoption is an act of charity (we saved you).
http://the-toast.net/2016/04/06/the-convert-series-amy-mihyang-ginther/

An open letter to Muslim men from an angry Muslim woman | Voices | The Independent

I recognise the irony of the fact that the first university in the world was established by a Muslim woman, yet today many are denied an education. That the Prophet Mohammed fought on horseback alongside a woman, and yet now, many are told to stay in their houses and denied the right to drive
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/an-open-letter-to-muslim-men-from-an-angry-muslim-woman-a6961706.html

by Adekola the Underdog #Underdogs&Outsiders