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American Family Association Takes A Dump In Target’s Trans-Inclusive Restroom Plans

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Don’t you hate it when you go to a Target store and some dummy has shoved something where it absolutely shouldn’t be? Like when some wine mom decides maybe she shouldn’t buy three bottles of merlot at 11 am because she’s running a bit behind and won’t be able to finish a second one before picking up her daughter from daycare, so she shoves it behind the Essie bottles? Or when some booger eating two year old gets told “No, Billy. Next time” again and again before throwing his gushers on top of a towel in the homegoods section? Or when the American Family Association puts the “ass” in association by tossing men into the women’s bathroom in attempt to make a far fetched, transphobic point?

If your local target has yet to feature men just chilling in the restrooms talking about nonsense, then congratulations, your town has achieved basic human decency. If not, then your town is one of the many that the AFA has decided to invade with their completely backwards way of moving society backwards in time.

After Target announced that their restrooms were transgender friendly—meaning that transgender men, women, and non-gender-conforming individuals can feel completely welcome to use the bathroom that reflects their gender identity—the supermarket chain was met with backlash and bigotry from the AFA. Sandy Rios is the AFA director of government affairs, and not (as her name would suggest) a beachfront resort in Rio De Janeiro where white families get cornrows. Rios spoke to “Breitbart News Daily” and described how the American Family Association was concerned about women and children who would face assault in bathrooms from predators who falsely state to be transgender.

This is the worst thing to happen to Target since someone thought it’d be hip to call it “Tar-jay”. Seriously, when stores claim to be pet friendly there was never a group of people running around “falsely claiming to be dogs” and biting shoppers just to prove a point. Stores that make themselves wheelchair accessible don’t have an influx of people “falsely claiming to be handicapped” so they can run people over for sport. No one has ever thrown a person with severe feline allergies into one of those weird cat cafes in Japan and screamed, “Do you now see the danger of this place?” 

Also, not to take the topic off the transgender community, even though the media loves to do that. For a second let’s talk about how crazy their reason is. How crazy is it that the AFA only sent men into the women’s restroom? Seriously, they straight up say in their statement that they are concerned about the women and children being victims. And I’m in no way saying that people will get assaulted just because transgender people have to occasionally pee in public. But it’s messed up to suggest that men are the only predators and women are the only victims in these types of situations. And it’s messed up to suggest that only women have children with them in restrooms—It’s 2016, dad’s take kids shopping while mom’s at work too… Hell, it’s 2016 dad’s take their kids shopping while other dad is at work too! Stop using archaic examples to prove your archaic and irrelevant points. It’s 2016! When can we stop alerting people that it’s freaking 2016?!! …Probably once it’s 2017, you’re right. But hopefully by then people either have their crap together or we’re all dead from a nuclear holocaust brought on by President Trump. 

But while we are talking about the very, very rare instance wherein someone of any gender in any restroom may be assaulted, assault and rape is still illegal. Public restrooms are still in public. No one even tries to rob a Target (because what would be the point? Their prices are ridiculously reasonable) but also because it’s always broad daylight in a Target and it’s always filled with soccer moms, mom-jean dads, and so many people wearing cargo pants that no one can even get into a criminal mind-set in that place. It’s so wholesome, and trendy, and reasonably-priced that even if you were a transgender person with the intention to assault someone, you’d get distracted at that dollar bin which everyone knows you always do before you can even reach the bathroom!

Despite all of this, Sandy Rios stood by this horribly transphobic plan saying that, “The chief concern [is] trauma, certainly for little girls of having men dressed like women coming in their bathrooms.” But what Sandy Rios fails to see is that transgender women are not men dressed as women. They are women, with traumas of their own, many of them by the way, brought on by people just like Sandy Rios and the men who are entering restrooms to make people afraid of a community that is more afraid than anyone else just to walk into a Target, a bar, a church, or even just down the sidewalk in fear of a far more likely assault.

Karina Rose is a young writer from Southern California currently contributing to and running online blogs ranging from entertainment, news, to creative arts. Working for and interning with filmmakers and social media personalities she hopes to continue sharing her unique perspective and original content.

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“Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored”

Pain is the opposite of relief, people tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised, eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks…

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"Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored"

 Why ignore pain until it can no longer be ignored?

Pain is the opposite of relief, people  tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised,   eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks. you are not your normal self. we must evaluate our life choices big and small.this is a very humbling experience in the midst of my pain i cried out to God, he formed me with his own hands, he knows me best.

He has the power to heal us, he sent me several warnings to make changes in my life.out of stubbornness and ignorance I ignored his voice. God often uses different rods to discipline his wayward children, circumstances, pain, people, God wants the very best for us, he wants to guide and protect us from dangers seen and unseen, discipline is one of his means to accomplish his purposes in our lives. we often ignore his voice until  we feel discomfort, pain is a mega-phone, it captures our attention instantly our full undivided  attention. Pain exposes our deepest vulnerabilities, we can no longer hide, we must face the facts motivated by our suffering we would not attain otherwise, this broadens the scope of our understanding and the realization of the actual reality of the physical conditions of our bodies, and are bodies limitations. In the process we are taught through our sufferings respect, consideration, and care. I know in my heart I have to make some improvements today.

 

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships…

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

Why The blatant disrespect?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships. they

harbor emotional bag, from enduring and experiencing physical and psychological

abuse.

 today’s youth lack restraint in their actions and behaviors. Growing up as an

 awkward teen, my personality often shifted, between introvert and extrovert.

I was a wall flower, my parents were working middle class people. they could not afford

to provide us with hefty allowances, fancy clothes. they made an investment in our

future by giving us their wisdom, and sharing their life experiences.

 wisdom has empowered me to consult God, consider my ways, and

with God’s help make better choices, this protects us from the consequences of

bad choices. Sadly today’s millennials, lack respect for themselves and wisdom.

they are conformed to this world participating in outrageous behaviors, promoted

on social media sites,spiritually leading billions in to bondage, hindering growth

and potential. the world may never

 the untapped potential of our youth, the world may never

see our future doctors, teachers, professors, and lawyers. unrealized potential remains

dormant. we are all given unique gifts and talents to serve the world, wisdom is worth

more than rubies and choice gold. discipline is a defense,  that protects you from danger,

knowledge, and wisdom guides the choices you make, and determines the out come of

your life experiences, the more we educate, nuture, train our youth the better equipped

they will be to thrive in adversity, to over come unimaginable circumstances, to persevere

to grow, and mature to realize and reach their full potential, would send a wave of change

that would make a positive impact in the world, that would alter society by epic proportions.

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Using Handheld Devices May Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting…

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Using Handheld Devices Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting.

The study was presented as an abstract entitled, “Is handheld screen time use associated with language delay in infants?” which claims that a thirty-minute daily usage of such devices increases the risk of a child’s speech delay by 49 percent.

“Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said Dr. Catherine Birken, MD, MSc, FRCPC, the study’s principal investigator and a staff pediatrician and scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

A total of 894 children from ages six to twenty-four months participated in the study, conducted from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Birken, says in a news release, the research findings could reinforce the policy recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to limit any type of screen media in children primarily on the younger ones, 18 months and below.

However, she also added that more research is required to have a clearer understanding of how screen devices affect a child’s speech delay – like knowing what type of content children indulge with.

Lead by the author Julia Ma, HBSc, an MPH student at the University of Toronto, the study is the first to probe the correlation between handheld screen time and risk of expressive language delay.

AAP Policy

Last year, November 2016, AAP issued their three policy statements, which detailed how children should use media and avoid unnecessary repercussions: “Media and Young Minds,” “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents,” and “Children, Adolescents and Digital Media.”

In these policy statements, AAP encourages parents to be vigilant as they play an integral role if technology would benefit their children or not.

“Families should proactively think about their children’s media use and talk with children about it, because too much media use can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, talk, or sleep,” said Jenny Radesky, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement, “Media and Young Minds.”

AAP policy statements elaborated the effects of media on children, prominently on health issues.

With different age group as subjects, the “Media and Young Minds” included infants, toddlers and pre-school children while “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents” focused from ages 5 to 18.

In addition, AAP released a Family Media Plan Tool on October 2016, which can be used to help parents in guiding their children for using media.

AAP Recommendations

AAP have also laid several recommendations for avoiding overexposure of children on media. These are divided into three subgroups: pediatricians, families, and industries.

See: Media and Young Minds

Source: PAS (news release), AAP (news release)

 

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