Elderly in South Korea, reports The New York Times, are committing suicide as a healthy economy leaves little time for the young to care for their parents. We were able to care for my mother - a challenge - but she wanted to die in her own home. Being a freelance writer, I was able to manage it.
So this pin is less about the actual image and more about the story. A 17 year old male was denied his Eagle Scout Award because of his sexual orientation. I find it absurd that this is even possible.He met the requirements, and they told him that he couldn't earn it because he is gay. I think it goes to show how ingrained the systems of privilege and oppression are in our society. Inequalities are clearly built in the structures of social institutions, such as Boy Scouts.
A video of a 90-year-old Chinese grandmother unabashedly supporting her gay grandson has gone viral this week - leaving younger members of the nation’s increasingly outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (#LGBT) community in awe.