Activist Charged over Facebook Follower’s Comments

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has accused 43-year-old singer and human rights activist, Sunette Bridges of hosting hate speech on her Facebook page. The so-called “hate speech” posted by a few of  her close to 40 000 followers comprises some name calling and racial slurs. Continue reading [...]

Super Bowl 2015 Simple Snacks and Drinks

Some football enthusiasts prepare for Super Bowl Sunday for weeks. Others invite a last minute crew over to gather around the big screen television and have some snacks. If you’re the latter, consider a few quick and easy snacks and drinks to serve during Super Bowl 2015 on Feb. 1. Continue reading [...]

Top Home Improvement Projects for 2015

Now that everyone has settled into a New Year, it is time to evaluate certain resolutions that might not have been addressed. Often one of them is to tackle some home renovations. With people trying to save money in an unpredictable market, some renovations are more sensible than others. Consider the best home improvement projects for 2015 that yield maximum comfort and returns. Continue reading [...]

Corrupt SA Leader Blessed by Greek Orthodox Pope

Sunday 18th January South African President Jacob Zuma met with the Pope and Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa: Theodoris II in Pretoria. The Patriarch bestowed on Zuma  the highest honor the church can give to a foreign national- the Order of Saint Mark. Continue reading [...]

Where Can Terrorists Hide?

In the wake of the Paris terror attack and subsequent international hunt for female terror suspect Hayat Boumeddiene, the world is casting a wary eye on countries that harbor Muslim extremists. Some countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are open about their allegiances but there are other countries such as South Africa that should be viewed with a high level of caution. Continue reading [...]

Zambian Farmer Implicates Wildlife Traffikers

According to a press release issued by The Wildlife Conservation Society http://wcs.org a farmer was instrumental in having wildlife traffickers detained in Lusaka, Zambia by the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). The traffikers were part of an illegal network involved in the ivory trade. Continue reading [...]

Consumer Electronics Show Reveals Wearables are the Latest Trend

Over the past three decades, electronics have changed to reflect the latest technology. Cell phones were once the size of a brick and now fit easily into your jeans pocket. Televisions were heavy and cumbersome and are now easily lifted with one hand. The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 revealed wearable electronics are the latest trend for buyers always looking for something new and innovative. Continue reading [...]

The Best Places to Retire in 2015

As the New Year settles in, baby boomers are considering the best places to retire in 2015. From exotic locations around the world to assisted living facilities around the corner, there are an array of possibilities that fit into almost any criteria and budget. Continue reading [...]

Charlie Hebdo Magazine in Paris Stormed, 12 Killed

Image courtesy of youtube user CHauserable and documentingreality.com In a developing story, 12 people have been killed at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine. On Wednesday at 11:30 am, gunmen attacked the Paris office, killing 12 and critically injuring 5 others at the satirical magazine office, according to Yahoo News. The brutal attack occurred after “the magazine staff had gathered for their weekly editorial meeting.” Continue reading [...]

Understanding Sexual Minorities

Understanding Sexual Minorities Dragowski, Scharron, & Sandigowsky (2011) in their discussion of gender identity development in children, noted in cases  where diagnosis and treatment of “gender non-conforming children” (p. 365) are concerned, it’s important as part of the counseling process, for counselors to rely on having knowledge about the key issues related to gender identity development, so they can be well informed about making well realized decisions. An informed counselor is less likely to assign pathology to children who do not appear to conform to gender norms. In our society, in terms of gender identity, the norm relates to as the researchers clarified, “two biological sexes corresponding to two genders,” (p. 361.). In other words, males and females adhere to their gender identification and enact the corresponding roles. Any deviation from this pattern is considered pathological in nature. But the researchers asserted, female scan also at the same time, adopt a male gender identity and role, and similarly, males can do the same.  Sue & Sue (2013) explained  LGBT persons struggle as they exist and attempt to survive in a “ heterosexual and cisgender” (p. 475.) society which also assigns a label of abnormality to their gender identification and sexual [...]
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