I was a meat-eater for 23 years; becoming a vegetarian literally meant changing the way I had eaten my entire life.
I had been doing something for the majority of my life, usually every day, that was completely unnecessary, serves no practical purpose, and is very often painful, uncomfortable, and annoying. I think the part that made me the most angry, however, was the realization that I still feel like I’m doing something wrong.
Less than 50% of girls in Cameroon attend primary school, and of that group, only 32% will continue on to secondary school. The girls who do attend school will miss an average of 4 days per month due to a lack of access to menstrual hygiene products.
If we tried to censor absolutely everything that absolutely everyone found offensive, there would probably never be content on Facebook. But there are certain things that are ubiquitously offensive, racist, and/or disgusting that will not cease to be so despite desperate, bigoted arguments.
Someone from my news feed posted about a sexy costume for that pizza rat. It escalated from there.