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According to Senanayake (2011) and Ando (2011), Gender-based violence (GBV) encompasses physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex or preferred gender identity. Although anyone can be a victim of GBV regardless of their location, social status, religion, etc. most GBV cases reported today mostly highlight the suffering women and girls have from this type of violence (Ando, 2011). Gender-based violence occurs in all parts of the world,...
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The Sound of Silence was originally written by Simon and Garfunkel in 1964. When it was released, it was a commercial failure, leading to the disbandment of the group with Simon returning to England. The Sound of Silence was Simon’s way of expressing his angst towards his, and others, feelings of alienation in a post-modern world. This song is about the loss of communication between people. It perfectly encapsulates our diminishing ability to empathize with each other and love each...
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In God’s eyes, we are all thought of as His children, and like children we have differences. In a perfect world, there would be no reason for conflict, unfortunately, that just isn’t human nature. Because we carry the burden of sin, we have wars, we kill, and we are thrust into the pressures of persecution. These examples can be shown most directly through a fictional book with historical truths written by the author, Shusaku Endo. Endo uses his characters to...
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The silence of the lambs I have read the horror book 'The Silence of the Lambs'. The author, Thomas Harries started his career reviewing crime novels while working as a reporter in New York. He made his debut in 1975 and has since become a best-selling author worldwide, primarily through the books on the refined psychopath Hannibal Lecter. Silence of the Lambs is the second, and most famous book in the series, not the least thanks to the acclaimed 1991...
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Prime Minister Carlsson (Sweden), World Leaders, and Reporters from around the world: 50 years ago a boy and his family were taken away to a place of death and peril, a place where God would never visit. 50 years ago, the devil took away everything from him, his family, his home, and almost the precious faith he believed in. 50 years ago, no one spoke up for him and his people. 50 years ago his people were silenced. We have...
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Given the volatile political climate of the west as well as the accessibility of the internet, social media, as well as media in general, has become a battleground between political parties that in turn has caused a large divide, however back in the days before the internet, many people were not as vocal about their political views, especially if it was a view held by a minority of the population, a good example being right-wing Trump Supporters in the US...
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Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann’s Spiral of Silence theory has been constantly disputed since its formation in the 1970s, in terms of its key assumptions and what it represents coinciding with an ever-changing media environment for individuals to navigate through. The model basis for this theory still having continued contemporary relevance today is questionable, as this essay will explore behavioral changes in individuals, with regards to social interactions progressing towards an online rather than offline world, which affect and undermine the original model...
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In England and Wales, the right to remain silent protects individuals from the adversative effects of not communicating through criminal trials. According to GOV.UK, it is also recognized as the entitlement toward self-incrimination. It is used whenever it is suspected that the individuals getting spoken to have been involved in one or even more criminal offenses and, as a result, may face criminal charges. Different definitions exist for the right to silence and the privilege toward self-incrimination; in fact, they...
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“We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.” In Book of the Week, Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge – the first person to reach the ‘three poles’ of North, South, and the summit of Everest – explores the power of silence. He asks why we need it, how we lost it, and where we might go to find it again. Silence can be a sign of loneliness, boredom, or sorrow. But in this cacophonous world of traffic,...
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Silence is the absence of speech, yet simultaneously silence can express beyond words. The texts “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey and Martin Luther King’s discourse, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” was published in 1962 and 1967 respectively. This society is seen as growing towards the understanding and the philosophy of freedom and equality. Both of the texts explore the underlying nuances of silence and its range of implications. The appearance and facets of silence...
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In one effective conversation between a person who seeks help and the professional they have turned to, it can be witnessed the use of counseling skills. Those skills are a very important part of relationship building between the client and the counselor because they are viewed as the building blocks (McLeod, 2011). There is a range of different skills that are used in a counseling conversation starting with attending and ending with witnessing (McLeod, 2011). The counseling relationship creates space...
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The dosed silence: a form of manipulation Dosed silence can be a form, like many others, of aggression passive. It is defined as a calculated management of communication in which silence plays a primary role and which aims to control and weaken another person or his position. It is not always manipulated through words, but it is also done through silence. This last tactic is very harmful because it has a more chameleonic mask. It's called dosed silence because it's...
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From the moment you wake up, there’s noise everywhere from your alarm clock to the cars outside to your internal thoughts. We live in a noisy world filled with distractions and there isn’t much room for silence but recently, people have understood the value of silence and solitude. I will be sharing with you 6 benefits of being silent and embracing silence and we are starting right now. You can find the aha moments that spark a brilliant solution to...
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