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Introducing myself and my journal: Seeing differently

About Me:
I am a graduate of city college. I majored in cultural studies. I am interested in all form of human interactions for now (I do not discard studying other species in the future) My objective is to understand cultural patterns in different societies and create, in the process, a way of bridging our many differences. It is my conviction that if we dedicate part of our time to studying our beliefs and approaches to life, we can better understand this idea of the "other". For instance, the commercialization of female bodies, the very subject that led me to World Pulse, I was one of those guys who believed that women's bodies were something to admire and worship. And the better looking (in my view) the more attention it deserved from me. I was also a porn watching kind of guy who would justify his habits by claiming the no harm to any one mantra. But if you examine porn ( I have) you will see that the majority of those involved are women from countries struggling economically or from sectors that are vulnerable to an economic downfall. So this idea of female opting for a career in porn or prostitution for that matter is not much of a choice really. It is more of a survival outlet for them or their families. Anyhow I hope that one day people will join this conversation instead of avoiding it.

My Passions:
life and everything that encompasses

My Challenges:
to be better in all I do and understanding and seeing it from the other side

My Vision for the Future:
contributing to this idea of a future by understanding this present

My Areas of Expertise:
Coaching and teaching new skills, Latin American studies, examing problems and finding solutions; a focus on language acquisition and learning and conflict resolution

Comments

Susan K.A.'s picture

Welcome to World Pulse!

Hello "mhs1974,"

Welcome! It's great to have you join, and to read about your experience and insights that led you to World Pulse. Thanks for sharing with us your journey and reflections on the objectification of women's bodies and pornography. I believe what you say is very true--that so often what looks like someone exercising their "free will" is not what it appears. Homeless children become easy targets for child sex traffickers. Women with very low self-esteem who lack education and/or are in poverty are ripe targets for pornographers.

Thanks for joining in the conversation and lending us your insight. I concur that we do society a grave disservice by avoiding topics such as these. Often it's the ones that make us most uncomfortable that most need our attention.

I liked reading your profile (even though it made me a little uncomfortable, at times). :) Your passion for life and thirst for understanding and wisdom shine through clearly. I hope you enjoy being a part of the World Pulse community and find it to be a source of inspiration in your life-journey.

To get started networking with others in the community, here's a helpful link: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Best wishes to you!

Susan

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"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."
-Hafiz

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you.

Peace!
Fatima

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