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The Wrong End Of The Ring: Please Like Me! November 12, 2018

Posted by Onely in Uncategorized.
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

–Martin Luther King Jr.

Copious Readers,

If you “like” or comment on my NUHA article about marital status discrimination here, I get points in a social justice blogging contest. Please help me spread the word about singlism! I wrote about how it overlaps with, and amplifies, so many other “isms,” such as racism, sexism, ageism, and ablism. Thanks so much!

The NUHA Foundation‘s mission is “to foster effective learning communities by supporting existing structures.” Their name “combines the acronym for ‘Nurturing Human Activity’ and the transliteration for the Arabic noun meaning mind, intellect.” For this contest, they gave bloggers a selection of three topics. I chose to write about MLK’s quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” There are 1,000+ laws in the U.S. federal code that privilege married people over unmarried people. This institutionalized discrimination not only stigmatizes single people, but it bleeds over into stigmas against women, people of color, seniors, and disabled people. I elaborate more in my NUHA post:

https://nuhafoundation.org/home/blog/bloggingentries/2018/uncategorized/the-wrong-end-of-the-ring-the-insidious-issue-of-marital-status-discrimination/

Thanks in advance for any likes or comments (at the NUHA site)!

–Christina

 

 

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1. clofa - November 13, 2018

I don’t have a facebook account to “like” but I commented over there, so I hope that’s also useful. I loved it, well said.

2. Onely - November 14, 2018

Thanks so much, clofa = )


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