Every now and then I get to watch something which completely blows me away. The Documentary ’20 ft from Stardom’ is a look into the musical paths of back up singers for some of the worlds biggest artists. The creative process is usually hidden away from consumers and we only get to witness the end products. Here we get a glimpse into the creative process surrounding a beautiful and powerful song (Gimme Shelter) which Merry Clayton laced with perfect emotive vocals.
Human Rights Watch defines an honour killing as ‘An act of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have brought dishonour upon the family.’
Recently in Kingston Upon Thames an Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered. She was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit and another female was also kidnapped and raped but escaped. Two men have been arrested and will appear at the old bailey on 21st of August.
There’s no honour in kidnapping.
There’s no honour in slitting someone’s throat for no reason.
There’s no honour in rape.
We have a serious problem with guns throughout the world and I ask myself on a hourly basis, what if bullets were never invented?
A gun without any bullets is as useless rubber lips on a woodpecker, yet some of the most momentous historical situations have been carved from our use of weapons. Continue reading No bullets changes history
Peter Singer asked the question ‘why is that we have a better time processing carrying out testing out on Monkeys than babies who are born without a brain.’ About 1 in 10,000 babies are born with anencephaly which is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. Continue reading Substitute babies for primates in medicine testing