However, in most developing countries, change is not occurring fast enough and funding for this cause is inadequate. Worldwide, approximately one in five girls under 18 are married or in a union and many are already mothers. Now that the economic costs are clear, this is a good time to address the problem. Ensuring access to safe, quality education is a key to ending child marriage.
What does it mean to be gay? What does it mean to be straight? We lean this way or that, but do we really investigate what lies behind those labels?
Read his recent article titled Speaking Ill of the Dead: How the moderns pinned anal sex on the Greeks. Then ask yourself if you are truly liberated. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up.
So it has been with male eros. Looking at any history textbook, one would think that never has a society praised love between men, never has a painter, a poet or a pope shared his bed and his heart with another male. Evidence of same-sex love has been either quietly suppressed, as with the ancient Greeks and Romansand modern figures of all kinds, or quickly destroyed, as is still done with newly unearthed Inca and Mayan art.
The result of this fraud has been a needless polarization of society and suffering for those people who happen to fall in love with others of their own sex. Uncensored, the historical record reveals just the opposite: Most cultures have regulated male love, integrating it by means of customs and traditions.
Only a few have tried to deny it, repress it, and cover it up. Normally, male love is part of the social fabric. They recognized that — married or not — men fell in love with men or youths, dreamt about them, wrote about them, fought over them, and took them to bed.
And they usually understood that boy children were excluded from the game of sex, to the same degree that they understood that girl children were excluded as well.
In Ancient Greece love between males was styled along the same lines as the marriage customs. Grown men sought teenage lovers, just as they married teenage wives.
The customs and ethics of male love were encoded in Greek mythology. Male love was a cornerstone of the culture that created theaterphilosophy, mathematics, history, and other arts and sciences. Democracy was another invention of the Greeks, and the two men they honored for its introduction were Harmodios and Aristogitona gay couple.
Love between males was thought to bring out the best qualities in a youth AND in his lover, especially manliness and courage.
In warfare soldiers often fought side-by-side with their grown beloveds, as in the renowned Theban band ; later, led by Alexander the Great and his boyfriend Hephaestionthe Greeks conquered the known world.
Greece, of course, was no Utopia: In the Moslem lands, famous Iranian and Arab poets such as Hafiz i-Shirazi and Abu Nuwas praised and rued the charms of boys whom they plied with wine and seduced. Sufi holy men from India to Turkey sought to find Allah by gazing upon the beauty of beardless youths.
Storytellers included gay love tales in the Thousand and One Nights. Artists like Riza i-Abbasi amused kings and princes with exquisitely wrought erotic Persian miniatures and calligraphies. In North America and Siberia, shamanic traditions dating back to the stone age recognized the special spiritual powers of those men and women drawn to same-sex love, as we still see in the Native American two-spirit traditionwhich survives to this day.
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In the pre-modern west, male love survived mostly underground, visible only when the lovers were unlucky enough to get caughtor when hinted at by artists brave enough to flout convention.
Many writers, musicians, painters and poets depicted male love, but always in coded form:Racism is deeply embedded in our culture. Slavery of African people, ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and colonialist imperialism are seeds that intertwine to create racism that still has impacts today.
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National parks, reserves and other forms of sanctuarization of nature are often adopted as a measure to protect territories from the detrimental impact of human activity.
More human than human is the first episode of the BBC documentary, how art made the world, which was narrated by Nigel Spivey of the University of Cambridge.
The thrilling television program was aimed at taking its viewers on a journey through time and five . Brussels, Belgium in Only decades before, in the late ′s, Europe had been filled with, “human zoos,” in cities like Paris, Hamburg, Antwerp, Barcelona.