myTakes: Society & Politics

RedRobin

6 Creepy, But Stunning Abandoned Buildings And Cities (Part 2)

7 Creepy (But Stunning) Abandoned Buildings (Part 1) Bhangarh, India, “The Most Haunted Place in Asia” Remote and rarely visited, the ghost village of Bhangarh is reputed to be ‘the most haunted place in Asia.’...

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melodysong

Why I Believe Dressing Modestly Is Still Important In The 21st Century

Disclaimer - The goal of this myTake is not to shame, judge or mock women who don't dress in a way that I consider to be "modest". The sole purpose of this myTake is to share MY journey of how I went from being a...

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Anonymous

The Tale of a Single Introvert and a Battle of Loneliness

I was raised in a rather traditional European family. With most of my family being strong Roman Orthodox, something I did not quite live up to. I also happened to be born without a father, it's a rather long story in...

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bente2

Dear America: Racism Against Blacks

Racism against black people has been a major issue for a few years now (a few decades actually, but a few years of media attention). And I'm glad, because black lives matter and things have been going out of hand for a...

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melodysong

Why I Believe Dressing Modestly Is Still Important In The 21st Century

Disclaimer - The goal of this myTake is not to shame, judge or mock women who don't dress in a way that I consider to be "modest". The sole purpose of this myTake is to share MY journey of how I went from being a...

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Lopezz1999

You Can't Let People Walk All Over You

Today, I will get right down to the point. Most of my recent myTakes have all been about the well being of yourself, preventing any possible exploitive motifs, and one by one, I will explain them all. Bullying...

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martyfellow

In Some Places, Women Are Still Treated as Property, Here in the USA

Places like Hooter degrade all of us. And it's not just in hidden corners in the far countryside. Business people go there to confab; they are 'respectable.' The other day, a friend took me to Hooters; I went once...

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XOXOME16

You Think We Don't Need Feminism Anymore? Have I Got the Rant For You...

"FEMINISM IS IRRELEVANT NOW. WOMEN HAVE THEIR RIGHTS." -a woman. Lol. That's cute. If only that were true. I don't know about YOU but maybe I need it because i would like to make as much money as a man does and not be...

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Anonymous

Why I'm Not Politically "Correct"

1. I'd rather speak my mind [to an extent]. No, this doesn't mean that I will insult anyone for no reason for me to feel superior. No, this doesn't mean that I'll be disrespecting everyone without hearing them out first....

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KnightCross

Isabel of Castile: The Perfect Queen (Part 1)

Introduction The reasons of me writing this MyTake is because a long time ago @OlderAndWiser questioned the rule of Spain under the Catholic Monarchs at the age of discovery. After he accused Fernando and Isabel of...

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Lopezz1999

Issues Facing Modern Day Youth

With society making a drastic change from the 1900’s to the millennial age, below are a few issues that I’ve noticed with the youth firsthand. Bullying and Suicide From firsthand experience back in middle school and in...

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ADFSDF1996

The Topic Most People Don't Talk About Because They Think it's Not Important

There are many issues and topics people don't feel comfortable talking for many reasons. Maybe they are afraid it'll make them look bad, maybe it's not "politically correct"or maybe they just think it's not important. The...

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Iraqveteran666

"The Handmaid's Tale" Reality: Ivanka Trump IS Serena Joy

"In the twilight of women's rights Ivanka Trump is playing the same role that Yvonne Strahovski is playing in the popular and amazing new series The Handmaid's Tale. Ivanka is everything white feminists aspire to be but...

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Anonymous

You Can't Take Our Statue Down!

...somewhere in the land of Houston, TX, there, in what is arguably the cornerstone of the cities major metropolitan park, Hermann Park, stands the proud statue of Sam Houston, who is considered the father of Texas. The...

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Anonymous

Straight Girl Goes to Pride

About seven years ago, this month, I went to my first Pride parade. I was invited by my gay co-workers to attend because we'd become really good friends over my first year of working at what at the time, was my new job....

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Lopezz1999

Men SHOULD Hit Women

Born and raised by two great parents, I was raised to the following guidelines that men should never hit women under any circumstances, and that is something that I will always follow. In the circumstances where there was...

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Anonymous

What It's Like Having White Privilege

The police lets you off sometimes I can smoke weed, drive over the speed limit and have sex in public and the police will let me off because I am a white man. Dating prospects Turns out that the statistics from all these...

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Anonymous

Girls Have It Easy in 2017

The Female is born, this is where the similarities end, from day 1 one the Female is coddled and protected from anything that threatens to upset her world she is hugged and cradled when she takes a fall, but for most boys...

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Anastasiya00

The Truth About Safe Spaces

Well, I have had a very different views about the concept of a safe space for the past... year? Well, by the time I was transitioning from liberal to conservative. Yes, I had my feminist, special snowflake phase. I didn't...

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lovelyhoneybones

What it's Like to be Mixed: My Experience Growing Up as a Mixed Person

Disclaimer: Since I feel people might get offended over this, because everyone gets butt hurt over everything now a days, this was in no way made to offend, attack or victimize anyone. These are observations that I have...

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Anonymous

Giving to the Homeless

I was out for a quick morning errand today, and as I was getting close to my destination, I saw this old man who was practically skin and bones digging into the trashcan presumably looking for food. I actually see this...

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Anonymous

My Favourite Male Politicians

Rodrigo Duterte I like him a lot. He is always dressed so simply, he doesn't care about fancy suits and such as you see with other politicians around the world. Recently he has cracked down hard on drugs in the...

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ADFSDF1996

My Impressions on the Following Countries

There are many interesting countries in the world, in this list I'll give my impressions on some of them 1.) USA The country I was born in and the country were I live. USA is truly a great country, we have many rights and...

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Lopezz1999

Hiding in the Closet: Atheists, Gays, Bisexuals, and Minority Races

I am an agnostic atheist, former Christian and I live in a primarily Christian household. My older brother is a bisexual living under the same roof. Although he's a Christian and I'm straight, we still have a problem as...

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Nostalgiasteve

The Use of Labels and Generalizations Practically and Unreasonably

I talk about both labels and generalizations too as they often have rather similar effects in conversation, essentially to the point of being interchangeable in the relevant aspects. Basic Definition (from...

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Danher525

White People, Oppression, and Slavery

The Mongol invasions and conquests in the 13th century made the situation worse. The Mongols enslaved skilled individuals, women and children and marched them to Karakorum or Sarai, whence they were sold throughout...

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PrincessPie

Some of the Extraordinary People in the World

I've always loved documentary's and reading about strange facts and people here are some of my favorite examples. Thái Ngọc. It is claimed this man has not slept for 43years even though i'm not sure of there being any...

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Fitness-Fanatic

10 Great Places To Visit In Great Britain

1) Stonehenge Stonehenge remains shrouded in mystery. There are hundreds of myths and legends surrounding the prehistoric monument ,and the 300 Bronze Age burial mounds which are situated around the monument. Various...

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Waffles731

A woman started a website where you can mail your ashes to a GOP congressman, if you die as a result of the AHCA.

http://mailmetothegop.com/ They also have the reason's page http://mailmetothegop.com/reasons-we-will-die/ I just thought I'd share a few Reason #9 I am eighteen years old. I am a college student. I do not wear short...

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LittleSally

Try Saying Something Positive Instead Of Staying Silent

Whenever we see something we like...we usually don't say anything, right? I congratulate the people that actually do. That's amazing. You're truly one in a million. For those who just stand there and think that positive...

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Himig_Ng_Pag-ibig

The Rwandan Genocide and The Eight Stages of Genocide

Inspired to write this after recently watching the movie Hotel Rwanda again, that is based from the heroic action of hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and reading about the other heroes such as Captain Mbaye Diagne; a Senegalese...

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sjoes006

How Austin replaced Uber and Lyft almost seemlessly overnight, a lesson for other cities

Uber and Lyft had shoot outs with other Texas cities before bringing down the hammer on Austin. They agreed to abide by Houston ordinance that was the exact same as the ordinance Austin passed. San Antonio caved to...

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Anonymous

My Favourite Female Politicians

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović President of Croatia since 2015. Also the youngest politician to become president of Croatia. She is an independent politician. She is a Christian and adheres to traditional Christian values but...

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windfall2017

Real People With Superpowers: Part 1

Ever wonder what it is like to have superpowers for real? What would you do with it if you do? In this myTake, I would like to present several (some ordinary) people with actual real life powers. 1. Ram Bah The teenager...

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MementoMori_

How Obama Destroyed The Democratic Party: The Stunning Statistic That Tells The Whole Story And That The Media Ignores

This isn't spin, it isn't opinion, it isn't a trick. It's cold hard fact. And it is a fact that the media has completely ignored. During his term as president, B. Hussein Obama has the worst record (BY FAR) of any...

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Anonymous

Harvard University "Black Only" Graduation

A lot of people blew their wad over the news that Harvard University was holding a "Black Only" graduation 2 days before the main graduation for all the students. This is segregation! This is turning back the clock! What...

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RedRobin

24 Things I've Learnt At 24 Years Old

1. Laughing is the best possible catharsis. So try to find humor in everyday life. 2. You won't click with everyone. And that's okay! 3. Let people do nice things for you sometimes. Sometimes people just want to do nice...

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Anonymous

Why Trans Activism is Actually Perpetuating Gender Roles in Our Society

I need to start this off by stating that I fully support people to be free to make their own choices and live the happiest possible life. Whether that means changing your sex or wearing clothes/using pronouns that don't...

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Anonymous

GST: The Goods and Service Tax. Interesting stuff you should know about.

The goods and service tax is a new taxation system which will unify all the taxes levied on various products and services. The GST is the taxation system which will soon be implemented in India. Q. But why should I care...

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Waffles731

The Montana Special Election illustrates a point I'd like to make (and I can nearly guarantee this take has nothing to do with what you are thinking)

So if you actually came to this take thinking it'd be about national politics or Candidates. You'd be completely mistaken. So I was browsing through the Wikipedia page for the special election in Montana and I noticed...

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JimRSmith

My Thoughts on the Manchester Terror Attack, and Where This is Taking Us

Last night, a terrorist attack took place in my home town. The death toll is currently 23, with dozens of others left with life-changing injuries. Firstly, I'd like to congratulate the people on @smahala1991's thread who...

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