Smiling Children With Down Syndrome On French TV Controversy

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The debate about how to represent images of children with Down Syndrome on French TV rages on. “Smiling Down Syndrome Kids Banned from French TV in Case they Offend Post-Abortive Women” by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.Β  NovΒ 24 2016. France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning...
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Must Children With Down Syndrome Be Beautiful To Be Accepted?

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Down Syndrome Beauty Asher Nash is a beautiful 15 month old child. His parents felt he was so adorable they submitted his photo to a talent agency that was looking for kids to represent OshKosh in advertisements. The agency did not present Asher’s photos to their client. Emails appear to...
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Aziz Ansari Find Funny in Empathy

http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/television/can-you-hear-me-now-aziz-ansari-tries-a-little-understanding-in-master-of-none

How encouraging to see that empathy – the understanding and sharing of emotions and experiences of another person (Merriam-Webster.com) – is a focus in the upcoming Netflix sitcom Master of None.

In an age of Twitter storms and social shouting, does it sometimes feel that listening-to-understand gets quashed?

I, for one, would love to see more time taken to learn where other people are coming from, before judging and responding. Empathy is a crucial feature of humankind. But it ain’t always easy. Winston Churchill said it well: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

You go, Aziz!

See National Post article at http://news.nationalpost.com/…/can-you-hear-me-now-aziz-ans….

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