Smiling Children With Down Syndrome On French TV Controversy


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?


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

How encouraging to see that empathy – the understanding and sharing of emotions and experiences of another person ( – 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…/can-you-hear-me-now-aziz-ans….

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