+ Demi Lovato Gives Confidence Tips
+ Watch #StandUpWorldCup PSA
The World Cup is supposed to be about sportsmanship, talent and fun. However, a study from the University of Lancaster reports that domestic violence rises 38% in the United Kingdom when England’s team loses or is taken out of the tournament. In fact, domestic violence also rises when England wins, but not to the same level. Tender Education and Arts has made the #StandUpWorldCup campaign (and above PSA) to show that domestic violence is never acceptable.
+Meaning of Beauty
What does it mean to be beautiful? Esther Honig took a regular picture of herself and gave it to people in different parts of the world with the direction, “Make me beautiful.” People in those different countries photoshopped her into what they consider beautiful, showing how cultural and elastic the idea of beauty can be.
+ More Marriage Equality News
More news on the marriage equality front! A federal judge in Indiana has declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. Meantime, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Utah said that their state can’t forbid marriage equality. Check out MTV’s interactive map on marriage equality here.
+ Guns for People Convicted for Stalking and Domestic Violence
The NRA wants to make sure people convicted of stalking and domestic violence are still able to buy guns. This is happening because there is proposed federal legislation that would make buying guns forbidden to people convicted of these crimes. The Huffington Post explained, “Domestic abusers who have access to guns are over seven times more likely to kill their partners than those who don’t have such access…One study of female murder victims in 10 cities found that three-quarters of the women killed, and 85 percent of women who survived a murder attempt by a current or former intimate partner, had been stalked in the previous year.”
+ R. Kelly Responds to Son’s News
Photo: (Getty, Instagram, Esther Honig)
Check out HalfofUs.org for ways to confront self-esteem and body image issues.