Last three commentsPosted by Tiasa on 25.5.2013 9:42
This grafiti represents homosexuality. I suppose the author supports homosexual couples and I believe we all should do the same. Sexual orientation is something that is given and one can not affect it, so I think that people should not judge lesbians and gays. In our society homosexuals are still a taboo subject and I believe it is because the representations of homosexuals in the media and homophobia. I am a supporter of homosexual rights because I have gay and lesbian friends and I know how many unnecessary obstacles they had to cross in life. I believe that gay marrige should be legalised and I am also a supporter of child adoption. Many people think that a child socialized in a homosexual family will become homosexual as well and that he/she would have psychological problems in school, society, etc. but I do not agree with that. In the future I hope that homosexuality will become totally accepted in society that it will be normal for children to have a scoolmate with homosexual parents, so I think we should adept our values to the modern and not traditional (partriarchal) society- which do not fit into the modern world. I noticed that young people my age (20) are not as prejudiced toward homosexuals as older people who were raised in traditional culture. In my reaserch Attitudes toward homosexuality for my at anthropology class, I learned that people have more negative opinions about homsoexuals from the same sex (men toward gays and women toward lesbians). I also found out that the media and socialization have a big influence on individual attitudes toward minority groups (including homosexuals) and that old Slovene people are very homophobic, where on the other hand younger people are less homophobic. I would like to conclude my comment with a very dear song of mine that speaks about homosexuality and I agree with every single thing in it. The author of the song is American rapper Macklemore and the song title is Same love. I invite you to listen to the song on Youtube and focus on the lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcNOapwgw6I). ...Posted by Tiasa on 25.5.2013 9:42
This is a political graffiti. It criticises the power of political elites and other people with power in different companies, organizations, etc.. The graffiti says that the longer they have power the worse it gets in the society, but they (elites) look better. I think that political situation in Slovenia is so bad because people used their power and resources and stole a lot of money from the state and with that I could also explain the second part of the graffiti that with more money one can buy new things, get haircuts, etc. and you consequently look better. I believe that there should not be so big gaps between the poor and the rich as are now in Slovenia, where everyday people are getting fired, factories are closing and everyday more people are desperate because they do not know how to provide for the family. On the other hand people with power build new houses even in other countries and are boasting with money. This should end, people should become more equal, because united we are stronger. I would agree with Lea that people have the right to be angry, because they worked hard for the independence (some of them were even soliders), but now they have minimal wages and can hardly provide for the family. I also agree that we should change the leaders and even more we should change our constitution and law, because there are too many frauds and abuses of the law nowdays (for example Hilda Tovšak, Zoran Jankovič and his sons, tax evasions, etc.). ...Posted by Tiasa on 25.5.2013 9:41
I think that author wanted to tell that money does not buy us happiness and that the important things are relationships, emotions, freedom, and other non-material things that one can not buy anywhere but must feel them. I think that the free word can be also interpreted as freedom, but then the meaning of the graffiti changes in the way that life is good only if one is free. I would agree with Alina that freedom can never be fully reached, because ou society dictates what is right and wrong and people always have some boundaries. For example in our society (Slovenian) one may think that he/she is free because he/she has his/her own way of life (own fashion style, own rules, etc.), but on the other hand if he/she wants to live normally he/she should take care for his/her needs and most of those needs are determined by society (public transport, what kind of food is available on the market, what kind of clothes are in the stores, etc.). I think that even though society determines the rules it is a very positive feeling to feel free. It makes one stronger in some strange way, more self-confident and happy, and because of that I think the false imagination of freedom is good for every individual, because of the belief that everything is possible and that we can be or do anything they want. At that point I would agree with Lyla that people need to trust in themselves and that anything is possible, because if they think about social boudries they would see boundaries elsewhere and it would be harder to achieve goals. In conclusion I would like to quote Audrey Hepburn who said: ˝Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I´m possible.˝ ...
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