Birth is a beginning…not an end, unlike how the Caste System in Nepal treats it.

Caste Hierarchy, False-equivalence Argument, and Mount Everest

When a hill high caste Hindu counters a member of another caste describing the challenges in their lives because of the caste they are born into by saying that they too struggle and have had to work hard to get as far as they have gotten in life, they are basically making a false-equivalence argument. What is a false-equivalence argument anyway? I go into the details by using an analogy -- that of climbing Mount Everest.

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The Elephant in The Room

Nepali society struggles to make social progress for a number of different reasons. One of the reasons is that we have a number of social stigmas and many subjects and issues are taboo. In other words, most Nepalis live in denial of many issues plaguing the society. Here are a number of those stigmas and taboo subjects.

The first step to addressing them is to admit to the fact that they are issues. Then we can have honest conversations and discourses about them and find solutions for them.

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16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: Story of a Brave Woman

When we raise and educate children using violence, of course, they grow up to be violent, especially the boys. No wonder, domestic violence is such a major issue in the country. We have to do a number of things to curve that. One of them is to eliminate the use of violence against children, whether at home or at school. We should instead raise and educate them compassionately and by engaging with them in a healthy and developmentally appropriate manner etc.

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