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LadyGaga1AC (1)

LadyGaga1AC (1)

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InaninterviewwithACAGaGawasaskedifsheadvocatesformisfits.Tothissheresponded,"Yesandno.Iampassionateaboutsocialrights,butIwanttochangetheperception.Theperceptioniswhatismisfit,notpeople.Everysinglepersonisdifferentandthatiswhatmakesusthesame.Iwanttoadvocateforequalitythroughoutthewholeworld.
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iswrongtogiveonebeingmorerightsthananother.Iamcompletelyagainstcertainlawsorrestrictionsthatsendsamessagethatonepersonismorevaluablethananother."LadyGagaunfortunatelycouldn'tbeheretoday,butshehastwoofhermonstersheretospeakthewordofGaGa.HillaryandIareheretotalkaboutGaga'smessagethattherearemanyenvironmental,physicalandemotionalfactorsthatallformulatewhatsocietyviewsasacceptableandhowincrediblyeasyitistojudgeanother.Thesearepersonalstrugglesthataffecteach
 
andeveryoneofuseverydayofourlivesandcastingjudgmentuponbeingsthatdonotfitintosocialnormshasbecomesecondnaturetous.Everydaybeingsarerefusedservice,talkeddownto,mocked,criticizedandtorturedforbeingdifferent.ThisissomethingthatLadyGagaknowsoffirsthandafterherownhighschoolexperiencesandthisiswhatsheadvocatestogetridof.Thisideaiscommonthroughouttheworld,butespeciallyintheArabSpring.Beingsareforcedtotryandhidefromwhotheyreallyaresothattheydonotshametheirfamilies.Withoutacceptancethisotherwillbeperpetuatedandpeoplewillstillhavetofakewhotheyareinpublic.Theywillstillhavetoliveinoppressionandself-hatredfornotbeingaversionofwhatsocietyaccepts.
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LadyGaga'sDanceintheDarkismeanttodescribeawomanwhoisseverelyinsecureandtheonlyplacethatshehastoletlooseandbewhosheis,isliterallyinthedark.Darknessisthestatusquo.Pressuresfromsocietyforcebeingstohidetheirtrueselvesinthedark.Laws,propagandaandsocialnormsconstitutewhatitmeanstobe"normal"andanythingthatstraysfromthatstandardislabeledandrejected.Inthedarkyoucandowhatyouwanttodo,freefromjudgement,becausenoonecanseeyou.Wewantthatfreefeelingtobebroughtintothelight.JustlikeLadyGaga"Iwantwomen--andmen--tofeelempoweredbyadeeperandmorepsychoticpartofthemselves.Thepartthey'realwaystryingdesperatelytohide.Iwantthattobecomesomethingthattheycherish."LetmetellyouaboutayoungandsuccessfulSyrianstudent,Ghaith.HewasstudyingfashiondesigninSyria,when

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