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He Said

By Colton Young
On October 23, 2011

October is all about National Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness,and if you didn't know, LGBT History. All of these are relevant to college students,especially because we are young and need to be informed of the risks that entail in these areas.  Breast cancer does mostly concern women, but guys, did you know that it is estimatedthat in 2010 that 1,970 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men? While less than1 percent of new breast cancer diagnoses occur among men, it is still a possibilityfor men to develop the disease.  Of the approximate 40,230 deaths from breast cancer this year, an estimated 390 ofthem will be men. I found this information from breastcancerdeadline2020.org, socheck it out to gain information. It is your job to inform yourself about therisks of any disease and learn how to prevent it! Attend an event that discusses breast cancer and support people that try to fight it.

Next, domestic violence is a serious issue around the world. Everyone, if notinvolved, knows someone that's dealt with it. It is sad to know thathusbands/boyfriends beat their wives/girlfriends (or vice versa women!) for whatever reason. Being violent is never an acceptable solution, because guesswhat: it will not resolve the problem, it will only add to the problem. As a child I went through domestic violence and now as an adult I have a "guard" upthat prohibits me from progressing in relationships. For example, when I meet someone new (romanticand friend relationships), I always think in the back of my mind, "when will he orshe hurt me?" Therefore, I think it's important to inform people, especiallyyoung people that violence is never the answer to any situation.

Check out my otherarticle in the "Knight Life" section. Being a part of the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) community, I feel thatit is important to inform people, gay or straight, of the history. People shouldknow that being within this category you are not diseased, and nothing is "wrong"with you. Being gay is just a part of who you are, and you cannot help what you findattractive.So everyone, from people dealing with breast cancer or domestic violence, to my fellowgay and straight friends: Have a great October, and Happy Halloween!


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