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People Are Already Planning What They’ll Do Post-Quarantine

There are lots to look forward to after this quarantine period is over. While people across the country continue to follow government recommendations to practice social-distancing and quarantining just about everyone has spent some time imagining what they’ll do next. Whether it’s getting a proper hair cut, throwing a party or going on a date.

Curious about what you guys plan on doing first, we asked what your plans were.

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Not surprisingly within a matter of hours comments filled the post. So far 170 people have replied.

Here’s what you said!

Take part in the holy trinity

“Praise GOD but then Mani, Pedi, & Hair” –ibedatnica

Getting back to work.

“Hug my Mami & Papi and then get back to doing banging brows and lashes!💆‍♀️💞 Keep creating!” -christinabeeartistry

Keeping an eye out

“Wait a few more weeks and see what happens to everyone else first😂😂😂. If the coast is clear then I’ll be taking a trip.”sunshinealllday

Getting a propper wax for date night.

“Go hike, go to a sit down restaurant, a bar, dance, Disneyland, see my boyfriend, church, go to the beach, wax, road trip, everything! Lol” –jennydltt

Finally getting that taco date night

“Hit the gym, go to the mountains con mi clica, ir al baile, y chingarme unos tacos on a date.”- aislinn.labra

Visiting older family members

“Love the optimism. Important to understand that this may be the new normal for a long time. I would love to see my grandmother in Mexico who turns 100 this upcoming January. She is planning a party where she will dress up like an adelita with bullets across her chest to celebrate her past.”- pbaltez18

Starbucks and chill… but outside

Get my hair, nails and eyebrows done! Then go to Starbucks get a coffee inside, hit HomeGoods and Ross to finish my day.”- theoneandonlypea

Propper hair cuts

“Im getting a pedicure and haircut 😭 hitting TJ MAXX, the beach, going on dates with my boo, and going to the mall to get some damn Cinnabon”- chunkymonkay

Overloading on hugs

“I’m gonna go see my boy and give him a four-hour hug. Then I’m gonna go hug all of my other friends for another four hours. Then I’m gonna go hug my grandmother for a week.” – dwwriter_1004

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More Than 1,200 Women And Girls Have Gone Missing In Peru During The Pandemic And Officials Think They Know Why

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More Than 1,200 Women And Girls Have Gone Missing In Peru During The Pandemic And Officials Think They Know Why

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Apart from combating the Coronavirus, Peru has suffered a heartbreaking increase in the number of missing women and girls. Just as hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets to demand an end to gender-based violence, the Coronavirus hit and those same marches have had to be put on hold.

Now, as millions of women are forced to stay at home under strict lockdown orders, they’re spending more time with potentially abusive partners or family members. Many experts believe this combination of circumstances is leading to an increase in domestic violence as hundreds of women in Peru have been reported missing since the start of the pandemic.

Hundreds of women and girls have gone missing since the start of the lockdown.

In Peru, hundreds of women and girls have gone missing and many are feared dead since lockdown orders were put into place to help contain the spread of Covid-19. According to authorities (including Peru’s women’s ministry), at least 1,2000 women and girls have been reported missing since the start of the pandemic – a much higher figure than during non-Coronavirus months.

“The figures are really quite alarming,” Isabel Ortiz, a top women’s rights official, told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. “We know the numbers of women and girls who have disappeared, but we don’t have detailed information about how many have been found,” she said. “We don’t have proper and up-to-date records.”

Ortiz is pushing the government to start keeping records so that authorities can track those who go missing – whether they are found alive or dead and whether they are victims of sex trafficking, domestic violence or femicide.

The women’s ministry said the government was working to eradicate violence against women and had increased funding this year for gender-based violence prevention programs.

Like many Latin American countries, Peru has long suffered from reports of domestic violence.

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The Andean nation home to 33 million people has long had a domestic violence problem, but the home confinement measures because of the pandemic has made the situation worse, said Eliana Revollar, who leads the women’s rights office of the National Ombudsman’s office, an independent body that monitors Peru’s human rights.

Before COVID-19, five women were reported missing in Peru every single day, but since the lockdown, that number has surged to eight a day. Countries worldwide have reported increases in domestic violence under coronavirus lockdowns, prompting the United Nations to call for urgent government action.

According to the UN, Latin America has the world’s highest rates of femicide, defined as the gender-motivated killing of women. Almost 20 million women and girls a year are estimated to endure sexual and physical violence in the region.

Latin America and the Caribbean are known for high rates of femicide and violence against women, driven by a macho culture and social norms that dictate women’s roles, Ortiz said. She added, “Violence against women exists because of the many patriarchal patterns that exist in our society.”

“There are many stereotypes about the role of women that set how their behaviour should be, and when these are not adhered to, violence is used against women,” she said.

Before the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of women throughout Latin America, including Peru, were staging mass street demonstrations demanding that their governments should act against gender-based violence.

Meanwhile, the country is also struggling to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Despite implementing one of the world’s longest running stay-at-home orders, Peru has become one of the hardest hit countries. As of August 11, Peru has confirmed more than 483,000 cases of Coronavirus and 21,276 people have died.

Hospitals are struggling to cope with the rising number of patients and healthcare workers have protested against a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Lizzie Velasquez Calls Out Mother Who Used Her Image To Scare Son During TikTok Challenge

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Lizzie Velasquez Calls Out Mother Who Used Her Image To Scare Son During TikTok Challenge

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Lizzie Velasquez is no stranger to bullying. The anti-bullying activist has been relentlessly bullied on social media and a TikTok trend brought it all back. The “FaceTime Prank” is already showing how hurtful people are online and Velasquez was once again bullied thanks to this trend.

The “FaceTime Prank” trend on TikTok is revealing the worst of humanity.

Lizzie Velasquez is a well-known anti-bullying activist. Her work has taken her around the world as she has spoken to politicians about the dangers of bullying. In a post to Instagram, Velasquez admits that she saw this coming when the trend started to pick up steam. Mainly because she knows that some adults still aren’t strong or reasonable enough to realize how hurtful they are.

Velasquez is calling for TikTok to do better in making sure this kind of bullying doesn’t grow on it’s platform.

In a video, Velasquez is calling out not just the people participating, but the platform that is letting this circulate. TikTok is a growing, albeit potentially canceled, social media platform. The video showing a child’s scared reaction to Velasquez is part of a larger problem of bullying on social media.

People are ready to stand up for Velasquez.

It is just common courtesy not to make fun of people and their physical appearance. It is something that good parents teach their children. Velasquez called on basic human decency when it comes to the challenge that has led to people being made fun of for their physical appearances and disabilities.

People are surrounding her with love.

Velasquez has long used her own experiences with bullying to fight against bullying. The activist is no stranger to being the butt of people’s jokes but it doesn’t make it any easier. Her strength has made people feel seen in their own journeys to empowerment.

People are just furious that people are so shallow that Velasquez could be the butt of the joke.

Lizzie Velasquez has become a beacon of hope in the fight against bullying. She has stood before Congress and spoke to them about the importance of fighting against bullying. Her latest moment of calling attention to unchecked bullying in a public realm is just part of her longlasting legacy standing up to hate.

Thank you, Lizzie.

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