About me

Hello everyone! My name is Rosa Ding. I am a 26 year old psychology student. I live in London, England, where I was born and raised. I live most of the time with my great boyfriend James O’Donelly. Considering that he travels a lot with his work, I tend to spend a lot of time on my own. Don´t get me wrong, I have lots of friends, school and a part-time job at Hollister, but it sometimes gets a little lonely to sleep alone, that's all. Sometimes it´s great being alone, then I can get some peace and quiet to do the thing I really care about; writing. Ever since I was little, I have loved to read and part time write. I´m also an enthusiast and eager about justice and equal rights. Therefore that’s the theme I write the most about.

London is the capital and most populous city in England. It´s full of amazing opportunities, beautiful things to see and not to forget; the shoppingopportunities. Still there is no way to avoid riots every now and then and this city has a lot of them through history! Recently a police officer shot and killed 29-year-old Mark Duggan during a traffic stop on the Ferry Lane Bridge next to Tottenham Hale station. This created big rebellions, because of the fact that the victim was black and the circumstances was unfair. This tragedy upset me so bad. I wanted to make a change.


Mark Duggan was shot and killed by police in Tottenham, North London, England, on 4th of August 2011. The Metropolitan Police stated that officers were attempting to arrest Duggan on suspicion of planning an attack, and that he was in possession of a handgun. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest. But Duggan was not in possession of a handgun, he was unarmed. So my question is; how can It be fair to kill a man that could not have posed a deadly threat? Ever since the Broadwater Farm riot in 1985, there have been trouble between black people and the police. Was Duggan´s death a coincidence? Would it be the same if it was a white man?

Malala and Martin Luther King Jr.


Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistan activist for female education. She was born the 12th of July in 1997, in Mingora, the Swat District of north west Pakistan, which makes her the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate ever. She is mainly known for human rights advocacy for education. On 9th of October, 2012, a masked gunman entered her school bus and asked for Malala by name. She was shot with a single bullet, which went through her head, neck and shoulder. Two of her friends were also injured in the attack. Malala survived the shooting, but was in a critical condition. Her assassination attempt received worldwide condemnation and protests across Pakistan. Over 2 million people signed the Right to Education campaign.


Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a priest and civil rights activist from the USA. He was born the 15th of January in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In 1968, he was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. King had a great impact on race relations in the United States. Among many efforts, he headed the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). Through his activism, he played a vitally important role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He also managed to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Most famous he is for his speech from 1963, ‘’I Have a Dream’’, which is often referenced to.


Here is a video with Kings famous speach ''I have a dream''.

Comparing and contrasting

There are a lot of similarities and differences between Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King Jr. Although they both fight for injustice, they fight for different things. Malala is fighting for female education while King fought for equal rights for the black population. Another difference is their way of reaching out to the people. King lived in a completely different time than Malala, now a days things tend to be a little more technical. King used his great way of speaking to achieve what he wanted, in contrast with Malala, who uses the media to reach out to the people. This can also be because of the age difference. King had his breakthrough at the age of over 20 while Malala, on the other hand, had hers at the age of 12. Both of the two won the Nobels Peace price, Malala as the youngest winner ever. However, they also both had the exceptional way of fighting without violence. This is something the wold sees as a big inspiration and they are both looked up to. Even though they have experienced a lot of adversity and violence, they kept on going and presented what they were passionate about.

On the whole we can conclude with that both Malala and King fight for important, but different causes. Despite some adversity, they achieved what they wanted and became big role models and an inspiration to the people. Even though King is dead he did his best, Malala can keep on going for, hopefully, many more years.



Abortion is a highly discussed theme around the world and the UK is no exception. According to US law an abortion can usually only be carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. I am going to discuss pros and cons about abortion. Should it be legal or not?

There is no doubt that it is a big problem of discussion. First of all, it is an actual human life. No civilized society will allow harming or taking another life, abortion is no different. But at the same time, it’s cruel to look at it that way. Imagine if abortion wasn´t allowed. A poor young woman, with plans and a whole life in front of her, gets raped. Then she finds out that she is pregnant with the rapist baby. For nine months she has to live with a part of the rapist inside of her and probably spend a lifetime whit the child. Will she ever love him right? And what will she tell her child when it asks about its father? Therefore, abortion should be allowed when it comes to different situations. It shouldn´t be an offer for just anyone. There are those people, which uses their right to have an abortion, as a contraceptive.

There are millions of families out in the world that want a child, but for some reason, can´t. If people considered adoption instead of abortion, things could get easier. On the other hand I can tell why that´s not wanted by some people. Those who choose abortions are often minors or young women with lack of life experience to understand fully what they are doing. Many have lifelong regrets afterwards and it can also cause intense psychological pain and stress. Lots of these young women tends to drop out of school and start the adult life way too early. Of course this have worked perfectly fine for many. Equally important is the civil right to have control over your own body. You cannot force a woman to go through a pregnancy without her will. Probably there will be other, maybe more dangerous ways, to terminate a pregnancy. I believe that this will encourage more people to break the law.

Altogether, we can conclude with that abortion is a difficult theme of discussion. It should be allowed, but with certain limits. If a woman wants an abortion she should be considered by her situation, and then be able to apply for an abortion. The only one that should decide over a woman’s body, is herself.


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