The fact that the deaths were of a father and son that stirred the emotions and headlines. How could such a highly experienced mountaineer continue leading his own son up the mountain in such dangerous snow conditions that every other team on the mountain - 19 foreign climbers and six Nepalese Sherpas - aborted their summit attempt and turned around?
Weight stigma appears to be the last socially acceptable form of prejudice and discrimination, and many people engage in behaviours towards fat people that most societies and individuals would deem abhorrent if directed towards other groups, for example, people of colour or certain sexual orientation.
The New Zealand Parliament has now legalised same-sex marriage thus marking another milestone in the battle for marriage equality and are the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Though same-sex civil unions have been legal in New Zealand, the desire for full same-sex marriage was still an important issue being fought for