Readers Sound Off on Contentious Issues
With any issues or viewpointsanimal advocacy,
environmentalism, social justice, vegetarianismthere are bound
to be clashes, diametric oppositions, and any number or manner of positions
in-between. In an effort to engender dialogue on tough topics, Satya
invited readers to share their views by writing an essay on a contentious
issue of their choice. The idea is to create a space where people can
engage in difficult issues among like-minded individuals.
In response, we received a number of wonderful essays, a selection
of which is published in the following pages. Those that couldnt
be squeezed in are posted on our website at www.satyamag.com.
We hope that this will be only the beginning of a more active exchange
of views among our readers. With this, we see Satya as a forum for activists,
concerned citizens and professionals to share their views and come together
to find common ground. Some of the essays are sure to ruffle feathers
and we encourage readers to write letters and submit essays so that
the dialogue can continue.