Je suis Charlie!

“Je suis Charlie” has been splashed crossed many news headlines recently. But do you know what it really means? Literally, it translates to “I am Charlie”, but it truly stands for and is used as a slogan by supporters of free speech and freedom of expression. This phrase became popular after the massacre in Paris, France, earlier this month.

Many of our patients and staff members were asking about this phrase over the past few weeks and we thought that we could discuss this in our blog this week.

“Je suis Charlie” is a way for people to unify and show their support for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, January 7, 2015. In rallying together, these supporters are in favor of freedom of speech and resistance to other armed threats to society.

However, this can be a very controversial topic. This simple phrase can show support and it can also represent a divide and further segregation by choosing sides from one another.

Its amazing social media can spread the word of a movement to millions of people so quickly. We hope this blog didn’t bore you, we thought we would try something new this week. “Je suis Charlie” is an important message that has been heard all over the world and has been spread via social media, first on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

If you want to further discuss this with us you can, but we really know more about your foot and ankle injuries. So don’t hesitate to stop on by your friendly podiatrist at any of our 3 Frederick Foot & Ankle offices.

By Alvin Bannerjee

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