Urgent Care Waiting Times at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
This is by no means an indictment on the National Health Service, rather a snapshot of how the Conservative Party has starved it of a fit-for-purpose budget, viciously privatised as much of the public services associated with its infrastructure and corporatised its upper strata.
Afghan Girls Sold Into Marriage to Feed Their Families
Due to the economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, families are forced to sell their daughters in order to survive.
What Is It Like to Be Sexually Assaulted?
To be sexually assaulted is often colloquially defined, and the trauma of being sexually assaulted swept under the rug by law enforcement, witnesses, and perpetrators. This article is about what it is like to be sexually assaulted from a firsthand perspective.
Energy Labels and Consuming Electricity Responsibly
The average person consumes a total of 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. How can we consume electricity more responsibly? What are energy labels, and how can they help?
The Reasons for and History of Xenophobia in South Africa
Xenophobia, the fear of foreigners, is active in South Africa, and history sheds light on the reasons for it.
A Children's Book That Leads to Rape? That's the Claim of Campaigners
The much-loved children's book The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr has been accused of perpetuating gender stereotypes and inequalities which could lead to abuse and rape, say campaigners. This is my take on the argument.
Sagging Pants Trend Came From Sexual Abuse of Black Men During Slavery
The fashion statement of displaying underclothes or need behinds is rooted in rape and control issues.
“Unfit Mothers”: The Scary Reality for Unmarried Pregnant Women During the 20th Century
A millioin unmarried pregnant women were forced to give up their children during the 20th century.
Women Have Equal Rights With Men Upon Earth
Women have historically suffered discrimination and oppression in society and even in religion. The Baha'i Faith though is a strong advocate of gender parity, the education of girls, empowerment of women and enhancement of female rights. It is a religion founded by Baha'u'llah in the 19th century.
World Population Crisis - Is the Growth Sustainable?
Current growth rates in the population are unsustainable, but can we do anything to stem the growth?
Life in a Tourist Destination During COVID
Life in the middle of America is supposed to be safe, insulated from the coasts and diseases, far from where the maddening crowd is. Not anymore. With the annual summer influx of people from all across our country, it has become a hotbed for COVID-19.
The Issues With Virtue Signalling: Hindering Debate and Progress.
A look into how virtue signalling does more harm than good, primarily stifling debate and preventing progress on social issues.
On the Streets of Bakersfield : Days at the Park
Many of the homeless in Bakersfield have sought refuge in the public parks. They provide a place with access to benches and shade, and even grills to cook food. Often there is access to water for hygiene or thirst. The parks represent a place where people can gather and feel safe.
Are Humans Facing Near-Term Human Extinction Due to Global Warming?
Are humans facing near-term human extinction due to global warming? Some scientists believe we do face an existential threat from global warming as positive feedback loops kick in and increase the rate of global warming and its negative impacts.
The Streets of Bakersfield: A Place to Call Home
For the homeless, home is where you can find it sometimes. This may mean an abandoned building or a public park. Here are some stories of some of Bakersfield's homeless. Some of these characters are amusing and unforgettable. Most of their stories are tragic.
2021: The Year Canada Repudiates Its Colonial Past
News reports about anti-colonial changes in Canada that began in May 2021.
What Is a Blue Ocean Event and How Will It Impact Global Climate?
A Blue Ocean Event (BOE) is when the Arctic Ocean changes from being covered in ice year-round to being mostly ice-free blue water for a period of time during warm months. This will cause severe on humans and the environment.
Action Needed to Help Big Cats
The Big Cat Public Safety Act is one of the biggest pieces of legislation in a long time that could change the game for wildlife. The Senate Bill would protect big cats, prohibit private ownership of them, and end cub side attractions where people take pictures with them, hold them, and pet them.
What Is Happening to the Uighurs in China Is Unacceptable
The Uighurs are experiencing blatant human right abuses at the hands of the Chinese government. As such, they need someone to fight for them, to fight for their liberties, to fight for their safety.
How Atlanta Can Fight the Health Effects of Urban Heat
Urban sprawl, the Urban Heat Island Effect, and green roofs in Atlanta.
Karen: A Few Words on Her Name
The "Karen" seems to be a new part of the modern American vocabulary, Usually applied to middle-aged white females who seem to lash out at people who are going about their own business. Is this name warranted? Please read the entire article before you judge my piece.
The Biggest Problem in Public Education
The public school system, in its efforts to prepare students for adult life, in many cases is contributing to the opposite. Narrow course offerings and an overdone "support program" mentality make public education quite lackluster.
From Yesterday to Today: Can You Imagine a Chance for Advancement?
Join me for a lively discussion about economics and social status.
Natural Disasters and Declarations: How Did We Not See This Coming?
Natural disasters have existed over the last century and presented devastating effects.
Creepy 80's Girls' Products That Were Inappropriate
Underneath the glitter was a scathing array of body shaming and sexualized products aimed at Millennial girls that have led to something of a revolt.
Everything That's Wrong With How People Treat Black Lives Matter
"Take eggs, for example. It doesn't matter whether they're white or brown on the outside. In the end, they're all the same on the inside."
The Relationship Between Institutionalized Racism and Violence Against Women
Why does the state choose to ignore and hide the global crisis that is violence against women? I analyze the correlation between the predicament of systemic racism and existing as a woman in today's age and the effects of neocolonialism.
Global Warming and Climate Change Are Becoming a Conservative Priority
Among a new generation of young conservatives, addressing the substantial risks associated with global warming and the substantial climate change it's causing is becoming a priority.