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.
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.
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.
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.
2021: The Year Canada Repudiates Its Colonial Past
News reports about anti-colonial changes in Canada that began in May 2021.
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.
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.
From Yesterday to Today: Can You Imagine a Chance for Advancement?
Join me for a lively discussion about economics and social status.
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.
How Modern Medicine Is Used as a Form of Social Control During Pregnancy
Pregnancy in modern society is treated as a medical issue, where conception, gestation, birth, and genetic inheritance are monitored, examined, and controlled by experts in the medical field.
The Medicalization of Pregnancy: From Midwives to a Male-Dominated Profession
The following article discusses the history of pregnancy as a medical concept and historical changes of how pregnancy was treated, from the time female midwives dominated the field to the shift of a male-dominated doctoral profession.
Health Injustice and COVID-19
Through racist, exclusionary, and oppressive systems, differences in health and safety throughout the United States and the world are inherently unjust. These injustices are amplified through urban issues, especially through segregation.
Why Africans Should Worry About Racism in the United States
Do you ever wonder if racism in America affects people in Africa? Should Africans worry about the racism in the U.S.? Read on to find out.
"Steven Universe" Is Teaching Kids Acceptance
Thousands of shows that are being aired on television hold a powerful social message. One of these shows is "Steven Universe," which teaches the kids who watch it how to accept those who are different than them.
The Role of Artists in Ending Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander's Take
In chapter six of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander attempts to demonstrate that a major cultural movement is the only way to successfully remove of semblance of Jim Crow Era sentiment in the modern United States.
Gender-Based Violence Is as Real Today as Dec. 6, 1989 (Montreal Massacre)
It's hard to say if we've learned anything from the Montreal Massacre. Canada's worst mass shooting to date is now being acknowledged as a gender-based act of violence. But has gender-based violence in the world improved at all in the past 30 years?
Opinion: We Need to Talk About Transgender Women in Sports
Many sports have been affected by the participation of transgender women, such as powerlifting, cycling, and track and field. Transgender people should be treated with respect, just like everyone else, but putting a transgender woman on a wrestling mat against a cis woman is like asking for injury.
Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Needs Education
Michael Del Grande's comments on the Toronto Catholic District School Board code of conduct generated a firestorm of complaints. A TCDSB trustee is learning that inclusivity is no joke.
Transgender Day of Remembrance: They Need to Be Honored
This article discusses the importance of Transgender Day of Remembrance—a day for recognizing a population that needs to be seen and acknowledging the perpetual discrimination against and murders of transgender and gender-diverse people.
Japan's Thinly Veiled Racism: An Asian's Perspective
Exploring the nuanced aspects of racism in Japan from an Asian's perspective. The difference in treatment towards Caucasian and Asian immigrants is baffling, with the only difference being the colour of our skin.
How Did the OK Sign Become Linked to White Supremacy?
The OK sign is now associated with white supremacy. When and how did that happen?
Why National Coming Out Day Matters
I wish we lived in a world where your sexuality or gender identity didn't matter to anyone, but the truth of the matter is, we still have kids and adults who are struggling for acceptance. Coming out matters, even if it's just to yourself.
Cancel Culture and Religious Law Mimic Each Other in America
Religious law is something that many Americans detest and have developed an automatic distrust for. We often cite elements like their anti-educational stance and barely-concealed threats to any who disobey—especially in other countries. Yet, to me, it's not dissimilar to American cancel culture.
Cultural Symmetry: How Cancel Culture Is a Repeat of Postwar America
One difficulty of living in the modern age is how easily triggered many people on all sides become, and how it quickly consumes everything we see. Some of it seems legit, while some feel pretentious. It seems new because of who's leading it, but it actually goes back some seventy years.
How South Dakota Is Pushing Back Against Inclusivity, the LGBTQ Community, and the Nonreligious
South Dakota passed a law that required "In God We Trust" be emblazoned in all public school buildings. The state was aided in its effort by a Christian Right group that seeks to bring prayer to the public square while marginalizing those who are nonreligious as well as those in the LGBTQ community.
African American Parents: Prevent Central Park 5 From Repeating
Mass incarceration has been so socially concentrated that America is incarcerating entire social groups. African American parents must break the cycle.
More Than Five Decades Since Stonewall: Happy Pride!
More than 50 years after Stonewall, the struggle for LGBTQ rights and acceptance continues. Love is love, no matter the color of the rainbow.
How Respectability Politics Hinder Progress Toward Equality
There are many social issues faced by marginalized groups in the modern world. This article explores how respectability politics can hinder the progress certain populations are making to overcome adversity.
Racism for White People 101: A Crash Course in How Your Black Friend Doesn't Absolve You of Your Racism
Unfortunately, instead of attempting to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what racism is, white people tend to focus more on their own feelings that arise when we're confronted with our own racism.
The Wrong Kind of Feminism (Why Intersectionality Matters)
In this article, I touch on intersectionality and the issues that White feminists do not acknowledge.
Gay Marriage: An Analysis of Both Sides of the Debate
Gay marriage has been defined as the legal unification of two people who are of the same biological gender. The debate of whether or not to legally recognize such marriages remains
Dismantling Blackface as a Form of Social Comedy
This article addresses blackface costumes and the history of blackface in the U.S. Conversations about blackface tend to increase during Halloween because some people still wear blackface and fail to understand that doing so is racist.