The Great Firewall of China: Censorship in Queer Chinese (Film) Media
The Great Firewall of China (GFW) is responsible for regulating and censoring internet traffic in China. One media affected by these actions is queer cinema.
I Truly Hate the Ignorance and Beliefs of the People in My Home State
The ignorance of many people in Idaho is astounding. We have racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic all over. They are proud of their ignorance. They hurt people in marginalized groups. It's sickening to see such poor behavior by so many in Idaho.
Why Do People Want to Control Reproductive Rights?
Eugenics is the practice or advocacy of improving the human species by selectively mating people with specific desirable hereditary traits. It aims to reduce human suffering by "breeding out" disease, disabilities and so-called undesirable characteristics from the human population.
Unsung Heroes: Women of the Indian National Movement
Women face discrimination and bias everywhere even today. They have to struggle and fight hard to live their dreams. They are almost always forced to ignore their needs, and play up to set stereotypes formed by society, on a day-to-day basis. But it is these very challenges that make them strong.
Are Karens the Grown-Up Daughters Their Dads Once Called Princesses?
A former teacher wonders if today’s Karens (those angry, entitled types) were once her preschool students. Thirty years ago, she watched dads indulge their daughters and call them princesses. Did they grow up and turn bitter when they weren't treated royally and their live weren't a fairy-tale?
Is the Porn Industry Evil?
Even though it turns women into dehumanized sex objects, the Porn Industry can't even be called controversial anymore. The San Fernando body-snatchers have stolen free will, and even stolen the bullhorn that once denounced their insidious practices.
Big Lies, Politics, and the Constitution of the United States of America
Big Lie #1: Democrats and Republicans switched sides on race. Big Lie #2: The "Three/Fifths Compromise of 1787" enshrined slavery in the American Constitution because blacks were once considered to be only 3/5 human.
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.
Ageism Is Cruel; This Practice Must Stop!
Do you want to become invisible as you age? Do you want to be laughed at and ridiculed for signs of the ageing process? No, of course not. It’s time to rethink and review ageing. We are becoming more age-friendly, but it’s a slow process due to our youth-worshipping culture.
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 behinds is rooted in rape and control issues.
Women Have Equal Rights With Men Upon Earth
Women have traditionally been oppressed, looked down upon, and accorded an inferior status to men in the home, in the community, in public life, and even in religion. But for one religion, the time has come for the equality of men and women to be recognised and fully celebrated.
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.
Vilifying Karen Elevates Her Responsibility: A Rebuttal to Dr. Thomas G. Plante's Article
The article "Vilifying 'Karens' May Diminish Us All" created a lot of controversy when the author suggested that society has been too harsh in its mob-like reactions to white women who use their privilege to confront and scold people of color. This is a rebuttal.
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.
South Dakota: How One Tiny State Discriminates Against So Many People
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.