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Emma Victoria

Real Life

Has The Internet Become A Force For Good?

With the latest financial disclosures of how the rich are avoiding tax, and a tsunami of news about alleged sexual impropriety across a broad span of industries, it seems like all society’s secrets are  spilling out into the open. First came a trickle of revelations about studio head Harvey Weinstein (it all began with a New York Times investigation ), followed by a flood of other allegations of sexual misconduct in the film and TV industry,

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Politics

Even The American Government Disagrees With Trump On Climate Change

Trump is an infamous climate change sceptic. For instance, during his campaign, Donald Trump described climate change as a concept that “was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing less competitive.” Joke or not, it’s clear that he doesn’t take the fact that the Earth is globally 1.7°F warmer than it was in 1880 or that we are loosing 286.0 gigatonnes of land ice per year seriously. And as if that

Feminism

In Today’s Society, Is It Reasonable For Women To Hate Men?

With the multiplication of third wave feminist movements in the last few years, the concept of women hating men is being brought up more and more often. In fact, it is often used as an argument against feminism, since according to anti-feminists wanting women and men to be equal equates to hating men. In the same vein, these same women are often called “feminazis,” as in the extreme misandrist version of feminists. Despite it being

Politics

The Trump Administration Might Be Looking For Ways To Stay in the Paris Climate Accord

On June 1st, 2017, Trump stunned everyone by declaring that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Paris Accords, despite the fact that they set a new precedent of nations all coming together to form a unanimous front against climate change. Even though Trump didn’t specify during the press conference when exactly this would take place, it was generally considered that his decision was made and there was nothing anyone could do to change it.

Politics

French President Macron Falls From Glory After Only One Summer

On the 7th of May, only a little over three months ago, Macron was elected and promised a new kind of politics for France. Macron is the youngest president France has ever had, Europe’s new golden boy with bountiful charisma, and seemed to have everything going for him. However, it has come to light with a recent poll that a majority of the French consider themselves dissatisfied with Macron. The Ifop poll shows the cumulative drop

Politics

Repealing Obamacare: Trump’s Most Recent Failure

The American Senate has once again voted on the future of Obamacare: with a majority of 51 to 49, they rejected the partial repeal the Republican party has been pushing for the last seven years. Their “solution” for Obamacare, dubbed the “skinny repeal”, would’ve scaled back some of the more controversial provisions such as the requirement for individuals to have a health insurance or face a fine. However, some naysayers of the repeal such as

Politics

G20 Becomes G19 — Why Has the U.S. Been Isolated?

This last G20 has brought forward the lack of international trust in Trump’s leadership. Indeed, the NGO and experts have now started calling the 18 year old summit “G19” to take into account the United States’ significant isolation. The main point of contention: climate No split was more evident than climate change. Even the G20’s official communiqué seems to mark the existence of two camps at the Summit: a “G1” (the U.S.) versus a “G19” (the nineteen other

Politics

Simone Veil, A French Pioneer For Abortion, Passes Away

Auschwitz survivor, symbol of the progression of women’s rights and key element in the creation of the European Union, Simone Veil passed away this week at the age of 89. French prime minister Emmanuel Macron confirmed her death on Twitter with : “May her example inspire our fellow citizens, as the best of what France can achieve.” Simone is debatably best known for her leading role in legalising IVG ( the voluntary termination of pregnancy

Politics

North Korea’s Latest Victim — Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbier, 22 years old, was arrested in January 2016 for attempting to steal a propaganda poster in a hotel as a souvenir. After a one hour trial, and a presumably coerced confession where he says the U.S. administration used him as a “lure” , he was condemned  to 15 years hard labour by the North Korean Supreme Court. Little is known about the conditions in which he had to work : North Korea formally denies the

Politics

Six Surprising Facts About the UK General Election

This week’s general election in the UK has been nothing if not surprising. It’s true that the Conservative party won and Labour lost, as predicted by the polls. But everything did not go as planned. 1. The election was called by Theresa May to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, but as her party lost 13 seats, her position is severely weakened. Labour on the other hand, lost the election but did so much better

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