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Enough is enough: Rape Culture

Rape is a crime which society still remains ignorant about. It’s clear we live in a very misogynistic society that blames women for being victims of rape. We constantly hear remarks of others who claim that women that have been raped caused it to happen whether it be by the clothes that she was wearing, if she was drunk, women want to be raped or they are lying (this is called victim-blaming). A crystal clear

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Islamophobia

Islamophobia. These six syllables are all it takes to bring a shudder to Muslims all around the globe. The context of these six syllables are all it takes for three innocent Muslim students to be cruelly murdered at Chapel Hill, for firebombs and pig’s heads to be thrown in mosques, for Islamic Centers to be defaced and vandalized beyond repair, for senseless job discrimination, for consistent online abuse, and for violent bullying against young schoolgirls.

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The American Responsibility: Using Your Voice

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. ― Adrienne Rich (American Poet, Essayist & Feminist, 1929 – 2012) As members of a society in which we are given a voice and every opportunity to speak for ourselves, it is our responsibility to do so. We should not and cannot

Real Life

Virginity Is A Social Construct

Written by Yelita Ali As a society, we teach girls to protect their virginity from very early on. It’s almost described as something that gives you more value. We are taught to save ourselves. Female sexuality is taboo. This in itself is dangerous for cis women who cannot protect themselves sexually or have access to contraceptives.  This leaves many women with poor knowledge of their own anatomy and very vulnerable. Virginity itself doesn’t really exist. It’s

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The Problem With “Rate Me” Posts

We’ve all seen it. A friend of a friend of a friend tags you on social media, begging you to rate them using a numeric system that allows you judge them based on their personality or beauty. These posts are called rate me posts, and are uploaded to Instagram by thousands of teens everyday seeking the opinions of their social media peers. Sometimes the feedback is good, and sometimes, well, it’s not. The rate me

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#IllnessNotAdjective

#IllnessNotAdjective Anyone who has been to a concert knows how upsetting it is to see it end. Your favorite artist or band leaves the stage with the security in the back and you’re left waiting for them to come back. Maybe you and the rest of the crowd chant “encore” but to no avail. It’s time for you to go back to the real world. With many artists such as The Weeknd and Halsey releasing

Politics

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

Human embryonic stem cell researchers want t o use human embryos to grow stem cells that form immediately after a human egg is fertilized. T his could be a huge scientific breakthrough. But before one can even debate on that medical research, you have to understand the underlying issue: the worldwide conflict o f the “pro-­life” vs “pro-­choice” debate. People who side with “pro-­life” believe that under no circumstance is abortion okay and they advocate

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99 Problems but My Culture Isn’t One

All around the world, countries develop certain traditions and beliefs that build their culture to what generally defines them. The past and future generations have the honor to share and educate others about their culture, but, others take advantage. Cultural appropriation is when a dominant group adopts certain aspects of a cultural that has experienced oppression. History has proved time after time that white people are the ones who continuously have oppressed, tortured, exploited, and

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UK Politics- Why You Should Vote for Jeremy Corbyn

“We don’t have to be unequal. It doesn’t have to be unfair. Poverty isn’t inevitable. Things can, and they will change.” Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as a labour leader, with a huge 59.5% of the votes, much to Tony Blair and the Blairites’ dismay. He is Labour MP for Islington North, and has been since 1983. The first thing he did as a leader was attend a refugee rally. He’s the most left-wing leader the

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Credit: Apology

It was brought to my attention, that in the latest issue I used the art work of two talented artist and didn’t credit them. I didn’t mean to do this malicously, and I understand that now it’s wrong. I found the images on google and looked for who to credit, and didn’t see anything. I was in the wrong, I looked at it from their point of view, and i know I would be very

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