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Feminism

Prostitution: An Identity Or A Stigmatized Profession?

Prostitution is the world’s oldest trade. Throughout history, the sale of sex has been a necessity for some and a major point of contention for others. More often than not, the victims of the system are working class women who are subjected to humiliation and degradation, from their abusers and the authorities alike. Before the 18th century, the term referred to any woman who took part in sex outside of wedlock, but by the 1700’s the term became

Feminism

The Efforts of the Legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“hen I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough ? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” When struck by adversity and gender discrimination, trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought whatever challenges were thrown her way, and always managed to resist and persist. As the second woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, following Sandra Day

Politics

Undocumented Immigrants: Why They Can’t Just “Get In Line”

Ever since the beginning of his campaign, Donald Trump has aimed to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border to “keep out the rapists and drug dealers” from infiltrating his “great nation.” Trump is currently on the way to building his wall when he proposed a bill to abolish government programs and agencies such as museums, libraries, and public broadcasting to instead transfer the funding from those programs to fund his wall.   I

Asia

Domestic Workers in Singapore and Hong Kong Cry For Better Working Conditions

The privilege of employing domestic helpers is a reality that is not reserved for the wealthy in Singapore and Hong Kong. Foreign domestic workers (FDWs), most of whom come from the Philippines or Indonesia, are hired to carry out household duties such as laundry, cooking, cleaning and sometimes even taking care of the children/elderly in the house. For many families, these maids become a part of the family themselves, like an adopted relative. They work for the

Politics, Race

#BeckyWithTheBadGrades: When White Privilege Doesn’t Work

Affirmative action is arguably one of the most controversial pieces of administrative policy in the United States. Affirmative action is a policy states that a discriminated groups (i.e. minorities such as blacks and Latinos), are able to avoid discrimination when applying for placement roles, such as schools and jobs. The main criticism against this policy is that the process is bias and unfair; yeah because minorities in America have gotten it so good in the past

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