While it's easy to write off as an innocent, non-religious holiday focused on wholesome values such as family togetherness and gratitude, the holiday's dark past is seldom acknowledged.
I am currently a paralegal and I do believe in justice and innocent until proven guilty. That does not mean that our judicial system is set up to help women.
Offensive Halloween costumes seem to be an issue every year. This ranges from vile depictions of beat-up celebrities which reference domestic violence to hurtful portrayals of disabilities which make a mockery of the people experiencing these things. In particular, costumes with cultural appropriation has been a hot topic in recent years. Most people seem to have a very vague understanding that it has something to do with stealing traditions or relics from another culture. This article does an amazing job of explaining this fiery issue in-depth, but essentially cultural appropriation is when someone from the dominant culture uses cultural elements from a minority culture in a problematic way. This includes…
The Earth is polluted and dwindling in resources. Scientists universally agree on that, and with the internet it's easy to find examples of things hurting the environment even if you live somewhere where nature seems healthy.
This spring, Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis City Council reconfirmed Velma Korbel to head the civil rights department at the Minneapolis Police Department, despite only 10 complaints lodged against officers out of over 1,800 complaints made during her leadership tenure resulting in disciplinary action. Yesterday, the Minneapolis Police Department Transit Police dragged an African American woman off the bus, demanded her ID, then when she pulled it out the officer slammed her against a bus stop. We have only seen part of the encounter, as the only footage to surface was from that of someone who came upon the scene already in progress. The officer…
People alter their body, their form, because it is they choice and/or their doctors on some need/ want to fix their bodies. However, there are children scattered across the globe that are having their bodies malformed in the area of their genitals for no medical reason or consent. This process is called genital mutilation, commonly known as Female Genital Mutilation or FGM. The definition from the World Health Organization refers to it is, “comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. The process though it is most well-known referring to girls, make no…
It seems like name calling and slut shaming is a part of their daily life - something they had to get used to.
Why do you feel that you have the right to say anything about anyone's relationship, and who made those rules in the first place?
Rape scenes in particular have no place in a show. I will defend this opinion from both an artistic standpoint and a social perspective.
Without being fully aware of it, I've unconsciously noticed or had an understanding of the unbalanced power between male and female