Society

Who are China’s Leftover Women?

Who are China’s leftover women? Modern day Chinese women are being pulled in two directions: by themselves and their parents. While some modern Chinese women love their independence and self-empowerment, their parents may feel differently. China’s society is still quite Confucian in beliefs and culture: children are taught to show the utmost respect their parents and their parent’s wishes. One common …

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Cakegate Update: Whole Foods Counter Sues Pastor Claiming Anti Gay Slur Was Written On His Cake

Pastor Sues Austin Whole Foods Market for Allegedly Writing Homophobic Slur on Cake

Whole Foods: Your friendly neighborhood grocer, if your neighborhood refers to any person of color as “those people”. As elitist as the community surrounding Whole Foods markets around the country may be, the actual company of Whole Foods prides themselves on being wildly inclusive. So much so that they include pre-peeled oranges and asparagus water on the list of things …

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Wild Tigers, an Endangered Species, Experiencing Growth in Numbers after 100 Years

Wild Tigers, an Endangered Species, Experiencing Growth in Numbers after 100 Years

Tigers are fierce, they’re vicious, they’re from the wild. These are notions we perpetuate regarding tigers, but they are animals, and I think we judge them too quickly. Sure they have a menacing exterior, but they’re animals like koala, parrots, turtles, or other animals we do not initially have resentment for. By the way, I would like to add, these …

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Deivis Ventura, Openly Gay Man Running for Congress in Dominican Republic

LGBT rights have factored into societies everyday discourses and conversations, but why should they not? Having been a trend, but more importantly a fiercely evolving reality that is swiftly moving into spaces where is more appropriated and understood, the LGBT community is making strides all over the world in all kinds of disciplines and settings. In the Dominican Republic, a …

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: First Pakistani Woman to Win Two Oscars

You may or may not remember the name, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She is a Pakistani journalist and filmmaker and probably more notably the first Pakistani to win to Oscars. Of course, being an American Pakistani, I am very happy that Chinoy won her second Oscar last night. What is remarkable about this is that Obaid-Chinoy is from a country, where in …

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What is it Like to be Muslim today?

I usually do not concern myself to much with religion these days, but I was raised a devout Muslim. Today, Muslims are scapegoats for everything. The Muslims are attributed to barbarism,  being uncivilized; sometimes, when I use the term, liberal Muslim, or mainly use the term spiritual to describe myslef, people think I have left the religion and say “Thank …

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“Communication Fatigue” as Coined by Jeanne M. Stafford. What is It?

Communication is an important part of our lives because it is both universal and also an everyday usage. It is multidirectional and relational, which makes it complex and interesting, as I believe, personally. Communication is not a one-way street, but it is important how one communicates individually on many levels. According to Jeanne M. Stafford, at Huffingtonpost.com, there is something …

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