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Sterilization Deaths in India a Painful Reminder

Sterilization Deaths in India a Painful Reminder

The news that 15 women recently died in India due to botched sterilization serves as a painful reminder of the country’s history. In the 1970s, India instituted a policy of forced sterilization as a means of national contraception to curb population growth. This program was funded by loans by the UN Population Fund and the […]

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

This year’s International Day of the Girl was observed through a fundraiser that raised awareness for a group in Kenya. The evening hosted musical and dance performances as well as information about the program that inspired it. The event follows on a two-year-old resolution by the United Nations, which declared October 11 as International Day […]

Feminism Against Women?

Feminism Against Women?

Feminism is dead! Long live inequality! These are some of the mantras that one might see, viewing the latest viral social media. Reading these, it would seem that feminism is an old idea and in fact, against the equality of men and women. Young women and girls are speaking out against what they say are […]

Egypt and Feminism: What Does it Mean to be Egyptian and Female?

Egypt and Feminism: What Does it Mean to be Egyptian and Female?

Youtube recently posted a video showcasing an injured, naked woman being dragged through Tahir Square in Cairo during the inauguration celebration of Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Egypt has since demanded that Youtube take down the video. Police arrested seven men for sexually harassing and/or raping women after the video was filmed. In light of this […]

Ubisoft: A History of Controversies

Ubisoft: A History of Controversies

One of the biggest video game developers has been building an increasingly negative reputation in the past several years. Despite hit franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and the latest Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft is quickly building a history of controversies. From implied sexism and racism to difficulties in playing the purchased games, it seems like almost […]

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