Sexist Cartoons

Sexist Cartoons: A Tale of Princesses, Patriarchy and Pedophilia

Let’s talk about sexist cartoons. Art is always a product of its time, meaning that anything creative, especially mainstream arts, have been influenced heavily by the time they were created in. We have previously looked at racial stereotypes in classic cartoons, as well as war propaganda (with and without racial stereotypes), but that is not all there is to see.
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Refugee displacement

Refugee Displacement: It’s High Time We Talk About It

Wars, conflicts, and persecution are some of the reasons people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in a safer place, contributing to the mind blowing refugee displacement statistics. According to the UNHCR, 65.6 million people from around the world have been forced to leave their homes.
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Illegal immigration in Canada

Illegal Immigration in… Canada?

We hear plenty on the news about Illegal Immigration in the United States. It’s often referenced in comedy sketches, TV shows and Trump just doesn’t like to shut up about it (“I will build a great wall.”). Something we don’t hear as often is Illegal Immigration in Canada. This has become an increasing issue in the province of Quebec since Donald Trump took office in the United States and it could get worse.
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DACA

DACA is Gone for Now – What Could Bring it Back?

President Donald Trump is looking to give Congress a window to resolve DACA’s shutdown before recipients lose their status on March 5, 2018. The administration formally announced the end of DACA on September 5, 2017. This leaves Congress with roughly six months to work on a solution.
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Racist Cartoons

Cartoon Blackface: 9 Horribly Racist Cartoons

Racism is a horrible thing, a disease that has been part of our collective history and that remains until today. Particularly in recent years, with a refugee crisis on our hands and a strong populistic right-wing emerging in several western countries, it feels like racist movements are gaining traction. Have we learned nothing at all within the last century?
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Venezuela Nicolas Maduro

FAQ from a Foreigner: Does Venezuela Still Support Maduro?

There are several topics and questions that come to the table when talking about Venezuela. Answering all of them would take hundreds of pages or hours of video. There are some, however, that have a higher frequency in conversations. So, here you have it, the questions we are asked the most once we make some friends abroad and the ice is broken between us.
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Girl in Nepal

Being a Daughter in Nepal: An Unimaginable Curse

We often say that we are in the 21st Century, the age of science, technology, awareness, and education. But let’s look at poor developing countries like Nepal, where people lack basic education and are unaware about Science and Technology. People still blindly follow religious practices, which were handed down to them, although they don’t know the reasons behind them or why they are performed.
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