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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USA

The USA’s Broken Again, Here Are 9 Songs from the Last Time It Was

A lot of people are freaking out about Donald Trump being in the White House. Good, they should be. However, as we watch the limits of democracy tested almost daily by the mix of corruption, demagoguery, and corruption we see coming from the administration, we’ve started to forget exactly how bad things were just a little over a decade ago.
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Retail work

Working in Retail? Why You Should Quit and Walk Out

Too many millennials are trapped in wage-slave jobs across the world such as working in retail. Skilled graduates employed in supermarkets, bars and cafes are falling deeper into a cycle of despair and worthlessness as low-paid employers are promising them an arduous “career path” in their companies whilst offering low-hour contracts and poor pay. Such dreams of a more prosperous future often accompany such disillusionment and millennials are increasingly taking drastic measures to break themselves free of the cycle, such as walking out in the job, balls-deep in the middle of a shift. For some, they are looking for a quick and drastic escape into the unknown, yet for others, it has been meticulously planned in their head for months.
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Scratchcards

Why Do Poor Brits Love Buying Scratchcards?

I’m no fan of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom, especially scratchcards. In fact, I believe it to be a voluntary tax to fund sports and the arts of social elites on the backs of the poorest and most vulnerable Brits. It angers me when I see government-sanctioned National Lottery posters, advertisements and announcements.
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Health and human byproducts

Bizarre: 5 Tasty Human By-Products You Can Eat

Although picking your nose, peeing on your feet and drinking your own blood is typically frowned upon (and quite gross), there are some physical and mental health benefits these human by-products can offer. From fighting diseases to boosting moods – here are some inexpensive home remedies you can use that will cost you nothing more than your dignity.
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Venezuela

9 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About Venezuela

We have seen a significant amount of stories related to Venezuela and its current state of affairs in the news lately. The country is in turmoil due to corruption, poor economy, violence and a lack of resources. The citizens of Venezuela are without food, electricity, and medicine with the situation not seeming to clear up anytime soon. The media is flooded with heart-wrenching stories regarding Venezuelan politics and downturn; but it is also important to acknowledge other aspects of Venezuela, the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Internet Communities

How the Internet Changed Communities

Some see them as social circles or places where someone can stand out. Ideas are shared, plans for meet-ups can be arranged, and friendships are forged. How can anyone feel alone in the vast communities of cyberspace? We are living in a world where every clique, every group, every small little neighborhood of data and people flood every web page.
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Crime in Chicago

Crime in Chicago: Media-Driven or As Bad as It Seems?

Chicago is on its way to see an all-time high in violent crime this year. With more than 700 homicides in 2016 (now considered one of the worst years for violence in Chicago), the city is already more than halfway to reach those same numbers in 2017. On the other hand, is crime there as frequent as the media tells us?
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Money is an idea

Money: The Story of a Neat Idea

Money is a funny concept. We regularly trade goods against colorful pieces of paper. But why? What makes money worth anything and how foolproof is it? Let’s take a quick and overly simplified tour through the history of currencies and see why money, after all, is nothing more than a neat idea.
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Dashain in Nepal

Dashain Festival in Nepal Redefined

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Dashain? Probably, the Malashree Dhun starts ringing in your head, taking you back to those childhood days when you would spend whole day flying kites – counting the number of chaits you’ve made in a single day-and enjoying whole night playing cards hoping to scrounge every single penny in your friend’s pocket. But is it the same today? Do we still remember that the festival of Dashain is meant to enjoy together with friend and family, rather than alone?
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