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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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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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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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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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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Clean Coal?

Clean Coal: How Lobbyists Undermined US Interests for Profit

During the 2016 U.S. election, Donald Trump stood on the podium during a rally in West Virginia. Trump had chosen West Virginia, historically an epicenter for coal production, to unleash his full support for what he perceived as an ‘American’ energy source. In front of the screaming crowd, he donned a coal miners hat and gave a vague series of talking points on his support of coal.
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Minimum Wage Increase

How Canadians Lose With The $15.00 Minimum Wage Increase

In the last ten years, Ontarians in Canada have seen a whopping $3.40 cent minimum wage increase from $8.00 per hour in 2007 to the $11.40 per hour we see today. Now, Kathleen Wynne wants to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour — a $3.60 cent increase in less than two years. Many are shocked, most are appalled, and all business owners are deeply concerned.
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