Eugenics

Eugenics: America, Nazi Germany, and Forced Sterilization

Eugenics describe beliefs and practices surrounding the improvement of humanity’s gene pool. Eugenics and gene manipulation are highly controversial topics, but they’re hardly new. Many countries around the world tried to influence their gene pool by means of selective breeding and forced sterilization in the past. Surprisingly enough, America actually started this process even before Hitler and Nazi Germany.
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Transgenders in Pakistan

Orphaned Transgenders in Pakistan are Finally Getting a Voice

The word transgender is loosely used in Pakistan. In this nation, transgender people are referred to as individuals of the third gender. There are 500,000 estimated transgender individuals in Pakistan. The list includes eunuchs, hermaphrodites, crossdressers, and transvestites. For the better part of the last century, transgenders in Pakistan have lived in hiding. These people were never considered an equal part of the society and, even to this day, transgenders are fighting tooth and nail to receive basic human rights in this nation.
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Women in India: Rape, Sexual Harassment and Molestation

Women in India: Rape, Sexual Harassment and Molestation

In the land of Kamasutra, the land of approximately 1.324 billion lives, ironically, “sex” is a taboo. Women in India have it worse. Rape, Sexual Harassment, and Molestation are a part of everyday life. Let me take you to the real India, where we are not going to look through rose-tinted glasses to show how developed our country is, or how brilliant our minds are.
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interracial marriage

Interracial Marriage: The Fight of Race vs. Love

As the world progresses, we think that, though our history was painful, it is now a thing of the past. Since the turn of the century, there have been 4.5 million reported cases of interracial marriage across the United States of America. That’s a 20 percent rise since 2000. This would lead someone to believe that all the prejudices we once had against people with a different skin color no longer exist. But how far can a statistic go to prove that intolerance based on skin color and religion is eradicated from our world? Not very far.
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Military Coup Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Military Coup: Uprising for the Status Quo

A Military Coup, by its very definition, describes the illegal overthrow of a state and seizure of power by the military. The Zimbabwe Military Coup, like many other past coups in Africa, doesn’t seem to be bothered by this definition though. Instead of creating a new power structure, it seems most concerned to leave everything as is.
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Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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FGM around the world

Damaging Dignity: FGM Practices All Around The World

Women all over the world, no matter how developed the country they are living in is, are suffering the consequences of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). An estimated 140 million young girls all around the globe have been under the knife and have grown up with this trauma. Female genital mutilation is either partial or complete removal of a female’s outer genitalia. There are absolutely no medical reasons for this practice, according to the World Health Organization, yet it is a widely active practice in major parts of the world.
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