Facebook Social Media Pakistan Women

Facebook Isolates and Liberates Women in Pakistan

Social media has become the voice of our world today. Facebook has surely made the world a smarter place. It is a free tool to share your personal information. It’s not wrong to say that it has changed the way we share our lives with the world. Whether it is your thoughts, photos, videos, your favorite movies, books or anything that is supposed to be personal is now smartly plastered on your social media profile. For women in Pakistan, however, things like Social Media aren’t as straightforward.
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Children Violence Climate Change War

Children of the World: Victims of Violence and Climate Change

The ones most affected by climate change and violence in the world are people living in poverty. Where should they go? What should they do to save themselves? How can they live a normal life? These are the questions that bring tons of other questions with them. But who is going to take responsibility for them? Children, of all, suffer the most, but a solution is hard to come by.
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Objectification in advertising

Objectification and Sexism in Advertising

Ah, the 1950s: what a delightful era. It brought us Elvis Presley, hula hoops, poodle skirts, drive-in movies, and of course, the golden age of television. As the television industry boomed, so did the advertising industry, what with the added reach that television allowed. TV also provided a superb outlet for sexism in ads, which had already proven to be wildly popular in print ads for decades. Objectification in the advertising industry is an old hat it would seem, as women have continued to be advertised as everything from the dutiful housewife to the dutiful bedroom partner ever since those first sexist ads appeared in print. But this is 2018, you say! The sexist ads of old simply would not fly in our enlightened age! And yet, here we are.
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Smart cities

Self-Defending Smart Cities and AI Technology

Tech experts all around the world have different opinions when it comes to smart cities and artificial intelligence. Though they believe that AI technology has the potential to change the world, they are not quite sure whether it is for the better or not and what kind of effect it will have on an average person. There are people who believe that humanity will be better off in the hands of advanced high tech AI systems whereas others who believe that it is precisely this kind of technology that will be the downfall of humanity as we know it.
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Aestheticians

Are We Aestheticians?

The most popular and used concept of the word “aesthetics” can be summed up in one single expression: beauty. But most importantly, the philosophical perception of beauty, as something that is pleasing to watch or feel. When we find that something is beautiful or ugly, we are making aesthetic judgments, and some become aestheticians.
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Asthma medicine and Parkinson disease

Can Asthma Medicine Reduce the Risk of Parkinson Disease?

3 years after three time world champion boxer Muhammed Ali retired from boxing, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. He died in July of 2016. While so many of us have heard the name of this particular disease that took the life of people far too precious, we barely know anything about it. We see someone suffering from this disease and we feel bad for them but how much do we really know about why this disease occurs in a human brain?
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Women in media

Women in Media and The #MeToo Movement

10 years ago, a black activist named Tarana Burke started a movement in order to encourage females to be empowered through empathy. When the Harvey Weinstein case emerged, it brought with it a surge of emotions that had been laying dormant in women all over the world. These women had been quiet for far too long. Burke wanted to get one thing clear and that was that almost every woman on the face of the earth, no matter what minority or majority she belongs to, has been a victim of sexual assault and/or harassment at least once in her lifetime.
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Mike Cernovich

Mike Cernovich: Trolling your Way to Major Political Influence

There are very few e-celebrities as controversial as Mike Cernovich… or at least that’s what he’d have you believe. The former lawyer started his online career with “Crime and Federalism”, a blog about law, politics and current affairs. After that, he moved on to create a rather prolific, but quite popular manosphere blog, called “Danger and Play”. And this is where it all started.
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China Africa Neocolonialism Trade

African Neocolonialism: Is China Exploiting Africa?

Colonialism has shaped Africa in a multitude of ways. The scramble for Africa in the late 19th century caused traditional values and culture to give way to European influence and ideals, deforming the African identity through exploitation. This impact is felt until today, as the continent struggles to bounce back and embrace its wealth of natural resources to advance independently without relying on foreign aid. China has been the most active player in providing services, import and export goods, and investments on the African continent, in a move that many describe as neocolonialism, implying exploitation and an increase of power at the expense of the African people.
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Inflation Ice Cream

Ice Cream Inflation: Is Life Getting more Expensive?

Everything was better in the old days, right? Well maybe not healthcare, electronics, and women’s rights, but at least everything was affordable. It seems life has been getting more and more expensive, especially for Millenials. But is that really true? Are we just overinterpreting inflation or are we indeed paying more today than we ever have? In Germany, ice cream is an integral part of the felt inflation, one that paints a grim picture for the price development in recent years within the country. Or so do people think.
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