OQLF in Quebec

OQLF: Quebec’s French Language Stasi

In Quebec, Canada’s French-speaking province, there exists a team of men and women wandering around with cameras, snapping photographs of shop signs and restaurant menus. Their purpose? To make sure that the French language remains predominant over the English Language in all aspects of daily life. Their presence has caused confusion, destroyed the identity of businesses and has resulted in Anglophones fleeing the province en masse. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF), and they suck balls.
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Honor Killings

Honor Killings: A Stigma of Humanity

It was a pleasant day. The evening had been dreamy and relatively cooler after the first monsoon rain. Enjoying tea with cookies, I was scrolling up and down on my feed when news caught my eyes. I couldn’t just scroll it down; a Christian teenage girl from Israel had been killed by her father over a relationship with a Muslim guy. That was Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. One of many honor killings we had to wittness in recent years.
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Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau: Honorary Prime Minister of… Pakistan?

The Flashback

“Roads blocked with the barriers, policemen on all the entry points of the city, strict checking of the public and some of the city´s major roads closed for general public. A convoy of 20-25 vehicles, with many of them having the traditional red-blue lights, entered the city. It was the leading political figure of a developing country from South Asia, who was to address a corner meeting in one of the major cities of the country”.
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Forced Marriage and Bride Kidnapping

Forced Marriage: A Case of Modern Bride Kidnapping

It may be dreadful, but kidnapping a girl as young as 18 for a forced marriage is not only a thing of the movies. It happens right before our eyes and amidst all the campaigns for the alleviation of crimes and the progress of our defenses, the abduction of women around the world for the purpose of a forced marriage to their captors remains unstopped. Bride kidnapping and forced marriage is still a reality for many people on our earth.
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Valentine’s Day: A Story of Commercialism

Every year around late January, every story all over the world turns a bright shade of pink. No, this is not pink with embarrassment; although considering the amount of brash buying and selling going on, maybe it should be!
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Bureaucracy in Romania

On-Going Bureaucrazy in Romania

Romania is a country full of controversies. We have one of the highest numbers of medals when it comes to international Math, Physics and Chemistry contests, but at the same time, one of the highest percentages of illiteracy in the EU.
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