Category: Culture

  • Food Can Bring Satisfaction, Or Colonization

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    While the food lover in me appreciates the influx of new restaurants, I am keenly aware of how these restaurants contribute to shifts in my neighborhood, specifically the displacement of Black communities. Food is undoubtedly one of the most important things in my life. Aside from the fact that I am human and my survival […]

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  • Why Movie Stars Need To Stop Saying They’re Not Celebrities

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    They say “you’re nobody till somebody loves you,” and many of us take that to heart in more ways than one. The stakes are even higher when you factor in the mechanisms of our discontent that line up all the instruments — utilized to judge how many hearts we are able to collect from shifty strangers. Shit […]

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  • The Future Technological Disparity

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    Tech titans are portraying a future with more equality, but are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes? The technology industry is preparing for an automation revolution as artificial intelligence is becoming the dominant future trend. We are fully committed as 80% of enterprises have started investing in AI while 61% of businesses have already began implementation. Technology companies […]

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  • Murder, Rape and Why Myths Still Matter

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    At the time of writing this piece, I was shocked to hear of the mass-murder and suicide in Margaret River. It lit a fire in my belly. Peter Miles, a man who was ‘supposed’ to love all of his victims shot his wife, his adult daughter, and four grand-children, their ages ranging 8–13. Then he shot […]

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  • Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?

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    On Nov. 20, 2015, the Ottawa Sun reported that a free yoga class for students, organized by the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Students with Disabilities since 2008, had been discontinued due to student concerns about “cultural issues.” The decision to cancel the program — which was taught by a young Caucasian woman named Jennifer Scharfe — is reportedly the subject of […]

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  • You Guys, Feminists Aren’t Supposed to Say ‘You Guys’

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    But I say it. And a lot of other things Ialways thought the catchphrase “HEY, YOU GUUUYS!” was originally fromThe Goonies. But apparently, it’s a reference to the 1971 PBS children’s program The Electric Company. I was a titch too young to have caught either of these in real time, but like many kids, I grew up with […]

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  • Death by a thousand strokes

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    Whenever you come into contact with an immerse and impactful piece of work, the towering obelisk, the frescoes on the ceiling, the sculptures, the works of art, the architectural marvel, the music, films and books that draw us in deep into new and exotic locales, it is easy to be so impressed, so moved by […]

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  • It’s Time to Stop Talking About Millennials

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    The latest generational cohort to emerge is defined by experience not just biology A few weeks ago, a middle-aged friend joked to some office colleagues that he found millennials frustrating to handle — “until you have to convert a PDF file into a word document”. An actual millennial — normally defined as someone born between the early 1980s and 1996 — was […]

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  • Pursuing Instagram: Our Culture and the Vain Pursuit of an Illusion

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    Something occurred to me during one of my self analytical sessions when I actually take the time to consider who I am, what motivates me and what I want. People are obsessed with popularity, comparison and being “happy”. Most people do not know what any of these actually mean, especially not the happy thing. So […]

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  • Is this the end for real fur?

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    London Fashion Week recently became the first global fashion week to ban animal fur. Campaigners were euphoric. In the past year, fur has faced significant challenges everywhere, but still – it was quite a moment. Then, a few weeks later, Los Angeles voted to ban the manufacture and sale of fur within city limits, becoming […]

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