Every year, marketing forces define what foods are viewed as popular to children and adolescents without providing nutritional information. If the amount of unhealthy food advertisements to which children are exposed does not decrease, the percentage of childhood obesity will only go up.
Could Kanye West’s Recent Disturbing Behavior Put Him in a Conservatorship?
Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has been behaving unpredictably. Why isn’t he in a conservatorship like Britney Spears was?
To Have More Humane Healthcare, ERs Need to Be Immigrant Friendly
Most immigrant patients at the ER don’t speak English, let alone intricate medical terms.
Surprise, You Might Be Pro-Thought Police: The Uneasy Case For Loli Hentai
Loli hentai is animated pornography depicting fictional children. As reprehensible as its subject matter is, there may be a case for keeping it legal.
Can We Stop Pretending We’re Self-Made Now?
Hard work and systemic issues aren’t mutually exclusive. A lot of us just got lucky and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Everyone’s Opinion Matters: The Death of Expertise
Growing hostility toward expert knowledge isn’t just the death of expertise. That hostility is partly a response to the abuse and unethical actions perpetrated by so-called experts.
Why Statues Should Fall: A Case Study of Cecil Rhodes
Thousands are calling for removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, grandfather of apartheid in South Africa. The protest sheds light on why some statues shouldn’t be left to stand.
Israel: Colonialism, Media, and the Right To Defend Itself
Rising death tolls in Israel and Palestine are in the media spotlight. But how balanced is that media coverage? This analysis explores that question.
How Does Ramadan Go For Palestine’s Children
When I feel my children are getting too complacent about the easy blessings of life (even in a pandemic there are many), I sometimes remind them about the children of Palestine. And then together we wonder what the children in Palestine are doing. This is the lunar month of Ramadan, an occasion for month-long spiritual […]
Sarah Baartman & The Over-Sexualization of Black Bodies
Kim Kardashian, not a stranger to controversy, set out to break the internet in 2014 with a photo splattered over the cover of Paper magazine. Renowned French photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who took the photograph for the cover, created a sensationalist post that looked oddly similar to a popular photo of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman. Many thought […]
Do We Need Different Politics to Mend the Rifts in Society?
Times are riddled with polarities, sometimes to the point of extremism. Be it the Capitol Riots, the killing of innocent Black citizens by the police, or the cleaning up of hedge fund billions by a bunch of Redditors… We are repeatedly seeing awkward, uncomfortable friction, clashes, and acting out by different segments of society against […]
Capitol Riots and Nolan’s Prescience of a Trumped Up America
One of the worst chapters in the history of politics took place on 6th January 2021. A congressional session was in place to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the recent Presidential Elections when right-wing extremists stormed the Capitol Building. They came straight from a rally being held by Trump only a short distance away. Before […]
The Struggle for Reproductive Rights in the U.S.
Reproductive rights have always been a contentious topic in the United States. With the supreme court confirmations of Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney-Barrett, the future of reproductive rights in this country became endangered. These new judges have caused a shift from a minor 5-4 to a significant 6-3 conservative majority, thus solidifying the Court’s […]
Supervised Injection Sites (SIS) and the Opioid Epidemic
On nearly every line, green-colored signs embellish New York City train cars, each urging the public to “Save a life. Carry naloxone.” Other signs offer well-intentioned advice, such as “Avoid using alone!” and “The best way to prevent an overdose is to not use drugs”. Each of these public service announcements is aimed towards combating […]
Your Ballot May Have Saved the Affordable Care Act but Failed To Vote for Healthcare Policy
Months before the 2020 election, public outcries to vote for healthcare ran rampant across social media outlets. Here’s the catch: we did vote for healthcare but we also didn’t. If you were among those who voted take a minute to ask yourself this: how much did a candidate’s position on healthcare policy weigh into where […]
The Sham of Western Feminine Liberation
Due to recent events, social ills like political radicalism and racial discrimination have dominated the news cycle, temporarily obscuring other urgent problems that still fester in society, even more so with a pandemic raging on. One of these problems is that of gender inequality and the related issues of sexism and misogyny. Gender inequality is […]