Saturday, January 20, 2018

Feminism… what’s that?

Feminism: one of the most polarizing words in the English language. To some it brings to mind the ideas of empowerment and gender equality, and yet to others it...

Extraordinary Rendition: Extraordinarily Undemocratic

Imagine: our own country kidnapping or abducting someone and transferring him or her to another country, usually one with lax torture laws. Sounds like something no democratic nation would...

Is Freedom of Speech a Basic Human Right?

Freedom of speech is a right that we hold very dear in the United States, however this right is not universal. Turkey has been called the “world’s biggest jailer...

Human Rights vs. Human Life

Tell me this, what is more important: human rights or human life? How do we distinguish which should come first? Is there even a difference? These are the questions...

Decriminalizing domestic violence in Russia: a violation of human rights.

In January, a march took place global-wide protesting in favor of the rights of women. Four days later, a bill decriminalizing domestic violence was passed in Russia. According to CNN...

Millennials Fight for Change

Do you have a Twitter, Facebook or any other form of social media? You probably do, in which case you are aware of how fast and easily news spread...

Corruption in Romania…Legalized?

Never in my life, have I thought I would read the words “legalizing corruption” from a major news source concerning a member of the European Union; however this is...

Brexit: MPs Overwhelmingly Back Article 50 Bill

By BBC Staff, MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way. They backed the government's European Union Bill, supported...

Austria’s Ban on Burqas: Oppressed and Not Correctly Dressed

By Claire O'Connor, Franklin and Marshall College Have you ever thought to yourself, “What’s the difference between a burqa and a bikini?” Probably not. The main difference is very obvious:...

United Kingdom Attempts to Ban “Alternative” Pornography

By Ellen Meyerson, Franklin & Marshall College. Porn. We’ve all seen it, regardless of whether or not we’ve wanted to. In the digital age, it’s almost impossible to avoid adult...