Friday, April 9, 2021

Aroni Sarkar - Associate Comment Editor

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    Challenging gender norms in Western culture

    There is something undeniably charming, charismatic, and inviting about Harry Styles that is outside of his “handsome-prince hair” and good looks. His playfulness with...

    Reflecting on Sarah Everard and toxic masculinity

    On March 3, Sarah Everard was walking home at night in South London when she went missing. Days later, a Metropolitan police officer was arrested under...

    Meet the Gulabi Gang, India’s female vigilante group

    Nothing strikes harder than a bamboo stick in the hands of a woman wearing a pink saree. What is a better way to kick...

    Governmental and civilian complicity in the Uyghur genocide

    This week, Canada became the second country in the world to recognize the treatment of the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang province as genocide after...

    Reflecting on the misogynistic and conspiratorial responses to the Indian farmers’...

    Since last September, more than 250 million protestors have crowded the streets of Delhi to overturn three new agricultural laws set forth by the Indian government....

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a reminder that the fight for...

    On February 1, Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, performed a coup by detaining democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy,...

    Spotlighting Black women and the important work they do today

    In recent times, we have all seen and felt the devastating effects of Black tragedy. From George Floyd to Breonna Taylor, countless names of...

    Cultural appropriation continues to occur, and it highlights the power imbalances...

    Last week, an American company called The Mahjong Line, based in Dallas and founded by three white women, sparked a major controversy online about...

    Social media and news fatigue: why we need to be mindful...

    From civil unrest to pandemics and wildfires, 2020 has become a symbol of the culmination of all potential despondency, with a shadow of bleakness...

    Diwali celebrations in India highlight the need for government action

    Watching the shimmering streams of colourful sparks falling off firecrackers with friends and family is the highlight of Indians celebrating Diwali all over the...

    Robot influencers have serious implications for humanity

    In 1999, the popular animated TV show Arthur aired an episode in which its title character discovers that the band he and his friends had gotten...

    Witches as feminist icons

    The witch archetype has been romanticized and commercialized in various mediums, from movies and shows to novels and art. The mysticism and fantasy associated...

    Hollywood morality is tested again through the casting of Gal Gadot...

    The recent casting of Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in an upcoming film by Patty Jenkins has sparked a raging debate about Cleopatra’s racial heritage and Gadot’s...

    The pressure to be productive can leave us exhausted and purposeless

    My alarm goes off at 8:55 a.m. I grab my breakfast and sit idly at my desk for the next five hours attending synchronous...
    Book with world flags

    International students face old and new challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    The sudden shuttering of the global economy took a toll on nations worldwide. Businesses were forced to shut down, people lost their jobs and homes, and many are continuing to struggle to make ends meet.       International students are facing these...

    Challenging gender norms in Western culture

    There is something undeniably charming, charismatic, and inviting about Harry Styles that is outside of his “handsome-prince hair” and good looks. His playfulness with...

    Reflecting on Sarah Everard and toxic masculinity

    On March 3, Sarah Everard was walking home at night in South London when she went missing. Days later, a Metropolitan police officer was arrested under...

    Meet the Gulabi Gang, India’s female vigilante group

    Nothing strikes harder than a bamboo stick in the hands of a woman wearing a pink saree. What is a better way to kick...

    Governmental and civilian complicity in the Uyghur genocide

    This week, Canada became the second country in the world to recognize the treatment of the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang province as genocide after...

    Reflecting on the misogynistic and conspiratorial responses to the Indian farmers’...

    Since last September, more than 250 million protestors have crowded the streets of Delhi to overturn three new agricultural laws set forth by the Indian government....

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a reminder that the fight for...

    On February 1, Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, performed a coup by detaining democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy,...

    Spotlighting Black women and the important work they do today

    In recent times, we have all seen and felt the devastating effects of Black tragedy. From George Floyd to Breonna Taylor, countless names of...

    Cultural appropriation continues to occur, and it highlights the power imbalances...

    Last week, an American company called The Mahjong Line, based in Dallas and founded by three white women, sparked a major controversy online about...

    Social media and news fatigue: why we need to be mindful...

    From civil unrest to pandemics and wildfires, 2020 has become a symbol of the culmination of all potential despondency, with a shadow of bleakness...

    Diwali celebrations in India highlight the need for government action

    Watching the shimmering streams of colourful sparks falling off firecrackers with friends and family is the highlight of Indians celebrating Diwali all over the...

    Robot influencers have serious implications for humanity

    In 1999, the popular animated TV show Arthur aired an episode in which its title character discovers that the band he and his friends had gotten...

    Witches as feminist icons

    The witch archetype has been romanticized and commercialized in various mediums, from movies and shows to novels and art. The mysticism and fantasy associated...

    Hollywood morality is tested again through the casting of Gal Gadot...

    The recent casting of Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in an upcoming film by Patty Jenkins has sparked a raging debate about Cleopatra’s racial heritage and Gadot’s...

    The pressure to be productive can leave us exhausted and purposeless

    My alarm goes off at 8:55 a.m. I grab my breakfast and sit idly at my desk for the next five hours attending synchronous...
    Book with world flags

    International students face old and new challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    The sudden shuttering of the global economy took a toll on nations worldwide. Businesses were forced to shut down, people lost their jobs and homes, and many are continuing to struggle to make ends meet.       International students are facing these...

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