The Covid crisis has undoubtedly wreaked havoc amongst people across all boundaries, geographical and social. However, as we gradually find our feet in the new normal, the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community to navigate this pandemic have been sadly ignored by mainstream media. As a result, adding to inequity in … Continue Reading
The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind, and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.
– Point 4, Fundamental Principles of Olympism
In 1973, Billie … Continue Reading
Yesterday, I was toiling around my terrace and listening to the Presley songs you adore so much. I was waiting for you to climb up my terrace stairs and call out my name.
My mother disrupted my dream sequence, and complained that I was moping around as though … Continue Reading
“Sex is cool but have you ever organized your work so well that you can find that stapler when you need it the most,” says 21 years old Josh [name has been changed]. He says that there is this notion to connect romance or love with sex. Not being sexually … Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I read about an author named Muriel Schulz and her perspective on the semantic derogation of women. She analyses how, over many generations, woman-related words have acquired negative sexual connotations that were once nice and “gentlemanly.”
Language molds according to the generation of people who use … Continue Reading
Anger is a volatile emotion. People express and channel their anger in different ways. For me, I don’t know what to do with my anger. It burns me up on the inside. What makes it more unbearable is the fact that I’m a woman.
Simply put, when it comes to … Continue Reading
The advent of the Industrial Revolution saw many changes, from the Steam Engine’s invention to the Typewriter to the Printing Press. However, it also saw a significant difference in the political landscapes and workforces all over the world. This era saw the beginning of the suffragette— the fight by … Continue Reading
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Sexual Harrassment and Sexual Violence
Gender-based abuse on the internet is a reality today. In the name of freedom of expression, perpetrators of violation of online privacy are indulging in infelicitous behaviour. A rampant number of cases of highly inappropriate content is being reported daily, but … Continue Reading
Let’s bust some myths today.
Racism doesn’t only equate to discrimination based on colour. It includes any kind of discrimination based on the false association of superficial physical differences—skin colour, the shape of our eyes, shade of hair, etc.—with moral and intellectual qualities. Similar to other socially defined terms, racism … Continue Reading