The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Ra

Photo by Jeanne Menjoulet on Flickr The fetishisation of black women’s bodies is attributed to colonial times when black women were presented as hypersexualised, promiscuous wantons. As explained by Nefertari Bilal, when European colonisers travelled to Africa they met women who, to cope with the hotter climate, wore revealing clothes. Their exposed bodies contradicted theContinue reading “The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Ra”

The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Racism

Photo by Jeanne Menjoulet on Flickr The fetishisation of black women’s bodies is attributed to colonial times when black women were presented as hypersexualised, promiscuous wantons. As explained by Nefertari Bilal, when European colonisers travelled to Africa they met women who, to cope with the hotter climate, wore revealing clothes. Their exposed bodies contradicted theContinue reading “The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Racism”

Opinion: A Guide to Boycotting Human Rights Violations

Protests against Nike after a factory collapse in Bangladesh. Image courtesy of Reuters via Business Insider. Consumer boycotting is one of the most obvious, and perhaps easiest, forms of protest. My introduction to boycotting came early, via my mother, who refuses to buy Nestlé or Nike products and proudly proclaims to have never stepped footContinue reading “Opinion: A Guide to Boycotting Human Rights Violations”

Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financier

Inmigrar desde Honduras, El Salvador, o Guatemala a los Estados Unidos no es una decisión fácil o feliz; es una decisión dolorosa y difícil en la que se deja atrás familia, cultura, violencia, peligro, cariño, y miedo en busca del “sueño americano” que promete una vida mejor para la persona tal vez algún día, conContinue reading “Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financier”

Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financiera a estadounidense para Centroamérica

Inmigrar desde Honduras, El Salvador, o Guatemala a los Estados Unidos no es una decisión fácil o feliz; es una decisión dolorosa y difícil en la que se deja atrás familia, cultura, violencia, peligro, cariño, y miedo en busca del “sueño americano” que promete una vida mejor para la persona tal vez algún día, conContinue reading “Crisis y política: las repercusiones de la ignorancia de Trump sobre los paquetes de ayuda financiera a estadounidense para Centroamérica”

Ein Profil des Südsudans

This is a translation of Calla Selicious’s article A Profile of South Sudan. Mit einem immer schnelleren und technologiegetriebenen Nachrichtenzyklus, belegen andauernde weltweite politische Krisen für immer weniger Zeit einen Raum im kollektiven Bewusstsein, mit Ausnahme des gelegentlichen heiß umstrittenen Themas. Themen, die besonders wenig Beachtung finden, neigen auch dazu, diejenigen mit wenig bis garContinue reading “Ein Profil des Südsudans”

Repression of International Journalism and the Venezuelan Crisis

Man looking for food on the streets of Caracas courtesy of EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez via Al Día News The deterioration of democracy in Venezuela has recently peaked the international community’s interest for a new reason: the impediment of American free press in Venezuelan territory. On the 25th of February and then, again, on the 6th ofContinue reading “Repression of International Journalism and the Venezuelan Crisis”

Netanyahu’s Re-election and its Damage to Israeli-Palestinian Relations

United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference in February 2017. On the 9th of April 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected, winning his fourth consecutive term and putting him on track to soon be the longest serving Prime Minister in the country’s history. However, Netanyahu’sContinue reading “Netanyahu’s Re-election and its Damage to Israeli-Palestinian Relations”

Exile in the Modern Age: The Case of Shamima Begum

Shamina Begum in 2015, courtesy of PA via BBC News In 2015, at the age of 15, the second-generation Bethnal Green local was radicalised and coaxed into abandoning her home to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State. Within two weeks she was married to 23-year-old Dutch convert, Yago Riedijk. Over the coming yearsContinue reading “Exile in the Modern Age: The Case of Shamima Begum”

Können wir den Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen noch vertrauen?

This is a translation of Nitya Agarwal’s article Can we still trust charities? To read a Chinese translation of her article,followthis link. Als menschliche Wesen legen wir großen Wert auf Eigenschaften, die uns qualifizieren gute Menschen zu sein. Einige der wichtigsten Kriterien sind, die Großzügigkeit und das Mitgefühl. Um diese Eigenschaften zu erreichen, sind LeuteContinue reading “Können wir den Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen noch vertrauen?”