International

Girls' Education

Equal education is something that is really important in today’s world. As well as being a basic human right, education is the key to health and economic improvement. It also provides everyone the ability to read, write and to better understand the world that surrounds them. Everybody should have access to the right of learning and of developing their abilities to the maximum. Unfortunately, the lack of equality in today’s world prevents certain people from going to school. Indeed, girls in many underdeveloped countries do not have access to a good education.

The Common Book That Became The Rare Book

So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks.

Silent Seas

The oceans are in trouble because noise is being drowned out. I recently read an article about how CO2 emissions are being rapidly absorbed by the ocean and this is increasing ocean acidification. This is causing a lot of trouble in the ocean because many ocean creatures use sound to find mates, locate the reefs and find food but ocean acidification is making this difficult. One creature is a small snapping shrimp, called pistol shrimp; they live in the coral reefs and snap their claws to communicate.

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Shelled Marine Organism

            Ocean acidification is a leading issue on the forefront of environmental degradation in relation to the negative effects of anthropogenic carbon. Adrienne South, a journalist for Global News, wrote an article looking at ocean acidification in relation to excess carbon emissions. About a quarter of all the carbon emitted on a global scale is absorbed by the world’s oceans, causing their pH to drop, and in turn become more acidic. The acidity of the water initiates a decrease insoluble carbonate which is essential in the process for marine species to build shells.

The "Strangler" Ad

The photo above is an advertisement for Duncan Quinn that came out in 2008 and ever since has been referred to as the “strangler” ad (Epstein). Duncan Quinn is well known for their unique men’s suits and ties, as well as their accessories. When I stumbled upon this ad, I was disgusted by it, as many were, and I have so much to say about it. The objectification of women’s bodies has unfortunately become such a normalized thing in our society as more and more high-fashion brands are doing it.

Brexit: How Discrimination Can Happen Overnight

As I was searching for a recent news article in link with racism, I fell on an article that talked about the referendum that passed last June to separate Britain from the European Union (also known as Brexit). As a result, 52% voted to leave the union and the main reason why they voted to leave is because they wanted to see a reduction in immigration (Brian Wheeler, 2016, p. 33). The article talks about people that are part of the European Union and live in Britain, are being discriminated since the referendum.

Donald Trump for the greater good?

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The first article that I choose is called “Millions of Ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why”.  As you can imagine, this article tries to show to his reader some reasons concerning the fact that Donald Trump has so many supporters. Thomas Frank makes it clear from the beginning that he is not a supporter of Donald. Hence, by listening to many Trump’s speeches, he finally understood why a lot of Americans are in favour of Trump.

Is There a Limit to Freedom of Speech?

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On August 24 2016, an earthquake killed 295 people and injured almost 400 in the city of Amatrice, in Italy. On the morning after, Charlie Hebdo, a newspaper recognized for its controversial humor about events of actuality, published a cartoon depicting the victims of the earthquake as different types of pasta, showing a bleeding man labelled ‘’Penne with tomato sauce’’, another one, severely bruised or burned, labelled ‘’Penne au gratin’’ and a pile of victims under a collapsed building, their legs and blood coming out of the rubbles, labelled as ‘’Lasagna’’.

 

Is it morally correct to force a women to remove part of her clothes because of secularism?

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On August 23 2016, the Daily Mail as well as many other papers published a series of pictures of Police officers talking to a veiled women on a beach in Nice. On the first picture, we can see a  police officers crunched down appearing to write a note.The other pictures show the same women removing parts of her clothes. These pictures have taken social media by storm forcing many to share their opinion via Social Media.

Which side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should we consider as being “moral”, or more moral than the other?

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The conflicts between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people is an extremely complex geopolitical one that dates back to the creation of Israel itself in 1948, on the land already occupied by the people of Palestine. At first, it was believed the two peoples could share the land and live together in harmony, but it was soon to be discovered that this was not the case, with the Israelis encroaching upon Palestinian land and relocating them, even going so far as to occupy territory of other countries.