Domestic Violence Awareness… Enough is Enough!

Domestic violence continues to be a widespread issue that must end! Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.” Many people think of the physical side of domestic abuse, but emotional and verbal abuse are both domestic violence. As a result, the physical …

Objectification and Sexism in Bollywood – The Bollywood Diva Song

Soon the viral video ‘The Bollywood Diva Song’ starring Kangana Ranaut was released, the video gained widespread attention for a number of different reasons. And one of them was the highlighting of the rampant sexism and objectification in Bollywood. Let’s discuss this in the context of the video briefly. The whole mock dance number shows the stereotypical way in which female …

Visibly Invisible: India’s Human Trafficking Victims

  Human Trafficking in India produces invisible victims that hide in plain sight!  As I was strolling down Calcutta’s streets, I stumbled upon the above graffiti. Usually, a typical Calcutta graffiti is about a political organisation. Comically, a few centimetres away from one political graffiti, is that of an opposing political group. So naturally, in the sea of politics, my eyes caught sight …

Campus Safety – Back to School & Back to Safety

  Students need better access to resources to improve campus safety! Campus safety is an issue that people of all genders and ages on campus should consider. Many college students recently started classes. Returning to classes means that students have to consider their safety once again. Because campus safety is an issue that affects everyone, campuses everywhere should place more importance …

Child Slavery and Labor… How It Affects Girls

Child Slavery is an ongoing issue that must be stopped! What comes to mind when you think of slavery? For many of us, it seems like a dated concept. Many don’t think slavery exists. It does, and child slavery is a widespread issue, especially for girls. What are some examples of child slavery? Children used for profit in industries such as …