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World Politics & Affairs

The Poverty Alleviation Paradox

Editor’s Note: this article is a standalone submission written by a guest contributor for The Youth Journal, and has not been edited from its original form. One way to eliminate inequity is through the alleviation of poverty. Poverty alleviation programmes have become widespread in almost all countries. These programmes are particularly popular in developing countries […]

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Policy Analysis United States

What do Recent Abortion Laws Mean for the Future of Women in America?

Throughout different historical periods female sexual desire has often been perceived as inherently evil; an attribute that must be repressed at all costs. However, opinions regarding female sexuality have fluctuated as social customs and fashions have fundamentally changed over time. Significantly, in the past century the struggle for female emancipation has been frequently discussed and […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

Incels: The Underbelly of a Dangerous Internet Subculture

Anyone living in Toronto during the past year likely remembers or was affected by the devastating van attack that occurred last April in North York, killing 10 and injuring 16 others. What may not be common knowledge however is that the perpetrator, Alex Minassian, posted on his Facebook timeline right before his attack, saying: “The […]

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Culture & Religion Opinion

University of Warwick Scandal Exposes Student Activists as Hypocrites

On February 4, the University of Warwick campus burst into a hive of activity as hundreds of members of the student body, as well as numerous dedicated staff and alumni congregated to demonstrate against the University’s handling over what was dubbed the “group chat scandal” by a writer for Warwick’s student newspaper, The Boar. In […]

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Media & Entertainment

The Newest Battlefield Game Wasted a Great Opportunity: Opinion

As late as I am to the party, it still remains to me that Electronic Arts’ (EA) new title Battlefield V–at least from how it’s depicted in its first trailer–is going to be absolute trash. For those unfamiliar with the trailer in question, watch it here. How the Western Front was depicted in the official release trailer was […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Exclusive: Remembering the Child Victims of War and Exploitation

History is the witness of this fact that whenever there had been any war be it a civil war or world war or any ethnic war or riots, the most troublesome population affected by this aid are children. Even a small fight witnessed by a kid leaves a strong impact on her mind, and when […]

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Culture & Religion

The Hypocrisy of “All Lives Matter”

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement began in an attempt to fight against violence and systemic racism against the black community in countries around the world, a campaign that currently is much more predominant in the US. However, once the campaign rose to popularity, it was met by backlash and led to the creation […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Domestic work in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is a short summary of a chapter I wrote for my MA thesis. With it, I attempt to shed light on the importance of paid domestic work, an occupation that is largely forgotten. Since pre-industrial Latin America, domestic work has been an important source of employment for women due to traditional gender roles […]