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  • Egypt’s rape culture shows reach of misogyny

    On Egyptian national television, accomplished Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh said the unthinkable. “I say when a girl walks about [in revealing clothing], it is a patriotic duty to harass her and a national duty to rape her,” he asserted. Al-Wahsh’s comments are perplexing, disappointing, and the sort to spark feelings of indignation in any decent person. What is more upsetting, however, is that t...

    Forum | November 13, 2017
  • Increased border control costs lives and money

    Since the country was founded, the rhetoric of U.S. immigration policy has been a major focus of politicians. This holds especially true for the most recent presidential election cycle. Current U.S. President Donald Trump quite literally made the “wall” — metaphorical or physical — the slogan of his campaign, proposing a supposedly simple and clear-cut strategy to magically solve all the problems ...

    Forum | November 6, 2017
  • Social media must end arbitrary rule enforcement

    Social media has come a long way since the early days of MySpace themes and best friends lists. What was once a place purely for entertainment has quickly become a social hub filled with politically charged content ranging from the far left all the way to the far right. When most of these sites started, it was hard to foresee that they would become the stage for some of the most politicized debate...

    Forum | October 30, 2017
  • U.S. use of death penalty complicates UN vote

    A week ago, Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), cast a rather shocking vote. She voted against a resolution condemning the death penalty for gay people in many countries, as well as cases involving apostasy, blasphemy, and adultery. 12 other UN members, including Iraq and Egypt, voted in the same manner. Haley’s decision shines a telling spotlight on the current administration...

    Forum | October 16, 2017
  • Trump’s neglect of Puerto Rico is inexcusable

    On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 19, the outer limits of a Category 5 hurricane larger in size than the land it would soon devastate, swept over Puerto Rico. In the following days, during a hurricane season more ferocious than we’ve seen in decades, Hurricane Maria washed over Puerto Rico for a period o...

    Forum | October 9, 2017