Some are praising the decision as an attempt to preserve Urdu, and by extension, the Pakistani culture. But, an increasing number of Pakistanis are choosing to neglect Urdu and Pakistan’s regional languages in favor of English, due to English’s status as the global common language and as a signifier of socioeconomic prestige.
Anita Hill was a law professor at Oklahoma University when she gave her testimony while Christine Blasey Ford is a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University. Both women faced the task of discrediting their attackers, who dismissed their accusations as slander. Both received death threats. Both found themselves at the center of a national conversation.
Language can be both a unifying and dividing force but the rhetoric of today tends to be dangerously divisive. In times like these, we expect the press to rise above the fray and to incite nuanced and educated discourse.
The use of gendered language and rhetoric in the context of international soccer has resulted in the general international regard for women’s soccer as being secondary to men’s and trivialized in comparison. This undoubtedly has influenced general issues that exist in relation to sexism in the world of soccer and leads us to question how much inequality between the two genders remains within FIFA.
Fascist’ is commonly used by both sides of the political spectrum to discredit the other. Its connotations are rich and varied, but its primary use is to insinuate that another’s viewpoint is hate-filled, totalitarian, antiquated, dangerous, stupid or just plain wrong.
There is no quick solution to addressing this problem, but it seems that female candidates — especially democratic, pro-choice ones — can benefit from utilizing social media to face the misogynistic critiques that they receive.
As the technological acceleration of society leads to increased tension, it is our responsibility, as citizens, to not let this battle control us. We must reconsider what it means to truly communicate in the Global Village.
Artificial intelligence is changing the way countries interact. By 2030, AI technology is forecasted to contribute more money to the global economy than the current output of China and India combined, and nearly $230 billion will flow directly into the economy of the Middle East.
The pressure to move away from fossil fuels in power generation has intensified as policy-makers seek to curb carbon emissions in fighting against the pernicious impacts of climate change.
The overall geopolitical posture of the hegemon should be that of the open hand and closed fist: one presented in friendship and the other a silent indicator of force.
The left has moved further to the left, and the right further to the right, leaving little room for those in the middle.
Governments and their apparatuses are often too quick to expand control and surveillance, and too slow to realize the systematic racism and class struggles certain members of their population face.
On the grand scale of anti-Roma sentiment in Europe, France has exhibited a particularly strong pattern of social discrimination, in addition to having unapologetically implemented political policies to eradicate the French Roma population from its territory.
The U.S. cannot win this war by brute force, nor will it be able to enact an outcome agreeable to it.
Perhaps most tragic of all is the way in which Western nations have turned their borders into algorithms, assigning greater value to certain desired cultures over other unwanted ones, and in turn creating a deadly hierarchy.