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Unlike Mother’s Day where you can avoid your mother or Thanksgiving where you can be ungrateful and ungiving like every other day of the year, Earth Day is the one holiday you are implicit in celebrating just by merely existing. According to the Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 report, firstly, global warming does in fact exist. Second, climate change is the result of human-induced “greenhouse effects,” where gases released in the atmosphere trap heat and re-emit it toward Earth’s surface and the lower atmosphere.
The Never-Never Girl: She “Never takes a vacation or holiday. Never asks for a raise. Never costs you a dime for slack time. (When the workload drops, you drop her). Never has a cold, slipped disc or loose tooth. Never costs you for unemployment taxes and Social Security payments ... " proclaimed a 1971 advertisement for Kelly Services, a temporary work agency that emerged in the years following World War II.
The United Nations is a multi-nation governing body that functions like an instruction manual, everything is in English, French and Spanish. Even after following the instructions, the UN fails to actually function but we keep consulting it because it is the best guidance we have. Friday marked the last day of the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW). The CSW unites governments, civil society members and activists to promote women’s rights and global standards on gender equality.
I received an invitation to appear on the Tucker Carlson Tonight show to discuss a piece I wrote, which analyzed the correlation between toxic masculinity, gun culture and mass shootings. The Tucker Carlson Tonight show is a Fox News program which “brings you a fast-paced live hour of spirited debate, as (Tucker Carlson) holds those in power to account. Taking no prisoners and calling out the status quo in his signature style, Tucker takes you to every corner of America to cover the issues you care about,” according to the Fox News website.
Not all men are mass shooters, but most mass shooters are men. I shopped on Google for a statistic regarding the percentage of passive, emotionally unstable and irrational women who wear colorful pantsuits in the United States. While no statistics exist which elucidate these qualities, it is very easy to categorize these characteristics as "female."
Veganism and feminism. The two “isms” that appear to inhabit two completely different galaxies but meet up at the annual liberal millennial convention in San Francisco. So how is veganism inherent to feminism? Feminism views females as more than property, eye candy and a set of reproductive organs. It is the equality of the sexes and a clear detest of patriarchal rule. What divides women is our distance from the patriarchy, said Yakin Erturk, United Nations special rapporteur on the violence against women. So, while women have not always been treated with an equal lack of privilege, a constant force in the lives of all women is the patriarchy.
It was after one Hispanic and one Indian colleague left me to stand in the flight boarding queue in Durban International Airport that a man approached me. I am what most would consider white but let us use the term loosely as I was more of a light hue of salmon, as my sunburn entered the “peeling” phase. As I finished one last peel of skin, the man who was a few shades redder than "the Donald," asked where I was from and what brought me to the Motherland.
What brought Professor Daniel Goldstein to Cochabamba, Bolivia is not what became the subject of his third book, “Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City.”
Every year, a child from the New Brunswick-based Embrace Kids Foundation is paired with a fraternity, sorority or other organization at Rutgers.
Rutgers is acting as the “launch” to a new snack subscription service. A group of first-year entrepreneurs including Rutgers student Kwaku Agyemang, Brown University student Haris Memon and Yale University student Mubarak Olukotun have started a snack subscription service called The Plug Box, as a convenient replacement to vending machine services.All three students run the business for their respective universities.
After significant public backlash, the Indonesian messaging app, LINE removed emojis depicting same-sex couples from its catalog in early February. According to the Washington Post, the Indonesian government will take steps toward removing similar emojis from other apps, like WhatsApp.
A new plant species of flower has been discovered right here on campus. Lena Struwe, is an associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources and Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, discovered a new species of asterid flower trapped within amber for at least 15 million years.
Eating disorders are a set of illnesses that affect many college campuses, including Rutgers. National Eating Disorder Awareness week exists in attempt to help with this issue in various ways.
Apps allow students to take notes, communicate and consume media. Now, a new app will help them prevent and report sexual assaults.Michael Lissack, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, has developed a four-part series of applications including one called, “I’ve Been Violated.”
Literary exploration is usually a journey controlled by school teachers, but the Rutgers Graduate School of Education is taking this responsibility into their own hands.