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Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

President Donald Trump has once again created controversy by tweeting something that set the media off. On July 22nd, 2017, he tweeted the following:  He is rumored to be questioning his advisers about self-pardoning. What exactly is a presidential pardon? A pardon is “a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of …

HPV – Everything You Need To Know

Human Papillomavirus is a group of around 150 viruses. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection, newly infecting around 14 million people each year. HPV can be harmless, but at the same time, some viruses can cause genital warts or cancer. In most cases, the immune system kills the virus but it can present …

No More Tolerating

In my family, women were always taught to tolerate things- and it’s a common thing you hear in a majority of South Asian households. It doesn’t matter if someone is catcalling you or your husband is beating you, you just tolerate it. The men are always right, and you just did something wrong. If you …

A Look into My Favorite NaPoWriMo Pieces

Below is a collection of poetry and prose that I wrote in hopes of being poignant to help me get through the troublesome month of April (as well as some photographs I took traversing the world, in areas I probably shouldn’t have walked through). 3- Somehow under the breadth of all this tumultuous absurdity, There was a …

Do You Remember?

This is for the woman who gave birth to me. Do you remember? The way your belly swelled with my soul forming. Did you sing to me? Did you ever touch your belly? Stroke it softly, maybe? Did he ever touch, ever hold you close, us close? Was it what you wanted? The child. Were …

Dear You — An Open Letter To The Future Generation

The following is an excerpt from an extensive hypothetical letter to any of my potential future children, written in response to the prompt, “Describe how social conventions will effect your child’s life.” I was raised by a fairly centrist mother, and a father who called himself “independent” but would later become the most conservative person …

Womens Month 2017: Feminism And Its Campaign On Men’s Issues

The main critique of feminism, other than the many times it is confused with misandry, has always been that it is supposedly exclusionary of men’s issues. For intersectional feminism ideals to be enforced effectively, the domino effect that feminism has on helping mens issues should be  spoken about more widely. Feminism campaigns for an end …

Dear America, I Need Your Support

Dear America, I am writing to you as a young woman, a teenage Indian/American woman. In 2 months, I’ll be leaving the warmth and comfort of high school, and entering the bustling college life– the real world, some may say– which I’ve dreamt of for years. But do I want to? No. At least, I …

Equal But Not Equal

So we are celebrating Women’s day! Women’s day was used to celebrate the success of women in reaching milestones such as suffrage, trade unions, right to work, equal pay etc. These are really wonderful. But have we set newer milestones since then? That is the question. What is it that we are wanting for ourselves …

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