August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
When you dress like that, you are asking to be raped.
For every man in jail for rape, there should be a woman in the cell next to his.
It wasn’t uncommon to hear my prep school teachers utter sentences like these. Though their statements outraged me, I never took them to be indicative of society as a whole; surely no one outside of my backward little Northern Virginia community would actually blame a victim for her own [...] Read More
August 18, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
If you have not yet heard of Brandon Stanton and his photo blog, Humans of New York, you need to check it out here (and here is the Facebook page).
Stanton started HONY in 2010. His goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot the city’s inhabitants on a map; the result is not only photos, but an incredible blog that highlights the human dynamic and diversity of New York.
Now the United Nations has taken notice; [...] Read More
August 15, 2014 - 11:00am EDT
Since the beginning of 2014, Russia has been a constant agitator in the news. And the end of July was no exception when news broke that Russia had violated an international arms agreement, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Now this is not the first time, but it has certainly sparked some of the greatest criticism in light of their other actions in the past year.
This news has arms control critics calling for [...] Read More
August 14, 2014 - 2:00pm EDT
The Gauntlet of Doha
This summer, Jennifer and I had the chance to conduct independent research on a topic that deeply interested both of us: soccer. With palpable excitement in the US regarding the World Cup, Jennifer and I looked toward the 2022 iteration of the tournament as the legitimacy of FIFA's decision to award the tournament to Qatar was called into question. Myriad issues sprung forward after Qatar was awarded [...] Read More