Tokenized Wokeness: The Rise of Non-Violent White Saviors to “Fix” The World

These past two weeks have been bombarded with discussion of Greta Thunberg, political figures of the United Nations, the infamous Donald Trump, and their reactions to climate change and the climate crisis. Something important to note is that when there are these heavy discussions and endorsements of Greta and her forms of advocacy by world …

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How “It’s My Opinion” Has Become Code For “You Don’t Deserve Freedom”—An Analysis of The Difference Between Opinions + Moral Standpoints

Let me set the scene: it was an early morning D (400) level Feminist + Postcolonial Development class. A student, for the sake of storytelling, I will name him Derek, brought up the story of John Bolton’s resignation/firing (still contested), and highlighted the differences between Bolton’s foreign policy and Trump’s. In the end, his main …

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The Colonial Truth About Wildlife Conservation

The issue with politics and conservation is just that – the creation of politics and conservation. It is this abstractness and distance of the terms from one another that renders its ability to address any grassroots change, tactically insufficient. Politics is seen as something that happens to conservation – the politics of environmental ethics – …

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What are the Waves of (Western) Feminism?

It is incredibly important to analyze the authors behind the waves of feminism. These movements and generalizations of historical movements are incredibly biased in Western interpretations and advancement, not encompassing the exploitation of women of colour by Western feminists in academic circles, societal relationships, power dynamics, and political fabrics.  This is not to say that …

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Critical Race 101: An Introduction

In order to engage in critical thought, we must engage in discursive analysis of different methodologies. These discourses shape the foundations through which we assert our claims. This is just a little precursor to talking about Critical Race Theory. So, let’s begin.  What is Discourse? Discourse refers to the ideological backdrop through which claims are …

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