women empowerment Tag

Toni Morrison

The world-renowned author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 on 5th of August, 2019. She has helped shape modern literature and she will live on in her novels, essays, poems, and through the people. She has touched and inspired. She was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel prize in literature, Pulitzer prize, and Presidential medal of freedom.   When Morrison had visited Northeastern...

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old play

The World is changing, slowly and steadily, with many people raising their voices against injustice. A recent addition was the #MeToo movement. It put forth thousands of stories from people, men and women alike, about surviving through non-consensual sexual advances. Apparently, the trauma is deep enough, and it certainly needs recognition. People have started questioning the real face of consent and how it works. Parents...

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At the age of 15, Elina Mariutsa bought a one-way ticket out of Moscow and never looked back, leaving behind her home, her parents, and Paris, her Yorkshire terrier. It was 2013 and Greece was crumbling under the pressure of the refugee crisis. Mariutsa couldn’t bear to continue to sit back and watch it unfold on television. She spent six months in Chalkidiki, a processing...

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Alabama

On one hand, where some states like Alabama and Georgia are imposing the most restrictive abortion bills into law, New York City Officials in response has recently set aside $250,000. This fund is to help women who travel from other states to obtain abortions in the city. An action that acknowledges the broader national debate over access to abortion, says Aziza Ahmed, a Northeastern University...

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right-to-vote

Alice Paul - does this name sound familiar to you? If not, you are in a dire need to read “Mr. President, how long must we wait?”  authored by journalist Tina Cassidy, a Northeastern University graduate. Alice Paul was an American suffragist, a women's rights activist and a feminist. She was one of the main strategists and leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment...

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a cappella

In the words of W.H. Auden- “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” And a cappella is one of the simplest forms of music.   A cappella is Italian for "in the manner of the chapel". A cappella music is group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. The term "a...

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between the 9th and 25th of February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea. The Games featured 102 events over 15 disciplines in 7 sports, including Women’s Hockey, a record number of events for the Winter Games. This is the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100...

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Nancy Pelosi clapping

You must have seen news and jokes on the ‘Pelosi Clap’. For us, it was just something to make memes on. However, the gesture made by Pelosi was not so for Laura Dudley. She is a behavioral analyst and a clinical professor at Northeastern University. What's more, she also specialises in body language. “It was President Donald Trump who delivered the State of the Union address...

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journey-of-an-engineer

Everyone knows the story of how a passionate engineer leaves his or her stream and find his or her life goal in another field. Yet, rarely has one listened to a story that is exactly the opposite of the norm. But, that has actually happened, and that too, with one of the Northeastern University’s student, Ching-Chi-Chang, also known by her Western name of Amanda.   Chang was...

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Media has a great influence in any society’s opinion, realising the power the media holds, the right thing for them to do would be being honest and unbiased news providers. However, sadly we still live in a patriarchal and misogynist world. And our news providers do not understand why the line “with great power, comes great responsibility” was so iconic.     It's 2019, one would think that...

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