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Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Young mixed-raced medical student, Rosa Steenwijk, wants to be accepted into the highly secretive and elitist University Society Ares, where all of the richest and brightest families of Amsterdam and their offspring have been accepted into over the years. But once in, it becomes clear that there is a sinister force, a monster, driving this… Continue reading Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Tea Time

Why the Weinstein Conviction is a Not a Win for the Feminist Movement

So, on the 24th of February, 2020, Weinstein was finally convicted of the rape of two women. The sentencing is set to take place on the 11th of march where Weinstein is set to potentially spend 29 years in prison. The reason this is so significant is that it was the Weinstein allegations that set of the… Continue reading Why the Weinstein Conviction is a Not a Win for the Feminist Movement

Tea Time

The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Scrolling through the BBC website, I came across a news story labelled “why being gay in Russia is about “passion and love”: the secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.” The topic of the clip was LGBT human rights in Russia and probably came in response to Putin’s comments at a state… Continue reading The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Coffee Hour

Cultural Insensitivity Comes in More Colours than White

As we all know, Shakira and J-LO performed at the Super Bowl in the US on the 2nd of Feb much to everyone delight. And by many accounts,, it was an excellent performance. But in the wake of that performance, Shakira’s ululation during the show has been on the minds and lips of a lot… Continue reading Cultural Insensitivity Comes in More Colours than White