Monday, December 6, 2021

Maysa Fouly

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Beauty Standards: East vs. West

Culture shapes our beliefs and perceptions. Beauty standards, for instance, are not universal. What is perceived as beautiful in America might look strange in Africa, because the concept of beauty is subjective.  In Eastern culture, women rely on the so-called 'no makeup' makeup look.  A simple style is preferable.  It's very...

8 WEDDING TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

It's undeniable that Marriage has its own set of pros and cons, but the best part about it is the preparation for the wedding day. Each country has its wedding traditions. Weddings in Asia differ from weddings in Africa.   In the 21st century, we rely heavily on social media platforms...

BEING THE SPOUSE OF A POLITICAL FIGURE: A BLESSING AND A CURSE

In general, relationships have their pros and cons, but being a partner of a prominent political figure has its own set of pros and cons. It can be a blessing and a curse, as goes the old adage. Although being married to a political figure might be a good...

WHAT WILL BIDEN’S “EQUALITY BILL” MEAN FOR WOMEN IN THE U.S?

Months ago, President Joe Biden announced his plan to improve the situation of American women, particularly women of color. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many have lost their jobs, and others have been denied access to health care.   Former President Donald Trump adopted hostile rhetoric against people of color and definitely,...

ABUSIVE CHILDHOOD AND ITS IMPACT ON THE PERSONALITY OF CURRENT POLITICIANS

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP Examining the personalities of dictatorships has become a priority for politicians and analysts. In her book For Your Own Good, psychologist Alice Miller examines the impact of childhood traumas on the personality of dictators. The individual level of analysis in foreign policy tackles the following question:...

LOVE AND REVOLUTION

Psychologists and analysts such as Dr. Lillian Glass and Dr. Carla Marie have focused on the role of romantic relationships in the development of the individuals involved. However, the impact of these partnerships on the development of society, not only the individuals involved, is understudied. In other words, this...

WOMEN OF COLOR BACK IN U.S. POLITICS

Biden’s Philosophy of racial equality: A better Alternative to Africans? During the past four years, the situation of Black Americans has been deteriorating. The U.N human rights chief stated that the U.S would be much better under Biden. Similarly, various political analysts believe that Biden might be a “better” solution...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OUR PRIORITIES AS WOMEN

NO MORE “NEW YEAR NEW ME”        The New Year, New Me concept is not only attributed to the developed countries, but also the developing ones. Every single year, people around the world gather and talk about their dreams and ambitions. They put a list of things they need to change...