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WOMEN IN POLITICS: FASHION OF EASE

HOW WOMEN IN THE POLITICAL LIGHT COMBAT CONFORMITY AND MAINTAIN PROFESSIONALISM IN THEIR FASHION “Thrifting, renting, and patience as you get your closet together sis,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend.” It is difficult for a female politician to maintain a professional image when wardrobe...

THE BODY POSITIVE MOVEMENT IS INHERENTLY POLITICAL

THE NEED TO PUSH FOR A MORE INTERSECTIONAL MOVEMENT It has come to seem that the body positivity movement is solely a movement based around the idea of accepting and loving your own body. Whilst this fits into part of the conversation, it is not the whole of it. The...

BILL WATCH: PROP 203 STUDENTS CAN ONLY LEARN IN ENGLISH

DOES THIS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AMERICANS? In November 2000, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203 about Educational Policy. Public schools were required to adopt a Structured English Immersion (SEI) program. This program mainly concerned non-native English speakers.  According to Proposition 203, SEI classes are taught in English only but modified to accommodate students’...

RIOTS ON CAPITOL HILL

VIOLENCE ENSUED AND DEMOCRACY AT STAKE The chaos that erupted on Capitol Hill on January 6th, 2021 will go down in United States history as the most radical attempt to stop the certification of a president-elect. The violence, riots, and breaking-and-entering of the capitol building took place while lawmakers had just...

LEFT THE UNITED KINGDOM TO STAY IN EUROPE

LEFT THE UK TO STAY IN EUROPE On 31 of January Britain left the European Union, the transition period for UK ends on 31 of December 2020. What do British citizens think about Brexit and how it influences their life? We asked Lewis Darwin, a man from Liverpool who 3...

TRUMPS NON-EXISTENT TAXES

President Donald J. Trump has consistently found ways to avoid paying large sums of taxes. Trump was the first billionaire to become president. He paid $750 for the years of 2016 and 2017 in federal income taxes.  From 2000 to 2017, Trump made it his job to only pay the...

APPROPRIATION VS. RECLAMATION

ASIAN FASHION THAT BELONGS TO ASIAN PEOPLE High-fashion brands have been repeatedly lambasted for the rampant cultural appropriation that they perpetuate in their runway shows, with Asian cultures among their most common targets. Countless times, these major labels have besmirched the rich history of the Far East by reinforcing racial...

FASHION NOVA AND THE SEXULIZATION OF CHILDREN

HOW TO WE DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN HIGHLY FASHIONABLE AND HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE? “Trendy fits for the stylish kid”—that is how Fashion Nova described the children’s line launched in late September. Social media users instantly criticized the line, with many referring to the clothing as “scary” and “sexualized.” Concerned parents deemed the collection...

THE FUTURE OF FABRICS

ECO-FRIENDLY FIBERS AND BEYOND Let’s face it: global warming is here to stay, and, unfortunately, the fashion industry is not combatting this problem. It is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions as a result of fast fashion—that’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping totaled. When combined...

POLICE BRUTALITY IS STILL REAL

Police Brutality Erupting from Racial Inequalities in America Because of racial inequalities in America, consistent deaths caused by police use of lethal weapons continue to occur. Police brutality is defined as the excessive and often illegal use of force against United States civilians by police officers. There are five forms...