“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating”. This moving call for action comes unexpectedly not from a scientist or from a politician, but from actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who delivered a compelling speech on the…
Why a ‘Technical Fix’ can’t Solve Political Problems: The Case of Cape Town’s Water Crisis.
Cape Town’s water crisis serves as a case study to discuss how technological fixes fail to address pre-existing inequalities and power relations, and do so by distracting attention away from political solutions
Why sexism makes for good populist politics
The relationship between populist politics and gender is surely a complicated yet understudied one, still it seems that sexism loans in its obscure arsenal of tactics.
American Women in Politics: 2018 Midterms Living up to the Year of the Woman?
American politics has long been a male dominated arena, and women in the U.S. still remain largely underrepresented at the highest levels. The 2018 midterm elections saw a surge of diverse women running for office. As a result, the term Year of the Woman resurfaced. The phrase was first used following a similar breakthrough election…
On Abortion and Politics: Argentina’s New Clothes
In June 2018, the streets of Argentina echoed the sound of a common scream: the Emperor has no clothes.