Artist on the Rise: Tate McRae

Tate McRae is a 17-year-old alternative pop singer-songwriter from Canada. On 28th October, she announced that a European tour is scheduled to take place in September 2021. And with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! under her belt, it seems the world is starting to take notice of her. The song that captured my attention…

Tate McRae Artist Spotlight

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A Manageress? A Murse?

Despite our society’s crawling progress towards equalizing the treatment of men and women, one obstinate hurdle in its way is the sex-typing of jobs. The term refers to the cognitive process by which we consider certain jobs “men’s work”, and others “women’s”. But just how ingrained is it in our society? When the Equality Commission for…

Occupational Sex-typing

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Expecting World War III

With the depredation of World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) haunting people’s collective memory, relying on fear has led to many imaginative theories about the onset of a much-feared World War III. That subliminal anxiety has bled into our fear of both past and invented enemies, as well as the great unknown.…

Imagining World War III

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The Male Body, as seen by Jim Morrison

In a 1969 interview with Howard Smith, The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison worded an interesting thought, baffling the interviewer himself. Casually and without much resonance, the singer stated that “fat is beautiful”. Or, more accurately, he asked why it was “so onerous to be fat”. Why indeed? Men’s Desired Bodies Through Time In the Neolithic Era (12,000-8,000 BC), the…

Jim Morrison on the Male Body

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