Approaching Sexual Violence in a Patriarchal Culture (Week 10, Part 2)

Sexual violence is not an exclusionary issue. Whether you are affected directly or indirectly, regardless we are all affected by sexual violence. More largely, we are affected by power-based violence. According to Mizzou’s RSVP Center, power-based violence can be defined as: a form of violence that has a primary motivator: assertion of power, control and/or […]

Chad: Impoverished and Intersectional

Chad, a republic landlocked in Central Africa, is a country that inadvertently has become a cross-section for many cultural attributes. The nation itself houses over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups with the vastly different Arabic and French as the official languages. With a multitude of faiths in the area, Islam and Christianity are the […]

Poverty: An Answer More Complex than MDGs

As Americans we live in a privileged world where often times poverty is viewed on a purely nominal level. We can justify our economic status based on the “poverty line” based on wages but cannot judge poverty based on privileges and rights we easily get. These rights and privileges include voting rights, religious freedom, access […]