Category: <span>Musings</span>

Harry Styles on the Cover of Vogue Sparks Discussion About ‘New’ Masculinity

Harry Styles on the Cover of Vogue Sparks Discussion About ‘New’ Masculinity

British musician Harry Styles was on the December cover of fashion magazine Vogue and this was significant for two reasons. First, throughout the long history of the magazine spanning about 127 years, he was the first man to grace the prestigious fashion magazine cover solo. The second reason was that Styles was wearing a dress;...

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

In the year 2014, the African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York launched a photo campaign called ‘The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype’. The purpose of this social media initiative was to educate and raise awareness about the common stereotypes surrounding Africa and its people; misunderstandings like Africa being a country rather than...

#CancelNetflix in Response to the Film ‘Cuties’: Too Little, Too Late

#CancelNetflix in Response to the Film ‘Cuties’: Too Little, Too Late

The hashtag #CancelNetflix recently trended on Twitter, and the reactions it has elicited from individuals across the globe is a clear indication that Netflix may have crossed the line. This public outcry for the cancellation of Netflix was in reaction to the release of the movie ‘Cuties’, and far from being another baseless example of...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

As cities around the world start taking steps to resume normal life, on some level, we all can agree that life can never return to the ‘normal’ as we knew it. Education systems have gone online; employers have finally understood that remote working isn’t so bad for their workers, conferences are now being held virtually,...

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Lately I’ve been concerned about the lack of empathy and intolerance in the green/eco/left/progressive community. I’ve observed zero wasters nitpick over a zero waste advocate‘s ‘mistakes’. I’ve watched as conscious individuals get torn down by others in the...