Issues

Concerns Regarding Nuclear Energy

For quite some time, countries all over the world have been aware of the capacity for nuclear energy to meet the world’s energy requirements. While there has been acceptance at one end towards the idea of making nuclear power our primary energy source, there has also been repudiation at the other. These concerns are in no way inconsequential and should…

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Reclaiming the Word “Fat” as a Positive Term

Dozens of synonyms for describing larger-than-average people have been invented. On the positive, euphemistic side are words like fluffy, plus-sized, curvy, bodacious, generous, Rubenesque, statuesque and cuddly. More ambiguous are terms like large, chubby, bigger and hefty. Medical terms include overweight, obese and morbidly obese. And then there are the insulting terms, which range from truck to whale. In general,…

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The Myth of the ‘Traditional Family’

Women’s role was defined by the literary market; telling women their responsibilities as mothers and how to bring up their children. Telling them through books, magazines, and other literature; what their social roles were, what education was appropriate for them, and the etiquette they were to follow. These literary writings became their canon of domesticity. It contrasted the home and…

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