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UCT on Urban Slang

It is no secret that slang makes up a large majority of the words used by the urban youth all around the world, even in South Africa. 802 more words


MSNBC host caught on hot mic making sexist remarks about Melania Trump

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews was caught on a hot mic making sexist comments about Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Did you see her walk? 237 more words

Arts And Culture

Anonymous Twitter account sparks gang rape probe at 2 colleges

Investigations have been launched at two elite Atlanta universities following the detailing of an alleged rape by an anonymous Twitter user. The anonymous poster claims she was a freshman at Spelman College when she was raped by four Morehouse upperclassmen at a party. 225 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Famous author exposes Turkey’s official dictionary for labeling menstruating women "dirty"

The Turkish Language Institute (TDK), the official authority on the Turkish language, is facing accusations of sexism after the discovery that its definition of the word “kirli,” which means “dirty” in Turkish, included the phrase “a woman who is menstruating” as a usage example. 176 more words

Arts And Culture

In honor of Mother's Day, JetBlue rewards passengers when babies cry

“I don’t want to be that lady with the baby who’s screaming for four hours,” said a mother preparing to board a flight from JFK airport in New York City to Long Beach, California. 199 more words

Arts And Culture

Google honors 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, famed New York community organizer

Google’s front page on Wednesday featured a “Doodle” in honor of the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, a self-taught author, journalist and community organizer from New York. 146 more words

Arts And Culture

Smash The Paywalls

One of the most common questions I get asked is where can I go to read more? All too frequently knowledge is hidden behind paywalls or restricted to expensive journals which are inaccessible without some kind of university affiliation. 773 more words