“The female circumciser, an older woman whom Tracy recognized as a member of a neighboring community of the Rendille tribe of northern Kenya, approached the space between the girl’s legs with a newly purchased razor blade in hand. Tracy watched … Continue reading The Significance and Dangers of FGM and Its Recent Spike in Kenya
The ‘traditional’ modernization theory claims that nations progress through similar stages of development where today’s developing countries are now in a similar economic situation as once was experienced by the modern industrial giants. Following this logic, through the common path … Continue reading Why NAFTA Has Not Improved the Mexican Economy or Lessened Immigration of Undocumented Mexicans to the U.S.?
Credit: African news The #free Jacob Zuma campaign contributes’ to a looting tragedy in South Africa Looting is stealing goods and black South Africans were doing it as a protest. Looting occurs across several provinces in South Africa, dominated … Continue reading #Free Jacob Zuma: The Campaign that Triggered the Looting in South Africa
Reproductive rights are a cornerstone issue for women’s rights. Decades of advocacy and protest have returned autonomy to women in many parts of the world. However, in some cases, it seems reproductive justice is crumbling. On September 1st this year, … Continue reading Why You Should Care About the Texas Abortion Law
The Rolling Stones are known as “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. So far, they have certainly lived up to that title. Since forming in 1962, the Stones have become one of the biggest, longest running, and … Continue reading Remembering the Rolling Stones’ Drummer Charlie Watts: 1941-2021
If you were one of those kids in class always trying to get a laugh with a quick one-liner, you were probably one of the forerunners of the cultural artefact now known as an internet meme. A meme is an … Continue reading The Anthropological Significance of Internet Memes as Digital Artefacts
Pests are unwanted organisms (plants or insects) that may cause damage to other organisms or property. Pesticides aim to eliminate these pests and protect target areas from further damage. For plants, pests include microorganisms, fungi, insects, and larger herbivores. In … Continue reading Examining Natural Plant Defense Mechanisms and Pesticide Use
The accumulation of environmental pollutants results from Anthropocene activities that expelled solvents and other harmful and hydrophobic molecules into the environment. Bioremediation utilizes microorganisms, either naturally occurring or genetically engineered, to break down environmental pollutants. Genetically engineered microorganisms, or GEMs, … Continue reading Can GEM Bioremediation Mend the Effects of the Anthropocene?
The Emergence of Uterus Transplants in ART You may have never heard of a uterus transplant, but the procedure is one of the latest and most controversial breakthroughs in Assisted Reproductive Technology, also known as ART. A uterus transplant is … Continue reading Medical Anthropology: Uterus Transplantation for Women is the Future