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Burnout & Self Care – Social Work.

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There is no inherent good to being a social worker. There is the assumption that social workers are inherently “good” people who can work tirelessly because they are seen an altruists for wanting to help people.

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Matchmaking, Examined

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Sima Taparia is a middle-aged Indian matchmaker who travels to and fro from Mumbai and the US to meet various clients who wish to have their partners matched by her. Indian women and men seek her services to help them find their perfect partner, and she is more than happy to zip between countries to […]

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Non-Binary Awareness Week! (12th -18th July)

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What does “non-binary” refer to?   The term “non-binary” refers to those who do not exclusively identify as a man or a woman, or who may identify as both a man and a woman, or may fall outside of these categories altogether. Non-binary folks can also identify as transgender, though not every non-binary person is […]

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No Room For Unhappiness

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There is always work to be done. There is a culture that requires and rewards us to “rise and grind”. It is an ethic that is so deeply baked into our culture, our social norms, and our institutions that there is simply no room for unhappiness.   Perhaps unhappiness exists and continues to exist because […]

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The Death Penalty Does Not Work

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The slogan “hang the rapists” continues to be chanted, which is seemingly seen as a solution against rape. Death Penalty

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Conflict, Harm or Abuse?

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One of the things I think about a lot is how everyone has committed harm. The capacity to cause harm or be an abuser is possible within each and every single one of us.

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Hope and Community as Discipline

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Uncertainty brews various forms of anxieties. It is difficult and tumultuous to navigate a world where traumas are constantly inflicted against one another and never addressed. Micro and macroaggressions pepper the existences of those who live in the margins, with no hope of reprieve in a world that prioritises hyper-individualism and competition.   Sexualised violence, […]

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When Children Call For Accountability

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Envisioning a just world requires the idea to liberate communities and individuals from cycles of violence. It is, therefore, crucial that in order to transform our society, a clear vision imagining the future we want for the generations to come is needed whilst honestly interrogating the current conditions that do not align with that vision. […]

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Perspectives on Violence

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The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged. – bell hooks   To first understand the rage of the oppressed, we have to continue to examine what it is that animates their fury – it is oppression.   Oppression is characterised by the superior power of the dominant […]

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Safe Spaces

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The term “safe space” is often mocked and derided as something made up by tree-hugging hippies, symbolising the “coddling” of people who are allegedly oversensitive and hate free speech.   This, of course, is a reactionary understanding of safe spaces.   “Safe spaces” refer to spaces where marginalised people do not have to think twice […]

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Towards Creating a Culture of Consent

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To eliminate rape culture, we have to build a future where there is a culture of consent. Building a culture of consent is difficult when many still struggle with understanding what consent is, and how we should recognise when consent is given or withdrawn.

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Internalised Mysogyny

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Most people usually do not come across the term misogyny, and even if they do, they have a dictionary definition of it, which states that is the “dislike, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women”.

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