While most people don't think of Major Kira when they think of feminism, I honestly think she should be one of the first examples. It's almost as if her brand of feminism is too quiet, too earned, too perfect. Her lack of struggles in this area make it seem like maybe her society is just the same as every other. With the deeply problematic history of Star Trek, in terms of the sexualization of women and even their mistreatment in some scenes, it also isn't surprising that Star Trek is not the first place that people look for feminist messages. So, why do I make this argument? Well, read on to find out more.
On a sunny but slightly malevolent-feeling seaside afternoon in November, North Korean agents kidnapped 13-year-old Megumi Yokota as she was walking home from a badminton court, less than seven minutes from her home. For years, all her parents, or anyone, would know about her was that she had disappeared into thin air, she was likely dead, and her body was likely in the sea. Her family went through the grieving process, and hoped that they would be able to move on, despite the circumstances of her disappearance.
Living as a Native American or First Nations person, depending on which side of the border you are on, is not really that amazing. You hear people talk about casinos, money the government supposedly gives you, and lots of other silly things, but never really anything good. With each shift in the government, there are some truths that remain and a feeling that never goes away. In this article I'm going to explore how I, coming from a Rez, feel and think.
While the reasons that people travel can be many, most people aren't going to think of religion as being even in the top five. However, religious tourism is actually in the top three, and is one of the sectors in which tourism has been growing each and every year. Most of this can be put down to the current ease of travel across the world, but some parts can actually be attributed to different ways of expressing and feeling your faith. In this article I'll go over a little bit of information, give a few basic examples, and explain why, for some, this tourism is becoming integral to their faith. If you have been thinking about taking part in religious tourism, I hope this article helps convince you to do so. If you live in an area that benefits from this type of tourism, I hope I can help you learn what the people taking part in it are looking for from your area.
During my time living in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan I’ve had on occasion to use the women only cars on trains, only a few times; usually when I or my wife felt threatened by drunk men at weird hours, or when the crush of people was such that groping was sure to happen. That being said I’ve found that many people are interested in the experience so I’ll share a bit about it. It should be noted that my experiences are for the local trains, and that I haven’t taken a women’s only car cross country in Japan, however the differences according to friends are very minimal.