Author: Anne Karam

#OscarsSoPolitical: A Brief History of the Academy Awards Ceremony as a Stage for Political Protest

Up until 1973, the annual Academy Awards ceremony, where the Oscars are presented to the most talented of the movie industry, was mainly just that: an awards ceremony for glamorous people living in the bubble of wealth and fame. Then…

Trump’s Radical Anti-Abortion Agenda: A Slippery Slope

In March 2016, Donald Trump, then-candidate to become the most powerful person in the world, made a shocking statement. If abortion were made illegal on the federal level in the United States, Trump said, there should be “some form of…

The World Rings in a New Year of Uncertainty for the Environment

More than one year after the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, environmental protection as a policy issue remains less certain than many environmentalists would hope. Despite progress in 2016 in countries around the world, such as Costa Rica and Sweden, and new…

Fighting for Gender Pay Equality, One Minute at a Time

Every year on October 24th, women in Iceland finish their work, pack their bags, and leave work at —what might seem to some— a very peculiar, prespecified time. This October, it was 2:38 pm, or 86% of the Icelandic work day. In…