Tag : colonialism

Historical Amnesia, Miseducation, and Empire

2 months ago / 0 comments

Cartoon: “Allegoria sull’impero Inglese” (An allegory of the English Empire) by Augusto Grossi depicting the British Empire as a snake, 1878. In 2016, the Independent quoted a poll which found that 44% of British people were proud of Britain’s colonial history, with 21% regretting that it happened and 23% holding … Read More

Bleaching for Beauty, a Modern Epidemic

3 months ago / 0 comments

For as long as there have been beauty standards, there have been products that cater to them. The pursuit of perfection is never-ending, with the global cosmetic products market being worth a reported $532.43 billion in 2017. However, the opportunity for exploitation will always closely follow the opportunity for profit. … Read More

India isn’t “catching up”, it was colonialism that brought anti-LGBT+ attitudes to the country.

4 months ago / 0 comments

The legacy of colonialism is ever-enduring. Since the 1600s, European powers Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Britain alike have been colonizing all over the world. Age-old Conservatives, including dear-old Boris, speak of traditional “British” values and the benefits of British sovereignty. The British Empire no longer exists but traditionalists are still … Read More

Black Panther: the film shaking the foundations of Colonialism

11 months ago / 0 comments

Black Panther is a technicolour world, constructed by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, to the cast who are, to borrow from an popular black hair product line, ‘Dark [skinned] and Lovely’, the film’s politics are woven into its very fabric paralleling the Wakandan’s depositing of vibranium into their clothes. Over the course … Read More

Comment | Imperial Britain ignores fallen heroes

5 years ago / 0 comments

The white crosses scattered across the battlefields of the First World War have become a poignant and harrowing symbol of the war that was meant to end them all. Popularised by John McCrae’s beautiful poem, they serve as a reminder of the brave sacrifice of a lost generation in what … Read More