Category Archives: Identity and Independence

Dirty protest & hunger strikes in Ireland

My topic touches on how Irish women’s ideology and role in society may have changed through the activism that arose during the 1970’s and 80’s while the dirty protest, hunger strikes and other forms of protest were contributed for more equal rights for Irish women.  The pieces I chose to focus on were the Magdalene […]



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Egypt’s Triumph Over Dictators

Jack Barry Professor Williams COR – Arab Spring VITAMINS Essay   Egypt’s Triumph Over Dictators The Arab spring showcased a wave of uprising across the Arab World in which oppressed populations overthrew totalitarian governments. However, many nations ended up either dissolving into war zones, or erecting new religious governments that just as oppressive as before. […]



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Occupied Austria: Cold War Battleground

Jack Barry Professor Allen Pennebaker COR – Vienna Artifact Paper Occupied Austria: Cold War Battleground The conclusion of World War II left Austria in a peculiar state of occupation. While much of the Nazi-controlled territory in Europe was returned to their respective nations, Austria was, somewhat like Germany, distributed into controlled zones between the occupying […]



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Transphobia as a Separatist Movement

Cisgender people, in their privilege, exert power over transgender people by taxonomizing them and in doing so controlling their lives and autonomy. The ways in which transphobic people attempt to control the lives of transgender people are complex, and I explore them in my paper. I describe how trans people respond to the threat to […]



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