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My Beautiful Laundrette is a film that was written by Hanif Kureishi. The film This movie tackles many societal issues such as homosexuality and racism. The movie is set in London, England, in the 1980’s during Margaret Thatcher’s run as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This is very relevant to the story mainly because of the main character, Omar, are Pakistani. This story taking place during The 1980’s, or The Cold War, helps us to see the relation between Great Britain and Pakistan during this time period.

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As it stands, the Electoral College does more harm than good for the nation. In a true democratic government, a leader must be elected by the citizens, however, the Electoral College bends the rules so that someone could become the president with less than a quarter of the country voting for them.

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This is an article about the revolution in Syria. A resolution has been adopted by the United Nations (In accordance with Russia and U.S.) in order to destroy their chemical weapons. This resolution has been adopted after the chemical attack in Damascus in August. It is estimated that hundreds of people died in this attack with chemical weapons. The western countries blame the president Bashar al-Assad to be responsible of this attack but he blames the rebels.  The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun to disable missiles and aerial bombs.

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Nine heterosexual adults are questioned about their perceptions of gay parenting. Most participants do not accept the idea of gay parenting and deem it harmful for the child because the child risks the chance of becoming homosexual. The assumptions prove to be false and display extreme heterosexism rather than concern.

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Many of our kids today have terrible reading comprehension skills. About a quarter of them will be illiterate adults. They are our future, and they need help. But what can we do? Theater! Studies show that children who act out their reading not only comprehend it better than those who don't, but also understand works not acted out better as well.

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I don’t know about most people, but I sure wouldn't go and blow myself, and others, up to look manly. This false reasoning of fame and “72 virgins” isn't really the motivation to terrorism is it? The reason is simple and right in front of us actually. Tsarnaev said it himself.   "We Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all,"

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The article “Facing Fury Over Antigay Law, Stoli Says ‘Russian? Not Really’” By Andrew Higgins of the New York times posted on September 7th, 2013 discusses the social issue that is discrimination (Homophobia in particular) in Russia today. This summer, a large number of Americans were outraged with the way Russia was supporting homophobia and the way which they were treating their citizens that are of a minority. Americans therefore decided they would boycott Stolichnaya vodka which they believe to be a Russian brand of Vodka.

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Everyone has their own opinion, and gay rights seem to be the most diverse. Some people say “same sex couples should be able to join hands in holy matrimony and call it marriage.” Others agree, but they say, “don’t call it marriage, that’s not how the bible defines it.” And lastly, organizations, like DOMA, say they shouldn’t get married at all, and if they do, they will not receive federal benefits. This article really focuses on the different views that people have, and the organizations that people started to influence the government to believe that gay marriage is wrong.

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