Posts By: Arden Mathieson

Niqab discrimination does not foster social cohesion

The niqab is a veil, worn by some Muslim women, that covers the whole body and provides a thin slit for the eyes. Many Muslim women state that they are not forced to wear a niqab by their fathers and brothers, and that covering up is an individual choice. Despite popular opinion, most Muslim women… Read more »

A sore green thumb

“Who would like to receive diamonds in their lifetime?” Professor CindyAnn Rose-Redwood was lecturing about the European colonization of Africa and the resulting social and environmental exploitation. Conflict diamonds are still problematic in post-colonial Africa, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire, where employee rights are ignored and meagre wages persist. The industry is tied to civil conflict,… Read more »