Dear Georgetown community, Recently, a number of posters have been placed in the Red Square in order to raise awareness about the issue of sexual harassment and assault in Georgetown Qatar. The campaign aimed to educate students on Title IX laws, challenge the administration’s implementation of it, and propose precautionary measures that would protect … Continue reading Letter from the Title IX Student Committee to the Georgetown Community
Harleen Osahan No, this is not to say that I will be parting with my Fenty Beauty Candy Venom Mattemoiselle lipstick anytime soon, but that I’ve been considering doing it for a while now. Why? Because I hate the beauty industry. Let’s start at the root of the problem, the brands and their owners. LVMH—the … Continue reading No Offence But… Make Up Sucks.
...you’re not intersectional. Point blank, period. This article could really just end here, but it seems like not a lot of people actually know what being an intersectional feminist entails. It thus prompts a clearer explanation, as well as an opportunity for self reflection. So let’s go through it step by step. You’re not a … Continue reading You’re Not a Feminist If…
Dear Readers, When we started the Gazette, our primary goal was to create conversation among students about the realities of life at university. And although I believe that through the work we publish, we enable a dialogue within the student body that goes beyond the academic and delves into the personal, which is an aspect … Continue reading Letter from the Editor – Migrant Labour Issue
Ameena Almeer As a half Pakistani person, I’ve experienced my fair share of racial slurs, discrimination, and prejudice from Qataris while living here. My peers never let me forget that my mother’s native language, clothing, and cultural practices were inherently inferior to theirs and that they associated my South Asian heritage with being poor, uneducated, … Continue reading 7 Things Qatari People Can Do to Promote Migrant Workers’ Rights in the Gulf
Anonymous On August 9, 2017, Qatar waived the entry visa requirements for 80 countries. Citizens of those countries who wishes to visit Qatar for certain amount of days (included in their terms and conditions) no longer need to apply for a visa. Although, as mentioned by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, the main aim of this … Continue reading Tourists’ Visa-Free Arrival Incentivizes Foreigners to Look for Jobs in Qatar
Ameni Abida I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start by introducing myself. Hi, my name is Ameni, and I’ve noticed that a lot of people are in Keto recently. Yes, I know, we’re still in early 2019, still in a mode where we’re trying to better ourselves, “new year, new me, new body”, … Continue reading WHY I HATE KETO- Chapter 1: Why start Keto in the first place.
Jessamine Perez With the pop music genre still dominating mainstream music today, it is time to give attention to the hidden spectacle that is the post-rock music genre. Not All Who Wonder Are Lost, the musical album by the Singaporean band Paint the Sky Red, exemplifies the post-rock genre, at least in its instrumental iteration. … Continue reading Undetected Spectacle – Not All Who Wonder Are Lost
Ngoc Nguyen It's that time of the year when half of your friends are constantly gone for committee meetings and training sessions, dressing in fancy clothing and missing classes. Another year of Georgetown Model United Nation has passed, continuing the annual Georgetown Qatar tradition that brings together the largest number of student volunteers compared to … Continue reading Anecdote: Georgetown Model United Nations 2019
Ameena Almeer, edited by E. As women, how likely is it that we are ever taken seriously when we talk about the sexism we experience? The odds are that we’ll be dismissed, made fun of, and even threatened when we have the audacity to stand up for ourselves and demand better treatment. That’s why I … Continue reading 6 Ways for Arab Men to Be Better Feminists
Jessamine Perez This issue’s artifact: Plague Inc. Evolved Description from the official website: “Can you infect the world? Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself. Plague Inc: Evolved is … Continue reading Plague Inc. Evolved – Undetected Spectacle (or, hidden cultural artifacts)
Anonymous Last Tuesday, a student graffitied “Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse upon Jews” in the Student Lounge – our oasis from the world. Two weeks ago, a student tore down pro-LGBTQ+ posters in the Red Square – our dedicated free speech zone. Last year, in the midst of the MeToo Movement, GUQ’s … Continue reading Georgetown: Protect Your Students
...the significance of the fountain’s placement in the atrium: a physical representation of the segregation between the Qatari students and the international students.
Taha Kaleem Life A roller-coaster I must say One moment you are up and running and then down and distraught What amazes me is the resilience, we show in the moments of despair This resilience is what keeps us going; every time we fall we dust ourselves and get up Whatever might be the circumstances … Continue reading Life
Jonah Samuel In recent months, China and the United States have been all over the news due to drastic changes in the trading relationship between the two superpowers; the tensions between the two nations have grown and the two superpowers as of 2018 have entered into a trade dispute. What could have possibly caused tensions … Continue reading Understanding the US-China Trade War
Labeeba Ahmed Neither do I want to be a name in your forgotten contact list, Nor do I desire to be in the group of acquaintances I don't want to be your flavor, color or phase of the month And being the watch you keep looking at constantly, wondering about the never- ending time; Not … Continue reading The Dried Rose
Ameni Abida On my good days, I’m filled with love. On my bad days, I’m like coco powder. Bitter. I start hating the world around me. Start hating my surroundings, my classes, my projects, sometimes even the people I love the most. I start hating myself, my body, my work, my life, to the point … Continue reading Bitter
Chargé D’ Affaires Murad Baseer addressing Georgetown Qatar's students and faculties. On October 23, 2018, the South Asian Society of Georgetown University Qatar invited Murad Baseer, Chargé D’ Affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, for a keynote on the topic: A Nation Rising out of the Ashes of the War on … Continue reading Chargé D’ Affaires of Embassy of Pakistan Visited Georgetown University in Qatar
There’s a good chance that the vast majority of people you know, yourself included, do not typically use the word “clitoris” in everyday conversation. In fact, it’s quite likely that you wouldn’t feel comfortable using it in any conversation at all. And why would you? In both the medical world and our personal lives, the … Continue reading Female Anatomy 101: Understanding the Long Forgotten Female Organ
Ngoc Nguyen On November 2nd, 2018, Words&Strings collaborated with Georgetown Music, Arts, and Culture Club to host its Words of November Open Mic. I am delighted to reflect on my experience working with the W&S team and see their vision of a meaningful poetry and music platform came to life right here on our campus. … Continue reading Words of November: A Magical Celebration of Poetry and the Arts
October 11, 2018 For the first time in their history, Georgetown's Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a workshop on the topic: designing a research question. As stated on the CIRS website, the center sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and … Continue reading Center for International and Regional Studies Hosted Its First Research Workshop
Ameena reflects on the Feminism is a Voice Art Exhibition at the W Hotel. A trip to the exhibition was organized by the Legal and Political Studies Association.
Ian Almond is Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University ICYMI-- Georgetown was set to have a debate on 9th October, but due to increased security concerns the debate was cancelled. Although the debate received criticism from the twitterverse, it sparked numerous conversations about free speech among the students. In light of this, I … Continue reading Cultural Contexts of Free Speech
Taha Kaleem I dreamt of a place Where I was hungry of the Applause I looked around And I saw death running from me I tried to ask him Why He was running from me And HE replied “You live for the Applause” I tried to ask more But abruptly I felt this insatiable Hunger … Continue reading Monster
You are 7 years old. You do not understand why your Qatari classmates look at you with such derision when you tell them that you’re half Pakistani. For the remainder of your school years, children mock you with a stereotypical Indian accent, make remarks on your distinctly South Asian appearance, and at times resort to … Continue reading Dirty Pakis