The Students for Humanity Review

April 10, 2018

Femminicidio.

Può una parola diventare protagonista di uno scontro di opinioni così intenso? Sì, scontro, perché quando si dibatte sul tema si creano fazioni nettamente divise tra chi difende a spada tratta il termine ed il suo utilizzo e chi invece si rifiuta totalmente di dare legittimità a questa parola e al fenomeno che descrive.

Partiamo dall’inizio: il femminicidio è, nella definizione che personalmente trovo più completa, “Qualsiasi forma di violenza esercitata sistematicamente sulle donne in nome di una sovrastruttura ideologica di matrice patriarcale, allo scopo di perpetuarne la subordinazione e di annientarne l'identità attraverso l'assoggettamento fisico o psicologico, fino alla schiavitù o alla morte.”

La parola femminicidio è stata inserita la prima volta nei dizionari italiani...

February 6, 2018

Hikikomori; Kodokushi; Karoshi. All of these are words representing different phenomena in the Japanese society. Such phenomena were not simply originated by the Japanese society; the latter two are also only existing in Japan. But what do those word mean?

The first one, Hikikomori, is now a widely known problem, that has spread to other countries as well. The word is used to refer to young people – mainly teenagers – that decide to cut out the outer world and bury themselves under the shelter of the walls of their home or even of their room. Kodokushi is a fairly new social and humanitarian problem: the problem of elderly people that lead themselves to an apathic state and then slowly to death. These people are normally lonely and spend the last years of their life with little, if any, con...

November 7, 2017

South Sudan is the youngest sovereign nation on Earth. Its independence from Sudan was declared in 2011, after a referendum was held and 98.83% of voters voted in favour of it.
Up to this point everything seems perfectly right, as we expect the creation of a new nation to be. Well, unluckily the picture is way bigger and not a very optimistic one. Independence was declared after decades of conflict within the former Sudan regions. The country’s history (dating back to as far as the 15th and 16th century) explains both its ethnic and geographic fractionalization: through the centuries, different groups have established themselves in different areas of the country and both geographical and cultural barriers have strengthened the separation between the north and the south of the country, with...

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