India: Government Allows Renaming of “Unwanted” Girls

Could you imagine naming a baby Garbage or Reject? That choice would be incomprehesible in the United States, but apparently it is not unusual in India for disappointed parents who wanted a son to name a daughter “Unwanted.”

Below, India’s gender disparity is increasing because parents still prefer sons and don’t want girls.

Not all cultures are [...]

Statue of Liberty Lies Perpetuated in Upcoming Events

I love webcams, so the idea of cams to be set up next week on the Statue of Liberty’s torch to view New York Harbor sounds great.

However, the events celebrating the new technology are disappointing because they further the myth that the great icon symbolizes a welcome mat for immigrants. Movie star Sigourney Weaver will [...]