The newest tidal wave of climate activism has been led by Gen Z who have become increasingly vocal in their frustrations aimed towards governments who have routinely failed them. Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s story, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the globe traded their textbooks for placards as they took to the streets in protest. We have been urged to abandon our plastic straws and reduce individual carbon footprints, but are our micro-actions truly solely to blame for the current climate crisis?
Humanity has never been homogenous. With different races, religions, morals, and customs, humankind will never be able to have a single identical thought. From this issue, politics was derived in an attempt to handle and reconcile these opposing opinions to achieve a functioning society. However, like all things man-made, politics is and will always be flawed. Only existing in the human mind, dissent, and disagreement throughout politics is inevitable, simply because humans cannot wholly agree. So, in an ever-changing and globalised society, amidst the savagery of modern politics, can we turn away from traditional political thought to achieve a supposed ‘united’ and ‘equal’ society, or is that just another unattainable notion existing in the human mind?
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The caste system negatively impacts Dalits on an educational, economic, and societal level but the women of lower-caste background in particular suffer as the intersections between their caste and their gender identity place them at the bottom of Indian society.