Tag Archives: Women’s Issues

Mid Week News

This week’s news is rife with questions and justice, so it seems only fitting that we start with politics. The latest in Rob Ford and the Senate to be exact… Amidst hilariously compromising video footage, admission of drug use, an … Continue reading

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Venus Noire, Video Vixens & Blackface

I recently attended a screening of a film called Venus Noire, which portrayed the life of an infamous South African woman’s life as the star of a 19th century freakshow in Europe, attracting attention because of her unique and “exotic” … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads

It’s a Sunday evening in October, hopefully most of you are able to curl up somewhere cozy and ring in the appropriately lazy last day of the week. I’ve been crazy busy as of late and decided to take this … Continue reading

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This Week on the Internets…

I’ve had quite the case of writer’s block this week so I’ve shied away from posting purely because I don’t want to put out horrible material. I do, however, have the energy for a weekly round-up type of post since … Continue reading

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Toxic Masculinity and the Struggles of Generation Y

A new documentary brought by the MissRepresentation movement is aiming to explore “toxic masculinity”, disguising certain soft emotions and as a result internalizing toughness as an inherently male identity. While I think the lady making the films tries a bit too … Continue reading

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The Problem with Feminism These Days…

I’m a feminist. I used to fall for the whole “feminism isn’t cool so I’m not going to call myself a feminist” charade but I am now proud to call myself one. I’m big into social justice issues, but something … Continue reading

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Precarious Labour: Traffic Control

Unappealing student work seems a necessary component of higher education for millenials, forcing young adults to move further away from home to seek better opportunities for personal and professional growth. Those who seek seasonal work and do not fall into … Continue reading

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On Hiatus

Unfortunately my posting will be, if anything, few and far between due to summer work in Alberta and inconsistent internet access. I will continue to hopefully be guest posting on another website, Persephone Magazine, a feminist blog centered on pop … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco has Good Intentions…

But he still misses the mark. This week, I’m borrowing from one of my favorite gender studies lectures this year. Early last semester my pop culture prof had us watch rapper Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” music video, one of his … Continue reading

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Dove Real Beauty Sketches: Men’s Edition

This is turning out to be the week of controversy between Dove’s claims about feminine self-image and the Boston Marathon… Keeping the focus on Dove however, I have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed by the response to the “Real … Continue reading

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