Category Education

Dear Women Against Feminism:

To me, being a feminist doesn’t feel like an option. It doesn’t feel like something I chose to ‘pick up’ in my youth. Feminism feels essential, a part of me. I struggle to comprehend how another woman can look at a movement that promotes her success and happiness and see that as an unattractive ideology. […]

Canada 150: An Erasure of History.

Everyone loves Canada: I have been around the globe and without fail, when I tell someone I am from Canada they say, “Canada! I love Canada!” or “Canadians are the best!” or “Oh wow, you are so lucky to live in Canada!” I am a proud Canadian: I love my country. I love the big […]

Capitalism v Feminism: A Necessary Battle?

I’m no economist, so I am going a bit outside of my wheelhouse on this topic, but failing to be an expert on something has never stopped me before. So here we go! There has been a long fought battle between feminism and capitalism, in which capitalism just generally shits on women and feminized people, […]

Being an Ally for Black History Month.

Black History Month, originally known as “Negro History Week,” was created by the historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. One of the first African Americans to receive a degree from Harvard University, Dr. Woodson noted that most history books largely failed to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans to society. Woodson dedicated much of his […]

The Ramifications of Gender Roles.

“A gender role is a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviours are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex.” Even if we don’t realize it, we constantly see gender roles at play every day. The man who is expected to pay for a meal, the […]

Mandatory Indigenous Courses: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

“Right now, all you’ll hear is that we killed the nice Pilgrims,” – Lakehead vice-provost, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux. Two years ago at the University of Winnipeg, the Students’ Association (UWSA) and the Aboriginal Students’ Council jointly submitted a motion to the University’s Senate requesting that students be required to take an Indigenous Studies (IS) course in order […]

How Drunk Is Too Drunk: FAQ’s on Consent.

Section 273.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code defines consent as, “the voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage in the sexual activity in question. Conduct short of a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity does not constitute consent as a matter of law.” It shares a list providing specific situations in which no legal […]