Category Feminism

Is There Longevity To The Women’s March on Washington?

The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) will take place this upcoming […]

White Feminism in Five Facts.

First and foremost, White Feminism does not refer to all self-identifying feminists who are Caucasian. White Feminism is a stream of feminism that caters only to white (cis, straight, able bodied, middle class) women, failing to advocate for any individuals who fall outside of this category and creating an exclusive movement for privileged women. White […]

What Has Feminist Television Done For Us?

  I grew up watching TV shows like Full House, Lizzie McGuire and Zoey 101. I would race home from school, plop myself on the couch, and settle in for 23 minutes of family friendly entertainment. In every single show I watched there were the aged archetypes of women. The clumsy-but-adorable teenage girl; the cold, […]

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 […]

Dear World, Sorry For Nothing.

“It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for” – Amy Poehler I had a lot of New Year’s resolutions this year. I promised to cool it on the midnight snacks, to keep in better touch with my pen pals, and to give myself a little more […]

Oscars 2016: Why Do We Care About Such Privileged Problems?

2016 Oscar nominations for acting. The 88th Oscars air this weekend, and with it comes an all white nomination list for the best film and every acting award. Again. This is the second year in a row the Academy has chosen not to nominate a person of colour for an acting award. This year, the […]

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 […]