On the Usage of Offensive Slurs

TW: Slurs Ever since the presidential election in 2016, there has been an upsurge in the usage of and controversy surrounding offensive slurs. Although 2017 was a year of activism– in part a reaction against the American political system and the result of the dynamic social climate –disrespectful labels are still used on the daily … Continue reading

“Reverse Sexism” in Hollywood

Game of Thrones star, Kit Harington, recently apologized for his remarks in which he claimed he, along with other men in Hollywood, experienced sexism similar to that of female counterparts. Harington made his original remarks regarding sexism towards men, or “reverse sexism”,  in May of 2016 in an interview with The Sunday Times. In the … Continue reading

Talk About Sexual Assault

“In my generation, what these girls are going through was never considered assault,” Judith said. “It was considered, ‘I was stupid and I got embarrassed.’” NY Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/campus-sex-assault-mothers.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur In recent days, sexual assault has been a trending topic in the media, with Harvey Weinstein, #metoo, and more front and center of all discussions. I … Continue reading

Dear Mr. Harvey Weinstein

Dear Mr. Weinstein, In the recent weeks I have found it necessary to pen a letter regarding the recent allegations against your actions over the years. As more has been revealed, I continue to become increasingly disgusted by your inexcusable behaviour towards women and feel a formal reflection is necessary. I have felt in recent … Continue reading

Sunshine and Skirt Lengths

I rarely wear skirts to school, and there’s one real reason for this: our dress code has a minimum length requirement, and to be caught in a shorter skirt is an embarrassment I’d rather not be subjected to. But despite my usual misgivings, I broke the tradition one day and skipped my everyday black jeans, … Continue reading

Activism and Intersectionality: I Shouldn’t Need to Convince You

trigger warning: discussion of domestic violence, rape, trans* violence, and WOC violence The world isn’t always moving forwards or backwards. We’ve gone around in a few circles in our time. Sexism, racism, transmisogyny, and homophobia have all expanded in the associating of stereotypes and societal expectations. First wave feminism’s suffrage goal has succeeded in our … Continue reading